Clients and Compliments

We've had the privilege to get to work with extraordinary people at ...

  • Advanced Bionics

  • American Heart Association
  • Amgen

  • Association of California School Administrators


  • AT&T

  • Baxter BioScience

  • City of Glendale

  • City of Los Angeles

  • City of Torrance

  • County of Los Angeles

  • Disneyland

  • Entertainment Partners

  • Farmers Insurance

  • Friends of the Family

  • Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center

  • Harvard Business School

  • Internal Revenue Service

  • Junior Achievement

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Los Angeles Youth at Work

  • La Crescenta Town Council

  • Lee Hecht Harrison

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • Options Child Care

  • Princess Cruises

  • San Gabriel Valley Family Counseling

  • Southern California Edison

  • St. Francis Medical Center

  • St. Vincent Medical Center

  • Temple Aliyah

  • The Gronstadt Group

  • Phillips Graduate Institute

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Sunrise Preschools

  • Universal Creative

We've been trusted to work
closely with terrific ...

  • Executives

  • Leaders

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Staff Members and Service Providers

  • High Potential and Derailing Professionals

  • Individual Contributors

  • Work Groups and Teams

  • Consultants

  • Trainers

  • Coaches

  • Therapists

  • CareGivers and CareGetters

  • Couples

  • Parents

  • Teens

  • Families

  • Stellar People Like YOU!

By the way, in case you hadn't noticed,

there's still space available in this column
for you or organization to join the ranks
of valued clients ... I
'm just sayin!

Client Compliments

Nobody on this page was paid to say nice things.
Those who were, weren't included!

From Sivasailam Thiagarajan
Resident Mad Scientist for The Thiagi Group:

"I have worked with Debbie on several projects as a co-consultant and as a co-facilitator. In each of these cases, she added significant value to my performance and productivity.

  • Debbie is a technical expert in the field of training and performance consulting.
  • She has one of the best train-the-trainer programs that I have recommended to my clients and colleagues.
  • Her breadth and depth in this field is considerable.
  • She is an expert in traditional techniques and she is fast becoming an expert in non-traditional high-tech approaches.
  • Debbie is a people person.
  • Her educational background and personality traits make her an efficient and empathetic coach and consultant.
  • Many of my colleagues have gained from her interpersonal insights and advice.

To summarize, Debbie is a technically competent and inter-personally skilled professional. And this is a rare combination."

George Savic, Director of Corporate Quality
Analytical Labs for Amgen says ...

"Debbie is very creative in her approach to providing solutions for the projects she is given. She is able to pull multiple disparate concepts into a well-organized and unified output. During the project, Debbie provides timely updates, seeks feedback on her progress, and skillfully manages unexpected requests. Debbie was a critical asset in the completion of 2 major projects (for which I had full responsibility. I highly recommend her. Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative"

Melanie Moore, Principal/Program Development Consultant for Health Communications Associates says ...

"I first worked with Debbie Newman from 2000-2001 as an ASTD-LA Board member when she served as President; I have more recently been working with Debbie in the launch and implementation of a dynamic professional development group. I can always count on Debbie's innovative, engaging, and effective leadership; her tremendous caring, cheer leading, enthusiasm, and commitment to service; and her professional mastery that uniquely bridges productive relationships and training. Debbie has helped me to generate powerful new ideas and to connect with colleagues in dynamic new ways. I recommend Debbie to organizations interested in developing more productive leaders and teams, and to individuals interested in gaining more clarity, connection, and empowerment."

Marty Lasker, President
of HLC, Inc. says ...

"Debbie is one of the most creative, dynamic professionals I know. Her enthusiasm is overwhelming and infectious, and the value she brings to her clients is undeniable."

Nancy Breuer, Partner
of WorkPositive, Inc. says ...

"Debbie and I developed a one-day curriculum for mental health professionals who work with people living with HIV, then co-facilitated the workshop at their work site. Debbie coaxed them out of their comfort zones, had them playing games and debating and learning in ways they were surprised to be learning, but learn they did, and they will not forget the lessons. She embedded the content in great experiences. I'd work with her again in a New York minute."

Patrick Carberry, Consultant for
Southern California Edison says ...

"I have worked with and for Debbie many times over my years as a consultant at Southern California Edison and as owner of several small businesses. She was and continues to be the consummate professional, full of energy and a positive influence on all that are around her. She worked extraordinarily well with her managers, peers, subordinates and consultants at SCE and continues those traits in her role as a trainer/coach. Her ideas are fresh and her techniques proven.  My relationship with Debbie started in the early 1990's and continues today. She is an asset to any organization."

Bill Blank, Budget Strategy Analyst
for Southern California Edison says ...

"I can easily say that if I need to have a project managed, Debbie is the one to do it. On several occasions when we worked together at Edison, she developed and executed plans for a number of large projects. In such endeavors, she brings an extraordinary amount of energy to her work. I cannot emphasize this enough. I have never seen anyone pour out the hours like she does. She can do more in 24 hours (yes, around the clock) than most people do in a week."