Client Testimonials

What an Inspiration You Are!
– Barbara L. Whittaker, Executive Director GM Worldwide Publishing

gmlogo“My staff and I came back with renewed spirits and the will to work on building a stronger team bond … thanks to your innate ability to motivate and inspire. Needless to say, I was again awestruck by your talk just as I was when I heard you at the Women in Leadership Summit in San Francisco, this past February. Saying ‘thank you’ somehow just doesn’t seem enough.”

Your Session Was Outstanding
– Scott A. McDougall, Vice President, IBM Technical Support – Americas

ibmlogoMy goal for this year’s symposium was to educate and motivate some of our best and brightest leaders. Your session on Olympian Thinking clearly accomplished this goal as you shared your accomplishments and the role that vision, passion, and action play in successful people’s lives.

The feedback I received on your session was outstanding! Your session was the perfect way to start our week and accomplished my goal for this year’s symposium, to educate and motivate some of our best and brightest leader.”

Standing Ovation Speaks for Itself
– Kelly Neal, Business Development Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard

hplogo“Bravo on an outstanding performance. Your presentation at Albertson’s First National Store Director’s Meeting was a resounding success, and everyone was extremely pleased. The standing ovation speaks for itself.”


Rated Among the Best
– Claudia Welss, Director – Berkeley Executive Program, Haas School of Business

haaslogo“Once again, my most sincere thanks for your unique contribution to the Berkeley Center for Executive Development at Haas’ Berkeley Executive Program. For the third year in a row, your session rated among the best. I’m grateful for your continued commitment to engage our executives in the important conversations that are shaping our world.”

– Linda J. McArthur, International President of Financial Women International

financialwomensassociationlogo“What can I say except WOW! Your graciousness, professionalism, and inspirational message set the tone for our annual conference. Your phrase ‘Oh, yes I can’ became the mantra of choice for the remainder of the week.”

A True Partner
– Chris Turner, Xerox Business Services

xeroxlogo“Marilyn, you were a true partner with us . The specific tools provided in your workshops were put to immediate use at the conference to fan the flames of the learning revolution.”

High Demand
-David Wick, Executive Training and Development, Sun Microsystems

sunlogo“After hearing Marilyn at our Leadership Forum, many of our managers immediately incorporated her leadership tools. The videotapes of that session continue to be in high demand.”‘


– Dr. Juliet Chieuw, Managing Director, Aruba Quality Foundation

arubalogo“As Managing Director of the Foundation and charged with cultivating a national understanding of quality, I am delighted with the response that Marilyn has received. The reception of Marilyn’s ideas is beyond my own expectation. Not only is her material sound and grounded, her presence vibrates with positive energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and compassion. She is indeed the kind of leadership role model that I dreamed of bringing to Aruba.”

A Fantastic Program!
– Hank Perry, Vice President, Pacific Union

pacificunion“Our Sales Associates Day with you was tremendously successful in meeting and exceeding our original objectives as well as all the others we identified with your guidance. You did a masterful job of assisting us in designing a program which would (and did) exceed our Company’s expectations. The day was focused, organized, and most importantly, full of creative energy. Congratulations on a fantastic program!”

Gratifying and Inspirational
– Judy Allen, Hewlett Packard Regional Women’s Conference

hplogo“I know that this was not your first experience with Hewlett Packard, and your reputation is well deserved as both keynote and workshop presenter. Your message has been an inspiration to those who have had the fortune to be in your audience. Marilyn, I hope this experience was as gratifying to you as it was inspirational to the women who attended your workshop.”

– Annie Rohrbach, National Association of Professional Organizers

napologo“The way you tell your story and inspire each of us to do extraordinary things has propelled many of us to greater and greater levels of awareness, confidence and excitement! Thank you so much for doing what you do, being who you are, and taking such a profound message out into the world, the word I continue to hear to describe you, your speech and everyone’s experience with you just happens to be one of my favorite words: AWESOME!”

Thought Provoking
– Joseph Maurelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, TECHMATICS

“Everyone I spoke with afterward thought it was exceptionally well presented, thought provoking and very appropriate for TECHMATICS. The message was a perfect fit for our corporate strategy which guides our growth in the 21Century. Thank you for your unfailing commitment to world peace.”

Another Olympian Performance
– James M. Cascino, Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Institutional Financing Services

“The final votes are now in and, without question, you were not only one of the highlights of our National Conference, but rated one of the fi nest speakers we’ve ever had in our nine years of conference experience. Congratulations on another Olympian performance.”