Lots of nice people have said some really nice things about Curt’s work at Four Simple Words and at PearlStreet.ca. #Blush. Here are a few that put in it writing for us.
CURT EMPOWERED OUR TEAM
Curt led our strategic planning session and provided us with the guidance we needed to create our plans. We left the session feeling prepared and empowered to work through and execute our strategic plans in a way that was organic to the agency and not adding a burden of work to the team. Curt was methodical and intentional about what we planned to get out of the session and he executed it professionally and in a way that was both engaging and fun! Thank you Curt.
– Pam Stumpf, Board Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington
THEY ARE A LOCAL TREASURE!
I believe it is rare to meet a team that is talented and incredibly warm and personable. Team Pearl Street quickly and easily found the pulse of our organization and crafted a spectacular message that our team and the community can get behind. We can’t wait to keep working with this great team! They are a local treasure!
– Shane Batement, Vice-Chair, Guelph Humane Society
CURT SUPPORTED OUR TEAM
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Pearl Street, and look forward to continued collaboration. Curt supported our team in crafting a communications strategy, and his expertise was greatly appreciated. He offered creative solutions while building our team’s capacity in communications. The end product has been very well received.
– Hilary Dunn-Ridgeway, MSc, Director of Communications, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)
PEARL STREET HAS PROPELLED US FORWARD
The Pearl Street Communication Team has been a great support and an important part of the evolution of Executive Director Peer Group. Pearl Street created a website that has helped us recruit new members and provided a space for discussion and information sharing, they developed our brand and professionalized our marketing material and supported our first annual Executive Director Peer Group Symposium. With the assistance of the Pearl Street Team, we have been able to propel this initiative forward.
– Christine Oldfield, former executive director, PIN
CURT MADE THE PROCESS STRAIGHTFORWARD
We engaged Pearl Street Communications to assist with the development of a comprehensive Communications Strategy and Plan. Curt made the process straightforward, providing critical framework and keeping tasks scoped and on-schedule. We will launch our Strategy and Plan with a great deal of confidence, thanks to Curt and his team.
– Becky Rothwell, Communications Coordinator, HRI
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY
Going through the Everything DiSC Workplace with Pearl Street was an excellent investment of time and money. The knowledge that DiSC has given our team has improved how we communicate with one another and was immediately useable. Equally important DiSC has empowered our team to better understand and engage with our customers. Pearl Street knows their stuff and their approach to facilitating our team through the process was professional and fun.
– S. Samuel De Ath, Founder & CEO, Benefect Corp.
PEARL STREET UNDERSTOOD OUR NEEDS
Under very tight timelines, the team from Pearl Street quickly and successfully understood our needs and built us marketing tools that looked great and were meaningful to our audiences. Working with them was easy and fun!
– Tania Framst, Vice-President Operations, Lucky Iron Fish
CURT TURNS IDEAS INTO ACTION
I have worked with Pearl Street on a number of projects in the past few years with great results. Curt and his team’s expertise have taken ideas and turned them into actions and deliverables. Curt is always so patient and respectful of the many needs and personalities of our group.
– Chris Baginsi-Hansen, Executive Director, Second Chance Employment Counselling
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL
Curt was instrumental in working through our Strategic Plan process with our board, staff and stakeholders. The professionalism, intuitiveness and ability to adapt to our personal needs was exceptional. Curt’s title of Chief Listening Officer is well earned. He brings insight, detail and focus to the process. We enjoyed the journey with Pearl Street as our captain.
– JoAnn Stephan, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
TALENTED, CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE
Curt and his team are talented, creative and flexible. Most of all, they understand the client’s objectives and apply the best communications plans and tactics to achieve them.
– Dominique O’Rourke, Accolade Communications
EXACTLY WHAT I HAD HOPED FOR
The outcome was exactly what I had hoped it would be. We came away with a concrete way to help us more clearly message our organization.
– Raymond Soucy, Executive Director, Centre Wellington Community Foundation
A TALENTED AND PASSIONATE VISIONARY
Curt engaged our staff and board in creative ways to elicit feedback, and was able to disseminate and “bring to life” a strategic direction that resonated, feels achievable and that we can all be proud of. He was also great at gently “leading the leaders” to efficiently guide us as we waded through the process. Curt is a talented and passionate navigator, listener, visionary and community cheerleader. The Board and staff at ECFTA feel fortunate for the opportunity to work with Pearl Street, and would recommend 110%!!!
– Lianne Carter, Executive Director, Elora Centre for the Arts
I LOVE TEAM PEARL STREET
I love Team Pearl Street. The Pearl Street Team are exceptional guides on the path of development. Their professional skill and support are embodied by a genuine spirit of encouragement and celebration. It has been a privilege to have the opportunity to benefit from their talent and expertise.
– Kim Cusimano, former executive director, PIN
A CREATIVE AND FUN TEAM
The team from Pearl Street have been a positive and engaging addition to our efforts to build awareness of WCDSB. They have really helped us to articulate and share our story with our internal and external stakeholders in traditional and new media. They are a creative and fun team that is focused on helping us achieve our goals. We value our relationship with them and the energy and professionalism they have infused into our marketing and communications.
– Tamara Nugent, former Director of Education, Wellington Catholic District School Board
INCREASED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR TEAMWORK
Our team DiSC training has increased the effectiveness of our teamwork. By being more understanding of others’ DiSC profile, I’ve seen staff adjust how they communicate and work with others. Many of them have reported back to me that they feel they have better working relationships thanks to the insights from the training and DiSC reports.
– Glenna Banda, Executive Director, Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
HIGH ENERGY AND PRO-ACTIVE LISTENING
Working with Team Pearl Street was an absolute delight! They brought high energy, pro-active listening, incredible insight and engaging conversation to the table. This resulted in the best possible partnership and measurable results for us. We would work with them again in a heartbeat!
– Janet Fairbridge, Donor Relations Coordinator, Hospice Georgian Triangle
FACILITATION WITH ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY
Curt and the Pearl Street team have supported Reep Green Solutions on our Board Retreat for the past three years. Each time it’s been a productive, thought-provoking retreat that is time well spent. I have found it so helpful to plan the retreat together because I value Curt’s input – he gets it, after working with so many other boards and non-profits. At the retreat, his facilitation moves us through the agenda with energy and efficiency. I always value the notes that Pearl Street provides afterwards, and especially Curt’s insights after spending that time with our Board. Thank you Curt and team!
– Mary Jane Patterson, Executive Director, REEP