"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
"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
"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!"
Karen Habegger, Human Resources Manager
"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."
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
"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
"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.
“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 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
"I have seen Joel's workshops receive the highest ratings from our clients. He is one of our top speakers."
Kathye J. Citron, President & CEO
"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