Our Clients

What others are saying ...

"As you know, I started out absolutely terrified.  But you gave me the tools I needed to stand up in front of an audience and talk.  Your advice was delivered in a gentle and non-judgmental way and I actually feel better about myself because you helped me conquer a huge fear."
-- Dori Carter, LA Times best-selling author, Beautiful Wasps having Sex

"Arlene's presentation style is dynamic yet so comfortable and relaxed that the audience feels that they are in the presence of a good friend."  
-- Diane Gabriel, American Society of Civil Engineers

"Eliot has helped me realize that I am capable of being successful at solving any type of problem." 
-- bwo Mary Anne Swardson, Professor, Ohio University

 "Arlene's enthusiasm and passion are contagious and inspires all she does." 
-- Katherine Hall, Institute for Individual and World Peace

"Eliot helped put the Contemporary Arts Forum on the road to the information superhighway, instead of stalled on the shoulder."
--Tracey Morris, Gallery Manager,   Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

"Arlene is one of those rare indivuduals you can count on to consistently perform at peak levels. Utah just can't get enough of her."
-- Michael Call, Former Executive Director, State of Utah, Commission on Volunteers

"Eliot’s expertise, guidance, and professionalism have certainly allowed us to expand our effectiveness in transmitting the center’s message." 
--Les Esposito, Executive Director, Dyslexia Awareness & Resource Center

"Arlene adds value to each training and consultation she delivers by the care, compassion, and integrity she brings through the door. She always gives not only more than you asked for, but more than you knew you needed."
-- Jackie Jordon Davis, Volunteerism Project, United Way

Sample Client List


Antioch University
California State University, Channel Islands
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
Seton Hall
Stanford University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Barbara


Aileen's Creative Living
Business Digest
Celestial Rum Cakes
Equipment Reliability Institute
Great American Group
HBO (Home Box Office)
Inco Business Sales
John Wiley and Sons
Star Flower Essences
The Angelus Group
The Business Digest
The Ultimate Life


Alameda County, California
City of Ojai, California
City of Santa Barbara, California
New York City Department of Juvenile Justice
Orange County, California
Sacramento County, California
Santa Barbara Childcare Planning Council
Santa Barbara Department of Alchohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Services
Santa Barbara Deptartment of Social Services
Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Public Library
Solano County, California
State of Utah
Tulare County, California
Ventura County, California


American Society of Civil Engineers
Breast Resource Center of Santa Barbara
Carpinteria Valley Arts Council
Children's Home Society of California
Corporation for National Service
Devereux Santa Barbara
Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center
Habitat for Humanity, International
Institute for Individual and World Peace
Junior League of Santa Barbara
Leadership Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
The Association for Volunteer Administration

The Corporation for National Service
The Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center
The National Crime Prevention Council
The United Way
Ventura County Community Foundation
Women's Economic Ventures