What industry leaders and clients say about working with Trevor
Working with Operation Kickstart was eye-opening. Many people in higher positions feel like they have to be superhuman and they cannot show emotions, but this training made me realize that the best leaders are vulnerable.
Trevor is a great person to lead emotional intelligence trainings. You can feel positive energy from him. His workshops are interactive and modern. This training helped me understand that I can be a good leader and still have weaknesses and emotions
Magdalena Domzalska-Pol, Director of Human Resources, Spartanburg Steel Products
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
Operation Kickstart afforded an opportunity for myself and some of my key leaders to engage in deepening our understanding of the impact that emotional intelligence has on leadership. The program certainly enhanced our awareness of the importance of how we show up and provided tools and techniques so we could all improve.
Trevor’s practical experience enables excellence in his program delivery. He able to easily identify with the situations leaders face and his thoughtful and engaging approach generates awareness and improvement opportunities. I have no hesitation in recommending Trevor and the Operation Kickstart program to organizations going through leadership development.
Mike Forhan, President, Managing Partner at Crossover Solutions
Trevor went the extra mile for us during the launch of our greenfield manufacturing site. He got our staff focused on what we were actually looking for in a candidate, and how they fit into the team and work together. With his expertise, he helped us to understand each other’s personalities, identified where our strengths lied, and set us up for success in the future!
Eduardo Quintero, Human Resource Manager, NSG Pilkington
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. I’m looking forward to participating in one of Trevor’s courses again in the future.
Richard Haveman, General Manager at NOVO Plastics
I have worked alongside Trevor for the past 18 months. In late 2016, I recognized the need to have external support and coaching for myself, and my team. I chose to work with Trevor because of his wide range of experience. At the time, we were experiencing both production and leadership issues. Trevor was able to jump right in to help us stabilize production operations. As we progressed through those issues, I asked Trevor to assist us in coaching our management team, which has been tremendously successful. Trevor is truly sincere and passionate about results. He has the depth of experience required to impact bottom line results. In addition, he can coach leaders on how to improve their results through people. That is what sets him apart, Trevor is not a consultant, he is a business partner who is not afraid to ask the tough questions.
Mark Whitten, General Manager, Martinrea Heavy Stamping
Operation Kickstart’s Leading with Emotional Intelligence program showed me the importance of getting feedback from everyone I work with, whether they’re above me, below me, or at the same level as me. I found great personal value in learning skills to surface that information.
Trevor does a great job with facilitating discussions and moving his workshops forward. His style is interesting and engaging and he keeps the program exciting and enjoyable!
Doug Bancroft, International Manufacturing Executive.
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 at Zillow Home Loans
Trevor’s years of leadership experience working in manufacturing with diverse teams has enhanced his unique ability to build trust in people and gain their buy-in towards a common vision thus resulting in high performing teams. Trevor has always believed in working closely with individuals to develop them to achieve their greatest potential.
Nick D’Aloia, Managing Director – Powerhouse
Working with Trevor is an inspirational and rewarding experience. He is an outstanding collaborator who knows how to take the lead when it’s called for and how to pass the mic when it benefits the group overall. Trevor provides teammates and clients with candid observations that help everyone succeed in achieving their objectives. I would highly recommend working with Trevor when the opportunity presents itself.
Alex Green, ACC, President Alex Green Associates LLC
Trevor guided me to think about things that I have never really thought through in my professional and personal life. I received coaching to see things from a different perspective that allowed me to lead my team to achieve the company's goals and grow as a person.
Mario Soto, Quality Manager, Martinrea
There is a simple elegance to Trevor's coaching that effortlessly moves you forward, without you even realizing how he's doing it. On many occasions, becoming aware of the need to work through a challenge or get clarity on an issue - Trevor has been the first person to come to mind, as the go-to person I'd like to work with. I've benefited from every coaching session I've had with Trevor - he offers tremendous value in both tactical and strategic settings. I'm very grateful to have been the recipient of his high-level expertise, and strongly recommend him as an executive and leadership coach for anyone seeking to truly step up.
Jonathan Lenn, Executive Coach – former Criminal Defence Lawyer
I had the pleasure of working with Trevor recently, and can’t say enough about his ability to engage his clients in active coaching, problem solving, and defining a path for them to move forward. Trevor has a unique ability to draw people in, ask the relevant questions that speak directly to their desired outcomes, and make them feel comfortable as he helps them visualize change that impacts them. If you are looking for help, want an honest third party objective coach, Trevor is the person you need to call. He is a highly trusted partner with his clients, which counts for the quality of the relationship!
Annette Villamil, SHRM-SCP, Strategic Advisor, Working Bridges
For manufacturing plants that are committed to moving from average or challenged to strong and successful, Trevor is your straight-line path. While his background ensures he fully understands the industry challenges, his natural ability to analyze the elements and connect with the people involved come together in a unique combination that’s hard to find. He asks the difficult questions and actively listens to provide real genuine help. I really like his way of collaborating with both plant owners and each of the key leaders at various levels. I highly recommend him.
Brian Houp, Executive Coach, ReZone Coaching
Trevor knows we have the answers inside of us, and is vested in developing others to achieve success. He has an innate talent for asking the right questions that activates the kind of thinking that drives productive behavioural change. His unwavering commitment in walking the journey with you, and empowering you through his wisdom and best practices, is his trademark.
Mary DiCaro, Professional Educator in Leadership Development