"You're a damned impressive person, and I think people lean in to listen when you talk. That's what great consultants are made of. "
"I wanted to say thank you so much for all the help you have given to the department and to me personally. It has been such a motivation to work with you -- you are so effervescent and positive it is contagious. You really introduced all of us to new ideas, and new ways of looking at things, and you can see what a dramatic affect it has had. For me, personally, it was so liberating to be allowed to be creative. I am going to try hard not to lose that creative juice. OK, I am getting way too gushy now, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate all you have done for me and for our department."