Testimonials

“Margarita is a professional with great integrity and creativity, able to both support and challenge clients so they can reach their highest levels of achievement. I felt comfortable asking her to work with my team of diverse, sometimes resistant leaders and she broke through and moved us forward as a group and as individuals. Margarita really listens and personalizes her work to meet each client’s needs and is persistent in helping you reach your goals. I would highly recommend Margarita as a coach, facilitator and organizational development consultant.”

Janice Frey-Angel, Executive Director, Melwood


“Margarita is AMAZING!  She uses her insight, experience and expertise to lead you to a discovery point so you feel like you own it.

During a very short and possibly difficult transition, Margarita came in and figured out the real priority issues quickly and set a path. Throughout, Margarita kept sight of the organizational success and the team’s ability to carry out their functions more effectively. She stresses the continuity of efforts and makes sure that the eventual outcome is sustainable and meets the mark.

I think one of her true hallmarks is being able to get the most out of the people involved, whether it is brainstorming, trust building, sharing ideas and visions, or actually building a structured approach to a goal.

Margarita becomes a trusted agent on your journey, whether it is just for a day or for a long term commitment. A true life changer.”

– Matt Scassero, Director, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland


“Of all the executive retreats I’ve been on in my career – I feel this one was the most productive with regard to truly gaining a deeper understanding of my peers and our team dynamic.  We already put our new understanding to work!  Our team really enjoyed working with you – you did a great job!”

– Karen L. Rosales, Vice President, MCT Federal Credit Union


“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for contributing to the Department of State’s Propelling Women’s Entrepreneurship In Pakistan program, not only as a speaker but also in the development of the program.  Your session helped participants realize that they could accomplish their dreams and to end the program on a powerful and motivated note.  We can’t thank you enough for helping to bring us all closer together!”

– Greta Schettler, Department of State


“Yours was the best customer service training I’ve had in over 25 years with GSA. I am going back to work with a whole new approach!”

– Breanda Sajous, GSA


“I’ve attended several retreats facilitated by Margarita and found them to be highly inspirational, motivational and fun!  For many years I’ve been one of the owners of a very successful marketing communications firm and, in that role, have had the opportunity to attend numerous retreats and workshops.  None of them has ever come close to matching the quality and enjoyment of ones facilitated by Margarita.  Her natural ability to facilitate and guide the group through thought-provoking and inspiring processes is unsurpassed.  I heartily recommend Margarita’s services to any group that wants to discover and explore its full potential.”

– Vicki Williamson, formerly owner of Carter + Cosgrove


“Margarita did an outstanding job facilitating the SOME retreat!  Her warmth, creativity and insightfulness created a relaxed and engaging environment for us to truly connect as a team.  Not only did we get to know one another on a new level, we were able to relate retreat activities to the mission and work we do at SOME, which is invaluable.  Margarita is an absolutely delightful, joyful individual and her enthusiasm about her work is contagious.  Thanks to her facilitation, the retreat was a superb experience!”

– SOME, So Others Might Eat, Team


“Margarita has provided Polaris Project with organizational consulting. We feel extremely lucky that we’ve had the chance to work with her, and have seen remarkable results in a very short amount of time. When Margarita started working with us, we were struggling with a variety of challenges in both our organizational culture and volunteer management system. Margarita has helped us refine and more clearly articulate the vision for the organization and enabled us to transform the organizational culture to match our vision and create a more positive and engaged working environment.

Working with Margarita has been an incredibly positive and impactful experience – the process helped to bring out the better manager in me. Margarita is highly professional, very upbeat, and genuinely committed to her clients’ success. We highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to create positive change.”

– Katherine Chon & Derek Ellerman, Co-Executive Directors, Polaris Project


“In just three months, Margarita helped me make tremendous changes in my business and personal life. Margarita is a great listener, reads between the lines and provides invaluable support and motivation to take action. Her go-get-em, proactive, positive attitude and enthusiasm are contagious and inspiring – perfect qualities for a coach.”

– Layla Masri, President, Bean Creative


“Margarita has played a vital role in the success of my business, and I owe her a great debt of gratitude.  She coached me in the early stage of my business, when I had no clients, and very little clarity around the direction I wanted to take.  With the help of her wisdom, insight, and ability to hold me accountable, I devised a strategy for launching my business, and it has continued to flourish ever since.  Thanks to Margarita, I can count several Fortune 500 companies as clients, and I have achieved my dream of being a successful business owner.”

– Rebecca Carpenter, Founder, Reach Consulting Group


“Thanks to Margarita’s excellent coaching, I had the courage and confidence to go after (and get) the job of my dreams, which was a huge step up from my previous position.  Margarita also motivated me to finally apply for my masters degree at a prestigious Ivy League program, which I had been avoiding for several years.  Out of over 1000 applicants, they offered me one of 54 spaces and a scholarship. They even deferred my admission so I could take this great new job and still keep my funding when I enroll.

I won’t say that I couldn’t have done this without Margarita, because the ability was obviously in me somewhere all along. I will, however, say that I *wouldn’t* have done it without her.  The credit for compelling me to go after my dreams goes straight to Margarita.”

– Martin Smith, Non-profit Executive Director


“Margarita Rozenfeld is completely unique among businesswomen.  She combines fire (passion is too tame a term) with wisdom and compassion to inspire her clients.  She has quite a following in Washington, both for her affinity groups and for her coaching work.  Margarita is entrepreneurial, convincing, and she inspires people whenever she speaks.”

– Ardell Fleeson, formerly Tower Club Membership Director


“When I first started working with Margarita, I was feeling overwhelmed by the multiple responsibilities of my position, which was impacting my professional effectiveness and overall well-being. Through our coaching sessions, I remedied this situation and gained a peace of mind, which has benefited both my organization and me. Because of her enthusiastic and skilled guidance and support I am now more balanced, focused, and satisfied in all aspects of my life. I did not expect that our coaching sessions would also lead to such significant emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth.”

– D.G., Non-Profit Manager


“I just want you to know that the tuition for your workshop represents the best investment I’ve made since coming to D.C. I loved your upbeat, can-do energy.  And, well, I’m just glad you’re on this planet because we need more of that kind of spirit, spunk and fun!”

– Gina Capossela, MSW


“Margarita’s workshop was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. I got more clarity in her two-hour class than through years of other personal development work. The workshop was imaginative, empowering and results-driven and Margarita’s enthusiasm, focus and warmth are unparalleled!”

– Alex George, Actor


“Margarita, being coached by you is a life-altering experience!”

– J.F., Real Estate Specialist