Testimonials


Insights Shared by our Coachees…

“Our executive management team was having major problems coping with our rapid growth. The problems were not because of a lack of skills,  knowledge, or experience but a rather an inability to articulate and execute a shared vision. There were many barriers particularly in the areas of communication and trust. Vicki was brought in as an individual coach for the team members. I must admit I was skeptical – very skeptical. Most of us met with Vicki once a month. Over a period of several months I really began to enjoy the sessions. I began to call our hour long sessions “business therapy”. Vicki has a way of digging deep into a problem area in a way that is thoughtful, kind, and most importantly valuable.

Things began to change for the better. The changes were dramatic but subtle. In most cases I didn’t realize my behavior had changed! However, every time I really thought about the improvement in my interactions with my co-workers it traced back to a conversation or insight from one of my meetings with Vicki. Amazing results. I’d say she was magic if I believed in such things.”

Chief Information Officer


“The coaching I received from Vicki Grove was invaluable.  I learned about myself and gained the self confidence I needed to promote my strengths, my skills, my style, and my values to future employers.  Thanks to Vicki I was offered and have taken a new position with a company, in the perfect location of the country for my wife and I to live.”

Chief Operating Officer


“Working with Vicki has truly been a life changing experience for me. Vicki has helped to open my eyes and understand how my behaviors and reactions affect perceptions around me. I have read tons of management books, been to endless seminars and educational events and have never had anything “click” in the way it has with Vicki’s guidance. She has the ability to zoom in and understand exactly what I am trying to explain in my sometimes-jumbled thought process. Vicki has helped make me a better listener, a better leader and a better coach to my own team with real practices I can put into place immediately. I have been able to completely confide in Vicki and know she can look at all things objectively and provide constructive feedback. Vicki is exactly what I have been waiting for to help me get to the next level in my career. I am so grateful for her guidance and thought she has put into coaching me!”

Vice President


“My coaching experience with Vicki has been absolutely transformational. I had recently been promoted into an executive role within the organization, and Vicki helped me make the shift from being an operational and tactical manager to becoming a strategic leader. Through her invaluable insight, experience, and guidance, I learned how best to interact with other senior leaders, and how, in my role, I can have the most impact to benefit our organization. She is truly gifted!”

Chief Financial Officer


“You have given me some wonderful insights that have had a very positive impact on my life in such a very short time. My whole attitude and perspective is totally different today than what it was a couple months ago and all of a sudden wonderful, positive things are starting to happen. I feel energized and excited about things now. The things I have learned from my conversations with you will not only benefit me and my life, but through me it will surely have a positive impact on my family and my team.”

Business Operations Manager


“I appreciate you sharing your expertise and insights with me, and it’s obvious to me you genuinely care about people. Management activity is gauged on successfully achieving business objectives. Although we did define and pro-actively address a variety of actionable business objectives, you also helped me acknowledge the significance of my personal accomplishments, both here and at home. This coaching event (your influence) provided me the opportunity to step back and reflect on everything I have successfully shouldered over the years. Perhaps not the most important business related objective, but it is what made me who I am today, and it reassured me that I can and will persevere in whatever my company tasks me with.”

Engineering Manager


“Thank you for gift of your time; our conversation was inspiring, thought-provoking and helpful to me in so many ways.  I am excited to ponder on a deeper basis everything we discussed. I can easily see why you have had such success in your work, and I am very appreciative that you are willing to use your skills, time and energy to help me through this part of my journey.  I will definitely keep you posted on my progress!”

Sandy, personal Coachee

 

Perspectives Shared by our Clients…

“There are times when an HR Department needs to reach out for external help on large projects, organizational development interventions, and talent acquisition strategies. When Dignity Health has such a need, Vicki Grove is the first person we contact.

Over the years, Vicki has partnered with us to develop innovative and industry-leading talent acquisition strategies to recruit when shortages existed in healthcare. We have also trusted Vicki to perform organizational development work with newly formed teams to increase their effectiveness and work with departments in the midst or large-scale change. In all instances, the organization emerged stronger though her guidance. Vicki’s talents have been a gift to our organization when we needed immediate results.”

Maureen Sterbach, Vice President Human Resources, Arizona Service Area
Dignity Health


“Our Company has used Vicki to facilitate and guide us in training and leadership development programs. Vicki quickly and easily builds trust and rapport with even our most difficult, technically oriented managers who normally ‘turn off’ during programs. We like that she is not afraid to challenge individuals on their assumptions or attitudes.  She finds a way to do so while still maintaining positive relationships. Her dynamic style keeps people participating through the day.  She is requested by our employees if they know we have a choice of various facilitators.”

Ann Jenkins, Director Sales North America and Europe
ASML


“Vicki Grove at Grove Strategies has provided us with excellent service which is tailored to the needs of our division. She has succeeded in helping us create a seamless Service Delivery Model for our job training services which are specific and relevant to the particular needs of our community. Vicki’s excellence in facilitating our Strategic Planning session in a manner that allowed attendees to interact, while sharing relevant ideas and knowledge which has allowed us to begin the process of transitioning from good to Great. Thank you Vicki!”

Richmond J Vincent Jr., CFRE, MBA, Senior Vice President of Workforce Development – Goodwill of Central Arizona


“Vicki provided assessment and consultative solutions that helped us better understand our gaps and re-align our recruiting function. She not only provided the benchmark analysis we needed, but she created process maps and a roadmap for us to move forward effectively. Vicki is both a trusted advisor and an extension of our team.”

MaryAnn G. Miller, Chief Human Resources Officer – Avnet, Inc.


“I began working with Vicki more than 8 years ago and have become her biggest ‘fan’. Having the opportunity to see her in many roles, I know and trust her as a valuable resource. Vicki continually has my business and professional aspirations at heart. While serving on the VSHRA Board, she displayed strong leadership in the areas of communications and public relations. As a business partner, Vicki is forward thinking and visionary, able to organize both tactical and strategic initiatives. When challenges arise, I am confident Vicki will provide creative solutions that fit our organization, mission and unique set of circumstances. I consider it a privilege and pleasure to work with her. Vicki’s top qualities include creativity, added value, engaging and energetic.”

Cindy L. Wood,
 Human Resource Director – ASML US, Inc.


“This has been a wonderful experience for this ICU team. I believe each of us has walked away learning a great deal both about ourselves as well as others on the team. That, in and of itself, has had a tremendous impact and even some ‘healing powers’. I thank you for your work and assistance in helping us to move this team forward. I have confidence this will have a lasting impact on all who were involved.”

Cathy Frontzcak, 
Chief Nursing Officer, Dignity Health


“…not a vendor or even a consultant. With Vicki the difference is very clear. She works with you as a true partner. She will “roll up her sleeves” and “dig in”, assessing the needs and goals of the organization from your perspective. She works with you and your team, integrating strategies and resources to make you successful. There have been times I thought she was part of the team…”

Paula Marshall,
 HR Professional -
 former client with NCS Pearson & FHP


“Vicki Grove and Grove Strategies, LLC has the uncanny ability to see organizational challenges in ways that create new opportunities and creative solutions. Vicki’s work has been influencing the direction of lucky organizations for many years and that experience shines through in the unique and powerful solutions she can create.”

Marnie Green, Principal Consultant
 – Management Education Group, Inc.


“I was fortunate to have been able to partner with Vicki on a number of occasions, primarily focusing on recruiting process and strategy. She is an outstanding individual who quickly engages to understand her clients’ needs and provides exceptional value in the services she provides. Vicki is a smart and talented businesswoman with a well-rounded background that has given her a tremendous amount of experience to draw from. She is able to provide creative and strategic solutions to her clients and overall, she’s a delight to work with.”

Anne Hart, Senior HR Professional – former client with Insight

 


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