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"What i really enjoyed about Deborah Gavello's sales process was how she taught the class. Most of us worried it might not be worth and we might be wasting our time. It was ten times better than I ever expected.! She gave us a ton of new ideas. Deborah Gavello's class made us ten times more focused than I have ever been with my sales process. Best of all we had a ton of fun doing it. By far no questions asked I would definitely recommend her class to anyone who is serious about enhancing their career."

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Bill Mehnert- VP Branch Manager
Metropolitan National Bank, New York, NY
Jim Holly"She created a real burst of interest and desire to sell. We piqued an interest level we didn't know existed, and she has the ability to present the material in a non-threatening manner. In this particular area of training Deborah is able to present the materials without it being an onerous or burdensome concept for people who are not use to sales training. She got people to see that selling was actually helping people."

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Jim Holly - President
Bank of the Sierra, Porterville, California
Tarra West"It is a pleasure to recommend Deborah Gavello. She drives sales results! She will exceed your expectations! She is an amazing coach. You need Deborah because of her sense of urgency it is contagious and you will feel it in your organization."

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Tarra West - Sales Director
Anchor Bank
"It all comes together with the training and the ride alongs. I had a really good time going out on calls with Deborah. It's given me business and I recommend her whole heartedly."
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Jace Dwinel - Commercial Loan Officer
Heritage Bank
"She knows how to drive business in the door. I recommend her highly."
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Michael Reph - Commercial Loan Officer
Heritage Bank
"I have been through many outside consultant driven programs in about 25 years of banking. Deborah's is by far the best and most practical. She gave us EXCELLENT practical hands on advise and was available for important follow up so the program did not die out. She helped me significantly in the areas of how to retrain and redeploy people, setting priorities and managing time, hiring people and finding the right value propositions for the particular clients or prospects."

Lew Murez - Vice President
Alliance Bank, Culver City, CA
"I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Deborah Gavello & Associates. Our bank has recently engaged her services to train all of our retail branch employees (about 500). Her training was tailor-made for our bank.

In addition, all of our managers and customer service managers attended a special Sales Management course. Based on my personal knowledge and that of the feedback I have received, her organization did an EXCELLENT JOB. This will lead to increase productivity and ultimately to enhanced profits. I found Gavello & Associates to be completely dedicated to being the best training and consulting organization in the business."

Paul Woollatt - Excutive Vice President
Downey Savings, Newport Beach, CA
"Thank you for the wonderful job you have done working with our staff on sales and customer service. The tailor-made program was part of our success, but more importantly it was your passion and enthusiasm for people to be successful that has made our employees and the bank successful We have seen a dramatic increase in our cross sells and referrals from employees, including our support department."

Michelle Worden - Senior Vice President Evergreeen Bank, Seattle Wa
Evergreeen Bank, Seattle, Washington
"First and most important, she exceeded my expectations in terms of what she accomplished with my 17 branch managers in such a short period of time. They were impressed with her skills and sales tools and came back from both the sales training classes and ride-alongs with a tremendous amount of practical knowledge that they could implement immediately. Even employees who have been resistant to change in the past and are set in their ways saw Deborah demonstrate the tools on actual appointments, and as a result now feel they can use them to achieve better results."

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James D. Baldovin, Executive Vice President
Riverview Community Bank, Vancouver, Washington
"I have been with Riverview for over 25 years. I am on way to break out of my "comfort zone" and applying great new approaches. You have a passion for what you do. You effectively combine your passion with skills and experience to deliver training that is effective for salespeople at all levels. I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation of your services, and I do so without hesitation."

Dale Connell, VP Branch Manager
Riverview Community Bank, White Salmon, Washington
"I enjoyed your class more then any class I have ever taken and I have taken a lot. My main problem with past classes is that the instructors did not practice what they preach. I love to joke that people who cannot do, teach. You are the exception to that rule...Well done!"

Casey Ryan - Branch Manager
Riverview Community Bank, Woodvillage, Oregon
I really did learn a lot from the class! Thank you so much for sharing your insight, skills and experiences – I feel much better prepared now to make calls than ever before.

Garry Hills - VP / Managing Director, Operations
Wilmington Trust, Las Vegas
"Deborah gives a very informative presentation. She kept our attention the entire day, she has a lot of energy. It was well worth our investment. Most importantly, I would go again!"

Jeff Beerman
Cicinnatus Bank, Ohio
"I heard Deborah speak at the Findley Companies Bank Directors Forum. She is an "A plus" key note speaker. Not only was she very well prepared, she had fresh material, she was energetic and engaged the audience. The group represented about 75 Board Of Directors, and she made sure everyone was enjoying the hour long presentation. Deborah has a great sense of humor, and has a tremendous knowledge of the banking world. I would highly recommend her to speak to any size group."



Richard S. Levenson - Board Of Director
Western Commercial Bank, CA
“I have had lots of sales training and Deborah’s class is the first one that actually got me motivated! She was really good at making it relevant to each and every person, most other sales training classes are so generic.”

Jo Figurelli - Branch Manager
Sound Community Bank, Seattle, WA

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    Robert Marshall"Your energy and ability to adapt to changes in the marketplace has kept the training fresh and relevant, and I believe is one of the reasons we are continuing to see growth in our portfolio."

    Robert Marshall - COO
    California Community Bank, Escondido, California