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We've helped dropzones and manufacturers of all sizes grow and steer their skydiving businesses. We're proud of the work we've accomplished with our clients, and we're honored to share their testimonials and reviews with you!

Doug Smith, Chicagoland Skydiving Center

Chicagoland Skydiving Center | Workshops

"James hosted a 2.5 hour seminar that impacted our team in a very powerful way. Our team left energized and empowered. It is now our job to maintain the momentum, but James has helped put CSC on course to amaze our guests and keep them coming back for more."

At CSC, we feel that we've assembled a strong management team and a solid group of professional skydiving staff, however, the value of bringing someone in from the outside with industry experience to critique our systems, policies, and overall operation proved to be invaluable. James hosted a 2.5 hour seminar that impacted our team in a very powerful way. Our team left energized and empowered. It is now our job to maintain the momentum, but James has helped put CSC on course to amaze our guests and keep them coming back for more.

The follow-up critique sent by Beyond Marketing was comprehensive, thorough, insightful, and accurate. Clearly, James cares about his work and it was great to see our staff so excited.

Sandy Reid, Rigging Innovations

Midwest Skydivers Reunion | Consulting

"As the organizer for the Midwest Skydivers Reunion, the single biggest and best decision I made was to hire James LaBarrie as the organizing consultant for the event. He came highly recommended and even though I had no knowledge of his background, after talking with him I could tell he had extensive experience in organizing events of this type."

As the organizer for the Midwest Skydivers Reunion, the single biggest and best decision I made was to hire James LaBarrie as the organizing consultant for the event. He came highly recommended and even though I had no knowledge of his background, after talking with him I could tell he had extensive experience in organizing events of this type. His detailed preparation during the runup to the event included an early onsite visit to familiarize himself with the location and facilities. Once the Reunion started, the detailed preparations and checklists he provided quickly proved their worth. While the participants availed themselves of the facilities and staff preparation, James and his staff worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the event. By the time of the Reunion banquet, most if not all the participants commented on the superb organization that allowed them to enjoy the event and see many friends whom they had not seen in almost 40 years. The final wrap up of the Reunion was a non-event as things came to a close as planned. Myself and the other organizes could not have wished for a better event due to the efforts of James and his staff. If anyone is planning to do a similar type of event, the first thing on your to do list is to call James and get him as a team member. He was worth every dollar spent on his services.

Rusty Vest, Performance Designs

Performance Designs | Workshops

"James' passion for creating a great customer experience shines through in his presentations. He combines his life experience growing up in family run businesses in a very competitive atmosphere along with his journey running and growing a drop zone and large skydiving events."

James' passion for creating a great customer experience shines through in his presentations. He combines his life experience growing up in family run businesses in a very competitive atmosphere along with his journey running and growing a drop zone and large skydiving events. His involvement with one of the premier annual skydiving events has brought him to a position in life to share his knowledge and help other business's gain from his experience.

Ed Scott, Executive Director, USPA

United States Parachute Association | Workshops

"James La Barrie's passion for 'amazing' customers and marketing is much needed."

James La Barrie has participated as a speaker at USPA's biennial Drop Zone Operators' Conference for a number of years, addressing a variety of marketing topics related to increasing drop zone business. He most recently gave a marketing presentation to 140 attendees at the 2013 DZO Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida, in March. Participants gave a lot of positive feedback regarding James' presentation. One attendee commented, "Customers are why we are in business. James La Barrie's passion for 'amazing' customers and marketing is much needed." Another remarked, "James La Barrie provided good insight into customer satisfaction at a DZ. We all want to grow our businesses. He offered new ideas for the modern age."

Danny Smith - Skydive Carolina

Skydive Carolina | Consulting

"With the marketing ideas he implemented, our revenues rose 15 to 25% annually."

James was our General Manager for nine years. With the marketing ideas he implemented, our revenues rose 15 to 25% annually. He brought fresh ideas on how to increase our business and it worked. His attention to detail is second to none. We are a much stronger company now thanks to James' expertise and ideas. I believe that he can help any company with their marketing and advertising.

James helped remind our team that our customer, our camper, our adventure participant should be at the center of everything that we do. He taught us that our marketing edge in a competitive world is great customer service-- not slick advertising.

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