Clients

GuruMaker Works with Individuals and Organizations—Large and Small—All Over the World

Our clients include hi-tech start-ups, non-profits, educational institutions, media companies, manufacturers, government agencies, investment funds and professional service firms, in addition to many Fortune 500 companies who retain us to improve the business performance and outcomes of people critical to the organization’s success.

Outside of organizations, we are sought-after by successful individuals who recognize the need for professional coaching to strengthen leadership skills, develop executive presence and learn persuasive communication skills.

Select Client success stories illustrate how GuruMaker’s Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Effective Communication services have helped key individuals at companies master new insights, attitudes, skills and behaviors to improve on-the-job effectiveness.

Recent engagements include organizations such as:

ABC NewAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library FoundationAllstateAmerican Heart AssociationAstellasAT & TBaker HughesBarclaysBlue Cross Blue ShieldCA TechnologiesCarinal HealthCiscoColdwell BankerDanaDeloitteDentsplyDeutsche BankDHLDrexel UniversityElectronic ArtsEdelmanUniversidad Externado de ColumbiaGEGMHaas School of BusinessHarlem Children's ZoneHBOHearst MagazinesHertzHPIBMHilton WorldwideIntelInterbankLisi AerospaceMcGraw Hill FinancialMerrill LynchMetLifeNASAThe Nature ConservancyNokiaNorthrop GrummanNorthwestern MutualP & GPepsicoPromises Treatment CentersPrudentialThe Ritz-CarltonSC Johnson - A Family CompanySiemensSecurities Industry and Financial Markets AssociationSkytreeStandard & Poor'sUnited AirlinesUniversity of Central MissouriUniversity of Colorado BoulderUS BankU.S. Department of the Air ForceUS Department of DefenseUS Green Building CouncilU.S. MarinesUS Department of StateUS Social Security AdministrationWalkers ShortbreadWalmartThe White House

Select Client Testimonials

Harrison’s program “Present to Win: High Impact Presentation That Get Results” is by far the best presentation coaching our company has ever received.  It has changed our approach to sales presentations in fundamental and important ways.  We were recently awarded a significant project which I believe was won on the strength of our presentation and the application of the training we received from Harrision.  This is exactly what we asked for and he delivered.  Thank you Harrison!

— Matt Prince
President
Riley Construction Company Inc.

Harrison, I want to thank you, Jon and Michiko again for the three productive days that you spent with me. It has been a fantastic experience.

— Shawn Li
Vice President, Sales and Program Management
BorgWarner Automotive

Thank you for leading and facilitating our effective communication workshop. It was extremely beneficial to our squadron and we all had key takeaways that we can incorporate immediately. We even increased our briefing opportunities for more people in the squadron as a result of the things we learned in your workshop. Thanks for your help!

— Lt. Col. Dan Santoro
Squadron Commander
29th Weapons Squadron
United States Air Force

Ascending to executive leadership comes with new challenges and responsibilities. Working with Harrison, he provided the perfect balance of instruction and support to help me achieve important goals and develop new skills.

— Joseph Gadaleta
Chief Financial Officer
Walkers Shortbread

Harrison and I worked together for over a year and in that time I learned many new skills and approaches to management and leadership. Harrison is a very thoughtful and insightful coach that made a real difference to me in the approach to my career.

—Jonathan Reeve
Executive Managing Director
Product & Content
Standard & Poor Capital IQ

Harrison and the GuruMaker coaches have facilitated executive presence coaching and presentation skills as part of a leadership course for the past few years and continuously receive stellar feedback from participants. Harrison has designed the custom program to maximize the time learning and practicing techniques, while also reaching each individual with targeted feedback. Harrison is dedicated to delivering a high-quality program and genuinely supports every individual in their journey for improving their executive presence and presentation skills. It is a true pleasure to work with Harrison and the GuruMaker coaches.

— Sara Ley
Curriculum Manager
GE Crotonville

In a Department that prides itself on its communication skills, you became the standard to match in public oratory.

— Ambassador Otto Reich
U.S. Department of State

Your seminar on “Advocacy” for NASA Program and Project Managers was one of the best I have seen in my professional experience.

— Francis Hoban
Program and Project Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

It was our pleasure and great fortune to have you with us. We learned a wealth of valuable information… and had a great time learning it! Many thanks for the message you brought to us these past two days.

— Barbara Harrison, Ed.D.
Director, Missouri Center for Career Education
University of Central Missouri

Your help to our entire 130 person company has been invaluable.  You have greatly enhanced our presentation skills office wide, and in so doing have touched the lives of many people in our company, making them more confident, more articulate and better employees.  You have tamed our power point faux pas while drastically improving the quality of our brand and message.  Thank you for making our entire company better!  We look forward to working with you for many years to come.

— Adam A. Gross, FAIA
Principal
Ayers Saint Gross Architects and Planners

Harrison not only writes about Executive Presence but brings it, and you, to live during his very interactive and fun filled program. Be prepared to hear real truths. Most importantly, be open to the ideas.

— Norman Hunter
Director APJ Account Startup / Transition & Transformation
Hewlett-Packard

You provided an excellent learning experience to the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program. The advice on dealing with difficult groups, and the delivery techniques demonstrated, prepared participants for future briefings they will be required to present.

— Warren L. Banes, Jr.,
Acting Director,
Executive Leadership Development Program,
of the Secretary of Defense

Thank you, Harrison, for a valuable coaching experience. The knowledge and experience you and your team provided me with can’t be put in words. I also want to let you know that the way the coaching was organized, and the references to materials and feedback you provided me with are highly reinforcing and incredibly motivating.

— Victor Shevtsov
Supply Chain and Operations Strategy Vice-President
PepsiCo Europe

The skills you helped instill were what I needed to ascend to the executive level. Thank you for your invaluable help.

— Stephen Smith
Director
Cisco Systems