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Private Client Recommendations
Client references say it better than we can!
The Self-Expression Center receives wonderful accolades from private communication training clients and students, some of which we are honored to share here. Feel free to ask for reference letters. We have tons of them!
"Your patience and generosity towards helping me learn some of the essential concepts of leadership have been invaluable to my personal and professional growth. From gaining a strong leadership voice, to the art of leadership storytelling, and then eventually to practicing self-awareness and presence, your coaching style has managed to arouse, within me, a lifelong eagerness to improve myself. I have been practicing your self-awareness exercises consistently , and have been able to notice a marked improvement - specifically , towards my focus and emotional balance in the workplace."
-- Farhan M.
OMG What a night. Overcoming the first 5 minutes was everything. After that I had them. The reason I think the talk went so good is because I stayed engaged with them. I asked people directly. They hung onto every work of the stories. They felt like they were there with me. I learned that from you."
"Sandra's extensive coaching experience of many years and diverse clients and situations make her a powerful, trustworthy coach with a vision wide enough to see and point out key issues that could escape many other professionals. In 2013 Sandra helped me achieve a seemingly impossible task: finding a coherent and engaging way to present 300 pages of research in a 45 minutes dissertation defense in Switzerland. The quality of the presentation together with the research earned the highest marks possible of summa cum laude." "Working with you as a coach was an excellent decision! You helped me to clarity my thoughts about such a complicated subject with so many parts and to figure out how to present it in a way that made sense."
"I wanted to let you know that you made a profound impact on my CEO Joe S. with your sessions. He has since become a recognized national speaker."
"I want to let you know that my presentation was awesome!!! I received so many compliments. Thank you for all your support. You are so gifted in helping others manage stage fright. I also wanted to let yo know that I was stressed all day before my presentation. However, when I presented, I was very calm and confident."
"I am writing to tell you how grateful I am that I had the opportunity to work with you one-on-one for voice and interview coaching. I frequently had been guided towards your direction for help in these areas and I wish I would have taken advantage of the opportunity sooner.
You were able to target in on my problem areas right away and make corrections to some bad habits I developed. I was inspiring to hear improvement in my voice so early in the process! Because you give powerful suggestions that hit home, I felt you equipped me with the tools I need to continue with work after our sessions ended. Lastly, the interview coaching instilled great confidence in me and the interview for the position I now hold was one of my career best. Thank you so much for your help, I look forward to taking one of your public speaking courses in the future."
"Just wanted to let you know I just finished the last time of giving that speech in Curitiba Brazil to ~500 people and below is an example of the unsolicited feedback I received".
"I wanted to take the opportunities of having had a few interactions with you to provide feedback about your presentation.
Your presentation was simply outstanding. It’s the first time (or maybe it’s been so long I can’t remember) I see someone at your management level talking about “real world”. It was like you really had a complete understanding of what happens at field level, in our daily duties, from both technical and business relationship perspectives.
At the same time, it was quite inspirational and motivating. From my experience in Applications field, I always believed we should establish a strong partnership with the business by making sure they are heard and have that feeling of “I am not alone”.
“I have never enjoyed a class as much as yours. Before working with you, I was conscious of my foreign accent and thought my voice was horrible. You built my confidence and proved to me that voice is good.”
-- Rosamonde D.
“I was promoted to Senior Manager. It was an unexpected promotion. You should know that one of the reasons cited for my promotion was my ability to communicate and connect with my staff. I truly believe that much of what you taught me contributed to my promotion. Learning to be "present" for my staff, peers and superiors has made just a difference, Sandra and one I continue to work on daily. The grounding technique is one I rely on regularly to help me get back on track and I daresay, one technique, that I will practice the rest of my life.”
-- Patricia K., Senior Manager, SYSCO
“I just spoke on a panel to McGraw -Hill Company in Boulder CO about Worklife Balance. One of the planning team members said I blew them away! I had so much fun and I already have another speaking engagement.”
-- Christine Gust, Naturpath and HR Consultant
“Thank you for sharing your gift with me. The benefits of developing resonance have been phenomenal! I now have command of a fuller, richer voice. It has not only enhanced my confidence, but also given me a sense of inner peace and clarity.”
-- Kayce C.
For more information, contact Sandra Zimmer at 281-293-7070
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