What Clients Say

Three Sections:
• Seminars
• Round Tables and Coaching
• Sales and Marketing Communications 

SEMINARS

“Jeffrey, I learned more marketing in one hour with you than I have in 20 years of doing business. Thanks for a great seminar!" 
Alejandro R. Torres 
Potting Shed Publishing

“Great To-Do lists! They have enabled a more comprehensive approach to my business.”
Jeff Rooney 

“After taking this class my feelings of anxiety and overwhelm are dissipating.” 
Juliette Bellefeuille 

“A valuable roundup of the entire Internet marketing space, how to quickly jump in and get results.”
Rick Pepper

"Jeffrey Schmidt's seminar was wonderful. He did a great job giving my membership an overview of the Internet marketing space as well as specific to-do lists so they can take action immediately. He made things easy to understand. Everyone was glad they came. It was exactly what I wanted in a seminar for the people in my chamber."
Teresa Ramondo Executive Director/CEO, 
Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce

"The money invested for me paid off when you displayed the keyword strategy information available (for free) at Google — that alone was totally worth the price of admission. In addition, now that you have sent your presentation notes I am certain there will be a plethora of information for me to utilize for my site and future sites.” 
Jo Jo McBain
Sebastopol CA

“The exercises you led us through were wonderful and revealing.“ 
Kerry Ingram, 
Mothering Arts 

Thanks, Jeffrey. I really enjoyed the seminar. It was informative and well presented.
Gretchen Nelson
Food For Thought Antiques

“This seminar was educational, informative and inspirational, Jeffrey was very knowledgeable. I really learned a lot.” 
Dennis Urbiztondo 
President, Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire

“I’m glad I went! I came away feeling more confident about my new sales position. Jeffrey is very approachable. I feel enriched from being in his seminar with the nice group who attended. I liked the opportunity to clarify my approach with words and tone and felt very engaged all morning.” 
Rebecca Nichols Realtor 
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

“Thank you VERY much Jeffrey, I’m a beginner and I learned a lot about marketing in your seminar.” 
Olga Palacios

"I was pleasantly surprised at the usefulness of the workshop — just knowing how these tend to be, some are worth it some aren't. I thought you did a great job of pin pointing the things we need to do to grow our businesses". :-) 
Lauren Thompson Marketing & Hospitality 
Russian River Vineyards

ROUND TABLES and COACHING

Jeffrey’s facilitation skills are golden. He makes our meetings about us, and what we want, and then gently takes us where we need to go with our marketing and sales. He helps us have authentic discussions about real issues. This leads to genuine solutions and an action plan that makes sense for us and involves all concerned in the planning and doing.
Laura Goldman Owner,
Solar Works

“"With Jeffrey's excellent guidance we feel the time invested in this process has produced huge dividends for our company by strengthening the cohesion of our team and honing our messaging for the best possible results. Thanks for your service to Solar Works!"
John Parry
Owner, Solar Works 

One key to our meetings has been Jeffrey’s flexibility. Some of our best discussions have been when we go off the agenda and allow ideas to emerge organically. 
Brooke Beesley
Client outreach, Solar Works

"What has made Deep Sky Marketing invaluable to me is not just the knowledgeability, and expertise. . .  insightfulness, and groundedness . . .what sets DeepSky apart is the coaching aspect. There is a depth that Jeffrey brings to his work, and this has helped me to bring that to my work. Jeffrey has helped me to express myself in my marketing, and it has made all the difference.
Kevin O'Connor, Attorney
Everyday People Estate Planning
(Short version - see entire testimonial below)

“Jeffrey Schmidt’s scope of vision, empathy, and skills are nothing short of stupendous! He is a master at chipping away the seemingly impenetrable layers to get at the essence of what needs to be addressed, healed and nurtured. I highly recommend Jeffrey to anyone.” 
Neal Grace 
Composer 

“I have experienced a major increase in my confidence to pursue new personal ambitions and attain higher professional goals thanks to Jeffery Schmidt! His background in Eastern philosophy and Western business practices enables him to communicate in ways that are simple to understand, yet deep and powerful. The net result is that Jeffrey helped me build an inner foundation of strength from which to move forward in my life and career.” 
William Hazelwood President,
Sojourna Productions 
Brookings Institute Financial Journalism Fellow 
Professor Emeritus: School of Broadcasting SFSU 
Emmy award winning director for CBS News

“As Executive Director of The Middle Way, an important nonprofit agency in Sebastopol, I turned to Jeffrey frequently for his perspective on the many issues facing the agency and its staff. His advice is solid, it has made a big difference. 
Deborah Klein Ph.d Executive Director, 
The Middle Way

"My first meeting with Jeffery went better than I could have imagined in my wildest dreams! Jeffrey is good!” 
Brad Larsen, Anesthesiologist 
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

“Jeffrey Schmidt is a powerful resource with a rare gift. I’ve seen dramatic results in my business that will have a significant impact on my bottom line. The confidence I’ve developed has touched both my business and personal relationships. He has benefited me significantly and I can whole heartedly recommend his services.” 
Blair O’Neil, President, 
Integris Communications

“The results of our work together have been both subtle and profound. I am clearer on my goals, more forthright in my requests and more confident when speaking in public. Essentially, there has been an inner shift that has made a world of difference. Thanks Jeffery, you are the best!” 
Roberta Ryan, 
Business Coach Ryan Business Design

SALES and MARKETING COMMUNICATION

"I thought our account would be a boon for Jeffrey’s business. I soon found that our company was the major beneficiary of the relationship." 
Stuart Goodnick Executive Vice President, 
Parker Compumotor

“We’ve been using the tag line Jeffrey gave us for more than 25 years because it hits the mark for the way people feel after their windows are cleaned — they just feel good, it make them happy. Jeffrey nailed it.”
Bruce Elliot
Squeegee Master Window Cleaning

“I’ve been in business for decades, and Jeffrey is the first marketing consultant I’ve found who is a delight to work with. He understands my way of doing business, my values, and my desire to avoid high-pressure salesmanship. I am finally starting to love marketing my services. Thanks!” 
Richard Feather Anderson, President
The American School of Geomancy
(Short version - see entire testimonial below)

"Jeffery is my first choice for high-end outreach. He created marketing that worked on all levels — good looks, good message, timely service and results." 
Lesli Daniel 
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

"Selling has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. Jeffrey Schmidt helped me to get a sales process that fits my style. I feel good about the improved results I've been getting. I highly recommend his services for marketing, sales training and building success." 
Jim Bourke President, 
nVision & Associates

“Jeffrey gave us exactly what we needed. He facilitated a fabulous stakeholder process that netted us such a successful branding that we even created a life size mascot: Bilgee! Thank you Jeffery for your professionalism and creativity.” 
Kirsten Liske, VP
Ecology Action Pollution Prevention Programs

“I’d known about ‘Sweet Medicinals’ for years. It never occurred to me to make it the name of my company until Jeffrey and Laurie said “that’s it!” I love my company name more everyday.” They are a great team to work with and I give my highest recommendation for them to anyone who is looking for marketing help.” 
Giselle Reeves, Owner
Sweet Medicinals

“Once again I have been impressed with the quality of your work. Thanks to your patience, dedication, and excellent product, you helped make this year’s conference the best ever. Your ability to completely change the format of the book, accept last minute changes, and still provide a quality product on time has left a lasting impression on our staff. I look forward to doing business with you again!” 
Dennis Horan Assistant for Personnel 
NSD Northwestern Area IBM

“Jeffrey’s Internet marketing seminar was educational, informative and inspirational…Jeffrey was very knowledgeable. I really learned a lot.” 
Dennis Urbiztondo President, 
Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire

"For twenty years we've relied on Jeffery Schmidt to provide us with marketing support — he has made a huge contribution to our success." 
Christine Wells Marketing Director, 
Foppiano Vineyards

"Working with Jeffrey and Laurie is easy, fun and very productive. . . I would recommend them to anyone in need of design services.” 
Holly Guier Hazardous Materials Specialist, 
City of Newark

“Jeffrey helped me devise innovative ways to expand our market share - his services are personalized, innovative and always add great value.” 
Jan Engelbert, Director, E-Business Solutions Programs 
Oracle Products & Industry Business Unit
(Short version - see entire testimonial below)

“I worked with Jeffrey for about a year and in that time my sales nearly doubled! He is a superior marketing and sales consultant” 
Jeff Rooney 
Empowered Body Solutions

"I am very grateful to Jeffrey and Laurie for guiding me through the very challenging process of 'birthing' my book. I got an absolutely professional, top level product." 
Margo Requarth, Author 
After A Parent's Suicide, Helping Children Heal 

"The proof is in the pudding: I just looked at a report that told me my site rankings were climbing across the board. I am very pleased.” 
Stephen Steineck, 
President Abbey Spring Water Systems

“The direct marketing system Jeffrey developed for us was so successful it was exported to all 18 campuses in the Heald College chain. 
Alec Winters Vice President 
Heald Business Colleges, San Francisco
(Short version - see entire testimonial below)

"Jeffrey has been a great help to me in my business. He has a way of honing in on the salient of points of a situation and providing solutions that go beyond sales and marketing.” 
Jon Wobber Owner, 
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

“Jeffrey and Laurie have been our “virtual marketing department” since 2004, it is with great confidence that we offer our recommendation of their services. 
Carolyn and David Tett Owners, 
Bushtracks Expeditions
(Short version - see entire testimonial below)

"Jeffrey was a big help when I needed to shift my advertising and marketing procedures. He was instrumental in helping me improve these areas so that I save quite a bit of money year after year.” 
Bud Rice President, 
Quality Tune-Up Shops

“DeepSky Marketing is my first choice for high-end outreach. They created marketing that worked for us on all levels — good looks, good message, timely service and most important RESULTS.” 
Lesli Daniel 
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

“Jeffrey is excellent at coordinating input from our committee. . . He made the process of producing a high-end environmental education outreach tool simple and enjoyable." 
Sharron Bowen Environmental Services Department, 
City of Hayward

“Everything Jeffrey has done for us has had marvelous results — mailings, questionnaires and good advice, He provides a complete marketing service.” 
Richard Anderson Director of Research Services, 
Consumer Research Associates

“That’s the one we need. Thanks so much for your help with this! (I love this poster SO much I want to include it as something teachers can order for their classrooms…) 
Cary Olin, Communications Director
Sonoma County Water Agency

"We wanted to produce a document that captured the energy and creativity of our public workshops for Santa Rosa’s Citywide Creek Master Plan. Jeffery did just that. The booklet he created is incredibly beautiful." 
Sheri Emerson Environmental Specialist, 
City of Santa Rosa

FULL LENGTH TESTIMONIALS

“Jeffrey provided a turn-key marketing operation that worked for us for over a decade. To say he is an excellent marketer is an understatement. He developed and implemented a direct mail campaign for me at Heald Business College’s flagship campus in San Francisco. We relied on his sophisticated mailings programs as our primary lead generation tool. His direct marketing system was so successful it was exported to all 18 campuses in the Heald College chain. Jeffrey Schmidt gets my highest recommendation for any business in need of high quality marketing assistance.” 
Alec Winters Vice President 
Heald Business Colleges, San Francisco

“Jeffrey Schmidt and Laurie Binder have been Bushtracks Expeditions “virtual marketing department” since 2004, and it is with great confidence that we offer our recommendation of their creative services. They have assisted with our luxury safari brand’s evolution and presentation by designing Bushtracks marketing materials ranging from print advertising, newsletters as well as both catalog and postcard direct mailings. Their design effectively communicates the Bushtracks safari experience to our clients and prospective travelers, Although they have other clients in addition to Bushtracks, they are consistently available and very responsive to short-term requests as well as attentive to complex, longer-term projects. Whether proposing different creative executions or alternative printing solutions, DeepSky Marketing brings a collaborative approach to all of their work with us. Laurie and Jeffrey would bring these talents to any business, and we are happy to give them our endorsement.” 
Carolyn and David Tett, Owners, 
Bushtracks Expeditions

“It's not always easy to find consultants for your company that are really capable of helping my business, but that's what I found with Jeffrey Schmidt. With Jeff’s help we developed plans that enabled my business to grow and thrive. As the Director of Heald Colleges of California, I relied on Jeffrey Schmidt to be a part of my extended team to develop marketing and communication plans that were instrumental in helping the College expand enrollment. When I moved to Oracle Corporation, Jeffrey continued to be a valued consultant in helping devise innovative ways to expand our market share. Jeffrey Schmidt has always been an asset to my business needs - his services are personalized, innovative and always add great value.” 
Jan Engelbert, Director, E-Business Solutions Programs 
Oracle Products & Industry Business Unit 

"What has made Deep Sky Marketing invaluable to me is not just the knowledgeability, and expertise, and not even encouragement, but the insightfulness, the groundedness that Jeffrey brings to a project. I'll bet that I could actually work with a lot of people on marketing that would be knowledgeable, have a lot of expertise, and be encouraging; but what sets DeepSky apart is the coaching aspect. There is a depth that Jeffrey brings to his work, and this has helped me to bring that to my work. Jeffrey has helped me to express myself in my work, and in my marketing, and it has made all the difference.
Kevin O'Connor, Attorney 
Everyday People Estate Planning

“Jeffrey helped me turn around a potential client I thought I had lost. The prospect seemed ready to schedule, but then hesitated. After some great coaching from Jeffrey, I called my prospect back and closed the deal. Jeffrey helped me recognize the buying cues I had missed, and gave me several ways - that I am comfortable with! - to bring potential clients on board in the future. I’ve been in business for decades, and Jeffrey is the first marketing consultant I've found who is a delight to work with. He understands my way of doing business, my values, and my desire to avoid high pressure salesmanship. I am finally starting to love marketing my services. Thanks!” 
Richard Feather Anderson, 
The American School of Geomancy