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What They Are Saying

Roderick Hickman has a remarkable history of transforming organizations, public agencies and leaders in all three sectors. As a leader, speaker, consultant, writer and a coach, he brings excellence and sensitivity to every opportunity to serve.

Francis Hesselbein
Chairman and Founding President
Leader to Leader Institute

Rod Hickman offers the hard earned leadership insights of a public sector leader, informed by both the practice and study of leadership.  He combines the best of a practitioner, with the best of teaching, to help leaders take ground with their leadership challenges.  I deeply respect Rod’s commitment.

Rich Callahan
Associate Dean of State Capital and Leadership Programs
School of Policy, Planning and Development
University of Southern California


A note of thanks, on Leadership and Personal Development at the 2008 Legislative Staff Management Institute on Thursday August 7th.  I enjoyed hearing about your experiences while working in the California correctional system but I especially enjoyed hearing from you about your leadership techniques.  I intend to take your advice and seek out mentors and outside resources. Thank you for your time and sharing your experiences with the class!

Catherine T. Fernandez
Deputy Director
Legislative Finance Committee
State of New Mexico

I have known Rod Hickman for close to 15 years.  In my 30 years of interacting and working with government executives from around the world, I would rank Rod in the top 1%.  His passion for excellence, study and commitment to ethical leadership, commitment to professional standards, and the highest personal integrity makes him a shining star in the corrections field and government as a whole.

Dr. Stan Stoijkovic
Dean and Professor
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rod was the keynote speaker at our recent day long training on Re-Entry Workforce Development. His experience in this field alone made him the perfect keynote, but his enormous energy and enthusiasm for what is possible in this field really got the crowd focused on a very successful day's work.

Rod Libbey
Chief Executive Officer
Walden House Inc.

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