Testimonials

Put simply, JR Performance Coaching helps individuals develop – which is why it represents a cost effective investment in austere times, focussing on key staff who may need to have a wider remit than before. 

These testimonials speak for themselves.

empty “You have played a huge part in easing Interstate’s period of change, which has been beyond the normal growing pains of any organization: mitigating risk for our business, and more importantly provided a layer of support to individual members of the management team that has allowed them to handle the changes we are going through, adjusting their behaviours and style of leadership along the way.

On a personal note I also want to thank you for your insight and that personal counsel you have afforded me over the months we have worked together, it has helped me enormously on my own personal journey.”Robert Crook, Managing Director
Interstate Hotels UK
www.interstatehotels.co.uk

empty “Following my promotion I had one-to-one phone coaching with Diana and have since asked her to provide coaching to several other members of the team. Her coaching was invaluable in helping me make the transition from working ‘in’ the business to working ‘on’ the business, and to learn new time management tools to maximise my productivity. Her work with wider members of the team has covered everything from stress control, talent management and confidence. Her previous agency MD and director roles coupled with extensive coaching experience make her our first choice to transform employee performance.”Sarah Pettinger, Managing Director
Omobono
www.omobono.co.uk
empty “Speaking with Diana has helped to clarify in my mind problems relating to new management responsibilities, and has given me the confidence to develop strategies to cope with potential future opportunities and challenges.”Dr Elizabeth Hill, MBChb, FRCA, Associate Specialist Anaesthetist
empty “I use Diana to profile all members of the team and as a resource to all members of staff to help them with particular skill development issues. I believe her key strengths are:
– The ability to understand diverse individuals and their needs
– The talent of getting employees to open up as the issue they present as needing help with may not be the real problem.
– Versatility. Diana has been able to help employees with a wide variety of issues, from the very practical to more emotional issues such as dealing with difficult co-workers.
– Practicality. When coaching particular skills, Diana has a library of practical techniques that my employees have benefitted from adopting
– Her work profiling the personalities of the team members has also added a lot of value in making everyone more self-aware and aware of what drives and motivates their colleagues in order that the team works together harmoniously.”Ian Simpson, Managing Partner
Amala Partners LLP
www.amalapartners.com
Andre “If you’re finding yourself constantly on the go – charging from task to task without the chance to take a breath, and worrying about how to keep the big picture in mind, then it sounds like you need to talk to Diana.

In the short time that I’ve known her, she has helped me radically reorganise my work. I’m more focused on what is important, and know that I am spending my time in the most constructive way. She helps me to get the best performance out of others, and I’ve already seen great advances not only in my own performance, but also in my team. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough”. Andre Chow, Surgeon and Co Founder of Touch Surgery
www.touchsurgery.com

empty “You have a talent for stripping away the layers of an issue to reach the core, where it can be solved. After our first session, the most useful hour of that whole month, I started becoming an authoritative manager rather than a ‘doer’ which has benefited my colleagues as well as ultimately the service we provide to our carers. I can do so much more in my average day which has made a world of difference in my professional and personal life”.Micheala Clack, Administration Co-ordinator
Carers FIRST
www.carersfirst.org.uk
empty “Diana helped me identify my key areas of work and ascertain whether I had what was important to me. She helped me identify solutions to problems and plan how to achieve those solutions. Her methods guided my own thought process to make me understand why I needed to address certain issues to make my work life better”.Helen Jenkins, Senior Legal Counsel
Japan Tobacco International
www.jti.com
Tom Robertshaw “Diana has worked with the agency on a couple of occasions most recently to conduct a coaching skills course to maximise leadership and teamwork with the senior team. We have found her enthusiasm and energy infectious and she understands the pressures and challenges that agencies face. Following both sessions we’ve seen a noticeable increase in the team’s drive and motivation to change habits and consider new ways of working and thinking in order to improve overall commercial performance. I would recommend Diana to any other agency looking to improve their team’s efficiency and effectiveness”.Tom Robertshaw, MD
LRD The Big Idea
www.lrd-thebigidea.com
Lotte Egerton-Hobbins “After just one session I became far more picky about the companies I applied to, thought about the company structure far more, and what I wanted with regards to culture, position and growth opportunities. It was a great help to see things from a different angle.”.Lotte Egerton-Hobbins, Operations, Marketing and Product Development Manager
empty “I can’t actually imagine there existing a better coach than Diana. And somehow she leaves you feeling as if you worked it all out for yourself. Yet when you look back to where you started only 4 sessions ago, so much development seems to have occurred that you know you could never have done it on your own. Sceptical as we may all be at the outset, I think everyone would benefit from a few sessions with Diana”.Thomas Quinton, Barrister and Entrepreneur
empty “I really liked the useful insight about dedicating 70% of business time to networking and your persistent questioning technique in looking at options which led to ideas I’d never considered before… You challenged my beliefs, made me look at things from different angles and helped me think about what is achievable now and what my priorities should be.”Sharon Nash FCIPD
Nash HR and Business Solutions
www.nash-hrsolutions.co.uk
empty “Our work on conflict has paid off multifold. By looking at different styles of approaching conflict, together with imagining myself in others’ shoes, I am confident that I will deal with conflict more constructively in the future, as a result of your mentoring.
Our sessions have made me much more aware of what I value highly, and how to safeguard those values. One insight was like a bolt of lightening and the more I reflect on it, the more useful that information about myself is.”Kate Pink, Freelance Picture Researcher and PA
empty “My session with Diana was very productive and insightful. It certainly helped me crystallize my thinking as to the way forward with my business. With the manner that she conducted the session, I was able to verbalize and lay out the options that had been mulling around in my head for a while, and Diana helped me review the options and then decide which ones to pursue or not to pursue at this stage. I would recommend Diana for any coaching that you may be looking for – you won’t regret it.”Tina Fegent, Procurement Consultant
www.tinafegent.com
empty “After my first hour it became clear to me that I must not be so negative about my work and just go for it. I felt much more positive about my work than I had felt for ages, and determined to achieve the goal set.”Cathy Knox
Designer/artisan
empty “I first agreed to meet Diana through a mutual friend who Diana had helped. I admit I had felt somewhat sceptical as to how Diana might help me and if truth be told I went along primarily to appease my friend. I had previously discussed with Diana on the phone that my chosen area of coaching would be specifically how to be successful in attracting new business.Having spent all my working life in positions of sales and marketing and latterly having successfully run my own company I was doubtful as to how Diana might bring new initiatives to this area.Well I have to say that I found the whole experience stimulating and thought provoking in areas and ways that I hadn’t considered. I am now in the process of putting these ideas into play in the workplace ,feeling energised through my meetings with Diana to achieve positive results. For any sceptics out there I would say don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!”Steve Puttock, Sales Director
E-Graphics London
www.e-graphicsworldwide.com
empty “I have gained insight from Diana and have learnt much from her. I find her to be a professional of the highest integrity with a natural flair for leadership. Her attention to detail sets her apart”.Michelle Defilippi, Director Donor Funding and Human Resources
Knysna Hospice
www.hospiceknysna.org.za
“We asked Diana to deliver a short training course on Conflict Management for our Senior Managers in December 2008. Diana is a very personable trainer and has an engaging style of presentation. She was able to deliver a bespoke course based on our requirements in a well thought out and structured presentation. She has an excellent understanding of the theories which underpin this topic and was able to communicate these theories in a clear and concise way.
We found the course very informative and useful and value her knowledge and facilitation of the training session.”Amanda Celliers, HR Manager
Haygarth Group (integrated marketing agency).
www.haygarth.co.uk
empty “As a business coach, Diana helped bring clarity to my thought process and challenged my approach to key business issues. She helped me cut through the ‘noise’, get to the real issues and quickly find positive resolutions, saving me time, and helping me deliver better more complete results to my clients.”Sarah Billson, Director
Tickling The Trout Ltd
www.ticklingthetrout.com
empty “Diana challenged me to achieve the ultimate result.
She got me motivated and prepared to take action”.Leila Witkin, Personal & Corporate Coach
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