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What Our Clients Say About Us...

When we initially sat down to discuss the parameters and mission of RISCPA's Leadership Program we were immediately impressed with your creative and comprehensive approach to our specific needs. Uniquely, through your involvement, we have developed a thorough program placing emphasis on the core competencies of leadership training; not only for our membership, but for up and coming individuals throughout the professional business community around us. Our program has gained significant recognition both here and nationally.

Suffice it to say, RISCPA is most fortunate to have embraced the winning Kubica-LaForest team supporting a critical component to our training mission.

R.A. Mancini
Executive Director
Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

We have worked with several consulting/marketing firms and rank Kubica-LaForest as one of the most insightful and strategic teams with whom we have partnered. Sara LaForest and Tony Kubica effectively challenged our thinking and helped us to look at our business from outside of the box. During past experiences with branding and website development, we found that we were writing all of the content, proofing and re-proofing, and doing most of the design of our marketing collateral with little help from the contracted firm. With Kubica LaForest, they asked the right questions and probed for the specific information that they needed to provide us with outstanding results...and they understand what entrepreneurial leaders need to grow their businesses.

David Piacitelli, President
and Lynn Zarrella, Director of Operations
Top Line Systems

Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest have played a significant role in helping Santa Rosa Consulting establish a brand footprint in the Healthcare market. As a young company, we have strived to make our presence known in our market and to be an industry leader in both client and people satisfaction. Tony and Sara's direction and guidance has had measureable benefits. For two years in a row, Santa Rosa has received the highly coveted recognition as being one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work and ranked in the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013. Additionally, Santa Rosa achieved INC Top 500 in 2013.

Tony and Sara have helped create the cornerstone of our culture by working with us to establish our core values. These implemented core values have been validated over the past two years when Tony and Sara facilitate our Climate Survey to our employees. The survey process also includes confidential one-on-one interviews across a broad employee base. We deeply value the information retrieved by Tony and Sara's processes. Their involvement in our people programs, we believe, has directly impacted the high degree of employee satisfaction we enjoy at Santa Rosa.

We believe the rigor, transparency, and the outcome driven approach that Kubica and LaForest deliver is best in class. We enjoy having them on our team and appreciate everything they have done to continue to move Santa Rosa Consulting to its next evolution. We look forward to working with them for many years to come!

Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places To Work Inc 500

Laura O'Toole
Executive Vice President
Chief People Officer
Santa Rosa Consulting

As part of our growth strategy, Kubica and LaForest persuaded us to do a client survey to learn more about our brand perception and value. This was a right answer. It is more important what our clients think and feel about our services than what we feel about those same services. What we got back was valuable data to focus our decisions on improving client service and further brand distinction.

Peter A. Sullivan, President
Arlen Corporation
Warwick, RI

Our organization recently worked with Kubica LaForest Consulting on a corporate rebranding and web development project. Mr. Kubica and Ms. LaForest had a very strong ability to identify our corporate strengths, understand the market space that we work in and translate that information into a solid corporate brand strategy. It has been a real pleasure to work with a company that promises a high-quality deliverable on-time and within budget.

Bill Smith, RPH

President, The PSO Advisory

Rhode Island

I have been in health care for many years as practitioner, teacher, administrator and board chair. As a result, I have met with a number of consultant/advisors. I believe the Kubica-LaForest team is as good, if not better, than any with whom I have worked. Their consulting, facilitating and analytical skills combined with their business acumen and team energy would put them among the best, if not the best of all. I recommend them without hesitation and with enthusiasm.

Edward A. Iannuccilli, M.D., Executive Vice President,
University Patient Safety Organization
Rhode Island

Our company was at a serious crossroads with both internal and external pressures contributing to a company-wide malaise that threatened our very existence. The time Sara and Tony spent with our management team has proven invaluable. Our first meeting was the best 3 hours our team has spent together in at least 5 years. Once taboo subjects were tackled and we have moved on together in a positive direction. Best of all what we learned has transferred into our dealings with our employees, resulting in a happier, more focused work force.

Patrick B. Mallon, Manager, PCF Aviation, LLC

California

You assisted the company with transitioning to a new management team and development of a strategic business plan.  Your business expertise and insightful analysis and advice enabled our company to clarify our message streamline our products and identify the right target audience. Through your collaboration IHS has been stabilized and is now on path to growth.

I strongly recommend you to businesses and individuals seeking effective business consulting and coaching.

Gita Afshar, President, Insight Health Solutions (IHS)

Rhode Island

Your work with the Hogan Assessments provided a powerful structure by which we could safely and effectively explore our retrospective strengths and weaknesses. Unlike other personality tests we have taken (i.e., the MBTI and DISC) the Hogan focuses specifically on our tendencies and implications for the success of our partnership and our business. Tony and Sara's coaching and interpretive work was powerful, insightful and has created a new awareness for us.

Kelly M. Bowen and Melissa A. Jefferson

Founding Partners, Inside Lead Counseling and Consulting

Colorado

The DISC is heavily used in our community and I have never had anyone close to the two of you, provide the appropriate lens on how my character style really operationalizes in day to day work life... But, more striking was the skill by which each of you presented the information.

Kelly Bowen, LCSW

Colorado

You guided us to recognize where we are now and where we need to go if we are to grow into the organization we want to be.  You took us from individuals rambling about in our vision and our goals and pointed us, as a group, in one direction—you helped us layout a roadmap.  You were able to bring out the best in all of us and set us on an agreed-to course of action. I was amazed at how easily you maintained control and kept us focused. It was my pleasure and a privilege to attend your conference.

DB, Membership Chairman for the Alaska Writers Guild, Author

Alaska

You helped me successfully transition from a scientific consultant role to Operations Director – US for my global consultancy. Your insight and guidance on the difference in operational responsibilities between the two positions better prepared me for managing the people and achieving the performance required from an Operations Director. Also, you helped me to visualize and implement changes in the organizational structure to enhance efficiency and maximize quality of our research and deliverables.

Martha Bayliss, Operations Director-US, Mapi Values

Massachusetts

David Brown

Alaska

Your work in helping me to establish and market my unique company brand, and with client/business building strategies has been instrumental in the successful start-up of my new business.

Anne-Karin Konig
PawTrotters Petcetera
California

There was a moment of clarity when it all came together and our Board grew by leaps and bounds. As we transition from a special interest board into a 501C3 charitable board your words and outlines will serve us well.

Jim Misko, Author, Realtor & President, Alaska Writers Guild

Alaska

Quentin Algood

Owner, ITS Alaska Computer Services

Alaska

Bonnie Quill

Executive Director, Mat-Su Convention & Visitor Bureau

Alaska

Your concept about your work not only keeping companies in business, but also improving their bottom line is right on. I like to think of it in terms of efficiency. If you avoid screw ups, limit self sabotaging behaviors that muck things up, your organization will naturally run more efficiently with fewer distractions that eat up time, success and, ultimately, profit.

Ron Moleski, Pharm.D.
Partner
RJM Group
Connecticut

Just wanted to say – nicely done – on your presentation on Succession Planning. It was very well organized and presented at a real and practical level. Good take aways as I picked up a number of items/refreshers that I can use immediately. Well worth my time.

David Rizk

Navin ,Haffty & Associates

Massachusetts

I wait for your post, I started a small business with Avon, and I watch your post for encouragement and for ideas on what I need to do to build my client base and my business. Thank you.

Noreen Camera
Independent Agent, Avon Products
Rhode Island

Your pragmatic approach to business management, client relations, and psycho-analytical observation as it relates to fear and insecurity in the workplace is a needed commodity to any young entrepreneur.

Kevin Rinaldi-Young

Estate Manager

Rhode Island