Testimonials for Keith O'Neill
"I have been fortunate enough to have known and worked with Keith O’Neill for the better part of seven years. We went from weekly sessions to the occasional phone call or a periodic meeting. Keith has become a primary spiritual mentor and teacher. Our work has allowed me to explore and understand the root emotional causes of actions and feelings that I had held for years.
There has been immeasurable improvement in my ability to recognize and work through emotional issues. When I have issues that I cannot work through on my own, Keith has been there. He has been incredibly flexible and amenable. While I have worked with other professionals while trying to resolve personal emotional trauma, Keith is always the first call I make when I identify feelings and thought patterns that I cannot work out on my own. This is because Keith allows me to quickly identify root subconscious feelings and emotions driving my personal thoughts and decisions.
I have found that Keith not only has the experience and expertise but also the compassion and patience to assist me as I work through even the most difficult and deeply felt emotional subjects. Keith takes the time to understand the circumstances that drive my current thoughts so that I can make the appropriate subconscious emotional decisions and detachments. He listens and asks the right questions.
Through seven years, my work with Keith has allowed me to work through even my most deeply rooted lifelong beliefs, thoughts, decisions, and emotions. As we’ve “peeled the onion” that have been these lifelong beliefs, thoughts, decisions, and emotions, I have made incredible progress in dealing with circumstances that had previously affected me. Work with Keith has dramatically changed my life. There is no one that I trust more."
"I wanted to ensure you realize how much my entire team enjoyed and benefited from your presentation at our last quarterly team meeting. The response was much better than I could have hoped for!
The single biggest result or message that I feel came out of the presentation is the feeling my employees have that Brown & Brown cares about its employees not only professionally, but also personally. This message resonated in the comments I received back after the presentation.
Thank you again for inspiring my team. I encourage others to take advantage of your services to help their teams as well. I can assure them that the investment is well worth it!"
Nicholas J. Dereszynski
Executive Vice-President Brown & Brown, Inc.
"I’ve been recovering the past year and a half and it feels great! In hindsight, they’ve been the most exceptional months of my life journey. The best way to describe it is a major growth spurt. Imagine there was still improvement left in me.
With you, I acknowledged how denial and anger became my security blankets. They got me through many traumatic situations when I thought I had no other resources for survival. I used them both inappropriately thinking they were my best friends. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to think about how long it took me to accept my reality. As I began to work with you, I became aware of my feelings, pain and behavior. Not a pretty image! I’ve gained a healthy respect for myself and no longer need a security blanket, instead I speak my truth. I’ve also noticed, I’m attracted to warm people. When I’m around warm people, I don’t need to hide under my covers. The warmer and safer I feel the easier it is to be my true self. Now I know why I was instantly comfortable with you.
I can honestly say I am at peace for the first time in my life. It’s humbling to admit I allowed my entire existence to be predicated on other people’s issues and expectations. I spent my time performing for others in hopes they would see my worth, love me and accept me for who I am. I’m happy to say all of that is behind me. All my relationships are now an enhancement not a necessity. I’ve grown as a woman in many ways. I’m a better role model to my daughters and a more passionate and patient person. It’s a tremendous feeling to acknowledge my best is good enough. Someone once told me, “the best relationship I’ll ever have is with myself”; can’t recall who that was! I aspire toward excellence rather than perfection. I experience life with renewed energy and power. I’ve allowed myself to “just be”. Didn’t think, I could do it on my own for long, but here I am just being and loving it. When I question myself, I remember your words “be true to yourself and your spirit above all else.” It’s so much easier to care than it is to care-take. It especially feels good to love and respect myself.
If I was asked to describe you in one word, I’d say “Excellence”. You perform your work passionately, with honesty (directness) and integrity. You’re wonderful and I’m thankful that I made the commitment to work with you. The investment has been invaluable.
A side note; I recently presented to a group of Executives at one of our major clients. We launched a new web-service and I was asked to present our capabilities. It went extremely well and I closed them on a one year contract. I was in my element. We had a wonderful dialogue and the outcome exceeded my expectations. A year ago, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to pull this off. Your life work saved my life!
I know written communication isn’t your preference, but I couldn’t have expressed all this in a voicemail. I don’t know what my future holds but I do know I’m living and moving forward in a healthier way. Our work was necessary, connected, a healing that needed to take place.
Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see! I have faith.
More now than ever!"
“The success I experienced working with you helped me to understand the power of our subconscious mind. I realized that this process could help me to find the source of certain behaviors that were very troublesome to me, so I made the decision to continue working with you. It has been one of the best decisions of my life. Together we have successfully removed the emotional blocks that were keeping from being my real self and living my life to the fullest. I’m the happiest I’ve been in decades.
Your ability to get to the root of a problem is uncanny and I admire and appreciate your compassion to gently guide me through any issue, especially the tough ones. Your skill and ethics are of the highest standard, which has made it easy to build that relationship of respect and trust with you. I’d been in therapy for many years prior to my work with you, so I know what good therapy is! I’ve grown tremendously in the time we’ve worked together and become a better, happier person. I now am optimistic and look forward to the future knowing that my life will be great, because that’s what I choose it to be. You’ve helped me to realize and believe that. Thank you."
"This letter is to express my thanks for the seminar you conducted in our office. The positive effects far exceeded my expectation. It is impressive that we are enjoying long lasting impact, as well as the immediate motivation you left us with that day.
It is also interesting how the positive results seem to have taken on a form that I would not have imagined. I think we are seeing each other differently now, in a more open way. As you know I feel I already had a great staff to begin with, but you have facilitated an even better working environment.
We appreciated your clarity, wisdom and sense of humor. Just outstanding!
I have to also tell you that many of my staff thought I had briefed you in advance about the intimate details of their lives. Of course I had not, but I think this speaks to how well you touched their lives intimately. You’ve made a difference. We thank you."
Ralph Nicassio, D.D.S.
"From time to time, every business finds it useful to make adjustments. At such a time in our 50 year history as a family business, we discovered you.
We explained to you our areas of concern. We were particularly interested in reorganizing to maximize our resources, positioning our operation for the next 50 years. You greatly assisted us in clarifying the appropriate actions to be taken to reach the goals we envisioned.
Your insight and leadership was invaluable when we presented our vision during our reorganization meeting. As personnel placement and evaluation was a major part of our desired restructuring, your assistance in this process made the transition easier than I could have hoped for. Everyone clearly understood the expectations for the future and their roles.
We found his follow-up involvement especially useful in assuring that the course we wanted was set. Your knowledge of human behavior and sensitivity to group and individual concerns were invaluable. Your ability to clearly articulate goals and set an atmosphere of enthusiasm were greatly appreciated.
I thank you and highly recommend you to anyone searching for a dynamic, vibrant and enthusiastic speaker/consultant to assure your team can reach its goals!"
Dave Dennee, President
"I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the seminar you recently conducted for our security department. I knew from the beginning it would be a challenge. I commend you for your bravery, not everyone would have been able to keep the attention of so large a group, nor would they have been able to exact as valuable a discussion.
I was quite impressed by your ability to respond to their diverse questions and demands. You pin-pointed their mood, quickly learning how to gain their respect and cooperation. Then, of course, they were ready to learn the valuable ideas you had come to impart. Morale has improved greatly, which has made for a much better work environment.
Thank you, again. I look forward to working with you in the future."
Jodi Lee Ross, Director Human Resources
"Thanks for a great presentation on customer service. You certainly delivered what you said you would!
Too often we all think we are doing a good job in training our respective staff, but as you know a fresh look is necessary from time to time.
Your program and delivery gave everyone an opportunity to learn and view themselves as customers see them. Humor certainly injects a new spirit to the learning process. Your passion and ability to connect with your our diverse staff was great. Everyone came away with a positive and appreciative attitude. The information and tools you gave us will definitely allow us to remain successful and to prosper in today’s competitive environment.
Your program can certainly help anyone who is committed to improving customer service and their respective company image.
Thanks again, I will look forward to working with your company in the future."
William Carlson, President
Skate Enterprises, Inc.
"I just want to thank you, most sincerely, for the wonderful changes you have helped me make. As you know, I had a lot of issues that caused me to eat unhealthy, and like with any vicious circle, the excess weight I carried and the associated pain made me unwilling to exercise. Although I’ve always known this to be the case, I was unable to get through “the wall” alone. Over a few short weeks, you were able to help me deal with my emotional issues and focus on getting healthy. I’m extremely proud to be able to tell you that I’ve now lost over 20 lbs, am enjoying exercise and feel completely in control of my life for the first time in years. One of the most important secrets I learned was to eat only when hungry and recognize when I’m full. I’ve NEVER been able to do that before!!
You’ve also helped me to control the pain of arthritis. I had surgery recently and I wasn’t allowed to take my arthritis medication for over a week. Surprisingly I was able to cope and move quite well. In my previous experience, even one day without the medication would render me unable to walk without assistance.
I have great admiration for the way you have conquered your own personal, emotional and physical pain. I’m convinced that plays a big role in what makes you so successful in helping others. Many, many thanks indeed for all your help."
"Just thought I’d drop you a note to tell you how effective our sessions have been in reducing my stress. The techniques you have taught me have made a tremendous difference in my life. I use them everyday and each time they leave me feeling more relaxed, centered and energized. I wish you could work with all of my students!
I also want to thank you for your contribution to my stress management handout that I give all my students."
Jennifer Kamita, Professor
Loyola Law School
"I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me. When I came to you I was suffering from stress-induced insomnia for almost 3 weeks. It was getting very difficult to for me to function on a day-to-day basis due to lack of sleep.
Because of your compassion and insight, we were able to work together to find the cause(s) of my insomnia. The results were immediate and amazing. Not only have I been getting sleep, but also, I have been able to recognize and deal with the underlying issues that were causing my insomnia. Thank you for your kindness and concern. You have a true gift for helping others. Thanks for helping me!"
"Thank you so much for all you have done for me! I’m sleeping 100% better than before, which has allowed me to perform better in school and everything else. My energy and focus are much improved. The work we did on my sports stuff has really improved my confidence and is helping me to play better. I’m having more fun!
I really learned a lot about myself through our sessions and I wanted you to know that I appreciate your work with me."
"I am writing this letter to confirm my delight relative to with our work in certain areas of counseling and behavior modification that have made my life more meaningful and enjoyable. I have from my earliest years an extreme fear of heights. Your assistance has made this problem much easier to deal with. I now have no trouble in performing without anxiety around-the-house projects that require me to climb or work from a ladder. In the past I could barely manage to perform these tasks and only then under a great deal of tension and stress.
Further, I believe you have significantly assisted me in better performing in my hobby of power lifting as a master in sanctioned competitions. After our work together I learned to control my weight and secured a personal best 837.5 lbs. in a meet in Peoria, Illinois in March of this year. This is my best ever and I set a new world record for my age group and weight class, beating the old record by 150 lbs. I was again able to bench over 500 lbs. for the first time in a competition in over four years. The performance anxiety I used to get from putting on my tight bench shirt is gone and I am confident I’ll continue to win titles and break more records in future competitions.
I most heartily recommend your services whether for desired personal behavior modification or for athletic performance enhancement. You have helped me tremendously in both areas of my life."
Attorney and World Class Power Lifter
"It’s not often that we take a moment out of our busy schedules to acknowledge the “good” things… but, this time I must! With the help of your techniques and the gentile, empathetic qualities you bring to our sessions, I am able to strive toward reaching my full potential like never before. For the first time in my life, I live every day with a sense of true happiness and fulfillment.
Although we frequently joke around, probably because of the sincerity and comfort I receive from you, I do want to disclose to you how grateful I am for your services and genuine compassion. Thank you so much for helping me to become the best I can be."
Michael Brenner M.D.
"I just felt the need to write you a letter to better communicate what’s going on with me. For starters, I just wanted to thank you for all your help!
During my whole life, I have never been able to open up to anyone like I have to you! Sharing scary, deep seeded feelings and emotions has been really hard for me. I never really felt that my feelings were really worth anybody’s time and effort. I guess I just felt that I wasn’t worth it. What kept me going was my love for my kids and the fact that they need me. I would never want to hurt them. Your patience, empathy and acceptance have allowed me the chance to open up.
Although I still have some self-worth issues that I’m confident we’ll work through, I’m definitely more in touch with my feelings. I owe that to you! You validated my pain and made me realize it was O.K. to feel. I went through some very painful (scary) times, but your promise of being there made the difference. My trust level has been challenged in a positive way. I better feel able to trust people again.
I know that I still have some issues to work through, but I feel that we’ve come a long way. I never really believed it would be possible to feel joy again, but you’ve helped make it happen and I’m deeply appreciative.
I feel like I can now move forward in my relationships and be stronger in them. I’m definitely developing a healthier relationship with myself and it feels good.
Keith, you’re a very special person. You were given a true gift from God to help people and you gave me back my life!"