Testimonials

Testimonials

For 27 years, Global Training Center has assisted companies like yours become industry leaders in import and export trade. Our best-in-class training helps individuals and teams stay up to date on international trade issues and become experts themselves.

Don’t take our word for it, our clients will tell you themselves. Click below and see what attendees say about our courses and our instructors!

Trudy Wilson

Charlotte
Instructor - Trudy Wilson, she did an outstanding job. Very knowledgeable and great personality.
Onsite
The most beneficial part of the class was the level of knowledge of the instructor. Also, the level of energy and passion shown by the instructor. This course was very engaging.
Trudy is very knowledgeable and makes it fun for material which isn't so fun. Great teacher!
The class was very informative and the presenter kept the class moving with witty humor and life experiences. I give Trudy all fives for her job teaching this class. I would reccomend all EX/IM individuals taking this class.
Excellent information - high energy instructor.
Buffalo
Trudy did an excellent job, very personable and knowledgeable.
Las Vegas
Trudy was an excellent instructor, and very knowledgeable on all the challenging questions thrown her way. I also loved the smaller class size.
Newark
Trudy was so knowledgeable and a great presenter!
Webinar
Being unfamiliar with most incoterms, I found this class a great overview with enough detail to move forward, as well as references to use in the future.
I work with Incoterms daily, this webinar has been extremely helpful with becoming more familiar with these terms. Instructor was phenomenal. Very professional and informative.
All of the course was beneficial, it was useful. Very well done, Trudy knows her stuff – terrific.
I will be able to train others in Export to Canada Compliance. Information was very useful, instructor did a great job.
Trudy was a great instructor. Our company will be signing up for additional classes after this great training experience.
Open discussions and option to ask questions when needed were most beneficial. Trudy was wonderful, very friendly, knowledgeable and presented the material at a good pace for all.
"I'd prefer to be at training "in person" versus webinar, but as a webinar, it was very informational....
I liked how people were able to questions while in each section of materials vs. having to wait until end of the webinar. "
Great Speaker! Trudy does an absolute great job engaging the audience and making what could be a dull subject, very interesting. It is hard to involve the audience in trainings such as this and I will continue to use Global Training Center. Hope to get Trudy again!
Trudy was an excellent trainer.  I’ve learned so much from her and she made it exciting and worth going. I’ll be taking more classes, hopefully with Trudy as the trainer. 
Anaheim
Trudy is very knowledgeable and personable and very engaging. She speaks in layman's terms and her explanations really help us understand.
Instructor was awesome, upbeat and fun. Lots of good info, learned a lot.
Most fun, interactive documentation training I have had!
Houston
I enjoyed the exercises and the flexibility to discuss with others. It was all very necessary and good!
I had extremely minimal knowledge of NAFTA before today.  Absolutely glad I took this class.  It will impact how/when I claim NAFTA!! Trudy is the BEST!
Louisville
The most beneficial part of the seminar was the topic on reviewing funding items in the schedule. The examples were helpful. I enjoyed Trudy’s energy!! She made the class(es) fun. Trudy is an excellent presenter who gave an excellent presentation.
Atlanta
This will impact my job performance by ensuring that I am issuing NAFTA's correctly. This was a great class!
Wonderful knowledge and great material - delivery of information.
This was the class I really needed and it was explained very well by Ms. Trudy Wilson.
Learned a lot on this subject. Ms. Trudy Wilson really helped in this area.
Really enjoyed the class. Ms. Trudy Wilson provided insights on this topic.
Always enjoy your classes.
Trudy, great instructor.
How will this class impact your job performance?
Tremendously, and the instructor was phenomenal.
Every single chapter was most beneficial. Trudy Wilson made it simple, easy and understandable. She created a very interactive seminar. The follow up and support she offered were great.
The most beneficial part of the seminar was the presentation of the material and the explanation of Exworks and FCA. Trudy delivered her information in a very good manner. She also answered all questions and did not teach down to us. She kept things simple and easy to understand.
Very informative, easy to follow instructor who was knowledgeable and professional.
Dallas 
The resources offered were very beneficial. Trudy, the instructor, was great and a lot of fun.
Cincinnati
I have been in the industry over 25 years and am a Licensed Broker and thought this was a great refresher course! Great pace and I learned a lot. Been to several other training courses that didn't add much value, but this one was very beneficial! Great job!
How will this class impact your job performance?
Greatly! Trudy did a fantastic job, was knowledgeable and kept my attention.
Trudy Wilson

Paul Patterson

Columbus
I think you did a great job. Very knowledgeable on the subject.
This class was very helpful and the trainer was great.
I found everything beneficial - instructor is very knowledgeable, charming and delightful in his approach and delivery; enjoyed class very much. Appreciate his expertise in trade compliance career and his very interesting anecdotes.
Charlotte
The most beneficial part of the course was the instructor's opinions based on personal experience. The course will help me in trying to educate coworkers and save cost and risk for the company.
The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable on the topic.  He helped increase my comfort level on completing the NAFTA Certificates and when to specify when to and when not to complete one.  In my company we have no one that was willing to complete the forms and I feel better about taking on that responsibility.
Cincinnati 
The most beneficial part of the seminar was the ability of the instructor to keep my attention. Great job!!
Indianapolis
As a newcomer to export, it was all instructive. Loved Paul's style of presentation/teaching.
Pittsburgh
The most beneficial part of the seminar was the actual and visual chain of responsibility for the product and/or sale. It was very good of Paul Patterson to give examples of his experiences.
This whole course touched on what I needed.  I think this class really helped me understand my job so much more. 
Philadelphia
The instructor was amazing. He made a very difficult topic easier to understand.
Paul, was a pleasure to learn under. He is extremely knowledgeable in the subjects he taught. He also took time to address each and every question that came up. I have been to many management training courses but Paul is a stand-out presenter to me. My employee Amber, who came with me on this trip, also enjoyed him very much as well. In her words, “he brought it down to our level, and helped us understand. It felt like he worked beside us every day.”
Paul was very easy to understand. The information was presented clearly.
The seminar was very detailed and informative. Paul also provided excellent resources and web tools.
Very informal.  As a “newbie” to shipping the whole class was easy to understand.  Thanks, Paul!!
Webinar
The most beneficial part of the course was the instructor's personality and real world experience.
Thank you again Paul for imparting your knowledge and experience to us, greatly appreciated.
Paul Patterson

John Goodrich

Chicago
Great instructor. A lot of great information for shippers.
John was very helpful and knowledgeable - the book is awesome.
The instructor was great at giving specific information to questions asked. I feel more confident in HTS codes and knowing where I can get information.
Very educational. I like how you present the material. John, you are very engaging and I would recommend your seminars.
The instructor was very funny and engaging. John makes the presentation enjoyable.
John’s presentation was beneficial in all areas. Great refresher course!
All of the information was new to me. It was all very informative and easy to understand. The instructor made it easy and not boring.
The most beneficial part of the course was going through the exercises and also John's encyclopedic knowledge.
I learned things I wasn't even aware I should know. John's knowledge and enthusiasm on this subject was amazing! Very interactive, fun way of teaching a subject that to me is very much not fun. Great Job!
The instructor was very knowledgeable about more than just customs. Very knowledgeable about business, other brokers and forwarders.
Milwaukee
My position is new to me in the Customs Dept at my company. John's experience was most beneficial to me. The organization of the agenda and class was excellent. This class is going to enhance my current training at my company.
Instructor is willing to entertain questions about all Trade Compliance and injects a bit of humor into a relatively dry subject.
The most beneficial part of the seminar was John's passion for the subject. Enthusiastic instructor.
John is a great presenter, patient, explains clearly and easy to follow.
Everything in this course was beneficial - gave a great overview of the topic and a solid foundation for my job.  This seminar will greatly assist me in my job duties.  Thanks for a great week!
Minneapolis
"What would you like to see done differently?"
Nothing. John Goodrich is personable, well-informed, and a very strong teacher and presenter!
Webinar
Instructor did a good job on covering amount of material in the time he had.
I liked how he explained things in simple terms.
Instructor explained everything well and recognized that there were a lot of newbies in the class. He was easy to follow and understand, and simplified a lot of material making it user-friendly.
The small class size was great. It really let everyone talk and interact with questions. We were able to not only learn from the instructor but each other.
Excellent presenter; material was just what I needed.
Enjoyed the class, felt I gained a lot of information that will help me to organize my record keeping and self auditing our importation documentation which, I did not know.
I've taken this very seminar two years in a row. John has changed his presentation from the first time, thus keeping the material fresh and to the point. I don't know how he can memorize the tariff with such accuracy. He's a walking computer. I was really impressed with how engaged the instructor was - I liked the class interaction. I thought it was great.  Well worth my time and my company’s money
John Goodrich

Catherine J Petersen

I just received my copy of "Exporting: Regulations Documentation Procedures", from GTC. I've been looking through it over my lunch break and am just overwhelmed by how well it's put together. So many of my questions have now been answered and in just in the last hour!
Onsite
The most beneficial part of the course was the instructor's knowledge and materials. Everything was great!
Cleveland
Instructor was great. Provided relevant and helpful info.
The most beneficial part of the course was the open forum. Catherine presented material in an easy to follow, conversational forum.
Cathy was very knowledgeable and she made the class fun! I am so glad I attended this seminar.
Cathy has a great teaching style. She was very clear with instruction and answering questions.
C.J. Peterson, the presenter, was the most beneficial part of the seminar. She clearly understands the topic/subject in theory and practice.
Cathy Petersen did a fantastic job! Great presentation.
Cathy was very clear and well-spoken with answering questions.
San Diego
I have a lot more knowledge and can present items with more confidence and negotiate with our forwarders with confidence.
Webinar
The most beneficial part was the Incoterms and presentation of overall process. Having the book as a point of reference. It gives me a starting point for different topics to consider as our company expands into different markets.
I loved that the instructor looked up my organization and used that information when addressing my questions. She was very knowledgeable about the topic and her insight was valuable.
The book will be an excellent resource going forward as well as the links to various government agencies provided. I felt it was very beneficial to interact with the instructor during the training and hear other participant’s questions and experiences with exports.  I enjoyed the instructor very much! 
The instructor (Catherine Petersen) was very positive, patient and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with her. 
Minneapolis
Instructor's knowledge of material and how presented was most beneficial. All the info was beneficial for me.
The overall course was very helpful and I was pleased with the instructor, who was very knowledgeable.
Phoenix
This class was great! Highly recommend.
Catherine was evidently very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about classification. I feel much more confident in my ability to classify after attending this course.
It was a wonderful training, very well instructed, and very informative.  I'm so thankful I got the priviledge to attend this seminar.
Catherine J'Petersen

Arthur O'Meara

Milwaukee
Class was fantastic today. Do you know when you plan to be back in Milwaukee again?
St. Louis
This is one of the best offsite training's I've had.
Arthur did a wonderful job. It was an informative and educational experience. Arthur made it very easy for everyone to understand the material when he involved the entire class in the examples. 
Arthur gave easy to understand examples in plain language. The presenter’s knowledge of the material and the industry were most beneficial. The discussion regarding freight forwarders, customs brokers and ocean bill of lading were most beneficial. Arthur O’Meara is an excellent, engaging and effective instructor.
Overall good material and good presentation.  I like how the instructor required participation from all participants.  The instructor really made us think about our internal controls/processes and how we can make them better.
Lansing
All of the information presented was very beneficial. The knowledge gained will prove to be very rewarding as I will also share this with my colleagues and use it in my workload.
Detroit
The seminar was all beneficial. Many topics were touched on. Arthur was very knowledgeable. He was very interesting and kept the seminar from becoming boring.
Greenville
I just wanted to thank you for the classes. The three I took were very informative, even with my somewhat established background. I was trained early on in what to do, but not the why. I’ve been back to work one day and we’re already making adjustments for the better.
Loved the interaction from the instructor (Arthur O’Meara), kept the class involved at all times.
Houston
Awesome instructor! He made the class enjoyable. Love his music, too! I took this class because a coworker loved the instructor! Edge of seat excitement and learning!
Arthur is a great teacher! Took time with everyone as a class and has a great personality.
Arthur is very entertaining this was the class I needed the most and came out of it feeling very informed
Arthur was engaging and presented the material in a great way. Coming from a place of zero experience in Tariff Classification I feel like I'm leaving with a much better understanding. It was a great introduction to future Tariff Classification needs.
Best class I've had offsite! Course overall was amazing.
Orlando
The instructor explained terms clearly and spoke in a way that inexperienced attendees could understand.
Boston
High-level talking points on the importance of contract negotiations/conditions relative to Export Compliance were the most beneficial part of the course. I thought the content and interactions were informative and useful. I wouldn't change anything.
The most beneficial part of the seminar was the review of HTC codes. Mr. O’Meara is intelligent, lively and knows his material. He is a highly recommended instructor.
Chicago
Instructor was so knowledgeable. I have a better understanding of my daily work. It was a great class!
Every part of the course was beneficial. The instructor was best by far. Very knowledgeable, interesting and very well spoken.
Questions were welcome and material was presented in a way that kept my attention engaged.
Thank you for the training. Having only been on the job one year, it has been helpful to have a more debt understanding of rules, regulations and terms. I am going to try to attend more of your workshops. I think they would be very helpful. You are a wonderful speaker. Very easy to follow and it keeps people engaged. Your "tone" made it easy to listen to you. You would make a great college professor.
The way the instructor phrased terms and used them in examples to get the point across. This will give me a better understanding on an international logistics standpoint and not just import/export.
Arthur O'Meara

Michael Laden

Webinar
Mike has a good presentation presence. Clear communication, well organized. Ability to answer questions.
I was looking for general information to begin this quest. The entire presentation was beneficial to me, but I really value the examples provided, as well as ways to fund this endeavor by simply changing shipping terms and some protocols. It will allow me to become more educated in topics that are vital to ensuring trade compliance and will help the company avoid costs and lower our budget. I am always impressed by Global Training Center.

"It has provided a great foundation and a decent road map to C-TPAT Certification. We have way too many of our containers pulled for "Random" Inspections and I want to develope a program/manual for the Import process of our company."

"I really enjoyed the class. Michael Laden made the webinar interesting and answered all the questions that were asked. He was able to cover everything that was needed and presented in the book."

"The material that was sent was very helpful during the webinar. It explained everything that was essential to the C-TPAT."

"Credentials of the speakers was commendable"

"Overall the webinar was excellent! I really enjoyed the background information as to why and how the program was initiated, hearing Michael and Kelby's personal experiences, and insight into how the program is managed today."

"Overall an excellent class and very informative"

"Very well presented. I would recommend to others."

"As my company continues to debate if we should become CTPAT certified, I can intelligently address both sides of the debate."

Michael Laden