We contracted with Strategies for Success as part of our work against an engagement pillar of Meaningful and Rewarding Work. As a means to drive this pillar, we decided to solve for cross functional collaboration and fostering a culture of trust using Conversational Intelligence. Our associates thought the workshop was well facilitated in terms of engagement level and floating facilitators. The exercises were impactful and allowed for immediate use of the tools in a real world example.
Employee Engagement Lead – Coca-Cola
The session with our staff was very informative and educational. Our staff deals with customers with very unique needs and challenges. The information on Conversational Intelligence will become another tool/skill they can use when engaging clients. Judy and Erika were a fantastic "one-two punch" They each bring a unique and engaging style that keeps their audience interested, involved and engaged.
Vice President, Human Resources
We were looking for ways to improve communication, teamwork and motivation. The workshop on Conversational Intelligence helped us become more aware of our tone, body language, word choice and the impact it has on the listener. The style and approach for delivery was perfect for our group.
Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc.
Judy was a highly motivational and impassioned speaker and a very big hit with our audience.
Excellence In Leadership Group (Wisconsin)
Judy delivered a message that just plain exceeded our expectations. I appreciate that she actually took the time to learn our language, and arrived early to get a feel for the organization. Her presentation had you on a roller coaster of emotions and you never knew where she was going to take you next which kept the audience on their toes. Everyone left with a sense of peace and pride in the work they do everyday.
Denise- VP Patient Care Services, Ascension Mercy Medical Center
After working with Erika it all became clear why I was feeling unsatisfied despite all of the blessings in my life. Through some intense exercises revealing competition between my top two values, Erika helped me come up with a plan to give my best to both, separately. Further, life was getting in the way our desire to expand the family. It wasn't until I started working with Erika that my priorities fell into place and I was able to reconnect with my husband in a meaningful way. In fact, all my relationships have gotten better. And, thanks to her, I have a beautiful addition to my family. I will feel forever grateful!
Jacquelyn A. Lancaster- Mother, Wife, Teacher
Elaine’s approach has a time-released brilliance to it. Rather than simply giving you the answers for today—which may be irrelevant as soon as tomorrow—she teaches you how to ask the type of astute questions about yourself and your organization that will stand the test of time. The more I think in questions, thanks to Elaine, the more I realize the extent to which innovation and inquiry are two sides of the same coin. Working with her has been one of the highlights of my professional career.
Ryan H.- Chief of Staff, Higher Education
It must be said that Erika is a true professional. I tend to lean a little more to the negative and aggressive side, and Erika helps me get right back to level headed and back on track. In addition to being very motivational she conducts herself in the most professional manor. With her style, Erika can capture any audience and facilitate like no other. I can now honestly say that I am a better manager and leader because of Erika.
Jody- Regional Sales Manager
Erika Alessandrini gets my highest endorsement as an executive Coach and Mentor. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with Erika during my professional leadership journey. Erika brings a unique blend of real life experience, passion for personal success, content expertise, conversational and emotional intelligence and honesty in assessments. Erika has provided for me a transformational launch pad for both professional and personal growth and balance. Being an effective leader takes time, hard work and dynamic change and with Erika’s commitment to me and my desire for growth, I have seen incredible results.
Deborah Bjorklund- CEO in Transition
Judy encourages and motivates people to view daily experiences as opportunities for growth. Obstacles become challenges and change becomes an opportunity. Judy reminds me that this one life we get to live, becomes a unique and valuable journey. Judy helps me meet this journey head-on with skills that enhance and encourage myself to be true to my values and goals.
Judy is an energetic, dynamic speaker who not only kept our group’s attention but was able to communicate her message to each personality in the room. Our mission was to motivate our team to work efficiently every hour and to be productive as opposed to being caught up in a busy, unfocused frame of mind. She killed it!
Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc.- Wauconda, IL
I was looking to enhance our team’s dynamics, not only with our customers but also with each other. Strategies for Success helped the team by delving into the 7 Core Energy Levels and how people are both present and perceived during daily business interactions. The opportunity for team discussion and development grounded in the science and logic of Energy Levels provided behavioral skills customized for each team member. We were able to incorporate the new learnings immediately into our daily lives and periodically discuss work challenges and how Energy Levels can be applied during our staff meetings. The cost of the Strategies for Success engagement was definitely worth it.
Mary Ann H.- A Fortune 500 Company
My coaching experience with Erika was amazing! Erika’s coaching technique really helped me to feel like I could relax and completely trust her. Her incredible insight and intuition helped me move forward in a situation I’ve been completely stuck on for as long as I can remember. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Vita is an amazing coach. She has outstanding listening skills, very good intuitive skills and a passion for helping other people. She knows how to ask the right questions to get her clients to think very introspectively and find their own best solutions. She truly is an ideal person for the coaching industry; anyone who works with her will find the paths to realize their journey.
Judy is a dynamic person who reaches deep to focus on everyone’s best quality. Her drive puts her on a path to help you do anything you can to succeed. Judy has mentored me over the last four years to be the best I can be with priority. As a father and partner in my professional career, I have climbed to be the top 10 in the world.