Barb, you absolutely saw how discouraged I was while preparing for my TEDx talk - it was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. I never thanked you enough for believing in me and reminding me that this story - my story - needs to be told! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help and unwavering support throughout the entire journey!
Talks we've worked on together:
Future Med, TED, Wired for Wonder & The White House
I want to say a very special THANK YOU to your personally for the work we shared at our Spring and Summer Sales Conference recently in Portland.
The thanks not only come from me but from the 8 other presenters throughout the week that you worked with. From the “experts” who thought they needed nothing and could do it all, you showed how they could improve and did so in a very tactical way so they all thought it was their idea, right through to the novices who needed a lot of help.
Your style of coaching works for Nike, you work us hard, but get results, you are there to help in the moments when people think it won’t work and you give them the confidence to make it work. Your coaching of hand movements, voice projection, body language and facial expression makes for a very natural presentation
The feedback from the shows was nothing but superb, I received countless e-mails from people (some I don’t even know who they are) saying they enjoyed every show, but the Prefontaine one blew people away...... Thanks to you for your professionalism, energy, ideas and work ethic.
A special thanks for the help you gave to my college Sarah in her hour of need, you gave her the courage and the believe to pull off her presentation. You gave much more than the favor I asked you outside of our contract....Thanks again.
We have worked together in the past and it gets better every time, I look forward to working with you again in the near future. I will always ask to have you with my group, selfish I know, but I only want the best.
EMEA Football GM
Co-Founder Paul Frank Industries
I wanted to personally thank you for your help, time and care in Portland. I am struggling to find the right words to impress upon you just how much you helped me — and it was not just for the 10 minutes I was on stage. You have given me something that will never leave me — the knowledge and confidence that YES! I really can do it...present in front of an audience.
That's not to say I won't need you again should I ever be lucky enough to work with you (as I have a long way to go) but you showed me your genuine belif in me and once I saw that something in me just clicked and I did it. You have a wonderful gift — never have I seen such a beautifully sincere way of coaching..
Thank you for everthing, Barbara.
GM Running, UK & IRE
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Charis Kubrin, PhD
Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Talks we've worked on: TEDx & UCI Roundtable
Well, all of your words of wisdom paid off in the end, that I have no doubt. Now that it's over I feel like I've grown so much and have truly overcome some BIG fear. And thank you for the gentle hand along the way. I sincerely value all that you did to get me ready for that TEDx moment...you're very good at what you do. If I'm asked to speak again - you'll be the first person I reach out to.
Founder Urban Possibilities
Barbara is a rare coach and master teacher. I'm a TV producer and a non-profit executive who was pretty confident in my ability to write and deliver my ideas. Barbara widened my view of what is possible and launched me to a new level. I'm so grateful for the time, love and attention to detail she gives. Each session she went above and beyond the call. She was invested in my success. No matter how good you think you are as a speaker, Barbara Seymour Giordano will make you better!
Co-Founder / CEO
I just wanted to thank you again for helping us secure the Coulter Seed Grant.
After your helped improve our startup story and create a slide deck to reinforce it, we pitched to one angel investor and two venture groups and had a very successful seed fundraiaing round. In fact, our pitch was so successful we raised an additional $680,000!
Stirring up the audience's emotions with words and images works! In fact is works so well, we incorporated the storytelling and visual techniques you taught us into our website Whitecoat Healthcare.
Thanks again for all your help!