Long term strategies lead to long term results; but don’t take our word for it! See what our clients have to say about their own experiences and how Center Stage helped them create the reality they wanted.
Whitney Johns Martin, Texas Women Venture Fund is a brilliant strategist who has led a ground-breaking charge for change in private equity, venture, and mezzanine debt financing. Whitney holds a law degree, sat on the Federal Reserve Board, and was a national president of NAWBO among many other accomplishments. She has used the Center Stage information multiple times to develop investor pitches to raise capital for the fund she leads and to train the executive teams of portfolio companies.
Tim Stephens, Stephens Consulting, is a highly sought after IT consultant who develops IT strategies for such world-celebrated medical centers as MD Anderson in Houston and Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. Traveling the country, reaching out to teams of people he barely knows, and convincing them to approach problems differently is a challenge for anyone. Center Stage gave Tim deep insight into effective techniques to build rapport quickly and inspire people to make needed changes.
Jill Frank, President of Sterling Communications, is a digital marketing guru, high-tech entrepreneur, and former TV sports broadcaster. Transitioning from the very specific format required by television to being comfortable making business presentations with the same ease presented a challenge. Once Jill learned the process of Center Stage, she was able to put her concerns aside and devote all her energy on the quality of her communication.
Before: Overly Soft Spoken, Low Energy, Lacks Differentiation
After: Stronger Voice, Assertive Energy, Impactful
Before: Words & Body Language Don’t Match
After: Words & Body Match
Before: Sounds memorized, Lacks Personality
After: Speaking with Personality, Using Humor and Verve
Before: Classic Opps, Challenged to Speak Off the Cuff
After: Comfortable & Self Confident, Easily Speaking In the Moment, Engaging Facial Expressions & Points
Before: Slightly furtive hands, Although Eye Contact Direct, Appears Forced
After: Brighter voice, Authentic Facial Expressions, Enjoying Audience & Opportunity
“The Center Stage framework gives people a structure and strategy for speaking that results in compelling and excellent communication. Our teams have consistently been a dominate power, thanks to this. I was literally astounded by the improvement.” – Dr. G. Cadenhead, Management
“Center Stage’s two days were of the most impactful I can remember. I feel as though you have given me a key to a door that I have longed to open. I can finally be me. Thanks, I wanted you to know your work is greatly appreciated.” A Hartner – Financial Executive
“Thanks for Center Stage last week! It was the most “together” I’ve ever seen our staff where we enjoyed and respected each other throughout. It was a joy to watch as well as participate.” D. Collins, Ph.D. VP Government and Foundation Relations, PBS
“What a difference Center Stage made! Giving presentations for more than 7 years of my career, I must admit I was a little skeptical. However, Center Stage made a big difference. It gave me the self-assurance I needed to communicate confidence – even when I don’t feel it.” C Brown – Fortune 500 Food Service & Dining
“Center Stage helped me immensely. For a scientist, I’ve had better than average skills, but since Center Stage, my audience is obviously more engaged. Others are noticing, too. I’ve been told since Center Stage that I am more effective, poised, and articulate. I hope we can continue to work together. Center Stage is a gift.” C Aldridge, PhD – Major Medical Center and Hospital