Testimonials

Catalyst & Co.’s clients have many positive things to say about Nancy’s training and coaching.

The College engaged with Nancy to offer skill building sessions for staff (2016-2017), as well as a customized team retreat (2015), all of which resulted in glowing reviews and a resounding request for more. She knocked it out of the park each time and exceeded the high expectations set by those attending. Nancy is a professional through and through, super easy to work with, organized and thoughtful, and skillfully able to connect with participants. We couldn’t ask for more!

Leyza Toste, PHR, Associate Director
Bowdoin College

Small Swirl

Catalyst and Co. is a “go-to” training resource. You go to Nancy when you need a trainer who will deliver exactly what an important client needs; you go to Nancy when you need a facilitator who will help a group get their work done; you go to Nancy when you need an effective communication training that students will remember and apply. I say this from experience, having both hired and collaborated with Nancy for over twenty years in all these capacities. I have worked with many national trainers and consultants and would judge Nancy’s professionalism and skills to be equal to or beyond most. She is a Maine resource with national-level talent.

Susan Nevins, Director of Programs and Services, Professional & Continuing Education
University of Southern Maine

Small Swirl

“We have already seen results with Nancy’s engaging and interactive Customer Service training. From the beginning, she kept us organized and on the right path with direct and clear course goals. Throughout, she had an upbeat, energetic attitude. Thus, her training was easily likeable and digestible. Nancy truly engages learners, and leaves them hungering for more. I would recommend her to anyone looking for customized professional development. Our learners have already put her instructions to work; the skills they’ve learned in class really do stick!”

Joanne Okvath, Applications Engineer | Kepware TechnologiesSmall Swirl

“Nancy continues to help SMRT win A/E commissions with her insightful presentation coaching. Jobs are won and lost at the interview. Nancy has been the coach for many of the projects we have won. (She is a heck of a lot of fun to work with.)”

Paul Stevens | SMRT Architects and Engineers

Small Swirl

“Nancy Ansheles has been an enormous help to our agency and to me personally. Nancy facilitated a workshop about change when we were merging with two other agencies. Her work was extremely helpful in helping staff understand the process of change and their relationship to it, and to develop strategies to manage the change ahead. Her training helped staff move from a place of concern to a place of understanding and embracing the change. Nancy has a wealth of information and is able to personalize her trainings to meet the specific needs of the group. She was intentional in her work to understand those needs and in working to create a training that would best meet those needs. Nancy is creative, resourceful and committed to providing high quality trainings and consultation. She has been extraordinarily helpful to me as I help the staff and the agency move through these changes. I highly recommend and appreciate Nancy.”

Marty McIntyre, Executive Director | Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Service

Small Swirl“Nancy provided Continuous Improvement and Project Management training to participants in a project centered leadership development program. From design to implementation she was a positive force in the evolution of the program overall.

Participants enthusiastically applied several of the meeting design and management models that she taught – these have taken on a life of their own and are spreading by word of mouth through a 10000 employee financial services company.

Her ability to make connections with participants is also much appreciated; several continue to mention her positive impact 6 months after the events. Excellent work! ”

Jack Flanagan, Masters student
Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Southern Maine

Small Swirl

“The Maine Historical Society hired Nancy to train all of its staff to become more sensitive and responsive to interactions with the public. With more than a few staff dragging their feet to the training, it ended with a 100% enthusiastic approval of Nancy’s work. Not only were the results observable in public interactions after the training, but the general morale and spirit among employees improved. Nancy clearly ‘walks the walk’ making her ‘talking the talk’ so effective.”

Sara Archbald | Maine Historical Society

Small Swirl“I feel so fortunate to have Nancy as my personal “presentations” coach. She has improved the content and organization of my talks as well as my delivery. I am amazed at how she comes up with the perfect question or suggestion right off the top of her head. When someone can do that—they are truly good at their craft. Since working with Nancy, I have been getting phenomenal reviews from people who hear my talks. And that is the ultimate judge of her success.” Janet Edmunson, speaker and author of Finding Meaning with Charles.”

Janet Edmunson, founder of  JME Insights |  Partner at sPeak Performance

Small Swirl“Nancy is one of our most trusted and go-to training resources on many topics. We often look to her to customize and design programs specifically to our needs and she always delivers. Her quick ability to connect with our managers and employees, energetic personality, and significant experience is the perfect match for our company and the type of programs we sponsor. I’ve hired her specifically for more sensitive training topics used for leadership development – even in some of these “trickier” situations, Nancy will make a workshop fun, of value, and people will walk away with real examples and action plans to improve their own development. Our employees request her for training programs and she is a great mentor! I would highly recommend Nancy for your business communications and organizational development training needs.”

Dana Maletzke, PHR, HR Project Manager | Diversified Communications HQ

Small Swirl“Nancy Ansheles is one of the best in the training and development business in Maine. She has consistently delivered training to our employees that result in improved performance. Her understanding of the business environment, adult learning principles, and her engaging presentation all contribute to training that has impact and can be applied following the training event.

I highly recommend Nancy as an experienced trainer who is able to address a variety of important business challenges through her training, including communication skills, meeting facilitation, presentation skills, customer service, and leadership development. In addition to her training classes, Nancy has been instrumental in one-on-one coaching to help key employees improve their effectiveness.

I am happy to recommend Nancy and to provide any additional information on her as a resource for organizational development and training.”

Kay Whitmore, SPHR, ACC, Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities | Acadia Insurance Company

Small Swirl“I have been a member of the Nancy Ansheles fan club for many years. First we were colleagues at Blue Cross. Since then I have hired her to provide training for leaders and employees at two hospitals where I have worked. She is the consummate professional modeling what she teaches in every interaction. I especially appreciate Nancy’s flexibility as we collaborate to design programs for my organization. She brings expertise in adult learning theory, numerous business and behavior development principles, and fabulous delivery skills. What’s more, Nancy is a lot of fun to work with. While she doesn’t take herself too seriously, she knows how to do her job well. Her class participants feel satisfied and affirmed by their experience learning from her. Anyone who is looking for a professional who will provide training that “sticks” should call Nancy Ansheles.”

Laurie Davis, Organization Change Leader & Culture Consultant

Small Swirl“Nancy is extremely professional and hard working. She is very personable, easy and fun to work with. Nancy can be counted on to not only make her deliverables, but exceed them. She is conscientious and goes above and beyond to help you meet your goals. I deeply respect Nancy and would highly recommend her.”

Leslie Butler Roberts, Director, Marketing & Communications | Southern Maine Medical Center

Small Swirl        “Nancy is creative and a natural presenter. She is thorough in her preparation and assessment of the organization’s need. Nancy tailors presentation to the environment and intended audience. She is flexible and effective and actively engages participants in small group activities and individual action planning through her comfortable approach. I plan to continue to use Nancy’s experience to accomplish our goal of providing our leadership with the skills to effectively lead their staff.”

Laurie Denis, RN, BSN, Director of Education |Redington Fairview General Hospital

Small Swirl“Without hesitation, I recommend Nancy for any company’s training needs. Not only is Nancy professional, she is perceptive and adaptable to meet the training needs of your company.”

Carolyn L. Churchill, C.P.A., Director of Accounting and International Integration | Diversified Communications

 Contact Nancy Ansheles for more information: email nkacatalyst@msn.com or call (207)272-5009

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