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The evaluations were all very positive on your presentation, as the majority of attendees gave you 4’s which is our highest rating of “excellent. All the rest were 3’s. You did an excellent job presenting at our fall conference on “Increasing Potential. You are high energy and conveyed a message that everyone can relate to in no matter what occupation. Members stated; “Lori was wonderful, very fun and interesting to listen to! She was fabulous, a great motivational speaker!”
Chris Hanson-Upper Midwest Health Expo...
Thank you for presenting at our first Women in Business Seminar! You are such an informative, fun and engaging speaker. Our survey results confirmed that attendees truly enjoyed hearing your motivational presentation and meeting you. Not only would I recommend you to others, women at the event indicated in the surveys they would too! You are such an inspiration, thank you!
Jenna, Community Pride Bank
Drawing a Record Breaking Crowd at the Small Business Connection Network
Lori you were great. Your presentation allowed me look into myself and gave me a new prospective on how my thinking effects my reality. Thank you very much!
“Lori, you were so energetic and enthusiastic, and your presentation kept the audience engaged and involved. Thank you for providing several easy tips that could be put to use to shift thinking and create a more positive attitude in my daily life.”
Joni Gutknecht, RN AORN of Twin Cities 2401
You are STAR quality. You have a big personality that fills up a room and that was exactly what we were looking for. We received good feedback from our attendees on your presentation. I am hopeful we will work together again soon.
Anna M. Wicks, Director-Quad Area Chamber of Commerce
Lori Bestler spoke to our At-Home-Mom's club and was able to relate to us on many levels. She emphasizes living your best life and inspired us to not be dragged down by the day to day routine, instead reaching for more fresh ways to live our daily lives. Her positive attitude is completely contagious and you leave her speaking knowing that you can achieve more in your life. She is really uplifting and left such a good impression with me and our group. I feel that many individuals would benefit from hearing Lori speak.
Stacy Jensen , Member Vice President International Mom's Club Forest Lake/Scandia Chapter
Lori Bestler spoke to our mom's club where she provided us with dynamic motivation, funny anecdotes, and smart ideas on how to be your best self and take on new challenges. Her presentation was full of spirit and life. It was apparent that Lori enjoys her work and is good at following her own motivational ideas. Her accomplishments are truly impressive. I believe what Lori has learned through her endeavors is beneficial to many of us who are just beginning or restarting new challenges.
Molly Bonnett International Mom's Club Member Forest Lake/Scandia Chapter.
Lori, I really enjoyed meeting you today. You are a fabulously engaging, educational, and entertaining speaker and have an awesome presentation and concept put together. I would have to say the visualization portion struck me the most. But the whole hour was fun and beneficial to me, and those are things I really appreciate.
JA-Chamber of Commerce Member
Lori is such a motivating speaker. She sure captured my attention and her delivery was fantastic. Not only was I able to follow along and stay focused she was fun to listen to. Over the past couple weeks her speech has inspired me to take a look at myself in a whole new way, and I am taking little tidbits for myself here and there, which is no easy feat with all my kids. A+ Job!!!!!!!
Mary Reipe-Mom & a Quad Mom to 5 angels on earth and 1 in Heaven
Lori, thank you for all the preparation you put into your presentations for our 2006 Minnesota State College Student Association Leadership Conference. Your efforts really shone in the responses we have gotten from students. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Maggie Jonas-Communications Associate, Minnesota State College Student Association
Lori is on Amazing woman. I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation. I appreciated the fact that she easily worked thinks into the presentation that we talked about during our prep discussion, and she cared about our success. Lori does a fabulous job! Her enthusiasm is contagious and she really motivated my staff, something we all need now and then. I hear my employee’s saying GRREATT! I love it!
Cindy Winnick-Woner, LaGrande Salon and Day Spa
• “Lori Bestler is a GREAT speaker who reinforced the fact that positive thinking and attitude are so important.”
• “Lori Bestler is an excellent speaker who is fun, informative, and energizing.”
• “Lori Bestler had a great message, is very motivating, and made me want to face my fears.”
Employees at Merrick, Inc.-2009 Annual Meeting
“I recently attended one of Lori’s motivational presentations for small business owners and found it to be very helpful. One of my favorite things that she talked about was learning two types of thoughts. I’ve always had problems focusing on things that I can’t change. I realize now through Lori what to actively work on. The passion and charisma she brought to the presentation made it very fun and enlightening. I’ve decided to work with Lori further as my coach because I believe she has the power to help me grow and become successful as both a business woman and young entrepreneur.”
Lucy Anderson-SEO Consultant, Red Croix Internet Marketing
“Lori can take what seems to be a simple concept, expand on it, and then bring it back again so that you can own the concept for yourself. The tools that Lori uses help you to move through the stuck areas in you life and are great to use every day. I could not thank her enough. I left changed and full of hope.”
Debra White-A Matter of Balance, The Time Balance Coach/Speaker
“I left the Inspirational Leadership for Positive Growth seminar pumped and with the attitude that I could conquer the world! Lori has a gift—she is very knowledgeable, and uses unique analogies to help people visualize the concept she is teaching. This is very beneficial to me personally since I am a visual person. There was no “down time” in Lori’s fast paced three hour presentation. Interactive group activities enhanced the subject matter and gave me the opportunity to learn a lot from others. Lori is a very passionate presenter, who puts in a lot of time to research and develop her programs content in order to present relevant facts that help others succeed.”
Colleen Eddy-President, Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Lori obviously did a lot of work and research on the topic we selected for our 2007 conference. She had good content, stayed on time schedule, and was available to attendees after her presentations.
Mark Heiling-Conference Coordinator, Minnesota Lottery All Staff Conference
I enjoyed all Lori's stories and thought all her visuals were great. Her program was very interesting and kept me focused every session. I loved this series and did not want it to end. I really believe others, especially my family and friends, would appreciate this training.
Debby Wermager-Finding Your Fulfillment Program for Women
Lori's loving enthusiastic attitude is such a boost for all who have the privilege to work with her. Her belief in our potential was infectious and I was so complimented when she wanted to have lunch with us. She is such an inspiration and asset to everyone.
Lisa Iverson-Consultant and Leader for National Sales Company
Lori Bestler is a visionary and very motivating. I really enjoyed her energy and ability to engage the group throughout her talk.
I have had the privilege as PWN President to meet our guest speakers on a personal level. Lori went above and beyond to find out the needs of our group and administer a presentation specific for PWN. She gave us specific actions to apply immediately and grow our business. She taught us how to communicate more effectively to make positive connections with people by using her "Three Me Too's and Your In" technique.
Lori also offered great insight through her 'Make everyone feel special’ and 'Leave the drama at the door' lessons that I can apply to my business and personal life. Her content was applicable and relatable. I would recommend her for any group seeking a professional, fun and motivational speaker."
Leslie Chermak-President: Professional Women’s Network of St. Croix Valley
"Lori - just wanted to say that you are inspiring. I truly mean that. I feel like your talk yesterday morning, albeit brief, spoke right to me. Thank you for everything you do to make others feel good about themselves by remembering all the good we each have within us!"
Merri Moore Westlund-Attendee Lakes Area Women in Business
STRATEGIC MIND COACHING
Lori, thanks for all you've helped me with through hypnosis coaching. My new job you helped me manifest is like a custom fit perfectly tailored suit, I am having a blast. According to the owners I am exceeding all expectations. AND I doubled my income and increased happiness and relationships first year! I want to keep going with hypnosis. I even wore out the cd it no longer plays!
God Bless you!
I want to give an unsolicited recommendation to Lori. As busy minded serial entrepreneur, father of four, philanthropist, and overall adrenaline junky, I found that I made very little time for me. Through Lori's guidance and consulting, I have found ways to relieve stress, relax, all while being more productive. I don't know if she's taking on new clients in her private practice, but if she is, line up!!!!!
Mike Welch-President; Frannet
I wanted to let you know that I did the homework you suggested twice the week after our last appointment. I also have really turned a corner. In a week's time, I gained 4 new clients! I know much of that was due to your help breaking through my mental blocks. Thank you for your help. You are wonderful!
Deb Brown-Owner; Time Creators
"I’d previously used hypnosis to quit smoking a couple of times but I kept relapsing after experiencing excessive weight gain. Recently, Lori’s sessions have provided me with a solutions-focused approach replacing urges with more positive stress-relieving relaxation and a strength-based inner stance that can withstand any difficulty. She’s good! And now I’m on my way to Look Good and Feel Great! In Fact... Every Day, In Every Way, I’m Getting Better and Better!"
Maureen Heinen-Owner; Send in Maureen Organizing Services
"Lori, I just made a major purchase and had to install a product. This whole process went smoother than similar situations in the past. I didn't get weighed down by the decision. I narrowed the options, researched them, selected one, purchased it, and installed the product. In the past this would have dragged out over several days. WOW, the session for procrastion really worked. THANK YOU!"
Thank you very much for all you've done coaching me in my goals. All I can say is AWESOME. You've helped me so much. You have given me several tools to use daily to stay on task. Also I now have the knowhow to get focused and plan the most critical parts of my day before getting out of bed to manifest the success I desire.
I have to tell you that since April 28th, I have applied the hypnosis and NLP techniques you taught me and NO more sinus/allergies. I have also closed my eyes, relaxed, did the deep breathing exercises along with the guided imagery techniques as well.
I have had great success and will continue to practice what I’ve learned from you. I certainly hope this is something you pursue as I feel it could make a significant difference in the lives of many who suffer from all forms of allergies.
Thanks Lori for the fantastic hypnosis sessions. This was my first experience and I was very nervous. You made me feel very comfortable and it definately was an enjoyable process. Your Hypnosis Coaching sessions helped me in many ways, especially getting through certain insecurities I have. As a result I was able to open myself up to wonderful experiences and be able to receive so much more positive outcomes. I was amazed at how many doors opened up for me! I also enjoyed finally feeling that I was worthy of them! I would definitely recommend you to my colleagues so they can experience the power of hypnosis."
Rebecca Metz-Owner; Modern In-Conveniences and the Prosperity Student
"Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection." John Powell
“Lori, due to the awesome session we had on Monday, slowly my "stinking thinking" is going away. You were so right to realize that even though I came to you for weight loss, it was goal achievement and years of stinking thinking and self-sabotage that was my real issues. Working with you these past 6 weeks has been a true blessing in my life. You’ve helped me discover the true issues that were hidden even from me such as lack of confidence and worrying way too much about comments from other people. My life is so much better now because I am able to distinguish between useful and useless comments from others. I am able to see my own gifts as well as recognize the gifts of others. Hypnosis Coaching was definitely worth the money I spent since you work on so many different types of problems. I am definitely recommending you to family and friends. Thanks so much!”
I got a great email from a recent client; a 78 year old woman named Jean, who had struggled severely with lack of sleep. After taking prednisone for over 10 years, once off medication, she had only been able to sleep 1-2 hours a night for 4 years. She went to a sleep center, a therapist, a chiropractor/hypnotherapist, took medications, and nothing worked. Jean was exhausted when she came to see me, with red blood-shot dry eyes. I was honored that she trusted me to help her after all she had invested in to no avail. My heart felt so bad for her and I was really concerned for her health.
After one session and a few emails, Jean sent me this email… "I thank you Lori for your continued interest and help where others have failed. I am so pleased that I'm now sleeping 6-7 hours total a night --most nights--now. I'm sure it's because of your audio and the self-hypnosis techniques you've taught me. It amazes me that when I do wake up during the night I can go back to sleep."
Gratefully yours, Jean
Hi Lori, I wanted to let you know that even though I'm not sure I can pinpoint what part of our sessions where the most successful, I'm definitely doing better because of it. Thank You!
"Working with Lori has helped me deal with my fears and identify the beliefs that were not truths, on the contrary, were lies that had been weighing me down for a very long time. I realized that I still held onto many lies - heavy stones - out of loyalty to what I was told by my family and what lies those in my family had also been told.
I listened to Lori's "At Peace and Confident" CD. It was powerful for me. When I left one of our sessions, I was able to confidently make a difficult decision. For the first time I had no anxiety because I was making that DECISION FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH AND POWER not weakness. I knew it was the best decision for me. In the past when I said yes to jobs that did not honor who I was, I always experienced a great deal of anxiety, sometimes for months afterwards. This time I did not settle.
I have been through many therapies - cognitive and other - for anxiety and depression but Lori's sessions along with the CD’s are really altering something positively in my brain, in a way that no other technique has touched. It is very powerful."
Mary Anne Beers
Hi Lori. Thank you - I am feeling better as our session yesterday was very very powerful. I listened to the new CD you gave me this morning and I just set my goals. I am printing the hypnosis session recap off, so I can study it. It seems to me that hypnosis is a very powerful tool, and you knew what I needed most yesterday and honored that. I am very grateful for that, and too, that I felt very protected and like I was in a sacred space.
Blessings to you and yours. I look forward to our meeting next Monday!
"Lori helped me move beyond the stuck places in my mind and take my business to a higher level. With Lori’s superior support, encouragement, and suggestions my confidence grew, I experienced business growth and have unveiled opportunities that I had not yet considered. Through coaching and hypnosis, my vision for expanding leadership and the opportunities our business can offer others is becoming so much more apparent. I am both excited and hopeful about the future of our company now!"
Stephanie Weber-Owner; A R T F U L D E C O R
A day doesn't go by that I don't think of you and how you've help me focus my efforts.
Some incredible things happened last week after our first hypnosis coaching session. It's like doors to healing have been opened! I am very excited about the progress- I don't understand it, yet I am excited to work through more of my issues. Tonight my computer is running poorly so I cleared out some history and downloaded an update and thought -- that's what we are doing!!
Most happily looking forward to our next session.
I have struggled with the chronic illness of fibromyalgia for most of my adult life, had quit my job and had an empty nest. I had trouble structuring my days and constantly battled fatigue. I could not name my goals and was frustrated that I accomplished so little.
By following Lori’s plan and through her positive encouragement, each day I started having more energy and accomplishing more. Friends heard more excitement in my voice and my osteopath detected higher energy levels in my body. Prior to working with Lori, my energy had been extremely low. Lori is very knowledgeable in the area of brain research, helping individuals to understand themselves and manage their lives to achieve their highest potentials. She is very perceptive and has a good way of meeting people where they are in life. I highly recommend Lori’s life coaching sessions to anyone who wants to experience positive life changes.
September 2009 A friend of my father came in to talk about ways he could help me grow my business. I told him I was working with you and how you were helping me. He actually said that he could see a huge difference in me compared to the last time we had met.
Today I had a meeting with a past client who wants more SEO done for his website. He admitted that he had some problems with me in the past yet after our conversation he decided to work with me again.
It’s becoming very obvious to me and everyone around me that the work you are doing with me is showing up in all aspects of my life. Your coaching and other services are possibly the sole reason for obtaining new clients and getting a second chance with unhappy clients I’ve worked with in the past.
I just wanted to give you my deepest thanks. I feel so much better about myself and my work. I know that I am going to be a kick-ass business owner, and that nothing is going to stand in my way of obtaining all my goals.
Lucy Anderson-SEO Consultant; Red Croix Internet Marketing
Testimony from Rebecca:
Lori made such a difference in my life. I was emotionally exhausted, wounded, and hopeless. It was through Lori's living testimony and ongoing ministry that I have found help in the journey of repairing the broken world that seemed to be swallowing all hope for life and happiness.
I met Lori in the spring of 2006 at her Great Escape Retreat. At that time, I was recently separated from my abusive husband, living in a world of pain, anger, hopelessness, and shame. Though her workshop and in getting to know Lori personally, her wisdom and encouragement have shed light on my darkness. In changing the way I view myself, my past, and my future, healing has begun and that broken world is being repaired.
At the time of our meeting, I was lost in a losing battle of negative thinking and broken emotions. I felt much shame for the way that my marriage was ending up – surely there was something that I could have done or that I did not do that made him abusive to me.
Though Lori's testimony I began to see the pattern of shame as a losing destructive battle, that abuse is never a cause and effect situation. I was encouraged and given hope by hearing her story and seeing first hand how a woman can and did come through overwhelming adversity showing much strength, courage, and the power of resolve.
With continued support and never ending encouragement, Lori's resolve has grown within me and empowered me to persevere despite the harsh reality of such a transition.
Over the last fourteen months I have changed from a broken spirit to one with life to share; from a soul of despair to one of hope and healing; from a body crippled with sickness to playing with my three children; from a countenance of sorrow to one of joy.
The journey is long and hard, but the hope I/we reach for is much greater and far more rewarding.
Lori Bestler has certainly been a powerfully positive role model in my journey from the hell of abuse to the freedom of gaining and living life as it was created to be.
Lori, I have to share!! A co-worker of mine has a friend who has cancer and through all of his treatments he is having a hard time sleeping. I was trying to think of ways I could help. (I stood by 3 family members that passed from cancer, so I have experience to how some of the treatments can react.) Anyways, I gave him your CD, “In Control and Competent" I know how stress free and relaxed it made me, so I thought it can't hurt. Results: He TOTALLY relaxed and said "he hasn't felt comfort, hopeful, and rested like he did since his illness started 3 months ago!!!!!!! Lori, you touch and help everyone.
You are greatness my friend...Kathleen Heiss
First I must say I LOVE YOU - YOU ARE AMAZING!
I listened to your CDs today on the airplane. I enjoyed them both and they calmed me, however the Breathe and Be Empowered made a difference in my life!
"I developed a spacial anxiety after having a CT scan. This was a major problem since my job involves flying at least a couple of times a month. My heart starts to pound, my palms sweat, and I feel like I am being closed in a tight box. I have even asked people to change seats with me and paid extra money to sit in an aisle seat as close to the front of the plane as possible so the anxiety would be minimized. I have even turned down jobs if the only way to get there was on a small plane. While on such a flight, I listened to Breathe and Be Empowered. Immediately I calmed down, my heart was beating at a normal rhythm, my palms were dry, and I was back in control. I enjoyed the rest of the flight and was COMPLETELY anxiety free! Thank you Lori Bestler. I am looking forward to being in control during my next flight no matter where my seat is nor the size of the plane. Elevators are even no big deal again."
If you want a testimony, feel free to use the above. I can't believe the transformation in only 30 minutes. I know a plane is not your ideal place to listen to this, but with the earphones in and right after they came around with the Ginger Ale and closing my eyes I used it. Within the first 5 minutes I calmed down. When the session was over and I opened my eyes to the realization where I was, it was great! I was hoping to get in for a session with you while I was home, but it didn't work out. This is definitely a God driven item. I want to keep these CDs so shoot me a bill.
I was so dreading my trip to this beautiful Salt Lake City because of that puddle-jumper plane I had to take. But no more - it's amazing (did I say that already).
God bless you,
Lisa Burnside, CIC, CPCU, CC, MOUS-Burnside Dynamics LLC
Thank you. What a blessing.
I didn't have my yoga DVD with me this morning so I used the SADness Be Gone CD for my soothing music. I feel so great!
I now carry more of you with me everywhere.
Have a super day!
“I LOVE listening to the Surge and Soar CD. Lori Bestler’s motivational, inspiring voice does much more for a person than reading a magazine article or self-help book. By listening to Surge and Soar you can tell that Lori means what she says ... and in turn, I believed it too. This motivated me to believe in myself, as these powerful words opened up my mind when I heard the words "Do what expresses you most," "Here's your chance," "Today ... not tomorrow ..." and felt empowered when I heard words like "burning desire," "unleash," "fresh possibilities," etc.
This music is upbeat and enables the brain to think in a more positive way. I catch myself smiling all the time as I listen to this CD.”
Rose Duffy-Professional Musician with Hanging Curve
Sitting in with Music Greats such as Etta James, Buddy Guy, Matt Guitar Murphy, Luther Alison, Koko Taylor
Hi Lori. I just wanted to tell you that during finals week I had a lot to get done in a short amount of time. I was getting ready for a night of work and turned on some music to keep me alert. Everything that came on my shuffle was distracting, but then your CD played and things turned around. It was just what I needed without being distracted from the work at hand.
Hanna Carlson – College Student
Lori, thank you so much for all you have taught me in the Finding Your Fulfillment seminar. I can't believe the difference in my thinking. I have decided that I am going to take up photography. Something I have always wanted to do, but never took the time or thought that I could do it. I am really excited about it and I can see how the inspiration gives me the go power to do it and the drive to want to do it. Another thing I did in the last week was finish a hand quilt that I have been working on for 7 years. What a great sense of accomplishment I now feel. I think my family thought I would never complete it. They are truly amazed.
I took a couple of your cards to pass on to others. I think the class you teach is so valuable.
Thank you again and I wish you the very best.
Martha Kline-Content Consultant
TILR Technology - Eagan
The Power Of Positive Thinking seminar by Lori Bestler was great. I love to pick up new tips to help me deal with situations and help me think positively. The length of it was good, the price was great, I liked the cheese, strawberries and crackers for a continental breakfast instead of rolls and I would recommend it to others!!
Dale F. Hebeisen, PLS-Hult & Hebeisen, P.A.
Surveyors, Engineers, & Wetland Specialists
Lori does a great job of making it simple to understand concepts and how to apply them easily. She also shares her personal stories that make her human and not feel ashamed of your feelings & actions. She provides great solutions for challenges as well!! Onion – Love it!!
Claressa Gorman-Rapid Press Office Manager
Lori Bestler trained our Artful Decor Art Consultants the "Top 7 Steps to a Successful 2010 Sales Strategy" which covered a systematic and effective manner to increase sales, keep current customers, and up sell. Lori's energy and presentation hit the bulls-eye with our Consultants! They are energized, motivated and most importantly are fearlessly prospecting like we've never seen. Her training on how to think, believe, and act to succeed in spite of today's economy is so very relevant today. We will hire Lori again! 2-16-10
Stephanie Weber-Owner; A R T F U L D E C O R