Rocky led a full-day team transformation experience for the me and my direct reports, the People & Culture Leadership team of Grant Thornton. The focus of the work was preparing the team for a leadership transition given my planned departure through the exploration of our individual and collective values, strengths and powers. Rocky skillfully orchestrated an experience that was intimate, raw and empowering. His deep listening skills coupled with his authentic approach to engaging created the ideal environment for the team to participate vulnerably and whole-heartedly. In his opening, Rocky claimed, "at the end of the day you will know yourself more deeply than you ever have." Without exception, we did! I highly recommendRocky Garza to any individual or team who is looking to become known, seen and empowered not through gimmicks but through real conversation.
pamela harless||Chief People & Culture Officer || Grant Thornton
I've been to a lot of "workshops" and team building "off sites" over the last 12 years. Today our leadership team spent the day with Rocky and this is the best I've experienced. Rocky has an unique gift for helping individuals and teams give words to their core values and strengths while providing practical, actionable takeaways that lead to greater influence and impact. If you lead a team and are looking for an incredible resource to increase the scope of your group's impact, you have to check out Rocky!
Kyle Sims|Sr. Regional Vice President | Axa Financial
With just a brief orientation, Rocky ‘got us.’ He delivered a session to our leadership team regarding core values and discovering our why. He was able to effectively weave our strategic meeting themes through the session which resulted in a fantastic kick-off to our team’s time together. Rocky effortlessly engaged the team from the first minute and created a safe space to share and continue the dialogue even after our time with him was over. I would highly recommend Staff Retreat Co. and Rocky to any organization looking to build a dynamic and highly engaged team/organization.
Tracey McShane-Wilson || Executive Director of Talent & Acquisition || Grant Thornton
"Rocky is more than just a gifted story teller and executive coach. He has the ability to inspire people into action towards self-improvement and change. The CreativeMornings community was lucky enough to experience his best advice - finding our truest selves and putting that forward. He truly is a people expert."
Megan Toms || Creative Mornings Director
"Our time with Rocky exceeded my expectations. As a manager, I was thrilled to see my team fully embrace the process and let their guards down to get the best possible experience. In a corporate setting, it's rare to be so honest and vulnerable with your co-workers. Rocky encouraged all of us to dig deeper, communicate effectively and how to treat one another through our identity mapping discoveries. I saw this as an investment in my people- personally and professionally. Rocky was the perfect person to guide us through this process and I cannot think of a better way to spend a day outside of the office!"
Blair Nelson || Brand Manager || WFAA
If I could describe having Rocky lead our annual leaderhsip confernce, I would say “incredible”. He lead our opening keynote, lead an afternoon breakout session and closed the conference the next day. It was a powerful to say the least and honestly, the way he closed it left out entire 100+ leaders in a standing ovation. He fully immersed himself in our culture and custom fit all the sessions to our staff perfect. He is a MUST hire.
Dustin Livingood || Vice President of Marketing||Monogram Realty Trust
Rocky gives you permission to be who you were created to be. I wish I had gone through this process one decade earlier. I’m convinced that every person that wants to be successful NEEDS Identity Mapping to take them on a journey to knowing who they are and why they are. You can't put a price on knowing who you are.
Ryan Leak || Pastor || Covenant Church
"Rocky delivered just as promised. Not only was Rocky one of our favorite keynote speakers, but he spent hours upon hours with many of our attendees in one-on-one coaching sessions. Out of the 75 attendees there was not one person that Rocky didn't connect with in a genuine way. His keynote address as well as his breakout sessions were very insightful and challenging and we heard many testimonials from individuals who found fresh inspiration and direction for their personal lives and businesses through Rocky's sessions. We would highly recommend Rocky as a speaker and workshop leader. He is the real deal!"