Below are quotes from clients in Illinois, Bali, Barbados, Maine, London, etc.
As a "Success Coach" I travel to my clients via airplane, telephone, Skype and
email! Please see "TIMES WOMAN" article about me at the end of quotes. If I
can help YOU, please let me know!
"Edie" has an amazing talent to quickly put people at ease and allow them to
open up to the possibilities of visionary change. She worked with our entire
team of 150 staff to create cohesive teamwork and build stronger working
relationships to weather the storms of change swirling around health care
delivery. Her approach to building team cohesion through cognitive and
experiential sharing while using drama is unique and the perfect complement
to quickly removing silos, creating transparency and improving communication
at multi-site organization. I highly recommend Edith to those organizations
seeking cultural transformation through an effective and unique approach.
RICK ZEHR, President, IPMR,
Institute of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation
"Edie with her unique teaching style, positivity and encouragement, helped me
find my voice again. I thank her form the bottom of my heart!"
Dr. Dove Pratt, lead singer, THE BRAZILIONAIRES!!!
"Before embarking on a year as Rotary District Governor, which required me
to publicly present at least 70 times, I consulted with Edith Barnard. She
helped me better organize my thoughts with visualizations, develop impact and
deliver confident, clear, and concise messages. Edith really helped me reach
my stride quickly!"
Ron Riggins, Illinois Rotary District Governor, District 6460
"Our physicians feel that your presentation, "BEDSIDE MANNERS MATTER,"
was quite informative, well organized, and professionally presented. We look
forward to continuing to work with you individually and in group training. Your
services are needed to help physicians improve their communication skills."
Bernard Taylor, M.D., Chairman, Continuing Medical Education
Committee, Proctor Hospital
When Edie's in Barbados she works with our doctors improving their skills in
communication. Her unique training style is unsurpassed for success.
Dr. Henry Fraser, Dean University of the
West Indies Medical School.
RICHARD BRANSON knows that Edie inspires his employees to new heights
through her style of customer relations. He flew Edie to London Virgin "Upper
Class" to observe their skills in action! Our staff loves working with Edie
because she puts her all into making the sessions fun!
Deborah Scantlebury, Human Resources Captain, Virgin Atlantic,
"Edie's unique approach supports an open communication environment that
brings the best out of anyone! I highly recommend Edie's classes to any
person who is sincerely committed to making a personal change in their life."
Joseph Milton, Music Entrepreneur, Fitch Heating and Cooling, Peoria,
"Edith Barnard---theatre artist extraordinaire---inspired her inexperienced
actors to do their best, and it shows!"
Gary Panetta, Theater Critic, Peoria Journal Star
"Edith's seminar was insightful, thought-provoking and motivational! Edith is
an incredible presenter and she was the perfect presenter to inspire our
Lisa Plantamura, Junior League of Peoria
"Our Bali-Seminyak Rotary Club enjoyed Edith's "How To Work A Room"
seminar immensely. She inspired us and showed us how to develop "sound
bites" which tell who we really are. Learning her hints about how to appear
full of confidence even if we were quaking within was fun and encouraging.
We look forward to her next visit to Bali.
Anita Lococo, President, Rotary Club of Bali-Seminyak
"Edith makes you and your team more effective right from the start. She
takes expert speakers from good to great in a short time. She helps people
learn, stretch and grow while having fun in the process. I highly recommend
her to anyone who wants to succeed in a way they never thought possible!"
Susan Warren, Illinois' Postmaster of the Year
"This spring I took Edith's individual 6-week "Success Coaching" with the intent
of becoming more comfortable with speaking in front of groups. We worked
on breathing, presentation style and breaking old habits. "Edie" helped me
expand my comfort level and I have developed a new level of confidence. I
now enjoy speaking in front of groups! She also did a "Team
Building Through Drama" seminar with my staff which improved their
communication tremendously in a relaxed, fun manner."
Nikki Vulgaris-Rodriguez, Director, Alzheimer's Association,
Central Illinois Chapter
"Edith was the keynote speaker at OSF's Women's Conference. The ladies at
my table and I were taking notes to capture her funny and poignant spoken
pearls of wisdom. I still remember her motivating suggestions for an
empowered life because I've hung my paper on my refrigerator!"
Marilyn Eeton, Physical Therapist, Peoria
"Edie - I have some news I just have to share with you because I don't think I
would ever have considered this without the time I spent with you in the
seminars. I am starting today as the new Executive Assistant here at
Children's Home! I am excited and want to say thanks to you for all your
Linda Keown, Peoria, Illinois
"Edie has very keen insights as to how to cut through your own resistance to
success, come out of your shell and move into circles of influence with
confidence, proficiency and skill. Her practical, easy to apply approaches to
networking and success are sure to offer value to even the most experienced
'schmoozers'. I recommend her programs and seminars highly."
Mitch Williams, Professional Entertainer and Speaker
"Thank you so much for creating a fun and motivating way to learn at
Saturday's "How To Work A Room" seminar. At the end of your class, I truly
felt like we all connected heart-to-heart. That hasn't happened at any class I
have ever attended."
Michelle Grawey, Busey Bank, Peoria, Illinois
"Thank you so much for the wonderful talk ,"BEDSIDE MANNERS MATTER"
you gave to our physicians. Your speech was lively and fun as well as
informative and interesting!"
Carole Siefken, CME Coordinator, Proctor Hospital, Peoria
|International Professional Speaker, Success Coach and Motivational Trainer/Consultant