Jim's "edu-taining" style appeals to audiences around the world and across multiple industries.
To view a selection of feedback and testimonials from his keynotes, retreats and workshops, select an industry from the list below or scroll down to view everything on one page:
"Jim's presentation style is informative, knowledgeable and motivational. His audiences leave his seminars and workshops well informed and with a feeling that their attendance was well worthwhile."
Dirk Bannister, Club Development Manager, Kiwanis International, Airdrie, AB
"Thanks for the wonderful workshop! I walked away with a renewed sense of being and armed with practical tools for life."
Regina Balisi, Administrative Assistant, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON
"....participants gave you a 4.5 out of 5 for the overall quality of your presentation...participants particularly enjoyed your casual and informal presentation style, being in control in a group setting and the manner you were able to connect with the audience..."
Musawir Karim, Senior Research Associate and Program Manager, Centre for Management Effectiveness, The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON
"Very insightful excellent information and tools for both personal and professional growth."
Sue Spencer, Program Director/Manager of Volunteers & Meals on Wheels, Burnaby Information and Community Services, Burnaby, BC
"Jim Clemmer's talent in demystifying the complexities of effective management are evident not only in his down-to-earth books but also in his speaking ability. He is dynamic, well organized, uses interesting visual aids and inspires a commitment to action among his audience."
Al Cormier, Executive Vice President, Canadian Urban Transit Association, Toronto, ON
"Great quotes and presentation style - interactive, humorous, a real call to action."
Jan Walker, Unit Manager, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON
"Very well presented. Clear messages. Handout and excellent guide I can take back to the office to use with my staff."
Paul Mutch, Unit Manager, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON
"Thank you for the excellent day you spent with us. I still get positive feedback from the unit managers who enjoyed and benefited from the session."
Louise Kroon, Associate Director, Regional Operations, Canadian Cancer Society, Cumberland, ON
"This workshop and Jim's books provide focus, instill commitment and passion, and renew the spirit for both personal and professional development."
Lisa Diamond, Director, Public Programs & Services, Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto, ON
"This session is irreplaceable - you had to be there. I can tell others about some of the ideas and I can read the book, but today was so full of insight that it should not be missed."
Pat Bowyer, Program Developement Coordinator, Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Etobicoke, ON
"Highly informative, good gut check (personally and organizationally), building trust and teamwork."
Michelle Cobb, Communications Director, Developmental Disability Association, Richmond, BC
"Inspiring, building perspective, very helpful, a catalyst for good paradigm changes."
Emanuel Hilder, Developmental Disabilities Association, Richmond, BC
"Excellent, informative, refreshing, rewarding, inspiring. Confirms there is more than one table the moose is parked on!"
Danelle White, Director Residential Services, Developmental Disabilities Association, Richmond, BC
"Makes you look in the mirror as much as looking at those around you."
Enzo Garriteno, Manger Tech Services & Program Development, Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Etobicoke, ON
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"Captivating and allows you to embrace information in a fun way, inspires and re-inspires."
Ferial Nathoo, Regional Resource Development Coordinator, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
"Exceptional and easy to follow, inspiring speaker."
Charles Aywak, Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
"Excellent presenter, very learned and informative. Good session with useful insights on leadership."
Khurram Jamal, Assistant Manager, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
"Jim has good style of coaching sessions, with deep knowledge on management and leadership. He has shared the required tips to be successful leaders in work as will as life."
Samrin Suleman, Human Resource Office, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Encouraging, puts everyone at ease and draws them out."
Zehra Hamdani, Communications Strategist, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"An inspiring personality - really guided me to open my mind to ideas to lead myself towards leadership role in my career."
Afifa Batool, Senior Assistant Manager, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Jim is a wonderful facilitator directly connecting what he is speaking on and who his is speaking to."
Muhammad Akbar Khan, Manager, Environment Health and Safety, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Outstanding, energizing, motivating, interesting and enthusiastic."
Rukhsana Zuberi, Associate Dean, Education FHS, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
" Brilliant. He kept the Advance moving in a lively entertaining way. Program was well planned."
Asif Fancy, Director General Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Very skillful facilitator in managing a large prolific management team (+130) to a focused strategic agenda."
Jan Damery, Director, Development Canada, Aga Kahn University, Calgary, AB
"Excellent facilitator who keeps everyone focused and encourages participation to achieve maximum outcome."
Amir Rajani, Administrator Hospital Services, Aga Kahn University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Excellent facilitator who has engaged everybody with him to main topic, throughout seminars."
Sadruddin Bherani, Sr. Manger HR, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
"Knowledgable, humorous, wonderful positive speaker. This session was a re-affirmation of my life's lessons as well as in my life's choices. Amazing afternoon!"
Patti Tait, Office Assistant, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
"Very well presented. I benefited on how to become a better leader."
Cathy Mudry, Supervisor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
"Great balance between the personal and professional. Most "business people" exclude personal growth, spirit and meanings. Finally there is someone talking about the important issues in being a true, effective leader."
Lorna MacPhail, EFL Instructor, College of the North Atlantic, Doha, Qatar
"It was very informative in that my own experiences have been challenged in a concrete way where I walked out of the workshop enlightened and confident."
Rodney Bruce, EFL Instructor, College of the North Atlantic, Doha, Qatar
"Jim deals with the concept of leadership in a real and effective manner. He inspired me by prompting cues that give way to introspection and finding the leader within."
Claudio Daniele, Pathways Leader, Toronto District School Board, Toronto, ON
"I am contacting you because of my deep respect for you as a person, your skills and abilities, and your years of experience in the training and consulting field. You have honestly and truly had a profound effect on my life. ...I was so impressed with you, the quality and standard of your work, and the importance of your message(s) that I helped convince my employer to invest the time and capital to bring you to our fair city. You did a terrific job."
Joe Dodd, Education Analyst, Web Business Office/IT Services, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, AB
"Our organization brought Jim in to help us identify the elusive and esoteric concepts of leadership. Our senior management team came away from the seminar with a shared and persuasive understanding of what leadership is, and how it can be exercised. We were particularly impressed that the process included a comprehensive way of diagnosing an organization's issues via the Transformation Pathways. Wedding philosophical learning with pragmatic organizational process evaluation really helped us anchor effective leadership to everyday work place issues. Jim exceeded our expectations and brought us a new and valuable way of leading our organization."
Lari Mitchell, Manager, Human Resources, The Centre for Education Information, BC Government, Victoria, BC
"Your personable coaching style brought a diverse group of professionals together and resulted in a 'first' - three departments focused on a common preferred future... we appreciated your facilitation skills throughout the workshop in leading us to form our own conclusions regarding our management status and future needs. We have a renewed vigor and sense of excitement as a result of our exposure to Jim Clemmer and Pathways to Performance."
Steve Cripps, Director of Maintenance, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, AB
"Thank you for a fantastic learning experience. Your enthusiasm and knowledge base have encouraged each of us to be more effective in our complex roles."
Elaine Wetherup, Principal, Mary Johnston Public School, Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo, ON
"I'm enjoying your website and have made frequent use of your book and seminar material. Jim is a warm, extraordinary and inspiring speaker."
Frido Profoehr, Manager, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, School District #36 (Surrey), Surrey, BC
"I now have a new mentor to add to my (short) list of people who have inspired me to follow my calling."
Casey Farrell, Student, Confederation College, Thunder Bay, ON
"Thanks for coming to Durham District School Board and delivering your two-day Leadership @ the Speed of Change workshop. Although I found your sessions intense and challenging to me personally, I was rewarded for being there. You confirmed to me that adapting and growing is the only option, even in the ‘Twilight' years of my career. Resting on my laurels and my past accomplishments is not an option! Keep up the good work - I envy you having the opportunity to help change peoples' lives – especially those of us in the educational field."
Bob Arbeau, Principal, Lincoln Avenue Public School, Durham District School Board, Ajax, ON
"I received the evaluation report for the Canadian Agricultural Lifetime Leadership seminar this morning. Your session was one of the most highly rated of the entire four days. Congratulations, and thanks again! Here are the qualitative comments from the attendees: ‘Dynamic, combined professional and personal insights'- ‘Good, thought provoking' – ‘Focused me personally - my personal life and business; I see glimmers of clarity that I never had - extremely useful' – ‘Presentation style was excellent. Keep as a speaker for future sessions' – ‘A refreshing approach' ‘Jim knows his stuff' – ‘Good condensation of a lot of current thinking on leadership and a good way of explaining it' – ‘Stimulating, obviously well-versed on the subject' – ‘Dynamic and thought provoking; very beneficial'."
Scott McLean, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
"First time I have thought of leadership outside of the workplace. This has put leadership in a new perspective for me."
George Cormier, Instructor, College of the North Atlantic, Doha, Qatar
“Very good session, inspiring. Provides much personal reflection.”
Betty Daniels, Dental Assisting Instructor, College of the North Atlantic, Qatar
National Conference on Student Leadership
* "Absolutely wonderful presentation."
* "Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your insights and wisdom with the group."
* "Very calm, relaxed approach to the material; very poetic; modern theory; receptive to questions; open to discussion."
* "Very motivational. Very interesting field of research. You've given me a lot to think about."
* "Great job, new info and suggestions were really interesting and exciting!"
* "Thank you for bringing Jim in – he was great!"
* "Jim was excellent! I would like to have had more time."
* "Really Dynamic and interesting presentation. Thanks for the valuable insight. I feel "the line" is something I will remember and benefit from."
* "Very insightful and inspirational. Will definitely apply what I learned here to my life and share it with others."
* "Loved the presentation. Found it relevant and interesting."
* "I loved the presentation, and found new information."
* "Incredibly insightful – confirming my beliefs about choice and inspired me to research the power of words."
* "Excellent stories and examples! Very inspirational."
* "Excellent presentation, great understanding."
* "The best! Very, very interesting – it is so nice at times to be reassured of what you want and that you can do it."
"Very inspiring. I have a lot to think about for my personal life and I can't wait to start into my professional life to apply the ideas there."
Monika Frenker, Masters Student, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
"Great speaker, is interesting, funny, clear, motivational, very valuable and practical information."
Keetha Willard, Professor, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Haileybury, ON
"Innovative, entertaining and a great opportunity to re-assess what my personal and profession goals are and how to achieve them."
Brooke Ballantyne, Webmaster/Developer, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Timmins, ON
"Jim is a very dynamic, engaging speaker who provides valuable information in a highly informative and entertaining manner."
John Collins, Professor/Coordinator, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Timmins, ON
"Wonderfully motivating, direct, entertaining and informative."
Chris Bender, Supervisor, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Timmins, ON
"Jim has a great presentation and delivery style."
Jim Chalmers, Disability and Student Life Advisor, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Timmins, ON
"Very inspiring, made me think about my life. What kind of person I want to be and what steps I need to look at in order to get there. 'If it is to be, it's up to me.' "
Nancy Goudreault, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Haileybury, ON
"Fast paced and dynamic, relevant and instantly transferable to the workplace."
Fred Gibbons, Executive Regional Director, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, South Porcupine, ON
"Jim offered me a fresh perspective. I thought it was going to be 'hokey', but his sincere delivery made it truly meaningful and enduring."
Lisa Nykolyshyn, Internal Auditor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
"Jim is an excellent presenter. He is organized, conveys high energy and commitment to the topic and keeps session moving."
Sandra Foster, Nursing Practice Consultant, College of Registered Nurses, Castlegar, BC
"It was getting months of personal counselling in 3 hours. Fantastic sense of humour!"
Jennifer Huggins, Facilities Assistant, Northern College of Applied Art & Technology, Timmins, ON
"Educational, entertaining - great value for all employees, not just management. Jim is an expert in what he knows and delivers."
Allen Richert, Profressor/Coordinator Business Marketing, Confederation College, Thunder Bay, ON
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"Very good core concepts with practical examples so that all can relate. Many ideas to take back to the office."
Robert MacDonald, Project Manager, Sun Life Financial, Waterloo, ON
"Jim relates concepts to reality - to our individual lives. There is a genuine compassion reflected in the material."
Dorothy McKinnon, Manager, Document Services, Sun Life Financial, Waterloo, ON
"Very useful two days investment!"
Anna Lee, Manager, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
"Practical and useful lessons in strategic management. Excellent reinforcement of sound and time-proven principles."
Jay Woo, Vice President, IT,, The Co-operators General Insurance Co., Guelph, ON
"Key concepts - excellent approach and presentation."
Graeme Steele, Vice President, Taxation, The Co-operators General Insurance Co., Guelph, ON
"Jim's approach inspired our group to take a critical and constructive look at how we approach our strategy development and day-to-day operations."
Paul Hanna, Director, Strategic Planning, The Co-operators General Insurance Co., Guelph, ON
"The course provided some excellent suggestions for becoming a better leader without overwhelming the participants with information. Jim is very motivated, knowledgeable and entertaining. This was a day well spent."
Francie Dudeck, Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, MB
"Fantastic/stimulating meeting, very uplifting. Thanks Jim, absolutely wonderful insights into our day to day lives as we enjoy the journey!"
Jonathan Botterill, Principal/Owner, Sequoia Financial Group, Winnipeg, MB
"Helped to reinforce previous learning and has helped to assemble thoughts and items which need immediate attention within our organization."
Randy Bertsch, Senior Vice President, Member Relations, Island Savings Credit Union, Duncan, BC
"Excellent communicator, informative, keeps your attention, great understanding of everyone's situation. Very funny (and you can tell your kids I said that!)."
Bernice Mauws,, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Claims Services, Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, MB
"Excellent presentation/facilitation, clear and engaging."
Jeff Hemmett, Career Centre Leader, Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, MB
"Jim presented a useful tool for encouraging and implementing a high performance culture. Loved it!"
Linda Kyle, Human Resources, Sun Life Financial, Lethbridge, AB
"The session helped me to solidify the idea that positive thoughts have positive impacts at work, at home and anywhere else you find yourself."
Christopher Hill, Partner, Erb & Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd., Kitchener, ON
"A good presenter – thinks differently."
Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek, Head of Corporate Strategy, Al Safa Islamic Banking, Doha, Qatar
"Excellent and thought provoking presentation."
Amit Desai, Executive Manager, Qatar National Bank, Doha, Qatar
"Highly informative, greatly inspiring for change and development of organizations."
Amjad Radi, Senior Manager, Qatar National Bank, Doha, Qatar
"Always enjoy your comments. Very inspirational. Step back and appreciate life. Be grateful."
Kathy Lloyd, Life Manager, Great West Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg, MB
"Jim's down-to-earth, warm, and energetic style was perfect for our Executive Team's intensive workshop. We spent a very productive, fun, roll-up-your-shirt sleeves day together. We ended the day feeling energized and inspired to get going on the plans we had made."
Dana Kelso, Leadership Coach, Gerling Global, Toronto, ON
"An inspiring session - full of practical hints and wisdom to help us all become better leaders."
Martin Haynes, VP Corporate Services, Atlantic Blue Cross, Halifax, NS
"This was an innovative way of presenting the concepts of addressing issues in a lively and non-confrontational way."
Laura Riched, Regional Operations Manager, Manulife Financial, Ottawa, ON
"Always communicate, not just give information. Stop, start and keep rules. Managers see people as they are, leaders develop them into what they can be."
Maira McLeod, Citizens Bank of Canada, Vancouver, BC
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"Electrifying. I can assess my strength, weakness and leadership skills to follow."
Suleiman Abdallah, Manager, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Captivating, able to hold his audience's attention. Inspirational."
Sylvia, Mbugua, Physician, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Inspiring and very motivating. Refocusing our leadership as an action of leading and not a position."
Sylvia Gichuru, Nursing Practice Instructor, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Jim's an incredible speaker, he knows his stuff."
Christabel Wesonga, Nurse Manager, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Jim is an entertaining facilitator and communicates the leadership topic in a humorous way."
Peter Gatuha, Planning & Budgeting Manger, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Natural, confident, eloquent speaker. Aware of his subject."
Felistas Ngunjiri, Nurse Manager, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Very energetic and motivating."
Muhammad Hammad, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Khairunnisa Ismail, Sr. Management Executive, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
"Session was very informative and interactive. We did a lot of brain storming and learned quite a few strategies."
Dr. Sayeed Amber Hassan, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
"Excellent speaker, humorous, entertaining and very encouraging."
Janet Wallace, Personal Support Worker, Peel Senior Link, Mississauga, ON
"Coherent, well versed, charged up. Jim's build-up to the grand finale was very well structured."
Saleem Malik, Chair, Dept. of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Insightful, knowledgeable, inspiring, motivation and energetic."
John Tole, Chief of Staff, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Skilled, experienced, patient, flexible but focused on the bigger picture and in producing results."
Gerald Yonga, Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Excellent handling of a very large group."
Nadeem Khan, Regional CEO, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Considering the number of participants and extensive cultural background, very patient and must be having vast expertise to manage large team. He keeps the fire burning and I have got ideas on how to manage groups too."
Jane Wanyama, Director, Clinical Programmes, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
"Good use of Humour!! Excellent ability to get info across with story telling and relevant examples. Like the participative learning."
Shawn Flaman, Internal Consultant -Leadership Development, Cangene Corp., Winnipeg, MB
"Inspiring, honest.. Jim does a great job including everyone and getting the whole room excited about the project."
Kate Hanselman, Patient Access Manager, KishHealth System, Dekalb, IL
"Inclusive, humorous, engaging, on point, inspiring."
Mark Thate, Director Human Resources, KishHealth System, Dekalb, IL
"Energetic, humorous, interesting, informative, inspiring. I loved your personal telling "thanks for sharing" an afternoon of reevaluating one's self, "myself"."
Suzanne Charlebois, Wellness Coordinator, Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene, Penetanguishene, ON
"Awesome presenter, keeps audience attention. Good visual presentations."
Brenda Robinson, Nurse Recruiter, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Very educational, entertaining and helpful. It was fun and the best workshop I have attended thus far. 2 thumbs up!"
Gina Oldenburg, Coordinator Volunteer Resources, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Very genuine; focused, know content well. Leaves the participant with very insightful tips regarding dealing with staff and looking at one self. Instant 're-set' button for management staff."
Carol Anne Doll, Clinical Coordinator, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Had some doubts as I've attended some workshops in the past that were overpriced, over hyped and under-delivered. This one is the best I've ever been to - don't miss it!"
Darcey Zelko, Privacy Coordinator, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Highly recommended. Worth taking the time out of our busy world to step back and re-evaluate ourselves and our overall approach."
Sherri-Lynn Thacker, Controller, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Fast paced, dynamic, useful for all disciplines."
Holly Wendt, RN Clinical Co-ordinator, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Excellent session, entertaining and thought provoking. Provides tools to become a better leader. It provided insight into myself as a leader."
Shelley Scorgie, Unit Manager - ER, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Well worth attending. Great speaker and well prepared. Creates new and rekindled thoughts, humorous."
Cindy O'Flaherty, Clinical Coordinator, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Very inspiring and motivating. As a brand new manager I feel that I have been coasting along. This conference has inspired me and given me the tools to become a navigator!"
Linda Nelson-Filek Regional Manager SLP/Audiology, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Excellent session, offering great tools to communicate and resolve issues/attitudes in regards to change."
Sandra Beida, Unit Manager ICU, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Really appreciate the story telling approach and obvious knowledge base and experiences."
Deb Guerette, Director, Communications, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Excellent, excellent seminar with materials and ideas that are simple and easy to model and communicate."
Janet MacDonell, Administrative Assistant to Executive Director, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"Very informative, not just for at work, but useful information for parenting and other aspects of life."
Crystal Misan, Occupational Health and Safety Nurse, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
"I feel energized and ready to make changes."
Dolores Morgan, Laboratory Director, Peace Country Health, Grande Praire, AB
“You provided an excellent keynote address last week to participants in MHCA’s 2008 Fall Conference. Thank you for your insight, your preparation, and skilled presentation.
Here are several comments that appeared on our evaluation forms: Donald J. Hevey, President/CEO, Mental Health Corporation of America, Tallahassee, FL
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"Best leadership seminar I have attended, I left wanting more."
John Van Camp, President, Southwest Solutions, Detroit, MI
"Entertaining, realistic actions that can be implemented to move transformation."
Dennis Regnier, President/CEO, Grand Prairie Services, Tinley Park, IL
"Good solid ideas to move forward with."
Phillip Weaver, President/CEO, Hope Network, Grand Rapids, MI
"Jim is a knowledgeable and skilled presenter. He engages his audience in ways that add value for the conference participants."
Greg Disy, Chief Operations Officer, Aroostook Mental Health Centre, Caribou, MN
"Excellent presentation and presentation style - good audience involvement."
Jennette Hitchcock, Director Quality Management, Aroostook Mental Health Centre, Caribou, MN
"Informative, entertaining, provocative."
William Greer, C.E.O., Mental Health Center of Dane County, Madison, WI
"Applicable to daily living - inside and outside work environment. Gives a lot of information in an organized and logical manner."
Barb Schultz, RN/Clinical Team Leader - Cancer Centre, KishHealth System, DeKalb, IL
"Very interesting and well-informed individual that understands the principles of leadership in todays environment."
Robert Jacobs, Director, KishHealth System, DeKalb, IL
"Very inspiring and motivating."
Loretta Hendley, Clinical Development Coordinator, KishHealth System, DeKalb, IL
"The simple and effective nuts and bolts approach to the topic and content is valuable and invigorating."
Marty Epp, Director, Lakeridge Health Corporation, Oshawa, ON
"Very articulate and well thought out. Good motivational content. Lots of practical tools."
Norman Bloudin, Spiritual Care Coordinator, St. Joseph's Residence Inc., Winnipeg, MB
"Well presented; easy to understand; excellent videos. Learning occurred effortlessly."
Terry Rolland, Social Worker, St. Joseph's Residence Inc., Winnipeg, MB
"Excellent real world examples; multi use of different learning tools videos, group work and discussion."
Jennifer Shachtay, Manager, Recreation and Volunteer Services, St. Joseph's Residence Inc., Winnipeg, MB
"Very thought provoking, shifts your focus on what's possible."
Linda Sardo, Administrative Secretary, St. Joseph's Residence Inc., Winnipeg, MB
"After our workshop on Leading @ the Speed of Change, we provided the attendees with rated feedback questions. The rated averages, as well as the feedback and comments were outstanding. Every question revealed an average rate of 4.2 to 4.8 out of 5. Some of highest rated aspects of your workshop included ‘the speaker was well prepared and encouraged participation', ‘the content of this session was relevant to my work and I will be able to use what I learned in this session in my role as a manager/supervisor/team leader', ‘the content of this session stimulated my learning'. The participants rated the session overall 3.7 out of 4 (with 4 being excellent).
We also encouraged attendees to include their own additional thoughts, feelings and feedback. Once again, there were many positive and energetic comments regarding your workshop and your charisma as a speaker. I pulled a few out as examples illustrating the success of your presentation.
* Well-presented, interesting, easy to follow – hearing about how you overcame negative times, and steps to improve your life were helpful and inspiring.
* Good interactive session. Lots of sharing and brainstorming – strong team effort exhibited.
* Well done. Format should be used on a more regular basis to allow manager/supervisors to have input on other areas.
* Jim was energized and enthusiastic throughout the day. That kept us going on a Friday afternoon in a warm cramped room.
* Overall a highly rated presentation by Jim Clemmer
We have complied all the information are developing an action plan to address key competencies and the "elephants on the table". Hopefully our paths will cross again soon."
Marion Clark, Coordinator, Learning & Professional Practice, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay, ON
"Excellent. Brought issues back to basics, and showed strategies and means to gain resolution."
Vanessa Marcotte, Assistant Director of Finance, Sun Country Health Region, Estevan, SK
"Wonderful, complete and well packaged program. The best I have ever attended. ‘A full package of growth supplements'."
Ted Pincock, Practitioner, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
"Comments on your concurrent workshop included; ‘I could listen to this speaker all day! Very animated – good subject material.' ‘Very glad to have heard him – given me a new perspective on myself and the significance of the attitudes and the behaviors I enact.' ‘Very engaging! Good down to earth suggestions with attitudinal changes – very important'."
Debbie Maslowsky, Project Manager, Canadian College of Health Service Executives (Manitoba Chapter), Winnipeg, MB
"Most entertaining. Good use of humor to 'drive' your points home. Good interaction and participation with audience and amongst attendees."
Myrna Letournear, Board Chair, Geraldton District Hospital, Geraldton, ON
"Excellent workshop. Highlight of conference."
Sharon Dawe, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John's, NL
"I thought you should know just how excellent I thought your program was. I've been to many workshops (some good, some bad) - I took away some vital life practices from yours. You will be pleased to know that I've discussed the workshop with family and friends, and some of each have ordered copies of your Leader's Digest and Growing the Distance books and workbooks, so we're helping others to live above the line."
Julie Savas, Sr. Information Technologist, Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital Site, Thunder Bay, ON
"...participants rated the session overall 3.7 out of 4 (with 4 being excellent)... there were many positive and energetic comments regarding your workshop and your charisma as a speaker.... ‘Well-presented, interesting, easy to follow - hearing about how you overcame negative times, and steps you took to improve your life were helpful and inspiring' ‘Good interactive session with lots of sharing and brainstorming.' ‘Jim was energized and enthusiastic throughout the day. That kept us going on a Friday afternoon in a warm, cramped room'."
Marion Clark, Coordinator, Learning and Professional Practice, St. Joseph's Care Group, Thunder Bay, ON
"...we were impressed by your thorough assessment of our organization and its history and culture...you came prepared with a sound presentation, complete with simple exercises to allow the audience to discuss some thought-provoking questions...struck by how you managed to engage (her emphasis) all the managers (even the ones who are traditionally very ‘tough to engage')...it is rare to confer (by e-mail), on almost a daily basis with a speaker as distinguished as you. I have enjoyed the experience immensely, and I look forward to working with you again in the near future."
Bev Cumming, Coordinator – Planning and Evaluation, Brandon Regional Health Authority, Brandon, MB
"Jim took our enthusiasm, strengths, questions, and misgivings, and used them to focus our energies on where we needed to go as a team and organization. Our people consider his approach to be 'user friendly' - everything he says makes sense. Jim has a way of challenging the status quo in a way that doesn't offend, but creates opportunities for thoughtful reflection and meaningful vision."
Pat Henderson, Executive Consultant, Pat Henderson and Associates Inc., Kitchener, ON
"Excellent - inspiring and practical - useful in all areas of life."
Clare O’Kelly, Manager, Volunteer Services, Fraser Health Authority, Burnaby, BC
"Thank you for demystifying the elusive concept of leadership and for helping us to understand the concrete and meaningful ways we can improve organizational performance. Your preparation and approach made it all come together so well that it seemed as if you had known our organization for a few years...the transformation pathways provided incredible insight to enable us to move forward with changes that will create real improvements...I am confident that we can connect the valuable insights gained from our work with you and go into the future with greater foresight to change and improve the College in a leaderful way...the workshop surpassed our expectations."
Carolyn Moore, Executive Director, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
"Entertaining, keeps your interest. Practical, approachable."
Deanna Paulson, Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, AB
"Jim challenges you to examine in a very practical and real way that leadership is up to us."
Deb Gordon, Vice President and COO, Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, AB
"Helpful, entertaining, adapted program to meet needs of our institution."
Bill Johnston, Medical Director, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB
"Great two days! Like the style - soft approach, strong leadership, excellent techniques."
Cynthia Lees, Vice-President, Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto, ON
"Engaging presentation style. Great analogies and models. Personable and Professional. Authentic!"
Lee Pastuck, Manager, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Dynamic speaker, full of practical and humorous ideas, injects a sense of positiveness!"
Lisa Safian, Educator, Organizational Development, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Excellent presentation of materials that can be applied with colleagues and employees."
Anne Campbell, District Stroke Coordinator, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Excellent, very worthwhile. Allows you to self reflect and assess myself as a leader and how I can improve - and lead others."
David Godwaldt, Manager, Human Resources, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"He is a great presenter with an important message."
Gil Scott, Executive Director, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Great speaker, very human - I like your dad jokes. Inspired me to write a long overdue thank you note."
Ruth Gratton, Infection Control Practitioner, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Excellent presentation, very practical, authentic."
Kevin McGrath, Manager, Materials Management, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Confirms what I believe and would be great for Board of Director's and executive management in effort to establish corporate sponsorship on my belief that we need to "walk the talk" when it comes to our values and people."
Denise Pattyn, Human Resources Manager, South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est Inc., Steinbach, MB
"Excellent day! Good practical ideas based on principles and research. Focus on leadership vs. management was helpful Many 'tools' to choose and utilize. Resources for further exploration."
Sue Stratton, Director Health Information, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
"Great workshop all together. Good use of humor. An excellent tool to help improve leadership style."
Lori Schellenberg, Facility Patient Care, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
"Jim is extremely easy to listen to and entertaining. Jim is very knowledgeable and can help focus on what is important and where you should emphazize your efforts."
Leon Park, Food Services Manager, Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
"Great analogies to use and remember points of the workshop to use and staff will help me to review and reassess my staff's needs and how I can work on these effectively."
Mary-Ellen Allen, Facility Patient Care Manager , Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg MB
"Very informative, knowledgeable and entertaining."
Brenda McKechnie, Registrar/Executive Director, College Of Physiotherapists Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
"Extremely enriching workshop from both personal and work perspectives."
Roslyn Iversen, Doctor, Tairawhiti District Health, Gisbon, New Zealand
"Seminar that addressess 'real' issues and provides blueprint for real change."
Wes Coburn, Chaplain, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Very useful information and motivating, makes me want to do a better job. Very practical tips."
Patricia Debrusk, Director Surgical/Ambulatory, Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
"Fast paced informative and real. Offers information to assist in personal growth."
Barb Tymchuk, Critical Care Manager, Interior Health Authority, Cariboo Memorial Hospital, William Lake, BC
"Great content. Makes you think about having those difficult discussions and how to do this."
Heather Gray, Director CCU/SD, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Excellent, entertaining and thought provoking."
Janice MacDonald, Social Worker , Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"If you are looking for some ways to change your leadership ways, 'Moose on the Table' is a must."
Davlyn Last, Team Leader, Rehabilitation Society of Southwestern Alberta, Lethbridge, ON
"Jim inspired our group to talk to each other and make plans to continue the conversation when we get back to the society."
Nancy Farrell, Operations Team Leader, Rehabilitation Society of Southwestern Alberta, Lethbridge, ON
"Excellent presenter, empowering to make changes, funny, day went by quickly."
Lucie Zabchuk, Internal Communications Officer, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, ON
"Very relevant information; motivational; applicable to healthcare management. Use of humor was appreciated and appropriate (really quite funny!)."
Wendy Lutz, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner, Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC
"Inspiring, entertaining while delivering essential leadership."
Wendy James, Infection Control Coordinator, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Concrete, proven fundamentals."
John Tarbush, Change Technologist, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Jim seems to know us - has so much experience to share."
Catherine Thomson, Clinical Educator - ICU, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Defiantly worth attending, an excellent overview of organizational issues."
Britta Nielsen, Program Lead, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ottawa, ON
"He presents the abstract and heart stuff on a very easy to understand and apply way. This made me excited about my personal and profession future. Can't wait to share this at work!"
Dana Heno, Clinic Manager, Pathways Health Centre For Children, Sarnia, ON
"Extremely knowledgeable about so many topics. I could listen for days and days and never be bored."
Brenda Lambert, VP Patient Services, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, St. Thomas, ON
"Good sense of humour. Keeps attention of audience Speaks in everyday language, makes its personable."
Norma Mildenbenger, Director Residential Care, Interior Health Authority, Trail, BC
"Good insight and practical ideas to improve ones ability to lead."
Annette Stutzki, Nurse Practitioner, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Practical, reflective, motivating."
Sammi Perkins, PPL-Acute Rehab, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
"Excellent speaker; great approach to a key topic."
Glenda Dowie, Program Manager, Capital Health, Edmonton, AB
"Very dynamic speaker, personable and engaging, 'take home' tips."
Sandy Wolfe, PGM Manager Housekeeping/Laundry Service, Interior Health Authority, Kamloops, BC
"This was an inspiration and awakening for myself. I will be furthering and expanding my education and learning plus putting some techniques into play."
Jane Binter, Clinical Co-ordinator, Interior Health Authority, Fernie, BC
"Very entertaining/applicable. Exceptional! Enjoyed very much. Rated 10 on a 6 point scale."
Allison Filewich, Clinical Nurse Leader, Interior Health Authority, Kelowna, BC
"Practical and innovative ideas to be implemented immediately."
Laura Barrett, Rehabilitation Practitioner, Chinook Health Region, Raymond, AB
"A plethora of information. One of the best leadership workshops out there!"
Heather Colyer, Administrator, Casa Verde Health Centre, North York, ON
"Jim shared the wealth of his experience in an effective and well-paced manner. I judge the value of a workshop by the number of ideas that I walk away with and I have plenty."
Gerry Parker, Human Resources Advisor, Vancouver Coastal Health, Sechelt, BC
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"Jim is able to quickly ascertain what an organization needs in order to move forward, even when the leadership has not been able to figure this out for themselves.
Jim tailors his message to meet the need and connects with people where they reside. He doesn't talk over the heads of the organization's people, yet doesn't "dumb down" the message, either.
If your organization is stuck, Jim can get you moving forward again. If you are moving forward, Jim can help you leap-frog your competition and quickly create sustainable competitive advantages."
Terie Ellis, CFO/Controller, H.R. Spinner Corp., Yakima, WA
"Able to interact with participants and draw conversations from answers given by participants."
Ron Chowdy, Construction Manager, Flynn Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON
"Excellent facilitator; kept group engaged. Jim provided some very good approaches to improving morale and increasing employee engagement."
Debbie Shepstone, Senior Financial Analyst, Ontario Power Generation, Pickering, ON
"This has been one of the most useful training sessions that I have ever been to."
Mark Armstrong, Cost & Schedule Analyst, Ontario Power Generation, Niagara Falls, ON
"Entertaining, knowledgeable, engaging, provided a wealth of info in a short amount of time."
Mary Jo Polidore, Vice President of Communications, Lockheed Martin, Forth Worth, TX
"This has forced me to look in the mirror and evaluate my actual leadership skills. Not easy to do honestly."
Gord Singer, Roofing Manager - Edmonton Branch, Flynn Canada Ltd., Edmonton, AB
"Jim was very effective at weaving our message into his presentation."
John McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Flynn Canada Ltd. Toronto, ON
"Helpful and beneficial, providing an optimistic outlook on self evaluation and recognition of others around us both at and outside of work."
Daniel Castonguay, General Supertindent, Flynn Canada Ltd., Hamilton ON
"Jim's presentation style is very down to earth. Jim uses realistic examples of tools that I can take back to my organization to build on."
Grace Williams, Executive Assistant, Brant County Power Inc., Paris, ON
"Excellent use of stories and allegory to improve understanding of concepts."
Brad Colden, Manager-Customer Business Relations, Hydro One, Toronto, ON
"Excellent, informative, interesting, enlightened, well worth while."
Darcy Guenette, Business Supervisor - Information, Ontario Power Generation, Timmins, ON
"Excellent, well worth the time. Lots of ideas, models, etc. Very interactive and informative."
Peter Fraschetti, Continuous Improvement Support, L-3 Communications, Toronto, ON
"Excellent and effective speaker - very inspirational."
Joanne Barradas, Manager FFRS Conversion, Ontario Power Generation, Toronto, ON
"Very informative and thought provoking."
Rob Leslie, Quality Project Manager, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, ON
"Very strong presenter and speaker and is able to explain and excite one about becoming a leader."
Jamie Draper, Fossil Operating Supervisor, Ontario Power Generation, Courtright, ON
"Great presenter, holds your interest, good story teller."
Mike Andrews, Trades Management Supervisor, Ontario Power Generation, Mattawa, Ontario
"This is an extremely useful session with some great tools for developing leadership skills in an easily digested and informed session."
Marie Wilson, Media Relations Manager, Ontario Power Generation, Tiverton, ON
"Excellent training session to evaluate and improve our organization. We have a plan to start now and work to grow."
Janet Kunsch, Director of Sales, Tamming Foods, Waterloo, ON
"Jim has a very real point that is true in every company I have worked for. I only wish that this course was required by all employees."
Mike Hobbs, Controller, Tamming Foods, Cambridge, ON
"Very informative and thought provoking material that will help implant change in our organization."
Bruce Linkletter, General Manager, Tamming Foods, Cambridge, ON
"Jim gave a lot of tools for providing and encouraging leadership."
Ron Sandy, Time Study Engineer, Kelly Springfield Tire, Fayetteville, NC
"Jim gave a lot of tools for providing and encouraging leadership. Both sessions were great."
Ron Sandy, Time Study Engineer, Kelly Springfield Tire, Fayetteville, NC
"Excellent - I've been a fan for years!"
Kim Kraemer, Employee Development, Mitra Imaging, Waterloo, ON
"Jim's contribution to our planning meeting was significant. The effort applied in advance to understand our organization translated into a super presentation, targeted directly at the audience. The Transformation Pathways discussion provided a great framework for our subsequent workshops."
Peter Cummins, Manager Professional Services, McNeil Consumer Products Company (a J & J Company), Guelph, ON
"Thank you for the workshop you presented recently at Dofasco. Your style lends itself to allow the participants to have an enjoyable time and at the same time leave with some new and simple ideas and insights. Your story telling struck a cord with me because in the work I do in our organization, the need for this ability is essential. Drawing on simple analogies or your own experiences in life can often times crystallize the abstract for yourself and others."
Charlie Hendershott, Organization Development Specialist, Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, ON
"The most advantageous thing about the workshop is being able to assist others with how to cope with change. Working in manufacturing obviously means things change quite often; layoffs, downsizing, processes, etc. Guiding people through these changes can be challenging but using the right tools and motivational tactics, I find can not only assist people through change but also, if need be, accelerate the change. The different examples and situations we heard and covered at your seminar have helped me assess and prepare for specific situations."
David Graff, Manufacturing Team Leader, Honeywell Limited, Stratford, ON
"This session helped me identify with my leadership skills and will allow me to develop them further. Has given me the confidence to continue on my track."
Gemma Giovinazzo, VP Customer Care & IT, Coppley Apparel Group, Hamilton, ON
"Nice job in bringing parochial insights forward and the manner in which it was delivered - laid back yet impactful."
Stu Emerson, General Manager, Supremex, Etobicoke, ON
"Great at getting everyone involved in the discussions. I would definitely refer any of my colleagues to book Jim as a speaker. Enjoyable!"
Tim Cunningham, Sales Manager, Supremex, Etobicoke, ON
"I would like to again thank you for an excellent workshop on coaching, that you delivered to our International Sales Directors Meeting in Paris, France, last week. The day's workshop started at a basic level and then progressed in such a way as to bring added value to even those more advanced, coaching savvy, country Directors. You very effectively brought some of the developing country Managers up to speed on the concept of coaching and yet still enhanced the coaching skills of the more experienced in the group. Although the room left much to be desired, you never lost the group. You managed to keep a very diverse audience involved in your material and participating in the development of their new-found or somewhat established coaching skills. They certainly left the meeting with a clear and solid path to follow in implementing the skills learned and/or new ideas gained. Jim, as I mentioned in my opening remarks, 'any increase in managerial effectiveness translates directly to the bottom line'. Your coaching skills workshop has definitely increased the managerial effectiveness of our Sales Managers and Directors from around the world. Our shareholders will therefore appreciate your program when our year end results are posted next year. Thanks again for a great program."
George Gilraine, General Manager, Nordisk Pharmaceutical Ltd., Oakville, ON
"A very inspiring session!"
Jill Jose, Project Manager, Acontec, Doha, Qatar
"Good background materials to backup points that hammered home the principles being discussed."
John Stuart, Chief Engineer, EnWin Utilities, Windsor, ON
""Excellent job! Your non-verbal skills accent the passion you have for your works."
Ron Skidmore, Instrumentation Supervisor, Newmont Mining Corporation, Carlin, NV
"My life has become very focused since your workshop in Orangeville for the Forestry Technicians at Hydro One.I have moved on after reflecting on all of the tragedy in my life in the past year (the loss of a relationship and the death of numerous young, close friends in tragic separate incidents). Even my parents pondering divorce (after 43 years) is not disrupting my focus. I went and spent 4 days with my parents after their announcement, said what I had to say and listened to their points of view. It was sad walking away from the situation, but on the way home I just thought 'this cannot affect where I am supposed to be'. I spoke my thoughts and listened and said to myself. That is all I can do.The chips will have to fall where they may. Prior to your workshop, I would have let it consume me. Thanks for the help."
Mark, Hydro One
"Engaging with lots of pertinent information and strong presentation of ideas."
Jeannette Astleford, Team Leader Customer Service, Transcontinental LGM Graphics, Winnipeg, MB
"Thought provoking - with practical ideas for taking action."
Rob Puls, Sr. Sales Representative, Moore Canada, Winnipeg, MB
"I would recommend Jim's session on your quest to improving yourself on your path to enhancing leadership skills."
Quinn Menec, Manager, Property Department, Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB
"He is good and material very relevant."
Herb Vielhaber, Plant Manager, Cascades Boxboard Group, Winnipeg, MB
"Very interesting - keeps your attention; gives you the feeling you can solve problems (every day problems)."
Jim Southern, Welder/Fitter, Steelway Building Systems, Alymer, ON
"Very intuitive. Reinforces my life thoughts and how I live my life in a positive way."
Todd Millard, IT Manager, Steelway Building Systems, Alymer, ON
"Very down to earth and practical - was able to tailor it to be something a wide range of people could get something out of (managers to line workers)."
Melanie Taylor, EHS Manager, Steelway Building Systems, Alymer, ON
"Very knowledgable and entertaining speaker. Great new ways of looking at our leadership skills."
David Bisskey, Project Manager, Great Western Containers Inc., Regina, SK
"Best session ever! Material very useful to help me be successful. Excellent presentation skills to keep audience engaged."
Marc Proulx, VP Operations, Great Western Containers Inc., Calgary, AB
"Training will provide many insights into what makes good leaders. Many useful tools to add to your personal tool box."
Herb Bishop, Assistant General Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., Cambridge, ON
"Jim provides very practical tools that can be used to be a leader and develop to be a better leader."
Hamant Becharbhai, Controller, Engineering and Modifications, Ontario Power Generation, Ajax, ON
"Very good inspirational leader with life's experience."
Tom Littlejohn, Steelway Building Systems, Alymer, ON
"Great session with lots of good take aways and techniques that can be easily applied to a work environment. Activities were engaging and reinforced the message."
Janice Ding, Audit Manager, Ontario Power Generation, Toronto, ON
"A must...attend the seminar. Full of powerful ideas."
Ben McCarl, IT/Quality Manager, Blount Canada, Guelph, ON
"Be prepared to be challenged on what you think good leadership is."
Carthy Chan, I.T. Specialist, Great Western Containers Inc., Calgary, AB
"Very informative and a must have for people who lead others on a business and personal level."
Donna Wardlaw, Office Manager, Great Western Containers Inc., Edmonton, AB
"Inspiring, interesting, entertaining and very informed facilitator who is able to massage or flex his presentation to meet the team's needs."
Gary Yamada, VP Finance & CFO, Great Western Containers Inc., Calgary, AB
"The best I've been exposed to."
Nils Bodtker, President, Great Western Containers Inc., Calgary, AB
"The session provides valuable tools for supervisors which can be brought back for implementation."
John Spinozzi, Production Supervisor - Technical, Ontario Power Generation, Courtright, ON
"The exercises and action journal are excellent reinforcements to the lively, interactive workshop that Jim runs."
Joanne, Kay, First Line Manager, Ontario Power Generation, Ear Falls, ON
"Absolutely amazing and inspiring!"
Brett Wills, Plant Manager, Powersmiths International Corp., Brampton, ON
"No arrogance, just good natured, informative and inspirational news."
Tim James, Manager, Business Development, Clark Builders, Edmonton, AB
"Jim is an amazing presenter with awesome material."
Lisa Power, Quality Assurance Assistant, Almac Machine Works, Edmonton, AB
"Jim provides the 'coaches' huddle to take action at your workplace and life."
Devy Breda, AV Systems Specialist, Mulvey & Banani International Inc., Toronto, ON
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"Jim is a great presenter and really knows what he's talking about. The exercises were helpful and some were really eye opening."
Carrie Beller, Fleet Manager, Developmental Disabilities Association, Vancouver, BC
"Well researched, good practical presentation skills, great examples, good use of humor, very participatory able to connect with group. Excellent - he believes and lives what he preaches."
Greg Borotsik, Chair - Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Stratford, ON
"He knows his stuff. He has much experience in many areas that assist any leader or potential leader to become top notch."
Thomas Fischer, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Brampton, ON
"Worth the time, many practical ideas. Very inspirational. Personalized to our context. Something for everybody, no matter what level you're at."
Wendy Yap, Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Mississauga, ON
"Excellent ideas and implemental tools for new and veteran leaders."
Diana Gainer, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Thunder Bay, ON
"Jim is a fantastic speaker, entertaining, knowledgeable and inspiring. I would recommend his workshop. He really knows how to get everyone's attention, contains it and gets them involve with discussion."
Lisa Rheault, Vice Chair, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Sudbury, ON
"Jim introduced me to the real, practical tools that I have been looking for and put the wind back in my sails!"
Kathy Poirier, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Brantfod, ON
"Very focused useful achievable tools and ideas presented on a foundation of solid up to date theory."
Jack Shore, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Victoria BC
"Engaging, entertaining, challenging and affirming!"
David Outhouse, Managing Director, South Shore Community Service Association, Chester, NS
"Excellent, provides participants with concrete, realistic and practical solutions and ideas, and no role playing - thank you!"
Barb Hiland, Senior Program Manager, Community Living Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
"Very effective and practical guidance for leading in todays ever changing work environment."
Karen Dean, Crisis Program Supervisor, York Support Services Network, Newmarket, ON
"Practical tips, workbook was very useful. Session is portable, will take it away and introduce it to the rest of my team."
Sheryl Chandler, Executive Director, Community Living Dufferin, Orangeville, ON
"I found the session very informative and left feeling inspired."
Darlene Brooks, Director, North Bay Community Living, North Bay, ON
"This is the most concrete approach to leadership based training I have ever attended. Very valuable stories that emphasis points of interest through the whole day - great!"
Pat McNamera, Program Manager, Community Living Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
"Very good at focusing the different aspects of change and leadership."
Sherry Carnevale, Director Human Resources, North Bay Community Living, North Bay, ON
"Very informative, enlightening, a real sense of understanding and being able to look at ourselves in both a negative and positive way."
Wendy Farrell, Community Services Manager, Plainfield Community Homes, Belleville, ON
"Very energetic, informative and insightful."
Tracy McGarry, Program Supervisor, Community Living Durham North, Port Perry, ON
"Lots of knowledge and wisdom, very effective in presenting his ideas and funny too!"
Della Massey, Educator, Good Samaritan Society, Edmonton, AB
"Dynamic presenter - uses many ways to keep participants 'in' the session - discussions, videos, personal reflections."
Charlene Sandford, Care Manager, Good Samaritan Society, Edmonton, AB
"Jim's insightful and knowledgable and can deliver the material at the level of the 'real' person's understanding."
Irene Heath, Educator, Good Samaritan Society, Edmonton, Ab
"Definitely a day of self exam, confirmation and affirmation."
Judy Good, Care Manager, Good Smaritan Society, Edmonton, AB
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"An excellent opportunity for teams to come together and consider ways they can enhance their performance. A practical and fun way to re-energize and create a personal action plan."
Janice Medland, JM Coaching and Consulting, Schomberg, ON
"Energetic, fabulous speaker, humorous, informative, engaging."
Sharlene Persaud, Human Resources Coordinator, Interval House, Toronto, ON
"Knowledgeable; ability to keep my interest/attention; very effective with humour."
Monique Zoghaib, Total Compensation Specialist, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
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"Very good presentation. Format excellent, interactive and powerful. Provided us with very practical ideas that we can implement."
Josie Bouchard, Equity Advisor, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, ON
"Excellent session - I wish we had the whole day! Leadership is a very broad subject, and this person provided a great overview, with thought provoking discussions and exercises."
John Matos, Director, Information Systems, Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, ON
"Excellent presentation, time went by fast. Good points to leave with, I feel refreshed and optimistic with the future."
Carole Alain, Account Manager, The 500 Staffing Inc., Kitchener, ON
"It was fun and informative. It is great to be able to discuss 'difficult' situations with a sense of humor."
Nicole Brooks, Executive Assistant Team Development & Corporate Culture, Reid's Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON
"Hits the biggest organizational problem right on the mark - literally puts the moose in full view."
Raymond Perras, President, Repars Consulting, Orleans, ON
"You will walk away with something that will make you a better leader - if you want to."
Allan Vanderwolf, District Manager, Purolator Courier Ltd., Edmonton, AB
"Entertaining workshop with very real, very effective examples and exercises. A very enlightening day."
Kathie MacDonald, Administration Manager, The Centre for Rural Leadership, Guelph, ON
"His energy and positive attitude are catching! I'm glad I was there."
Lori Hewson, Human Resources Administrator, CAA, North and East Ontario, Ottawa, ON
"Packed full of practical ideas that could be implemented tomorrow. 'Whole' life focus!"
Janet MacPhee, Coach/Leadership Development Consultant, Compass Coaching, Bolton, ON
"An entertaining and informative dialogue about improving workplace effectiveness."
Lori Maida, Director HR, Response Biomedical Corporation, Vancouver, BC
"He is one of the best."
Fuad Abu Hableh, Showroom Manager, Qatar Automobile Co., Doha, Qatar
"Very entertaining. Brings complex issues to an understandable and realistic level. Anyone and everyone can benefit from these sessions."
Chris Wentzell, Partner, Kensington Associates, Moncton, NB
"Your session was great! We received many glowing comments about your manner of presenting ideas..."
Mark Waldron, M.W. Waldron Associates, Guelph, ON
"A very useful survey of a very broad topic; Jim worked through 2 days of content in 1 and managed to produce a coherent, cogent, seminar."
Grey Trew, Manager, Claymore Consulting, Saskatoon, SK
"It was a pleasure to learn from Jim in such a comfortable, non-threatening session. You obviously enjoy what you are doing."
Betty Kashur, Smith Valeriote Law Firm, Guelph, ON
"Very dynamic speaker, great humor, simple, easy to understand ideas."
Tina Gradinans, Guelph, ON
"For sure a grabber – very good presentation and slide shows, humorous and professional."
Ruknudin Abdulla, Marketing Manager, Safa Group, Doha, Qatar
"I have attended various seminars and this was by far the most concrete insight to help me focus my organization."
Peter Reaume, President, Logisti Solve Inc., Etobicoke, ON
"Fantastic! Practical information with inspiring examples from real experiences. Gave me a solid base of ideas to build on!"
Shelia MacLeod, Hired Pen, Ottawa, ON
"Very Energetic and passionate."
Vineet Chandran, Manager Business Development, Core Solutions, Doha, Qatar
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"Very rewarding and useful."
Winnie Yiu-Yeung, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
"While this is so important in today's work environment, I also found this session so extremely applicable and relevant to personal development and one's personal life."
Ian Howatt, Government of Alberta, Calgary, AB
"I found the session fantastic and immediately stimulating. I will be contacting you shortly regarding a session I have in mind for the Ontario Parks Association."
Bruce Hay, Manager of Parks Operation, City of Brampton, Brampton, ON, Brampton, ON
"This session was like a tickler. Would have liked to have spent more time on some of the concepts. Most definitely this will cause me to explore these concepts further."
Pat Wong, Manager, Corporate Applications IT, City of Brampton, Brampton, ON
"Excellent. A complete step-by-step package of information."
Mohan Varghese, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
"... finally an author has been brave enough, brilliant enough, and experienced enough to state the basic truths about effective managers running successful, fulfilling, motivated corporations... I'm thrilled... and challenge you to dip your toe into Jim's energetic workshop and then settle back and read his books. You won't be sitting long!"
Mary-Frances Turner, Commissioner, Development Services, Town of Markham, Markham, ON
"...you delivered the message with passion and style...you did a particularly good job linking the material presented and the implications for training and HRD professionals... While we certainly tapped into the breadth of your knowledge, it was obvious that we had only begun to tap into the depth of your knowledge and experience on many issues."
Dave McIntyre, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Canada Post Corporation, Ottawa, ON
"My life has become very focused since your workshop in Orangeville for the Forestry Technicians at Hydro One.
"I have moved on reflecting on all of the tragedy in my life in the past year (the loss of a relationship and the death of numerous young, close friends in tragic separate incidents). Even my parents pondering divorce (after 43 years) is not disrupting my focus. I went and spent 4 days with my parents after their announcement, said what I had to say and listened to their points of view. It was sad walking away from the situation, but on the way home I just thought ‘this cannot affect where I am supposed to be'." I spoke my thoughts and listened and said to myself. That is all I can do.
"The chips will have to fall where they may. Prior to your workshop, I would have let it consume me. Thanks for the help."
Mark, Hydro One
"Jim's presentation was both informative and reinforcing. His combined use of sayings, humor, and illustrations coupled with his personable style made the material easy to understand and absorb. The day slipped by very quickly. His insights are certainly contagious."
John Tuchscherer, Director of Human Resources, Saskatchewan Water, Moose Jaw, SK
"I wanted to drop you a brief note to thank you for working with the HR Branch and City leadership in the past few days. You have helped all of us on our journey of self improvement. You have also helped the organization move the yardsticks down the field of leadership. On a personal note I have found the past few days very rewarding. It has caused me to pause and reflect and reconnect with my vision."
Jeff McPherson, Manager, Human Resources Branch, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
"Excellent, thought-provoking , life changing course."
Renee Laforet, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON
"A great session that clearly influenced many people to be better leaders."
Ron Jaros, Planning Manager, Region of Peel, Brampton, ON
"Thanks again for delivering your executive development workshop. We again had very positive feedback. Participants rated your knowledge of the topic at a 4.89 out of a possible 5.00. They rated your teaching/presentation skills at a 4.63 out of a possible 5.00 and the quality of the program at a 4.55 out of a possible 5.00. Some of the comments include:-- "good material, expertise, thought-provoking, many resources for future work, further exploring" - "excellent examples"- "well done, very worthwhile"- "very interesting, nice informal style, covered a lot of information in a short period of time well, overall very enjoyable and helpful". The benchmark for our programs is a rating of 4.00 out of 5.00. Your ratings were excellent."
Rita Greenridge, Executive Development Consultant, The Cabinet Office, Ontario Government, Toronto, ON
"Thank you for your contribution to EDC's Leaders' Conference: Leadership at the Speed of Change - Striking the Right Balance. In these times of uncertainty and change, you have helped us to reflect on our role as leaders and how we can positively influence the mindset. The presentation was excellent. I particularly appreciated how you drew from EDC's organizational realities to illustrate the concepts and practices contained in your book Growing the Distance. The feedback on your presentation and facilitation of the discussion was highly favorable (4.3/5). I would like to thank you for helping us get a step closer to being Navigators of Change."
Ian Gillespie, President & CEO, Export Development Canada, Ottawa, ON
"Excellent session. In the heat of constant battle, it's easy to become distracted with multiple issues. This session was a real reminder and re-ignited my passion for leadership and helped me refocus on what's really important – 'the people'."
John Enns, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
"I would like to compliment you on an excellent presentation. You should know that the results from our evaluation indicate that the vast majority of participants found the seminar to be very useful, and that 83% rated your presentation to be "very good" or "good". Well done indeed."
Chris Dekker, Manager of Communications, City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
"A great 'tune-up' for values and focus that can make a real difference for one's self and team."
Betty Deane, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
"Your workshop was truly a pleasure. I'm pleased to report I've started my stump speech for our Nov. 13 planning day, and most critically set aside a full day a week to be available around the office without an agenda talking with staff and also advise staff that this day is theirs with no other commitments."
Ingrid Brodie, Director, Public Safety Initiatives, Government of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
"Very inspirational - a well polished workshop absolutely loaded with practical tools."
Richard Hildebrand, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
"Thanks once again for the workshop, the feedback I received was very positive. It was a short time frame and you left everyone with the feeling that they wanted more (which is of course a great compliment to you)."
Eileen McCarthy, Planning Officer, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Toronto, ON
"Great session. Very practical and grounded in today's issues."
Don Alton, Assistant Director, Canada Revenue Agency, Toronto, ON
"I really found this presentation very useful. I will try to be more introspective and possibly less busy, focus on priorities."
Helene Rampersaud, Team Manager, Canada Revenue Agency, Toronto, ON
Thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening."
Bob Millett, Team Leader, Canada Revenue Agency, Toronto, ON
"Very inspirational, excellent presentation. If it is to be, then it's up to me!"
Debbie Hotton-Maciel, Team Leader, Canada Revenue Agency, Saskatoon, SK
"Excellent speaker, very engaging and knowledgeable. Extremely excited about his field and can share that information."
Janet Bruch, Manager, Revenue Collections, Canada Revenue Agency, Scarborough, ON
"I appreciate much more than the knowledge shared, the opportunity for self-reflection. It is a wonderful chance to assess one's performance as a leader."
Frances Sauve, Manager, Canada Revenue Agency, Scarborough, ON
"Very beneficial to managers in our environment. Practical information to use in our workplace."
Winston Roberts, Middle Manager, Canada Revenue Agency, Toronto, ON
"The session was inspirational. I have gained knowledge that I can apply in both my professional and personal life. Outstanding speaker."
Julie Leclair, Manager, Canada Revenue Agency, Toronto, ON
"Jim's session is excellent for any and everyone as we all struggle on many of the same negative feelings, self talk, etc. His session is an excellent tool for 'living' life."
Paula Hendrickson, Judicial Clerk, Drumheller Provincial Court, Drumheller, AB
"Very good speaker, excellent seminar. You can apply his leadership principals in your everyday life (home/work)."
Dolorese Carruthers, Supervisor Judicial Clerk, Court of Queen’s Bench, Calgary, AB
"It's positive, upbeat, excellent ideas and strategies to cope with this incredibly fast-moving world, both work and home."
Heather Paziuk, Judicial Clerk, Alberta Justice, Vegrevill, AB
"He is entertaining. His session is about life lessons; how we see things, how we deal with them, etc. It has made me think about how I deal with change and what my responsibility for choices are."
Litsa Fourlaris, Judicial Clerk, Court of Queen's Bench, Edmonton, AB
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"Very insightful speaker with lots of examples and dynamic to the group's needs (very flexible)."
Jamie Jewer, Team Lead, Content Development, Research in Motion, Waterloo, ON
"Excellent, relevant, thoroughly enjoyable."
Elizabeth Vainioupaa, Partner, Aurora International Telecom, Waterloo, ON
"I took part in one of your seminars about a year and half ago and have not been the same since. I have just started a full fledged management position and would like to thank you and your organization for helping me in my quest to becoming a GREAT LEADER!"
Ed Misztal, DY4 Systems Inc., Kanata, ON
"Jim delivers a passionate emotional session that encompasses his genuine zest for the essence of what leadership is. This is an upbeat, interactive, thought provoking course that truly drives home the true spirit of leadership. The topics covered were very relevant to today's business challenges and Jim's presentation style balanced humor with timeless quotes which made me want to learn more and more."
Alan Zimmerman, Director, Allstream, Toronto, On
"Having the personal content as well as business was extremely informative and welcome."
Terry McAmmond, Bell Canada, Ottawa, ON
"... everyone is unanimous in their praise of your ability to have moved us so far so quickly on the path to better customer service... of note, as well, was your ability to draw on a vast experience to provide imagery that facilitated comprehension of an issue in terms that people could relate to... Jim, as always, I learn a considerable amount from you each time we meet."
Michel Desjardins, Xerox Canada, Saint Augustin, PQ
"...your guidance has had a significant, positive impact on our management team...we started down the road together less than a year ago and your message has lent practical and effective guidance to our improvement initiative. Our customers are noticing and there's lots more to come... thanks for helping us blaze new pathways, Jim."
Jeff Greenberg, General Manager, Invitrogen Ltd., Grand Island, NY
"Jim both kept my attention and provided me with lots of ideas and tools to improve my personal and business life."
Sue Casselman, Bell Canada, Ottawa, ON
"Jim's knowledge, experience, and energetic presentation were exactly what our employees and managers needed to hear at this point in our improvement process. We were all relieved to find that we were not the only people struggling with roll out and implementation! His direction and confidence were reassuring."
Sandy Adams, Service Quality Trainer, Advanced Technology Services Inc., Greenville, SC
"Excellent job! Very inspiring, thought provoking."
Marilyn Milbury, Coaching Consultant, Bell Aliant, Halifax, NS
"Very thought provoking, I will definitely review the material in more detail to help me build my personal plan."
Shirley Fullerton, Manager, Consumer Marketing Acquisition, Bell Aliant, St. John, NB
"Jim is a fantastic communicator! Enjoyed the relaxed, yet focused approach."
Don Dueck, Product Manager, Vansco Electronics LP, Winnipeg, MB
"Excellent overview of key principles. It makes you want to dive in and learn about all of them!"
Pushp Arora, Lean Practitioner, RIM Research in Motion, Waterloo, ON
"A very practical seminar."
Sew Yong Heng , Director, Manufacturing Process Improvement, RIM Research in Motion, Waterloo, ON
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"Motivating, thought provoking, inspiring, informative, practical."
Shaunna Rainey, Manager, Employee Development, Air Canada, Toronto, ON
"Provides opportunity for reflection and to take away some practical techniques to apply in real life."
Carol Capeluck, Regional DEUT Officer, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, St. Catherines, ON
"Practical simple, easy to follow, brought forward issues managers face daily and simple examples of how to handle certain management/leadership traps."
Peter Burgess, Senior Marine Officer, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, Cornwall, ON
"Excellent session!! Highly recommend."
Linden Barnes, Manager, Safety, Air Canada, Toronto, ON
"Very dynamic workshop with abundance of examples to support key points."
Jason Rodgers, Coordinator Marine Services, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, St. Lambert, PQ
"Very entertaining, Jim leads you to step back and look at yourself and your style in a manner to diagnose your own performance."
Darren Samms, Coordinator, Operational Support Canal Services, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, St. Catherines, ON
"Simple, to the point, easy to understand and put into action."
Peter Burgess, Senior Marine Officer, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, Cornwall, ON
"Jim, your seminar was the best of the day for me! Especially because I find myself (at 45 years old and 25 years into my career) at a point where I need the clear wisdom (and lighthearted touch) your seminar inspires. I did purchase two of your books (one for a friend in a similar point in his career -- law enforcement) and am anxious to begin reading it. I will also check out your online seminar. Once again ... thank you for raising my conference experience several notches up!"
Mark Schmitt, Director, Internal Communications, Eddie Bauer
"I have had some profound results myself in the last weeks since the course. I ordered The Leaders Digest andWorkbook for my whole team (12 managers) and have started the introduction in training last week. I have briefed my CEO on the program we are working with and she is thrilled. If you ever need anyone as a referral for the coaching course and future clients, I'd be pleased to talk about how much we have used that course and how we have adapted everything in it into our sales coaching program.
"Thank you for opening so many doors Jim - now to turn these principles around and aim them at my personal life...A full life inventory and plan. Thanks again Jim for all of your leadership and guidance - I truly value the work you do!"
Jane Stollar, Director, Retail Sales and Operations, CAA Mid-Western Ontario
"...Jim Clemmer's presentation brought in new ideas and perspectives. I enjoyed his perspective on being a manager versus a leader, and his humorous insights!"
"...Jim is a very good speaker...informative, challenging, and humorous. I actually thought everyone else in the room was a plant and he was only talking to me. His presentation gave me confidence that I wasn't the only one facing these issues."
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"Very informative, fun, useful and practical."
Lisa Morton, Store People Manager, Wal-Mart Canada Inc.
"This was a tremendous vehicle for ideas and inspiration in how to position oneself for maximum actualization at work and home."
Bryan Campbell, Regional Service Manager, Rain Bird Golf Irrigation
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"It was useful, entertaining and inspiring! This was an engaging couple of days."
Allan Reid, Asset & Technical Services Manager, Ontario Power Generation
"The exercises and action journal are excellent reinforcements to the lively, interactive workshop that Jim runs."
Joanne Kay, First Line Manager, Ontario Power Generation
"This is a great course for self analysis as to how you are performing as a leader and what characteristics you should build into your character to become a good leader."
Vassa Chase, Senior Business Analyst, Ontario Power Generation
"Superb facilitation makes the difference and Jim's reputation is well earned. Effortless shifting amongst subjects, media, exercises produced a very full agenda without being exhausting. A good package of materials to take away for subsequent use."
Michael Leuty, Human Resources Advisor, Ontario Power Generation
"Very knowledgeable and current on management topics. Jim makes you want to learn more."
Jennifer Knox, Senior Communications Advisor, Ontario Power Generation
"Entertaining, a lot of info and time flies by."
Tim Chappell, Protection and Control Supervisor, Ontario Power Generation
"Jim is a dynamic presenter. Probably one of the most informative sessions I have attended."
Alvano Ciccone, First Line Manager Projects, Ontario Power Generation
"Very good speaker, good exercises. Lots of participation."
Tom Stocco, Civil MTC Foreman, Ontario Power Generation
"Great session with lots of good take aways and techniques that can be easily applied to a work environment. Activities were engaging and reinforced the message."
Janice Ding, Audit Manager, Ontario Power Generation
"Informative, entertaining and inspiring. Bringing to light items in my own skills that I need to improve in my day-to-day management style."
Sean Harris, Senior Information Systems Supervisor, Ontario Power Generation