Includes testimonials from clients in Illinois, Bali, Barbados, Maine, London, and beyond. 

"Edie has an amazing talent to quickly put people at ease and allow them to open up to the possibilities of visionary change.
She worked with our entire team of 150 staff to create cohesive teamwork and build stronger working relationships to weather
the storms of change swirling around health care delivery. Her approach to building team cohesion through cognitive and
experiential sharing while using drama is unique and the perfect complement to quickly removing silos, creating transparency
and improving communication at multi-site organization. I highly recommend Edith to those organizations seeking cultural
transformation through an effective and unique approach."

Rick Zehr, President, IPMR, Institute of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation

"Edie with her unique teaching style, positivity and encouragement,  
helped me find my voice again. I thank her form the bottom of my heart!"

Dr. Dove Pratt, lead singer of The Brazilionaires

"Before embarking on a year as Rotary District Governor - which required
me to publicly present at least 70 times - I consulted with Edith Barnard.
She helped me to better organize my thoughts with visualizations, develop
impact and deliver confident, clear, and concise messages. Edith really
helped me reach my stride quickly!"

Ron Riggins, Illinois Rotary District Governor, District 6460

"Our physicians feel that your presentation, 'Bedside Manners Matter,' was quite informative, well organized, and professionally
presented. We look forward to continuing to work with you individually and in group training. Your services are needed to help
physicians improve their communication skills."

Bernard Taylor, M.D., Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Proctor Hospital


When Edie's in Barbados she works with our doctors improving their skills in communication. Her unique training style is
unsurpassed for success.

Dr. Henry Fraser, Dean University of the West Indies Medical School.

"Richard Branson knows that Edie inspires his employees to new heights through her style of customer relations. He flew
Edie to London Virgin 'Upper Class' to observe their skills in action! Our staff loves working with Edie because she puts
her all into making the sessions fun!

Deborah Scantlebury, Human Resources Captain, Virgin Atlantic, Eastern Caribbean

"Edie's unique approach supports an open communication environment that brings the best out of anyone! I highly 
recommend Edie's classes to any person who is sincerely committed to making a personal change in their life."
Joseph Milton, Music Entrepreneur, Fitch Heating and Cooling, Peoria, Illinois

"Edith Barnard - theatre artist extraordinaire - inspired her inexperienced    
actors to do their best, and it shows!"                                                    
Gary Panetta, Theater Critic, Peoria Journal Star
"Edith's seminar was insightful, thought-provoking and motivational! Edith 
is an incredible presenter and she was the perfect presenter to
inspire our volunteers!
Lisa Plantamura, Junior League of Peoria

"Our Bali-Seminyak Rotary Club enjoyed Edith's "How To Work A Room" seminar immensely. She inspired us and 
showed us how to develop 'sound bites' which tell who we really are. Learning her hints about how to appear full of 
confidence even if we were quaking within was fun and encouraging. We look forward to her next visit to Bali.
Anita Lococo, President, Rotary Club of Bali-Seminyak


"Edith makes you and your team more effective right from the start. She takes expert speakers from good to great 
in a short time.  She helps people learn, stretch and grow while having fun in the process.  I highly recommend her 
to anyone who wants to succeed in a way they never thought possible!"
Susan Warren, Illinois' Postmaster of the Year

"This spring I took Edith's individual 6-week "Success Coaching" with the intent of becoming more comfortable with 
speaking in front of groups. We worked on breathing, presentation style and breaking old habits. "Edie" helped me 
expand my comfort level and I have developed a new level of confidence. I now enjoy speaking in front of groups! 
She also did a 'Team Building Through Drama' seminar with my staff which improved their communication 
tremendously  in a relaxed, fun manner."
Nikki Vulgaris-Rodriguez, Director, Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter

"Edith was the keynote speaker at OSF's Women's Conference. The ladies at my table and I were taking notes to capture 
her funny and poignant spoken pearls of wisdom.  I still remember her motivating suggestions for an empowered life 
because I've hung my paper on my refrigerator!"
Marilyn Eeton, Physical Therapist, Peoria

"Edie - I have some news I just have to share with you because I don't think I would ever have considered this without 
the time I spent with you in the seminars.  I am starting today as the new Executive Assistant here at Children's Home!  
I am excited and  want to say thanks to you for all your help!"
Linda Keown, Peoria, Illinois

"Edie has very keen insights as to how to cut through your own resistance to success, come out of your shell and move 
into circles of influence with confidence, proficiency and skill.  Her practical, easy to apply approaches to networking 
and success are sure to offer value to even the most experienced 'schmoozers'.  I recommend her programs and 
seminars highly."
Mitch Williams, Professional Entertainer and Speaker

"Thank you so much for creating a fun and motivating way to learn at Saturday's 'How to Work a Room' seminar. At the 
end of your class, I truly felt like we all connected heart-to-heart. That hasn't happened at any class I have attended."
Michelle Grawey, Busey Bank, Peoria, Illinois