Testimonials

Our reputation is very important to us.  We appreciate those clients who are willing to share their candid observations of our work.

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“Cheryl & Dave meld process and creativity into active goals which can’t help but expand your thinking.”

Paul Hogan, Attorney

 

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“A friend who knew that I was about to launch a solo practice suggested I bounce a few ideas off of Cheryl.  Several long (and pro bono!) meetings later, I felt confident enough to hang out my shingle.  There is no question that Cheryl was the driving force behind my business.  Without her, I would not have been able to articulate my vision with clarity or implement it with success.  I recommend her and The Catalyst Group without hesitation to anyone looking to create a successful plan for their law firm.  Cheryl is not only a highly skilled and knowledgeable consultant, she is also a person with an enormously generous spirit and an indomitable passion for her work.”

L. Noble, Attorney

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“After seeing the drastic transformation Catalyst had accomplished in other firms, I knew they were the team to help my firm. Cheryl and Dave rolled up their sleeves and reinvented my practice into exactly what I told them I envisioned. With their focus on client centered company values, leadership training and Needles proficiency, Catalyst increased not only my practice’s bottom line and productivity, but also increased my quality of time outside the office.”

Greg Jones, Attorney

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“Our firm had the privilege of working with Cheryl and Dave during a period of extreme crisis. We were going through a dissolution and quite simply stated, chaos seemed to be the order of the day. With their boundless energy, vast experience and passion for values and integrity, they devoted countless hours to helping us get back on track. Relentless in their pursuit of quality and the development of positive relationships, they left no stone unturned in being the catalyst for our reorganization. We will always be grateful for the many positives they brought to our team.”

Mike Lewis, Attorney

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“Having the opportunity to work with such a creative, strong-positive energy, open minded group like Catalyst has been a gift.  Working with both Cheryl and Dave has been an absolute pleasure.  Cheryl gives creativity a new meaning while the wheels in Dave’s mind are constantly turning!  They have changed me from being a manager to being a leader. They have taught me the best business practices coupled with strong leadership delivers a profitable firm.  They are truly gifted mentors.”

April V. Krajnyk, Law Firm Business Manager, Greg Jones & Associates, P.A.

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“Starting a law firm practice from scratch was one of the most daunting challenges I have ever faced.   I heard Cheryl speak and contacted her.   She and Dave wrapped their arms around me and my dreams and helped me build the firm the way I wanted it built.  My values counted!! Then, Beth jumped in and brought another dimension to the practice.  Owner to owner, she has walked in my shoes.  They truly are the genuine article and it was never about money with them; it was about me and what I needed to fulfill my dreams.   Now that my firm has grown and expanded it is comforting to know they are out there and our relationship continues today. I can count on Cheryl, Dave and Beth to help me grow and succeed.”

Natalie Miller, Attorney

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“Dave and Cheryl practice and preach values based living and management for law firms. The wisdom of surrounding myself with people who have similar values and goals provides a way to succeed. Working with Dave and Cheryl provided me with  a new way at looking at what can bring my life into balance. At the beginning they told us the values of our group were not aligned. They worked with a difficult situation and made it work taking into account the individual needs of all involved. Their counsel helped me make a major change in my practice.  Now I find myself focused on what is important and it has made an impact on what I do both for my family and my firm. And I have a renewed passion for what I do.”

Clark Smith, Attorney

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“Catalyst’s visioning and trouble-shooting was invaluable for our firm during a period of significant transition and the overall economic recession.  Catalyst was a side-by-side advisor and sounding board, available at all times and always willing to deliver more than promised.”

David Inabinett, Managing Member, Brinkley Walser, PLLC

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“In Catalyst, we found two dynamic personalities who were able to guide us through a difficult dissolution. The tireless work and dedication of Cheryl Leone and David Favor was extraordinary. They gave us a straightforward plan to profitability. From marketing, to programming, their expertise covered the entire gamut of the day-to-day business of running a legal practice. Their vast expertise combined to give us a clearer vision for the future. Catalyst is an innovative company striving to move forward and keep up with the newest trends in running a profitable law firm.”

Kathy Lewis, COO, Mike Lewis Attorneys

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“As principals of Catalyst Group, Cheryl, Dave, and Beth have the integrity, experience, and passion to provide high level consulting and management services to legal firms and businesses who want to grow and prosper in today’s challenging world. Cheryl’s level of enthusiasm and honesty is infectious.”

Mike Fury, Attorney

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“While I have never retained Catalyst I have known Cheryl and Dave through other clients.   I know several law firms that speak very highly of them since my firm works within the legal community.  They have said “no one knows how to manage the operation of a law firm like Cheryl Leone and make it more profitable than her.  Catalyst has built their company on results which always translates into more net profit for the firms”.

Sharon DeLuca, SDL Communications

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“As Director of Events for one of the top sales trainers in the country, I know what it takes to be successful in the consulting industry. The members of Catalyst Group have the energy and the experience to help others achieve personal and professional success. Their passion for coaching and mentoring is contagious; and their seminars should be required for anyone wanting to increase their business efficiency!”

Michelle Joyce, Director of Events, BuyGitomer, Inc.

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“Catalyst brings sanity to the insane world of trying to practice law in the 21st Century. The combined knowledge that Beth, Cheryl and Dave bring to the table gives any law firm an edge towards profitability. More importantly, they also provide the insight to allow the lawyer to have a quality life with a quality practice.”

Timothy C. Morris, Attorney

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“Over the past five years, I have come to know Cheryl both personally and professionally. This has brought me in contact with Dave and Beth. I have watched Catalyst grow from a dream to reality. These three people demonstrate a strong sense of fairness, a deep compassion for people they work with and about, and a burning desire to make everyone else believe what they do – that life is all about participation.”

Dr. Rudy Reyes, Lillington, North Carolina

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“Over the past five years that I have known Cheryl, I have found her to be the visionary every lawyer wants. She simply makes things happen. Her natural enthusiasm provides lawyers with a new look at how law firms should run in the 21st century. Her insight into employee management and motivation simply turns firms around. If Cheryl says it can happen, it will!”

Rebecca Britton, Attorney