I definitely feel that I've taken big steps forward in making presentations.......more confident in myself generally....... I used the outcomes of our coaching when I made a big announcement to the whole team - taking centre stage, scanning, moving confidently, inviting people to engage
Deputy CEO, Financial Institution, London UK
Following the recent project you undertook for us, I wanted to take a few moments to express my appreciation of your and Marina's outstanding work, at a very important time for my team. The Partnership came recommended to me by another CEO, which is testimony in itself - it's always more reassuring to have a strong commendation from a trusted industry colleague. Against some fairly tight timescales Marina quickly set about understanding the brief and soon discerned the appropriate approach. She helpfully was able to apply insights from her palpably extensive experience to tease out from me the desired outcomes, which required a careful and thoughtful approach given the impending complex integration of trade associations that we were soon to go through. The preparation reflected well in the delivery of the workshops. The feedback was extensively and consistently positive. Dealing with the logistics and making it all happen, linking in well with my HR Business Partner, was the icing on the cake and made for massively successful outcomes.
"I think that this has been a strong and positive experience for the organisation and I trust will give them a good reference point as we go through the next few weeks of change. Thanks to you Marina for your expertise in running the workshops and thanks to you Peter for suggesting the format".
I think that the coach from the Partnership was good at getting things out of me. The coaching boosted my confidence not just in my skills (such as presenting) but in talking over decisions and helping me make the right decisions. It wasn't a question of him telling me but helping me to come up with a range of options. I found it fruitful and helpful; I've been happy to be part of this process.
We wanted to once again thank you for an invigorating couple of days... There's a lot of action points from this and when they're all fully in play back at work, I'm very optimistic about how much more we'll see coming from it for the business
Thanks for facilitating that meeting. It was really, really useful and I think broke a logjam. It felt like a safe environment for us all to speak out in
Appreciate all the feedback in your letter, it is very informative and has helped me a lot in developing me as a leader. You and Peter have installed confidence in me and made me believe in myself.
The coaching, what's happening here is working....Changing the way you have in this short space of time, I can't commend you enough ......I'm seeing in you a more collaborative way of working with me and with others......visible, notable signs of progress.....a new program is being loaded in you even if it's not in your operating system as yet
The subject matter we worked through during each session was really applicable to my role, and the mix of coaching and consultation was most important. The support I had from my coach during my first 90 days with the organisation helped me make the business my own, to get the re-shaping underway with clearly defined deliverables. The revised proposition was signed off by the board and crucially the sales decline has been arrested.
Business Line Manager
It helps to be able to speak with someone who is experienced in business and management, who is independent and one step removed so has no political axe to grind.