Endorsements from past engagement sponsors
We’re in a totally different place than we were six months ago. Communications and leadership alignment are vastly improved.
We’re having much healthier conversations about priorities, and what we can and can’t really do. We recognize problems more rapidly, and work together to address them, with less fear and no politics.
Paul was amazing. The value of the work was/is invaluable to us and we have used the roadmap to successfully move us forward… He engaged effectively with all my staff, from the technologists to the CEO. He is so knowledgeable that he can put tough concepts into digestable chunks for business people. HUGE asset… Thank you Paul!
For those that have not worked with Paul, his approach to meeting facilitation is excellent at identifying the true goals and outcomes a meeting (or business) needs to achieve success. If you are interested in turning ideas into actions, I would definitely recommend his approach to achieving better results. Keep it up Paul!
Recently Paul facilitated a 9-day process reengineering workshop for me. His work, from pre-workshop preparation to facilitating the workshop to publishing the results was outstanding. Paul exhibited a high degree of professionalism, competence and knowledge throughout the workshop.
Paul brought the right processes, tools, and attitude to the table throughout the engagement. He was instrumental in establishing a high level of trust among the team members, setting the right environment and in driving positive results.
In addition to his contribution as a facilitator he very quickly developed a good understanding of our business and exhibited the ability to find the critical point in a complex conversation. As one participant said, “I was very impressed with Paul’s ability to pull out the essence of a long discussion and express it with some key conclusions. Once he really helped us with an impasse – suggesting an approach that worked.”
Paul Penny recently facilitated a workshop for our team, and I was very pleased with the outcome. The process he facilitated helped get the team focused on some of our strategic initiatives, challenges and priorities for action. The mind mapping approach Paul used enabled us to visualize and capture a lot of detail in a short time. We posted a hardcopy of the mind map and it’s been a great conversation starter with team members who didn’t attend the workshop. I recommend Paul’s facilitation approach for anyone who needs to plan actions around strategic initiatives.
I very much enjoyed working with Paul Penny! His knowledge and expertise were extremely beneficial and led to a very successful project… I gladly recommend Paul and would definitely work with him on other projects!
Paul Penny recently facilitated a workshop for members of our IT and Operations teams, with very good results. His facilitation process drove good discussion across a diverse audience, and got ideas flowing for how to address some of our pressing challenges. I recommend Paul and his workshop approach if you need to drive team consensus and actions around strategic initiatives.
And praise from workshop participants
The facilitator redefined Excellence. The combination of science and collaboration made this a most effectively executed workshop.
Paul kept a great pace throughout the workshop. He allowed issues to be vetted completely which I felt was important so everyone had a good understanding of the various challenges we all face. His ability to build consensus is excellent.
I thought Paul did an excellent job of guiding us through the process. He kept to his mantra of being a steward of our time. I also thought he did a very good job of letting us guide ourselves to our final conclusions.
Facilitator was excellent! He understood our business like he worked for our company for 15 years like the rest of us. He was able to effectively get us back on track when we had the desire to go down a rabbit hole. He was responsive and helped to pull our group together effectively.
We would not have got the outcomes in an efficient way without Paul’s facilitating.
Paul demonstrated an amazing level of understanding of our business. Moreover, he helped us articulate our own ideas by introducing vocabulary that does not exist in our organization.
Managing a group this big for that long is no small task – Well done!
I was very impressed with Paul’s ability to pull out the essence of a long discussion and express it with some key conclusions. Once he really helped us with an impasse – suggesting an approach that worked.
Paul did a great job facilitating the session. His ability to collect ideas and translate them into defined processes or other related information is impressive.