Testimonials

"Sejal is amazing! I have spent over 10 years searching for a trainer to partner with that gets what attendees need to learn and how to effectively deliver training content. One of the highlights of my career has been to work with and mentor Sejal. She is that rare breed of trainer who uses stories and vignettes that are relatable to what managers and non-managers actually go through in the workplace.


Ways I can describe Sejal: high energy, intuitive, spontaneous, knowledgeable, inquisitive, sensitive and thoughtful. She injects humor in a professional manner and engages audiences so that they actually want to keep listening. They want to learn. She gets them to think. Sejal uses her employment law background to weave in teachable moments that will last a lifetime. My clients love Sejal and I look forward to partnering with Sejal for years to come."  -Allison West, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Founder, Employment Practices Specialists 

"I  have been around the block  in leadership development/management training as a Corporate captive, I was curious to see Sejal in action, which I was privileged to be able to do last week at the CPS HR training for public entity supervisors. The segment I attended was on sexual harassment in the workplace - just a small part of the 3 day training. I have also attended a recent ATD meeting where Sejal was one of the panelists on managing sexual harassment in the workplace. I remain impressed with her business acumen, her collegial style, and her fresh perspectives, but most of all by the stories she tells to make the content come alive to the participants. She is professional, engaging, actually "captivating" is a better word. She is our go to expert Training Consultant to the Green Lewis Group!" -Jennifer Green, Managing Principal Consultant - Green Global Services

 "Sejal is an extraordinarily talented trainer, who received acclaim from diverse and, at times, demanding audiences.  She is interactive, engaging, articulate, and creates an environment of trust and candor. Highly knowledgeable, she responded deftly to questions about all types of harassment and discrimination, and received superb reviews."   -Vicki Laden, JD.

 "Ms. Thakkar is an exceptional trainer and subject matter expert. I feel confident when we partner on a training project because I know she is able to make complex information, such as employment law, into a digestible, easy-to-follow narrative with practical application. Her highly engaging facilitation style is a pleasure to watch with time flying by before you know it." -Arlene Smith, Director of Training & Development

 "I've known Sejal for more than thirteen years since we worked together as Workers' Compensation defense attorneys at McDonald Law Corporation in Concord. Sejal has since tried jury trials to a defense verdict in the Superior Court. 

Her real passion is helping employers avoid the headaches and exposure of employment law litigation. If the best defense is a good offense, then the best offense against an employment law claim is Sejal's practice as a Training Ninja at TrainXtra. I enthusiastically recommend her practice to all my friends and professional contacts."   -John C. Dunn ,Esq.

"Sejal was our featured speaker for the Northern Region Chapter meeting of the California Moving and Storage Association. Her discussion on the topic of "Unconscious Bias" was relevant and engaging. The attendees were very impressed with Sejal's knowledge, but they were very comfortable in sharing experiences, concerns or asking questions. You know that Sejal is very passionate about civility in the workplace, and honestly, although the subject can be intimidating, you just want to take it all in and hear her. I can't wait to attend one of Sejal's talks. Thank you for your work in bringing civility to the workplace and in promoting dignity, respect, and trust!" -Griselda Gonzalez,  Corporate, Government & Non-Profit Relocation and Storage Contract Manager - CG Moving Company, Inc.

"We've had Sejal Thakkar do a training for us, and I would happily recommend her. She is smart and insightful, and her trainings were engaging. She drew out some good questions and conversations from our group. Her legal background gives her strong credibility when discussing employment law, and her style of delivery is clear and straightforward. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again." -Jenny Garcia, Head of People Operations  - Pilot AI

"I could tell from the first few moments, that Sejal had the students fully engaged. Sejal had complete command of the curriculum and her knowledge of the material was extensive. Many students relayed how much they enjoyed the class and that it was a great learning experience. I highly recommend Sejal as an instructor and facilitator." - Robert Palos,  Alaska/EEO State Manager and and Affirmative Training Manager - Dept of the Interior  

"Sejal has faciliated several trainings for our organization. The most recent being several Unconscious Bias Training classes for which she received rave reviews from employees. Her legal chops add a compelling dimension to the training she provides. She has a rousing delivery and is quick on her feet, keeping attendees’ attention. Can’t wait to have her back! " -Shauna Pompei, Manager- Office of Systems Integration and Organizational Development

"I have worked with Sejal on many training and development projects. She is amazing in her ability to deliver insightful and entertaining content. If your organization is struggling with personnel issues caused by uninformed leadership, your organization needs Sejal yesterday!! She is the professional you are looking for your people." -Michael Grabow, Founder - The Essential Link Business Coaching and Training Network

 "I first became acquainted with Sejal, as a client, in a legal case. She performed excellently, did adept legal research, preliminary mediation and precise writing to take my case to the next level. Since then she has expanded into the space of employment law consulting. Sejal is ardent, passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic in this practice. Not only does she ask the right questions, but It has been a great pleasure learning from her. 


With her impressive background in organizations such as CPS HR, UCSF and others, Sejal has a vast working experience resolving and navigating for her clients a variety of employment problems. I would hire her again, as I enjoy working with her greatly. She is at the cutting edge of the HR space."  -Victor Spano - President, Pacifica Chamber of Commerce.