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March 2015

Dear Colin

I wish to personally, and on behalf of the attendees at the Bowral retreat, thank you for facilitating the program on Thursday last week.

You certainly made this year’s retreat one of the most productive and successful yet, due to your insightful, challenging and at times light-hearted delivery of the tasks at hand.

I look forward to collaborating with you again in the near future as we continue to develop and deliver our strategic initiatives within NPI.

Best regards


Andrew Little
Principal & Executive General Manager
Navitas Professional Institute Pty Ltd

December 2014

"Being part of Nielsen’s Top Talent program is an incredible career changing experience. I have grown more in the last few months than I thought was possible due to the structured program in place. I’ve never felt more valued by an organization than I do taking part in this program."

"I can’t thank you enough for all the coaching and advice you have provided me with over the last two years and look forward to keeping in touch in the future so it’s never goodbye. The Top Talent Coaching program will definitely be taking out some gold trophies in the future I have no doubt!"

Top Talent Program participants

Nielsen Aus/ NZ

October 2014

Colin, many thanks for all your input/direction on what was a very successful day on Wednesday.

Staff feedback subsequent to the event has been very positive.

Bruce Brown
North Coast Land and Land Services

September 2014


What a fantastic job you did. Truely inspirational and loved by all who attended

Thanks again. It is always a pleasure to see you

Rob Ashley
PwC Brisbane

May 2013

Just wanted to let you know that I was fortunate to use some of the whiteboarding techniques you showed us during your last visit to Tamworth when scoping two major construction projects. Both are $30m projects and neither client knew how to implement them. I used the whiteboard and interaction techniques for maximum input and project ownership. It all seemed to click when I was doing it. I even made sure I sat down when others were speaking.

Thanks for coming to Tamworth and sharing your knowledge and helping me be a better project enabler.

Mitchel Hanlon
Managing Director
East West EnviroAg Pty Ltd, Mitchel Hanlon Consulting
Mitchel Hanlon Consulting

March 2010

A huge thank you for making sure that we were not only effective but shined over the three planning days.

You inspired us, kept us on track and ensured that we remained focused. Your ability to grasp our business and culture was unique and the insights you shared into the issues being discussed and what we needed to achieve were greatly valued.

Sandra Sdraulig
Film Victoria
Film Victoria

October 2008

Thank you to you and your team for all your valuable work over the last year.

Your assistance with our integration helped in its success and we are now in a good position for further growth next year.

Although the integration is coming to an end, you are an integral part of our company and have provided excellent guidance to many of our senior employees. You have been well accepted by our management team and staff and we look forward to continuing our relationship and various training matters, starting with the sales conference, in February.

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Yours faithfully

Ron Koehler
Schenker Australia
DB Schenker

October 2009

Your initial research into how the market perceived Targus helped us gain significant insight into
how we connect with our customers and they with us.

It is interesting to note that the CCS process of understanding our culture also helped us
connect far better within the company i.e. Our Targus Team!

Your regular facilitation of our bi-annual strategy workshops have allowed us to retain focus
and direction by maintaining an eye on the future while ensuring we implement important
short term initiatives.

Alenka Tindale
Managing Director

October 2009

CCS has worked very closely with TEC (The Executive Connection) for six years as expert speakers on the areas of customer service, change management, culture and high performance teams.

Colin Chodos is one of our high performing and valued speakers. In 2005, Colin was awarded our highest speaking honour, the Mick Robertson Award, and in 2007 he was recognised again for Outstanding Performance.

My overall experience with CCS was always very helpful with Colin and Joel separately responding quickly at short notice and on weekends with me to meet time pressured commitments.

Chris Gorman
Chief Executive
The Executive Connection Australia & New Zealand

November 2009

It’s been 3 years since CCS started providing a range of Management Consulting services to the Taxation Institute of Australia .

CCS has made an invaluable contribution in improving the connection between the members of the management team and our Vision & direction. Colin Chodos’ facilitation process at our off-site Corporate Strategy sessions has allowed us to develop realistic and practical actions to help move us forward.

Colin’s coaching initiative with one of my Senior Team members has provided significant value in helping adjust behaviours and improve all round contribution.

Working with CCS has been a positive experience and I look forward to continuing our relationship.

Noel Rowland
Taxation Institute of Australia
Tax Institute

October 2009

I am delighted to write this testimonial for CCS.

18 months ago Colin Chodos assisted me in building a stronger management team. Facilitated by the CCS process, my team identified the key management and cultural challenges faced by our business.

This allowed us to explore strategies and develop tactics to address the gaps. Olsens Funerals prides itself in the service we provide through our commitment to continual process improvement. With this in mind, CCS has been instrumental in designing and developing our on-line client survey process, which ensures we receive timely and relevant feedback from families.

Steve Kellaway
Olsens Funerals
Olsens Funerals