SPEAKING

Audience Acclaim

[ "I have been coming to these Inc. 500 keynote presentations for years. Your presentation was one of the best I've ever seen."
— Michael Hopkins, Editor at Large, Inc. Magazine
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[ "Your training session was as valuable and enjoyable as any workshop I have ever attended."
— John Howard, CEO, Irving Place Capital
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[ "ghSMART has helped make talent a competitive advantage at Heinz."
— William Johnson, Chairman, President, and CEO, H.J. Heinz Corporation
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[ "... amazing job distilling the best advice from some of the world's most successful business leaders."
— Wayne Huizenga, Chairman, Huizenga Holdings, Inc., previously Founder & CEO of Waste Management, Blockbuster Video, and AutoNation
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[ "The Wall Street Journal favorably reviews Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. I'm hooked. THIS IS A BIG BIG BIG DAMN DEAL."
— Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
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[ "You hit it out of the park. Great delivery, solid content, compelling message."
— Jimmy Calano, Founder and retired CEO, CareerTrack and conference chair, "Young Presidents' Organization
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[ "Geoff was remarkable yesterday at our Key Staff Day event. Additionally, he was insanely easy to work with and just a really super guy that delivered major take-away value to our audience."
— CEO Conference Organizer Craig Williams
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[ "ghSMART is the crack management assessment firm we hire to guide our interviews with top-level professionals. Today, thankfully, our turnover is very low."
— Peter G. Peterson, excerpted from his memoir, The Education of an American Dreamer, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Blackstone Group, former U.S. Commerce Secretary, and former CEO, Bell & Howell.
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[ "Giving me the Who book was possibly the single most impactful thing anyone has ever done for the company."
— Client Note to Management Consultant Julie Johnson
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[ "Who is in the top 10 books I've ever read. It is a fantastic book. It is well written, has good relevant examples, and, of course, the concepts are incredible."
— Investor Graham Weaver
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[ "When I saw the long book signing line, I knew you'd made an impact. We had to order more books to mail to people that didn't get one. That's rock star stuff!"
— Investor Conference Organizer Beau Hurst
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[ "Once again, your session was a resounding success."
— Leslie Baum, MIT/EO Conference Organizer
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[ "Yes, you were that good. You made the event."
— Investment Event Organizer Dan Goldman
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[ Fantastic. All the concepts and principles were dead on and have helped me in my companies."
— Investor Brandon Hunt
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[ "Wow! Who is one of the best books I've ever read."
— Entrepreneur Dean Dzurilla
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[ "I had set very high expectations for the event. From everyone I have spoken with, I have heard that those expectations have been exceeded!"
— CEO Frank Riordan
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[ "The feedback from the clients and folks has been top notch; you left them with excellent takeaway value!!! GREAT JOB!!"
— CEO Dan Hemphill
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[ "You rocked the house."
— CEO Mike Maddock
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[ "We have incorporated ghSMART's A Method as a core element of our leadership development curriculum and talent management process. The marked improvement in key business results speaks for itself."
— John Zillmer, Chairman & CEO, Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
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[ "No investment is more important than building our teams, and ghSMART helps us do it right."
— Ken Griffin, CEO, Citadel Investment Group
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[ "ghSMART gets it! ghSMART has a proven approach for finding those A Players."
— Matt Levin, Managing Director, Bain Capital, and board member of Toys 'R' Us
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[ "We asked ghSMART to train our CEOs on the A Method for Hiring. For those who follow it, this method will turn their #1 problem into their greatest strength."
— Mark Stone, Senior Managing Director, The Gores Group
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[ "ghSMART's A Method For Hiring is one of the key processes we use religiously to build a valuable company."
— Michael J. Ahearn, retired CEO, First Solar, LLC
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[ "WOW – these are the best scores I have seen for an event!"
— Dallas Conference Organizer Adrienne Cornelsen
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