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"I rarely write reviews, but Dr. Straker deserves a shining review for her professionalism, expertise, and attentiveness. Initially I was skeptical about seeing a psychologist or any kind of therapist, but I have now been seeing Dr. Straker for the past two years and couldn’t imagine not seeing her on a regular basis. She has truly become an invaluable life coach, a ‘voice of reason’, and a person whose advice and opinions I trust. I have also recommended her to close friends of mine, who think she is phenomenal.
Dr. Straker has a unique ability to quickly understand your situation, whether it be personal, relational, or professional, and to equip you with relevant tools and exercises. She is a great listener, empathetic, intelligent, and says things the way they are without sugar-coating it. I haven’t left one session, without feeling I got more than my money’s worth. You can easily tell that she is very well educated, experienced in her field, and extremely people smart. She also always takes the time needed, and is very flexible in regards to scheduling."
"Dr. Straker teaches us how to say the really difficult thing — firmly, diplomatically and — almost always — with humor."
Sara Bilik, MBA, M.Ed.
Healthcare Marketing Executive
"Dr. Straker knows how to hone managers at any skill level, or with any number of years of experience, on how to manage the most common challenges brilliantly!"
JHK , Ph.D.
President, Management Consulting Firm
"Dr. Pam's ability to combine her knowledge and understanding of people's behavior with her strong business acumen provides a talent that is rare. This allows her to see situations from a uniquely broad perspective that is extremely valuable for all that have the privilege of working with her."
Dr. Pam is the best at what she does; she completely changed the atmosphere and climate of one of the most troublesome departments of my enterprise for the better, thus preventing an emerging chaotic conflict.
Peter E. Carter
School Superintendent (retired)
April 8, 2011
Pam Straker combines understanding and compassion with the ability to make decisions and facilitate the work of others. Her leadership in organizations under stress (and which organization is not under stress?) is achieved with grace and humor as well as foresight. I was privileged to observe her work with a non-profit organization that served one of the most neglected populations in New York. Many people's lives were made better because of her creative leadership.
Nancy Vining Van Ness
American Creative Dance
Dr. Straker is an executive with a clear vision for developing effective, productive, and high quality work environments. The spirit of that vision continues to manifest itself in workplace settings in New York and across the country because of the many individuals who have had the benefit of her guidance.
Robert Freeman, M.D.
"I've always found managing the "people stuff" to be the most challenging aspect of my job. No other resource that I've consulted has been as helpful to me as Dr. Straker and her book, Let Me Stop You Right There. Dr. Straker's insightful text and her varied experiences have armed me with a store of pithy responses which have enabled me to handle even the most difficult encounters. Dr. Straker is an excellent speaker and her book is a must have for any manager who's been flabbergasted by an office encounter."
University Associate Dean
"I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Pamela Straker on a personal as well as professional level for over fifteen years. Her ability to bring clarity to the most obtuse of situations is a rare gift that allows her to make it look easy. Her professional coaching has enhanced my ability to identify, analyze, maximize and utilize my strengths in the accomplishment of my stated goals. Dr. Straker is the consummate professional with the ability to combine conventional wisdom, common sense and humor in communicating in a way that allows you to "Get it" every time. I am one of many satisfied clients and the impact that she has had on my professional growth and development is immeasurable."
Carter & Associates
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Attention managers, small business owners, and human resource personnel:
Are you often lost for words in correcting inappropriate behavior?
Are you beginning to wonder if you like being in charge?
Is your highest functioning employee bullying others?
COACHING FOR THE BEST IN YOU
PAMELA D. STRAKER, Ph.D.