Highlights of endorsements from our Leadership, Communications, Education & Speaking Engagement Projects. For endorsements from wedding & private event clients, including California State Senators, clients involving The Secret Service and more, please visit our event planning division Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events applause page
"..let me start off by saying Kerry Lee is an extremely gifted individual who epitomizes professionalism. Her talents lie in motivational and engaging training, exceptional people skills, marketing (including social media and copywriting) and special event production. She is a person of integrity and her enthusiasm for life is evident in all she does. The words that would best describe Kerry Lee include upbeat, polished, creative, a visionary, a problem-solver, dependable, and finally, she possesses a wonderful sense of humor..."
~Mr. David Lautensack, General Manager 20 Years Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
"I've had the pleasure of crossing paths with Kerry Lee at various times over the past 20+ years that we've both been active in the Weddings/Events industry. From the very beginning, she impressed me as someone with positive spirit, puts her whole heart into everything she does. In working with venues, wedding couples and marketing partners, she demonstrates a keen understanding of what makes all the pieces come together--stylishly, effectively and creatively. I attended a recent Fireside Chat (one of her industry innovations!) and was delighted that even an industry veteran like myself not only learned a few things, but felt energized by the experience. She really is a local treasure!"
~ Jolene Rae Harrington, Media & Communications Director at Here Comes the Guide
"I want to commend the approach you took. Every (team member) that came out of their interview was positive and enjoyed the time they spent with you. What does this mean (to a group of people that historically tend to focus on the negative and are quick to complain)? They like you and trust you! Those emotions are so important in order for the training to be effective and successful...."
~General Manager Luxury Resort (name furnished on private request)
"Kerry Lee is thorough, responsive and proactive. Truly a professional, presenting a professional image. A rarity among professional speakers – she took the time to know and understand our membership and make her presentation come alive for them. A delight to work with!"
~Susan Gassen, ARA Conference Manager
"There are not enough adjectives to describe Kerry Lee Doehr. Working with her was an absolute pleasure as she was incredibly professional, took initiative, created a phenomenal learning environment and always customized training and speaking engagements to her specific audience. She spoke and trained in language that the particular group could relate to and made it a point to learn their company culture and goals. Her preparation was meticulous, as was evident by the incredible results she achieved. She is also a genuine "people person". Some extreme professionals can come across as cold or unapproachable but Kerry Lee is authentic, interested in people and a great listener. She works extremely well on her own (running her own successful company for the past 20 years) and with/leading a team. Any organization will increase their "people power" standard with her on their team."
~ Lynne LaFond DeLuca, Executive Director Association of Club Catering & Event Professionals (ACCP)
"....Kerry Lee’s focus was to work with and engage our Front Office Staff and Reservations Associates in an effort to bring our customer service to a new level. We were not disappointed. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she was quickly able to connect with our staff and have a positive influence on them. Her presentations were impactful, informative, and entertaining. She helped changed the culture here at the Ranch from 'Well, we have always done it this way' to 'Let me provide the best customer service I can to ensure our guests have the most memorable time of their lives.' What we appreciated most about working with Kerry Lee was her ability to cut through the predictable politics, gain the support of staff and management, and deliver results that exceeded our expectations. In fact, our investment in Kerry Lee is one that will live on as we reap the rewards of her efforts."
~ T. Frost, Company Controller, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
"...we want to tell you how much we enjoyed your presentation at the ISES (now ILEA) Los Angeles Symposium. The topic was interesting and you presented the material in a way everyone could understand. We have been getting great feedback on how informative your presentation was."
~ILEA (formerly ISES)- International Live Events Association, Los Angeles Programs Committee
"Ms. Doehr, who has more than 20 years of hospitality, event management and consulting experience has provided program mix and revenue assumptions. Her skill sets in developing successful programs cannot be underestimated and her contributions to this report have given a valuable understanding of revenue potential from a successfully run program."
~CLSG Consulting (referencing our work consulting on special event and specialty packages for
marketing and revenue potential for a property being built from scratch)
"Thank you for speaking last night! Your presentation was eye-opening and gave us all new ideas to run with. We are truly grateful to have such a wonderful informative speaker at our meeting."
~NACE Reno/Tahoe Chapter
"Thank you for your years of consulting with the inn on our social media, blogging and a dedicated sales and marketing plan for our special events. I especially appreciated you training our new Director of Catering in her new role with special concentration on weddings."
~R. Segovia, General Manager Santa Ynez Inn, Santa Barbara Wine Country's Exclusive 4 Diamond Inn
“Kerry Lee is my secret weapon! Whenever we really need to make an impact, we hire Kerry. She has done everything from creating blogs (in our voice) for us , to copy and paste materials, to press releases, editing our mission statement and over all general consulting anytime I have any questions in the wedding industry. She is fair and upfront in pricing and delivering the scope of work and time it takes to get it done. She always meets her deadline and is the ultimate professional. We consider Kerry to be one of our most valued liaisons."
~Sierra Falso-Fiechter ~ Chief Executive Fun Officer, Jump on the School Bus
"Currently, our company is wrapping up a 6 month contract with YELP - ugh, never again! As we reflect on where our marketing dollars are spent, we are finding HUGE VALUE in our ongoing investment with Engaging Inspiration. In short, we find Kerry Lee to be a brilliant writer, who is discerning and a well-rounded leader of our industry. She keeps our clients and social media followers informed and "in the know" and we are forever grateful for her services."
~Susie Tell, Tahoe Inspired, LLC
"As a small business owner, I always look for the best person that fits the job perfectly at the best price. Kerry Lee was highly recommended by a friend who has been in the industry for long time. I contacted Kerry Lee immediately ,explained to her our business and our capacity. Kerry Lee asked me to give her a few days to come up with a good deal that would work with my budget. I am proud to say that she is part of our team now. Kerry Lee's writing skills are clear, rich in words, imaginative and easy to comprehend. I love her creative writing style. Kerry Lee is always prompt about replying to my correspondence and willing to help in any way possible to promote my business."
~Nada Adjadj, SoBelle Luxury Chocolates & Favors
"Given the opportunity to hire Kerry Lee for our monthly newsletters and BLOGS we would make the same decision again and again with an enthusiastic YES! The amount of time that we weren’t able to dedicate to our marketing material became an overwhelming weight on our shoulders. With Kerry Lee’s assistance we can breathe easier in knowing that the information we want our clients to know about our events, upcoming trends, seasonal recipes and catering tidbits are shared on a much more regular basis."
~Lindsay German, C.O.O. Main Course California Catering
"After leaving the presentation by Kerry Lee, I really did find myself feeling more engaged and inspired. The content was presented in a way that allowed me to think for myself and create my own ideas that would fit my business versus ideas being jammed down my throat. A good shrink does not tell you exactly how to solve your life's problems, they give you the tools to find the best path for you, and that's exactly what Kerry Lee does with her presentations."
~Andy Bomberger, Special Events Coordinator, Nevada Museum of Art
"Kerry Lee (Dickey) Doehr has an infectious enthusiasm for what we all do in the events industry. Her insight and inspiration after over two decades of servicing excellence is unparallelled. I'm always thrilled to be a guest at a "KLD Presentation" and recently, at a NACE gathering, was reminded just how easy it is to find leads at every corner of our day to day lives for new business opportunities. And more importantly, how to convert those leads to contracts that provide instant revenue."
~Scott Corrdian , Scott Corridan Design