About RefineM

What Our Clients Say About Us

RefineM is proud of our project management and project recovery work. Read what some of our clients say about our work.


“RefineM led Multi-Craft Contractors through a project management implementation process including methodical evaluation of our initial capabilities, an expertly ran leadership kaizen, and tailored project management instruction. RefineM’s breadth and depth of project management and leadership knowledge allowed them to quickly focus on our diverse group of specialties, and connect professionally with our employees. Their professional intervention dramatically changed our project management processes.

–Anthony Willis, Coordinator of Recruiting, Retention, and Employee Development, Multi-Craft Contractors


“[my RefineM consultant] was instrumental in our transition to Agile management last year, a shift that substantially contributed to an increase in our Net Promoter Score from low 30s to high 70s and improved our revenue per hour by at least 35%, which is astronomical in our business.”

—Kurt Theobald, CEO and Chief Strategist, Classy Llama Studios


“If you don’t have quality program/project management to get ahead of the power curve, you spend all your time putting out fires and reinventing the wheel. Adding project management capacity internally was prohibitively expensive, so I decided to bring in a third party provider. RefineM demonstrated they had subject matter expertise in project management. They are experts at what they do.”

—Alex Perwich, President, Enactus United States


“Because of the value RefineM brought to Evangel University, there was clear value in bringing the firm to Teen Challenge USA. We had looming deadlines, eight projects and a team who lacked project management experience. RefineM provided project management leadership and focused our resources to successfully deliver the projects on time.”

—Gary Blackard, CIO, Evangel University and Board of Directors, Teen Challenge USA


“Through [RefineM's] training and coaching, our team came away with more assurance and a clear understanding of our new process. RefineM confidently and competently answered our questions and addressed our concerns. The extent of their understanding and expertise meant they could readily support each role on the team, providing a holistic experience to everyone involved. Thanks to RefineM, we are now a self-managing team successfully practicing agile. I highly recommend RefineM to any company, regardless of their level of experience, that is looking to improve their agile process because they are wonderful to work with and are dedicated to seeing others succeed from the knowledge and understanding they impart.”

—Leslie Melton, Business Analyst, IT, Con-way Truckload


“Our company has utilized RefineM’s [Project Management Professional (PMP)®] exam prep course, which I personally attended. The instructor did a great job relating the science of project management to real world project management scenarios. This correlation helps strengthen the learning process for those attending the course.”

—Paul Marcink, Manager, Design/Estimating, CSI Designs


“RefineM’s [Agile-Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®] Exam Prep course was exactly the type of training I needed to help me successfully prepare for the ACP exam. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable in the core principles and foundations of Agile and his real world experience provided relatable examples to actual usage and application of Agile outside of the classroom. I have attended many trainings before but the course material and smaller classroom setting really makes RefineM stand out among other training classes.”

—Kari Boots, PMP, PMI-ACP, Program Manager, Valorem Consulting


“I took the RefineM Exam Prep course and passed the exam five days after the last class. Each question that was raised by a student was met with real-world application of [A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)] principles.”

—Terry Parker, Project Manager, Johnson Controls


". . .mentoring put me on a path to prepare for my new career as a project manager.”

—Keith Jones, Project Management Coordinator, Evangel University


“As a nonprofit, we run a slim operation and we all wear many hats. Now that we have systems in place to keep our projects organized and on track, it has greatly reduced the last minute scramble. It’s been a real pressure reliever.”

—Rachel Mobley, VP, Marketing Communications & Operations, Enactus United States


“Essential Gear is the core of how we get our work done and drive progress in nearly a dozen projects at this time.”

—Dennis Wood, Coordinator, Project Management Office, Evangel University


“NK is a results oriented, process driven leader who has consistently delivered value to our organization.”

—SVP, Corporate Digital Officer, billion-dollar national insurance firm


“We hire NK to go into companies to teach customized project management training courses for employees. It's important for us to be able to prove the value of this training to those companies. NK keeps meticulous spreadsheets on student progress and is able to relate that progress to corporate training ROI. RefineM has proven to be able to break down project management concepts into manageable learning concepts.”

—Sherry Coker, Director, OTC Center for Workforce Development


“I have known NK for over 15 years and have always known him to deliver on all commitments and project deadlines. NK has been involved in many critical projects for our company and we have experienced successful results. I highly recommend NK and his team and I would not hesitate to engage the firm for future training & consulting needs.”

—Assistant Vice President, Multiple Line Support Services, billion-dollar national insurance firm


“NK has been a great mentor. He worked with me to develop solid plans and wisely guided me through my first year. I still rely on his wisdom and foresight. He is an excellent project and risk manager, the latter of which few can solidly add to their resume.”

—Director, Quality Control and Assurance, billion-dollar national insurance firm


“In January 2012 I invited NK to speak at the [Project Management Institute (PMI)®] KC-Mid-America chapter dinner meeting about Risk Management. He was a hit with the attendees; receiving high scores. He engages the audience and is able to explain concepts in language and through examples that everyone can comprehend. He was invited to return in September. I have such high confidence in NK’s knowledge and ability to teach others that I have recommended him for private teaching opportunities in the Kansas City area. I know that NK’s high standards and ethics will deliver a quality product.”

—Nancy Petersen, Past President, PMI KC Mid-America Chapter


“NK is a positive individual who cares deeply about excellence in the project management profession. He has deep experience managing both large and small projects with a focus on quality outcomes. I have learned much about risk management and project recovery through presentations NK has made in which he shares information in a way that is engaging and immediately practical.”

—Juanita Woods, Past President, PMI Southwest Missouri Chapter

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