Testimonials – Introduction to Business Course: Stephanie

Hello Coach, I hope you are having a good break. I just wanted to thank you for everything you have taught me. To be honest, I wasn’t very sure on whether the course would be useful, but every since I have been out of school I have been using it. The videos we watched were so helpful with my new job! Yes I got the job at O’Charleys, the one in which you helped me with the thank you note following my interview.  My manager was extremely impressed with the note. I will do this for the rest of my life! Thanks for the tip and helping me redraft the letter. 

But back to the videos.  When I went to O’Charleys orientation I observed the employees and managers as they related to the topics we learned from the videos.  When I sat with my manager and he asked me if I wanted to say anything, I told him about how he and the staff related to the videos.  He was so impressed. Here is the great part. When I told him about the Disney concept of “being On Stage” he knew all about it because he used to work for Disney! When I mentioned it his face lit up! I also told him about how Steve Jobs’ so effectively motivates his innovative employees through his bottom up management approaches.   How great is that? We also talked about the advantages and disadvantages of tall/flat organizations. I never thought I would be talking about that outside of class! Everyday it seems like I am using some of the things you taught us.

You may have given a lot of work but it is like a parent to a child. When you are young you don’t understand why your parents do the things they do, but when you get older you realize it was for your benefit. You gave us a lot of work, which I dreaded, but now the concepts learned are so helpful. Thank you so much for passing on your knowledge. I will use it for the rest of my life. Out of all my fall semester classes this class was the most useful. There will never be a time when I will not use what you taught me because it is imperative to my career and my life. Thanks again and Merry Christmas. You are indeed my life coach!