Transcendant values like trust and integrity literally translate
into revenue, profits and prosperity.
- Patricia Aburdene

Example Case Studies


What our clients say.

"Thank you Angela, I had the most productive day I have had in ages! It is so refreshing to have a trainer who knows first hand the pressures and constraints of delivering on operational commitments in the real world. I found the balance of best practice, tips for practical application (and amusing anecdotes!) engaging and relevant. It was great to have the opportunity to immediately spend 2 hours with you applying the learning to my current workplace situation, I feel confident that I'll be able to manage the project and communicate better with the various stakeholders globally. I estimate that I am going to save 1-2 hours per day by being more effective so it was certainly a worthwhile day out of the office!"
Rob Borland, Validation Engineer, Caterpillar

"Angela is a very passionate, committed and extremely knowledgeable individual in the field of talent & leadership development and coaching. Angela has a sound, principled and structured understanding of how to engage and work constructively with people at all levels to find improved ways of developing talented individuals and groups to deliver superior business results and to ensure this is sustainable and embedded within the culture of the team and organisation. I would welcome the opportunity of working with Angela again in the future."
Tony Atherton Head of Executive Development & International Learning at Rolls-Royce

"Angela designed a series of focus groups to prompt discussion and gather feedback from a variety of stakeholders groups at different levels of the organisational hierarchy. The design step ensured that all the facilitators were aligned on the purpose and key questions to explore. The discussions were well attended and provided rich insight. Angela facilitated the discussions with the senior stakeholders and consolidated outputs from all the groups. The focus groups enabled us to respond to a change in strategic direction and quickly gain approval for a robust and radical redesign to our global talent development programme."
Julie Hawkins, Early Career Development Consultant – Engineering Organisation

"Whilst Angela was working at Rolls-Royce she had operational role in developing 30+ customer management leadership graduates through their accelerated development program, in part to inform her other strategic role. As the program owner I found Angela to be genuinely passionate about developing our future leaders and she showed great commitment to the graduates, to the governance board and the overall advancement of early career leadership development at Rolls-Royce. Angela has a HR-heart and a business-brain and the courage to challenge the status quo when appropriate. Angela took an already high-performing group and raised the bar including improved engagement, retention and performance. Angela consistently performs above expectations and is well regarded, very happy to recommend."
John McFall, Director Customer Management at Rolls-Royce

"Angela delivered consultancy, change management training and workshop facilitation for us as part of our high growth strategy. It was of enormous value to us to combine these different services because Angela proposed actionable insights based on our raw data, trained us in the fundamentals of change using examples that were tailored to our company and facilitated workshops so the team co-created our vision. As MD I feel informed, supported and confident in the outcomes. Angela is very personable and professional; she effortlessly engaged with my team so they are motivated and keen to take ownership of next steps. Growth Accelerator matched funding meant that even as a small business we were able to engage someone of Angela’s calibre, which gives me peace of mind. I will definitely be calling on Angela’s services again."
Karen Wharton, Business Owner Obsession Salon & Spa

"Over the past year and a half it has been an absolute pleasure having you as my graduate development mentor. You have time and time again been there to support us graduates when we needed development advice, help managing stakeholder relationships and generating movement on issues behind the scenes. You walk the talk and support us in developing our authentic leadership style. You have always valued our input and acted in the interest of advancing the development program. Your expertise has made the experience rewarding for us all and I can confidently say that you are held in the highest regard by the entire graduate community. You will be missed and without a doubt be a tough act to follow."
Ryan Goodnight, Sales Development Manager at Rolls-Royce

"We heard wonderful news yesterday that our application is one of 26 from 687 (i.e. we were in the top 4%) that have been approved for grant funding. Thank you so much for your time prior to our interview as I truly believe it helped us turn this around."
Helen Boss, Midlands Psychology

"Angela did a great job of facilitating the 3-day workshop with the senior engineering stakeholders. It’s often very difficult with engineers getting too far down in the weeds and I thought she did well in keeping the discussions on pace, within scope and at the appropriate level. I particularly liked how she clearly stated the vision up front and continually checked it along the way with the group. After some well-managed creative conflict we arrived at consensus for a simplified and globally applicable development program, which will ensure our sizeable graduate population is well-equipped to fulfil our early career talent needs into the future."
Glenn Kiser, Strategic Interstaff Direction and Planning at Rolls-Royce

"Angela worked for me on a complex, highly visible, £multimillion project with 1500 global stakeholders, amidst a politically charged and very challenging deadline. Angela is a bright and talented Change Manager who understands what it takes to get the business where it needs to go, ensuring that all stakeholders are on board, whilst delivering ambitious plans that respond to the business need. She operates strategically yet remains able to drill down to the detail when specific interventions are required, breaking down complex situations for teams to take timely action. Angela's turnaround and programme management skills are exemplary. She gained the confidence of the board and led 11 work streams to a successful go-live. Angela is professional, capable, approachable, resourceful, and calm under pressure. I would strongly recommend and endorse Angela’s work.”
Mark Trumper, previously senior manager at Accenture now NHS

"Having Angela as my coach over a period of 3 months enabled me to make a time-constrained career-related decision that I had previously found overwhelming. Angela was very skilled at drawing out the issues preventing me from progressing and by the end of each session I had defined my goals, addressed obstacles/anxieties and created a clear set of bite-sized actions. Decision made, I was able to steer a well-chosen path instead of drifting in endless possibilities. Angela’s manner is calm, thoughtful and professional; she is an extremely good listener and valuable sounding board. I continue to use the problem-solving skills I learned. I recommend Angela without hesitation."
Dale H, Theatre Director and Script Consultant

"After only three coaching sessions with Angela I have already increased our team’s achievement of sales from 91% to 96% of target and my confidence has improved from 4/10 to 8/10 as I adjust to my new role following promotion. I am having better quality interactions with directors and my team of sales managers leading to improved outcomes.  I have greater clarity and can prioritise the many demands on my time to focus on activities that will increase sales to achieve target by year end. My conversations with Angela have made me more self-aware and stretched me out of my comfort zone (in a good way!) Angela questions, supports and encourages in just the right proportion to keep me on my toes and leaves me feeling positive about what I can achieve."
JS, National Sales Manager for a plastics manufacturing organisation

 

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