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Lyondell Corporation
“David was like watching a great movie – one that you enjoy so much you lose track of time, and think about it all night after you go home.”

Billy King HSE Tech.
Lyondell Corporation
Peter J. Madsen
“I want to thank you for your outstanding presentation at the Mobile District, Corps of Engineers, Celebrate Safety Awards Banquet …You have a great message that was a perfect complement to our awards banquet. Your presentation motivated and entertained the audience while outlining a simple way to enhance safety performance in my organization. Thank you for enhancing our safety performance in the Corps of Engineers.”

Peter J. Madsen
Brigadier General • U.S. Army • Commanding
FMC Corp-Green River
“David did a great job with our people. A few individuals stated that he was the ‘best speaker we have heard in 25 years!’ And we have had a number of very noteworthy speakers. David’s delivery and message moved and motivated each of our four groups. I truly believe David Sarkus added value and his stories engaged our people. I would not hesitate to recommend David for your next safety event or conference.”

Chad Timothy
Area Maintenance Manager
FMC Corp-Green River, Wyoming Operations
Elwood Quality Steels

“He spoke directly to the hearts of our people and unleashed their desire to want to work safely. I’ve seen many speakers throughout my career but none as sincere and dynamic as David. I would highly recommend him – he hit a home run with our people!”

Lyda Force, HR Director
Elwood Quality Steels
“Finding new ways to engage our skilled workers and ensure that proper procedures are used when performing tasks is one of our biggest challenges. Your comments and strategies on reducing risk and the sharing of safety practices were especially enlightening. Having the opportunity to receive insights from a safety professional of your caliber was a boost of inspirational and motivational energy from which we have already begun to benefit. In fact, we have already received reports of individuals championing the concept of becoming safety coaches and pushing for greater collective responsibility. Your presentation was truly first-rate! Once again, thank you for contributing to the health and safety of UAW-GM employees and for being a rousing catalyst for our week-long Health and Safety Conference.”

Cindy Suemnick
UAW Assistant Director
UAW General Motors Department
Patrick Frazee
GM Assistant Director
Occupational Health and Safety
Pete Lien & Son, Inc.
“Zero-Incidents Safety is an expectation at our company. With David Sarkus’ gift of verbalizing the importance of every team player embracing the attitude and aptitude necessary to meet that expectation, my job has become much less difficult. His ability to personalize issues of resistance, to concisely explain consequences, and to provide simple techniques, such as the 7C’s of World Class Safety and allowed our employees to be better prepared for the future. Best speaker on this topic we’ve engaged in fifteen years. David hit a home run with our front line supervisory team.”

Joel Brannan, COO Pete Lien & Son, Inc.
Mining and Mineral Processing
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
“Thanks for everything. You did a terrific job! Our employees rated you very highly on our conference evaluation form. Several people also identified your presentation as being one of the most effective parts of the conference.”

Donna Coventry
Corporate Safety Manager
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Independent Well Servicing Ltd.
“We just wanted to THANK YOU once again for your EXCELLENT presentation at our Safety Stand Down in Estevan yesterday. You are an incredible speaker! You held the interest of all 250 + people in attendance for the entire time that you were speaking. We liked your theme ‘Everyone is a Safety Coach!’ We also especially liked you talking about our fathers and grandfathers who paid the price to have us arrive at this point, where safety is becoming more and more a culture, and a way of life.”

You are making a huge difference in the way people think about safety.

Many thanks, David!!!

Tim & Shirley Huber
Independent Well Servicing Ltd.
Estevan, Sask.

Entergy Services, Inc.
“I want to thank you for your presentations at the two safety conferences we held for the Fossil Operations Group this year. You were well received by the attendees and presented an excellent message for both groups. Your 7C’s approach is an excellent tool for anyone, manager, supervisor or worker.

Your book, The Safety Coach®, takes that message further. I want to thank you for your presentations at the two safety conferences we held for the Fossil Operations Group this year. You were well received by the attendees and presented an excellent message for both groups. Your 7C’s approach is an excellent tool for anyone, manager, supervisor or worker. Your presentation style certainly adds to the enjoyment of listening to the delivered message. The audience enjoyed the way you included them in the presentation. Again, thank you for helping us to have very successful conferences.”

Jackie Ward
Sr. Safety Specialist
Entergy Services, Inc.

Pacific Gas and Electric
“David Sarkus was able to connect safety with the heart and soul of our employees. You have my personal thanks for bringing your inspiration and enthusiasm to our Safety Kick-Off meetings. I know your presentation will make a difference in, not only our future safety performance, but more importantly how we view safety as a whole. One of our employees (a Sr. Vice President) asked where I found you and then replied that ‘David Sarkus is the best safety speaker we have ever brought in.’ Thank You!”

Dan James, Safety Program Coordinator
Pacific Gas and Electric
Unilever Home and Personal Care
“Your comments were thought provoking and inspirational. Following each session I had some wonderful feedback from our people in terms of the message you delivered. Perhaps more impressive was the wonderful enthusiasm that you displayed in your remarks. You were able to make the subject of safety come alive and the examples you provided of real life experiences were things that many of our people could relate to very well.”

Donald B. Wilbur • Plant Manager
Unilever Home and Personal Care • USA
“Your presentation was a big success with all levels of our organization. I’ve already received countless comments from employees who found it very informative and entertaining. We’ve received nothing but positive feedback. Your visit here was a tremendous boost to our continuing focus on safety.”

Gordon Kennedy, Ph.D
Advanced Research Associate
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

(6+ years without a recordable incident)
Public Risk Management Association
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful keynote presentation… Your enthusiastic presentation ‘Leading with Passion, Principles, and Performance’ was well received. Our membership, staff and guests enjoyed being a part of your interactive presentation. You motivated our group to continue to improve safety in the workplace. Thank you for an outstanding job.”

Pam Wolfe
Manager, Education and Training
Public Risk Management Association

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