Testimonials

Sean Dempsey (Group Executive – Commercial)

“…the greatest and unique aspect that Bernard bought to the program – that I have rarely seen in any other facilitator – is his ability to enable people to think, feel and speak freely without fear of repercussion.”

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Suzanne Shepherd (Group Executive Human Resources)

“At the first meeting I had with Bernard he asked insightful questions to understand our organisation, what we were seeking to create and why that was important to us. He understood the strategic concept: A senior leadership program that looks at leading through deeper self-knowledge; how this informs how you lead; its impact on the people you lead; and the effect this has on others.”

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Wes Gleeson (General Manager Operations & Service Delivery)

“We now have a common leadership language and have the difficult conversations with each other as a team, across teams too, and no longer avoid the “elephant in the room”. Overall, the team is much more open to learning and we each continue to evolve personally and in our roles as leaders.”

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Daryl Browning (CEO, ISPT)

“…I believe the work we have done so far with Bernard will definitely improve our bottom line. It’s an investment in our future as an organisation. In recommending him to other CEOs I would suggest that they spend the time to understand his skills, enable the brief and he will develop the program to suit your needs. It’s a bespoke program – cookie cutters are for cookies, not people…”

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Linda Smith (Manager, People & Culture, ISPT)

“… his collaborative style as well as his strength in program design was the right fit for our company.  Bernard has both an engaging and challenging facilitating style which encourages thinking and discussion  Our leadership team are bright smart people and I knew they needed someone who had a strong presence, whose material was thought provoking and up-to-date and who could move our team forward on their leadership journey…”

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Claire Lauber (General Manager, Woolworths, Victoria and Tasmania)

“…there has been a big shift in our development in 6 months and Bernard had a huge part to play in the improvements.  Leadership awareness has increased significantly and we have the tools to shift the way we operate as leaders and the results are already evident in the 360 degree feedback we did. There were 20 leaders in my group and a significant improvement was evident in the scores.  The pre-scores out of 5 were on average 3.0 and scores post the course shifted to 3.8”…

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Daniel Warren-Smith (Sales Director, Iron Mountain Australia)

“…as the Sales Director of Iron Mountain Australia, being at my best for myself and my team is an imperative.  There was a great personal connection and Bernard’s process is very structured with goals that were collaboratively set and met.  Bernard was completely focussed on helping me identify and achieve those goals and I particularly like his style and approach.  He’s personable and challenging in a respectful way.  He has a depth of knowledge that he brings to bear – not just opinions – everything is considered and I feel he is genuinely working in my best interests…”

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Sean Willis (MD Terrapinn, United Kingdom)

“Bernard has profoundly impacted my own leadership development over the past few years. His insights into people, organisation development and his coaching has greatly helped me to develop as a leader and a manager of people. I would welcome the opportunity to personally attest to the positive impact he had on me and my business.” 

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Patrick Eustace (Business Improvement Director, George Weston Foods)

“My experience working with Bernard was personally transformational. There have been times in my life when I have grown significantly and this was such a time. George Weston, the Group CEO for George Weston Foods initiated the initial Executive Coaching engagement with Bernard. I had moved from a functional into a general management role and was faced with some major challenges. Over an 18 month period Bernard coached me in Executive Leadership giving me the capability and confidence that ultimately enabled me to deliver $100 m in value to George Weston Foods over a 10 year period”. 

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Markus Haefeli (MD, Kärcher Australia)

“...one of the most important aspects of an executive coaching relationship is trust to enable open and honest conversations to happen and this is what I have with Bernard. He works to understand the whole business and the people in it too. He also acts as a sounding board for me so that I can run things by him and discuss the implications and consequences...” 

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Cath Jules (CEO, Criterion Conferences)

“...it was an eye-opening experience and Bernard provided a safe environment where judgement is suspended and open and frank discussion could take place. It was a very humbling experience and Bernard is a very courageous person who has stretched and challenged all of us to go places where we could not have imagined let alone gotten there on our own...” 

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