“Muhlenberg College was fortunate to have Blane Harding as consultant on our relatively new program for students from historically underserved populations. He connected immediately and effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups, including students, faculty, and staff. From the name of the program to its structure, mission, players, and challenges, Blane’s insights were on target and helped us become stronger. We have continued the relationship with this generous, respected, and savvy professional and hope to have him visit us again.”
Carol Shiner Wilson, Ph.D.
Dean of the College for Academic Life
“I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and wanted to compliment you on your engaging, lively and humorous presentation skills. The material is useful to my work both as advisor and career counselor. The insights I gained are invaluable and I plan to apply them to my interactions with students as we develop a working relationship. Would you please send the file for the Personal Identity Wheel? Along with my work with students I also teach an intro to Psychology course and can see using this with these students as well. Thanks very much.”
Dan Macy, MACareer Counselor & Academic Advisor
Red Rocks Community College
“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at the COWRY Conference in Denver last Friday. You are a dynamic speaker and I was disappointed the time went by so quickly! I would like to share some of your materials with my colleagues here at USAFA and since you said that you would send them along, I thought I might ask. Tom Mabry indicated that you might put your PowerPoint slides on the website; however, I’d like to ask for both the slides and the handout if I may in advance.
Everyone in the department really likes the Personal and Social Identity Wheels. I can’t wait to use them next semester! Although my official title is Reading Skills Instructor, I am also an Academic Advisor and I teach Study Skills and special groups of international cadets.
Thanks again and I really liked the readings as well. I look forward to your next presentation!”
Reading Skills Instructor
United States Air Force Academy
“I very much enjoyed meeting and working with you. You are perhaps one of the most knowledgeable professionals I have met when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion issues, and I will look for opportunities to work with you in the Diversity / Inclusion area.
I really did enjoy working with you on this panel.”
Rodolfo (Rudy) Pittaluga, Jr. Principal
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
“Thank you so much for presenting at the program for a second year. You are so amazing at what you do, I wish I had your skills! Everyone just raves about you, you do a fabulous job. The information you provide is so real, sincere and very engaging.”
College & Financial Aid Advisor at Thomas Jefferson H.S.
“Blane brings a fresh perspective to the topic of Diversity. While most presenters take the same old path to presenting this material, Blane offers a dynamic and engaging approach which resonates with his audience. His use of storytelling, including stories about members of his own family give him a level of authenticity and credibility which is hard to find. More than just a presenter who appeals to your head, Blane connects with the heart, which further increases his effectiveness.”
Philip Altschuler, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources