We’d like to wish all of our friends, clients, supporters and associates a happy, healthy and successful New Year ! We’re looking forward to developing our business, and to working with clients new and existing through the coming year.
"Your consultants were extremely well prepared with excellent pre and post interview discussion. They were very knowledgeable about the interview requirements and effective assessment of the applicant, and their experience & interview expertise without doubt assisted significantly in assessing applicant competency for the relevant job."
"It was a great [all employee conference] day and we could not have done it without you."
"Debbie did some great work my senior team on high performance - approachable style and good content. I would definitely recommend Debbie to you."
"Her facilitation style is inclusive and inventive, and she uses her coaching style very effectively to draw out learning and action points."
"Debbie supported Cochlear Europe Ltd with two Management Development Workshops. The first observation was that there was not a single PowerPoint presentation in sight. Debbie’s approach to learning is about talking, participating and trying things out. Serious and somewhat dry topics like employment law were made interesting by pulling on her own and the participants’ experiences in the workplace. Debbie is happy to focus longer on areas of interest rather than just sticking with the agenda. Debbie has a great sense of humour, is very engaging and we look forward to working with her again in the future."
"I ran my first session today with the toughest audience - and it went really well. Thank you for creating such a great [survey results to action] workshop for us"
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"Debbie provided support and expertise to develop our performance management process which also included the development and cascade of a series line of sight workshops called 'Making Connections'. These interactive workshops were cascaded from the Exec team down to front-line personnel which was a first for Southern Water. Debbie is innovative, a subject matter expert and is great fun to work with."
"Debbie has extensive knowledge of best practice tools and methodologies spanning all dimensions of organisational development and effectiveness and in particular, change management. She deploys her skills in a very pragmatic and structured way and is effective in building relationships at all levels."
"Debbie brought into the team a skill set missing in managing complex change throughout European operations. Her role of setting up a change network across all sites, breaking through the barriers and resistance was an important precursor of the other part of her role of designing and implementing a single pan European Organisational model."
"Debbie is a fantastic facilitator and team player. As Change & Communications Manager within our last global project, she not only set and deliver highly valuable outcome but has helped every other lead to aim for the same quality within each of our area."
"Debbie was the HR Project Lead on a major transformation project here at Addison Lee. She added real value to a set of complex organisational and people issues that involved major acquisition and integration activity. Debbie has a highly inclusive personal style which helped bridge the typical cultural issues you can confront in such work; she was insightful on organisational design input - a real strength - whilst at the same time being prepared to diligently work through the detail required on such acquisition work. She was an immense help to myself and the organisation throughout her time here."
"My coach is excellent at identifying the root cause of my ‘issue’. The sessions have been incredibly helpful at focussing my attention and effort on the right priorities."
"Great listening skills, gave me lots of time to think and reflect which I don’t usually get, asked some really searching questions which made me examine my situation from totally different perspectives."
"Debbie got the right amount of support and challenge – she pushed me sufficiently hard to really think about my situation but didn’t make me feel threatened or intimidated."
"This was the best 2 hours I have spent in a long time. I gained some very useful skills and it helped me recognise areas in which I am able to improve to better achieve my goals"
"Debbie is a brilliant coach and facilitator - she has worked with a cross-section of individuals within the business, providing a wide range of services, including: training, executive facilitation, mentoring and coaching."
"Debbie was responsible for developing HR processes around recruitment and team building. She worked closely with me to successfully implement these processes with the IT team. I can recommend her for her diligence, commitment, professional approach and sense of humour."
"Debbie added value by providing additional experience and history of work with other organisations and helped us to identify and implement best practice. Having someone creative involved in the process (i.e. could come up with new/innovative ideas) helped to stretch our thinking."
"Debbie has extensive knowledge of best practice tools and methodologies spanning all dimensions of organisational development and effectiveness and in particular, change management. She deploys her skills in a very pragmatic and structured way and is effective in building relationships at all levels. I would strongly recommend Debbie for assignments involving business transformations."