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At Think Straight. Talk Straight., more than 25 years of experience facilitating the growth of individuals and organizations speaks for itself . . . but don't take our word for it, read what satisfied clients have said.

“Ed did not know much about our company when he became my leadership coach.  He quickly grasped our culture and understood my desire to improve in certain areas. The experience and acumen that Ed resonates provided a great foundation for me to learn and develop different approaches to managing complex issues with internal and external customers. Ed's style, approach and experience provided an environment of comfortability in discussing areas of concern that where challenging. The perspective, advice and recommendations that Ed provided created a stability for my business and allowed me to explore new areas of development   I think his business experience added a lot of value to our relationship and helped me continue my executive growth.  I was very happy working with him.”

Regional Vice President, Global Accounts
Global manufacturing and services company -- digital office solutions.


“Ed provided a pragmatic, no nonsense approach to leadership coaching that I truly appreciate.  I wanted a coach that would give me the straight story, not a rah-rah cheerleader nor someone who would constantly ask me how I was feeling.  He helped me approach people challenges from different angles and worked with me on solutions that worked in my company’s culture.  I respect his opinion, and I valued the way he pushed and encouraged me to act differently.”

Chief Marketing Officer
National retail chain -- department stores


“For over 5 years, our firm has worked with Ed Maier in various capacities with respect to strategic planning, objective 3rd party meeting facilitation, coordination of internal focus groups related to product development, and informal coaching of key business executives.  Ed has a tremendous amount of business knowledge coupled with common sense – key attributes that help us challenge traditional thinking and implement new strategies to solve business issues.  Unlike many outside ‘consultants’ Ed brings instant credibility and practical perspectives to any situation and is a genuine business partner.”

VP Operations
Global professional services firm

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