Testimonials

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Cathy presented to our chapter of human resources professionals on Emotional Intelligence.  It was very interactive and insightful workshop. Our group left the meeting with a lot of information they could apply to their workplace and personal lives.  Cathy came highly recommended to our SHRM chapter and we will definitely refer her to other groups!”
VP, East Alabama Society of Human Resource Management

 

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quote4I want to extend a big THANK YOU to Lori for your partnership and assistance with our leadership development initiative this year! You have left a remarkable footprint with our leaders! I have received exceptional feedback and appreciation on each and every training session! Our leaders have learned, they have demonstrated the competencies you taught them and they have GROWN!”  HR Manager, healthcare provider

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quote4Kim is very results-oriented in her coaching.  She gives you real life, concrete examples that you can easily apply to your agency, your team, and your leadership style.  Through Kim’s coaching, I have learned to maximize my time, engage my Board of Directors in a strategic manner, plan with a forward-focus on our agency’s work, and harness the skills and expertise of my core staff.  As a result, I can support my senior team in a way that they feel empowered and energized.  I highly recommend Kim Cantrell as an executive coach to anyone, regardless of what position you hold.”  CEO, Non-profit

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quote2Cathy is a content expert in coaching and other related topics. She personalizes her presentation to those who participate by weaving individual results into a collective picture of what teamwork and collaboration could look like as the principles of leadership are applied.” Dean, Higher Education

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quote2Lori was extremely engaging.”
Manager, healthcare company
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The coaching experience has been like talking to your best friend.  Kim has always had my best interests at heart and has taught me how to be the best leader I can be while staying true to myself.  I have learned how to embrace my strengths and use them in every area of my life.” Executive Director, Non-profit

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Cathy is a wonderful partner to us here at The Leadership Institute.  We call on Cathy’s session facilitation and coaching talents often.  Our clients enjoy Cathy’s style in the classroom – approachable, knowledgeable, and allowing them to practice newly acquired skills during sessions.  Cathy’s approach to coaching allows clients to feel comfortable, cared for and that they have safe place to discuss their personal and professional growth.

Director, The Leadership Institute
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quote2Lori kept the class very active and interesting.”
Employee, state government agency

 

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quote4I recently pursued a career transition from the stability provided in a corporate job to the uncertainty sometimes encountered in the real estate industry. Early on, in what turned out to be an 18-month process, I made the best decision I could have made – to allow Kim to partner with me as my professional coach. I’m now 12 months in to my real estate career and surpassed many of the goals that I set for the first year in the business. Kim added incredible value and insight, and held me accountable as I knocked out the various tasks involved and made many significant decisions throughout the journey. She took my goal very seriously and was invested in my success every step of the way.” Realtor

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quote4One of the highest rated activities by our students is the StrengthsFinder workshop. Every year, students rave about the information they receive, the relevance of the feedback, and the insights they develop. Instead of being taught to constantly focus on weaknesses, the participants walk away with the knowledge that their strengths should be recognized and utilized.  Cathy Alford does an amazing job of highlighting the benefits of the StrengthsFinder tool and creating the appropriate environment for growth.
Director, Servant Leadership Columbus State University

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quote2Lori’s humor was awesome!”
Manager, state government agency

 

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Your topic was “spot on!”  We heard nothing but wonderfully complimentary responses about the wonderful stories, reflections and inspiring challenges Kim asked each of us to consider. ”
Board Chair, non-profit