Testimonials for Lindsay & Sally
I have got so much from being on Sally and Lindsay’s People Management Training Course. I have learned that achieving a high performing team doesn't have to be the big task that I thought it was. It is all about creating the right culture, focusing on the person behind the colleague to understand what makes them tick and by staying true to my vision in the light of challenges.
This has meant that the transition of new members into the team has been easy and we have also seen some great succession coming through as the culture has spread across my region and through my team. The course made me think differently about development and now I do the things I want to do that will make a real difference, not what I think others would want me to do that would fall to the bottom of my 'to do' list.
Darren Young, Regional Manager, Ladbrokes
I have worked with Lindsay for more than a year as part of our new company management strategy plan. Lindsay has always been fully focussed and accurate in her assessment of the key issues within the existing management team structure of our 200 year old family owned business.
Her insight and tact are refreshing and she constantly challenges the many and varied behaviours of the long term management team members. She uncovers the wealth of talent lying dormant and untapped within the business and fills the whole team with a positive and ‘yes, we can do this’ attitude.
She has personally coached me in some excellent management techniques for the issues I face within my senior team and quite frankly has continued to inspire me; she has lifted my spirits when the going is getting tough (as it frequently is when managing such a large culture change) and continues to allow me to see some light at the end of a long tunnel.
In summing up: Lindsay is and continues to be, a true and insightful guide to the many facets and challenges of the people management role. A talented inspiration and joy to work with!
Dominic Benoist - Construction Director, Symm and Company Limited
I have had the pleasure of working with Sally for several years on a number of leadership development activities to support a programme of cultural change. Sally helped bring together a newly formed senior team, provided goal setting workshops, 121 leadership coaching, feedback sessions and psychometric profiling (MBTI). She also facilitated a number of larger sessions for the wider business, helping to launch a new leadership competency framework to the senior management population. Sally became a key contributor in our organisational transformation.
I have really enjoyed working with Sally. She is very attentive and tuned into our business needs and she instils quiet confidence with those she works with, providing time to talk ideas through to ensure our needs are met. I have only positive things to say about the service Sally provides and also the genuine and considered person she is.
Louise Stanley, Regional HR Manager Smurfit Kappa UK
Lindsay is an extremely personable professional, she has extensive knowledge across a broad range of skills connected to people development; both individuals and teams. She will have a positive impact business wide; Lindsay is very clear on what she can promise and she certainly delivers beyond expectation. I would have no hesitation in recommending her work - your business and your people will be better for it.
Andy Coleyshaw - Managing Director, Computeach International
Sally has been helping me clarify my thoughts re strategies for taking the business forward. She is a great coach, listener and a clear thinker. Her personable and professional manner makes frank discussion easy. Even at our initial meeting she was quick to understand the nuances of the business situation and help me think of alternative approaches. Her collaborative style then helps to work through how something, perhaps outside your comfort zone might be tackled at a practical level, whether it is the best option etc. and once a course of action is chosen, talking through next steps. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sally.
For me, integrity is crucial to forming an effective leadership coaching relationship, and I felt Sally had it in bucket-loads. In addition, the style she adopted for our coaching sessions combined empathy and inquiry with practical challenges and techniques which was an effective balance for me.
Box Mart, Managing Director– Joanna Offord
Lindsay is without doubt the most intuitive people person I have ever met. She is an outstanding coach who really gets to the nub of an issue quickly and is perceptive and focused on creating the best outcome for individuals and the business. She is ethical, has high levels of professional integrity and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her outputs are of the highest quality standards. I would recommend Lindsay to anyone who is looking to develop a high performing organisation or deliver transformational change.
Kadisha Lewis-Roberts - Director of Talent Development at Mitchells & Butlers
Sally coached me over a period of three months to help me build my confidence and effectiveness as a new team leader. During that time, Sally helped me pinpoint the real areas of concern giving me practical techniques to focus my thinking, approach difficult conversations and complex problems and think more objectively. As a result, I have grown in confidence and influence as a senior leader within the business.
RSA, Head of Group Channels and Brands – Carmen Whitelock
Lindsay provided me with coaching support over a six month period. I found her professional, non-judgmental and upbeat manner really motivating. Through her insightful questions she encouraged me think deeply and holistically about my challenges. She was clearly prepared for each session and this ensured a sense of continuity, kept me focused on actions outside of our discussions and helped me to make progress towards my goals. The coaching experience with Lindsay was pleasant and purposeful; it really helped me to clarify the steps I need to take going forward.
Tim Mortimer - Kraft Foods UK R&D Ltd
I have worked with Sally for the past year while leading a significant change project for the Stroke Association’s Helpline and Information Service. Sally was recommended to me for her considerable experience of the private and charity sectors and also of change management, and she didn’t disappoint! Sally combines a natural curiosity with insightful questioning to get to the heart of the matter. Throughout our sessions, she drew on her knowledge and experience to provide constructive challenge and a useful alternative perspective.
I valued her no nonsense, actions-focussed approach which helped me to maintain focus between sessions. As a result of working with Sally, I have a better understanding of leadership in action, an increased confidence in myself as a leader and, perhaps for the first time, a sense of my potential regarding career progression.
Stroke Association, Head of Stroke Information Services – Sian McClure
Lindsay has an incredible gift of drawing out the best of individuals, teams and organisations to unlock their performance for the future. Her insightful coaching approach, creative ideas and ability to get under the surface to what really matters really set her apart as a consultant, manager, colleague and business partner. I would always have confidence in Lindsay to challenge us to get to a better, more sustainable and more advantageous outcome through her development focused approach.
She's very personable, friendly and places people at ease straight away - whilst having the drive, honesty and curiosity to make sure that you really get to the right results. I'd fully advocate Lindsay as a partner to work with to unlock greater performance for your individuals, teams or businesses.
Naomi Telfer - Development Lead UK&I, Mondelez Int'l
Sally is a thoughtful, considerate and responsive coach and leadership trainer, I would highly recommend working with her to get the best out of yourself as a leader and of your team.
Business In The Community, Environment Director – Gudrun Cartwright
Before I started my sessions with Lindsay I felt confused and unsure about my professional and personal goals and overwhelmed by my responsibilities. Over the weeks, Lindsay has helped me to untangle my thoughts and to identify what is important to me in my life, at the moment, and to see, in the bigger picture, what has driven me in the past.
Over time I also developed an understanding of what makes me feel happy and successful, both in my private and professional life - now I feel highly motivated to achieve the goals that I established in the sessions with Lindsay.
I could also mention her patience, her great intuition and her ordered thinking. All are priceless and very much appreciated. Thank you!