Lori is a very experienced coach that connects well with the client. She is a trusted and confidential advisor to and developer of leaders. She brings a high level of positive energy to her work and is quickly able to build and inspire speakers and elevate their performance. We appreciate you Lori and glad to have you in the wings whenever needed.

Nancy Turk SVP

Chief People Officer and Corporate Communications, Potbelly Sandwich Works

I had a just few sessions with Lori to improve my interviewing, and she was tremendous help. Her guidance was specific, insightful, and very effective. The responses to my interviews improved immensely. I was in my next position within a matter of weeks. 

Joseph M. Moore

Director Marketing Communications, Wheaton College

Lori brought a straight-to-the-point, encouraging, focused presentation to our personnel.  This task was handled with great care, humor and an ability to tailor the presentation to meet our specific goals.  Her insight along with her speaking ability make for a great combination!

Carrie Mautz

Esker Software

I loved Lori’s program – it was practical, results oriented and can be applied immediately to work.  I strongly recommend Lori be on your agenda for any PMI event.

Kamal Sloan

VP Programming, Project Managers Institute, SE WIS Chapter

I worked with Lori to prepare for a presentation to our Sales Organization and I am so glad that I enlisted her services. I was able to deliver by far the best presentation in my career by focusing my energy on drawing in my audience, keeping the message simple and by focusing the story on what’s in it for the audience rather than just concentrating on just my team’s accomplishments and the data. The message was very well received and the highest praise was that several people inquired about how they can leverage the work my team has done to drive wins for their businesses. I highly recommend Lori to help you become the best presenter you can be. Her personalized approach targeted at the specific needs of each individual was invaluable for my success.

Lana Simon

Vice President, Insights & Innovation, Sun-Maid Growers of California

Lori recently worked with me on two keynote speeches in the last 6 weeks and the direction that I received resulted in a fantastic product and I now can use those techniques from our sessions the rest of my career.

Barry Dixon

Vice President Sales, Acuity Brands

Lori prepped and trained our sales force in the art of effective customer engagement, a move that resulted in the highest number of leads we have ever generated at a trade show.

Jo Maranan

Cardinal Health

Your diverse background, subject knowledge and personality are a great combination for delivering an interactive, interesting and entertaining presentation.

Bea Donato


Lori worked with me to prepare for an in person interview for my Fulbright application. Lori was a fantastic teacher and speaking coach. She remained patient and thoughtful throughout the entire session. Lori helped prepare me by posing practice questions and working with me to organize my thoughts in an engaging sequence. She tailored her teaching curriculum to my specific circumstance, and successfully enabled me to feel confident during my interview. As a result of Lori’s help and expertise, I am headed to Cambodia on a Fulbright scholarship to teach English. I would highly recommend working with Lori for anyone looking to improve their interview skills.

Eve Jones

Fulbright ETA, Fulbright Association

I support Lori Klinka’s coaching and would recommend her to others who are seeking an outside perspective. I appreciate Lori’s way of organizing important points to present yourself affirmatively and enable others to connect to your message. Lori uses her communication expertise to model the way that people can convey a compelling story about themselves.  

Debra Desmond, SPHR

Talent Pipeline Development Strategist, Northern Trust Bank