Testimonials: Business Clients

Business Clients “Their Success Stories”

How Their Lives, Jobs, Attitudes, Businesses, and Relationships Have Changed As a result of Dr. Alan Zimmerman’s programs

Best Program In 32 Years…

“Your program was terrific! I would like to find something to be critical about, but how can I when workshop participants are telling me this was the best workshop they’ve had in 32 years. You are definitely a top-notch speaker. Your analogies, humor, personal stories, and openness not only supported your material so very well but also made you so well received. Your program was a winner for us!”

Robert Pickett
Manager, US Steel

Teams Got Instant Results From Dr. Z’s Ideas…

“Your presentation was filled with terrific information, and it was delivered in a way that kept the audience engaged and anxious to hear more. Everyone left the meeting energized and enthusiastic about what they had learned. In fact, teams have begun to put your ideas to work and are already seeing results.”

Roy Simrel
Vice President,
Catalina Marketing

Inspired The Entire Conference For The Next 4 Days…

“Following your keynote presentation, we had to change the theme of our meeting to ‘As Dr. Zimmerman said.’ Almost every speaker during the next four days referred to something you said or incorporated your thoughts into their presentations. This certainly is a tribute to your unique ability to impact every person in the room.”

Linda Aasen
Manager, 3M

Highest Rated Speaker Out Of 44 Speakers…

Of the 44 different speakers we hired this year, your class was by far the highest rated. The only negative comments from your session evaluations were in regards to the length of the session – people wanting more! We want you back next year. Once again, thanks for your tremendous effort in making your program an outstanding success.”

Scott Babjak
Program Manager,
TAP Pharmaceuticals

Gave Employees Greater Control Over Their Lives…

“Your training fulfilled the exact need that we were looking for. You gave our employees a greater awareness of the control they have over their lives. Your course enlightened our employees that they don’t need to go through life simply accepting the things that happen; rather, they truly can be in charge of their lives. You opened up their potential for creating more successes.”

Greg Matuszak
Manager, AAA Michigan/Wisconsin

Mesmerized Our Executive Audience…

“I have to admit we had some trepidation as to the acceptance of your talk on change and our executive audience before the meeting. But our Vice President told us not to worry because no matter what the topic you would mesmerized our audience. You did. Feedback has been excellent, and based on the evaluations you are the highest rated speaker! The interaction you created was fantastic and met a primary objective of further building our relationships with these people.”

Peter Atwood
Regional Manager, 3M

Best Training Company Ever Had…

“I want to personally thank you. Your training was the absolute best we’ve ever had in all the years I’ve been with the company. You delivered exactly what we asked for, and that was to provide the group with the tools to motivate ourselves and others. If anyone would not have taken anything away from your program, I would recommend they have their pulse checked by a professional. Our only question is how are we ever going to top what you did for our company?”

David May
Director, Farmers Union Industries

Left With Better Attitudes And Better Relationships…

“It’s so wonderful to see the impact of your program on the people of our company. Their attitudes are more positive, considerate, and encouraging. I see people who now listen to others more attentively and with better body language. Each individual seems to have taken something different from your presentation and focused on making a change in their life, business, personal, or both. Thank you for making such a great impact on Universal Strap.”

Tom Johnson
President, Universal Strap

Grabbed Their Attention And Never Let Go…

“When the program started, you grabbed everyone’s attention from the very start and didn’t let them go until the time was up. Your ability to target the subject and materials right to the heart of each participant is a tribute to your presentation skills and your ability to read our audience and their real needs.”

Diane Fulcher
Manager, Siemens

Kept 375 People Fully Engaged For Four Hours…

“Thanks so much for your outstanding program – “Five Steps to the Next Level.” What an amazing job you did in keeping 375 folks fully engaged for four hours. As you know, we had an overwhelming response for this event. In fact, we had to move the event from the original venue because of the incredible demand, despite the fact that you have appeared several times in Bloomington over the past few years. That speaks volumes about the value you provide to folks. And we really liked the way you crafted your presentation to build on last year’s event with our chapter. It was impressive to hear you say ‘Last year, I mentioned…’ Thanks again for a great event.”

Bill Pence
Manager, State Farm Insurance

Changed Peoples’ Lives At Work And At Home…

“I have had many, many positive comments from our group on their experiences from your presentation. Several said, ‘He’s the best we’ve ever heard.’ One person told me, ‘When I came to the session I thought, oh yeah, another one of those motivational sessions. When he finished, I was very glad that I had come because I could relate to so many of Dr. Zimmerman’s stories and use the advice he gave.’ I know you’ve even received personal notes of thanks from members of our team. That in itself speaks to the success of the session. It’s so encouraging to hear people still talking about your presentation and how it has changed their lives on the job and at home.”

Michael Rueckert
President, Younglove Construction

Executives Say “Bring Dr. Z Back Every Year”…

“In one word, you are amazing! Your evaluations were exceptional, in fact almost perfect on a five-point scale. And you were able to answer all our employees’ questions in a very positive and authoritative manner. One key executive told me, “Let’s bring this guy back every year.”

John Barnshaw,
Education Specialist, IBM

Attendees Thank You For Bringing In Dr. Zimmerman…

“Your program was a BIG hit, to say the least! It was right on target with our franchisees as well as the home office staff. In fact, I had attendees catch me in the hallway about half way through your program and thank me personally for choosing you as our keynote speaker. Thanks again for a Super Session.”

Jay Bickford
Director, NOVUS Franchising

Turned Around The Behavior Of Negative Employees…

“Thanks for conducting one of the best seminars we have attended as a team. Your presentation on the effect of negative thinking versus positive thinking had everyone discussing the merits of thinking and acting in a positive way. Many people are now practicing the ‘power of positive affirmations.’ And the positive impact of your program has already changed the negative behavior exhibited by some of our team members.

Dale Hawke
Director, Volkswagen Audi

It Was A Joy To Hear Our People Laugh…

“Your content was excellent and appreciated by all of us ‘tough-skinned’ construction guys. As always your speaking style commands attention, yet lets your audience relax while contemplating the excellent point you are bringing out. The humor that you intersperse throughout your program brings a moment of light-heartedness to the audience, and it was a joy to hear the laughter from our people.

But here’s the kicker, you were so well received we’re booking you for next year. Put it on the calendar.”

Bill Phelps
Chief Operations Officer,
Ellen Equipment

Participants Beg For More…

“Thank you for your dynamic presentation last week! One participant spoke for all of us when she said, ‘Even though we’ve had several teaming classes in the past year, this was by far the BEST. Dr. Zimmerman was knowledgeable and fun! The way he had us participate made it exciting. I truly did not want this session to end.’ Again thank you for kicking off our meeting in such a positive manner. Your presentation assimilated our ideas and generated ‘team thinking.’ You had a grand impact on everyone.”

Cecilia Andaluz
Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Rocked The Conference…

“You really struck a chord that helped our consultants to ‘Rock The Nation.’ They gave you a 5.9 on a 6 point scale which is ‘Outstanding.’ The attendees said such things as: ‘What an awesome speaker! Great info and great humor…Eye opening…Wow, fabulous, thought provoking. His words helped me examine all areas of my life…Many ah-ha moments.’ Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!”

Jill Blashack-Strahan
President, Tastefully Simple

Brought The Office And Field Staff Together…

“In a company such as ours, where the cohesiveness between office and field can sometimes appear to drift apart, we needed to be brought together. And you did. Your methods of getting people to interact are extremely effective and beneficial. It was so enjoyable to see our people getting excited about themselves and what they can accomplish with the proper information and a positive attitude.”

Michael McCormick
Vice President,
T.E. Ibberson Company

Gave A Brand-New Approach To The Topic…

“You made a very big impression on our conference attendees. We have received numerous positive comments regarding your presentation style, humor, sincerity, and content. In fact you made our attendees think about positive attitudes and building relationships in an entirely new way.”

Steve Bonar
Director of Business Development, Conklin Corporation

Real Training That Brings Real Results That Last…

“As usual, your ratings were absolutely fantastic, and your modules are again the standard on which we base our judgment for perfection! Your message is so important, so very timely, and so well received. I know it’s having the kind of lasting impact we so desperately need.”

Jim Vanderheyden
Manager, Honeywell

Moved Customers From “Satisfaction” To “Enthusiasm”…

“It is rare that we invite the same speaker back to our symposium, but as a result of your past performance, our advisory team unanimously decided to extend you an invitation. And once again your evaluations were exceptional. Most importantly, our education team is using your information to move our customers from being merely ‘satisfied’ to being truly ‘enthusiastic’ for our services.”

John Barnshaw
Education Specialist, IBM

An A+ Program With A Tough Audience…

“Thank you for an outstanding program. Real estate sales associates and brokers are a tough audience. But you treated them with respect and involved them in your program. I have heard nothing but great comments from our members. As a veteran meeting planner, real estate professional for 18 years, and a university Speech-Communication professor, I grade your program A+. I would recommend you without reservation to any company that wants a powerful and professional program.”

Ed Hill
Regional Director, ERA Realty

Exceptional Content And Participant Involvement…

“Your speaking style, participant involvement, and content are exceptional. Your willingness and openness to share your own personal experiences and stories added so much value to the message and gave us the opportunity to really connect with you. Thanks for the inspiration you provided to our leadership at Digi-Key.”

Deborah Wittenberg
Manager of Learning and Development, Digi-Key

Employees Accepting Change With A Positive Attitude…

We are being challenged to make changes we never thought possible. So your program on accepting change and keeping a positive attitude was right on target. I had many people take time to stop by my desk after the workshop to share with me their personal insight, and how they are putting into practice the principles you presented that day. I also received many, many e-mail communications thanking me for arranging the session and telling me how useful it was.”

Judi Hovde
Senior Trainer, Target Stores

Perfect Fit For Our Management Academy…

“Alan, your topic and method of presentation are a perfect fit for our Management Academy program. As always, the attendees were saying such things as: ‘Awesome, Awesome, Awesome… Outstanding speaker and even more outstanding was his sharing of personal information for our benefit…I will definitely use the concepts learned in this session in my workplace’.”

Don DiGirolamo
Manager, United States Steel Corporation

No Need To Be Apprehensive With Dr. Z As Your Speaker…

We were a little apprehensive offering your session up against a famous coach, but we obviously picked the right speaker when we picked you. The evaluations rated the presentation overwhelmingly as ‘Excellent.’ Thank you for a very successful session. I know those who missed your session really missed out on something.”

Connie Dooley
Director, Petroleum Equipment Institute

Brought Out The Leadership Talent Inside Of Everyone…

“Your information, exercises and guidance had the same effect as it has in the past when you’ve spoken at J & J. The ‘Zimmerman Effect’ brings out the leaders in all of us, makes us more effective managers of others, and most importantly, reminds us of the very important values and fundamentals we sometimes forget. Thanks again for your presentation. You have become a very important person to this company.”

Louis Fordham
Director, J & J Industries

Set A Great Atmosphere For The Entire Conference…

“On behalf of the board of directors and our members from Dunn & Bradstreet, thank you for your dynamic presentation. You gave us a great start to our day and set the atmosphere for the entire conference. Great Job!!!!!!”

Charlie Jackson
Director, Delta Airlines

100% of Participants Are Asking You to Come Back…

“The response from our Members and Principals was tremendous. The learning was significant, and your process was very enjoyable. Maybe the clearest message of their reaction to your session was the fact that 100% of the participants indicated they would like to attend another program of yours!!! That has to be a huge ‘Yes’ moment for you to hear!”

 Kurt Simers
CEO Kennedy and Coe

Customized Program Met Our Exact Needs…

“Our staff was overwhelmingly pleased with the day. It was so motivational. And 99% of our staff has requested that you return. Thanks also for the time you spent with us to customize this program to meet our needs. It was obvious from the presentation that you incorporated our suggestions and needs into the program.”

Gail Kane
Director Medica

Programs So Good They’re Re-Booked Right on the Spot…

“We want you to know how impressed DHL is with your workshops. Every one of our managers felt challenged and renewed. The feedback has been so overwhelmingly positive that we would like to have you speak again. Are you available for the National Air Express and Cargo Group meeting in March?”

Cindy Boudreaux
Senior Manager DHL Worldwide Express

Inspired Team to Become World Class…

“The feedback from everyone was very positive with many requests to bring you back to talk to their direct reports. Your program was thought provoking, inspirational, and entertaining. This is a great start to solidify our team and inspire them to step into the future and commit to becoming a world class organization.”

Joseph Massidda
Director of Sales AkzoNobel

Teaching Extraordinaire…

“Once again your presentation to our sales force and system consultants was outstanding! The content and pace of your training was just right. You have a knack for knowing when to tell a story, when to teach, and when to get people up on their feet and involved. I was also impressed by the fact that many of your stories had to do with recent events. Obviously you are constantly updating your material. Needless to say, the feedback on your presentation was overwhelmingly positive.

Michael Bien
Manager Universal Computer Systems

Exceeded Expectations Big Time…

“We invited you to speak at our annual partners’ meeting based on a referral from a business associate, and my expectations are very high. You more than met my expectations. Your presentation was outstanding, adding real value to our meeting, giving our partners practical and useful information to use immediately. If anyone decides to invite you, Dr. Zimmerman, to their next function, I can say they won’t be disappointed!”

Darold Rath
CEO Eide Bailly, LLP

Even Your Non-Responsive Attendees Get Inspired…

“When I announced we were having a speaker at the meeting, many of our salespeople were, to say the least, turned off, especially since it was the last thing on the agenda. After you spoke, they were all saying it was great and inspiring. Even our customers in the audience said your presentation was fantastic, saying your presentation alone made the whole conference worth attending. Let’s do it again next year!”

Bruce Flantzer
President PSPR Inc.

Real Wit, Real Stories, Real Content…

“Once again, you have left a very positive impression on my team members. Your program touched upon issues that we have dealt with on a continuous basis, but as the team said, “He made it real!’ Your style of wit and stories made the learning fun and upbeat. And I was pleased that my team said your program was much better than any other programs they have attended on similar topics.”

Betsy Kennedy Lindgren
Director Express Employment Professionals

Kept People on the Edge of Their Seats…

“What a dynamic keynote presentation. It set the tone for our entire meeting. Our attendees said such things as: ‘Alan’s presentation had more impact on me than any other seminar I’ve ever attended…Alan’s presentation kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time…Alan’s presentation ranks way up there in terms of reachability, which, personally means that he touched several nerves and imparted information in ways that I will retain and benefit from’.”

Bob Silvy, Director
American City Business Journals

Had an Immediate and Lasting Impact on Our Company…

“I love working with Dr. Zimmerman. His message on self-esteem, positive attitude and other topics are delivered with such passion and come straight from his heart. The active participation involved in the training had an immediate impact on our company and our people, and Dr. Zimmerman’s message continues to impact our company.”

Michael VanErdewyk
CEO T.ReliaMax

Learned How to Motivate Others to Achieve More Than Ever…

I wholeheartedly recommend your ‘Peak Performance’ program for anyone who leads people and wants to understand how to truly motivate their teams to high performance. One District Sales Manager wrote me saying, ‘I have attended a number of programs over my career, but this is the first program that truly moved me and woke me up to what I have and have not been doing.’ Another one wrote, ‘I received more practical learning from this program than any other program in the last 20 years.’ I think most powerful is the fact that because this program was so well received by my leadership team, the Primary Care National Sales Director is inviting you back to present to his leadership team.”

Sean Purdy
Senior National Sales Director Sciele Pharma

Our Leaders Soaked Up Everything You Said…

“As you know, we were concerned about our leadership meeting. We weren’t sure anyone could connect with our top leadership team and get them to change, and the last thing we needed was a retreat that bombed. Our fears were quickly put to rest. Our leaders soaked up everything you said, and you were able to thoroughly engage each and every one of them. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you for a great meeting. The feedback has been TREMENDOUS. Our paths must cross again … soon.”

Andy Mills
CEO Medline

Became More Effective at Engaging Our Entire Workforce…

“In a phrase, I was impressed! I was especially delighted with the tools you gave my team to become even more effective at engaging our entire workforce. We had a number of skeptics before you spoke, but every one of them told me how extremely effective and appropriate your approach was for where we are right now. You hit a home run with everything we asked of you. Just so you know, I am telling my colleges know about your programs so they can experience the same kind of success that we’ve been having.”

E. Lee Monthei
Vice President of Engineering and Procurement Enbridge Pipelines, Inc.

Audience Said Your Program Was Life-Changing…

“Thank you so much for your amazing presentations at S.P. Richards’ recent conference. While the evaluation forms described your program as ‘fantastic … excellent … and … better than the best,’ they don’t really convey the rampant enthusiasm that I experienced in the hallways after your sessions. Crowds of people stopped me to thank me for hiring you and several described your session as ‘life changing.’ Some people even sat through the same presentation a second time and made their entire staff drop what they were doing to participate in your sessions. You truly struck a chord with many of these stressed out, multi-tasking entrepreneurs.”

Sandra C. Williams
Director of Dealer Training and Development S.P. Richards

These success stories … and hundreds of others … paint a very clear picture.
They show how Dr. Zimmerman helps people and organizations have great meetings
that get powerful, practical, tangible, take-it-to-the-bank results.

Hire Dr. Zimmerman to speak at your next meeting for a guaranteed success