Hovda & Associates, Inc
Michael Hovda of InsideOutLeadership currently conducts numerous training seminars for Bookspan, a partnership of AOL Time Warner and Bertelsmann AG. Bookspan conducts over 40 classes for employees each year and Mike continues to be rated number one by our employees and managers. As we strive to expand and offer relevant classes for our company, we take a great deal of time in surveying employees and conducting reviews of the classes we offer. I would overwhelmingly recommend Mike. He is an excellent creator of new material and recently designed a new class based on management issues we were having. He is highly competitive and a true professional.
Most people are familiar with the saying ‘Give a man a fish and feed him for a day’. In business today most companies and consultants simple offer a ‘fish’ for the day with the promise of how to ‘catch the fish’ tomorrow. InsideOutLeadership teaches people and businesses how to ‘catch fish today’ ensuring outstanding business success that will last a lifetime.
Michael Hovda of InsideOutLeadership has been a key contributor to BMG Direct employee development training program for the past five years. Right from the very start, Michael quickly gained credibility with management as well as employees because of his ability to relate to their business needs and his delivery of practical training solutions. Through our on-site training program, Michael developed and delivered ten to twenty training seminars each year. Each seminar focused on specific training topics that were selected by reviewing employee needs as well as incorporating current strategic business initiatives. Many of the seminars incorporated the use of various assessment tools that provided valuable individual feedback to training participants. Michael was always willing to customize training from InsideOutLeadership’s impressive course catalog, as well as develop new training material to suit a specific need. In addition, Michael delivered and adapted training to various employee levels and groups, hosted in either the corporate headquarters or operating division locations.Michael’s course evaluations speak for themselves, as our employees continue to rate his content and delivery as excellent. It is with extreme confidence that I can recommend Michael Hovda to you as a true professional, a competent trainer and a valuable business partner.
Mike Hovda’s presentation on conflict management was rich with useful information and high in inspiration. The attendees were engaged and entertained. Mike is one of the best speakers I have heard.
I have known Mike Hovda for over four years; we engaged Mike and his company InsideOutLeadership at one of our largest facilities (ThyssenKrupp Budd Canada) in Ontario Canada where I was at that time recently named the President and Chairman of the Board. Our future was in question with a number of difficult questions facing us as we looked at the road ahead, we were reopening our labor agreement after only signing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement six months earlier; to be successful we needed strategic help in training our management team in providing the proper leadership for our employees.Mike and InsideOutLeadership provided required training and leadership our team needed to manage the workforce as we went through this transition. I personally developed a great respect for Mike and his methods; I have remained in touch with him over the years and in the future would never hesitate to call upon him to lead an organization through any transitional or improvement process.
To compete effectively in today’s market, we knew we had to have outstanding management, leadership and communication capabilities. To achieve these, we needed not just another vendor, but an educational partner who thoroughly understood our needs and goals. InsideOutLeadership was able to instantly offer a customized program tailored to our training challenges. Mr. Hovda is truly one of the best trainers that I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with.
Yesterday’s seminar was fantastic! Not only was the material solid, but Mike’s presentation was wonderful. The wealth of his experiences and knowledge in addition to near perfect delivery skills made the seminar fun and entertaining as well as informative. His style of involving audience members made people feel included and linked to the topics.
…our staff still speaks of your seminar. I hope that we can utilize your services again in the future. I think all we’d have to do is mention your name and our staff would arrive a day early! You definitely have a talent for teaching and motivating.
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