What Our Clients and Colleagues Say

“The Esch Building a Culture of Safety Accountability program helped our staff understand that open communication is key to a successful safety culture.” Mitch Terry, District Manager, Crestview Water and Sanitation, Denver, CO

“Thanks again for contacting me and presenting the training. I think it was definitely worth our time.” Craig Christians, Division Manager, Omaha Public Works, Omaha, NE

“Since your program my guys have spoken up several times, when they normally would not have, about safety matters. So there was real, practical value to your class.” Tony Singh, Superintendent at Fiore and Sons, Colorado

“Safety training is always well received when the trainer has firsthand knowledge of the tools, equipment and people. Tom Esch scored a homerun with our employees!” Joe Cowan, Water Distribution Supervisor, City of Boulder, Colorado

“Thank you Tom Esch for presenting in such a way that made sense to all levels; from owners to laborers and everyone in-between.” Perry Silvey, Iron Woman Construction, Colorado

“Great course Tom. Well-tailored to the understanding of the students.” Bob Durkee, Principal Safety Consultant for OSHA

“Your presentation was very good. You have a lot of energy, your voice carries and you are knowledgeable. I will call you in the future to train some of my clients.” John Cunningham, President of Complete Safety, Colorado

“Tom Esch is very knowledgeable and is able to keep our employee’s attention.” Jeremy Frazee, Frazee Construction Co, Colorado Springs, CO

Tom is a uniquely skilled facilitator, consultant and coach on matters pertaining to retention and communication. He offered more than we expected. He’s one of the best out there. Joel Theisen, CEO of Lifesprk

I heard many very positive comments about the program. This will help us take safety to the next level. Louie Moritz, Rice Lake Construction Group

Tom came into a challenging staff situation and helped us grow a more positive environment. I would recommend him and his work to your organization if you want to create a healthier work culture.  Lucinda Gardner,  Owner, Pope Bucknell Management

“Tom provides a great perspective on how our culture influences our ability to communicate about safety.  It led to improvements on my project.” Kevin Swanson, Mortenson Construction, Minnesota

“This will help us build a stronger safety program.” Louie Moritz,  Rice Lake Construction, Minnesota</strong

“You were able to get the guys engaged in a very positive manner!” Consuelo Busemeyer, Global Underground, Colorado Springs, CO

“You pointed out the importance of communication between all levels within the company and that ‘speaking up’ is the one of the keys to building a safety culture.  I heard a lot of good feedback.” David Sandquist, Vice President, United Contractors, Inc, Des Moines, Iowa

“Tom understands safety is more than following rules; it is a culture. He brings tools to take safety to the next level.” Maria Bumgarner, Proj Engineer, Mortenson Construction

“Tom, your class certainly improved our situation.  I credit your training for this improvement.”  Mike M, Omaha Nebraska

“Tom Esch has provided great leadership and insight to two teams I work with in the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend Tom for team building, communication and cultural challenges in the workplace for anyone in health care.   Tim Meyer, CEO of PARUAN

You were the most direct, phenomenal and entertaining speaker I have ever seen. Dave Janssen, President, DesignWise

Working with Tom helped us take our firm’s teamwork to a new level. He helped save us at least $250,000. Investment Banking Firm, Minneapolis

“Tom Esch is the best trainer I’ve ever seen on the demo saws.”   Dwight Dufloth, Superintendent, City of Fort Collins, Colorado

Tom Esch is a skilled Conflict Resolution instructor, the participants in the class were captured by his dynamic and well-organized presentation. We will definitely have Tom back for more sessions! Tonya Palmer, Hennepin County

Tom’s ability to work with teams to understand and embrace diversity while improving communication, is awesome. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone better in this space, in health care, than Tom Esch! Jennifer Anderson, President and CEO of Mirabelle Management “creators of EduCare”

There are few who could match the tremendous skill, compassion and authenticity with which Tom conducts his work in bringing about greater understanding within groups of all sizes, types and colors. Jenny Calahan, Paruan

Tom’s facilitation skills are unparalleled. He challenged our healthcare professionals to think differently about how we interact and appreciate one another, while also thoughtfully considering the diversity of our front line staff. Sara Aschenbrener, Lifesprk

Tom’s presentation was full of wisdom, humor and humility. Peter Bell, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota

You offer such depth in your work that ideas still swirl in the minds of people a year later. Dean Hyers, Co-Founding Principal, SagePresence

Sign up for a different relationship with conflict in your life. Stu Webb, Attorney & Founder, Collaborative Law Practice

I would recommend Tom to anyone who wants to learn to more effectively resolve conflict. Matt Ulmer, Senior Internal Auditor, Springfield, IL

Your presentation was one of the best I ever attended. I took away new insights that will improve my professional relationships. I have never seen more attendee participation at one of our training events. Lisa LaBonte, Internal Auditor, Springfield, IL

The discussion of rank created new awareness in me. I will keep you in mind as life happens. I.T. specialist

Thank you so much for the wonderful tips around handling conflict. Mindy Duvernet, President of the Board, Minnesota IIBA

The presentation was engaging and thought-provoking. Tom is a dynamic speaker who really knows how to draw in his audience. Robin Ray, President, Rotary Club, Minnetonka, MN

Tom engaged us the moment he started talking and made the presentation very relevant for our daily lives. -Matt Johnson, Financial Advisor, Minneapolis Financial Group

That was the most inspired presentation I have ever heard in my life. Myron Lowe, I.T., University of Minnesota

I appreciated the time to talk through actual situations—this has been shown to be the only truly successful method for quickly incorporating this kind of material. John Sandahl, Youth Frontiers, Minnesota

Please contact the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) again so we can have you back sometime in the future. That presentation was stellar. Gail Toussaint, Business Analyst

Tom Esch’s easy-going manner and sense of humor combined with a willingness to share deeply personal stories to draw us in and ultimately inspire. Carrie Rice, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato

Tom is one of the most engaging speakers around. Carol Jean Peterson

If you get a chance to hear Tom, by all means, take advantage of it. Guy M. Marzano, Northwestern Lumber Association

Our chamber members were treated to a thought-provoking, insightful and interactive learning experience thanks to Tom Esch. Sarah Seeger, Midway Chamber of Commerce

Tom maintained empathy, presence and humility in the face of conflict. The world needs more peacemakers like Tom working with issues of unawareness and resulting conflict. Lyndall Johnson, President, Aslan Institute

Don’t cut the budget, give Tom Esch a raise. Participant, Moscow, Idaho

I thought it was a great success. Louise Livesay, Attorney

Tom learns quickly, writes clearly and concisely and has a long list of personal contacts that are glad to help him. Bill Butler, Butler Education Foundation

Your gifts of listening and processing will help us through this situation of group life. Sr. Janice Welle, Risen Savior Church, Burnsville, MN

Thank you for your terrific help on the City Council Affordable Housing Campaign. I appreciate your willingness to step in quickly, with high energy to get the job done. Joy Navarre, Executive Director, MICAH

Our Parish Pastoral Council Retreat was a “wow!” Tom stirred participation, kept the retreat light and lively, fostered a feeling of togetherness and freedom of expression. Fr. John Parkos, Pastor, North Branch, MN

You are magic. Things are much better. Thanks so much! Janet Ludden, CEO, ESI

Thanks for the great job you did Tom, it was really helpful having you and your contributions. Terry Gips, Executive Director, Alliance for Sustainability and the Natural Step

Thanks for supporting and guiding us on this walk through most difficult places. Your process skills are impressive! Pat Benson

I realized afterwards I learned more than I thought! thanks for the opportunity and your cheeky courage! Michael Wood

Tom had me fully engaged from the word go! Chris M, Fortune 500 company

Tom Esch a master presenter, a skilled negotiator and a fun guy to be around. He is a leader and a change agent. Roland Sullivan, Founder, Minnesota Organizational Development Network

Tom provides a low-key but intense approach to understanding and resolving conflict. I would highly recommend him to any business owner. Bill Hittler, Attorney and Shareholder, Nilan, Johnson and Lewis