Linda Koichu

VP - Training Manager, Private Mid-West Financial Institution

"Marlaina engages people and connects with us and with our business– when you listen in that way you hone in on your client and are able to partner to get the results they need."

Aimee Windmiller-Wood

Aimee Windmiller-Wood

SVP Training and Program Development, Fierce, Inc.

“Marlaina knows her stuff when it comes to translating instructor-led training into virtual. She really educated us on the online format and provided a lot of the framework that continues to be utilized today. She made a great contribution to our ability to get our materials converted into the online modality and create a powerful, on-line version of our popular Fierce Conversations workshop.  Marlaina understands how to frame it in an effective way that provides a unique and engaging experience.”

Mark A Mueller

Mark A Mueller

Director, Education Services - Truven Health Analytics

“The complexity and difficulties of providing truly effective web-based training is quite often misunderstood and under appreciated. Your ability to capture the attention of your attendees is only surpassed by your ability to control and engage them throughout every training session. Every time I work with you I feel you bring us one step closer to achieving our goals.”

Steve McCoskey

Director, Brand Development, Catalina Marketing

"I just wanted to acknowledge what a nice job you have done working to construct highly relevant content and how you have masterfully delivered very interactive sessions…well done!"

Adrienne Jones

Adrienne Jones

Training Designer and Developer, Enterprise Holdings Inc.

"I highly recommend connecting with Marlaina before your company takes the leap into the virtual world of training!"

Thomas J Kemp

Thomas J Kemp

SVP, Managing Director, Lee Hect Harrison

"Today's fast paced and cost centric world demand that we utilize virtually led instruction and Marlaina performed in a fashion where we were highly engaged and actually felt we were face to face with her in real time. Her background in sales and sales leadership established instant credibility with my team and the early outcomes have had a direct impact on our sales driver's effectiveness."

Shannon Patterson

Shannon Patterson

Undergraduate Faculty, Argosy University

"I recently completed Marlaina's virtual training on how to develop and lead "Virtual Instructor-led Training" and it was outstanding! Marlaina's presentation was clear and engaging as well as practical and useful (she outlined 7 best practices for developing VILT). Marlaina did a great job of demonstrating her own 7 best practices. What made this training outstanding for me was the opportunity to apply the 7 practices to my own training material and then test drive it.

"I highly recommend Marlaina as the go-to person for help in developing new or, migrating existing, instructor-led training material into the virtual environment."

David Jacoby

David Jacoby

President, Sales Readiness Group

"Our clients have been able to expand their reach to worldwide sales forces at  a fraction of the cost.  The best part is that they are delighted with the skill development that they are seeing and the high level of participation in the workshops."

Leigha Clark

Leigha Clark

Training Manager, Enterprise Holdings Inc.

"I have attended over a dozen training sessions and webinars in the last few years geared towards Virtual Training. Mastering the Art of Virtual was hands down the best one that I have attended due to the interactivity of the course, hands on practice, and Marlaina’s expertise. It was an excellent value for the price. I work for a top 100 Private Company, and we will definitely use Marlaina's services again."

Lynne Lazaroff

Lynne Lazaroff

Coach/Trainer/Consultant, The Leadership Dimension

"I've had the opportunity to attend two of Marlaina's Virtual Training Workshops and found them well-designed and facilitated. I had little experience in the medium, and was quickly designing and facilitating small modules by the end of each session. Marlaina's style is comfortable and humorous, putting us at ease, as well as direct and informative, ensuring that we master the content. I recommend Marlaina as a quality workplace learning and performance professional, and would attend more training offerings from her."

Ollie Richards

Vice President, Sales Development, Maritz Inc.

"Salespeople can be difficult participants in training, especially when you conduct it virtually.  Marlaina was masterful in keeping our new sales people engaged in the training.  Her ratings from the participants were off the chart."