Feedback from clients

"Thank you for an excellent strategy session yesterday, we both feel a lot clearer on the principles that are necessary to ensure our success moving forward as well how our business model needs to be improved to achieve our goals. We particularly appreciated your powerful questions and thoughtful analysis which enabled us to have a frank and meaningful discussion and come away with some useful actions, as well as a high level of energy to progress priorities quickly."


"I achieved more than I envisaged through Paul's coaching.  His approach is calm, relaxed yet challenging.  Whilst I thoroughly looked forward to each session I was also comfortable with saying goodbye as all the issues we had identified had been thoroughly explored and addressed. I have already recommended Paul as a coach to several colleagues and will continue to do so without hesitation or reservation."


"Paul has a laid back approach that really works, he make you feel comfortable to open up and talk about your real goals. I have moved further forward in the last five sessions with Paul than I have in the last four years trying to work things out on my own. I am now on course and feel confident enough to move up to a higher level."


"Paul is an energetic, incisive, applied thinker with great intellectual resilience, particularly when areas under study are complex and multi-faceted.  He is able to bring great clarity to debate and asks the key questions in order to interrogate the work of others and move thinking and practice forward in a positive direction.  Paul is always cool, calm and collected and provides considered responses when challenged, always showing respect to others’ points of view, while at the same time not letting them off the hook if their thinking is not watertight."


"I have worked with Paul over several years and most recently on his research into the future shape of L&D. Paul has the ability to dissect a complex pattern of information, make sense of it and put the findings into plain english, illustrating his work with case studies that bring it to life. His recent research makes perfect sense and provides an excellent direction to focus on.” 


"Thank you so much. You said my goals and commitments came from me but I truly believe if it hadn't have been for you and your outstanding coaching, I would never have got my motivation back and done all the things I had been putting off for so long. My positive attitude has been re-awakened after lying in a dormant state for years. I was frightened I would never be able to get it back and almost resigned myself to the awful limiting feelings of negativity that seemed to be controlling my life. I feel stronger and more focused. Thank you for changing me for the better."


"IES fully understood our brief and timescale pressures. We found their consultants professional, knowledgeable and outcomes focused. They constructively challenged and helped shape our People and Development thinking at a strategic level, yet were also willing and able to validate pre-existing approaches where these didn’t need adjusting. Their input has proved invaluable in ensuring that our People and Development programme of works is fit for purpose and truly aligned to business need."


"I just wanted you to know what a successful coach you had been with me, turning confusion and conflict into positiveness and action!" 

"Approachable, no hassle style made the sessions very comfortable. Gentle questioning encouraged me to dig deeper and spend more time really getting to grips with vague feelings & ideas."

"Thanks for all your help it made me focus on the important things in my life very quickly

"I just wanted to reiterate the thank you for today's session. We've only just finished, but as I said, I'm quite amazed at just how deeply we were able to explore things. In terms of gaining some clarity of mind, I feel very positive about the ground we covered."

"You always finds another way to look at challenges"

"I've made a number of life changing decisions. Your ability to support and challenge provides a safe environment for me to explore what I want to achieve"

"I have restarted at the gym and am in the process of bringing the launch of the new company forward, together with planning an extra part time income in the short term. My sincere thanks - I really appreciate the telephonic kick up the bum!"

"A powerful presence, guiding, challenging and supportive. You understand how to break free of the constraints I place on myself, enabling me to strive for and attain the success I desire"

"You help me achieve greater self-awareness and creative solutions to bring me a greater sense of well-being through the achievement of realistic goals"

"Loved it. Paul was a fantastic speaker & the content was excellent and very thought provoking"

"Thank you very much for your insight into this most relevant subject. Not only for me personally as an L&D professional but for organisations in general. The examples that you used to show how organisations were adapting was extremely useful. As an ambitious and driven professional who has already seen my role constantly adapting due to changes in technology, skills shortages, budget constraints etc, I feel it has given some key pointers that I need to consider in light of my own CPD."