Comments from past clients
TEAM BUILDING and TRANSITION MEETINGS
"I especially liked how the meeting was specifically designed for FACS and its business partner. What I realized was many fears can be negated simply by talking about them. This meeting was productive and enlightening. Jerry teaches from the 'heart' and past experience, therefore the information comes across as genuine. A great learning experience."
Jan S. Rosenbaum,
Operations Vice President, FACS Group, Inc. (Owners of Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Federated Department Stores, Inc.)
"We got results. Jerry helped us get to some tangible results and he did not limit his efforts to just guiding and teaching. These meetings had big impact. My folks tell me they see big changes which has made me more effective. The leadership team is now assembled. This was extremely worthwhile. Much better than anticipated. Thanks, we needed that!"
Doug Chapin, Ph.D.,
Principal Officer, MPR Associates, Inc.
"This was an investment of time and money that has already paid me back in the form of deep learning and understanding, personal insight and increased organizational performance. I made significant improvement in how I handle feedback that requires me to change. We also made significant progress towards resolving critical challenges facing this team. I like Jerry and his style a lot!"
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Mitsui Vendor Leasing (USA) Inc. (one year later)
"I can move up and out knowing that I am being followed and supported. Jerry was very flexible, able to change direction of the whole course on a dime because of what was important to the team. I truly hired a professional."
Cheryl B. Coppens,
Vice President, Novell, Inc.
"Know thyself, know your colleagues, let them know you. This was a stimulating meeting that had considerable impact on me. The time passed so quickly . . ."
Anthony M. James,
Director, Chemicals Division, Burmah Castrol Chemicals Limited, UK
"Jerry provided a forum which allowed us to surface our feelings without risk. We generated good ideas. We were very productive. Jerry was open, had a good sense of humor, kept things on time, stayed out of a lecture mode, but participated exactly when it was necessary! As a result of this meeting our work environment will be much more effective, productive, and fun! If you have a chance- do it."
Major General Robert Buethe, M.D.,
Deputy Surgeon General, United States Air Force
"This meeting was powerful, open, honest and structured. We brought the issues out, resolved significant problems and created a basis for real teamwork. We also initiated serious work on worthwhile team management projects. Jerry was excellent, intense and effective."
Chairman of the Board, Key Industries, Inc.
"It saved our company. This meeting was comfortable, empowering, encouraging, and safe. Awesome. If you don't do this you are missing an opportunity to make the workplace flow and be all it can be."
Managing Partner, Fresh Network Back to the top
"Jerry was very positive at all times yet assertive when things started to get out of hand. I specifically liked the open discussions and Jerry's great delivery. This week was exciting and enlightening."
President, Phelps Dodge Thailand Limited
"I was skeptical about requesting outside help, but the situation(s) seemed unsolvable. Your involvement resulted in immediately defusing the problems and by the time you finished, the two groups had established a camaraderie and team spirit, with plans and strategies for making it last. Thanks for getting a seemingly impossible situation(s) back on track."
Jim E. Solecki,
Director, Fuel Processing and Waste Management Division, United States Department of Energy
"I like how fast we were able to get to some important 'gut issues' and start fixing things. I believe we have opened some doors toward improvement that should have been opened a long time ago. This was an excellent meeting!"
Douglas A. Heydon,
President, Ariane Space, Inc.
"Thank you for the very successful three level team building session. This is the fourth session I have worked with you in, both with my subordinates, and with my peers and superiors. I would like to compliment you on your excellent skills as a facilitator and especially on the tremendous amount of energy and dedication that you personally put into making each of these programs successful. Your skills in facilitating the collection of this material and boiling it down to a few key points are the best I have ever seen. Your willingness to work hard, be honest and open and sharing much of who you are seems to draw out the best of the team. For this, I am very appreciative."
Bud C. Wonsiewicz, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Science & Technology, US WEST, Advanced Technology
"Jerry was professional and approachable. He obviously knew what he was doing and did it well with an air of confidence and trust. The meeting was very thought provoking. As a result I will improve my communications with my team and my family."
John A. Coetzeè,
CEO, FOSROC, South Africa
"I liked the positive twist for opportunity, focus, lessons learned and that we practiced what we learned. The flexibility of the course design when it was determined that people were learning the dynamics were stepped up a notch to create greater learning. It was refreshing to see people trust themselves enough to step into a risky situation. Everyone was willing to take a chance. This meeting was very beneficial and worth it!"
President, Grand Rapids Teachers Credit Union Back to the top
"I really liked that by the time we finished we were able to consolidate our findings and drill down on them. We walked away with specific things to work on. This meeting gave me a much better sense of our leader's management style and helped make him a real part of the team. We also took a deep look at how we operate as a team and Jerry helped us talk about areas for improvement. It was highly effective. Jerry was great! His enthusiasm and his seasoned experience with other organizations was very insightful."
Mary Ellen Hosmier,
Product Manager, Rationale Software Corporation
"Bottom line outcomes of Dr. Eppler's consulting and training efforts include savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars through his introduction of innovative training programs throughout the army. He is especially acknowledged by general officers for his authenticity and competency in consulting with complex organizations. In summary he has come to represent the heart and spirit of the Organizational Effectiveness Center and School."
Col. William L. Golden,
Commandant, Organizational Effectiveness Center & School, United States Army
"We are moving forward! We acknowledged our progress to date and really made some concrete moves to establish tangible objectives within the organization. Thank you for your tremendous insight and the personal concern you showed to me. This is helping me achieve my goal of leading a dynamic and successful team that enjoys the business and the challenges as much as I do. This meeting was excellent."
President, Taymor Industries, Inc., USA
"Thank you for putting on a terrific seminar. This week brought a focus to my life that will make me truly a peak performer. This seminar will allow you to find joy in your life."
President, Book Division, Rodale Press
"Your presence and timing are unmatched by any one I have ever met. You have deep sensitivity which allows you to do the right things at the right time. As usual you were fantastic. You have a talent unmatched by others in your field. Thanks for giving so much."
Executive Director, Corporate Resources, US WEST, Advanced Technologies
"This is without a doubt the most effective and personally moving course I have ever attended. The impact on me has exceeded anything I could have imagined. A true mountaintop experience. This course would have been a bargain to me at several times the cost."
President, Laco Associates, Inc.
"I was stretched and motivated to explore what's truly important to me as a leader. Jerry's enthusiasm and credibility helped me open up to myself."
Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
"Thank you for the most dynamic workshop I have ever attended. Your genuine enthusiasm and dedication to your work are certainly reflected in your ability to motivate, stimulate, and create a positive environment conducive to the kind of interaction necessary in building trust among participants."
Frieda S. Takaki,
President, Chart Rehabilitation
"I highly recommend this seminar. It effectively challenged me to think! Jerry's explanations and comments helped me in the learning process. It's one of the best seminars I have ever taken."
Marcel Chartier, JD,
Chairman, Canadian Pension Commission
"Very intriguing . . . I will work on these attributes and learnings for years. The seminar was successful because Jerry put lots of energy and foresight into methodology and sequence of events. It was an excellent learning experience."
Vice President, Business Development, Intrieve Inc. Back to the top
"I whole-heartedly recommend this seminar to anyone who wants to put more quality into their life. On Monday I would not have believed the self-awareness knowledge I now have on Friday. Jerry is a special person who taught, coached, mentored, guided and cared for all of us throughout the week."
Vice President, ER Moore Corporation
"This course was superb! Jerry Eppler was outstanding. Bottom line, this has been the most satisfying seminar I've had the pleasure of attending. The feedback session was incredible and I now have the skills to reinforce what I learned."
President, Walker Research Inc.
"Excellent! This seminar was among the best I have ever taken. I want to thank you again for the incredible week I spent with you. I very much appreciated the help and reassurance that you provided to me all along the course. I'm certain this experience will deeply influence my professional as well as personal life."
Francois Ballett, MD,
Director, Drug Safety, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
"This was the best learning experience I have had in my professional life! Jerry made this extremely valuable through his exceptional facilitating skills. He is a very gifted person."
Vice President, Finance, Finnaren & Haley, Inc.
"This course is by far the best course I have ever attended, and truly a life changing experience . . . The only course I have found to be the real deal. Jerry's unique combination of intelligence, insight and caring motivates you to strive for excellence and to uncover and face any impediments that may be in your way. Above all else, you'll come away better equipped to be the most effective leader you can be and the most well balanced person you've ever been."
President, Clarus Consulting LLC
ONE-ON-ONE EXECUTIVE INTENSIVE
"Jerry is phenomenal! What a great experience. Nothing ordinary! Definitely an experience that will remain with you the rest of your life. It allowed me to take a much deeper look at how I think, why I act/react, and has offered a lot of options in the way of tools. Very cool. Jerry is honest, genuine, open, and so easy to trust. He truly cares about you as a person and it shows in his coaching style. As a result he created a real time learning environment."
Vice President, Operations, Discovery Channel
"It was great spending time with you. The session gave me some basis for looking at life after fifty plus years of helping people. You constantly kept me focused and interested in seeking solutions to major problems and coming to some basic decisions! I feel that I made a major change in my life. You really love your work and it shows."
Avery L. Eppler, Sr., (Jerry Eppler's late father),
Senior Vice President, Investments, Bateman, Eichler, Hill & Richards
"What can I say for anyone considering this training . . . the fog will clear up for you. Thanks, Jerry. I especially liked the focus on my body, mind and spirit as those parts of me relate to work and my important relationships. This experience will have all the impact I can give it . . . it is in my hands now."
Vice President, Novell
"Smooth sailing even into rough waters. Because of Jerry's friendly manner and low key teaching approach a lot was handled. What I specifically liked was the step-by-step manner in which we would build up to a final realization of what needed to be done. This experience will enable me to create what has to be built into the vision and goals for the Guardian Angels."
Curtis A. Sliwa,
Founder & President, Guardian Angels International
"Ten years ago I spent three days in an intensive coaching session with Jerry. The experience can best be described as an 'awakening' and a real turning point in my life. The session fine-tuned my heart, body and mind and has made a significant difference in my career and my personal life. Jerry helped me see myself as others see me and helped me understand the things I did that sabotaged my success. I came away refreshed, focused and a kinder person; not the stressed, reactive and hardened executive that I had become. What Jerry does is not just another program that one soon forgets. I have recommended Jerry's program to other executives and their results have been equally powerful. Jerry's superior intuition and extremely caring nature make him uniquely qualified to help executives make positive and lasting changes in their lives . . . an opportunity that should not be missed."
Ada Diaz Kirby,
President and CEO, COMMTECH International, Inc.
"This coaching experience was a great process of self discovery. It allowed me to discover the answers for myself and to focus on what I needed to know in order to get back into balance. It was comprehensive, covering my mind, body and spirit. And it is set up to be an ongoing learning experience. Jerry is very inviting. You feel like you have known him before. He has great ability to discover what you need and instantly change course accordingly to meet your needs. I can now take the next steps to increase the quality in my personal and professional life."
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Channel Back to the top
"When a person chooses to be taught or coached, they are looking for credibility in the content persuasion and the comfort of verbal openness. As the song goes, 'We Had It All.' The content was tailored to my specific needs. From some simple directions on paper, Jerry developed an amazing journey reinforced by comprehension and acceptance. This was an awakening of a professional who thought he knew it all to one who now looks to grow richer in spirit and life through an open mind. Both my personal and professional life will benefit. Application of the skills learned makes each day more positive, while life on this plane is now an exciting journey."
CEO, Chemfix, Australia
"This has been a pivotal experience for both my personal and professional life. It is a rare opportunity to focus on specific things that are getting in the way of my progress, where the focus is intense enough and has enough feedback loops to really drive significant change. What I especially liked was Jerry's ability to interpret and connect with my needs and match them with strong workable solutions. He went the extra mile and took the risks to go beyond normal expectations. He deserves an A++! This has given me the tools to navigate future waters and even enjoy the trip. My soul thanks you from the bottom of my heart."
Bell H. Smith,
former Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, KOLMAR Laboratories
"As a practicing sports psychologist with over 25 years of experience. I can strongly endorse Dr. Eppler's approach to problem solving and enhancing peak performance. He was very sensitive to both my partner's and my concerns. He quickly grasped what the real problems were. The dynamic ways in which he helped us visualize the important issues allowed us to go back home and resolve the problems. Most importantly, he got the job done in a rapid and practical manner. This man is good!"
Curt Erickson, Ph.D.,
Sport Performance Consultant, 1985 American Climbing Team, Mount Everest; Performance Coach, 1996 Olympic Gold Medal Team
"This was the most insightful two days of my life. I really liked the way you dealt with me in a calm, quiet, think about it, does it make practical sense manner. As a result, I changed the strategic plan for my business. In hindsight I saved a lot of money and stress. Exploring who you are is most exciting."
Owner, La Camisa (Sausalito, Carmel, La Jolla)
"A good job putting together a set of experiences tailored to my needs. I continue to use what I learned from you every day, and I literally mean every day. Great insight, right from the first cup of coffee. Good pacing and flexibility. You really listened to me without imposing your own paradigms on me. Very effective in helping me see myself. I trust and believe that I am pursuing a path that will take me where I want to go. I truly believe you helped me launch into the second part of my life."
Director, Market Research & Analysis, US WEST
"This seminar gave me a chance to concentrate on an important decision with someone trained to facilitate the decision making process. I now have a few alternatives that I hadn't considered. His program cleared my mind and allowed me to focus on what I really wanted to do next. I liked your use of other resources and especially your openness and honesty. Jerry has a knack for facilitating tough personal decisions."
Vice President, Engineering, Aldus Corporation Back to the top
"Jerry tailored this meeting to best meet my needs. There was a perfect balance of intuitive focus with analytical activities. I received the individual attention I needed to begin making significant changes. This was a pivotal experience for me in creating a healthy balance in my work and personal environment. I came to see the true value of balance in my life. I felt very connected to Jerry. He has a wonderful spiritual energy, is open minded and unconditional in his support of others. As a result I began planning for my most important life work." (These comments were received seven years after Sandy's one-on-one intensive).
Sandy K. Smith,
Vice President, Operations, US WEST Network Systems
"This time was tailored for me. In retrospect there was much value in each segment. As a result of your seminar I totally changed my diet. This is a very unique experience that seduces you to look at yourself in a new light. Your program has helped me face my most important issues and put them into focus. Thank you!"
Robert F. Hoffman,
President, Accuride Corporation
"Jerry Eppler is the wave of the future for business managers. This was an excellent seminar. Both the content and the context were first rate. I liked the personal relationship he established with me. There was trust, sharing and integrity."
Staff Manager, NYNEX Information Resources
COACHING and 360 EXECUTIVE ASSESSMENT
"Most important to me was that the coaching was tailored to me and the most important things I need to be focusing on. It was intense. You need to be willing to receive some hard messages. But because of Jerry's personal touch, helpfulness and the fact that he is very skilled I was able to learn a lot and immediately apply those learnings to real life situations. I also trust that the action plans coming out of this experience will help me develop into a better leader, coworker, friend, father and husband."
Principal Officer, MPR Associates, Inc.
"Thanks for helping me feel so good about myself. The problems at work are small potatoes when I can frame the larger picture of my life."
Director, American Medical Association
"There was lots of controversy, but people told me the truth. Jerry made it safe for people to talk with the senior person. He has excellent skills dealing with difficult people."
Manager, EG & G
"This coaching experience represents an outstanding opportunity to learn about yourself and how to apply these insights to all facets of your life. Jerry is outstanding. His ability to listen and then help you find your own way is very impressive."
Howard Gardiner, Ph.D.,
President, LACO Associates
"I cannot thank you enough for your generous gift of listening and wisdom. You truly listened and grasped very quickly the problems I was having. Your style was like a very seasoned guide. You made me think about my issues from a different perspective. This coaching experience gave me more confidence to actively pursue my goals. I have described this process to others as having blinders removed and receiving renewed energy and vision. Again, many thanks for your valuable help."
RN Supervisor, Visiting Nurses Association
"This in depth evaluation helped me to clarify what's always been inside me. It helped me focus on the priorities of my professional life while reinforcing the necessity for balance in my personal life. I liked that Jerry is very personal and authentic in his coaching style."
President, Executive Developent, Clarus Consulting, LLC Back to the top