Alicia sets the standard for her ability to not only convey information and teach skills, but manage a diverse group of participants. The training programs she has facilitated through CompassPoint have been highly rated despite being some of the toughest topics to train effectively for any trainer. On top of her skilled facilitation, she is a pleasure to work with.
Training Director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Alicia has skillfully blended her mastery over strengths finder assessments with her exceptional facilitation skills for my team. She is thoughtful in her approach and customized her workshops to meet the team at the level they were at, built on their awareness and added to their professional growth. Her coaching is subtle yet purposeful. She has an innate ability to keep you connected to your purpose and keep your goals in clear view. A trusted resource and a genuine person, it is a pleasure to continue to work with Alicia.
Director, Senior Services, MidPen Housing, Resident Services
I’ve utilized Alicia on multiple occasions to contribute to leadership development initiatives at Visa. Through her consultative approach, she took the time to understand the intricacies of our business and culture in order to develop and deliver event content for maximum impact. Alicia is a skilled facilitator and natural public speaker whose energy is infectious. These traits were crucial as she led large groups of technology professionals through collaborative and introspective exercises. I appreciate the perspective and experience she brings as well as her attention to detail and logistics. Our events and initiatives came together seamlessly and we couldn’t have done it without her. I would gladly work with Alicia again and highly recommend you do as well.
Sr. Director, Digital & Mobile Product Development, Visa, Inc.
Alicia is an incredible coach and mentor. She has the perfect blend of listening, guiding, and challenging that makes every conversation packed with energy and clarity. Her deft use of strengths development assessments provided such valuable insight and helped to establish an awareness about myself that I am continually using as I advance in my career.
The way she has helped me shape my career decisions has allowed me to launch into arenas I never knew existed. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Design and Planning Consultant, Bay Area
Alicia was our StrengthFinder facilitator for our first annual company retreat. She engaged and kept the attention of 70 startup professionals, some who arrived fairly skeptical. She was entertaining and effective leading us through stories and exercises to help us understand more about ourselves and how we work together. Alicia was great to have as part of our team and was widely respected by everyone from the most junior to the most senior team members. I hope to have her engaged more regularly soon!
SARA E. RUBENSTEIN
Head of Marketing, FinTech startup Marqeta
Alicia is extraordinarily personable, responsive and genuine. She designed and led a half day workshop for our management team and managers in training that, despite disparate degrees of familiarity with the subject matter, was just right for everyone. Her sense of humor put everyone at ease and she managed to cover a great deal of material without our ever feeling rushed and such that we finished with a clear plan of action. Alicia is certainly one of the top 10% of trainers I have worked with.
Executive Director, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)
Alicia worked closely with our nonprofit organization during a recent merger. She provided excellent coaching and change management skills to staff. She also facilitated team meetings, managed two staff surveys and conducted trainings. Alicia is a joy to work with, puts people at ease, provides honest feedback and clarity and brings a supportive approach to her work.
Executive Director, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Alicia has worked in several capacities at NDNU; as an instructor and as a consultant for faculty growth. I deeply respect her work and value the outcomes that she achieved in both roles. As the Program Director, I regularly check in with students about faculty. Our students - adults with high standards - report consistently that they appreciate Alicia's engaging teaching style, wisdom, and clearly communicated standards. Most tellingly, they do everything that they can to re-enroll in the different classes that she teaches. Knowing this, I approached Alicia about the possibility of coordinating a workshop for faculty on mentoring. Happily for us, she accepted and facilitated a workshop that even extremely picky faculty responded to with enthusiasm and - most importantly - continued commitment to this new program. We are lucky to work with her and I offer my endorsement with enthusiasm.
Professional Studies Program Director, Notre Dame de Namur University