I would like to express my thanks for the work you did with our people both at the Safety Conference in March, and also with our managers shortly thereafter. Your sessions are quick hitting and productive. Both groups came away from the sessions feeling that they had started the ball rolling on issues that had been “stewing” for some time. I feel that your up-front and honest approach to dealing with issues head on offered them an excellent opportunity to air their concerns in a setting that was non-confrontational. We are now addressing the issues that were brought forth and hope to resolve them one by one. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
~Dana P. Fredrickson, Division Manager Mathy Construction Co.
I’m sending this note to thank you for the excellent program you recently provided for our leadership staff. The program clearly focused on our objectives and was delivered in a warm, genuine and engaging way. We all enjoyed the anecdotes and stories you shared to illustrate your presentation. You reminded one participant of Garrison Keillor with your storytelling ability!
Thanks again for listening to our needs and delivering an excellent presentation to meet them.
~Tom Hunsberger, VP-Human Resources
The Leadership Conference Team wishes to extend a huge “THANK YOU” for speaking at our WHIMA Leadership Conference; it was a success despite the wintry weather!!! Comments from attendees are very positive, and you are a big reason why! Your message was important, and delivered in a way that made it fun, memorable, and practical for daily use. It was a joy to work with you, and we wish you continued success. Attendees particularly liked the interactive exercises and noted on the evaluation forms that they felt comfortable in asking questions and making comments.
~Sandy Bissen, The 2006 WHIMA Leadership Conference Team
Few professions have a new “boss” every year. How well do you handle that relationship? If you aren’t sure, you should have heard Fred Kusch at the “CEO Volunteer Leader Symposium.” Even if you are sure and feel you have a good grasp on it, having your volunteer leader hear about the Board/Staff relationship from an outside expert would further your value in the eyes of your Board. For me, the symposium was just that.
~D’Ann Brosnahan, CAE, Executive Director, MN, Dietetic Assn
Fred, Thank you for your work with us. In thirty years at RWHC, we have invited in a fair share of consultants and trainers; without a question, Fred Kusch is in the top tier of those we look forward to having back with us. He makes the hard work of self examination fun and effective.
~Tim Size, Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Sauk City, Wisconsin
Dear Fred, Thank you for taking the time to present to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative on internal communication enhancement. I could tell my colleagues – a blend of front-line staff and upper management – were totally engaged in the process. We are determined to sustain and build on the communication techniques you taught us that day. Your ability to blend humor with content really sets you apart. Some presenters tend to drift one way or the other, resulting in a presentation that is either too dry or frivolous. But you instinctively know how to balance the two and connect with your audience. Now I know why so many of our member hospitals say, “We’ll only work with Fred Kusch – he’s great!
~Larry Clifford, Director of Product & Member Development Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Your leadership and dedication has impacted many, not only at Gundersen Lutheran, but throughout the nation. The interns who have become professionals, the relationships that have been founded through our national conferences, the impact on individual lives through sound educational programs- You will leave a legacy here.
~Joe Ledvina, Employee Health and Safety, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center