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Speaking Testimonials

"Thanks again for the outstanding training last week. Your insight and expertise regarding the leadership values of perception and influence is outstanding. We received a great deal of positive feedback from the session and your preparation/homework in tailoring the presentation to our needs made a huge difference. Thanks again for your efforts, I look forward to working with you again in the future."

Chris Grim - Group Vice President - Enterprise Performance Management
ORACLE

"You stole the show! Registrants told us that they thoroughly enjoyed the program. In fact, one woman personally pulled me aside and said, 'Where did you find him? I learned more in the first 15 minutes of Joel's presentation than I do at many other conferences."

Susan E. Smith, Director of Customer Learning
PENNSYLVANIA CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

"I thought Joel's presentation was very good, but what really did it for me was the fact that he was able to communicate such heart. He truly cares about what he's doing; you can tell he's passionate about it."

Pam Price Hawley, Marketing Manager
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

"Your presentation on Executive Presence helped me build my confidence and enhance my visibility and impact with senior management. Your practical approach made it easy for me to apply what I learned to build my confidence, increase my professional networks, and enhance my visibility and impact in communicating with Sr. Management."

Sr. Director, Support Sales Acquisitions
ORACLE USA

"I got more out of his three-hour seminar than any multiple-day class I've attended at the American Management Association."

Grady C. Wood, Supervisor
GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM

"I recommend any organization that wants to get the most from its people to hire Joel Garfinkle to accomplish that."

Jim Keene, Regional Manager
WELLS FARGO PRIVATE BANK

"Joel taught “How to Get Ahead: 3 Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level” at UCLA Extension’s Technical Management Program. Joel is a phenomenal speaker and instructor who is able to capture the audience’s attention while engaging each person on an individual basis. He brought thoughtful insights to each case brought up by different students from varied companies such as the entertainment, aerospace, and IT industries. I highly recommend him as an instructor to succeed in this ever changing work environment."

Jeanna Trammell - Technical Management Program Manager
UCLA EXTENSION

"No matter what your business, Joel is capable of crafting a seminar to excite, educate and motivate your staff. I must say that Joel is an incredibly quick study. After a couple of conference calls discussing how our business works, he totally got it. On his own, he expertly crafted a seminar for my agents that was fast moving, captivating and insightful. At the end, my salespeople thought Joel was a seasoned speaker on the Real Estate circuit and were shocked that they had never heard of him before."

John Karnay, CFO, Broker
The Grubb Co., Realtors

"Over 96% of my employees said they would enjoy hearing him speak again!As an instructor Joel is 100% dedicated to facilitating and encouraging real learning and employee participation. His customized session exceeded my expectations because it allowed us to formulate the answers that would actually work in our specific situation.

Unlike many all-day training seminars, Joel's very personable, enthusiastic and energetic coaching style and exceptional communication skills provided the optimum level of personal interaction that easily held our attention from start to finish. My employees and I gained a great deal of invaluable tips on how to address our daily tasks that help us be more efficient."

Karen Habegger, Human Resources Manager
GENSLER

"Wow – what an amazing presentation you delivered on becoming a high-impact leader! You added great value to all our members and provided motivation in everyone’s career!"

Noel C. McNulty
IFMA SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"Our members loved your presentation on "Executive Presence." It was fresh, informative and, best of all packed with practical tips and techniques we can instantly use to make us more effective leaders. I went back to the office more confident and inspired than ever before."

Lynn DuBois
FINANCIAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO

"Joel, your presentation focused on practical tips that we could all begin to put into practice immediately. This definitely distinguishes you from other speakers that have spoken to us in the past. The team is already implementing your suggestions and we are going to discuss progress weekly. We hope to be able to bring you back every year to help us keep on track."

Kathy Weiner, Enterprise Marketing, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliances
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

“Joel Garfinkle presented Initiative – The Ability to Take Action Proactively to my Enterprise Data Management (EDM) team of 25 people. My team has already begun to use the presentation as a baseline for discussions on what we’re looking for in “initiative”. They now understand the importance of going above and beyond what is being asked of them. To do more than what is expected. This presentation has helped my team take more ownership of their career.”

Patrick Booher, Director - Enterprise Data Management
Autodesk

"Thank you Joel for your keynote at our ICF Founding Chapter Prism event. You have an engaging and authoritative speaking style. Your practical advice has made a big impact on my business visibility, literally within days of your speech!"

Debjani Biswas - PRISM Chair
ICF NORTH TEXAS

"You have a keen ability to read your audience, build on the issues they raise and guide them through overcoming perceived versus real obstacles."

John Morel, Alumni MBA Career Advisor
HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

"Joel was fantastic! He did a training session for my team of 12 young professionals. The session was interactive, relatable and actionable. We sent out an anonymous survey afterwards, and everyone uniformly raved about the session and said it was highly educational and well worth their time. I'd highly recommend Joel's training to other managers!"

Ahyoung An - Manager, Marketing and Community Development
BRIGHTTALK

"You were phenomenal! Thank you for joining us at the Executive Leadership Exchange. You were insightful, thought-provoking and engaging. The attendees loved your presentation."

Georgia Clark, President
National Eagle Leadership Institute (NELI)

"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your participation at the Kentucky SHRM Conference. I know that the success of our program is due, in no small part, to your involvement."

Shannon Byrne, Marketing Manager of Seminars
KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

"Joel did a masterful job explaining both the theoretical "whys" of bringing balance to our lives along with the pragmatic "hows." His presentation style is engaging and motivating. I made changes to the way I handle the daily barrage of email based on the ideas and inspiration Joel provided in his talk."

Brad Whitworth, Senior Communications Manager
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

"Your workshop was by far the best one I have attended, and I have attended a lot! At our Friday morning meeting I plan on debriefing my team on my experience and recommend that everyone attend when they have an opportunity. I am going to talk to our Executive Leadership Team about having you come on-site."

Alexander Paragios - Account Manager, Customer Operations, US Genetics, Rare Diseases
GENZYME, A SANOFI COMPANY

"Your seminar was informative and extremely thought provoking. I will be using the skills I learned today. Thank you so much for presenting a very important topic in today's work place."

John Pruyn
VA BOSTON HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

“Joel Garfinkle was the perfect keynote speaker for our management event. He engaged the audience from start to finish with meaningful content, an authentic style and in-the-moment whit. Joel was a skillful facilitator of learning and inspired participants into action.”

Carina Celesia Moore, Director – Staff Development and Professional Services
University of California, Davis ADMAN Conference

"Joel was my keynote speaker at The California Alumni Association's Annual Career Expo. Joel is a highly effective speaker because he interacts with the audience in a way that is inspirational, motivational and encouraging. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of his subject matter and conveys it with energy, enthusiasm and passion."

Melanie Summers, Director, Alumni Career Services
CALIFORNIA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

"Joel's energy and passion moved the audience. Afterwards, several of our members personally thanked me for bringing Joel in to speak. His session helped make this our most successful trade show to date."

J.D. Meadows, Board Member - San Francisco Chapter
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MORTGAGE BROKERS

"As President/CEO of lifeprint, a San Francisco-based Career Management Company with 1,000s of members, I have seen Joel's workshops receive the highest ratings from our clients. He is one of our top speakers. As an instructor Joel is 100% dedicated to facilitating and encouraging real learning and employee participation. His customized sessions always exceed the expectations of the participants. because Joel is able to personalize work/life situations and make them relevant for all attendees."

Kathye J. Citron, President & CEO
LIFEPRINT

"Joel Garfinkle's presentation is a must for anyone who wants to become a leader in their industry. He was clear and concise, providing insight, knowledge and practical ideas to improve your leadership skills and quality of life, both at work and away from the job. I benefited immensely from his presentation."

Vicki Young, Chairman/President
CINA - CHINESE INFORMATION AND NETWORKING ASSOCIATION

"You delivered a powerfully motivating and purposeful program benefiting a large number of our members. I was absolutely captivated by your program and am inspired to utilize these newfound techniques. The members are all enriched because of you."

Angela Tirion, Chair of The Volunteer Training and Development Program
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN FRANCISCO

"Your presentation was dynamic and knowledgeable. The feedback I received was very positive and everyone wants to make sure I have you back. "

Cristina Gomez, Managing Partner
ADVANTAGE PERSONNEL, INC

"Joel Garfinkle has been an instructor with the Career Action Center for a number of years. His workshop is in constant demand and highly praised by our members. Joel continues to deliver high quality, practical messages that our members say can last a lifetime. Our workshops typically draw from our membership base, however, with Joel's workshops we have customers come in our doors for the first time solely to hear Joel."

Linda Wohlsen, Program Manager
CAREER ACTION CENTER

 

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