Our Company was looking for an engaging speaker to supplement our Annual Development Day which is a full day program for participants in our Leadership Development Program. I had read about Ed, specifically his athletic and coaching background and his subsequent transition into the Business world.
As an integral part of our program, Ed added a lot in that he was able to effectively relate his experiences on the basketball court to those issues that our leaders face in our work environment. Since we have a significant number of highly competitive, up and coming leaders who previously participated in high school and college athletics, Ed’s message was well received and understood by the group.
Further, Ed spent the time needed to learn about our Business as well as the background of those in the program. As a result, he was able to emphasize and endorse a lot of the leadership traits and qualities that we are instilling in our future leaders.
I would certainly engage Ed in future training programs.