Creating the Next Lever
I am pleased to recommend Marvin Smith to your business. As the President of Winston Flowers, I understand the need to constantly evaluate your business and review a multitude of perspectives to remain relevant and competitive. We needed outside perspective to enhance our internal communication and idea development and that is where Marvin came into the picture.
Marvin’s uncanny ability to motivate and enable participants to contribute to the session in a seamless manner was most impressive. His passion and enthusiasm contributed to getting frank and honest insight from everyone. That input resulted in not only in developing ideas by viewing them from different aspects throughout the company and produced a valuable team building experience.
From our session with Marvin, we were able take the gathered ideas, perspective, and information to launch initiatives that were key to our continued success in a challenging economy. We had a “Web Revolution” that completely retooled the way we use the internet and online presence in the current marketplace. We also learned how to harness our internal talent and start a floral school to constantly broaden the horizons of our designers to elicit the most stimulating and creative work environment possible. We also have implemented a relationship with a PR firm that has resulted in our media presence being greatly magnified, we have more control over the way we are represented, and overall more effective and valuable than prior PR partnerships. But most importantly we learned how use our own resources in the company to build strength from within and use our diverse experience and viewpoints to conquer challenges head on and use them to our benefit in the future!
Mr. Ted Winston
160 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Your workshop was designed to help foster creative problem solving. Too many requests for solutions to critical problems were flowing across my desk. In general, there was not a team approach to tackling some of the issues which face this company. I was quite skeptical as to whether there would be any "buy in" to this training and process but I was pleasantly surprised. Your ability to disarm some of the anxiety that people had and create a cooperative environment was surprising and unique to experience. Most important was that your structured approach to problem solving minimized the negativity that has so often permeated this group and impeded progress. The group actually took the inventory issue that you used as training platform and have continued to refine and develop solutions. This experience opened the eyes of all participants as to what can be accomplished with a structured group approach to tough issues. This experience resulted in a step change in our performance and was time well-spent.
You bring several different things to my 1-2-1 coaching sessions. You forced me to break out of standard thought and ideas and look at issues through a more creative lens. At times some of the thoughts seem far fetched and unrealistic but little threads start leading to thinking outside the box and breaking old patterns. It's refreshing. I can also see you searching for the passion in my issues and endeavors which sometimes is lacking and is obviously needed to succeed. Your probing questions help me understand how I really feel about an issue. That has led me to adopt the new behavior to make productive changes sustainable.
Air Filter Sales
The level of service at Deliberate Synergy is fantastic. Having been a customer for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you!
Mr. Tom Niziolek
Director, Sales & Marketing
Window Film Division
In this day and age, it’s hard to find a company you can trust. Deliberate Synergy was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!
Mr. Bob Connelly
President and CEO