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Paulette Ashlin was invited to speak at the Third Annual AHPBA HPB Surgery Fellows Course held in Charlotte, NC, on August 17, 2014. We host all fellows who are entering their specialty training in liver, pancreas and biliary surgery. Paulette joined the top leadership in HPB surgery and her lecture on “Characteristics of Great Leaders” was by far the most well-received. Paulette was a captivating speaker with an amazing connection to her audience, relating to the younger fellows as well as the older surgeons. She was quite the motivational speaker and actively interacted with her audience. The attention level was amazing. The feedback following the program was full of praise, both for her insights and methods to develop and recognize leadership skills. She is that rare individual who can connect instantly with her audience, get them thinking in new ways. We have had multiple requests for her to return for additional programs. Words to describe Paulette: energetic, funny, engaging, and insightful.

—David A. Lannitti, MD, FACS
Chief, HPB Surgery Program Director, HPB Surgery Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center

Ashlin Associates’ expertise in coaching and counseling for improving managerial effectiveness is second to none. They have a systematic approach to discovering the root cause issues, guiding a manager through an improvement plan, coaching, offering feedback and measuring results. In all Paulette Ashlin does, she is a professional, empathetic, and she is committed to achieving results.

—Jim Hicks
President, Pike Energy

Always interested in how we can be the best at what we do, we invest a great deal of energy into developing our people. Ashlin Associates’ expertise in helping us understand and reach our potential has consistently impacted both performance and fulfillment. Gracious in approach, focused on task, and committed to success, Ashlin Associates is our partner in the most important part of our business – our people.

—Michael L. Rose
President, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Retired

Ashlin Associates has contributed tremendous value in helping to lead our organization through a cultural transformation. Paulette Ashlin specifically possesses a unique combination of experience, education and the ability to get to the heart of an issue in a direct but constructive way.

—Tom Smith
Former President and CEO, MacLean Power Systems

As a public speaker Paulette Ashlin is engaging, direct, and extremely knowledgeable. Her compelling and informative leadership presentation made complex subjects easily digestible and understood. An engaging ability to combine practical experience with keen insight allows Paulette to effectively reach varied audiences. I obtained new ideas and helpful takeaways from Paulette’s presentation that I was able to share in turn with the diverse group of managers within my organization.

—John Schultz
General Manager, Carmel Country Club

I highly recommend Ashlin Associates to any organization that’s looking for an excellent partner to help take their company to the next level. You will become a raving fan. Promise.

—Preston Fay
Owner, Technekes LLC

It truly was a pleasure meeting Paulette Ashlin and learning about the life experiences that have shaped her both personally and professionally. I was so energized when I returned to the office that I reviewed all the notes I had taken with a colleague!

—Linda Cegelski
Training Manager, (on presentation to GE Women’s Network)

Paulette is an “about the business” professional. She listens in the discovery process to ensure the client’s true needs are recognized and addressed. Paulette delivers a product that is organized, focused and targeted to the audience in a manner that will produce measureable behavioral results. I highly recommend Ms. Ashlin as a consultant you can count on.

—Director
Learning and Organization Development
Global, multi-billion Engineering and Construction Company

Ashlin Associates: Their vast and successful experience and career speak for themselves; I can speak to the impeccable expertise Ashlin Associates brings to our business.

—Dr. Izzy Justice
CEO, EQmentor, Inc.

Having worked with Paulette Ashlin for some 15 years, I’ve seen her “in action.” I know first-hand her strategic thinking abilities and its value to an HR organization. When you add that with her tactical and implementation skills, you have a rare, but desirable work quality.

—Chris Rolfe
Duke Energy, Group Executive and Chief Administrative Officer

Paulette spoke at the PMA Foundation Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference on Emotional Intelligence. Her content was well-informed, her presentation was flawless and her engagement with the audience excellent. In fact, one participant stated in her evaluation: “Could have spent the whole day with…Paulette.

—Margi Prueitt
PMA Foundation Executive Director, PMA Senior Vice President

Paulette Ashlin is a fantastic speaker. Bringing you in to speak to our doctoral students about consulting excellence was a no-brainer decision. Thank you for sharing your experiences in such an engaging and powerful way.

—Steven Rogelberg, Ph.D.
University Professor of Organizational Science, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Paulette did a wonderful job meeting the needs of the Senior Chidsey Fellows students at Davidson College. Her presentation, “Echo from the Top: Leadership that Resonates” connected with what the students wanted to learn about, which was pertaining to leadership trends, self-awareness, and how to be successful working with colleagues after graduation. Paulette’s experiences, professionalism, and exceptional interpersonal skills created a great working relationship through the building of trust throughout the presentation. I hope to work with Ashlin Associates again in the future.

—Cayce Blackley, M.A
Assistant Director, Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, Davidson College

Ashlin Associates delivered what it promised and more . . . in conducting a feasibility study and shared services organization design for our business support services . . .

—John McGillicuddy
General Manager (retired), Mecklenburg County Government

Ashlin Associates has been instrumental in developing several key leaders in our organization. By focusing on behavioral changes as well as theoretical coaching, consultants at Ashlin Associates have made a significant difference in leaders’ impact on their financial results and on their teams.

—Cathy Green Burns
Former President, Food Lion, LLC

Ashlin Associates is recognized in the industry as one of the leading consulting firms for complex projects… requiring practical solutions. I encourage anyone to engage Ashlin and Associates as a business partner on various business challenges.

—Daryl Bennett
Director of Human Resources, Global Operations

Paulette Ashlin did an absolutely superb job in managing the complexities of our HR Consulting needs. Her high degree of subject matter expertise, impeccable attention to detail and passion for superior customer service were instrumental in the success of our initiatives and the impact to our bottom line. Whenever I am in need of a seasoned HR Consultant whom I can depend on in a moment’s notice, I pick up the phone and call Paulette.

—Dave Davies
Force Management, Former Duke Energy Executive

My organization has engaged Ashlin Associates for several human resources and organization development projects. They excel at understanding an issue from the client’s perspective, and their deliverables are not repackaged “boiler-plate” products. I can say with certainty that Ashlin Associates is a resource Mecklenburg County Government will continue to use.

—Brian Cox
Mecklenburg County Government

Ashlin Associates has done an outstanding job helping our management team with HR training and also with guidance on handling specific issues. Paulette Ashlin is attentive, provides great insight, and is easy to work with from both a corporate and entrepreneurial perspective.

—Bob Salvin
CEO, Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc.

Paulette Ashlin is very professional and intelligent. She is an expert in her fields of service and she is very credible. Her exceptional interpersonal skills and sincerity encourage and reinforce a trusting working relationship. Paulette is very practical and results-oriented and demonstrates a very effective consultative and collaborate approach to partnering with her clients. I highly recommend Paulette.

—Director of multinational insurance and financial services organization

Client List

Mecklenburg County Government
Technekes
EQmentor
Food Lion LLC
Carolinas HealthCare System
Transamerica Reinsurance
Pike Energy Solutions
Salvin Dental Specialties
Shaw Group
Lash Group
Total Protections National Security Service
Robins & Morton

McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC (MG&C)
McGladrey
Gardner Webb University
United Way of Central Carolinas
Morehead Associates
Wikoff Color Corporation
Le Caselle
Phenogen Sciences
Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
Management Insites
Ettain group
Chobani

SCOR Global Reinsurance
RAASM USA
Carmel Country Club
MacLean Power Systems
Produce Marketing Association
Connexio Labs
Lakeside Project Solutions
Providence Anesthesiology Associates
International Food Information Council Greater Media Charlotte
Xceleration
AAA Carolinas
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)