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VARGA & ASSOCIATES

We partner with businesses, not-for-profits and individuals to communicate their story.  The better you communicate, the better your results. We help you define, deliver and market your message.

COMMUNICATE STRATEGICALLY

Engage, Influence & Activate

We believe in the marketable, competitive advantage that comes from effective communication.  We consult, train and coach organizations, teams and individuals to communicate with greater confidence, clarity and purpose to achieve their goals while engaging customers, employees and constituents.

Check out our boot camp video series

In just 60 minutes you’ll gain best practices to present like a pro!

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WHAT WE  DO

Define, Deliver and Market Your Message

The better you communicate, the better your results. Whether you are a CEO communicating a vision, a sales professional presenting a new product, a business launching a brand or an executive facing the media – you are communicating a message.

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Communication Training

Frustrated that you aren’t getting the promotions or opportunities you feel you deserve?

We offer workshops and seminars geared to help you build your Communication IQ.

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Facilitation & Experience Design

Do you have a high stakes event coming up?

We’ll help you create an experience that will keep your audience engaged, excited and have them walk away aligned with your mission and objectives.

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Leadership Development

Ready to increase your visibility and leadership presence?

Take part in our intensive private coaching. You set the agenda and we customize our approach based on your needs.

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Vision Engagement

Has your organization been through rapid change, restructuring or a recent merger or acquisition?

We’ll enable you with transformative communication that reaches 100% of your team members and builds a culture where everyone is on the same page.

OUR RESOURCES

Get to Know Us

Learn more about our work and the value we can bring to your organization

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OUR  CLIENTS

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

See What Our Valued Clients Are Saying

Facilitation

"Thanks for the great job facilitating our meeting and guiding us toward finalizing updated mission
and vision statements, outlning our strategy and drafting our 2014-2016 shared agreements.
We are now on our way!"

Monica Manotas Vice President / General Manager, Cole Parmer

Training

"Thanks for bringing such a valuable program to our members! Communication is key to our member's
success. The feedback was enthusiastically positive!"

Program Manager Human Capital Services, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Leadership Development

"Mari pat is a phenomenal business leader's thinking partner. We entered into a comprehensive
partnership for a variety of objectives that included: leadership development, messaging,
engagement and building a coaching culture in our organization. She worked one-on-one with our
team members as well as providing dynamic training sessions. We greatly appreciated how she got to
know us, listened to our goals and designed customized solutions around them. We hope to have
her as a partner for life!"

Executive Director, Large Health Care Services Corporation, IT Division Chicago, IL

Leadership Development

"I have found Mari Pat's personal leadership coaching to be more insightful and pragmatic than
any book, any course, or any mentor. She shares a depth of knowledge, breadth of experience,
and wealth of easy to understand and apply tools for improving leadership and communication
effectiveness. Mari Pat has helped me develop my ability to communicate and lead in ways that
are more meaningful to me and my team."

Pete Thomas Global Demand Manager, DuPont Crop Protection

Vision Engagement

"In Dupont's Crop Protection business, we set out to engage employees, build the communication
acumen of our communication and marketing team along with taking a strategic approach to telling
our story to both internal and external audiences. Mari Pat has been with us as a critical partner in
helping us achieve these goals. She understands our business, goals and culture and has built upon
our strengths while offering a fresh perspective for the way forward. She is a trusted partner and we
count on her. Our leaders see her as a coach and sounding board. Mari Pat has worked hard to
ensure that our communication is strategic, inclusive and compelling."

Juan Carlos CruzDirector of Communications, DuPont Crop Protection

Vision Engagement

”Mari Pat is a great asset and added tremendous value as we worked to transform our organizational
culture into one that is customer-focused. She created a strong internal communication strategy to
help us engage employees and customers. I appreciated that she got to know our organization and
team quickly and knew how to leverage our strengths. With her help we developed new communication
channels ro reach our employees, fine-tuned our strategy, developed forums to collect customer
intelligence and build goodwill, while supporting our leadership team for success. She is a strong,
positive partner who I would highly recommend.”

Johnny D. Magwood Chief Customer Officer, Northeast Utilities Services Company

Vision Engagement

”Mari Pat, the coaching day we spent together was incredibly beneficial. You helped me develop
a strategic approach to my communication that will assist me in confidently conveying our thought
leadership platform to our clients.”

Becca Dernberger VP / General Manager, Northeast Manpower Group

Vision Engagement

”Thank you for all your work and guidance as facilitator for our strategic planning sessions.
Particularly helpful, were your broader thoughts and insights into our challenges and your leadership
throughout the process. Your participation made a critical difference in the delivery of our messages
and our mission going forward.”

Jim Claffee President, American West Bank

Leadership Development

”I love entering the creative process with you - you take me and make me better.”

Kate Siegal Board Chair, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Communication Training

”Mari Pat's experience and knowledge of the business environment and her ability to customize
solutions specific to her clients is outstanding. She gave me needed direction and focus that I
can apply on a daily basis.”

Steve Locke , Topco

Strategic Planning

”Mari Pat is a phenomenal resource for strategic planning. She knows how to balance moving a
group through the process, while allowing for idea generation, debate and ultimately consensus
and collaboration.”

Lisa Resnik COO, The Speed Art Museum

Vision Engagement

”From communication coaching and leadership development to strategy planning, Mari Pat got to
know our organization, goals, leaders and team members to ensure that we built a culture of
transparency, inclusion and engagement to deliver on our promises to our employees, customers,
and shareholders.”

Alberto Paracchini CEO and President, North Community Bank