Testimonials

People Are Talking . . .

About The Nischwitz Group, Jeff and Their Results!

Hal Becker, Professional Speaker & CEO, The Becker Group

"Jeff is the perfect example of practice makes perfect. The 'buzz' has been around the speaking industry how Jeff is just a fabulous speaker. Well, everyone was right. I just heard him speak the other day, and it really made me mad! Why you ask? As I was getting comfortable in my speaking career, this guy has to raise the bar and now we all have to up our 'speaking abilities' to keep up with him. Thanks Jeff, now I have to better myself because of you, and just when I was enjoying kicking back..... Good luck with everything you do for your clients."


Michael DiMino, President & CEO, Rural Metro Ambulance

“Jeff’s sessions involve the entire audience and he is able to encourage open and honest discussion and responses. My teams leave Jeff’s workshops both energized and committed to improving the interaction of their own teams. If your goal is to improve teamwork and add a valued partner to help your firm achieve results, then I highly recommend Jeff and his excellent programs.”


Thomas McChesney, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Huddleston Bolen LLP

“I had the good fortune of meeting Jeff several years ago when I was marketing director at another law firm. I hired Jeff as a business development coach for our lawyers. I found Jeff to be reliable, conscientious, very easy to work with, and, most of all, an exceptional coach. His focus on authenticity is spot-on. I recently had the opportunity to hire Jeff to speak at an event my current firm was hosting. He offered two talks: one on authentically building a network to develop business and a second on authentically building a network to develop your career. Jeff's style was very personal and very effective, and the information he shared was well received. I will certainly use Jeff again when the opportunity arises.”


Melanie Jatsek, Speaker, Author & Registered Dietician, Diet Busters

"I had a secret. A secret so shameful I could never in my wildest dreams imagine sharing with anyone—not even my own husband. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks—a force I never saw coming. I met with Jeff Nischwitz and, being the intuitive, master-questioner that he is, Jeff sensed something during our talk. He began asking me the questions I was afraid to ask myself. Questions I wasn’t even aware I should be asking, or maybe I was aware—but just scared to death of the answers. Jeff helped me realize that my old stories were preventing me from living a life of authenticity. And that if I really wanted to connect with people, I needed to challenge those stories and share my secret. Thank you Jeff…from the bottom of my heart."


TL Champion, Champion Studios

“Every time I hear Jeff speak, he makes me laugh, lifts me up and makes me believe that anything is possible. Jeff held the audience spellbound as he described that we can’t sit on the sidelines and expect our dreams to come true. In essence, we need to take charge, jump in with both feet and sometimes – even catapult off a cliff to go after our heart’s desire and find our true calling. I found myself awestruck as I looked through the entire audience standing with their eyes closed, connecting to the key to their heart’s desire. All orchestrated by Jeff. Courageous in the topics he chooses, Jeff’s gift is daring to discuss what others won’t (but need to), addressing a diverse crowd and trusting that his message needs to be heard.”


Mitch Kroll, CEO of Findaway World

“Thanks for the outstanding program which you delivered to our sales team – you exceeded our expectations on every level. Jeff’s ability to inspire new ways of thinking, new ways of approaching relationships and the tactical drivers to achieve sales success will surely lead to increased performance by our team.”


Bethany Friedlander, Chief Operating Officer, VIP Restoration

"VIP was looking to make a radical change in our management approach. We knew we needed assistance but were not looking for a traditional 'team building' retreat. Jeff was willing to take the time on the front end to understand the concerns, ask great questions and get feedback from all of the management team. That allowed us to maximize the value of the meeting. Jeff does not come to the process with a fixed agenda; rather he taps into the group and their energy and then makes changes along the way to make sure that the desired outcomes occur. Jeff’s open honest approach and his willingness to share stories about other companies, teams, and their challenges brought humor to the process and encouraged others to be honest and open. Jeff gave us concrete next steps, and helped us to define how we would determine and measure our success moving forward. I believe a true paradigm shift occurred during our meeting and there is no better outcome that I could for."


Rebecca Schafer, Huddleston Bolen LLP

“Jeff confirmed – with passion, conviction, experience, and real life examples – what most of us already suspected but were too afraid to admit. We cannot expect to feel like a whole person if we are living a double life. And the really great news about Jeff’s message is that the more honest, vulnerable, and authentic we are in all aspects of our life – the more successful and happy we will be in ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIFE! So while Jeff may be billed as a business guru, his presentations are much more than that. They are an invitation and inspiration to transform your life.”


Tammy Weber, Managing Attorney, Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC

“If you want to prosper, both individually and as a business, I recommend that you engage Jeff Nischwitz. Jeff helped us to improve our communication, hold each other accountable, and improve how we run our business, as well as enhancing our already positive client relationships. We continue to benefit considerably from what he taught us.”


Brad Friedlander, CEO, Red Restaurant Group

“Our company has been growing rapidly which has put pressure on the management team and the owners. We brought Jeff in to facilitate our communication, better understand our differences and determine how to make the best use of our team resources. Jeff brings himself to the process, he is not an objective or distant facilitator, rather he is willing to show his true self which encourages others to do the same. He stayed present throughout the meeting even when it got heated, and led us through. His preparation and follow up is exceptional, he used excellent tools on the front end to help illustrate both the problems and the opportunities we had and then made sure that the notes from the meeting and the conclusions were quickly back to the team so we did not lose momentum. I would recommend Jeff to anyone looking for an authentic not ‘off the shelf’ approach to solving problems within their team.”


Noreen Bridgham, Director of Programming, Nonprofit Connect: Network. Learn. Grow. ®

“I didn’t entirely know what to expect when I booked Jeff to speak at Central Exchange, but quickly found out I’d hit the jackpot. Here was a speaker with meaningful content, honest insight, powerful delivery AND inspiration! Jeff’s very honest and real discussion on reaching personal and professional goals by building deep relationships touched everyone in the room. His warm presence and positive energy make him a natural “connector” whose message resonates with attendees long after the lights go down.”


Jennifer Cabic, Silver Peanut Jewelry

“Jeff got that light switch in me. My shine is shining through and I am now living my God given talent, and I owe that to Jeff. … He’s changed my life and I owe a lot to him.”


Laurie Rini, Technical Writing & Editing Professional

“Recently I attended Jeff’s presentation and heard quite a different message than I was expecting. I expected to learn a business-like approach to networking to help me accelerate my career transition, instead I learned that there's a lot of emotion related to connecting with people during a job search which really touched a nerve within me. During Jeff’s poignant discussion, he advised us to first deal with, and control, the feelings of fear and unworthiness we have about ourselves so that we can make meaningful connections that will enable us to be successful. Jeff’s motivational yet genuine demeanor inspired me to focus on creating meaningful relationships with future networking contacts.”


Jeffrey Marshall, Founding Attorney, Marshall, Parker and Associates

"I first met Jeff Nischwitz at a legal conference, and I was impressed with his ideas about the business of law and bought his book Think Again!. I founded Marshall, Parker and Associates in 1980 and, after 30 years, the time had come for me to turn over its management to the next generation of lawyers. As we struggled with this difficult process we realized that without an effective transition, the firm could die. So we turned to Jeff to help us find our way through the tangled thicket of issues we were facing. For several months Jeff shared his wisdom and insight, helped us overcome communication barriers and other mistakes and minefields, and moved us through what I now can state was not only a successful transition but a transformation. Our firm might well have survived without Jeff's help, but because of Jeff's assistance, it has not just survived - it has prospered. Based on my experience, I can recommend Jeff Nischwitz to any law firm that wants to seek out its full potential.”


Nancy Traum, President & CEO, Solon Chamber of Commerce

"Jeff has progressed from a networking guru to one of the country's top relationship experts. His philosophy hits home on every level, from work to family. Following Jeff's advice will make you change the way you do business. His dynamic delivery and humorous approach to relationships can't be heard enough."


Margie Rowe, Innovative Medical Equipment

"I recommend Jeff to any business looking to create a positive change. Jeff's incredible listening skills combined with his intuitive nature and positive energy brings a breath of fresh air to any challenge you have relating to people, culture or taking your business to the next level. Asking questions can create action, but being able to ask the right question will inspire. Jeff's uncanny ability to see the forest in spite of the trees is sure to be an asset to your business."

 


James Marra, Director of Business Development, Blue Point Capital Partners

"Jeff brings a deep and comprehensive understanding of sound business practices to the table, and this knowledge underpins his instruction. More importantly, he understands how and why people form relationships, and this is ultimately the guts of his training. He shows, in a clear and concise manner, how important it is to fundraisers to work first on relationship, and why it is that relationship is such an essential part of making a successful ask. He demonstrates how to effectively build mutually beneficial relationships. He stresses that successful relationships are two-way streets built on trust and shared vision.”


Sunny Masters, Executive Director Lake Health Foundation

"Jeff Nischwitz presented to 30 Lake Health Foundation Trustees at our Annual Retreat. His manner and message were engaging – spot on for our mission driven organization. Having recently completed a Strategic Plan update, Jeff Nischwitz provided inspiration and motivation so that we can better tell our story in 2012 and beyond – building one relationship at a time."


Andy Birol, Author, Growth Coach and Speaker - Birol Growth Consulting

“Jeff Nischwitz is the human ‘LinkedIn.’ Not only does he know everyone but knows how to connect them perfectly. Jeff cuts a wide wake and produces results, independently, through others, and for others. His new business is already making a mark and adding to his track record of helping individuals, groups, and corporations connect and profit. Keep up on what Jeff is doing and who he is helping and it might be you!”


Shawna Daugherty Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority

“Jeff Nischwitz (from Think Again Coaching) presented a seemingly radical way of thinking. In actuality, it simply promotes a philosophy that takes people back to their roots. It is about helping one another, forging lasting relationships, and finding what makes you happy. In the end, there was not one person in the room, who did not leave inspired to not only better themselves, but also to better their community. This was honestly, the most resounding seminar that I have ever attended.”


Dave Hastings, Hastings Water Works

“I can tell you personally, that Jeff is the real deal! He is honest, sincere, down to earth and a legitimate trainer regarding what he offers. Jeff adds value to any organization, person or entity he associates with – professionally and personally.”


Mary Biacsi, Zoller|Biacsi Co., L.P.A.

“I was so blessed to have worked with Jeff in his capacity as a business coach. I thought I was doing what I truly enjoy – helping clients take control of their lives and creating the freedom they deserve! But, still, was not feeling fulfilled. Well, just at the perfect time the Universe brought to me the gift of Jeff. I thought my work with him would go in a specific direction, but it went elsewhere … to a very scary and dark place for me … the source of my unhappiness … the culprit of why my business is not truly soaring. Jeff’s intense and poignant questions, his ability to hold the space for me to do my work was the ‘ah ha’ moment I had been yearning. The pieces of the puzzle I have been trying to fit together were finally creating the beautiful and incredible scenery that is my life, both personally and professionally. I am forever grateful for the magic Jeff has helped me to create. Working with Jeff gave me the boost I needed to get excited again about the wonderful service I perform for my clients.”


Donna Mintz President, Mintz Replacement Windows

“Because of Jeff Nischwitz and his workshop, ‘Failure is not an Option,’ I was able to re-evaluate a few setbacks that had affected my business.  His message was exactly what I needed to hear. He showed me that optimism is a most valuable asset and can turn around almost any negative situation.  I left the seminar with a new attitude and have been employing his guidelines and insightful advice to keep my business heading in the right direction.”


Gale Brown President, Lead Builders

"Jeff’s insightful comments and motivational presentation has the power to lift a person up to a place where they feel they can achieve anything. Jeff certainly inspired and helped me to be aware of all my possibilities for success. Anyone who has the chance to hear Jeff speak is very lucky. People need Jeff now more than ever.”


Shawna Hofstetter, President of The Hofstetter Group

“Jeff’s genuinely warm and entertaining personality captured the audience immediately. His presentation was thought-provoking and remained with me long after it was over. He challenges you to think differently about how you live and make decisions and lets you know that it’s not just ok, in fact, it's ‘great’ to have high expectations. It was fabulous!”


Mitch Kroll, CEO Findaway World

“Thanks for the outstanding program which you delivered to our sales team – you exceeded our expectations on every level. Your hours of preparation in meeting with us prior to the program, and your customization to fit our message of Core Values, were delivered on point. Your ability to inspire new ways of thinking, new ways of approaching relationships and the tactical drivers to achieve sales success will surely lead to increased performance by our team.”


Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law (published by the American Bar Association in 2007)

“In my view, if your firm only takes advantage of one new reference source or planning tool this year, this book is the one to select. It will encourage you to take a brutally honest look at what's working and what's not within your firm and to exercise your professional muscle to make change happen. . . . It's one of the most valuable books I have read in my 20 plus years as a practice management consultant and coach. . . . The bottom line: 'Think Again!' is a thoughtfully written book by an experienced attorney who's ‘been there, done that.’” ~ Nancy Bylerly Jones, Lawyers USA


Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law (published by the American Bar Association in 2007)

“This hot-off-the-press title is the best new book to be published on growing and running a law firm in several years. It's insightful, comprehensive, and unusually well written. It's a must read.” ~ Bill Jawitz, Jawitz Legal Consulting

 

 


Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law (published by the American Bar Association in 2007)

“Jeff’s book (Think Again!) is the gold standard of how a firm should be managed and how lawyers should endeavor to promote their practice. I consider your book to be an invaluable resource for law firm managers.” ~ Michael Foster, Jackson Kelly, PLLC

 

 

 

 


Betsy Muller Speaker, Author, Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner

"Every time I have heard Jeff Nischwitz speak, I have come away mindful that authenticity is a powerful communication tool. He inspired me to try something new by revealing a secret about myself to an audience last week. The results were incredible and it may have been the best presentation I ever gave. Yes, I too have been "Jeffed" and look forward to more."


Hal Becker, National Speaker & President, The Becker Group, Inc.

“The ‘buzz’ has been around the speaking industry how Jeff is just a fabulous speaker. Well, everyone was right. I just heard him speak the other day, and it really made me mad! Why you ask? As I was getting comfortable in my speaking career, this guy has to raise the bar and now we all have to up our ‘speaking abilities’ to keep up with him. Thanks Jeff, now I have to better myself because of you, and just when I was enjoying kicking back....”


Noreen Bridgham, Nonprofit Connect

“I didn’t entirely know what to expect when I booked Jeff to speak, but I quickly found out I’d hit the jackpot. Here was a speaker with meaningful content, honest insight, powerful delivery AND inspiration! His warm presence and positive energy make him a natural ‘connector’ whose message resonates with attendees long after the lights go down.”


Michael DiMino, President & CEO, Rural Metro Ambulance

“My teams leave Jeff’s workshops both energized and committed to improving the interaction of their own teams. If your goal is to improve teamwork and add a valued partner to help your firm achieve results, then I highly recommend Jeff and his excellent programs.”


Raine Austen Let It Raine Music

“I went home inspired .... it happens every time! When Jeff is on a stage speaking, it's like the world has found a new light.”


Rebecca Schafer, Huddleston Bolen LLP

"Jeff confirmed – with passion, conviction, experience, and real life examples – the more honest, vulnerable, and authentic we are in all aspects of our life – the more successful and happy we will be in ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIFE! While Jeff may be billed as a business guru, his presentations are an invitation and inspiration to transform your life."