Team Building and Workshops
I had the opportunity to attend one of your workshops and I wanted to tell you how impressed I was. You turned what could have easily been just another pair of corporate courses into interesting tools and a new way of thinking. Thom was highly motivating and has obviously mastered the science of DiSC. He was also impressive when participants questioned the validity of the survey results. He had the group re-evaluate the results from a different perspective and convincingly substantiated the original results. We could not have asked for more. This sentiment has been shared by all the attending managers and leaders I have spoken to. Kudos to your team.
Thom is a terrific facilitator with the ability to get an entire audience involved in discussion and issue resolution. His delivery of topics range from management skills to “hard-to-have” discussions and are always up-to-date and understandable. When Thom is facilitating a meeting, he’s able to help others see a different point of view and does this with comfort and ease. I enjoy attending sessions with Thom. They have been a valuable tool to me in my career.
Participant Responses from Confidential Survey
Thank you for the opportunity, this did not only help me learn how to work and communicate more effectively with people at the office, but also taught me something about my own character traits I’ve never admitted to having before, and how I am perceived by others. I feel like I have matured and professionally grown just from this workshop experience.
What a fantastic experience! I would’ve liked more real world examples and a longer session to go over how to adapt to different styles. The facilitator, Thom, was really good and very easy to listen to. He interacted very well with everyone. The pace of the class was nice, but I still wanted more. Really! I enjoyed learning about my style and those of my team members. Things make so much more sense seeing the examples and motivators of each style. Can’t wait for more.
I would just like to reiterate how excited I was over the workshop and can’t wait to work on improving myself and my working relationships.
I thought this DISC training was extremely helpful. I have heard nothing but great things come from every co- worker and I’ve heard many conversations of people discussing it with one another. Knowing one another’s style is helping everyone to adjust the way they work with others and be mindful of what the other person needs to get things accomplished. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
I thought that this class was GREAT! I got more out of it than I thought I ever thought I would.
The information was an eye opener and how easy this can be applied in everyday work and life. I would just like to reiterate how excited I was over the class and can’t wait to work on improving myself and working relationships.
Thom was amazing! Thank you for a great learning experience!
I’ve worked with Molto Crescendo’s team very closely over the past year. We started with basic executive coaching for 3 leader levels. The effectiveness of the coaching from the team quickly spread like wildfire that soon the skills were used in departmental team coaching. Now the executive leadership does not just request coaching, they specifically ask for this team personally.
Molto Crescendo’s excellent coaches are professional and have helped me understand how my DiSC style influences the way I perceive the world, situations, and people. They have taught me how to apply this knowledge to effectively manage situations, people, and even my own actions. Molto has also helped me to focus on what is important vs. urgent as I continue to work on time management and has provided many suggestions, tools, and other resources to help on that journey. Most importantly, they have helped me to be able to “zoom out” and look at situations from a different perspective, keying into the big picture instead of immediately reacting to the situation as I see it “on the ground.” Lastly, they are easy to talk to, warm and friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable in a wide range of professional development, management, and communication topics. They know when to push you and when you need to push yourself. I highly recommend Molto Crescendo for professional coaching.
I worked with Thom as my executive coach for six months. It was a fantastic experience! Thom brought incredibly fresh and informed perspectives on leadership and how to leverage strengths. I have seldom come across someone who was able to understand my style and dynamics so quickly, and then translated his vast knowledge into practical, measurable ways to add value. I recommend him enthusiastically.
My focus is on building effective teams and promoting a culture of collaboration, transformation and empowerment. Molto Crescendo’s CEO has been a great support of our organizational initiatives. He is quick, smart, and efficient. He responds to my needs immediately. He is a top-notch coach and an excellent facilitator. He has supported the needs of our executive team beyond my expectations. He is one of the most ethical and giving consultants I have worked with over my 20+ years in the field. I appreciate his dynamic style and his ability to see the expressed and unexpressed needs of his clients. You can bet on Thom to tell you the truth, and to make sure that every interaction is an added value to you and to your team. He is there to make a difference and he continues to prove his excellence in his delivery. I highly recommend Molto Crescendo as your OD partner.
It has been a wonderful experience working with Thom. He has a keen ability to accurately identify workstyles, personality traits, and DiSC profiles of individuals and work groups. He shares his insights in such a way that always promotes deeper understanding and greater appreciation of those with styles that are vastly different. In addition to being spot-on with coaching, development & HR guidance, he also conducts himself with a consistently high levels of energy, passion and integrity. Thom is truly a valuable resource and will benefit any person or organization that seeks his services.
I’m in the organizational development business; I help clients with their organizational development needs; I help match trainers with trainees and coaches with coachees. It’s what I do for a living. So I knew–when I was feeling like I was in over my head and like I was driving everyone around me crazy–I knew what my first step should be. My first step was to find an executive coach for myself, for the first time ever. I decided that I needed someone who worked far away from me and wouldn’t run in my “circles.” I needed one who was up for a challenge and who had a sense of humor. I needed one who had experience working with CEOs, who had run a business himself, who would push me without being condescending, and who would listen without acting like they’d heard it all before. I fond Molto Crescendo, and more importantly, I found Thom Qafzezi. He not only met all of those criteria, but then he proceeded to help me in ways I didn’t imagine possible. He has an expert’s sense of when to push, when to give, and when to laugh. And yes, I enjoyed my coaching sessions, but more importantly, in between our sessions, I changed the way I interacted with people; I made decisions that had baffled me for a year; I learned not to take myself so seriously; and I learned how to keep growing and changing, even after our sessions ended. I’d highly recommend Thom and Molto Crescendo, but not so much so that he won’t be available to me when I need him!
I have had the pleasure to work with Thom as both a business partner and a student. In both capacities, Thom brings a refreshing energy and genuineness to the experience. As a business partner, he is an engaged colleague who is interested in collaborating rather than consulting. He shares his knowledge easily and isn’t afraid to handle tough issues. He effectively uses tact, dignity and fairness to resolve challenges. As a teacher, Thom is entertaining, thorough and patient. He knows his subject matter well and is able to communicate it to students in graspable terms, making the learning experience enjoyable and rewarding. Thom has a delightful smile that goes from his face to his voice and straight to his attitude!
I worked with Thom on several occasions. His candor was refreshing which led us/me to better quality solutions for the different issues in which he provided counsel. He helped me develop excellent and meaningful Role Expectation Profiles for me and my key managers which I still use today. Thom is very perceptive. His insight about people is thoughtful and right on target. Thom is always up on the latest trends in management and organizational development. The very best thing about Thom is his smile, easy laugh, and great attitude! He is the best and always tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Okay, I know that was more than one thing and I could go on, but won’t.
Thom was my coach when starting in my Director position. I could not have asked for a more sincere and caring person. Thom is extremely knowledgeable in the field of organizational and people development. Thom’s assistance played a key role in my success and that of my department. Together we have been able to identify many areas of improvement for Building Organizational Talent. I have really enjoyed working with Thom.
Working with Thom and the Molto Crescendo team is a transformational experience. Thom is that rare leader and partner who is able to discern the truth of a situation and speak into that truth while maintaining his fierce belief in your ability to achieve your goals. By bringing clarity, Thom impacts you and your organization for the positive. His deep expertise in organizational and individual behavior help you to create positive change and momentum. He gives you the tools to see things differently and to adjust the course in order to move forward. He has become my first call whenever I need insight or help to address any organizational concern. I value and respect him, his perspective, and his work ethic. I look forward to more opportunities to partner with him in the future.
Thom is passionate, engaging and a talented coach and facilitator. He delivers training with incredible synergy. He takes command of the learning environment, while keeping a profile of genuine interest and connection. I had the pleasure of working with him on team assessments and DiSC Management workshops and his delivery exceeded my expectations. He is very talented in the area of team dynamics and talent development. I would recommend Thom and Molto Crescendo as go to consultants in organizational effectiveness, leadership development and succession planning. As an executive coach, Thom is a powerful coach that delivers his message with impeccable accuracy and integrity.