Clients & Testimonials

Linne Bourget, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Positive leadership pioneer

Testimonials from Dr. Bourget's Clients

  1. "I feel a thousand per cent-many orders of magnitude-better equipped to deal with the problems that arise in my organization." Division Director
  2. "I've seen you do things in my organization that I didn't think anyone was able to do." Senior Executive, Finance Organization
  3. "You are a force for change." Senior Executive, Engineering Organization
  4. "You rescued us from a possible disaster, let's follow up." Division Director
  5. "We have accomplished all of our major goals, which I seriously doubt would have happened without your consultation and vision-based planning. " Senior Executive. R&D Organization
  6. "Our dedication of time and resources to working with you has proved to be our best and most productive single investment. Your deep commitment is an inspiration to all of us." Division Director
  7. "We have frequently relied on your assistance in dealing with sensitive issues, you have consistently treated us with respect and kindness, appreciating our strengths and being honest about our problems." Senior Executive, R&D Organization
  8. "I always learn something from don't waste my time." Vice President, Fortune 100 Corporation.
  9. "Dr. Bourget has been invaluable to me, I give her a major part of the credit for our very productive organization of today. She has also been enormously helpful in helping to present the need for change to my management." Product Group Manager, Fortune 500 Corporation
  10. "After several months with Dr. Bourget their (consultants') meetings …..were dramatically different twice the work was accomplished in half the time and pointless disagreements rarely occurred…..the functioning of our entire organization changed for the better……the new skills they learned began entering all of our personal interactions." Chairman of the Board, a national consulting organization

Note: These quotes protect the privacy of clients. References are available for your project

Partial List of Clients

  • BioTechnology General Corporation
  • Caplin & Drysdale (D.C. Law Firm)
  • Clean Sites, Inc.
  • Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard)
  • E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company
  • Federal Executive Institute
  • Fransciscan Health System
  • General Foods (now Kraft Foods)
  • Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Health Effects Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • New York Life Insurance
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Defense Communications Agency
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Wyeth

Results - We have a Passion for the Practical!

  • Financial results in a technology firm product group improved 35-40% in a few months, with a powerful positive strengths-based culture shift in a quality management project.
  • A client reported he saved $20 million in false starts in research.
  • Many groups across the nation squabbling for years created a plan in three days.
  • A client stated they did a much better job of cleaning up the Valdez oil spill.
  • The commercial Human Genome Project was started earlier than it would have otherwise.
  • A CFO and head of budget vastly improved their working relationship, and the budget operation worked much more effectively internally and with internal customers, using positive planning and delegation systems.
  • A senior executive team who had complained for years about their planning process was finally convinced to improve it using a positive planning model.
  • A potentially disastrous re-organization was prevented, and the later re-organization succeeded.
  • A merger which would have been explosive was very successful despite the devastating heart attack (from which he recovered) of a respected leader.
  • An acquisition which had languished for years as an "orphan" became better understood, accepted and integrated with the acquiring firm.
  • A group at risk serving an entire market segment was turned around so it did not go out of business. The future revenues were worth billions of dollars.
  • Many clients have strengthened their careers and increased their income.


  • Our FAST systems save you huge amounts of time, money and stress, lowering costs and risks as you speed to better results.
  • As national pioneer in strengths-based positive appreciative transformational systems, we bring over 25 years of experience with practical road-tested tools that clients say work best.
  • We build in simultaneous multiple layers of benefits for every investment you make with us, to respect your time and resources.
  • Our focus is PRACTIAL and APPLIED, not theoretical or abstract.
  • A unique combination of multiple disciplines gives you a strategic advantage, as no other firm can do what we do.


  • ASTD/Knowledge Management Forum
  • American Society for Training and Development: National Conference
  • American Society for Training and Development: Quality Symposia (2)
  • Arizona Association of Facilitators
  • Arizona Organization Development Network
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Association for Humanistic Psychology National Conference, 2 years
  • Association for Quality and Participation-3 years
  • Association for Research and Enlightenment National Conference - 3 years
  • Authors of Change/Department of Peace
  • Boston College
  • Caplin & Drysdale (Law Firm)
  • Federal Executive Institute-Charlottesville
  • George Mason University-Human Resources Development Conference
  • Hunton & Williams (Law Firm)
  • Learning Annex
  • Marymount University
  • National Institutes of Health-Human Resources Conference
  • National Science of Mind Center
  • National Society for Performance and Instruction
  • New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Organization Development Network 2 years
  • Organization Transformation Network
  • Phoenix Think Tank
  • Public Management Institute
  • Sevenoaks Center: The Business Spirit Conference
  • University of Chicago Women's Business Group
  • U. S. Department of Transportation
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency National QA Meeting-7 years
  • Virginia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Washington (DC) Statistical Association
  • Women in Science and Engineering
  • World Business Academy