Bert’s teaching mastery unfolds naturally. He puts you at ease and you trust him right away. His well-developed sense of humor is complemented with a breadth of knowledge that makes learning a fun adventure. As chapter forum chair, turning regularly to Bert for his services has been my best call. He always delivers fundamentals and moderator trainings with good humor and high value, and our chapter trusts him to bring transformative experiences to retreats.
Our WPO Dallas Chapter is appreciative of your excellent work in helping to kick off and facilitate the first meetings with new forums (both member forums and also NextGen forums). Members of the young adult forum were inspired, and told me you were terrific in helping them with the need for commitment, mutual respect and confidentiality. Recently, some of us WPO’ers were reflecting on how you bring a creative blend of support and challenge to forum work, so as to bake the learning without burning it. Thank you for walking us along that edge.
Bert is an exceptional teacher and an invaluable partner in our YPO Forum training program. What sets Bert apart is not his strong ability to connect a new YPO member to the core principles and values of Forum. Rather, it is his ability to help a YPO member truly experience the power of Forum as part of the training experience that makes him so special. I never hesitate to ask members to spend a whole day with Bert because I know they will leave that day energized by the power of Forum and even more excited about the value of YPO. Inviting Bert into your forum creates transformation. Indeed, it may prove to be the most transformative experience your forum will have.
Just a quick thank you for the Forum Fundamentals training yesterday. I have a much deeper appreciation for the concept and the beauty of what I consider to be a very exciting part of YPO. Your teaching style is at once informative and creative. “Playfully insightful” captures it for me.
Bert is not only a world-class professional trainer, but he does so with a confidence that is complemented by highly attuned interpersonal sensitivity and empathic attunement. People are drawn to Bert as a person, enjoying his openness, authenticity and warmth. I would be delighted to furnish any further information, either written or via telephone, that might assist you in your decision-making relative to Dr. Parlee.
As a large enterprise level organization moving towards increased global complexity, we needed larger, more empowering frameworks within which to manage our many complications and contradictions. Bert introduced us to Polarity Management and related Integral mental models, allowing us to have next level conversations with new stage concepts. Over the next few years with Bert serving as coach, facilitator, coach and consultant, our leadership team was much better prepared to negotiate the shift from a print to a digital foundation.
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