Clients & Testimonials
Please take a moment to review our prestigious client list and read the testimonials:
|American Chamber of Commerce Executives||Fayetteville – Manlius Central Schools||Pyramid Brokerage Company|
|Arise||Fayetteville Fire Department||Pyramid Companies|
|Armlin Damon & Associates||Fowler High School||Pyramid Management Group, Inc.|
|Armlin Damon & Associates||Free Community Papers of New York||Radisson Hotel|
|Baldwinsville Central Schools||Fulton Companies||Raymour & Flanigan|
|Beacon Federal Bancorp||Galson Corporation||Rescue Mission|
|Bell & Spina Architects||Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce||Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse|
|Benefit Specialists of New York||Hamilton High School||Salvation Army|
|BizEventz||Hancock & Estabrook||Samaritan Center|
|Bowers & Co||Heuber-Breuer Construction||SCS, Inc.|
|Bristol Myers - Squibb||Infimed||Seneca Data Distributors|
|Burdick Automotive Group||International Systems Staffing, Inc.||Sisters of St. Francis|
|Burns Bros.||International Wire||Society of Collegiate Scholars|
|Business Journal||JR Clancy||Solvay Central Schools|
|Byrne Dairy||King & King, LLC||Solvay High School|
|C.H. Briggs||Lead New York||Southern Wine and Spirits|
|C&S Companies||Leadership Greater Syracuse||St. James Catholic Church|
|Canastota High School||Lean Manufacturing Institute||St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center|
|Carousel Center||LeMoyne College||Stearns & Wheler|
|Carrols Corporation||Liverpool Fire Department||Stickley, Audi & Co.|
|Catholic Charities||Loretto||SUNY ESF|
|Cazenovia Central Schools||MACNY||SUNY Morrisville|
|Cazenovia College||Madison-Oneida BOCES||SUNY Upstate Medical University|
|Cazenovia Fire Department||Marietta Corporation||Syracuse City School District|
|Christ the King Retreat Center||Marquardt Switches||Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau|
|Christian Brothers Academy||McIntosh Box and Pallet||Syracuse Label|
|City of Syracuse||McQuay International||Syracuse Research Corporation|
|Clough Harbour & Associates||Museum of Science and Technology||Syracuse University|
|CNY Sales and Marketing Executives||Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation||Syracuse University Athletic Department|
|CNY School Board Association||North Syracuse Baptist Church||Syracuse University Football|
|Columbia Energy||North Syracuse Central Schools||Terakeet|
|Community Hospital||O'Brien & Gere||Toshiba Business Solutions|
|Costello Cooney and Fearon||OCIDA||United States Department of Agriculture|
|CX Tec||OCM BOCES||Unity Mutual Life Insurance|
|Dal Pos Associates||Oneida Central Schools||University College|
|Dannible & McKee||Oneida Healthcare||University of San Francisco Athletics|
|DestiNY USA||Onondaga Community College||USAF 174th Fighter Wing|
|Devorsetz, Stinziano, Gilberti, Heintz & Smith, P.C.||Onondaga County||Weight Watchers International|
|DeWitt Fire Department||Oswego Chamber of Commerce||Weiss, Savedoff and Ciccone|
|Driver's Village||Parratt-Wolfe||Widewaters Group|
|Eagle Comtronics, Inc.||Paul DeLima Company, Inc.||Wilcox Paper|
|East Syracuse – Minoa Central Schools||PK McShane and Associates||Wynit|
|Emhoff and Associates||Polaris Library Systems||Young Agency|
“As you are aware, people come in and out of our lives all the time. Each day I pray I become better from the individuals that touch me. Becoming aquatinted with both of you has not only made me a better leader, but more important a better person. For this I thank both of you.
In addition, I am completely “papered” with several degrees and hundreds of hours of leadership training courses and nothing comes close to your program. Leadership is a Verb is a program that everyone needs to become involved. It should be a required course for life.
Thank you for making such a difference in my life!”
J. Francis Manning
Superintendent of Schools
“You do an amazing job of relating your discussions to each individual in attendance. A year later, I still feel that the time spent at your sessions has done more for me personally and professionally than anything else I’ve experienced.
While there is still room for improvement, I am now focusing on improving myself and those I work with in a much more complete way.”
Deputy Executive Director
Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc.
“Thanks again for presenting at our Annual Meeting. You truly “HIT IT OUT OF THE BALLPARK!” Nothing but great comments from everyone hat was there. You truly took the meeting to another level.”
Chief Operating Officer
Pyramid Brokerage Company, Inc.
“It’s Monday morning and I’m feeling a sense of loss. No kidding. It’s a little weird. You both know I love my job, love where I work and the people I work with. But I looked forward to being in the “Secret Meeting Room” every week, and brainstorming with all those “strangers”. I want you both to know that I really enjoyed your program, I got miles and miles out of it personally and professionally. It means a lot to me. I will carry those lessons throughout the rest of my life. That’s big stuff.”
Regional Sales Manager
“Words cannot describe the great feeling of having Ahern Murphy as part of the Don’s Family. We’ve received nothing but compliments from the group and many are asking when you will be back. You guys are amazing, your impact will be forever felt here in San Francisco. I look forward to strategic planning. Go Dons!”
University of San Francisco
“You received very high compliments on your participation. Thank you for making the meeting a success!!!”
VP Human Resources
Toshiba Business Solutions
“Thanks for an excellent presentation to the faculty and staff of Cazenovia Central Schools. We have received tremendous feedback from attendees who rave about both the message and the delivery. We appreciate that you effectively reinforced our message of consistent practices and constant improvement. You are truly an asset to our community.”
Superintendent of Schools
Cazenovia Central Schools
“I wanted to thank you for the terrific job you and Bart did facilitating the Strategic Planning Meetings for the Onondaga County Citizen’s Energy Committee. Environmental sustainability and responsibility are very important to me and I appreciate you volunteering your time to help flesh out the future direction of this important initiative. Thank you for your efforts to help put CNY on the energy map.”
“I write this letter with a heart overflowing with gratitude. Your gracious and self-less gift of inspiration to me will benefit me and those around me in so many ways for the remainder of my 10,750 days!... You guys have figured out how to save people from themselves, to heal broken spirits, to inspire greatness. How do you say “thank you” for the gift of a new and greatly improved outlook on life? You say thank you by living fully into the life-long journey…. and daring mighty things. Thank you!”
Breeden Capital Management, LLC
“Your presentation on The Ten Irrefutable Keys to Success was one of the most timely and moving presentations I have ever witnessed. What a fantastic message for Junior Achievement and our kids!"
Donald Zorn, Jr.
Junior Achievement of CNY
“Thank you for making our Leadership Greater Syracuse Leading To A New Attitude Day such a success! The feedback we received from the class member’s evaluations was overwhelmingly positive.”
Leadership Greater Syracuse
“Once again, thank you for working with Marietta at our sales meeting. The feedback has been very positive with a renewed sense of teamwork and goal motivation.”
Vice President Sales & Marketing
“Bart and Tim, what a great experience I had with you at the Stearns & Wheler Annual Planning Meeting. Through you efforts the bulb went on and we realized that we need to focus on the basics and not the trappings of position or technical expertise. You provided us with a clearer understanding of what Leadership is!”
Stearns & Wheler Engineers
“One thing I forgot to mention when reviewing the last two years performance was your involvement. We began working with you two years ago, and in those two years our management team has developed the ability to design and execute significant plans. I have to credit Ahern & Murphy for showing us the way and doing so in a short period of time. I am a huge fan of yours and I will always be available as a reference for your organization. Many programs promise results, but your program delivered.”
“What an outstanding job you have done with the two groups going through the Lean Institute Certification Program. But, I had no doubts you’d go right over the charts!!!”
The Lean Institute, OCC
“Thank you for listening, teaching and guiding… you don’t realize what you learned until you actually reflect back on it all… and remember… and believe anything is possible.”
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
State University at Morrisville
“I want to personally thank you for giving such an inspirational presentation this morning. It was literally an answer to a prayer.”
Selflock Screw Products
“Tim, I wish you could hear the buzz from the staff this morning. It is wonderful to hear an observe. They are ready to take on the world. Each was touched profoundly. You have us believing we can do magnificent things.”
Stella Maris Retreat Center
“Thank you for participating in our in-service day for our faculty. Your inspiring and thoughtful presentation set a dynamic stage for our Lasallian Assessment process. Our goal of changing the initial mindset was certainly successful.”
Brother Thomas Zoppo
Christian Brothers Academy
“This is my first Friday morning without your program and I am going through withdrawal! I want to thank you both for a wonderful, exhilarating experience- I learned so much and am trying to apply it.”
Program and Recruitment Director
University College of Syracuse University
“Enthusiasm, Energy, Encouragement, Excitement…. Fabulous!”
“I’ve been through many sales & management courses, but none that have placed the level of importance on personal attributes such as yours. Even after the formal sessions have ended, I’ve referred to my literature to polish these life lessons. In many ways, I feel like the most successful person in the world and the tools you’ve given me have provided a means to build on this successful foundation.”
“It was through your guidance and life balance perspectives that our senior leadership team became more focused on both defining and achieving our goals.”
“No one is more committed to leadership than Tim and Bart! They are genuinely interested in the perspective of others. They combine their personal insights and values that can be used in business or anywhere else.”
St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center
“I gave you a tough assignment: Come to lead a discussion with nine to eleven CEO’s and have them leave with important questions/issues to think about regarding leadership and their life decisions. Well, you did it. I have spoken to many of the group since your talk and each has told me this was the best dinner meeting we have had- and as you know we have been meeting nearly eight years.”
Bishops Brook, Inc.
“In closing, I would have to place my participation in your Leadership class as a recent benchmark in my career development and personal growth. I have left my training with a renewed sense of commitment to my position as an athletic administrator, with my eyes firmly set on the prize.”
State University at Morrisville
“They are relatable, motivating and refreshingly honest. The message is one that should be heard by all ages. They are able to tailor their talks to convey the message that we wanted stressed.”
Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ
Diocese of Syracuse
Office of Youth Ministry
“As you know, the management team at C.R. Leffler is relatively new. The program allowed us to come together as a team; understand each other’s goals, dreams and concerns; and plan together for our future success. Having been in management for over 20 years, experiencing this process was rewarding as I watched the team grow personally and professionally.”
Donald F. Schalk
President and CEO
Carlos R. Leffler, Inc.
“The feedback that we received on the session survey was excellent. Many even commented that it was the best one yet!!!!”
Resource Associates Corp.
“I just wanted to compliment you on the outstanding Leadership Development Program you have put together, and your mastery of the material which you present in conjunction with the program. It is easy to see why Ahern, Murphy & Associates was recently ranked #1!”
Bristol Myers Squibb-Syracuse
“Much of what we have accomplished as a team these past 18 months is a result of your help. Each of us appreciates all you have taught us and we value our business relationship.”
Donald F. Schalk
President and CEO
Richland Partners, LLC
“As I debriefed with the students, I found all of their comments to be enthusiastically positive. When asked to share their favorite part, the answers encompassed the entire program. My personal favorite was the music video that included pictures of our students interwoven with national and world leaders. You really drove home the point that leaders are not born – they are made, and that all of us have the ability to lead.”
John R. Durkee
Assistant High School Principal
Cazenovia High School
“Your teaching was excellent and I would recommend your services to anyone who desires to better themselves. We will keep in touch and look forward to meeting with you in five years to see how God has used your teaching to help us reach our goals.”
Dr. Leland F. Dittman Senior Pastor
North Syracuse Baptist Church
"Thank you for making our first annual company meeting a success! Your words and delivery style really made a difference and brought significant content and credibility to the event."
David A. Urciuoli
Chief Operating Officer
The Widewaters Group, Inc.
"You guys really did a great job for us. I can appreciate the effort and resulting impact. The class was inspiring and motivating. Really, really enjoyed it."
"Thank you for excellent presentations at our Annual Business Meeting. The members and leadership were very impressed and pleased with your work and your message. You were a perfect fit for our program and our overall mission as an organization."
Director of Education
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of NY, Inc.
"Thank you for presenting to our Project Management Development Class. It was a pleasure to have you join us and share your thoughts about what it takes to be a leader in today's workplace. The topic and discussion points were in alignment with the message that Stearns & Wheler wanted to convey to the selected individuals that participated in this class. We enjoyed your discussion and felt motivated after your presentation."
Gerald Hook, P.E.
Stearns & Wheler, LLC