|“Aplomb Consulting really delivered for us. Jason Lorber coupled a keen ability to quickly understand the complexities of our work, with an amazing, innate talent to engage our staff at all levels. Because of Aplomb Consulting, we are a better Treasurer’s Office.”|
Vermont State Treasurer
|“Jason Lorber was instrumental in helping our business determine priorities, identify strategies and turn ideas into actions. He initiated a well-attended focus group session with our customers. The feedback we gathered was extraordinarily valuable to us in effectively planning for the future.”|
-Teresa Davis, Director
|“The practice of law is so full of little landmines that attorneys (myself included) can become overly controlled about the way that we practice. This leaves our communication skills somewhat lacking. Jason’s workshop encouraged me to communicate more spontaneously and effectively in a safe, fun environment.”|
-Sandy Paritz, Attorney
Vermont Legal Aid
|“Jason Lorber has a deep understanding of renewable energy, in a way that resonates with consumers, environmentalists, investors, and lawmakers. His ability to translate complex issues into clear and compelling messages has been crucial in helping us convey to outside stakeholders the importance of our long-term sustainability vision.”|
-Tom Tailer, Executive Director
Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative
Provost, Nazareth College
Jason is a fantastic resource who will be a great asset to any university or business interested in strengthening teamwork and collaboration. He is incredibly patient, creative, and committed to building effective cooperative processes, and every group that has worked with him has been incredibly laudatory. I highly recommend him.
Executive Director at StartOut.org
Jason served as facilitator of the non-profit organization that I lead. He did a superb job in spite of being brought on board on short notice, and I can whole heartedly recommend Jason. In the preparation phase, Jason triangulated with many board members to get various points of view, fine tune the agenda, and come up with an effective yet varied schedule to keep the meeting moving AND get results. During the meeting itself, he kept the “touchy feely” part to a very suitable minimum, and managed to get to business quickly without anyone feeling rushed; documented the discussions in a clear and effective manner, and ensured that everyone was heard. He also checked in with me and others repeatedly to keep us on target, make sure all of us got out of the retreat what we needed, and during the whole time kept his cool and sense of humor. As a result, we came away with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for everyone, and manageable action items incl. dates. Jason is highly talented in this role, a joy to work with, and I’d be happy to provide more details if you consider hiring him.
Associate Vice President for Retention & Student Success at Nazareth College
“Transformational” might be overstated, but just a little. Jason’s executive coaching has had a significant impact on my career. Through listening and asking pointed questions, Jason helped me identify what was holding me back. Then, he gave me homework to do in-between sessions that was easy to complete, and packed a lot of power. As much as I’ve seen my own personal growth, I certainly appreciate how my colleagues have noticed and remarked to me about the positive changes. Thank you, Jason.
Executive Director, Champlain Community Services
My organization, Champlain Community Services, hired Jason to lead a session for our annual all staff retreat. We had the bones of a vision, but Jason helped us to distill it to develop a creative, fun and fulfilling experience for our staff of 75. The feedback from the day reinforced what we already knew – it was one of the best retreats ever. I highly recommend Jason. He’s fun, creative, thoughtful and professional.
Board Member of Real Organic Project
Jason expertly facilitated what could have become a contentious two-day retreat. He kept our conversations in check, and the emotions balanced. Thanks in large part to Jason’s measured skills of clarity, transparency, inclusion, and good humor, we achieved all of our goals for the retreat.
Michael Casarico, LADC
President & CEO of Burlington Labs
Thanks to Jason Lorber and Aplomb Consulting, our C-Suite successfully made strategic decisions that we had been stuck on for months. Based on his recommendation, Jason engaged our hands-on mangers in a series of conversations, creating the buy-in and clear feedback we needed during a period of critical, fast growth. His facilitation of our annual retreat delivered powerful deliverables.
Director, School of Nursing, Norwich University
I appreciated Jason’s thoughtfulness and strategic insights that started in the planning sessions and continued throughout the retreat meeting. Together, we succeeded in fully engaging and motivating my team. Now, several months after the retreat, the outcomes are still bearing fruit.
General Manager at Vermont Public Power Source Authority
Jason has a strong factual and intuitive grasp of energy issues as they relate to renewable energy, utilities, regulations, and political dynamics on legislative and regulatory levels. This grasp, plus his strong and vibrant communication skills, established his credentials with VPPSA’s expert staff. Jason has continually challenged us not by prescribing answers or outcomes, but by taking us through a transparent and strategic process that has engaged our board and staff in a sustainable process. Jason provides clear methodologies, supports us in our research and analysis, asks the right questions, listens intently, provides an objective lens, and has greatly helped us to translate our many and varied ideas into actionable strategies.
Managing Partner, Clareo
Jason did a marvelous job leading our strategic planning retreat. Our leadership team is populated by sharp, type-A personalities which Jason deftly managed with aplomb. Jason’s combination of humor and intellect made for an enjoyable and productive session. We came away with clarity about our strategic goals and actions.
Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
When I served as Speaker of the House, I was impressed by Jason Lorber’s earnest and thoughtful work. Jason teamed up with other legislators to find successful alternatives to prison that cost less but were more effective in reducing crime. He deserves accolades for his persistence and success in tackling this and other difficult issues.
Executive Director of Lund
When Lund hired Jason Lorber of Aplomb Consulting to boost morale for our entire agency, we were hopeful. But he completely exceeded our expectations. While past efforts at Lund had failed to hit the mark, Jason created a customized program, mixing comedy with meaningful exercises that engaged our entire staff. The time we took to plan this out carefully and thoughtfully paid off. I highly recommend Jason and Aplomb Consulting for organizations interested in teambuilding, employee engagement, and organizational development.
CEO at Gamiotics, Inc.
Jason helped me polish my pitch, including content and delivery skills. He was absolutely invaluable. He gave clear and concise advice exactly where I needed it. His delivery and methods were A+. I walked away armed with the knowledge I needed. Highly recommend him!
Director – Entrepreneurship Program at Champlain College
Jason is exceptional at bringing people together to solve problems; great personal style and sense of humor combined with intelligence and soft spoken leadership style.