“Ed provides an outside perspective that is based on real world experiences. He brought a fresh point of view to our process of considering the pros and cons of expanding into a third facility. Ed helps me think about the future in different ways. The peer group members I’ve met through Ed help me focus on being both a better executive and a better person.”- Steve Lopes, President, L&M Corrugated Container Corp.
“I’ve been a Renaissance Executive Forums member since 2003. I get good ideas at every meeting. The interaction with other members is invaluable. I’m more confident about my decisions and have stopped second-guessing myself. Ed is a gentleman and a leader. He’s dedicated to providing benefits to every forum member.”- Walter Pollack, Jr., President, Northwest Pallet Supply Company
“Being in a peer group forum gives me something I don’t get inside my own business – people to discuss ideas and give me some objective, outside perspective. You get a lot of value in finding that you’re not alone; that other people have the same issues and problems. It leads to a more confident approach in leading my business and sharing ideas to strengthen my management team. Ed is a very trustworthy facilitator and consultant. He always as some wise advice when we meet one-on-one.”- Jeni Lyon, CEO, Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
“As a small business leader, you need to get outside and talk about your issues and objectives with your industry peers. The interactions that I have in my peer group forum help me steer clear of making mistakes. We have two people from our firm in Ed’s Executive Forum group, and we both get far more value than what we pay in membership fees. Ed has proved to be a great friend to our company by the interest he has shown in our development as leaders.”- Brian Sullivan, Equity Partner, Mueller
“The Executive Forum provides an environment for introspection about my business, my role in the business and how I can improve. It’s an atmosphere of trust – members are free to criticize or critique each other in ways that your own executive team can’t or won’t. Our organization has improved dramatically as a result of our membership, and the forum has given me the confidence to put in place a strong successor who will keep the organization on the right path. The forum is like a permanent board of directors that really knows my business. Ed is always working at making the group better, the process better and the experience for all members better. He’s supportive, nurturing and concerned.”- Doug Zweiner, President & CEO, Mechanical Power, Inc.
“Ed Breclaw is the ultimate business coach because he does not tell you what to do, but instead shines a light forward to help you find your own way. He regularly reviews the latest business books and articles and suggests the reads that will provide the greatest value to your business. He provides smart counsel based on his own broad experience and the dozens of business owners and executives he has worked with throughout the years.”- Jane Cooper, President Cooper Hong Inc., brand development and public relations agency
“Ed has been a valuable asset in my business and to me personally. I value and respect his wisdom, experience, candor, business acumen and friendship. I would recommend Ed to any person serving in a leadership position who desires to have a trusted, external resource in which to bounce ideas, business issues, complex decision-making issues, challenges etc. – who also will always level with you about the likely outcome of such matters. Ed is extremely well networked and connected in the business community – a testimony to his inherent people skills, the importance and value he places in establishing and maintaining long-term relationships.”- Paul Szemplinski, President, CEO & Founder, IDT, Inc.