Testimonials

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    Richard Saul Wurman

    Founder, TED Conference

    "The creative person is able to observe patterns, often when others sitting next to them see unconnected dots. If you think of these dots as people and the connecting lines as constructive interactions, sometimes representing ideas, sometimes love, sometimes concern, you will be an avid reader of Sylvia Lafair’s book. (Don’t Bring It to Work)"

    "The creative person is able to observe patterns, often when others sitting next to them see unconnected dots. If you think of these dots as people and the connecting lines as constructive interactions, sometimes representing ideas, sometimes love, sometimes concern, you will be an avid reader of Sylvia Lafair’s book. (Don’t Bring It to Work)"

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    Marshall Goldsmith

    Top Ten Global Business Thinker

    "Dr. Lafair has brilliantly synthesized the complexities of today’s workplace and reworked them into accessible, singular action items that add immediate value to your organization. Excellent!"



    "Dr. Lafair has brilliantly synthesized the complexities of today’s workplace and reworked them into accessible, singular action items that add immediate value to your organization. Excellent!"


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    Joanne LaMarca

    Producer Today Show, NBC

    "TLC has awakened my awareness and caused me to become more confident in my decision making and more assertive in situations that call for leadership."



    "TLC has awakened my awareness and caused me to become more confident in my decision making and more assertive in situations that call for leadership."


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    Matthew Emmens

    Retired CEO Shire Pharmaceuticals

    'Sylvia’s consulting work is powerful. She teaches employees to look at situations from a holistic perspective rather than from a place of blaming. Conflicts can be settled quicker and that leaves more time for productivity and collaboration. I only wish I had known about how patterns from family show up at work when I began my career. Her book “Don’t Bring It to Work” is a must for leaders at every level."

    'Sylvia’s consulting work is powerful. She teaches employees to look at situations from a holistic perspective rather than from a place of blaming. Conflicts can be settled quicker and that leaves more time for productivity and collaboration. I only wish I had known about how patterns from family show up at work when I began my career. Her book “Don’t Bring It to Work” is a must for leaders at every level."

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    Huifang Lang

    PhD, SPEX Certiprep

    "Our company has worked with CEO for many years with great success and I have completed their excellent leadership program that educates people in different and vital areas most programs do not cover. I has been amazingly helpful and I use what I have learned with my team everyday."

    "Our company has worked with CEO for many years with great success and I have completed their excellent leadership program that educates people in different and vital areas most programs do not cover. I has been amazingly helpful and I use what I have learned with my team everyday."

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    Thomas R. Ulbrich

    Assistant Dean/Executive Director University Buffalo School of Management

    "Dr. Lafair’s Total Leadership Connections Program has played a critical role in my leadership journey. Understanding that leadership is a mindset that must be fully integrated into all aspects of one’s life was a game changer for me. Taking the time to understand my own emotional patterns was a critical step to embracing the tenets of authentic leadership."

    "Dr. Lafair’s Total Leadership Connections Program has played a critical role in my leadership journey. Understanding that leadership is a mindset that must be fully integrated into all aspects of one’s life was a game changer for me. Taking the time to understand my own emotional patterns was a critical step to embracing the tenets of authentic leadership."

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    Edwin Neill III

    President, Neill Corporation

    "Sylvia Lafair’s life work is helping people reach their potential. Like many brilliant ideas, the pattern recognition process described in ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’ seems obvious in hindsight. Its power is the power to transform not just life in the workplace, but the total quality of human life. Vital for those working in a family business."

    "Sylvia Lafair’s life work is helping people reach their potential. Like many brilliant ideas, the pattern recognition process described in ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’ seems obvious in hindsight. Its power is the power to transform not just life in the workplace, but the total quality of human life. Vital for those working in a family business."

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    Rosemarie Mohr

    Director of Sales and Marketing, Aramark at Villanova UCC

    "Every time I see Sylvia and hear her speak, it just lights a spark and makes me want to do better as a woman. Both personally and professionally. She is always amazing. The last couple of times I left her company and felt WOW, I can do anything and I am a great woman leader. She is truly amazing."

    "Every time I see Sylvia and hear her speak, it just lights a spark and makes me want to do better as a woman. Both personally and professionally. She is always amazing. The last couple of times I left her company and felt WOW, I can do anything and I am a great woman leader. She is truly amazing."

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    Jacquelyn Castleman

    Principal, Derry Township School District

    "Our kindergarten and first grade staffs are constantly reinforcing the skills we were given in the “Don’t Bring It to Work” seminars. Our communication and ability to work together excel and we are so appreciative for the unique learning about behavior patterns in the workplace."

    "Our kindergarten and first grade staffs are constantly reinforcing the skills we were given in the “Don’t Bring It to Work” seminars. Our communication and ability to work together excel and we are so appreciative for the unique learning about behavior patterns in the workplace."

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    Stanford Thompson

    Artistic Director, Play on Philly

    "Working with CEOinc. was exactly what I needed to pull my team together and save our organization from hitting a downward spiral that is way too common in the non-profit sector. Our team is humming at a pace I never thought possible, and we are able to serve our children and families in ways that drastically increase our impact."



    "Working with CEOinc. was exactly what I needed to pull my team together and save our organization from hitting a downward spiral that is way too common in the non-profit sector. Our team is humming at a pace I never thought possible, and we are able to serve our children and families in ways that drastically increase our impact."


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    Sibu Ramamurthy

    AACP, Leadership Education Testing

    "I am using the OUT Technique I learned in TLC and it has helped me to understand how people behave and how they conduct business. The program has helped me, to transform myself and to be a better leader."

    "I am using the OUT Technique I learned in TLC and it has helped me to understand how people behave and how they conduct business. The program has helped me, to transform myself and to be a better leader."

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    Christy Lamagna

    Founder & Chief Strategist , Strategic Meetings and Events

    "Coaching sessions with Sylvia are an energy blast. I am always challenged to think harder, deeper, differently when I speak with her. The concepts she teaches are life changing. I am so glad I found such a wise and fun coach."

    "Coaching sessions with Sylvia are an energy blast. I am always challenged to think harder, deeper, differently when I speak with her. The concepts she teaches are life changing. I am so glad I found such a wise and fun coach."

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    Kenneth L. Johnson

    President of East Coast Executives

    "UNIQUE is “an insightful book which gives a reflective voice to the experiences that have shaped how we interact in the place we spend the majority of our time…work. The stories and testimonials relayed by Dr. Sylvia Lafair provide a platform for an ‘all hands on the table’ discussion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A must read for anyone interested in supporting an all-inclusive workplace."

    "UNIQUE is “an insightful book which gives a reflective voice to the experiences that have shaped how we interact in the place we spend the majority of our time…work. The stories and testimonials relayed by Dr. Sylvia Lafair provide a platform for an ‘all hands on the table’ discussion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A must read for anyone interested in supporting an all-inclusive workplace."

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    Evan Charmichael

    "Don’t Bring It to Work is a breakthrough book that can help entrepreneurs understand the behaviors of their staff, discover how these behaviors were created, and how to take action to change them for the better of the organization. If you find yourself constantly managing conflicts at your office, then you need to pick up this book."

    "Don’t Bring It to Work is a breakthrough book that can help entrepreneurs understand the behaviors of their staff, discover how these behaviors were created, and how to take action to change them for the better of the organization. If you find yourself constantly managing conflicts at your office, then you need to pick up this book."

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    Grady Harp

    Top Ten Reviewer for Amazon

    "Sylvia Lafair has not only the background of knowledge and professional experience to write this exciting book, ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’, she also is a solid writer who understands how to capture attention and maintain interest in both self-improvement and understanding as well as how to take the information gleaned from this book to the workplace."

    "Sylvia Lafair has not only the background of knowledge and professional experience to write this exciting book, ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’, she also is a solid writer who understands how to capture attention and maintain interest in both self-improvement and understanding as well as how to take the information gleaned from this book to the workplace."

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    Yvonne Cangelosi

    Vice President, SPEX Certiprep

    "I am constantly learning to observe and understand the subtleties of communication and have benefited greatly from my one-to-one coaching sessions at CEO."

    "I am constantly learning to observe and understand the subtleties of communication and have benefited greatly from my one-to-one coaching sessions at CEO."

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    Scott Williams

    President/COO at Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc

    "Dr. Sylvia Lafair is a passionate master of leadership education. She teaches how to think big vision and day to day details at the same time. The coaching has enhanced my leadership skills ten-fold."

    "Dr. Sylvia Lafair is a passionate master of leadership education. She teaches how to think big vision and day to day details at the same time. The coaching has enhanced my leadership skills ten-fold."

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    Roy Richards

    Host of Internet Talk Radio

    "Of all the guests we’ve had, Dr. Lafair was one of best in delivering genuinely worthwhile material in a succinct yet entertaining manner. It is easy to see why her books have won so many awards."

    "Of all the guests we’ve had, Dr. Lafair was one of best in delivering genuinely worthwhile material in a succinct yet entertaining manner. It is easy to see why her books have won so many awards."

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    Tyler Mathisen

    Co-Anchor CNBC's Power Lunch

    "The concepts and strategies learned from Sylvia and Total Leadership Connections are invaluable. Working in a newsroom is competitive and stressful and with a new understanding of how relationships trigger tension, I am able to resolve pressure situations faster and with minimal dissension.  Moreover, I can bring the techniques and tools home; a double win."



    "The concepts and strategies learned from Sylvia and Total Leadership Connections are invaluable. Working in a newsroom is competitive and stressful and with a new understanding of how relationships trigger tension, I am able to resolve pressure situations faster and with minimal dissension.  Moreover, I can bring the techniques and tools home; a double win."


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    Nancy Singer

    Executive Director, Global Leadership Learning & Development, Merck & Company

    "Sylvia takes a highly personalized approach to Leadership Development. She helps each person become more aware of their personal styles, their possible origins and raises behavior patterns to a conscious level. From awareness comes change. I found great value in applying these lessons both at work and home to successfully balance demanding jobs, motherhood and a two career marriage."



    "Sylvia takes a highly personalized approach to Leadership Development. She helps each person become more aware of their personal styles, their possible origins and raises behavior patterns to a conscious level. From awareness comes change. I found great value in applying these lessons both at work and home to successfully balance demanding jobs, motherhood and a two career marriage."


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    Andrew Heppelle

    Accelerated Solutions Environment Leader, Americas West, Capgemini

    Total Leadership Connections” continues to deliver exponential value to me professionally and personally. I created a new strategic revenue stream. My new leadership patterns were getting recognition and I was put on track for promotion. After the program, I am more clear, direct, concise and powerful. Your program is solid gold." 

    Total Leadership Connections” continues to deliver exponential value to me professionally and personally. I created a new strategic revenue stream. My new leadership patterns were getting recognition and I was put on track for promotion. After the program, I am more clear, direct, concise and powerful. Your program is solid gold." 

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    Laurette Rogers

    STRAW Program, Point Blue Conservation Science

    I have taken more than one leadership training in the past, and I have to say that TLC was the most valuable training I have ever had. We got exactly what we needed to be more insightful, respectful and effective leaders. TLC helped me recognize and break free from some of the blocks I had that were holding me back at work and at home. I now feel more clear, confident and ready to collaborate with my work team in a more effective manner. Anyone would benefit from taking this excellent leadership training.

    I have taken more than one leadership training in the past, and I have to say that TLC was the most valuable training I have ever had. We got exactly what we needed to be more insightful, respectful and effective leaders. TLC helped me recognize and break free from some of the blocks I had that were holding me back at work and at home. I now feel more clear, confident and ready to collaborate with my work team in a more effective manner. Anyone would benefit from taking this excellent leadership training.