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What our Clients have to say:
“Erik and his team always deliver their work with a very high level of quality. They worked very hard to become knowledgeable and conversant about my company's values and culture. This allows them to be a real thinking partner when we collaborate on work".
HR Altria Client Services
"We had fun; we experienced some things most of us wont dare do but did anyway; we were encouraged by our colleagues courageous attitude. The most important thing we wanted to achieve is to have fun, reality fun, and we achieved it. We would not have done it without OWLS".
Director - The World Bank IFC
“I first contacted Erik in 2000 to help design a one-day outdoor leadership experience as part of a program to help new managers understand our leadership model. His collaborative approach combined with deep knowledge and creativity resulted in a breakthrough design. Erik and OWLS continue to support us and our leadership program to this day.”
Organizational Development Altria Client Services
“OWLS has great dedication to helping their clients overcome communication and leadership issues in their companies.”
President - Web Site Company
"Our facilitator was very astute, flexible and worked well with our team. He allowed the direction of the session to go where it needed to go even though that may not have been the original plan".
Director - Advanced Medical Imaging
"Please send my sincerest and deepest thank you to Darryl, Katherine, Kate, Lynne, Dan, Josh and Tracy for an amazing leadership experience. We have received nothing but positive feedback on the exercises, the debrief and the professionalism of the facilitators".
Partner - Law Firm
"Since this was our first true team building event it showed us that there are fun ways to strengthen our communications with each other".
“The OWLS provided an afternoon of rewarding team building
exercises in an exceptional outdoor environment. My staff had
nothing but positive comments on the activities and resultant
Captain, U.S. Navy
AEGIS Shipbuilding Division Director
"I have had several phone calls this week telling me that
your team building exercise was the most memorable part of our
conference. That is exactly what we were looking for."
Meeting Professionals International, Potomac Chapter
"We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful time.
This has been the first retreat we had without any flaws or difficulties.
It has been the theme of our conversation for the entire day today!
Everything went very smooth and that is thanks to you for your
World Bank Institute
"Great, atmosphere for team building. Improved communication
among the group. Outstanding to work with."
Target Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center
Stuart's Draft, Virginia
"It was awesome! Boar's Head Inn is Great. The management
team thoroughly enjoyed the team building dinner event!"
Assistant to the President
"We successfully achieved bringing a very new team together
and gaining team work and building relationships. It was extremely
valuable -Many Thanks- !"
Mary Washington Hospital
“I appreciated the time and effort you and your partners
took in customizing the program for the Montana Association of
Chamber executives. Your preliminary interview and follow-up prior
to the program ensured its success"
Bozeman Chamber of Commerce
“Thank you for a wonderful program that will certainly
have lasting effects on us all, both personally and professionally”
"Definitely brought up some issues to be addressed. Liked
the challenge and excitement"
Benjamin V. Madison, III
Hunton & Williams
"Dangling 90 feet above the ground on a granite rock face
“You’re taking risks you usually don’t deal
with, and suddenly your co-workers are helping you”. “You
see people in a different light”
I would recommend these programs to any leadership team or self driven work team".
“When I was looking for help in evaluating prospective managers for my company, I hired OWLS to provide me with DiSC assessments on my primary candidates along with evaluation and consultation. The process was very promptly put into place and the information that I received was invaluable in helping me to make the right hiring decisions.”
Rocky Mountain Wireless
"I can't wait to recommend this program to everyone possible! To learn in a non-threatening environment about how to work together effectively in today's business environment is SO POWERFUL! OWLS has the right concepts and approaches! This program was truly worth every penny!"
Susan M. Powell
Lincoln Property Co.
“Every staff member incorporated strategies and tools you taught into their next training class and continue to do so. Classes are much more interactive and engaging. And the payoff…we have had fantastic feedback from the program staff that we provide training to and they look forward to attending our training classes.”
UI Program Coordinator, Alaska Department of Labor
"We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful time. This has been the first retreat we had without any flaws or difficulties. It has been the theme of our conversation for the entire day today! Everything went very smooth and that is thanks to you for your professional service."
"The networking on these programs and the learning experience is invaluable"
Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership
"The most important thing you can do as a manager is set realistic personal and business goals for each individual on your team . . . and make sure they achieve them" Erik Henyon
"I wanted to thank OWLS for making our Manager's Retreat such a great success. I also want to let you know that the OWLS Team did an excellent job for us and I would highly recommend the event and the OWLS Team to anyone."
Human Resources Manager ARAMARK
"Sequencing or intentionally ordering activities is one of the most fundamental aspects of challenge course facilitation"
ACCT Association of Challenge Course Technology
"We successfully achieved bringing a very new team together and gaining team work and building relationships. It was extremely valuable . . .Many Thanks!"
Manager Mary Washington Hospital
"As a result of standardizing our training curriculum and putting the LDAs through your training program, which emphasized both design elements and excellence in delivery, we have experienced a 40% growth in our production over last year".
Former VP, Foresters
"I have to say, I was surprised at the enthusiasm with which Donna's material was received by this really tough audience. It really struck a chord with them, and made an impression. I never would have envisioned our technical people (who come from a construction-type background) accepting, let alone learning from and enjoying, so many right brained methods".
Technical Training Manager
"Others agreed it was a really fun and unexpected experience. Then there was the stuff I shared with you about many of the participants stating they now have newly created networks to tap into as a result of yesterday's session. Overall, they seemed really happy, spirited and congenial with each other as we closed the session. I definitely think they "got" all of the connections. Thanks for all 36 sessions".
Capital One University
A few of over 1,100 clients and over 100,000 participants
Adventure Sports Online
Advanced Medical Imaging - Bozeman Deacones Hospital
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Bank of America
Beers & Cutler
Big Sky Montana Chamber of Commerce
Bozeman Montana Chamber of Commerce
Citizens & Farmers Bank
Department of Navy - AEGIS Shipbuilding
Department of Navy - Surface Warfare
Discovery Channel - Animal Planet
Fluvana Parks & Rec
George Washington University
Executive MBA Program
George Washington Univ.
Glaxo Smith Kline
Hunton & Williams
Ind. Insurance Agents of VA
International Finance Corp.
Lynx Investment Advisors
Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Street Builders
Miller & Chevalier
Moonlight Basin Resort
MT Dept. of Public Health
Nat'l Ground Intelligence Center
Owens & Minor
Philip Morris, USA
Randolph Macon Women's College
Stanton City Schools
The Discovery Channels TLC
University of Virginia
UVA Dept. of Medicine
UVA Dept. of Pediatrics
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Health
ENERGY/OIL AND GAS
Baker-Hughes (INTEQ, Hughes-Christensen)
BHP – Petroleum / BHP Billiton
El Paso Energy
Enron (oh well)
Smith International (SWACO, MI, Services, SDC, Tool)
Transportation and Distribution
American/American Eagle Airlines
EGL (Eagle Global Logistics)/CEVA
Martin-Brower (McDonald’s Restaurants)
Ryder Transportation Resources
Prairie View A & M University
Stephen F. Austin State University
– Board of Regents & Senior Administration
SUNY (State University of NY)
Texas A & M University
University of Houston
University of Texas
UT Medical Branch – Galveston
Compaq Computer Corporation
Medical Health Care
Allina Health Care
Advanced Medical Imaging
American College of Emergency Physicians
Baylor College of Medicine
Fairview Health Services
GHEP (Greater Houston Emergency Physicians)
HCA (Hospital Corporation of America)
Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon
Mayo Clinic – Health System (Minnesota)
Methodist Hospital – Houston
St. Lukes Hospital – Houston
NAHEC – SUNY (State University of NY) & Houston
Texas Children’s Hospital
UT Health Science Center – Houston
UTMB – Galveston Family Practice Residency Program
Andersen Consulting/Accenture/Arthur Andersen
BankOne & BancOne
Camden Property Trust
Deloitte & Touche
State Farm Insurance
Rocky Mountain Wireless
Southwestern Bell (SBC)
Sprint & Sprint PCS
ARCHITECTS/ENGINEERS/CONSTRUCTIONDavid Weekley Homes
SHW Group – Architects/Engineers
Turner Bros. Crane & Rigging
Central Inteligence Agency
Department of Defense
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Ground Intelegence
Greater Greenspoint Management District
Harris, Smith, Travis & Tarrant TX Counties
Minnesota CEO Roundtables
US District Courts
US Office of Personel Management
Army Corp of Engineers
Administaff Services, LP
St. Regis Hotel (Starwood Properties)