"Madeline, Derek, and Ligia were patient and adaptive to our firm's needs. Through our work with the team, we were able to surface areas where our organization could improve that we may have otherwise remained blind to. We thank Madeline, Derek, and Ligia for the care they demonstrated in helping Bailit Health in our efforts to move the needle on company-wide goals."
“I had a wonderful experience coordinating my team’s planning retreat with Derek. He was incredibly thoughtful and engaged in selecting the appropriate criteria and content for the session, and was amenable to edits I suggested. Despite our giving him a short turn-around time frame, at no point did I feel as if we were not his top priority. On the days of our planning activities, Derek was on-time, prepared, professional and engaged – truly feeling like a member of our team. All goals and deliverables of our efforts were achieved because of Derek’s excellent facilitation skills. I will absolutely call upon Derek in the future to facilitate the next planning effort we need, and strongly urge others to consider doing the same.”
"Derek was a critical member of our leadership team for the 25th and 50th anniversary of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. He worked with our program and communications committees to diversify our audiences from the strategies to the tactics. We had an incredibly successful season with some very exciting new programs and local marketing. His perspective, personality, networks and experience all contributed to the successful results."
"Derek is a true professional and creative individual. I love the way his mind works, how he challenged me to come out of my comfort zone, and his work to push our team to rethink some of the ways in which we communicate externally. He was also successful at leveraging interdepartmental relationships to build a larger coalition of offices that learned from and supported new connections with the surrounding community. If another opportunity comes up, I would look forward to working with him again."
“Derek was a great thought partner in the design and development of the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF). In addition to conceptualizing some of the building blocks for the program’s structure, he was key in assisting with outreach to a diverse set of artists and creative entrepreneurs from around Boston. Years later, CEF is still going strong with Derek’s contributions at the core.”