Clients & Testimonials

Please take a moment to review our prestigious client list and read the testimonials:

Client List

American Chamber of Commerce Executives Fayetteville – Manlius Central Schools Pyramid Brokerage Company
Arise Fayetteville Fire Department Pyramid Companies
Armlin Damon & Associates Fowler High School Pyramid Management Group, Inc.
Armlin Damon & Associates Free Community Papers of New York Radisson Hotel
Baldwinsville Central Schools Fulton Companies Raymour & Flanigan
Beacon Federal Bancorp Galson Corporation Rescue Mission
Bell & Spina Architects Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
Benefit Specialists of New York Hamilton High School Salvation Army
BizEventz Hancock & Estabrook Samaritan Center
Bowers & Co Heuber-Breuer Construction SCS, Inc.
Bristol Myers - Squibb Infimed Seneca Data Distributors
Burdick Automotive Group International Systems Staffing, Inc. Sisters of St. Francis
Burns Bros. International Wire Society of Collegiate Scholars
Business Journal JR Clancy Solvay Central Schools
Byrne Dairy King & King, LLC Solvay High School
C.H. Briggs Lead New York Southern Wine and Spirits
C&S Companies Leadership Greater Syracuse St. James Catholic Church
Canastota High School Lean Manufacturing Institute St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center
Carousel Center LeMoyne College Stearns & Wheler
Carrols Corporation Liverpool Fire Department Stickley, Audi & Co.
Catholic Charities Loretto SUNY ESF
Cazenovia Central Schools MACNY SUNY Morrisville
Cazenovia College Madison-Oneida BOCES SUNY Upstate Medical University
Cazenovia Fire Department Marietta Corporation Syracuse City School District
Christ the King Retreat Center Marquardt Switches Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau
Christian Brothers Academy McIntosh Box and Pallet Syracuse Label
City of Syracuse McQuay International Syracuse Research Corporation
Clough Harbour & Associates Museum of Science and Technology Syracuse University
CNY Sales and Marketing Executives Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Syracuse University Athletic Department
CNY School Board Association North Syracuse Baptist Church Syracuse University Football
Columbia Energy North Syracuse Central Schools Terakeet
Community Hospital O'Brien & Gere Toshiba Business Solutions
Costello Cooney and Fearon OCIDA United States Department of Agriculture
CX Tec OCM BOCES Unity Mutual Life Insurance
Dal Pos Associates Oneida Central Schools University College
Dannible & McKee Oneida Healthcare University of San Francisco Athletics
DestiNY USA Onondaga Community College USAF 174th Fighter Wing
Devorsetz, Stinziano, Gilberti, Heintz & Smith, P.C. Onondaga County Weight Watchers International
DeWitt Fire Department Oswego Chamber of Commerce Weiss, Savedoff and Ciccone
Driver's Village Parratt-Wolfe Widewaters Group
Eagle Comtronics, Inc. Paul DeLima Company, Inc. Wilcox Paper
East Syracuse – Minoa Central Schools PK McShane and Associates Wynit
Emhoff and Associates Polaris Library Systems Young Agency
Energy United POMCO  


“As you are aware, people come in and out of our lives all the time. Each day I pray I become better from the individuals that touch me. Becoming aquatinted with both of you has not only made me a better leader, but more important a better person.  For this I thank both of you.

In addition, I am completely “papered” with several degrees and hundreds of hours of leadership training courses and nothing comes close to your program.  Leadership is a Verb is a program that everyone needs to become involved.  It should be a required course for life.

Thank you for making such a difference in my life!”

    J. Francis Manning
    Superintendent of Schools

“You do an amazing job of relating your discussions to each individual in attendance. A year later, I still feel that the time spent at your sessions has done more for me personally and professionally than anything else I’ve experienced.

While there is still room for improvement, I am now focusing on improving myself and those I work with in a much more complete way.”

    Paul Joslyn
    Deputy Executive Director  
    Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc.

“Thanks again for presenting at our Annual Meeting. You truly “HIT IT OUT OF THE BALLPARK!” Nothing but great comments from everyone hat was there. You truly took the meeting to another level.”

    Robert Berkey
    Chief Operating Officer
    Pyramid Brokerage Company, Inc.

“It’s Monday morning and I’m feeling a sense of loss. No kidding. It’s a little weird. You both know I love my job, love where I work and the people I work with. But I looked forward to being in the “Secret Meeting Room” every week, and brainstorming with all those “strangers”. I want you both to know that I really enjoyed your program, I got miles and miles out of it personally and professionally. It means a lot to me. I will carry those lessons throughout the rest of my life. That’s big stuff.”

    Michael Featherstone
    Regional Sales Manager

“Words cannot describe the great feeling of having Ahern Murphy as part of the Don’s Family. We’ve received nothing but compliments from the group and many are asking when you will be back. You guys are amazing, your impact will be forever felt here in San Francisco. I look forward to strategic planning. Go Dons!”

    Scott Sidwell
    Athletic Director
    University of San Francisco

“You received very high compliments on your participation. Thank you for making the meeting a success!!!”

    Samantha Tassone
    VP Human Resources
    Toshiba Business Solutions

“Thanks for an excellent presentation to the faculty and staff of Cazenovia Central Schools. We have received tremendous feedback from attendees who rave about both the message and the delivery. We appreciate that you effectively reinforced our message of consistent practices and constant improvement. You are truly an asset to our community.”

    Robert Dubick
    Superintendent of Schools
    Cazenovia Central Schools

“I wanted to thank you for the terrific job you and Bart did facilitating the Strategic Planning Meetings for the Onondaga County Citizen’s Energy Committee. Environmental sustainability and responsibility are very important to me and I appreciate you volunteering your time to help flesh out the future direction of this important initiative. Thank you for your efforts to help put CNY on the energy map.”

    Joanne Mahoney
    County Executive
    Onondaga County

“I write this letter with a heart overflowing with gratitude. Your gracious and self-less gift of inspiration to me will benefit me and those around me in so many ways for the remainder of my 10,750 days!... You guys have figured out how to save people from themselves, to heal broken spirits, to inspire greatness. How do you say “thank you” for the gift of a new and greatly improved outlook on life? You say thank you by living fully into the life-long journey…. and daring mighty things. Thank you!”

    Tracey Stauffer
    Breeden Capital Management, LLC

“Your presentation on The Ten Irrefutable Keys to Success was one of the most timely and moving presentations I have ever witnessed. What a fantastic message for Junior Achievement and our kids!"
     Donald Zorn, Jr.
     Junior Achievement of CNY

“Thank you for making our Leadership Greater Syracuse Leading To A New Attitude Day such a success! The feedback we received from the class member’s evaluations was overwhelmingly positive.”
     Sherry Mossotti
     Executive Director
     Leadership Greater Syracuse

“Once again, thank you for working with Marietta at our sales meeting. The feedback has been very positive with a renewed sense of teamwork and goal motivation.”
     Brian Garrett
     Vice President Sales & Marketing
     Marietta Corp.

“Bart and Tim, what a great experience I had with you at the Stearns & Wheler Annual Planning Meeting. Through you efforts the bulb went on and we realized that we need to focus on the basics and not the trappings of position or technical expertise. You provided us with a clearer understanding of what Leadership is!”
     Tom Burkly
     Vice President
     Stearns & Wheler Engineers

“One thing I forgot to mention when reviewing the last two years performance was your involvement. We began working with you two years ago, and in those two years our management team has developed the ability to design and execute significant plans. I have to credit Ahern & Murphy for showing us the way and doing so in a short period of time. I am a huge fan of yours and I will always be available as a reference for your organization. Many programs promise results, but your program delivered.”
     Kevin Conley
     Seneca Data

“What an outstanding job you have done with the two groups going through the Lean Institute Certification Program. But, I had no doubts you’d go right over the charts!!!”
     Dave Parker
     Executive Director
     The Lean Institute, OCC

“Thank you for listening, teaching and guiding… you don’t realize what you learned until you actually reflect back on it all… and remember… and believe anything is possible.”
     Brandy Wilcox
     Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
     State University at Morrisville

“I want to personally thank you for giving such an inspirational presentation this morning. It was literally an answer to a prayer.”
     David Freund
     Selflock Screw Products

“Tim, I wish you could hear the buzz from the staff this morning. It is wonderful to hear an observe. They are ready to take on the world. Each was touched profoundly. You have us believing we can do magnificent things.”
     Gerrie Kaluzny
     Executive Director
     Stella Maris Retreat Center

“Thank you for participating in our in-service day for our faculty. Your inspiring and thoughtful presentation set a dynamic stage for our Lasallian Assessment process. Our goal of changing the initial mindset was certainly successful.”
     Brother Thomas Zoppo
     Christian Brothers Academy

“This is my first Friday morning without your program and I am going through withdrawal! I want to thank you both for a wonderful, exhilarating experience- I learned so much and am trying to apply it.”
     Carol Heil
     Program and Recruitment Director
     University College of Syracuse University

“Enthusiasm, Energy, Encouragement, Excitement…. Fabulous!”
     Sally Chapman
     Recruitment Director

“I’ve been through many sales & management courses, but none that have placed the level of importance on personal attributes such as yours. Even after the formal sessions have ended, I’ve referred to my literature to polish these life lessons. In many ways, I feel like the most successful person in the world and the tools you’ve given me have provided a means to build on this successful foundation.”

     Frank Kobuszewski
     Director =2NEW

“It was through your guidance and life balance perspectives that our senior leadership team became more focused on both defining and achieving our goals.”
     Peter Belyea

“No one is more committed to leadership than Tim and Bart! They are genuinely interested in the perspective of others. They combine their personal insights and values that can be used in business or anywhere else.”
     John Cerniglia
     St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center

“I gave you a tough assignment: Come to lead a discussion with nine to eleven CEO’s and have them leave with important questions/issues to think about regarding leadership and their life decisions. Well, you did it. I have spoken to many of the group since your talk and each has told me this was the best dinner meeting we have had- and as you know we have been meeting nearly eight years.”
     Steven Jacobs
     Bishops Brook, Inc.

“In closing, I would have to place my participation in your Leadership class as a recent benchmark in my career development and personal growth. I have left my training with a renewed sense of commitment to my position as an athletic administrator, with my eyes firmly set on the prize.”
     Gregory Carroll
     Athletic Director
     State University at Morrisville

“They are relatable, motivating and refreshingly honest. The message is one that should be heard by all ages. They are able to tailor their talks to convey the message that we wanted stressed.”
     Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ
     Diocese of Syracuse
     Office of Youth Ministry

“As you know, the management team at C.R. Leffler is relatively new. The program allowed us to come together as a team; understand each other’s goals, dreams and concerns; and plan together for our future success. Having been in management for over 20 years, experiencing this process was rewarding as I watched the team grow personally and professionally.”
     Donald F. Schalk
     President and CEO
     Carlos R. Leffler, Inc.

“The feedback that we received on the session survey was excellent. Many even commented that it was the best one yet!!!!”
     Tammy Quackenbush
     Resource Associates Corp.

“I just wanted to compliment you on the outstanding Leadership Development Program you have put together, and your mastery of the material which you present in conjunction with the program. It is easy to see why Ahern, Murphy & Associates was recently ranked #1!”
     Kathy Kolodziejczyk
     Bristol Myers Squibb-Syracuse

“Much of what we have accomplished as a team these past 18 months is a result of your help. Each of us appreciates all you have taught us and we value our business relationship.”
     Donald F. Schalk
     President and CEO
     Richland Partners, LLC

“As I debriefed with the students, I found all of their comments to be enthusiastically positive. When asked to share their favorite part, the answers encompassed the entire program. My personal favorite was the music video that included pictures of our students interwoven with national and world leaders. You really drove home the point that leaders are not born – they are made, and that all of us have the ability to lead.”
     John R. Durkee
     Assistant High School Principal
     Cazenovia High School

“Your teaching was excellent and I would recommend your services to anyone who desires to better themselves. We will keep in touch and look forward to meeting with you in five years to see how God has used your teaching to help us reach our goals.”
     Dr. Leland F. Dittman     Senior Pastor
     North Syracuse Baptist Church

"Thank you for making our first annual company meeting a success! Your words and delivery style really made a difference and brought significant content and credibility to the event."
     David A. Urciuoli
     Chief Operating Officer
     The Widewaters Group, Inc.

"You guys really did a great job for us. I can appreciate the effort and resulting impact. The class was inspiring and motivating. Really, really enjoyed it."
     David Colangelo

"Thank you for excellent presentations at our Annual Business Meeting. The members and leadership were very impressed and pleased with your work and your message. You were a perfect fit for our program and our overall mission as an organization."
     Kathy Lawler
     Director of Education
     Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of NY, Inc.

"Thank you for presenting to our Project Management Development Class. It was a pleasure to have you join us and share your thoughts about what it takes to be a leader in today's workplace. The topic and discussion points were in alignment with the message that Stearns & Wheler wanted to convey to the selected individuals that participated in this class. We enjoyed your discussion and felt motivated after your presentation."
     Gerald Hook, P.E.
     Stearns & Wheler, LLC