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1999 Seminar Student Evaluations
Please note: These evaluations do not represent every single student in the course because not everyone chose to fill out an evaluation. This is unusual. Normally we would be able to publish every student's comments, but in this class we cannot. We did, however, publish every single evaluation that we did receive.

"(Rex is) fantastic! He practices what he preaches. His example, his way of teaching, relating, and being is the best model for his students.

The whole experience was great. I felt at ease and comfortable from the moment I arrived at Cedar Valley. Rex, Carolyn, and the staff went out of their way to listen to the needs and desires of the participants and I really appreciate that. We covered an amazing amount of material. I didn't realize how much until the wrap-up. It was also surprising to realize how that material was internalized and became a part of me. I've taken many courses. This is the first time that I have finished a course feeling like I have made the material my own --a part of who I am and what I do. There is also an amazing desire to do more, to keep on learning, to keep on growing."
          Lem Fugitt, Vice President of a company, San Jose, California

"(I learned) how to give more respect and validation to others through catering to their values; to set up a chance for reciprocation of this Love, Respect, validation and Friendship.

(Rex is) the 'bartender' that keeps your NLP glass FULL. Attentive, caring, talented, self-effacing and very generous with his time and attention! Never a dull moment!

The staff was upbeat and supportive....I felt loved and supported unconditionally when I was talking to Carolyn.

I learned a great deal of skills not just from Rex and Co., but I was able to discover new skills emerging in me that I read/heard about in other books and tapes. It is not a seminar --its an ultra-conceptual drop of real life experience in which you can learn rapidly and naturally. Good on you, Rex. All of ya'll are real 'Trojans' (hard worker)."
          Robert L Culpepper, Compensation Analyst, Tulsa, Oklahoma

"In addition to being an excellent introduction to the power of NLP, this weekend provided me with skills and understandings that I will begin using immediately. These tools will only grow and develop further as I use them and gain mastery over them. I'm going to recommend this seminar to some of my co-workers. For anyone who wants or needs to become a better communicator, taking this seminar would be a great choice."
          Jeffrey Richards, Graphic Artist, Columbus, Ohio

"(Rex is a) dynamic speaker and presenter. Interacts seamlessly with his students. Caring and generous with his time and expertise. His energy spreads to others easily and naturally. I understood his basic explanations and descriptions of NLP concepts.

A great deal of things we see and do in interacting with others were once mysteries until Rex shed light on them through his training. Its a delight to be enlightened by his guidance. One can tell that he puts into practice what he preaches. It shows in his interactions with students, staff, his family. I don't know where his energy comes from, but some of it has rubbed off on me. I was told about Rex by many others and their descriptions don't do enough justice to the actual experience. If I was not serious about human relationships before, Rex has convinced me otherwise. I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone serious about increasing their quality of life and of those around them. I'm coming back for more. Bravo, Rex! Special thanks to Carolyn and her staff of Idea Seminars. Her help has made it easy and natural to register and enroll and enjoy! I look forward to continuing my relationship with IDEA."
          Tony Tse, Engineer, Los Angeles, California

"(Rex is) a master in being a communicator personified.

My purpose in attending this workshop was to remember a different way to communicate. What I discovered was the importance in 'what's important to you' from the other guy's viewpoint. It also gives me the incentive to become a master 'Word Smith.' My eyes are now open, my ears hear resonance and I sense the depth of my soul. Thanks Rex and the entire staff for providing the space and time to get a tune up."
          Phillip Hall, Shiatsu Practitioner, The Inner Source, Pittsboro, North Carolina

"A great training program for improving human interaction and communication! Worth the time and money!"
          Terry C Clodfelter, Director, Center for Continuous Learning, Minnesota State University and South Central Technical College, Mankato, Minnesota

"Attending this four day event has been eye opening and mind expanding. I really did not know what to expect. The things I knew were reinforced and the new things I learned were so powerful and fun, by the fourth day I did not want it to end. If you're looking to move forward in you life and make advancements this course is what you should take. Its for all walks of life, young or old. Now is when you want to do this for yourself and those who you care about in your life."
          Sean Roach, Las Vegas, Nevada

"(I learned to) consider the other person. Practice and allow failure to be an opportunity to grow. Travel in advance of the world. Resistance can be turned into assistance.

(Rex is) insightful, well-paced, attentive to individual needs, very knowledgeable about NLP with the ability to share his knowledge in an effective manner. Rex has a genuine love of Neuro Linguistic Programming and infects his class participants with an enthusiasm and confidence that is contagious and compelling.

In a world as complex and challenging as we live in, it is extremely helpful to have internal --conscious and unconscious-- guides and markers to make our journey through life more meaningful and enjoyable. That's what this class is all about. I came for professional reasons --wanting to work smarter and not harder to be more successful in my sales efforts. I found that here. But beyond that, I found concepts and techniques that will allow me to be a more successful and happier person regardless of the professional, social, or personal setting I'll find myself in. Don't be afraid to take a chance on yourself. Take this class and change your quality of life for the better."
          David Lytle, Data Storage Sales Specialist, Kennesaw, Georgia

"Rex was recommended by someone who I thought was very smart. Non-threatening atmosphere. I haven't been put on the spot. Lots of valuable things to practice."
          Paul Cordero, Stratford, Connecticut

"(Rex is) knowledgeable, compassionate, a great communicator.

The content of this program is very powerful and the material and tools presented are enhanced by the physical setting (gorgeous, rural, serene Cedar Valley).
I came for a refreshing getaway and am learning with much more. Have stretched and expanded the understanding and value of asking myself and others the right questions. I will be 'going first' more and asking 'what is important (to others and myself)?' The ending review with everyone participating affirmed how much learning took place. What a terrific, fun group of participants."
          Marge Hidalgo, Waukegan, Illinois

"Rex is dynamic, energetic, and entertaining. He makes learning fun and easy. Everyone was friendly and caring. I have been to several other trainings and IDEA Seminars are the best I have found."
          Barb Kehl, Hypnotherapist, A New Lifestyle, Valparaiso, Indiana

"Fabulous experience. Even during the seminar I discovered a profound change in myself and how I interact with others. I look forward to geometric growth in the coming months. It will impact my business and personal life. I definitely will recommend this to friends. I'll be back for future programs. It was a pleasure learning from Rex. I'm impressed with his commitment and sense of integrity to downloading his knowledge base into his students. What a fantastic experience. The whole environment has been very positive and nurturing. Naturally I'll continue to grow immensely in the months ahead. Thanks for sharing this with me. I can't remember a time that I've felt happier. I also feel a lot of love from Rex. This training should be taught in every public school system."
          Ken Hoffman, Musician, Copywriter, Teacher, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"(Rex) is marvelous, we were having fun while we were learning, he is caring and willing to do whatever is necessary to make sure we got the idea, he is more than willing to answer our questions.

If you want to really live your life, come on and experience how life would be after joining Rex! 'If you dare to live better life, join him in one of his workshops'"
          Waleed Alroumi, Assistant Director HRD Management Training, Kuwait Airways, Kuwait

"This program was powerful, surprising and ultimately extremely valuable to me. After what I thought was a slow start the learning exploded. I can see myself using the 30 or 40 concepts we covered everyday for the rest of my life."
          Kevin Halfmann, Development Consultant, Shawnee, Kansas

"I had become very interested in NLP years ago. As a result, I went on to study NLP Practitioner with another training organization. Filled with the excitement of the growth in my life, my wife decided to attend the Practitioner Course with Rex and Carolyn. The change in her life were absolutely incredible.

As my daughter was preparing for college, we gave her a graduation gift of attending the Practitioner experience with IDEA Seminars. After recognizing the changes in our lives, we knew that the learning our daughter would offer more opportunities than attending college itself. She was absolutely delighted with the training experience. It has helped her have the courage to 'dream the dreams' and then take the action to realize them.

Now, it was because of the growth I recognized in my wife and daughter that caused me to want to train with Rex and Carolyn. What I noticed is the attention to the purpose and dignity so that people are led to a real win/win rather than just 'making the sale.' I really, really like those people. They are the kind of folks you would want to go on vacation with. Its a great time. Treat yourself!!"

          Terry Brandt, Land Representative, Traverse City, Michigan

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