What Clients Say About Our Live Training

Our coaches don’t simply teach top performance.  They’ve lived it.

At Stakeholders, we have a 20-year track record of connecting with, investing in, and improving the career outcomes of diverse top performers.

The contributions of Stakeholders to our Employee Development Series and Top Performer Program have been consistently strong.

We appreciate your great program design, content, and high energy delivery.

Marc Howze, Chief Administrative Officer, John Deere.

I couldn’t close out for the holiday without thanking you for a great contribution to our Law Department conference in Shanghai.  As expected, it was powerful and provocative. My sense is that we have some work to do on business partnering but you’ve given us a great start.

Timothy Proctor, General Counsel, Diageo plc

Your presentation was just terrific — informative and inspiring.  We look forward to your training at our next Fidelity Law Department Conference.

 Marc Gary, General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

The client development session was precisely what we were looking for and the pairing of the relationship centered BD coaching and the encouragement around “practiced affinity” worked perfectly. We have received very positive feedback already.

Laura Saklad, Chief Administrative Officer, Orrick

For my part I thought the session and you were really excellent, exceeding what others in a similar slot have done in prior years.  I took away several ideas.

John LeClaire, Partner and Practice Group Leader (Private Equity), Goodwin Procter

Thanks so much for your participation in our Law Department Retreat. We really enjoyed your presentation.

Katherine Adams, General Counsel, Honeywell

Thanks again for joining us yesterday at the UPS Global Law Department Retreat.  Your remarks were very well received.  We have some follow up work to do in order to keep the momentum going.

 Richard Rufulo, Vice President, Legal, UPS

I’m back in the office today from the Shareholder Retreat.  The feedback that I received was consistently excellent. Phrases such as “incredibly valuable” and “made me think of business development differently” were common. Everyone who attended, including my Co-Managing Director, found your presentation to be extremely worthwhile and engaging.  Some commented that it was fast-paced, but you indicated that it would be at the beginning of your presentation.

Overall, an excellent presentation that I am confident will help our Level A Shareholders in their business development efforts.

Thomas Bender, Chairman, Littler Mendelsohn

Your training and consulting work provides our partners and associates the tools needed to excel.

John Murphy, Firmwide Managing Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Thanks again for the excellent presentation you made to Dilworth Paxson early last week. I have heard nothing but positive reviews from the attorneys in our firm. Your client development presentation was beneficial to the professional development of our attorneys and the energy you brought to the presentation made it that much more enjoyable.

James W. Hennessey, Managing Partner, Dilwoth Paxon

I truly enjoyed your excellent program today. I will make it a point to be in touch with you.

John J. Soroko, Chairman, Duane Morris LLP

We very much enjoyed your presentation. I am certain that we will be calling to arrange for some additional training for our folks.

Thomas ‘Tad’ Decker, Partner and Chairman, Cozen O’Connor

Your presentation was exceptional. We need to engage you to do this training in each of our offices.

Donald S. Prophete, Partner, Constangy Prophete

Once again, you hit a home run! Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm, and very valuable (and practical) nuggets of wisdom that you shared with our associates today. I really appreciate that you bring your “A” game every time! Looking forward to September!

Michelle P. Wimes, Director of Professional Development, Ogletree Deakins

I enjoyed and learned from your presentation, and much more importantly, our attorneys also did, and were vocal in their praise.  Thank you for being part of our program.  We will look forward to working with you again.  We look forward to getting you in front of a broader cross-section of the firm’s attorneys.

Peter Erichsen, Partner, Ropes & Gray, Chair, Corporate Department

I found your presentation at our Annual Retreat fascinating and your passion inspiring! You gave us practical advice on building our levels of inclusion.  Please, please take me up on my offer for dinner! I would love to get your advice on this critical topic.

AJ Kess, Vice Chairman, Travelers

I really appreciate your energetic and informative presentation. Feedback has been amazing!   For many it was specifically called out as the most helpful session.  People really got a lot out of the topic and content.

I thought you were awesome and I know many other who personally gave me feedback re the same!

Wanji Walcott, General Counsel, Discover

Everyone loved you and the presentation. Loved it. I will introduce you to the HR folks. They are very interested in working with you.

Damien Atkins, General Counsel & Secretary, Hershey Company

Thank you for taking the time to present to us. I am very grateful.

I have already had some really positive feedback.  I have already started to work on getting you back to London for a broader workshop. I will keep you informed.

Jennifer Small, Regulatory Counsel | International Banks Division | Bank of England – Prudential Regulation Authority

Thank you for your Value Story training. I believe the attorneys found your remarks very valuable. I certainly did. I look forward to continuing to work together.

Michael Connelly, General Counsel, Xcel Energy

The feedback from the lawyers in my Law Department has been overwhelmingly positive. The business partnering training truly resonated with them.

Robert Gerrard, Jr., Former General Counsel, Scripps Networks

The thanks actually go from me to you. Your presentation was terrific! It provided helpful substantive information which I know will be of great benefit to my partners. I am confident we will be working with you in the future.

Robert Webb, Chairman, Troutman Sanders

Again, thank you very, very much for your participation in our Attorney Conference last week. I really thought it was a great session and that was due in no small part to your involvement.

I had a preconception of making this Conference more of a “skill building” event than we’ve had in the past, and your participation caused it to come off better than I could have ever hoped. Thanks! t was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to doing it again in the future.

Alec Wightman, former Firmwide Managing Partner, Baker & Hostetler

Werten, thanks again for a wonderful presentation.  People have continued to talk about it this week – no higher praise for a client development presentation to a bunch of lawyers.

Neil Wasser , Partner – Chairman Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

We have received terrific feedback from the partners.  Everyone found your client development presentation to be of tremendous value!  Lots of good conversations occurring as a follow-on to your talk.  In fact, I have a few takeaways that I would love to discuss with you.

Maura Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, Troutman Sanders

Everyone loved the program and were incredibly energized to have you kick off the retreat. Your themes carried through for the rest of the retreat.

Melanie Priddy, Director of Professional Development, Crowell & Moring

Thanks Werten. Your presentation was very well received.

Jay Raines, Global Co-CEO, DLA Piper

I enjoyed your presentation very much and thought it was right on target for our attorneys.  As far as feedback, my view is that you surpassed my already high expectations.

Thomas Draper, Partner, Chair, Professional Development Committee, Ropes & Gray

I’m very pleased to have been able to sit in on the last hour or so of your presentation, as it allowed me to better understand exactly why you have been winning so many rave reviews from my colleagues.  I look forward to our continued discussions, and to finding ways to work together in the coming months.

Elliott Portnoy, Firmwide Managing Partner, Dentons

For my part I thought the session and you were really excellent, exceeding what others in a similar slot have done in prior years.  I took away several ideas.

John LeClaire, Partner and Practice Group Leader (Private Equity), Goodwin Procter

I thought your talk was excellent – thanks for taking the time and energy to come visit with us here in London – it was very impactful.

I do think your messages are more broadly applicable in Accenture – and I am happy to make some connects for you.

Oliver Benzecry, CEO, Accenture, UK and Ireland

Thank you for your motivational presentation at our recent Law Division offsite meeting.  We feel you provided several valuable ideas and insights that we can use to improve our business.  I was particularly impressed by your thoughts on how we can use business partnering as a means of developing high performing attorneys.

Mark Roellig, General Counsel, Mass Mutual

You made a HUGE contribution to our all Associates Retreat and we’re grateful.  I had heard so much about you and am glad to have finally witnessed your training.

Ben Johnson, former Chairman, Alston & Bird

Your session was the highest rated of all the sessions during the course of our well-received 3-day legal summit!  From where I sat…you were fantastic!  Thank you again for joining us.  I knew you would be great and you did not disappoint!

Kirkland Hicks, General Counsel, Lincoln Financial

You did a great job at our Law Department Retreat – the feedback has been consistently positive.  Thanks again for joining us.

Gaye Adams Massey, Senior Deputy General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group

The program this morning was excellent, the best we have had on marketing (and we have had many).

Lorraine McGowan, Partner, Orrick

Werten — thanks for your efforts yesterday. Your presentation was fantastic and has laid the groundwork for much thought and work ahead. You will be pleased to know that the themes you expounded in the morning turned up with regularity in our team building exercise in the afternoon.

I’m sure we will be back in touch.

Jay Epstein, Partner, Co-Chair, Global Real Estate, DLA Piper

Werten, great to see you and, as always, your sessions were a big hit. I have heard great feedback from attendees – I wish I could have made the second…I am glad you spoke with Emily about adding in the Feedback presentation when you return in September. We have a lot of interest in that subject.

I’d like to discuss how we might create an integrated program that builds on the subjects you address in a very deliberate manner. I think we could build great momentum and enthusiasm around something like this and make it more effective for our lawyers.

Liz Price, Partner and Head of Attorney Development, Alston & Bird

Your presentations were very well received.  I look forward to working with you in the future.

Russell Wesh, Firmwide Managing Partner, Polsinelli Shughart

Thank you so much Werten. It was a wonderful two days. I plan to send out survey links with the handouts on Monday and will set up a time to debrief with you and our team, as well as discuss future opportunities to continue to work together.

Angelique Hager, Lawyer Development Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

I thought the partner training was just terrific!

Leslie Davenport, Partner and Chair, Business Department, Shipman Goodwin

Thanks so much Werten. We really enjoyed having you here and I’ve heard nothing but great feedback from our associates about your programs.

Emily Leeson, Director of Professional Development, Alston & Bird

Comments on your presentation were very positive.  I thought the message was what they needed to hear, for their own sake and for the firm’s.

Lisa Keyes, Professional Development Partner, King & Spalding

Again, thank you very, very much for your participation in our Attorney Conference last week. I really thought it was a great session and that was due in no small part to your involvement.

Alec Wightman, Firmwide Managing Partner, Baker & Hostetler

Your presentation was just terrific — informative and inspiring.  We look forward to your training at our next Fidelity Law Department Conference.

 Marc Gary, General Counsel, Fidelity Investments