We are very proud of the work we do with our clients and know we have an impact on their efficiency, confidence and wellbeing. Don’t take our word for it though, hear insights from our clients about their experience working with us.
Gemma – Ingleton Wood attendee of our Management Academy
What was your favourite part of the academy and why? I liked how we started the session with guest speakers from our Practice on that week’s specific topic, it cemented the support we have from our leaders. Laura was a great facilitator, she made me feel comfortable, listened to what we contributed and gave great feedback. She kept the sessions flowing and was always a positive presence.
What module had the biggest impact on you and why? The productivity session and rearranging your day around your low energy and high energy periods has been really helpful, and also giving your employees the empowerment to do the same. The focus techniques to concentrate on your day and that you don’t always have to say yes to tasks.
How has what you learnt during the academy impacted your professional life? To focus on building relationships with your staff and to listen before speaking. Communication is key and having those difficult conversations is important, but that it is only a conversation, and it is how you frame your question that can change the engagement in the meeting. I am more focused now and mindful of my own emotional intelligence and my self-awareness and self-reflection and what is important to consider to develop a high performing team. I also very much liked the wellbeing session and that a little stress is good for you, but to be aware of your signs when it has gone too far, as well as that of your team.
Would you recommend the academy to others? I would recommend this academy to new managers just starting out, but also for current managers to re-focus them in things they may have forgotten.
Having this mirror held up essentially then helping me to challenge myself with my own preconceptions
Time Management session: Relevant and focused training
I find myself talking about far more important issues that perhaps I hadn’t realised previously
Presentations Half-day workshop: Learn a lot about yourself and encourages you to think on the spot
A sense of getting to the nub of the issue very, very quickly and a pragmatic responsiveness that’s meant that we’ve been able to make progress much more quickly than we might otherwise
Self-awareness session: Fantastic opportunity to explore self-awareness, really useful
Emotional Intelligence session: Can help everyone from partners to new starters
Delegating session: Whether you manage 1 person, or a large team, these sessions are applicable to everyone and the techniques can be used across the board on any level up to management
We saw a number of people… really begin to flourish and grow into their roles and expand out of their previous boundaries