Pat Kelly

Thank you for the fantastic presentation you gave to the team at Granite. Your energy and passion for your work was contagious, and I think it made a real impact on everyone in the room.

At Granite, we believe in investing in our own learning and development, it is foundational for our success and our strategy to grow, but we don’t often bring in outside speakers. In your case, we made the right decision. Your expertise and experience working with the construction industry provided a fresh perspective that was exactly what our team needed.

I have received a lot of feedback from people who attended your presentation and there is a lot of buzz going on about it. Your energy and enthusiasm really captivated the audience, which was especially important for our group that is used to being outdoors and moving around. Your interactive approach to your presentation made it more engaging and kept people focused, which was critical to its success.

Your understanding of the different roles in the construction industry of project executives, project managers, superintendents, and engineers was also extremely helpful, as it allowed you to tailor your message to make it even more relevant to our team.

One of the biggest takeaways from the presentation was the insight on how to have effective difficult conversations. Many of our team members had never received any guidance on this topic and they appreciated your perspective on how to approach these conversations in a successful manner.

Additionally, the power of encouragement and recognition was another impactful message. People realized that these simple actions don’t cost anything but can have a huge impact on team performance. Teams that feel valued and recognized tend to outperform those that don’t and your presentation really emphasized that point.

Front line leaders need to understand that construction requires teamwork and your effective use of the analogy of teams in professional sports and how they apply to the construction industry was brilliant. It was a great way for the audience to grasp the concepts you were teaching and see the parallels between the two worlds.

Having a speaker from outside of the Granite organization and someone who regularly works with construction professionals, made the message more impactful. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to improve their performance and effectiveness as a team. Your passion for teamwork and your understanding of the construction industry makes you a valuable asset to any organization looking to grow and succeed.

Thank you again for the positive impact you had on our team.

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

California Group Strategy Manager, Granite Construction