Why Envision Excellence?
"Envision Excellence has been an outstanding resource for our organization. Laurie Maddalena is an excellent executive coach and her talent has brought our executive team to new heights of effectiveness and cooperation. I would recommend her to any CEO who is looking to take his or her team up to the next level, or to an executive who is looking to improve their leadership effectiveness."
"Envision Excellence provided monthly leadership training for three of our managers and I am thrilled with the positive results! I have seen tremendous growth from each manager, and the qualitative skills they acquired are very difficult to teach without a supportive learning environment, and a coach who can quickly identify gaps and develop a program that feels unique to an individual but beneficial to all participants. It was an enriching experience for our managers; they thoroughly enjoyed the engaging conversations with Laurie, and with each other – they really bonded as a team. All agreed that the reading assignments were meaningful and some have already ‘paid it forward’ to their own employees. This program was a good investment for our company and its future leaders."
"The Envision Excellence leadership development program is by far the best professional development coaching I have ever had. I began the program with some reservations, thinking it would be similar to others I have gone through and my skepticism was proved wrong. Laurie Maddalena’s program has proved to be engaging and provided me with invaluable insight into being a stronger, more effective leader. Envision Excellence helped me to realize changes I should make in my communications, time management, and employee and coworker relationship building. Laurie Maddalena has a gift for tailoring the excellent materials she has developed to fit the people she is coaching and facilitating productive discussions centered around the topics presented. I feel that I am much better off for working with Envision Excellence and look forward to continuing to work with Laurie."
"The coaching I received with Laurie helped me generate a new method of approaching staff communications that generated a more professional management structure within the context of a creative, flexible, and ownership based team. It has been a resounding success for how my team responds, and has generated efficiencies in areas that I did not think had deficits. I greatly appreciate the time spent with Laurie as she is an excellent instructor and coach who utilizes your own personality profile and management techniques to act as a foundation for your growth as a manager and communicator. I am especially proud of my newly acquired ability to “play the pauses,” and react more deliberately as a manager, as I have found restraining from action is a far more difficult than rapidly jumping into a unanalyzed situation. I can only speak enthusiastic praises for my coaching with Laurie and recommend it highly for anyone needing a new approach to management."
"I truly enjoyed the HR Mastermind program. It was great to be able to meet monthly with a group of intelligent people who are in the same line of work from various industries. We learned, laughed, and were loyal to the group. Everyone was committed and participated which added an extreme amount of value and substance! We received lots of support from one another and had the opportunity to develop options and resolutions to challenging HR issues that we faced daily. I was fortunate to be selected into the group and very thankful that I participated. I encourage any HR professional to join! It’s a rewarding experience. I met a lot of wonderful professionals that I can count on anytime for a listening ear, support, and HR assistance."
"The Success Circle Program has been one of the most richly rewarding programs I have participated in as a leader. Interfacing with other executive level peers on leadership challenges, focusing on key areas of personal development, and building new relationships with other executives outside of my organization have all had a direct and meaningful impact on my performance as a leader."
"I was a participant in Envision Excellence LLC’s pilot HR Mastermind program and I highly recommend it for HR leaders looking for professional networking, development, and support. The program enabled me to meet other HR professionals in different industries who experienced similar challenges from a different perspective. With the mastermind process, I could bring a work-related HR challenge for discussion and receive valuable input and insights as to how I might address it. For example, I received practical input for a management trainee program I developed for my credit union. Because of the confidentiality guaranteed by the Mastermind, I could talk candidly about sensitive HR topics. The participants were a support network I could lean on. Mastermind facilitator Laurie Maddalena provided insightful speakers and professional development presentations on such topics as compensation, accountability, and employment law and she created an online networking portal to exchange information and ideas and access documents. Finally, the program included a coaching component which supported my leadership development."
"I’ve benefitted professionally and personally by working with an executive coach. Laurie Maddalena of Envision Excellence is friendly and knowledgeable and immediately puts people at ease. She worked with me to explore the underlying issues and limiting beliefs that were challenging my confidence and keeping me from realizing my goals at work and in my personal life. Laurie listened carefully, provided me with useful resources and helped me practice new skills. From our sessions I’ve gained new perspectives on how to envision and achieve the personal relationships and work-life balance that I’ve always desired."
"Laurie Maddalena is a very talented human resources professional and executive coach. On May 14th, Laurie presented "Successfully Coaching Employees" to the members of NOVA SHRM's Training and Development Special Interest Group which provided resources and focused on four main areas, * The organizational dilemma * The coach approach * Coaching skills * Implementing a coaching culture Laurie's style was organized, engaging, and very practical. She also allowed for fun group interaction. With this in mind, I strongly recommend Laurie. the feedback we received was outstanding."
"Working with Laurie Hackett-Maddalena, I accomplished things that otherwise would have been put on the back burner: it wasn't that I was working harder, but rather more efficiently. Instead of getting overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks, she guided me to take measured steps that helped me achieve my longer term goals. The beauty of working with Laurie is that I always feel empowered--that it is me driving the decision-making. A compassionate and attentive listener, Laurie is able to get to the heart of the matter in a single question. She is always asking the question, "What else?". I am truly grateful to her and her ability to challenge me to achieve higher goals and accomplishments."
"Laurie is a wonderful coach who has strong listening skills and a keen sense of intuition. She helps me step back from my day to day challenges and see the bigger picture. The result is that my stress level is reduced, and I am better equipped to deal with issues at work as they arise. Laurie's warm, supportive nature pairs well with her keen sense of humor and ability to call the bluffs where she sees it. I highly recommend Laurie as an executive coach."
"Laurie is an uniquely gifted scholar who coaches and leads with the utmost integrity. Laurie exudes confidence, and possesses a classy yet approachable style. I was privileged to have collaborated on many high-impact initiatives with Laurie at MCT Federal Credit Union, including community service events, youth development & internship recruitment, and major organizational re-structuring. When hired at MCT, Laurie very quickly went from a supervisory position in our call center to an executive who couragously lead the organization through rapid growth and evolution. I am not surprised she now runs her own enterprise and have no doubt she will be incredibly successful. I would highly recommend Laurie and the executive level services she provides."