Kind words from
cool people.

"Thanks to Neely and Kayla, our leadership team had one of our most vibrant and engaging business-related discussions. They delivered a thought-provoking session that approached digital and retail from a fresh perspective, pushing us in how we think about our business and that of our advertisers."

— Danielle Tomassini, Head of Retail Industry, Google

"Neely has provided valuable, action-oriented advisory services to our business. She has an uncanny knack for illustrating the perspectives of multiple stakeholders that I would have otherwise missed. The end result is a more thoughtful, efficient approach to reaching goals."


"TMA hired DISTILL for our 2018 Distressed Investing Conference. The conference attendees are comprised of professionals handling bankruptcy and turnaround cases so therefore their time and attention is in demand. As the keynote speaker, Neely did a phenomenal job of keeping the attendees' attention through presenting data specifically culled for the TMA audience. The attendees kept their eyes on Neely during her presentation, and not their phones, which is a huge testament to Neely. The entire experience of working with DISTILL was effortless and I would highly recommend Neely as a speaker."

— Kris Wolcott, Director, Turnaround Management Association

"Integrity, candor, and empathy are what enable Neely to listen well and ask pointed questions that uncover sometimes disparate ideas and viewpoints. It's also what allows her to lead teams through the evaluation of those new viewpoints and, more importantly, achieve alignment around new paths toward growth. It's not just what she does, but how she does it. She very quickly builds trust while creating forward momentum among teams. As business executives, building a solid strategy should be challenging yet fun—that's what Neely delivers every time."

— Greg Clark, Co-Founder & CEO, Inductive Intelligence LLC

"DISTILL is everything you would want in researchers, strategists, and presenters. They bring clarity, wisdom, and thought leadership in an ever-cloudy world. Opinions you can trust."

— Rick Brimacomb, Founder, Brimacomb & Associates

"ShopperTrak has been lucky to work with Neely and Kayla for many years now and cannot say enough great things! Not only is their research always fresh and compelling, but the delivery is top-notch. Attendees of our conferences have nothing but great things to say about DISTILL presentations. In fact, we've heard that they would 'likely come back every year just to hear their perspectives.' Neely and Kayla are an absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to continued partnership."

— Kara Lambert, ShopperTrak (a division of Johnson Controls)

"Kayla is an amazing individual in so many ways! She is a genuine individual who cares deeply about people and the projects in which she is involved. Her unique methods of thinking and questioning are nothing short of genius. She is able to concisely and directly ask a question which leads to multiple dimensions where previously there was nothing. This is an exceptional and distinctive capability that results in a much more robust analysis, discussion/debate, and final outcome. Kayla is an accomplished keynote speaker able to engage and excite audiences with her depth and positive personality."

— Mark Alfuth, former executive for American Express and CFO of American Public Media, currently Senior Lecturer at University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire

"Neely gave a wonderful presentation on millennials that our audience thought was engaging, unique, and insightful. She is a dynamic speaker and thought leader and I would recommend her to anyone for speaking engagements or consulting."

— Chum Struve, LegalShield Official