It is with immense pleasure that I write this letter recommending the services of FocusWorks Consulting Group, LLC, for their excellent work in providing leadership development and delivery services. Roberta Pettis and FocusWorks have provided Leadership Development for the Spruce Street Community Development Corporation board members. Although we were a small group they provide a great experience for our group. The training material was well written and presented in a non-threatening, fun and exciting way. They were able to engage all participants and the evaluations from the board were very positive.
The Spruce Street Community Development Corporation continues to advance its mission of providing programs and services that empower and enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Through our program Girls Using Scientific Tools for Opportunity (GUSTO) we have seen girls improve academically and grow in confidence. The Spruce Street Golden Manor an apartment complex specifically designed for low-income seniors where safety, comfort, friendship and independence are valued. The Spruce Street House of Hope is an apartment complex that provides independent living for persons with physical disabilities. We have seen many lives changed for the better.
The Fisk University Community Alliance Programs are geared toward the exposure of STEM related disciplines to the traditionally underrepresented and underserved. The GUSTO Program is a partner in the alliance along with the To Harness, Retain, Understand, Sustain and Teach (THRUST), program for boys (sibling program to GUSTO), as well as the Pre-College Science Institute (PCSI, a K-4 feeder to THRUST/GUSTO). In fact we look forward to the leadership training that FocusWorks will provide to our counseling staff starting this spring to prepare for our summer programs.
FocusWorks has our highest recommendation. They provided professional training and delivery services. The Spruce Street Community Development Corporation has recommended their services to other agencies.Sincerely,
Darlene Stephen, Executive Board Secretary
Spruce Street Community Development Corporation
The” Understanding Your True Colors” Professional Development workshop provided by FocusWorks Consulting Group, LLC was one of the most engaging and impactful PD trainings that I have ever been to. Roberta was able to captivate our staff and held their attention throughout the presentation by incorporating activities, materials, and slides that were fun, interactive, and meaningful.
Several staff members approached me after the training saying that they learned more about themselves, and how to foster more positive and healthy relationships with their co-workers and the children they provide programming to. Roberta gave us a detailed and thorough overview of each color personality style and allowed each color group time to discuss what we value, what we need, and what our strengths are. By the end of training we were all in smiles and full of excitement and proud to be ORANGES, BLUES, GREENS, and GOLDS!—-Althea Shaheer, Program Specialist, MNPS Extended Learning Programs
I just wanted to let you know how much my staff and I enjoyed the “True Colors” workshop. It was interesting and very entertaining. It was so fun to figure out what color we were. It also helped me to understand what motivates my staff.
I look forward to the next workshop you host.Thank you,
“I have taken this training several times before; however, Roberta brought professionalism and a cohesiveness that I was not accustomed to. She created an environment that allowed people to share, be open, honest, and considerate of others.”—ShaVette Glenn Summers, Program Manager Extended Learning Programs
“Roberta is an outstanding group facilitator, as well as a coach. She practices active listening and supports executives with empathy, inquiry, and best practices.”Rossina Gil, Leader and Organization Development Practitioner
“Roberta Pettis is a dynamic speaker, trainer and consultant who is very passionate about her work. She is experienced, detailed, thorough and totally vested in ensuring you and your company employ best practices as it relates to human resource management, as well as leadership development and organizational effectiveness. I highly recommend her and the team at FocusWorks Consulting Group.”Ashley Northington, Director at Denor Brands and Public Relations
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