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Our Speaking and Training Clients Say…

Barb Alfrey, Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Arlene has done a great job leading workshops for Big Brothers Big Sisters staff. She applies real-life examples that help staff be successful in their jobs. Arlene also did excellent work reviewing and revising our employee handbook. It’s a pleasure working with Arlene!

Tammy Bigelow, Benton County, Human Resources Director

It was a pleasure working with Arlene on part of our Supervisor Training program. She was easy to work with and very organized. Some of the feedback we received from supervisors who attended the program was that Arlene was “entertaining,” “informative” and “outstanding!

Sandy Feehan, Human Resource Manager, SMMPA

Arlene Vernon is a dynamic and charismatic trainer, facilitator, and human resources advisor. Arlene has the right combination of knowledge, experience, and personality to be the dedicated professional consultant that everyone strives to become.

Arlene’s unique approach to supervisory training and other employee training sessions over the course of the past several years has proven to be very beneficial for us. With her help we are able to educate our team members and coach our leaders, not only on the skills they need to manager their team members daily, but also leadership skills to strengthen the team and make a true difference in the way the Agency does business.

We value Arlene’s ability to connect with our culture and customize her message to the realities of working at the Agency. Her candid and professional approach is the right combination of high value content, relevant examples, and fun-filled insights. Arlene is easy to work with and it’s a pleasure to have her on our team.

Minnesota Workforce Center

Your professionalism and flexibility was just what the doctor ordered! You gave employers practical tips for attracting and developing employees successfully by balancing their management and business styles with employee needs. You received rave reviews. Thank you for your skills, knowledge and support.

Dietary Managers Association

You were inspiring and full go great information. The evaluations I received back from attendees show nothing but praise for you.

Our Personnel Parodies and Musical Keynote Clients Say…

HR Association of Palm Beach County

Arlene Vernon was the lunch keynote speaker for our chapter’s Annual Conference in West Palm Beach, FL. Arlene flawlessly delivered her presentation on Personnel Parodies: A Day in the Life of an HR Pro.
Her presentation was entertaining and insightful. Arlene incorporated stories and original songs to provide practical approaches HR professionals can use in conflict management and resolution through song.

She has an amazing voice, which enables her to turn a doldrums presentation into a lively and at time comedic view of the day in the life of an HR professional. Attendees were able to take away tools that they could apply immediately in their professional lives.

Arlene applied her philosophy of rediscovering humor in what we do in HR and simultaneously using our expertise to be a valued strategic partner in our organizations. The presentation was wonderful and unexpected, which attendees will remember long after the conference was over. I highly recommend Arlene if you want someone that is going to deliver a well thought out, entertaining and interactive presentation.

Holly Zelinsky, President, Successfully Speaking

Your song was wonderful and SO SMART Arlene! I have not been that excited for a speaker in a long time. Seriously. You’ve got a Winning idea For SURE there. Congratulations!

Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP, Principal, ECCO International.com

Thanks for such a display of your talent last night! The songs were a big hit…and several said specifically it was the best Gala they ever attended…in large part to you!


Thank you for presenting the entertaining and inspirational Goal the Distance program for our employees. You succeeded in entertaining the folks in the audience with your amazing voice, personal stories and extraordinary talent.

Gaye Lindfors, National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter

Arlene, you significantly helped make our National Speaker’s Association Minnesota Chapter event remarkable this evening. Your music, your M.C.ing and your exuberance created the perfect tone. Thank you for helping make it such a successful event.

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