“Gayle’s ability to get a group of people to come to consensus is remarkable.”
Gayle was instrumental in helping us optimize our strategic plan. Her ability to get a group of people to come to consensus is remarkable.
— Gary Ryan, VP Operations, All Flex Inc.
“Gayle made a profound difference in my division’s success”
Gayle made a profound difference in my division’s success by coaching us in our proposals in a direction that is client centric rather than telling people about us. She knew when to push us and when to coddle us to get us to focus, resulting in a better success rate. She listened to our thoughts and encompassed them into a process that helped us realize better and bigger client wins. Our division has had a 17% annual growth rate for the past 16 years and Gayle was very influential in improving us beyond our competition.
— Don Loberg, Managing Principal of Higher Education, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
"Gayle has a natural talent for taking broad and complicated topics and breaking them down into digestible and manageable chunks"
I’ve worked with Gayle for the last 7 years in a variety of capacities, and she has been an invaluable team member, advisor, and friend. While Gayle has numerous talents, the 3 areas that stand out the most for me are:
- Training & Development
- Organization and Project Management
In each of these areas, Gayle has a natural talent for taking broad and complicated topics and breaking them down into digestible and manageable chunks.
As a senior leader, I really appreciate Gayle’s willingness to challenge and push when things aren’t clear. She tactfully reminds me that at 50,000 feet, there are no obstacles, but for the people in the trenches – the people doing the work – very real obstacles exist and as a leader I need to engage to help solve those issues.
Gayle has helped me and my team learn how to take our goals and objectives and translate them into concrete, actionable tactics, and this has greatly improved our success in implementing our strategies. She helps us to get the clarity of actions we need to take, and once we have that clarity, execution is straightforward…it’s just work at that point. Without that clarity we have organizational confusion, missteps, procrastination, and ultimately, slow progress.
Gayle is warm, friendly and energetic while also being results-oriented, persistent, and occasionally tenacious, which has been a wonderful complement to our team.
– Rob Tracy, Chief Operating Officer, Millerbernd Manufacturing
“She is a soft-spoken powerhouse of the best kind.”
I could carry on at some length about why I am such a fan of Gayle, especially with respect to the business value of training — and to her effectiveness at leading the remarkable turnaround for ASTD-TCC when she was president in the mid-90s, launching the chapter toward the top-tier status it enjoyed for many years.
But of more interest to you is her skill in facilitation. She is a soft-spoken powerhouse of the best kind. She makes her participants the stars of the show (she'll make you feel really smart as a participant), and when they leave the room they will have made significant progress toward whatever it was they had asked Gayle to help them achieve.
— Terri Cheney, Designer of Powerful Workplace Learning
“Gayle is a fantastic facilitator.”
She was able to draw out our best ideas, build consensus, and help us develop an effective action plan.
— Jennifer Hellman, COO, Goff Public
“Thank you Gayle for sharing your expertise and insight with us!”
My team was overwhelmed with the number of services they were delivering to their customers. They felt unable to give their best. After two hours with Gayle, we had a prioritized list of key services the business values and utilizes my team’s strengths. We identified other services we can outsource. My team was relieved and revived!
Gayle is a talented facilitator, who brought a relevant and effective process (while creating a supportive environment), where candid conversations could occur, and ideas shared with one another. Thank you Gayle for sharing your expertise and insight with us!
— Manager, Talent Development, Healthcare Organization