Coca Cola


Dear Scott,

The purpose of my communication is to thank you and your entire organization for the powerful experience I had in your Leadership Awakening class last month in Reno. I was skeptical of this training and wanted to resist when I found out it was not going to be your typical textbook training class. The experience I had 30 days ago was the most powerful training and life experience I have ever had, and it still burns strong within me.

Some of the basic tools that you and your team introduced me to during your training I am still using! Most training materials from classes I have been to in the past find their way to the dusty corner in my office. The Empower U tools and materials I carry with me on a daily basis. Reconnecting with these materials every day is something I look forward to rather than feeling it is an obligation.

I have redefined words in my vocabulary. I now live my life with passion, focus, enthusiasm and commitment like I have never done before. It is amazing how my children responded to me once I began to truly focus on them and what is important to them in their life. My life has been impacted in a very positive way and I wanted to simply say thank you for the most powerful weekend of my life.

I look forward to your coming to Atlanta for training and assisting you any way I can to be successful in your Atlanta training experiences.
Alan D. Rabb, Controller
North America Regional Sales & Marketing
Coca-Cola North America

Dear Scott,

Now that I’ve been back in the “real world” for nearly two weeks, I wanted to take some time out to drop you a note and tell you how much I appreciated the opportunity to be a part of Leadership Awakening’s Team #205. I have never experienced anything close to what I experienced at the HBS Ranch in Reno that weekend. I thank each of you for your willingness to invest your lives to help others realize their full potential.

I have attended literally hundreds of seminars and training programs that were intended to develop my leadership skills, most of which have long ago faded from my memory. Your program, however, will be one that I know will be a part of me for the rest of my life.

This weekend helped focus me on what is really important in life, and motivated me to remain committed to those goals no matter what. I also can’t say enough about how valuable it has been to me to realize that God fully intended us to live life with passion and emotion; and how much more fun it is when you do!

Erika, you are awesome! I know you will be a huge success in whatever ventures you choose to undertake in the future.

Thanks for your passion, enthusiasm and for caring!
Glenn Box
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas

Dear Scott,

It would be an understatement to say the impact of the Leadership Awakening is profound. The program is the most fulfilling I have ever experienced. It was unlike anything else, training or otherwise, I have ever undergone. It was intense, as you told us up front, but the affect is has is incredible.

I am a better husband, parent and leader after graduating from the Leadership Awakening journey. Your program receives my endorsement – Heart, Body and Soul.

My wife is enrolled, my daughter is enrolled in Teen Awakening and many of my colleagues are enrolled. I personally cannot wait to complete the Personal Mastery Degree. I will continue to sponsor people and support your program. It is the right thing to do!

Thank you for all you have done and for all you are going to do.

Yours Truly – Heart, Body & Soul,
Mark Thompson, Area Vice President
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas

Dear Empower U,

I have to say a big Texas THANK YOU for an incredible weekend with my team at Leadership Awakening in San Diego. From the moment I attended Team 114 in August, I knew that HBS Leadership Adventure would be the key to taking our Finance team to the next level at North Texas Coca-Cola.

Being on staff was a unique opportunity to see these outstanding individuals continue their personal growth and visibly grow together as a team. I feel truly fortunate to have shared with my staff the passion, focus and commitment that was built on the mountain this weekend. I now have the selfish pleasure of witnessing the incredible momentum and commitment to one another that will take us to the next level. I’m extremely excited about the things we will accomplish in 2001.

Scott, I’m thankful for the relationship that Coca-Cola Enterprises and Empower U have built over the past year and I look forward to a great year ahead.
HBS, Doug Herndon, Division Controller
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas

Dear Scott,

The purpose of this memo is to publicly thank your organization and team for the fantastic experience I received last weekend. I can tell you that I left that course (Leadership Awakening) being a more complete person than I was going in and am committed to continuing on in the spirit of Want It! Create It! Live It!

In my 28 years of tenure with Coca-Cola in Western Canada, I can truly say that this is without question the best training I have received. This includes a variety of very good programs that I have been fortunate enough to participate in throughout the years.

Ms. Millick has left an impression on my life that will forever be part of a new me and I look forward to putting this positive change into practice in my personal and business life.

You can rely on me to spread the positive message about Empower U that will start with sending my spouse as a participant.

Yours in Heart, Body, Soul,
Len Jordan
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Western Canada Division

Dear Scott,

Congratulations on having such a powerful program to offer to everyone! The Leadership Awakening Program is really something beyond my wildest expectations. It is second to none!

As a participant I have never spent such an uncomfortable 48 hours! However, by trusting the process and the person who sponsored me I am very proud to say that I now live my life with Heart, Body and Soul!

As I mentioned to you recently on the phone, often we get caught up in the hectic lives that we all lead. We forget the people we love most and we take a number of things in our life for granted. After graduating from the Leadership Awakening Program I now have commitment and focus in all aspects of my life. The best part is that I have the courage to break down any walls to achieve my goals!

On the business front, I see unlimited potential on how the relationships between CCE and Empower U can accelerate our Company’s goals and take us to the next level! The power of having our employees participate in this program and have Heart, Body and Soul in their lives, offers us infinite possibilities! Working with Empower U our employees will have purpose, vision, focus, commitment and the courage to never accept “goodnuff” again!

Thank you again for such a powerful program.
Debbie Oster, Director of Human Resources
Western Canada Division
Coca-Cola Bottling Company