Rave Reviews of Linda
Here's what a few of Linda's
said . . .
"Linda showed us how to use the diversity of our interests, skills and abilities
to enhance the operation of our group. Through innovative exercises and creative
facilitation, she led us from wide-ranging attitudes and agendas to a consensus
that allowed the national board of the Society of Government Meeting
Professionals to speak with one voice and function as a finely tuned machine."
Cheryl Thompson CMP
National Society of Government Meeting Professionals
"Terrific presentation! You make understanding and reading behavior easy to
learn about and fun. It will really make a difference in sales."
"...Besides your engaging and energizing style, you presented incredible content
with practical approaches for real-life application. I especially appreciate
your original thinking, which ensures your content is unique and refreshing."
".....You even went off the charts with some 5+ and 10 ratings!."..comments
include...Energizing; Informative; Excellent; The best session of the seminar;
What a dynamic speaker...Thank you for spending time with the participants
during the networking lunch and after the sessions.. I also appreciate you
signing your book for those who asked... You were great to work with...."
International Association of Administrative Professionals
"Great program. Many wished they had more time to learn about your R.O.P.E.S.
St. Louis Society of Association Executives
"Your message packaged with enthusiasm, humor and warmth was exactly the right
touch for our 20th Anniversary Celebration. You drew the highest attendance we
have ever had and I am still hearing kudos..."
Human Resources Assoc. of Central Connecticut
I knew the session was going to go well from the moment I contacted you. I was
impressed with your preplanning. Some of the comments are as follows, excellent
presenter! Great speaker, great ideas, keeps your interest, Very upbeat! Just
what I needed to keep me focused! Fun!...We truly enjoyed your presentation."
Healthcare Financial Managers Association
"...thank you for an extraordinary presentation at our full day
conference....the messages you were able to relay were priceless. Your ability
to make people see the humor in life as well as in themselves is a true
talent... (you were) the reason we had such a successful conference."
Medical Group Management Association
"Thank you again for your enthusiastic and timely presentation, ‘Do You Hear
What I Mean?’...comments included, "fantastic program." "Great, engaging," "good
use of humor," and "great...zowie!"....a big thank you!
American Society for Training and Development
"Thank you for a great ending to our conference. Outstanding!"
City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas
"....outstanding job....educating and motivating the participants.......
fast-paced, thought-provoking presentation."
Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors
".....thank you for the fantastic presentation you gave, ‘Creating Your Own
Life: Success Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.’ Your program was truly our Christmas
Gift.......a rewarding experience. I wish you could help everyone .....like you
have helped me."
Financial Women International
BUSINESS and INDUSTRY
"I wanted to take a few moments and say "thank you" for the wonderful work that
you did this year at Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc. It was a tough time for all of
us and the ‘survivors" are constantly referencing your sessions as an important
step in helping them through the turmoil of major change. You are a truly
accomplished presenter with a focus on helping others learn.... On behalf of
Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc. and yours truly, thank you for a real contribution to
our change efforts."
John T. Scott
VP, Organizational Development
Mallinckrodt Medical (a division of Tyco)
"Your presentation (Creating BUZZ) was a jewel of an evening, a Chateaubriand -
you shared so much of value, learned well over deep experience, distilled to its
essence, delivered faultlessly, with great stories and terrific humor. The group
was entranced - the image that came to mind was how people in a group lean over
to listen to a quiet speaker who truly 'knows their stuff.'"
The Borders Group
"....Very thought provoking and right on!! You offered new and different
insights... really engaging and high energy. You were the best part of the
AT&T Call Servicing
"Your ability to communicate the positive attitude needed to survive and succeed
in today’s working world was right on target. I especially enjoyed your humorous
past experiences and anecdotes."
KORTE Construction Company
"Linda Nash has been an invaluable resource for our company. We have engaged her
in several of our annual "Summer Retreat" events and she has proved to be an
effective coordinator/facilitator/presenter. Linda went the extra mile to get to
know our management team and customized her presentations according to our
objectives. She was very helpful in helping us communicate, manage, and support
change within our organization ......She is wonderful to work with and you can
count on her 100%."
Kevin L. Short, President OPAA! Food Management, Inc.
"Thank you for a terrific presentation. You had your hands full, with people
stressed out with the holidays and the auditorium giving you more obstacles than
help. Your message was upbeat and sensible. Just what we needed."
St. Anthony’s Medical Center
"Thanks for helping kick off our company retreat. Your keynote and
communication/team building exercise really made a difference. All the great
interaction was evidence of your talent as a speaker and facilitator."
Missouri Enterprise –Business Assistance Center
"I know you’ve faced tough audiences before, but probably none as challenging as
the P&GA team at Red Crown. Nevertheless, you handled a tough subject in a very
open, positive and productive manner... Thanks very much for helping us begin
the rebuilding process. I look forward to getting together with you either in
Chicago or St. Louis to talk about some of the lingering concerns as well as the
opportunities for improvement. It was a pleasure working with you."
James M. Griffith
VP, Public and Government Affairs, Amoco
"No one in our (design) studio had previous sales training. Ms. Nash’s approach
to self analysis, then client analysis is not only interesting but a very common
sense approach to selling. The staff is actually using what we learned. We look
forward to higher sales and hearing more from Ms. Nash in the future."
June Roesslein Interiors
"On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Hotel.....thank you for the
terrific seminar......Building Positive Relationships.....You truly excel in
your profession and we are fortunate to have an individual of your caliber
available to speak to our management group."
Madison Concourse Hotel
"Your enthusiasm, great sense of humor and wonderful stories really emphasized
the important points you shared. You gave people a different perspective and
motivated them to look at their marketing and sales in a new way."
St. Louis Small Business, Inc.
"It takes a pretty spectacular speaker to follow (CEO) Sue Cejka, and you
certainly are one! We especially appreciated the fact that you spent time with
us before the speech and caught on quickly to the jargon and intricacies of our
rather specialized field. Your comments were right on target for
Cejka and Associates
"Thank you, again for joining us at OPAA’s Summer Retreat. You more than
exceeded my expectations! You have a great way of really making us think while
adding humor along the way. I love your stories and how you related them to our
Sheila Middleton, Director of Operations
OPAA! Food Management
"Your presentation on Tools and Techniques for Success and afternoon session on
Lateral Thinking were fantastic! Your work blended marvelously with our planning
on Friday... I was pleased with your ability to mix humor into a learning
session, where staff felt comfortable participating....thank you for bringing
out the best in those attending....."
Division of Management Services
University of Missouri
"Your warm and personable style melted away the terrible winter weather outside
as you provided practical tools, inspiration, and the right amount of humor to
strengthen and soothe our insides. According to the comment cards, attendees
especially enjoyed the practical ideas you shared to help women recover their
strength, spirit, and joy."
The Women’s Symposium – Nevada, MO
"....you exceeded our expectations! We were impressed with your organization and
the attention you paid to preparing and tailoring your presentation to our
audience. ... In all respects you were great to work with! Comments...
"presentation was informative, insightful and humorous"..."One of the most
honest and motivating talks I’ve heard in a long time."
University of Wisconsin
"Participants loved you – what you had to say and the warm, caring way you said
it. ....Participants received a million dollars worth of value."
Today’s Woman Professional Development Conference – Jefferson College
"I want to express our appreciation for the dynamic, enthusiastic and
informative presentations you have made at our Professional Development for
Women conferences....You have consistently done an outstanding job."
"Thank you for your presentation on "Making Change Work for You and Your
Family." You did a tremendous job....Your clear, practical ideas combined with a
wonderful sense of humor made for a terrific seminar."
Honoring the Family Concept Symposium St. Louis University High School
"Thank you for an excellent presentation. ...So informative. Staff stated that
you instilled in them a real sense of self-determination."
Special School District
"Thank you for an outstanding presentation in our public seminar, "How to
Compete with the Giants and Win." Really excellent, fun, and great interaction."
Belleville Area College
"Your use of personal stories, humor, and ability to communicate ideas to others
made this program a BIG SUCCESS. ....You were able to address all of the issues
we discussed when planning this special evening."
St. Johns Bank & Trust Company
"Thank you for helping our employees deal with the changes during a difficult
time. You really made a difference."
"Your team building program helped our geographically separated group build
rapport, solve some important issues, and understand how to work together
better. And they had fun in the process."
GOVERNMENT – LOCAL – STATE – FEDERAL
"...you provided the employees with substantive ideas and tools about bouncing
back and remaining resilient during hard times. Thank you for taking the time to
learn about our department’s culture and challenges – it was apparent to all
involved that your message was specifically designed to educate and inspire the
DAS employees. ...it was very beneficial to dedicate the afternoon to equip them
(senior management team) with change management ideas and....organizational
leadership and communication for tumultuous times. Your guidance was on
Ohio Department of Administrative Services
"Thank you for the dynamic keynote and terrific leadership program..... Comments
have ranged from "wow" to hilarious, fantastic, inspirational and "I could have
listened to her all day."....You provided just what we needed."
National Association of Postmasters of the United States
"Your presentation to our managers really made a connection. I’ve never seen our
group listen so intently. You were the favorite part of our meeting. Comments
included informative, entertaining, great interaction, real food for thought,
uplifting and insightful. Thanks for making it happen!"
Social Security Administration
"..Powerful message. I was impressed that you maintained and sustained interest
and participation by the group throughout the afternoon. Your message of
"authentic power" struck a resounding chord with our legal staff. You are
compelling, energetic, and very entertaining. Our only disappointment is that we
did not schedule you for a longer presentation. You were the highlight of the
Office of Legal Services – Illinois Dept. of Children & Family Services
"Thank you so much for delivering the closing speech at our annual Governor’s
Conference on Workforce Development. You reflected our theme in your
presentation, because you truly did "Achieve Results...and Exceed
Expectations"!! .... As you can see (from enclosed comments), you were quite a
Missouri Training Institute
Governor’s Conference on Workforce Development
"In addition to your outstanding keynote performance, your breakout
session...Building Positive Relationships .Effective Communication with the
Delightful, the Doubting and the Downright Difficult, proved to be one of the
best of the conference. ...Comments included, ‘best thing about the conference
was Linda Nash’s presentations, creating enthusiasm for taking control of your
life was certainly a great way to begin the conference."
Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)
"Linda your closing keynote left a tired and somewhat overburdened group with
smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts. They had great fun, laughed a
lot, and I know, felt great about the work they do. I know, because I felt that
way, too. Thank you, again for a wonderful program."
Child Abuse and Neglect Conference
"... Your keynote address and workshop were ranked by our participants as the
best parts of the conference!...Not only were your presentations excellent, but
the entire experience of working with you was terrific! You are a true
professional and a delight to work with."
US Postal Service National Women’s Conference
"Your session was rated as outstanding! A few comments include, a breath of
fresh air, new ideas to incorporate in our work, very positive and fun."
Missouri Child Support Enforcement Association
"Your presentation on Communication Power was just what we needed ..... we
especially appreciated the specific references you made to the Library District
and to our staff; we thought you worked here!"
St. Charles City-County Library District
"We all enjoyed hearing your exciting stories and great examples. You kept us
motivated and interested throughout the entire session.....You’ve managed to
change our way of thinking about ourselves and inspired us to move on and
Texas Department of Human Services
"On behalf of the Missouri Division of Family Services Team Self-Sufficiency, I
want to thank you for four excellent workshops. Your sessions were not only
informative, motivating and thought-provoking, but also as much fun. You have a
talent for getting the group to laugh, listen and engage in the sessions. Your
very positive and dynamic approach helped to make our first statewide Team
Self-Sufficiency Conference a huge success."
Max A. Foresman, Assistant to the Director
MO. Division of Family Services
"...very impressive. Your ability to captivate and motivate the audience blended
well with the other events of the evening....... your sincere interest in
wanting to enrich and inspire peoples’ lives was very evident to me."
Private Industry Council
"Labor market area four represents 13 counties and the One Stops in this area
not only represent geographic diversity but a great diversity of agencies and
professional expertise. It was not easy devising a workshop to help such a
diverse group learn to come together and work as a team, but you hit the nail on
the head with a good mix of hands-on activities, anecdotes, and factual data.
You were able to combine humor and sound reasoning into an interesting and
relevant seminar which helped us address the transition issues of our One Stop
(on behalf of Workforce Development Initiatives)
"Linda was just the inspiration we needed. Her well paced presentation, coupled
with useful suggestions, helped our group see the light at the end of the
tunnel. ......all in attendance remarked that Linda’s seminar helped them see
ways to reduce stress and cope better on the job."
David Stoecklin, Madison County Employment and Training Dept.
"You did it! You made me a hero for hiring you. Your upbeat keynote address and
informative workshop on effective communications were the highlight of my
Post Office Operations Manager
"...thank you for a delightful presentation at our Planning Forum... really
informative and productive."
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
"Your presentation was well received – evaluation comments included motivating,
humorous, energetic, and especially, useful information that they (participants)
could apply in their daily work and personal life."
Thora Cahill, Illinois Child Care Bureau
"I had specific goals that I wanted to achieve for both training sessions and I
believe that we accomplished them. .....You provided the employees with
substantive ideas and tools. I also appreciate your mentoring approach when
training the senior management team. ....Again, your guidance was on-point and
quickly absorbed by the team. We will continue to build on the foundation that
you provided. Thank you for making our meeting successful."
Scott Johnson, Director
Ohio Dept. of Administrative Services
"We never knew communication could be so much fun. You provided lots of useful
information sprinkled with just the right amount of fun stories and examples.
Thanks for taking the time afterwards to answer individual questions."
American Family Insurance
"...the conference was great, and in no small measure due to the great keynote
speech you delivered. ....It was timely, on target, and loaded with great ideas
for maximizing capabilities. You are really an inspiration."
National Association of Insurance Women
"When St. Paul Companies announced that the Lincoln Regional Office was closing
it was a trying time. Then you arrived like a breath of fresh sunshine. Your
counseling, training, and motivation helped us accept the situation, gain back
our self-confidence, and move forward."
Regional Operations Manager, Economy Insurance
"You really got attention with your line about "mold." Not only was it funny and
impactful but our participants knew that you understood what is happening in the
industry. Both the workshop and keynote were fun, enlightening, and motivating."
Atlanta CPCU Conference
"Our people were hurt and angry over the closing and you came in and made them
laugh, gave them tools to move forward and the belief that they could make it.
The exercise with the cards was terrific! What an eye-opener. It has truly been
a pleasure working with you over the past two years."
The St. Paul
"Your approach to managing stress wasn’t the same old worn information most
people share. We gained new insight and realistic techniques. Thanks for a fun
and enlightening program.."
"Linda gave us a greater understanding of our co-worker's styles, which improved
our communication and team work. She used her sense of humor and wisdom to help
find commonalities across ages, race, culture and levels."
Father Dunne's Newsboys' Home
"Linda, you were upbeat and entertaining, but more important, your message was
one of substance, the kind of substance which makes you think long after the
presentation is over."
Nurses for Newborns Foundation
"Linda, your motivating words of encouragement were quite refreshing and
extremely important for our families. You really touched them."
"Your program, Building Relationships, Understanding Behavior Styles, was fun
and interesting, but most of all, it has impacted our staff relations and helped
us understand our clients better." Thank you for making a difference for us."
St. Patrick Center
"Not only did you step in with only three days notice to substitute for our
speaker who became ill, but you came prepared with great material to meet our
needs........delightful and clear...........very inspirational .......I can give
you the highest praise!
Center for Spiritual Living
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