I first hired Paul for assistance with a major presentation that I was doing. After several sessions, the consulting engagement morphed to provide more value than I could have imagined. Paul helped me work through an important decision, sorting through business and personal issues. His thoughtful process and engaging manner filtered through his pleasant demeanor proved a winning combination. Paul's integrity and sense of caring permeated every conversation. I plan on extending our engagement, and needless to say, I would highly recommend him. ~Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Life coaching I have gotten from Paul took me totally by surprise. To
be honest I did not really understand the whole concept. I mean why on earth
would you need coaching for life? After all isn't that what we do every day of
our lives? Well after about the first month I realized that
a lot of the exercises Paul was having me do really did have merit and, in
fact, were changing the way I was looking at the way I was living my life.
Paul's coaching was both firm and nurturing at the same time. When I need a kick to get me going I got that. When I needed time Paul gave me that as well. It's been a rare and wonderful thing to get to
share my life with Paul. The steps I have made from Life
Coaching have given me a perspective that I can readily use to improve and
recognize how I am approaching life.
I hope that anyone who is thinking about life coaching and is unsure where or how to start. Paul's coaching is a very safe place to start. He gave me what I needed and I'm sure he can help you as well.
Thank you Paul. I will always be grateful to you for showing me how to fly. ~Dan
Paul has coached me through a total change in my life focus, in my life's work. Paul is first and foremost a compassionate listener. He truly listens to what you are saying. Through that compassionate listening he is able to ask gently probing questions which provide the catalyst for my thoughtful review of the current issue being discussed. He also seems to know when I need to see things from a different perspective and will walk me through an exercise designed to do just that. Light bulbs go off for me and I have those big AH HA moments when I change my vantage point and view it from a different angle. With Paul, I feel truly held, and truly listened to as I struggle with the issues associated with changes and transitions. I have recommended Paul to friends and colleagues and even to my son. Without reservation, I highly recommend Paul as your life coach. ~Leslie Ackles, Oasis Consultant
EDUCATION DESIGN Testimonials
Paul is an amazing coach, mentor and curriculum designer. I came to him to upgrade my materials for Inspired On Demand--- which is a business development company--- and he helped me immensely in a very short amount of time. I now have materials that I’m proud of and are more engaging to the students.
His calm manner, excellent expertise and down-to-earth wisdom have inspired me to go miles more than I would have without him. Whenever I spoke to Paul, I felt much lighter and appreciative of my work. He has a way of appreciating one’s work with a sense of genuine caring and authenticity. I could always count on Paul being honest and straight-forward in his comments and manner. He is a champion of excellence and integrity.
He listens well, articulates what he hears and offers up his advice with such humility and warm heartedness. He is truly a gem in the field of combining coaching and consulting and holding people creative, resourceful and whole--- while filling in the missing gaps of knowledge.
Would I recommend him to others? Absolutely, without a doubt!
I’m designing a nine month program for women leaders committed to social change. It is about reminding them who they are and what they are up to. I am one of those leaders but sometimes I need reminding. Enter Paul Plamondon. All at the same time, he coaxes the vision out of me, quietly, powerfully reminds me that I’m up to it, helps me establish the big picture while giving me one brick at a time until the cathedral is magically built. He is partner, guide, a breath of fresh air and a fire under my feet. ~Davia Rivka, DaviaRivka.com
I had the pleasure of engaging Paul Plamondon as an instructional design coach in creating my new three day advanced coaching skills retreat. Paul combines an encyclopedic knowledge of instructional design with a clear methodology and abundant generosity of spirit and heart. The results were both a more rigorous and effective training design, and greater knowledge and skills that I have now internalized and can bring to bear on my next design project. ~Doug Silsbee, PCC, DougSilsbee.com
Paul Plamondon taught me more about training design in a few hours than I have learned in my entire career. His methods are enlightening and always spot on. I would recommend him to any of my clients without hesitation. ~Paul Cummings, Strategic Adventures
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