what a few of our clients have to say about us...
Michelle Judkins, Director - Retail Division, Don Penn
at IEG-Don Penn had a wonderful (and I mean truly wonderful) day
with you at the Ranch. The compliments
still coming in yesterday. I believe everyone got so much out
of the experience and I know that they were all very impressed with
and the atmosphere. We are definitely looking forward to future
workshops with you. Company wide and Management. I look forward
to hearing from
you after the first of the year."
Rodriguez & Susan Schortman- Aetna
"Now I have got to say this was the best training I
have ever gone to. I believe our instructor made all the difference
in the world. He
was amazing! We could have had some decent teambuilding activities & a
lot of fun, but he really took it a step further and focused on
what we needed to bring back to our job & took all those notes on
us and made us think. I bet all of us listened a lot closer because we
hoping he'd give up a clue to the next challenge. He really made
it his job to poke into our strengths & weaknesses and to peel away
some bad habits in the short time he had us. We are putting together
our own internal website using your newsletter photos and some
things we need
to focus on - once developed I'll send you the URL.
Thanks again for all your help - everyone enjoyed it!!!! "
Reilly - G.E. Medical Systems
team had a great day! It was the perfect mix of fun + practical
learning experience in an environment that was very conducive for
folks to open up and relax. The 4 activities that you chose were
very appropriate for the group and delivered great coaching points.
There were a number of classic hilarious moments (including dropping
our mktg mgr on the spider web activity)... we can't wait to see
Thanks for your help and quick turnover in putting together a program. It will
be key component of this group becoming a high performance team very quickly!"
COWBOY!!!! WE LOVED IT. It
was a wonderful experience for everyone. I have received
a tremendous amount of POSITIVE feedback on the Team Building
event, and I personally want to thank you for
offering such an amazing experience to the Verizon Team. In
return, you are guaranteed that the information regarding the
will be communicated throughout the company. Some
comments received: "Since the first
one in 1992, I have participated in each annual meeting.
This was, by far, the most organized and well-planned event
we've had yet. Oh yes!!! Enjoyed being your partner
in the Three Legged Race....We
kicked But!!!!!" One more thing....You were extraordinary
in making me "shine"! You made the team
building and dinner planning very easy for me by providing
an unforgettable experience for me and the Verizon Team. I
sincerely appreciate all you have done for Verizon and myself."
"Thank you for leading our team and
allowing us to have fun and learn together. We will be coming back
for more of both. Thank you for helping with our CHAMPS Balanced
winners outing and team building."
Lanphere-Key Account Specialist, Denton Municipal Utilities
you for helping us to make our team more effective! Everyone came
in the next morning with a few aches, but thanks to you and your staff we
had no complaints, only lots of smiles. Thanks again, & we look forward
to working with you in the future."
"Thank you for all your help. The events
in Cowboy Olympics with our sales, operations and customer service
was a big success."
Salinas-Richardson High School Softball Team Head Coach
thanks again for everything! It seems we uncovered a lot of our
issues that we will solve as a family, so please cross your fingers
can work them out. Other than that our girls had a great time and
I'm sure Saturday will prove to be very beneficial to us. They
bandanas to every game as a reminder of their team building day
and of all they learned. We look forward to working with you again."
"Joe, I want to thank you for facilitating
my team building session last week. On day two we covered a lot
of our agenda items and as we did, we discussed things that would
other of our defined attributes for both leaders and team members.
We worked very well together and developed a draft action plan
of our 2003 activities. Thank you again and please keep in touch."
Kinley- District Manager -Pfizer
"Thanks very much
for the Cowboy Olympics experience at Texas Lils! The feedback from
afternoon has been overwhelming positive!"
Putelis- Wright Line
"I just wanted to say thanks
again for a great day of Cowboy Olympics at Texas Lils. The sales force
just can't stop talking about it. I also want to thank Joe Hudson
Learning E.D.G.E. for all their great work."
Tennant & Steve Sacchetti-Pfizer
"Thanks again for your
work with our training team" -Kevin.
Joe, thanks for everything
with our training team" -Steve
"We all had a great time - still receiving
comments on what a great choice it was for this year's face-to-face
team meeting. We had a wonderful, fun time and can't wait to
see the pictures
and newsletter. Thanks again for making this so successful, because
a lot of it is due to the great attitude and fun personality you
"We had a great time and look forward
to the pictures and newsletter. I will use these to follow up with
Training Department along with my feedback for other teams similar
to mine. We
had a great experience."
"I continue to receive e-mail
and voicemail messages from members of our sales force who are absolutely
pumped. The Cowboy Olympic event at Texas Lil’s provided many great
lessons and reinforced many of the messages they received during our
product and sales training sessions that week. With a sales force that
is scattered throughout North America, it is easy to feel that you are
alone out there at times. The activities and events that transpired throughout
our “day at the ranch” have reinforced the fact that our
sales representatives share a complete network of resources and
have an entire team they can count on. It underscored that, as
a company, we are truly a team and that they should utilize the
them to solve problems and win business."
Almendariz-Director, School Alliances North Lake College-President
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
"Thank you so much
for the amazing job you performed for our 02'-03' Leadership Irving class
this past Saturday at Texas Lil's. Pam and I spoke to the class on the
bus ride back to Irving and they all expressed their sincere gratitude
for an "awesome" day at the ranch! As I mentioned to you this
past weekend, I often have opportunities for people like you to
speak to groups of kids/students. In fact, we are trying to develop
of campus visits for our area middle school students. The planning
is still sketchy, but I will inform you if we decide to contract
a guest speaker. Thanks again for your motivating performance this
Anignostis, Vice Principal-Boswell High School
you for all you have done for the Boswell High School Mentoring program
this year. Your work with the FISH HEADS helped us get off to
a positive start
and we are looking for great results in helping our freshman students
connect and make a successful transition from middle school to
high school. I will keep you posted on our progress."
Vettraino - CROSSMARK
"I have attended workshops
for the last 15 years, but have never been to one as on target and
as our communications workshop conducted by The Learning E.D.G.E.
I also can't
believe we had that much fun."
Gamble - Gadzooks
“We have never had them asking
for more. This is a tough group, and we have had them all including
We have never had them asking for more until they experienced Cowboy
Olympics. We will be back with the rest of our management teams.
If you ever need a reference have them give me a call.”
"Congratulations on another successful meeting!
Thank you for letting me share in this opportunity to interact
operations team, learn more about my communication style and
shortcomings, understand communication styles different than
my own and have
so much fun doing all of these things!"
Lee - Sabre BTS
"The team building is mind stretching
and exciting. It really brought us together. "
"Thank you for the great communication
training session I recently attended at Texas Lil’s with the
Bristol Myers Squibb Team. The information I received was insightful & extremely
useful in performing my job. It was also fun! I am looking forward
to attending the next session."
Howland - Genuity
"It was a solid team building experience.
It is an experience that the Genuity team will never forget."
"I wanted to thank you for a great meeting
at Texas Lil’s in Denton, Texas. The meeting was great and all
the Territory Managers really enjoyed it as well. I somehow
I was a controller and your presentation proved that. I was able
to learn a
lot about my management skills and what areas to focus on to improve.
Thanks again for your presentation and the great time we had at
Suffolk - Dial
"We brought all our
teams together and built a more cohesive business unit using
Teaming 2000 from
The Learning E.D.G.E."
"Thank you for the wonderful training
you provided our CROSSMARK team recently in Texas. I came
away from your
training feeling that I had learned a lot about myself. I also
gained some valuable skills to help me be a more effective
manager. Thanks again
for a great week."
Sotirin - Gadzooks
“I don’t really know what I expected
but this was far more than I imagined. Joe and his group of wranglers
out did themselves in helping us build a stronger and more cohesive Gadzook’s
team. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is looking
for greater team unity.”
"It was great meeting you, and I feel like I
really learned a lot from the conference. I think you put on a
very informative and enjoyable seminar. Thank you so much."
"Thanks for everything,
Joe. We have received great feedback from the entire day. Everyone
was pooped, but
was due to an extraordinary day that no one will forget. I look
forward to working
with you again soon."
Garrett – CROSSMARK
"My first experience with the
CROSSMARK dedicated team was great! A big part of that was due to the
excellent training you provided. In 20+years of similar experiences,
I can't think of any I enjoyed (& learned) more! I'm a fan of your
company for life."
“It was a great experience for my team. We will
be taking the outstanding results back to EDS with us and will
have more of our teams experience the great team building experience. Count
in on your new seven “C’s” pilot, I want to be a part
of anything that the Learning EDGE does in the future.”
"Thank you for your time, effort & wealth
of knowledge you shared with us at Texas Lils last month. I spent a lot
of time thinking about the exercises that we did & how those lessons
can impact both my personal & business lives. I look forward to our
next session in October."
Carroll - Bristol Myers Squibb
"This team training
is the best I have experienced in my 30 years with Bristol Myers Squibb.
It has truly solidified the efforts of my dedicated Wal*Mart
and Target teams. Thanks for your help, Joe."