“Ed has been my Vistage Group Chair since early 2009. Through Vistage he has offered many practical ideas as well as workable strategies for CEOs who want to use their existing skills and develop new ones. Ed has been a great teacher and coach for me and, I believe, other CEOs. His philosophy has centered on advancing his client’s business and personal goals while bringing out the best in people. By generously sharing his vast resources and knowledge, Ed has made a positive improvement in my ability to achieve a bright future. My only regret is not having started working with him sooner.” – Frank Priznar, PRIZIM
“Ed is our Vistage Group Leader and incredible. He has mentored me for more than 5 years now and when we came together, our business was at about $5M in annual revenue and this year (2010) plan to close at $50M. His on target advice and challenging manner have helped me grow beyond my own expectations. He is always available to work through issues with me and always conveyed a caring attitude. He truly is committed to our success and I couldn’t be more thankful to have him in my life, providing life coaching and mentoring. I strongly recommend him to others because you will ALWAYS get more than you expect. He’s a 200% professional.” – Heidi Gerding, HeiTech Services Inc.
“Ed is an insightful business coach who provides thoughtful strategic business advice tailored to the specific needs of each client. Ed is honest, trustworthy, direct, sensitive and conscientious. I endorse Ed as a CEO mentor, business coach and compassionate person.” – Ed Wormald, The Wormald Companies
“Ed is my Vistage chairperson. We meet monthly for a couple of hours to discuss my business in detail. Ed knows the consulting business and is able to be objective, constructive and challenging, attributes that are very valuable to me as a business owner. He is also a person high integrity. A very rare combination of attributes.” – John McBeth, Next Century Corp.
“Ed is a compassionate listener who challenges carefrontationally with the tough questions. His business insight is holistic and results oriented. I have found Ed to be a role model for thoughtful, life learning leadership. All business leaders should be so lucky to work with him!” – Karen Blood, Grace Blood, Inc.
“Ed has been my Vistage chair for over four years. His involvement in my life as my business coach has been an awesome experience. He always asks the tough questions and provides me with great advice and feedback. He helps me produce better results in my business.” – Matt Nixon, American Pest Management
“As my Vistage Chair for nearly three years, Ed consistently provided deep insight and thoughtful and actionable recommendations to me and our group. Always focused on accountability, but highly empathetic and personally engaged, Ed’s counsel has proved to be invaluable in helping me improve my business and increase my leadership capabilities. Ed is simply one of the best in his field.” – Steve Polo, OPX
“I had the pleasure of being coached by Ed as I launched my business here in the Washington DC area. Ed has busines savvy, great listening skills, strategic planning skills, problem sovling skills and rapport building skills.He helped me move from one stage of business to another with his insight, wisdom and extraordinary coaching . I recommend Ed highly. He has great talent and great integrity.” – Betsy Friedlander, Friedlander Partners
“Ed is an invaluable resource! He is extremely knowledgeable about organizational infrastructure needs and strategic planning processes. We have worked with Ed for several years on different projects and have been more than satisfied with his ability to help us move our organization forward. I recommend him without reservation–he is easy to work with, responsive, insightful and a very effective consultant!” – Susan Ley, Wendt Center for Loss & Healing
“I’ve had the pleasure to utilize Ed’s services in assisting with our strategic planning process. He assisted MEP in our strategic planning process over a several year period. Ed’s strength was his ability to work with us and customize the approach to strategic planning which defined clear goals and simultaneously built strong teamwork amongst the leadership group. I highly recommend Ed for any company looking to improve its strategic planning process or one looking to strengthen the working relationships between their executive team.”- Angelo Falcone, MEP
“Ed is one of the best facilitators out there. Very good listener, challenging and fun to work with. Helped me to completely reassess my direction which led to a 180 degree turn in my organization’s focus and mission. Ed’s got a good business head and an even bigger heart. – Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute