Testimonials

ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPOWERMENT/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL WORK
(This is the EXACT kind of work I love doing!)

Thank you to Anonymous as she starts up her business:
You are so gifted…and you are a clear and patient teacher.

Thank you to Rabbi Shelly Barnathan of the newly formed Or Zarua Philly:
Thank you, dear Gari! You are helping me to live my dream….

Thank you to Joey Weisenberg, of Machon Hadar’s Rising Song Institute.

I loved working with Gari to actualize Hadar’s Rising Song Institute in Philadelphia. She is lovely, thoughtful, and thorough. Through a meticulous process of brainstorming, strategic questioning, executive coaching, project management, and deadline setting, Gari helped to bring the Rising Song Institute from vision to reality. Her extensive knowledge of the Philadelphia Jewish Landscape was invaluable. We now have our roots planted, new financial support coming in, and we’ve hired new staff.  

If you’re unsure as to how to move forward as you work on a short or long term initiative, or if you need a general sounding board, coach, or person to hold you accountable to get things finished, even for small scale projects, I can’t recommend Gari enough as a thought partner and coach to help you get rolling sooner!

OUR HEALTH JOURNAL: A Co-Created Wellness Resource
Thank you Gabby Kaplan-Mayer: As an 8.5 year breast cancer survivor, I too am focused on thriving! Gari’s journal is a helpful resource for me–and one that I have shared with my many friends and colleagues who’ve gone through breast cancer treatment. The journal is a place for reflection, inspiration and a practical tool to make a place for important wellness and self-care information. This journal makes a wonderful gift–for yourself or a friend who is on the healing journey.

ACTION/ER WORKSHOP

  • Thank you to Jill Friedman who invited me to talk to her colleagues at a day-long retreat for the Law School Outreach Committee, Philadelphia Bar AssociationToday was a total hit. The women – including this one — really enjoyed your session. Several commented at the end that it was the best part of the day, and several said they had ideas about inviting you to facilitate other events or about calling you for individual coaching. Today was very powerful and helpful. You seemed like a natural at doing this.

COMMUNICATIONS + DEVELOPMENT

  • Thank you to Francine Cheeks of the Southwest Belmont Community Association
    The event was fantastic. We had a good crowd, the band was wonderful, and the young people stole your heart. We did good and did it well. Thanks for your contribution to making it a success. We feel we have found the answer in terms of reaching and connecting with our audience.
  • Thank you to Fred Kaplan-Mayer, Former Director of the Non-Profit Hiway Theatre
    Gari became part of the Hiway team in rapid fashion, creating an interactive capital campaign that connected powerfully with the community. I have never witnessed such quick, quality work, from concept to execution. Her enthusiasm is earnest and her ability to apply her experience to the task at hand is invaluable. I highly recommend her to your organization; if you face a challenge, you will find a great ally in Gari and you will not only envision the finish line but you will get there in record time!
  • Thank you to Amy Pollack of TwistNShout Graphic Design
    Due to her rich and varied experience, Gari is a versatile professional who sees the big picture and also understands the details that will enable her vision to become a reality. She is a consummate team player–respecting and trusting the team that she assembles as well as the needs and desires of her clients. Her positive outlook,energy and good humor coupled with her practical knowledge about communications and development make her a valued colleague and consultant.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Thank you to Rabbi Erin Hirsh, Gratz College
Gari is a first class act! When I recently began a new job, one of the first things I did was ask Gari to step in and manage my new program’s launch. She was a consummate professional, jumping in and helping me talk through what I was trying to build until I could articulate it in a clear, concise and nuanced manner. Then, Gari conjured up a great name and helped me design and execute a strong communications strategy that is already bearing fruit.

PERSONAL LIFE COACHING
Thank you to my Coaching Clients below.  TO see my decluttering coaching client testimonials, click here.

  • Client 1
    After a session with Gari, I feel that all things are possible. She listens, probes and asks questions that get me thinking. The homework gets me moving and ready to take action. She definitely cares.
  • Client 2
    Although I have only been working with Gari for a relatively short time, I have already found our work together to be transformative. Always deeply insightful, Gari challenges me to confront the reasons for my procrastination. She offers specific short term achievable tasks that help me focus my energy and direction toward my larger goals. Gari  listens intently and carefully and encourages me to explore and deepen my understanding of my own journey. I am finally learning to truly engage in the process of changing my own life!
  • Client 3
    Working with Gari has been life-changing! I possess very eclectic skills and interests, and a “yes,” mentality. I often found myself overwhelmed by opportunities and obligations. She can drill down to the nitty gritty of solving problems, while always keeping the big picture in mind. As a coach, she acts as a supportive, encouraging and focused friend who holds me accountable to what it takes to achieve my best possible life.  Thank you, Gari
  • Client 4 
    Thanks again for everything – you’ve helped me immeasurably – both personally and professionally.