Testimonial from William Berkson

“Orit has been a dream collaborator for me on an educational project. She is wonderfully appreciative and encouraging, but at the same time has a sharp eye for weaknesses that need correcting. And she has immediately brought insightful and creative solutions to remedy the weaknesses and make the project stronger and more appealing. Orit has a rare combination of gifts, including a wonderfully positive outlook, insight into what needs strengthening and creative ideas for doing it, and absolutely no phoniness. Whoever works with her will count themselves lucky.”

William Berkson, PhD
Director, The Jewish Institute for Youth & Family

Testimonial from Elizabeth Fisher

“Working with Orit gave me an entirely new framework and paradigm for decision-making in my career that is quickly also spilling over into other areas of my life.  Her signature “vent and reinvent” methodology enabled me to express myself, take a breath, and then figure out how to move forward in a positive way.  She is a skilled and thoughtful coach and listener who is always kind but never scared to address difficult topics.  I’m so happy I invested the time and money in her services.  Orit truly changed the way I approach my career, and my life.”

Elizabeth Fisher, Managing Director, Birthright Israel NEXT

Testimonial from Denise Carson


“Optimism, Strategies, Ideas, Collaboration, Guidance, Expertise: There is no such phrase as “we can’t” when working with Orit. She is a never-ending source of reasons why “we can”. Orit worked with our non-profit campaign committee to develop a comprehensive 2010 strategy. Her past expertise in this area was invaluable in providing ideas, techniques and advice on how to change our approach in order to achieve success. We met our campaign goal and learned much more about how to plan a fundraising campaign.”


Denise Carson
2011 Tikvah Campaign Co-Chair
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation

Testimonial from Bryna Rapp


“Orit is a creative and dedicated person who is a lot of fun to work with. She is always professional and enthusiastic and manages to be a leader and team player at the same time.”

Bryna Rapp,
Co-chair of the Partnership for a Jewish Life, a partnership between The Lerner Community Day School and the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation.

Testimonial from Rabbi Zalman Bluming


“Orit has brought a whole new sense of clarity and direction to our organization. While passion fuels so much of the work we do, Orit brings a unique set of skills to help us structure and create steps towards fulfilling our vision in a sustainable manner .Beyond being an incredibly insightful listener, Orit adopts your organization as her own and becomes a team captain and cheerleader  daring you to develop it to new heights. We have been so enriched by her professionalism and recommend her with the highest of praise.”

Rabbi Zalman Bluming
Executive Director Chabad of Durham /Chapel Hill
(Chabad is the fastest growing Jewish organization in the world)

Testimonial from Lori O’Keefe


“Having never worked with an executive coach before, I did not really know what to expect.  With Orit, my experience was beyond valuable.  She has a wonderful way of distilling my concerns and situations and giving me useful, constructive tools for dealing with them, be it issues with a co-worker, supervisee, or even my own leadership.  Her words still resonate with me on an almost daily basis as I interact with my staff, and my work with her gave me such confidence in my own skills and leadership style.  I’m forever grateful – if I could have her coaching me every day, I would!”

Lori O’Keefe
Community Triangle Foundation
Director of Philanthropic Services

Testimonial from Anna Klein


“I contacted Orit when I wanted to make some changes in my life. I had a career but something was missing. I had a lot of ideas how to fill up that missing place. Orit helped me sort out my ideas, and decide which of them are only  dreams, and maybe worth keeping   as such, and which are worth pursuing. Orit became my positive reinforcement, my deadlines overseer, my organizing support (I thought I was organized by myself, but I learned that it is always helpful to have someone else involved in your life). Presently, I have well defined goals, but I plan to work with Orit in the near future on the dreams that we all have and sometimes never purse, because we don’t have time or person to talk to.”

Anna Klein, April 2011