“To support the spin-off of Facet Biotech from PDL, Amy partnered with our leadership team to articulate a set of values to drive a high performance culture at our new company. She was instrumental in revising our approach to Performance Management and Career Development to align with the culture. She worked closely with my team to launch and communicate both. She is an ideal thought partner, seasoned communicator and skilled facilitator who made invaluable contributions to our work.”

Gwen Carscadden
Former Vice President, Human Resources
Facet Biotech

“As part of a major corporate restructuring, Amy partnered with me to launch a new Shared Services operation. Her invaluable counsel and communications support helped my team manage sensitive outsourcing and procurement situations without losing key employees during the transition.”

Gary Schindler
Executive Vice President and General Manager,
Shared Services AirTouch

“Our new website is awesome. Thanks for taking us into the next era of EASi via the information super highway. Your efforts overall have really helped the organization as a whole unearth and communicate what it is we do and what it is that represents value to the market.”

Don Gillotti

VP Sales,
Equity Administration Solutions, Inc.  (Now Certent)

“There are not many people in business who can truly listen and capture not only what is said but also the nuances that may not be known or not be said and capitalize on both. Amy does this elegantly. She can listen like no other and rapidly turn around the most poignant observations and statements that others don’t arrive at, and that’s where the value lies. She pulls from years of hands on expertise as well as her network of possibilities to find solutions to the challenges of today’s business. I consider her my secret weapon, my trusted advisor, my expert sounding board and she has come through for me EVERY TIME. Her depth of experience and unique ability for listening has been a differentiator for me.

Amy supported me in many capacities as my trusted advisor helping to shape organizational culture, draft communications and develop cultural frameworks that supported growth and innovation mindsets within my organization.”

Petrina Thompson

Genius Avenue

“Amy helped me deliver a compelling graduation speech to students at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She worked with me every step of the way — writing the speech, helping me own the words and rehearsing. I couldn’t have done it without her.”

Arun Sarin

Former CEO,

“Amy showed me how to repackage what I told Wall Street analysts to make it more meaningful to 13,000 employees. She helped me build a relationship with employees that motivated them to focus on customers and deliver outstanding results.”

Sam Ginn

Former Chairman & CEO,
AirTouch Communications
Former Chairman Vodafone

“When I hired Amy Aines to facilitate two Cisco meetings, she came with excellent references. However, experiencing Amy at work in the sessions spoke much louder than the references. Her ability to facilitate difficult meetings is outstanding and this becomes clear during her meeting preparation. The preparation includes a structured approach to asking pertinent questions to prepare for the session. One of Amy’s unique skills is her capability to come up to speed on a new topic, including all the associated acronyms. During the meetings, her professionalism is exceptional and she appropriately keeps the room on track to meet the stated objectives. When necessary, Amy is able to adapt to changes in the approach to ensure the meeting goals are achieved.”

Lori Fontana
Senior Manager, Cisco

“Amy is a pro. I always knew that when she was involved, I would be well prepared for any communications challenge — whether it was dealing with the media or any other audience.”

Sue Swenson

Sage North America