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Customer Testimonials

Denise has proven to be a very capable and professional facilitator and educator for our business. She has helped our staff become proficient in concepts and skills that they were unfamiliar with and they now utilise these to add significant value to our business

Lees Seymour, Managing Director, Nelson Forests Ltd.

Denise is very professional in her work and has clear expectations. We consistently receive excellent feedback on her skills and ability to deliver informative and knowledgeable course material in a warm and sensitive manner. She is able to quickly assess the needs of participants and address these in her courses. The best recommendation is when our clients come back asking for more!”

Julie Varney, Director, Business Development Company Ltd.

I worked with Denise on a complex and long term project on building employment capital in the State Sector. Denise's first class mind was able to continually navigate the multi-layered facets of the project's scope across both the internal audience and the numerous agencies who were the ultimate clients for this work. Drawing on her rich experience she challenged, questioned and articulated the issues with both humour and deftness of touch. I would not hesitate to recommend Denise's work. She is knowledgeable, dedicated, bright, politically astute and great to work with.

Michael Linley, Managing Director, BrandCapital International

We wished to include an educational session within an inaugural Conference for key members of our wider Southern Regional Team. Denise was recommended to us via a local Business mentor. She matched our needs with an excellent and relevant topic. On the day - Flight delays necessitated Denise to think laterally to reconfigure her session which she achieved without compromising the value to the attendees. Well done and thanks Denise for a memorable addition to our meeting.

Ian Briggs, Marlborough/Nelson/West coast Provincial Manager, Sky TV

Denise planned and facilitated an excellent development day for my team, which less experienced facilitators would find quite daunting because some of my team members are also skilled and experienced facilitators. However, Denise had asked the right questions to really understand what the team needed, and planned a fast-paced and fun day. Through a combination of focused group work and full team sessions, Denise expertly guided us to meet our objectives and get the most from our time together. We have some more work to do, and will be inviting Denise back to help keep us focused and on track.

Belinda Wheatley, Service Manager Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, August 2013

Denise this was a great 4 hours. Your presentation seemed to be run with little effort, however I recognise how hard it is to run an hour session, so you are truly skilled at this! Thank you for all your help.

Maura Foley, Team Leader, NZ Blood Service

“Working with Denise provided me with an opportunity to reflect on my working practices. I was able to develop an understanding of what influenced my behaviour and establish effective strategies to manage areas that are challenging. Denise is an effective, professional coach who gave me sufficient time to process information and formulate ideas. In our sessions we managed to combine some deep reflection with some really useful practical tips on workplace practice. Denise has definitely added to my own tool box as a manager. I feel that I have become a better professional thanks to the sessions we had together.”

SC, Curriculum Manager

With Denise’s support myself and my team have seen positive change in how we work together. The team are now more comfortable with raising issues safely with each other and receiving the difficult feedback. Our relationships have improved and so have our team results! Denise uses a range of highly skilled facilitation and coaching skills, along with courage and sensitivity to surface ‘the elephant under the table’, the stuff that nobody wants to talk about (which holds the team back) and helps get clarity around what could be better. She She has taught us a range of models that we now use regularly. The team trust her and I trust her to work with me to take my team to the next level.

Regional Manager, Government

In a short space of time we’ve noticed significant positive changes in our leader. Enhanced self-awareness & self-correction; they are demonstrating more leadership presence, sharpened decision making, improved team relationships and resolving people issues early on. I’d describe them as more effective, confident and motivated in their role. The results have been so tangible I’m referring other leaders to Denise for coaching.

Senior Manager, NZ Government

Denise was very effective in coaching me through some business challenges and was instrumental in supporting me to achieve my professional goal. From the first contact she was very engaging, warm and personable. She was also forthright and clear in her communication, and was unafraid to ask the tough questions. She was great at delivering constructive feedback with a warmth and humor that made it easy to swallow! I found she has a gift for effectively asking the right questions, giving over the right information and delivering it in such a way that it sticks! The face to face meetings were interesting, fun and super useful. Whilst I was overseas we used remote coaching. Denise’s input has been instrumental in my recent success. I would recommend her to any person or organization looking for a professional, effective coach that delivers the goods.

DP, Government employee

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