Client Testimonials

Some of the fantastic feedback from our clients:

 

“I personally left feeling motivated, encouraged and confident with ways of moving forward within the business and should the opportunity arise, for my personal needs, then maybe all will fall into place”
Peter Scott, Royal Mail

“Over a number of years, the Women’s Development Programme projects have helped to give insight into a variety of HR policy areas; in this example, the ‘flexible working’ survey allowed us to understand where the focus should be for the next 12 months.”
Head of UK Reward, National Grid

“Springboard is tried and tested in the police context, has an impact on women in the police and delivers results. It is a key component in achieving the Gender Agenda. I have no hesitation in recommending it throughout the police service.”
Julie Spence, Former Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK


“Many of the lessons I learnt from these programmes I have put into play, benefiting me, my employer and my family – both now and in the future. I can thoroughly recommend them for any NHS Trust.”
Rainy Faisey, FCIPD, MBA, MSc, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

“Boosts your self-esteem and brings you to your self realisation. Especially if you are at a cross roads, be it in personal or work experience.”
Lilian Geke, Henkel Kenya Ltd

“Springboard has created a wonderful platform to grow and develop the women in our organisations. We often hear of the personal and professional transformation in the workplace and beyond. The tools and skills are carried forward, strengthened by the relationships & networks they build throughout the programme.”
Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia


“Not only have the individuals benefitted from gaining extra increments, upgrades and qualifications, but the departments and University have benefitted as can be seen by the wide range of additional responsibilities that the women have assumed since attending the programme. 46% have received extra payments, 20% have been upgraded, 39% are undertaking or have taken further qualifications, 61% have assumed additional responsibilities and 82% have had remarks made about other positive outcomes.”
Debbie Greenwood, University of Leeds, UK

“‘Springboard was a life-changing experience. To be surrounded by the support of a wonderful network of ladies and be able to express myself in a safe environment was fantastic. The key messages I took from it continue to guide my decisions and actions and remind me of the importance of kindness to self.”
Melissa Bailey, Lake Macquarie Council, Australia


“Inspiring and confidence building, I’ve learnt to believe in myself for the first time in my life.”
Jan James, Data Entry, Gwent Police, UK

“This course provides an ideal opportunity to share with others development strategies. It gave me the perfect support that enabled me to get promotion and created an environment to develop plans for future personal and professional development. I would thoroughly recommend it.”
Hugh Kilmister, City University

“Navigator is one way men can develop a much needed new sense of identity at work as well as a better balance between home and work.”
The Independent Newspaper


“We use Springboard and Navigator as they boost substantially the personal and professional development of our staff.”
Sinead Rafferty, Training and Development, First Trust Bank


“Navigator is a fundamental part of our programme to equip younger or more junior staff with the skills and confidence they will need for more senior jobs with us or elsewhere. It links both to our target of lowering the age distribution across the council and increasing the number of staff from a BME background in more senior posts.”
George Bishop, Director of Personnel and General Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


“Following Navigator, men are much more focused on their careers, rather than seeing work as ‘just a job’. It has broadened their horizons and shown how they can make things happen for themselves, rather than waiting for things to come to them.”
MCL Group


“Navigator has improved my personal effectiveness both at home and at work. I feel more confident and motivated than ever before. I’m enjoying my work once more; but more importantly, I’m enjoying life once more.”
David Werritt , Wakefield Metropolitan District Council


“An excellent chance to stop and think about where you are going personally and how that relates to your career. I found the course very interesting and hugely enjoyable.”
Rob Moor, Improvement, Performance & Scrutiny, CSCI


“Using the material within the course, I was able to present clear thoughts to the interview panel on how I wanted my career to develop away from laboratory work and into supervisory management. I doubt very much that I would have been successful without using the Navigator material to give me an edge.”
Simon Ward, Birmingham University


“The course brings confidence to people who lacked it and expands your mind to a whole new meaning to both work and home.”
John Bielby, MITIE Managed Services


“The Navigator programme has opened men’s eyes to personal development and given them the confidence to ask for what they need. Navigator has shown that men deserve to get support and will give it in return.”
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council


“From my point of view, Navigator has been brilliant, especially as a younger member of the group starting out on my career path. The course has given me much greater focus on what I want and a lot of help with how to go about getting it.”
Richard Jones, Suffolk Police