"As a Human Resource
Director with over twenty years experience, I have worked
with many organizational consultants but am truly impressed
with the breadth and depth of experience and change that LIM
brought to our leadership team. LIM
combines theory with action learning in way that individual
and team behavior is truly influenced. The tools and
learnings that LIM has brought to
our culture have truly influenced our 'leadership language.'
Catherine A. Latham,
Director of Human Resources, AstraZeneca
"In the process of growing Grace Cocoa, we acquired many companies around the world, all with different cultures and a lot of diversity. In the past, some companies were even competitors. We had only one thing in common: cocoa."
"The management style was 'protect your own business.' To be able to build one global company, top management had to change first. We chose LIM to help us. We used the elements of the Leadership Forum as a tool and decided to use this for all the key players in the companies. This broke ground for a successful start to an emerging global company, structured along functional lines, where our people understand cultural differences, accept them and build on them. We could never have achieved this without LIM."
WB. van Bergen, former President and CEO, Grace Cocoa
"At AT&T, LIM stepped into a very challenging situation and helped us find common ground to think creatively and to help globalize our business. Their approach and techniques were positive, productive and professional.
We were able to improve our process as we worked on our own agenda. The ARL methodology built credibility and trust with all the key players, enabling us to work together more effectively as a team."
Loren Appelbaum, former Vice President, Human Resources Strategy, AT&T and current Vice President, Human Resource Development, Cigna Corporation
" LIM has transformed my leadership style. I have learned how to support people by asking the right questions and listening. LIM’s ARL process allows me to reflect on my life and work.
I use this process on a regular basis with my team here in India, and I can't tell the difference between work and fun. Now when people call me 'coach,' it has taken on a new meaning. Thank you, LIM "
Dick Thornton, Global Management Consultant, Coca-Cola International
"Through its ARL process, LIM has succeeded in affecting significant change at the personal, team and organizational level. Their practical and systematic approach to developing global managers is effective and unique."
Stephen Rhinesmith, Ph.D., Former Chairman of ASTD, and author of A Manager's Guide to Globalization
"One of the best parts of our work with LIM was that they left us with techniques and approaches that we continue to use in our team meetings. They have positively impacted the effectiveness of our decision- making and the quality of our work."
Melanie Maloney, Vice President and Director, Organization Development, SmithKline Beecham
"For the last seven years, LIM has helped us design and run a global leadership program that has become a powerful engine for ongoing change.
We now have 120 global managers across our company who have the ability to think critically and who use the powerful tool of reflection in fostering behavioral change and cultural sensitivity. We value LIM’s guidance highly."
Eva Arnell, former Director of Human Resource Development, Volvo Truck Corporation
"It has been an enlightening and rewarding process for me to partner with LIM in creating our latest leadership development program. Their systematic, results-oriented approach to developing sustainable leadership capability is fundamental to continued success and growth in organizations. LIM’s approach is very effective in addressing both individual and organizational learning."
John Freeman, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Leadership Development, CIBC Leadership Centre
" LIM’s Learning Coach training program was most enriching. Unlike most other training experiences, I found a new reality through my individual learning. I feel as though the experience opened me up to a different world. Moreover, I was able to use my learning immediately and apply the ARL technology in designing a seminar with excellent results."
Ethel Castro, Human Resource Analyst, General Motors Corporation of Colombia
"Experiencing the Leadership Development Program helped me enormously in my professional development and taking on recently a new job heading up the European Vegetable Seed Division. It enabled me to quickly find my place in the organization so that I could bring new elements and tools to the business. I am surprised how much I could accomplish in such a short time."
Hans Durieux, Director, Business Area Vegetables Europe, Syngenta.