Your session was very engaging and funny and your style of presenting is open and welcoming and encourages people to want to have a balanced lifestyle. I am still laughing about your story about your Mother and the bacon and pancakes. I have told my colleagues that story here in Ottawa. They all had a chuckle!
KATHY MAGEE Volunteer Specialist, Parks and
Recreation, City of Ottawa
Just a quick note to say what a pleasure it was to meet you and to participate in your sessions at CanSPEP 2015! You are an amazing presenter, very engaging and passionate and entertaining.
Sales Manager, Discover St. John
This is the type of session I have been seeking for some time. Our organization embraced an increasingly diverse workforce, but the appropriate tools, like this session, have not been offered. At the leadership level, there is an expectation that staff will challenge respectfully. Without understanding the cultural differences, organizations may not achieve excellence.
ELSIE HUTTON, CFO
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
You rock! Loved your sense of humour, was so refreshing! It was a great reminder for me to take care of myself.
CMA, Business Advisor, MNP
This is a must for anyone who is in the ‘people’ business whether it’s real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, banking or city hall – it applies.
Director, Alberta Real Estate Association
Your session was the fuel I needed. I’ve been saying for at least a year now that I want to specialize in the “New to Canada” market. I had fear of not knowing enough or saying the right things. Well, that has changed! Thank you Tina for a wonderful session!
Ever since your training employees have been happier and the atmosphere at Canterbury has been so much friendlier. The morale of our organization has definitely moved up a notch or two or three!!! I must thank you, Tina, for all that you have done for Canterbury.
WENDY CHING, CMA
Director of Human Resources and Business
Operations Canterbury Foundation
Tina gave me a most needed belly laugh. Love her!
Calgary Real Estate Board
Tina was entertaining, confident and demonstrated experience and knowledge in the area. My favourite part was when she incorporated specific examples of cultural differences.
MICHAEL A.E. GREENE
Sherritt Greene Barristers and Solicitors
Thank you Tina for your incredibly informative and impactful session. All of our staff learned so much and we are excited about implementing some of the crosscultural communication strategies we learned. I really appreciate how you related to all participants with humour and grace.
TAMMY ANDERSON, RN,
Correctional Service Canada
You are incredibly motivating, energetic and one of the best keynote speakers I saw that day. I would really love to share what you told us with my executive team.
Institute of Sustainable Energy,
Economy and Environment
Sometimes people cross your path and make a difference in the direction you are going. Interestingly you did this for me with your ‘work-life’ balance presentation. You have such a charismatic way of presenting your topic! Your sense of humor and your personal experience brought your presentation to life. You made accountants laugh… imagine.
MARIE-JOSEE CANTIN, CGA,
Divisional Corporate Controller
Stuart Olson Dominion Construction
Anyone in the legal arena would benefit from this seminar. Tina created understanding in each topic through concrete examples. She was very engaging, energetic and has excellent presentation skills. Her seminar evaluations were through the roof – every participant gave her an ‘excellent’ instructor rating and could ‘confidently’ recommend her seminar. I look forward to using her practical strategies and effective communication
methods with my clients.
HEATHER J. LAING,
Barristers and Solicitors
Tina is one of those rare finds – unique, refreshing, and has a positive high impact on those she works with. She knows just the right approach to fit the audience and is not afraid to push to get to the heart of the matter. She holds you accountable, makes you think at a deeper level and truly demonstrates how much she cares. We will rely on her again in the future, for sure.
(A Qualico Company)
I can’t say that I have ever enjoyed a speaker as much I enjoyed you. You are witty, charming, funny, and engaging. You have inspired me. Well done.
Director, Tourism Toronto
Your morning keynote ‘Communicate with the Cross-Cultural Advantage’ rated 4.8/5 as did the afternoon workshop, ‘Recruiting and Retaining Foreign Workers for Success and Sustainability’. This is excellent since the audience was quite a mix of people from the entire production chain. I had nothing but rave reviews and will be referring you to anyone looking for a speaker on cross-culture topics. It was informative AND fun…nice to have participants leave on a high note!
SK Pork Industry Symposium
Tina Varughese is a master at helping business people feel at ease and engaging in conversations about the cultural differences that we never talk about. In fact, she makes it fun. She’ll help improve employee retention, sales, service, marketing and corporate social media.
Your session was the fuel I needed. I’ve been saying for at least a year now that I want to specialize in the “New to Canada” market. I had fear of not knowing enough or not saying the right things. Well that has changed! You’re a very good facilitator-you enunciate well and keep the group engaged by changing activities often. Thank-you Tina for a wonderful session!
Anyone in the legal arena would benefit from this seminar. Tina created understanding in each topic through concrete examples. She was very engaging, energetic and has excellent presentation skills. Her seminar evaluations were through the roof- every participant gave her an “excellent” instructor rating and could “confidently” recommend her seminar!” I look forward to using her practical strategies and effective communication methods with my clients.
HEATHER J. LAING, Partner,
McDougall Gauley Barristers and Solicitors
You surpassed my expectations and, according to others, greatly surpassed theirs. All the staff that I spoke with said that they found this session to be enriching and of great value.
Director of Fund Development
Fresh Start Recovery
Within the first ten minutes I had learned something that would make my work productive and make it easier for others to relate to me. There is unbelievable scope to this seminar, it is a must see for anyone who is in the “people” business whether it’s real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, banking or city hall – it applies.
Director of Industry and Government Relations
Alberta Real Estate Association