Testimonials – Development Workshops
“We aimed to introduce internal coaches into our organisation to support our people with their work-related challenges and to begin to build a coaching culture. We were experiencing an increase in demand for coaching, so bringing this in house seemed the most cost-effective option.
We approached Marie from SUCCESSMITH to help us begin the journey. Marie presented us with excellently designed workshops, materials and critical advice to make the programme the big success that it was. Marie was extremely flexible throughout the process, always on hand for advice, well organised and incredibly professional. Her vast knowledge and experience shone through every step of the way, from initial concept to delivery. She really put her heart into the two coaching programmes that she delivered for us, built great bonds with the participants as well as maintaining strong relationships with our internal L&D team.
The programme Marie delivered has received praise from all levels. It was comprehensive, supportive and concluded with a rigorous assessment, resulting in a pool of well trained and confident coaches. Marie has received excellent feedback from our programme participants.“
Having known of Marie’s company, SUCCESSMITH, through word-of-mouth, after an initial consultation, it was clear that her highly customer-focused approach was exactly what we were looking for. She immediately understood what we wished to achieve and very quickly put together a comprehensive, value for money proposal, setting out a programme of events that would support us to work towards our goals.
We were particularly impressed with Marie’s ability to put together workshops that were very relevant and informative with just the right level of challenge, along with her engaging delivery style, which encouraged people to really get involved in the learning. The buzz in the room was amazing and everyone came away keen to put what they had learnt into practice. I would recommend Marie as an excellent partner for any organisation undergoing transition or seeking to promote a sustainable high performance culture and a happy workforce.
“I just wanted to say a big thanks for a really insightful initial couple of days on the RNLI Internal Coaching programme. I have just completed my first session with my coachee and although I felt slightly lost as to where to go next a couple of times, it seemed to have the required effect and through tears and “lightbulb moments”, we did get to the bottom of something useful! So, thank you for uncovering a skill I didn’t think I ever possessed! I can’t wait to utilise it more!”