John M. Hoeft - Country Manager - Pfizer Indonesia
James is an extremely talented business manager and learning executive that I have worked with for many years when he was in Pfizer. He brings a high level of professionalism and analysis to whatever he does. James engages people and organizations to deliver the best learning experiences and add value to any initiative.
Amal Belakbir - Experienced Training and Development Consultant
I had the opportunity to work with James on very strategic projects..., where he succeeded to influence and drive change in different countries. He has the strength to train and facilitate topics to diverse population(s) from top management on down.
He works with a high level of professionalism... He is very human and very people oriented. I was trained by James for different programs, it was always exciting for me at these meetings, because of the learning I gained from him. Beside, James is very human and people oriented..
Greg Rasmussen - Owner, RASMA LLC. Anytime Fitness
James is a detail oriented learning strategist. He is an excellent facilitator for any leadership development and management training.
Paschal Brennan - VP Business Development at DEVLINHAIR Productions, Inc.
I highly recommend James for his ability to lead projects and his platform skills. He has been an intregal part of rolling out many TTT sessions globally for BI and has always executed flawlessly.
Petronela Gregova - Open to New Opportunities
I have worked with James on a number of events organized by our company & it always was/is a real pleasure. James is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic people I know, who has the ability to win the crowd over easily. He proved himself to be a highly experienced professional and confident speaker with global experience. I’m looking forward to many other successful events he’ll be a part of.
So if you’re looking for a great speaker, workshop leader or chair look no further!.
Jennifer Iannetta - Global Executive Leader at Merck
James is a collaborative partner with a great deal of expertise in global cultures and implications when creating a concept and taking it through to implementation. James worked with myself and a Global team in the concept-implementation stages of a Global Learning Curriculum initiative. His contributions were specifically in managing the process by which the team created the concept and formulated an implementation plan. In this role, James provided timely insight and coaching on how to account for Global nuances and cultural considerations. In addition, he facilitated team meetings and presentations to management teams on the agreement to our concept and the considerations & support required to implement these concepts in a timely, effective manner. I truly valued and appreciated the partnership with James and the opportunity to have him as part of a high performing team that executed an initiative that was the first of many that would follow. We broke new ground for our organization and today are still seeing the implications of this work on other Global learning curriculum initiatives.
Frank Urso - Business Development Director at BI WORLDWIDE
If you seek a passionate, knowledgeable training professional with global experience to be a valuable addition to your team or project, I would highly recommend James. Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working with James and was immediately impressed with his ability to establish instant credibility with the client team. This ability comes as a result of his consultative and personable approach, and is built upon the foundation of his extensive learning and development experience.
Liza Tredway - Communication Skills/Connecting Facilitator/Coach; Featured Speaker; Professional Vocalist/Actress
I have know James for almost 11 years now... I was most impressed then and still am, with his quiet strength, generosity, vast intelligence in a wide variety of areas and his ability to "jump in there" and do whatever needed to be done. It was as a result of this collaboration, as well as James's encouragement, expertise and guidance, that I began Dynamic Leading 6 years ago... We began combining our wisdom, strengths and passion for excellence approximately 3 years ago. Simply put, James is a "monster" when it comes to cutting right to the heart of matters. He has the unique ability to rapidly analyze specific needs of his clients, quickly formulating the very best people and means to address those needs. I have never seen another consultant quite like James. He is wildly talented, skilled, motivated and wraps all of this and so much more into what makes James so very rare. His passion for helping, his sensitivity, spirituality, integrity, decency, fairness, deep seated, genuine "good guy" qualities are just some of the jewels James brings to any table. He is a superb mentor, friend and colleague and I feel beyond blessed to have him in my corner and be a part of his vision. Bottom line, in selecting the very best for yourself, your people, your company/institution, James Gehrke's Magnify Leadership and Development is the only phone call you need to make.
Joseph Leah - Managing Partner, JL Consulting & Training, LLC
James is an excellent instructor and facilitator. He has an outstanding ability to leverage his extensive business experience and global perspective to train and develop managers at various levels. We have worked together on multiple engagements over the past few years for major corporate clients, and have achieved the highest levels of client satisfaction.
Philippe Latapie - Managing Director at StratX
James has displayed a unique ability to engage a large audience of over 100 senior professionals. He was able to challenge their thinking by immersing the audience in creative teamwork exercises that got important points across in a memorable, thought provoking way.
Bob Pearce - Leadership Development Director, Europe at A S Watson
I have worked with James on a number of international projects. Each time James' pragmatic, no-nonsense approach has added significant value to the program. James does not shy away from challenging conversations during a programme and will work hard to ensure all those attending the workshop are in the best frame of mind to gain maximum benefit from the program. Overall a great Coach and Facilitator that works hard to add value to the delegates and also to the key stakeholder within the business.
Suzanne Wood - Human Resources Professional
Worked with James on key leadership and development projects. Understanding clients' brief is his second nature. Offers pragmatic solutions. Very experienced, highly professional and personally engaging.
Rosa Eiroa - Directora de Entrenamiento at Ferring Pharmaceuticals
James has a very good and deep knowledge about T&D strategies and programs and how to be used in bussines organitations. He believes in "the power of people" for the organizations.
Everett Cunningham - Regional President, AsiaPac, EPBU, Pfizer, Inc.
James is an outstanding worker and leader that is always connected to the business. He has the abiltity to connect to anyone he works with or for. I recommend James.
Matt Fankhauser - Region Sales Director at InMoment (formerly Mindshare Technologies)
James brings expert knowledge and experience to our field and our clients and has the ability to work in a very flexible way. James is very organized and is excellent at keeping track of events and actions that lead to achieving the project expectations and goals. I have experienced first hand the manner in which James can provide a variety of quality skills and services in leadership development and program delivery services. James is very easy to work with and is also eager to continue to improve his own abilities to better meet the needs of his clients and partners. I highly recommend James as a leadership development consultant.
Claudia De Belder-Chen
James is a great professional who has a strong passion to help people develop. He was always willing to share his knowledge, ideas and valuable thoughts in various aspects of learning and development. James is a role model and I have learned a great deal from James.
I truly believe that his expertise, holistic views and in-depth knowledge in ‘learning and development’ particularly in the field of leadership development, field force effectiveness and coaching will be invaluable to anyone who partners with him.