This letter is to tell you about my experiences with Glenn Cohen and his workshops at I & WE Coaching. I first met Glenn in 2006 when my wife and I signed up for his couple’s coaching. Shortly after we were married, we hit the usual issues, and tried a number of counselors, which were all unsuccessful. However Glenn was the one my wife and I both connected with. I still use many of the techniques he taught us in my everyday life, as Glenn was different from all the others because he gives the tools needed to communicate in business and personal life.
In 2010, I decided to start my own biotech company, which took off more quickly than I could have imagined. In October 2011, a large corporation acquired my company and we expanded the facility and personnel at exponential rates. Shortly after our evolution, I began seeing the usual “growing pains” after expanding the number of employees and space by 400% in 1 month. Being all laboratory employees, the culture tends to promote people who work well alone and now working inside a large corporation, they needed to adapt to working with others in this office and in the other offices around the country. I remembered how much I got out of Glenn’s work, and called him to come in and provide some workshops for my team.
When I announced to the staff I was bringing someone in to help with team building, leadership, etc, I received the “usual” eye rolling and one person asked if they could skip the class because they were really busy. However, once Glenn came in and began the workshops with everyone, we began seeing a huge change to all the employees’ attitudes. In fact, ¾ of the employees asked to have additional one on one time with Glenn so help their personal growth. I was so pleased with the feedback from 100% of my employees, I decided to pay for a number of hours for each employee to meet with Glenn 1-on-1, of which all but one employee took me up on that offer.
In the year since Glenn met with my team, I have seen a change in all but one of the employees. Many times I hear them say something like, “Would Glenn approve of how you just spoke with that person?” To that, I just smile and couldn’t be happier we brought him in to work with my team. Furthermore, I have seen a handful of my employees strive to move up and take a more management/supervisory position, which I believe wouldn’t haven been possible without the skills brought to them by Glenn.
I am sure you can tell that Glenn’s workshops have helped guide my life both personally and in business. One of my employees who started as my Executive Assistant is now successfully running a large medical practice and I believe this is partly because of her communication and team building skills learned and executed with Glenn. I give Glenn and his workshops my highest recommendations and would be happy to discuss with you further if you have any questions.