Dr. Baker’s work with Shape Corp. began as a key member of the Steering Committee from the Michigan College Alliance that worked directly with me and other executives in developing our first Global Leadership Development Program. Dr. Baker’s work with us, and influence at Shape Corp., is tremendous. She is contagiously optimistic, high energy, gifted facilitator, expert in her field, smartest person in the room, and now a full-fledged member of the Shape family.
Dr. Lunsford has been invaluable in helping us establish and shape our formal mentoring programs for our employees’ growth. She has a personalized, Socratic approach that helps us clarify the outcomes we are aiming to achieve and overcome our unique challenges. I genuinely appreciate her flexibility in how involved she needs to be given the type of project at hand. She excels both at hands-on instructing or being in a more consultative role depending on what the project needs. We couldn’t ask for a better partner in developing our mentorship programs.
Vicki was on-campus for two days and met with members of our faculty individually, in pairs, and with the full group. It was an extremely useful experience for all of us. We enjoyed the “wonderful" discussions, and felt like they left with a toolbox and useful tips to advance in their careers. One big picture comment was that your visit was “transformative” in rethinking individual career paths, priorities, etc. Vicki is an amazing cheerleader – and we each felt that and it worked wonders! Everyone reported taking concrete action steps since her visit. After Vicki’s visit, we want to be part building a campus culture that does builds mentoring.
Vicki is a highly skilled and experienced management expert, this may be the very best leadership program I’ve attended in all my years working at Michigan State as a senior international officer. Vicki is knowledgeable and dynamic. Vicki encouraged us to think about specific actions we could take to create a motivating environment.