Clients

AAA Chicago Motor Club
Abbott Laboratories
Ace Hardware
ADM
Aetna
A.G. Edwards
Alberto Culver
American Cyanamid
Baxter Credit Union
Baxter Healthcare
BCS Financial Services
Beltone Electronics
Bodine Electric
Blue Stem Financial
Bradley Marketing Group
Carus Chemical
Carrier
C.B. Mills
Chicago Tribune
Comed
Crucible Service Centers
D.A. Stuart Company
DMG
First Midwest Bank
Follett
FTD
FuelTech
GBC Office Products
GC America
G.D. Searle
Golden Peanut Klenzoid
HCC
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Hydrite Chemical Kurz
Hydraforce Inc.
Information Resources
ITW
Kronos Foods
LoDan Electronics
MacMillan Publishing
Mitsubishi Electric
Molex
Motorola
Northwestern Mutual
Orchidia
Pepsico
Philips Dunlee
Quill Corporation
Rexam
Rheem
Roman Adhesives
Shaw Newspapers
Siemens Medical Systems
Stepan
TAP Pharmaceuticals
Tecnomatix Technologies
Thermos Company
TimeMed Labeling
TransAmerica
Trustmark Insurance
Unitech Systems, Inc.
Waste Management
Whiteco Metrocom
WR Grace

Testimonials

“Monte came highly recommended to me, and his reputation is well earned. Monte provided individual sales coaching to one of our account managers. We realized quick and effective results in organization, planning, and sales call effectiveness that have become sustainable habit and not just immediate term learning. Monte took a very good technical seller and transitioned that person into a great business territory manager, as well as honing a successful tactical and developmental sales pro.”

– Debbie Zartler, Sales Director, Fitz Chem

“We’ve worked with Monte for three years running. With the continuation of his education on our company, his ability to guide us in helping us achieve our goals and objectives grows with each session. His commitment and his consistency of the message combined with his understanding of our business is invaluable. The preparation, presentation and post-mortems creates a tremendous return on investment for our company.”

– Matthew Dingens, Managing Director Carus Water Solutions at Carus Corporation

“Monte provided my experienced sales team with key insights and helped us develop a consistent process to drive our sales activities. Monte met with me and several of my team members in advance to learn about our business and our challenges. He delivered an engaging, high quality program that had very positive effects on our results. I would strongly encourage anyone to get to know Monte and what he can do to help your business grow.”

– Karl Berland, Sales Manager, Medical Capital Equipment

“I recently spent several days in Training, & Monte was a Primary contributor. He had only limited experience in my Field (Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & A/C), yet his Systems, Ideas & approaches to Sales Management were inciteful, relevant & easily applied to our Company. Anytime I’m able, I’d love to work with him again.”

– Bruce Davis, Sr, President, Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

“I had the pleasure of working with Monte during my transition from a technical support role to a full sales role. The training program Monte outlined provided an easy to use, common sense approach to the entire sales process. Monte’s feedback on my sales style and personality made this transition easy. His program left me well prepared for my role as a sales person and I would recommend his services for any level in an organization.”

– Frank Wagner, Strategic Product Manager at Southern Chemical & Textiles

“Monte led a team building program with a Trustmark startup business unit. He brought energy, passion, and excitement to each session he facilitated, and drew out the best from each participant. In a follow up survey, over 85% of the participants expressed satisfaction with the program and indicated it helped them work as a more cohesive team. They developed skills around understanding communication styles and team dynamics, and they still use that knowledge today to overcome potential silos within the department.”

– Melodee Steeber, PMP, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development at Trustmark Insurance

“Monte Lewis is a superb facilitator, experienced trainer and creative business consultant. At Trustmark Insurance, the HR/OD team hired Monte for team building and change management initiatives in both train-the-trainer and direct support roles for select business divisions. Monte’s deep knowledge of how high performance teams are delivered, coupled with his sparkling personality and wry sense of humor, made him a strong contributor to our team.”

– Lawson Pride, Senior HR & OD Professional

“Monte has worked with our sales and marketing team on Strategic Market Development. He has helped us identify and develop comprehensive plans for navigating through complex business issues associated with new market identification and approach. We consider Monte a valuable strategic business partner and an appendage of our team.”

– Tom Spees, National Sales Manager, Philips Dunlee

“We hired Monte for sales and presentation skills coaching for our team of eight sales engineers. Monte worked with us upfront to gauge the skill level of the team and worked up a multi-session seminar which was hands on and informative. The coaching and training was extremely helpful to our sales engineers of different experience levels. Monte is a true professional and I wholeheartedly recommend him to others.”

– Hanif Suchwani, Inside Sales Manager, United Conveyor Corporation

“Monte came recommended by ADM HR in the spring 2009. We have since worked with Monte on 3 projects. Monte’s approach has been to research our organization so he understands our goals and the personalities. He has brought innovative and creative thinking that has generated immediate results. His efforts have been instrumental in helping move the culture of the organization towards a High Performance Sales and Service Organization. His work has been key to that change.”

– Greg Mills, Unit President, ADM

“We’ve worked with Monte on two projects in the past two years. Both of them were well received by the members of our sales team and they consistently use many of the ideas that were incorporated in the presentations. He is a personable, likable person with excellent facilitation skills. However, the real value he brings is his ability to sit down with the top management team to explore exactly what the perceived needs are, and then come back with an excellent program to meet those needs. His listening and comprehension skills are top notch in that regard.”

– Mike Gschwind, VP, Sales, Bodine Electric Company

“We have had Monte Lewis work with our sales and management teams on several occasions and have found his ideas and strategies to be extremely effective. Our participants of his programs give him very high ratings. I highly recommend that you attend one of his programs – you will be extremely happy that you did. With all the Professional speakers and programs out there today, we have found Monte Lewis to be an engaging presenter as well as providing relevant material that is easily integrated into our specific marketplace.”

– Bill Baltzersen, Training Director, TEC Carrier

“Monte Lewis is an excellent provider of sales and sales management services. His firm, Lewis Associates, delivered a highly professional sales process development service incorporating complex sales and sales coaching skills. I have used his services to launch a successful lead management team at Molex Incorporated which has led to an increase in sales results and improved customer satisfaction.”

– Donald Gushurst, Sales Director, Molex

“The biggest benefit we received was the focus on teamwork and getting comfortable with change. Before there was pandemonium, chaos and clear divisions between the different groups of employees: travel, member services and insurance. Now we are blended and working together. Customer satisfaction levels are higher. People are willing to help each other, rather than point fingers and blame each other. It makes for a much happier environment, an environment of mutual respect which I know yields in more energy to serve members.”

– Bobbie Geraghty, Branch Manager, AAA Chicago Motor Club

“As a result of the workshop, many people here have changed their working habits regarding organizational skills. Our people are now using their time more effectively, and we are seeing changes in little things such as clean desks and dividing time into smaller chunks. Overall we have clearly increased the productivity levels of the people in our company.”

– Dave Pagor, National Sales Manager, CB Mills, Division of Chicago Boiler Co.

“If we are to develop a passion for the customer, then we must first develop a passion for ourselves! In order to provide uncompromising customer service, our people need to feel terrific about themselves and take complete responsibility for our success. You taught our group to take 100% responsibility not only for what we do, but HOW we do it.”

– Cheryl Alaniz, Customer Relations Manager, Quill Corporation

“Most importantly, we are practicing new and better behaviors on the job. You have added “buying cycle” and “advance” to our vocabulary and our habits. Thank you for a job well done.”

– Karl Berland, District Sales Manager, Siemens Medical Systems

“Thank you for taking a personal interest in enhancing the facilitation skills of our trainers. I know that my own skills have dramatically improved as a result of your Training-for-Trainers course and watching you model the process.”

– Sara Myers, Program Training Manager, TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc.

“I was particularly impressed by your insight to our business and the method by which you created a positive learning environment. Thank you for your personal commitment to our success.”

– David M. Smith, Vice President/North American Sales, Unitech Systems, Inc.