The entire team at Excelerate has delivered a high quality communication skills program for our managers here at Allergan. After our first class I received an e-mail from a participant’s manager asking when the course will be offered again, because she wanted to attend.
Matthew McNabb, Sr. Project Manager R&D Training
I have had the great pleasure to work with Kimberly Gerber over the past several months, both on a personal level and with my team as well. She has been instrumental in helping me continue my personal and professional development through her communications workshop. Additionally, because she came to me so highly recommended from a co-worker, I brought her and her team in to complete workshops for all my directors and all my managers. The positive impact that she has had on our team has been tremendous. Communications have grown to new levels, allowing the team to continue to develop together and individually as well. As a result of the workshops, teamwork has improved drastically, thus positively changing the overall dynamic of the group and the atmosphere in which we work.
Carla Ussery, VP Wholesale Distribution
I cannot thank you both enough, although I will try. :) This is professional development that is making a difference in the lives of so many people. I am beginning to SEE the change within my colleagues and, of course, within myself. I spoke with our Superintendent, Dr. Hunter, about the two of you and I have shared my enthusiasm for this sometimes painful, but necessary look at how we are perceived. He was not surprised by my comments because so many of the teacher leaders in the district have already talked with him about this program. On a personal note, as the co-chair of the Staff Development Committee (one of the committees I will not be giving up), I am looking forward to assessing the long-term impact of your work with us. I believe it will have a positive effect on relationships among teachers, but also on our students. I am working on an assessment design to capture this data in order to show the benefits of this high quality professional development. I would love to show the Board of Education the importance of this work (using quantifiable data). It is my hope that you will have the opportunity to work with our administration and other teachers over time.
~ Jennifer McMahon
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Kimberly for the fantastic experience. The knowledge that I have gained through your assistance will help me throughout the rest of my career. I am already seeing the positive effects of gaining insight into my communication and leadership strengths and areas of need. I will continue to live out my action plan in the years ahead! What valuable work you do! It has been a pleasure to know you!
~ Christine Scoppa
I will tell you the experience was one of the richest staff development experiences I have experienced in my 27 years of teaching. I learned so much about how to get things done within the world of strong leaders with whom I work by understanding where they are coming from. I also learned a lot about myself as a leader and as a person and self knowledge is such a gift especially at this stage of my life. Many thanks.
~ Kim Kearney
You need to know that this was the most valuable workshop I have participated in throughout my career. The best part is that it has had such a positive impact in all parts of my life. Thank you for your commitment to our growth!
~ Sue Heider