Aviv Helped Deliver $250 Million to the Bottom Line.

Aviv is one of the best management consultants I have worked with. I like his spiritual approach, work ethic, style of bringing conversations to closure, and way of making things actionable.

I needed to create change that would deliver $250M to the company’s bottom-line, $1B to its top-line, and $750M in cash flow. Aviv helped us make that happen.

He worked with my team and me to define what success would look like in the short, medium, and long term, and helped us mobilize the changes that created these results.

Over the years, I have led many senior management team workshops, and have worked with many consultants. Aviv has an approach that’s different and fresh. He starts with the end-goal in mind, prepares hard for these workshops, and ensures that we manage time well. He also ensures that we get to the desired outcomes. Most importantly, we have a lot of fun along the way.

I must mention, too, that Aviv is a great coach. I have used his services to develop our strategy, help me build my team, and coach my top performers.

Above all, I have found interacting with him most enjoyable. His ability to pick up a conversation’s essence and translate it to easily understandable language is amazing.”

V. Ravichandran
Senior Vice President
Global Business Services
Hewlett Packard

Aviv Helped Us Deliver Transformational Business Results

Aviv helped us set up our team to deliver transformational business results that will have a meaningful impact on Cisco’s performance and financial results. He very quickly enabled our diverse team, which is comprised of separate and distinct stakeholders and priorities, to converge on a compelling shared vision. With his guidance, we translated that vision into a set of actionable strategies. By facilitating the rapid convergence of the team, Aviv also helped us build new leadership capabilities and emerge from this effort as a stronger, more outcomes-focused team.”

Roger Smith
Senior Director

Aviv is a Game-changer…Critical to Our Success!

Working with Aviv is a game-changer for companies interested in transformation. With his assistance, my team and I accelerated for DuPont an essential transformation in Sourcing and Logistics by implementing strategic initiatives that exceeded the company’s aggressive goals. Aviv’s work with my team was critical to our success, and taught us that you cannot overestimate the power of developing alignment based on radical trust. Our engagement with Aviv generated a variety of benefits with high ROI multiples: we enabled the transformation by developing a compelling vision, mission and strategy; we are moving toward realizing that vision by implementing very aggressive goals that support it; and we created a process to ensure our continued success by elevating the way we collaborate and make decisions. As a result of our work with Aviv, my extended team will continue to achieve significant breakthroughs because we have learned how to work and execute our strategy as a high performing team.”

Shelley Stewart

You helped us accelerate by at least six months. You keep us on track, provide us guidance in our conversation, and keep us focused on long-term objectives. Your help has been crucial.”

Greg Shoemaker
CPO, VP and General Manager, HP
Aviv helped us architect the innovation process. He provided thought leadership and catalyzed productive synergy. Aviv is an exceptional professional.”

Jorge Mesquita
Group President,
New Business Creation and Innovation, Procter & Gamble

The Most Impactful Coach I Worked With in 25 Years

Great job! This seminar enabled my team to build the foundation needed to get to the next level of performance and effectiveness… I used Aviv multiple times while at HP (both as a business manager and then as CLO for the company). He consistently delivered high quality content, which created tremendous value for the company and personally for each individual who participated in his programs (based on their own feedback after these events). Aviv’s work is customized to the needs for each team and situation. He develops unique content and is flexible to ensure the business objectives are achieved. He has been undeniably the most impactful coach I worked with at HP over my 25 year career.”

Sam Szteinbaum
Chief Learning Officer
Hewlett Packard

Creating the Future with Aviv

At P & G, we were preparing for our procurement discipline’s future. We were looking at where we were today — and where we’d need to be in 2020.The work in front of us was big and broad, so we hired Aviv.

To ready us for 2020, Aviv asked, “How do we transition for what will be in 2020, and do so by 2015? How do we transition and transform?”

He challenged us to think differently. How do we get quick wins and rapid changes? What can we accomplish in one-two-to-three years? How do we acknowledge these changes?

Aviv brought together a diagonal slice of the organization, so they could create strategies. He helped us come up with the right strategies — better strategies. Focused on talent, technology, organizational design, and innovation.

Aviv facilitates work you want to accomplish when the path isn’t clear. He helps make it clear, and gets you on that path as quickly as possible.

When an organization is going into new work, you have to take into account everything. Aviv accelerates that.”

Rick Hughes
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer,
Procter & Gamble

Transformation in a Very Short Time

Aviv helped my team and I create a transformational Journey. In a very short time, we developed three organizational ‘Horizons’ and articulated a compelling future state. It was a tremendous success.

The group received important insights which fueled the plan we are now executing. The insights are also helping us maintain a laser focus on our goals.

Without Aviv and his great methodology and teaching ability, we would be struggling to create our ‘relevance story’ to the success of our company. Now, we have a unified story and plan to get there.”

Mr. Chris Roche
VP, Global Research & Technology,
Eaton Corp

Thirty million dollars of new growth

Your leadership retreat and coaching sessions have been central to our breakthrough results – thirty million dollars of new growth for the year. Organizational excellence is all about the small changes that bring big results! We learned to step back, listen, reflect, and, most importantly, focus on people’s strength. We continue to discover the power of values-based leadership. We are now ready to take this momentum of success to the next level.”

John Cincotta
Director of Sales and Marketing
Emeritus Assisted Living

Returns of 10X to 20X

Aviv helped our executive procurement team refine our vision and strategy. During his two-day workshop, we identified and prioritized a series of needs that were strategic and urgent. Aviv’s ability to focus the team, ask insightful questions, and challenge us when we appeared to be at a dead end were instrumental in moving the team forward. We see real results that were catalyzed by Aviv’s workshop, and the returns easily exceeded our investment by 10X to 20X.”

Matt Disbrow
Director of Planning Strategy and Transformation
Procurement and Procurement Services
Hewlett Packard

Be a Better Worker and Person

Aviv’s “emerald keys” workshops are the most impacting of any I have ever taken in my years of sales management and leadership. Yes, you will go home a better worker – but most importantly – you will be a better husband/wife, father/mother and a better person after just a few days with Aviv!”

Ryan Azus
Vice President of Corporate Sales
WebEx Communications, Inc.

Develop strategic thinking and executive presence

I contacted Aviv to help me develop strategic thinking; executive presence; and improve upward, lateral and team collaboration across boundaries.

Aviv’s expansive experience in advising and coaching senior executives helped me structure my thoughts, conversations and approach to achieve these goals. I am now leading several Pan Organization initiatives, delivering the desired results with increased competence and confidence.

Aviv used my formative experiences to bring out my natural traits and guided me in how I can use them in current professional context. He did not try changing me but helped me rediscover and apply my core strengths in my current leadership responsibilities. This approach of Aviv was amazing.

In many conversations we had, Aviv will test a different point of view that made me think hard on my own logic or approach. What came out of such discussions was always better than the initial thought or point I had. He helped me crystalize out of box thinking.”

Sriram V
Vice President
Hewlett Packard, India

“I’m forever changed by the work I did with Aviv”

Aviv is an advisor and a coach who can accelerate your progress by 3X.

He’s fearless, and that fearlessness transfers to you as the leader.

He does best with business and organizational complexity. He is incredible at understanding team dynamics, leadership dynamics, and strategy dynamics.

Aviv helped author what became my organizational strategy, “Create momentum.” It helped engage my team in a way that got them invested in the work personally.

I’m forever changed from the work I did with Aviv. ”

Daniel K. Epstein
Harley Procter Marketing Director
Procter & Gamble

A More Visionary and Prepared Organization

Aviv helped our procurement group at Procter & Gamble develop the blueprint for our future. This blueprint covers all aspects of our vision, value creation, and work. His ‘Horizon 1, 2, and 3’ framework has become the backbone for how we think about the future.

Aviv has a unique and in-depth understanding of the human condition, and his knowledge creates inclusiveness and enrolls the entire organization. By working with Aviv, we have become a more visionary, more prepared organization.”

Susan Vanell-Charpentier
Group Manager
Procter & Gamble

A Team Builder and Force Multiplier

For five years, the senior staff has done a strategy kickoff. We’ve asked things like, ‘Where are we as a team?’ and ‘Where are we going?’ Aviv has led these strategy kickoffs.

He’s a team builder, a team enhancer. He helps the collection of people be as effective as they can be.

In consulting engagements done by other firms, you can at times end up with less of a functioning team than when they came in. At the end of an Aviv engagement, you have a team that functions better than when he first came in.

The people buy-in part makes Aviv unique. When all the numbers and strategy are done, you still need the people fired up and motivated to do the work. How do you get them to actually do the stuff? You need Aviv to help you understand how to get it done.

His way of getting people emotionally engaged is a force multiplier.”

Ted Clark
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Notebook GBU, PSG
Hewlett Packard

A Proven Framework

Aviv led our leadership team through a series of engagements to define our aspirational vision, strategic priorities and the value we can bring to the business. Equally important, we defined the culture and critical behaviors needed by the full organization to achieve our goals. Aviv did an amazing job leading us through this discovery process with a proven framework, challenging questions and his incredible ability to cut through the noise to efficiently land with specific and actionable results. ”

Marguerita Sasser
Operations Manager
Aviv helped our diverse team turbo-charge our innovation and new business creation.”

ShekharMitra, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Global R&D, Procter & Gamble

Enormous Value for a Billion Dollar Business

Our business unit is in the billion-dollar club. Still, taking the time to reflect on our future, risks, strategies, and — to establish a common thread of thought and trust — creates enormous value. Aviv helped bring us together and focused us. He is a wise and experienced facilitator.”

Raymond Wah
Notebook GBU

A Trusted Advisor, Coach, and Mentor

Aviv is trusted advisor, coach and mentor. His leadership, strategy and team-building seminars are outstanding and I highly recommend him.”

David Berman
President Sales and Services

Recasting Our Innovation Portfolio

Aviv helped design and facilitate a recast of our innovation portfolio. Aviv brought to the team methodologies to stimulate ideas for business creation. The effort exceeded expectations. People were able to collaborate in cross-functional teams faster than I’ve seen before. Aviv was especially helpful in working behind the scenes to remove barriers and manage tensions that helped drive fast resolution. I recommend Aviv to any team working on renewing their strategic innovation.”

Leigh Radford
Vice President at Procter & Gamble

Turning vision into reality

Aviv Shahar guided our strategic planning sessions, which helped us think anew about where we are going and where we want to go. Aviv then led our Board of Directors retreat, in which we explored future scenarios and examined growth opportunities. The sessions and retreat produced great tangible results that are now a priority. Aviv was a catalyst for new ideas with which to present and assert the value we bring our clients. The revelations we have had along the way brought fresh energy and vision, which we are now turning into reality.”

Dr. Stephen Axelrod MD
CEO SeniorMed (sold to Walgreens)
Aviv helped our team identify new business opportunities and renew our innovation portfolio.”

Jennifer Dauer
VP and General Manager,
New Business Creation, Procter & Gamble

Command of Issues, Clarity of Thought

Your command of issues, clarity of thought, and insightful comments are brilliant. You always convey new insights. I find myself agreeing with your positions and wish I could articulate them as well as you. I salute your success and the enormous good you have contributed to clients.”

Michael Buschmohle
Applause Associates

I am a better leader because of Aviv

Aviv is the most remarkable consultant/coach I’ve encountered in my career. In addition to his expertise in leadership and team development, Aviv brings a deep wisdom to his clients. He inspires and challenges senior leaders to level five-plus leadership. I am a better leader because of Aviv’s impact.”

Les Berkes
Director, Center for Leadership Excellence
Hewlett Packard

Stretched Our Thinking and Catalyzed Our Ideation Process

New business creation is all about asking new questions, and Aviv Shahar helped us ask the new questions that stretched our thinking and improved our project. Aviv’s mastery of group dynamics catalyzed our ideation process and made our meetings engaging and thought-provoking.”

Patrick Kraus
Associate Marketing Director,
New Business Creation
Procter & Gamble

Amazing What We Accomplished in Just a Few Days

Our summit with you was an exploratory journey, and helped us work out real strategic business needs. Amazing what we accomplished in just a few days. It was extraordinarily useful! ”

Juergen Reiners

Our Team Grew in Strength and Trust

During your workshop, our team grew in strength and trust. For me, it was a deeply impactful experience. I expect there to be significant changes in my life . . . both immediately and in the long term.”

Stu Schmidt
VP, Professional Services
WebEx Communications, Inc.

Exceeding our business goals

We engaged Aviv to help transform our 15,000-person global service organization — from a transaction operator to a trusted business partner. Aviv helped us sculpt our journey. In particular, he focused on the method of change, and helped us develop a broad culture change initiative, which to date has resulted in us exceeding our business goals.”

Konstantin Mudrack
Eagle Program Manager
Global Business Services
Aviv helped us figure out how to get the most from each team member and catalyzed our innovation jazz concert.

Nathan Estruth
Vice President
Future Works, Procter & Gamble

Brings Great Depth to Important Events

As the strategy lead for HP’s worldwide notebook business, I have had the good fortune of collaborating with Aviv on a series of senior leadership strategic planning events. Aviv’s strategic thinking and unique coaching style has brought great depth to these important planning events. He is an intuitive facilitator, navigating complex group dynamics in ways that has helped our leadership team achieve a higher standard of rigor in our discussion of critical issues and opportunities. I would strongly recommend Aviv for a variety of leadership development engagements, from one-on-one coaching to building collaborative teams to strategic planning.”

Matthew Wagner
Director Strategy & Planning
Hewlett Packard

The Single Most Meaningful Learning Experience

Aviv Consulting’s weeklong program is the single most meaningful learning experience I’ve ever had. Aviv’s inspired coaching caused me to look deeply within and has served as the catalyst to, what I believe, will be a lifelong commitment to enriching myself, both inside and outside of work.”

Abe Smith
Asia Pacific/Japan & Latin America
WebEx Communications

Brings your team together around common goals

Aviv facilitated our executive management workshop on strategic planning. His methods focused our conversations, and at the same time included all the voices in the room. Aviv actually is much more than a facilitator. He understands business, quickly comes up to speed on the challenges you are facing, and brings your team together around a common set of goals. Our team had a great experience working with Aviv.”

Chris Church

Work More Closely and Reach Greater Heights

Organizations win because of how they connect and work together. Aviv’s workshop has empowered us to work more closely and reach greater heights. I recommend his workshop as part of any organization coaching curriculum. Very powerful.”

Mark Sanchez
Hewlett Packard


This was life-changing. I learned the power of self-discovery that can help me with my life, work, family and beyond. No executive can be complete without the kind of experience I gained by spending time with Aviv.”

Louis Ma
Director of Business Development & Finance

Harnessing Our Collective Intelligence

Aviv Shahar helped us develop our strategic vision and investment plan. He demonstrated a unique talent — harnessing the collective intelligence of our team and our strategic thought. His work helped us create alignment and great output. Aviv was exceptional.”

Ike Harris
Vice President
Notebook SC


Your Emerald Keys workshop was inspirational! I only wish my family and other coworkers could experience it as well. Thank you for putting so much thought into these sessions for my team.”

Rich Anstett
Sales Manager
WebEx Communications, Inc.

A Unique Brainstorm

At our Leadership Summit, Aviv led us through a unique brainstorm on strategic long-term issues, team development and personal growth. Getting the ideas out of people’s heads and capturing them was great. It was very impactful!”

Melissa Bargainer
Hewlett Packard

A New Sense of Inner Peace

Aviv is a gifted coach. His enhanced leadership seminar and personal coaching have been life-changing. The value-based and opportunity-focused approach that Aviv brings gave me a new perspective. I have gained knowledge, and with it, clarity about my life and what is important. I found a new sense of inner peace that greatly empowers my leadership. The immediate sense of security in working with Aviv has been critical to my success.”

Susan Scherr
Vice President Emeritus
Assisted Living Corp.

Identify growth opportunities

Because of Aviv’s workshop, this week was a great growth opportunity for our business. The interaction with my peers was outstanding. Through insightful exchanges, we identified growth opportunities that have set us on a course for outstanding success as a group and a business.”

Stacy Wolff
Notebooks Product Design

Goals We Wouldn’t Have Even Dreamed About

Aviv, that was an outstanding experience. We had fun, connected as a team, and started applying knowledge towards higher goals that we wouldn’t have even dreamed about months ago.”

Salvador Romo
Director SCO
Latin America
Hewlett Packard

Reconnect with My Life’s Purpose

The Emerald Keys training allowed me to reconnect with my life’s purpose. It also showed me how a strong sense of purpose and self makes me more successful in every facet of work, family, community, health, and life. I have a new appreciation for my co-workers, the hardships they’ve had to overcome, and their wonderful achievements. I am energized.”

Doug Erickson
Sr. Manager
Strategic Alliances
WebEx Communications

Our Team Operated at a New Level

I’m impressed with your ability to get people to open up and work collaboratively. Our team operated at a new level during the time we spend with you. You have multiple techniques, and you know how to apply them to bring people together. Everyone here thought the experience was valuable, and we would like to find ways to expand and institutionalize it.”

Dick Grote
VP of R&D, Consumer Desktop
Hewlett Packard

We Came Together in a Way We Hadn’t Experienced

Aviv, you helped me realize more about myself, and energized me to take action. Also, I thank you for helping our team to come together in a way we never experienced before. We will go from strength to strength with a confidence we didn’t previously have.”

Sam Hur
Director Global OPS
Hewlett Packard

The best summit, by far

Aviv, I thought you were exceptional in leading this summit. I have been to many of these and this was by far the best. The pace was perfect. The content was exceptional. I attribute this to your preparation.”

Dan Forlenza
VP & GM, Business NB
Hewlett Packard

The best leadership experience I have ever participated in

Aviv, your Blue Belt experience was undoubtedly the best leadership training I have ever participated in. A great mix of practical techniques to engage and grow my team, done in a non-threatening environment. You are an incredible leader and a wise teacher.”

Catherine O’Donnell
Director of Distribution
Hewlett-Packard Canada

Most Valuable and Appreciated

Initially, I was very skeptical about getting value from this week. But I’m pleased to say I was 100% wrong. I would absolutely recommend this course. Aviv, thank you for your tremendous sharing. The thought you put into your teaching and responses is most valuable and appreciated.”

Bob Chambers
Volume Direct
Hewlett-Packard Canada

The Most Powerful Course I’ve Taken

I have attended many, many courses over the years and there has never been one so powerful as Aviv’s course. It allowed us to explore more of who we are personally, what we value, and how we tie personal and professional life together. Aviv is an amazing teacher, with great wisdom and insight. I truly believe I can and will take many learnings from this experience and put them into action.”

Karen Nagy
Global Series Manager
Hewlett-Packard Canada

Not a minute went by where my mind wasn’t challenged

Aviv’s workshop was an insightful and powerful experience. Not one minute went by where my mind wasn’t challenged. I wholeheartedly recommend this mind-challenging opportunity.”

Michael McAvoy
PSG Commercial Marketing
HP Canada

Nothing less than life-altering

Aviv is a wonderful teacher, coach, and facilitator. Since Blue Belt One, I have thought everyday about my purpose and how I can better apply it at work. It has had a tangible effect on who I am at work and the results I have been able to achieve. I think it would be of great benefit if everyone at HP ultimately takes this course. Blue Belt Two has been an exciting and gratifying experience. I’ve learnt how to better communicate which I will certainly apply. The value of the planning exercises cannot be overstated. It has been nothing less than life-altering.”

Jay Khaira
Hewlett-Packard Canada
Congratulations on putting together a “best-in-class” strategy offsite… wanted to let you know how well I thought it went. As we reflect on our decisions and actions this year I think we will look back on the offsite as a very important step in driving our success in 2009. Thanks for all of the hard work. Well done.” … “Great job Aviv, exceeded my expectations. We will continue our engagement in the future. Our strategy summit was very beneficial and an important step in taking our leadership team to the next level. The switching between foreground (work topics) & background (personal development topics) helped keep the energy high and the people fresh. Your insights were extremely valuable and meaningful.”

Ted Clark
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Notebook GBU, PSG
Hewlett Packard

Stimulate Productivity

Aviv is a devoted philosopher, teacher, and facilitator. He used a unique technique to stimulate my sense of value and productivity.”

Salah Ahmed, Ph.D
Senior Vice President R&D
Barr Laboratories

Energized for Action

The experience with Aviv engaged our curiosity and eagerness for learning, and gave us a sense of peace and trust. I am energized for action about what matters to me most as a person, a leader and a manager.”

Gerardo Garcia
Supply Chain Director Latin America
Hewlett Packard

A Touchstone for Life and Career

Aviv is much more than a seminar leader; he is an inspiration and a role model. Although the content of the seminar was critical, the outstanding value was the process. The seminar more than met my expectations. It became a touchstone on my Journey through life and career.”

Barbara Skinner
Global IT Project Manager

An Exceptional Opportunity for Leaders and Teams

Our team enjoyed the Silver Belt development meetings with you. We have seen great results and practical benefits: 1. We enjoy an open and trustful environment – this is powerful. 2. We coach and challenge each other and it gets results. 3. We discovered a process to accelerate decision making. 4. During the Template for Greatness module, we generated breakthrough ideas and innovative concepts. We learned how to get into this creative mode. 5. We take time for reflection on how we do our work. We use Appreciative Inquiry to power the positive development in the organization. 6. We have seen dramatic improvement in the Voice of the Workforce throughout our organization. And we have more fun at work. The Silver Belt has truly been an exceptional opportunity for us individually as leaders and collectively as a team. Thank you.”

Marcela Mireles
Business Planning Manager
Latin America
Hewlett Packard

Tools to Use Immediately

Aviv brings tremendous energy and creativity to his training programs. His coaching was beneficial and highly insightful…..it facilitated learning on a personal, as well as a professional, level. I came home with tools I could use immediately.”

Sherri Razo
Vice President
Equilon Enterprises

The Best 3 Days You Will Spend

Bar none these are the best 3 days you will spend for personal and professional growth. Thank you for the memorable and impactful experience.”

Amanda McPherson
Sr. Manager
Enterprise Client Services

Living My Values

The tools I have learned will definitely make me a more effective manager, but more importantly, a better person. I will strive to live my values and will implement many strategies I’ve learned this week! Thank you for opening my mind to the possibilities.”

Heather Kent
Partner Development & Programs Manager
HP Canada

Immediately Relevant

The Emerald Keys session was very valuable and immediately relevant to me as a leader. I really enjoyed the self discovery and learning about others in our group. Aviv did a wonderful job of walking the fine line of facilitating and assisting people through the program. A lot of areas were covered that will leave a lasting impact on my career, family and on me as a person.”

Morris Porter
Vice President of Sales
WebEx Communications, Inc.

A Wonderful Retreat

Thank you for your energy and the wonderful retreat. It exceeded my very high expectation in every aspect. I can’t wait to do another one.”

Tom Anderson
PVP World Wide Marketing
Hewlett Packard

A Personal Breakthrough

The Emerald Keys class, more than any other I have participated in, made a lasting and meaningful impression on my personal and professional life. I was fully engaged in the learning process – it employed simple and effective techniques that help manage and prioritize the many pulls on my time. As a result, I feel refreshed and energized and have realized productivity gains everyday since. Simply put, I am empowered by the Emerald Keys to achieve success through a real focus on value-centered actions. This is more than time management; this is a personal breakthrough in mastering productivity!”

Peg Nicholls
VGlobal Account Manager
WebEx Communications

Awakened from Slumber

Through personal growth training with Aviv, I feel as though I have awakened from a slumber to a beautiful world of possibilities and opportunities. They were always there, of course – but now I have the ability to see them, feel them… to be empowered and make powerful choices because I know they exist. I have learned to say no to more, to say yes to the time I need to create more “amperage” to impact my world.”

Alice Latino
Divisional Director
Emeritus, Assisted Living

Identify What is Essential

Aviv is a great, highly energetic teacher. He helps you identify what is essential. He inspired and energized our group and assisted us in thinking outside the box and question what we think we already know. Our meetings enabled us to discover a bridge from a limited scientific view to whole integrated connectedness. His coaching was effective and powerful.”

Dr. Angelika Grossman
Senior Fellow

Receiving Immeasurable Value

This course is a challenge. Yet, the value you will receive is immeasurable and it will exceed all expectations you might have. It is wonderful to come across an individual such as Aviv Shahar. He is rich in what he brings and shares. He has so much to offer, he’s a blessing.”

Christina Ewing
Director Strategy & Integration
CSC Federal

World Class Guidance

The Blue Belt experience made me reflect profoundly on my holistic development, in an ideal environment and world class guidance. It provided new tools but most importantly enabled me to concretize how to live my values in a more comprehensive way.”

Jaime López P.
Manager, Latin America
Hewlett Packard

Understanding Values at Work

Aviv is a very good guide on the journey to understand your values at work and in your life as a whole.”

Steven Levy
President and CEO

Never in My Wildest Dreams

I never imagined in my wildest dreams the impact the seminar has had and will continue to have in my professional and personal life. This type of course is what our institutional organizations are ready for and hopefully reaching out for.”

Alyce Herrera
Berkeley National Labs

Unforgettable Journey

You lead us on an unforgettable journey to examine what we are capable of. You brought us together as a team, through a mix of lessons and activities that let us experiment, look outside ourselves, and find new frameworks for thinking. Finally, and perhaps most important, you led us with great care, nurturing us while maintaining respect for us as individuals. Thank you for a wonderful retreat.”

Ray Aldrich
Communication Manager
Hewlett Packard

The Most Unusual Seminar I’ve Ever Attended

This was the most unusual seminar I’ve ever attended; it was also the most beneficial. The lessons learned will help me be a better manager and a better person.”

Tony Meyers
Supervisor Civil Engineer
City of Overland Park

Life Transforming Experience

This has been a life transforming experience. It has taught me to focus on actively living according to my purpose and values, and I will carry and share that message through my personal and work-related experiences. It is very inspiring to know that the organization I use to make a living is so committed to ensuring that I make a life.”

Bonnie di adamo
Hewlett-Packard Canada

Discover the Beauty and Talent Within

Aviv connects to each of us as individuals, and helps us discover the beauty and talents that lie within.”

Peggy Holden
Packaging Technology Director

Renewed My Energy and Sharpened My Focus

I am truly grateful to my company HP for investing in me when I couldn’t make the time to invest in myself. These past few days have renewed my energy and sharpened my focus. I have connected with my colleagues in a very personal way, but most importantly, I have re-connected with myself.”

Tina Walker
Strategy Manager
Hewlett-Packard Canada

Become Part of the Learning Experience

Aviv is just the right person to lead a course on management with values. The atmosphere Aviv creates allows the participants to really become part of the learning experience.”

Rick Peterson
Senior Manager
Veritas Software

Outstanding coach

Aviv is an outstanding leader and coach; he provides perceptive feedback. Aviv commits himself fully to ensure the learning and growth of each participant.”

Joy Hughes Ph.D.
Vice president and CIO
George Mason University

Insight Into Strengths

Aviv is a great trainer and an especially excellent observer. Aviv gives great feedback. His insight into people’s strengths, together with his committed coaching towards their success, made the seminar an empowering experience.”

Bernd Bergmann
Director of Engineering Services

Delve Deeply Into Possibilities

Aviv, through your observations of participants and your insight, you facilitated my self-development by encouraging me to delve deeper and explore possibilities in this rewarding seminar.”

Anthony LaCreta
Office of Credit Union Development

Encouragement and Guidance

Your style, patience and insight made it possible for me to stay open. Your encouragement and guidance made this course a success for me.”

Carla Short
Senior Manager
Nextel Communications

A Powerful and Enjoyable Leadership Journey

Aviv is an excellent instructor. He presents the material in a way that impacts you personally. Aviv’s insightful and engaging style makes the journey of personal leadership powerful and enjoyable.”

Jeff Paxhia
Kellogg Company

Exceptional Insights

Aviv’s insights into each individual in the group were exceptional and his coaching very effective at helping people understand themselves… You work very hard and are very committed to helping people set and reach their goals.”

Corrine R. Stoewsand
H.D. The Rockefeller University

The Confidence to be a Great Leader

Aviv is an excellent leader and motivator. He leads you into opening your thoughts, sharing your experiences and learning new techniques on how to utilize the skills and ideas that were bottled up inside of you. He gives you the confidence that you are or can be a great leader!”

Roger Gantenbein
General Manager
SBC Advanced Solutions Inc

Come Back a Different Person

To all skeptics out there – gather your courage and go for the ride, you will come back to a different person.”

Muriel Mora
Manager of Direct Operations
Hewlett Packard

Unique Teaching Methodology

A very unique teaching methodology. The interaction and immediate application of the teachings left me with the guidance and tools I need to begin delivering on this course immediately in all areas of my life. To be able to accomplish that in a 3½ day retreat is a testament to this curriculum.”

Brian Campkin
Business Manager
Hewlett-Packard Canada

A Memorable Experience

I really appreciated the energy and effort you personally have put into making this a truly memorable experience. I have enjoyed your way of looking at the world and the strategies you adopted to lead us through these three days.”

Christine Peyton
Hewlett Packard

Awesome opportunity

Awesome opportunity to explore your inner self and formulate ideas to drive increased effectiveness. Excellent facilitation, Highly recommended! ..I continue to be impressed by the thought, preparation and materials used to support the topics/ideas. Thanks again!”

Smith, Darryl J
Hewlett Packard

Go Back to Work a Stronger Team

Thank you for creating a safe environment for our team to discuss our problems. This process helped us set things straight and go back to work a stronger team.”

Business Planner
Hewlett Packard

A Significant Impact on Me

I have taken many personal development courses, but this course managed to pull all of my learnings into one neat package. This course has made a significant impact on me and my view on life, and I believe it will have lasting effect. Thanks so much.”

Christine Schmidt
Sales Manager
Hewlett-Packard Canada

Recommended to All Successful Teams and Leaders

I found this to be a very useful and insightful experience. I recommend it to all successful teams and leaders.”

Brian Ono
Product Marketing Manager
Hewlett Packard

Accurate Insights

Aviv creates a very tranquil and comfortable atmosphere for learning. His insights into all of our talents and gifts were amazingly accurate.”

Renee Brueckner
Information System Manager

The Steps to Greatness

This was an incredible experience. Aviv, you are truly a teacher – this may sound strange but you remind me of every Rabbi I have known, with an incredible quest for knowledge and a spirituality that inspires to find the good and the best potential in all humans – thank you have lead us on the steps to greatness.”

Rhonda Rodriguez
Finance Manager
Hewlett Packard


Aviv is a very talented leader and has much to offer. He is a perfect fit for this course. Excellent with all participants.”

Wendy Nintman
Executive Director
Five Valleys Land Trust

Bringing Together The Spiritual and The Professional

It’s amazing how for several decades the world has been separating spiritual/emotional life from physical/mental life, only to realize that it was breaking up the human being. These sessions are about gluing it back together. This journey helps you take your spiritual life to the same level of maturity together with your professional life.”

Alfredo Lopez
Operation Manager
Latin America Hewlett Packard


A word to describe the Blue Belt Seminar experience: Powerful! It helped us increase self knowledge, find strengths, build on those strengths, and balance Being and Doing. My sincere thanks to Aviv for facilitating this journey.”

Moises Sanchez
Manager, Latin America
Hewlett Packard