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Testimonials

VP, one of top 10 on 49er list

As the VP of one of the top ten on the AK 49er list, I had cause to engage Lynne for a project involving a long-festering matter at a subsidiary company in 2014. This was a very difficult and emotionally charged situation that involved several key management and staff. Lynne personally conducted the interviews, and demonstrated exceptional competence and professionalism in gaining the trust of the employees and collecting information that revealed the scope and roots of the problem. Her subsequent report to HR and management was insightful and actionable, while respecting the trust of the staff she had interviewed.  Senior management supported and acted upon her recommendations, which led to substantial resolution of the issue.

Lynne’s qualifications and experience in this area are hard to match, but more importantly she has a natural ability to open communications with staff at all levels and to deliver compelling recommendations to HR and senior management.  I would not hesitate to engage Lynne and her company again, and recommend her unequivocally.

Nila Morgan

Fraud Education Coordinator and Coordinator of Volunteers, Medicare Information Office

"The presentation by Lynne Curry was excellent. She presented a lot of good information in an interesting manner and interactive manner, keeping us engaged! I really liked that she broke the information up into portions that we could handle. Then having us immediately practice the tools that we were learning really helped to reinforce the information. The time seemed to fly by. And honestly, I could have stayed another hour."

Rebecca Parker

General Manager, Anchorage Senior Center

"Lynne, everyone commented on your humor and a couple said they would like to schedule one on one time with you! Thank you - there is no one who can train better than you! You are one of a kind. Many congratulations for the superb training session; it is going to make a big difference. What a terrific day!"

Kenya Sharp

Staff Director, Midnight Sun Home Care

"Thank you for the tools you've provided to help me be a better leader of my team of 60+!  I feel much more confident to be a supervisor and effectively do my job. "

Dawson Hoover

Communications and Community Benefits Manage, Coastal Villages 

"Stephanie,  the team building session worked wonders for our team.  Thank you. "

Jennifer Deitz

President and Founder, Alaska Career College

"EEO training is not always the most inviting for employees.  Dr. Lynne Curry took difficult topics and broke them down in a productive and fun manner.  Dr. Curry knows her industry well and ensured our organization had the information needed.  I would recommend The Growth Company on many levels of business training."

 Kevin VanNortwick

BDO Managing Partner

"I think Lynne did a great job of reaching a group of 'left brained' accountants and getting us to think creatively about how we can change behavior to get more out of the day! She didn't charge us enough for this training, given what she provided."

HR On Call Client

Local Anchorage Clinic

"Your recommendations on an HR situation have turned out wonderfully.  I believe having her speak with you was one of the best decisions we could have made"

Genevieve Auelua

The Alaska Club

"Great discussions!  I enjoy listening to Rick's real experiences used as examples that pertain the course."

Elina Adams

BP Alaska

"This class is an oasis; it is a spa retreat for those who want to learn how to communicate. Lynne teaches you communication techniques that you can use for life. This class will transform you - it will give you powers to understand people, teach you a variety of ways to communicate in a business environment and in personal life. It gives you an opportunity to observe and learn from others in a way that inspires and gives strength. I have been talking about Lynne, people I have met in class and what I have learned with friends, coworkers and family ever since I took this class."

John Sturgeon

ONC President/CEO

I would like to thank you for the excellent job your company did on evaluating Ouzinkie's human resource needs. Your presentation to the Board was especially helpful. Our Board doesn't have much experience in the HR world so your down to earth presentation was perfect. After reading your report and hearing the presentation the Board understands completely what is required to bring our company's HR program into full compliance. Thank you again for the help and great work!

Michael L. Kelly

President and CEO, Natives of Kodiak, Inc, President, KOMAN, Inc

"We have been extremely fortunate in utilizing Lynne Curry and The Growth Company for our last two Strategic Planning sessions. Lynne’s extensive knowledge, experience, presentation and facilitation skills are unsurpassed! If your organization is trying to develop a clear, concise and compelling Strategic Plan --- with measurable goals, objectives and deliverables --- one call to Lynne will get you on the right path."

Saundra Foster

Professional Development and Education Officer Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union 

"I have worked in 3 financial institutions covering 42 years, and believe me, I’ve been to a lot of trainings covering the latest and greatest methods of management and customer service. None of them can compare to Friday’s training, and I’m pretty sure the employees who attended will agree. I’ve never seen so many "big" smiles leaving an all-day training in my life!"

Pam Cravez

Assistant Chancellor University of Alaska Anchorage

"Your keynote for the UAA Convocation was perfect. You hit it out of the ballpark with perfect pitch. I overheard a faculty member with very high standards say: ‘I don’t know if we can get someone as good to speak next year.’ Thanks again for an absolutely inspiring speech."

Megan Campau

SQM Specialist, PSCM-BP Alaska

"The name, Effective Presentation Skills, doesn’t do this course justice. Lynne offers so much more: understanding how to read people and communicate more effectively given your listener’s style, training and facilitating techniques, how to deal with difficult people, and simple yet powerful relaxation strategies. By the end of the 3 days, the transformation of the participants (myself included) was obvious – not only did confidence improve, actual skills did too. I have already recommended this course to multiple people and will continue to do so."

Tennelle Peterson

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

"I was an inexperienced manager working with a particularly thorny team dynamic. I had been struggling for so long to build a cohesive team that I was failing at other job assignments and in several areas of my personal life too. I was spinning wheels and desperately needed advice.

Lynne, like always the training was spectacular. There are very few times someone can truly touch the hearts and minds of people. I HEARD from every single person, at least once, how pleased they were with the training and how they would love to make this a year occurrence. I SAW many on my teammates leave the training with new insight, direction, and a drive to learn to write on the dry erase board without looking!

Successful is a very small word to express how pleased we were with the training. We are extremely grateful that you shared your expertise, knowledge, and excitement with us. Thank you and we look forward to our next meeting!

Jeff Kemp

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

"For the first time, all of our program staff were fortunate enough to meet together as a group and have Lynne Curry of The Growth Company facilitate a full day’s training. Lynne took our group and shook them up, opening their eyes on a variety of topics from distinguishing different communication styles to how to deal with difficult clients. Her training was invaluable to us as our program is all about effective communication, both giving and taking. The training was physical, mentally stimulating, and fun. Our staff are still talking about it!"

Starr Ward

Kodiak Area Native Association

"Lynne, I wanted to take a moment to thank and compliment you with the Team Building Workshop you conducted at KANA Community Services on Tuesday. As a result of your efforts I feel our team will be more cohesive, appreciative and understanding of each other. I am more aware of my strengths and 'areas that needed improving' in my professional and personal life. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and I hope our paths cross in the future."

Jillian Chapman

Alaska Sea Life Center

The management classes I’ve taken with Lynne Curry have covered topics in memory and retention, conflict management, leadership attributes, handling work performance problems, interviewing and selection techniques, board of directors training, negotiation, delegation, and legal aspects of management – just to name a few. I’ve been presented with these concepts in college and other leadership seminars, but until now they were just that – concepts.

Lynne has an extremely interactive teaching style, which has helped me transform these ideas from management mumbo-jumbo into tangible tools that can be applied in real-life situations. Throughout the course of each day, we were repeatedly put in rotating pairs for role-playing and one-on-one activities when not engaged in group discussions. Everyone in the class – no matter their level of management experience – was able to walk away having learned something new. If you have an opportunity to work with this woman and her company – do it! You won’t regret it."

Don Grasse

K & L Distributors

"Lynne Curry has done a wonderful job in our 'Team Building' sessions, especially in drawing out employees that weren’t comfortable in a team atmosphere. Everyone I spoke with felt that Lynne really made the Team Building sessions worthwhile and many employees later thanked me for the program and how helpful they thought it was. I think our employees had fun while they learned how important their co-workers contributions are. We hope to see renewed enthusiasm at K&L as a result of these sessions."

Ned E. Hahn

President, Guardian Security Systems, Inc.

"I want to take just a moment to let you know how much our managerial staff at Guardian Security Systems, Inc. appreciated and enjoyed your program on Sexual Harassment. It was not only informative but the interactive environment you developed actually reached out and grabbed our manager’s attention. On a personal note I would like to thank you for touching on problematic subjects that typically aren’t considered harassment. Your gentle guidance on each subject got through where I would not have been taken seriously. Your seminar was the best that I have ever attended; I feel this was money well spent. Thank you once again."

"This class will transform you - it will give you powers to understand people, teach you a variety of ways to communicate in a business environment and in personal life." ~ Elina Adams, BP

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