“Theo makes a difference. Plain and simple. We are going through major changes in our work that are out of our control and Theo helped a large group of people laugh, smile, cry, release anger so we could get back to working the best we could with our new system. Our group is not easy to impress – you need to be genuine, skilled at active listening, funny, be able to identify staffs currencies and achieve results. Theo did all of this and more. Yes, there is a cost to the training but the value added, priceless.” Janine Mitchell, Manager, City of Kawartha Lakes Social Services
“Theo’s work with our group gave us an opportunity to see stress in a different light and through understanding be able to cope better. We had a great time.” Mike ONeill, Executive Member, Durham Catholic Principal and Vice Principal Association
“Theo, you were able to lead us through a painful journey of disclosure, keeping the room honest and kind using the Biblical narrative defined as love. Bless you as you continue to use the talents you have been given. You were an answer to prayer.” Ron Shantz, E.D., Willowgrove
“Theo listens well with both his ears and his eyes, from the planning stages to develop a custom designed workshop to meet our specific organizational needs, and then moving on to stimulate meaningful discussions within the group. We were able to see the connections between our individual values and what we do as an organization and at the end of the day the team became stronger and more connected, all the while having fun with the interesting activities he developed for us.” Darrin Ballard, Regional Program Manager, Canadian Hearing Society-Peel Region
“Theo’s knowledge of psychology, communication strategies, and relationship building techniques has proven invaluable to the revitalization of our membership base. His Membership Engagement helped build our Walk for Epilepsy team into the largest team raising the most funds in the 2007 Toronto Waterfront Marathon.” Geoff Bobb, E.D., Epilepsy Toronto.
“Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to take part in a number of team building and/or culture building sessions. This is the first one that is values based and with that focus we were able to discover how to move forward by checking our thoughts and actions against our key values. Theo has a great way of combining fun and learning in a very interactive environment that resulted in a number of actionable items. He helped us develop our own strategies for providing a healthy environment within our own team and its impact on the organization as a whole.” Kim Sanderson, Regional Director, FaithLife Financial.
“Theo’s emphasis on living values and teamwork has clearly been instrumental to our accomplishments as an organization. He has a keen analytical mind and the ability to quickly get to the heart of what is required to achieve success.” Craig McLaren, President, WOLF Advanced Technology.
“Theo, I would like to thank you. In your role as the MC for Toronto’s 2009 International Day of People with Disabilities, you contributed greatly to its success by keeping the right pace going and giving the Day a remarkably lively tone full of sensitivity and respect to the unsung heroes, poets, honourees and all participants. We were extremely lucky that you accepted this demanding role and that we had you as the MC.” Paulos Ioannou, Manager Program Support, Client Special Services Unit. City of Toronto.
“Theo listened very carefully, assessed our needs, and provided very clear and thorough review, analysis, and writing of our policies and bylaws. We were particularly impressed with his advice and responsiveness prior to us hiring him to help. He attended our club on 2 occasions at no cost. These 2 visits allowed him to get a good understanding of our issues. He also contacted a number of our members to get a balanced view of the issues. Very impressed with his advice and guidance. I would not hesitate hire him again for this type of service.” Mike Tindall, Board President, Toronto Windsurfing Club.
“Our team building day was positive and fun. We learned a lot about ourselves, our team and it reinforced how important it is to work together to reach our goals. We definitely will be looking at Integrity Works for our next professional development day.” Victoria Baby, Regional Director, Canadian Hearing Society, Kitchener Waterloo.
“Theo, I am really glad that I picked the right presenter for our Staff Professional Development Teambuilding day and for our Board Retreat, and the process really helped us to open our communication far more than I expected. Awesome workshops!!” Peggy Anne Gordon, E.D. Deaf Literacy Initiative.
Additional comments from Staff and Board: “Theo is a wonderful resource for our agency. He has a wonderful sense of humor!” Anselmo DeSousa, staff; “Very enthusiastic and a great listener” Jennifer Best, staff; “Theo led the team into great discussions which led to very interesting and unknown facts about each other. Personally, knowing the previous life experience has given me more of an understanding as to why that person reacts in a certain way. That knowledge then helps me to know how to interact with that person in the office.” Bernie McClennan, staff; “He is good at helping people become self aware of their inner weaknesses and strengths.” Patrizio Presenza, Board, DLI.
“Theo has been a guest speaker in several of my classes. He addresses my Business English classes regarding workplace email etiquette using his article “The Art of Emailing” as the basis of his interactive presentation. Recently, Theo addressed my classes of college students on job interview techniques. His knowledge and insight was invaluable. Theo conducted an interactive class demonstrating techniques that would be beneficial during a job interview. The students participated in role play activities and the feedback was tremendous. Theo created a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom. He delivered lessons that were clear and useful, complete with real life skills, knowledge and insight. He has a wonderful ability to make people feel relaxed, welcome and worthwhile and the students thoroughly enjoyed his teaching. I look forward to working with Theo in the future as he is sensitive, sharp and an amazing resource for the students.” Pauline Hussey, Professor, Faculty of Business, Seneca College.
“Hi Theo, just wanted to say it was great to meet you and that your seminar was a HUGE SUCCESS! Everyone gave me the ‘gears’ because I asked you to wrap things up! They loved every minute of your presentation, and they’re wanting more! They felt that what they learned was valuable and inspiring & are looking forward to putting the tools they acquired into action. We hope to have you back.” Paula Watkins, RN, OHN, Occupational Health Specialist, Johnson Controls Whitby Facility.
“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible to reach the heights of ones capabilities without becoming very good at it – thanks Theo for motivating us to see each other as vital members of CHS Hamilton region but also as part of the greater organizational team committed to working together & challenging us in different way so as to recognize how we can work together to keep things afloat!! Hands a waving \O/” Natalie McAlonen, Regional Program Manager, Hamilton Region, Canadian Hearing Society.
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