CLIENTS & TESTIMONIALS

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” Ken Blanchard

Past clients include:
Alpine Building Services, BC Housing, CN ID, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, London Drugs, LeHigh Cement Canada/USA, The Methanex Corporation, Taymor Industries, BC Tel/Telus, Concert Properties, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia Executive Education, Tourism Vancouver, the 2010 Winter Olympic Bid, Sandwell Engineering, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Lexmark Canada, FKP Architects USA, Cope Architects, Phyton Bio Tech….

Geoffrey has used NLP, MAT and Presentation Power to accelerate change and growth of leading organizations in retail, services, higher education, design, construction, media, and technology.

Randy Mouflier, Rogers Communications

Geoffrey was instrumental in contributing to my career growth in Management as I participated in his communication skills and public speaking training which helped me immensely. I recently had him engaged to train our entire team at Rogers on Presenattion skills. He is a leader in the field of communications, Presentation skills and the psychology of understanding people and what makes them tick ! Geoffrey X Lane Is a Master of his craft and you cannot go wrong engaging him for optimum results to ensure your success !

Amy Moen, CSMP Principal HOK

Geoffrey is a Sherpa — he provides a process and structure for a journey of self-discovery. His passion for helping others is palpable, inspirational and energizing. Geoffrey’s quiet presence, calm strength and deep wisdom provide a safe backdrop to explore grow and lead.”

Jonni Johnston, CSMP VP Marketing FKP

The wonderful thing about Geoffrey is he doesn’t just impact your professional life, he affects all facets.  He is your best professor, your greatest mentor, 3 people you’d invite to your dinner party, Yoda, Charlie Chaplin and the Dalai Lama – all wrapped in one!

Patrick Courval, Portfolio Manager - Asia/Pacific Equities CN Investment Division

“I had the privilege of having Geoffrey Lane as my leadership coach.  I believe that his advice helped me improve my leadership by discovering new management skills. I encourage anyone wanting to improve their leadership and management skills to seek out his coaching.”

Michael Oliver, President Natural Selling

“It wasn’t just the techniques that helped me – it was understanding the value of authenticity – or as you put it – showing up!”

Mary Ingraham, PHD

“Geoffrey has always embodied the perfect balance of intelligence and wit. He has an unfailing ability to inspire and motivate everyone who comes into contact with him.”

Helen Becker, BSc. MBA

“Geoffrey is a master at bringing out the best in a group, his affirming and positive manner of teaching is totally focused on supporting the individual’s growth and personal development.”

Diane R. K. Osan, FAIA ACHA Senior Principal, FKP

“In over 20 years of selling architectural services I have worked with several presentation consultants – none as deeply talented and effective as Geoffrey Lane.

The difference in working with Geoffrey is he was able to establish a deep bond with each participant that created implicit trust, harnessing our energy and willingness to take his direction and counsel. Most importantly, he was able to emotionally transform us to fully speak from our hearts in a way that showed our strongest passions and connected with each person on the selection committee.

Scott A. Lowe, Managing Partner, 5G Design

“At first, I must admit that I was skeptical of the need for his involvement. However, after seeing the process, the results and then finally hearing our scoring/assessment from the evaluation committee for Parkland, I am convinced that his direction gave us a much, needed edge against World-Class competitors.

He gave us focus and direction. He used each one’s strengths to the advantage of the whole, which is a signal of true success in collaboration. Quite simply, he was inspiring and needed.

If you are reading this, then you are more than likely evaluating your own needs to whatever pursuit(s) lay ahead of your team. I am a direct beneficiary of Geoffrey’s guidance and skill set. He is worth so much more than his fee reflects, truly. I will work with Geoffrey again and consider it a privilege to do so.”

James Maynard – President, Wavefront

“Your challenge was to focus us, direct us and inspire us on the value of using your methodology to enhance our communication skills. You easily met the challenge.

The proof of your efforts was evident in our final presentation. Our executive team went in on a high note, filled with enthusiasm for the spoken word and we were prepared to be successful.

Geoffrey, as a consultant and speaking coach you made our life so much easier because you are so congenial to work with. You do what you say you will do and you helped adapt our presentation to the specific needs of the targeted audience.

On behalf of the Wavefront Team, we would like to thank you again for your positive contribution to our important presentation and we look forward to seeing you in the future.”

Bruce Raber – Vice President, Practice Leader Healthcare, Stantec Architects

“I really enjoyed the coaching, training and mentoring you provided us. Although I have been a fairly successful public speaker, presenter, lecturer and facilitator myself for many years; I still learned so much from you that I had never thought about in the past. Your knowledge and wisdom combined with that British sense of humor made the whole experience which lasted some 4 to 6 weeks a delight and a real learning experience for me. There’s hardly a day that goes by now when I am engaging with others that I don’t think of some little tip you gave us. I truly enjoyed the experience.”

R. Cruickshank – Executive Vice President, Telus

“I was very impressed by your professionalism and your demonstrated ability to come in to a process in the later stage, quickly assess where you could add value, and produce results! Geoffrey, as a consultant and speaking coach with specific Olympic insight and expertise, you helped us adapt and refine our presentation to a level that the TELUS Team was very proud of. Thank you for your insights. It has been a pleasure working with you.”

Juliet L. Rogers, PhD, MPH – President & CEO Blue Cottage Consulting

“Thank you for the fantastic work that you did with our presentation team. You were so much more to our team than merely a presentation trainer. You helped each of us improve our individual speaking parts, our authentic presence, and most importantly, our confidence. Even more critical however, you provided leadership and a framework within which our group of individuals, representing five different firms, genuinely became a team.”

Mitchel Levitt – President & CEO Karlsberger

“I, along with my colleagues at Karlsberger, cannot state in words how much we learned during your three days working with our team. Your insight into the crafting of the message and the delivery of all components made us a viable competitor for this project pursuit. I can honestly state that you took us from a group of 5 individuals with multiple messages, all about Karlsberger, to a highly efficient team presenting solutions that provided benefits to the client.

Everyone involved came away from this experience understanding how to assemble a presentation that leads to a successful outcome and, more importantly, came away better communicators.”

Peter Armstrong – President & CEO Rocky Mountaineer

“Geoffrey you are the quintessential professional. This was apparent from the start of discussions on your engagement. Three words come to mind in our dealings with you, they are proficient, prepared and prompt. You do what you say you will do, and you helped us adapt our presentation to our specific needs, ensuring success. It has been our privilege to benefit from your valuable insights and you have truly helped us make a success of our CN bid.”

John Furlong – President VANOC Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Bid Team

“Geoffrey Lane was an enormous asset to the 2010 Winter Olympic Bid in the critical presentation in Prague. He brought a real sense of passion to our team, he helped our team increase our confidence level, and he helped us find the words that allowed us to deliver the message in a more powerful and passionate way.

He is very analytical, and he has a very good read on body language. He was able to work/coach individually with every member of our team and help each one to improve their own performance in a very special way; so that each person was able to be on the stage and be his or her self and deliver a powerful message. Geoffrey did that in a way that was very easy for each member of our team to take.”

Janet Carson VP. Visitor & Member Services Tourism Vancouver

“We had a full interactive session where the team received training on the sales process, closing sales, and balancing the expectations of potential clients. Our experience has left us with NO reservation to use Lane Consulting in the future as a way to fulfill our sales training needs.”

Jocelyn Jenkyns – Director Marketing & Event Sales Victoria Conference Centre

“Please accept my sincere thanks for a wonderful training session – three weeks later people are still commenting on the learnings – everyone who attended, from the novice to the experienced salesperson benefited from your ‘field smarts’ which were coupled with excellent course content.”

Katherine Bright – Assistant Dean & Executive Director Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

“Geoffrey worked with UBC Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business as an instructor in 2 different programs: Presentation Power™ and Sales Talk. Geoffrey’s seminars were consistently highly rated and thoroughly enjoyed. Geoffrey’s programs were consistently sold out.”

Diana Barkley – Director Public Affairs Methanex Corporation

“In addition to the presentation training, the advice and counsel you have provided to our senior executives (either in a small group or in an individual setting) has been extremely valuable. Over the past few months, many of our senior management have had the opportunity to utilize the public speaking skills garnered from your sessions. From my observations, the difference in their organization and presentation style has been most impressive.”

Clint Mahlman – Vice President London Drugs Limited

“Geoffrey was able to put forth his message in ways that made our people completely at ease, while at the same time leaving the participants with a greater sense of team. ‘Inspiring’ ‘Incredible depth of knowledge’ ‘made me feel completely at ease while learning’ … are just some of the comments London Drugs Limited have heard.”

Sandy Poiré, MBA, CFA Investment Officer- International Equities CN Investment Division

My top three benefits with working with Geoffrey? Learning how I can be more effective. The power of authenticity was one of the highlights in our sessions. Discovering the type of leader that I am and becoming more confident. To learn how to read a room and being able to capture the context of the room.

Karen McGregor Professional Speaker

Presentation Power; It helped me establish a level of confidence I have never experienced before. It was sudden, dramatic shift in the energy and projection of my voice, my eye contact, and my posture. This change has been a lasting one! I can say with certainty that everyone here today would benefit from taking the workshop and should register for the next one as soon as possible. It is truly the best investment you will ever make.

Dan Haygeman MA Professional Coach

I’d like to take a moment to thank you for facilitating experience that has had a huge and growing impact upon my life. You took personal risks to confront a strategy I had been using for twenty years, (to give the appearance of forward movement without commitment). The process you facilitate is an excellent one. The way you facilitate is magical.

Andrew Barber-Starkey President of ProCoach International

I first considered taking your workshop over a year ago, but life was busy – now I wish I had taken it right away – I simply had no idea how much my ability as a speaker could improve in just two days. I left your program with a new sense of confidence and about myself as a speaker.

I am passionately dedicated to helping individuals express themselves naturally, and to
develop their authentic leadership as a source of power. Geoffrey X. Lane

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