Testimonials

Testimonials - Round Table Group Participants

  • I have trained my brain to think in questions instead of answers.  John Forbes, President, Forbes Financial Group

  • I wanted to take a moment to express to you my gratitude for your leadership abilities  . . . You have the most magnificent way of thinking “outside of the box” and maintaining an unbiased, optimistic, yet truthful, view of situations and the people in them. I sincerely feel every time I meet with you, no matter what type of arena, I learn something new. 

          ~ Melina Cochran, Rehab Office Specialist Supervisor

  • I have become more vulnerable.  And it's increased the trust in my team. 

          ~ Gary Williams, City Manager

  • From this year in the [Round Table], I am thinking differently. I see things from different perspectives.  

          ~ Bob Davenport, Realty Central Managing Broker

  • For me personally, becoming part of this trusting support group and role playing humble inquiry has been most beneficial.  I highly recommend the [Round Table Group]!  

          ~ Cindy Roberts, Manager

  • The [Round Table Group] has helped me meet new people and realize I am not alone on this journey.  I’ve opened up and learned new things to help me further my career.  The cohort is insightful, impressive, humble, and together we make it fun. 

         ~ Sharon Pulliam, Practice Manager

  • The [Round Table Group] was an opportunity to network with leaders in different roles, as well as share and discuss issues that I honestly thought I was going through alone.  Together we found solutions.  The [Round Table Group] also helped me self-reflect on a deeper level and aspire to be not only a better leader, but a better person in general, at work and beyond. 

         ~ Stephanie Banks, Orthopedic Program Coordinator

  • The colleagues I've met through the [Round Table Group] have helped me grow as a leader. I've learned valuable lessons by listening to the perspectives and experiences of other managers in the group. As a result, I'm better prepared to serve and support the marketing team. 

       ~ Jennifer VanBrooker, Director Marketing & Communications

  • Participation in the [Round Table Group] has encouraged me to dig deeper into how I lead and given me the tools and encouragement needed to grow into leading in a new way.  

         ~ Kris Sherrill, Continuous Improvement

  • I can honestly say that my goals this year was so accurate and I am more self-aware now than I’ve ever been!

Testimonials - Leadership Training & Development

  • I truly believe that this is a value added, life skills course that has helped not only myself, but my colleagues as well. I honestly can say that I have personally witnessed 180° changes in some of our supervisors, as well as helping some out of their spin. There are so many techniques that I have learned and use daily that has helped me to become a better manager.  

         ~ Eric Gossman

  • While it is clear that your content is grounded in evidence, you translate it into practical and growth inspiring strategy that we can apply in our daily lives (personal and professional).

  • Kerri's session on crucial conversations was both thought-provoking and engaging. Through sharing her own personal experiences with crucial conversations and simulating a crucial conversation on a topic that is a common stressor for our organization, Kerri helped us to see ways in which our teams could communicate better with each other. Plus, Kerri's willingness to tailor sessions to a variety of barriers to effective teamwork makes her an excellent choice for any organization that is struggling with team building or team functionality.  In short, she was flexible, fun, and very informative. 5 stars. 

         ~ Student, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, Illinois

Testimonials - Team Development
  • After working with Kerri Burchill, the atmosphere at ISI has improved significantly. We had a group that was not working well as a team. Kerri talked to each member then helped me see the disconnect between myself and the team. After seeing my blind spots, she helped me take decisive action to correct the problems. We have all been working better as a team now. I am looking forward to continued progress as we continue our collaboration with Kerri.  

      ~ Tom Cull, President, Incubation Systems Inc.

  • The transformation of my leadership team occurred due to Kerri’s expertise and coaching skills.  We were a group who struggled with communicating and often found ourselves “stuck in the spin.”  We are now a thriving team in our healthcare organization! 

       ~ Danielle Vortriede, Nurse Manage

  • Kerri helped us to see ways in which our teams could communicate better with each other.

  • Kerri's willingness to tailor sessions to a variety of barriers to effective teamwork makes her an excellent choice for any organization that is struggling with team building or team functionality.  In short, she was flexible, fun, and very informative. 5 stars.

Testimonials - Coaching

  • You have the most magnificent way of thinking “outside of the box” and maintaining an unbiased, optimistic, yet truthful, view of situations and the people in them.  I sincerely feel every time I meet with you, no matter what type of arena, I learn something new. 

  • My work and one on one with Kerri has become so important.  We have had three sessions and those sessions have kept me sane to be honest.  Had we not had these sessions, I would of continued to be discouraged, overwhelmed and second guessing myself.  

         ~ Jessica Kranawater

Testimonials - Keynotes & Speaking Engagements
  • We would like to send you a million thank yous for your presentation today. Honestly, the feedback we received was overwhelming. Mary was also in tears after it! 
  • Kerri was a phenomenal speaker.  I left her presentation with concrete steps and items I can implement in the workplace.
  • Kerri was absolutely wonderful! Her ability to address issues that are common across industries.
  • We still talk about you ALL the time & how much we enjoyed it.  
          ~ Kristin Pankey
  • I thought the use of audience input and interaction in Kerri’s conversation presentation was very useful and engaging.
  • In the case of our event, she jumped on board without hesitation and was very flexible as we cycled through our planning stages and onto the actual event. She was super responsive during every step and on the day of the event, she showed up incredibly prepared and with a sense of approachability. The students could tell that Kerri was the “real deal” with her honest and authentic passion for what she was sharing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an engaging speaker who has plenty of stories to share and the knowledge to leave an audience wanting more.    
         ~ Dr. Jennifer Butler
  • Handout with key information was very helpful. 
  • I enjoyed Kerri's presentation very much.  She was very positive, engaging, entertaining, and encouraging especially when it came to group participation.  The information that she provided to us was useful and interesting, and it was easily applicable to many different situations.