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Our Clients and Partners

Marilyn Nagel 

"In my capacity as Chief Diversity Officer at Cisco, I hired Springboard to help us launch an ERG in support of people with disabilities.  Nadine Vogel was referred to me as the expert in all areas of support for PWD and I was even more impressed after working with her.  She is one of those rare individuals who is completely committed to achieving results and supporting those with disabilities as well as those whose family members have disabilities -- and that comes through in all that she does and the fabulous support my team and I got from Springboard.  Within 18-months we at Cisco had a solid global disability network creating and implementing best practices.  This would not have been possible or would have been a long multi-year journey if we had not worked with Springboard.  While I'm no longer at Cisco, I know the legacy and foundation Nadine and Springboard built for the disability community there has continued to grow and Cisco has become a global leader in this area because of their ongoing support."  December 27, 2012

Marilyn Nagel
Watermark, Chief Executive Officer

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Cisco_Logo_RGB-2color_92x52"With a commitment to increasing accessibility, accommodation, and opportunity, Cisco is dedicated to building a culture that empowers people with disabilities.

At Cisco, we strive to provide offerings that do more than conform to accessibility regulations. We foster creativity, innovation and collaboration to encourage the integration of accessibility at every stage of the Cisco product life-cycle.

We approach accessibility with a philosophy of openness, sharing our technological innovations with others through wide participation in industry groups and partners such as Springboard Consulting to ensure we stay on the forefront of best practices, training, and employee engagement. We are proud to have hosted Springboard's Disability Matters Awards Conference globally, hosting over 400 participants from several multinational companies.

We believe that every employee deserves a workplace and culture where they can bring their best self to work. Whether it’s through leading accommodations technology or employee workplace flexibility, those with disabilities or who care for family members with disabilities can have the opportunity to build a better life for themselves, their families and Cisco. We are proud to collaborate with Springboard as we continue our journey."

To learn more about Cisco, please visit: www.cisco.com

March 04, 2013

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B-F"Brown-Forman is working hard on efforts to increase our organizational knowledge surrounding issues faced by individuals with disabilities, as well as to raise awareness of these issues within our workforce.  To this end, we have utilized Springboard/Nadine in a couple of ways.  We invited Nadine to speak during our Celebration of Diversity week to introduce this topic to our workforce. She did this in a way that was both educational as well as entertaining.  Through this, she helped us as an organization begin to have discussions around this very important area.  In addition, we invited her back for a “Day in the Life” exercise where we had employees simulate specific disabilities while performing their jobs.  This activity not only brought attention to this topic but got our employees talking.  From an organizational standpoint, we were able to gain valuable insights that we will incorporate into how we accommodate our employees, how we can better give tours of our campus, how we can assist guests in our Café, and the accommodations we might need for our visitors."  January 05, 2013
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Lois Cooper"Adecco Group North America has a global partnership with Springboard.  We have co-hosted the 2010 Disability Matters Conference along with KPMG, we were integrally involved in the planning and implementation of the newly launched Disability Matters EU Conference in March 2012, and we are looking forward to hosting this year’s Welcome Reception at the Conference in Jacksonville.  In addition, Nadine has conducted valuable awareness training for our internal staff as well as with our clients so that individuals with disabilities are able to be placed internally at Adecco and at temporary positions with our clients.  We are definitely a long-term supporter of Nadine and Springboard!"  January 10, 2013

 

Lois Cooper
Adecco Group, NA, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Inclusion

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Rubiena Duarte"Springboard has worked with Dell since 2009 and has provided us with excellent service which is tailored to the needs of our organization. They have succeeded in providing benchmarking information relevant to disabilities and great recommendations for the company to consider.  Through the most recent disability assessment, all Dell stakeholders were given the opportunities to interact, while gaining more knowledge on disabilities.  This year we have expanded our engagement with Springboard to all Dell regions and are looking forward to a continuous strong partnership."  January 13, 2013

Rubiena Duarte
Dell, Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion

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David Ford"Serving as president of EMC’s Disability Employee Resource Group, I've had the distinct pleasure of working with Nadine Vogel and her team at Springboard Consulting since the inception of our DRG group back in November of 2009.

Since then, we've attended Springboard Consulting’s “Disability Matters Conference” each year, implementing lessons learned and winning numerous prestigious awards. We’re proud of these accomplishments, and we’re grateful to Springboard Consulting for guiding our efforts in achieving meaningful, sustainable improvements for those differently abled at EMC.

Our partnership with Springboard Consulting has resulted in a number of improved professional services. For example, after attending their inaugural Disability Professional Development Leadership Summit in 2012, we incorporated “best practices” like Braille business cards and other quantifiable changes for the betterment of our EMC colleagues, customers, and partners with disabilities.

On a personal note, serving on two boards for nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, I've utilized insights gained while attending Springboard Consulting events. These events have allowed me to interact with like-minded professionals from Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies dedicated to making a real difference in our communities and the workplace.

A highlight of our mutually beneficial relationship was EMC being selected fifth by CAREERS & The disABLED magazine’s 2013 top 50 employers! It is because this and many other accomplishments that I wholeheartedly recommend Nadine Vogel and Springboard Consulting for any organization looking to partner with proven experts dedicated to disability matters!"

David J. Ford
EMC² Corporation, Senior Education Solutions Specialist 

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No image Avail"Nadine and Springboard Consulting have been invaluable partners in educating our constituents on issues of diversity and inclusion within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; the common issues that the LGBT and ability communities share in the workplace; and the opportunities that exist for building bridges across and within our communities. Nadine’s expertise makes for popular and engaging presentations at our annual Workplace Summit. Her enthusiasm and creativity make collaboration with Springboard a fabulous experience."  January 16, 2013

 

J. Kevin Jones, Jr.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Deputy Director

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"Nadine has extensive understanding, from a global perspective, of the issues that both the LGBT community and people with disability face no matter where they live. Her networking and ability to bring together teams looking to be successful have been invaluable to growing our global outreach efforts, especially at our first Global LGBT workplace Summit."  January 16, 2013

 

 

 

Pat Baillie
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Director, Training & Professional Development

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"I run a large workplace diversity conference. Since meeting Nadine I have called on her more than once to bring me the leading edge of what is happening to open the workplace to persons with disabilities. She has never failed to provide presentations that met the expectations and needs of our attendees and then went further to challenge them, too. Nadine and her entire team are delightful to work with and always come through."  January 29, 2013

 

Steve Humerickhouse
Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, Director

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''We worked with Springboard & Nadine for our 5th Annual Global Diversity Conference. Nadine was a fantastic chairperson & brought an in-depth knowledge of her subject area. We would highly recommend Springboard.''  January 17, 2013

 

 

 

Niall Doorley
ICON Group Ltd., Events Director

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"I have worked with Nadine Vogel on several occasions, and found her to be a remarkable women. She is very intelligent and passionate about supporting disability initiatives. I have invited her to speak several times at various diversity and leadership conferences hosted by my organization, the National Diversity Council. After each event, attendees have walked away inspired by her thought provoking message. If you are looking for an excellent speaker, with a passion for disability initiatives, I would recommend Nadine Vogel’s services wholeheartedly." January 15, 2013

 

 

 

Dennis Kennedy
National Diversity Council, Founder & CEO

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No image Avail“Springboard is top notch. Nadine is a pro who is clearly an expert on the topic of employees with disabilities. She challenges you to think bigger and provides a visionary approach, that truly will drive change in your organization. Getting Springboard for your TEAM is a must for any company who take this topic seriously!” January 28, 2010

 

 

Ken Barrett
Ken hired Springboard as a Business Consultant in 2007 and hired Springboard more than once

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Bonnie St. John"Nadine Vogel is recognized as a global leader in both thought and application of business processes and practices, in support of people with disabilities and their families in the workforce, workplace and marketplace. Her book, “Dive In,” is the number one resource on the subject. Springboard’s annual “Disability Matters” awards event is one I never miss. But do sign up early as it sells out fast." November 16, 2010

 

 

 

Bonnie St. John
Author and Insprirational Speaker

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Deb Ruh“Nadine is changing the way Corporate America thinks about Diversity. She has the roadmap to help corporations assure they are including people with disabilities in every aspect - employment, customers and marketing. She also walks the walk in her own firm. Her children changed her life and helped her find her passion and voice. I highly recommend Nadine and am proud to know her and work with her as I walk my own path. Debra” September 26, 2010

 

 

Debra Ruh , CEO and Founder , TecAccess, LLC
was with another company when working with Nadine

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zazachamberlain_1312241399_38“The BEST at what she does…PSEG brought Nadine in to speak at a company Lunch and Learn during Disability Awareness Month. Nadine is a master presenter and educator; her wisdom, life experiences, personality, superb communication skills and overall pleasant disposition made her a huge hit among PSEG employees at every level.” September 22, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert

 

 

 

Zaza Chamberlain 
hired Nadine as a Business Consultant in 2008

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francia_baez1“We hired Nadine the CEO at Springboard Consulting to support us in introducing the idea of how to deal with disabilities at work and she fully delivered to our expectations. Everyone took something out of that training and her effective way of interacting with the audience matched with the valuable information she provided made everyone conscious of what to keep in mind when interacting with individuals with disabilities. We appreciate her support.” September 22, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , Good Value

 

Francia Baez
hired Nadine as a training in 2010

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jeanne sowa“Springboard is a team of high energy professional with great ideas and practical solutions. Springboard is a good asset for your team.” January 4, 2010

 

Jeanne Sowa, Sr. Vice President, Easter Seals
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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No image Avail“Springboard Consulting and Nadine Vogel, as an educator and consultant, proved to be an excellent resource for Schering-Plough's diversity and inclusion initiative. Springboard consulted with our affinity groups and provided practical guidance on disability etiquette to our employees. Springboard's expert knowledge, commitment and professionalism is first rate. I would highly recommend Springboard as a diversity resource for any organization.” January 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

 

Elizabeth Timmons 
Elizabeth hired Springboard as a Business Consultant in 2008

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Joan Cleveland“Springboard really knows the Special Needs Community and Nadine has an incredible gift in her ability to train sales personnel on how to speak and interact with families who has members with special needs. Nadine is a dynamic and engaging speaker on this topic. I have found her to deliver the best training sessions to our producers time and again.” January 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Joan Cleveland 
Joan hired Springboard as a Business Consultant in 2008

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shelley Kaplan“Springboard brings both personal and professional experience to the field of disability. Nadine is an excellent trainer who's knowledge, skills and passion helps others understand the importance and value of including people with disabilities in workforce diversity initiatives and all aspects of our our society.” March 17, 2009

 

 

Shelley Kaplan, Director, DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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suzanne robitaille“In the growing disability community, Springboard Consulting is a superstar. Nadine carved out a consulting business after realizing that people with disabilities weren't being marketed to as a group, and companies all over the U.S. have hired Springboard to create and execute marketing strategies for this demographic. Nadine is also an excellent speaker and a thoughtful expert; I have watched her present at several conferences and have interviewed her for articles -- she uniquely understands the issues at heart and how to approach them. I would say Nadine is the ultimate "doer" in that she sees a problem and works to solve it. If you're a marketer looking to expand your company's multicultural efforts, Springboard Consulting is the one to call.” March 10, 2009

 

 

Suzanne Robitaille, Editor-in-Chief, abledbody.com
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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No image Avail“Springboard Consulting is dedicated to providing innovative ideas as well support companies challenges on retention and productivity of their employees who either have a disability or who have dependents with special needs. Nadine's passion and expertise and will enlighten everyone! I know I am personally touched to work with someone with this magnitude. Nadine and Springboard are wonderful!” March 10, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

 

Lucy Mattessich
hired Springboard Consulting as a Business Consultant in 2008, and hired them more than once

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No image Avail“We have been very pleased with the services Springboard Consulting has provided. Nadine is reliable, creative and results oriented. Springboard took the time to understand our business, technology and what we need for a successful campaign.” March 10, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

 

Jennifer French
hired Springboard as a Business Consultant in 2009

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BillDueease“Nadine is a very bright and high integrity young lady who is dedicated to providing the best consulting services she can to best suit her clients.” March 10, 2009

 

 

 

 

Bill Dueease, Owner, The Coach Connection
was a consultant or contractor to Springboard Consulting LLC

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Libby Ladu“Springboard Consulting is doing wonderful work and knows how to deliver for their clients. In the last year, I've also witnessed firsthand how Nadine has expanded her vision for her own business and increased her capacity to grow.” March 9, 2009

 

 

 

Libby Ladu, President & Founder, Right Brain Ventures, LLC
was a consultant or contractor to Springboard Consulting LLC

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JimBarrood“Nadine is an insightful consultant who is very knowledgeable in the area of disabilities. She is easy to work with and an excellent collaborator who brings tremendous expertise and an very personable and professional working style.” March 9, 2009

 

 

 

James Barrood, Executive Director, Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies-FDU
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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howie_schaffer“Springboard's counsel and strategy to Diversity Best Practices on hiring people with disabilities transformed our thinking, accelerated our outreach, and improved an important policy briefing paper and webinar. Springboard is intellectually and spiritually generous and has been a tremendous asset to our work engaging and supporting differently abled people.” February 19, 2009

 

 

Howie Schaffer, Vice President, Communications, Research, Marketing & Publications, Diversity Best Practices
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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banister nakia“Nadine's resume speaks to hear knowledge and expertise, but I would like to say that working with her has been one of the most enjoyable experiences that I've had. Springboard is dedicated to educating the business community and the world on the importance and value of marketing to the special needs community.” January 10, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

 

Nakia Banister
hired Springboard Consulting, LLC as a Business Consultant in 2008

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John Evans“Nadine is an energetic, deeply knowledgeable professional who radiates warmth and credibility. She quickly earns the trust and confidence of her clients that she will do an outstanding job in helping them address whatever issues they need her help on and then she manages to over-deliver. I have rarely worked with someone so clearly capable and enjoyable to be with in my 25+ years in the business.” January 5, 2009

 

John Evans, Business Development Executive, IBM
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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Marilyn Nagel“Springboard provided us with consultation to sucessfully launch a strong employee resource group for people with disabilities. Springboard's excellent knowledge of the PWD community also helped revitalize our PWD advisory board and support processes in hiring, engaging and retaining people in this community. Nadine is a talented professional and great partner.” January 4, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Marilyn Nagel
hired Springboard Consulting, LLC as a Business Consultant in 2008

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No image Avail“Nadine is a great speaker and the go to authority for marketing to the special needs community. She is a passionate and informed advocate, educator and marketer and I look forward to continuing to work with her.” January 1, 2009

 

 

 

Marcia Sutter, director client services, The TrendSight Group
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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No image Avail“Nadine was giving a presentation among a host of others at a recent conference and I felt that she brought the most valuable information to the table. Nadine brings insight to a population segment that is often misunderstood, but extremely valuable to any business. Her expertise and knowledge of marketing to persons with disabilities brought about a paradigm shift on how we can more effectively run our business to value their diverse needs.” December 29, 2008

 

 

Mark Villalovos, Director of Marketing, The Disney Store
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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darryl-salerno-1“Nadine is a passionate, articulate, compelling presenter. She knows her subject matter cold and is extremely persuasive. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” December 29, 2008

 

 

 

Darryl Salerno, Owner, Second Quadrant Solutions Inc
was with another company when working with Springboard Consulting LLC

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Deb_Dagit_Bio“Springboard was a helpful resource for our global "differently able" constituency group. They provided useful data/information, conducted focus groups, and helped the group arrive at their recommendations for our business. Nadine is particularly knowledgeable as to the needs of caregivers of persons with disabilities. DD” December 28, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity

 

Deborah Dagit
hired Springboard Consulting, LLC as a Business Consultant in 2008

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