Testimonials

We’ve been helping leaders transform their organizations for 20 years.

But don’t take our word for it. Below, our current and former clients tell you how our business coaching, culture consulting, online courses, and keynote speaking have made a difference in their journey toward the future of work.

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Working with Jamie has made us a better-managed organization with the ability to respond quickly and focus our attention on issues and activities that impact the bottom line.

Russ Alessi
CEO, Electri International

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The work you did with our Senior Leadership Team represents a significant point of positive change for us, both in terms of the effectiveness of the Team and our organization as a whole. Since that time, we have enjoyed a new way of working together that is producing some pretty amazing results.

Abigail Gorman
Chief of Staff, American Institute of Architects

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We are well on the way to being the 21st Century Association we have dreamed of, and this would not have been possible were it not for the consulting role Jamie has played. His involvement gave me the courage to follow this path and has paid significant dividends for all our team and for Fitness Australia. We saw membership jump over 50% in a four-year period, with revenue climbing more than 40%—all tied directly to the culture shifts that Jamie helped us make.

Robert Barnes
COO, Fitness Australia

 

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Jamie Notter has spoken at several ASAE conferences and his presentations are insightful and thought-provoking. He boldly answers the tough questions and gains tremendous feedback from participants. I would sincerely recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a content leader who is engaging, genuine, provocative, entertaining and thoughtful.

 

 

 

Megan Denhardt, CAE
Senior manager, learning, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

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I engaged Jamie to be our Opening Keynote presenter and he exceeded our expectations. He was an absolute delight to work with—flexible to our attendees’ needs, making sure his content was relevant to them. Our delegates LOVED his keynote and learned a lot about how humanizing your organization isn’t about the fluff—it’s about real business systems and strategies that drive innovation and results. Great job—I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for an engaging and thought-provoking speaker.

 

 

Pam Ross
IMPACT99 Conference

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It has been such a pleasure having Jamie work with us as a speaker for our organization! Pre-event he is very responsive, dependable and prompt when delivering all important information and content. Onsite, he is just as outstanding. He has such a personable presentation style and the content is so applicable that he makes it easy to digest and apply the learnings. He has consistently received positive reviews from our attendees and staff.

 

 

Laura Genovese
Education Program Manager, NACS

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Jamie’s energetic, interactive, and thoughtful presentation enabled our workforce to begin implementing better ways to communicate and collaborate. I would highly recommend him to speak with your organization.

 

 

Greg Thompson
General Dynamics

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Jamie’s authoritative personality, listening skills and ability to say the things that sometimes people don’t want to hear is what makes his speaking and facilitating approach unique. You won’t find another culture guru that’s quite as blunt yet sensitive to politics and personalities. Jamie’s session at our conference was standing room only. His topic was right on point and easily could’ve been turned into a workshop or second session. Our attendees loved his theories, ideas, and depth of knowledge.

 

 

Andrea Holovach
Director, Governance and Business Process Improvement, International Society for Automation

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Jamie and Maddie presented the opening keynote at our customer conference in Orlando. The audience loved it so much, we decided to repeat it online for those who could not make it in person! Since Jamie and Maddie work with real employees who have real business challenges just like our customers, the audience easily related to them. Through sharing actual experiences and case studies, they were able to captivate the hearts and minds of the audience and give them practical steps to start or continue the journey toward a better culture and happier and more productive employees. Jamie and Maddie are now friends of Sitrion for life—and I would not hesitate to invite them back to join us again at a future event.

 

 

Luke Sinclair
Director, Community Management, Sitrion

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At Competo we had the honor to host Jamie as s keynote speaker at our 13th HR event. He exceeded all of our expectations. His lecture about Millennials and cross-generational cooperation was fabulous. On one hand he gave us advice, on the other he made us think. He’s not only an expert in his field but also a wonderful person and an absolute joy to work with.

 

Laura Smrekar
Partner and Communications Director, Competo, Slovenia

 

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As a new CEO to the organization, my focus was creating teams and a flatter organizational structure instead of a very top down traditional structure. PROPEL did excellent work on helping us to identify our culture and work with my senior team to set a path for development of a new culture. Their efforts gave us a great foundation to build from and evolve a key part of our organization that has helped us to accelerate our service to our members.

Jeff Morgan
CEO, Club Management Association of America

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The work you did with our Senior Leadership Team represents a significant point of positive change for us, both in terms of the effectiveness of the Team and our organization as a whole. Since that time, we have enjoyed a new way of working together that is producing some pretty amazing results.

Abigail Gorman
Chief of Staff, American Institute of Architects

 

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We were already pretty clear on our core values but struggled to turn them into action ourselves. When we brought PROPEL in, they helped us break those values down to the level of individual behaviors. We finished with a much better sense of what our culture looks like on a day-to-day basis, and now we can more easily see when we’re off track—and then fix it. They told me going into the project that culture needed to be a concrete tool for making your organization successful, and that’s exactly what we’re doing now.

Trevor Mitchell
CEO, American Mensa

 

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Jamie is great and brings some excellent material to our programs.  We use his conflict resolution training for a program we offer twice a year.  The attendees love him and he delivers on his learning objectives.  I highly recommend Jamie as a speaker.

Jason Koenigsfeld
SVP Professional Development, Club Management Association of America

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In my twenty-year professional career, I’ve participated in numerous courses targeted at advancing business, workplace, and personal skills, including managing conflicts. The Conflict Resolution Training by PROPEL has been the first course that I’ve actually requested to revisit and re-absorb. Compelling, pragmatic, and concrete, Jamie Notter masterfully guides the learner through increasingly complex scenarios that find the light in the gray, and leaves the learner with tools for the real world.

Srini Varadarajan
AED for Advocacy and Professional Relations, American Association of Endodontists

 

 

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Maddie and PROPEL helped us develop and implement a comprehensive content and engagement strategy for an extremely ambitious and innovative initiative. Her ability to galvanize internal and external stakeholders around common objectives made invaluable contributions to the project.

Susan Cato
Director, Digital Strategy and Member Services, American Society of Plant Biology

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Jamie and Maddie not only helped us create a measurable baseline for Epic’s culture, they facilitated frank, open discussions with my team that brought theory to life in a real-world setting. I can’t say enough about how much positive buzz occurred in my office after the strategy session. In just a half-day meeting we were able to make strides in management, oversight, and team-building that otherwise took years to change. I give them my highest recommendation.

Adele Cehrs
CEO, Epic PR Group

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Our work with Jamie gave us insight into ourselves as an organization, what we do well, and perhaps most importantly, the themes within our culture that we believe make us unique and successful.  We know have the words that help guide us with hiring new staff, performance management, and how to work together effectively everyday. Jamie’s guidance throughout the process was invaluable to me, and ultimately, has proven invaluable to NBOA.

Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO, National Business Officers Association

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Jamie and PROPEL understand what makes organizations successful.  And more than that, they understand how to make those organizations understand.  Before engaging PROPEL to help us learn how to shape our culture in success-driving ways, I thought of our organizational culture as a product of our success.  Now, I understand that our success is, in fact, a product of our culture.  Nurturing our culture is nurturing our success.

Steve Spadt
SVP Technology, American College of Physicians

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The whole team here really appreciates the culture work PROPEL did with us. The way they helped us identify underlying issues in our culture that we couldn’t quite put our finger on was obviously helpful, but most importantly they were with us side-by-side until we managed to crank out the necessary next steps and come up with action plans. It’s nearly a year later, and the momentum of the culture work is still going strong.

Paul Rensted
Human Resources Officer, National PTA