A Training and Organization Development Company Aligning Individuals and Organizations with Success.
Square Peg works with large and small businesses in several fields. Some of our clients share their thoughts about their experience with Square Peg in the following testimonials:
We have received a tremendous benefit in working with Amy Podurgal and Square Peg Consulting in our business. Amy brings a unique blend of great business acumen and a superb OD skill set to the to the table. I believe what separates Amy from her competitors is the time and upfront preparation that she takes to understand your business; the issues you are looking to solve for; and partnering with you to develop the best plan of action to move the business forward. Amy is a true professional who continues to hone the skills of her trade to ensure that she brings her “A” game to every interaction she has.
Vice President Human Resources
Sunquest Information Systems
Rich is a visionary who offers a strategic approach to organization and human resource development. He is an excellent partner to senior management and deals effectively with all levels of employees. He provides insight to potential problems before they arise and offers outstanding leadership to deal with problems that have emerged. He can operate with very little guidance but is most comfotable in a team environment where management is able to articulate specific goals and objectives. He is an excellent manager, teacher, and mentor and operates very well in a rapidly changing environment. He has specific experience in the cultural assessment of acquisition targets (US and international) and can provide exceptional guidance on integration of personnel from diverse environments. He would be an outstanding addition to a rapidly growing firm with a bold vision.
CEO, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Rich is an employee advocate while at the same time staying focused on the needs of the organization. Rich is someone whom I respect for not only his professional abilities but as a person of integrity. He is an effective leader who focuses on outcomes and a valuable asset to any organization.
We have implemented Crucial Conversations as a component of a large scale change management initiative at our biotech manufacturing plant. By partnering with Square Peg Consulting, we have systematically delivered Crucial Conversations as both a skill–building resource and as a foundation for problem solving labs. We have seen immediate improvement in work group collaboration, improved communication techniques, and improved employee satisfaction. Through this coordinated process we have delivered the program to over 250 leaders, managers and employees across our organization and we anticipate continued success in the future.
Sr. Director, Human Resources
In an organization, where success is measured by the leaders’ ability to develop new talent for the sales organization; leadership development comes with a great deal of responsibility and accountability. This success is not possible without a leadership team that has the skills and ability to lead in a dynamic, development–rich environment.
Amy Podurgal and Square Peg Consulting were the catalyst for preparing my leadership team for success through a hands–on, consultative learning approach filled with individual coaching and reinforcement strategies. Amy was also a great coach to me personally as I shaped my personal and professional development plan. The impact to me and my leadership team was tremendous. I look forward to evolving the partnership!
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Cisco Systems, Inc
Amy has been a true business partner over the past several years and has demonstrated a great deal of passion, commitment, and customer focus with various projects she's been asked to deliver. Time and again the feedback she receives from participants who attend her workshops is outstanding! She is an absolute delight to work with and someone I have the utmost confidence.
Director, Leadership Development
My physician practice recently took Crucial Conversations. Amy Podurgal did a superb job as a facilitator. Everyone thought it was worthwhile, and that if anything, we needed more time then we dedicated. We have been dealing with a divisive problem for over one year. After Crucial Conversations it took one hour to solve this problem.
Critical Health Systems of North Carolina
Amy Podurgal has provided a wide range of consultant services from new manager assimilation, manager/supervisor development, identification of performance issues, group effectiveness/communication training and change management training. Amy is extremely professional and provides her services with a high level of commitment, knowledge and energy. She works productively with all employees and is able to gather feedback/information in a trustworthy manner.
Amy's services have been instrumental to creating a new vision and identity for the Site Engineering group, and assisted in addressing key performance management issues. The successful transformation of the group would not have been possible without her support, guidance and services.
Director, Facilities Management & Engineering
Amy Podurgal does a fantastic job of relating the training programs she facilitates to everyday life for each of the individuals who participate in her programs. She has taught numerous workshops at our organization and after each session, participants send over quotes like this one from one of our participants:
“Having had the opportunity to return to work and use this stuff, I would say that this is probably the best course I've taken.”
Amy truly has a gift for understanding people and how to help them use the tools to truly transform their lives. She is focused on helping organizations, through individuals — to have the conversations and get the results they are looking to achieve.
Director, Organization & People Development
Misys Healthcare Systems
Amy Podurgal did a great job conducting a session with the supervisors in our fast–paced department. She helped us see the short and long term value of effectively handling Crucial Conversations. Amy is an engaging, knowledgeable facilitator, who keeps the session moving and relates to those participating.
News Director, WRAL
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Amy Podurgal is a sought after facilitator for our senior managers. We have been very pleased with her ability to lead our group to actionable insights that have improved our effectiveness as a team and as leaders in our organization. We now have a senior management team that is very focused and are able to deal with each other at a level that is honest and healthy.
Vice President, People Services
Premier Manufacturing Support Services, Inc. Voith Industrial Services
Amy brings a diverse background and great experience to our interview training. I have worked with her for close to five years and she always delivers high quality and highly rated training to our new managers. Her ability to listen to our needs and tailor the training she delivers is one of her strongest assets. She truly feels like one of our own employees! I can highly recommend her.
Manager, US HR Talent Management & Recruiting
Our management team has been working with Square Peg for several years and I have always been impressed Amy Podurgal’s ability to quickly assess personalities and management styles. With those assessments she is always able to deliver just the right training format that has always made a big impact on our group. Our management group still uses many of the principles in our day–to–day business that she revealed to us and I believe it is largely due to the practical application and the overall effectiveness that keeps them alive.
Lastly, I believe that the vital key to Amy’s methods is that she cares about the success of every participant as an individual. She always spends the necessary time to get to know each person and make sure their individual needs are met, and because of that she is able to inspire everyone. In the end the team comes together and bonds.
Thanks again for making the difference in our team!
Voith Paper Service West
Square Peg Consulting has consistently provided incredibly productive and successful team building workshops for our company. Over the years, Voith has come to trust and rely on Square Peg Consulting’s effective consultation services in identifying weaknesses within our plant operation teams and in developing those teams into more effective groups with better communication, cooperation and overall team dynamics. They have also assisted in development needs for key mangers in addressing weaknesses and improving overall management skills. Their proven methods have certainly contributed to our success.
Our management group still uses many of the principles in our day–to–day business that you revealed to us. I believe it is largely do to the practical application and the overall effectiveness that keeps them alive.