Kind words about my work~
“When I first engaged Mara Vizzutti of New Avenue Leadership I was looking to learn to lead. I wanted to be a stronger communicator; and being one who would be a facilitator of positive change and influence. I wanted to be an enabler of thought and change for my team. I wanted to instill a sense of passion for something better- whatever that meant to my team members.
Working with Mara I was able to bring out a lot of change in my approach. She allowed me to find answers and create dialogue that met my goals. She was very committed to goal setting and had a careful stepped approach to change. It was hard work- and I continue to work at it everyday based on the skills she supported me to think about.
I still have a lot of work to do but each month I saw change and had ah- ha moments. I have felt more skilled at creating time for people to support their journeys, in an environment with enabled excellence in a positive work-space. I was able to slow down and be in the moment.
Mara promised at the beginning that change can be hard and that you do need to commit to work at change, but if you commit; if you can be “all in” – the experience and the impact is awesome. I have been offered and have taken advantage of an abundance of training and learning opportunities throughout my career, by far the time and financial investment in my coaching with Mara was the single best development value.”
~Bethany Moffat, Area Vice President, Scotiabank
“As president and major shareholder of a growing company I really needed to improve my leadership effectiveness and visibility. I didn’t know where to go for help. I looked into some post-grad programs, and settled on trying a professional coach. After a short selection process I decided to try working with Mara Vizzutti, and haven’t looked back since. Mara has helped me:
- Set goals for key areas of improvement
- Develop detailed plans to achieve my goals and
- Most importantly has helped me stay on track and focus on the bigger picture.
Mara has been an invaluable coach and sounding board. We have accomplished a lot already, and I really look forward to working with Mara to achieve and quite likely exceed the goals that we set.”
~ Michael Eakin, P.Eng, President, Eastin Projects Ltd.
“When I engaged Mara I wanted to provide training that would meet the needs of our professional staff and improve the way our project teams both provide and receive feedback. I was really pleased with the results, especially with her presentation that was suitable for both our entry level and seasoned employees; everyone was engaged! As a direct result of working with Mara of New Avenue Leadership we participated in learning which enhanced the performance, goals and competencies of our staff. I recommend Mara Vizzutti and New Avenue Leadership. Mara has an effective facilitative approach for delivering her seminars.”
~ Ted Doane, Executive Director, Internal Audit, Province of Nova Scotia
“I attended a one day course with Mara to help me improve my communication in a team environment and learn how to be more effective at motivating people in the workplace. It has been very helpful. The feedback from my managing partner has been very positive and he has seen a change in how I deal with things in the office for the good. He has seen improvements in my interactions and I feel that I have become much more effective. I recommend Mara as an excellent resource as part of any leadership development initiative.”
~ Matthew May, CA Business Advisor, Meyers Norris Penny
“The team building and coaching facilitated by Mara Vizzutti of New Avenue Leadership contributed to many improvements in the Production and Supply Chain areas at Farmers Dairy. Key to these improvements were Mara’s workshops and coaching sessions, where we developed and implemented a strategy to address the much needed cultural shift toward a stronger team approach to problem solving and the establishment of better working relationships. These relationships are now underpinned with mutual respect and a better understanding of one another’s roles.”
~ Cindy Brown, Operations Planning Manager, Farmer’s Dairy Inc
“The Coaching Clinic business coaching system has opened up a new approach to counseling and problem solving. It has made me more aware of the client’s need to take ownership in solving issues they face within their businesses.”
~ Perry Chandler-Executive Director, InRich Community Business Development Corporation Professional Development Committee Chair,Nova Scotia Association of CBDCs
“The follow-up support sessions I had with Mara after I completed The Coaching Clinic® program were a wonderful learning experience for me. Mara’s coaching lead me to self-awareness and acknowledgements of my natural strengths and abilities, as well as leading me to discover the choices for action that I could take to tackle a particular problem with our team. My conversations with Mara were so thought provoking and engaging that time just flew by- Mara coaches effortlessly!”
~ Brenda Chin – Associate, Organizational Development, Sunnybrook Heath Sciences Centre, Toronto
“While I anticipated that incorporating the coaching process into our team’s current management style may meet with some resistance, Mara had all participants quickly won over based on the value of the coach approach.
The Coach Clinic served us well both as an excellent growth opportunity for our employees and in productivity gains for our now leader-coaches. Mara had the team fully engaged, and we had fun together which was a bonus!”
~ Robert McMahon , CA V.P. Finance & CFO – Satlantic Incorporated
“Mara has facilitated a number of very powerful and meaningful workshops for our employees and we were all so genuinely impressed by her very sincere, creative, dynamic, engaging, and articulate communication style. Passionate about her work, Mara relates so well to people from different generations, different backgrounds, and different work environments, etc. Mara’s coaching is truly inspiring, empowering and thought-provoking. As a very gifted and experienced facilitator and coach, Mara can take you on a learning journey that provides participants with a greater sense of clarity and purpose-!”
~ Natasha Nestman, Human Resources Manager – KPMG
“Mara is one of the outstanding talents I’ve seen in my fifteen years training facilitators. I have always admired her courage, her honesty, her determination to be great, her sensitivity to others, and I am charmed by her showmanship and style.”
~ Peggie Merlin President~ Peggie Merlin & Associates