Just a note to express my appreciation for your participation in ASAE’s 2014 Springtime program in May. It is always tough to get an audience energized for a breakfast meeting, but you managed to engage the whole room! Your energy is contagious and your content so relevant for any and all audiences. Our audience of association meeting professionals was very much tuned into your presentation, Influence Without Arm Twisting: Getting Your Team to Work Together. In our profession it is an everyday occurrence that we are working with suppliers in negotiations or with volunteers to help implement our meetings. Your presentation was so on point for everyone in attendance.
Thank you Thank you for your high energy and your great presentation. I am sure our path’s will cross again. Have a fabulous Summer!
All My Best,
Amy Ledoux, CMP, CAE
Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions
“I wanted to thank you SOOOO MUCH for the workshop. I was very pleased with the day and the evaluations were outstanding. My only regret is that we did not have you all day – or several days. We have been having retreats for at least 10 years and everyone thought your presentation was one of the best ones we have had.”
-Lynn C. Coleman Vice President of Administration and Finance, Howard Community College
“Thank you so much for the incredible session yesterday. The team was buzzing about it, and it created an excitement and a focus that I haven’t seen there before. We have a meeting scheduled today to follow up on some action items to begin the process of making our dream a reality.”
-Ian McGaughey, President, Cerasun Video Production
“I have had the opportunity to work with Lisa on a number of occasions, and each and every time has been a pleasurable experience. Lisa has recently provided my Supervisors with training and the training has provided them with a whole new positive outlook on their positions resulting in improved collaboration and performance. Lisa is always able to bring the best out of everyone who listens to her and is always there when you need her.”
–Steve Wacksman, Manager of Technical Training, Capital District Transportation Authority
“The members you presented for are describing your presentation as “awesome.” They absolutely loved it. You helped them gain clarity on how to approach their goals and their role as leaders in their businesses. I can’t thank you enough for presenting to our group. You, as always, were fantastic.”
~ Anne Saile, President, The Saile Group
“As the event coordinator for a business group I belong to, pressure was being applied to provide a program that was engaging, entertaining, fresh and most importantly, to be of value for business owners and leaders. Lisa Giruzzi hit it out of the park. The compliments that I received from other members on her presentation were overwhelming. Lisa understands the intricacies of communication and can explain it in plain English… and keep you fully engaged. If you or your company could benefit from better communications internally or externally Lisa is the resource to call.”
~ Jeff Cohn, SAGE Computer Associates
“I recently attended your presentation at the Beahive and I really enjoyed it. I knew some things but learned so much more from you. Getting us to practice with each other really helped in the understanding of the material. . . you are a great teacher.”
~ Rebecca Chmielewski
“We really enjoyed your presentation! We received all positive responses back on our survey; with 4 – being excellent – you received all fours!!!”
~Joy Good, CPC RMM, Adirondack NYMGMA Program Chair
“Thanks for a powerful presentation and practical take-a-ways. As a professional communicator I really appreciated “Influence Without Arm Twisting” and will practice my new listening skills starting NOW. I really appreciated how you wove your suggestions right into the delivery and shifted my understanding of what’s happening in all communication into a higher gear. Your examples really helped connect me to the message and your well-timed humor made this a truly enjoyable lunch hour. I look forward to learning more.”
~ Theresa Agresta, Partner, Allegory Studios
“As the event coordinator for a business group I belong to, pressure was being applied to provide a program that was engaging, entertaining, fresh and most importantly, to be of value for business owners and leaders. Lisa Giruzzi hit it out of the park. The compliments that I received from other members on her presentation was overwhelming. Her presentation on how to effectively communicate in under 90 seconds was exceptional. Lisa understands the intricacies of communication and can explain it in plain English… and keep you fully engaged. If you or your company could benefit from better communications internally or externally Lisa is the resource to call.”
~ Jeff Cohen, Owner, Sage Computer Associates, Program Chair: Capital District Business Leaders
“Lisa’s training was innovative and impactful. Her facilitation style ellicited authentic participation from attendees. Attendees evaluated her training very favorably.”
Sarah L. DeWard, M.S., Training and Membership Services Associate, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
“Lisa is one of the most innovative and provocative speakers and coaches I’ve ever met. Her uniquely ‘Lisa’ approach is what propels her clients to exceed their own expectations. I’ve never met anyone who can take a subject, and bring it to life the way Lisa does. Just when you think you get the message, she helps you open another door to your mind and get another “aha!” Refreshing and breathtaking!”
-Judith E. Glaser; Author of two best selling books: Creating WE and The DNA of Leadership. CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc. and Founding Member of The Creating WE Institute
“You were terrific! Your approach really works well. I am only sorry that we did not have a full day with you. Thank you very much!”
-Charlotte S. Buchanan, Esq., Founder Albany-Tula Alliance
“I so much enjoyed my NYSCADV Supervision training with you. I have immediately started to practice the concepts including appreciative inquiry and I have also started to look at my staff from their strengths instead of their weaknesses. I am amazed how my attitude has changed. You are a great coach. I am blessed to have met you (twice!).”
-Rob Griffo, DV Program Supervisor, Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc.
“Having interviewed Lisa for my TV Show, the Money Factor, I knew she was knowledgeable and a pleasure to converse with. I am delighted to say that as a keynote speaker and breakout session leader she not only did not disappoint but her programs scored at the top of all of our Statewide Conference offerings. People left the programs discussing what they had learned and there was only one complaint — they wanted her back for a full day session!”
Richard Naylor, Director, William K. Sanford Town Library.
“Lisa has opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. As a restaurant owner for many years, I’ve come to realize that it’s not just luck that has gotten me here; it’s a lot of hard work. And, now she’s helping me to understand how to capitalize on that hard work by involving my employees in areas that I never included them before. As a result, there has been a tremendous, positive change in the way my employees behave and how they work. In a very short time, the change has seen a major improvement to our operation. This change has lifted a weight from my shoulders that I didn’t know was there. Thank you Lisa. I truly couldn’t have done this without your help.”
-Bill K., Restaurant Owner
I recently attended a workshop presented by Lisa Giruzzi at the Project Leadership Forum at Harrisburg University. The program was extremely valuable and quite interesting. It was innovative and practical. Lisa’s presentation style is engaging and fun. She mixed humor and stories into the program which enhanced my ability to connect to the information. I left the program and was able to immediately put some of the new knowledge to use both at work and at home.
Linda M. Wright
Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
We chose Lisa Giruzzi to provide a program for our staff for our first full day Staff Development Day. Her energy and enthusiasm infected us all. The positive lessons of Appreciative Inquiry are ones we all needed to hear about and learn. As we move forward through a challenging year we plan on relying on our work that day to keep us on the right course. Lisa’s approach to life and work is one I heartily endorse. Thank you, Lisa, when can you come back to visit?
— Barbara Nichols Randall, Director, Guilderland Public Library
Thank you for making our staff development program a success. Your presentation was exceptional – well- paced, entertaining and packed with true learning experiences. Evaluations were overwhelmingly positive. I’m sure everyone went away with a good lesson learned. I know I did!
-Nancy L. Pieri, Director, Bethlehem Public Library.
Our organization has become a tighter, more efficient group after our team sessions with Lisa Giruzzi. She provided training to our organization that really helped us to see things from other perspectives and encouraged us to work together towards a common goal. Her training was interactive, creative and fun. She has a philosophy that truly embodies “out of the box” thinking. It was well worth the time and investment and our members are still discussing ways to keep up the momentum. Thank you Lisa!
Sand Lake Ambulance, Inc.
Lisa provided training for our organization and it was excellent! Not only has it exceeded our expectations but it gave us the keys to unlock our organization’s potential. It helped us identify where we have limited ourselves and how to get past those limits. Those who have attended our sessions said the training helped them both professionally and personally.
Lisa is not only very charismatic, knowledgable and genuine but easily related with those who attended our training sessions making them feel very comfortable. We are a stronger, more viable team thanks to our work with Lisa.
~Robbie MacCue, President, Sand Lake Ambulance
Lisa was an engaging, informative speaker. Her positive and open manner appealed to our entire audience. As the workshop planner, I found Lisa to be accommodating and flexible. She was willing to tweak her workshop offerings to more fully encompass the specific needs of our group.
~Michele Giuffre, Coordinating Chair, Capital Area Library Assistants
Comments from attendees’ evaluations:
“Wonderful speaker, easy to listen to”.
“Great energy, sense of humor”.
“Very insightful, creative, energetic”.
Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to present to us. It was awesome!
~Dave Nagy, IIBA Albany Chapter VP of Education