Testimonials

Corporate Consulting Testimonials

Afsaneh is a solid and value-added asset to me and my team. By working with such an effective coach and organizational development consultant, we have unquestionably experienced a positive return on our investment. Her unique background as an industrial engineer and individual, team, and leadership coach and trainer offers a comprehensive approach that allows her to accurately assess underlying issues, then design and deliver meaningful solutions. Her welcoming demeanor breaks down resistances and establishes a climate of safety and trust enabling healthy interaction, conflict resolution, and real progress to occur.

Donald Crandall, Plant Manager at Invenergy LLC

Afsaneh has the ability to quickly build rapport with management and employees. She can explain concepts in a way that people can understand, act upon and remember. She recently worked with us providing leadership and team development and did an outstanding job. She understands human dynamics and, in my experience, has always been very successful in getting people to work together. She has a lasting, positive impact on the people she meets. I highly recommend her as a change facilitator.

Ralph Randall, Regional Plant Director at Invenergy LLC

Afsaneh Noori is a gifted person on so many levels. She excels as a trainer and management consultant. One of her great strengths is being perceptive. As a management consultant, she does not miss a thing. I never worked with anyone else so skilled at grasping the intangibles of group dynamics and understanding the interworking, weaknesses and strengths of teams. These skills make her a master at team building and improvement. Most any consultant can parrot the latest management fad in a scripted training class but I have not encountered anyone else with the ability to diagnose and understand the complex interpersonal dynamics necessary to actually add value and leave a team more effective due to their training and coaching. Once you meet Afsaneh, you quickly know she has a genuine love for her chosen field and it shows in the quality of her training, presentations, and consultations.

 Jerry Watson, Plant Manager Lagoon Creek Combined Cycle at Tennessee Valley Authority

I have had the opportunity to work with Afsaneh over many years. She is passionate and energetic about helping teams, individuals and organizations make improvements in their relationships, interactions and work environment. These improvements drive the business and individual to make positive changes for results. She is focused on helping others reach their goals and succeed. She does a great job of identifying opportunities and issues, building support for change and driving execution to achieve the goals.

Dianne Merrill, Director Integration and Process Excellence at TECO Services Inc.


I have had the extreme pleasure not only to know but to work with Afsaneh for 13 years. Afsaneh brings a multitude of talents to bear when working with individuals and most especially when working with groups. She has a great charm about her and exhibits trust that encourages others to open up, to reach in and share their innermost thoughts all for the purpose of improving relationships. I look forward to knowing and working with Afsaneh for many years to come.

Carl Tucker, Plant Manager – Entegra Power Group

 

Afsaneh is a terrific change consultant, group facilitator and team developer. She designs well and implements well. She re-designs in the moment when needed as a meeting progresses. Her years of experience as an industrial engineer, team developer, and change facilitator combine to make her able to deal with anything that happens. I highly recommend Afsaneh. She is full of wonderful surprises that work perfectly to meet her client’s objectives.

 Eileen Broer, Master Certified Executive Coach and Consultant at Human Dimension, Leveraged Leader, Executive Core & Korn/Ferry

 

I have had the pleasure of working with Afsaneh at two different facilities. Her skills in conflict resolution and change management are unrivaled. It is rare to work with someone who is so immersed in their field of expertise. This is not just a job to Afsaneh. She genuinely cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues presented. She has a great understanding of how people think, feel and react to others and uses that understanding with amazing effectiveness to resolve issues between people. Afsaneh is not only a consummate professional but also a wonderful human being. She has my highest recommendation.

Tony Alvelo, Lead Operator at Commonwealth Chesapeake LLC

 

I have nothing but praise for Afsaneh and her exceptional consulting skills. Since she came from a business environment herself and has an engineering degree, she demonstrates a natural ability to understand the “big picture” of what our organization is trying to accomplish and translates it into step by step actions to ensure success.

Susan Vance-Johnson, Human Resources Manager and Business Partner , Lucent Technologies

 

Afsaneh Noori is an excellent organization development consultant, trainer, and expert in change management. She has expertise in many organization development processes and interventions. Afsaneh is also a published author and sought after speaker. She demonstrates a high level of integrity and concern for others in all of her interactions. I highly recommend her!

 Gayle Waldron, Owner, The Management Edge

 

Afsaneh Noori is truly a one-of-a-kind professional. Her toolbox is vast; she can bring together a wealth of experiences and intuition to help individuals and teams break away from dysfunctional communication and engagement to become high-performing, effective, and empowered. She excels at helping resolve conflicts. I give her my highest recommendation and honor her work in making a real difference in people’s lives.

Susan S. Freeman, Executive & Business Coach-Strategic Advisor to CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Senior Leaders & Teams- Author-Speaker- MBA, PCC

 

The Centre for Women would like to applaud and highly recommend Afsaneh for the consummate professional and incredibly warm person that she is time and time again. Her workshops are well prepared and well received, each a perfect blend of offering facts and eliciting feelings! Afsaneh embodies the word THRIVE. She is a one- of- a kind treasure to our community and I am happy to endorse her many endeavors.

 Susan McIntyre, Director of Counseling and Wellness at The Centre for Women

 

It is with pleasure that I recommend Afsaneh Noori. She is always the professional, an engaging facilitator, entertaining speaker and knowledgeable in change management and conflict resolution. I have known Afsaneh for over 25 years. She has expertise in so many topics and has a diverse array of talents. My experiences with her have always been a joy.

Donna Minton, Executive Recruiter, HR & Change Agent- Business Owner

 

 

Public Speaking Testimonials

Afsaneh Noori is one of the best! She is the kind of person who can completely change the tone in a room, creating a setting where learning, enlightenment, and reconciliation occur. She has a remarkable ability to communicate with people of any background; for example, consider her experience as a consultant-trainer dealing with the power company lineman in a time when women weren’t all that prominent in the workforce. She is smart, savvy, empathetic — and she delivers!

Andrea Brunais, Book Editor Andrea Brunais

Such a gift you gave us when you spoke at Tampa Writers Alliance. THANK YOU! You provided such a vivid story, rich in detail . . . I think we all learned–about storytelling, integrating our stories with our lives, developing a platform, and the courage to be REAL with our readers and audiences. I have, for the past eight years, admired your insight, compassion, integrity, and dedication to helping others grow into excellence. Your presentation delivered all that I expected and more.

Sandra Kischuk, Owner, Living Beyond Limits, LLC

 

Afsaneh Noori is a motivational speaker well worth her weight in gold.

Dee Thomas, CMT, FAAMT, Thomas Transcription Services, Inc.

 

Afsaneh did a beautiful job! Poise, Charm, Warmth & Strength = Afsaneh. The message I heard was that “positive change is available to everyone who keeps an open heart and mind.”

Marcia Keller – Lambent Technologies LLC, Brandeis University National Women’s committee 

 

The overall message I got was that we determine the outcome of our lives based on our decisions regarding the events that occur day to day. Afsaneh’s presentation was a very enjoyable progression of stories to illustrate how we must make choices and to never expect life to be without challenges. This was a very important lesson.

Darlene Myers – Digital Lightwave Inc.

 

The message I took about change is “to open myself up rather than react or hide. Afsaneh’s story is an inspiration and she shares it like poetry.”

Donna Cutting – Show Stopping Solutions

 

What I got from Afsaneh’s presentation is “to know who I am and to be true to myself.” Afsaneh is a true storyteller. She reinforced what I believe.

Sabina Venable – Colonial Bank

 

The point I can use right away is to take care of myself during times of change. Afsaneh’s presentation was beautiful – She inspired me to take care of myself and look at the positive aspects of my life and use them.

Patricia Lyons – St. Petersburg Junior College

 

Afsaneh’s presentation was beyond my expectations – Bravo! I feel that there is always hope for me. The personal stories always lift the soul.

Rona L Levy – Tampa Chapter Chairperson, Brandeis University National Women’s committee 

 

Afsaneh’s presentation was excellent and important to me at this time. Her message reminded me to stay adaptable and think beyond the moment. I need to let go of what I am holding to have my hands free for what I want to pick up.

Cheri L. Strong CMT, Lutheran Health Network, American Association for Medical Transcripts

 

Afsaneh’s story is a great testimony for growth through change, adversity and life cycles. A low state of mind is not permanent.

Judi Norris, FL Hospital Deland

 

I especially enjoyed hearing your own story and liked the reinforcement of the idea that change is inevitable and that you need to have resources ready ahead of a crisis.

Sue Jacobson, Westshore BPW – Programs VP

 

I thank you for giving me a “fresh outlook” on the things to come…and also giving me tools to better equip me to deal with change. I’m on my way to becoming a “Change Thriver!!!”

Yataye Keaton

 

Afsaneh is a warm and personable speaker who relates well to her audience and is open to questions and comments from them.  She is a vibrant, beautiful person with a valuable message.  I look forward to hearing her speak again.

MaryEtta Fisher – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County

 

Afsaneh Noori is a polished public speaker. She has a well-organized set of techniques and materials to help people develop strategies to deal with major shifts in their lives.  She had a warm, helpful manner that encouraged participants to focus on their personal challenges. It was a pleasure dealing with her.

Parker Collins, Program Committee Chair, Unitarian Universalist Church Of Tallahassee

 

Afsaneh is a warm and engaging speaker and was well-received by our members, friends, and visitors. I overheard people remark that Afsaneh was “refreshing” and that her message “was just what I needed to hear today!” Folks were delighted with Afsaneh’s inspiring and positive presentation, her personal and candid telling of her life changes, and of course her skill, advice, and testimony to not simply surviving change, but thriving change. Thank you Afsaneh!

Colleen Kessler, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach

 

It is my pleasure to recommend Afsaneh Noori as an inspirational and educational speaker for your group or event. Her humor, candor, and skill in mining personal stories for universal meaning created an intriguing, uplifting lesson for all in attendance. Afsaneh’s ability to cross cultures and break barriers are motivating and uplifting. In short, I recommend her and her presentations to you without hesitation.

Rafi Ellis – President, Board of Trustees, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland

 

You will be well pleased if you invite Afsaneh Noori to be a speaker, presenter, or trainer for your organization or institution.  Her willingness to use her own experience, coupled with her warm, clear, and inspiring speaking skills, keep an audience’s rapt attention.  Afsaneh is a very empathic person, a good listener as well as a good speaker. Afsaneh has been one of the most cooperative and flexible speakers I have dealt with during my tenure.  She evinces high professional standards but at the same time remains warm and open while working out practical details.

Harriet Blymiller, Ph.D., Worship Committee Chairperson, UUCT

 

Afsaneh gave a presentation on the subject of thriving with change.  It was a most inspiring talk, and I heard many favorable comments from our members. It is such personal experiences that form much of the substance of her work as an author, consultant, and speaker.  Any person who has lived long enough has experienced a number of such changes that present the possibility of personal transformation, and what Afsaneh has learned is how to provide us with some guidance as to how this can occur.  I am certainly pleased to recommend her as a speaker to your group.

Donald K. Routh, Ph.D., Professor emeritus, University of Miami

 

It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for your services as a motivational speaker. Your lecture, “Thriving in change”, presented to our Altrusa International Inc. was well-received. The attendees rated your workshop as informational, useful and overall outstanding. They felt the ideas presented were beneficial and thoughts provoking. You are truly a change thriver extraordinaire! It is our honor to recommend you as a motivational speaker for groups interested in giving their attendees a presentation that would be relevant in their business and personal life.

Cathie Schantz, President – Altrusa International of Tampa Bay

 

Afsaneh Noori is an exceptional and entertaining speaker. She wove into her life story important concepts about handling change. She offered the audience helpful tips and suggestions. Many people approached her with personal matters and concerns afterward. She was involved with these one-on-one sessions for at least 30 minutes. Three times as many people as normal approached me about how much they enjoyed her as a speaker. Afsaneh is a capable and personable professional speaker.

Douglas Worthington, Unitarian Universalist Church in Summerfield

 

Afsaneh Noori Is a professional speaker, Charming, entertaining, and Polished. Her spirit of love and enthusiasm were delivered in a masterful way. I highly recommend her.

Elsie Huebner, Spiritual Leader – Unity Community Church

 

Afsaneh Noori Is an excellent public speaker and her message is one that offers hope in spite of the often painful demands of change. I highly recommend her.

Jody McBrien, Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota