Testimonials

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“Talent for Growth have provided great partnership and insight about our managers who experienced an interactive learning journey. It’s been an enjoyable and enriching experience for everyone.”

—Fiona French
HR Director, Fortnum & Mason

Caroline and her team have designed and delivered a very professional and credible programme of workshops. I put a lot of the success of these workshops down to the manner in which they have been designed and delivered.

—Leigh Naylor
Talent Consultant, British Airways

“Talent for growth designed and delivered an assessment process to support the restructure of my HR department. They worked closely in partnership with us to make sure that the assessment techniques were bespoke and fit for purpose. They managed the assessment event for candidates and facilitated the decision-making session.
Finally, they gave feedback to individuals on their performance so that, regardless of the outcome, the team felt that they had gained insight through their participation.
I would highly recommend them”.

—Sally Webster
HR & OD Director, Financial Ombudsman Service

“Talent for Growth have been an excellent leadership development partner providing targeted and effective development for the senior management team of a market leading player in the domiciliary care sector. They also gave us excellent support through a period of organisation change, designing our assessment process, facilitating strategy sessions and advising and challenging us along the way.

Their values are aligned with the care sector making them an empathic but pragmatic and flexible partner.”

—P.C. Managing Director, UK
Major Domiciliary Care Provider

“Caroline is an extraordinary coach. We have only met face-to-face on 1 occasion and yet she has been invaluable in helping me transition to a more senior role, where I needed to adapt and learn new things to focus on what is important.

Her ability to listen, understand and with a few key questions trigger thoughts and actions that are needed has been of great help to me.”

—Steve Dalton
Vice President Research & Development, Sealed Air

Over the time we have been working with Talent for Growth, they have provided an extremely professional and efficient service in administering 360’s for us. The 360 tool itself has proved invaluable as part of our leadership programmes, allowing leaders to understand their strength and development competency areas in a clear and constructive format. Talent for Growth are an important partner for us to support the growth of leadership capability in our business.

—Rose Bevan
Learning & Development Manager, Taylor & Francis Group

“I have found the coaching time with Shelagh Smith has been exactly the support I have needed. She is a delightful person to work with and I like the way she challenges and provides helpful ways to enable me to achieve the personal transition that I need. I make the effort to meet with her every time she is in Ghana and we always achieve something that I feel more confident about in my leadership approach.”

—Coaching Client
VP Research & Development, Tullow Oil, Ghana

“We find that Shelagh’s contribution to our intention to achieve our Localisation Plan is invaluable. Her challenging, authoritative yet supporting style is highly suited to local managers and she is able to gain their trust and confidence almost immediately. It is clear that she enjoys working with us and her energy, creativity and commitment to the team is a welcome feature of our development in Tullow Ghana.”

—Dai Jones
President and General Manager, Tullow Oil, Ghana

“Caroline has provided excellent executive coaching to our senior team that has delivered real benefit to the coachee and the organisation”

—Kevin Dwyer
HR Director, Kone

“Caroline is a true partner to World Trade Group, listening to our business issues and designing solutions that really fit the needs of the business.”

—Laura Walt
HR Director, World Trade Group

“Talent for Growth facilitated a highly effective event for the top team that enabled us to focus our discussions and create a business review tool that we still use today”

—Paul Chamberlain
Managing Director, Global engineering co.

“Thank you for an excellent coaching workshop on Saturday. I am sure we have all been on a variety of these events – and this was a good one.”

—John Roberts
St John Ambulance

“Just a quick email to say a huge thank you and show my appreciation for the past three very valuable days training. This is the most relevant and practical course I have ever attended and this was undoubtedly made even better by having such an engaging facilitator. I think all those attending have bonded extremely well and we have all committed to keeping this “alive” through on-going contact and sharing of ideas, experiences and best practice. It is a privilege to be part of these training sessions and for that I am extremely grateful for being selected to take part.”

—Simon Campbell
Customer Services Manager, World Fuel Services

“World Fuel Services views Caroline as a partner to WFS, someone who is able to listen to our learning and development needs and in partnership design excellent programmes and workshops that truly fit the needs of the business. As the creator and facilitator of the Manager Development Programme, Caroline’s style of helping develop the individuals was highly praised by the group. Caroline is patient, flexible, creative, organised and passionate and her commitment to the team and the programme was outstanding.”

—Sile Cosgrave
HR Manager, World Fuel Services

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