Client's Testimonials

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 already mastered many of my interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills—and I was more concerned with the concrete tasks I was leaving behind on my desk to come to the program—so I was a bit skeptical prior to arriving. From the outset, Linda drew the group in, listened to our needs, crafted our program to suit the needs of the group, and always maintained the primary goals for the program. Linda promoted significant relationship growth and mutual understanding between management and labor, and she had special sensitivity to the various personalities in the program, which allowed for a great exchange of ideas. I learned so much about myself and the role I play as a leader and team member. I use many of the skills that I learned in my program to this day, and I am a better informed leader as a result of her program. I have great admiration for Linda Provenza. She not only teaches leadership through collaboration and collective understanding, she literally exudes her own model in her interpersonal and professional interactions. She is as real as they come and any organization would be lucky to use her skills as a facilitator, group educator, and collaboration leader. I feel fortunate to be working with Linda on developing an emerging leaders program for NYU’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in my current role as Administrator for the department.


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