Cindy Taylor, Director, Office of Quality Initiatives, Carleton University

April 09, 2018  |   Testimonials,testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

The Office of Quality Initiatives (OQI) at Carleton University have had the privilege of working with Erin Crotty, of Bloomstra Consulting for over 6 years in different capacities.  Erin has provided us with leadership and expertise in the areas of professionalism and coaching, which has helped us to develop our effectiveness and our ability to grow as an organization. Erin has a unique style of listening to understand our needs and then working together to become successful.  Most of Erin’s work has been to provide one-on-one coaching at various levels within and outside the department.   She has worked with individuals on short and long term coaching plans as well as doing “laser coaching” for specific urgent issues. Erin has a wonderful way of engaging with her clients, building trust quickly and executing on the agreed-upon plan. I would recommend Erin to any organization that is looking to make a difference.  She brings the best of herself to the relationship. To further illustrate the value that Erin brings, below are some personal testimonials from individuals who have benefited from Erin as a coach. “Coaching has allowed me to learn about myself and find answers that I didn’t know I had.  I feel that ...

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Zahide Yilbas, Manager, Language Services, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa

March 27, 2018  |   Testimonials,testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

As part of the annual Professional Development Program for the Interpreters of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, we engaged Erin to present to our group on "How to Make a Powerful and Positive First Impression."  Her presentation was truly appreciated and well received, and will greatly enhance the professionalism of our Interpreters as they represent themselves and our agency to our service providers. One of our Interpreters also wanted to share her experience of Erin's presentation: “Erin showed me once again that success comes to those who love and respect themselves and who radiate self-confidence at the same time. It was an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves that impeccable appearance and ability to present oneself is a whole science in the world of business etiquette, needs to be appreciated. Thank you, Erin, for this lesson of success” 

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Frances LeBlanc, Executive Director, New Brunswick Chiropractors’ Association

March 27, 2018  |   Testimonials,testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

I had the pleasure to work with Erin as one of our invited speakers at the 2017 Atlantic Chiropractic Convention and Tradeshow. The full-day workshop titled Professionalism, Service Excellence and Effective Communication was very well received by the attendees. Erin developed a tailored program for chiropractic health assistants and staff to optimize their leadership skills, professional presence and communication skills. Erin added personal touches to help to build rapport with attendees which enhanced the learning experience. Erin’s enthusiasm and expertise in the subject matter are apparent, but it is her caring nature and generous spirit that truly makes her unique. I would not hesitate to work with Erin again in the future.

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Alison Dantas, CEO, Canadian Chiropractic Association

March 27, 2018  |   Testimonials,testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Erin did an amazing job of making our full day staff retreat a success.  The approach taken with her Professional Presence Workshop which included practical exercises and interactive presentations on how to be a leader in every interaction was well received by staff and many have put the skills learned into action which is a testament to her skills and style of presentation.  She is a consummate professional and prepares for the sessions with curiosity and clarity integrating a coaching style which is always well received.. Erin was also celebrated by our Board of Directors for her half day workshop on Networking:  How to Become a Master Relationship Builder workshop.  This session led to many board members feeling more confident embracing networking opportunities and being stronger stewards for our association.  The information, skills and practical exercises are still  spoken about and have become practice for our board in many different situations.  Overall I would highly recommend Erin for any of these sessions, she is able to connect with the audience and customizes each workshop based on the needs of the organization.  We have benefited a great deal from having her train staff and our board.

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Susan Mitchell, Partner and Lawyer, Tierney Stauffer LLP

March 26, 2018  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

As a Partner of Tierney Stauffer LLP, we place great importance on the professional development of our lawyers and staff.  To support the growth of our team and law firm, we have engaged Erin’s services numerous times over the last five years, in the areas of business and dining etiquette, professional presence, image management, networking, and brand development.  In addition, Erin has provided coaching services to our Associate Lawyers and our Marketing Coordinator to further support and provide business strategies and systems to help them in the achievement of their business and professional development goals.  Our experience working with Erin has always been very positive as she takes the time to understand our needs and then customizes her workshops and coaching programs to directly address them.  The knowledge, skills and tools that Erin has provided to our team have helped to build their confidence and credibility, and effectively represent themselves and the firm. Erin is engaging and genuinely connects with her clients. I would highly recommend Bloomstra Consulting to anyone looking to enhance their level of professionalism, stand out in their industry, and increase their bottom line. Erin is a pleasure to work with!

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Jen Warren, MBA Career & Internship Coordinator (Acting), Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

February 15, 2018  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Erin has developed and facilitated several business etiquette workshops for our MBA candidates, and her combination of expertise and enthusiasm translates into an engaging and informative workshop each and every time. Erin has always demonstrated a strong commitment to working closely with us to clearly understand the prospective audience in order to tailor the workshop delivery and objectives to our needs. From initial point of contact through to the conclusion of each workshop, working with Erin is a real pleasure, and the outcome is always the same: workshop participants with increased skills and etiquette savviness to navigate the professional world with confidence.

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Sarah Tierney, Marketing Coordinator, Tierney Stauffer LLP

May 24, 2017  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Working with Erin Crotty was a fantastic experience.  I always felt completely at ease from the moment we started working together and it was this sense of understanding and compassion from Erin which helped me to open up and address many of the issues which were holding me back. Working with Erin opened my eyes to what I need to do to further my career and better myself. I would recommend that anyone, whether starting a new business or trying to develop further in a current career, meet with Erin and allow her to guide you and coach you. It will be one of the best business decisions you make.

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Dr. Kait Graham, Chiropractic Associate, Byward Chiropractic Clinic + Massage Therapy Centre

April 30, 2017  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

I have been working with Erin for over a year. When I first met Erin, I had been in practice for a couple of months and quickly realized that I did not know how to reach my goals. There was so much about being a professional that we didn’t learn in school. Erin has played an pivotal role in my transition from chiropractic intern to chiropractor. I truly value her coaching style. She makes you feel comfortable while encouraging you to ask yourself the tough questions. That big dream can become an achievable goal with focused action steps when Erin is guiding you. Her coaching resources meet your specific needs as she fully understands that everyone learns differently. Erin continues to support my growth and professional development, encouraging me to follow my passions while stepping out of my comfort zone. For any new graduate wanting to evolve from the student role to a successful professional with a plan, I would highly recommend coaching with Erin.

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Melanie Dow, Quality Advisor, Office of Quality Initiatives, Carleton University

April 18, 2017  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

The Power of Coaching Coaching with Erin has allowed me to learn about myself and find answers that I didn’t know I had.   I feel that coaching with her has enabled me to take a huge step forward in my self-confidence and in my career.  I am achieving a new level of performance using the tools I learned and received during my coaching sessions and I can now define the issue, own it and face it head on.  I am methodical in my approach rather than reactionary and now take the time to reflect on what I have learned and move towards my best self.  One direct result from my coaching with Erin, is I ask for help when I need it. I don’t need to have all of the answers; I bring my strengths and rely on my team for support and guidance.

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Dr. Phil Arnone, Chairman, American Chiropractic Association Professional Development Committee

February 28, 2017  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

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