Testimonials

“I knew Lorinda as she served as the Associate Pastor of our church for more than 10 years. Much of that time I served on the church board charged with overseeing the work of the pastors. Lorinda was an outstanding leader, who led many, particularly young people (her primary area of focus), on an inspiring spiritual journey that drew them closer to God. She also proved rock solid during some difficult transitional times within the church and I believe I can say without contradiction was universally held in the highest regard for her devotion to her calling, and the devotion she showed to parishioners, providing so many of them with spiritual and emotional guidance and comfort.”

-JOHN SANDERS, Elder Board Chair, Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN


“Professional and thought provoking, insightful in helping clients achieve their personal and organizational goals!!! As an Executive Coach, Lorinda delivers on her promise by offering insightful, tangible, solution-based services that produce high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. The greatest impact that I have seen is her long term commitment to the client. Lorinda provides simple effective processes and systems that produce results. I also very much appreciate her abundance attitude and long-term view of client value and relationship building. It is a professional pleasure to work with Lorinda and her team….please keep it going.”

-MICHAEL PACHOLEK, President, Summit, Ann Arbor, Michigan


“Lorinda has provided exceptional executive coaching and leadership development services for our organization. Our team members repeatedly comment about Lorinda’s ability to listen, support, and deliver insightful guidance on a myriad of issues. Her commanding knowledge and application of the Myers-Briggs assessment tools has been invaluable for our personal, team and overall organizational development as we grow.  I unequivocally recommend Lorinda Clausen.”

-DANIEL HARVEY, Vice President, PGC, Edina, MN


“For the past several years, Lorinda Clausen has been a speaker for the annual training of our new Youth Ministry team members. The team members come from across the United States and around the world to be trained for their ministry in Youth Encounter. At evaluation time, Lorinda is consistently ranked as one of our top presenters. Her style is engaging, knowledgable, and relevant.  We look forward to having her back each year!  I’ve heard many of Lorinda’s presentations and I learn something new each time.”

-DONNA GAPINSKI, Director of Teams, Youth Encounter, St. Paul, MN


“I have worked with Lorinda extensively over the years in both ministry and professional contexts. She is a master at dealing with really really sticky situations, from dysfunctional families to disunited executive leadership boards. Lorinda’s relentless focus on what is good, right, and true is refreshing; I always leave interactions with her feeling enriched.”

-JOEL SWANSON, Senior Technical Analyst, Mytech Partners, Minneapolis, MN


I saw Lorinda’s ministry first hand for 13 years — 3 years as a youth and 10 years as a volunteer youth leader. I’ve never met another person with the same knowledge and passion for youth ministry as her. I consider Lorinda one of the most influential people in my life, she has been an amazing teacher and mentor for me for over half my life. Her knowledge and experience working with youth are only exceeded by her love for Jesus and the teenagers she’s worked with over the years.

-BOB ARENDS, San Diego, CA


Clausen Consulting was what my staff and I needed. During an initial strategic consultation with Lorinda, she listened, asked questions, and clarified my staff needs. Following another conversation, Lorinda developed a workshop that fit the needs of my staff. Her presentations on “Change” and “Dynamic Teams” were a very effective combination of technology, stories, interactive exercises. My staff reacted very positively and enthusiastically to her genuine delivery style and to her material. I plan to use Clausen Consulting again.”

-REID MORTENSON, Anoka, MN


“Lorinda Clausen has been a mentor, friend and motivator for me the past ten years. Not only was Lorinda the best Youth Pastor around, but she has also encouraged and supported me long after I graduated from her youth group. She has an energizing teaching style, and can find the best in anyone. I have learned the most important things in life, like relationships, spirituality, and confidence, from the conversations I’ve had with Lorinda. She blesses everyone that crosses her path!”

-ADDIE PIKE, St. Paul, MN


“I am a volunteer Youth Leader who worked with Lorinda when she was the Associate Pastor at PCOM. Our mission for youth at PCOM was to “Win-Build-Send” and she did just that. She was a leader not only to our youth but to us as adult leaders, too. Lorinda’s knowledge and love for Christ is evident and radiates to those around her. That combined with with her resourcefulness, leadership skills, and love for youth makes Lorinda one amazing child of God!”

-MELISSA HLIVKA, Andover, MN


“Lorinda Clausen conducted three Myers-Briggs seminars for our staff. Her approach is both exceptionally knowledgeable and exceptionally personal. We laughed a lot, learned about each other, and came away with concrete ways to be a more efficient team. An excellent seminar for personal growth, team-building, and leadership development.”

-SALVATION ARMY LEADERSHIP STAFF, Minneapolis, MN


“Lorinda Clausen is an uplifting, insightful and totally fun teacher, mentor, and coach. Never leaves a life untouched!”

-GLORIA HANSEN, Youth Parent, Kansas City, MO


“Lorinda’s compassion and intuition for beauty mixed with her expansive intellect have made her someone I can turn to for understanding in many situations. As her support comes from a genuine caring and understanding, her ideas and actions follow in naturally constructive ways that have benefited me hundreds of times. From learning in her youth group, to intellectual discussion groups at coffee shops, to one on one conversations about where life is taking us, Lorinda has always been able to shed light and love on places one often can’t access alone. Between her great wisdom and use of it in the name of Jesus, if she isn’t helping you out, it’s probably your fault.”

-JON MCDUFFIE, Minneapolis, MN


“Over the past 15 years, I have been continually impressed with Lorinda Clausen’s knowledge of and obvious passion for the Myers-Briggs. Her workshop at my school was successful in building a sense of community among our staff and students.  I also recommend her workshop ‘Dealing Effectively With Change’.  It’s a winner!”

-MACEY MULHERON, St. Paul, MN


“How awesome is Lorinda Clausen you ask? Well you’ll just have to see for yourself. Take it this way: I’ve taken many psychology classes in my schooling years and by FAR the best experiences with personality quizzes has been with this fine lady. It wasn’t just a “Hey, you’re an INFP. Good luck with that.” She actually helped me find out how that could affect my life and how to put my skills into practice. Whether it is for a group, or when she coaches you on how to improve your life, her consulting services come highly recommended. Oh, and she’s tons of fun too.”  -BYRON OLSON, Blaine, MN

-BYRON OLSON, Blaine, MN


“Lorinda is a master of strategic planning. Her process guarantees that leaders don’t only come up with a strategy to win but also make it happen! Thanks to Lorinda, you don’t have to worry about whether brilliant strategic thinking ever gets implemented. She systematically walks you down an efficient path to get results, from answering the big-picture questions about how to dominate the competition and delight customers, to how to align the organization so everyone is moving in the same direction. She is also a pleasure to work with, and extremely engaging in her approach.”
-ANDREW NEITLICH, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING, OSPREY, FLORIDA


“Hiring Lorinda Clausen as an Executive Coach gave my business a huge boost. I am an entrepreneur and American expat living in the Netherlands. Creating a start-up can be overwhelming, so Lorinda’s energy, encouragement, pragmatism, and intuition (even in Skyping across the Atlantic!) was just what I needed. Shortly after our time I pitched my business idea at a weekend entrepreneur conference and won the “Wow!” Factor award. Without Lorinda’s help in refining my ideas and processes I know I wouldn’t have been able to clearly and confidently pitch my business idea. The enjoyment of working with her can only be matched by the practical benefits you will surely gain. I cannot recommend her strongly enough.”

-KATIE MILLER, Utrecht Netherlands


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