A sampling of
- "Was the course only one week long? I am amazed how many challenging
concepts and practical ideas have 'stuck' in my mind, I can honestly think of
no other course that has generated so many positives and made me ask so many
questions of myself."
- "What worked well was the time out sessions where we had the chance to
discuss with a 'stranger' our own personal opportunities to improve our
'emotional' skills. It gave me the chance to understand my own personal
situation in trying to achieve a work/life balance. Do I listen enough? Am I
so competitive in everything I do that I don't dialogue, I debate? Do I study
body language to sense situations? I am definitely clearer on my own strengths
- During the course I resolved to address a difficult situation at my own work
when I returned. Last week I read my 'learning journal' to remind myself of
some of the key comments I had written in an effort to resolve this issue. I
guess in many circumstances when you return from a course the files get buried
in a filing cabinet and rarely are opened again. For me to do this within a
week of returning from the course is a powerful reminder of just how much I
learnt and how much more I can learn. And as a positive action, the difficult
issue I referred to earlier has been addressed."
- "The course content challenged my thinking and broke several of my
paradigms that existed within me. The areas that worked well for me were
around emotional intelligence, systemic feedback and conflict resolution. All
three areas revealed areas for improvement within me and how I can impact on
others more effectively to achieve my goals."
- "I appreciated the fact that the communication wasn't only from
teachers to listeners but really multi-directional: exchanging experiences and
ideas with other participants has been a very fast way to deeply understand
many of the course concepts."
- "An interesting point was the possibility to make a self assessment on
my emotional intelligence through the EQ Map. If you don't apply such ideas to
your personal experience, it is difficult to understand how to improve. During
the course itself I had the opportunity to focus on my weaknesses and, at the
end of the course, I had already the feeling to have understood how to deal
- "Due to the permanent open feedback I found various points which I will
implement in my professional and personal life which are helpful for improving
performance (improvement of time management, relationships, self-awareness,
empathy, "be yourself", take more time for people, regular
self-assessment and feedback etc.)"
- I found this program pretty practical. I have come away with many ideas on
changes, adjustments, and experiments to try out immediately with my own
leadership back in the workplace. On the other hand I feel that solid
foundations have been set for my ongoing personal and leadership
- What an incredible week! You and your team did such an excellent job in
facilitating a true learning environment. Everyone learns differently, and I
think that by teaching in several different formats, you ensured that everyone
was impacted. As someone said, your format also enabled us to teach ourselves.
We were given time and situations to make solid connections with other
participants. For many of us, these connections will perpetuate the learning
process for years to come."
- "Just a quick note to again express my thanks for your fantastic
contribution to our national meeting. In your usual style you really made
everyone feel a part of the proceedings and put them at ease. Your informal
yet professional approach is always appreciated and contributed to a very
- "Sometimes it is easy to get cynical about organizations until you meet
people, who like you, restore faith. You underscore the fact that greatness
need not translate into an inflated ego, but that it can be warm, generous and
so very human. For that, and the passion you exude, I'm left with deep