"I found the session to be very enlightening. Bob's knowledge and professional manner made it easy to communicate and his willingness to share his experiences was tremendous. I'm happy to say that I left with a little homework. I believe the information gained will help me immediately and I look forward to the opportunity to meet again." President & CEO, I/T Company
"I deeply appreciate your thoughtful preparation, good counsel and wise suggestions. I can't thank you enough. Based on your idea, I drove straight to NNN's Reston office and started a conversation about "teaming" which is on-going as I type.Let's keep our fingers crossed." President, emerging Northern Virginia company.
"My company had selected a first government RFP to respond to. Bob reviewed the RFP with me and helped me understand the details and requirements of the RFP. He also provided crucial insights based on his experience. At the end, he helped me realize that my company did not qualify to respond to the RFP. Working with Bob saved us all the time we would have wasted working to submit a proposal that had no chance of winning." President & CEO, Consulting company
"Good news! My company was awarded $10M contract with HHS. Bob's contribution to reviewing the proposal was a contributing factor to us winning." President & CEO, WOSB company
"This was the best session I've had since forming my company. I left the session with a clear picture of where my company stood in the government contracting arena, what I needed to do to increase our company's presence there, how to do it, and where to get access to additional resources to assist us. He put all the pieces together for me and gave me food for thought in addressing personnel issues within the company. I am most appreciative." President & CEO, WOSB company
"You have the patience of a saint. Thanks so much for your time and expertise. I have a lot to learn, but feel good learning it from you." Founder and President, WOSB - Woman-Owned Small Business "The information Bob shared with me was invaluable. Through his patient dissemination of strategies, tips and other information, I am confident that I can now take my business to the next level." Founder, WOSB Communication company
"We want you back to help on upcoming proposals. Don't accept any other contracts until you talk to us." Sr. VP, Business Development, $300M I/T Company
"You solved our problems and saved us 3 months of effort" President, Emerging Consulting Services Company
"We couldn't have won this contract without your help" Founder and President, I/T Services Company
"It was remarkable how fast you bonded with our team" President and CEO, $18M I/T Services and Consulting Company
Oral Presentation Coaching and Consulting Engagements
"Our government oral presentation would not have been at all as successful as it was without your coaching. Also, another coaching company gave us a prohibitively high price quote and seemed like they just wanted our money. Your approach is very personal, we now consider you part of our team, and we are very appreciative that you offer a special fee structure to SDVOBs."Founder and CEO of an emerging SDVOB (Service-disabled veteran owned business)
"Great news. I got the contract! I am still amazed at how quickly you turned my request around and provided me with a great proposal. In fact, the Subcontracts officer went out of her way to say that the proposal looked outstanding. I would recommend you to anyone who needs quality advice and expert assistance in the RFP/Proposal process. "Founder and CEO, Technology consulting company
"I had the pleasure of working with Bob Gahagan recently, and I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of coaching for Government orals presentations. What he does requires that he quickly develop camaraderie and trust with the team -- each member of the team was almost immediately at ease with him."Founder and CEO, Technology and marketing consulting company
"On behalf of our company, I want to thank CCSI and especially Bob Gahagan for the outstanding leadership, coaching, and preparation provided to our team for their recent 3-hour oral presentation to a federal government agency. This bid is strategically very important to us, therefore, it was extremely important that we do everything possible to develop and deliver as strong and credible a presentation as we could. CCSI & Bob helped us to not only meet, but also exceed this challenging objective." Executive Vice President, 8a systems company
"The nature of what Bob Gahagan does requires that he quickly develop camaraderie and trust with the team. Only then can he effectively work with them, providing constructive criticism that is willingly accepted to make them better and more comfortable presenters. Bob did this quickly and effectively -- each member of the team was almost immediately at ease with him." CEO, technology company
"NNNN Inc. Services with orals coach Bob Gahagan provided the key to our winning this very important contract." (contract doubled the size of the company),Vice President, Business Development
"The government told us that we won the contract on the basis of the oral presentation, (for which you coached and prepared our team), and that the competition was not close." (Note: this was a $25M must win for the company).Vice President, Business Development
Training on Government Procurement
"Did a tremendous job making a complex process look simple"
"What a speaker, teacher, facilitator!"
"The session with Bob was very enlightening. His knowledge and professional manner made it easy to communicate and his willingness to share his experiences was tremendous. I believe the information I gained from the session will help me immediately and I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet with Bob again." CEO (emerging SDVOB)
"Excellent presentation of a large volume of information. Instructor was truly superb and did an exceptional job reading student experience and adjusting the lecture accordingly."
"Wow - what a great class! This answered so many questions. Now I can keep up with my more experienced colleagues. Thank you!" "Very interactive! Great!" "We've taken other courses on proposal writing and on marketing to the government, and while these courses were OK, I found your course to be a greater value. Your materials and approach are practical and to the point and you don?t spend a lot of time trying to market your services (unlike our other experiences)."Consulting company president
"I appreciate getting so much factually dense information in such a short, 3-hr period.I was very pleased. I received very good value. It made me glad that I signed up, especially at the end of the day when sometimes it's hard to get motivated to even go."President, marketing and business development company
"Your style and presentation are very good and very interactive. Especially the way you talk to, not at the class. You also were asked a variety of pretty diverse questions, but did an excellent job of not only answering them but also integrating your answers into, and without losing, the overall progress and theme of the class.", President, systems solutions company
"Thank you for the seminar last week. I think the RFP has officially been demystified." Business Development Director, Veteran-owned Engineering Services Company