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Sandy's speech was very inspiring with action points for attendees to reflect and take action on. Very professional and uplifting."

~ Judy Vitucci, Executive Director, Acoustic Neuroma Association

Sandra Strauss is a dynamic and informative speaker! Show Up and Shine with Guts, Grace & Gusto was truly inspirational! Sandra clearly expressed how putting the winning spirit to work will help the administrative staff of Fairfax County Government become more valuable. Participants gave comments like; ‘excellent presentation; powerful message; very inspirational; and motivating!’ Her Smart Choices for Wellness workshop was informative and enlightening. Great information about today’s realities on health issues."

~ Sharon Kay Hackett, Organizational Development and Training Division, County of Fairfax, VA

Sandy’s presentation to Fairfax County Intellectual Disability Services staff, “Energizing the Winning Spirit at Work with Guts, Grace and Gusto,” was well received by her audience. Sandy’s knowledge and understanding of creating a winning spirit in the workplace hit home with the human service professionals in attendance. The topics of workplace communication, relationships, wellness, and the pursuit of excellence were, as stated by one participant, “applicable to everybody and should be incorporated everywhere. The program was “very inspirational, well organized and thought provoking."

~ Joel M. Friedman, Management Analyst/Strategic Planner, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Great presentation! Very articulate!"

~ Mario Hoo, Regional Campaign Director, AOL

Fantastic inspirational message! Sandra knows her material!"

~ B. McRail, Dept of Family Services, Fairfax County, VA

Sandra presented several energetic programs at EPA. Her message was powerful, thought-provoking, and filled with practical tool on how to survive work-life balance. Sandy is a fabulous role model; she is encouraging, upbeat and informative. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. We appreciated her message and participant feedback was excellent, remarking they felt inspired, hopeful and uplifted. We will definitely invite Sandy back again!"

~ June Turner, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

What did I like about the program? Everything! Positive!"

~ Jim Davenport, Senior Educational Technologist, Easton, MD

Excellent information, interesting and compelling!"

~ Pam Patton, Manager, AOL

Wonderful! Sandy was very enthusiastic and her program provides very helpful information. Very beneficial!"

~ Penney Simmons, W.R. Grace, Columbia, MD

Thank you so much for your presentation to our staff on Get Along. We loved it! A small breakdown in communication can bring serious problems. Your seminar was wonderful at highlighting the issues that can lead to those communication failures, and then providing concrete resources to rebuild the bridges of trust and communication. The presentation was straightforward and easy for everyone to understand and appreciate. It has already made a difference. We look forward to working with you again in the future."

~ Laura Sandifer, Office Administrator, Carr-Maloney PC, Washington, DC

Your presentation was easy to follow, exciting to listen to, interesting, informative, positive and inspiring!"

~ Marilyn Bernbaum, American Red Cross-Montgomery Co., Silver Spring, MD

Our employees thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and it clearly had an impact as people were talking about the session for many days. Their evaluations described you as charismatic, inspiring, energetic and well-informed. Your Get Along topic is a crucial one, as it deals with vital issues of teamwork, cooperation, communication and morale in the workplace. We look forward to working with you again in the future and highly recommend you to any other group looking for quality training."

~ John McIlveen, Director of Human Resources, Benefits and Administration, American Institute for Cancer Research

Your presentation “Leading with Passion” was well-received by our dynamic and diversified audience. You inspired and motivated us all to connect with passion, striving for excellence in our personal and professional lives. You are indeed a phenomenal women!"

~ Vanessa Walker Allen, Founder/President, Phenomenal Women’s Alliance

Your uplifting keynote address was very positive, appropriate for our audience and reflective of your preliminary interviews with key leaders of our industry. Everyone related very positively to you as evidenced by their evaluations and comments. . . From our first phone conversation, I felt the positive energy you radiated which flowed through everything you did. You were organized, efficient, flexible, upbeat and full of good humor."

~ Linda J. Neher, Director of Operations, Indiana Telecommunications Association, Indianapolis, IN

Sandra’s presentation style was very upbeat and energetic. She engaged our group with thought-provoking questions."

~ Debra A. Corbell, Horizon Chillicothe Telephone Co., Chillicothe, OH

Well-organized, high-energy, great program! Sandy is well-prepared and has great solutions for dealing with difficult people.” "

~ Eugene Bruce, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Baltimore, MD

Fun and easy to follow!"

~ Cynthia Lacey, Booz Allen & Hamilton, McLean, VA

Your genuine desire to help is refreshing and very informative."

~ Deborah Jackson, Fairfax County Police Department

Great strategies—information that can be used for work, home and everywhere in life."

~ Leanne Allen, Director, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Very vibrant, encouraging, fantastic and fun!"

~ Jacqueline Poobe, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, Washington, D.C.

Sandy is such a dynamic speaker! She speaks from the heart and always gives her audiences more than they bargained for – advice, encouragement, and practical take-away ideas. She offers insight into facing life’s challenges, and offers practical advice on communicating more effectively and with more joy."

~ Katherine Hutt, President, Nautilus Communications, Inc., Vienna, VA

Sandra’s presentation covers all the bases; she is engaging, sensitive, humorous and knowledgeable. Drawing from her personal life experiences, she shares her insight and wisdom to teach others to navigate through the turbulent waters of their lives. Sandra’s positive energy is captivating and contagious leaving her audience with a feeling of empowerment to face the challenges and successes of their lives with ‘guts, grace and gusto’."

~ Susan Mulligan, Owner, Starr Publishing

A very dynamic and energetic speaker. Exceptional!"

~ Jean Honey, Research & Assessment Analyst, Chesapeake College