Read what others have said about Alan.
Below are a few of the rave reviews from the hundreds he's received.
Mr. Olson was very effective in tying strategic goals with collaboration and teamwork while integrating process improvement, customer focus and project management guidelines. Mr. Olson provided, in my opinion, a very effective linkage between all efforts and a clearer definition of the road ahead. - James
Thanks for influencing, affecting, and making a difference in our professional and personal lives. You have encouraged us so that someday we may be better husbands and fathers, and employees. May God bless you and your family. - Sean
I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving me the tools necessary to make this happen. It took sitting in that classroom for a week to make me realize what I really hope to accomplish in my professional life. I had gotten so bogged down with "going through the motions" that your class was a wonderful wake up call. Spending that time reflecting on the bigger picture has truly made a huge difference in both my professional and personal life. Keep up the great work. - Michael
The combined 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop and High Performance Organization Seminar held in Hawaii and facilitated by Alan Olson and Dr. Phil Harnden was fantastic! This was in large part due to Alan and Phil's infectious enthusiasm and obvious devotion to the life-changing lessons taught. I am now an ardent proponent of Dr. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits - the truth of the material cannot be ignored.
In short, I commend Alan and Phil for the great work they are doing. These two gentlemen are influencing us individually for the betterment of our organization. – v/r Miguel G. San Pedro,
Besides bringing out the best in everyone, Mr. Olson challenges us to look deeper within ourselves to find a beautiful person inside making us feel priceless ! Thank you Mr. Olson, for bringing out the best in me and making me feel priceless. - Rosa
I can honestly say that I am a different person now after taking the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People course taught by Alan Olson. I believe the principles he taught are true and could bring value into everyone’s life. As I have strived to apply those things Alan taught us, I have found huge satisfaction and fulfillment not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. In fact, I have gained a great desire to share these things with others. One thing that especially impressed me with the way Alan taught was the way he “practiced what he preached.” He actually applied the principles throughout the training course. It helped me as a student see how the principles apply to real life, and I found this teaching method to be extremely effective. It was refreshing to see somebody teach something that they themselves believe so deeply. I would recommend Alan as a teacher and this course to everyone. - Scott
I am still practicing and trying to perfect being an emphatic listener. My wife feels that I am more sensitive to her needs now. In the past I was just a yes or no type of guy. Now we try and find win win situations that will be better for the family as a whole. We sometimes feel we are still in our honey moon stage of marriage and we have been together for 18 years this December. This course could not have come at a better time.
I am not sure if I told you that my son and I didn’t really do many activities together. As a matter of fact he would prefer to be with his mother than with me. Now that I take the time out to listen to him and understand him instead of stopping him mid sentence he feels that I appreciate him more. My circle of influence has greatly grown with my family. My trust account has grown as well. He and I now enjoy exercising 3 times a week and he looks forward to doing father son activities that I suggest as well as I doing what he suggest.
Friends have complimented the relationship that we (my family) now have. I try and give them a compressed version of the seven habits for them to build off of, but always suggest reading the book to its entirety and then I can give them a better understanding of their reading. - Frank
Alan has a great ability to bring everyone together
Alan has extensive knowledge of the materials and ease of presenting them to the group.
Alan’s style of delivery changed the way we look at things.
I’m convinced Alan Olson could make any class fun, no matter how boring the material.
Alan engages and interacts with the class with a great ability to personalize the material. He is by far the best instructor in our organization.
Alan created an atmosphere that was relaxed and safe to participate.
Alan Olson is a total and complete strength: his character, intonation of voice, compassion, and consideration made our workshop a pleasure.
Alan has the ability to share and present in an interesting manner that brings the material to us and makes it pertinent.
Alan has a unique ability to draw out even the most reluctant student involved in a positive non-threatening manner.
Words cannot express adequately the value that I received last week in attending/participating in your workshop. You are inspiring, knowledgeable, and very well read. I admire your teaching skills.
Thank you for using your gifts and talents for those of us who work at the center - I feel blessed to have you here.
The 7 Habits was the absolute BEST learning experience I have ever had!
Thank you for the best and most useful workshop that I have been to in a long time.
Alan’s experience, enthusiasm, and presentation skills helped to bring the most out of the class. It was a fun and serious learning experience.
Alan’s workshop will have a profound effect on my personal and professional life.
Alan creates a friendly and sage class atmosphere conducive to learning and inviting to talk and disclose our problems and concerns.
Alan is a great instructor. We are lucky to have him.
It is refreshing to see someone so passionate and dedicated to a subject and so good at communicating his points through knowledge and real life examples.
Alan has an excellent ability to draw everyone in the class to participate openly.
I was amazed to sit there and watch every single person in the class totally mesmerized by how Alan engages people so deeply.