"Bruce is an outstanding coach. He's committed to the success of others, takes a practical approach and is inspiring."
Domenic Romano, Founder
"Bruce is a great facilitator. The materials and presentation were comprehensive, thoughtful, and provide a great roadmap for success."
Jane Saidenberg, Design Director
"Illuminating, a helpful structure for small businesses."
Peter Kozodoy, Chief Strategy Officer
"Bruce is extremely helpful because he understands the inner workings of the company and works with us on a personal and relevant level. Bruce has been an integral part of our development and success."
Shelby Rodriguez, Creative Manager
"Bruce was able to breakdown business growth into a clear set of simple questions that helped us develop an actionable plan."
Rebecca Levey, Co-Founder
"Great for stimulating thinking!"
Lisa Infield-Harm, Co-Founder
"Bruce is one of the most knowledgable teachers of management and professional development that I've experienced."
Matthew Myers, Founder
"Brainfood designed to make you think about the business."
David Fischer, CEO and Founder
"Bruce is very aware and an amazing listener, able to see clearly what individual is struggling with."
Giorgio Nadi, CEO
"Bruce's program was an amazing experience that really forced me to think critically about what we are doing and not doing well."
Josh Currie, Co-Founder & CEO
"As a CEO and seasoned entrepreneur, it's hard to find someone with both the practical experience of having been a business founder and the skills of a coach/consultant. Bruce definitely does both."
Aria Finger, CEO
"Bruce's technical understanding and analytical skills helped us refine our business objectives and technical priorities very quickly. He was able to quickly zero in on key questions about our vision of the business that allowed us to refine the model."
Jeremy Tang, VP Greater China
"Bruce is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and is very experienced in its application in the real world. Further, Bruce’s consulting skills and ability to act as an advisor has been very helpful and valuable."
Igor Shindel, CIO
I've worked at several large, prestigious companies and I've never
had access to a management coach as skilled and effective as Bruce
Eckfeldt. His ability to remain objective, yet provide targeted,
thoughtful guidance on a variety of difficult topics has truly been a
career highlight for me.
Jeanine Edwards, VP Content and Production
"Quite simply, Bruce totally over-delivered. The exercises he prepared quickly surfaced important issues and made us clarify our priorities. By the end of the day we had a strategic plan, clear objectives, and specific action items to kick off the year. If you’re looking for someone to facilitate a board or executive team on strategy development and planning, Bruce is a sure bet."
Julia Pimsleur, Founder
"The ability to really coach is a rare skill and Bruce certainly has it. He created real value day one. His ability to ask probing questions and listen carefully quickly zeroed him in on our key issues. As only a true coach is able to do, he reframed the issues in new ways, worked with the team to find strategies for change, and mentored the team to take action. If you have a team looking to improve, I highly recommend Bruce."
Liesel Kipp, VP Product
"Bruce really takes your the time to understand your business and employees, he doesn't just present a standard agenda."
Michael Palka, President and COO
"Comprehensive and engaging program that led to very helpful insights."
Reuben Danzing, Managing Director
"Bruce is a very approachable leader. He doesn't talk down to you when you're asking questions."
Julie Goldman, Founder & CEO
"Amazing! This was the session I needed to step away from the day-to-day and see what I needed to do to really drive the growth of my business."
Angela Yeh, Founder/CEO
"Bruce did an exceptional job illustrating specific processes and methodologies that take the guesswork out of strategy development and execution"
Will Willis, Founder
"Bruce inspired us to evaluate our business in a new way which greatly helped us spur growth"
Michael Hansen, Managing Director
"I learned that making some small changes to my business approach can result in exponentially more productivity."
Corey William Schneider, Founder/CEO
"Every startup CEO should attend Bruce's program. He provided a lot of clarity and I came away with actionable steps to grow my startup business."
Andy Huh, Co-founder & CEO
"As an entrepreneur, taking time to effectively think and work ON the business is critical. Bruce's RIZE program does just that."
Sherman Lo, Executive Director & Co-Founder
"This experience can open your eyes to otherwise hidden patterns your company might have and give you some great tools on how to grow your company effectively and strategically."
Lian Lebret, Owner
"Great to take a step back and renew priorities critically in a warm and engaging setting."
Erin Reilly, CEO
"Informative, knowledgable, focused."
Mark Testa, Founder & Creative Director
"Felt really accomplished by the day's end."
Raj Thakkar, Founder & CEO
"If you're looking for someone to facilitate and moderate a critical set of meetings with passionate people, Bruce is the best person I know."
Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer
"Bruce designed and facilitated programs on "Managing Agile Projects" and "Adopting Agile Practices Using Lean and Kanban Techniques". These programs were very engaging for the participants and involved simulation exercises that were excellent."
Kavin Moody, Executive Director
"Bruce's approach to coaching is focused on the fundamentals: taking a team of smart, creative individuals and helping them reach their fullest potential."
John Robokos, VP of Software Delivery
He’s very-well organized and runs a very effective coaching meeting. Having been an entrepreneur himself, Bruce truly understands what it’s like to start and run a small business. I highly recommend Bruce if you’re looking for a business coach.
'Aquila Leon-Soon, CEO
"Everyone appreciated his practical approach and careful consideration of our culture and values. In a short time the newly formed product organization is working much better as a coherent team in brand new and more efficient ways to bring their products to market. If you’re looking for a team coach--especially if you’re considering an Agile/Lean transformation--Bruce is an excellent partner."
Lori Michael, CTO
"With Bruce we were able to cover several important issues, articulate a clear set of high-priority objectives, and define measurable and timely key results for each person on the board. He was very focused and kept us on track. If you’re looking for a top-shelf facilitator, I highly recommend Bruce."
Danny Mizrahi, Founder & CEO
"Within a few short days Bruce had sized up our unique situation and had questions that got us thinking in new ways and seeing issues from new perspectives. He immediately put us into a cycle of self-reflection, reframing issues, and developing new options. Bruce is a tremendous team coach and I highly recommend him."
Gene Hsiao, Director Program Management
"He's an expert in training people on communications and conflict resolution. By the end, he was a trusted advisor and mentor to everyone. I learned a lot about myself and my colleagues and I can't recommend him highly enough."
Joe Pirret, Director UX
"Bruce is warm, kind, and trustworthy. He makes it easy to open up about your business needs, wants, and the action items you can follow to make a big impact."
Loren Brill, Founder & CEO
"Bruce is a powerhouse who will leave you overwhelmed with ideas and thirsty for more."
Kristina Wilson, CEO
"Helped me look at my business from a 360-degree perspective and how to improve."
Jason Havens, CEO
"The RIZE Intensive was a great set of broad strokes on how to plan your people and execution strategy."
Gail Dunnett, CEO
"Enlightening experience for founders spending too much time in their business rather than on their business."
Matt Rodak, CEO
"Great to step away from the every day business concerns and think about planning for the future."
Stuart Silverman, Founder
"Bruce is an insightful, thorough, and creative coach who listens and synthesizes what he hears and comes up with actionable advice."
Nancy Friedman, Co-Founder
"Bruce does a great job in creating actionable content that can be easily discussed."
Greg Materdomini, VP Sales
"Bruce is smart, well-informed, has great Powerpoints and uses them well."
Marc Schwartzberg, Owner
"Bruce created a day's worth of heavy content and gave it texture with videos, music, round-table and lecture elements."
Christel Caputo, Managing Partner
"Every business owner needs to spend time working on their business and Bruce's program provides the structure and coaching expertise to take it to the next level."
Peter Ungureanu, Co-Founder and CEO
"Bruce's programs have helped me improve my business in each of these areas. His advice is always succinct, helpful, and often simpler than I had expected. A definite win for CEO's wanting to grow their businesses!"
Paul Smith, CEO
"Working with Bruce was a great investment. He was able to facilitate critical discussions, give us thoughtful guidance, and provide helpful insights into our dynamics as a team."
Stephanie Sarka, Founder & CEO
"Bruce is a unique and valuable mentor and gets us to focus and prioritize our time with him. He doesn’t tell you what to do, rather asks insightful and probing questions to get us to think about our business in different, often bigger, ways."
Brian J. Glaser, Ph.D., Head of Executive Development
"Working with Bruce has been amazing. I love his content and approach and that fact that he's been in my shoes as a business owner and CEO."
Michelle Madhok, CEO
"Bruce is able to ask just the right questions to probe beyond the surface and find deeper issues and helps me find root causes of my challenges. He has given me the tools to develop a strategic plan that is a living document and has challenged many of my assumptions regarding limitations on the growth of my business."
Marcia Shapiro, President and CEO
"I’ve worked with a few different facilitators and coaches and, while some of them were very good, nothing compared to what Bruce was able to do. He took us through a carefully planned agenda that started with an insightful reflection on our accomplishments, and failures, from the previous year. He kept us focused on issues (not people) and helped us identify actionable changes we wanted to include in our work in the coming year."
Ray DeRosa, President
"With his coaching and guidance, we were able to set clearly defined goals and get commitment from everyone in the company. We were all impressed with his ability to keep people engaged and on point. We look forward to continuing to work with him and highly recommend Bruce to anyone looking for a team coach or facilitator."
Jim Daigle, President/CEO
"Bruce was great to work with in the Entrepreneur's Organization! Bruce found high quality speakers for entrepreneurs and hosted and facilitated meetings. He has an admirable dedication to learning, growth, and entrepreneurship."
Sarah Endline, CEO
Bruce has synthesized a wealth of information and delivers it through helpful exercises, examples, and experience sharing. He's an excellent resource for business leader in need of a focused strategy."
Andrew Borden-Chisholm, Founder & CEO
"Bruce is a great facilitator and is in good control of the room, responsive and engaging."
Elizabeth Winick, Literary Agent
"Bruce's program helps you to realize that unless something is written down and clearly defined, it doesn't really allow for proper accountability."
Alen Gershkovich, CEO
"I had time to truly work on my business while learning from the experiences of others."
Michael Keeler, Co-Owner