One of the best ways to understand Craig is to hear from his clients. Here are a few excerpts from some of his clients.

“Thank you for conducting the training for Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. Since accepting my position here, I have wanted to do a team building exercise to promote better communication. Your training performed that by helping our managers understand their style of communication and how others may be different. That difference sometimes led to conflict. With a better understanding of the different styles, our team grew to understand each other better and communication improved. The exact result I was searching for. I appreciate the service you offered and the positive effects it has had on our team.”

John E. Schaefer President/COO
Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co.

“You truly were a big “hit” with our admins. They are still talking and spreading the word as to how interesting and entertaining you were. Linda has shared with me your listing of other presentations and programs that could be used at the IAAP International Educational Forum next August in Washington DC. Thanks again.”

Patti Barton, CPS

“What a wonderful, entertaining and informative program! Some speakers wonder why their presentations fall flat. They should attend one of yours to see what theirs is missing!”

Linda Regan Program Chair, Springfield MO
Assoc. for Women in Communications

“Thank you for a fantastic presentation. People are still talking about it. You know how concerned I was with the length of your presentation, but everyone seemed to want more and more. Your knowledge of the subject matter is evident and your personality is entertaining. You are definitely in the right business.”

Peggy Harber, CPS V.P. Lindbergh Chapter
International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals

“On behalf of the PfAST Leadership Team, we want to thank you… You engaged the audience and we have received many positive comments on how dynamic your presentation was.

Shirley Black — PfAST Leadership Team

“Craig Venard received a rating of 4.5 of a possible 5.0, our highest rated speaker of the season.” “Very good speaker!” “Excellent presentation; entertaining & informative.”

Steve Mundwiller – St. Louis ASQ Chair-Elect
American Society for Quality, St Louis Chapter 

“We received a great deal of positive feedback regarding your presentation. In fact, in a follow-up survey, you received one of the highest scores I can remember (if not the highest). Clearly you were a hit with our members. Not only was your presentation enlightening, it was engaging.

Linda J. Raynes, CAE President
St. Louis Society of Association Executives

“The tools you provided helped improve communication between diverse team members as well as serve as a guideline for structuring individual teams from members with all the necessary profiles to meet project scopes. The straight forward way of delivering the information in a simple framework, enlivened with humorous examples helped those attending retain the learnings.

Mary Patterson — Director,
Manufacturing Execution Systems, North America
Nestle Purina PetCare

“I want to thank you for the fabulous job you did training our supervisory and management staff in personality styles and leadership. Comments from the participants were overwhelmingly positive and they were especially grateful to have a class that was easily understood and thus, easily remembered and implemented. Many of the employees entered the room curious, but skeptical about attending yet another management training class. However, it was easy to see their body language soften and laughter fill the room as they became more aware that this training would be not only different than they had yet experienced, but better.”

Julie Breneman — Personnel Administrator
St. Louis County Department of Health

“Great presentation. You could have gone on for another hour and I don’t think anyone would have left. I think CU summed it up when she said, “I wish I had a tape of this!”

Lode Smith — Executive Director
MO Assoc. of Insurance and Financial Advisors

“The attendees raved about your sessions.”

Jim Lynch — Executive Director
Association of Professional Office Managers

“The response from the conference participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Your expertise in the realm of human behavior combined with your natural enthusiasm and sense of humor resulted in not only a very informative, but a highly entertaining presentation. Thanks for an exemplary learning experience!

Alan Stevens — Executive Director
Oral Health Network of Missouri