Testimonials
What do our Customers say about the results we produce?
Kevin builds enduring customer relationships through the results he produces. Find out “how” from this unsolicited feedback from customers and collaborators.
And you, from all I can see are very, very good at [making everyone around you thrive]!

My very, very best to you Kevin!

Make everyone around you thrive!  That’s the key to success, happiness, and the purposeful life.

And you, from all I can see, are very, very good at that!

Kip Tindell - Chairman & CEO, The Container Store
Kevin Turner is one of the best Executive Coaches in the Country.

"Kevin Turner is one of the best Executive Coaches in the Country."

Paula Hill-Strasser, Director MBA-BLC, SMU Cox School of Business
I could not imagine how we would be as successful as we are without the resource of the TLS team. They have become an invaluable asset to our business leadership team.

"I have had the opportunity to work with Kevin Turner and his team at Turner Leadership Strategies (TLS) on raising the bar of our leadership team’s capabilities. From individual engagement, beginning with myself, to team training, Kevin and his team brought out the best in each of us.  Their unique approach to leadership training quickly gets to the root of the need and then through use of effective tools and exercises, raises awareness which in turn leads to sustainable improvements. 

In addition as we have had needs arise, the TLS team has drawn from their own collective experience to provide a versatility of other services to help us plan and grow our business.  

I could not imagine how we would be as successful as we are without the resource of the TLS team. They have become an invaluable asset to our business leadership team."

Scott Burrows - Sr. Vice President, TDIndustries
You will never fully understand the significance of your contributions. We wouldn't be where we are today without the influence of you and your methods.

"Kevin, your impact on our organization and on my personal growth as an executive and a fellow human being are beyond words.  Your ability to understand and relate to your clients is simply beyond words.

You will never fully understand the significance of your contributions.  We wouldn't be where we are today without the influence of you and your methods.

Thanks for everything."

Josh Roan - Chairman, HomePro Home Technologies
Wow is all I can say about Kevin!...Kevin has opened my mind to a new capacity...I believe this coaching opportunity came at the best point in my life and career. Thank you, Kevin Turner. You have been a great inspiration!

"As I started attending Kevin Turner’s one on one coaching classes, I found myself being pulled into the excitement of doing something new. I felt that I was using some untapped resources, which haven’t been used since I retired out of the military. The thought of reading books, taking notes and analyzing information, rekindled my eagerness to learn more.

Kevin also analyzed me to determine what type of person and traits were within me. His previous findings prior to meeting me were that I was arrogant at times, had a chip on my shoulder and even flew off the handle occasionally. As I look back at myself I came to realize that some of this was true. Now his new findings have driven him to a new conclusion...He also understood that I am disgruntled with the bottle neck in career paths that I have encountered.

Now let’s talk about the good findings which Kevin was able to draw out of me. With all the military experience and training I have undergone, I’m not being used to my fullest potential. ...Wow is all I can say about Kevin! The good lord has blessed him with the ability to analyze people and to help them change their life.

Kevin has opened my mind to a new capacity. He has given me tools and ideas, which help me comprehend people with a different perspective. I believe this coaching opportunity came at the best point in my life and career.

Thank you, Kevin Turner.   You have been a great inspiration!"

John Orosco, TDIndustries
Your Leadership Training...helped me immensely with maneuvering through a difficult time in my career.

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your Leadership Training. It appeared when I found myself at a real crossroads and it helped me immensely with maneuvering through a difficult time in my career.”

NT, Fortune 200 Co.
I have met a man who is truly a giant in his business...

"I want to thank you for…making these last 20+ weeks such a valuable experience for me.

I have met a man who is truly a giant in his business and I perceive in his personal life as well. 
You are one of those rare people in business who has compassion and the experience to make me and others see a lot of things in ourselves/our surroundings that we can change or adapt to in order to be better at our jobs and in our personal/family lives. I now have a lot of tools, knowledge and information that I did not have before. Your tools concept really works for me.

I now have a clear business roadmap for my business future and I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. This has truly been a rewarding experience. For all of this and many other things...A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!"

Senior Manager, $400 Million Residential-Home Building Co.
Kevin serves as a check on what I am thinking. It is always beneficial to have two minds involved...

"Kevin serves as a check on what I am thinking. It is always beneficial to have two minds involved..."

BF, Fortune 200 Co.
Kevin has a natural curiosity along with a quiet self-assurance that permits him to easily focus his attention on my concerns.

"Kevin's ability to focus on the other person is evident in virtually everything we discuss and encounter. Kevin has a natural curiosity along with a quiet self-assurance that permits him to easily focus his attention on my concerns."

MB, $3B Food Services Co.
Great program. I have never seen anything else like it. If you want to create great people, this is the only way to do it, period.

"Great program. I have never seen anything else like it. If you want to create great people, this is the only way to do it, period."

JC, Fortune 100 Best Places to Work Co.
I learned a lot about myself and how my team interacts...[This training] has changed my life!

"I learned a lot about myself and how my team interacts. This training was useful because it helped us implement some needed changes. It helped our team tremendously. This training helps people interact. It has changed my life!

MK, Fortune 500 Co.
Kevin Turner has a unique talent...for permanent, positive change.

"Kevin Turner has a unique talent.

He sees what makes a person tick, and what needs to take place for permanent, positive change."

 

Vice President, $44 Billion Financial Services unit of Energy/Tech Conglomerate
Kevin is an amazing person who has the unique ability of being able to identify problems and move toward solutions that can be embraced by all those involved.

"Kevin is an amazing person who has the unique ability of being able to identify problems and move toward solutions that can be embraced by all those involved. He works tirelessly to accomplish the objectives and all the while shows an immense amount of caring for each and every person involved."

JC, Fortune 500 Co.
Your training process is like an internal personality surgery...

"Your training process is like an internal personality surgery. 

Comparing the before and after, I am very different.  Even more importantly, my relationships with people are so much stronger."

 

 

Senior Partner, Multi-Billion Dollar International Management Consulting Firm
Kevin is the definition of trust...Kevin possesses more strategic intelligence about our company than anyone else besides the CEO and the Board of Directors.

"Kevin is the definition of trust. His respect for employee privacy is without exception. Kevin possesses more strategic intelligence about our company than anyone else besides the CEO and the Board of Directors. He is the only outsider to regularly attend our Board meetings." 

LM, Fortune 200 Co.
TLS gave me tools for approaching difficult situations more professionally than I have done in the past.

"This training got everybody on a more positive note. TLS had everything put together in an orderly manner and kept everything going at a good pace throughout our months of training. This helped me understand my strong and weak points. It has given our team much better morale. TLS gave me tools for approaching difficult situations more professionally than I have done in the past."

SM, Big Four Accounting Firm
I truly do appreciate having your firm as a partner to us. [TLS] is extremely valuable to us as we continue to grow and get better at what we do.

"You were instrumental and key to helping me be more effective and what we went through was central to our extremely positive results (both financial and as it relates to team dynamic).  The work that you have done for us has been oustanding...I truly do appreciate having your firm as a partner to us.  You guys are extremely valuable to us as we continue to grow and get better at what we do."

TM, Mid-Market Construction Co.
I would rate TLS-t3 Turnaround program as the best available in today's market.

"I have attended many management seminars and have employed many consultants. Implementing their ideas into our business has had varied results. In the area of personnel/team management, I would rate TLS-t3 Turnaround program as the best available in today's market."

AB, Mid-Sized Business
...What we learn from [Kevin] and [his] tools stays with us much longer than anything else we've ever gone through.

The biggest difference between TLS and the others we've engaged in the past is that with TLS, we have specifically tailored tools that are unique to us…What we learn from [Kevin] and [his] tools stays with us much longer than anything else we've ever gone through."

Mid-size Residential Technologies Co.
Kevin has helped me verbalize more and speak up...It is amazing how [his tools] have helped me.

"Kevin has helped me to verbalize more and speak up. I have always been quiet and shy...At first, I laughed at myself when I did [his tool that helped me overcome this]. But I still did it just like we were told to. I now practice this and other tools during my drive times to and from work. It is amazing how they have helped me."

PH, Fortune 500 Co.
The results are measurable.

My company spends millions every year on all kinds of corporate training, workshops, counseling, coaching and seminars.
None of it is nearly as effective as this program has been for my life and my career. The results are measurable.

Executive, $64 Billion Dollar International Pharma Co.
[Kevin's tools] taught each member how to act, think and make decisions as if they owned the business.

"I believe the greatest gift Kevin left on our organization was the "Ownership" tool and philosophy. It taught each member how to act, think and make decisions as if they owned the business. Another gift TLS left us with was the reorganization of our leadership into a management board consisting of three team members to support each key senior manager/leader. This has relieved the pressure off of just one person making all of our critical decisions."

MK, Fortune 500 Co.
Kevin, thanks again for all you have done for _________, me, and TDIndustries. We are proud to count you as a friend and ally. We will be using you again in the future.

"I'm sure that your efforts will bring positive changes to those that read [Change is Good] and practice the habits you teach.  Kevin, thanks again for all you have done for _________, me, and TDIndustries.  We are proud to count you as a friend and ally.  We will be using you again in the future."

Rod Johannsen, TDIndustries
People have noticed a huge change...It is truly unbelievable.

“_______ has reacted better to what is going on than most of our partners. I see him reaching out to his people and others. People have noticed a huge change and I am proud of the way he is being a leader! It really is unbelievable how calm and composed he is because it is anything but calm in our organization right now. Most of our partners have a great deal of fear and stress and they can’t help but show it. He is truly inspirational!"

Senior Partner, $24 Billion Auditing, Accounting and Advisory Firm
Kevin has provided us with excellent tools for dealing with inter-departmental conflict in an immediate and positive way.

"Open and clear communication is the predominant feature of Kevin's philosophy. TLS taught us problem-solving skills as well as interviewing and hiring skills. Kevin joined our staff meetings and taught us to be more effective and productive. He has empowered us as a team and as individuals to proactively deal with issues that confront us on a daily basis. Kevin has provided us with excellent tools for dealing with inter-departmental conflict in an immediate and positive way."

TM, Small Business
I’m well beyond most of the goals that were set for me at the beginning of the year...

“I just got out of my [performance] review and it went well. I’m well beyond most of the goals that were set for me at the beginning of the year. . .

I asked him what were my biggest accomplishments of the year and he said my emotional control and confidence. . .

He said that they have seen more positive things from this year than all the other years combined. He said I’ve always been good with customer relationships and job intelligence, but that I have added an ‘emotional maturity’ to the mix, which I agree with.

Thanks for all of your help. It immediately helped my personal life (my wife loves you) and now it’s starting to help at work. We are really making progress now.”

Partner, $500M Construction Co.
Your impact on _______, and therefore on our company, has been huge...Kevin, thanks for the excellent work so far.

"Your impact on  _______, and therefore on our company, has been huge. The noticeable changes have been:

  1. 50% less pre-occupation w/ small, non-strategic issues...
  2. 50% less tolerant of sub-par performance that drags him away from important tasks and starts the spiral…
  3. Beginning to ask for more value-added analysis of his people and to be hands on in this important area. Very good improvement in allocating the time towards strategic thinking, planning and clean communication to his people.

Kevin, thanks for the excellent work so far.  ________ is one of the best, most respected and certainly hardest-working executives we have. Now you have helped move him even closer towards a bigger job and a better work/life balance."

Senior Vice President, $11 Billion Food/Beverage Co.
Kevin was easy to talk to [about some hard-to-talk-about issues], and he made me feel comfortable.

"Kevin was easy to talk to [about some hard-to-talk-about issues], and he made me feel comfortable."

OH, Mid-Sized Construction Co.
You have a practical, intuitive-sense and you designed your process specifically for each of our people.

"You have a practical, intuitive-sense and you designed your process specifically for each of our people.  We like the fact that you didn’t train or coach our people in packaged systems. You first listened and then gave each participant what was needed.."

BF, Mid-Sized Co.
Kevin is my mentor. I sit with him for an hour or two at least twice a month. Whether it is about business or life or serving in the community.

"Kevin is my mentor. I sit with him for an hour or two at least twice a month. Whether it is about business or life or serving in the community. I count Kevin as a friend and more. They broke the mold when they made Kevin Turner."

JS, Fortune 500 Co.
TLS and Kevin Turner could not have done better...[This program] It builds individual work habits and work relationships. The training has made me more aware of what I say to people. It has caused me to think before I speak or take action.

"TLS and Kevin Turner could not have done better. My first impression of this training was negative. I knew is was costing me money as a stock-holder. At that time I didn't think I needed any help. However, because of this program I see many positive changes both in my life and in our group. It builds individual work habits and work relationships. The training has made me more aware of what I say to people. It has caused me to think before I speak or take action."

SB, Mid-Sized Construction Co.
Our CFO, Director of Marketing, Director of Accounting, VP of Sales, VP of Human Resources, and several Senior Brand Managers…are all making more valuable contributions to the success and growth of our company because of you.

Yesterday I attended a company-wide meeting. Our marketing department was presenting their plans to the 180 or so executives in attendance. Of particular interest was a 30-minute segment led by [Trainee]. She was superb in her poise, self-confidence and command of material. She glowed and her audience responded in kind. Afterward, I overheard several people commenting on how she stood out among all the speakers that day. Later, I reflected on the difference your development training made on her professional life. She is but one in a series of managers who've had the benefit of working with you. Our CFO, Director of Marketing, Director of Accounting, VP of Sales, VP of Human Resources, and several Senior Brand Managers have all had their career paths accelerated and their futures improved by completing your development program. They are all making more valuable contributions to the success and growth of our company because of you. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. We have all benefited from our association with you.

President, Fortune 500 Company
Kevin's influence and knowledge have translated into tangible, measurable results...

"Our business has experienced an incredible year, even though that has not been the trend for most in our industry across the country. Kevin's influence and knowledge have translated into tangible, measurable results and we can't thank you enough for the time spent and the tools you've left with us."

MP, Mid-Sized Business
What I learned from you and your tools has stayed with me much longer than anything else I have ever done.

 “It's been three years now since your executive training/development work with me and my team and I wanted to let you know about the things that have stayed with me after all this time. First, I recently went to a weeklong leadership program. They were right on with what you and I discovered about me. I still don’t know what amazes me more; the fact that they figured me out in a week, or the fact that you figured me out without all those tests and surveys. But the biggest difference between your program and the others is that…I still use your tools you gave me. What I learned from you and your tools has stayed with me much longer than anything else I have ever done.

Second, you have also worked with two of my highest financial performers (who also had some leadership issues). We have really been able to capitalize on the financial performance of some really dynamic producers without all of the "scorched earth" that sometimes comes with those types of personalities. At a company like ours, where you have to do two things: 1) be a servant leader, and 2) produce business results; your work has meant career growth and opportunity for those individuals as well as myself.

Third, you were instrumental and key to helping me be more effective and what we went through was central to our extremely positive results (both financial and as it relates to team dynamics). The work that you have done for us has been going on for the past few years.

I truly appreciate having your firm as a partner to us. You guys are extremely valuable to us as we continue to grow and get better at what we do.”

Senior Vice President, $500M Construction Co.
I have come in contact with consultants and coaches of many disciplines. I honestly can think of no single one that listened, enabled, mentored and cared to/for me the way Kevin and TLS has.

"The TLS program has been extremely helpful for me and my job. Because of my background, I have come in contact with consultants and coaches of many disciplines. I honestly can think of no single one that listened, enabled, mentored and cared to/for me the way Kevin and TLS has. This has been an experience I will keep with me always."

JS, Fortune 500 Co.