What participants say about the Recognize the Moment® Workshop…

The Everett Clinic, Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Place to Work 2011, 2012 and 2013:
“Providing meaningful recognition is important to our staff and is one of our top retention strategies at The Everett Clinic. We discussed the power of recognition in improving employee engagement and satisfaction and the importance of daily appreciation to reinforce desired behaviors, values and performance. As a result of this training, our managers have the tools and confidence to incorporate giving effective recognition in their daily activities which supports The Everett Clinic’s core value of providing an enriching and supportive workplace and our goal of being a Best Workplace.”
Rochelle Crollard, Director of Human Resources, Hired Theresa in 2008 and 2013

“I heard Theresa speak at an HR Executive Roundtable and was impressed with her ideas and knowledge. When my company wanted a speaker for our managers on recognition she was the only person I contacted. All of our managers rated her session very highly. She had lots of great ideas. Too many times recognition ideas can be too cutesy but Theresa had a wide variety of ideas. Our managers were also interested in the many items in her Recognize the Moment™ Toolkit to use for staff. I would recommend Theresa without reservation.”
Donna Schneider, Director of Human Resources

“Theresa was our keynote speaker and panel moderator for the spring leadership summit. Her expertise in making recognition a business imperative and her skills in sharing powerful examples provided our leaders with valuable tools. She knocked it out of the park – feedback from the summit was very positive. Theresa is personable and easy to work with as well as flexible and punctual. I purchased and used one of her Recognize the Moment™ toolkits to increase a department’s awareness of recognition. The toolkit provides a variety of easy-to-use, low-cost items to show one’s appreciation – recognition versus rewards. Theresa is a true thought leader in the world of recognition!”
Chel Stewart, Director of Human Resources, Mountain Region

“A lovely wake up call. Like the message to focus more on how to deliver the recognition message rather than on the stuff.”
“Interactive class. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic presenter.”
“What I liked is Theresa’s inspiration and encouragement to share the value of noticing ‘out loud’ and making recognition more meaningful for the recipient.”
“Reenergized us with new strategies, best practices and examples of new ideas and tools.”
“Liked interaction between management and non-management. Insightful!”
“Timely and tied recognition to strategic goals and values – very important!”
Hired Theresa in 2007, 2009, and 2015.

Delta Dental of Washington
“I highly recommend Theresa Chambers. I hired her to provide training for all of our management including our CEO and Senior Leadership in “Taking their Appreciation to a New Level.” All of our Management and CEO were impressed with Theresa. She customized her materials for us, and she was effective in working with me to ensure the materials worked well for our audience. She provided specific tools that our managers could immediately use with their staff. If you are contemplating hiring her for a meeting, I would say, ‘move forward!’ You won’t regret it. She energizes the room!!”
Susan Webber, Chief Human Resource Officer

Anchorage & Alaska State SHRM Association
“I was the Programs Chair for the Anchorage SHRM in 2009, when we first hired Ms. Chambers to do a presentation to our chapter members in the spring. Her topic on Employee Recognition as a Business Strategy was outstanding. She provided very creative low cost ideas for recognition and great tools on how we could implement a recognition program in our organizations. A year later, I was on the planning committee for the Alaska State Conference. Our goal was to have proven quality speakers, so it was no surprise when her name raised to the top and she returned to our state to speak to a much larger audience. We got similar results — great feedback, high ratings and a high quality program that provided lots of value to our members.”
Patty Hickok, President, NHRMA | Past-Director (2012-13), Alaska SHRM State Council

Dr. Fred McCarthy, Mayor, City of Langley, WA
Theresa is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and accomplished business consultants in the area of employee recognition that I have met in my 40+ years as a public and private school teacher and educational administrator. I am an author of two books on employee recognition and a believer in the value of transformational change leadership in schools enabled with employee recognition. I have hired her to train employees in an award winning private school, consulted with her on research and best practices in the field of employee recognition, and observed the progression of her career from experienced practitioner to professional consultant. She is passionate and persistent in her study of the profession and extremely creative in her presentations to small and large groups. Few people eat, breathe, and sleep employee recognition as does Theresa. Few presenters can captivate, entertain, and teach an audience as she does.

I recommend her services highly and can assure you that you, your employees, supervisors, and higher level CEOs and CFOs will thank you for bringing her talents, skills, abilities, stories, and lessons to your company or business. This person is unique and special and has a great message that many businesses today desperately need to hear and internalize for re-energizing and inspiring their workforce.”
Fred McCarthy, Ed.D., Instructor – Educational Administration, Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Columbia Bank
“We enjoyed Theresa’s Recognize the Moment® Workshop as it left a lasting impression on how important it is to provide meaningful recognition from all levels of the organization. Columbia Bank is a great place to work and it will be an even better place to work after using the practical employee appreciation tools presented. Thank you for providing such an engaging presentation to our employees!”
Michael J. Nelson, Vice President Director of Training and Education

University of Washington
“The instructor was very personable and inclusive. Upbeat and very fun class.”
“The exercises were great and inspired engagement. Great way to involve everyone! Thanks.”
“I liked the enthusiasm and genuineness of presenter. Also, provision of prolific resources.”

Kitsap County Health
“Excellent – It was comprehensive & relevant, especially as retention and engagement are key priorities.”
“I enjoyed the presentation and then the opportunity to practice the material.”
“Good pace. Informative. Interactive.”

Edmonds Community College
“Great balance of instruction and class involvement – useful, creative ideas with “zing!”
“Thank you, Theresa for your commitment to this important work of building up our community and teaching us to look for the good and shout it from the rooftops!”

United Way of King County
“Theresa was fantastic! Her workshop was fun and raised my awareness that we are all human and need recognition. It is really critical for motivation, meaning and fulfillment at work.”
“What I liked best were the practical applications, tools, list of resources.”
“I liked the opportunity to practice giving meaningful feedback.”
“Lots of interaction – interaction encouraged between people that normally don’t work closely together.”

Beckman Coulter, Chaska, MN and Miami, FL
“Energetic and infectious enthusiasm for embracing a culture of recognition. Good materials and references.”
“Very data based, which gives credibility. Good interaction and discussion. We obviously made a good choice in working with (Theresa) on this project.”

Enbridge Energy, Houston, TX
“Very interactive and thought provoking.”
“Theresa was a terrific, enthusiastic instructor.”
“There was so much I had never thought of before – recognizing my boss, peer recognition and the biggest part was how recognition is tied to retaining employees.”