Testimonials


Ronnie Grabon is a terrific presenter and teacher; she led a stimulating and lively discussion at our weekly employment networking group on the topic of tough interview questions. She provided insight into the questions, intelligent ways to respond, and helped us think about how we can put our best selves forward in what is often a stressful situation. Betsy Gamburg, MSW Director, Jewish Family Services
“I came to know Pamela through her affiliation with the Center for Creative Leadership, an organization we engaged to help develop our senior leadership team during a period of considerable change. From our initial interactions Pamela stood out among her peers and gained such respect that I asked her to work exclusively with our senior executive team. Pamela was instrumental in enhancing the team dynamic by facilitating discussions about a critical, but challenged, relationship within the group, by sharing techniques to deal more effectively with difficult situations, and through one-on-one coaching. Pamela is effective not only because of her training and depth of experience but also because her approach is practical and direct, which in my experience sets her apart in her field. She builds trust quickly and protects confidences fiercely. She is goal-oriented, client-focused and a great communicator. All of our executives learned more about themselves and others through their relationship with Pamela and were (and are) better managers of people because of their interaction with her. I would not hesitate to work with Pamela in the future and recommend her to my closest colleagues.”Mike Donahue
"Thank you for all the help...I especially appreciate the phone surveys... they truly helped me get honesty in an arena where people may be hesitant to criticize. Your interviewing skills were what made that happen and I appreciate it. You also helped me work through many sticky situations and seeing many ways to approach them and approaching the people involved.....It has been an overwhelmingly positive part of this first year and I highly recommend it to anyone in my shoes."Bishop Peggy A. Johnson - Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church
“I've had the opportunity to work with Martha on more than one occasion. She facilitated a team exercise for me when I was asked to merge two departments in my organization. Her approach was not only effective in bringing two groups to a shared vision and sense of direction, but was creative and engaging. I also worked with Martha one-one-one as an executive coach several years later as my responsibilities grew. She helped me make sense of the fire hose of information I was receiving in my new role and reminded me to focus on my existing skills to navigate through new waters. Martha's calm manner, creative approach, and superb listening skills are very effective as a facilitator and coach.” (June 29, 2009)Barbara Demarest
“During the first year of our leadership program we found it challenging to get those in the class to mingle and engage one another. The second year of the program we made some changes. We hired Martha Tilyard to survey the graduates and the incoming class and then had her present our first session on “Communications and Team Building” followed by a networking reception with ice breaker activities. Martha’s impact was immediately noticeable and made all the difference! The new class was instantly talking, sharing and getting to know one another due to the survey discussion and team building activities. The reception was lively without being forced; and that’s saying a lot for our group! Sharing the graduate’s survey results with the other presenters in the program continued to produce exceptional results for our new class. Martha’s involvement is crucial to each class building lasting relationships with each other as well as learning skills they can take back to the office and utilize daily. In short, we can’t imagine not having Martha involved in this important program!”Tia Jones, Special Events Coordinator/Membership Liaison American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina
“I cannot thank you enough for sharing your time and talents with us again this year in the BRIDGES program. Your presentation continues to be the highlight of our weekend program. Participants were inspired and motivated and had nothing but good things to say about you and your session!"Annette Madden Associate Director for Professional Development at the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education, Executive Director of BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women program.
Dr. Lily Kelly-Radford has a wonderful warm, friendly manner that's very professional, and to the point at the same time. She helped me identify my strengths and worked with me to get to the successful point I am now in a new career that I love.Charita Johnson, ESPN Vice President - Production Performance Division
Joyce has been instrumental in clarifying our current culture and aiding in developing the culture I want to achieve within our company. She not only reveals the “blind spots” I had, but also offers a professional approach to personal development and improvement for stakeholders. I am grateful for the time we have worked together and can easily say Samet Corporation is a better company because of her involvement with me and my team.Arthur Samet President Samet Corporation
When it comes to really understanding what makes us all tick, Joyce Richman and Associates are perceptive and smart. They’ve coached me through a wide variety of individual leadership and team development issues over the years. Across three different companies, I’ve benefited from the unique insights and extraordinary benefits of their coaching. Again and again, I’ve seen that it really is possible to make a good team great and to bring out the very best in human potential.Grace Jenkins President & CEO National Able Network, Inc.
The Golden Rule doesn't always work. Joyce can tell you why. More importantly, she can give you specific insights on what to do about it. Investing in personnel requires risk and is often the single greatest expenditure of time and money incurred by most businesses. Joyce Richman and Associates can help you navigate a dicey personnel situation, increase your chances of a successful hire, improve internal communication and much, much more.Paul J. Megliola Megliola Management Services
I’ve turned to Joyce Richman and Associates career coaching services for more than 13 years. In both group settings and one-on-one, we have achieved amazing outcomes. When grappling with performance and communication issues, they’ve offered clarity of focus that is invaluable. It’s amazing to me how calling for a little coaching, or help in changing perspective, can re-frame an issue and lead to new ways of successfully addressing it. Their objectivity and experience helps open your mind to the win-win outcome. Negative behaviors can send an employee spiraling down by their own hand. Joyce Richman and Associates helps you work smart. You see how your strengths and weaknesses play out and you see good reasons to change. This enlightenment, coupled with an action plan, not only helps you avoid career-destruction, but leads to new levels of success.Michael J. Poston Vice President for Advancement Guilford College
Working with Joyce over a number of years, I’ve found her to be a quick study of organizations, people, and situations. She has been instrumental in my growth and development as both a business leader and a catalyst for change in my organization. Joyce helped me gain a 360-degree approach to my leadership and together we have found a style that fits my personality and who I am as a person. Joyce helped me unearth the confidence and thinking I needed to excel with my business, my team, and my career in ways I never could have imagined.Chris Robins President and CEO Philips Oral Healthcare
Geoff Grenert is an amazing coach with incredible insights into people. His straightforward, "tell it like it is" approach helps the person being coached get on board and focus on the developmental growth needed to become an effective leader. His real-life practical experience makes the coaching come to life. I highly recommend Geoff to individuals and HR managers looking for an experienced, effective leadership development coach.Anne Silverman, VP Benefits, Reed Elsevier
"I recommend Donna highly to any organization looking to take advantage of her deep knowledge and skills in leadership development, team based performance, organization development, and executive coaching."Senior Director, Leadership Development, Pfizer Inc.
"I hope you take great personal satisfaction in the lasting impact you have on others. The short time we spent together was incredibly rich with nuggets of wisdom that will have - indeed already have had - a profound impact. You are a significant part of my journey in lifelong learning."People Development Adviser, Financial Services.
Barbara brings a valuable and highly-developed portfolio of skills to the table. She combines a keen sense of strategic thinking, creativity and market savvy with an ability to get things done. For Barbara, a day at the office is not complete unless she has checked one or more key action items off her list. While serious and passionate about her work, she has a good sense of humor and interacts well with customers, clients, and audiences.John R. Alexander Former President (Ret) Center for Creative Leadership
Thanks for the strategic board work you conducted at our Volunteer Board Development Conference. It was well done and the most progress made on board strategy and tactics in 10 years!Lafayette Jones Board Member
Our team was impressed with how well Barbara seemed to understand our direction and struggles with such little exposure. Her gift of synthesizing our conversation into meaningful insights and commentary blew the team away. We did not expect to so quickly see an initial set of communications products and were very pleasantly surprised that she had it at all and that it was so near the bull’s eye.Karen McNeil-Miller President Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust