She has a fantastic upbeat style that keeps your people engaged from the start to the very end.
 
Can not recommend her enough. You are investing in your staff and company, get the best return on your HR $ and let Kathy Peterson, CSP help your get the best out of your people.
 
-Not solicited, just felt compelled to pay it forward for the great work she does.

—Robert (Bud) Renken, IWireless

I wanted to personally thank you again for coming and talking to our 2017 LAND participants. The overwhelming feedback I got from everyone is how great and engaging you were. They just loved your presentation! THANK YOU AGAIN!

—Lauren Prine, Education & Producer Relations Director, Texas Corn Producers

"It was an amazing experience to work with you! Since our conference I have traveled around the state and EVERYONE has told me it was the BEST conference of all time. They had fun, learned many things and several people have said 'I could have listened to her for 2 full days' Great job KATHY!!"

—-Sara Persons, Statewide Coordinator, Children & Families of Iowa

We wanted to take a moment on behalf of the statewide Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, the Iowa Department of Human Services, and Iowa State University to thank you for your recent efforts in presenting for our statewide meeting - we continue to hear it's the BEST conference we've had!

 
It was clear from the start that you were attuned to our needs. From the beginning of the day, your energy and creative topic presentation fostered active discussion with a group that has traditionally been slow to warm up. By the end of the day, the group, comprised of community members and professionals of varying roles in the field of social work, was laughing and working together. The group left feeling energized and recognized. They also left with tips and tricks to take to their respective roles in their local communities. It was a fun, productive day! Being responsive to an entire group, as well as the individuals within the group, is a rare gift - and we thank you for sharing it with us. We look forward to collaborating with you again!

—– Sandy Lint and Shelby Zirbel, Iowa Department of Human Services

"Kathy Peterson's presentations at the Farm Women's Symposium, "Working With You is Killing Me" and "Finding Happiness in the Craziness of Life" tied together perfectly. I repeatedly was told that this was the best symposium ever! Thank you Kathy Peterson for being an important part of the 2015 FWS."

—Julie Schwab, Michigan Farm Women’s Symposium Conference Chair

"Kathy is an excellent speaker who has the ability to keep the attention of everyone in the room from start to finish. Her message, “Finding Happiness in the Craziness of Life” was fitting for the wide range of demographic attending our function. We definitely plan to invite her back!"

—Kerry Watson, Director of Communications, Mid Kansas Cooperative Association

"Kathy was brought in to our Company initially for a leadership training session. She was so captivating and influential with the groups and we received so much positive feedback that we chose to expand our training to multiple sessions for different areas of leadership. Our Company is like many who focus on promoting from within but have not done a comprehensive enough job of training and thus preparing those that are promoted to the leadership positions. Kathy offers training that closes the gap and gives a fantastic platform for any business to work from. She is a dynamic individual with a wonderful personality for what she does and is highly recommended to any company looking for help in this area.  I would encourage anyone that is considering a professional, engaging and fun approach to improving their business to give serious consideration to Kathy. She is truly AWESOME!"

—Lars Hersom, Branch Manager, Meridian Manufacturing Group

"Just thinking about Kathy's work and the response of the attendees makes me laugh... and it makes me think.  As a fellow speaker, I had the privilege to work with Kathy for a series of six meetings.  At every venue I saw her engage the attendees with important take-home value, interactive learning, and always laughter.  She has a magical way (and she uses a bit of magic!) to encourage and celebrate those who hear her presentations. If you need someone to wrap important content with joy, give Kathy a call!"

—Jolene Brown, CSP, Professional Speaker, Author, Business Consultant

"An amazing talent, winning attitude, has the highest integrity, huge professionalism and extremely talented are just "some" of the attributes that Kathy possesses.  Kathy was hired to invest in a State initiative for trainers and partners.  I was unbelievably satisfied with her level of expertise, the flow of the training, and the high energy for developing our staff.  Kathy is gifted and a highly talented, personable individual who I will continue to work with for many years to come!"

—Linda Williams, MSW,MAEL, Independent Research & Strategic Consultant

"We have utilized Kathy's expertise on several occasions.  She makes learning enjoyable.  Very high skill level in adult learning.  Kathy's presentation skills are fantastic.  She relates to ALL our employees.  Kathy also does wonderful work in mediating situations.  I would highly recommend Kathy to any type of business.  She will keep your employees engaged and is extremely knowledgeable."

—Diane Streit, Human Resource Director, MaxYield Cooperative

"Kathy is a high energy, highly interactive coach who keeps her audience involved and super connected.  She is a hands-on (kinesthetic) instructor who puts a high degree of lesson design and passion into her presentations.  Participants are kept activity engaged from beginning to end.  One always comes away with a whole new perspective on any given topic she presents.  I have employed Kathy for several years as a featured speaker for my Iowa Workforce Development Employers' Council Groups. It is with highest recommendation that I would like to endorse Kathy for any group fortunate enough to contract her for speaking engagement services!"

—Robert Becker, Workforce Advisor/Business Service Rep, Iowa Workforce Development

"I have had the pleasure of working with Kathy for several years.  Kathy has always worked diligently with me to customize each session to specifically fit the needs of the company.  Our employees look forward to the sessions with Kathy as she keeps them involved and connected the entire time.  We have never had a bad review after one of her training sessions.  I would highly recommend Kathy!"

—Sara Bryan, VP of Human Resources at VisionBank

"Working with PeopleWorks, we found Kathy’s ability to bring the latest industry specific knowledge and sound skills development that is unique to our Ag retail environment. Her customized training programs have made leaps and bounds with not only our Senior Management, but also with the culture here at Ag Partners L.L.C. You can ensure a personal touch when working with PeopleWorks and we are proud to have Kathy develop our organization."

—Mike Koenecke, HR Recruitment/Talent Management, Ag Partners L.L.C.

"Kathy is a professional, enthusiastic speaker. She did a great job with her interactive presentation to develop our leaders. She encouraged our leaders to share ideas so we could learn from each other. She provided us “tools” on how to handle future situations. She also shared her own experiences so our leaders could apply them to their position at the hospital. I would recommend Kathy for your next speaking engagement."

—Carrie Turnquist, Director of Human Resources, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

"Thank you for a wonderful presentation! I took notes of your techniques to encourage participation, the pace, your use of a variety of media and visuals to tell your message. All so well done.  I see why you are sought out as a speaker. I hope to have you back in the future."

—Carol Lytle, Director of Career Services, Buena Vista University

"Thanks a million for a very informative and entertaining training session! I must say, really… you are the best."

—Mike Carlson, COO, Cadre Teleservices

"What a wonderful job! We have had so many great speakers that I always worry about topping last year... but we did it! Thanks. You made me look good. People are still talking about what they learned. Everyone says a different thing, though. That is some mighty fine training."

—Joan Jensen, Director of Staff Development & Training, ChildServe

"Kathy and her skills are invaluable. She came highly recommended, and her workshop was more than we could have asked for. Kathy took the time to research what we do so that her workshop was tailored to meet our needs specifically--very impressive! Our trainers left energized and chattering about how they can implement her ideas. It's been nearly 6 months and folks are still talking about new ways to use her tools. We can't wait to book her again. Kathy knows her stuff and she practices what she preaches. Anyone in any field will benefit from working with Kathy."

—Kyla Madsen, Community Partnership Training Liaison & Parent Partner Program State Coordinator, Iowa Department of Human Services

"Thank you for your time and the training. The material that was presented was excellent and hit home... Our attendees found the training to be beneficial to them for their daily responsibilities, the activities kept their interest, and you were a great presenter that could relate to the manufacturing group. The stories and examples that you told have stuck in many of their minds, as I hear them talk about the training/examples still today. Thanks again!"

—Shelly Dunn, Organizational Development Manager, Eaton Corporation

"Kathy brings a fresh and professional perspective to our training and development sessions. She is warmly received and our managers always look forward to her sessions. Kathy has been a great partner."

—Martha Gleason, Vice President of Human Resources, First American Bank

"You did such a fantastic job of connecting with our staff. Your style is so inviting, that it was difficult, even for the most resistant employee to keep from participating in class! After your session, I heard comments such as: 'She is so friendly, she has so much energy and makes class time go by so quickly, the session was fun and got everyone involved and thanks for arranging to have Kathy Peterson come and work with us'. I really appreciate how you worked with me ahead of the sessions and took the time to customize the training to the issues we hoped to have addressed vs. giving us a canned presentation. I really appreciate the feedback and insight you provided us about our organization when the sessions were completed. Your perspective shed new light on how to deal with old issues."

—Heidi Worrall, VP – Human Resources, First Security Bank & Trust

"Loved Kathy's enthusiasm! She makes class interesting and exciting and did a great job of keeping the group's attention. She uses lots of "real world" examples and gave us the "proper" responses as well as what really happens and how to handle that. Kathy provided us with good, practical information and suggestions that we can use. She knows her stuff!"

—Participant Evaluation, Fox River Mills

"Words cannot express how much Kathy Peterson's training has made a difference at i wireless! Over the years, I have enjoyed partnering with Kathy as we have prepared for a variety of different training sessions. Whatever the training topic, Kathy works diligently with me to help customize the training session to fit our company. Comments from our management team are that not only do they find a lot of value in the sessions with all of her examples, but they also find the sessions interactive and fun! After the training, I often hear them quoting information learned from Kathy during the training session! I strongly recommend Kathy Peterson; she truly adds value and can make a positive impact to your company!"

—Lisa Wolf, Human Resources Manager, i wireless

"Oh My! What a speaker! She was wonderful…the best I have heard!" "Excellent presentation - Outstanding. Very informative and fun. Kept things moving, very knowledgeable, super organized, very easy to understand." "She was very informative, energetic. I learned a lot about myself and people around me, both in the work place and home." "The BEST! Have her back." "Excellent and very inspiring. I want her energy!" "Wow!  Energetic, fun, smiles, great voice, happy, and liked her info. I enjoyed the ride!"

—Participant Evaluations, Iowa Admitting and Healthcare Access Association Conference

"From start to finish I found Kathy to be highly responsive to our needs, outcome oriented, and focused on ensuring the trainee had the best possible experience. Kathy met with my team, listened, and made suggestions on how she could modify her curriculum to best meet our needs. The assistance she provided with the preparation and planning were critical to our program's success, however, she exceeded our expectations in the delivery of the training. Trainees found her to be not only very informative but she created an environment in which it was fun and easy to learn."

—Michael Wilkinson, Bureau Chief, Iowa Workforce Development

“Kathy has provided our area businesses and their staff with variety of professional training courses. Her level of expertise and enthusiasm captivates the participants, along with her ability to get them involved is very effective. She is a very sought after facilitator, we highly recommend her and look forward to having her back doing another very informative training session.”

—Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, Kossuth / Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation

"You took us to a deeper level of thinking today and that will help us as we chart the course for the future of Mason City. Thank you so much for your work with our team today."

—Dr. Anita Michich, Superintendent of Schools, Mason City Community School District

"I cannot tell you how many compliments I had on your presentation. There's an excitement in the air and a comradery that we haven't seen for a long, long time. We really think it was due to your presentation...Everyone keeps commenting about how much fun they had AND that they learned so much!"

—Gina Myers, Director of Surgery, Mercy Medical Center

"Kathy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very flexible in creating the training we needed and took the time to get to know who we were as a company. The results of the training she facilitated were excellent, with many positive comments about her knowledge and skills. Kathy, just as the name of her company says, is all about working with you and the people of your company. Her friendliness, ougoing nature, attention to detail, and flexibility are traits that will increase the effectiveness and Return on Investment (ROI) of any training she is a part of. Kathy and PeopleWorks are a great value!"

—Al Hogeman, Team Development Manager, Musco Lighting

"When Kathy presents, the audience is always engaged in the presentation, had an enjoyable time, and leaves with new knowledge that they go to work and can immediately utilize. Kathy ALWAYS receives high evaluations from the participants and associated businesses with requests for her to return. To top it off, Kathy is a fun, pleasant, responsive professional that makes it a real pleasure for me to work with and a true privilege to know."

—Bill Burdick, Business Coordinator, North Iowa Area Community College Continuing Education

"I met Kathy a few years ago in a training session and was impressed by her enthusiasm, creativity and her ability to work with and develop others. Kathy is a true professional who understands how to motivate others to produce results. I was so impressed with Kathy's talent, I retained her firm, PeopleWorks, Inc. as a consultant to help train and develop our CMC Joist Iowa workforce. Thanks to Kathy, the CMC Joist management team is more effective and plant operations are producing record numbers."

—Tim Wendel, General Manager, CMC Joist

"Your presentation was very informative, educational, and energetic. In my professional sales career which began in 1974, I have studied in small group sessions with Zig Ziglar, W. Clement Stone, Lacy Hall, and in many large group PMA rallies with Art Linkletter, Robert Schuller, and others. Your presentation is as good as any of those. The information was very much to the point and tailored to the audience. It is obvious that you have the distinct ability to adapt to a variety of groups and present material that really addresses the needs of your client. Thank you for your presentation. I hope I can attend another session soon."

—Mike Diercks, Sales Manager, The Storm Lake Times

"We enjoyed working with Kathy who tailored the leadership development message specifically to our organization and delivered it superbly. Her use of a variety of learning techniques makes the training engaging as well as so much fun! Everyone benefited from these training sessions. Thanks Kathy!"

—Audrey Niemann, Human Resources Manager, Wild Rose Casino & Resort

"Thanks so much for a great training session. I got a lot out of it - it is the best class I have ever attended. Keep up the good work. You motivate me to do a better job everyday."

—Kurt Mitthun, Customer Service Supervisor, Winnebago Industries

"Kathy got everyone involved...we especially liked all of the group projects and sharing. We appreciated how she helped us look at how we do things. She presented a new perspective on our interactions with others and how we can lead better."

—3M Participant Evaluation

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