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Engaging stakeholders and building lasting trust requires strategic leadership! Benchmark delivers quality consulting, coaching and training programs to help you transform your stakeholder relationships and leadership capabilities.
Our stakeholder / communication experts are also Certified Master Practitioners in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is the study of effective behavior and language patterns.
Benchmark is fabulous! They changed the way we approach stakeholder relations and have helped us greatly improve our business relationships over the years. This is why I will promote their firm as long as I have a breath. I have benefited from working with their teams many times and their people are simply brilliant. They also have excellent materials and their strategies have made a huge difference for our organization!
Our organization went through a period where we experienced some challenging issues at one of our facilities. But, thanks to Benchmark’s guidance, we had established solid relationships with key stakeholders and earned the trust of community leaders and others. (You might say we had a savings account of goodwill.) Benchmark spearheaded a stakeholder analysis effort, working with a prestigious polling organization to help us identify key stakeholder attitudes; the results were extremely useful in further strengthening our stakeholder strategies and management practices. Benchmark is a trusted partner, they bring solutions to the table and they are great people!
Thanks to Benchmark, we now know how to connect with our stakeholders at an emotional level to establish trust and credibility. Their strategies completely changed the way we deliver our messages to make this connection, and now even our harshest critics are willing to listen. In the past I testified before a Senate panel and debated Green Peace, and I only wish I had known about Benchmark’s strategies years ago!
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If developing stronger stakeholder relationships is important to your organization, Benchmark offers skills and strategies that you can start applying immediately. After working with Benchmark, I now feel much more confident in my ability to build deeper stakeholder relationships and I am also a stronger leader. Oh, and their consultants are engaging and great communicators!
Spatial Labs & World Wildlife Fund
Benchmark’s stakeholder strategies are some of the best I’ve experienced in my career, because they make you a better communicator. I have put their strategies to good use with our stakeholders and it is neat to see how well they work! The whole dynamics of conversations changed when I started using Benchmark’s skills!
Unlike other training or strategies I have experienced in my career — I truly believe my last employer could have reduced their turnover rate if they had utilized Benchmark’s services. Benchmark taught me how to be less controversial and defiant when interacting with stakeholders with a different point of view. It really changed the way I look at things and if I can do some of the things they taught, my life, my career and my household will be immensely better.
Benchmark really opened my eyes to skills that will improve communication with my colleagues and other stakeholders, and also confirmed some practices I already have in place. Their workshop caused me to look at real-life scenarios within our organization and how we could employ better communication to help our projects succeed. I also appreciated the strategies on how to achieve better communication in e-mails.
Benchmark’s Stakeholder Communications Training is straightforward and worthwhile! It provides valuable tools in dealing with confrontational situations, as well as communicating with the media. Through hands-on learning, I learned how to make stronger connections with stakeholders to build trust and rapport – and to communicate with more credibility. Everyone in our group came away with a greater level of confidence. We are planning for future tune-up sessions with Benchmark’s team.
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