Joe Contrera\'s Testimonials & Clients

Increasing Leadership Performance to Produce Focused Employees and Extraordinary Results

Joe Contrera works with organizations across the country to ignite the passion and fire in their workforce, improve employee morale and retention, and decrease employee absenteeism and turnover. His focus on leadership performance ultimately helps companies to produce the results they want!

What People Are Saying

Fabulous… very inspiring… a dynamic speaker!

Julie Tierney
H&R Block

Joe is one of the most gifted communicators I have ever met. His ability to find the right words, at the right time, for the right situation is uncanny and serves him well as a speaker, communication advisor, meeting facilitator, and particularly as a leadership coach.

He has helped our company build a foundation for leadership development that I will forever be grateful for.

Joe is a true secret weapon in the competitive business world we live in.

Phil Tarullo, President & CEO
LSI Inc.

Joe Contrera is a trusted advisor who produces observable results. By working with our team, he has helped our leaders dramatically improve their ability to influence, collaborate and lead! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to develop their leaders and their leadership teams.

Brad Jensen, CIO & SVP
US Airways Group, Inc.

Joe did an amazing job of presenting to our Sales Leadership Academy. He customized the program so well that our leaders thought he had been with us the entire year, they loved it! Joe knocked it out of the park!

Jill Juran, Professional Development Consultant
Cox Communication


Gillian Nieboer
State Farm Insurance

The most value in a one-hour period I’ve experienced in a long time. You really connected!

Peg Malloy

To fuel the passion, purpose and pursuit that drives the CyberWize IBOs, Joe Contrera presented three powerful messages each day that all culminated with standing ovations.

CyberWize Inc.

Joe not only was your input in helping us to plan our Leadership Day invaluable, you really knocked it out of the park with your message on being an Authentic Leader! Thank you for helping to make our Leadership program a huge success!

Madeleine Gray, VP, Business Technology Delivery
US Airways Group, Inc.

We saw an amazing jump in productivity and are still experiencing reduced absentees and tardiness five months after your presentation. I intend to make your presentation an annual occurrence here at our plant.

Don Lennon, President
Lentext Corporation

Your talk served to set the tone for the rest of the day. I cannot tell you how many positive remarks I received about your presentation. Your ability to personalize your presentation to address the many issues we face was amazing! I truly look forward to hearing you speak again.

Candice T. Krill MS, MBA, RN, President
American Case Management Association – Illinois

Everyone raved about your presentation and it truly set the stage for the rest of the two days! There was lots of energy and excitement around identifying our key strategies. We reaffirmed our beliefs around your message of “beliefs drive behavior which drives results.

The two or three folks that I thought would have a tough time turning around their negative attitudes really engaged themselves in the conversations. As a result – we had one of our best years ever financially!

I couldn’t have chosen a better speaker than you. Thank you for a wonderful presentation. I feel blessed to have met you and hope we have opportunities to see each other in the future.

Rosemarie M. Panico-Marino, Managing Director and National Practice Leader
McGladdery Retirement Resources

I watched the audience be captivated by your presentation! Of course, the strongest and most common evaluation comment was the number of participants who requested you be asked back to present again. I strongly recommend you to any organization.

Jim Fergle, Director
Illinois Employment Training Center

After listening and interacting with you, the team’s attitude has shifted to one of renewed energy and a belief in their own gifts and abilities.

Linda Rose, Associate Director of Mobilization
Willow Creek Community Church

I know there are people walking around this building who are trying harder, dressing better and being more professional after your talk. Thank you!

Stephen J. Ziegler, President and CEO
Inpro Corporation, Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

As a result of working with Joe Contrera, we have dramatically improved our ability to communicate and to understand what motivates an individual employee at work. His programs helped us to understand our true focus: To meet the needs of our internal and external customers. As a result, we have increased our bottom line performance by 30%!

Mark Fultz, Vice President of Operations
Able Steel

I cannot thank you enough. On short notice, barely 48 hours, you put together a “WOW” presentation for the opening of our conference. You set the tone we had hoped for!

Dawn Turco, Co-Chair
The Low Vision Conference

Thank you for your key involvement in our National Sales Meeting. It definitely made a “good” National Sales Meeting, a “great” one!

W. Michael Glynn, Vice President
Epko Industries

Though I sat in the front row of the theater, I know from talking with my peers that whether we were seated right up front or clear in the back, your message of determining and meeting the needs of others left us with a feeling of self-empowerment and motivation. How do I know this? Because your presentations were constant topics during our four-day meeting!

Julie Gray
MDC Wallcovering


Carmella Passanisi-Golini, Sales Manager
Arbonne International

This presentation really made me look at my life and face the things I really need to change in myself.

Kelly Livingstone
Rush University Medical Center

Your high energy and entertaining delivery made this presentation both fun and engaging.

Brenda Amsberry
Sales Representative, Denver

This was excellent!

The best speaker of this year’s conference.

A very seasoned and excellent presenter. Was organized, orderly in his thoughts and gave much to think about as we left.


Really good session

Quite the professional presenter and gifted. Nice blend of story and message. Liked the tool and exercises sprinkled throughout the session.

Great speaker. Kept the audience involved the entire time.

Very inspiring and motivational

Great Speaker!

Great speaker, I would like to hear him again!

Joe was an excellent communicator, and gave us inspiration

Bravo to Joe Contrera!

Wonderful!! Someone like this should have been the Opening speaker.

Participants at the American Healthcare Environments

Partial Client List

Joe Contrera's Clients

  • US Airways
  • Hard Rock Café
  • PetSmart Inc.
  • Cox Communications®
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Kinross Gold Inc.
  • Farmers Insurance
  • American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • YMCA
  • Blood Systems Inc.
  • Omnova Solutions
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Avella
Join the companies who have experienced the dramatic results of
improved leadership performance! Contact Joe Contrera directly at
(480) 460-7545.