Pete Keane

“I started my own firm nearly nineteen years ago.  While I was blessed with a reasonable level of success, it was never my ambition to die at my desk, working excessive hours.  Institute Success™ helped me step outside my work box – the intense and volatile world of hedge fund management – and realize that elusive life of balance.  He helped me pare down work and boldly build up my passion for every day.”

Pete Kean, President of Keane Capital Management

Tayuanee Dewberry

“Engaging in coaching with Institute Success™ has been an immeasurably valuable experience. As the director of a small non-profit agency, it is sometimes easy to put your head down and get buried in the work. Working with my coach has helped me pull back and begin to more effectively maximize resources by understanding the strengths and passions about those around me. During our short time together, I have garnered an increased awareness of my own behaviors and communication styles by leveraging the information provided in my ADVanced Insight Assessment combined with my coach’s enlightening debrief. This knowledge has helped me to make necessary adjustments and become a more effective and focused leader. With an extremely limited budget, a non-profit often makes professional development the first area to “trim the fat”. However, making the decision to invest in this level of coaching and professional development will certainly yield a healthy return!”

Tayuanee Dewberry, Executive Director

“The Engaged Leader program gave me the learning I wanted, the way I wanted it:  smart, fast, interesting, engaging and quickly applicable. As an experienced leader, I couldn’t imagine what insights could be learned….and I learned A LOT.  I now understand the value of connecting  with people first before giving my “spiel”. I also became better at listening, empathizing and finding the words that built trust.  As I grew and modeled new behaviors for my team, they in turn have become stronger leaders and even more effective at business development.  As a family business, the ripple effect has helped us both personally and professionally.  Bottom line?  GREAT investment.”

Ira Bass, President

“As a result of the Engaged Leader program, I now have an increased self-awareness of how people may perceive me versus how I want to be perceived.  It taught me how to communicate even more positively with my team and co-workers by focusing on my words, tone and body language. It also impacted our leadership team as a whole. We now have better communication and handle issues in a more positive way that benefits everyone involved.”

Pam Jefferies, Controller

“The engaged leader program works.  We take every leader through this program and it’s had more impact on our leadership ability than any other program.  My entire team is more engaged and our culture has improved more than I ever thought possible.”

David Stophel, CEO

Becky Thompson

“As the executive recruiter for a financial services company, I no longer hire without utilizing the ADVanced Insight Assessments offered by Institute Success™. The value of understanding the behavioral preferences and motivators of a candidate helps us to make better hiring decisions. Once hired, the ADVanced Insight Assessment is an indispensable resource for the sales manager to use for mentoring a new employee to achieve more success more quickly.”

Becky Thompson, Director of Talent Acquisition

Jeff Steiner

“Attending the DISC+Values Assessment Certification training is a great way to learn how to implement this great tool.”

Jeff Steiner, Business Owner

Todd Mengert

“I started coaching with Institute Success™ after a career setback required me to refocus my career. My coach held me accountable for setting attainable, measurable goals and set me on path to success. From my interactions with my coach, I have developed a stronger toolbox, gained more self-awareness, and acquired a positive outlook to succeed in both my career and personal life. I would recommend Institute Success™ to anyone looking to grow their business or personal excellence. I have only experienced a small part of what I am capable of and I thank my Institute Success™ coach for the momentum.”

Todd Mengert, Global Quality Manager at Eminess Technologies, Inc.

“The DISC+Values Assessment Certification training is certainly worth taking! There is a lot to learn but the material is presented well with great support both before and after the training. Love being part of the community.”

Erin MacDermut

Scott Wachtel

“After making the decision to transition out of a 24-year career in retail management, I enlisted the help of Institute Success™ for career coaching. To say that my coach was helpful in orchestrating my transition to a successful conclusion would be a monumental understatement.  My coach was able to take a process—that to me, was wrought with the unknown, the undesirable, and downright scary—and distill it to an easy-to-digest, methodical, and engaging process that I was eager to participate in. My coach understood my situation in every sense of the word and he was a true professional. I cannot recommend Institute Success™ highly enough and would strongly urge anyone who is considering a change in career to seek out their counsel ASAP.”

Scott Wachtel, Senior Loan Officer at Fairway

“The Institute Success™ Team Communication Workshop brought a lot of insight into my patterns and what I need to work on.”

Amanda Dotson, Team Member

“The Institute Success™ Team Communication Workshop was a unique opportunity to learn more about myself and how I can interact with my team. You’ll walk away with a tool of great tips on how to establish a great connection with your internal and external clients, regardless of how they behave.”

Kortney Holtzhower, Supervisor