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  • "Ken Thompson's credibility as a leadership consultant is huge! His no nonsense approach is based on years of experience at the helm of a major company. I found a quiet confidence in knowing he actually did what he was talking about."   
    - Greg Jones, Vice-President, Valdez Business Unit, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • "Ken Thompson of Pacific Rim Leadership Development has become an integral part of our management team. His proven leadership techniques have made a large impact on our effectiveness. Through working with Ken we have built solid internal consensus on tough issues. This has occurred while keeping our collective focus on our clients. I feel confident we can make better decisions as a result of the counsel and coaching Ken has brought to our management team"    
    - Mike Stophlet, President and CEO, Natchiq,Inc.
  • "The initial assessment of our company, the recommendations, the sense of business discipline, and the "road map" provided by Pacific Rim Leadership Development, gave us what was needed for us to move to that next plateau. Even though there is still much to be done, we are headed in the right direction with a unified sense of purpose."   
    - Dennis Brandon, President, Alaska Heritage Tours, a CIRI Company
  • "Ken Thompson and Pacific Rim Leadership Development has provided us with a unique and rewarding experience in leadership and change management training. Considering Ken's many years of large corporate, executive level management experiences, we have been able to establish a complete strategy around effectively growing our company while focusing on cost controls, portfolio management and customer satisfaction. Pacific Rim Leadership Development has made a big difference in the way we conduct our business and lead our employees."   
    - Bill Cheek, Former President and CEO, Natchiq, Inc.
  • "Ken addressed our company's annual planning meeting in January. Ken's presentation on the use of teams was well done and filled a training need at Lynden. I would recommend Ken to anyone!"   
    - Jim Jansen, President and CEO, Lynden, Inc.
  • "Ken was instrumental in getting us to get our issues out in the open and confront what we really had on our minds. His candor and facilitating skills helped us face the reality of the "hidden agenda" and opened up a dialog that may never have been had within our company. Ken's approach to facilitating a team meeting put all of my people at ease quickly, and in one day we had more open discussion about our issues than a months worth of staff meetings."    
    - Greg Gapinski, President, ASRC Shared Services, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
  • "Ken Thompson brings to his clients the very unique experience of having led major organizations through good times and bad. His real-life experiences and insights provide managers and executives with invaluable ideas and ways to explore what's worked and not worked in very practical terms. Ken is able to lead a challenging dialogue with clients based on real-life experiences as a business leader. Ken's coaching and counsel provides practical insights for individuals and teams who want to deliver real results." 
    - Dan Hisey, COO, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • "Pacific Rim Leadership Development is helping our Board of Trustees focus on the vision of the college and implement strategies that are critical to our success as an institution of higher education. Ken's practical recommendations are sensitive to the culture and norms of the college and have contributed to improving relationships among key constituencies. We are seeing the results and working toward becoming an exemplary Board that enhances institutional performance and quality."
    - Dr. John Derry, President, Dallas Christian College
  • "Ken's prescription for forming "high performance teams" will be used by Lynden to increase the effectiveness of our intercompany coordination. Because of Ken's background, he speaks with the knowledge of someone who has "been there, and done that." Lynden would highly recommend Ken to any company requiring leadership development services." 
    - Dave Haugen, Vice-President, Lynden, Inc.
  • "Ken Thompson of Pacific Rim Leadership Development brings to Alaska businesses both large and small, a perspective and insight that is unmatched by any other person or organization anywhere. The rate and magnitude of business change and need to adapt here in Alaska is conveyed by Ken in a very down to earth, applicable and personalized manner." 
    - Lynn Johnson, President, Dowland-Bach
  • "The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) engaged Ken Thompson on three occasions: 1) to facilitate a strategic planning process with our Board of Directors, 2) to present the strategic direction developed in the Board's planning sessions to our membership, and 3) to facilitate a meeting with a Steering Committee organized to oversee the development of a comprehensive economic development plan for Anchorage. The three consultant projects were conducted in a professional manner. Each resulted in a positive outcome. We would certainly consider Ken Thompson when planning similar projects."   
    - Larry Crawford, President and CEO, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
  • "Pacific Rim Leadership Development's services were critical to honing our mission, vision and strategies to better reflect our dynamic expansion. Ken Thompson accurately captured our passion and commitment to serve Alaska's neediest children - and fine-tuned a compelling and achievable strategic plan that will impact children for years to come.
    - Noelle Hardt, Director of Grants & Government Relations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska
  • "100% of the attendees at the leadership seminar Ken presented responded favorably to our post seminar survey. While we have had many training retreats in the past, Ken Thompson was more than an instructor following a lesson plan. His experience as a senior executive with a major corporation enabled him to deal with the subject matter with the high credence of a professional who has "been there and done it." 
    - Chuck Johnson, President and CEO, Era Aviation, Inc.

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