Testimonials & Clients
Cole worked with us to provide virtual sessions for our members. Conducting virtual workshops was new to PMI PDX and his ability to quickly adjust helped ease our transition to virtual workshops. He was knowledgeable of the topic, and versed in the technology to ensure that the audience was engaged through the four hour session. We conducted a post workshop survey and had tremendously positive feedback. One member shared: “I cannot find enough words to express how much I appreciated that training! At times I felt like he was talking only to me and I experienced a roller coaster of emotions.” Since then, we’ve been asked to bring Cole back by our members for additional workshops and we absolutely plan to!
Jahzeel Ormeno, Director of Workshop PMI PDX
Cole worked with us to customize a two-day training program that was relevant to our culture and connected to our upcoming initiatives. He and his associate were creative in the training approach balancing lecture with hands-on activities that reinforced important points and created both an emotional and intellectual connection so that the information stuck!
Karla Thommen - The Partners Group
It was such a pleasure working with Paradigm Swift! Their ability to eectively train diverse audiences, by meeting them where they are and authentically connecting is very eective and successful. They are always prepared and punctual, thus ensuring the delivery of a quality product. I look forward to working with them in the future!
Tiffani Penson - City of Portland
I heard Cole speak for the first time a Project Management Institute (PMI) event. Cole was amazing in his high energy, high impact and highly relevant facilitation of conflict and diversity. Cole’s presentation was relevant to all; seasoned or a novice, expert or needing improvement in conflict resolution and interpersonal skills. Cole does not lay down a challenge but forces you to challenge yourself to improve. I recommend Cole as a speaker, facilitator and mentor.
Don Hart – Operations Manager at DRC International
Cole brings a fresh perspective to his discussions and challenges his audience to shift their thinking and examine things from a different angle. He uses humor, compassion, academic research, and his own experience in the process, drawing out participation, laughter, and takeaways. He's committed to People, Profit and Planet and whatever the topic, he has these values underlying the vision he creates.
Jenny Sherman, MBA, SPHR, CCP – HR Management Consultant at Blair-Morgan
Cole is a passionate and innovative consultant who brought high energy, unique approach, and high impact to the professional development sessions he provided our team. He led us through various activities, discussions, and assessments to assist us in identifying why were experiencing conflict in the workplace, strategies in how to embrace conict respectfully, and discovering our individual purpose.
Melissa Thompson - The City of Sandy