about Our Speaking Engagements
Linda Dowling is one of the truly professional trainers I know.
Just consider some of these facts I know to be true about her: the
premier considerations in her training, as I see it, are timing,
clarity, integrity, and involvement. Timing is not to be wasted;
people will work in her classroom, and she models the way on this.
Clarity is such an important factor to Linda, and she is constantly
checking on understanding and comprehension. Integrity in the training
room is another one of the premier considerations: participants
and facilitators are allowed no fudging on this in Linda's classroom.
And participant involvement in the learning process is absolutely
required; the "vacationers" and "prisoners"
in the classroom are confronted and dealt with. This is my kind
of trainer - she has a philosophy and follows it, and she has principles
on which she stands. And perhaps above all else, she is a continuous
learner herself, always reading, asking, probing, listening.
Peter C. Vail
Director, Executive Training & Team Quest Learning Services
The University of Oklahoma
Cecile Mielenz brings to her presentations extensive knowledge and
a wealth of experience. She has both the presentation skills and
the personal attributes to effectively impart this knowledge as
well as motivate her audiences. Cecile is a dynamic, articulate
speaker who presents highly valuable information. Presentations
by Cecile are fast-paced, focused, practical, and energizing. Her
trainings are well organized and thoughtful, yet she is also able
to adapt to meet the needs of participants. Ceciles sense
of humor, genuineness, and passion make it a joy to attend her presentations.
Exemplary Education L.L.C.
presentation of the work in Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent was
excellent. She engaged our audience of 5-12th grade parents within
the first 5 minutes and kept them engaged the entire evening. Her
formal presentation was well organized and delivered, after which
she fielded a wide range of questions with humor and respect. The
content of the presentation, like that of the book, is of utmost
importance and relevance to this audience, both as parents and (for
many of them) as professionals. I have been involved in matching
speakers and audiences in many settings for many years, and I would
rate this speaker and her message a perfect 10!
Carolyn Watts, Ph.D.
Dept. of Health Services
University of Washington