New strategies - renewed interest...
“I would like to express how much we enjoyed your sessions on “Revitalize Yourself – 6 Ways to Build Stamina and Manage Fatigue” and “Balancing Your Life.” Your sessions were timely and you presented them in a way that impressed everyone. You helped generate a renewed interest among our staff by providing them with effective strategies to manage stress and strike a healthy balance between work and home. By every measure you are a very effective speaker and educator.”
– Rod Moore, Director,
EPCOR Technologies Inc., EPCOR Water Services Inc.
Eye opening - you got our attention...
“Your session “Best Practices for Fatigue Management” was enlightening, informative and eye opening to the perils of worker fatigue. Everyone in every industry should be exposed to this information. You are a well-spoken, entertaining speaker. You captured the class’s attention the entire duration. I learned a lot and have faith and respect in the information delivered.”
– R. Lamb, Loss Prevention Coordinator,
Concord Well Servicing
An excellent session - great energy...
“On behalf of the staff of Deloitte & Touche, I would like to thank you for your excellent session presented at our Annual General meeting. The feedback I received from staff members was very positive and your suggestions on staying motivated were both entertaining and informative. Your warm enthusiastic approach helped make our meeting a success. Once again, Don, thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
– Brenda Lowey, CA CPA, Partner,
Deloitte & Touche
A quality product delivered perfectly...
“I want to express my gratitude for the “Adapting to Shiftwork” seminars you recently presented for our Nitrogen Operations Crews. You were able to maintain interest during the entire session, with the manner in which you designed your material and the easy and fun way in which you delivered it. Our operations shift crews have very high expectations of vendors when we bring in off-site learning opportunities. The material must be relevant, it must be interesting, it must provide them with learning opportunities that will make sense of their own personal experiences, and above all, the presenter must be able to relate to their culture, all of this, while having some fun. Quite a tall order, and I’m pleased to say that your delivery and material met and exceeded all their expectations. As the site Training Coordinator, you’ve made my job very easy by providing us with a quality product… both in content and in your professional delivery. It’s been a pleasure working with you to organize and set-up our “Adapting to Shiftwork” seminars.”
– Linda Serink, Training Coordinator,
Dr. Melnychuk is brilliant...
“Dr. Melnychuk’s session was great. Don was amazing to spend a day with. He was calming, but vibrant. Brilliant, I believe, but never made you feel like he knows that. I am going away feeling great and ready to go out and ‘go get em’!”
– M. Baird, Manager,
Public Affairs Bureau
In: Stressed... Out: Positive!
“Dr. Don Melnychuk presented a “Stress Management Seminar” for shift working employees at the Husky, Oil Refinery. I personally attended a similar session at the Husky, Oil Upgrader, in Lloydminster and still use the information and skills attained at that seminar. Employees come out of the sessions with a more positive attitude than when they went in. Don is able to achieve an amazing relationship with the participants. They come out fired up and wanting more. We look forward to working with Dr. Don in the near future in setting up different types of sessions using his vast expertise.”
– Cliff Lovelace, Quality Representative/Training,
Intelligent, inspirational - from the heart...
“Dr. Don Melnychuk teaches from the head and the heart. His sessions are very practical and inspirational. Don’s warm and caring personality is evident in every session he delivers.”
– S. Wolowyk, Executive Director,
Faculty of Business, University of Alberta
The best of all worlds - education and entertainment...
“I am writing regarding your two presentations at our recent Industrial Safety Seminar, “Adapting to Shiftwork” and “Building Stamina, Managing Fatigue in the Workplace”. Your sessions were two of the most popular sessions at the seminar and received excellent evaluations. Most of the delegates who attended your sessions rated them from very good to excellent, with the majority rating them as excellent. There were numerous comments such as “I’d like to spend the whole day with him”, and “Wonderful speaker”. The delegates also enjoyed your presentation style and audience participation. There were many comments such as “Lots of interaction” and “Good group participation”. The delegates at our event tend to go to several conferences a year and have come to expect high quality speakers. They do not only expect speakers to be technically competent, but expect some “entertainment with the education”. You have scored well on both counts. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
– Will Putz, Occupational Safety Coordinator,
Saskatchewan Safety Council
Breaking old habits is a good thing...
“On behalf of the Edmonton Police Services and the Nutrition and Lifestyle Program I am writing to thank you for the excellent seminar on “Building Stamina and Managing Fatigue”. The information that you presented was so valuable in assisting the Police Officers in dealing with stress, shiftwork, and habit changes. This workshop is a MUST for anyone who wants to take charge of their life!”
– Joanne Siemens, B.Sc., R.D., Program Director,
Live It Up
Ambulance, Fire, Police and 911 Operators listened and identified...
“I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for your presentations at the Canadian National APCO Conference (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) in Saskatoon. Your presentations “Communicating Under Pressure”, “Adapting to Shiftwork” and “Building Stamina and Managing Fatigue” were extremely beneficial to our conference and to the delegates. Since we are the Ambulance, Fire, Police and 911 Operators/Communications staff, these topics were well received. Evaluations had very high praise for the presenter, the content and delivery style. The overwhelming comment was that the presentation was to the delegates and not at them. Your knowledge, experience and presence, presents the material so that every listener can identify with the topic and the speaker. The listener is drawn into an environment of motivated learning, fun and laughter. As the Conference Program Chair, I personally enjoyed your easy, enthusiastic and warm approach. Thank you for your contribution to a successful conference.”
– Mike Reschny, APCO Conference, Program Chair
“Don, it was no surprise to see the survey results of your two seminars showed a 100% satisfaction rating. You deserve a huge applause considering you were able to connect to a diverse audience of trades people, employers and provincial government staff. Participants loved the hands-on steps, actions and techniques which you presented in a clear and humourous format. I want to thank you very much for delivering exactly what we asked for and more than what we could have hoped for.”
– Dave Pocock, Consultant,
Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Cold hard facts - made this the most talked about...
“On behalf of BlackWatch Energy Services Corp. - Drilling Division, I would like to express our sincere appreciation in regards to your presentation at our Drilling Division Training & Information Seminar. We had a tremendous response to your presentation. In fact many of the employees that attended have asked for additional copies of your hand-out so they might share it with their friends, co-workers (who could not attend) and families. You had a most profound effect on our senior managers and front line workers alike and everyone hopes that you can join us again next year. You are truly a great energizing speaker and the mix of humour along with cold hard facts made your presentation the most talked about part of our two day seminar. Personally, this was my forth experience with you and your presentations are always fresh, enthusiastic, on point, stimulating and very entertaining! Thank you again Dr. Melnychuk and I sincerely hope we can continue to call upon you and your expertise in attempts to improve our health & safety program and to benefit all our employees and their families in the years to come.”
– Dan Oystryk, HSE Coordinator,
BlackWatch Energy Services Corp. – Drilling Division
Don is well spoken, enthusiastic, and keeps you engaged...
”Dr. Don is very well spoken and he delivered his message on fatigue management well. I really liked your enthusiasm. I learned a lot of facts I need to share with the rest of the staff regarding stress and fatigue management. He did a splendid job at keeping the group engaged. Made me think about how I can make work safer for our crews.”
– Lyle Fenton, Operations Manager,
Cancor Rathole Inc.
Energy and enthusiasm in action...
“I wanted to extend my thank-you on behalf of the Alberta Government Civil Lawyers Association for your session on “Communicating with Confidence and Control”. Our members greatly enjoyed this presentation at our associations’ Fall Conference in Banff. I know that some of them inquired of your services after the session and several made a point of approaching me to indicate their enjoyment of your work. Your obvious energy and enthusiasm rubbed off and resulted in a great atmosphere for learning and having fun. This is the second opportunity I have had to observe you in action and I was impressed on both occasions with your preparation, sincerity and energetic personality. I will not hesitate in recommending you to other groups or individuals. Thanks again Don for helping our group of lawyers deal with the stressful environment in which they work.”
– Neil R. Boyle, Vice-President,
Alberta Government Civil Lawyers Association
So many enthusiastic comments...
“The Planning Committee joins me in thanking you for your excellent presentation on stress. There have been many enthusiastic comments from staff who attended and recommendations that we bring you back again.”
– S. Doughty, Director,
International Nurses Week