Our clients say it best!
"Entertaining facilitator. Humour and clarity of delivery makes information reception so much easier."
"Extremely enthusiastic leader, very enlightening, and worthwhile. A great instructor."
"Suddenly I appreciate the fact that I'm not just a server and do make a difference! I have started to enjoy my job again now that I am really thinking about how I can serve my customers better! Thank you so much."
"Great, stimulating, well-presented & injected with humour-really informative"
"I am pleased to tell you of our experience with Alessandra and her firm, Ringstad & Associates. BOC Canada identified the need to build a more customer friendly B.C. Inside Sales Team".
"I discussed the project with Alessandra, and after an analysis of our needs she custom designed a professional training program. She delivered the training to our team every second Saturday morning for 6 weeks".
"We saw a significant change (for the better) from our team after the training... more responsive, customer friendly, etc. After the pilot project, we decided to hire Ringstad & Associates Training and Consulting to provide a year long training program for all our inside and outside sales personnel."
"We were and are very pleased with the results Alessandra helped us to achieve. I have no reservations in recommending Ringstad & Associates." - Art Ewing, former BOC Regional Director
From career coaching clients
"You really make a difference in your work with people and I thought that I was in a caring profession." Displaced Health Care Worker
"You really decreased my career anxiety and gave me positive tools to move forward with."
"Heard your workshop was good - it was even better."
"Coaching is an excellent tool full of options and instruction for approaching new opportunities."
"You made me feel inspired - so much opportunity exists. "
"I was very impressed at how prepared Alessandra was for each component of the course at UBC. She was always open to questions and always spoke to the students as adults. She is very professional in her presentation and seemed to be aware of current and past job hunting techniques. Alessandra was available during and after the course to help with ideas and recommendations for cover letters and resumes. Alessandra's life experiences make her very interesting and give her the gift of communicating with people from all backgrounds and cultures. I would highly recommend her and consider myself lucky to have been in her class." - Randy Shepherd , UBC student
"Our organization has worked with Alessandra Ringstad from Ringstad and Associates Training for just over a year. Alessandra has worked with us not only to deliver career transition courses but has been instrumental in helping us create a Career Resource Centre. Her knowledge and expertise in her field is outstanding and her willingness to share it has been critical for us.
We have had numerous employees attend Alessandra's sessions miserable, angry and feeling no sense of hope. Through honesty, empathy, tangible options and a touch of tough love, these employees feel calmer and somewhat hopeful. A recent student stated, "She took a bad situation and helped us believe in the possibilities ahead". By the second session our employees are excited to be there and anxious to get started. With Alessandra's approach, we know if we can just get them to one session they will sign up for the whole series.
Having worked closely with Alessandra over the last year 1 have observed her "-big heart". She has been very generous and supportive to us and when speaking of her students 1 know she really cares about their success. Students are not just learning the key words to use on their resume or the successful handshake; they are learning skills to help them get through the change they are experiencing. Alessandra's style of caring, compassion and empathy combined with business acumen is a wonderful model for women succeeding as entrepreneurs." - Phaedra Burke, Retention Advisor, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
"From the time we began working with Alessandra it was evident that she was able to positively impact the attitudes and mindsets of the staff she was working with. Alessandra created great rapport with these individuals and went beyond the expectations of our contract by providing personal follow-up to those that requested it. The course evaluations consistently indicated great satisfaction with course content and presentation of information. Alessandra also provided attractive take-home guides for the workshops that were not only easy to read but provided excellent information and advice.
Alessandra is a positive, productive, extremely capable and efficient individual who always delivers to a consistently high standard. In addition to this, she creates long-lasting bonds with many of the individuals she works with, which is a testament not only to her personal nature but also her effectiveness in the career practitioner field. I would not hesitate to contract Alessandra again for work with Vancouver Coastal Health." - Annette Chan, CHRP, Learning & Development Regional Advisor, Career Services Vancouver Coastal Health Authority