Since 1993, we have
coached and trained thousands of leaders and teams in over 110 organizations
worldwide, including 7 companies on the Fortune 100 list, 6 corporate law
departments, and 11 law firms.
We looked to
Innovative Leadership International LLC to work with our leaders at a critical
time during the transition of management in our firm. Suzi Pomerantz brought
thoroughness, insight, a clarity of thought and creativity to bear in helping
us chart a course through a situation that was fraught with pitfalls. We are
exceedingly pleased with both the outcome and the advice and counsel we
received from ILI."
-- Mark Long, Managing Partner, Schwabe, Williamson
& Wyatt, P.C.
"My consultations with Innovative Leadership
International helped me greatly in organizing professional presentations and
planning important law department meetings. I highly recommend them."
Shomper, Esq., Manager of Law Firm Partnering, DuPont Legal
thought about the many ways the coaching, the ways of holding and speaking life
you all have introduced me to and taught me about, there is one incident that
stood out. It was months after a three-day workshop on coaching with the entire
staff of FTI, that a young woman, who had been an outspokenly reluctant
participant, came to me. She said, "Dan, as you know I was very hesitant about
bringing this kind of work into the workplace. But I must tell you it not only
has changed my life at work, what I learned there has saved my marriage.
Instead of repeating the same sad things my husband and I have been saying to
each other, I was able to rise above my petty feelings, and hold our
relationship in a new way. Without the coaching training we would be divorced."
Not only did it save her marriage, she went from a dead-end secretarial job to
become one of our top project managers... that wouldn't have happened without
the work you all brought to us."
--Daniel W. Luczak, Former Chairman, FTI
"After six months of collaboration with you in organizing,
building, and training our sales force, I want to let you know that you have
far surpassed my expectations. My hope was that you would simply provide
systematic training for our salespeople...for many years a missing element in
FTI's culture. But, beyond training, you have become valued contributors in
every aspect of our division's sales strategy. I rely on you constantly for
developmental and management counsel. At this early stage, we can already see
the benefits of your work in our increased activity levels; clarity of mission;
and healthier dialog. I am confident that we will soon recognize a steady
increase in revenue attributable to an effective sales program. Thank you."
-- Brian Bowdren, Vice President of Sales, FTI Consulting, Inc. Litigation
"I have attended several conferences and meetings planned and
facilitated by Innovative Leadership International. They are always
imaginative, inspiring, meaningful, and fun. ILI is extremely talented in
creating and designing interactive group sessions that are meaningful from a
professional and business perspective and at the same time motivate and inspire
--Lisa M. Passante, Esq., Senior Counsel, DuPont
"It has been our happy experience to work with Suzi Pomerantz of
Innovative Leadership International. During a potentially problematic period of
personnel changes, Suzi had an uncanny ability immediately to grasp the nature
of our staff and their individual needs. Her guidance in helping us find and
use the tools to ensure good group dynamics allowed us to overcome our
difficulties and to function as an organic whole, where everyone can reach
their potential and interact effectively. This has been a priceless
contribution to our operation."
--Bethany Portner, ASID, President, Portner
Design Group, Inc.
"Innovative Leadership provided personal executive
coaching for me as I rose from Property Manager to the position of President of
Adler Financial Group, a family-owned business. This coaching has been
invaluable to me over the years as a leader in a family company facing issues
with transitioning decision-makers and business opportunities. I recommend
Innovative Leadership for executives on the move wishing to accelerate their
momentum and progress in both their business and personal goals."
Adler, President, Adler Financial Group
"A highly effective company
geared to make your business successful. Definitely powerful."
Bruch, President of Infopro
"Suzi is terrific. A real winner."
--Darryl Salerno, Second Quadrant Solutions, previously CEO at Magnet
Communications and Creamer Dickson Basford
"Suzi has been a treasured
and reliable resource to me for over ten years. When I approach her for
assistance she is unfailingly responsive and generous. Suzi seems to know me
thoroughly and is entirely frank in her feedback."
--Tony Mayo, Chairman at
"Suzi is an awesome colleague and a high-powered,
intelligent, and experienced executive coach."
--Ken Kesslin, owner at
Kesslin Associates Inc.
"Suzi Pomerantz is an extraordinary Executive
Coach of high energy and creativity. I have been fortunate in partnering with
her as she coached and taught others. She is a subject matter expert on
business development for Executives and Professionals on how to become a real
rainmaker. Bottom line: Suzi gives great ROI. Why? She consistently shows
clients how to win business!"
--Jeremy Robinson, Director, Wharton
Executive Coaching Program and CEO, Executive Coach Academy
"Suzi is a
remarkable colleague: competent, creative, resourceful and humane. We have
collaborated on many business and pro-bono projects, and I am impressed with
her generous and passionate engagement."
--Agnes Mura, owner of Agnes Mura
" I'm the victim of at least 20 courses on creating an elevator
speech or 30 second commercials. Quite frankly, I've hated it until now. I'm
not a robot, I can't do the same thing twice and I like memorizing stuff about
as much as having a root canal. So when Suzi worked me over on a recent
interview, not only was it a totally different feeling, but I left thinking
that I can't wait to try this out at the next possible moment because her
technique allows me to be me, yet still get my points across easily in any
context. YEA Suzi!"
--Mike Jay (mikejay.com), the guy with two first names
and author of CPR for the Soul
"Suzi gave me brief coaching for a
prospect call I had and what she taught me was amazing! After a brief call, I
have a meeting set up with the VP of HR and an OD director at ABC and I sold
myself in not just as a coach but to discuss partnering with them in designing
their whole coaching process! Her Sealing the Deal course is taking me to the
"Suzi's Sealing the Deal course was the
comprehensive revisit of marketing and sales nuts and bolts know-how that I
needed to take my business to six figures. Suzi's depth based on her first-hand
success with this material made it very accessible. In our teleclass
discussions we had many opportunities to share real time learnings with each
other." --Mark Cappellino
"The Sealing the Deal course was full of
rich, practical content, which I was able to put to immediate use in my sales
efforts. - Everyone brought different experience and backgrounds to the table,
and we learned a great deal from each other about how we each implemented our
learnings from the course. - I was able to see immediate improvement in results
after making use of things I learned from Suzi ."
"Dear Suzi, Your Sealing the Deal course changed my
outlook on selling into organizations. Because you have walked the talk and
been extremely successful in doing this yourself, I felt confident that the
tools and best practices you offer will work. Immediately, I used some of the
techniques, something as simple as shifting the intention of my first call and
I had completely different responses. Rather than being placed on a roster of
other service providers, I was being considered for larger scope projects. I
also gained a stronger sense of how to charge for my time and how to get in on
smaller projects so they grow to larger rather than just aiming for large
projects. Ultimately, your statement about using the tools while melding with
my own style fits for me. Thank you for offering this and making such a
difference for me. I have already recommended you to several colleagues!"
Suzi has been instrumental in developing our legal
personnel, some of whom have been risk adverse and very resistant to any
proposed change, and promoting synergy within our Legal teams. I would not
hesitate, and would, indeed, encourage you, to contract Suzi for any proposed
--Thomas L. Sager, Esq., Vice President and Assistant
General Counsel, Chief Counsel of Litigation. DuPont
give the best advice and have very relevant experience! You are very good at
synthesizing problems down to the real issues. You're the best!"
Mahoney Wickham, Esq., PriceWaterhouse Coopers
"I, for one, will always
remember the positive coaching Suzi gave me when I was fearful of quitting the
'high-paid law firm job.' Life is so much better now. Nice colleagues, great
clients and control over my time and destiny. Thank you!"
Integrated Technologies Management
"You are an exciting, kinetic force.
Thanks for asking a great set of questions today. Good food for thought while
I'm traveling. I am taking some of your material with me." --Dr. Richard
Linowes, Professor at Kogod School of Business at American University
"It is such a joy to be working with someone with your creativity and energy."
--Dr. Bill Bergquist, President, Professional School of Psychology
"Thank you so much. Your coaching was very effective. You continue to
be a tremendous contribution to our business."
--Dan Adler, VP and Partner,
Adler Financial Group
"Thanks for all your help with our board. I
greatly appreciate your talents and I thank you for getting us off to a great
--Michael Campbell, President, Legal Marketing Association
Thank you so much for serving as an excellent speaker at our
Executive Coaching Ideas to Dialogue Session. You represented the coaching
profession well! Your insight and perspective and willingness to
shareis greatly appreciated. Good to work with you.
Sanow, Director of Programs, Center for