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Client Testimonials

Grote Consulting helped BNSF create a state-of-the-art performance management process. While our CEO’s staunch support to the process has helped, I believe that Grote Consulting’s expertise is what took us to the next level of performance management. Grote Consulting’s expertise in the area of performance management is unparalleled. Jayan Sen

Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, BNSF Railway

Grote Consulting has been instrumental in helping us launch our cutting edge performance management tool and process. Their reputation as experts and their dedicated responsiveness, depth of knowledge, and genuine passion for performance management made them our ideal partner.

In addition, their ability to quickly grasp the nuances of AA’s unique culture helped them to better meet our needs and create a highly tailored product.

Sarah Keller

Manager, Performance Management, American Airlines

Grote Consulting’s expertise in performance management and performance appraisal proved to be of great value to our organization as we developed a new central office appraisal system.

Their practical advice and resource tools assisted us in developing an appraisal system that mirrors the vision of our organization while remaining effective and easy to communicate and understand.

Mary Roberts

Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Dallas Independent School District

Grote Consulting’s assistance in crafting our new performance management system gave us the finishing touches that we needed to launch a successful organizational and personal change program for current and future “Baylorites.”

If we had chosen to do this work without them we would have minimized our outcomes.

Phyllis L. Wright

Director - Training and Organizational Development, Baylor Health Care System

Grote Consulting helped us achieve our goal of creating a truly blended performance management system with the development of a state-of-the-art performance appraisal process designed especially for the specific needs of our agency.

For the first time, organizational goals and objectives, as well as our mission and vision statements became more than “words on a page.” We are greatly indebted to Grote Consulting.

Mike Sorrels

Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Grote Consulting is the most valued business partner of Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union.

They have both educated and motivated the management team of our Credit Union to implement sound and innovative “people changing” processes that have resulted in our becoming a more successful financial institution.

Mike Mastro

President/CEO, Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union

Dick Grote spent a few hours with our management team on how to develop a highly performing and highly motivated staff. He not only made you rethink some of what you thought you always knew about leading and managing others, but he did it in such an engaging and entertaining way that you actually heard what he had to say.

If you are interested in working with the best-in-class, give Dick Grote a call.

Rick Drankowski

Director of Human Resources, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP

Dick Grote combines a unique blend of experience, education, and an engaging personality that goes to the heart of his message through his presentations. Dick’s appearance received overwhelming positive comments.

He is a rare individual who is easy to work with, intensely inquisitive, a great story teller with a dry wit who blends the knowledge of “old school” while having moved gracefully into the “modern classroom”. A true entertainer with substantive credentials.

Hal Blackadar

Vice President – Human Resources, Corus Entertainment Inc.

Dick Grote’s presentation was absolutely a “home run” in every sense of the word. We have received letters and phone calls from our managers saying that they could not remember a better or more relevant speaker for management development.

We want to thank you for more than the extraordinary presentation, though, because it was the ease and comfort of working with Grote Consulting that really made the day for us. When we recommend a speaker to our managers, we all go on the line with the speaker. What an easy bet this was!

Mike Bown

Senior Performance Consultant, International Sematech

Sincere thanks for your help in creating a world-class performance management system. Grote Consulting gave us the guidance and confidence we needed to succeed. Hats off to you! Cathy Walz

Director of Employee Development, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Wow! What a project we completed! “Wow” seems the most appropriate way to say thanks. We cannot thank Grote Consulting enough for assisting us with the development of our performance management system. You listened to our vision and helped us design a program that our organization has embraced. Jonna Smith

Director of Associate Development, JPI

Grote Consulting’s input in designing our performance management system was invaluable. As a result of your work, our employees embrace the values important for the success of the city and are better prepared to move into positions of increasing responsibility. Jo-Ann Bresowar

Human Resources Director, City of Irving

Dick Grote is an outstanding presenter; among the best I have ever come across. He was the highest rated speaker at the conference. Juan Antonio Negroni

Program Chair, The Conference Board