Client Experiences

“Meetings facilitated by Heidi are always successful; she keeps groups on task and moving toward satisfaction of intended objectives. Her knowledge of the art of facilitation and communication is broad, and she has many strategies for achieving goals in effective ways.”Janice LeRoux, Executive Director, First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission.

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Fiona Tuttle describes her experience working with the Kolbe Company.


“We could not have reached consensus on ten strategies from our 46 collaborative members in less than two hours without the help of The Kolbe Company’s fresh approach.  The facilitated session generated informative and thought-provoking results.  We were also surprised and pleased by the enthusiasm and energy generated by the facilitator.”  

Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative

“We had a large strategic plan that was overwhelming to implement with limited staff and resources.  Heidi led us in a productive and engaging meeting where we developed plans for the key priority initiatives using the Accelerated Action Plan tool.  Now, one year later, we have substantially moved our strategic plan forward and have implemented more than we thought possible.” 

David Snyder, Director, Office of Economic Development, County of Placer

 “One of the results that Heidi Kolbe’s facilitation contributed to was the passage of Assembly Bill 8 (Chapter 401,2013) which was a huge victory for clean transportation. I am doubtful this would have happened without the sessions Heidi facilitated.”

— Tyson Eckerle, A participant in the California Fuel Cell Partnership Strategic Plan