Testimonials for Coach Millie Calesky
Calesky, a personal and professional coach, has been a guest
speaker several times for the Northern Berkshire Business
and Professional Women (NBBPW). Most recently she was the
keynote speaker at the 2005 Massachusetts Federation of
Business and Professional Western District Annual Meeting.
I have found her presentations to be dynamic, insightful,
and fun. Millie always engages her audience in discussion
and interactive exercises. The thing I probably like most
about Millie Calesky is her willingness to talk or share
things about herself. She is not afraid to ask of herself
what she asks of her audience. I have always come away from
her presentations having identified some area in my life
that could use some work. I wholeheartedly recommend her
as a speaker for any group or organization.
District Director, BPW/MA
Calesky was our featured speaker at a recent meeting of
the Central Connecticut Women’s Forum. Her program
Think Big/Grow Big was both inspiring and entertaining,
giving us real-world tips and motivating ideas. Our members
felt comfortable opening up and sharing their experience
and goals. Her Toastmasters experience is obvious, and our
meeting that night was a success!
Deena A. Quilty
President, Central Connecticut Women’s Forum
members of the Phoenix Phonetics Toastmasters Club would
like to say thank you for the Networking Words seminar
that was held last Thursday, September 26, 2002. The program
was a success! We had a good showing from employees at two
of our locations, Hartford and Enfield, which is just what
we were looking for.
The seminar was well worth the time. You provided helpful
information on the importance and usefulness of Networking.
In addition, you also provided tools and practical ideas
on how to make networking successful and fun. You have a
special style that puts your audience at ease and, because
of this, they are willing to participate more. The seminar
was very interactive and well paced. You also assisted us
as a group by weaving in thoughts on the importance of Toastmasters
as a great way to practice networking skills while honing
one's leadership and presentation skills.
As a group, we feel that your presentation would be useful
to other company associates and would be a good course to
add to the list of soft skill classes currently offered
by our Human Resource Department.
Jean E. Thomas
President, Phoenix Phonetics Toastmaster Club, Phoenix Investment
you for your recent presentation entitled Think Big/Grow
Big. Your interactive program served our group well.
I believe that everyone found your encouragement and expertise
valuable and will implement some change to their career
path as a result of your speech. The program started out
with creative ways to look at life “outside of the
box”, moved on to personal stories, and then progressed
to participants focusing on their individual goals. I found
the flow of the seminar to be very motivating and allowed
the group to look at their individual goals and then share
them with the group once the prepared questions were answered.
Many of the participants mentioned how much they enjoyed
your talk and that they would recommend you to others. I
believe that it is important to have the benefits of a personal
coach during transition and growth periods to help an individual
focus on their career or their life in a way that promotes
a positive change within them and their daily practices.
Coaches can help people reflect on what is important to
them on a personal and professional level. Millie’s
goal seemed to be to encourage personal success and expansion
and to help business professionals whether they are seasoned
or just starting out on a new life journey. I recommend
Millie highly for any organization that values the personal
and professional growth of their participants and for any
individual who is seeking direction and guidance.
Vice President, Northampton Area Lesbian and Gay Business
would like to thank you for the phenomenal “Power
Networking: Getting the Most out of a Trade Show”
program that you presented to our membership. Your level
of professionalism was first rate and the skills that you
shared were of the highest quality. I personally spoke with
many of the participants who expressed that the seminar
exceeded their expectations. I also took away many ideas
that I may implement in the future. Thank you again for
your presentation and for your commitment to the Berkshire
Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.
David R. Bisaillion
President and CEO
Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Thank you for your informative talk to the Berkshire Management
Association. Your presentation was very focused and gave
our group a wonderful understanding of the history of the
coaching field and why it is used so extensively in the
corporate world today. I especially enjoyed your personal
stories, as well as your analysis of four modes of communication.
It was alarming to learn how little we all focus on listening.
Your presentation used the “right” mix of lecturing
and interaction and it definitely drew out some lively conversation.
Thank you again for presenting to our association. I look
forward to working with you again.
Millie provided a presentation on coaching skills for the
HRABC (Human Resource Association of Berkshire County).
She has an engaging personality and an extensive knowledge
of the lesson she was conveying. It is evident that her
heart and soul go into her work. I would highly recommend
her as a speaker and coach.
Aimee Battaglini, PHR
Human Resources Advisor, Berkshire Gas Company
Thank you for participating in the Berkshire Leadership
Program’s session on Leadership and Civic Responsibility.
Your presentation – Tools to Boost Your Confidence
– was well received and was a terrific close to the
session. Millie, thank you for your support and participation.
Berkshire Leadership Program Steering Committee
Ms. Calesky was our guest speaker for our commencement exercise.
Her expertise and professional mannerism gave our graduation
a specialized touch. Ms. Calesky’s speech gave our
students, as well as the audience, a feeling of warmth and
motivation to continue to strive for their life goals.
I recommend Ms. Calesky to any organization that desires
a speaker who can inspire, motivate, and give positive energy
to their staff or student body.
Terry M. Saunders-Boucher
Student Services Coordinator
people say about Millie Calesky’s presentations:
pay attention when Millie is speaking. It seems that she
is speaking to each person individually. Millie’s
respect for her audience produces openness, and it is a
joy to observe the interactions she inspires.”
President, Systems Sales Support
enables her audience to experience insight and transformation
on the spot.
and up-beat, Millie delivers with humor, sincerity and focus.
She succeeded in getting all of us involved with her participatory
Carolyn DiCarlo, CIC
Colt Insurance Company
gives us the experience of seeing ourselves at our best,
encouraging us to believe in ourselves. What a gift.”
Owner, Digital Graphics and Video
inspires people to live up to and reach beyond their expectations
Owner, Community Consulting Services