Frank is top-notch. From our initial phone call to discuss moderating our one-day brainstorming session, he was spot on. Frank asked intuitive and insightful questions and was genuinely interested in our mission. He worked to understand our goals for the day and brought up ideas and awareness in areas we hadn’t considered. Our event was a huge success and extremely well-received by even the skeptics in attendance. This is in large part because of Frank’s ability to run a crowd. He made sure everyone was included and had a chance to speak. He made the day productive, but also fun for the group. They left feeling accomplished, and as if they’d just had a great day away from the grind. Can’t wait for our next event where Frank can help.
We are a non-profit joint powers authority that serves the scholastic community in Southern California. Frank Scarpaci, VIANOVA, was selected as our strategic planning facilitator after an exhaustive search for someone that would be a good fit to work with two unique Boards. His approach was fresh and engaging, his references were stellar and his adaptable leadership style meant that he truly heard all voices and acted as a guide to facilitate discussion to ensure we reached targeted objectives. Frank does his research to understand his clients and their needs and includes accountability, benchmarking and tracking tools to make the job easier to keep updated. I was most impressed that he personally speaks to each stakeholder involved in the strategic planning process to hear firsthand their perspective. He avails himself to answer questions or even provide assistance once the planning session has concluded. During COVID-19, we had a choice to either cancel our standing strategic planning dates or move them to a virtual format. Frank didn’t blink an eye and instead took the challenge to engage our two boards virtually to review prior year plans and develop the strategies that will see us through the next cycle. Our organization has truly benefited by having Frank on board as our strategic planning facilitator to meet its goals and strategic initiatives and he comes once again, highly recommended.
It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend the services of Frank Scarpaci, President, Vianova. Chicago Business Travel Association hired Frank to facilitate our December 2017 Leadership Summit. Frank was an excellent project leader and facilitator. He guided the Board in defining our association’s goals, objectives, and strategies for the new year. He led our members through challenging and thought-provoking discussions to help further articulate our mission and goals. Frank took the time to get to know our Board and committee chairs through one-on-one interviews prior to the Summit. At our Summit, he kept us on time and on track in our breakout sessions and during the overall Summit.
Frank provided valuable insight from his years of conducting these sessions which helped to make our Leadership Summit very productive and well worth our investment. I would highly recommend the services of Vianove and Frank Scarpaci. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.