We look for partners who inspire and enable long-term behavioural change and this is where Fiona really excels. Whether through facilitation or individual coaching, Fiona’s supportive, inquiry-based style allows space for people to find their own direction and take control of their development.
She loves to explore new ways of doing things – not innovation for the sake of it but to find the best possible ways of helping people become better at what they do. Try one of her unconferences and you’ll see what I mean!
Fiona is always a pleasure to work with and her approach is highly collaborative – with us, our clients and with learners; very much a partner in the true sense of the word. – Melissa Sabella, Founder & CEO of The Honeycomb Works
We have worked with Fiona on several occasions, we will certainly engage her again, and we would be more than happy to recommend her. Fiona is a lot of fun to work with and she has a great deal of practical knowledge which she shares in a helpful, down to earth way. She is willing to listen, and change her approach, and she makes topics that can easily scare managers accessible and interesting, taking the sting out of all the challenges of day-to-day management and building confidence as well as management skills. We have worked with many management trainers over the years, and Fiona is among the very best. – Bill McAneny, MD of Skilful.co
Fiona builds great relationships, and through that deeply understands the needs of her clients. She listens really well and provides insight, ideas and positive ways of moving forward. (Head of OD, OHG)
We have had the good fortune to work with Fiona on a number of high profile client programmes and found her to be a truly excellent addition to our team.
Firstly, Fiona is very intelligent and able to quickly grasp the context of the client’s industry sector along with the unique challenges they maybe facing. She is able to connect rapidly with delegate teams, talking their language, which commands impact and presence. Secondly, Fiona is a first class facilitator who is able to use a broad range of skills to draw out a depth of honesty in everyone that drives profound levels of learning. In short, I very much hope we will have the opportunity to work with Fiona much more in the future. (Director, Broadreach Ltd)
I found Fiona to be focused and supportive through my sessions with her. She kept the discussions on track and referred to the plan so we could review the original aims for the coaching sessions on a regular basis. The sessions were more along the lines of mentoring as it was useful for me to have an external perspective on some of the issues that arose during my time working with her. I would recommend Fiona as a coach. (Mentoring sessions over 12 months, Senior HR & Recruitment Adviser)
Fiona kept the learnings applicable to real work experiences to make them easily transferrable to the workplace. (Delegate, Management Development Programme)
All in all I have to say probably one of the best courses I have been on, thankfully we were all management level and it made it really easy to have group discussions, Fiona was just brilliant! (Delegate, Effective Delegation for Managers workshop)
Excellent course, I learnt a lot of theory and the practical was great, the trainer was really encouraging and informative and I would definitely go to another course run by Fiona. (Delegate, Introduction to Management programme)
Fiona is a personable, confident and experienced learning and development professional. She is a skilled listener, who asks appropriate questions allowing the opportunity to look at situations from a different, and often more positive perspective. With Fiona’s support, I have felt more confident and adept in giving feedback as a line manager, and dealing with a challenging member of staff. I would highly recommend Fiona and look forward to working with her again – Rita Prajapati, HR & Staffing Officer