& Testimonials

We work with major corporations, mid-sized businesses and non-profits to bring their high potentials to the next level of leadership.

We’ve delivered worldwide!
“Pat Kirkland is amazing! So is her Executive Presence workshop! In all my 15 years’ experience in corporate learning and development, I have not seen a more powerful and impactful training session with immediate results. Simply astonishing! I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the power of personalized and specific coaching. By the end of the day, the change in each person’s presence and behavior is clearly evident. I highly recommend Pat Kirkland for her dynamic, high-impact workshops or one-on-one coaching. Working with her as a coach can be career and life-changing.”
– Laura Mallatt, Leadership Development, Microsoft (contract)
“Even the most confident and experienced professional can learn a lot themselves by seeing through Pat Kirkland’s eyes. She is an executive presence mechanic, breaking down all the parts, maybe replacing a few, then building you back up so you can go farther and faster than what you knew to be possible.”
– Brian DeBoda, Vice President of Sales, AST Surgical Solutions, Medtronic
“I can honestly say this was an absolutely life changing experience for me, one that I will remember for a lifetime.”
– Sales Rep
“Thank you for your high quality work with [F100 company]. Your course remains the highest rated in the entire portfolio!”
– Sr. Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager
“In that one session, in the course of just a few moments, you changed my life and my way of understanding negotiation and power dynamics.”
– Regional Manager
“Attending your coaching is the most valuable investment I made for my career.”
– Program Manager
“Lives were changed on the day we had their workshop.”
– Product Manager
“It worked. I got the results I wanted.”
– Director, Global Sales Training
“Pat Kirkland and I worked for only four hours … her coaching was personal rather than following some kind of standard program. The working sessions … were both informal and non-threatening. The final result? I actually enjoyed giving my presentation, and I got rave reviews!”
– Yorgen Edholm, President, Brio Technology
“My stress level has decreased. In fact, it’s vanished!”
– Technical Support Engineer
“Your work is groundbreaking and awesome!”
– Senior Account Manager
“One of the most productive training days I’ve spent in a very long time.”
– Marketing Manager
“The best investment we could have made in our customer support engineers!”
 – Director, SBC Datacomm
“It’s not possible for someone to participate without being changed.”
 – VP, Bank of America
“The training with you and Susan was a highlight of my year.”
 – Senior User Experience Design Lead
“The session was the perfect blend of behavioral science, managing and addressing perceptions, specific strategies to manage both verbal and non-verbal cues and communication, and a plethora of skill building opportunities to practice.”
 – Program Director, NAAWLI
“I have heard no less than 5 times since last week “I used my Pat Kirkland training skills” and got a more positive result.”
 – Zone VP
“Thanks for the great session on Executive Presence last week! I wish I could bottle your energy and drink it every day.”
 – Melissa Borza, VP-Product Management, CA Technologies
“Impactful. Results-oriented. Worthwhile.”
– Director Human Resources