What industry leaders and clients say about working with Trevor
When I first started building a new team, I knew the importance of having a strong foundation built on trust and the ability to be vulnerable with each other. I also wanted to create a strong, effective team with a positive energy that would trickle down to impact others at our plant. Thanks to the Leading with Emotional Intelligence training with Trevor and Operations Kickstart, we were able to accomplish this.
Now, I see a greater sense of spirit and efficiency within my own team, which is starting to positively impact everyone in our organization. As a result of these sessions with Trevor, my team now comes to work feeling great and everyone knows they’re part of something bigger than themselves.
LaVerne Roberts, Director of Operations - Energizer
Trevor has improved our organization’s results with his deep understanding of Emotional Intelligence and his ability to apply it. His work up front complemented by the follow-up and connection with the team afterwards sets him apart, along with his ability to make it relevant for everyone. He cares more about the success of the people and the results then the money that he makes. I recommended him to our corporate group, and I would to you as well.
Eric Berdan, Factory Manager - Nestle
Working with Trevor has taken me from survival mode and running around with my hair on fire, to embracing the day and taking control of it.
He encouraged, motivated, and challenged me to be the best version of myself. Providing the tools to help me understand how to crush my goals, this drove my confidence and encouraged my team to do the same, which really brought us together!
Elizabeth Hartsell, Finance Supervisor - Ford Motor Company
“When my team and I participated in Trevor’s Leading with Emotional Intelligence program, we grew closer as a team, improved our communications, and increased our levels of trust with each other.
Back at the plant, we're now able to have honest and even uncomfortable conversations. I know we will continue to use Trevor’s lessons to find ways to improve, even though our sessions with him have ended.”
Michael Byington, Warehouse Manager - Energizer
On Leading with Emotional Intelligence program: “Trevor and his Leading with Emotional Intelligence program brought our entire team together in just six months. Thanks to his sessions, we learned to form trust and be vulnerable with each other, and we now have a stronger team than before. Trevor did a great job at walking our team through all the information in his Leading with Emotional Intelligence program. He kept out entire team engaged through the process as he showed us how to build trust and be vulnerable with each other.”
Melissa Allen, Materials Manager - Energizer
Before I worked with Trevor, I only had annual reviews with the leaders on my team and didn’t keep them involved in all my decisions. Through Trevor’s Leading with Emotional Intelligence training, I learned ways to better develop my organization’s culture. I also gained the skills and insights I needed to improve the way I behave and communicate with my team. Now I meet with my leaders regularly, communicate with them more, and take better steps to keep them involved when making decisions which is directly correlated to our improved results.
Terry Nancekivell, Plant Manager - Presstran Industries
Operation Kickstart’s training brought the right stuff to me and helped me realize what I was—and wasn’t—doing right as a business leader and what I needed to improve on. It really made me think about my actions, effectiveness, and how I portray myself to others helping me gain a much greater respect for my employees.
Trevor’s open, smooth, and down-to-earth coaching woke me up to so many different ways to improve myself. He helped me align myself with where I needed to be as a business leader, and always felt like someone who really wants to help.
Shawn Corrigan, Vice-President/Owner - Corrigan Electric
Operations Kickstart is a great company with an interesting and unique model. Through the Leading with Emotional Intelligence program with Operations Kickstart and Trevor, I learned how to become a better leader and inspire performance in others. This program really showed me how to deal with challenges and how to find ways to discover new opportunities, including ones I wasn’t even thinking about before going through this program.”
Srikanth Yalamanchili, Finance Manager - Energizer
Leading With Emotional Intelligence program gave me feedback from my team that helped me change how I communicate. I learned that I sometimes didn’t get back to people in time or that I responded immediately instead of thinking about what I was saying. Trevor helped me not only recognize these issues, but he also showed me how to make changes to help my communication style. By changing how I showed up, my team can now understand where I’m going and how I would like us to get there. Small changes like these have made everyone on my team happier!
Trevor’s coaching style is energetic, positive, and engaging. Asking people on my team to provide feedback about me was scary in the beginning, but Trevor helped me through it by encouraging open-ended questions I recommend his program to anyone who wants to get their teams to work in same direction, from senior level leaders to hockey coaches.
John Vanderwyst, Founder - Best Safety Training
I gained eye-opening feedback through Operation Kickstart and Trevor’s coaching. Before the course, I struggled to make my team feel like they were doing their work their way, instead of all my way. This program provided me with awesome tools to help me and my team with that situation.
Trevor is professional, open, and communicative. His presentation style is easy to follow, and he provides great insights on how to improve as a leader.
Richard Haveman, General Manager - NOVO Plastics
Trevor knows what makes people tick, and what shuts them down. Recently I took over an operation and suspected what the issues were and the culture transformation that was needed the Emotional Culture Index survey with Operations Kickstart, confirmed what I thought, and enabled us to turn that survey into a report that gave us a place to start. It really nailed where we were at! Trevor’s coaching gets your mind working and flexing its muscle. With his help we were able to change the mindset and six months later we shifted in the in the right direction.
Joe Johnson, Senior Director of Mortgage Sales - Zillow Home Loans
Working with Trevor is about reality, real world real problems, asking the right questions to find the answers. In the past I blamed others, and now I am more self-aware and notice how my actions impact those around me. Trevor’s coaching inspired our team to meet daily and show up intentionality in how we work together. As a result, we are now hitting target dates!
Kunal Sharma, Quality Engineer - Jefferson Metal Products
Trevor’s ability to mentor the concepts of responsibility and accountability through empowerment is what makes him a successful leader. He is able to drive the quality culture while increasing productivity by showing his team how to do the right things right. He successfully rolled out Get Quality Right the First Time Workshops including implementation of Andons on a complex assembly line that lead to a significant improvement in first time quality and set shift records.
Ann Parker, Global Quality Director - Cosma International
As a young leader I had a difficult time developing confidence which was having a negative impact on my performance. Trevor recognized this, coaching me with a good balance between accountability and mentorship. This impact on my attitude was the catalyst in improving my confidence and ultimately my performance. Today I am able to support teams through creating the right culture like Trevor did through my development.
Mario Soto, Quality Manager - Martinrea