“I have had five different outside people comment on the changes they have observed since the program started. They used words like Things are different around here. People are now working together in a collaborative way I didn’t see before. This place is alive all of a sudden! When I came in here two months ago this place was like a morgue! What did you do?” – Financial Institution

“We thought we had a good October last year, but this year our October sales were up by 66%. That represents almost $100,000 in new business. When you said you could help us increase our sales, I would have been delighted by 10%, but 66%! It is beyond our wildest hopes.” – Window Manufacturer

“The Executive Leadership process helped us get things done through our employees. We now have a core group of dedicated people who want to make our vision a reality. After four months of working together, our bottom line is $100,000 greater than it was during the same timeframe one year ago.” – HVAC Industry

“Our annual sales review was amazing—we were blessed with huge growth during a very rough economy. Our business grew nearly $1 million in the past 18 months and we wanted to identify why. When I looked at the calendar, it became rather obvious. This dramatic sales increase started as we were completing your Sales and Leadership development project.” – Insurance Industry

Rising Stars Testimonials

“Thought you would like an education update. I am most likely going to go to Wheeling Jesuit University for College in the fall, I have an internship this summer at a technological WV business school, and I often look back at the goal setting skills I learned from you and the Rising Stars Program. I keep that positive attitude about life, and it all keeps growing for the better.” - Blake W., Former Rising Stars Participant, 1 1/2 years later

"To me this class is about morals, values, positive behavior, as well as attitude. I have learned that anything I want to do can be done if I want it bad enough. This class has taught me how to set my goals and how to achieve them. My outlook on life is so much more positive than it was ten weeks ago. I have learned many things from this class but the most important to me is that life is virtuous and should always be valued." - Kelsey M., Rising Stars Participant

"We felt the program was a great success and goes a long way toward creating leaders out of all kids: not only the ones who are already recognized as leaders in their schools, but also for those who might be experiencing some disciplinary and educational challenges." - George M., Prevention Coordinator for County Department of Education