Thank you very much for kicking off the BLI in a way that will make our participants think and ac in exciting new ways. They will think more collaboratively and more holistically about their approach to serving their members and the public interest. Working with you has been a rewarding and enlightening experience. The care you took in your preparation and delivery was nothing short of memorable. We look forward to a continuing relationship.
Those who attended also appreciated the novel focus on understanding the science behind leadership...Several commented that it gave them new things to think about.
VP, Global Leadership Development
Every evolving new business has "defining moments" that serve to enhance future success. Our time with you was certainly such a moment. We will be able to use all of our new insights to achieve more exciting goals. Your approach to our group was just what was needed and you were able to gain trust and confidence quickly which provided the foundation for an important experience.
Ward K. Mooney
Many companies say they customize programs, but they really don't. They try to sell the client something “off-the-shelf” and pass it off as customized. Benchmark works with the artistry of a true designer to fit and shape a program that is truly unique and right for us!
I just wanted to say how much everyone appreciated your facilitation style and the end result of last week's meeting. You really held the space for people to say what was on their minds and at the same time move us to positive conclusions. The hard work for that group will be to keep the momentum going. I hope to do my part.
Vice-Director for Education and Program Development
Leadership council was a dream come true. The feedback has been even better than expected.
Judith -- I have to tell you: you were the HIGHEST RATED speaker at CFO Rising. You absolutely rocked their worlds. Thank you.
Editorial Director, Conferences
The sessions were fantastic! The results were better than we could have hoped for! The "glow" continues… All parties are working together in a spirit of cooperation, sharing and caring for each other. People are saying that they can't believe how their counterparts from "the other organization" have accepted them and tried to make them welcome. The energy levels are way up, the cooperation and teamwork is high and the progress we're making is excellent.
CEO/President, Education First
We have been receiving positive feedback all day about our event! Lots of emails from clients as well as lots of positive comments from our Credit Suisse Associates. Thank You!!
Your approach to solving organizational problems and helping us to focus on corporate goals is unique — no one works as you do. The way that you structured our two-day offsite meeting gave us tremendous focus, inspiration and guidance.
Your extensive work over the last two years in so many areas critical to the growth, efficiency and well being of The Donna Karan Company will have a growing impact on the company for many years.
Steven L. Ruzow
On behalf of the entire Dreyer's and Edy's Foodservice organization, we want to thank you for developing and executing an "outstanding" sales development program. It was obvious to all of us that Benchmark Communications is truly a professional organization, one that will definitely play in our long-range plans. The extra time and effort by you to learn our organization and customize everything to fit our needs and opportunities certainly positions you above all other companies. We are looking forward to putting our new skill sin place, and inculcating the new "can-do" attitude within Dreyer's. Thanks again for an excellent hard hitting program.
Martin C. Wehr
Thank you for the simply outstanding professional and moral support you have given Exide and me over the past few years. You have been instrumental from the beginning of the Lutz administration at Exide in helping shape a transformational leadership agenda with the initial efforts surrounding "recharging Exide." The work you did was absolutely outstanding, and the energy you invested to help Mr. Lutz rebuild the moral, ethical and leadership void left by the previous management were truly exemplary. I have yet to find a challenge you were not prepared to take on or an opportunity that you did not seize.
We at Ferragamo thank you for the support you provided to one of our high performing leaders at the time of his promotion as head of Sales… As the result of your coaching, he has built a strong team, is an extremely powerful leader and his division is currently experiencing huge double-digit increases over last year and over plan.
EVP Human Resources
Having worked together to solve operations systems problems and launch new products, made it clear to me that your listening skills, tireless efforts to meet deadlines, creativity and sense of teamwork made the selection of Benchmark Communications, Inc. as our vendor of choice an obvious one.
“We had a brilliant program and you helped me bring something extraordinary to fruition. The feedback is great and gives us something to build on.”
You are helping us refocus our attention to what opportunities exist in the marketplace and how we can best position ourselves to win this business. You've been able to catalyze something inside our organization that has let to greater organizational focus and alignment among a very challenging group of senior executives.
Michael G. Frieze
YOU make the world a better place for all of us!
YOUR vision, YOUR dedication, dearest Judith, is what gives also me the courage to continue on our shared path to a more sustainable and dignified world!
Evelin Linder, MD, PhDs
On behalf of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation ad Global Leadership, we thank you for meeting with the fellows this year during our annual trip to New York. The candid remarks about your own experiences with executives helped set the stage for the leaders we met later in the week and offered the kind of leadership insights that the fellows can use as they continue to build their own leadership abilities. We are grateful for the time and passion you shared with us, and it was our great pleasure to meet you.
Stephen J. Sacca
I would like to thank you for the support and insight that you have given me in operating my organizations over the past seven years. As President and Chief Executive Officer of The Monet Group, Inc. and Yves Saint Laurent, Inc. I retained your services to aid in restructuring and strengthening each organization. In both organizations, your ability to work with people and achieve success was strengthened by your frank and empathetic management style. Thank you for your guidance in helping us improve our company.
Over the years we've worked together we continue to realize the value of your work with us. News American Marketing has expanded its focus from a coupon and promotion company to a full-service marketing company. Because of the incredibly insightful consulting you are doing with our senior executives in helping us rethink how we approach our markets and how we work with customers, our sales organization is stronger and smarter, and more capable of partnering with our clients on our wider array of new promotional and marketing services.
When we first spoke, my fellow principals and myself, as well as much of the staff were engaged in turf battles and unproductive and distracting "what about me" behaviors. We worked hard and profitably, but without the level of mutual cooperation, trust and respect that makes a company great. You engaged so many of us with your insightfulness and intelligence. Your facilitating manner allowed us to find a safe environment to address issues and resolve conflicts that stewed over months, even years.
Thank you very much for your informative, stimulating and engaging workshop. I was on the edge of my seat and ready for more at 8:05 pm after a long day of teaching. Your message was full of hope and possibility and your vision of our work in these next fifty years gave me a sense of my place in evolution. I feel energized by the learning and looking forward to reading your books.
“On behalf of our executive team I wanted to thank you for helping us improve our organizational effectiveness during a time of significant change. You served as a teacher, mediator, facilitator and coach for a diverse management team, each member of which brought unique positions and strong egos to the table. You are not only able to help us resolve issues that affected their performance of the entire group, but were also instrumental in guiding the careers of individual members. Needless to say, it has been an extremely enlightening experience working with you. I value your professionalism and understanding of business strategy and the qualities you bring as a person. Thank you.”
"In all the years as a Human Resource professional, I have never witnessed such a remarkable transformation of a culture as when you facilitated our "VIP Journey" program. Benchmark literally took a group of Senior and middle managers from varied and adverse mind-sets, and "Like Magic" helped us to become a clearly directed, deeply committed and tremendously excited team. Our newfound positive energy flow has influenced our business and our satisfaction level. We are deeply grateful."
“You are doing some amazing work that is clearly changing our world. Please, please, please continue. The time is so definitely now and you are leading the change when you work is needed most.”
University of Chicago
Judith E. Glaser
Founder & CEO
Benchmark’s diverse clienetele includes many of the world’s leading brands and organizations, as well as members of both the Fortune 500 and 100. We are proud to share with you what they’re saying about us in their own words.