We already had smart, creative, passionate executives, but we all needed to become strategic and organized if we were to reach our goal. I couldn’t be happier about the progress we have made as a cohesive, results-oriented team — and we have a lot of fun. The journey continues."
Dr. Susan Kelly President and CEO Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
High Performance Leadership is a great program for business leaders in any industry. It offers sensible, practical lessons along with research-based theory to back them up. Lucia’s passion and her deep expertise make it a compelling experience.
Stephen R. Ferrara, CPA Partner, Chief Operating Officer BDO
Susan is dynamic and insightful. Her teaching style shows her passion and compassion for others to really try to get it right, so we can see our strengths and how we can positively impact the environment of others."
Ann Cope-Place VP Global Human Resources SPX Cooling Technologies
CfHP has delivered outstanding results for us. Following a very large M&A, Lucia and her team worked with our new executive IT leadership team to collaboratively develop a multi-year strategic plan. What was most important beyond the end product, from my perspective, was that the process they used built trust among the new leadership team and forged the bonds needed both to develop a plan and execute it.
Sonny Garg Senior Vice President and Chief Information & Innovation Officer Exelon
Working with Center for High Performance was a thoroughly enriching experience. She is one of the best corporate strategists I have ever worked with. She had a fantastic ability to see through the noise and pinpoint the direction a company should take. Her creativity and pragmatism allowed totally new and cost effective strategies to be realized. Franchee adds value to any organization."
Kevin Magee Chief Technology Officer Crucible Corporation
Ms. Annunzio is one of a very select group of extremely talented and effective teachers and communicators. She’s great at keeping the environment fresh and interesting with energy and passion."
Rod Foster Managing Director RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Susan’s approach enabled our management team (from Boardroom to front line) to develop our ability to effectively execute our strategy. Through her experience and insight, we were able to turn theory and unconscious practice into practical skills, tools and processes to use every day in our business. Only when we grasped the learning from the programme did we truly discover how much we needed this capability."
Shane Spiers Group HR Director UNITE PLC, UK
I truly enjoyed the discussion, the interaction Susan made with the group, and her message, which was so incredibly powerful and moving. She is an outstanding presenter and has a unique way of keeping the interest of the group. I heard so many positive comments after the event. I am encouraged, motivated and excited. Susan really made a mark!"
Nancy Bower Manager John Deere
A major contribution. Contagious Success offers fresh data and fresh thinking on one of the most vexing challenges facing all managers."
Norm Bobins President and CEO LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO
I frequently refer to your successful intervention with our board, which has served us well; particularly as external market conditions have inevitably raised the temperature of concerns and activity in our board discussions. It would have had a hugely negative impact if our board had not been able to address difficult issues so robustly. Thank you on behalf of the UNITE board."
Geoffrey Maddrell Chairman The UNITE Group plc
Susan quickly established credibility and rapport with my leadership team, and inspired them to engage fully in the session. The work we did with Susan has been highly valuable throughout the year and frequently referenced."
Sharon Rossi V.P. Customer Development Unilever
futureCraft® combines the theoretical and practical sides of engaging millennials to create a powerful call to action for the future.
Wayne Berson BDO Chief Executive Officer
Franchee Harmon very quickly grasped our industry and business challenges and clearly articulated to the team her assessment of our key issues in a way that was respectful but frank. Using her experience and best practice research, Franchee developed a set of recommendations to close our largest gaps. A key deliverable was a framework for a leadership competency model that was readily accepted by the team. Franchee has been a valued business partner."
Sandra Hirsh Director HR Strategy & Organization Effectiveness Exelon Corporation
Susan takes a complex area and simplifies it with practical tools, processes, and concepts that can be readily applied at work (corporate, team, or individual level)."
Robert Lindeman Managing Director RSM McGladrey, Inc.
A big thanks for the great work — you are so good at illuminating the mysteries that afflict business performance. Thankfully, a new transparency is already running through our business, and we are starting to see things (good and bad) that we never knew existed!"
Jonathan Gliksten Managing Director Urbanest Pty Ltd
Susan is exceptional in pulling out value and good points of the material. Even basic things are seen in another light after the sessions."
Carsten Hojer Finance Manager TDC
Susan ensures that the leadership team is capable and aligned to achieve high performance. She takes the team out of their comfort zone… There are some really genuine, authentic conversations going on. She doesn’t go too far… it’s a very fine line–and she walks it exceptionally well."
Nicholas Porter Chairman Capital Values International
Like any forward-thinking company, we know we have to appeal to employees across generations, but the question is "how?" The Center for High Performance team has gone a long way toward answering that question with futureCraft®. The insights they provided give us a leg up in attracting and retaining professionals with varying perspectives both as employees and as clients.
Catherine M. Moy, CPA Chief People Officer and Office Managing Partner, Assurance Services BDO
Susan is a dynamic speaker, and she provided 50 of our senior executives from around the world with substantive ideas they could take back to their own teams. The data she presented from her study of high-performing workgroups was particularly enlightening."
For better than 20 years, we’ve been helping mid- to top-tier companies achieve and sustain high performance throughout their organizations. By working directly with their senior executive teams, boards of directors and business unit leaders, we are able to enhance collaboration, stimulate creativity and simplify complex decision-making for everyone involved.
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