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“I would like to share my experience with Marjorie, with whom I learned English. With her, I  learned  a lot of practical expressions that I can use in real life. She also guided me on to pronounce words accurately and communicate with others. My English skills improved quickly, and I gained confidence in having conversations with my foreign friends. I really appreciate the effort that she put into it.”
— Ikhyun Jun, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine and Visiting Scientist, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Retaining Top Talent

“I engaged The Whittaker Group to work with a key member of my professional team. Marjorie exceeded my expectations in helping my (soon to be) practice partner improve her accent and communication skills, as well her executive presence. In order to take my business to the next level, it was critical for Dayana to provide an excellent patient experience, and to interface clearly and confidently with colleagues, students, and investors. Marjorie had the coaching tools to deliver what Dayana needed and allowed me to continue to mentor and retain my top talent. I highly recommend her.”

— Paul A. Schnitman, DDS, MSD, Dental Implants of Boston

Becoming a Better Speaker

“I highly recommend Marjorie to anyone looking to speak more articulately. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft and is the consummate professional. She gives practical, useful advice to help you become a better speaker. Most importantly, you get real results in a short period of time. Truly worth the time and money.”

— Linda Tucker, C.P.M., CPIM, Senior Curriculum Developer at Oracle

“The three of us worked with Marjorie as part of our Presentation Skills Training. She absolutely exceeded our expectations. Her humor, warmth, intelligence, ability to ‘go with the flow,’ and really listen to our needs enhanced our confidence, clarity, and presence as communicators.”
— A.L., E.C., A.S.

Creative professionals at a leading branding and design studio

High-Quality Instruction

“Marjorie has taught our EFP classes (English for Parents/Caregivers of English Learners) in Brookline for approximately five years, impacting the lives of many international families. Her classes are popular and there is often a waitlist. Many students choose to enroll for multiple sessions throughout the year, attesting to their positive experiences with Marjorie. “One student writes, ‘Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this program. Really appreciated!’ Another student reports, ‘Our teacher was perfect! Interesting and caring. Just a great teacher. It is a pleasure to study with her.’ “Clearly, Marjorie’s lessons are just what Brookline’s caregivers are seeking, as she makes strong connections with her students and provides them with high-quality instruction. We appreciate Marjorie’s work and look forward to a continued partnership!”

— Betsy Davis, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator for families of English learners in the Brookline Public Schools

Improved Leadership and Communication Skills

“My experience in The Whittaker Group’s leadership and communication class was wonderful. I had the opportunity to work closely with the instructor. She was able to identify each of the student’s needs and provided individualized material to work on. I felt that all her attention was on me, which was very helpful. From now on, I’ll be more aware when I’m speaking. I’ll try to apply everything that I learned in this class for the rest of my life. I’m very grateful to Marjorie and what she taught me. Also, I’m grateful to (my managers) for giving me the opportunity to be part of this pilot leadership, accent, and communication training program. I hope that other employees will have the same opportunity. Thanks so much.”

— M.R., Supervisor (world-renowned medical center, Boston, MA), originally from Puerto Rico

“Having a managerial position at work often tests my communication skills. Within ten sessions of working with Marjorie I could hear an improvement in my voice and see results at work. Marjorie is very professional and supportive, and she made a potentially tedious topic fun and enjoyable for me. Marjorie also helped me with soft skills, like identifying assertive communication styles and using effective interpersonal communication to resolve conflicts. I am so happy to have found her and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve their communication skills.”
— J.K

Manager, Boston, MA

A Trusted Communications Partner

“We have had the opportunity to work with Marjorie on various professional development projects, including presentation training as well as soft skills training. After her initial assessment of our needs, she worked with us to tailor a program specific to the needs of the participants. In addition to the outlined training, she often helped us with ‘real time’ training when applicable. Whether helping our team prep for the big presentation or just organizing thoughts for a smaller conference call, she gave our team the tools necessary for a positive outcome. “Marjorie’s professionalism and knowledge of her subject matter is impressive, but her patience and ability to connect with people is what truly sets her apart from the competition. She has a natural ability to make the trainee feel at home and comfortable with the training process, which is critical to the ultimate success of the program. She has been completely flexible in working with our staff individually and in group settings and has willingly accommodated our many scheduling conflicts —always ready to shift gears when the need presented itself. I would highly recommend Marjorie and her services without reservation; she has become an invaluable partner to our business.”

— Marisa Petrillo, Office Director, Corey McPherson Nash

A Valued TV Guest

“Our team was very impressed with Marjorie, her company, the way in which she works with her clients, and the outstanding content she’s included in her many published books. Over the past 18 months, Marjorie was one of only a few guests who opted to follow-up her appearance with a detailed blogging commentary. I have spent significant time outside of the US for business, either living overseas or frequently traveling abroad, and intimately know the challenges involved with effective international business communication. It’s difficult, but with practice and guidance can be improved after working with people like The Whittaker Group. So, if you know of people who need to improve their business communication or would like additional information on Marjorie or her firm, contact her!”

— Greg, The Language of Business television show

Pitch Perfect

"I reached out to Marjorie to help me prepare for a lecture at a university and a talk at a research institute. As an academic in the dental field, presenting in English, which is not my native language, posed a significant challenge. Marjorie offered extensive coaching on a range of skills, from proofreading my slides to enhancing my presentation style and language proficiency, all grounded in her considerable professional expertise. Her support was both professional and warm, which made a significant impact in a brief period. The exceptionally positive feedback I received is a testament to the effectiveness of her coaching. Having continued our sessions online after returning to Japan, I highly recommend her to any non-native English speakers seeking similar guidance. Thank you, Marjorie!"

— Keiichi Hosaka, Visiting Professor at MIT and Professor, Tokushima University, Japan, Keiichi Hosaka, DDS, PhD

Clear Presentation Skills

“I very much enjoyed working with Marjorie to improve my presentation skills. Her advice was very valuable in both preparing the structure of the presentation and managing my anxiety about public speaking. She provided a relaxed, friendly environment where I could practice my presentations. Marjorie also helped me overcome my soft-spoken nature by developing the power of my voice. I’m now able to go into Board of Directors’ meetings with confidence and give clear, effective presentations!”

— L.B, Manager at an accounting firm