Ian is more than a consultant, he's our partner, our Yoda. He will always be welcome in any organization I'm part of!

Mike Kralik
Plant Manager, Continental Building Products, SilverGrove, KY



Ian has had a tremendous impact on myself and our network in Western Canada. 

Whether coaching or training at our various conferences, he always delivers at a high level and the feedback from our partners is always positive. I especially appreciate his willingness and ability to have difficult, yet needed conversations that yield great results.


Mike Piper
Western Canada Regional Director, CARSTAR



Ian at Whitfield Executive Development has been instrumental in helping us implement a culture change initiative in our plant. 

Ian's ability to listen to our needs, garner input from key stakeholders and create powerful learning environments have ensured both tangible and intangible results. We are excited to continue the journey.


Jim Bachmann
Plant Manager, Exshaw Cement Plant, LafargeHolcim



Birkman team building has truly revived and refreshed our team.

I am impressed and overwhelmed by the immediate improvements we have all experienced as a team through the process. We should have done this a long time ago!


Lisa Gibson
V.P. Construction Services, Brookfield Property Management



Ian’s understanding of what makes communication effective combined with his refreshing teaching style made the two days I spent with him transformational and will be remembered for the rest of my life!


John Neate Jr. (JJ)
Founder and CEO, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters



To hear Ian speak or participate in one of his training sessions is a learning experience of the best kind.

He gets to the heart of the matter and a person can't help but grow and develop from time spent with him.


C. Esther De Wolde
Chief Executive Officer, Phantom Screens