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“The breadth of topics we covered (such as leading people, project management and software architecture) and the depth to which we covered them (ranging from general theory to active events) provided an immediate and lasting return on the investment.

I have really enjoyed my time getting to know Alan Willett. While Alan may have only spent a year coaching me, I am confident that what I have learned will stay with me for the rest of my leadership career. The breadth of topics we covered (such as handling difficult people, project management and software architecture to name a few) and the depth to which we covered them (ranging from general theory, to active events occurring on the job that needed a timely response) provided an immediate and lasting return on the investment my organization put in Alan and our time together.

Cole Christie

Site Manager, RCSB Protein Data Bank

“Alan’s knowledge of software development and ways to improve productivity, estimation, and quality have helped me succeed in every role to date. His mentoring has provided a benchmark for how I approach difficult situations. David Howerton

Project Manager, Oracle

“Change is not easy but Alan can make it look like it is. Alan provided the trifecta of what we needed: breakthrough insights, relentless focus on VALUE, and the magic ability for getting buy-in with key stakeholders. Don Sevey

Director of Information Technology, Cornell University

Alan has been a wonderful mentor coach to me. He has always proactively guided me and given great advice in challenging situations that I have faced. He doesn’t just provide answers, but shows how to apply critical thinking to complex situations. Carl Wyrwa

President, CW Software Solutions, Inc.

Intelligent, chopping complexity into small bites in sophisticated ways, and always hopeful, Alan is the essence of a perfect consultant. Sue Unger

Information Technology, Independent Consultant

“In my 25 years of running a business, Alan is the best consultant I have hired for bringing together people and process. He has a way to bring people together to own the issues and make the changes that are necessary for improvement. Steff McGonagle

CEO, Envisage Information Systems

“Alan is our go-to person whenever we hit trouble spots! He has transformed our messaging to be more dynamic, honed our offerings to be clear and compelling, and has vastly improved our development process Elisabeth Jones, PhD

Director, GOBii

“Our morale was suffering and overtime and heroics were the norm. With Alan’s consulting, we transformed into a highly productive, enjoyable organization where top talent lined up to join our team. David VanEpps

Senior Delivery Director, Acxiom

“If you tried to stimulate change in your organization and are meeting with only a minimum level of success, contact Alan Willett and be transformed. We have experienced real change in our team, both individually and collectively, thanks to Alan. Cathy Steding

Human Resource Professional, Envisage Information Systems

“Alan’s enthusiasm and inspiration is contagious. His constant optimism and true-life experiences were very refreshing. Alan’s leadership showed new avenues to explore, without losing hope in our fellow humans even when it’s not always smooth sailing. Catherine Sealby

IT product Specialist , Nedbank, South Africa

Alan is our go-to person whenever we hit trouble spots! He has transformed our messaging to be more dynamic, honed our offerings to be clear and compelling, and has vastly improved our development process David Scherb

Business Manager, Software Engineering Institute

“In these challenging times, it is even more critical to use timely innovation to improve our engineering speed to product delivery. Alan Willett’s book, Lead With Speed, contains valuable wisdom you can and should use right now to accelerate the realization of the innovation goals that will outpace our adversaries.” Rick Kelly

4.7 Weapons and Energetics Department Chief Engineer, NAVAIR

“In reviewing all the software development methodologies and data through the years, it is obvious that some methods stand out above others. Unfortunately, sometimes the methodologies obscure the guiding principles under them.  In Alan Willett’s Lead With Speed these principles, or as Alan calls them, Immutable Laws of Speed, are made absolutely clear.  Read this book and learn the laws. When you master them, you will master the speed of your teams.”   Capers Jones

founder, VP and CTO, Namcook Analytics LLC

“I very much enjoyed reading your new book, Lead with Speed!  As a senior manager with over 30 years of experience in the industry, the problems you tackle ring true.  The book is insightful and inspiring with practical, high-value wisdom that so many organizations and their leaders will benefit from. There is food for thought and fuel for action on almost every page.” Stephen Shook

Director of Software Engineering & Quality, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc.

“Alan combines the rare abilities to listen, to see and to guide.  He listens deeply to all that is shared, verbally and otherwise.  He sees beyond a given situation and into the dysfunctional systems that inevitably create one challenge or another.   He guides not with pat advice or simplistic answers, but towards the perspective and insight needed to act.  Walk the road he offers and you will listen more carefully, see systems more clearly, and ultimately guide your team to better results.” Tim Lancaster

Executive Vice President of Product Development, Indigo BioAutomation

“In today’s marketplace where technology is available to everybody, the secret sauce to success is to deliver on time, within the scope agreed, with high quality. Lead With Speed provides an actionable roadmap to achieve this mission.” M. Hernandez

Executive Engineering Director, Continental

“If you think you are going as fast as you can, think again. Alan’s book Lead With Speed shows you how not just to own your organizational accelerator, but how to push it to the floor.” Nick Giovas

Head of Systems and Software Program Management, Aptiv