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Diana O'Loughlin HR and Recruitment Manager, Ascott Sales

The "kite" tool is an excellent and uncomplicated tool to utilise in a group meeting to identify core issues and a definitive plan to resolve.

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Chris Manwaring Regional Manager, StatePlus

Very effective way of generating ideas. I am looking forward to undertaking this process in the regional office.

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Program Participant StatePlus

Honest, consultative and productive.

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Director Program Participant

Paul is a very passionate and entertaining facilitator!

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Coachee Project Manager

The [coaching] sessions have been very useful on a few fronts. I understand better the reactionary patterns in myself and others. Learning skills on how to enact change in my behaviours and in turn others has also been useful. For instance, I now utilise breathing practices in the face of aggressive behaviour and thereby often successfully avoid lashing back or stumbling through a response.

I have also done some introspective searching on what I really want, what my strengths and weaknesses are, and made some planned goals to help change my situation. I would recommend this coaching to those looking for answers when it comes to dealing with difficult situations.

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Joshua Morriss Medical Rep

The program was insightful and empowering. You could see Paul take charge of the room even where there was deep emotional conversation - he always had complete control without raising his voice. The program allowed me to communicate with people I work with and with customers. I could work with them and team up with them and find common ground, working in unison rather than head to head.

" It was fantastic ... a very collaborative and fruitful approach to strategic planning. I have appreciated being part of this process, and particularly seeing the culmination of many different colleagues' perspectives being brought into a more concise and effective set of objectives. Paul's overall approach to collaboration and planning would be beneficial to many colleagues at all different stages of their career."

Nerida Olson

recruitment manager - faculty of art & social sciences, the university of sydney
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Suzy Brown Specialty Rep

It was brilliantly presented for both work and life. I was able to improve the outlook of how I was perceived by others by making subtle changes that realistically have a major impact. The facilitators were very passionate and thought provoking.

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Joanna Woutersz Senior NSW Engagement & Communications Manager, Healthdirect Australia

The Manager as a Facilitator course shifts you from being a manager who simply directs staff to get things done, to becoming a thought leader, an influencer and connector of people and ideas so that both your staff and the organisation thrive and grow! The course is packed with great tools, strategies and relational learning so that you walk away with not only a new tool-kit but new understandings of yourself as a manager and how you can improve what you do.Add testimonial

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Andrew Hay Project Director / Property, Lend Lease

We were fortunate to have Paul for two sessions and the results have been extremely powerful in helping achieve our goal as a High Performing Team. We have a large, dynamic, and growing team and with Paul’s expert facilitation we undertook Team Management Profiling to better understand each of our work preferences. This not only built relationships within the team quickly but helped provide a deeper appreciation of how we individually approached work, and importantly how we can best work together as a high performing team. To say the team has gelled since is an understatement.

We have also adopted the discipline of The Decision Making Kite Model and have found this to be a powerful tool leading to better meetings. My favourite initiative, however, is how we radicalised our senior leadership meetings and took them from a rolling set of minutes to an engaged and productive session where we collectively solve the real issues facing the team. Every time we have these meetings since we made the change as suggested by Paul I have at least one person come to me and say how good these meetings are!

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Program Participant First State Super

I gave the leadership team a run down on my 2 days with you and we have agreed to completely restructure our monthly meeting to ensure the time spent is effective, stimulating and real issues are addressed. After I left on Tuesday, I had 3 new words that came to mind: Practice ….. experiment….. perfect / improve. Thanks again for 2 very informative and rewarding days.

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Chitra Sethuramasamy Delivery Manager, CRM & Integration, Information Systems

The whole program was brilliant and I enjoyed every bit of it! I am already taking on board doing different styles of meetings depending on their purpose and I am more motivated to do this. I am 100% sure I will use the models and am thinking I will use the ‘analysis kite’. This program is different as you can use the content straight away due to its relevance to what we’re doing.

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Sharon Program Participant

I valued the approach of learning about how others think ... It enabled me to put a more emotional understanding into a person's behaviour ... These concepts allow me to think of a different way of delivering the message, knowing it will more likely be more effective.

Insightful, confronting at times, but very valuable time with our leadership team, skilfully facilitated and guided by Paul. The immediate result is a stronger connection between us - being vulnerable in front of each other breaks some barriers."

Iva Bogdanova

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Rick Cooper Program Participant, Stockland

For me, the course created a whole new way of relating to people - whether it be in a meeting or on a one-to-one basis. The whole course was packed with good information and was good fun.

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CEO Program Participant

Thank you so much for facilitating our Board/staff strategy day last week. The feedback from the Board has been overwhelming and the sentiment the same i.e. "best day ever". We really enjoyed working with you and Maggie and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.

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Chris Proctor Program Participant

[The program provided] a lot of good insights on how the team saw the management and their views on opportunities to improve. ... We have understood a lot more of the team's feedback as a result.

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Program Participant Stockland

Thanks again Paul for a great day and massive inputs. Your prowess in a tough crowd is awesome. I was with the crew on Thursday and even the toughest of them were alread communicating in a different way. Bloody unreal. Thanks again, we are making a real difference here. The dollar value at the project level of these things is immeasurable but substantial.

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Mike Raivars Graduate Engineer, Cochlear

The program was a great opportunity to have really in-depth yet flexible discussions and explore. Anne Maree was a wonderful facilitator.

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Program Participant First State Super

I gave the leadership team a run down on my 2 days with you and we have agreed to completely restructure our monthly meeting to ensure the time spent is effective, stimulating and real issues are addressed. After I left on Tuesday, I had 3 new words that came to mind: Practice ….. experiment….. perfect / improve. Thanks again for 2 very informative and rewarding days.

" Professionalism, frankness, openness. Comfort and safety in the environment. Calmness. Impacting, uncomfortable, and effective. Any change in any system results in discomfort. Paul's session provided the tools and awareness to sit in the discomfort and know that it's okay. To stop the "rescuer" mentality so often present in leaders of "fixing all the problems". Paul's facilitated session provided me with the tools and awareness to take a different perspective on challenges within the team and organisation."

Daniel Dwyer

Director group operations, fresh hope care
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Program Participant Aevum Limited

I learned how to create team meetings that really engaged my team, not just run meetings that met my immediate needs. Now, the team feels they really get something from when we meet.

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Program Participant Cochlear

Thanks for delivering a polished and rewarding course Paul! I have already enhanced a problematic meeting so the reward is immediate.

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Sharon Program Participant

I valued the approach of learning about how others think ... It enabled me to put a more emotional understanding into a person's behaviour ... These concepts allow me to think of a different way of delivering the message, knowing it will more likely be more effective.

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Senior Director Program Participant

Very insightful, provoking self-reflection and increased collaboration with the rest of the team ... Paul's running of the session was brilliant, he is very experienced and manages to drive the discussions in a way that really encourages participation and sharing.

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Ryan Medical Rep

It was motivating, inspiring, interesting, confronting and I believe we all have learned greatly and will become more self aware and better leaders from this experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, probably one of the best courses I've been on and I don't normally say that. Paul was a fantastic facilitator.

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Chris Manwaring Regional Manager, StatePlus

Very effective way of generating ideas. I am looking forward to undertaking this process in the regional office.

To find myself on the leadership wheel was great. This gave me insight into how I can improve as a leader, it also helped me with strategies for one of my team ... I gained confidence in how to approach my leadership in a new way which helped to reenergise me ... I think all leaders could benefit from Paul's approach and teaching."

Stephen Kennett

program manager, ascott sales integration

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