CLIENTS

Our clients include business owners, executives, professionals and their organizations from around the world. They work in information technology, advanced engineering & manufacturing, financial services, professional services, high-end consumer products, and other industries.

 
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Dirk Schlimm was the key note speaker at our sales conference attended by senior sales and account managers from all over Europe and the Middle East representing a diversity of 30 nationalities. Dirk’s comments on ‘effectively engaging powerful clients’ were thought-provoking, motivating and entertaining; the feedback was positive throughout!
— Gerardo Chiaia, President Europe, Middle East, Asia, Husky Injection Molding Systems
As well as being informative, Dirk’s presentation was polished and entertaining. It resonated with everyone from articling students to partners.
— Deborah Glatter, Director of Professional Development & Student Programs, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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Dirk led a room full of high powered C-suite executives and their board members through a mock boardroom situation where the CEO and board members had a difference of opinion on the talent and effectiveness of one of the CEO’s direct reports. He cleverly played both sides of the argument and through role play reminded us of basic leadership skills - building trust, respecting others, active listening and acknowledging what you have heard - that we all know, but sometimes forget in the midst of spirited debate.
— Tamara Finch, Director, Teachers' Private Capital (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan)
Our session with Dirk Schlimm was very insightful, highlighting the ins and outs of dealing with “powerful people”. Our entire senior management team found the day extremely beneficial, in particular preparing them to deal with different individuals in a ever changing business environment.
— Jan Heck, President, Miele (Canada) Limited
Dirk did a great job for us in giving a presentation to our in-house counsel clients entitled: ‘Effective Client Management for In-House Counsel.’ Dirk’s presentation utilized key elements from his book and showed in-house counsel how they could better communicate with and manage the expectations of CEO’s and other senior business leaders within their organizations. His presentation was very well received and provided practical strategies and tips that they could immediately implement. session brought key issues into focus, helped strengthen relationships, and resulted in a concrete action plan for enabling growth while managing risk. Time well spent!
— Norman Letalik, Partner and Managing Director, Professional Excellence, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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Dirk’s professional coaching sessions have helped me to greatly improve my leadership and communication skills needed in a difficult and highly competitive business environment. Dirk’s has demonstrated his analytical skills to diagnose my business challenges and work with me to devise viable solutions.
— Calvin Pang, General Manager, Packaging - Asia, Husky Injection Molding Systems (Shanghai) Ltd.
Dirk Schlimm has been tremendously successful teaching in our Directors Education Program. In a room full of top executives and seasoned board members, Dirk delivers a high energy presentation, capitalizing on his experience working with other “powerful” people. Our participants comment on his style, his enthusiasm and the key learnings that they take away from his sessions. His material is cutting-edge and captures the nuances that occur when type As get in a room together. Dirk helps people see themselves within this framework, and shows them how to use new skills to effectively navigate the interactions they face on a day-to-day basis. Powerful stuff delivered in a compelling manner.
— Richard C. Powers, National Academic Director, Directors Education Program, Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto)
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Dirk’s negotiation seminar was a massive value-add.
— Anton Rabie, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Spin Master Ltd.
Dirk Schlimm helped our group of 75 HR Managers from around the globe get the bigger picture of Talent Management and key in on the critical elements of influencing senior management teams and individual executives. We had an engaging session that broadened our thinking and gained specific tools to use after the session. Dirk kept things moving with a combination of significant insights and light-hearted stories. His message reached everyone and was relevant for every level of experience. Very useful session and fine contributor to our Global Meeting.
— Mark J Scott, Vice President Administration, FMC Technologies, Inc
Dirk assisted in the development of our long-term strategic plan. He is an accomplished facilitator and his unique, straight forward approach got us to consensus on difficult issues.
— Bill Starke, CEO, Deep Foundations Contractors Inc.