Instrumental to our Organization
“Kevin facilitated our organization’s strategic planning meeting with the board and staff. He was instrumental in working with us to develop a planning meeting process that involved both board and staff, and administered a SWOT analysis with the results used in our meeting. Our staff and board really appreciated the guided discussion facilitated by Kevin. I received so many comments about how useful the meeting was and how excited everyone is to move forward with direction. Our staff and board are most grateful for his time and effort. We are now ready to put our efforts into action which was the desired outcome for the meeting.”
Emily Westergaard, Executive Director, Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa (2018)
Insight is Invaluable
“Kevin is the facilitator in a business owners group I attend monthly. His insight in helping us understand our challenges and how to step back to take an objective look at them has been absolutely invaluable. He understand the deep emotional component of being a small business owner. Without his guidance and direction the group simply could not produce the results it has for me in such a short time. One of the most professional, and compassionate people I have met. Without hesitation would strongly recommend Kevin as a facilitator, trainer, or business coach.”
John Moder, owner at Crisp Solutions LLC, Des Moines, Iowa (2018)
Responsive to Client’s Needs
“Kevin is a creative thinker and experienced implementer of ideas to market and enhance your business. When providing services to clients, Kevin is a careful listener and is very responsive to his client’s needs. He has the highest degree of professionalism and will spend the time to see a company to a successful outcome. Clients can feel comfortable the service Kevin provides is of the highest quality and uniquely designed to reflect the needs and image the client desires. Kevin cares!”
Carol Westercamp, co-owner, Studio 192 & Co., Des Moines, Iowa (2018)
“Kevin has a way of understanding the uniqueness of our organization and is able to adapt his communication style so that our team can get relevant coaching. Kevin has helped us with everything from hospitality training to mindfulness practices. I always feel energized after spending a couple of days with Kevin!”
Zane S. Bennett, Executive Director at Life Care Services, Wilmington, North Carolina (2018)
Everyone feels safe to share and discuss
“Kevin is a dynamic and passionate presenter. He is enthusiastic about the subject matter and is always willing to teach.
Kevin’s ability to engage each member of the group creates an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to share and discuss the topic at hand.”
Cynthia Thorland, Former VP/Director of Educational Services, Life Care Services, LLC, Des Moines, IA (2017)
Creates a measurable process that is easy to follow
“Kevin is a great facilitator. Whether it is a strategy session with our board of directors or goal setting with our staff, Kevin listens carefully then creates a concise, measurable process that is easy to follow.
Kevin is compassionate, but firm. He gets results!
Before working with Kevin we were a rudderless ship headed for an uncertain destination. After working with Kevin we had the rudder installed and had charted a course to reach our goals.”
Mark Slocum, Executive Director, Children’s Cancer Connection, Des Moines, IA (2017)
Works with our company as a partner
“Kevin is a skilled facilitator and trainer. He knows how to get participants engaged in the discussion and honestly share their thoughts.
From a business perspective, Kevin works with us as a partner. He asks probing questions to help define our training objectives. The change management training he created for us was unique and impactful.”
Renee Hardman, Former Senior VP, Bankers Trust, Des Moines, IA (2016)
Brings groups to consensus and action
“Kevin asks the right questions. He is warm and compassionate, yet able to challenge you when needed.
He facilitated a group for us that was tasked with updating some statewide standards. The group was large, with diverse perspectives. Kevin fully engaged the group, honored each of their contributions, and brought the group to consensus.
Kevin’s approach is now used as a model for us as we work collaboratively across statewide systems, and it gets results.”
Barb Merrill, Former Executive Director, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, Program Manager, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA, Des Moines, IA (2016)
Kevin was great! His ability to facilitate the day for my team was exceptional.
“Kevin was great! His ability to facilitate the day for my team was exceptional. He represented Life Care Services very well. He was very knowledgeable of the DiSC material and 5 Dysfunctions of a Team book. He took the time to get to know The Heritage of Green Hills which gave him the ability to make the material relevant for the group. I have received a number of positive comments from Leadership Team members about Kevin and the time spent yesterday. Kevin helped make the day a success and helped my team move forward. I would highly recommend him to others.”
Doug Walther, Executive Director, The Heritage of Green Hills, Reading, PA (2014)
Kevin’s approach allowed our group to really open up and our staff is asking when he will be back!
“Kevin did a great job with our group. He was really able to drive the process and everything came together in the end. Kevin has an approach that is down to earth and non-threatening, this allowed our group to really open up. I would recommend him for other communities, I even had staff asking when he would be back!”
Kyle Exline, Executive Director, The Clare – Senior Retirement Community, Chicago, IL (2014)
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