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“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
—John Wesley





"The Ward Group has been working with Deb McCormick for over 5 years to help build the best work teams possible. She understands our culture—our unique strengths and weaknesses—and she knows how to challenge us to embrace our differences and problem solve for better outcomes. Deb is thorough in her initial fact finding, resulting in the best use of our team building efforts. One of the most dynamic components is the follow through afterward; Deb makes sure we carry what we've learned into the workplace. Our commitment to team training and retreats is one of the reasons The Ward Group was named one of the 2007 Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal." —Shirley Ward, CEO, The Ward Group

"Deb McCormick's seminar on team building was one of the most highly evaluated seminars at our international convention. Those who attended said it was extremely helpful and practical, one of the best seminars they had been to." —Dr. Liz Selzer, Director of Leadership Development, MOPS International

"Deb McCormick is a breath of fresh air! She facilitated our strategic planning process for 2008 and her precision and insight assisted us in charting an exciting course. Two thumbs up!" —Gene Mills, Executive Director, Louisiana Family Forum; a ministry of Focus on the Family

"In first meeting with Deb, you instantaneously feel a connection and level of trust. Her abilities in facilitating our meetings for Republican Women of SWLA and Fusion Five (Young Professional Organization — YPO) were phenomenal. She took our group to the next level and allowed us to see our goals clearly and assist us with creating the steps to accomplish our mission." —Courtney T. Hearod, Southwest Regional Representative, U.S. Senator David Vitter

"Deb did a terrific job negotiating the ever changing dynamics of our planning session. She recognized when times called for flexibility to allow for a free and open discussion or when a more structured approach was needed. Our brain storming time together resulted in a viable strategic plan that represents the great ideas of ALL our participants. I received numerous positive comments about Deb from our participants and I personally appreciated her preparation and thorough, timely reporting afterward. She is a true professional." —Sherri McConnell, Director, Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development

"Deb McCormick's experience, creativity and excellent team building activities kept our employees interested and engaged during a two week series of team skill courses. Our courses were offered on a voluntary basis and we were concerned that participation would be low or trail off since the training was dealing with "soft skills" but our employees began to share with the others and participation even increased; it was well above our expectation. That says it all!" —Tami Tolbert, HR Director, ReCon

"We all have a common goal; to be as productive a team as possible. Deb McCormick gave us the tools to help make this goal a reality." —Chuck Ehlers, President, Knight Media, Inc.

"Deb McCormick brings together a combination of organizational expertise from the corporate world and a deep understanding of Christian faith based in her own experience with God and the church. I have found that what she has contributed to our church in general, and to my own leadership in particular, has been of immense value." —Dr. Rick McClain, Christ Community Church

"We have participated in many meetings which Deb has facilitated. She draws out the best ideas in everyone and keeps participation balanced. Without her efforts, our up-and-coming young professional organization would not have moved forward! Deb provides the extra 'push' to get us heading in the right direction. Everyone needs a Deb assisting their team." —Andrea & Chris Bacarisse, Owners, E2E Technology

"As President of the Republican Women, I have utilized Deb's services for helping us with our vision and strategic planning for 2008, as well as having her speak at our monthly meeting. Deb is an amazingly talented facilitator and dynamic speaker who will be a great asset to your company or group." —Sharon Galicia, President, Republican Women; Co-Owner, Coffee Beanery

"Deb delivers motivational and thought provoking presentations to a variety of audiences, from teenagers to business executives, with a flare for connecting with her audience. I've enjoyed participating in programs that she has organized at church and in the business community and each time I learn something new." —Nancy Tower, HR Services Supervisor, Sasol North America, City Council

"Professional, precise and productive! Deb McCormick has a personable approach packed with creative ideas. She offers those attending her sessions doable and solid solutions." —Jane Jarrell, Author, Speaker

"Deb McCormick is a fireball! She immediately ignites any gathering with energy, wit, and can—do spirit. I have so appreciated her creative approach to team building and leadership development—participants leave their time with Deb challenged and equipped with practical tools to immediately implement with their own teams."
—Julie Pierce, Directional Leader; Women's Ministry, Irving Bible Church, Dallas

"As a business owner of a multi-unit coffee & café franchise corporation, I found Deb McCormick's presentation most useful for my leadership team. Through her research and ideas, I was able to make invaluable changes that united and strengthened my managers and franchise owners. I look forward to a more productive year because of your efforts." —Dawn Forshag, President, Mochaccino's Gourmet Coffee & Tea, LLC & Forshag Enterprises, LLC

"Deb McCormick not only has helpful information to share with your group, she presents her ideas with warmth, candor, and realness. Deb has that unique ability to balance professionalism with transparency. She easily draws out participation in her training groups and makes everyone feel comfortable. It is evident that Deb has a heart for ministry and a very real desire to see ministry teams become as healthy and highly functioning as possible." —Sharon Willis, Women's Ministry Coordinator, RBC Ministries

"Deb McCormick is a high-performance individual. She brings experience and enthusiasm into her presentations and infuses the room with energy. You will walk away from a session with her discovering your next step and ready to execute it with creativity and purpose." —Claudia McGuire, President, Association of Women's Ministry Professionals; Pastor, Women's Ministry, Fellowship Bible Church, Dallas

"With in-depth organizational skills, Deb McCormick's facilitation of any team building effort gets results. She develops a very comprehensive approach with upfront research and, coupled with effective speaking and facilitation skills, she creates a value added experience for any team she works with." —Randy Prejean, Owner/President Advanced Corrosion Technologies & Training

"Deb's interactive presentation style is engaging and fun. She provided concrete ideas that the leaders could bring back to their groups and implement immediately. Deb also gave us insight into how to work with people of varied personality types. This is invaluable information for working with volunteer leaders." —Katherine Racine, MOPS Council Coordinator

"With a contagious enthusiasm for her topic, Deb McCormick presented her interactive workshop for team leaders at the 2006 MOPS Conference. Immediately, I found myself praying for an opportunity for her to share her relevant ideas and methods with my leaders (and potential leaders!) at my home church. Deb also adds a spiritual emphasis that I believe will encourage my leaders in their roles long after she leaves." —Brenda Croucher, Pastor to Women, Cypress Bible Church, Houston

"This was the most awesome, interactive, meaningful workshop I've taken in my 5 years of leadership workshops at convention. Practical and useful—bring Deb back next year." —MOPS Regional Coordinator, Houston, TX, MOPS International Convention

"Great team knowledge, great fun, great communicator, great energy! As a professional in the field of Organizational Development, I thought Deb was terrific on her content, facilitation techniques, and application for Adult Learners. She applied the principals she taught throughout the workshop." —Area Coordinator, MOPS International Convention




 
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