Trudy’s superpower is to ask the most perfectly framed strategic questions that blow my mind, guide my development, and push me to the next level of thinking. She helps me to think BIG, and faithfully believes in my talents and capacities.

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Amelia Franck Meyer

I love Trudy Bourgeois, CEO of The Center for Workforce Excellence and author of The Hybrid Leader and Her Corner Office, because she’s courageous. Trudy has busted through more doors than I can count, including becoming the first Black woman in consumer goods to rise to the level of VP. She tells it like it is, while believing the best in and for every person she meets. She is an executive coach, corporate consultant, and trainer. She’s insightful, genuine, & bold. Trudy makes me want to be a better leader.

Tara Jaye FrankVice President of Multicultural Strategy, Hallmark Cards

I’ve participated in several programs facilitated by Trudy. She’s truly an inspiring and energetic presenter. The program she customized for us sparked people to action by helping them recognize their own biases and a call-to-action to build and foster diverse teams. We continue to look to Trudy when we have a need for a speaker on diversity. She is the best out there!

Trudy, your ability to connect with your audience and flex your presentation style provides you the “agility” that we all seek in regards to leadership excellence. Thank you for giving PFSS your very best and moving us forward in our D&I journey. I shall long remember the afternoon! Your message of setting the “tone” of inclusion and leveraging our diversity provided us all something to reflect upon… and hopefully own!

Dianna WyattSr. Group Manager, Customer Financial Shared ServicesPepsiCo Financial Services

Your diversity training (“Boot Camp”) was one of the best I have ever been to. You took a sensitive subject and made it an intellligent conversation – not confrontational, not about “victims” – just about what is right. Like anything else, it really does matter on the approach. You made the conversation fun, and I think everyone learned something!

James MarraDirector of ProcurementConAgra Foods

I would also like to say a big thank you to Trudy for an exceptional course! Her professionalism, dedication and support were amazing. She made the course very real and tangible, fun and yet serious, full of great practical examples that we can easily remember and apply. Trudy made us feel valued and was always open and available to help with any questions or concerns.

Olga EspiraSenior EngineerIntel

I wanted to thank you for the excellent training that you have provided… I have significantly benefited from your tools which resulted over the last 2 years in a couple of promotions, turning my performance reviews from average to extraordinary, winning several division and global awards for outstanding performance, and being recognized as a future leader.

Jamila CutliffRegion Finance ManagerFrito-Lay Central Gulf

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! After your teachings, I now know how to transform my dreams into my reality.

The pearls of wisdom that you shared with us, coupled with application principles to apply these key learnings, was invaluable. Going forward, I now know how to establish more strategic relationships, develop better work-life balance principles for myself, and I will value the experiences of growth that adversity brings. Thank you for helping me establish a clearer life-vision of where I want to grow personally and professionally!

Lauren DorseyStore Team LeaderTarget

On behalf of the 2013 GT Women’s Business Forum Steering Committee, I want to sincerely thank you for being such a fabulous part of our event. Your panel and workshop were simply terrific. But more than that, you were the glue for the entire event. People have not stopped talking about you, and I am very confident our firm will be reaching out to you for additional events (on national and local levels).

Where do I begin to thank you? You came through for me in every way, exceeding my already high expectations. It was absolutely wonderful to meet you and get to know you a little bit. You are a fabulous woman!

Susan HellerShareholderGreenberg Traurig, LLP

Trudy Bourgeois opens doors for her participants that most people would consider shut. Her programs are based on audience participation and prove to be fulfilling and participants leave ready to take action. Trudy actually thrives on audience participation where she can provide insight – which is spot-on. Participating in a Trudy Bourgeois’ program is one of the most worthwhile experiences I have ever done.

Armand SawyerSenior Manager, Packaging ProcurementKraft Foods North America

You have such a wonderful, confident style, and you are able to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm while being direct and articulate. A great combo!

Eva KohnSenior Vice President, Strategic SalesValassis