Paul Feiler, CEO - "I had the pleasure of working with Noël Pinnock on a very important project with the City of Houston. He was not only driven by passion but also purpose. His ability to seize the moment was profoundly effective. As I have followed Noël since that time, he has only grown in the skills that make him an effective leader. He is the kind of servant-leader that puts the interests of others first. Noël has a bright, incisive, quick mind; his keen business sense, his understanding of organizational behavior and management practices, his project management expertise, his ability to think strategically and implement effectively, his ability to work quickly and effectively, all join with exemplary personal integrity to make him one of the top leaders I know. Noël possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills. He is skilled in a repertoire of different communication styles that he is able to employ as changing situations demand. He is a great listener, gives effective feedback, asks insightful, sharp questions and is a competent reader of body language and other subtleties of communication. He has a tremendous amount of experience speaking before groups, large and small. Both his written and oral presentations are clear, persuasive and interesting. He knows when to use his authority to get things done, when to motivate through supportive strategies and when to work collaboratively to achieve win-win results. He is a leader who creates followers wherever he goes. As for his character, Noël is a good man, direct and honest with others. He treats everyone with respect and takes time to develop relationships. For me the prime evidence of his personal integrity is his complete lack of presumption. He has a passion for learning and I sense in him a quiet understanding of his gifts, a desire to continue to grow in them and a burning desire to share them with the world."
Maria Montes, Public Servant - "I want to recommend Mr. Noel Pinnock. I met Mr. Pinnock at the Houston Health Department twelve years ago. Also, he was one of my professors while attending school for my graduate degree. I know he is very energetic, innovative, and an agent of change at any organization with the opportunity to work. Besides his knowledge as a professor and a co-worker, I admire Mr. Pinnock for his optimism and faith."
Selestine Simon, JD, MA, LPC - "I had the opportunity to collaborate with Noel on a project to meet the needs of persons impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Pinnock demonstrated a working knowledge of best practices and community based organizations to expeditiously enable survivors to transition into recovery. Noel maintained a high degree of integrity and professionalism while encouraging colleagues and community partners to embark upon professional development opportunities. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Noel for a leadership role to exemplify his skills and passion to help others."
Tom Lewis, CPTD, LBBP - "Noel is a dynamic speaker full of enthusiasm. I had the pleasure to participate in his "Holistic Talent Management Drive ROI" session during the Association for Talent Development Annual Conference 2015. His passion is infectious as he actively engages his audience. Seek out Noel to motivate your organization!"
Dr. D. Ivan Young, MCC, NBC-HWC, CPDC - "Noel is a game changer. I've worked with him over the last few years. He is an effective executive team leader and member. Having observed him working under pressure as well as in an adverse and sometimes hostile environment, Noel inspires others to put the differences aside while focusing on delivery. His project management and leadership skills are top notch!"
Linda Alane Chess, Educator - " It is with confidence that I recommend Noel Pinnock as an exceptional professional who combines a positive attitude, strong work ethic and incredible ability which makes him a key team player in any organization he may serve. Mr. Pinnock developed and maintained positive relationships with employees at all levels of the Houston ISD organization. His example and focus on productive solutions for the project he led impacted the entire district. He is exceptional in preparation with thoughtful planning and flexibility in teams and has valuable leadership skills. It is with high regard that I recommend Mr. Pinnock for future endeavors. His integrity is high and commitment to those he serves deep. His willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is outstanding!"