Testimonials

Organization Development

 

“From a dangerously under-performing company, this campaign returned us to profitable operations and almost doubled the highest level of profitability previously attained.  I can′t thank you enough for your contribution to this remarkable turnaround”.

CEO, Medrex, Ltd

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“This initiative has been successful beyond our wildest expectations”

AVP, Head of Function, The Federal Reserve Bank

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“Thank you for helping us through a rather difficult and complex transition and helping us achieve so much progress in so little time”

Section Head, The UK Mission to the United Nations

“…the work you accomplished had effects that were immediate and far reaching. Silos were broken down, morale and teamwork were significantly improved and we created massive improvements in customer service… Like your other customers here at the Mission, my and my team’s expectations of this initiative were completely exceeded.   Thank you for your efforts and obvious commitment to our best interests”

Section Head, The UK Mission to the United Nations

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“I am truly grateful for your abilities as a consultant who could not only analyze the critical issues hampering a more effective organization, but to then bring all the elements to the table and seemingly without effort, cast a strategy that has subsequently led to one of the most synergistic relations in the organization’s history”

Senior Region Director, Northeast US Region, The National Parks Conservation Association

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“I truly appreciate the impact you had on my life and the company”

CEO, The American Taekwondo Association

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“…extremely impressed with the manner in which you entered our environment, assessed the needs of our administrative team, and set about to create the linkages and improved skills which were so desperately needed”

CEO, AmeriBag Inc

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I am particularly impressed by your ability to quick-study our organization and culture, and then to customize a venue to lead us to a plan for improving both… I believe that your efforts have invoked a positive change that will be long lasting. I am grateful”.  

VP, General Manager, JPMorganChase

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“… some of the most meaningful and productive workshops I have witnessed in my many years doing this work”

Director, Learning & Development, New Hope Community

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“I recommend Shem Cohen for any project where high participation and responsible action make a difference.”

Marvin Weisbord, Co-Director, Future Search Network, Renowned Author and Consultant

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“Many disparate people ended up on the same page. It was nothing short of miraculous”

CEO, Oxclove Workshop

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“… helped lead us down a path of success through a series of planning sessions that have made a major impact on the way we do business still five years later. As a family business, we were in a difficult period both personally and professionally, but Shem let us find a path that worked for us to avoid unnecessary conflict and retain the caring relationship that a family needs to maintain when the stresses of everyday business get in the way of life’s true meaning”

VP, Owner, CCIG/VISCO

Retreat Design and Facilitation

 

“By the end of day one it was obvious that you guys were clearly the right choice for our Marketing Summit”

SeniorVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Del Monte Foods

“Thank you for delivering on a fantastic Marketing Summit”  –Marketing Director, Del Monte Foods

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“The 2 1⁄2 days exceeded my personal goals… It was the most powerful executive team building program I’ve experienced in my 23 years with Xerox”  – Employee Development Manager, Xerox Corporation

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“Excellent Program! Hit the nail on the head!   — Director, Southeast Region, Heineken USA

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“The Away-Days were indeed very satisfactory.  They featured strongly in the feedback that our Investors-In-People assessor received from UKMis staff and I am sure contributed to the very positive overall assessment that she has just delivered”

Deputy Ambassador, The UK Mission to the United Nations

“You were able to tailor the project to our specific requirements, familiarising yourself with the ways we work and steering our discussions to an ultimate, productive outcome. I will certainly recommend your services highly as a facilitator”

Counsellor, ECOSOC Section Head, The UK Mission to the United Nations

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“a superb job in the design of our retreat as well as facilitation, …the experience has set up my new team for a journey to high performance.  I believe everyone is proud of the progress the team has made with your help”

Senior VP, Chief Medical Officer, Capital District Physicians Health Plan

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“…many of the lessons we learned in the process have continued to benefit us ever since”

General Manager, Washington Public Radio

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“…even the cynical and skeptical thought it was both productive and very valuable.  Thanks again!”

Senior VP, Chief Medical Officer, Doylestown Hospital

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“You helped us move forward when it was difficult to do so and pave the way for achieving even more than we anticipated”

Head of Function, The Federal Reserve Bank

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“Very successful! People were energized and quite a few very good – and maybe even great ideas emerged”

Senior Vice President, Compaq

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“You brought out the ability for this group to work together and be successful”

Director, Human Resources, Embossed Graphics

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“Thank you for the helping to get our Executive Leadership Seminar off to such a great start”

Senior VP, Managing Director, Chubb & Son Inc.

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“You have a wonderful way of inspiring others to be creative, to be open, and to be willing to make improvements. You added clarity when needed and brought us to helpful conclusions

VP, JPMorganChase

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Shem Cohen, Principal, Change Events, Inc.

 

“You have proven yourself to be genuinely interested in the problems you encounter and the results of your efforts have made a marked difference for all with whom you work”

CEO, AmeriBag, Inc.

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“Shem is a highly skilled organization development consultant and understands how to add value in his work with targeting solutions that meet both strategic needs as well as building trusting relationships with the key stakeholders involved.  He quickly grasped our highly challenging business issues and helped lead our senior leadership team through an appreciative inquiry process to map out strategic action plans. Shem’s personal approach and executive coaching skills resulted in Shem working individually with several of our leaders. I can say without question, that Shem is one of the few people I have worked with over the years who delivers on his word, I trust implicitly, and is open to developing creative solutions that are designed to exceed the needs of his customers.”


Director of Learning and Development, CDPHP

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“Shem is a true professional whose intuition and skills provided great assistance to us in improving communications at our law firm and facilitating productive strategic business planning.  Shem takes great care in his responsibilities towards his clients, pays attention to detail and has fabulous solutions to complex problems.  He always follows up. As a one on one coach, he is dynamic, responsive and thoughtful.  Obstacles become manageable when Shem is involved. He is a master at bringing about self -learning and improving leadership and I would highly recommend him because of the benefits we have seen.

Attorney/Partner

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“In a very short time, Shem was able to analyze the core problem my client was having and then help me develop a strategy to solve that problem.  He works like a great jazz musician by being resourceful and improvisational he brings an unexpected freshness to solving problems.”

CEO, First-Voice, Consultant and Author, Bob Dickman

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“I have known Shem for 15 years as a friend and colleague. I have used him for his good counsel repeatedly and have referred him numerous times.  He has consistently done outstanding, excellent and, in some cases, even miraculous work”.

Sr. VP, Green Stamp America