Barb is an exceptional lady! I have had the pleasure of working with her over the past eight years. She has a passion for her work and she has gained the confidence, trust, friendship and compassion of her colleagues and friends! Her many years of experience really put the 'show' in business!
"Barbara is extremely personable to work with. She does her work with great enthusiasm. Whether in a social environment or business, Barbara has her act together. Perhaps because her positive attitude is intrinsic and she does not have to put on a show. I loved her new book - Getting Your Act Together: How to put the Show into Business. The book is full of inspiring quotations, critical tips and wisdoms, and stories about how she has personally embraced these lessons in her life. Her life stories are lessons, in it selves on how to overcome adversities and challenges we all face in our own lives."
Hired Barb as a Business Consultant
"Barb is extremely professional and skilled in organizational effectiveness yet has great interpersonal skills that gain results every time."
Facilitator at Maritz
"I have had the privilege of working with Barb for almost ten years on the Maritz SFE project. Her professionalism and enthusiasm in attaining goals and performance for her team and her dealerships is unmatched. Regardless of the tasks at hand you can always count on Barb to find a solution and make things happen that reflect professionalism and integrity."
"Barb has always been great with follow-through in all of her commitments. She goes out of her way to find an answer to a problem or question, even if it takes contacting more than one person for the correct answer. Barb understands the importance of using technology properly for her clients and works hard toward customer satisfaction."
General Manager, Roe Motors GM
"Barb is a legendary figure in the world of automotive retail process improvement. She is a positive force for change that positively impacts culture, processes and the bottom line. Barb calls upon a plethora of skills honed on the stage and in business to bring teams together to achieve far more than they ever could without her. Her book, Getting Your Act Together is must read for anyone who wants achieve superior results through leadership and facilitation.
I just finished reading Barb Turino’s fabulous book Getting Your Act Together. Barb has taken decades of experience on the stage and in business and eloquently distilled them into an easy to read how-to tone. This book will help everyone from the novice to veteran improve their large and/or small group presentations. All the world is a stage and Barb provides you with tools to own the spotlight. Filled with Critical Tips and fully diagramed group exercises this tool should be in every presenter’s toolbox."
SFE Facilitator, Maritz Performance Improvement
77th President - United States Junior Chamber of Commerce
"Working with Barbara for over sixteen years, I have always admired her for her creative and innovative ideas at work. I personally believe that Barbara's professional appearance, her level of confidence, her ability to communicate ideas clearly is only a few attributes that make her an effective leader. Barbara was promoted to supervise colleagues in her territory and she has performed the task in an admiral manner! As busy as she must be, Barbara has found the time to write a book and share her theater and business knowledge with others. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Barbara with the confidence that she will perform very well at any task that she might pursue."
Facilitator & Consultant, Maritz PIC
"In all my years of knowing Barb, she has demonstrated a passion for Leadership and Innovation that has set her apart from her peers. Her desire to seek out and explore the value of culture in organizations and her ability to grasp and explore the value of leadership is truly remarkable. Her in-depth knowledge of training for organizational and operational effectiveness has served her dealerships well in achieving high levels of customer satisfaction. I respect her as a colleague and as a friend."
Consultant, Facilitator, College Professor
"Barb has been my lead facilitator, mentor, coach, fellow team member as well as my friend. Her depth and breadth of knowledge in training, facilitation and consulting has been a huge support for me. She is my "go to" person when I need a second set of eyes/ears on a project. She has been wonderful to work for and work with."
SFE Facilitator, GM Standards for Excellence/Maritz, Inc.
"Barb is a people-oriented individual with leadership skills. She lets her subordinates work without micro-managing but expects good results. Barb is always available for counsel and is an encourager."
SFE Facilitator, Maritz, Inc./General Motors
"Barb provided great leadership to our group and always brought creative ideas to our team. She is an inspiration to many and provided much needed support to her team. Barb is certainly a person I would desire on my team in the future."
Sharon Swan Cowdrey,
Lead SFE Facilitator, Maritz Learning
"In her book "Getting Your Act Together" - Barb has taken the magic of performing on stage and married it to everyday life. A fun and easy to read road map to follow if you're looking to be the best you can be!
Her passion for the theater and outgoing personality allow her the ability to motivate others through her writing. If you're willing to look inside yourself to see firsthand what your performance looks like from the audience - this book is for you!"
Gina Valenti, Facilitator, GM Standards for Excellence - Maritz, Inc
Worked with Barb at Maritz/PROS
"During my tenure at Maritz Barb was my colleague, mentor, and supervisor; working with her was a joy and a learning experience. She motivated and inspired her team toward higher performance while building individual capabilities sharing her knowledge and expertise. Barb brings wide ranging perspective, practical application, and realistic solutions to every endeavor and I am pleased to recommend her."
Management Consultant, Facilitator, and Trainer
"Always buoyant and upbeat Barb's presence can illuminate a room. Highly talented, she benefits her clients and colleagues with her wealth of knowledge and experience. Exhibiting leadership skills and extraordinary commitment, whether translating data to meaningful understanding, inspiring high achievement, or exercising her passion motivating individuals to optimize their potential, she delivers quality outcome with every endeavor. Recognizing her accomplishments and grateful for what I gained - when a member of her team - I'm proud and delighted to recommend her."
Facilitator and Independent Contractor
"Thoroughly readable, practical and indispensable, especially for learners new to business who are passionate about their pursuits."
Entrepreneur, Author and Performance Improvement Consultant
"Kudos to you for reminding us as Shakespeare said 'All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.' This book is an inspiration for getting your act together and putting your best out there every day. Thank you for such a great book.
"Getting Your Act Together is a must read for those seeking success and personal fulfillment...there are 'life skills and abilities' that impact all aspects of our professional and personal lives and Barb brings them alive with personal anecdotes and observations and the inputs of respected professionals. You can not help but come away with a commitment to action to better yourself.