Success Stories

Results That Growing Forward Clients Have Experienced

Coaching Testimonials

Having a coach has helped me focus on what is most important to me, helped me identify my roadblocks and decide how to deal with them and keeps me accountable for keeping my word to myself. Paul keeps on top of what I have set as goals for myself and provides structure, support and a chance at each session for me to clarify my direction. It is often hard for me to ask for support or advice so having a coach who is committed to my success is a valuable investment for me.

Lynn Stedman

Marriage/Family Therapist

Paul has helped me to clarify the leadership areas that I need to work on, led me through the process of creating specific and achievable ways of doing this, and provided accountability to help me assess progress.  Paul brings useful advice and information to spark discussion, and he also is always willing to talk through specific issues that have come up.  As opposed to just giving advice, Paul’s coaching style is focused on guiding me to develop my own solutions.  I have really appreciated the opportunity to work with Paul.

Erin Miller


I was in one of the darkest professional places I have encountered when I started Growing Forward Coaching.  I was burned out which was reflected in my performance.  I was only sleeping 3-4 hours per night, I was unorganized, and found myself becoming somewhat cynical.  Fortunately, my work with Growing Forward Coaching and Mastermind, brought light back into my life.  My suffering self-esteem reengaged my belief that we are all brilliant lights and my life began to slowly return to normal.  My sleep improved, my organization improved, my fulfillment in my work returned, and my performance saw a steady return to my norm.  Probably my biggest takeaway was, with Paul’s gentle and affirming guidance, my realization one can go through the motions and “do” the right stuff, but, unless your authentic self is present and passionate, it is somewhat futile and will not achieve optimal results.  Thank you, Paul!

Vicki Meyer, FA


Hiring Paul Casey as my business coach was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Paul helped me break down my personal and professional goals into easily achievable tasks. I am more organized, more focused, and most importantly—I don’t waste time or energy on tasks that do not support my goals or produce revenue. I am happier, my company is more profitable, and my team members feel valued.

Jane Winslow

Owner, Winsome Design

Paul focuses each session on topics that are important to you; offering applicable solutions that making lasting impacts. His techniques focus on quick tweaks to current process and procedure; never asking or expecting a complete transformation of current practices. A big focus of mine when I started working with Paul surrounded Essentialism and Time Management. I needed to be frugal with my time, while enjoying the journey and not just the final destination. Paul helped me identify points in time throughout any given project to effectively pause and ask, “Am I investing in the right activities for the outcome I need? Am I getting the right things done at the right time?” This has impacted my work tremendously, because now I approach each task with discipline and focus and when needed, stop and redirect.

Kayci Loftus

Director of WIOA-Career Path Services

I have found Paul’s coaching to be very effective and it has helped me strengthen and hone my leadership style over the last several months. When Paul and I started meeting, I was just getting ready to launch a new innovation pilot program at the national laboratory called Q-Camp.  Through the discussions with Paul I became more aware of how to utilize my personal strengths and passions and to live those through Q-Camp.  He helped me quiet my inner, hyper-critical voice and gain some peace about the path that I was journeying, incorporating aspects of my personal faith into my work environment.  Through our conversations I was able to reflect and articulate various aspects of Q-Camp that helped me feel more empowered and comfortable to wear the mantle of Q-Camp Director while still looking for opportunities to engage the strengths of those around me and share the burden with the team, rather than my tendency to shoulder the burdens myself.

I also really appreciate how Paul tracks our action items and holds me accountable for taking actions to address the things that we talk about.  It’s not enough to talk about the struggles I’m having, Paul follows up with ‘so what are you going to do about that?’ and then the next time we meet he holds me accountable to doing something and making progress.  Sometimes there is no progress, but Paul doesn’t scold or make me feel more guilty than I already do – he simply says, let’s work on that for next time and helps me set a more specific goal and then continues to follow-up during our regular meetings. 

Jana Strasburg


Teambuilding Testimonials

Paul’s Witty humor is the perfect value add for a team building session once and while with Tumbleweeds.  Paul has a way of giving a third party perspective on real situations and inputs thought provoking Ideas worth considering.  Our team has grown in understanding of each other with every Crew meeting Paul has been a part of.  I recommend Paul Casey with Growing Forward services for overall team work improvement in your organization.

Keith Moon

Tumbleweeds FFG MOON, INC

Paul came in to facilitate a half-day workshop with my department at TiLite. We’d just been through an acquisition, we had one employee who was a remote worker, and we really needed to come together as we looked towards our future. Paul led a couple of exercises that revealed team members’ motivations and communications styles. This has directly led to improved transparency and better collaboration within the group. Thanks Paul!

John Roach

Vice President - Information, Communication, and Technology, TiLite

Paul does such a good job working with people, which isn’t easy. He always knows what to say and keeps it interesting and entertaining.

Jennifer N. Mitchell, CPA

Paul Casey’s positive energy and attitude towards growing both professionally and individually is contagious! I am a stronger leader because of the skills I have gained through his one-on-one coaching and my organization is a stronger TEAM due to their training with him on mission, vision and values. A company that was once divided has now realigned itself. We have taken advantage of several of Paul’s seminars. He keeps us engaged and entertained the whole time. We always walk away with practical tools we can use the very next day. Thank you Paul for encouraging us to be our best selves!

Holley Sowards

Funeral Home Manager, Sunset Gardens

Paul Casey was hired to support the Pet Over Population Prevention (POPP) organization’s effort to further develop their strategic plan.  Paul has an unassuming style that worked very well with the POPP Board which is a mix of people that have been on the Board for many years, a couple that have been on the Board for one year, and a relatively new Executive Director.    Paul knew when to help move the Board along and when to let them have their needed crucial conversations.  This was a delicate balance that Paul was able to maintain throughout the planning sessions.  Paul was the catalyst for the progress the board is currently experiencing.  We are grateful for the well thought out approach to strategic planning provided to us by Paul as we can reference the objectives and commitments at each Board meeting.

Diana Shankle

POPP Board Member

Speaking Testimonials

You gear the talk to the audience so they feel you are speaking directly to them which helps engage them even more. You have the ability to speak to a broad range of ages. You are adaptable to what the needs of the group are. Your presentation style is relaxed and full of useful material.

Carrie Locke

Human Resources Manager, Franklin PUD

Paul is a dynamite presenter and facilitator. He is able to actively engage participants. Through his leadership, valuable input was obtained. The participants left with excitement, enthusiasm and a renewed vision for the Center’s future.

Cathryn Tames

Executive Director, Children’s Developmental Center

The past two years, Paul Casey from Growing Forward Services has presented at the July Business Development University (BDU) at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Both times Paul has done an outstanding job of educating local members of our business community. Not only is he a knowledgeable and dynamic presenter, but he incorporates interactive elements and keeps the attention of his audience the entire duration. He has always been well-prepared and our staff is confident that will present a fantastic BDU – we always know we can expect a great program. Paul is also a favorite presenter of our Regional Chamber members who attend. He receives positive reviews and people return again and again when they know he’s the presenter. I highly recommend Paul Casey for any endeavors which he is undertaking.

Ashley Coronado

Government Contracting Assistance Specialist, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Paul Casey was the speaker at our Manager’s Association meeting last week. His lively leadership message that focused on striving for excellence, was motivating, worthwhile and on target! His presentation was well-received by a wide variety of managers from different types of organizations. His words were thought-producing and delivered with professionalism. I have heard Paul speak at many events and attended his workshops. His presentations are always well organized, on point, and enjoyable.

Roni Swan

President, Eastern Washington Chapter, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers

Paul Casey is a very insightful motivational speaker, I would recommend him for any group, large or small. After attending his workshops I always come away with something I can apply to both my professional and personal life.”

Camille Kellison

Marketing Account Manager