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“Grant was hired for a three hour team building event having received a brief overview of what goals I wanted to accomplish. Immediately Grant took command of the group and through a great combination of story telling, practical exercises and self reflection had all team members taking away a whole lot of values.

I have encountered many team building events in both Europe and Canada and by far the three hours with Grant were the most successful and talked about. I will not detail the content of our day but what I can say is many of the participants reflect on the squares, circles, triangles and squiggles that they encounter on a daily basis!

Thanks Grant, we will be using you in the future and highly recommend you to others.”

Simon Hancox

Plant Manager (Branch Manager) at Schukra of North America

“In my capacity as Chairman of the IBM ViaVoice Dealers Association, I wish to thank you for the excellent job you have done as a speaker at our last two conventions in Boca Raton, Florida…Your presentation was very professional and well received…”

James P. Cox
Crown International
Varna, IL

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Grant for the wonderful professional development seminar that you provided for my staff. You did a terrific job of presenting great concepts that will be beneficial for me and my team, both personally and professionally. I enjoyed the fairy tales and all of the meaningful and rich information. The fairy tales allowed us to connect familiar stories with real life situations. Your approach was practical and will challenge us to think outside the box.

I would recommend Grant’s services to anyone looking for an informative, down to earth, and inspiring presenter.

Regional Director
Special Supplemental Nutrition Programs
United States Department of Agriculture

“We have received nothing but positive and superlative comments on your ability to discuss sophisticated technology applications… your easy going manner, clarity of speech and your ability to allow the “average” individual to understand…We look forward to sharing the podium with you and your associates, once again, in the near future.”

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Jack Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer
Lifebridge Health Management Inc.

“I would highly recommend Grant Fairley of Strategic Seminars. He is one of the best presenters I’ve seen in his ability to engage an audience and invoke their contribution. His presentations have the right balance of content and “real life” application examples that make them entertaining, educational and relevant…I have always left Grant’s presentations inspired and with something new and valuable to bring back to my workplace and clients.”

Ross Downing
Managing Director
KPMG Consulting

“Thank you again for your presentation in Montreal last month. The group was entertained by your talk on Triangles and Circles. It helped us promote our business with them. One of the group commented that they were having fun referring to each other’s personality shape…the next day. …your seminar has made you and Strategic Seminars an important resource for our company…”

David E. Johnson, President
Canadian Insurance Vendor Registry

“Grant has a special gift in explaining and communicating new ideas and concepts in a classroom or executive presentation setting. He has a wide range of experience to draw on which provides added background and examples to his teaching and coaching skills. He is articulate and his congenial style makes the learning experience effective and rewarding. I would recommend Grant as an excellent presenter or trusted coach to senior professionals and executives.”

Ted Roberts, Owner
EC Roberts Advisory Inc

On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for your seminar… The seminar was fun, fresh and funny… Thank you for the valuable tools you have provided.

Danielle Moldovan
Fundraising Coordinator

“Grant is always well prepared for sessions that he manages. He has a very inclusive style that encourages dialogue and participation while keeping discussions focused and on track”

Doug Yungblut, President
Yungblut & Associates Consulting

The participant evaluations of the seminar presentation “You’re Not OK – You’re Great!” indicated that the seminar was presented in an engaging manner using a variety of teaching methods. The instructor was knowledgeable about the subject and was able to illustrate the value of the material.

The seminar was well received by staff. The objectives were met and will undoubtedly be beneficial to the group.

Thank you for contributing to the success of our day.

Barb Schafer
Ontario Ministry of Finance

“Our field staff from across Canada were pleasantly surprised with the How To Give Great Customer Service seminar. They’ve done various personality trait assessments in the past, but they really connected and identified with the shape characterization for personality assessment. It was entertaining but most importantly it will resonate with them at each and every farm they visit for some time. Our people learned a lot about themselves, their own strengths and weaknesses, and thinking of the special people in their lives who have been very important in their personal development. We were very impressed how you could address the crowd for 4-hours, and keep the undivided attention of the entire group as you spoke with minimal notes or multi-media dependence. You drew on real-life day-to-day examples for which our people could easily relate to.

Your talk on serving customers in the field was very much appreciated and reminded our field staff how their customer service skills and passion for the business can deteriorate over time if they don’t make efforts to revitalize themselves throughout their careers. One other segment that was particularly beneficial was forgive and forget. The concept that you must forgive and forget, not for the benefit of the other person, but for yourself in releasing the burden and negative that is dwelling inside. I believe our staff learned a lot in a short period of time that will help them immensely in both personal well-being and serving customers. Thanks again Grant for the great day!”

Jay Shannon
Breed Improvement Manager – Directeur, Amélioration de la race
Holstein Canada

“On behalf of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and the Business Week Committee I would like to thank you for your inspiring delivery of “Win-Win Thinking in a Win-Lose World”.

It is a perennial challenge for us to get a high quality speaker who can address a crowd as diverse as the one we had for our Business Week Kick Off Breakfast. You not only did a great job. You hit a homerun! The feedback from your keynote address has been extremely positive – well balanced with the right mixture of humour, business lessons, storytelling and motivation. Without a doubt you set the tone for a Business Week that will make a difference for all participants here in our community.

Once again Grant, thank you so much for coming to Sarnia Lambton and delivering such a motivational message.”

Garry McDonald, President
Jane Beairsto, Marketing & Events

“Grant Fairley’s seminar was wonderful! Not only was it informative, but we also had a lot of fun! Good information presented in an entertaining way. Our staff really enjoyed it and I have received much positive feedback. Thanks!”

Misty M. Phillips, MBA
General Education Instructor
Faculty Development Coach
International Academy of Design and Technology
1850 Research Drive
Troy, MI 48083

“Our Staff have thoroughly enjoyed listening and learning from Grant Fairley! I have received very positive feedback from his sessions, we had to have him come back a second time! Grant is engaging, funny and very professional, we would highly recommend him.”

Zione Mupesa
Human Resources Clerk

“I have had the pleasure of listening to Grant’s presentations as well as working with him on the same advisory board. In his presentations he not only revealed a deep insight and knowledge of the topics but also is shown to be an effective and eloquent communicator. During our time on the board, Grant has acted in the role of facilitator and helped stimulate and synthesize ideas among its members. However it is his ability to focus these thoughts into actionable recommendations which demonstrated his mastery of the role.”

Kent Fung
Business Development Manager

“Working with Grant for more than ten years; I have come to rely and trust his guidance and business insights. His seminars are designed to help businesses wrap their arms around their business and foster growth. Grant’s knowledge of utilizing electronic media to get your message to market AND monitor the results is excellent.”

Gord Menzies
V.P. Marketing Lifebridge Health Management Inc.

Grant spoke at our Business Expo and Job Fair. He did a magnificent job of outling how to identify personality types in a sales or interview situation and how to model your communication content to meet the prospects needs or the interviewers style. It was entertaining, informative, and most importantly well laid out and easy to understand. I would endorse Grant as a seminar or workshop presenter. Additionally I would recommend you explore him as a business coach based on his diverse entrepreneurial background and business acumen.

Christian Smith
President of CareerNiche Inc. – Outplacement, Training and Personal Marketing Specialist

“I have known Grant Fairley for a number of years and I have nothing but admiration for him and his work. His speaking skills are extraordinary and his command of public speaking is even better. Training and learning from Grant has a been a great experience and I would recommend Grant’s services to anyone.

John Mateau
Partner, Cornerstone Intelligent Software Corp.

“Grant was a most valuable IBM Business Partner when I was responsible for the Brand and Product Management of IBM’s ViaVoice Speech Recognition across Canada. Selling to numerous professional organizations as well as many medical and legal professionals, Grant excelled with his approach to customer service that went beyond installing and customizing the software. His personal style of educating and training his clients helped them quickly become highly efficient users thereby significantly improving their productivity. Grant’s knowledge and professionalism enabled him to work well with executives to help solve their business problems. Reliable and responsive, I knew any lead I passed to him would be converted into another delighted customer. With his excellent leadership and communications skills, I would highly recommend Grant as a member of your team to achieve your goals.”

Glenn Rogers IBM Canada Ltd

“I have used the services of Mr. Fairley on several occasions and each time we were extremely pleased with the results. His insights, coaching skills, expertise and creativity ensured that the message was effectively communicated and retained by everyone. I highly recommend him!

George Alves
Canada Post

As a former teacher, I very much appreciated Grant’s presentation style and skills. He obviously loves what he does and cares deeply about doing his job well. Grant’s session was thoroughly planned and included good depth of thought. His sincerity, pleasant voice, interaction with the audience and use of teaching aids all made for stimulating instruction. His message gave us much food for thought, and I know from my own experience, that it is having a “ripple” effect.

Wayne Elshaw
Seminar Participant

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