Testimonials  |  Why Choose Scarlett Consulting?

Straight from the mouths of those that have benefited from Anne Scarlett’s expertise and insight…below are recent testimonials from consulting projects, speaking engagements, and articles. Feel free to explore the corporate website links, demonstrating Scarlett Consulting’s impact on a widely diverse range of expertise, disciplines, market focus, firm size, and geographic location.

Anne does a great job of being real, presenting real-life lessons learned, and providing solutions to behavioral road blocks.

Steve Bruszer, Vice President of Operations

Berglund Construction

Chicago, Illinois

{In the Communication Boost session on networking and client meetings}, Anne provided very useful information that is rarely talked about in continuing education. I especially appreciated the specific personal examples that she shared, including valuable lessons learned from her own mistakes. She kept it real and engaging.


Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Chicago, Illinois

Your session "Beyond the Magic Bullet; Small Firm Strategies to Tackle a Down Economy" was such an instructive and knowledgeable seminar for our members. The architects thoroughly enjoyed your enthusiasm. They took away some great new marketing ideas to use both in this down economy, and in the future. Maybe we'll even catch some of them 'twittering'! Thanks again for an outstanding presentation.

Lisa Brooks, Executive Director

Association of Licensed Architects-Illinois Chapter

Barrington, Illinois

The 2-day marketing planning workshop was exceptional. Meaningful content, thought provoking interaction, with high touch delivery. Further, the final marketing plan report was concise, comprehensive, thoughtful. Good work; you rock!

Michael Gilfillan, AIA, President

StudioGC Architecture + Interiors

Chicago, IL

Your review of our current marketing and business development documents and processes helped us to pinpoint existing gaps in our staffing and our methods….Your approach to interviewing our staff, extracting key information, and synthesizing the data so that we could understand it and build consensus was exceptionally well executed. Our key decision makers come from different schools of thought resulting from their respective experiential backgrounds, and, in the end, you left each of us believing we had the right answers. Without your assistance, we never could have reached a solid consensus so quickly…Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to work together in the future. .

Rod Zubella, PE, President

Vierbicher Associates, Inc

Madison, WI

Thank you for all of your great work last week; you did a terrific job. I have often seen consultants that meet, talk and never really arrive at a decision or outcome. You did a great job interviewing, thinking, facilitating, recommending, and directing to a solution for our new marketing structure and Marketing Director job description. We also really valued your input on the desk review items. We have received nothing but positive feedback on your work. You even impressed our tougher critics, which is not easy to do!

Andy Inman, Managing Director-Madison

Vierbicher Associates, Inc.

Madison, WI

{Ace the Q&A Portion of Interview} was by far the most enjoyable breakout of the conference!

Tina Fairless

Flintoco, Inc.


We had great feedback on your marketing facilitation — both {leaders} said you were the best we’ve ever had! I believe we will definitely be on board for additional assistance from ZweigWhite.

Ashley Cousins, Executive Vice President

TTL, Inc.

Montgomery, AL

Great program! Will definitely be able to use these tips to coach our teams. Anne offered applicable and useful advice; she was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

Elyssa Horvath, CPSM


Houston, TX

Having tips from a professional (Anne) to take back to our technical staff will help validate techniques for improvement. Her energy was motivating!

Pam Willis


Tulsa, OK

{Ace the Q&A} was a well-organized presentation with distinct points.

Dave Moehring, AIA

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Chicago, IL

In the presentation ‘Get Focused!’ {Jan 2008} I appreciated Anne’s discussion on measuring profit per market sector. This takes our market segment planning to the next level. It’s our role as marketing/BD leaders to help principals make sound business decisions on growth...Anne's content and tools will help us to make sound recommendations. This presentation was great for folks with 10-20 years of experience.

Anon (Sr. Marketing Professional)

Chicago, IL

You were much appreciated for your presentation on business development & marketing in the U.S. Your insights and expertise on team building, leadership, and action planning were fantastic. Plus, you are a great presenter — passionate and knowledgeable. I know you made a BIG impact on the participants. (ZweigWhite is fortunate to have you!)

Peggy Bardouniotis, Business Development Mgr.

Leo A Daly

Omaha, NE

Anne was truly inspiring and provided the perfect mix of presentation and activity for the group. I could have enjoyed hearing her the entire day.

Dana Galvin, Marketing Manager

Barton Malow Company

Chicago, IL

Very good presenter {at Land Development East and Enviro Expo, Boston, MA}. Good take-aways to practice.

Mark Shourds, President

Everland Shourds & Associates

Medford, NJ

The presentation ‘Get Focused!’ was lively and compelling! Anne has been in our shoes in the A/E industry. She understands our challenges and offers specific tools for market planning that can move us forward! This presentation was ideal for expert attendees with over 20 years of experience. and: Anne, your {BD Rockstar} presentation was outstanding! With so many nuances in the A/E/C industry, I don't think that a consultant who hasn't worked for an A/E firm can truly be as helpful to us compared to your direct industry experience.

Sally Smith, Director

Marmon Mok

San Antonio, TX

My colleague and I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday for SMPS Chicago. We felt it was interesting and relevant for coordinators at varying stages of experience. We will present key learnings at our next team meeting; we know everyone will benefit.

Isha Ruparel, Marketing

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Chicago, IL

You had so may great ideas and processes that I think would be a great benefit to our directors, business development team and project managers. Thanks again for a great presentation and for taking the time to share your thoughts with SMPS in San Antonio! It was so valuable!

Michelle Cook, Marketing

S&B Infrastructure, Ltd.

Austin, TX

I did not have a chance to chat with you after your presentation, due to your well-deserved popularity…I enjoyed your AIA presentation immensely. I hope to hear you speak again soon. .

Mark C Miller, AIA, Manager

HOH Architects, Inc.

Chicago, IL

{During 'Networking' presentation to AIA Chicago} tidbits on meeting strategies were especially insightful. Program best for intermediate-to-master level professionals.

Joseph King, Associate Principal

Booth Hansen

Chicago, IL

Tonight's seminar {Networking at AIA Chicago} was very informative and helpful. Especially enjoyed Anne's overall tone and content.

Robert Miller, Architect

Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Chicago, IL

Your article in the June issue of MSC, 10 Things Entry-Level Engineers Should Know, hits the nail on the head with respect to career development. It’s great advise for not only entry-level engineers, but for those who still have a number of years left in their careers. This article is now a “must read” for all my new hires!

Don Allison, PE, Civil/Structural Dept Manager — Infrastructure Group

Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.

Kansas City, MO

Thanks for this really good article (Finding Your Inner Marketer, by Anne Scarlett) re-printed in MorganSullivan's September newsletter. I am sharing copies with all staff to better understand what we need to do to be successful.

Ronald G. Sears, CIPS, Broker

NETWORK Commercial Real Estate Group

Tinley Park, IL

I read your article many times; it is excellent. I just got promoted to Manager last month so it was timely! I think it's about the big picture of business. I recommended it to many engineers as well as non-engineers. Thank you for this practical information!

Ahmed Osman, P.E., Project Manager

DeSimone Consulting Engineers

New York, NY

Anne’s presentation put a fine point on a number of concepts that we acknowledge, but don’t foster diligently. Her emphasis on taking new initiatives and expanding marketing activities was motivating from the perspectives of both job performance and career development.

Sloan Watson, Marketing

Bulley & Andrews LLC

Chicago, IL

Anne Scarlett is a great speaker. She provided real examples!

Angela Floyd

Kiewit Power Engineers Co. (formerly Bibb & Associates, Inc.)

Lenexa, KS


Lynette Paduano, Marketing Associate

O’Brien & Gere

East Syracuse, NY

Anne Scarlett's presentation was my favorite part of the Midwest regional conference. She was awesome...her energy was amazing!

Anon (Marketing Coordinator)

Chicago, IL

My favorite take-away from the Marketing Bootcamp (it was ALL beneficial) was how to establish value and credibility with technical staff. Providing my full worth has been tough, but with Ms. Scarlett's ideas (sharing knowledge, learning about respective roles) I have been able to do it! Thanks to you all for putting on a VERY helpful and enjoyable program.

Julia Kulakowski, Marketing

Krahl Construction

Chicago, IL

Excellent content {in Networking Roundtable and BD Rockstar presentation}; Anne is top-notch!


{Excellent rating from both Communication Boost 4-hour workshops}. Concise and clear communication. Excellent workshop structure and content; high energy and enthusiastic delivery.

Fred Berglund, President

Berglund Construction

Chicago, Illinois

{In 'Impact...Impromptu and Petcha Kucha Presentation Guidance for AEC'}, I most enjoyed the speaker's engagement with the audience, usable content, and real-life examples.

Steve Nargang, Vice President

Gage Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Oakbrook, Illinois

I enjoyed the training session that you delivered at our annual Project Management Conference. Your message about finding ways we can help colleagues resonated. As a result, my new year's resolution: do more mentoring and networking.

Amy Squitieri, Vice President

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Madison, WI

During the ‘Get Focused!’ presentation, Anne Scarlett substantiated her points with backup data, and presented strong strategic objective with great energy! and: Anne is a great presenter and knows her topics very well. The 'Ace the Q&A Portion of Interview' was the best program I attended at the entire 2009 SRC conference.

Kirk Kistner

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

San Antonio, TX

Anne is great! She knows her material and delivers it with a purpose and a confidence that inspires and sets an example for presenters at all levels. Whether you’re presenting or coaching, her implementation tools and advice covered all the basics and more!

Hayley Pallister

Asakura Robinson Company

Houston, TX

Anne brought a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to the strategic marketing planning process. This resulted in an extremely positive and productive outcome.

Doug Holzrichter, Principal

PHN Architects, Inc.

Wheaton, IL

As a marketing professional in the building industry, I am constantly seeking ways to ensure my contributions go beyond providing support and make a direct impact on the growth of my firm. I came away from Anne Scarlett’s workshop with a confidence boost and real-world tools to help me achieve my goals. The strategies Anne presented on identifying, evaluating, and executing new initiatives were particularly helpful. I would recommend Anne as a speaker to any organization that wants to inspire its audience to take their careers to the next level.

Ami Kelly, Marketing

Perkins Eastman

Chicago, IL

{Anne's session had} a great energy level, with to-the-point information. Solid understanding of communication pitfalls and how to get around them.

Geoffrey Brooksher, Technical Director

4240 Architecture

Chicago, IL

I really enjoyed your presentation and will share it with my colleagues who were unable to attend the southern region conference. Your style and substance were both refreshing and clearly based upon lessons learned in the trenches.

Telfryn L. John, PE, Senior Vice President, Principal In Charge - Geotechnical

Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Loved Anne’s energy, and that she practices what she teaches. So enthusiastic! I wanted more time; she was great and I learned so much.

Karen MacCannell

The McIntosh Group, LLC

Tulsa, OK

I gained really valuable information {from Ace the Q&A} to take back to my firm. Sometimes I have difficulty persuading our team to do certain practices. I’m glad to now have content to back up my suggestions.

Adrian Lindsey

Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.

San Antonio, TX

Your session was one of our top crowd pleasers as usual - we were thrilled that you presented 'Get Focused! Grow your business through market sector planning' at our Southern Region Conference. Kudos!

Jana Monforte, Marketing Manager and SMPS 2008 SRC Program Chair

Wallace Engineering

Tulsa, OK

Anne demonstrates a great passion for what she does. Bright, bubbly, intuitive thinker that screams “WINNER”. Wish we had the funds to have her on board on a regular basis. Her direction on the Client Perception Survey has catapulted our efforts to realize our objectives. Thanks Anne!

Dan Taylor, President

AMI Environmental

Omaha, NE

Once again, thank you for your presentation last month at the ZW Marketing Summit in Orlando! I have been using several key factors from it, and have presented to our stockholders and associates and am doing another to the entire organization! The focus is really on how “everyone is a salesperson,” no matter their role. Your pointers during the Rockstar session really helped me!

Kimberly Nelson Montague, AIA, Principal

Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.

Detroit, MI

We appreciated the level of energy you brought to us during our marketing planning project.. Most important, though, was the very positive influence that marketing of professional services can be done in a realistic, tasteful manner and have a very positive impact on our future.

Leadership Team

NORAMCO Engineering Corporation

Hibbing, MN

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and expertise with AIA Chicago...and for giving us your most valuable resource - your 'time'! I am impressed with your ability to clearly communicate and connect with the group. We found your presentation provided immediate value and it was definitely a good use of OUR time!

George G. Gipp, Business Development Manager


Chicago, IL

Great presentation {Get Focused! at SMPS Southern Region Conference 2008}! Best of conference so far….ideal for master level marketing professionals with 10-20+ years of experience.

Anon (Sr. Marketing Professional)

Good first impressions of our setup; quick; experienced; not drawn out delivery. You would be our first thought if we looked for outside consulting again.

George Vrechek, Senior Vice President

Environmental Systems Design

Chicago, IL

My project manager Chris Scharff and I both agreed that your presentation was one of the best at the Buildings conference, and we hope that your company can participate next year.

Michael Mulhern, P.E., Principal

Mulhern & Kulp Structural Engineering, Inc.

Ambler, PA

The business professionals from Moldova truly gained guidance for their own business strategies. Your presentation is definitely on their list of favorites! The delegation will now be able to apply their newly gained knowledge at home, which will increase their ability to successfully support the development of a free market economy in Moldova.

Marian Reich, Asst Director

International Visitors Center

Chicago, IL

Anne – I enjoyed getting to meet you and seeing you in action. You are a passionate and gifted presenter...

John Tice, President & CEO

Bullock Tice Associates, Inc.

Pensacola, FL

I enjoyed the article "Recall Power: A dozen techniques to make clients remember you first" in the November 2006 issue of CE NEWS. Even though your magazine's target readers are civil engineers, Ms. Scarlett makes many good points that will be useful to two professional associations: the Tennessee Surveyor and the Certified Engineering Technician. I will submit it for publication in future editions.

Robert Taylor, Senior Civil Design Technician

Tennessee Valley Authority

Chattanooga, TN

Anne’s energy and knowledge are always well received. Her presentation was one of the highlights of the SMPS Central Region conference.

Nolah Nasser, Dir. of Business Development

BLDD Architects, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Thanks again for a great workshop at the SMPS conference! I have to say you are a fabulous speaker, and I'd gladly recommend - as well as listen to - you speak. I always enjoy learning something new or being reminded of something that may have been put on a back burner...

Joanna Haerle, Business Development

W.E. O’Neil Construction Company

Chicago, IL

What I enjoyed most about this year's SMPS conference was Ms. Scarlett's Business Development workshop; the breakout session gave me specific ideas to do my job better.

Anon (Electrical subcontractor; 22 years)

I liked the speaker’s command of the subject {at ACEC Minnesota}. It was informative, educational, and should merit two PDHs!

Mike Rich, Engineer

Ehresmann Wille Engineering

Golden Valley, MN

Dynamic speaker; good content.

Nancy Usrey , Principal Consultant

Partners Usrey

Rowlett, TX

I enjoyed Anne's firsthand example of good body language (as discussed in her presentation) to bring a level of comfort to the audience.

Robert Abell, Architect

Chicago, IL

I recently read your article in Structural Engineer Magazine about client-specific action plans. It was exactly what I needed to use in my own consulting business that I recently started. Thanks; I hope to read more from you in the future.

Curt Taras, PE, Infrastructure Improvement

Folsom, CA

Anne's Communication Boost session was dynamic! She has a really great presence, puts people at ease, and generates enthusiasm.

Alison Strickler, Marketing Director

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Chicago, Illinois