Jo Umberger

Facilitating the process of key players achieving measurable, mission-critical results in leadership, communication, engagement, people skills/People Side of Lean, productivity, and teamwork.


What a few of our client company leaders have to say:

"There are thousands of developmental (programs) available, of which most I categorize as rah-rah, having sparks but little fire. Your programming achieves the most important level of results that most miss, because it is customized and personalized to specifically outlined requirements, even to the point of specifically identified needs of individual employees. Your professional, detailed approach is extremely effective and kept our employees interested and involved." 
Rick Bodenschatz, President, Abloy Security, Inc. (An Assa Abloy Co.)

"I wanted to take just a moment and thank you again for the wonderful job you did in developing and presenting the 'Cultural Shift' (program) for my employees. As you will recall, we faced quite a challenge in shifting from the operations, order-taking mentality to a true sales-driven organization. In the year and half following (the program), we increased our net receivables by 42%! We had a lot of people dedicated to our mission and they worked very hard to achieve their result in a difficult environment. No doubt -- your (work) played a large part in our success. Thank you."
Dave Bumpers, Vice President, Associates First Capital Corporation

"Our partnership has grown strong through the years and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your dedication and service to our company. I would have to say the best part of your service involves the customization you provide."
Donna King, Human Resources Representative, Sanford (A Newell Rubbermaid Co.) 

“Jo worked with our sales force at Newell Rubbermaid's Intercraft Picture Frame company and was highly effective in helping us provide skill and team development. I certainly would use Jo again should the occasion present itself in the future.” 
Robert (Bob) Evans, SVP, Newell Rubbermaid

"Jo, I wanted to take a moment to express my thanks for the work you did... We made amazing progress. That progress was more than I imagined we could accomplish. And it was due in large part to your efforts. Of course follow up will be critical. I look forward to continuing to working with you over the rest of the year. Thanks so much for your good work."
Dr. Alan Downer, Director, Historic Preservation Department, Navajo Nation

Kind words from a few of our end-user clients:

"Not only did I enjoy the sessions, the way we communicated and the content, I also strongly believe this has been and will be very useful and profitable for my working and more private life."

"I appreciated the fact our discussions were not cast iron; we often deviated from the given subject to cover specific questions or points of interest then get back on track."

"I have truly enjoyed our coaching sessions. We have highlighted topics that have been a challenge for me for quite some time, and now I able to tackle them with a level of confidence that was not present before."

"When I reflect on these sessions, I can’t help but think how I wish I had had these sessions earlier in my career, especially before my first management role. I now see so many different ways I could have approached items with the concepts I have learned, some mistakes I could have avoided. I truly think all employees who are identified as potential leaders should experience this learning opportunity. The concepts I have learned have made a difference already with me, and I know that the impact will be long term."

"My overall experience with Jo has been so eye opening. To see the areas where I could improve the things I need to work on in order to meet the goals I set in my career is amazing. It’s like having the map to my destiny right in front of me!!!  I really enjoyed working with Jo would definitely recommend the training for other individuals as it has been so beneficial to me. Jo is a great coach and has a genuine interest in others and their success."

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