"As new entrepreneurs, it is a challenge to identify who you really are as a business and where you want to focus your efforts from a marketing perspective. Eric has facilitated conversations and has taken us through exercises that have enabled us to truly identify who we are and who our ideal client is. He asks thought provoking questions that have caused us to take an introspective look at ourselves as business owners and what we want for our business, which have then been translated into actions.
It has been a pleasure working with Eric and we are very excited to use what we have learned to grow our business!"
T.T. and T.J., Co-owners and Principal ConsultantsVanttage HR Solutions, LLC
“Working with Eric was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. He was able to help me take a new approach to how I viewed myself and my role within my team. We collaborated on upgrading a service offering that I had built. The improvements we made together helped propel us forward from a performance standpoint but more importantly increased the value that we delivered to our customers. If given the opportunity to have someone work with Eric I would not hesitate to send them his way. “
T.J.B., Lean Practice Manager
"I am glad you enjoyed the event, and hope that you will participate in the future. You were rated the best speaker of the event with 70% of feedback forms mentioning you - often as one of the best elements of the summit. A few choice comments I recall were that you were extremely knowledgable and managed to deliver your expertise in a way that was engaging and entertaining. It was also said that you were a perfect opener for the event and set the tone for the presentations to come."
H.J., International Events Director
The IE Group
"Eric enthusiastically delivered a most fascinating look at the obvious and not-so-obvious factors that must be considered when successfully implementing change. His easy style of delivery, his use of humor and personal experience enabled him to weave together a compelling story.The audience loved it and willingly engaged in thought provoking discussions that made for a most enjoyable evening. I most strongly recommend Eric as a program speaker. You won’t be disappointed!"
J.D., VP of Programs
PMI Maine Chapter
"Eric had an easy, humorous and accessible way of speaking to our group of professionals. The topic, “Why Should They Care?: Inspiring A Change Friendly Culture” was right on point for everyone in attendance. I would highly recommend Eric as a speaker and would also happily attend another one of his speaking engagements."
J.M., Human Resources Associate
Clark Metal Products
"Eric is a very engaging, passionate speaker who has practical real life experiences in developing teams to become world class.His experience creating a well-rounded strategic vision for large manufacturing sites was the catalyst we needed to get our manufacturing Safety Committee on the right path to help change our culture. Everyone who participated in the training with Eric was engaged as he gave everyone the choice to take ownership and they all felt empowered to do so. Thanks for your help Eric!"
C.L., Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Large Industrial Manufacturing Company
"I want to take this opportunity to express my pleasure of working with you at the Sales and Operations Planning Innovation Summit.
The presentation 'Overcoming Change Resistance' where Eric allows the audience to experience an interactive dialogue centered on their collective experiences with change was greatly received. Eric received an impressive 60% of the audience voting him as one of the best speakers at the Summit. One of the attendees noted, 'I particularly enjoyed Eric's presentation. It was thorough, but not too thorough, detailed but not too detailed and I was able to take away a few new pointers.'
Eric is a great speaker; enthusiastic, detailed and he inspires a great atmosphere in the audience. People were very interactive during the session and enjoyed being able to take part and shout out answers to any questions Eric posed. I believe Eric's presentation added great value to the S&OP Conference in Las Vegas."
M.J.M, International Events Director
“Eric is a dynamic and down-to-earth speaker that delivers to-the-point material. He engages the hearts and minds of his audience to bring home strong messages in a way that is accessible and relatable. He not only captivated our leadership team with his true and timely message: “Why Should They Care: Creating a Change-Friendly Culture”, but provided us with tools and techniques to apply our learning. Thank you, Eric!”
S.B., Lean Six Sigma Specialist
"I enjoyed your presentation this morning. It was the perfect introduction for this training session. For me, it set the context for the training today and put a few things into perspective for me. I found your discussion around Chaos to be interesting because so many times I think we focus on fixing things back to the normal state rather than focusing on how to perform in the presence of Chaos. Your presentation style and obvious enthusiasm on the subject made it very easy to take the concepts and apply them my role. Thank you for your time and sharing your experiences."
T.H., Senior Manager
Large Industrial Manufacturing Company
“Eric’s presentation was spot on to the leadership community. The message of “why they should care” and not only change, but resistance is a process also was timely and applicable. Throughout the talk, Eric connected with his audience, inspired and taught. I have found myself using his knowledge and insights and sharing them to support my peers and co-workers. I would highly recommend Eric as a motivational, inspiration teacher that understand his audience and the message he delivers.”
S.E., Director of Lean Six Sigma
"When we were planning our annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh survivor luncheon, we were looking for a speaker who could engage our audience with a memorable, thought-generating talk. Eric Kulikowski fit our needs perfectly! His style is comfortable and relaxed. By sharing his personal experiences, he immediately put our guests at ease, and in no time, they were fully engaged in his presentation. In fact, this is a usually quiet group, but as a result of Eric’s style, our guests were involved with him and energized by him.
I would not hesitate to recommend Eric to any group looking for a captivating, memorable speaker."
K.P., Chief Executive Officer
"Eric delivered a dynamic and thought provoking look into how to lead and inspire employees to not only understand change but to embrace it. His presentation style was the perfect blend of humor, technology and experience. The time flew far too quickly. We had to regret on several late RSVP’s as we hit max capacity at our venue!"
E.S., Director of Human Resources and Customer Support
"I just wanted to again say, "Thank You!" Your presentation was spectacular. I feel it will be helpful and motivational for our members this year. It was a pleasure to meet you."
R.L., Indiana Professional Business Women's President
"Eric was a keynote speaker at our recent PMINJ IPM Day and did an outstanding job! We had a great time working with him to plan and provide his presentation. The day was a huge success with Eric's two afternoon workshops and the overall verbal response has been very positive from the over 440 in person attendees. Eric is great to work with and knows how to hold the crowd. He brings in alot of humour and wisdom!"
A.F.B., Director of Speakers
PMI New Jersey Chapter
"I wish Eric was on my last project."
"I came to work this morning just wanting to throw in the towel. I was so frustrated that I didn't want to battle with the technicians anymore. After our project session today, I now believe more than ever that we can make this project happen. Thanks Eric!"
Ultra High Tech Manufacturing Company
"R&Q engaged in the journey of creating Mission and Vision statements and accompanying goals and objectives with Eric Kulikowski as our councilor and facilitator.
R&Q is a successful and rapidly growing organization, and the management team had doubts about the need or usefulness of such an exercise. Additionally, members of the management team had participated in similar exercises at other organizations where the results were less than fruitful, and the outcomes were merely plaques on the wall, soon to be forgotten. This experience was NOT that.
Eric’s leadership and real world experiences and his facilitative style energized the entire team. He clarified the purpose of the journey, and he brought forward ideas that resonated with the group. We were able to derive Vision and Mission statements that pointed us in a unified direction, and that we could see would guide us for years to come. We highly recommend Eric’s services to all organization seeking to function at another level."
L.S.S., Vice President of Operations
Regulatory and Quality Solutions
“Working with Eric was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. He was able to help me take a new approach to how I viewed myself and my role within my team. We collaborated on upgrading a service offering that I had built. The improvements we made together helped propel us forward from a performance standpoint but more importantly increased the value that we delivered to our customers. If given the opportunity to have someone work with Eric I would not hesitate to send them his way.“
T.J.B., Managing Director of Continuous Improvement Services
Compass Business Solutions
Long Bow Services
Operations Strategy Consulting
Regulatory and Quality Solutions
Vanttage HR Solutions, LLC
Butler Technologies Inc.
Clark Metal Products
E. A. Fischione Incorporated
Industrial Gasket and Shim (IGS) Corporation
Industrial Scientific Corporation
PTC Alliance Holdings
Schmidt Structural Steel
Stellar Precision Components
United Illuminating Company
Human Resource Association of the Alleghenies
Indiana County Area Society of Human Resource Management
Illinois State Council - Society of Human Resource Management
Pittsburgh Human Resource Association
Westmoreland Human Resources Association
Project Management Institute - Maine State Chapter
Project Management Institute - New Jersey Chapter
Project Management Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter
Project Management Institute - Southern New England Chapter
Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Eye For Transport
The IE Group
IMPACT Manufacturing Summits
Indiana Business and Professional Women's Association
Industry Week Best Plants Conference
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
International Warehouse and Logistics Association (IWLA)
SCOPE Supply Chain Management Summits
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
FHL Bank Pittsburgh