Dennis Martodam is an outstanding teacher and coach who is at ease with
the art of management development. He has the ability to connect his wealth
of intuitive understanding and insights with the best tools available to
management educators. Dennis and DM WORKS have the right resources,
hospitality experience, competencies, and global perspective to meet the
leadership and development needs for the international hotel industry. The
training and development courses delivered effectively blend practical
expertise, knowledge and use personal delivery methods to enhance the
leadership capabilities of management teams, while improving business
Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Residential
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Dennis has helped me immensely with conquering professional skills that were hindering my development. With his help I lead a more empowered work life that I am proud of, filled with organization, production and highly developed soft skills. Dennis has a unique ability to connect you with your natural talent and he gives you the skills to apply it. I am thankful each and every day for the coaching I received from Dennis!
Director of Food & Beverage
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Invigorating, motivating and creative … inspiring my team countless
President Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
When I think of Dennis Martodam I think of the ultimate teacher...someone with real life related experience, passion for his craft, energy to convey his message enthusiastically, one who quickly develops sensitivity to his audience, broad and deep knowledge of the subject matter (leadership, management, etc.), immediate credibility gained through a very sincere and honest approach and he does all of this while paying attention to the learning environment, that is at once fun, non-threatening and one that provides a healthy platform for boosting one’s self esteem.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
I was fortunate to receive individual executive coaching from Dennis at a critical turning point in my 20+ year career in the hospitality industry. When I met Dennis, I had recently started a brand new global role at a time when the organization and the team I was on of were experiencing tremendous change and growth. My role was evolving at a very fast pace, at times in directions I was not prepared for, I was performing and accomplishing goals, but I was in survival mode. Dennis helped me to challenge the internal beliefs that were holding me back personally and professionally so that I could truly thrive again. I use the skills and techniques I learned from Dennis regularly at work and at home. He is a gifted coach and facilitator whom I trust and respect completely.
Luxury Hospitality Executive
Dennis Martodam is a master trainer and facilitator. He possesses the rare ability to engage a group of senior executives and actually get them to do what he says! It does not matter what the topic is or how dysfunctional the team; Dennis will put a program together to get at the root of any issues and then have you figure out the solutions. Think your team functions pretty well? Then Dennis will design something to improve your productivity or increase your emotional EQ. Whatever your needs, time with Dennis is well spent. You will think and learn and have fun too. No boring lectures here ... you are going to do the work and be better off for it.
Sharon M. Nixon, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
Dennis is dynamic! His charismatic presentation is like a three part
harmony...stimulating information, entertainment and inspiration!"
Dennis is a pleasure to do business with. His inspirational training
points were surrounded by music and movement, allowing the information to
be readily digested, remembered and applied!
Vice President of Human Resources, Americas & Europe
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
“… I am proud to say that we have utilized the services of Dennis Martodam, DM WORKS over the past ten years in numerous locations thought the United States. Dennis has a unique way of understanding his audience. He connects very well with them at all levels from top Executives of the organization down to the most junior member of the management team. His training programs are current for today’s business climate and are constantly updated to ensure their relevance ... with the limited time we have for training in today’s world, it is great to see the time put to good use. He continues to demonstrate the value of utilizing outside training to supplement our internal training efforts. The results from the programs are immediate and noticeable. One can see that the participants are charged up and clearly have gained additional knowledge and awareness by participating in the programs. “
Former President for the Americas & Chief People Officer
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
I have had the pleasure and experience of working with Dennis Martodam and DM Works across a spectrum of industries. And while Dennis's work ethic is exemplary, his knowledge vast and his delivery personal ... it is the lasting impact that his work has which separate him from the rest of the pack. He leads from the heart and educates from the head. In my book, the sign of a genuine leader. Rare and wonderful.
Owner: Spoonfed Restaurant Group, Los Angeles
… I can authentically say that Dennis has the experience, style and expertise to make an impact to the guest, employee and to the bottom line of the owner experience for any sized operation.
Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines
I have known Dennis Martodam through attending 2 of his Personal Development trainings. Dennis has a rare-to-find strength in orchestrating training for top-level executives. He is fun, stimulating, fascinating and yet challenging. Dennis has a treasure of wisdom and wealth of knowledge in personal development; he takes interest in people, helps elevate their thinking process and in return allows managers to achieve breakthroughs in their performance and personal life.
Kwee Lian Wong
Director of Administration, Finance & Human Resources
The Patina, Capitol Singapore
Prior to working with Dennis we were a group of individuals going in different directions. During our workshop we learned to trust each other and break down the walls that were preventing us from working collectively. Today we are aligned, and everyone is heading in the same direction. We are a team.
Vice President, Account Management
Dennis 'most certainly works' ... worked with Dennis on more than one
occasion; most recently conducted a terrific 360 with my team ... Dennis is
an expert in his field … authentic, genuine, resourceful, knowledgeable,
passionate, insightful, very people-oriented and personable, highly
credible ... would work with him at any time !"
Regional Vice President
Worldwide Luxury Hotel
I have had the privilege of working with Dennis Martodam and on a few occasions for different projects and have always been extremely impressed with, not only his creative approach and energetic presentations, but most importantly with his ability to analyze information and provide honest feedback. His impressive background and experience make him an expert in his field. This is someone who knows people, works with people and understands people.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague
Dennis Martodam has provided executive coaching for both me and my leadership committee. Through his one-on-one sessions, I was able to accomplish my professional goals and achieve balance in my personal life. My ability to manage, lead and build our culture was greatly enhanced by Dennis’s executive coaching. He focuses on management styles, relationships and personal commitment with the goal of building authentic leaders and a cohesive team. Dennis provided us the tools and honesty needed to have direct and productive conversations allowing us to gain trust among ourselves. He is an exceptional Executive Coach.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa