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What Our Clients Are Saying

Testimonials

Leadership & Management Development Workshops & Executive Coaching

"The thing I like best about working with Ellen Cooperperson is that what's truly important to you, becomes truly important to her, and she's not satisfied, until you're satisfied." 

- Dr. John R. Obenchain Jr. 

"If you have prospective clients that want to talk to current/former clients, please consider me an evangelist. I'd be happy to sing your praises." 

-Ben Diamond, President, HCCS – Experts in Healthcare Learning 

"Ellen provided me with a real view of how I am perceived in my workplace and an understanding how I can enhance my relationships with those with whom I work and live for the success of all." 

- Patricia C. Marcin, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C. 

“The series of programs you developed to help our management staff gain the skills they needed was the best, from a practical point of view, of the many courses and seminars I have ever attended.” 

-Henry Kraeter – Personal Director, South Oaks Hospital 

“Hallelujah! Just when I started turning off all those canned, irrelevant management programs, along comes an organization that gets results.” 

-Norma L. Merrill – Human Resources, Ruco Polymer Corporation 

“The feedback from our middle managers has been even more positive than I had hoped and trust me, I expected a lot. Those 27 people are now functioning as one unit. The morale is high and has been improving steadily over the course of your sessions. Thank you for all your fine work at DISC Graphics.” 

-Don Sinkin – CEO, Disc Graphics 

“You pushed us to grow. The net result was our transformation into a cohesive vibrant team. The officers are taking on new responsibilities. Our efficiency levels have increased and the quality of our audits have been favorably impacted. Coming to work has become a pleasure.” 

-Fred Gennari – Vice President, European American Bank/Citigroup 

Keynotes, Workshops, Retreats, Lunch & Learns

“I want you to know that 30 years ago I went to one of your lectures on successful women and went on to become a millionaire.  Thank you for the motivation.” 

-Rebecca Bellinato, Career Counselor, Women’s Resource Center 

“You have exceeded our expectations in developing the next generation of leaders in the Military. We cannot thank you enough!” 

-SMSgt Jessie Hatch, 106 FSS Military Personnel Section Superintendent, Air National Guard 

“Thank you again for making our agent appreciation day one of our best ever! You were superb. The feedback from our agents is fantastic. The excitement and participation in the room was contagious and exhilarating.” 

-Frank Dell'Accio, Jr., CRB,GRI,CBR, President, Century 21/AA 

“You certainly captured the audience as witnessed by the reception and feedback. You are the kind of role model worthy of following. You’ve demonstrated the ability to “walk your talk” – a true professional.” 

-Ester Bogin – President, Long Island Center for Business & Professional Woman 

“The immediate response to the program was overwhelmingly positive. More impressive to me are the unsolicited comments and notes I’ve received long after the workshop ended. A number of the participants continued to meet to discuss ideas you presented. This kind of involvement means that we met the source objectives of enhancing understanding of Newsday’s culture & strengthening networks among our talented professional. Thank you for working with me to make sure this course was right for Newsday.” 

-Elizabeth V. Drewry – VP of Human Resources, Newsday 

“Ellen Cooperperson’s upbeat message empowers people to move forward and overcome the challenges of work – and life.” 

-Martin Aschner – Assistant Manager, MTA Long Island Railroad 

“Connect-4” Online Learning

"I have to say that the Connect 4-Effective Communication training is by far the best and most comprehensive communications course, (for any level of management, workforce, and sales) I have ever taken.

Communication affects every part of our business. Our success is directly related to how well people connect with each other, customer and prospects. Ellen, your “Connect” System is by far the best communication program I have ever seen. And believe me, I’ve seen them all!" 

- Angela Scott-Sharr, Regional Director of Training and Development/Safety and Risk Management, Securitas – “The Leader in Protective Services 

"As a leader of clinical research teams, it would have helped me to be more skilled in developing human relationships. It's clear that the next generation of doctors can no longer rely only on respect for their authority, and that your teaching about how to quickly connect and establish trust with people is a key ingredient in producing quality patient outcomes." 

- Max Fink, MD, Neurologist- Author, Distinguished Professor Stony Brook University, School of Medicine; technical advisor to Russell Crowe for the movie "A Beautiful Mind"

"The business world today moves at a faster pace than ever before with teams working remotely to quickly move the needle in the right direction.  The difference between success and failure comes down to getting employees into the right seat on the bus and ensuring they communicate effectively. I found Connect to be a terrific way to help our teams understand the dynamics of the communication process and why people communicate with unique styles.  More importantly, Connect assisted our managers to understand how to build effective teams using DiSC behavioral style assessments.  Successful organizations need highly collaborative teams rowing in the same direction.  Connect can help you get there!" 

- Patricia C. Marcin, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C. 

"My business is sales-driven. In the past, we've used DiSC training on an individual basis, but we've never been able to implement it company-wide. We took a chance on Connect and the results have been no less than astounding. Connect is a tool that lends our sales team the indispensable skill of communication. They've learned how to sell to the unique needs of the person they're dealing with, and it's taken their natural sales abilities to an entirely different level." 

- Marc Haskelson - President & CEO of Compliancy Group LLC

“The Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing requested CPC’s assistance to implement the Mentorship Guidelines for the Top III Council. The measurable outcomes of their 12-month, “Connect 4- Effective Communication” ™ program were stellar! Along with helping our Airmen in the short term, the unexpected and extremely positive results included helping us to achieve our mission of Connectedness. 

For The Guard, Connectedness is necessary to create a climate that fosters total force resilience and optimal performance while promoting help seeking when needed, as in the case of suicide prevention. Airmen have been provided the information and tools to increase their confidence and competence in recognizing signs of distress and enhance their ability to seek help for themselves and others.

You have exceeded our expectations in developing the next generation of leaders in the Military. We cannot thank you enough!” 

- SMSgt Jessie Hatch, 106 FSS Military Personnel Section Superintendent, Air National Guard 

"Ellen has brilliantly created an essential tool and opportunity that has the capacity to transform any business and relationship. Whether you are building widgets, how to videos, selling real estate, healing the world or anything in between, establishing connection in your work environment and with your customers is the key to success. The Connect 4 program cleverly teaches the foundation of effective communication and connection, and when you master connection with your staff, customers and partners, the possibilities are endless." 

- Izzy Lenihan, Life, Career and Wellness Coach - CEO, Prescription for Life 

"I found it invaluable and fascinating–I couldn’t get enough of it!  I’ve been exposed to DISC and personality styles before in my 30 years of banking and business development but, Connect is DISC on steroids!  And so easy to understand–I got it for the first time.  The actors did an exceptional job representing the different styles and how to work with each one more effectively.  It’s tremendous to know the best approach to use with any individual I meet to get the results I want.  The whole program taught this “old dog new tricks”. There were so many fresh ideas and it makes you think.  Like the segment on “styles that bug us the most” – I never thought about is this way.   I’m looking forward to applying it all at Signature Bank and practicing these skills." 

- Martha Stark – Group Director, Senior VP for Signature Bank 

"As a sales training and leadership development professional, I strongly urge others to use Connect as the basis for all other training they include in their curriculum. Connect sets the foundation for effective communication, and as such, is the standard for teambuilding, consultative selling skills, leadership communications, conflict resolution and so much more.  I’ve seen firsthand how it’s made a sea-change difference in the way people view themselves and communicate most effectively with others to enhance relationships and produce results. Ellen presents how to “connect” with others and achieve results in an energetic and most practical way that can be applied immediately – and consistently." 

- Will Voelkel, CEO, William Voelkel Training & Coaching LLC

Desire, Discipline & Determination - Best Selling Book 

“Wow.. I am speechless. I received your book and just read your chapter through watery eyes. What an incredible story.. truly moving… and to push and persevere through it all time after time is just amazing. Puts what’s important in life in perspective. The power of positivity and determination is immeasurable.” 

- Pete Carbo, Technical Support, Long Island Board of Realtors

“Ellen is genius in understanding personal and organizational challenges and providing just enough guidance and hints to help you find your own epiphany. Inspirational on all counts! Always uplifting and far reaching!” 

- Peter Curcio, Chief Operating Officer, Arrow Security

“All I can say after putting down the book is “WOW”, so beautifully written. You are an amazing writer Ellen! I really love your writing form. It keeps you captivated and you feel for the struggles you and your son endured. And as a mom, I know your struggle was more than he will ever be able to truly appreciate... God bless you both. May your future be filled with much love, happiness and understanding.” 

- Patty Slack

“Desire is the starting point of all success. But without determination and discipline, your goals will fall short. In the new book Desire, Discipline & Determination, Lessons From Bold Thought Leaders, my long-time friend Kyle Wilson and his fellow contributors created a powerful book that will inspire and encourage you to identify and achieve your dreams.” 

- Brian Tracy, Author, Speaker, Consultant 

“In Desire, Discipline & Determination, Lessons From Bold Thought Leaders, Kyle Wilson and his fellow contributors share strategies and ideas that have helped entrepreneurs create massive success. These stories will IGNITE your entrepreneurial spirit and help set your dreams ON FIRE.” 

- John Lee Dumas, Podcaster, Author, Entrepreneur EOFire.com 

“If I had a dollar for every new idea I had, I’d never have to work again! Ideas are cheap. Execution is what matters. Kyle Wilson has done it again, pulling together thought leaders who have successfully created huge results and sharing their insights in a valuable book.” 

- Seth Mosley, 2x Grammy Winner, Billboard #1 Music Producer & Songwriter, Founder of Full Circle Music

“What separates good from great? Everyone has desires but not everyone has the discipline and determination to go after them. Desire, Discipline & Determination showcases the stories of fellow forward thinkers’ experiences to inspire you to live boldly and stay the course to turn your dreams into a dream lifestyle.”

- Olenka Cullinan, Speaker, Author & Millennial Women Coach

“Kyle Wilson and his fellow contributors share powerful, heartfelt stories and lessons in the new book Desire, Discipline & Determination, Lessons From Bold Thought Leaders. You will be both inspired and challenged. Enjoy!” 

- Morgan Mason, Film Producer, Investor, Entrepreneur

“I loved reading your story. You are quite the amazing person! You are so strong and I admire you for never giving up!! Cant wait for your next book!” 

- Lisa Scholl

Webinars/Speaking Engagements

“It was great, thought provoking, and a reality check on the Realtor Burn-Out Presentation today. The actual words were spoken to what I am feeling, doing, not doing at this time, I am so anxious ALL the time because everything in life has taken on GLASS BALL status I. Ellen reminded me of what I can do to help myself and the need to pursue help. Just for today I can BREATHE, HALT, PPP. Thank you!”

- Jacqueline Burns-Shannon; Preventing Burnout

“Awesome webinar!  Thank you for helping us to energize.” 

- Syed Quadri; Preventing Burnout

“You were simply phenomenal! Good webinar takeaway was about keeping my focus on the prize, so the burnout syndrome doesn’t evolve from time spent on the negative aspect of counterproductive practices. It’s a numbers game, if by experience or by education, you know of expected negative results of certain practices, avoid them with habitual tactics that will keep you closer to higher closing percentages.” 

- Carlos Surpris; Preventing Burnout

“Thank you for the great webinar you hosted with LIBOR today. I thought the entire webinar was great, and a good reminder to all in this fast-paced real estate environment to try to practice and maintain a good balance to prevent burnout. Awesome webinar!  Thank you for helping us to energize.” 

- Loukia Christodoulakis; Preventing Burnout

I enjoyed the Webinar as Burnout comes in waves.  Throughput my 40 plus year career I have used a variety of coping techniques to manage the demands of a busy and rewarding career and those of my home life and personal relationships. I am a big compartmentalizer so I can try to be present where I am.  

My big takeaway from Preventing Burnout that I plan on using more so I can focus and not be so easily distracted is: HALT- What a great acronym and I think I can remember to use it. 

Also, I like the Gratitude Journal and the use of a Sabbath day.  It exists for a reason. Thank you for your wisdom.” 

- Julie Wyetzner, Cona Law Group; Preventing Burnout