Testimonials

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I had no hesitation in contacting NorthRidge to design and implement a Leadership Development Programme for a team of new leaders. NorthRidge met with myself and the team to understand the challenges that were being faced, and designed a Leadership Development Programme that was tailored to our specific needs. At the end of the programme, the feedback from the team was extremely positive and it is very reassuring to see the positive impact it had on them.

Head of Technology

Sky Sports Digital Media

NorthRidge provided me with a course of Executive Coaching which I’ve found extremely beneficial. My Coach has been challenging, insightful, open and empathetic and has given me the right amounts of discomfort and challenge in a safe and friendly environment to help me develop. Very highly recommended”.

Chief Enterprise Architect

Yorkshire Building Society

NorthRidge supported us in rolling out our Organisational Development Programme by designing and delivering a number of team and leadership development events. They showed a genuine interest in understanding our organisation to enable them to tailor the programmes to our needs and desired outcomes. Their impeccable attention to detail ensured that events proceeded without a hitch and the benefits we gained from their interventions surpassed our expectations and represented excellent value for money. I have no hesitation in recommending NorthRidge to any organisation.

Head of Operations

Urenco Chemical Plants

“I found the sessions with Shirley extremely valuable. I was able to talk freely about any concerns and the issues I was facing in my role and personally, their impact on me and my impact on others as a result. Shirley provided excellent and appropriate challenge and support throughout, which helped me clarify my thinking and make changes to my approach going forward.”

Head of IT,

Financial Services.

“I have just completed and series of leadership coaching sessions with Shirley and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her insight, honesty and direct approach worked for me!!”

National Sales Manager,

Building Society.

“David was extremely enthusiastic and supportive; he created a confidential environment which encouraged full disclosure. Having agreed specific coaching objectives he used various models to stimulate my thinking and to help me identify practical steps I can take to enhance my performance. His style was one of constructive challenge; using questions to encourage me to think and reflect on specific behaviours and actions. David also ensured that I was accountable for my agreed actions and took time at each session to reflect on the success of my actions from the previous session.

I would strongly recommend David as a coach or mentor to senior leaders. He is very insightful, uses a good blend of theory and practice, and ensures that each session has focus and adds value in line with specific coaching objectives.”

HR Director,

Large corporate, Nuclear sector

“I found David’s approach to coaching of real practical value. He helped me review situations from the workplace that challenged my leadership capability, so that I could draw out the learning in a way that I was able to retain and use later.”

Managing Director

large international corporate, Chemical & Energy sector

In truth I was pretty sceptical about coaching. I had heard much about it but never really used it before – I am now a convert and see the work we have done together as great value for money.

For me the coaching has worked at two levels – helping me work through specific (and usually challenging or difficult) business tasks, but more importantly working with me as an individual at a deep level on my own personal development ( eg visioning the sort of life and business that I want, my leadership style, my stress levels).

The result is that I have seen real improvements in many aspects of the business and have a far sharper sense of its potential and direction – I feel that I am now concentrating on more of the right stuff”.

Managing Director,

Insurance Broking, Financial Services sector

“As a successful Director of many years, suddenly and unavoidably facing unprecedented organisational change at a time of enormous challenge, uncertainty and ambiguity, not only within the organisation but also across the health sector regionally and nationally, David provided extremely thought provoking, profound coaching which helped me make sense of my situation, view it constructively and which helped me take control of my own destiny and with it crystallise a successful transition to the next stage of my career. Caring, subtle, trustworthy, discrete and therapeutic and energising to work with, I would unreservedly recommend David as a coach.”

CEO,

Large Primary Care Trust, Health sector

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