Jenoir Testimonials

  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) had an inaugural interactive Continuing Education event and Dirk Schlimm was our speaker on the subject of 'having difficult conversations at the Board of Directors.' Dirk was very engaging. He combined background information and many examples on the topic and had the audience participate in simulated Board situations where tough discussions are necessary. We received very positive feedback on the session!"

    Terry Woodward, Chair, HCPEA.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “When Dirk presented his unique messages at our Signature event, CFFB was able to attract the largest audience in its 22 year history. What a successful event. Dirk’s compelling stories and lessons learned about powerful people engaged us from start to finish and his sense of humour enhanced our learning experience. We now have strategies we can rely upon when we face powerful people in challenging situations. Dirk's contribution was everything we hoped for!”

    Rick Baker, P.Eng., ICD.D, Founder, NeuStyle Software & Systems Corporation & Chairman of the Board, Centre for Family Business.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk's superb blend of education, energy and entertainment makes him an engaging and highly effective facilitator/teacher for demanding executive audiences."

    Professor David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA, Director, The David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “Dirk led a room full of high powered C-suite executives and their board members through a mock boardroom situation. He cleverly played both sides of the argument and reminded us of leadership skills that we tend to forget in the midst of spirited debate.”

    Tamara Finch, Managing Director & Head of Portfolio Management, Ontario Teachers' Private Capital.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk has had a major impact on our business in the United States; he helped us reset our strategic direction and supported our leadership team in the implementation of our ambitious plans."

    Jan Heck, President & CEO, Miele USA.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “Dirk’s coaching sessions have helped me to greatly improve my leadership and communication skills which are needed in a highly competitive business environment.”

    Calvin Pang, General Manager, Greater China, Beverage Packaging, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “Dirk Schlimm has been tremendously successful teaching in our Directors Education Program across Canada. In a room full of top executives and seasoned board members, Dirk delivers a high energy presentation. His material is cutting-edge and captures the nuances that occur when type As get in a room together. Powerful stuff delivered in a compelling manner.”

    Richard C. Powers, National Academic Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk Schlimm's seminar on influencing powerful people is filled with useful suggestions and informative examples. We related well to Dirk's explanations and scenarios and have incorporated his ideas into our next round of business planning."

    Jeff Smith, Chief Development Officer, Hill & Knowlton Canada
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “Dirk assisted in the development of our long-term strategic plan. He is an accomplished facilitator and his unique, straight forward approach helped us get to consensus on difficult issues.”

    Bill Starke, CEO, Deep Foundations Contractors Inc.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk's workshop brought together in-house legal counsel and sales leaders from the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Our 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!"

    Mike McKendry, Vice-President and General Counsel, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    “Dirk's negotiation seminar was a massive value-add.”

    Anton Rabie, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Spin Master Ltd.
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dr. Dirk Schlimm was a strategic contributor to one of ADT's large-scale events for our national account financial services customers. His executive presentation and workshop on Developing and Communicating Strategic Plans that Influence C-Level Audiences was one of our event's most compelling teaching sessions. With wit, wisdom and a heavy dose of "C Level influence factors," Dirk was successful at making Chief Security Officers for some of North America's largest financial institutions not only more strategic thinkers, but also strategic presenters. Whether in group workshop settings or longer-term strategic organizational team training, Dr. Schlimm an effective consultative resource that our global organization recommends."

    John Pearce, Commercial Marketing Director, ADT Security Services
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk's session on "Influencing Skills for Corporate Directors" at the Rotman Directors' Education Program equipped us with new skills related to the emotional side of leadership. His insights and engaging presentation style enhanced our tool kit to deal with difficult conversations and build relationships - an invaluable skill for the board room and everyday interactions."

    Jennifer Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "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
  • Keynote Speaker Vaughan

    "Dirk Schlimm was the keynote 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