Here is a sample of what clients say it’s like to work with us.


Thank you for all your hard work on the Learning Strategy project. I know this one had it’s challenges, especially with all the ambiguity around the deliverables. The client was incredibly pleased with you and your work. We certainly look forward to working with you again, soon.

― Lindsey Gacanovic, Sr. Director, Consultant Services, Clarity Consultants

WOW it was an incredible gala launching the Online Career Transition Platform in the nation’s capital last week, and at the top of our minds is the outstanding focus and collaboration from our team, including you! This has truly taken a village. People have been blown away by what we’ve created.

AND it will undoubtedly have a major impact on the specialty groups using the platform as they work towards their next careers.

Thanks for your support – your collaboration and instructional design prowess was critical to our success! Hope to work with you again very soon!

― Jessica Knox, Chief Executive Officer, Metrix Group

Gabriella applied meticulous writing and design skills to create several end products for the launch of a new HRIS, Payroll and Time/Attendance system. The materials she created were user-friendly and extremely functional. She also conducted webinars across various user group audiences to enable employees to adopt the new systems and processes. Gabriella was easy to work with, professional, and very organized. I welcome future opportunities to work with Gabriella as we expand the breadth and functionality of our HR systems.

― Jan McIntyre, Senior Vice President, Reward Programs, Mattamy Homes

I would highly recommend Gabriella for any research or writing/instructional design project. Gabriella produced best practices educational content for our national on-line leadership development platform and drafted the first cut of our web site. She is flexible and easy to work with. She is also adept at picking up a project at any point and can skillfully shift between different genres of writing which helped us to meet our goals under some very tight timelines. I would gladly work with and engage Gabriella again.

― Len Nanjad, Executive Director, LeaderCity Canada

Gabriella’s experience and expertise shone through her Leadership course in Humber College’s Fire Services Senior Management program. She brought a high level of professionalism to the classroom, much appreciated by the students. Her positive and upbeat demeanor created a great learning environment and I highly recommend Gabriella for her program development and facilitation skills.

― Andy MacDonald, General Manager of Emergency Services, City of Guelph

Thank you for the great session. I learned a tremendous amount and although I am not job searching it has allowed me to reflect on my career direction and current position. After sitting down with my CAO to discuss my professional development plan, I have a better idea of what the Township is looking for and they have a better idea of my direction. This will make for a much more cohesive working arrangement. Thanks again. I will highly recommend your program. 

― Jeff VanRybroeck, Municipal Fire Chief

It was really nice to see you in action and you were so great!! Really, everyone enjoyed your presentation and took something away. You don’t often see that level of engagement in the evening after a long day!

― Evette, Director of Human Resources, Logistics and Supply Chain Company

Working with Gabriella on the PLAR project was definitely one of the best experiences I have had in my current role. The assessment tool she created is instrumental in guiding foreign trained professionals to acquire Canadian credentials and build a successful career. Gabriella was prompt and thorough in delivering an assessment tool that we truly considered a masterpiece!

― Katerina Belazelkoska, Ph.D., Program Manager, Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC) Program, Ryerson University

Gabriella, thank you for your contribution to my classes. Your presentation on MBTI and its use in team building and in project management environments was informative, interactive and fun. I personally appreciated your ability to connect the subject matter with both textbook theory and the ‘real world’. Based on the comments from all the classes, the information you shared was not only enlightening, but it also left everyone with highly usable ideas and suggestions. I valued your subject matter expertise and enthusiasm for the topic. Looking forward to working with you in future!

― Amulya Gurtu, Ph.D., MBA, MS, PMP®, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Training Facilitation, Select Participant Feedback

“An excellent workshop for individuals who are seeking the transition from management to leadership. This workshop helps you find your way in a changing environment to becoming a valuable asset as a leader in your division.”

“I have taken many leadership / self assessment courses and this one has been the most relevant in helping me to determine who I am as a leader, where I am headed and what I need to do to get there.”

“This was a great use of my time. An extremely worthwhile program for municipal leaders.”

“A great workshop that will help me improve my leadership skills. I can use all of the information on a daily basis.”

“Gabriella has a gift of delivering a powerful presentation with energy and participant buy-in that is truly motivational.”

“Excellent workshop. All leaders and managers should take this program to better understand their own traits and relationships with people.”

― Participant Feedback, Various Leadership Programs

“Gabe was an excellent facilitator and was able to keep the audience engaged the whole day. Her enthusiasm about the topic was inspiring and I would highly suggest taking one of her courses!”

“Very useful workshop which has helped me build knowledge and insight I am able to immediately apply to improve my effectiveness at work.”

“The facilitator knew just how to make the Myers-Briggs relevant and applicable to our day-to-day working environment.”

“Excellent presentation skills! Good knowledge, insightful, went with the flow while staying on task. Kept a lively group on track. Kept everyone’s interest. Thank you!”

“Fantastic course! A good mix of lecture and activities. You are a fantastic speaker – very engaging.”

“Excellent workshop to increase self-awareness and compatibility in the workplace.”

― Participant Feedback, Various MBTI® Workshops

“Gabriella, you are personable and your experience brings a wealth of insight into how to proceed in career transition. Your professional assessment skills and resources confidently prepared me for all aspects of job search including self-discovery, search skills and job interviewing. Your positive energy gave me confidence in future prospects choices. Thanks again for all your support during my transition.”

“At certain moments in your career you need to step back, reassess and to consider all of the options. That is the exciting position I was in and I took the advice of a trusted colleague and contacted Gabriella Fermo to help me out. Gabriella challenged me and helped me to see and to assess things from a different perspective. She provided valuable insight into career challenges, and coached me on positioning my expertise and, more importantly, on refocusing my passions. She is a good listener and a solid advisor whose business knowledge, resources, and tips have helped me to gain greater clarity and focus. I would recommend Gabriella’s coaching services to others.”

“Gabe’s ‘rapid coaching’ style is loaded with creativity and insight. She’s a quick study who communicates with warmth, enthusiasm and precise language. Gabe is a great resource and I would definitely recommend working with her.”

“I have had the good fortune to connect with Gabriella. She is guiding me to achieve my long term career goals. She is a great listener, provides input, shares her experience, helps to build my network expand my knowledge, and directs me on the right path. I found her highly competent as a mentor.”

― Participant Feedback, Various Career Programs