Testimonials

Hear what others have to say.


STEVE P.
Engaging Professional Trainer | Leadership Development | Human Resource Expert | Program Design

“Lori has a unique skill set that includes an in-depth knowledge of DiSC® and dynamic presentation skills. This combination makes her a significant asset for an organization with a desire to improve their performance through individual assessments and action plans.”


FRANK ANTENUCCI
Geauga County Engineer’s Office

“It is not often that I have the privilege of working with people who have that unique combination of people smarts, humility, and passionate desire to help those around them succeed. Well, that is Lori Gorrell. She is a confident standout professional and a beautiful person. I have had the pleasure of working with Lori for years now in various capacities. We have collaborated in business work and in non-profit service, and through it all, she has epitomized gravitas and grace in all endeavors. While she is an extreme professional and superbly skilled and talented player in the world of employee engagement, employee growth, and leadership training and coaching, her ability to interact with people in a way that always leaves them smiling is something I have not seen in any other professional I have worked with or served with. No matter the type of interaction – tense, joyous, or neutral – Lori simply finds a way to make people smile. She is inherently positive, always competent, and radiates inspiration. I rarely, if ever, write recommendations for people, but not only do I recommend Lori, I recommend her with my highest endorsement.”


JEN WINTER, MSM, SHRM-SCP
VP Manager of Human Resources & Training

“I have worked with Lori for the past several years and recommend her at every opportunity. Lori has an amazing, positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. She is nonjudgmental and has the ability to develop a real connection with people unlike anyone I know. She has tirelessly maintained the focus and momentum on the goals we’ve set together and can build confidence in everyone she encounters.

Lori has provided many different and amazing employee development, engagement, and leadership and growth trainings/programs to our staff and leadership team. She has facilitated training, provided training to the trainer, one-on-one coaching for staff, and individual assessment tools that have helped us achieve great results through effective teamwork.”


CHUCK WALDER
Geauga County Auditor at Geauga County Auditor’s Office

“Worked with Lori while on the Board of Trustees of a non-profit. She was facilitating and coaching our annual retreat workshop. Lori enabled us to focus and accomplish our mission through team collaboration. I highly recommend Lori. She is unbelievable.”


MELANIE GARCIA
County Community Foundation Executive Director – Wayne County Community Foundation

“Lori is a joy to work with! Not only is she an incredibly engaging facilitator, speaker and coach, she is an excellent collaborator and partner. We have worked together on many client projects, and her creative ideas, technical knowledge and prompt follow-through make her a true professional.”


BONNIE TROYER
Principal/Owner at HR Strategies & Solutions LLC

“Lori is a great “connector” of people. She is very good at building and maintaining genuine relationships and is very willing to share her network to facilitate successful connections. Lori can manage curve balls quite well, she adapted at short (to no) notice several times for events that I coordinated where she was a volunteer, which made it even more impressive. Lori is easy to recommend – her preparation, collaboration, work product, and delivery methods are all world class.”


MISTY LEE
Manager, Process Alignment and Harmonization at Charles River Laboratories

“This class was exceptional and I feel that I have learned more than I could have ever gathered in the “typical” leadership sessions companies regularly offer their employees. The dialogue, materials, examples, exercises, and monthly reviews helped tie it all together. Thank you for taking the time to learn about each of us and leading us in the right direction. Thank you for helping me grow!”


TRACY JEMISON
Principal at Amazon Management Services

“Lori is a trainer for Geauga Growth Partnership. She did an exceptional job in training our business leaders. We were also fortunate to have lead training sessions for our youth workforce development programs. Whether it was adults or students she was able to captivate the audience in her training sessions. She always gives more that she gets. She recently led our board through a strategic planning process. Her leadership style allowed us to explore far more growth opportunities than we would have ever thought. She is great!!!Lori is a trainer for Geauga Growth Partnership. She did an exceptional job in training our business leaders. We were also fortunate to have lead training sessions for our youth workforce development programs. Whether it was adults or students she was able to captivate the audience in her training sessions. She always gives more that she gets. She recently led our board through a strategic planning process. Her leadership style allowed us to explore far more growth opportunities than we would have ever thought. She is great!!!”