Testimonials

(See below for partial list of groups where I’ve spoken.)

Organizer Testimonials

Hillary’s series of talks for our resellers were widely attended and very well received, and were designated a company-wide best practice. — Paul Bazley, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA

Our audience of successful entrepreneurs demands a high standard for our guest speakers, but Hillary’s talks more than met their expectations. — Brandon Mastrangelo, Interise (formerly InnerCity Entrepreneurs), Boston, MA

Your presentation was articulate, interesting, humorous and human, not to mention helpful. — Bonnie Dallinger, Institute for Social and Economic Development, Washington, DC

So many thanks for such a terrific talk. The group was really energized and inspired. Some talks are merely informative, but yours was many cuts above. —Alix Ginsburg, Ph.D., TE Networking, Newton, MA

Thank you for the splendid presentation…our audience was galvanized. — Nancy Rubin Stuart, Cape Cod Writers Center, Osterville, MA

The response from your presentation was overwhelmingly positive. — Becca Marcus, The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, New York, NY

You left raving fans in Pittsburgh! — Jennifer Morris, Pennsylvania Spring Arts Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

I received emails the next day saying, “Great!” “Great workshop!!!!” “Spot-on.” — Cristina DiChiera, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Providence, RI

Thank you, Hillary, for your gentle wisdom and fierce knowledge — we all remain inspired to make important and valuable changes in our lives. — Suzzanne Cromwell, Cultural Organization of Lowell (MA)

The Grub Street Writers community has benefited greatly from Hillary’s smart, organized, inspiring and valuable seminars. The common refrain in her evaluations is: ‘we want more!’ —Chris Castellani, Grub Street Writers, Boston, MA

Hillary’s dynamic, heartfelt workshops not only empowered and inspired our staff members, but provided them with insights and tools that they could use to empower and inspire others, including our clients. As such, Hillary’s workshops provide “double value.” —George Zeller, Jewish Vocational Service, Boston, MA

Boston Skillshare participants attended Hillary’s workshops in droves and left with strong tools to manage their lives. Participant feedback described Rettig’s workshops as “inspiring and practical,” “invaluable,” and a means to “truly examine my time management issues.” — Bart Admonius, Organizer, Boston Skillshare, Boston, MA

Thank you for another great training. The skills you share are so universally needed. — Robbie Samuels, SoJust, Boston, MA

Hillary’s message resonated with everyone. Afterwards, I was swamped with people asking, “We really needed this!” — Marisa Miller Wolfson, Fourth Universalist Society, New York, NY

Many of our Chicks told me they went home and put your words to work the very next morning as they sat down to write. —Tracey Palmer, Chicks Who Write, Norwell, MA

Participant Testimonials

A life-changer.

You made complex and important topics incredibly clear. It was great that I knew exactly what to do when I went home.

After your workshop, I cleaned out my email inbox. Some of the messages were 3 years old!

Off-the-charts outstanding. Absolutely astonishing. Honest, respectful, encouraging and sincere. You had us all rapt.

Your class so far is right on target….I was both astounded and humbled because you sucker punched me in the gut with your accuracy.

I woke up with enthusiasm instead of dread at the thought of working. I am taking small steps, but taking them with joy.

Since taking your class I have finished writing seven chapters in my new manuscript.

Places I’ve Spoken (partial list):

Writing Groups: Grub Street Writers, Mark Twain House, Cape Cod Writers Center, Romance Writers of America, The Loft

Business Groups: Interise, Institute for Social and Economic Development, Bridges to Business, Neighborhood Business Builders, Association of Enterprise Opportunity, DIY Business Association

Businesses: Microsoft Corp.

Universities: MIT, NYU, Amherst College, Marlboro College

Arts Groups: Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pennsylvania Art Presenters, Cultural Office of Lowell, Cambridge Community Supported Arts

Nonprofit Groups: Woodhull Institute, National Society of Leadership and Success