Executive Coaching and Leadership Development
“We have engaged Sandi to provide coaching to three of our senior managers over the past five years with excellent results. Sandi has the unique ability to both support and challenge individuals to become more effective leaders and more impactful mangers in their work environments but she also is able to take into account their personal and familial lives. I could not recommend Sandi any higher as she has demonstrated with all three individuals, from our organization, that she is able to recognize strengths, differences, and areas of development that each person had and assisted them in developing themselves as more effective leaders.”
“Sandi Verrecchia has been a valued associate of StarFish Learning for several years. Her expertise in coaching and her ability to work with teams has been of significant benefit to our clients. Sandi has provided development coaching for all levels of managers from vice presidents to front-line managers, and without exception, she has been well received. Recently, I was working at a client organization where Sandi had conducted one-to-one feedback sessions with individuals who were receiving 360 assessment results. Two of the individuals she had coached made a point of seeking me out to share how positive their experience with Sandi was, and how much they felt they had benefited from her insights and expertise in coaching. One of the managers told me, “I never thought a two-hour conversation could change my life, but this one did!” High praise and typical of the feedback we receive about Sandi!”
“Sandi was an exceptional coach for our team. Her wisdom, advice, insight, and guidance enabled us to overcome our internal challenges and evolve into a truly high-performance team. I appreciated her courage and professionalism, as she facilitated tough conversations and helped us address potential issues early. Personally, I learned a great deal about effective leadership and team dynamics through our engagement with Sandi. I’ve reflected often on her work with us and know that our success is due in part to her efforts. I would highly recommend Sandi as a coach to leaders, teams and professionals desiring advancement to the next level of performance.”
“We greatly appreciated Sandi’s approach in helping us develop and launch a leadership development initiative within our organization. She was proactive in seeking to understand our current situation and defining our expectations before customizing a program to meet our requirements. The experience level within our team varied greatly and Sandi was able to create a 2-day offsite that was relevant and meaningful for everyone. Despite varying levels of initial comfort, every member of our team had positive feedback from their experience. She was able to put people at ease; create an environment for constructive and open dialogue and help us develop a framework for improved communication and decision making within our diverse group. We are about to embark on the second phase of the program with individual coaching segments, and as a testament to Sandi’s keen ability to foster rapport and trust, all participants are eager to engage with her further.”
Strategic Planning and Facilitation
“Sandi’s expertise as a professional facilitator was quickly evident during our recent planning session. She has the intuitiveness to balance engagement of a large and diverse group of individuals, never leading the group, but encouraging and permitting discussions to conclude without ending prematurely. Our group valued her ability to allow them to gain tangible clarity of the challenges we face and the steps we need to take to proactively address them. Many positive feedback comments were received with one individual stating “This was the best planning session I have ever attended”. What more of an endorsement can we pay to Sandi?”
“Working with Satori Consulting and Sandi Verrecchia was very enjoyable and enabled us to recognize those things we do right as an organization and encouraged us to continue to explore new possibilities. She structured our planning session based on team building, having fun and thinking outside the box. Her approach really encouraged our board and senior management team to look at things from different perspectives by being creative and allowing everyone to come to a collective focus and move forward. We would highly recommend Satori to our peers.”
“Sandi has the propensity to create a space where everyone feels comfortable to express their opinions yet keep them on point and focused on the overall agenda and goals for meeting. We had one day to create a strategic vision to address membership and at the end of the day we had manageable immediate tasks to complete that will make a dramatic impact on our vision and mission for membership. With Sandi’s expertise we also created long term strategies that will continue to feed the pipe of innovation and keep our membership growing.”
“Sandi Verrecchia is the perfect combination of professional, knowledgeable and engaging. She plans her time and ours well and gets done what she promised to do in the session. She also ensures all notes are captured and quickly gets them back to us allowing us to complete our plan. Thank you Sandi”
“I had the pleasure of working with Sandi for strategic planning for a board that I volunteer on. Sandi was very pleasant to work with, she was friendly and very prompt with all of her replies. On the day of our Strategic Planning workshop she kept us focused and the conversation was guided to ensure that we reached our goals set out for the day. At the end of the day, although we were all mentally exhausted….we were so pleased to see our goals and plans laid out in an easy to digest way. I highly recommend Sandi and her team!”
“Sandi did a great job supporting our team through the OGSM model – we ended up with a clear plan and sense of direction for the year. In a follow up session we were able to roll the plan down into goals for each senior leader and then have further refined that into team goals. Sandi is an engaging facilitator who uses tools and her experience to push you into achieving what you need. She’s also a lot of fun and we really enjoyed our session.”
“Sandi at Satori Consulting was engaged to facilitate a strategic planning session. We were very impressed with the end result and the process throughout. Sandi provided us with great insight, helped us with our brand and delivered a great strategic plan, we would have her come back again.”
“Sandi facilitated a 1/2 day strategic workshop for us at SV Law. She did a great job keeping the discussion focused on the topic, asked insightful questions, and offered honest feedback. I would highly recommend Satori Consulting for your next strategic planning sessions.”
“We recently utilized Sandi Verrecchia (Satori Consulting Inc) to facilitate a strategic planning session for the Ontario Credit Union Foundation Board. Over a period of four and one half hours Sandi was very effective in keeping us on task, leading to solid outcomes and direction for the next three years. While she is competent across a number of industries, her knowledge of the credit union sector was very helpful.”
“For years we had conducted internal Board and Peer evaluations. It became abundantly clear to us that we were not at a level we were comfortable with. We lacked consistency, an in-depth review process, accountability and effective follow-up. In 2019, we were introduced to Sandi Verrecchia, CEO of Satori Consulting. Sandi has brought a comprehensive, yet clear and concise approach to our Board assessments. She is an authentic leader that encourages full disclosure of thought and feedback. Sandi truly understands the Mutual insurance world and how our decisions are made which is of great help in working through areas that require attention and improvement. We are a better Board and Company because of our association with Sandi and look forward to building upon our improved governance foundation we have now set in place.”
“Sandi it was nice to meet you. I was a little apprehensive about this process. You were easy to talk with and I felt comfortable that what I said would be in confidence. I can see the merit in the whole exercise and feel maybe in the future you would be able to facilitate our strategic planning day.”
“Sandi was amazing with our team. She provided a down-to-earth but realistic presentation to our team about their obligations to the corporation. Her session was interactive and quite personal, and helped shape an effective board for the upcoming year. I provide my highest personal and professional recommendation of Sandi to any organization.”
“Sandi Verrecchia is a great facilitator! She was hired to facilitate our recent Board planning session. Sandi was well prepared, organized, and adapted the sessions accordingly. Sandi allowed time for open discussion while keeping us on track. Through the use of DiSC profiles, everyone attending came away with a better understanding of themselves and their peers. Board governance was another topic for one of our sessions. Sandi is very knowledgeable in this area and our Board feels competent, and is well equipped to continue the course of good board governance. Thank you Sandi for contributing to the success of our planning event.”
“Being part of the Board of Directors of the Health First Network, I have worked for three years now with Sandi. Her expertise and guidance with everything related to governance as well as her knowledge in Not-For-Profit Act regulations have been invaluable. She has also helped with strategic planning, and Board development and coaching. She has been an asset to our organization.”
“I would like to personally thank Satori Consulting inc. for the great team building experience that they created/delivered. We had recently been through some significant staffing changes, using their knowledge and expertise Satori turned 28 individuals into an amazing team in one day. The exercises made us think about achieving an end result as a team. They accelerated a sense of team throughout our entire credit union. The effort taken to ensure relevance to our requirements ensured the optimum outcome. Thanks again for making our event such an energized, dynamic and fun session. We would definitely recommend Satori Consulting inc. to others and will be using your services again.”
“Delivered a Myers-Briggs team building session at my organization that was very well received by staff. It was an engaging training session that helped staff understand their Myers-Briggs profiles and behavioral preferences.”
“In the past twelve months, the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) has had the pleasure of working with Satori Consulting on two occasions. Satori facilitated a Board retreat and a team building session for staff in one of our programs. in both instances, Satori created a safe yet open space for dialogue and deliberation for new insights, and go forward directions. The HBSPCA was particularly pleased with the prep work Satori did to set the stage for meaningful and productive time together.”
“We recently engaged Satori Consulting to develop and facilitate a team development workshop for our organization. Sandi Verrecchia and Manie Walker were extremely organized, efficient and approachable. The day of the session they were able to successfully move the team forward, inspire a new way of thinking and leave us with the tools to continue to challenge ourselves and others. I would recommend Satori Consulting and we would be happy to work with them again in the future.”
“We are focused on growth through broadening member relationships and increasing market share and it was clear to us that Satori was the right partner to make this happen. Satori’s segmentation solution, which focuses on Member Engagement and Next Best Product methodology, coupled with their deep understanding of the Credit Union market and sales strategies will support our vision and our commitment to delivering a best-in-class service experience.”
“It was a simple decision to work with Satori and Lodestar as both companies have in-depth knowledge of the credit union system, compliment each other’s service offering, and share the same customer service values. Satori’s segmentation solution, which focuses on Member Engagement and Next Best Product methodology, was the perfect compliment to the data already housed within our BI system. We are now able to use analytics to further our growth strategy and we have the in-house tools to measure our success.”
“We pride ourselves on exceptional member service and, like many credit unions, are looking to leverage our relationships by equipping our staff with the tools needed to be more proactive to deepen member relationships and share of wallet. We realize that change can be difficult so we teamed up with Satori to really understand what might be holding the organization back and, to help implement the necessary changes in our processes and our culture to gain maximum staff buy-in. Our focus will be understanding obstacles and team development first; sales process and change second.”
“Satori Consulting in a management and marketing consulting company with expertise in leadership, strategic planning, team building and customer segmentation. We have been partners with Satori for over 5 years and together we have deployed effective marketing campaigns, developed a deeper understanding of our clients and have successfully and profitably grown our business. I highly recommend Satori Consulting.”
“So many consulting businesses vying for attention and time…what makes Satori stand out? It’s simple. Relationships. When you partner with Sandi and her team they build real relationships. They are genuinely invested in the success of your company and your membership. They go beyond simply providing your company insight from your data, they dovetail your company strategies to accomplish goals offering tangible advice on how to get there. Truly experts in many facets of business, we have engaged them on a number components of our business including our Board and Tactical plans, Everything DISC and data analytics. It is so easy to connect everything since they already understand the big picture and time is not wasted by explaining to various companies what we need help with and explaining our story multiple times. They are just as passionate about our success as we happen to be.”
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About Satori Consulting Inc.
Satori Consulting Inc. is a leading Canadian owned management consulting and leadership development firm, based in Burlington, Ontario. Being based in Ontario works well for our team, but we are also national and global in scope, providing management consulting services from coast to coast within Canada and internationally.
We bring a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to our clients’ challenges, ensuring the right balance of expertise, real world experience, and best practices in analytics, strategic planning, governance, organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, talent acquisition and leadership development.
Providing expertise in credit union consulting, insurance industry knowledge, academia (coaching and teaching), general business management solutions, leadership development and team building – Satori Consulting Inc. offers all Everything DiSC® products along with many other personality assessments. SCI is passionate about management consulting and partnering with clients that want change.