Testimonials

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Here’s what others have said about working with Ida Shessel.

Ida has a strong presence in her facilitation skills; she creates a quick connection with her students, uses great questioning techniques, and is exceptionally engaging. She provides balanced feedback and encourages you to find ways to challenge and grow beyond your current development. As a participant in one of the workshops Ida delivered, I would recommend her to other participants as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist in the learning process. I look forward to my next workshop with Ida.
Justin Masson, Learning and Development Consultant

Easily gives feedback in a very constructive non-threatening way — a rare talent.
Barbara Wagner, Onsight Technologies

I think I am an extraordinary facilitator; however, Ida Shessel knocks my socks off. Every single time she sends out her newsletter or posts an article on social media, I take notes because I know there is gold in her advice. I’ve never met anyone as insightful as Ida is when it comes to getting over-the-top results from training, facilitating and workshops. I’ve attended her training and she is the real deal. She must be hard-wired with this wisdom.”
Darcie Suits Davis, Founder HUDDLE Sessions

Extremely helpful. Changed my entire outlook.
Joshua Risser, Cablevision

Ida was inspiring and had a wealth of personal experiences to share.
Mike Sadowski, OCE North America

Big shout out to Ida Shessel. I’m using her expertise on a HUGE anthology project. It’s going to make all the difference in participants’ experience and take away. I highly, highly recommend her.
Terra Farrar, Dream Launch Academy

What I absolutely love about what Ida does is her ingenuity in getting audiences to listen, engage and respond to her training. She brings something totally original and the best part is that her audiences members actually remember what they’re taught because of her process. If you’re looking for a way to uplevel your training so you and/or your employees actually remember what you want them to, hire Ida. She really Rocks the Room and can teach you how to do the same.
Jan Maresh, Talk for Profit

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Ida Shessel’s “How To Design And Lead Dynamic Training Sessions” as one of our premier webinar offerings.  As I moderated the session I was very impressed with not only her professionalism and presentation style, but the quality of the message as well.  It not only provides tips on how to better engage the audience, but also provides a solid structure and strategy in developing your own training sessions and workshops.  I wish I had access to this program earlier in my career as I know it would have made a major impact on my ability to train my teams.
John Colarossi, President, The Business Training Center

I had the privilege to invite Ida as a guest speaker to deliver a workshop on networking to a group of internationally trained engineers. Ida’s session was perfect. She was engaging and had the group of generally quite thoughtful engineers talking and chatting among themselves. The workshop material was relevant and appropriate for the group as well as interactive and facilitated participation. I am so glad that I decided to ask Ida to facilitate this workshop. If you are looking for an engaging, and empowering facilitator I would highly recommend Ida Shessel. In a short span of time she was able to energize the group and have them sharing and practicing networking as if they were experts.
Ali Dossa, Employment Marketing and Outreach Consultant

I have been following (and applying) Ida’s “Rock Your Talks” tips for over a year now and have found them super easy to apply and of value… especially when you have been doing something for a long time… It’s great to check what you do against some best practices benchmarks. Great tips Ida, thanks for always sharing. If you have not signed up for her tips – do so!
Angie Spiteri, Productivity Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Author

Ida Shessel spoke at one of our events in York Region. To say that Ida ignited the audience is an understatement. She was energetic in the delivery of her presentation and invited active audience participation. Her suggestions were invaluable. I have had nothing but positive feedback from the attendees who have told me that they have benefited from and truly enjoyed her presentation. I would not hesitate to recommend Ida to speak any organization or group function.
Leslie E. Alexander, Managing Director, eWomenNetwork

Our team building morning with you was a great success – thank you! Our people seemed completely engaged and fully participated in every activity – far more than we’ve generally seen in internal and client situations. Since the session, we’ve noticed that individuals are more interactive and confident with managers, partners, and clients and more forthcoming with their questions and ideas.
Maurice Moss, Managing Partner, HSM LLP Licensed Public Accountants

Ida is by far one of the best facilitators I have had the pleasure of dealing with. What makes Ida exceptional is her ability to engage her participants through her skill at debriefing the material and asking probing questions. In addition her programs are innovative and professionally delivered to meet the specific needs of the client.
Claire Sookman, Virtual Team Builders

Your workshop for United Way’s GenNext session was terrific! I was so pleased by how you involved everyone and honored their contributions. You built a really welcoming environment for people and then armed them with wonderful tools to move forward in their lives, and make positive connections for United Way.
Anne MacKay, former V.P. United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area

Fantastic — a thoughtfully prepared presentation. I was surprised how well I did with the memory exercise. These techniques work.
Jean Franzblau Consulting, California

I thought I knew everything about networking, but you taught an old dog lots of new tricks.
Barbara Durkin, Maritime College, State University of New York

Insightful and relevant to today’s networking and workplace situations.
Frank Elias, Mohawk Valley Community College

I have had several opportunities to work with Ida and observe her speaking and facilitation abilities. She is known for her excellent preparation as well as the good rapport she creates with her audience. She is authentic which encourages people to relax. She is an accomplished speaker and a fabulous listener.
Randy Delisle, Delphi Group

Ida Shessel is one of the very best facilitators that I have met. While maintaining a very personable and open style, she demonstrates mastery of her craft. I recommend her without reservation.
Dan Scharf, Ambeos Management Consulting Inc.

Ida is an excellent motivator. I would very much enjoy participating in another one of her sessions.
Gary Spear, The PARSEC Group