What Clients Say About Arty
You took us on an emotional roller coaster! Your example, your stories…we’re all ready to "fly higher"!
I have already seen the benefits. Thank you for customizing your wonderful, inspirational message to our
Deena Pierott, Executive Director
International Women’s Collaborative
Once again, thank you for being part of the NASW statewide conference. Your presentation was
wonderful, and I heard complimentary feedback from our conference attendees. You are a delightful
and professional speaker whose powerful message, contagious passion and delivery makes your
presentation stand out from others. Our conference participants were left with an inspirational
and lasting message about overcoming challenges and reaching goals.
Stacey Skala Orr, MSW, Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Oregon Chapter
Arty's keynote on risk taking and pushing boundaries —"Lessons from the Edge" —is dynamic and engaging,
allowing participants to stretch and think outside the box. When I heard it the first time three years
ago, I set a big hairy bodacious goal to take my family on a trip around the world. After three years
of saving and planning, my family and I will be leaving this year for a six-month trip. Rural
Development Initiatives and I would not be where we are today without the training and guidance
from Arty. She is truly inspirational.
Craig Smith, Executive Director
Rural Development Initiatives, Oregon
Arty Trost has provided huge and practical inspiration to our clients, some of whom are women building
their lives back into society after prison. Her message is made real with her own stories of flying
adventures, risk-taking and planning. Her personality makes practical steps come alive for all of our
clients, all low-income entrepreneurs seeking opportunity and transition. We all benefit by setting
big "bodacious" goals and making them real by setting goals, planning and being personally responsible
and ready for the flight.
John W. Haines, Executive Director
Mercy Corps Northwest
You were excellent! Your luncheon keynote yesterday was terrific and just what we were hoping for. I
heard great comments from attendees, and it was clear from the response to your presentation that they
were engaged. I think you gave people a lot to think and talk about. Thanks so much for sharing your
expertise, your insights, and your passion with us. And many thanks for helping us to deliver such a
Caryl Niehaus, former member, Board of Trustees
East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans
Arty, thank you for once again doing an outstanding job at our national auxiliary program. As I knew
would be the case, the participants loved you. Typical comments about you were that you were articulate,
energetic, motivating and informative. Thanks again for making our program a success.
Monica Riley, Education Product Development
American Hospital Association
I'd like to express our appreciation for your dynamic presentation at our NCMPR national conference.
Your session scored a 98 percent in content and 98 percent in presentation. Here are a few actual
remarks from the evaluations:
- "The best speaker so far. Great content and excellent presentation."
- "Very worthwhile session."
- "A great session with very valuable input. I wanted to hear more of what she had to say about risk taking. Please do this as a half-day or pre-conference workshop."
Again, thanks so much for helping to make our conference the huge success it was.
Karen R. Jones, Past President
National Council for Marketing & Public Relations
Allow me to thank you in writing for the high level of professionalism you exhibited during a recent
presentation you conducted here at Mentor Graphics. Your energy, expertise and "no nonsense" style is
refreshing and stimulating. Your love of life is contagious. Thank you for sharing it with me!
Larry Beck, Senior Customer Support Buyer
Just a short note to thank you for a wonderful presentation. You were a hit! Many told me that they
appreciated you getting down to the "nuts and bolts" and not just giving them fluff.
Marilyn De Jongh, Program Coordinator
Idaho Hospital Association
Arty was one of the best received speakers we have ever had! All of the feedback was positive. She has
an incredible ability to blend energy, passion, and inspiration while delivering clear practical
insights to help people get immediate results both at work and at home. We'll definitely have her back!"
Betty Dudley, Program Coordinator
American Hospital Association
Arty has opened the door for me to self reflect and make real improvements. Her presentation energized
me to take a number of specific steps to improve my leadership behaviors. I needed a push and now feel
I can integrate these principles to improve. She reinforced my personal desire to overcome barriers I
now see I have, to become a more valuable leader for my staff. I heard people talking about the key
points she made throughout the three days of the conference.
Shari Conant, Regional Staff Assistant
I'm skeptical about motivational speakers, yet I found myself deeply affected by Arty's keynote. I left
truly believing that I can stretch myself farther than I have been, and can set higher goals than I've
done in the past. Others who heard her presentation said they felt the same. We didn't want her to leave
Marcia Rasmussen, Volunteer
Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Thank you for taking the time and energy to present at the Challenge of Diversity Conference. Your
presentation was very thought provoking and inspirational. I feel that I gained insight and
understanding from what you said.
NOVAA Conference Committee
Thank you for conducting such an excellent session during the State Auxiliary Leaders' Spring
Invitational Conference. Your presentation was everything we hoped for and more. The evaluations
reflected this same thought; "this is the best presentation ever," "this is just what I need to take
back home." These are the kinds of comments every meeting planner hopes to receive after working so
hard to give the registrants what they think they want. Arty, your continued commitment to the
American Hospital Association and the excellent work you've done over the years for us is commendable.
Nancy Brown, Executive Director,
Department of Volunteer Administration and Auxiliary Services
American Hospital Association