Testimonials

What Others Are Saying

 

Chris K., Las Vegas

Curtis, thank you! I cannot even begin to tell you the huge response we have received from our senior leaders after our annual conference in Las Vegas. Our leadership team is still riding the high of the conference and a lot of that has to do with you, your personality, and challenge to all of us to “be our authentic self as leaders”. Thank you again for for your energy ensuring that we ended this conference of over 400 people on such a high note.

 Annette V., San Francisco

Your presentation was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening.  What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all!  You presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience.  That’s a hard combination to achieve, but you did it with style and grace.  You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.

Denis B., New York

Curtis is a fantastic speaker and has a great twist on presenting who “really” is rich in this country. I have been impressed with his character and integrity. Great results naturally follow his presentation; as he is careful to weave in detailed knowledge on the subject at hand. His presentation to the 80 participants was enthusiastically accepted!

Larry S., Boston

The level of energy and enthusiasm you show as you present and facilitate discussion, really differentiates you and is no doubt part of the reason why our organization engaged with you for our executive meeting.  I was particularly impressed by your desire and ability to weave in content that was especially relative to our industry.

Valerie H., Chicago

I learned so much tonight and have never enjoyed listening to a guest speaker as much as I did tonight. Curtis was so enthusiastic and I didn’t want to miss a single word he had to share. He was right-on about his topic!

Jim D., Dallas

Not only do you draw them in, you keep them there for the entire time and wanting more afterwards. They were still swarming you after the closing session.

Christopher Y., New York

Dr. Odom is wonderfully entertaining, prepared, and easy to work with. He speaks from a wide range of personal experience and his compassion for helping people to find their career success is evident. Curtis will absolutely have your group learning and laughing!

Elizabeth F., Philadelphia

I’ve seen lots of training, workshops, and seminars in my time, but yours had to be one of the very best as far as maintaining everyone’s interest, delivering many practical ideas, and just being great fun to be a part of.

Eric B., Boston

Curtis, I always feel so energized after meeting with you as my executive coach. Not only do you have great insights, and an engaging sense of humor, but you also communicate them in such a powerful and empathic way – both the good and the ‘what’s missing.’ Not an easy thing to do.

Manfredo M., Las Vegas

Biggest strength was Dr. Odom’s enthusiasm for the material. Extremely interesting and extremely useful.

Bernard W., San Francisco

Curtis is very knowledgeable, informative, and hands-on. Seminar was crisp, easy to follow, and extremely interesting. What a refreshing change!

Angela G., Chicago

Dr. Odom, both your ‘keynote’ and ‘breakout session’ were excellent and received high marks. They really seemed to appreciate your knowledge of the audience and ability to communicate that to them.

Jonathan K., New York

Curtis was a great speaker who really understood our problems. We were impressed that he investigated our industry as much as he did.

Quincy D., Los Angeles

Awesome!!! Your talent and humor added an extra special touch to the day. Word spread quickly about your craft. I heard many conversations during the day focused on “how did he do that?” and “I can’t believe he did that.” I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you. And again, let me extend my appreciation, Curtis for a job well done!

David H., Boston

I first met Curtis three years ago before he became the principal of a growing management consulting firm here in Boston. Curtis is known in Boston circles for his ability to quickly earn the respect of his clients by working to deeply understanding their business drivers, and providing practical solutions to problems which deliver real results. Curtis has a passion for people, relationships, unspoken nuances, timing, and an instinct to drive culture change at any stage of a merger or acquisition. I highly recommend Curtis as a value added multiplier, expert advisor, and strategic asset to any M&A deal team working to solve deal critical cultural integration challenges.

Nathan G., Denver

Biggest strength was Dr. Odom’s enthusiasm for the material. Extremely interesting and extremely useful. Curtis is very knowledgeable, informative, and hands-on. Seminar was crisp, easy to follow, and extremely interesting. What a refreshing change!

Victor F., Milwaukee

I quickly identified Curtis as an outstanding professional and someone that brings a no nonsense approach, strong understanding of coaching, leadership and career mapping experience to the table. He was incredibly valuable to me during a challenging time in my career. His humble approach and knowledge of the issues at hand, goal setting, group dynamics and communication issues helped me redefine who I am as a business and technology leader for our organization. He also helped me established new roles and expectations for my direct reports. He is one of the most talented individuals that I’ve crossed paths with and someone that can help anyone create new pathways for organizational leadership and personal success.

Gregory M., New York

Ten minutes into Curtis’ presentation I could tell by the attendees’ body language that he had them hooked. He drew on business examples as current as that morning’s newspaper, and he wasn’t afraid to tell the audience what they needed to hear to compete in today’s economy.

Lisa M., San Francisco

Curtis’ presentation was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening. What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all! You presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience. That’s a hard combination to achieve, but you did it with style and grace. You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.

Samantha E., Washington, DC

Curtis is a fantastic speaker and has a great twist on presenting who “really” is rich in this country. I have been impressed with his character and integrity. Great results naturally follow his presentation; as he is careful to weave in detailed knowledge on the subject at hand. His presentation to the 80 participants was enthusiastically accepted!

Javier S., Philadelphia

As a fellow board member of our professional organization I came to experience Curtis’ expertise during his training sessions for human resources directors in regards to diversity and related issues and practices. I was completely engaged in his presentation as he presented a new model for discussion; an insightful, comprehensive and practical way to implement and enhance diversity practices within corporations. He was as informative as he was engaging. I left empowered and ready to take action to implement lessons learned. He is ahead of the field in this space and we have every intention to contract him as often as we can.

Paul P., Denver

This session was excellent. The best thing for me was that we worked through real-world issues, one by one. This would be enough to jump start anyone. It’s not about knowledge, it’s about WORKING knowledge. Curtis was a great speaker who really understood our problems. We were impressed that he investigated our industry as much as he did. Curtis was outstanding.

Katherine S., Washington, DC

Dr. Odom, both your ‘keynote’ and ‘breakout session’ were excellent and received high marks. They really seemed to appreciate your knowledge of the audience and ability to communicate that to them.

Edward W., Boston

You could certainly call me a member of the Dr. Curtis Odom fan club. Curtis is always seeking to push the envelope on his own knowledge. I suspect that over the years there will be an ever-increasing membership in the club: he is fun to be around. Yes, he is competent but Boston does not lack for competent people. Competent and fun? That’s rare!

Martin J., Philadelphia

The level of energy and enthusiasm Curtis shows as he presents and facilitates discussion, really differentiates him and is no doubt part of the reason why our organization engaged with him for our executive meeting. I was particularly impressed by his desire and ability to weave in content that was especially relative to our industry.

Monica W., Las Vegas

I learned so much tonight and have never enjoyed listening to a guest speaker as much as I did tonight. Curtis was so enthusiastic and I didn’t want to miss a single word he had to share. He was right-on about his topic! Not only does Curtis draw you in, he keeps you there for the entire time and wanting more afterwards. They were still swarming him after the closing session.

Melissa M., Philadelphia

Dr. Odom is wonderfully entertaining, prepared, and easy to work with. He speaks from a wide range of personal experience and his compassion for helping people to find their career success is evident. Curtis will absolutely have your group learning and laughing!

Donald C., Seattle

Since I started working with Curtis, my effectiveness and impact at work have undergone a transformation in managing my team and becoming the executive that organization needs me to be, and that I want to be. I’ve learned how to empower my direct reports by encouraging them to take on greater responsibility and accountability.

Scott D., Houston

Working with Dr. Odom was the best decision I’ve made in my career. His pragmatic and real life knowledge of the corporate world was instrumental in helping me to manage up with a very difficult leader. Together we designed a strategy to eliminate a few huge organizational cultural roadblocks and navigate through the executive levels.

Sanjay K., New York

Curtis has given me valuable guidance on how to coach and develop my direct reports, helping me to navigate through some difficult decisions. I cannot count up the number of ways Curtis has helped me with everything from how to manage and budget my weekly and daily work by priority and link to my annual organization and professional development objectives.

Ann V., Philadelphia

I initially didn’t understand or comprehend the need for an executive coach. From our first meeting, Curtis shared his background and empathically gave me a different point of view. Curtis gets it! His support was instrumental to being able to recognize where I could improve myself. I found balance in my work and home life. During my time with Curtis, I was required to make a very difficult decision on my career and family. Because of his help, I am now enjoying the most rewarding and productive period I have ever had in my career.

Patricia W., Boston

Dr. Curtis Odom gets my highest recommendation as an executive coach and mentor. His unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business relationships has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Curtis was both candid and tactful in directly pointing out the areas that needed to be considered a different way. His coaching method and “stop, start, and continue” plan were spot on in changing my approach to being a leader. I have come to depend on his professional observations, opinions, and suggestions. Curtis is now a trusted advisor, thinking partner, and mentor to me both professionally and personally.

Laura R., Washington, DC

Curtis is a great mentor and is committed to helping you achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. I am beyond thrilled with the results that Curtis has helped me to achieve in both my professional career and my personal life. I know I would not be where I am at today without his guidance, patience, and support. Thank you, Curtis for helping me learn to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude.

Rachel B., Dallas

Curtis was hired to coach and support our leadership team through a complicated organizational change. His upbeat candor, willingness to listen, and sensible style helped us develop better working relationships, focus on team goals, improve customer focus, restore balance, and deliver results. Curtis is the perfect coach and consultant for any business that requires clear focus, innovation and leadership that is essential for organizational effectiveness, sustainability and business results.

Rick N., Boston

Dr. Odom is an extraordinary speaker. From the moment that he uttered his first word, he captured the audience. He is both articulate with her words and knowledgeable about the topics he is discussing. In addition, he is passionate about his work and compassionate with the audience he is addressing. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Dr. Odom as a speaker and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future.