what our clients have to say



Nick is able to connect respectfully with these leaders to show how subtle adjustments can change the game.

I have engaged Nick Washienko’s services in two different major corporations. In both cases he was brought in to help brilliant technical leaders and executives create higher impact in their presentations. Nick is able to connect respectfully with these leaders to show how subtle adjustments can change the game. One important aspect of Nick’s coaching is that he does not try to turn the leaders into someone else; he helps these leaders find their own personal inner qualities to create more genuine, authentic, meaningful connections with audiences. Nick has helped these leaders transform their results without changing who they are. I have seen these transformations first-hand and the results are truly remarkable.


Elaine Gentile

Talent & Organization Development


his relaxed coaching style creates a fun space to partner together on the visual and verbal presentation elements.

Nick has been a game changer in helping me and my team successfully prepare for our annual fund meeting. He consistently provides on point feedback focused on keeping the presentation message simple while maximizing the presenter’s connection with the audience. I truly look forward to working with Nick each year because his relaxed coaching style creates a fun space to partner together on the visual and verbal presentation elements.


Bobby Bransfield

Prologis


Nick's record of success in teaching executives how to improve all aspects of their public presentations is outstanding

Nick Washienko is one of the foremost teachers of presentation skills in the world. His faculty ratings from our programs On Leadership for Senior Executives series were consistently the highest of any of our faculty. Nick's record of success in teaching executives how to improve all aspects of their public presentations is outstanding.


John Connolly

President, Center for Management Research, Inc.


100% success rate in calling upon Nick Washienko to help aspiring executive leaders

Over the last 30 years have had 100% success rate in calling upon Nick Washienko to help aspiring executive leaders. He has a unique, amazing ability to help leaders reduce complexity and put together clear, clean winning messages. Working with Nick, leaders develop their confidence and learn from him simple techniques for delivering their messages with maximum impact.


Phil Harkins

former President, Linkage, Inc.


It was clear from his reaction that this was the exception in the meetings he was having.

Just a quick thank you for your help last week. At my first “fire side chat” meeting here at the JP Morgan investor conference the person I was meeting with applauded me. Really, he actually clapped and told me it was exactly the right amount and depth of information for the setting. It was clear from his reaction that this was the exception in the meetings he was having. It helped me make a great first impression. I’ve had four meetings so far and they’ve all gone over well. I have four more to go… Thanks again!


Founder looking for VC investment


He can listen to a presentation, eliminate the fluff and distill it down to what matters. a great benefit in an area where time is a valuable asset.

I started working with Nick over 20 years ago when he gave me advice I use to this day – make your point succinctly and directly, as your audience has a short attention span. You will be remembered for not wasting time. Since then Nick has helped CEO’s of our portfolio companies prepare for fund raising presentations with potential investors. He has guided them to rely on their speaking skills, not PowerPoint. He can listen to a presentation, eliminate the fluff and distill it down to what matters – a great benefit in an area where time is a valuable asset. Nick’s been a pleasure to work with and I continue to recommend him to colleagues.


Vin Fabiani

Principal, HLM Management


he really helped me with my delivery, focusing on what I wanted to say rather than memorizing a script.

Nick helped me refine my content and focus my messaging so it would resonate with my audience. In addition, he really helped me with my delivery, focusing on what I wanted to say rather than memorizing a script. I can confidently say it was one of my best presentation deliveries. Working with Nick was a great experience and I would highly recommend his services for those executives wanting to further refine their presentation skills.


Scott Walton

President, MarcAnthony


dramatically improve their ability to influence an audience and get their message across.

Hiring Nick for my consulting clients over a 20 year period has always had the same positive impact as he shares his insights, techniques and expert coaching on presentations. Whether it is with executives from retail, pharmaceuticals, high tech or even nonprofits, they love his teaching, his humor and they dramatically improve their ability to influence an audience and get their message across.


David Giber, PhD.

former Senior Vice President, Linkage, Inc.


I hope everyone has the chance to attend this. I’d be eager to have a follow-up training.

Thank you for the great training on presentation skills! Out of the many trainings I have attended in my career, not many complied with my expectations of quality and relevance. Yours was certainly one of the best I have ever had. I have also told my management about this. It has opened my eyes and I’m eager to apply what I’ve learnt.


I particularly liked how you put responsibility into the participants’ hands (“I won’t change you, you decide what you take away from this.”).


I hope everyone has the chance to attend this. I’d be eager to have a follow-up training.


Dr. Matthias Sommer


His guidance, direction, and suggestions have clarified and sharpened the focus & delivery of my message

I've worked with Nick a number of times and have found the experience beneficial in preparing myself for a critically important presentation. His guidance, direction, and suggestions have clarified and sharpened the focus and delivery of my message which ultimately benefited my audience. I have recommended Nick several times to other executives looking to accomplish the same and the feedback I receive is always extremely positive.


George Rio

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