“Has made a tremendous difference in my professional development, decision making and executive maturation. the hands on, proactive approach coupled with the materials effectively addresses the ongoing and changing demands I face every day. Invaluable - has changed my trajectory professionally.” – Drew Koven, Vice President of ECommerce & Omnichannel Retail, GUESS?, Inc.
“I have enjoyed working with you and will certainly keep you at the top of my list of proven experts. Please feel free to use me as a referral.” - Robert Edmund, President, Edmund Optics
“The Coaching is invaluable to me. It is reassuring to have such a knowledgeable person help guide me. I find that is pleasurable to speak with Orlando given his down to earth style of communicating. I wish and hope the company will continue to invest in training for me with The Blake Group.” — Kevin Browne, Sr. Director Distribution, GUESS?, Inc.
“The combination of assessment, reflection, reasoning, tools, advice and personal feedback in service of developing an action plan was exactly what I needed to get myself out of the box I made for myself.” — Lynne Gillette, Director of Operations, U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution
“I just wanted to thank you for a very enjoyable and enlightening workshop. You are obviously very good at what you do and work well together. Unlike most seminars I've been to, you had my attention consistently throughout the entire class… My only gripe is that the workshop couldn't be longer.” — Wendell T. Harness, RPLS Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Oregon & Arizona, Vice-Chairman, APLS Ethics & Standards Committee, Project Surveyor, MMLA Inc.
“The employees enjoyed the day and your teaching style…they appreciated learning so much practical information. It would be a pleasure to work with you again.” — Beverly Peterson, Pulmonetic Systems
“You did an excellent job, I am glad we were able to have that matter resolved.” — William Henry, Hahn & Hahn
“Your thought provoking workshop on conducting effective performance evaluations was well received. Thank you again for taking your holiday weekend to participate in this important event.” — Joseph V. Lillie, Vice President, Professional Activities, IEEE-USA
“Promptly brought parties together ... correctly identified critical issues … actively intervened in negotiations.” — Donald Snider, Baer, Marks & Upham
“Superior performance by the mediator in trying circumstance” — Christopher Oberg, Western University Health Sciences
“Your program … evaluations and presentation skills were recognized as being excellent” — Kathi Sanders, PIHRA District 17
“Empowered conversations and discussions. Excellent overall” — Mike Kyle, Director, Insync Interactive
“Excellent, comprehensive and client focused” — Russell Rothner, President, Insync Media
“Excellent, this is very sound methodology” — Right Management Consultants, Leadership Coach Certification Training
“Good balance of theory and practical info” — Heidi H., WIC
“Very good info; I will be able to apply these tools on Monday.” — Derrick Taylor, Manager, Inroads.
“The role plays and follow up discussion were extremely helpful. Also great to have reference material to take away.” — Pauline Thomas, HR Generalist, Symantec
“Continual change of pace kept my attention better.” — Susan Carleo, VP Academic Affairs, L.A. Valley College
“Great as always!” — Chinyere Inyama, Systems Consultant, Stonefield Josephson, Inc.
“Good Balance of theory and practical information. I like the exercises.” — Heidi Kent, Assoc. Director, Harbor-UCLA REI-WIC Program
“Very informative, fun and helpful to the group.” — Dan Casey, EVP Sales & Marketing, Worldlink
“Dr. Blake has a good sense of humor. He is appreciated and down-to-earth. Dr. Blake is flexible and always seems prepared.” — Donna Monica, Director of Masters Program, School of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
“It is the commitment and dedication of individuals, such as Dr. Blake, that contribute to the overall success of the program.” — Julie Bronson, ADR Administrator, Los Angeles Superior Court
“Dr. Blake has a wonderful sense of humor which he uses to create relationship, generate trust and suggest perspective. He has great skill at the consultative approach… Dr. Blake is an outstanding accomplishment coach” — Nancy Adamson, Right Management Consultants
“I came to this not with a fully positive attitude. However, I am leaving with a much better attitude and direction. And I thank you.” — Chuck Paddack, NSPS Govenor, WFPS Chairman, APLS Board Member
“Very organized and right on the money!” — Ron Lee, Asst. Controller, Wick Communications