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Clemens is a rare find. He’s a remarkably talented business coach and an outstanding human being. I met Clemens through a business networking group and was impressed by his business acumen so I purchased his book “Great Performances” which is a must read for all small business owners.
Working with Clemens to improve business has been transformational in my life not just for the business. His understanding, incisiveness and exceptional ability to communicate make him a great mentor.
I highly recommend Clemens to every business person ready to take it to the next level.
Michele Hansen, AOS Victoria
One of the greatest gifts I’ve given myself, is to work with a good coach like Clemens. Clemens has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation, support and much care. With his gentle, firm and sometimes blunt guidance he has helped me navigate the rough terrains, cheered me on and kept me accountable to myself. He taught me new skills and reminded me to value myself.
“As a new business owner, I am working with Clemens as a business coach. I find him easy to work with, easy to communicate with, and he has a no frills style. I recently attended his presentation in Victoria regarding Gen Y in the Workplace – he is a fun, captivating and informative facilitator. I came away with lots to think about and strategies I have already put in place for our workers. I highly recommend his 2-day journey (http://www.greatperformances.ca/great-performances-weekends/) for the self-employed. This guy knows what he is talking about!”
Corae Bracken, Home SOULutions Remediation
“I needed to speak with someone in the know, who was a no bullshit, let’s get down to the facts, kind of guy.
I liked Clemens’ approach, his “let’s build a relationship” approach worked, it wasn’t “just business.” Just having him to talk to made it easier for me. I would recommend Clemens to anyone.”
|“I first started working with Clemens in an attempt to take my business to the next level – and he definitely did that for me with his positive support. He gave me the gentle push that I needed to think through the path I was taking and helped me focus on where I needed to be. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so – he knows what he’s doing and he is able to envision a successful business for his clients and help them in sharing that vision.Clemens has an extremely down to earth, common sense approach with a high level of professionalism. If you haven’t read his book, by the way, he’s got lots of great ideas for business owners on how to make your business stand out above the rest!”
Kellie Auld, Simply Communicating
|As my business and personal Coach, Clemens has moved me out of the realm of “comfortable” and into uncomfortable. It is during this state where I find my greatest occurrences of growth, both personally and professionally. Specifically, in the past 2 years he has recommended and directed me in implementing two very difficult changes which have had significant positive impacts in my life. I know without doubt that I would not have made these changes without Clemens’ expert advice and because of this I recommend him to all who seek such a professional. My life is so much better because of him.”
Tony Joe, Tony Joe and Associates, Victoria
|“Having Clemens come into our space and present the ‘iFactor’ program was such a gift to Bamboletta. Through engaging dialogue and thought provoking written exercises, my team was able to explore the meaning of initiative and what it means within our company. Thanks yet again Clemens for leading a wonderful discussion!”
Christina Platt, Owner Bamboletta Dolls
| “Thank you once again for your presentation at the ASPECT Conference.Of those that completed the evaluation, 91% of delegates rated your presentation as very good or better and more importantly, 100% found your presentation relevant to their work! It was a pleasure working with you.”
Nicki Reich, Communications & Membership Services
| “Clemens, I have gained a healthy level of respect for the breadth of your business knowledge. A couple of months ago I retained you as a business coach. I run a strong business, but I have always had nagging doubts about the way I do things, and where my focus should be. You spent a great deal of time up front gaining an understanding of my business, as well as the industry as a whole and the environment I work in. Once you had that down, you turned your attention to me.I’m happy to say that I can now move forward with my business development, comfortable in the knowledge that the path I have chosen is the correct one. You have helped me to refine the focus of my clientele, recognize the market that has the highest potential for development, and bolster my brand and image.
Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement.”
Michael Watkins, ScotiaMcleod
“Clemens Rettich was one of the valuable guest speakers at the 2011 Economic Development Association of British Columbia’s (EDABC) annual conference. His ability to connect with the audience was bar none. He is a great public speaker, highly knowledgeable and personable. Clemens’ talking points were refreshing and very relevant to today’s businesses. I walked away with some great tips and information on how I can personally better my own working relationships.”
~ Calum Lloyd, Penticton Economic Development Services
“The coaching process with Clemens helped me immeasurably. I was definitely at a weak point in my business life with loads of negative emotions attached. Clemens was integral in hammering home the structured nature in which a transition from one business to a next venture is simply a natural process. Clemens is very knowledgeable and well-connected. My most sincere thanks for the difference you made.”
~ Jeff Downie, Owner, Gallowglass Books
~ Participants in Social Media for Community Organizations
“Our guest speaker, Business Coach Clemens Rettich shared his expertise in the area of social media. The presentation Clemens gave included examples, visuals and a Q&A that had our members fully engaged! Clemens professionalism and his ability to translate how small business owners navigate social media were appreciated by everyone.”
~ Michaela J. Starling , Starling Staging & Interior Styling
“Clemens provided an excellent framework of questions to guide me to my brand. the questions tested me in creative ways.
~ Michelle Frazer, BA, Registered Massage Therapist
“Thank you for taking the most intimidating, mystifying world of computer social media and making it accessible and most importantly – exciting to be a part of. I left your workshop feeling confident and enabled to begin our first appearance in this popular influential marketplace. It is important to note that when I hit my first hiccup in building our page – a quick email to you with a question was promptly answered and we were on our way again. I really appreciate how well you spoke and addressed every facet of how broad this social media can be. Where most throw their hands up in overwhelmed frustration (me) – you kept it simple, interesting and offered your expertise to all of us after the course to connect and ask questions when needed. Your genuine interest in the success of each business that was represented in your workshop was much appreciated, and I would highly recommend enlisting your knowledge and command to better anyone’s business pursuits.”
~ Laurel Crawford – Marlin Travel
“Having had the opportunity to work collaboratively with Clemens on a number of projects for mutal clients, I am always impressed by his vast knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm which has motivated and inspired our clients to realize their goals. Not only do I recommend Clemens to my clients, I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dedicated business coach who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and approach the project from a practical perspective.”
~ Ginger Brunner, CHRP, HR Consultant & Principal, Dynamic HR Solutions Inc.
“… very helpful. Clemens is extremely knowledgeable.
~ “Social Media for Small Business” participants
“Clemens is a walking, talking resource for any entrepreneur and/or business professional. A few minutes of conversation will leave your head spinning at the possibilities. Clemens is my default go-to expert for any business question, be it marketing, communications, financial, strategic, hr-related, et cetera!”
~ Heather Walker, Co-Owner & Marketing Gal, Makaria Farm
“Thanks for the great workshop on social media. Your presentation made it seem applicable to my business, and showed me how social media can help grow my business. I’ve spent 1000′s of dollars on a few other similar workshops…but yours blew them out of the water for a fraction of the cost.”
~ Brody Funk, The Super Plumber
“…helped to localize where I need to take my business.”
~ Social Media for Small Business participants
~ Andre J. Veilleux – ComputerEase Solutions
~ Workshop participant (Gen Y for Employers)
~ Wheatgrass Cafe
~ Echo Valley Vineyards
~ Soul Escape Esthetics
~ Start Line Physiotherapy
“It was great to have a selection of good copy to work with and I’m so glad our client is getting you to do his copy and promotions. Great job … your level of professionalism helped to carry him forward. You are so good at helping people move forward. It’s always a pleasure working with you.”
~ Joey Toes Web Design