Testimonials by Industry or Sector - Financial Services _______________________________________________________________________
Marilyn Blocker, MBA, MSM, Founder and Managing Principal, Innovation Outcomes, Metro-NYC Area "Marilyn provided insight and direction in helping to create an organizational environment that facilitated a team-driven culture. Years later when the organization was sold, she designed an effective transition strategy that maintained high employee morale and productivity. In our second round of work together, I utilized her executive coaching skills and benefited greatly from her insight and innovative approaches. Marilyn’s effectiveness is largely due to her ability to blend a high level of professionalism with a good sense of humor, which makes for a truly winning combination." Raymond W. Specht, Government Affairs and Vice Chairman, Toyota Financial Savings Bank, Las Vegas, NV, a division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
"Marilyn introduced executive teambuilding to our company and provided excellent individual coaching to me and to all members of our management staff. Marilyn provided insight into who we were as individuals and how we could work more effectively as a team. Because she applied her extensive skill set so effectively, she helped our leadership team change fundamental attitudes and behaviors, achieving ambitious organizational goals and profitability for our shareholders in a relatively short period of time." James W. McLaughlin, Retired President & CEO, First Electronic Bank, Draper, UT and President & CEO, First Signature Bank, a former subsidiary of John Hancock Financial Services.
To read about Marilyn's background and experience, click here. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Corinne Miller, MSC, Principal, INNOVATING RESULTS!, Greater Chicago Area
"Corinne is the complete package! She combines a wealth of business knowledge and experience with superlative communication skills and drive to obtain results and far surpass expectations. Continental Automotive is fortunate to have leveraged her wide skill set, and I consider myself fortunate to have worked and learned from a business expert." Steve Waldron, Vice President, Treasury Operations at Citadel Investment Group, Chicago, IL
To read about Corinne's background and experience, click here. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Andrew Papageorge, MA, Founder and President of GoInnovate!, San Diego, CA Area "Our GoInnovate! relationship translated into favorable results. And it helped us evolve as a business--to meet the technological and strategic challenges of our vision as we moved into new opportunity areas." Bill Nichols, Managing Partner of Warady & Davis, LLP, Chicago, IL ______________________________________________________________________________________________ "The GoInnovate! system thinking framework has delivered important insights about aligning human capital processes with business results. The framework provided us an effective method of determining where we should most focus our resources and energy to have the best impact on the business. It then gave us the processes and tools to get there." Richard Evans, Farm Credit Canada, Saskatchewan, Canada To read about Andrew's background and experience, click here. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Tom Ucko, MBA, MA, President, Tom Ucko & Affiliates, San Francisco Bay Area "Tom is very clear in his discussions, his coaching and his methodology. There is no beating around the bush--he cuts to the chase. Personally I learned to communicate more directly to the issue and the problem. Tom has great integrity." Bob Siravo, CEO/President, WesCorp, San Leandro, CA ______________________________________________________________________________________________
"As CEO at Kinecta Federal Credit Union I had an executive team full of "stars" that had communication issues--they just couldn't talk to each other. Through Tom's straight talk, we got our team to work well together and hold itself accountable. Tom is politely dogged; he challenged me and held me accountable." Tom Graham, CEO, SunCorp Corporate Credit Union, Westminster, CO To read about Tom's background and experience, click here. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
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