Here's what some of our clients have to say:
“We like to engage our employees by using activities that are outside of our traditional approach. It’s a way to encourage them to interact on a level that is different from their normal, day-to-day interactions. Creative Encounters understands the specific needs of our groups. They design activities that meet their needs, while at the same time, stretching our normal limits of creativity.
Our folks are primarily engineers working in a very traditional industry. Not exactly "happy-go-lucky" risk-takers. Eva and Kathy respect this, meet us where we are, and give us an experience that is fun, memorable, and meaningful."
Human Resources Development, Solar Turbines
"The exercises that Kathy and Eva use are challenging and engaging, and result in great discussions about problem solving and leadership. This element of our program is critical to its success since it sets the climate for the rest of the program. Creative Encounters is a great solution to our need to quickly build a team of 10 strangers into a cohesive and trusting group."
Director of Organizational Development, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
"Creative Encounters has created many amazing events for us. They are truly creative and design their initiatives and activities to fit the outcomes we needed. They are skilled at drawing out insights from participants that apply directly to work, teams and leadership. The facilitators are professional while at the same time showing warmth and humor. As one of my clients said, it’s “A great way to combine “fun” with learning."
Kim T. Leahy, Ph. D
Center for Creative Leadership
"Creative Encounters manages to blend wisdom, sensitivity, playfulness and depth into an effective methodology that is powerful and provocative. We are extremely appreciative that they have become part of the culture of our organization and we intend to continue using them for a long time. It is with great confidence that I recommend Creative Encounters to any organization that is looking to invigorate and evolve the group dynamics in its sphere. You will not regret it."
Director, Inside Out Community Arts
"I have been associated with Creative Encounters for over six years. As a member of the Leadership Tomorrow class of 2000, I had the privilege of interacting and getting to know the other LT classmates through many challenging and creative exercises. The result of that afternoon brought together 25 individuals who had never met each other before that day. I truly believe that the time spent with Creative Encounters enabled us to bond with each other in a way that would never have happened without this dynamic experience."
Trudy J. Naman, Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor, Vanguard University
Program Liaison, Leadership Tomorrow
"During our two days in Ojai, the Team came together to focus on our future endeavors. This process was truly enhanced by the full day planned for us by Creative Encounters. That one day of activities has given us the understanding to pursue new avenues in enhancing the effectiveness of our Team."
Nescafe Team Off-Site Coordinator
"...your goal was to understand our needs, assess the type of coaching and focus that would relate to our employees and deliver a quality event that would benefit our company. That goal was clearly achieved and we came away with a clearer understanding of our team members and new skills to help us achieve our corporate vision."
"Thank you for the wonderful day we spent at Balboa Park, for helping to open up greater communication and contributing to team building on the Radical Team. On that day it was the happiest I have ever driven home from work! Our experience was not only important for the educational value, but also for the chance to really get to know each other, through the lessons learned and the courageous interactions we witnessed."
Magdalena M. Matthes
Managing Director, GMAC Residential Funding Corporation
"It was great to hear from you today. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the First Class job that you and your organization did for us last month. This turned out to be a huge success and an awesome way of learning about teams and what the impact of working together as a team can have on your success. I truly look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thanks again. You make a difference."
Sales Director, Milgard Manufacturing
"The training far exceeded our expectations as a group. It offered great value in every area that we needed. Your facilitators did a great job of letting the group find its own answers. There was a lot of direct correlation between the exercises and business situations that we face each day."
Vice President, U.S. Sales, Dole Packaged Foods
"The afternoon was all we expected and more! The experiences cut through barriers and opened doors of communication, especially during the debriefing and feedback time. Each one who participated gained a new understanding of what it takes to work as a team…and so much more about each other. This expanded knowledge about team members is like cement that will hold us together in a common purpose."
Director, Women's Opportunities Center, University of California, Irvine