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  1. 1. WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US845.679.1066
  2. 2. "Idea Champions is the firm I recommend for anything to do with innovation."– Melody Mahoney, Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence
  3. 3. "Idea Champions offers pragmatic tools and insightsthat enable innovation. Their approach is engaging,encouraging and creates an impetus for participants to apply the learning immediately." – Michael Serino, Senior Director
  4. 4. "Idea Champions highly engaging approach, combining creative energy and business practicality, is a real winner. Their process and practical tools helps people experience innovation and collaborationin the moment and more importantly, enables them to apply the learning back home with their own teams." – Mike Canning, CEO
  5. 5. "Idea Champions has been a partner with the Chubb Business School for four years and has helped us drive the skillset and mindset of innovation throughout the organization. This partnership has resulted in an approach that focuses not only on the skill of creative thinking, but on the application of that learning. Several ideas from Chubb Business School have been pitched to our Venture Fund Team and received fundingfor development and implementation. Definitely solid ROI!" – Mary Ann Heenehan, Corporate Groups Development Manager
  6. 6. "Idea Champions is creative in their approach,experienced, willing to share their expertise readily, easy to work with and delivers exactly what they promise.‖ – Peter Clist, Head of Management Institute
  7. 7. "Idea Champions brings an infectious enthusiasm that will win over even the most cynical person in your organization!" – Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Universal
  8. 8. "Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideasof high quality. The best of these will guide AT&Ts development for years to come.‖ – Robert Rubin, Director, CCS Product Development, AT&T
  9. 9. "Idea Champions continues to be a terrific partner as we proceed on our innovation journey. They are highly knowledgeable about developing an innovative culture, know what to do and, more importantly, know what not to do.They are also wonderful facilitators of group training — both entertaining and educational. I recommend Idea Champions to any company looking to build their innovation capabilities!" – Darcy Smith, VP Subsidiary HR, Highmark
  10. 10. "I want to note how impressed we all were with Idea Champions’ insight and understanding of our business and creative needs,as well as the varied and constructive techniquesyou used to take us through the creative process." - Gabrielle Del Sesto, VP, MTV Networks
  11. 11. "Several of the ideas we came up with inthe Idea Champions session are being developed into concrete projects that are looking like very profitable opportunities.‖ - Rudy Villa, VP, GE/RCA Licensing
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  13. 13. "Thank you for doing such an outstanding job and encouraging participants to step outsidetheir limiting assumptions. Your session definitely helped us generate lots of great ideas to activate our positioning around the world."- Charlotte Oades, Director, Brand Marketing, The Coca Cola Company
  14. 14. ―No organization, especially those in Health Care, can expect to thrive without drawing on the collective talent and ideas of their workforce. Idea Champions helped us discover and apply those talents and ideas in a highly productive and practical system.‖ - Don Parker, President, AtlantiCare Health Care Systems
  15. 15. "What a wonderful Innovation eventIdea Champions put together for us! Talk about out of the box thinking, it was out of this world! – Eric Birnbaum, Sr. Packaging Engineer
  16. 16. "Youre great for businessand thats the bottom line!" – Ed Bennett, President, VH-1
  17. 17. "Your programs were like an oasis inthe desert creating a climate for people to rejuvenate and be creative." – Laura Harvell, HR Advisor, OXY USA
  18. 18. "Banking on Innovation is asuperb training for new employees." – Ralph Hulseman, CTA Research Director
  19. 19. "In my interactions with the talented Idea Champions staff, I witnessed an uncanny ability to develop a coalesced, energized, and fun environment that furthered the overall mission of our organization by helping us define a series of practical solutions to key issues we are constantly faced with." – Alan Colange, Manager Employee Benefits
  20. 20. "Participant feedback continues to be positive. Idea Champion’s creative thinking trainingcontinues to rank in our high satisfaction category — a rating of 95% or above." – Karlene Fletcher, Operations Manager, Lucent Technologies
  21. 21. "The Idea Champions team brings a creative, energetic and fun approach to idea generation. The tools and techniques they have brought to Atlanticareare enabling us to build a true Garden of Innovation.‖ – Terri Schieder, VP, Clinical Development and Integration
  22. 22. Idea Champions’ keynote presentation was both entertaining and informative. Over 1,030 Merck employees attended and rated the session a 4.8 out of 5.0. Mitch not only got participants generatinga wide range of innovative and powerful ideas, he also helped us understand what it takesto establish a sustainable culture of innovation within our organization." – Jim Aubele, Associate Director of Organizational Learning
  23. 23. "As a result of Idea Champions efforts we have implemented more than 250 value-added Big Idea projects.‖ - Joe Belinsky, Professional Development Manager
  24. 24. "I want to thank Idea Champions for their fine work in support of our new Benefits Strategy. You were able to elegantly design and facilitate diverse large group sessions in a way that made our employees feel special and heard. You got the results we wanted while doing it in an effortless, enjoyable way that got everyone totally involved and task-focused, but left them energized and invigorated as well." – Nada Vanous, Director, Health and Welfare Plans
  25. 25. "Thank you very much for your recent programpresented at our Worldwide Financial Managers Meeting. Participants found the session fun and a great learning experience." – John Stromberg, VP
  26. 26. "I want to take this opportunity to tell you how wellyour Banking on Innovation program is going here. Each time the training runs, people leave with great new ideas to help them on the job." – Jamie Levinson, Training Consultant, TIAA-CREF
  27. 27. "Idea Champions made our annual conference on innovation a huge success. They not only expertly facilitated the process, but ensured that our company developed a culture that will foster innovation from here on in." – Rick Yockelson, SVP of People and Administration
  28. 28. "The Idea Champions process not only worked, it exceeded our every expectation - from the resulting, first-ever employee generated AETN mission statement to the power of letting our workforce be a part ofdefining their own future. Idea Champions was at the heart of our success and masterfully made it comfortable and fun to leave our comfort zone. Our CEO has already received over 100 emails from employees thanking her for the process. What could be better than that?‖ – Melinda McLaughlin, SVP
  29. 29. "Idea Champions helped us generate powerful new ideas and engage with such energythat, six months later, their impact still hasn’t worn off! As a direct outcome of the Idea Champions session, students and faculty are actively working on several new projects that will make our college even more entrepreneurial! Thank you!‖ – Candida G. Brush, Chair: Entrepreneurship Division, Babson College
  30. 30. "Weve used Idea Champions Ideation Jump Start webinar to kick off nine virtual innovation eventsaround the world. The webinars have been invaluable in helping diverse and remote teams focus on the essentials of great idea generation. Ideation Jump Start has been a cost effective and efficient tool that gets our teams right into the thick of idea generation and collaboration." – Jon Bidwell, Director of Innovation, Chubb Insurance
  31. 31. "We found Idea Champions in a desperate searchfor brainstorm facilitation training and havent looked back. During the past few months, theyve helped us harness our naturally innovative spirit and significantly improved the way we execute our ideation process. We now have the tools and process we need to dig deeper into our creativity — adding a lot more value and power to our company culture." – Jody Johnson, Chief People Officer
  32. 32. "Thank you! As a result of your efforts, I now have the most highly motivated, self-driven, creative and fun teamthis division has seen in recent history." – Karen Buczek, Marketing Manager
  33. 33. "I was highly impressed with the role Idea Champions played at our recent offsite. They worked very diligently to understand our goals, and more importantly, thoughtfully crafted a customized agenda and format to help us to attain those goals. Their tone, demeanor, and presentation style were spot on and created an open, supportive atmosphere that allowed us to maximize our brainstorming efforts.I would highly recommend Idea Champions to any company." – Rich Battista. President, Fox National Cable Networks
  34. 34. "Idea Champions helped us take an idea for a two-day creative off-site and turn in intoa high-energy, productive and meaningful session which they very skillfully facilitated. My senior staff is still raving about it." – Ryan OHara, President, TV Guide Channel
  35. 35. ―My department has greatly benefited from our workshop with Idea Champions. They did an excellent job making the workshop fun and empowering. We feel energized and believe we have tools now for making ideas real.‖– Tom Wheeler, Department Head, Battle Management Information Technologies
  36. 36. ―At the Idea Champions session,we generated dozens of new ideas.Of these, we looked at four in depth. All four are being developed into real, marketable products.‖ - John Dalrymple, AT&T
  37. 37. ―Superb! Everyone was impressedwith your ability to spark and harnessthe collective ingenuity of our group.‖ - Craig Harden, Global Risk Manager, Scotia Capital
  38. 38. "Idea Champions came to consult with us just weeks after we were named Creative Agency of the Year’ and helped us unlock an even greater level of thinking for our clients across the board. The creative shift came almost immediately after our sessions with Idea Champions beganand continued to grow exponentially with each session. Now, our thinking is more innovative, more strategic and reached more efficiently." – Andrew Rossi, Creative Director
  39. 39. "Extremely engaging and enlightening brainstorming sessions‖ - Karen Lazan, Marketing Director, Pfizer
  40. 40. "Your culture of innovation keynote at our annual conference was informative, inspiring, and entertaining. I know that keeping 128 executives,managers, engineers and manufacturing people engaged for five hours is a challenging task, but you pulled it off extremely well." – Gordon Thomas, VP
  41. 41. "Your session was very engaging and helped participants derive significant understandingabout how to solve the innovation conundrum and how game changing practices need to be adopted in order to grow." – Krishna Nacha, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
  42. 42. "We found Idea Champions in a desperate searchfor brainstorm facilitation training and havent looked back. During the past few months, theyve helped us harness our naturally innovative spirit and significantly improve the way we execute our ideation process. We now have the tools and process we need to dig deeper into our creativity – adding a lot more value & power to our company culture.‖ - Jody Johnson, Chief People Officer, M Booth & Associates
  43. 43. "Idea Champions helped us generate powerful new ideas and engage with such energythat, six months later, their impact still hasn’t worn off! As a direct outcome of the Idea Champions session, students and faculty are actively working on several new projects that will make our College even more entrepreneurial! Thank you!‖ - Candida G. Brush, Chair: Entrepreneurship Division, Babson College
  44. 44. "Idea Champions’ Conducting Genius training is a great program for learning the tools and techniquesneeded to run productive brainstorming sessions.‖ - Mike Donahoe, Innovation Process Mgt, Alliance Data Systems
  45. 45. "Thank you for waking up a company to the opportunities created through the power of a unified team." – Richard Nugent, CEO, generalRoofing
  46. 46. "You are sowers of a wonderfully powerful seed that now has begun to germinate and revitalize our organization." – Candace Thompson, VP
  47. 47. "Idea Champions Innovative Problem Solving workshop has been a great aid to our employees - a great tool to help employees become more creative on the job." – Kelly Salita, Management Training
  48. 48. "We are very pleased with the resultsof Idea Champions creative thinking course. Our employees found it not only fun, but a great learning experience." – Marguerite Anderson, HR Group
  49. 49. "Your enthusiasm for innovation is contagious.Our marketing management professionals continue to leave your course excited about their new implementable ideas and innovations re: new and existing products and services." – Jim Schultz, Managing Director
  50. 50. "Your presentation was received with the highest of ratings. I especially appreciate how your services, methods and products clearly reflectyour understanding of adult learning and practice." – Carole Weinstein, Associate Director
  51. 51. ―Your techniques and style left our peoplewith a better understanding and working knowledge of the most valuable tool we all possess - the creative mind." – Tom Gowan, VP Communications
  52. 52. "I have received a number of compliments about your teaching style and the level of energy you are able to maintain.Our audience can be an extremely demanding one and you consistently manage to command their full participation. Thank you!" – David Crossen, MDC Program Manager
  53. 53. "Idea Champions was able to help 30 learning-averse investment bankers,from more than 20 countries,take a deeper look at many of the issues we are facing – especially the need to innovate." – Linda Oldham, VP
  54. 54. "I would be challenged to identify a seminar or event that has had more impact on my professional life of 21 yearsthan Idea Champions Innovative Thinking seminar." – Anthony Wasson, SVP
  55. 55. "Thank you for a wonderful presentation and taking the time to share your gift." – Maria Keesling, Program Manager
  56. 56. So…those were our client’s words. If you want to hear our words, contact us today! Idea Champions: 845.679.1066