It is an honour to work with dynamic industry leading organizations that are focused on elevating their teams. We love receiving feedback on how C L Network helps them “Lead, Inspire and Achieve”.


“The three things I love about CL Network training are:

1. Practical – This is not textbook training. CL Network’s approach is practical and you leave each of their training modules with tools you can immediately implement.

2. Easy – Processes taught are easy to follow and easy to remember whether it’s to communicate more efficiently, pitch new customers or build relationships.

3. Relevant – to our business – CL Network takes the time to understand our business, culture and our “speak” and gears the programming to cover these areas. This ensures the information is effective, efficient and “sticks.”

Lisa MacNeil
President, Gordon Food Services Ontario

“Cindy Novak is a seasoned consultant, trainer and facilitator.  She has the unique quality of having ‘real life’ practical experience in the Food Service industry. Cindy worked with my entire Foodservice Team at Kraft for three years helping us ‘charter’ our strategic pathway to success post a company split in 2012.  She worked collaboratively with my Senior Leadership Team to develop our ‘Strategic Impact Selling’ program that was launched to the entire organization. The SIS program transformed our sales team’s engagement strategies, selling skills and overall effectiveness.

Cindy built solid connections and relationships coast-to-coast with my entire team…in fact, she became part of our team!  The results we garnered from partnering with CL Network were multiple and continue to this day, demonstrating that Cindy’s capabilities go beyond ‘training for the moment”.  She ensured that the SIS program provided our team a sustainable process to deliver success and growth in our business.  If you’re looking for a collaborative and strategic partner, look no further than Cindy Novak and CL Network!”

Barb Peters
Former Vice President Foodservice Sales & Marketing, Kraft Canada

“Cindy is an intricate part of the NHL Alumni Breakaway Program. She has an uncanny ability to connect with the players as a mentor and coach, while exhibiting an understanding of the difficulty of their transition. She is passionate about her work and our players walk away with tremendous tools and resources.”

Wendy McCreary
Senior Director, NHL Alumni & BreakAway Programs

“SAI Global hired Communication Leadership Network to elevate the core selling skills of our America’s sales team. We wanted a training program that not only educated but motivated and inspired our sales team. The leadership and selling skills workshops offered by CL Network were invaluable.

Cindy provided our team with a new perspective on how to identify different personas and communicate to the “C Suite” with confidence. She helped us prioritize opportunities and build impactful recommendations that were relevant to our clients. Her delivery style was engaging, interactive, motivational and best of all fun.

As a result of the CL Network workshops, our sales team has gained a different perspective in approaching their customers, they have improved their selling techniques and have increased their sales.”

Violet Masoud
Head of Sales, Industry & Services, Americas, SAI Global

“The really positive thing is that all the training is interrelated, Consultative Selling Skills, Communicating with Confidence and the Art of Negotiation.  The combination of theory and practical applications of the training was great. I’m looking forward to the next workshop.”

Andy McDonagh
Lamb Weston

“I feel like I’ve learned a ton about myself and how I can deliver to various audiences. Two days very well spent!”

Josh D’Alvise

“CL Network has given me a greater understanding of how to prepare a team pitch that engages the audience and speaks to their wants and fears. The most powerful evidence I have that CL Network has really been a game changer for me is that I have won 3 out of the last 4 new account tenders I have been part of.”

Neil Creighton
Gordon Food Service

“CL Network provided a very stimulating training environment and professional manner. The skills I learned were relevant and useful to my current role in Training and Development. I will be able to use these skills immediately.”

Steven Steftel
NHL Alumni

“Communicating with Confidence was an excellent course. The facilitator is extremely knowledgeable and adds pertinent comments and observations. I wish I took that course 2 years ago!”

Isabelle Raymond

“Great job! You were able to help me control my presence at the front of the room which will be career changing.”

Tom Bruce

“Everyone who presents to clients or employees or colleagues would benefit from this program! No matter where you fit on the experience spectrum there is much to be learned from this facilitated program. I know I’m leaving with better skills and more confidence than I started with.”

Communicating with Confidence Workshop – 2014


“I have been in Foodservice for 27 years and have had access to many training seminars, this was by far “THE BEST”. I would highly recommend the Strategic Impact Selling course to other companies.”

Guy Fillion