Testimonials

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"It’s impossible to visit the battlefield of Gettysburg without being deeply moved. When I recently spent three days wandering these hallowed grounds, I realized that my industry, health care — and others going through turbulent times — have much to learn from the hard-won lessons of Gettysburg."

- Paul Merrild, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions | athenahealth, Inc.

"As I look back on the experience personally, there is a unique effect that takes place when you connect such an emotional and historic event, with leadership education. It makes the learning come to life in a way that is much different than anything that can take place in a class room."

- Marc A. Chini, EVP & Chief Human Resource Officer | Synchrony Financial

"The appeal of the Gettysburg Leadership Program is truly universal. Our global senior management team which comprises more than a dozen nationalities rated this the best and most relevant leadership course they have experienced."

- Robert F. Amen, CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc | International Flavors & Fragrances Inc

"In the past three years I've had the opportunity to participate in both the Gettysburg and Normandy: D-Day Leadership Programs, and I could not be more impressed. While history is the backdrop, these are not history programs. Rather, history serves as the chalkboard for lessons in leadership and lessons in teamwork that are readily applicable to the workplace. The instructors don't take you to the battlefield, that take you back in time and into it. I would strongly recommend these programs, and the instructors, to anyone looking to solidify their team or improve its performance. "

- August W. Schaefer, Senior Vice President & Public Safety Officer | Underwriters Laboratories Inc

"There is no better feeling for a champion of corporate learning than when a creative leadership development program makes an important difference for the organization AND wins over the skeptics. Battlefield Leadership is such a success story for General Mills. While some leaders were excited to use history and battles as a learning tool, others here weren’t so sure. But history came alive for all members of the team that week and it made a powerful impact on individuals and the working team. Since then numerous teams have sought out the Battlefield experience and we have an ongoing demand for this offering. I can highly recommend this program and also greatly value the partnership with the principal consultants."

- Kevin D. Wilde, VP, Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer | General Mills, Inc

"Your leadership insights were no less than outstanding. I learned more these past two days of leadership training than any other course I have ever attended."

- Ken Gills, | Bayer HealthCare

"Battlefield Leadership was one of the most profound and meaningful leadership development programs of my professional career. It perfectly blended history with real leadership business leadership challenges to create a powerfully immersive experience that will resonate from the most junior analyst to the executive office. So often we refer to leadership as some unattainable goal; a lofty title reserved for presidents, celebrities and TV personalities. Battlefield Leadership emphasizes the key behaviors and traits of leadership that can make the difference between a successful outcome and a resounding failure. The impressive team of military historians, officers and leadership experts focus on real behaviors that can be put into practice immediately and give you the tools to cut through the fog and ambiguity that hinders many from reaching their full leadership potential. I will carry with me this experience always and I highly recommend the Battlefield Leadership program to anyone looking for an leadership experience that will feed the mind, enrich the soul and touch the heart. "

- ~Justin Greis, Partner, Professor of Information Systems | Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and Ernst & Young Advisory Services

"Our entire team of senior leaders were impacted by the Battlefield Experience--Leadership Lessons at Gettysburg. The examples used, coupled with the chance to actually walk the fields of engagement and learn how the decisions of a few leaders impacted many, were outstanding. The corollaries to our business leaders' intentions and ensuring all our team members understand that, left a lasting mark. The battle at Gettysburg determined the outcome of our Nation's greatest challenge . . . so too the lessons learned will impact the outcomes of our businesses. Thank You for making this a great investment in our team's development. "

- David Tallman , Senior Vice President and General Manager | Eaton Corporation

"The Gettysburg Leadership Experience provides an environment for business professionals to examine one of the greatest battles of American history through the perspective of its leaders and their subordinates. Clarity of communication, organizational focus, alignment, succession readiness and many other present day business challenges are discussed through a historical perspective where certain decisions and actions turned the tide of war and history, and which metaphorically apply as factors for success or failure in your business. Participants in the Battlefield Leadership training benefit both personally and professionally by the experience. "

- Sal Sama, Business Manager | WinField Solutions

"Experiential education and team-building at its best, the Gettysburg Experience is a transformational undertaking for leaders at any level in any organization, and especially for leadership teams. By walking the historic battles of Gettysburg and deconstructing the decisions made under fire, the relationships between leaders and subordinates, and the examples of inspired vs. confused communication, the Battlefield Leadership facilitators bring historic moments to life and make it extraordinarily relevant to the "battles" modern leaders fight every day. "

- Patrick F. Bassett, President | National Association of Independent Schools

"My focus over the last thirteen years has been, above all else, on leadership. During these years of inquiry, no one has defined leadership quite as succinctly or effectively as you did at our session; character and competency says it all. "

- Peter A. Darbee , Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer | PG&E Corporation

"On behalf of International Paper, please accept my thanks for a great job in taking us through the Gettysburg experience. Your enthusiasm and deep knowledge about the subject made for a rich experience, and your energy kept everyone going through a very busy day. As leaders, our challenge is to take these new learnings and use them to motivate our people to help us take our company to the next level. Thanks again, and well done! "

- John T. Dillon, Chairman | International Paper

"The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all my team members. In short, I can summarize it by saying every one of them stated this is the best leadership experience they have ever participated in ever...by far. The enthusiasm you portrayed as you led us and the genuine interest you took in the Team and each member of it largely accounts for the huge success. "

- ~Dr. Steve P Nichols, Bayer CropScience | U.S. Agronomic Manager

"We are determined not to let the lessons we learned at Gettysburg go to waste. So I have dedicated two hours every month for leadership training. I've assigned each of my managers a month to run a session. Focus of each session is to make us better leaders individually and as a team by learning from each other. "

- Michael Hobbs, Novation | Vice President Custom Services & Development

"We have taken both experienced and potential leaders through the Cowpens Leadership Experience. Feedback from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. The battlefield provides a natural and engaging platform for leadership development. "

- Jeff Lane, PhD, Director of Corporate R&D | Milliken & Company

"I just wanted to reach out after the Leadership Experience to say thank you for all of your guidance and experience in teaching this life course. I learned much about our history’s leaders and how their decisions and thought processes unfolded as well as how it related to corporate leaders today. What I found most surprising, was the leadership lessons and how they related to me in more ways than I could have expected. I saw qualities in myself that I had forgotten I possessed. I want to thank you for reminding me that they were there. Thank you again for being an inspiring leader to us and for helping us to discover the leader within. "

- Carol Candino, | Bayer Healthcare

"Your Normandy program was a great experience and the entire team came home energized and eager to apply the focused insights we picked up in Normandy to the business and their own lives, . We definitely came back as better leaders!!!!! I was impressed how well the program appealed to and affected all the different nationalities in a team as diverse as mine. I genuinely believe the Normandy experience has provided important areas for improvement in effectiveness and a strong motivation boost for my team.” "

- Luis Merizalde, President | General Mills, EMEA Region