Testimonials




Lynn was instrumental in bringing our bank into a sales culture that everyone could embrace. Our offices were so excited when they heard she was coming because they knew she would have great ideas and give them a little nudge in the right direction. She challenged us to stretch without becoming "stretched out." I would recommend her highly to any organization that wants to bring about a productive sales culture.

Karleen Schafer
Americawest Bank




You were and continue to be the only outside consultant we have brought into the bank to instruct our people with regard to a true sales and service culture. The insight you provided has been instrumental in equipping our employees to identify a customer's need and fill that need in a very pleasing and unobtrusive manner, a manner in which the customer knows they have been assisted in a very meaningful way and in which our employee truly knows he/she has been of valuable assistance to our customer.

Carlisle Mabrey III
Citizens Bank and Trust
Okmulgee, OK

Both the audience and corporate support staff were thrilled about your seminars, “Service Excellence” and “ Coaching & Leadership.”  Everyone, and I do mean everyone, had glowing evaluations of your presentations.  Thanks so much for sharing your energy, enthusiasm and practical hands-on solutions to business opportunities.  People that attended your seminars are still talking about how much they enjoyed the seminar and really felt it was worth their time.  Even people who did not attend the seminar are telling us how those that attended are still talking about it.  You were a hit!

Thanks you so much.  This was exactly what we needed.  As I was responsible for choosing the speaker, nothing makes me happier than to have chosen the best!  Thank you!

Derrick Anderson
Director of Human Resources
Haggens Inc.
Bellingham, WA

County employees enjoyed Lynn's positive, upbeat presentations. Lynn encourages participation and sends people back to work with tangible solutions for improving performance. Lynn speaks nationally on sales,
service and leadership topics. We are fortunate to have a trainer of her caliber here in Whatcom County.

Karen Sterling Goens,
Whatcom County Human Resources Manager
Bellingham, WA

Your sessions not only taught us all the importance of excellent sales and service and coaching skills but they also had a very positive impact on interpersonal staff development. It really gave everyone the chance to get to know their peers a lot better. I have had some very exciting cross-selling stories shared with me since your training.

Julie Shackleford
President
Gold Country Bank
Marysville, CA


I have been involved in a number of these programs over my 30+ years in this business, including being a certified trainer for Cohen Brown, and I think you are absolutely fantastic and did a truly wonderful job presenting your program. I think your approach to how we as community bankers need to change the dynamics of sales and service to our customer is right on target. It is my belief that your system will create a new paradigm by which we provide banking services going forward.

Dave Robertson
Capital State Bank


Lynn, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in 2003. We had a banner year and the credit union met all of our goals for the year. You share this success with us. Our February training was instrumental in developing the talents of our staff. They are no longer afraid to step up and make referrals.

We look forward to another record breaking year here at Space Coast Credit Union and consider you one of our "partners in progress." Thanks for all you have done for and with us.

Donna Carson
Vice President Human Resources
Space Coast Credit Union

Comments from Advanced Bank Operations Workshop 2002, Credit Union National Association

Wow! Great energy! Her energy and positive attitude were infectious and necessary to keep us motivated.

Lynn was an outstanding speaker! I would recommend her to everyone. I really felt good and motivated when I left.

MFCU's motto is success. Ms. Giuliani has given me the ammo to be in a better position to deliver accurate fire to ensure continued success. Her period of instruction was right on target, very well delivered, and very much appreciated by all who attended her class.

She is simply dynamic! Awesome presentation and excellent material with samples for us to take and use. I could have listened to her all week. An A+ lady!

Excellent delivery! Stuck to topic, stayed on schedule, made it fun. High energy.

She was absolutely the most inspiring person I've met - up beat, high energy, super knowledgeable! I can't say enough about her. Wonderful!

This, by far, was the best session I have had the opportunity to attend, and I have attended quite a few. Lynn is an outstanding presenter who exudes passion for her topics and does so in an energetic manner. I could not believe the day was over. Great job Lynn!

Best speaker of the school!

Lynn knows her stuff. She's very outgoing and I loved the activities she provided to the group.

Excellent speaker and material! Well presented - had the entire class interested the whole day.


Lynn, I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous day! Everyone enjoyed it, I got sooooooooo many compliments, especially about you and your presentation. To quote Bill, "I have seen many of these types of presentations in my career, and I believe this was the best!"

Cathy Lawpaugh
Northwest Corporate Credit Union

Lynn Giuliani of Progressions first began working with Horizon Bank in early 1995, and helped design and introduce bank-wide service standards. In 1996 I began working closely with Lynn to introduce a sales and service culture along with creating a formalized training department. As a small community bank we had a strong reputation for great customer service, but had yet to add a sales focus.

Lynn was instrumental in changing our monthly corporate meetings from a strictly operational focus to one that emphasized sales and service efforts and results. Lynn assisted me with course design and content as I undertook the task of educating all employees throughout the bank about our products and services.

Lynn's strong sales background, effective leadership, and superior communications skills were invaluable in this process. Lynn epitomizes professionalism, always dependable, committed, and effective in her role. Lynn not only helped launch a sales culture, she also was my direct mentor, ensuring that I too could coach these newly introduced behaviors to all Retail Sales Employees.

Most recently Lynn partnered with us to plan quarterly business forums for Retail Sales staff with a focus on outside business development activities, behaviors, and accountabilities, which she then facilitated. These meetings were targeted to Office Managers along with Commercial Lenders and Personal Bankers. Among the activities were interviewing and profiling customers to learn about and address their financial needs. These behaviors and activities have raised the sales aptitude and focus at Horizon Bank, positioning us well for the future.

I highly recommend Lynn of Progressions, Inc. if you are looking for someone to lead your organization in achieving higher performance in similar initiatives.

Sandie Mathewson
Vice President Employee Development
Horizon Bank, Bellingham, WA

Thank you for speaking at the 2000 Iowa Credit Union Convention. We were very pleased by the reaction of our participants. In addition to your session evaluations, the education sessions were ranked very high on our general convention evaluations.

Judy Akre
Director of Education
Iowa Credit Union League

Lynn is the most amazing motivational sales trainer I have ever heard!"

Trinity Greenfield
Washington State Employees Credit Union
Olympia Branch

Your presentations at Bank CEO Network meetings were right on target. Our members were extremely complimentary of both the content and the way you communicated with them at our meetings in San Diego. We are thrilled you were willing to commit to another presentation at our upcoming meetings.

Jim Koltveit
Director
Bank CEO Network

The training program from Progressions, Inc. keeps sales and service top of mind. Lynn's fresh ideas and focused attitude doesn't let your sales culture slip to the back burner.

Vera Wildauer
SVP
Cascade Bank

Lynn's vast experience in sales, coupled with her ability to make each participant feel special, makes for an entertaining presentation for all.

Porter Loomis
President
The People's Bank

AmericanWest Bank has used Lynn Giuliani's professional knowledge on improving the sales culture at our new account desks and branch lobbies for the last three years. I would highly recommend her to other banks.

Wes Colley
CEO, AmericanWest Bank

Lynn Giuliani worked on a consulting basis for Horizon Bank for eight years. During that time, she made a significant contribution to our progress moving from a savings and loan/thrift to a community commercial bank sales environment Her customer service, leadership, sales and sales management workshops contained breakouts and activities that were "meaty," and that helped our employees transition to a customer-centric, proactive sales culture.

I especially appreciated how Lynn was careful to make certain her workshops matched our corporate goals and values. We often spent a number of hours preparing for each session, and always debriefed afterwards to evaluate the effectiveness of the sessions and plan for future needs.

Beth Sherry
Vice President/Retail Sales Manager
Horizon Bank, Bellingham, WA

Lynn's ability to communicate is superb. Her level of experience and personal testimonials provide for easy understanding and enjoyment of her presentation.

Tony Robinson
CEO
OuestaCorp

Lynn is sensational! Lynn facilitates our "Step it Up!" sales and service training program for all frontline staff. Employees love her enthusiasm, energy, and easy-to-remember tips. Lynn can get a group moving quickly with her engaging style and we like all the small group interaction and lively classroom discussions.

Susan Dixon
Training Manager
Columbia Credit Union

Our management team, as a group, has participated in several in-house training & educational seminars presented by professional consultants. Lynn Giuliani has been one of the most professional, effective, and popular speakers to share her expertise with all of us. We are very comfortable with her style, methods, and results. Great job Lynn!

Bob Kane
President/CEO
Weyerhaeuser Employees' Credit Union

I just wanted to follow up and thank you again for a wonderful day yesterday. You really touched my heart with your presence, your wisdom, humor, and how easy you make coaching seem!!! I could listen to you anytime!

Diana Challender
Member Service Manager
Whatcom Educational Credit Union

Partial List of Satisfied Clients

AGC
AmericanWest Bank
Animas Credit Union
Arkansas National Bank
Arizona CU League
AZ Central CU
Bank CEO Network
Bank of Latah
Bank of Marin
Bank of Petaluma
Bank of Walnut Creek
BankWest of South Dakota
Bell Air Charter Service
Bellingham Physical Therapy
Brambleberry
Brown Bros. Ford
California CU League
Canadian Credit Association
Cascade Bank
Catholic CU
CESCO Solutions
Celebrity Cruise Lines
Citizens Bank and Trust
City of Bellingham
City of SeaTac
Class Act FCU
Clatsop County
Columbia Credit Union
Community Bankers of California
CUNA Center for Professional Development
CU Conferences
Delta Queen
Desert Schools FCU
Dupaco Credit Union
Epco Credit Union
Escape Day Spa
Fidalgo Bay Coffee
First Bank Northwest
First Security Bank of WA
Geneva Guaranty Bank and Trust
Gold Country Bank
Haggen Food & Drug
Hardware Sales
Horizon Airlines
Horizon Bank
HAPO
Hudson River Community CU
IAAP
ICOM
Industrial CU
Infocare
ISI International
Jackson Hardware
Michigan CU League
Mount Baker Imaging
North Coast CU
Northwest Fisheries Association
Northshore Credit Union
Northwest Corporate Credit Union
Northwest Fisheries Association
Norwegian Cruise Lines
NW Business Monthly
NYCU League
Oregon CU League
Pacific State Bank
The Peoples Bank
Princess Cruise Lines
Quality Assured Autobody Shops
Red Canoe CU
SBDC of Washington
Singing River FCU
Skagit State Bank
Sooper Credit Union
South Carolina CU League
Space Coast CU
Sterling State Bank
Tenet Credit Union
The Chrysalis Inn and Spa
The Peoples Bank
Timberland Bank
Tool House
Training Works!
University College of the Fraser Valley
Verity Credit Union
Viking Bank
Vintage Bank
Washington Bankers Association
Washington CU League
Washington Mutual
Washington State Employees Union
WAUNA FCU
Western Independent Bankers Association
Weyerhaeuser Community CU
Whatcom Community Admin Services
Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Education CU
WSECU


 

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