August 2, 2005
When you enter into the unknown, you don't know what lurks.
Similarly, when you consider the decision to spend $1,600
for consulting - over the telephone (from far-away people
that you have not met, concerning topics you know practically
nothing about), you might be wise to keep your expectations
from becoming inflated; this is what I told myself before
using your company for educational consulting. Despite the
cautionary flags, my wife and I decided to go forward to spend
the money, in part because we were desperate parents. We signed
up for the services of Woodbury Report, selecting Larry Stednitz
as our consultant. Bottom line: We are delighted, the $1,600
is a great value. Our family has gotten remarkable guidance
Larry not only has a wealth of knowledge and experience,
but he is a wonderful human being. He processes thoughts differently
than I do, but we have always ended up on the same page regarding
the most important issues - which is a tribute to his patience,
insightfulness and wisdom. He has directed us with a steady
hand. Larry is The Man!
And more kudos. We might not have met Larry if I had not
gotten such a great impression when first calling Woodbury
Report. The people I spoke to in the office created instant
good will. Initially I talked to Kathy - on May 2nd. She possesses
excellent communications skills, making me feel comfortable
immediately. Kathy soon passed the phone call to Christy,
who shared her teenage misdeeds and subsequent wilderness
therapy experiences (and aftercare) with me. She spoke with
disarming honesty. Kathy and Christy caused me to sit up and
take notice of your company's prominence in the field of educational
consulting. The next day I called back and spoke with Amber,
who crisply and unhesitatingly answered my remaining questions,
and in so doing, alleviated my residual concerns. You have
a winning crew on board, Lon. My compliments to each of them.
If you wish to use me as a reference, you have my permission.
Thank you all very much for what you do so well, including
your well-written, informative newsletter.