came highly recommended and we had no reservations in securing
him to help the company transition through several major changes.
A culture change was necessary to facilitate the new strategic
direction of the organization…a cultural change both within
our organization and with our distributors.
Ian helped us tremendously on this front and
worked closely with my Executive Management Committee on leadership,
teambuilding and how to align their leadership skills with the
strategic direction of the company. I’ve personally found
Ian’s casual, warm and entertaining style overwhelmingly
successful. He has a sound approach to developing programs with
key objectives in mind, and is highly successful in meeting his
deliverables. I’d recommend Ian highly to other companies
looking for someone who can build strong teamwork in an organization.
George A. Foegele, President & CEO, Transamerica
I was president and CEO of Aetna International
and was looking for a professional to help my group become a high-performing ‘out
of the box’ executive team. Enter Ian with his wickedly irreverent
and captivating style. With humor and finality he poked fun at
a number of our entrenched beliefs and exposed the inconsistencies
and shortfalls that commonly dog management decisions.
What Ian brought to my understanding of the
responsibility of leadership is the recognition that you don’t
earn the right to lead because you have an impressive title. You
earn the right to lead by modeling leadership in a way that is
indeed spiritual, persuasive and inspirational. Ian brings home
the truth that there is no organizational transformation until
there is serious personal transformation.
Mike Stephen, former Chairman, Aetna International
I have never seen the total audience embrace a speaker as they did you.
J. Ferguson, Promus Hotel Corporation
You held an entire room of 1,200 Association
leaders totally captivated! That is a rare gift indeed.”
Laura Missitzis, National Association of Realtors
This is a time of tremendous opportunity for
the United States and the world. We are in a position to achieve
great success economically. Essentially it is a challenge of leadership.
Our times call not for the kind of leadership based on scientific
formula, but for leadership that demonstrates a power of spirit.
Something that comes from the gut, the heart. It is intuitive leadership,
as Ian suggests, that tells you how and when to seize the opportunity.
I buy Ian’s idea that the gift of leadership
flows through us. A position can only give you the opportunity
to do something great. It is up to you as a leader to take advantage
of the opportunities provided to you. It’s opportunity that
gives the power.
Jon Madonna, former Vice Chair, Travelers Group and
former Chairman KPMG International
Ian, your talk was superb. Everyone was impressed
with your insights and ability to express yourself on difficult
issues so that everyone was able to easily understand. You’ve
made a significant contribution to our culture.
Larry Pike, Chairman, Union Central Insurance
You inspired our audience and touched their
sensitivity like no others. You taught us how to recapture our
spirit. You exceeded my expectations by an order of magnitude – and
I already had high expectations.
Dr. Richard Shinar, PCS HealthSystems
You were fantastic – my hero! Thank
you for the energy and insights, the session was extremely well
Joe Austin, COO, Microsoft Services Worldwide
I have never seen such a dramatic and refreshing
response from this client in my entire history of working with
them. You achieved something I didn’t
think could be done. You replaced the fear I have witnessed with love and
Cindy Williamson, Meeting Planner, Coopers & Williamson
Thank you! Thank you! How can I express my gratitude to you? Through your inspiring
teaching and coaching you led us through an exploration of what it means
to participate in life. Not only did you help shock us into a new awareness,
you did it with laughter, love and insight.
Kay Lowries, Director of Marketing, Royal Trust
Ian’s challenge to (the Board of Directors)
was to remember that out beyond success, either personal or business,
is being meaningful and significant to others. That workshop probably
stimulated more comment and more positive response than any other
we have had in recent years. I’ve found myself wishing I
had kept count of the remarks made to me following his presentation,
confirming he had succeeded in touching us at a truly genuine level.
C. T. Fredrickson, formerly President, AgriBank
Just a note of appreciation for your excellent
presentation at our President’s Council meeting. It’s
been a long time and many meetings have passed since I’ve
witnessed virtually everyone in attendance stand in line to shake
the speaker’s hand. Obviously your message hit home.
R. J. Guilday, Vice-President & Director, Scotia
Thank you for sharing your insights and excellent
facilitation skills with us at our retreat. Your personal style,
combined with a touch of humor made a striking impact. Consensus
indicates the day was extremely uplifting for individuals and the
team as a whole. You have stimulated us to ‘move our markers
to new heights’.
Karen Regier, University Hospital
You did a wonderful job keeping our group’s
absolute attention for almost three hours. You certainly touched
everyone; your message was provocative, humorous and above all
Joe Scott, Vice-President, Manulife Financial
Thank you for the outstanding day you facilitated
at our Leadership Summit. The day was extremely valuable to all
the participants on a professional and personal level. This is
the third opportunity we’ve had to work together and you
continually surpass expectations. You are a delight to work with.
Lynda Somerton, Vice-President, Telus Mobility
Thank you for sharing your message at the Avera
Health Leadership Conference. Various facets of health care have
experienced many challenges and changes over the past few years
and your comments were very applicable and much appreciated.
Thank you too for taking the time to get to know
Avera Health prior to your presentation.
John T. Porter, President/CEO Avera Health
Thank you for the quality of presentation our
dealers witnessed. I honestly cannot recall when one of our keynote
speakers has received a standing ovation. Before you had finished,
the doorways were jammed with staff eager to hear something so
refreshing. My thanks. We will see you again.
Al Nash, Retail Development Manager, Home Hardware
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