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Ernest F. Oriente of Power Hour®

Ernest F. Oriente
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2011

  • December 31, 2011
    I met Ernest in 1997 when he was just starting PowerHour and I was launching my own company. Ernest was then and is now a "powerhouse" of energy, ideas, integrity, and a "love of life". If you want someone who "walks his talk", is an expert in his field, and creates value in whatever he does...Ernest is the one! I congratulate Ernest in all his successes over the last 14 years and wish him the very BEST in the coming ones. A fabulous coach, friend, and mentor.
    V.D

  • December 27, 2011
    Ernest,
    I just wanted to let you know that our sales team has done very well this past week---thanks to your coaching and training. They began asking questions #5 and #6 and had immediate impact!!!!! They closed 2 military sales last week and it looks like a couple more already this week. These are the BEST customers for us!
    Thank you for your coaching and encouragement…and for being hard on us!!!
    D.G.

  • December 26, 2011
    Ernest provided me and my company with top-notch best practices in the corporate housing industry and many innovative ideas that were actionable and implementable immediately. He is a leader of high integrity, and you will be glad to have him working with you to achieve your business goals.
    B.B

  • December 24, 2011
    In addition to listening in on many of Ernest's "PowerHour" teleconference calls, I've sought out Ernest's expertise on several occasions, including seeking advice on expansion markets, gaining market share and industry best practices. With Ernest's knowledge and far-reaching list of relationships he is able to provide up-to-the-minute industry information, timely recommendations and valuable resources all focused on helping you make your business successful. His unbiased perspective is a valuable resource when addressing difficult business decisions.
    L.W.

  • December 24, 2011
    I hired Ernest to coach the head of our hiring committee. There are 40 attorneys in our firm and hiring had been hit and miss. As a direct result of Ernest's efforts, not only have we gained consistency, but the quality of new hires has been outstanding.
    P.A.

  • December 14, 2011
    Hello again coach.
    I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and let you know that you have helped me tremendously to understand what the corporate housing industry is all about, and how to be more successful in it. Because of knowing you, and the time we have had together, I am much more confident that we will be a great story in the corporate housing industry.
    Because of our time together, and because you care, our company is in a better place now than it was a short time ago. Thanks so much coach. I highly recommend your coaching services and PowerHour…to those who want to be with the best and who want to be the best in the corporate industry.
    D.F.

  • December 14, 2011
    Ernest,
    Thanks again for all of your help in my success. I have come a long way - professionally and personally - in the past 1.5 years.
    M.S.

  • December 11, 2011
    Ernest is service-oriented, effective, detailed, and organized…in all the projects that he has supported our team with during the past 10 years. Ernest continues to consult/coach in our group on sales, service, personnel, and leadership. His input is very valuable and I consider his skill set unique to our team's professional growth.
    D.C.

  • December 6, 2011
    "Will you look at all the talent sitting around this table!?" This is a statement I've heard from Ernest since I first met him in 1988. He was always right. There always was a lot of talent around the tables he was at. This is because he developed most of it! Through the years I've watched Ernest produce the same talent and the same amazing results time and time again. We've been co-workers, referring partners, clients and friends. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him personally and professionally. If you want to take the next step with your business and you're smart enough to engage Ernest and his team, then watch out. You are going to see massive changes.
    K.E.

  • December 4, 2011
    Ernest has a wealth of knowledge on the corporate housing industry. I always appreciate the education and insight I gain from participating in his PowerHour sessions. I would recommend Ernest to anyone who is seeking consulting support for their corporate housing team.
    D.B.

  • December 3, 2011
    I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Ernest (The Coach) for the past 10+ years. His insights, knowledge and networking in both the publishing and advertising industries have been extremely valuable. I find his enthusiasm and positive focus to be contagious and highly motivational.
    S.J.


  • December 2, 2011
    Ernest consulted with our apartment locator management team for over a year during a period where we were dealing with a lot of high level change. He knew the important questions to ask to get us thinking about what our company needed to function much more effectively. He then gave us the tools to create and set our new processes in place. Personally, he moved my management skills to a new level. If you are looking for a confident, personable management coach, you will love working with Ernest.
    K.L.

  • December 1, 2011
    I have had the pleasure of working with Ernest in a professional capacity for quite a few years. His pre-hire assessments and sales coaching techniques helped us to find sales superstar within the property management sales vendors/supplier industry. Ernest and the PowerHour Team are definitely an asset to the industry.
    A.G.

  • November 30, 2011
    I have known Ernest to be an energetic and passionate friend in the corporate housing industry. Our first connection goes back to 1997. Ernest is an advocate for the corporate housing industry and has created value in many companies in the corporate housing industry. He IS the pep talk you need when times are tough.
    J.L.

  • November 25, 2011
    Ernest is a professional with the depth of knowledge that is advantageous when making key hires, considering alliances and potential partnership opportunities. I have found Ernest to be true to his word and have no doubt when placing my confidence in him regarding sensitive information; because he has the ability to remain objective when coaching/guiding me and my team around complicated situations. He is a great partner for the owner or principals launching a new endeavor, be it sales strategy or team building.
    R.R.

  • November 25, 2011
    Ernest (The Coach) is a constant source of good advice and energy in an ever-changing world. Ernest is constantly challenging everyone to set goals, pursue their dreams and enjoy life…since I first met him in 1988.
    J.G.

  • November 25, 2011
    Ernest is one of the most energetic and committed individuals that I have had the pleasure of working with. He provides terrific consultative resources and services for those in the temporary housing industry. Ernest is also very active in
    the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) -- working again for the success of all providers in this industry.
    A.S.

  • November 25, 2011
    Ernest,
    Per your request, attached is a prospect presentation draft, which we've constructed for your review. Myself and my team hold you in very high regard and we appreciate your expert advice and feedback on this presentation.
    In addition, I know that after spending time with you…that we're poised [with your training/coaching] to make our company the #1 provider of temporary housing in our market. We have big goals and we understand this is a zero sum game. Again, thank you for your time.
    J.C.

  • November 23, 2011
    For the past 5+ years in my career I have always enjoyed the resources that Ernest Oriente and his PowerHour team provides. These resources have assisted me and my team members to further enhance our industry knowledge. His professional service adds great value for my team, my clients and my company. Thank you Ernest for your passion and dedication to our industry.
    L.T.

  • November 23, 2011
    Ernest is an individual who is so deeply rooted in multifamily...and he has so much knowledge and experience about the industry. Blend all of that with energy and a caring attitude...he's a winner and he wants you to be as well!
    D.M.

  • November 22, 2011
    Ernest is a trusted business mentor - a true professional; who will quickly identify a problem and suggest a workable resolution. I have worked with Ernest on several challenges - He Delivers!
    M.O.


  • November 21, 2011
    Ernest worked with many of my executive-level leaders and key employees in the publishing industry. I've known him since 1996 and I have great respect for his knowledge, professionalism, and hard work. He's a wonderful resource and a great coach! I'm pleased to recommend him to anyone seeking his services.
    J.M.

  • November 20, 2011
    Ernest is an expert on associate recruiting and retention. His comprehensive approach to screening and hiring the right people was a key element of our company success. He also offers considerable insight into team and individual effectiveness, and is a storehouse of best practices within the corporate housing and property management sales vendors/supplier industry.
    B.B.

  • November 19, 2011
    Ernest was instrumental in providing a foundation for monthly teleconference training and coaching for corporate housing providers. We worked in tandem together to deliver up-to-date and valuable information about the corporate housing industry. Ernest was/is very knowledgeable and motivating and I would welcome a chance to work with him again.
    K.D.

  • November 19, 2011
    Ernest has been fantastic to work with as a career coach, and as business development coach, over the last year and a half. He has consistently provided excellent advice, is a great listener, and has helped me improve my skills and confidence. I have no doubt that my practice is as successful as it is due in no small part to Ernest and his advice.
    M.S.

  • November 18, 2011
    Hi Ernest!
    Yes…I am so happy I connected with your network. You are very motivating and have good topics for discussion.
    I look forward to learning more from you and your colleagues. Please keep me updated on future coaching and training calls.
    K.A.

  • November 13, 2011
    Ernest has been a trusted business coach working with me since 1999. He is an expert in publishing and advertising sales, is passionate about his work, and pushes me, his client, to achieve amazing results in my business. He has been an invaluable asset to myself and my team.
    J.O.

  • November 11, 2011
    Our call today…was 100% and then some! It is excited to us both and you gave us new confidence and a better understanding of what to focus the next couple of weeks. You rock!! Thanks Ernest!
    D.G.

  • November 10, 2011
    Ernest is dynamic. He brings tremendous energy to those who work with him. He is a faith-based advisor who encourages optimism balanced by an honest assessment of facts and circumstances. I have known Ernest since 1999. His reputation is impeccable and his successes are many.
    R.P.

  • November 9, 2011
    Ernest has provided our corporate housing company with an avenue to help coach and train our clients and prospects through informative, conference-call style, training sessions. His experience and knowledge of the corporate housing
    industry has helped our clients as well as our sales team understand the ever-changing environment of the business. Ernest is a consummate professional who is well known and well respected in the corporate housing arena. His coaching ability is second to none and is proven in his ability to help so many corporate housing providers reach their goals. We have enjoyed working with Ernest over the past year and look forward to continued cooperation and coaching.
    J.P.

  • November 8, 2011
    Ernest is the best media coach out there…bar none! He helped get my staff ramped up to face stiff competition and helped in so many other areas of my business.
    I highly recommend Ernest to anyone out there looking for a media consultant/trainer/coach.
    B.D.

  • November 7, 2011
    If you're looking for a coach to help you grow your organization or to help you personally with any issue, Ernest is highly recommended. What you get from Ernest is an honest, straightforward and very specific answer to your question or business issue. What I have found is that his advice is timeless - it applies to yesterday, today, or tomorrow and that's what you look for in a coach.
    G.T.

  • November 6, 2011
    The coaching that Ernest provided my team was invaluable. He always gave well thought out and concise advice about how to better manage my staff and achieve our goals. His knowledge and expertise about not only sales but the entire publishing industry helped me and my team exceed our targets. On a personal note, Ernest is very easy to speak with and I love his enthusiasm for what he does. It is infectious. Ernest has been a great asset to me as a sales manager.
    M.W.

  • November 4, 2011
    A recommendation for Ernest? There isn't enough space on this page! He is the most energetic and flawlessly pulled together human being I know. He is the embodiment of 'walking the talk' in executing on a business vision. I've worked with Ernest since the inception of his coaching biz in 1995…and have benefited greatly from his expertise and passion. PowerHour is an organization of the future, and if you want to know how business will be conducted going forward and what you will have to do to keep up in a variety of industries...then you should get to know him really well. You will not only gain a trusted advisor, but also a great friend.
    M.C.

  • November 3, 2011
    Ernest is an extremely energetic motivator!!! He knows what he is talking about and has already begun, in the first few weeks, to help my corporate housing company get organized and get more productive. I have hired him as a business coach as well as for our SEO of our corporate housing website. In both areas, he and his team are experts. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs a little extra help getting to where they want to be, both professionally and personally."
    D.G.


  • November 2, 2011
    Ernest is a dynamic business coach offering innovative approaches toward solving professional situations, opportunities and challenges. In my experiences, Ernest has shared the knowledge he's gained from his many successes to guide me in developing smart and productive action plans. During implementation he provides encouragement and the necessary metrics which result in highly effective solutions. His positive demeanor is contagious and an absolute pleasure to know!
    G.K.

  • November 1, 2011
    Ernest is an unparalleled senior-level executive with a wealth of knowledge in business and career development as well as corporate recruiting. He represents the highest standards of ethical business practices with his overall business outlook and industry knowledge being second to none. I highly endorse Ernest as a business advisor and business training and coach!
    R.F.


  • October 31, 2011
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ernest for almost 12 years and continue to be amazed with his ability to touch so many people and improve their professional and personal lives. As a former corporate housing company owner, I found his PowerHour coaching and SuperStar recruiting resources to be very helpful. He has been a strong supporter to the industry and an expert resource for its leaders. I recommend him without hesitation, as a great investment in your business or personal success.
    R.W.

  • October 30, 2011
    In the five years I have known Ernest…he has proven to be a strong leader, not only in business but in the community. He has provided sound advice to me and my partner as we formed our firm and continues to be a valued resource as we strategize and grow. I have found him to be quite attuned to the pulse of the business world and accordingly recommend him without reservation.
    A.G.

  • October 29, 2011
    Ernest is a high energy individual and his conference call coaching and informational training have created lively discussion and connectivity in the corporate housing industry! I am also very grateful to see Ernest's work and support of CHPA. Thanks Ernest!
    D.C.

  • October 28, 2011
    I have known Ernest for almost 8 years, and have had the pleasure of working with him through his coaching/training and his recruiting process. Ernest has always used his coaching experience to get companies to think outside of the box and evaluate what they mean to their client's business. Ernest works very hard to make sure that he works with the top notch companies and people in the property management sales vendors/supplier industry so he can find the perfect matching when necessary, and all along the way he remains the ultimate professional! I recommend Ernest for any coaching or recruiting needs you may have!
    J.S.


  • October 27, 2011
    Ernest is an exceptional senior-level executive recruiter with experience in both career/business coaching, corporate recruiting and retained search. He is a master networker, an entrepreneur, and a seasoned business professional. He exemplifies the highest standards of ethical business practices and never turns down an opportunity to assist a friend or associate. I lost track of how many networking groups he has started or has become active. Ernest is top notch both as a person and professional. His dedication to the property management sales vendors/supplier industry and position he serves is unparalleled. His strong communications skills and ability to bring people together are just two of his many qualities. I have referred several clients to PowerHour, and I know firsthand that they are working with the best.
    C.W.

  • October 26, 2011
    Ernest is a seasoned professional in the corporate housing industry! His guidance and "coaching" have proved valuable to me in many situations. He takes pride in his work and always strives to increase his knowledge and expertise. I would recommend Ernest to anyone and am sure that he will prove a valuable resource.
    K.U.


  • October 25, 2011
    Ernest has been bringing people together for over a decade in our very "unique and still immature niche" within the serviced accommodations category. Ernest has a bright, well informed and focused way of presenting his thoughts. His PowerHour coaching and training calls are very engaging and enlightening but most of all "forward thinking". He is always inspiring and understands that while information is power, RELATIONSHIPS RULE. Face time and phone time are number one for Ernest and online communication is his confirmation and affirmation of the information!
    M.P.

  • October 24, 2011
    Ernest is an excellent resource to use when you need the type of services he and his company provides. Ernest delivers very detailed and right on the money pre-hire testing reports, which assist you to make smart decisions when it comes to hiring. Ernest is well respected in the Property Management Vendor/Supplier industry, trustworthy, reliable and a true pleasure to work with!
    S.D.

  • October 23, 2011
    Ernest Oriente has a wealth of knowledge and is a great communicator. Over the past year, he was invaluable in educating me on business development and leadership issues. His general business outlook is in line with the finest leaders I've worked with and his specific knowledge in the area of corporate housing is outstanding. I highly recommend Ernest as a coach, trainer and advisor.
    J.M.

  • October 22, 2011
    I have talked with Ernest several times regarding staffing issues. The positions I discussed were always relatively unique in nature, but Ernest was always able to give sound advice each time. His knowledge of the property management sales vendors/supplier industry definitely helped with my decision-making process and has led me on the right path each time. Also, Ernest was consistent with his follow-up and communication. There was never a time when I had to wonder where he was or when I would hear from him next.
    B.W.


  • October 21, 2011
    Our property management sales vendors/supplier company has been working with Ernest over the past few years and I am very impressed with the knowledge and depth of contacts to which Ernest and his team have. I firmly believe that no one will work harder for you than Ernest. If you are looking for the best candidate in your vertical, he will find them. Ernest is highly ethical and his attention to detail and organization is great. I love the way Ernest structures all interactions and communications between our company and the potential candidates so that all parties are fully engaged and conversations move smoothly. I would highly recommend Ernest as a business advisor/coach and recruiter.
    M.F.

  • October 21, 2011
    Ernest has done an incredible job of helping publishing company make final decisions on hiring SuperStars. He assists my field teams in determining which candidates are the best fit for our organization. With our very busy world - his expertise is appreciated and 'counted upon' as we grow our business. I highly recommend Ernest's services and frankly depend on him to ensure we know as much about our employee candidates as we can!
    M.B.

  • October 20, 2011
    Ernest helped me out during a career transition. He was able to provide helpful insights and direction that got me through an important period of my career development. Ernest was full of energy and operates with a "never die" attitude. His background in sales and sales management, hiring and firing practices and industry knowledge were key ingredients to our success together.
    M.Q.

  • October 19, 2011
    I have had the pleasure of working with Ernest on multiple occasions for over 8 years. Ernest's assistance with screening potential new hire candidates through his PowerHour assessment process as well as actually participating in interviews…has proven to be invaluable. By helping me and my company effectively identify the best suited candidates in a short amount of time, we were able to greatly reduce the costs associated with the recruitment process and quickly fill integral positions. Not only did Ernest's assessment process allow us to hire the candidate with the best skill set for each position, the in-depth analysis provided made it possible for us to identify individuals who would succeed in and derive benefit from our company culture. Ernest Oriente's business acumen, professionalism and integrity are of the highest degree and I am very pleased to have this opportunity to endorse him!
    P.W.


  • October 18, 2011
    Ernest has been a colleague and friend since 1982. Our friendship has grown in many ways and when Ernest opened PowerHour, he also became a business coach for me. Ernest listened to me when my business was hitting a wall and through some simple yet effective questions he gave me, I searched and pondered deep inside and asked myself questions about my life, my business goals and the type of work that makes me most happy. From there I made the choices that brought to where I am today. Happy and healthy in my mind, my spirit and my body and enjoying my life and my work; Thanks Ernest for being a great mentor and Coach!"
    V.Y.

  • October 17, 2011
    There is no one like Ernest! His knowledge of what it takes to make a business successful is just tremendous. His drive and determination to know what makes a business tick is incredible. His desire to help his clients succeed is to be commended, as he'll go above and beyond to ensure their quest for excellence. It is a pleasure to know Ernest and an honor to have worked with him.
    C.B.

  • October 16, 2011
    Ernest brings to our business 20+ years of working and coaching experience in all facets of the corporate housing industry. Not only is he an invaluable resource for ways to improve your business and the product you deliver, but his expansive base of clientele allows you to tap into what others have tried that worked or didn't work, and emerging industry trends in other regions.
    J.H.

  • October 15, 2011
    We just hired Ernest and PowerHour SEO to assist in optimizing our corporate housing website and increase our presence in the very competitive environment of furnished rental suites. Within the first month the visibility our website has gained is amazing. I look forward to continuing our work with PowerHour and watching our company grow as a result of their expertise.
    S.M.


  • October 13, 2011
    Ernest is a superb coach and mentor drawing on his 20+ years of business experience. He used this vast knowledge base to rapidly diagnosis my individual business situation and then assisted me in developing a plan of attack that was succinct, workable and creative in nature. He then helped me get back on track and to refocus my efforts at defining my career and professional goals. I highly recommend his talents and abilities as a coach to individuals and corporations alike.
    T.F.

  • October 12, 2011
    Ernest found and recruited me to my current employer over a year and a half ago. When he contacted me, I had no idea who he was…but he immediately established credibility and trust. He essentially became my coach while going through the extensive recruiting and hiring process and continued to follow-up with me after I joined the team. He was extremely professional and I would recommend him to any company looking for an aggressive and proven executive recruiter.
    C.H.


  • October 11, 2011
    From my professional experience and from joining the conference calls led by Ernest, I've found that he has extensive knowledge and experience in the corporate housing industry. He also portrays great leadership and communication in proven methods of sales strategy, marketing, and operations in the short term housing market.
    C.H.

  • October 10, 2011
    Ernest was instrumental in presenting me an outstanding opportunity with a national < publishing company. I would work with Ernest again when the situation warranted his < professional approach to executive recruiting services. I highly recommend Ernest and his team at PowerHour.
    G.P.


  • October 10, 2011
    My knowledge of Ernest within the corporate housing industry has spanned 10 years, or longer. He is well known as a consultant on business affairs for various operators, offers up a quality search firm for the industry and is a well known and respected expert in the corporate housing industry.
    I warmly endorse Ernest!"
    G.J.

  • October 9, 2011
    Having spoken with Ernest by phone as well as participating in his training PowerHour conference calls, I can certainly say that he knows what he's talking about. He's constantly pushing the envelope and getting people to think outside the box to better their businesses. If you haven't subscribed to his E-newsletters, do so now at www.powerhour.com
    J.T.

  • October 8, 2011
    Ernest has provided valuable insight to us in screening and hiring talent. His PowerHour assessment tool has been very helpful in this process. In addition, Ernest has an in-depth knowledge of the corporate housing industry, which has proven helpful for us in the areas of procurement of services and identifying potential acquisition candidates. We value Ernest's insight in all of these areas.
    D.G.

  • October 7, 2011
    Ernest often signs off each coaching session with a hearty "Make it a great day." After five years of biweekly coaching sessions with our publishing company he has always made our day, and more importantly our company better. Ernest is a skilled communicator and energetic leader who knows the publishing industry inside and out.
    Thanks, Ernest you come with my highest recommendation."
    K.S.


  • October 6, 2011
    Ernest has been very helpful to my sales/sales management career. He helped me ensure that I have clear, concise goals and objectives in my search for new opportunities within the property management sales vendors/supplier industry. I have, and continue, to recommend him to everyone I know that is looking to improve their current business and career path.
    M.M.

  • October 5, 2011
    Ernest is one of those rare people who actually follows through on what he says he'll do. He holds himself accountable - in the same manner he holds his coaching clients accountable. Ernest and I worked together on a project some years ago and while the project didn't come to fruition, it was because the company dropped the ball, not Ernest. But he stayed on it until it was clearly dead. We've also stayed in touch over the years, and I have referred others to him over the years. I enthusiastically recommend Ernest without hesitation or reservation.
    L.C.


  • October 4, 2011
    I could not recommend Ernest too highly. He helped me start up and run my business and provided excellent service, and was extremely supportive and critical to being able to < successfully launch the business during the first year. It was an extreme pleasure working with Ernest. I have used him several times since then and read his newsletters regularly.
    J.J.

  • October 3, 2011
    Ernest is one of the most energetic, positive influences I've ever worked with. His coaching and leadership style creates strong momentum while focusing on attainable goals. Ernest calls on more than 20 years experience as a coach and leader to help people and companies clarify and then achieve their goals. The teams I worked on with Ernest's leadership were strong, productive and energetic. I can heartily recommend Ernest for any opportunity where his positive energy, commitment to service and encouraging attitude will be valued.
    D.C.


  • October 2, 2011
    To say Ernest is earnest is an understatement of great magnitude. He's a true powerhouse! A dedicated, passionate visionary, a fierce but fair competitor, a tender-hearted mentor; Ernest has dedicated his life's work to setting examples for and lighting fires under individuals ready to skyrocket their potential. His innate gift is the ability to reach down into your gut and pull the best out of you making it clear for you to see how you can excel. He lives his dream daily; we follow his words and deeds to achieve that same peace and place in our own lives.
    T.C.

  • October 2, 2011
    Ernest is highly engaging, and his PowerHour training has been a valuable resource to my ongoing professional development and to my sales success. I highly recommend Ernest to anyone wanting to sharpen their sales skills and improve profitability.
    C.B.


  • October 1, 2011
    If you want to take you business to the next level, you need Ernest! He has helped me develop and implement strategies that have allowed me to see my business in a whole new light. Strategies that have helped me increase business even in the face of a recession! He is a key member of my team and someone I count on to make me look good! Don't wait another minute, call him today and transform your business and your life!
    M.E.

  • October 1, 2011
    I highly recommend Ernest as a coach for anyone in the corporate housing industry. His sales strategy index and behavioral assessments have always proven to be right on target when screening potential new hires. Additionally, the PowerHour calls Ernest hosts are informative and upbeat. It is always a pleasure to interface with Ernest.
    V.J.


  • September 30, 2011
    Ernest has been very helpful with his advice and expertise in the corporate housing industry.
    J.O.

  • September 29, 2011
    Ernest Oriente is an industry professional serving BOTH the property management and corporate housing industries for years. He's rock solid…and knows his stuff.
    J.S.

  • September 28, 2011
    We have used Ernest Oriente "The Coach" as a sales and marketing consultant for several years. We find Ernest to be highly professional and he brings a high level of publishing industry experience to play every time we meet by conference call. Ernest knows the publishing business and we value his advice and creative solutions as he works with our management and sales teams.
    K.P.

  • September 28, 2011
    I have listened to many of Ernest's PowerHour conference calls, and have found them hugely beneficial. Also, I contacted Ernest when I had a difficult situation at my company, and he graciously spoke with me for nearly 45 minutes and provided a wealth of information and advice that greatly helped my situation. Based on those interactions, I believe that Ernest is a man of integrity and compassion, who definitely knows his trade and is willing to share his knowledge for the benefit of others.
    T.O.

  • September 27, 2011
    You know, "coach" is a great word and Ernest is a
    great coach. As a CEO, things get fast paced and muddled so sometimes you need someone to help you look at your job from an outside view. To coach you on setting goals, help you to stay on track, ideas on dealing with all kinds of issues, push you a little harder, even coach you on how to coach. You should have a executive coach and I recommend Ernest. He is smart, witty and most importantly…honest.
    P.F.

  • September 26, 2011
    I work for a company that used Ernest "The Coach"
    Oriente's business consulting services for several years. Ernest's coaching, ideas and advice were instrumental during a time of intense competition. He has been very supportive of our sales team.
    J.S.

  • September 25, 2011
    I have been impressed with how Ernest manages the process for our fast-paced company and the level of talent he presents to us. The candidates that Ernest has introduced to our organization have proven successful.
    S.M.

  • September 24, 2011
    I recommend Ernest and PowerHour, LLC services for publishers large and small. Ernest has the benefit of his previous knowledge and experience in our industry, so he "get's it". With his vast connections as well in the industry, if you're in the business and wanting to make a move, the recruiting side of his business is invaluable. Simply the best in the business at what he does.
    D.H.

  • September 23, 2011
    Ernest is a long term veteran of the apartment industry and has focused on sales training and customer service among other topics as an industry advisor and coach. He also has a niche in executive recruiting and uniquely in sourcing sales leaders for the vendors serving the industry. Ernest consistently receives positive feedback from property managers and vendors in the industry. He is a highly regarded business coach.
    B.L.

  • September 22, 2011
    I've known Ernest Oriente since 1988 and have admired his ability to motivate and teach people. He was one of our key sales trainers and instinctively understood how to help others focus on the steps they needed to take to succeed. As a coach, Ernest knows exactly what his customer needs. He's energetic and a passionate individual!
    M.T.


  • September 21, 2011
    Ernest is a dynamo and a superb mentor for me and my business. He brings insights, great energy and a humanity that have made a great difference in my business and my life. I have nothing but the highest regard for him and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
    M.F.

  • September 20, 2011
    I have known Ernest since he began his business in 1995. His attention to detail, business knowledge and enthusiasm continues to be extraordinary.
    S.O.


  • September 18, 2011
    Ernest has a wealth of experience that he brings to the corporate housing industry in North America. He is very objective and brings a high level of trust and integrity with his presentations, training and advice. It would highly recommend Ernest for any consultancy and training need in the industry.
    T.V.

  • September 18, 2011
    Ernest is a strategic thinker who works on multiple levels simultaneously. He's the coach's coach -- and I know this to be true because the person I sought out to coach me recommended Ernest instead. He is high energy, super reliable and always follows through. Ernest is a gem and a great person to have on any team aimed at high level success.
    M.S.


  • September 17, 2011
    Ernest is an extraordinarily generous and supportive Business Coach who went out of his way to do everything he could to promote the success of my recent book. Ernest had no agenda in his support except that he believed in the book, and believed in me. His suggestions for improvements were spot-on and really helped make it a better work, and his unselfish contributions towards its success helped give me a great deal of confidence. I will forever be grateful to Ernest.
    L.B.

  • September 16, 2011
    Our company has used Coach Ernest as a sounding board for numerous projects we were and are currently considering implementing. He has an excellent working knowledge of the corporate housing industry and has always been a great asset evaluating our thought process. I would recommend him as someone who is trustworthy and an expert in business solutions.
    M.K.

  • September 16, 2011
    Ernest Oriente has been a powerful and valuable business coach to our company for nearly a decade. His knowledge, expertise and experience in the industry is truly, unmatched. Ernest has been instrumental in helping us to form and maintain strategic alliances with corporate housing partners on a national level. This has resulted in an increase of business and a national base of resources to the very best of the best, in corporate housing and relocation companies. We greatly appreciate his support, encouragement and coaching skills that have contributed to our continued success and growth, each year.
    D.C.

  • September 15, 2011
    I have used Ernest and his coaching services since I've started my company in 1998. He has been an irreplaceable resource for my corporate housing business in terms of industry trends, education, new ideas and helping us to built new contacts and explore new options to improve our bottom line. I recommend Ernest and his service to anyone involved with temporary housing/corporate accommodations, either from the business provider's side or to those looking to explore temporary housing industry as an option. Many thanks for the great service to us in the past decade+, Ernest!"
    L.M.


  • September 14, 2011
    I have found Ernest to be a valuable resource when advising me on current market trends, new innovations, and sales training techniques. He has been a valuable resource and mentor not only during my corporate housing career, but also currently in my wealth management practice. I would highly recommend his services to other firms.
    G.L.

  • September 13, 2011
    As the owner of a few businesses in the printing and publishing industries, I have worked with Ernest on several occasions. First, Ernest worked with several of our sales people and executives, coaching them on all aspects of publishing and sales. His methods are tried and proven and he focuses on results and process.
    I personally worked with Ernest on a few occasions over these past 12 years and in each case, Ernest helped me get focused on what mattered in each of the circumstances. To cap it all off, Ernest has worked with both of my children as they moved from high school to college and into the work force. Ernest got them focused in a way that I, as a father, could never have done. He helped build their confidence in their own abilities and each of them has succeeded in their chosen field.
    In general, as a businessman, I have never been drawn to consultants nor used them very often. However, my experience and relationship with Ernest has been outstanding and I have never regretted paying the bill at the end of the day. He has proven his worth time and time again.
    A.H.

  • September 12, 2011
    There are few times within a career that someone has such a significant impact. Ernest provided weekly "lunch hour coaching" to my team for a period of 8 months. Years later I am still utilizing the skills that I learned during those sessions. Ernest helped me realize that I could be an even more outstanding performer by just taking my skills and common sense and putting them to practical use. I now think outside the box, something I had not done prior to these wonderful coaching sessions. Thanks Ernest!"
    C.J.

  • September 11, 2011
    Ernest Oriente is a smart, sensitive and capable industry advisor who understands the state of the media and who gives clear, cogent advice to people who are starting or redefining their careers.
    J.L.


  • September 10, 2011
    Ernest has worked as a coach and helped many people with his excellent insights. His ability to teach others is exceptional and his leadership skills can help many organizations.
    C.O.

  • September 8, 2011
    Ernest was my coach several years ago. His energy was remarkable and his ability to read between the lines was spot-on. He also coached my husband and taught my husband to have more faith in his talents and ability to lead others.
    L.S.

  • September 8, 2011
    I have been receiving Ernest's E-mail newsletters for years and find them very informative. Once in a while I listen to his call-in programs, and they are tops. A while back I was seeking help on a startup venture and called Ernest directly. Not surprisingly, he was filled with good ideas, contacts, etc. I am still trying to get this off the ground, and, when it's more developed, I'll be in touch with Ernest again.
    J.H.

  • September 7, 2011
    Ernest is a supreme business professional who has a fantastic grasp on marketing, sales and all things success related. He has so many contacts and business associates he is a wealth of business knowledge. Ernest would be a huge advantage to any company wanting to grow and succeed. ("Like a secret marketing weapon")"
    A.B.


  • September 6, 2011
    Ernest sets the standard when it comes to career and business development in the publishing industry. He is always on point, clear cut and precise in his guidance and in his thinking. And he is always thinking about the next best practice and innovative approach. His personal integrity and common sense make him a very effective and reliable resource.
    M.S.

  • September 5, 2011
    In the short time that I have known Ernest, I have found him to be a very enthusiastic and energetic leader and coach within the corporate housing industry.
    J.B.

  • September 5, 2011
    What can I say about a guy who is so positive, powerful and full of energy? That he sees every challenge as an opportunity and every acquaintance an ally! I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ernest Oriente for more years than either of us care to count and can tell you that he is a valued and trusted friend.
    K.C.

  • September 4, 2011
    Thanks Ernest! Appreciate your help recruiting me to my new company! It's a great fit for me and the company.
    Best,
    C.H.


  • September 4, 2011
    I have known Ernest for many years and in several different capacities within the temporary housing industry. His skills as a coach and mentor and are outstanding. His knowledge of the temporary housing industry surpasses most. He is a true professional in every way, he leads by example and can be counted on to develop and deliver excellent coaching techniques. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with Ernest many times, I consider him a true professional and someone you can count on to help take your organization to the next level.
    K.K.


  • September 3, 2011
    Thank you for the call. A great hour, a great call and good ideas! I will make sure to implement them.
    K.M.

  • September 3, 2011
    Thanks Ernest! I really enjoyed the call today. I always take away some great points! Some I already know but always love the reminders and some are always new to me. Thanks Ernest and Happy Birthday officially! I hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy it!
    K.U.

  • September 3, 2011
    I have worked with Ernest as a coach two different times. Each time, Ernest proved to be a valuable resource to me and my company. He brings a wealth of real-world experience to his role, and this benefits his clients tremendously. I highly recommend Ernest. He delivers exceptional value and results to all his business partners.
    L.A.

  • September 2, 2011
    Dear Ernest,
    I have worked with Ernest since 1996. We started out focusing on distribution solutions for my company's magazines and then the work transitioned to developing hiring and recruiting systems for our direct field sales organization. Ernest has a deep well of knowledge in areas that have benefitted me greatly. His consulting business, built around the publishing industry, is widely regarded as the number one organization in this highly focused niche. Our work topics have ranged the full breadth of the publishing business model including; distribution, sales materials, presentation preparation, recruiting and profitability models.
    Ernest is a top expert in this field and I would
    highly recommend him to others.
    S.D.

  • September 1, 2011
    Hi Ernest,
    Just a quick update for you about how our meeting with the sales reps went today sharing financial information with them. Thanks to your coaching, the overall meeting went very well, the sales reps asked some good questions and I believe they get it much better as to why we don't want to discount our rates in any way shape or form. I could see from most of the sales reps that things really made sense to them. I know this will help to build their confidence in the products they sell.
    Thanks again for your insight yesterday.
    M.S.

  • August 28, 2011
    Ernest, Over the past six years I have heard nothing but accolades about you from the apartment industry suppliers...Bellack, Overhage, etc. I hope I am fortunate enough to meet the legend! Julie Stalknecht NMHC
    J.S.


  • August 13, 2011
    Our meeting this week went great! Our two advocates didn't show, so it was just the three of us. The one-pager you helped me with was TOTALLY useful...thank you soooo much. Hopefully he'll give us a shot in the fall. Will keep you posted.
    N.W.

  • June 15, 2011
    Ernest,
    Thanks for the call today, and again thank you for all of your help to date. I feel fantastic about where I have come in the last year. M.S.

  • June 10, 2011
    I got the deal today---$102,500 worth! OMG--- thank you so much for your help! Going through the proposal with him was a piece of cake.
    Onwards and upwards,
    T.J.

  • June 3, 2011
    I just wanted to let you know that my website is up and running. You are on my list already and my first newsletter hits the ground at 1PM CST today. I wanted to thank you for all your support. You mean the world to me, E. Thanks for seven years of awesome advice. My newsletter sign-up box will be up and running by the end of the week. Let the games begin!
    Every blessing to you in your marvelous personal adventure!!!
    R.C.


  • May 22, 2011
    Ernest: Great talking to you today! I am very excited about the future and feel grateful for the years together that have equipped me for the next part of my journey. Ernest, I'm so excited for you and thrilled for your success. You have worked so hard and it's affirming to see you realize your dreams. You remind me to set my own bar higher. Stretch out your hands! You *can* have it all.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for all your guidance and friendship. You're a hero to a lot of people; me included!
    A.W.


  • May 15, 2011
    Coach, I need a Coach Refresher! I will be on your PowerHour call this week.

    Thanks for all that you do for ALL of us in this industry - you're the BEST, Coach!
    C.S.


  • May 11, 2011
    Dear Ernest, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn® professional networking services users. "Ernest's knowledge of our industry, sales and sales management, and his ability to coach all types of sales professionals is exceptional. Ernest worked with our sales team for eight years, we all looked forward to our twice monthly PowerHour sales meetings, Ernest brought so much to the table, he was able to motivate, share new ideas, and guide us through the launch of many new products offerings. Ernest's sense of humor and ability to get to the heart of the matter makes for a very productive meeting. I would strongly recommend Ernest to any company looking to improve their sales performance as well as any sales leaders who want to move to the next level in their career."

    D.K.

  • May 7, 2011
    Ernest, I have listened to several of your PowerHour conference calls and they are always informative. Thanks for the contribution you make to our company and to our industry.

    T.M.

  • May 5, 2011
    Ernest, Thank you for your participation in this process. It made a difficult process much easier. You are a good friend and mentor.

    P.L.

  • May 5, 2011
    Hello Ernest, The 60 minute conference call was very informative and reminded me why sharing information is so important in today's economy. Those that succeed will succeed with support when the "supply chain" contacts remain strong. Great hour ~ I will be joining you for the next call. Regional scenarios all differ, so specific questions could not have been answered ~ will just have to learn to dig up what we need to know going forward this summer.

    Thanks again for time well-spent!
    D.T.


  • May 4, 2011
    Dear Ernest, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn® professional networking services users. "Ernest brings to the table a wealth of business knowledge, savvy communication skills, and innovative insight. His ability to cut to the heart of a matter has allowed me to reach heights in my professional success that I previously only dreamed were possible. You cannot go wrong with a powerhouse such as Ernest on your team."

    K.M.


  • May 1, 2011
    Ernest - thank you! I wanted to share the delight about my new domain names---thanks to your coaching!

    S.G

  • April 28, 2011
    Going back to 1998, thanks Ernest for the many great ideas you have given me and your coaching on how to set benchmarks of excellence for my company.

    J.R.

  • April 28, 2011
    Absolutely love your PowerHour assessment testing and what it reveals. Very helpful---especially because it tells me how to draw the best out of my team members.

    Thanks so much!
    K.M.


  • April 25, 2011
    Ernest, It was great fun chatting with you today and catching up on each other's lives. You are one in a million, and will always hold a special place in my heart.

    L.B.

  • April 22, 2011
    I have had a wonderful business coach for two years now. He has kept me focused and motivated. I have nothing but the highest regard for his skill and am thankful he is on my side. As far as I'm concerned, he's like a mentor, a manager, and a Board of Directors all rolled into one.

    M.F.

  • April 22, 2011
    Hi Ernest, The PowerHour call today went great! The sales reps discussed the strategies you presented for a few minutes after the call and they are now seeing that it is something we should embrace and move forward with. Thanks for your input and for helping them realize the importance of the approach you are coaching us towards. It was great to let them know it's something they have to embrace in their heart and be passionate about.

    M.S.

  • April 13, 2011
    Ernest - I just wanted to take a minute and "thank you" for helping my partner. I saw her for lunch about 45 minutes ago and I must say---the twinkle has returned to her eyes and the spark is back in her soul.

    Once again, thank you for all that you do.
    T.L.


  • April 13, 2011
    Ernest: Thank you for a call today that was handled with infinite grace. I haven't been this excited in a long time!

    You're the master.
    A.S.


  • April 11, 2011
    Hi Ernest, You beat me to it -- I want to thank you for having the confidence in us to introduce someone of this candidates' outstanding expertise, experience, and track record to our company. I want you to know how much I appreciate your interest and counsel.

    A.B.

  • April 7, 2011
    Thanks so much for talking with my bro. He needs it! It has been a tough road for him with his being laid off and nothing he is looking at is interesting to him. Encouragement from you is awesome! I am ever-so grateful! Thanks EO!!

    M.B.

  • April 2, 2011
    Hey Ernest, I wanted to personally thank you for your input on today's call. I really believe it was quite helpful and made a deeper impact. It helped to provide more detail about the trends in our sector and solidify my company as a very solid player in the market.

    D.C.

  • March 31, 2011
    Thank you Ernest. Incredible how accurate these PowerHour assessment reports are! It's been six years since I interviewed my VP of Sales, and reading his assessment right now after six years, I can trust it with high confidence.

    L.R.

  • March 26, 2011
    Thanks Ernest… I really enjoyed your PowerHour presentation. Learned a lot.

    J.T.

  • March 20, 2011
    Ernest - Thanks again for your guidance and support---it is much appreciated!

    Have a great weekend!
    K.M.


  • March 14, 2011
    Ernest, I can't thank you enough for your thoughts, prayers, and especially your support and time---during these challenging times. It is truly invaluable. I am blessed to have you in my world. Seriously.

    D.C

  • March 10, 2011
    Hello Coach, Thank you for helping so many of us in our industry. Happy Anniversary!!!!!"

    H.D.

  • March 10, 2011
    Hi Ernest Thanks for you help on the ROI, I think this will help set us miles apart from the competition and prove to our sales reps we are making money for our clients. Go ahead and use the card you have on file for the invoice below.

    M.S.

  • March 4, 2011
    Today was an excellent meeting. Our team will be using the ROI sales tool that you have helped us build.

    Thanks.
    D.R.


  • March 2, 2011
    Good Morning Ernest, And a very big CONGRATULATIONS to you for 13 years of PowerHour and a part of this profession. Know it has been an amazing journey for you and know that I have appreciated the associations that I have had the opportunity to share with you along this path. You have created a very solid, broad based business built on the foundation of coaching -- taking it to many new levels. I want to acknowledge you for your growth and the dynamics that you bring to the business.

    Again, congratulations and wishing you the very best as you continue your wonderful exciting journey.
    W.C.


  • March 1, 2011
    Ernest, Congrats on your 13th year! It really has been great working with you and your team. And thank you for sharing your life and business story, too---it is truly inspirational!

    Best wishes for your next 13 years!!
    K.M.


  • March 1, 2011
    Congratulations Coach! You have been an inspiration to me and I loved the eight years we have worked together. Here is to another 13 years and as many more as you wish to have.

    D.K.

  • February 28, 2011
    Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your PowerHour coaching call. I am very excited to become a part of your coaching group.

    Thank you very much for your excellent work.
    E.R.


  • February 27, 2011
    Ernest, I am itching to get started with you. I really believe you are going to provide exactly the insight and direction we need to move forward and really make some noise. I hate that we can't get started sooner. The good news is, this will be a great success story for both of us. You will be here from the beginning and stay with us through to becoming a multi-million dollar company! I'm one of your biggest fans. I love what you do. It seems as long as the person you are coaching is willing to work, you are the key to opening the door to success in our industry!

    I look forward to your expertise, your sales superstars, and the results we will accomplish together.
    J.H.


  • February 26, 2011
    TEAM!!! Tonight, at the National Conference, our company was named the Company Member of the Year!!!
    Ernest---thank you for your dedication. Thank you for your passion. Thank you for believing in our tiny little home-brew company.

    Thank you so much. We appreciate you every day and all you do.
    J.M.


  • February 25, 2011
    Ernest- Congratulations on 13 years of living your dream! I always look forward to your E-mails that reveal how the family/business is doing---keep'em coming!

    As always---thank you for all the encouragement, guidance and support over the years!
    B.F.


  • February 25, 2011
    Dear Ernest, Congratulations on 13 years of founding and running PowerHour!!! I'm pleased for your success, independence, and quality of life.

    With best regards and wishes,
    S.M.


  • February 25, 2011
    Hi Ernest, I wanted to write and let you know how very much I have appreciated your coaching and guidance over the past six years. We improved our newsletter, our website, our policies, added alliances, streamlined systems and strategies, targeted our market better and many other improvements.

    Thanks for all you have done for me and my company.
    P.W.


  • February 13, 2011
    Ernest, the fact that you shared the way you hire/manage/use new team members was extremely helpful. These types of ideas and coaching are great for someone like me. That's what I need.

    R.G.

  • February 9, 2011
    Ernest, Great to hear from you. I am doing really well in NYC. They are working me like a dog but it has been a great learning experience and I am really enjoying it. Although the market for M&A has been basically wiped out, we are still doing good business. I do not think I could have ended up at a better place. Once again, thank you for all of your help throughout this entire process for me.

    It is very much appreciated.
    J.F.


  • February 3, 2011
    This was one of the hardest things I've had to do, but I think it will be for the best. Thanks for checking in, Ernest. I am so greatly appreciative of all of your support. You are truly great at what you do.

    S.D.

  • January 28, 2011
    Your PowerHour today was GREAT! The team loved it, and it sparked good conversation on our de-brief call afterward.

    K.G.

  • January 28, 2011
    Ernest, I wanted to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be on your PowerHour call today. You are extremely knowledgeable in the sales world. The topics covered this afternoon were extremely insightful and educational.

    I look forward to the next call!
    M.H.


  • January 28, 2011
    Thank you for your time and expertise. You are a wealth of information. Your coaching today has gnawed at us so it is obviously something to consider. Either way, thought provoking and very useful dialogue.

    N.S.

  • January 26, 2011
    Thanks for your email, and in particular for its obvious goodwill and good intention.
    And I'm copying Ernest on this E-mail because he's also the guy I'd recommend to help you with your ambitious plans.
    Here's my summary of Ernest:
    ==>>He's been my coach (and by coach I really mean business advisor and sounding board) for three years and before Ernest I averaged a coach every three months before getting the better of them.
    ==>>He totally gets leadership, marketing, sales and scalability. (In 2008, his goal with me was to help me scale-up my company).
    ==>>He is brilliant at joint ventures, strategic alliances [he wrote the book, SmartMatch Alliances] and building systems that support business growth.
    ==>> He practices what he preaches. He in fact runs 6 or 7 separate businesses and generates millions of dollars of revenue per year.
    ==>>He's a delightful man.

    Warm wishes,
    M.B.S.


  • January 25, 2011
    I just wanted to let you know that I have been listening to your PowerHour programs over the past year and it has helped us make some strategic moves and align our company for greater penetration into our market space. We have also incorporated many of the lesson you have taught into our corporate culture to better understand the sales strategies in our sector.

    Thanks,
    D.T.


  • January 22, 2011
    Good Morning Ernest,
    Regarding the position of Executive Director of Operations, I would like to extend my gratitude for all your hard work in finding highly qualified candidates.

    Your team is truly dedicated to all clients and this very much appreciated.
    J.C.


  • January 20, 2011
    This presentation looks great!

    Thank you for your terrific input, Ernest. I appreciate everyone's efforts. This is a big deal!
    M.D.

  • January 8, 2011
    Thanks for reminding me of my coaching - direct dales and CEO days - it has been over five years since I have had a team again. They have to be led and that is what I am born to do

    J.P.
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