When I wanted to offer engaging professional development on effective interpersonal communication for Shelburne Museum’s visitor guide staff, I asked Lee. Her professionalism, combined with her confidence, energy, poise, experience, and flexibility, made her the candidate of choice. She created a session specifically tailored to our needs. While public speaking and communication make many people nervous, Lee immediately put our team at ease. She encouraged participation and visitor guides responded—resulting in a highly effective, interactive, participatory experience. During our session, visitor guides practiced, explored, and reflected on the concepts Lee modeled. Lee listens, communicates clearly, and actively practices what she preaches.
Kim McCray, Adult Programs Coordinator, Shelburne Museum
Addison Northwest Supervisory Union
Leora Dowling is a dynamic, engaging presenter. She facilitates large and small groups in a natural yet purposeful way that keeps participants learning and laughing. Her broad knowledge, wide array of communication and motivational skills, and ease with people, yielded the highest evaluations from our staff:
"Wonderful workshop. Thank you, Lee. You have given me a lot to think about in the way I see myself and others."
"Would love to have another training with her."
"I really liked Lee's relaxed personality. Her interview activity was lots of fun. She has a talent for making people very comfortable when they are feeling nervous."
Dr. Carol Spencer, Director of Curriculum, Addison Northwest Supervisory Union
STRIDE: the Wright Foundation for Women in Sports
Lee's enthusiasm and passion for what she does is truly infectious. Her coaching gave me the confidence I needed to make a polished presentation and helped channel my fear into positive energy. Most of all, Lee believed in me and that really made the difference.
Leslie Wright; Founder: Stride
Future Business Leaders of America
Leora is a dynamic and engaging presenter, with an important message to share. At a recent conference for high school business students, Leora discussed the importance of being an effective presenter. She left students with strategies to grow in this area, and she modeled what students should strive for. I would highly recommend her as a presenter to any group.
Tammy Jo Dickinson, Future Business Leaders of America
Director of Outreach at AARP Vermont
Leora has mastered the art of public speaking, she is an engaging, dynamic and articulate speaker. Her greatest skill is that she can immediately connect with any audience. Leora draws upon a range of skills that enables her to be able to flex her style between coaching and teaching."
Kelly Stoddard, Director of Outreach at AARP Vermont
AZ Communications LLC
Leora Dowling is a master of communication on about a zillion different platforms. She makes it look so easy - and maybe it is - when we master the basics.
Ann Zuccardy, AZ Communications LLC, speaker, writer
Orton Family Foundation Middlebury College Middlebury Interactive Languages Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery American Cancer Society Shelburne Museum PH International Leadership Lyndonville Vermont Federal Women’s Network Vermont Technical College Vermont Women in Higher Education