“I first met Maria Puglisi while attending a four-day Train-the-Trainer series for child welfare professionals. Although her background isn't in social work, I was impressed with her ability to facilitate these sessions in a way that clearly conveyed key concepts and the underlying values. She demonstrated a thorough understanding of the material and used her communications expertise to share the knowledge and tools required for success. She encouraged active participation and emphasized applied learning. Maria's engaging, motivational style also held the group's attention and created a safe space for sharing and professional development.
I subsequently hired Right Tree Consulting to support Casey Family Program's work in Pennsylvania focused on achieving permanency for young people. For two years, she worked closely with Casey's local program partners to help introduce our Permanency Roundtable model to stakeholders in 67 counties across the state. In this role, Maria designed and facilitated quarterly planning sessions, developed tools and templates, and delivered workshops, all of which strengthened our partner's capacity to implement and sustain this important initiative. Maria's strategic thinking, attention to detail, and collaborative spirit were invaluable to this effort.”
"I can't thank you enough for all you did to make the 2017 NYC Infant Safe Sleep Summit a huge success! Beyond a shadow of doubt, your expert coordination made this year's convening the best one yet. From the beautiful, well-placed poster displays and the exceptionally well-thought out program, to the briefing book, promotional items, and delicious luncheon, it was obvious to all who attended how much time and effort went into making the summit a big success. We have heard nothing but high praise from our leadership, speakers, moderators, panelists and guests. Your fine work, excellent planning and realistic scheduling resulted in well-prepared participants and an informative, inspiring and smooth running summit. Thanks to you, we now have an outstanding model to follow next year!"
“As part of a major technical assistance program that United Way of NYC provided (on behalf of NYC ACS), Right Tree Consulting presented a series of intensive marketing trainings to directors of more than 60 early childhood education centers. With an engaging approach and previous experience with children's issues, Maria and her team did an excellent job of identifying with the directors. From the vibrant workshops to the customized marketing tool kit designed to assist 300+ diverse organizations, Right Tree Consulting delivered a first class product.”
“Save the Children asked Right Tree to help us improve the way we talk about our work helping children and families in need around the world. Our team has expertise in the areas of health, education, employment opportunities and emergency relief, but communicating complex knowledge to colleagues, corporate partners and donors remained a challenge. Right Tree trained nearly 100 staff members in the art of making an engaging, informative presentation. Maria's entertaining, step-by-step approach to connecting with our audience and developing understandable message points resonated with both senior management and the assistants who create our presentation slides and materials. The workshop was a powerful combination of public speaking tips and technical advice. We look forward to a series of follow-up sessions to hone our new skills.”
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“Right Tree Consulting helped The Community Service Society -- a 160-year old nonprofit-- to develop a series of core messages around which we could describe our work and engage our priority audiences. Maria Puglisi and her staff brought a keen intelligence and understanding to this work. They met with a range of staff and board members, and were appreciated by every one of us for their ability to quickly grasp what we were talking about and integrate it into a cohesive strategy. Our CEO, David Jones, was especially pleased with Right Tree's fresh approach to the project and the final results. Maria in particular is especially skilled at training. She hosted a series of meetings through which our messages were rolled out and ‘taught’ to our board and staff. She is quick on her feet and delightful to work with throughout the process. We highly recommend their services.”
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