The starting point in any successful development initiative or organizational refresh is to look at the business as a whole. Understanding the business from this macro-mindset, or high-level view - the systems, the culture, and the layout, while evaluating the starting point (i.e. goals, … READ MORE
The Raw Leadership Experience™ gives your group an immersive leadership learning experience while engaging them in a hands-on team-building activity. Studies show that learning is deeper, more meaningful, and longer-lasting when tied to visceral, experiential learning. We create programs to … READ MORE
Last October, I ended up having an amazing outing with a client company, but that is NOT how it started. The originally scheduled mid-August outing had been rescheduled for October 2nd. Granted, Michigan is beautiful in October, but our outing involved canoes and water. Different … READ MORE
"What a great asset Heidi has been to our team...Heidi in essence became part of our team and was able to assist key leaders in advancing their leadership approach and in turn – able to produce better results for the corporation. I would recommend Heidi without reservation!"
Suzette Jaskie President and CEO of MedAxiom Consulting (Former CEO at West Michigan Heart)
"I wanted to share this and tell you how much you have helped me in my career in so many ways. Your knowledge of the industry and mentoring is among the best and I hope that we remain professional contacts!!!!!! Plus, you are just a hell of a lot of fun to talk to. Thank you."
David Purpura Director of U.S. Business Development
"I started working with Heidi about 18 months into my tenure as CEO, and ...I soon realized it was essential to my growth as a leader. In the early days, she put a variety of concepts and tools in my path and they are things I go back to again and again. Now I use the time to problem solve, “unpack” my current challenges, and find a way to move forward on complex situations."
Julie L. Novak Chief Executive Officer, Michigan State Medical Society
[email sent to Heidi Frye] “I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I first learned that we were to have this type of team meeting [Open 360 Feedback Process], but it definitely exceeded my expectations...You did a fabulous job with us and have a great personality for this type of work!”
Spectrum Health Physician
“Working with Heidi was one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. I am a better leader, co-worker and person...She has been one of the most influential people in my life. I would recommend her expertise to anyone inspired to invest in advancing their career and organization.”
Juli B. C.F.O.
“...Nucraft has worked with Heidi to create internal peer groups to improve our internal communications and teamwork skills...Heidi facilitates these groups and the feedback has been uniformly positive from the participants...Heidi and UPwords Inc. have become a trusted Nucraft advisor.”
Matt Schad CEO, Nucraft Furniture
“Pat Riley said ‘Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.’ Heidi Frye’s executive coaching enlightened me to the truth behind these words...I would not be where I am today without Heidi and highly recommend her leadership coaching to anyone focused on their own development and their team’s success.”
Melvin Gottschalk, Jr. MBA
“In one sentence: Heidi made me a better leader, employee, spouse and friend...Heidi is an outstanding coach that helped me achieve more than I thought I could, in a short period of time.”
J.C. Director of Marketing, Meijer
“I have reached out to Heidi during the many phases of my management career for leadership coaching. Her advice and wisdom has helped me identify ways to grow professionally as a individual and leader. She is honest, professional, and highly insightful. I am extremely thankful for her straight-forward approach and feel blessed to have received her guidance.”
Lori Stokes Materials Manager
“I have worked with many executive search firms across the USA and Canada. Upwords Inc. has proven to be among the best, coming through where others have failed to meet our needs...Heidi Frye has demonstrated her ability to understand our needs... Heidi is a delight to work with and a true professional.”
Larry Gibbons VP HR, Kinectrics Inc.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service that you have provided Stiles Machinery for the last 15 years. Your contributions...have been immeasurable...Personally, I feel privileged to have had access to your advice and counsel. We look forward to many more years of partnership.”
Stephan W. Waltman Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Stiles Machinery, Inc.
“The Department of Human Genetics would like to thank you for presenting the ‘Dealing with Conflicts’ workshop last weekend at our annual retreat...Our graduate students certainly appreciated the various exercises and, most of all, the role playing...The interactions with faculty, students, postdocs and staff created a good dynamic and also gave everyone an opportunity to get to know each other outside of the laboratory. Look forward to working with you in the future.”
Linda M. Peasley, Ph.D. & Sally A. Camper Department Administrator Prof. and Chair,The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Human Genetics