What people say:

‘I have been working with Deborah for over 11 years now and have found the experience a positive and rewarding one.  I find her very easy to talk to and can run ideas past her, which she frequently helps clarify for me.  I know that if Deborah is doing a course that she will deliver exactly what she says she will and there are never any hidden surprises in terms of the bill at the end.  I think I must have run over 40 events with Deborah and cannot think of a single piece of bad feedback from any of the courses’ CPD and Partnerships Manager, North West Health Care Libraries Unit

‘I really enjoy working with Deborah.  She has great subject knowledge and a lot of experience in the HE sector.  She understands the challenges of a University environment.  I would recommend Deborah to others as she has provided fantastic support to me’ Student Wellbeing Services Manager, Lancaster University

‘There are some external consultants that are more showy and gimmicky but with Deborah there is much more depth and integrity – she represents very good value for money.’ Head of Staff Training and Development, University of Manchester

‘Deborah has a relaxed coaching style of working.  She allowed our session to develop fairly organically led by the needs of the group whilst also maintaining an appropriate structure.  She made what can be a delicate balancing act look effortless.  She encouraged an open, reflective and non-judgemental atmosphere.  The group felt ownership of the development session as a result of her style rather than feeling ‘trained’ or talked at as with some other trainers.’  Principal Organisational Development Advisor, Bury Council

 ‘Just wanted to drop you a line to say a big ‘Thank you’ for your work with us on Friday. You really hit the right note and delivered exactly what I’d wanted. The team have been full of praise for the way you handled things. You have a lovely open style and encouraged the right atmosphere for the day. I watched and learned!’

‘I’d like to thank you for a wonderful training day yesterday. The buzz in the room has been confirmed by probably the best feedback we’ve had from one of our study days.  And several people have mentioned really practical tasks they plan to implement which could start them on a really interesting journey.   Really excellent event, I left with a new sense of confidence in our advocacy strategies and some specific actions to improve our pitch.  This was the most useful event I’ve yet to attend. Thank you!’

‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for the effective interpersonal communications course you ran on Friday.  We had a great group of people who were happy to speak openly about their experiences which helped when there were group discussions and activities. However, it was your honest approach to leading the course and practical advice and guidance that made it so worthwhile.  I really felt like I gained a lot from attending on Friday and have already recommended it to colleagues. Many of the issues we discussed are applicable outside of the workplace too which again, made it relevant to me.    Thank you for making this topic so accessible (and funny when sharing your personal experiences!).’