Testimonials

Ted Benson

What a dynamic presentation…

Ted gave to our group! His session was high energy, interactive, and packed full of useful insights on how to create meaningful conversations during the interview process. Several of our attendees told me that Ted’s was one of the best presentations they had ever seen. I highly recommend Ted to anyone considering his services – his knowledge, experience, sense of humor, and charisma make him a truly stand-out performer.

Carrie Christiano, Career Transitions Consultant

Ted presented…

an inspiring, dynamic, and very informative presentation on how to create and add value with my present skills, including my ability to solve problems. He also offered recommendations on how to leverage my skills in today’s volatile job market, and the importance of developing an agile mindset in order to maintain a competitive edge.

Bonita Head, Information Technology Security Analyst
Kramden Institute

Ted’s keen listening…

and analytical skills gives him the ability to quickly hone in on the crux of an issue, thus providing clarity to the most complex situations. His guidance and actionable advice have provided tremendous value in my professional growth and success and made me a more effective manager, team player and leader.

Stephanie Cain, Operations Manager
Whitsell Innovations

Ted is what I believe to be the gold standard…

for what a leader in the pharmaceutical industry should be. His vast knowledge of scientific and industry practices is only surpassed by his strong rapport with his colleagues.  There isn’t enough space to fully write a recommendation which would do all of his attributes justice, so I strongly recommend that you reach out to him and schedule a meeting – you will not regret it.

Joshua Marra, Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Investigator
Biogen

Ted is a talented professional…

and a real pleasure to work worth.  As is clear through this resume, he is an accomplished scientist.  However, what differentiates Ted from others is his seemingly unlimited energy and passion for people.  He has a unique way of connecting with the individuals around him and quickly understanding their motivations and challenges.

I was fortunate to witness this firsthand as the strategic business lead of a people/talent focused initiative at a major pharmaceutical company.  Ted took the time to listen and learn the needs of the organization and then translate those needs into tangible policies or practices.  Ultimately, what impressed me most was his enthusiasm, perseverance and genuine commitment to the team.  To this day, he remains an inspiration to me.

Devon Allen, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Merz North America

Jerel Bonner

Jerel spots trends…

and opportunities long before they emerge or are clear to others. He is a student of the world in the truest sense of the word. A conversation with Jerel will always yield a new insight from his insatiable curiosity met with a voracious capacity for information consumption that affords a depth and breadth of raw data from which he connect dots not seen by many others.

Jerel is a key global thought leader that you want by your side as a consultant or advisor or one you want in your learning network.

Heather E. McGowan

Jerel just completed…

a highly engaging LI learning session with my Shared Services Team in Manila. The team were completely buzzed and energized after the session and not only did Jerel improve skills but also morale.

Anne-Marie McCaughan APAC Staffing Head
Henkel

When I started to find cracks…

in the cohesiveness of my team, I knew that I needed to work with Jerel on a program that would teach my team how to work together and how to identify what really brought value to themselves and the company. My instincts proved to be correct.

We were able to build a company culture that had input from all parts of the organization. As a result, everyone bought into this culture because they were part of making it, discussing it, and finally coming to a consensus that it was correct.

I am very pleased with the outcome of the training and I look forward to next year when we bring Jerel back to continue our development.

Scott C. Taylor General Manager
Ozonia Environmental Technologies

Jerel’s ‘one on one’ coaching style…

was direct enough to get the team to develop, yet flexible to allow each employee to focus on areas of interest to them. This allowed everyone to improve at their own speed, while improving the entire team at the same time.

Jerel brought many great ideas to the table as we established this employee development program and he has been they key driver to ensure a successful implementation. It’s clear that Jerel is highly committed to the success of each team member in the program and we are extremely grateful for his contributions.

Keith Stewart Asia IT Application Support Manager
Celanese 2009 - 2010