Vernal Management Consultants What Our Clients Have to Say





What Our Clients Have to Say

Alverno College
"I never hesitate to recommend Vernal Management Consultants to anyone searching for ways to improve board and executive level performance. Whether at Alverno, or at one of the many other organizations to whom I have suggested VMC, the results have always far exceeded any expectation. The VMC team have earned my highest recommendation."
Mary Meehan, President


American Society for Quality
"You (VMC) have the ability to walk into a troubled situation and make sense of it in a hurry. You have skills that bring people together regardless of how far apart they are. You have the ability to take people from the "work" way of being to a "relational" way of being that makes working together easier and more effective. You have the ability to bring joy to any situation. A good sense of humor, some fun, and an unfailing belief in the intrinsic value of people guide every experience you create. There is a lot being said these days about the benefits of executive coaching. It would be a mistake to simply classify you as a coach... I, we, ASQ have all been beneficiaries of your miracles, both small and large."
Paul Borawski, Executive Director and Chief Strategic Officer


Sacred Heart School of Theology
"Through the expertise of our VMC consultant and her team, our leaders engaged in a collaborative planning process that resulted in a dynamic three year-plan, "Living Strategies".  We also defined the seminary's Core Values; refined our Mission Statement and created a Vision Statement.

We now have a living document, a strategic plan which guides our decision making, helping SHST continue its mission to serve its individual constituents and most importantly, the Church as a whole."
Very Rev. Thomas P. Cassidy, SCJ
Provincial Superior
U.S. Province, Priests of the Sacred Heart
President, SHST Board of Directors



Coakley Bros. Co
"Working with Vernal Management Consultants has been an eye-opening experience for not simply me but Coakley Bros.' entire management team. Through their involvement, they led a strategic planning process which defined the strengths and weakensses of not only the company but individuals as well. Vernal Management Consultants helped us define the road, helped us chart the course and allowed us to see and use the tools we needed to travel toward our destination. In 2001 Coakley Bros. Co. exceeded it's revenue goals and we as people work together as a team with a greater understanding of each other, taking pride in our accomplishments with less stress."
Peggy Coakley, President


Green Bay Packers
"The Packers are a stronger team today thanks to the many contributions of the Vernal Management Consultant team. Our internal growth as an organization during the past 4 years is deeply felt by every Packers employee. You helped us align our values with our strategic goals. In doing so, you gave us tools to sustain a bright future for generations of Packers fans to come."
Bob Harlan, President;
John Jones, Executive VP and COO


Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"Vernal Management has been a welcomed partner to Harley-Davidson. We at Harley really appreciate the candor and values that the associates have brought to our organization."
Mary Paul, Sr. Manager,
Organizational Development


The Lutheran Home & Harwood Place
"One of the best business investments I've made has been to bring Vernal Management Consultants and emotional intelligence coaching into our organization.  By providing individual coaching first for our senior leaders and now for our middle managers, the skillful VMC coaches have strengthened our leadership competencies and helped us engage as a more cohesive team.  The return on our investment has been outstanding."
Scott McFadden, President and CEO


Project Management Institute
"The Vernal Manaement Consultants' team has helped PMI get through a very difficult time in its governance lifecycle. Thanks to the work that VMC did in the first six months, you helped raise the awareness of the board of the need for professionalism and helped them focus on agreeing on effective 'rules of engagement'. The process you used was successful. One of our most important success stories is the use of 'executive coaching'. Thank you for all of the work that you have done to help PMI senior staff and our board improve our leadership ability."
Greg Balestrero, CEO


Robert W. Baird & Co.
"We are committed to ensuring that all Baird associates are empowered to achieve their professional and personal best. Creating on-going training and development opportunities and having management support these initiatives are important parts of that commitment. The VMC Management Development Roundtables have proven to be a very good investment."
Paul Purcell, President


Marquette University
"I have worked with Karen Vernal and her team for the last few years and always been impressed with their fresh, candid and ethical approach to leadership development and training. Vernal Management Consultants appreciate the relational complexity of organizations and the challenges of not only doing a good job but of doing well by one another. It is a pleasure to work with consultants of such integrity and intelligence."
John Pauly, Provost


RABQSA International Inc.
"My journey working with Vernal Management Consultants, LLC has been progressing over the past twelve months. What I have learnt about myself, my team and my leadership abilities cannot be easily codified or relayed in a few short sentences. What I can easily share is the rare gift that someone must posses to tease these traits from you and nurture them into a leader that is respected and sought after. Karen and her team share this gift. They ensure that their wisdom develops the spirit and skills of great leaders."
Peter Holtmann, President & CEO
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