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Testimonials

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

As for consistency in the quality of our work, we cite our many relationships with 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 covered 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) has acknowledged our longstanding relationship 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.”
– Robert Gagnon, Associate Director of Professional Development, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (August 27, 2010)

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

While recognition of this kind is always gratifying, it is the feedback from students – the real customers – that is most appreciated. The following are but a few of tens of thousands of testimonials Dr. Murray’s training programs and courses have received over the years:

  • “This is not the end of a course for me but the beginning of my life.”  CEO, Toronto 
  • “Utterly amazing. The techniques provided the breakthrough I needed and the change in my brain was priceless.” – Exec. Director, Ottawa
  • 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
  • “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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