Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Harry P. Hoopis, CLU, ChFC
I want to thank you for the outstanding presentation at our agency. The seminar was truly an educational experience for our managers.
Among the many benefits we received by having you work with our team was providing focus to our newer managers as they begin to develop as coaches and mentors.
Our veteran associates really bought into the concept of the Systematic Management Model. Developing goals and strategies along with the knowledge necessary for implementation created a valuable process for us to build on and grow professionally.
The real winners will be our agents as we help them establish and enhance their careers. I am excited about the immediate results and look forward to the full impact.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Paul J. Steffen, CLU, ChFC
It is with great pleasure that I submit this letter of recommendation for Dr. Mark Hillman. Mark and I have maintained a professional relationship for the past eight years. His work has enabled me to operate my business more profitably and efficiently.
Dr. Hillman and I have collaborated on a number of projects. None has been more important than his personal mentoring and coaching with me. Mark has assisted me with strategic planning, creative problem solving, as well as helping me better understand the human dynamic within a large and diverse sales organization. His insights, training, and support have been invaluable.
Mark has also worked in both group and individual formats within my organization. He has always been well prepared, professional and helpful.
If you are looking to operate more efficiently and improve your profitability, Dr. Mark Hillman can make a difference.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Thomas E. Goris, CLU
Mark Hillman began working with our General Agency in 1996. He was contracted to consult with our top 20 sales associates in the Agency for monthly "Client Builder" meetings. Mark still continues with this task, but has also conducted many other presentations ranging from large group presentations to one-on-one focus discussions. He has changed many paradigms within our General Agency and that has been a valued component on helping our Agency achieve new sales records.
Mark possesses many skills and is quite adaptable. The specific skills of his that have been of greatest value to our Agency have been his creativity, ability to confront agents in a caring way, and his relentless passion to help the Agency grow by having agents focus on their true potential.
I am pleased to endorse Mark to any organization that is looking for a creative and caring consultant to help any organization take the next growth step with its development.
American General Financial Group
"Natural Resources made this country good...Human Resources has made this country great. The Trust Training that Dr. Mark Hillman can bring to you and your organization is the bridge needed to the 21st Century."
Met Life American General Financial Group
I just brought in Dr. Mark Hillman, Corporate Therapist, for a day of training for our better producers. I had met him at LAMP and was very impressed with his professionalism. Mark heads a company called Executive and Organizational Development. He spent the day discussing behavioral traits, both from the rep's side and the client's (the things we do and how it effects those we deal with). He has received rave reviews from the 20 participants and they are discussing chipping in to bring him back on a regular basis. He is also very funny and entertaining.
Since I know we are always looking for good talent to contribute to meetings, you might want to contact him and see what he can offer on a zone or single meeting basis (Reps or Manager's meetings). He costs $2000 + expenses for a 9 - 4:00 day.
NAIFA - St. Louis
Recently our association had the opportunity to obtain Mark Hillman, Ph.D. as our guest speaker at our January General Session. Dr. Hillman's topic was "Strategic Thinking." His down to earth style and east coast charm delivered a topnotch program to our membership. My only regret is that one-hour is not long enough. As one member put it, "I always enjoy a presentation that provokes thought," what a way to start the morning. His technique to deliver thought provoking ideas peaked interest from the membership causing them to engage the mind and think on a totally different level.
Based upon the feedback from the membership and my first hand experience I would highly recommend Dr. Hillman as a speaker for your association. If I can answer any questions about the presentation please give me a call at 314.432.4447.
NAIFA - Vermont
Gregory A. McLenithan CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
President-elect, Program Chair
I am writing to highly recommend Mark Hillman Ph.D. as a speaker that can increase any audience's brain activity. We had the privilege of having him speak at the local NAIFA- Burlington, Vermont luncheon in February. He spoke to us about "Strategic Thinking". His was not a flash- bang- wow forget it tomorrow topic, but one that causes you to stop and think. It had substantial"meat", and created (as Dr. Mark put it) "a pebble in your shoe". Some of the attendee's comments were:
Excellent program, made me think (a lot) that I need to change.
You made an old dog in this business think about new "bones".
This program did touch a cord with my approach to my business.
We had the largest turnout for a lunch session that we have had in my memory. Having Mark Hillman Ph.D. speak to us was a solid plus for the association. The overall evaluations that we got for this session were outstanding and my personal opinion was that he did a fantastic job. I think he would be a boon to any association or organization. If I can be of any help, or answer any questions do not hesitate to call. Thanks for your time.
William C. Ross, CLU, CFP
Your uncanny ability to cut through the morass of excuses, 'what ifs,' and 'if onlys' was to the point and extremely effective. You presented your concepts in such a fashion as to make the potential transferability to each and every agent's daily routine readily apparent. It was obvious that you have a thorough understanding of just what it takes to be successful in our business.
William H. Horan III, CLU
I am excited that you are going to be featured in the workshops at LAMP '99. You bring a fresh approach to Agent and Management growth, which will cause people to step outside the nine dots, think differently and achieve more.
Your work as a 'Performance Coach,' with my agents, had a very positive effect in helping them believe in themselves and break through to higher production. I personally felt that the greatest impact you had was as a coach and facilitator to our management team. You helped me see opportunities and talents that I was overlooking.
I am looking forward to continuing our relationship as my personal coach and introducing you as a performance coach early on with our new recruits.
WRGB, Channel 6 (CBS Affiliate)
General Sales Manager
The three-session seminar series you recently completed for us had a terrific effect on my salespeople. They want to know when you are coming back.
My staff is an experienced one and did not want or need another 'Sales 101' seminar, so yours was ideal for them. Performance Under Pressure and the Personality Profiles helped take them to the next level of sales. They came away energized. One consistent comment from each of them was how you gave them 'real life' examples and methods of dealing with situations.
I have also noticed that the seminars with you really opened up communications among the salespeople. They work more together now to solve problems.