Who We’ve Worked With
What They Say
I can not, in words, explain to you the sea of change Mike has brought to coaching that changed the leadership landscape in companies like IBM, American Express etc. I had an opportunity to participate in one of the leadership journeys- a life changing program- and it has changed the way we approach so many aspects and challenges in the business world. It has made it so easy.
"It was a wonderful experience and exceeded my expectations. Special thanks to Lisa Barrington and Christine Mann, exceptional leaders in their own right."
"PeopleTek’s leadership Journey has provided a great deal of quality and personalized leadership training. The materials and training will be continually referred back to and I will continue to use what I have learned as I progress through my career. The instructor was top notch and very educated on all of the topics covered. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants valuable leaders who make a difference!"
"We just couldn’t get along. Our staff is a group of highly technical and competent people who weren’t achieving the results we needed. PeopleTek came in and got us working together on a common goal. They got us to understand how to appreciate each other’s value, how to resolve conflict, and handle difficult situations. They did this across department boundaries that were previously barriers. PeopleTek coaching helped us understand what we needed to do as leaders to create the environment we wanted. Projects that were previously delayed are now on schedule, productivity has improved by 75%, and the best of all we all have higher morale across the company."
“The best leadership training program I have ever attended.”
“I really enjoy your emails and the wisdom contained therein. I didn’t get to tell you before, but I thought the Leadership Journey was an inspiring and life-changing program. I use the Journey tools for my personal and professional life.”
“This has been time and money well spent on my team. This is coming back in payoffs multiple times to me. I have noticed positive changes in how my team interacts, and there is more open dialog and trust. We are truly able to do more and with better quality than before. I also have much stronger peer relationships resulting in collaboration and success with our teams.”
“Thank you Pat for being a great coach and for shining your light! I looked at all my notes from our discussion several weeks ago and it really helped me focus my thoughts and commit them to paper. I understand myself so much better now and that is helping me to communicate positively and build better relationships. I have been applying what I learned on this journey and I see my work relationships improving, alot actually. So I am truly grateful to you for all your guidance and support.”
"The Leadership Journey class was instrumental in my journey to self discovery and the realization of my key skills. I want to thank you for your leadership and insight."
“Prior to working with PeopleTek our Technology Organization didn’t know what direction to head and our staff was constantly complaining about our leadership skills. After the PeopleTek assessment and intervention we now are clear with our leadership direction, our hiring strategy, our leadership and employee development program and how to measure our success. The complaining has stopped and we are working as a focused integrated team.”
“When it comes to providing the tools and coaching to improve one’s leadership skills, no one surpasses Michael Kublin and PeopleTek! Michael and his team will not only help you understand your current situation in a more meaningful way, they will help you develop strategies for taking your business where you want it to go.”
“At first I was reluctant to attend the Journey and considered it “just another class, more training, etc”. I discovered it to be a great opportunity to be with and learn about my colleagues. We opened up and shared much of “who/why” with the team. As time went on I got a real appreciation for the class. I feel I have really grown; it was worth every penny! I share my development deck with my staff for coaching purposes and I’m learning to step away from the technical roles, leave that to my team, and focus on development, coaching, and team collaboration.”
“I found the Tools very enlightening (and frightening!) and a useful guide to understanding how others view myself and a means to identify strengths/weaknesses within my own character and abilities. I recommend my Director and VP take this course – while they both demonstrate different leadership styles, it would be good for them to see themselves in their current role and have a chance to reflect on the impacts they are having in our work environment and to the company as a whole. They may also learn alternative techniques than those they deploy today."
“The training was fantastic! I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to become a better leader, team player or human being!"
“The Leadership Journey is a better way to teach difficult concepts. Prior to attending PeopleTek’s unique coaching and facilitative approach I attended many managerial workshops that just dumped large amounts of complex information. I didn’t get a chance to talk about the concepts with a professional coach, practice what I learned and discuss issues with my peers and our PeopleTek consultant. This is what I should have taken years ago when I started my career in a leadership position. I am addressing the non-performers and my staff told me that I have increased my leadership effectiveness by 100 percent.”
“I feel that what I learned on ‘The Journey’ helped me to be selected for IBM’s ‘Leadership Excellence Program’. I was the only person selected from 225 candidates.”
"PeopleTek coaches/instructors are very committed and have a strong desire for others to get value from understanding themselves and others. The Journey really adds value and can really make a difference with the dynamics of a team.” “The Journey provided an opportunity for a team forum. We learned about our colleagues and their styles which revealed and unveiled a lot of information. As a result we are more collaborative and possess a better level of understanding. The tools allowed this to happen."
“I don’t know what you did or how but wow did they change!!” Each person changed a behavior that was special for his or her personal development. One now listens instead of talking. Another stands up for himself and the third has much better boundaries.”
“The journey exceeded expectations. It was very insightful learning about “me” and how to relate to others. The tools/instruments were very powerful and certainly increased my awareness levels”. “All management should take the class. It would facilitate focusing on listening and learning skills. The Journey opens minds to future capacity/growth and assists with how to manage and be managed.”
“This training guided through a series of self discoveries that hold the secret of improving my effective leadership behavior, techniques and processes. I learned tools that can connect them to the work I am doing today."
“Peopletek has been instrumental in helping us build our management and leadership skills. They have been able to get our company leaders to take the time to build skills and achieve goals and helped create a roadmap that can both guide us and keep us on the path we have chosen. They have also been key in helping us get management buy-in to our Vision, Mission and Goals. In a time when money has been tight Peopletek provided affordable advice and counsel that helped our existing team become more productive and lowered costly turnover. Morale has been higher than ever and many challenges have been met with Peopletek working alongside our team during the past five years.”
“The Journey provided the overall ability to step back, assess current roles, and provided amazing diagnostics via the tools/instruments regarding leadership styles for myself and others.”
“As with most things in life, too much of a good thing could be bad. This experience, this Journey, has helped me open my eyes to the way others perceive my actions. Being task oriented is good for reaching goals, but can prevent time for understanding other’s needs. I’ve learned that slowing down to better listen and understand others is NOT the same as stopping progress, just the opposite, it allows for better collaboration and team building, allowing goals to be reached in a better way.”
“The Leadership Journey is a program that does not focus on the traditional approach to leadership skills: “you need to do this to be a better leader.” Rather, it focuses on the preferences that a leader has for leading, listening, managing conflict, and developing personal relationships. It identifies the strengths and the weakness of those preferences, and provides suggestions on how to minimize each weakness, and how to NOT overuse each strength (which would result in a weakness!). It’s very insightful for resources that have very little time to reflect on how they perceive others, or are being perceived by coworkers.”
“I participated in the Leadership Journey after working at Amex for 26 years. The process dissected my leadership approach and helped me to understand the strengths and value I bring to a team. I became a better listener, communicator and learned to handle conflict more effectively. I only wish I had the opportunity to have this experience earlier in my career. I definitely see how the information would have helped me to fully reach my career potential.”
I participated in the Leadership Journey as a ‘test pilot’ for our company and I was extremely pleased with the experience. The innovative way that the various tools were used in conjunction with the great coaching/facilitation had a tremendous positive impact for me. I truly believe that because of the Leadership Journey, I was able to break through the ‘wall’ that I had been experiencing and begin to stretch toward my potential for becoming an effective leader. I highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to take themselves to the next level.