Testimonials

Read on for testimonials from individual and business clients who have used the range of careers coaching and support packages covering career development, career coaching, CV support and redundancy support.

Individual Career and Development Coaching

“ I have recently secured a role within my organisation, which is something I aspired to in the future and was working towards, but due to a business redesign, came somewhat sooner than I felt ready for.

This is where Debbie came in, she was recommended to me, and having had no experience of coaching before, I entered into it, not really knowing what to expect, but was keen to ‘give it a go’. When I met Debbie, I warmed to her straight away, and was very excited about the opportunity of being coached by her.

Debbie and I allocated regular sessions, which were focused completely on coaching. Not only did I look forward to these sessions, but I found them so beneficial. Debbie’s coaching skills enabled me to identify and focus on what was important to me, what my values were, how I ‘lived’ these values and how this had helped influence and shape the person that I was today. Debbie also enabled me to face the fears that have hindered me so much in the past and to reflect on my actions and adopt the approach of ‘what’s the worst that can happen if I ask that, say that, or do that?’ Debbie encouraged me, pointing out where the negative thoughts were coming into my head and the ways in which I was sabotaging myself. Her techniques enabled me to focus on what was truly important and the fact that my needs are just as important as everyone else’s, and she was a very insightful listener!

I would recommend Debbie wholeheartedly to anyone”

Helen Jones, Senior HR Business Partner, NHS Property Services Ltd

“Coming to a crossroads career-wise, I was looking for clarification on what I believed to be my core values, to ensure my chosen change of career would be right for me.

The tools and techniques used by Debbie in our sessions were varied and I was able to work at my own pace. I personally found the visualisation techniques to be surprisingly effective. Debbie’s engaging manner made me feel totally relaxed; she identified key themes for further discussion without making me feel as though I was being led or cross-examined. 

I would heartily recommend Debbie as a coach; her open and friendly approach made me instantly feel at ease. The sessions with her helped me to gain a deep understanding of my strengths, skills and motivations. 

I thought I knew what my core values were – I do now!”

Zoe Ryall, Business Analysis and Process Consulting, Cap Gemini

Working with Organisations – Outplacement and Coaching Support

“Debbie has a wealth of knowledge and experience of career coaching and outplacement support. She has a supportive and professional approach which those in a redundancy situation or looking for a career change will find helpful, while she also challenges their mind-sets to open their view to other possibilities.”

Louise Farrell – Director at Indigo HR

“Debbie is a brilliant coach who has worked with me and my clients on various occasions. Excellent communication skills and very motivating, Debbie is empathic and incredibly professional. I’m so glad she is in my network of trusted HR professionals.”

Rebecca Woolmington Human Resources Consultant and Managing Director at HR Central Limited

“Debbie builds relationships easily and is well placed to support and coach. With a vast experience of supporting employees following redundancy I would have no hesitation in recommending Debbie who has expertise in CV writing and interview skills along with giving people the confidence to move forward.”

Linda Dunbar Bassett – Head of HR Blackwell UK

Workshops feedback

“Debbie was confident, helpful, friendly and put me at ease”

Attendee, Knowing Yourself Better workshop

“Debbie is a wonderful trainer and I very much enjoyed the session.”

Attendee, Interview Skills workshop