“Babette! Wonderful presentation! You were an excellent keynote for us! I can tell you this, nearly 250 people watched the session! I don’t think we get that kind of attendance [at] an in-person PDD! I am so glad we had you at our event!” ~ Kimberly Berger, PDD Committee, PMI Minnesota
“The Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management was delighted by Babette’s presentation. She infused her program with humor, personal anecdotes, and experience that made the discussion relatable to anyone that has been reluctantly pulled into a team. Her candid, direct approach engenders productivity by empowering stakeholders and relegating professional peacocks to spectator status.” ~ Robert Mayes, MBA, SHRM-SCP, VP Programs, GAASHRM
“I am delighted to recommend Babette as a Keynote Speaker. I had the pleasure of selecting Babette to be the keynote speaker at our International Coaching Federation Michigan Annual Conference this fall. Our conference theme was Transforming Through Partnerships: Build, Connect and Sustain – actions Babette exemplifies with her clients. Babette took the time to understand our chapter needs prior to our conference. She was invested in making sure her stories resonated with our members and they had key takeaways they could implement into their businesses. I highly recommend hiring Babette if you are looking for a professional speaker/ author who is invested in the success of your event and will take time to understand your organization’s needs.” ~ Cheron Freeman, President-Elect, ICF Michigan
“Babette Ten Haken is a speaker that builds relationships and is genuinely interested in fulfilling the needs of your event. She engaged the audience and organizers even before arriving at the event. Clients looking to increase value to their customers, by providing insightful content about the connections between businesses and customers, shall include Babette in their line up to blow them away.” ~ Franklyn Colmenares, Chair, ASQ Boston
“Babette was a very dynamic keynote speaker. She gave a very professional and well prepared talk that kept the audience spellbound. She is a very experienced speaker and would be a great addition to anyone’s workshop or conference.” ~ Arnold Greenbaum, Co-Chair, ASQ Boston
“I’ve come to recognize Babette Ten Haken as one of a handful of top experts on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). She understands how IIoT technology drives down production and maintenance costs for manufacturers and, even more importantly, how it can provide organizations with a wealth of customer information. She speaks and writes about, as well as consults with, innovative manufacturers and technology companies. Her focus is how to use IIoT data to enhance customer experience and retention, and how to develop tech workforce HR strategies to capitalize on these new opportunities.” ~ Tom Pick, SEO and Digital Marketing Strategist
“I’ve known Babette since 2005. Over the years, we’ve discussed numerous approaches to business development. She has a fine strategic mind, including the ability to translate the big picture into the tactical components that need to be put into play to execute business development strategies for her client group.” ~ Jill Konrath, Sales Speaker & Author
“Babette Ten Haken is a breath of fresh air: She brings considerable intellect, real life experience and out of the box thinking to the sales space, which is all badly needed today. Her unique writing style, which amply demonstrates her wordsmith skills, is compelling. As a senior member of the Top Sales World contributing team, Babette has been a considerable asset and I feel honored to have her as both a colleague and a friend. I can give her nothing less than my very highest recommendation.” ~ Jonathan Farrington, CEO, Top Sales World
“We have worked with “B” for a number of years. She is very intuitive concerning our needs and limitations as a small business. Her word is her bond, and her effective sales approach is to squeeze out the maximum effectiveness for us -whether we use it effectively – or not. She and her associates worked hard, with us, to produce an expanded new website that we feel is EXCEPTIONAL, and is producing great results in this time of economic distress. BRAVO!!” ~ Dave Martin, Owner, Allied Window, Inc.
“Babette comes at the idea of sales from a completely different angle than anyone I’ve met before. For me this means she makes me stop and think about what I believe to figure out if it is the ‘best way’ (ditching the old paradigm of the right way).” ~ Lynn Hidy, UpYourTeleSales.com
“Sales Aerobics for Engineers Business Boot Camp – with Babette Ten Haken asking just the right questions – focused me on drilling down to the core elements of my business, optimized my processes, and helped me create a new business model. Babette assessed what was working, identified what wasn’t, and helped to frame up the tough decisions I needed to be making. The Boot Camp experience truly provided clarity in purpose and direction for my business. I look forward to continuing to work with Babette as my business grows.” ~ Karen Corliss, Denver Mini Maker Faire
“Babette strategically designed our Business Model and not only met my expectations she went above and beyond them. I would recommend Babette to anyone who needs expert advice and would like to work with a pioneer in her industry. She thinks outside the box and makes you as a business owner look at every angle in planning for the future.” ~ Danya Chandler, President, Connective Design, Inc.
“Babette served as NSF Innovation Corps mentor for my team from MIT. She offers an innovative and collaborative approach to helping technical and academic professionals understand the business development process. Her comfortable working knowledge of the Business Model Canvas helped our team focus on product development and positioning, and market and channel partner identification. I strongly recommend Babette as your coach, mentor, and guide.” ~ Karin Roesch, Scientist, MIT Media Lab
“Babette is a fabulous resource for companies and entrepreneurs who want to improve their sales and business development strategy, tools and processes. She is brilliant, professional, personable, articulate and a great partner who truly cares about her clients.” ~ Amy Cell, President, Amy Cell LLC Talent Acquisition
“There are not many people who can get engineers and non-technical professionals talking to each other let alone being more productive. Babette does that. Her blogging and discussion forums on LinkedIn have opened the eyes of many professionals and they provide a great reference to go by in future discussions. I was also fortunate enough to preview her book, DO YOU MEAN BUSINESS, and it is a must-read. Babette is a consummate professional whom I look forward to following as she continues to be successful in her career.” ~ Ben Matthews, P.E., FSAME, Portfolio Sales Principle, Jacobs