Arthur is an amazing trainer in the areas of presenting and peak performance. My clients are extremely important to me, so when I choose a trainer for my team, I only want the absolute very best and that’s what Arthur is, the very best. He has delivered several programs for me and he always produces outstanding results. He puts everything he has into every training he does and my clients absolutely love him!
Head Coach at Thomas McCarthy & Associates; Author of Win The Presentation Game, Thomas McCarthy & Associates
Arthur is one of the most professional sales leaders I have ever met. We have a relationship that arcs over 35-years, from his days at Dale Carnegie to today. He has always been a vast resource for our organization and our members. He can speak on ANY sales related topic. His presentations are passionate, informative, challenging and highly interactive.
Mentor, accountability partner, connector and facilitation as the owner at Renaissance Executive Forums San Diego, Renaissance Forums
When we were planning our West Territory Government Leadership Conference, we wanted to offer something to the entire team that would be memorable and impactful. More importantly, we wanted to deliver a development program that would inspire and differentiate our Broker Managers in the field to attract and engage more actively selling Brokers then our competitors. I am happy to say that the two-day “FIRE-UP” program delivered/facilitated by Master Trainer, Arthur Schwartz exceeded our expectations. In fact, the surveys that have come back from the team all have one theme in common: “Thank you, Senior Leadership; you knocked it out of the park with the FIRE UP program” and a rating of 97% on a 100 point scale – the first time I’ve seen this in my tenure at Aetna.
Territory Vice President, Aetna
Melissa Fraser, CPA
Arthur is a master at crafting a marketing and sales message that resonates, and at coaching his clients on message delivery techniques that cut through the noise and demand attention. I worked with Arthur as I was launching my first Vistage group. I found him to be completely locked in on helping me achieve success. He was easily accessible and responsive any time I needed a quick tip or strategy, full of creative and unique ideas, and just a ton of fun to work with. His vast experience is evident from his ability to quickly assess an opportunity, diagnose the pressure points, and design a strategy to ensure your audience hears a compelling message relevant to their needs. If you are looking for business or sales growth strategies and coaching, I recommend Arthur based upon the powerful results I achieved while working with him.
Melissa Fraser, CPA
CEO Executive Coach | CEO Peer Advisory Board Chair at Vistage Worldwide, Inc.| Partner Strothman and Company, Vistage International
Arthur opens your eyes to see yourself in new ways, challenges you to embark on a new course to your ultimate self and makes the whole process fun and personalized to synergize with your own personality and quirks. We all need that!
Entrepreneur | Vistage Chair | Visual Facilitator | Executive Peer Group Facilitator | Health & Nutrition Coach, Vistage International
I have known Arthur for 20 years. We have run a few thousand miles together. I have known him through the companies where he has shared his talents, knowledge, and experience. Arthur is a teacher and a mentor. His ability to organize information and present it is masterful. He knows how to create a sense of community and teamwork. He has always been committed to continuous improvement. He makes things happen. Beyond his work, his commitment to his community and his neighborhood have been stellar. Wherever Arthur has gone he has made a difference. I am honored to call him my friend
Vistage Chair, Vistage International
Arthur was my coach during the time I was building my first Vistage CEO group, building my practice. Arthur’s greatest strength was encouraging me to achieve more than I thought I could. He used my successes to show me how I️ could raise the bar for myself in ways that were challenging but that I could certainly achieve. He offered a great combination of support and challenge, always with a glass full outlook.
Arthur worked with our early in career team at Cisco and greatly inspired and challenged us in FiredUp Training. Arthur was able to both give us tangible ways to improve our public speaking skills and a framework for how to channel our new skills to positively impact other areas of our lives. We all came away with not just “what’s” but “how’s”. Thank you, Arthur, for the impact you made on each and every one of us!
I contracted with Arthur in July 2011 to help us accelerate our sales results with more “hands-on” coaching. He was able to quickly learn our sales process and effectively embed himself in the Five Point Sales Organization. Unlike many consultants who give you answers before knowing the issues, Arthur took the time to listen to literally hundreds of calls and spend hours with each sales representative to better understand our challenges and then develop specific success plans. His one-to-one coaching sessions with reps had an immediate impact with increased sales performance shown in his first month working with us. Arthur brought fresh sales ideas and leveraged technology in ways we had not, allowing him to leverage his time and leverage our results. His vast experience of dissecting a customers true need, combined with his effective coaching and interpersonal skills helped our sales reps achieve results most had not previously achieved. He always respected and supported the management team, finding the right balance of blending his past successes with the vision and direction being set for him to coach in. He is a trustworthy, warm and charismatic individual, with a wealth of wisdom and street smarts and I would recommend Arthur as a resource to any organization serious about improving their sales results.
Chief Operating Officer, TiGER 21
I had the pleasure of working with Arthur on the development and launch of my CEO Peer Advisory Board for Vistage. Arthur’s approach was very helpful and gave me the confidence to achieve my goal. Arthur’s style was a combination of coach and mentor and put me at ease in a process that can be rather daunting.
Chair, Vistage executive groups.Accomplished executive dedicated to helping high performing leaders achieve more than they imagined possible, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
I attended an amazing speaking course, “FireUp Your Presentation” that Arthur Schwartz lead. The class from FireUp Coaching & Training taught me a new skill set and gave me the confidence needed to comfortably speak in front of any audience. I appreciate Arthur’s coaching and use my new skills weekly if not daily. The training they provided is a gift that keeps giving. Thank you Arthur and FireUp Coaching & Training!
Systems Engineer, Cisco
I had the opportunity to work with Arthur who was part of my Peer Group Launch Team at Vistage. Arthur was my launch coach and was a valuable asset for me personally and professionally. His background in sales, plus his skill set in coaching brought great value each week as we met for about 4 months. Arthur was able to help me see more clearly the challenges that I faced and quickly identify the steps I could be taking to win. And it worked — our team successfully launched! Aside from Coaching, I’ve found Arthur to be just a down to earth great guy to work with. Arthur, thanks for your help, partnership, and friendship. Press On My Friend!! – Andrew
CEO at One Life Group, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
I had the privilege to meet and work with Arthur when I was learning to be a Vistage chair and launching my group. Arthur was my coach and did an outstanding job. My strengths are in teaching, coaching, and execution…not cold calling and selling. Arthur learned my weaknesses and helped me through them to successfully launch my group. Arthur knew how to care and challenge so I could be successful and grow. I will be forever grateful to Arthur for helping me be successful and grow.
Master Coach, Teacher and CEO | Vistage Chair | Executive Coach & Mentor, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Arthur offered a lot of insight and great coaching. His experience really comes through in his teaching style. He doesn’t just teach but demonstrates the techniques. I’ve been more conscious about my own public speaking techniques since taking his training.
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
My experience with Arthur is that he brings in many qualities to a business relationship. Here I will focus on one—his effectiveness as an executive coach. The consultant’s role is to advise us (usually on a one-time basis) on what we should do within and with our organizations. The executive coach’s role is to advise us on what we should do to deal with concerning ourselves. We all have internal idiosyncrasies, biases, habits, blind spots, and gremlins, which are often identified in the coaching process. Therein lie our major vulnerabilities as leaders. This is the main reason we each need a strong coach—like Arthur Schwartz—in dealing with ourselves objectively on self-evaluation and implementation matters.
Two years ago when I was embarking on adding a new dimension to my consulting business, I had the benefit of Arthur’s coaching. He helped me achieve my goals by recognizing and dealing with some attitudes and gremlins in my selling and communication habits. He was also effective in helping me remain on track and avoid procrastination.
Principal, Liuzza Management Consulting, Inc., Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Arthur is very knowledgeable, helpful and concerned about the success of the people he works with. He is open to new ideas and flexible in his approach. As my Vistage Coach, he has been outstanding.
Business Consultant, Trusted Advisor, Coach & Mentor, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
There are two words that come to mind immediately when I think of Arthur as my coach and mentor “Caring” and “Knowledgeable”. When you work with Arthur as your mentor you not only gain the insight from his successful career but you also have a mentor that makes certain you stay on track and focused on your goals. Additionally important is that Arthur someone you enjoy being around he has a very positive attitude and makes you examine the value of a positive work/life balance. Anyone considering Arthur as a coach and mentor will clearly benefit from the relationship.
Business Consultant, Bill Forlenza Consulting
Arthur is a pleasure to work with. Arthur is full of wisdom, always willing to help others, and is an internal leader. Arthur leads with his transparency and knack for creating game-changing results. I’m fortunate that I have gotten the opportunity to work with a professional like Arthur. I hope you get the opportunity to work with Arthur.
“YOUR RADICAL SALES and BUSINESS COACH” , Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
“Arthur has been a consultant with Five Point Capital for a couple years. In his most recent time with Five Point Capital I had the opportunity to work side by side with Arthur to train the sales group. Arthur brought about fresh sales ideas as well as new technology, making the sales coaching even more effective. Arthur learned the business quickly and was able to provide on call coaching to new and tenured sales representatives. Arthur brought his own recommendations, but always went along with the direction provided by management. Arthur has been a valuable asset and part of our team’s success can be attributed to the work he has done.”