Colin Mackenzie, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
As a President, I know culture is essential but I struggled to find the link to results. Lisa and Gerry made that link simple to understand and gave our people a process to change the culture themselves. We are seeing profound results in a very short time.
Brandon Berumen, CEO, LEI Companies
Worth every penny we spent – from someone who does not like consultants, this says a lot! The work Corporate Culture Pros has done here has been absolutely critical to achieving our bottom line performance goals in the business.
Mark Van Tine, President, Jeppesen (Boeing subsidiary)
Lisa and Gerry were instrumental in helping us transform our culture and that has resulted in both our revenues and earnings tripling (300% increase) over the last 5 years.
Doug Jenkins, VP, Global Products Delivery Group, Xerox Corporation
I have experienced enough change as a leader to see that adaptability is the key to survival/thriving for an individual and a company. This book is a powerful and highly readable expose on being a more adaptable leader in uncertain and challenging times. I read a lot of books on leadership, and learned several new things I can put to use immediately. I enjoyed it immensely.
DS, Senior Director, Health Services
Corporate Culture Pros have outstanding capacity to create group ownership and momentum, whether through strategic planning, to correct non-functioning or poor functioning teams, or in launching a brand new team. The greatest value they provide is their brilliance at diagnosing problems, and their subsequent ability to help the group clearly discover the real issues for themselves.
CM, HR Manager, State Agency
They added significant value by transferring their consultative skills – questions and approaches to achieve high levels of buy-in and responsiveness, what and how to look for root cause of issues, how to partner with management on delicate and challenging issues. Every step of the way, Lisa & Gerry did more than what we expected.
LT, President, Coaching Network
Lisa & Gerry’s ability to get to the culture issues quickly, delicately and with grace is astounding. They make it clear what they can and can’t deliver, and work hard to establish mutually understood expectations, time frames, and costs. They don’t shy from frank conversations about the commitment required, “speed bumps” in the process, and the challenges we will face.
MR, President, Marketing Consulting Firm
Gerry and Lisa are great at offering insights that can produce immediate results. With one client, they provided a solution during a lunchtime meeting that the executive used the next afternoon with very effective results.
NO, VP, Advertising Agency
Thanks to your help, our senior leaders are in complete alignment about where we want to take our business. It’s awe-inspiring to look back and see how far you helped us come in just a few weeks.
JP, VP, Pharmaceutical Company
Creating a joint vision and establishing common aims and objectives among two vastly separate departments was a huge challenge, with the odds stacked against success. Lisa & Gerry’s fool-proof process helped achieve collective commitment and buy-in to a future that has become much clearer and brighter as a result.
JR, Senior Director, Marketing Company
The biggest benefit of their programs is remarkable skill transfer. You get enormous value for your dollar because when the project is over, the competence and capability belong to you.
LT, President, Consulting Firm
Lisa & Gerry do not come with a set prescription. They are expert at discovering what each client really needs, and what processes will elicit the right outcome for each group.
EE, Senior VP, Pharmaceutical Company
Gerry is extremely valuable in situations where a key employee isn’t working to full potential, where there’s a poor fit or where there are communication problems. Especially when you need to salvage talented, high-level executives, this kind of intervention can save you a lot of money in severance and replacement costs.
MR, President, Marketing Consulting Firm
Lisa has an exceptional gift for listening and for hearing what is said and not said, but her most valuable ability is to pull out the essence of what is important and get to the core of the issue.
Art Phillips, President, Tamarack Insurance Company
Our business was feeling “flat” even though the numbers were still good. Lisa & Gerry guided our leadership team through a “look in the mirror” – an eye-opening process that ultimately resulted in our best year of performance ever.
HB, Chairman, Software Company
Misunderstood communication is the cause for most of the conflicts in business today. Corporate Culture Pros gave us tools to solve these problems, allowing our management to concentrate on company growth and profits.
GR, VP, Pharmaceutical Company
We learned tremendous skills in this program. But perhaps the most valuable learning was that our people don’t always want or expect us to have the answers. In fact, people are most committed when we use these skills to help them actively discover the answer.
GW, VP, Energy Company
The simple process Gerry taught me helped me become more focused, clarify what I wanted, take greater risks, and take charge of my career path. I credit him with significant results, including doubling and then tripling income within two years.
RB, Senior VP, Pharmaceutical Company
The change process we must undertake is daunting. We can buy the technical solution from a consultant, but the “drop-in” solution will never succeed if the people who have to live with it every day don’t own it. This program provides the skills we need to build a sustainable solution, with real commitment and real ownership. We’ve used it before and it works.
MG, Senior VP, Pharmaceutical Company
This training from Gerry and Lisa really works. It is helping us run more efficient meetings and do more effective problem solving. The most dramatic example of applying the tools: Immediately following the training, we used what we learned to create a complex road map for our future that we all understand and can use to help others understand.
KR, Director, Pharmaceutical Company
My time is very precious. I honestly thought this would be a waste of our time. Far from it! It had tremendous impact on me, professionally and personally. I will use the tools as part of my permanent management style, and coach my people to do the same.
RG, Senior Manager, Insurance Company
Our people are now learning the business language of culture. Lisa & Gerry focused way beyond “teaching” — on how to use and apply and practice the skills with real-world scenarios. As a result of this program, our people became very effective internal consultants (a difficult job and quite rare), substantially increasing credibility across the organization.
GD, President, Interior Design Firm
The business was not going where it needed to go until we started with Corporate Culture Pros’ coaching and meeting facilitation. I knew if we remained in this state of crisis there would not be a company. The intervention was vital to our success.
TB, Internal Consultant, State Agency
I was having a lot of trouble motivating necessary changes in my culture; nothing I did seemed to “stick.” So I called in Lisa & Gerry. During their process, they asked a lot of questions before doing anything. Their facilitation ended up being both practical and transformative for our culture.