Below are quotes from clients in Illinois, Bali, Barbados, Maine, London,
etc. As a "Success Coach" I travel to my clients via airplane, telephone,
Skype and email! Please see "TIMES WOMAN" article about me at the
end of quotes. If I can help YOU, please let me know!
"Edie" has an amazing talent to quickly put people at ease and allow
them to open up to the possibilities of visionary change. She worked
with our entire team of 150 staff to create cohesive teamwork and build
stronger working relationships to weather the storms of change swirling
around health care delivery. Her approach to building team cohesion
through cognitive and experiential sharing while using drama is unique
and the perfect complement to quickly removing silos, creating
transparency and improving communication at multi-site organization. I
highly recommend Edith to those organizations seeking cultural
transformation through an effective and unique approach.
RICK ZEHR, President, IPMR,
Institute of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation
"Edie with her unique teaching style, positivity and encouragement,
helped me find my voice again. I thank her form the bottom of my heart!"
Dr. Dove Pratt, lead singer, THE BRAZILIONAIRES!!!
"Before embarking on a year as Rotary District Governor, which required
me to publicly present at least 70 times, I consulted with Edith Barnard.
She helped me better organize my thoughts with visualizations, develop
impact and deliver confident, clear, and concise messages. Edith really
helped me reach my stride quickly!"
Ron Riggins, Illinois Rotary District Governor, District 6460
"Our physicians feel that your presentation, "BEDSIDE MANNERS
MATTER," was quite informative, well organized, and professionally
presented. We look forward to continuing to work with you individually
and in group training. Your services are needed to help physicians
improve their communication skills."
Bernard Taylor, M.D., Chairman, Continuing Medical Education
Committee, Proctor Hospital
When Edie's in Barbados she works with our doctors improving their skills
in communication. Her unique training style is unsurpassed for success.
Dr. Henry Fraser, Dean University of the
West Indies Medical School.
RICHARD BRANSON knows that Edie inspires his employees to new
heights through her style of customer relations. He flew Edie to London
Virgin "Upper Class" to observe their skills in action! Our staff loves
working with Edie because she puts her all into making the sessions fun!
Deborah Scantlebury, Human Resources Captain, Virgin Atlantic,
"Edie's unique approach supports an open communication environment
that brings the best out of anyone! I highly recommend Edie's classes to
any person who is sincerely committed to making a personal change in
Joseph Milton, Music Entrepreneur, Fitch Heating and Cooling,
"Edith Barnard---theatre artist extraordinaire---inspired her inexperienced
actors to do their best, and it shows!"
Gary Panetta, Theater Critic, Peoria Journal Star
"Edith's seminar was insightful, thought-provoking and motivational!
Edith is an incredible presenter and she was the perfect presenter to
inspire our volunteers!
Lisa Plantamura, Junior League of Peoria
"Our Bali-Seminyak Rotary Club enjoyed Edith's "How To Work A Room"
seminar immensely. She inspired us and showed us how to develop
"sound bites" which tell who we really are. Learning her hints about how
to appear full of confidence even if we were quaking within was fun and
encouraging. We look forward to her next visit to Bali.
Anita Lococo, President, Rotary Club of Bali-Seminyak
"Edith makes you and your team more effective right from the start. She
takes expert speakers from good to great in a short time. She helps
people learn, stretch and grow while having fun in the process. I highly
recommend her to anyone who wants to succeed in a way they never
Susan Warren, Illinois' Postmaster of the Year
"This spring I took Edith's individual 6-week "Success Coaching" with the
intent of becoming more comfortable with speaking in front of groups.
We worked on breathing, presentation style and breaking old habits.
"Edie" helped me expand my comfort level and I have developed a new
level of confidence. I now enjoy speaking in front of groups! She also
did a "Team Building Through Drama" seminar with my staff
which improved their communication tremendously in a relaxed, fun
Nikki Vulgaris-Rodriguez, Director, Alzheimer's Association,
Central Illinois Chapter
"Edith was the keynote speaker at OSF's Women's Conference. The
ladies at my table and I were taking notes to capture her funny and
poignant spoken pearls of wisdom. I still remember her motivating
suggestions for an empowered life because I've hung my paper on my
Marilyn Eeton, Physical Therapist, Peoria
"Edie - I have some news I just have to share with you because I don't
think I would ever have considered this without the time I spent with you
in the seminars. I am starting today as the new Executive Assistant here
at Children's Home! I am excited and want to say thanks to you for all
Linda Keown, Peoria, Illinois
"Edie has very keen insights as to how to cut through your own
resistance to success, come out of your shell and move into circles of
influence with confidence, proficiency and skill. Her practical, easy to
apply approaches to networking and success are sure to offer value to
even the most experienced 'schmoozers'. I recommend her programs
and seminars highly."
Mitch Williams, Professional Entertainer and Speaker
"Thank you so much for creating a fun and motivating way to learn at
Saturday's "How To Work A Room" seminar. At the end of your class, I
truly felt like we all connected heart-to-heart. That hasn't happened at
any class I have ever attended."
Michelle Grawey, Busey Bank, Peoria, Illinois
"Thank you so much for the wonderful talk ,"BEDSIDE MANNERS
MATTER" you gave to our physicians. Your speech was lively and fun as
well as informative and interesting!"
Carole Siefken, CME Coordinator, Proctor Hospital, Peoria
|International Professional Speaker, Success Coach and Motivational