Testimonials

What Others Are Saying
 

Scott, Philadelphia PA

Curtis was a fantastic coach that was instrumental in providing feedback and a new perspective on my current career and job. Curtis was exceptional in coaching me through sensitive topics. I think one thing I still need to work on is to be more proactive with asking for guidance and feedback.

Valerie, Atlanta GA

Curtis you are a great coach. I really appreciate your candor. You are good at finding out what words and tools will resonate with a person: I feel the tools/practices you suggested to me were purposefully and thoughtfully selected for me based on what my own challenges were. Very effective. Thank you for pushing me!

Chris, Las Vegas NV

Curtis, thank you! I cannot even begin to tell you the huge response we have received from our senior leaders after our annual conference in Las Vegas. Our leadership team is still riding the high of the conference and a lot of that has to do with you, your personality, and challenge to all of us to “be our authentic self as leaders”. Thank you again for your energy ensuring that we ended this conference of over 400 people on such a high note.

Annette, San Francisco CA

Your presentation was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening.  What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all!  You presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience.  That’s a hard combination to achieve, but you did it with style and grace.  You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.

Dennis, New York NY

Curtis is a fantastic speaker and has a great twist on presenting who “really” is rich in this country. I have been impressed with his character and integrity. Great results naturally follow his presentation; as he is careful to weave in detailed knowledge on the subject at hand. His presentation to the 80 participants was enthusiastically accepted!

Larry, Boston MA

The level of energy and enthusiasm you show as you present and facilitate discussion really differentiates you and is no doubt part of the reason why our organization engaged with you for our executive meeting.  I was particularly impressed by your desire and ability to weave in content that was especially relative to our industry.

Valerie, Chicago IL

I learned so much tonight and have never enjoyed listening to a guest speaker as much as I did tonight. Curtis was so enthusiastic and I didn’t want to miss a single word he had to share. He was right-on about this topic!

Monica, New York NY

Thank you, Curtis. Your integrity, honesty, experience, confidence, and example were powerful anchors in a stormy year ripe with opportunities which challenged me to grow and adapt quickly. The consistent reframing and pause I had during our honest conversations coupled with the intellectual and political rigor presented me with clear paths to lead differently and yet still do so in service of my own personal and professional commitments as a leader at home. The relationships with advocates were truly coin of the realm in aiding where I sit right now. 

Christopher, New York NY

Dr. Odom is wonderfully entertaining, prepared, and easy to work with. He speaks from a wide range of personal experience and his compassion for helping people to find their career success is evident. Curtis will absolutely have your group learning and laughing!

Elizabeth, Philadelphia PA

I’ve seen lots of training, workshops, and seminars in my time, but yours had to be one of the very best as far as maintaining everyone’s interest, delivering many practical ideas, and just being great fun to be a part of.

Eric, Boston MA

Curtis, I always feel so energized after meeting with you as my executive coach. Not only do you have great insights, and an engaging sense of humor, but you also communicate them in such a powerful and empathic way – both the good and the ‘what’s missing.’ Not an easy thing to do.

Andrew, Atlanta GA

Curtis was great. I was able to be open and honest in a way that is difficult for me. Curtis made me feel comfortable enough to say what I was thinking and know that he was not judging me, but was attempting to get me to see the bigger picture and how I can grow my career and chase my success instead of waiting for it to arrive.

Manfredo, Las Vegas NV

Biggest strength was Dr. Odom’s enthusiasm for the material. Extremely interesting and extremely useful.

Bernard, San Francisco CA

Curtis is very knowledgeable, informative, and hands-on. The seminar was crisp, easy to follow, and extremely interesting. What a refreshing change!

Angela, Chicago IL

Dr. Odom, both your ‘keynote’ and ‘breakout session’ were excellent and received high marks. They really seemed to appreciate your knowledge of the audience and ability to communicate that to them.

Jonathan, New York NY

Curtis was a great speaker who really understood our problems. We were impressed that he investigated our industry as much as he did.

Quincy, Los Angeles CA

Awesome! Your talent and humor added an extra special touch to the day. Word spread quickly about your craft. I heard many conversations during the day focused on “how did he do that?” and “I can’t believe he did that.” I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you. And again, let me extend my appreciation, Curtis for a job well done!

David, Boston MA

I first met Curtis three years ago before he became the principal of a growing management consulting firm here in Boston. Curtis is known in Boston circles for his ability to quickly earn the respect of his clients by working to deeply understand their business drivers and providing practical solutions to problems which deliver real results. Curtis has a passion for people, relationships, unspoken nuances, timing, and an instinct to drive culture change at any stage of a merger or acquisition. I highly recommend Curtis as a value-added multiplier, expert advisor, and strategic asset to any M&A deal team working to solve deal critical cultural integration challenges.

Melanie, Atlanta GA

Thank you for letting me fall apart at the beginning, but not letting me drift from there. Our first session was hard and emotional. It would have been easy for me to pull away at that point, but Curtis made me feel comfortable and did not discount my feelings. I have been able to work on myself and improve my work and personal relationships. The number of skills we learned is overwhelming, but with support, I am slowly adding techniques to my leadership style.

Bernardo, New York NY

I've had coaches in the past and I appreciated Curtis's honest and direct conversions. He consistently gave me things to think about to help me improve my goals. I'm not sure there was anything that could have yielded better results.

Nathan, Denver CO

Biggest strength was Dr. Odom’s enthusiasm for the material. Extremely interesting and extremely useful. Curtis is very knowledgeable, informative, and hands-on. The seminar was crisp, easy to follow, and extremely interesting. What a refreshing change!

Victor, Milwaukee MI

I quickly identified Curtis as an outstanding professional and someone that brings a no-nonsense approach, strong understanding of coaching, leadership and career mapping experience to the table. He was incredibly valuable to me during a challenging time in my career. His humble approach and knowledge of the issues at hand, goal setting, group dynamics and communication issues helped me redefine who I am as a business and technology leader for our organization. He also helped me established new roles and expectations for my direct reports. He is one of the most talented individuals that I’ve crossed paths with and someone that can help anyone create new pathways for organizational leadership and personal success.

Gregory, New York NY

Ten minutes into Curtis’ presentation I could tell by the attendees’ body language that he had them hooked. He drew on business examples as current as that morning’s newspaper, and he wasn’t afraid to tell the audience what they needed to hear to compete in today’s economy.

Lisa, San Francisco CA

Curtis’ presentation was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening. What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all! You presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience. That’s a hard combination to achieve, but you did it with style and grace. You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.

Samantha, Washington, DC

Curtis is a fantastic speaker and has a great twist on presenting on how to live a life of gratitude. I was immediately impressed with his character and integrity. Great results naturally followed his presentation; as he was careful to weave in detailed knowledge on the situation at hand. His presentation to the 180 participants was enthusiastically accepted!

Scott, Atlanta GA

Thanks Curtis for getting me out of my echo chamber, while we didn't spend a bunch of time on a few of the rated items, I feel that the insights you provided and the suggestions that you made were useful and helped me grow. 

Shelly, New York NY

Curtis was great! It was my first experience having an executive coach so I didn't know what to expect. He was very direct with his responses and coaching but listened to my concerns and challenges. I would have loved additional sessions throughout the program and even a few months after the program.

Javier, Philadelphia PA

As a fellow board member of our professional organization, I came to experience Curtis’ expertise during his training sessions for human resources directors in regards to diversity and related issues and practices. I was completely engaged in his presentation as he presented a new model for discussion; an insightful, comprehensive and practical way to implement and enhance diversity practices within corporations. He was as informative as he was engaging. I left empowered and ready to take action to implement lessons learned. He is ahead of the field in this space and we have every intention to contract him as often as we can.

Paul, Denver CO

This session was excellent. The best thing for me was that we worked through real-world issues, one by one. This would be enough to jump-start anyone. It’s not about knowledge, it’s about WORKING knowledge. Curtis was a great speaker who really understood our problems. We were impressed that he investigated our industry as much as he did. Curtis was outstanding.

Ilana, New York NY

The feedback I received was very beneficial to me. I appreciated how you understood my perspective and provided the assistance as needed. I believe the results will be manifested as time goes by. Thank you so much.

Katherine, Washington, DC

Dr. Odom, both your ‘keynote’ and ‘breakout session’ were excellent and received high marks. They really seemed to appreciate your knowledge of the audience and ability to communicate that to them.

Edward, Boston MA

You could certainly call me a member of the Dr. Curtis Odom fan club. Curtis is always seeking to push the envelope on his own knowledge. I suspect that over the years there will be an ever-increasing membership in the club: he is fun to be around. Yes, he is competent but Boston does not lack for competent people. Competent and fun? That’s rare!

Martin, Philadelphia PA

The level of energy and enthusiasm Curtis shows as he presents and facilitates discussion, really differentiates him and is no doubt part of the reason why our organization engaged with him for our executive meeting. I was particularly impressed by his desire and ability to weave in content that was especially relative to our industry.

Monica, Las Vegas NV

I learned so much tonight and have never enjoyed listening to a guest speaker as much as I did tonight. Curtis was so enthusiastic and I didn’t want to miss a single word he had to share. He was right-on about this topic! Not only does Curtis draw you in, he keeps you there for the entire time and wanting more afterward. They were still swarming him after the closing session.

Chris, New York NY

Thanks for being honest and providing direct feedback and different ways of viewing things. You gave me a valuable framework for thinking about the people in my life and the roles they play in my professional development.

Melissa, Philadelphia PA

Dr. Odom is wonderfully entertaining, prepared, and easy to work with. He speaks from a wide range of personal experience and his compassion for helping people to find their career success is evident. Curtis will absolutely have your group learning and laughing!

Donald, Seattle WA

Since I started working with Curtis, my effectiveness and impact at work have undergone a transformation in managing my team and becoming the executive that organization needs me to be, and that I want to be. I’ve learned how to empower my direct reports by encouraging them to take on greater responsibility and accountability.

Scott, Houston TX

Working with Dr. Odom was the best decision I’ve made in my career. His pragmatic and real-life knowledge of the corporate world was instrumental in helping me to manage up with a very difficult leader. Together we designed a strategy to eliminate a few huge organizational cultural roadblocks and navigate through the executive levels.

Sanjay, New York NY

Curtis has given me valuable guidance on how to coach and develop my direct reports, helping me to navigate through some difficult decisions. I cannot count up the number of ways Curtis has helped me with everything from how to manage and budget my weekly and daily work by priority and link to my annual organization and professional development objectives.

Ann, Philadelphia PA

I initially didn’t understand or comprehend the need for a career coach. From our first meeting, Curtis shared his background and empathically gave me a different point of view. Curtis gets it! His support was instrumental in being able to recognize where I could improve myself. I found balance in my work and home life. During my time with Curtis, I was required to make a very difficult decision on my career and family. Because of his help, I am now enjoying the most rewarding and productive period I have ever had in my career.

Patricia, Boston MA

Dr. Curtis Odom gets my highest recommendation as an executive coach and mentor. His unique ability to recognize, understand and explain complex business relationships has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Curtis was both candid and tactful indirectly pointing out the areas that needed to be considered a different way. His coaching method and “stop, start and continue” plan were spot on in changing my approach to being a leader. I have come to depend on his professional observations, opinions, and suggestions. Curtis is now a trusted advisor, thinking partner, and mentor to me both professionally and personally.

Laura, Washington, DC

Curtis is a great mentor and is committed to helping you achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. I am beyond thrilled with the results that Curtis has helped me to achieve in both my professional career and my personal life. I know I would not be where I am at today without his guidance, patience, and support. Thank you, Curtis, for helping me learn to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude.

Rachel, Dallas TX

Curtis was hired to coach and support our leadership team through a complicated organizational change. His upbeat candor, willingness to listen and sensible style helped us develop better working relationships, focus on team goals, improve customer focus, restore balance, and deliver results. Curtis is the perfect coach and consultant for any business that requires clear focus, innovation and leadership that is essential for organizational effectiveness, sustainability and business results.

Rick, Boston MA

Dr. Odom is an extraordinary speaker. From the moment that he uttered his first word, he captured the audience. He is both articulate with her words and knowledgeable about the topics he is discussing. In addition, he is passionate about his work and compassionate with the audience he is addressing. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Dr. Odom as a speaker and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

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