"Wes was a speaker at a Human Resource Management of Greensboro meeting and his presentation was upbeat and informative. After the meeting I approached Wes to consider speaking to groups of CPA's. Wes has now done 3 events for us with the subject matters being all relevant to our audiences. Our programs require evaluations of the speakers and Wes has always been graded very highly. If you are looking for a speaker that can provide a wide range of topics and deliver it with enthusiasm and leave your audience with takeaways then Wes is the person for you."
-Dennis Marcotte, Vice President, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.com)
"My connection with Wes concerned a project that required business experience and knowledge of academic program structures. I hired him to develop a framework for a corporate education program. After one meeting he grasped my vision and was able to put together the foundation and basic structure I wanted. With a collaborative approach and his creative input, he delivered a platform which considered current and future education programs. The platform he created enabled further program development with the aim to provide all employees of the company the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. I truly appreciated his work ethic and personable manner. I know that his personal qualities and professional knowledge and experience will continue to benefit other individuals and/or companies with whom he is engaged."
-John Hossli, Vice President of Marketing, USA-Richelieu Hardware Ltd. (www.richelieu.com)
"Wes has been an excellent presenter for a few speaking engagements held through my firm, Smith Leonard PLLC. He presented for approximately 200 CPAs in September 2013 at a continuing education course and received top marks from all attendees. His presentation was by far the favorite out of 6 that day. We liked Wes' style so much that we asked him to speak to a smaller group of our younger associates in early 2014. He has a style that is approachable, relaxed, and endearing, but at the same time, you get the great sense of knowledge that is behind the presentation style. He is insightful and quite skilled at presenting information in a relatable way that also gives you a greater sense of understanding and a feeling of being challenged. I've left each of his presentations with tangible "take aways" and have found his topics to be thought-provoking. I would highly recommend Wes to speak to any group, whether large or small. We have had great success with the sessions we have done and look forward to continuing our relationship with him!"
-Kelly York, Owner, Meridian Consulting Associates (www.meridiantriad.com)
"Wes is an excellent speaker on the topic of business communications and often brings a unique perspective to the complex world of connecting thoughts with the end of providing new direction and energy to a business process problem."
-John Berg, Director of Finance, RFMD (www.rfmd.com)
"As a former student of Dr. Davenport’s organizational behavior and leadership class, I can attest that he’s a very engaging instructor who uses a good mix of lecture, group work and interactive instruction to maintain a stimulating course over the length of the semester. I was able to take discussion points from every class and apply it in my profession which improved how I interacted with and was able to understand my co-workers. Since finishing his class, I have been privileged to meet with Wes on a periodic basis and discuss various management and leadership issues that I have encountered. One example involved dealing with a management team that was adverse to change. As the new manager on the team, I was able to consult with Wes on strategies to utilize as I began working with the team to be able to make an impact in developing a more efficient and technologically advanced processes. Wes’ practical applications have better prepared me to steer through the management maze as a new manager and grow into a leadership role."
-Scott McCain, Corportate Controller, Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (www.piedmontpropulsion.com)
"Wes is a very creative and informative educator and consultant. The training seminar for the group was very motivational and got the team thinking outside the box."
-Mitch Clifton, Director of Sales and Marketing, NCFI Polyurethanes
"Wes Davenport has spoken at several training events sponsored by Smith Leonard. We found him to be very knowledgeable about the subject matter. He also keeps the audience engaged to increase their learning experience."
-Darlene Leonard, Managing Partner, Smith Leonard, PLLC (www.smithleonardcpas.com)
I've had two recent opportunities to interact with Wes; first through a Smith Leonard continuing education event and then secondly, at my invitation, as the speaker for the High Performance Manufacturing Association year-end dinner. Wes knows both his audiences and his subjects. Wes is an excellent speaker with a wry sense of humor that keeps his audience engaged, He is also a valued member of my LinkedIn Network and for that I am grateful. Organizational Development is no different than Lean Process, companies that function well, that interact and communicate well with each other, those are the companies for whom the Lean Journey yields great results and famous companies.
-Joel Kaczmarek, Associate, Sandler Training (http://www.training.sandler.com)
"Wes has an astounding ability to take the details from his research work and present information to groups of any dynamic. From teen-aged undergraduates to thirty-something working professionals, Wes' ability to relate to any group made his class the most practical of my MBA training. His understanding of the workplace/organization dynamic helped groom me for my budding second career as a sportswriter-for-hire. In fact, when I needed insight into the psychology behind team-building and development, Wes was the first person I contacted. His knowledge, ability and passion for learning make him stand out in what is an increasingly crowded field."
-John Mundy, Editor, Blogger So Dear at SB Nation (www.bloggersodear.com)