We are justifiably proud of the testimonials given in formal course evaluations as well as unsolicited feedback from program and course attendees over the past four decades.

As for consistency in the quality of our work, we cite our relationships with several longstanding clients – we offered our courses continuously though the University of Alberta for well over 30 years until we had to end that wonderful partnership because of our increasing workload with various professional audiences. We have, for example, designed and taught our courses through five provincial institutes for chartered professional accountants dating back to 1982. Our relationships with private-sector clients for contracted in-house presentations covers several decades. And we were delighted to have been formally honoured by the University of Alberta in 2006 for “excellence in innovation and design in lifelong learning.”

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (which generously opens our courses to the public as well as its members) acknowledged our longstanding partnership as follows:
Your impact and contribution to our Executive Development programs has been profound.  Those who have attended have responded enthusiastically and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to develop their essential people skills under your tutelage. Without you, our Executive Programs would not have been successful, and frankly not even exist.”


Each of our advanced (residential) executive development programs contains feedback from attendees that is specific to those programs.

While recognition is always gratifying, it is the direct feedback from students – the real customers – that is most appreciated. The following are a few testimonials that speak to the quality of the learning experiences we design:

  • “This is not the end of a course for me but the beginning of my life.”  CEO, Toronto 
  • “Provided me with tools and mechanisms for evaluating when I’m going in the right direction and made me more aware of my blind spots. Thank you.”  – University President, Toronto
  • “Utterly amazing. The techniques provided the breakthrough I needed and the change in my brain was priceless.” – CEO, Ottawa
  • “I now have the basis for explaining why I do what I do as well as for changing what I do and why I do it. There is enough information in this program for a four-year MBA … I wish I had four years to really understand it.”  – Board Chair, Brantford
  • Forced me to stop and think about where I want to be, how I am going to get there and what I will do when I do get there, both personally and professionally.” – CFO, Oakville
  • “Opened up a whole new way of life for me.” – Manager, Toronto
  •  “Awesome.  Worth every penny.”  – President, Kitchener
  • “Exceptional.  Sat on the edge of my chair.” – Educator, Edmonton
  •  “I feel invigorated, ready to try new ideas and push myself to new heights.” – Director, Toronto
  • “Incredible.  Kept me looking at my situation from new angles.” – Sr. Manager, Brampton
  • “Provided the tools to be innovative … even daring.” – Accountant, Vancouver
  • “Fascinating, pertinent, dynamic and enlightening.” – Controller, Ottawa
  • “Packed a punch. Not pie in the sky.” –  Manager, Ajax
  • “Exposed me to concrete do’s and don’ts. Your experience and directness has ignited a passion in me to grow strategically, take more risks and reach.”  – VP Finance, Hamilton
  • “The best teacher I have ever had.  Spellbinding.” – V.P. of HR, Toronto
  • “Fast-paced – appreciated the no-nonsense approach.” – CEO, London
  • “Definitely A++. A course that truly lived up to its billing.” – COO, Toronto
  • “Showed me skills I never knew I had.” – Manager, Keeswater
  • “The best P.D. program I have ever taken. Listening to Jim for a day has been a wonderful experience.” – Accountant, Vancouver
  • “Outstanding. In one day, Jim Murray taught me more about helping parties to reach agreements and solve problems than I learned in three years at law school.” – Lawyer, Edmonton
  • “Thank you for getting me out of my comfort zone; you made me question my fundamentals.” – Accountant, Toronto
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