Testimonials

 
“Mark Nevins played a valuable, important, and constructive role in shaping our organizational structure as it evolved to fit the company’s needs and changing profile. He was instrumental in helping to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual senior leaders.”
“Mark Nevins played a valuable, important, and constructive role in shaping our organizational structure as it evolved to fit the company’s needs and changing profile. He was instrumental in helping to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual senior leaders. Mark also helped enormously in resolving interpersonal conflicts and in helping with the coaching of key existing and potential new senior leaders of the firm. Through these efforts, the firm has been able to adapt well to the rapidly changing environment in recent years, and in particular we were able to navigate the dramatic effects on our business during and after the economic collapse of 2008-2009. The firm has been able to successfully implement management transitions and develop leaders who will help us grow in the future.”
James Burrows, Vice Chairman, Charles River Associates
 
“Mark Nevins structured the conversations well. Broke the groups up at the right moments. And most importantly allowed the conversation to flow as it needed to without too much interruption. I think that the results and the insights that came out of the day were extremely helpful and constructive”
“I have participated in a number of executive offsites and retreats, and none of them was as good as the one that Mark Nevins oversaw for us. He structured the conversations well. Broke the groups up at the right moments. And most importantly allowed the conversation to flow as it needed to without too much interruption. I think that the results and the insights that came out of the day were extremely helpful and constructive and I know everyone on our team felt the same way. I can honestly say Mark is the best at what he does and it was a pleasure to spend time with him.”
Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
 
“Tom Gosselin will question me to uncover what I am trying to accomplish prior to moving ahead and offering a solution.”
“In the years I have been associated with Tom Gosselin I have always found him to be most receptive to my needs, whether they are on a corporate business level or on a personal basis. In business, Tom will question me to uncover what I am trying to accomplish prior to moving ahead and offering a solution. Rich in humor and anecdotal stories, Tom brings real business experience to his examples and applies strong principles in his actions.”
Keith Slater, Head of HR for Europe, Ingersoll Rand
 
“My executive coaching work with Libby Halstead represents a true turning point in my career. I had what I consider to be my most successful client engagement to date during that time […] and I also enjoyed my work more than I had before. ”
“As an executive coach, Libby Halstead pushed me to define for myself the goals and objectives for the coaching, and to be accountable for the pace, progress, and consistency of our work together. Therefore, I "owned" it, not her--which turned out to be a big part of the success. My executive coaching work with Libby represents a true turning point in my career. I had what I consider to be my most successful client engagement to date during that time (the client was not only pleased but felt we had real impact/results and I have maintained deeper relationships with those folks than I did on previous engagements) and I also enjoyed my work more than I had before. I've been on a strong trajectory ever since and am in good position to get promoted this spring. ”
Reid Carpenter, Principal, Booz & Co.
 
“Jennifer Goldman has the unique combination of caring personality and patient demeanor with a focus on driving results […] I would recommend Jennifer to any colleague or friend.”
“Jennifer Goldman has the unique combination of caring personality and patient demeanor with a focus on driving results with her clients. She enabled me to reflect properly on my actions and how I could make improvements. I would recommend Jennifer to any colleague or friend.”
Alexandra Tyler, Head of Digital Marketing and Sales Development, TIAA-CREF
 
“Jeanmarie Alessi is a gifted leader and facilitator. […] I highly recommend her work and have always been amazed at her ability to keep up on current research in her field of expertise—and in addition she is just plain fun to work with!”
“Jeanmarie is a gifted leader and facilitator. I have had the pleasure to work with her for many years and she delivers high-quality results time after time. I have engaged Jeanmarie in many capacities which include developing manager/ leadership offerings, facilitating powerful workshops based on complex material, and to serve as a coach to help leaders develop their strengths. I highly recommend her work and have always been amazed at her ability to keep up on current research in her field of expertise—and in addition she is just plain fun to work with!”
Becky Lock, Senior Director of Learning and Development at Thomson Reuters
 
“Craig McCall has helped me and my leadership team, and I am confident that you will see the value in his experience, expertise, and advice.”
“There is not a better coach out there who can drill down to core opportunities that translate to action plans to develop leadership skills. Craig has helped me and my leadership team, and I am confident that you will see the value in his experience, expertise, and advice.”
Kevin Pelletier, General Manager, Martin-Brower
 
“Mark Nevins's keen understanding of both the inner workings of a business organization and the nature of customer-facing activities in professional firms helped us define the key issues to be worked for our transformation, and craft an action plan to accomplish it.”
“I engaged Mark Nevins to help my senior leaders work through the ramifications of transforming our business approach from a product focus to a professional services focus. Mark designed and facilitated a three-day workshop for my top 60 people that brought us to a much fuller understanding of the questions that every business should periodically ask itself:
  • What drives our economic engine?
  • How do our customers see us?
  • What are we passionate about?
  • What are our sustainable competitive advantages?
  • How do we need to change?
Mark's keen understanding of both the inner workings of a business organization and the nature of customer-facing activities in professional firms helped us define the key issues to be worked for our transformation, and craft an action plan to accomplish it.”
The Honorable John Hillen, President and CEO Sotera Defense, and former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs
 
“Mark Nevins […] uniquely blends empathy and practicality with a hands-on approach. ”
“I continue to engage Mark Nevins for coaching, executive development, and team learning because he uniquely blends empathy and practicality with a hands-on approach. Through Mark's coaching, my team members, colleagues, and I have achieved step-change improvements in performance. Mark's work with my teams has helped them improve communication and alignment while developing practical leadership and management skills they can apply in their day-to-day jobs”
Peter Stern, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Time Warner Cable
 
“Mark Nevins made a significant contribution to instilling a new mindset as we integrated sales, marketing, and editorial. He built trust across the teams, and helped develop new processes to enable groups to work much more collaboratively and track positive results.”
“Over the course of a year, Mark Nevins worked with my team at NBC-Universal, and he made a significant contribution to instilling a new mindset as we integrated sales, marketing, and editorial. He built trust across the teams, and helped develop new processes to enable groups to work much more collaboratively and track positive results. ”
Jodi Kahn, President, iVillage, NBC-Universal
 
“Mark Nevins is literary, aware, and awake. He is sensitive while being strong. He lets us unload into our best selves while he takes on the role of holding things together.”
“Mark Nevins has facilitated our Board and Senior Leadership retreats for the last three years. Each year the conditions of our company have changed radically. Each year the world is a different place. Mark does a wonderful job of keeping current on those dynamics. Yet still–and perhaps more importantly–each year, we pick up right where we left off in many important ways. The fears that proved false in retrospect are brought back for formal burial, and personalities are treated with seamless continuity. As such, the comfort level from day one goes up each year, and our agenda progresses ever further. Mark is literary, aware, and awake. He is sensitive while being strong. He lets us unload into our best selves while he takes on the role of holding things together.”
Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO, athenahealth
 
“Jeanmarie is the L&D facilitator I turn to for the professional development needs of my organization. Not only are her sessions engaging, practical, and beneficial long after the program ends, but the participants ask when she is coming back again!”
“Jeanmarie is the L&D facilitator I turn to for the professional development needs of my organization. Not only are her sessions engaging, practical, and beneficial long after the program ends, but the participants ask when she is coming back again!”
Deborah Warner, Director for Professional Learning & Development at RBS
 
“Drawing on her years of experience, Jennifer Goldman was quickly able to develop a strong understanding of my situation.”
“Jennifer is astute, focused, and goal oriented. Drawing on her years of experience, she was quickly able to develop a strong understanding of my situation, and she worked with me to devise a strategy helpful to me in attaining my goals. I have every confidence in her”
Conrad Benham, Lead Consultant, Cyrus Innovation
 
“I appreciate Mark Nevins's pragmatic approach and ability to tailor it to our needs. We have taken a highly fractured organization and turned it into a highly successful team in less than 18 months.”
“I engaged Mark Nevins to help with integral pieces of several strategic team sessions. The role that Mark has played to facilitate, introduce new learning, participate as a member of the team, and validate our direction has been invaluable. I appreciate Mark's pragmatic approach and ability to tailor it to our needs. We have taken a highly fractured organization and turned it into a highly successful team in less than 18 months.”
John M. Rehl, Senior Vice President, Google
 
“Mark Nevins is a trusted executive development colleague whose style, experience, and professionalism separate him from the pack. He is a superb lecturer and a highly ethical consultant.”
“I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mark Nevins on a number of leadership program for our Center. Mark is a trusted executive development colleague whose style, experience, and professionalism separate him from the pack. He is a superb lecturer and a highly ethical consultant.”
Jan M. Wilmott, former Director, Boeing Leadership Center
 
“Mark Nevins delivered a fantastic program on “Leading Change.” I felt like I was back in college again, but with lots of practical applications. We really benefitted from his experience and perspectives.”
“Mark Nevins delivered a fantastic program on “Leading Change.” I felt like I was back in college again, but with lots of practical applications. We really benefitted from his experience and perspectives.”
Christopher Johnstone, Director for Northeast Asia, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy)