Testimonials and Events

DSC_1238http://nrv.shrm.org/blog/2013/01/celebrate-lollipop-moments Blog from Katie Cole, SHRM Chair,  New River Valley Chapter,  in response to Linda Berardi’s presentation at  the Virginia SHRM Leadership Conference in Richmond Virginia, January 2013

“Linda provides an amazing workshop presentation for HR professionals that are in corporate management positions. Her interactive style is very engaging and tremendously effective in the transfer of knowledge.”

– Brett Patten, Business Owner, Hospitality Industry

“Linda is a unique Trainer able to make difficult issues easier to understand for the inexperienced audience. She is able to break down an organizations’s strategic business initiatives and values into simpler tasks for use in daily operations. All with a smile and charm.”

-Wayne Ewing, Director of Human Resources, Bosh Global Services

“Throughout our year and a half engagement with WillowOak HR Consulting, Linda provided quality HR expertise, innovative thinking and delivered stellar workshop presentations on a variety of topics that added tremendous value to our relationships with current and prospective clients. I highly recommend WillowOak HR Consulting to any business that is growing, changing or simply in need of expert HR and organizational consulting services to help the business stay on course.”

-Anthony Jernigan, CEO, The Pinnacle Group Benefits, A Division of USI

It is difficult to write a recommendation about someone as dynamic and gifted as Linda without it turning into a novel. Her approach to Appreciative Inquiry leaves you wanting to learn more. She is a fantastic facilitator and presenter. Linda is also very skilled at conducting investigations as a third party consultant. She really listens to the client’s needs and expectations, then delivers flawlessly. It is my pleasure to recommend Linda to any organization looking for a professional and dynamic consultant or presenter. I look forward to partnering again with her and her organization.”

-Elizabeth Veliz, HR Director, The Arc of the Peninsula

 Leading with Resilience Keynote Tidewater Community College Women’s Leadership Luncheon

“Linda Berardi, MPA is a generous, knowledgeable, enthusiastic professional who I recommend without hesitation. Her ability to motivate a group and engage each individual is uncanny. She culls the strengths out of participants while delivering a confidence that vulnerability is nothing but potential for growth. She customizes her facilitation and delivers a cohesive plan for moving forward with a group. Personally and professionally I am very grateful to Linda for her assistance launching Christopher Newport University’s chapter of the Network for Women in Higher Education. I would be pleased to answer any questions about Linda Berardi’s work.”

-Ann Pascucci, MPA, CRA, Director, Sponsored Programs, Christopher Newport University