Testimonials

The DRIVEN program has given me skills that have been beneficial in different aspects of my work and even personal life. During the course of 4 months, I not only learnt the high level concepts, but I am also equipped with smart tactics to handle several real life situations. Among many other things, there are 2 things I really liked about the program. 1) Deborah’s exercise based approach as opposed to a traditional lecture approach. This made me learn by doing as opposed to learn by listening only. The former is much more effective. 2) The office hours sessions helped the team here learn from each other, in addition to learning from the coach. Deborah was very good at assessing the needs of trainees and designing the office hours in a way that was most beneficial to our organization.

— Dolly Kamalpreet, Morgan Stanley

Deborah is passionate about helping women build their career and connection. She is committed to helping others. She has been inspiring, asking good questions and that triggered my thinking, also has created a few “a-ha” moments for me. I recently attended Deborah’s “Real Talk Real Food” dinner. Her program was informative and offered a great network and real life scenarios. The conversation is always amazing.

— Sha Fang, Grant Thornton

I am honored to have met Deborah and formed a connection with her that goes well beyond a business associate.  Deborah provides coaching in a very natural and authentic way just through having a conversation over a walk in the park, literally! Our time together never feels like a “coaching session” but as time catching up with a friend. Her ability to share her own experiences, insights, and way of thinking has brought me a new source of confidence and strength and growth in my own thinking, not just with my “day job” but as I approach life.  Deborah is clearly invested in developing others such that they can be their best selves and continue to being better not just for oneself but also for others too.

— Leena Patel, Grant Thornton

thought_provoking“I am a more patient and effective individual who is less reactive and more constructive as a result of the tools and Baby Steps I’ve taken in conjunction with DRIVEN Professionals’ energy management and personal development workshops.”

— Fen Yee Teh, Founder: Cook Play Live

Paula M croppedThis week was quite productive. I stayed away from social media in the mornings (as in right after I wake up). It’s amazing HOW MUCH I can acomplish by not grabbing my phone first thing in the morning. It sets the tone of the day. Instead of browsing on my phone while having breakfast, I take that time do plan my day and have a sense of what I need to get done.

Also, I am including “social media/text breaks” throughout the day. I already used Pomodoro to break up my time in work and rest cycles, but now I’m doing a work-social media/text-rest cycle. It’s been life-changing. I mean, really. It’s like night and day. When I’m on my social media/text break, I allow myself to catch up with my social life. When the timer goes off, I get on “rest” mode and completely get off the computer/phone and disconnect. It’s this 5-minute period that I can silence that interior chatter and ground myself. Now, all I have to do is keep this for 30 days to become a habit, lol. That’s the challenge!!!

— Paula Machado, Co-Founder of Arseen

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Keep doing the great work you have been doing.  We re-energize at the events you organize.

 

— Ivana Estrada, Vice President, Morgan Stanley

IMG_1606I attend DRIVEN events because they are consistently high quality. Deborah Goldstein creates and produces programs that have excellent presenters,  sharing relevant content that can be immediately incorporated into one’s life.  Networking at DRIVEN events is an extension of the program and seems to flow naturally which is a huge plus!

— Lisa Ernst, Executive Director, Savvy Ladies

Elizabeth_WadeAs an entrepreneur, you never stop thinking about your business. Whether you’re at home, taking a vacation, or walking down the street for a cup of coffee you’re thinking about the work ahead. Attending the recent DRIVEN Advancement Strategy Symposium, I heard from and met with tremendous women working determinedly toward achieving their professional goals. DRIVEN’s symposiums challenge us to make small daily changes or “baby steps” to continually advance toward achieving our goals and living our passions.

 DRIVEN’s event taught me to embrace my personal brand and let client experiences work for me. After the event, I’ve committed myself to letting my brand shine and being bold enough to ask: Ask for new business, ask for a referral, and even ask for help.  Thank you DRIVEN for reminding me of the power of ASK!

— Elizabeth Wade, Founder, Prospect Placement

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DRIVEN is not your typical ‘suit and tie networking organization’ but rather one that creates experiences for its members and guests, which facilitate networking and learning in a natural environment via interactive, fun events! I am excited to be a part of an evolving organization.’

 

— Lenka Wiles, Director, RSM

DRIVEN has been a wonderful experience not only in getting to know Deborah, but in networking and getting my first three clients for my new business. I have reconnected with old colleagues, which has been a tremendous experience. I find everyone I meet to be genuine, and inviting, which has been comforting as a new entrepreneur. I am thankful to be a member of DRIVEN.

— Jessica Robinson, Founder, PurePoint