Who Works With Us

Premier organizations we’re proud to have supported

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Aon
Aon Risk Solutions
Citadel LLC
Mintel Group, Ltd.
Abbott Laboratories

Abbvie Pharmaceutical Research
Discover Financial Services
Aon Hewitt
Healthcare Corporation of America
IMC Financial Markets
Noble Drilling Services, Inc.
Shire

Baxter Healthcare
Kellogg School of Management
Babcock & Wilcox
Sara Lee
General Growth Properties
Beazley Group
Orbitz

Neuberger Berman
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
A Schulman, Inc.
TriZetto
Dairy Management, Inc.
Mesirow Financial

“[The communication discipline Kate teaches] was a key contributor (if not THE key contributor) to my attaining the CFO role at Goodyear, my successful time in that role, and my subsequent move to the role of President of Goodyear’s European business. I was a finance guy by trade, but a good communicator by reputation…

In addition to the personal benefit, I found the learning process associated with these skills to be an outstanding opportunity for team building. Partly as a result of this, her course became a key component of Goodyear’s Executive Development Program for senior leaders (a program now discussed in at least two recent books on talent development)—a real compliment to Kate and to the value of the material…” Darren Wells

Former Executive Vice President, CFO and President, Europe [retired], The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

“Public speaking is a learned skill, and while most people would rather be hit by a bus than stand in front of a room, the reality is that a good speech is incredibly invigorating. Kate taught me how to ‘own the room’, by using proper visual aids, eye contact at the appropriate time, loud / soft inflection, and when a pause or quiet time is most effective (watching it all back on video tape too!). I’ve used Kate’s techniques in every large speech I’ve given since the time I took her class, and it all starts with preparation and knowing your audience. Both my firm and I have definitely benefitted from Kate’s class.”

Renae T. Flanders, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Aon Risk Solutions | US Retail

“I highly recommend Kate’s methods to transform your presentation skills. It was the fuel that got me the last mile on my journey to the executive level.”

Ed McGrogan

Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Discover Financial Services

“I’m a big fan of Kate’s training and coaching—both for myself and for our people. Her approach is part of our executive development and her vocabulary is deeply embedded in our culture…”

Laura Thompson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

“The LeVan Partners training system transforms executives into highly effective communicators. This system goes well beyond how to deliver a presentation, it also explores communications styles, use of visual aids, composition of an effective presentation and practical workshops to reinforce the concepts. The training is entertaining, fun, insightful and effective—a must-have for any program focused on executive development.”

Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA, FACS

President, SurgiVision Consultants and Founder of the PHYSICIAN CEO® program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

“For years, as SVP of HR, I saw firsthand the impact Kate could have on executive presentation skills with my colleagues in the C-suite. Since those days, Kate has been my exclusive recommendation for any executive wishing to elevate their presentation skills.”

Steve King

Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development, Wisconsin School of Business

“Kate LeVan positions you for success! [She has a] well-honed and proven strategy for creating and delivering a compelling and engaging presentation. We’re proud to have worked with Kate for over ten years.”

Jon Butcher

CEO, Mintel Americas, Mintel Group Ltd.