Client's Testimonials

Teachers College, Columbia University

Linda Provenza is an extraordinary trainer. I know of her extensive expertise from over ten years of collaborations and co-trainings. Linda is equally well-grounded in conflict negotiation and mediation training as in peace education, both of which we have …


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— Janet Gerson
Co-Director, Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University and
Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), Global Education Associates

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

I first encountered Linda Provenza in 2004, at the inaugural Leadership Development ten-week program that she developed in collaboration with the Labor Management Project and Cabrini Medical Center. In my role as Assistant Vice President there, I thought I’d …


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— Vanessa Cahn Gorelkin, Administrator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Mandala Partners International

Strategies for Change played an integral role in the turnaround of a top-tier global Central Laboratory of which I was the Vice President and General Manager. Linda Provenza led process improvement activities in our global study setup process in …


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— Scott C. Neilson, MBA, MSOD
Senior Partner, Mandala Partners International

Southampton Hospital

I had the great pleasure to see Linda Provenza in action while I was CEO of Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. Linda served as the facilitator for a newly formed Labor-Management Committee and helped us design and implement a …


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— Robert Chaloner, President and CEO
Southampton Hospital

Baku, Azerbaijan Training Program

Working with Linda Provenza is a joy. I have seen her in the most difficult organizational tangles helping to find constructive and reasonable solutions; I have seen her step into an unknown training situation and adopt her teaching to …


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— Craig Barnes
Chief mediator, Central Asian water negotiations, USAID, 1997-98
Senior negotiator, Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Initiative, the Foundation for Global Community, 1992-96
Author, playwright, radio commentator, former trial lawyer

Institute for International Connections (IIC)

I worked with Linda Provenza in Baku, Azerbaijan, on several different occasions, under circumstances that were sometimes difficult. I am amazed at how resilient she is and the skill she brings to her work. Linda’s warmth, depth of caring, …


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— Jeanne Reock
Secretary, Institute for International Connections
Immediate Past President, International Association of Rubenfeld Synergists

K Squared Enterprises

As the co-owner of a national consulting agency, I often come across companies and institutions that want to empower their employees to come up with creative solutions to their own operational and interpersonal challenges. I’ve referred several of those …


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— Katherine Crowley
K Squared Enterprises
Co-Author of Working With You Is Killing Me

1199SEIU

Linda Provenza is a tremendous asset to the 1199SEIU-League Labor Management Project. The Labor Management Project is a jointly sponsored consulting group of 1199SEIU, the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, and other participating health care employers established to …


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— Debbie Friedman and Susan Wasstrom
Co-directors, Labor Management Project, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds

New Models of Person Centered Care

I have worked closely with Linda Provenza for over two years in our efforts to improve the quality of nursing homes in New York City. Linda has provided on-site consultation to teams of management and direct-care staff and has …


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— Janice Dabney, LMSW
New Models of Person Centered Care, Labor Management Project

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Linda Provenza is one of the most skilled and insightful strategic facilitators I’ve have had the privilege of working with.

In 2003, while I was working as director of an international economic policy working group funded by the Ford …


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— Jerry Maldonado
Program Manager, Gulf Coast Transformation Initiative, Ford Foundation

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Linda Provenza in her role as Labor/Management consultant for our New Models of Person-Centered Care enhanced dining initiative over the last year.

Ms. Provenza has the perfect set of skills for …


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— Mimi Fierle, MA, CTRS
Director, Therapeutic Recreation Department
Co-chair, Person Centered Care Committee, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory, New York

Linda Provenza joined the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory in 1996, first as an intern, then as a trainer. During those years, she has made a significant contribution both to the popular education vision and to the strength of …


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— Marie-Claire Picher
Co-Director, Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University and
Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), Global Education Associates
“Linda Provenza is an extraordinary trainer. I know of her extensive expertise from over ten years of collaborations and co-trainings. Linda is excellent at planning and facilitating short workshops, intensives, and extended trainings. She is especially astute at sensing a learning group’s relationship to the material.”
— Janet Gerson, Columbia University
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“I learned so much about myself and the role I play as a leader and team members. I use many of the skills that I learned in my program to this day.”
— Vanessa Cahn Gorelkin, Administrator
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