Last week was the 28th Orientation and Holistic element of Growing Talent! We covered a lot including:
- Emotional intelligence and behavioural impact
- Conflict styles and management
- The power of body language
- Nutrition on a budget – the perils to avoid
- Wellbeing windows and non-negotiables
- Basic finance tips and tricks
- Workplace ettiquette
- Case studies – what would you do in these real situations?
- Facing fear and overcoming procrastination to move forward
- Fake it until you become it
- Automatic habits
- Challenging thoughts
- Schedule in self-care
Working from etc venues in Fenchurch Place, London Monday – Thursday last week, we enjoyed an energising breakfast, mid-morning break, full on lunch with hot and cold options, desserts and cheeses. Smoothies, vegetable shots and tea, coffee (in many different compilations) as well as water!
On Thursday Paul, Ella and Suaad’s prospective employer was able to join us for a networking lunch along with Anna and Mick from DWP. Ella, Florence and Suaad shared some of their experiences over the week and questioned Paul, Anna and Mick on how they had dealt with a range of things from Covid to conflict both at work and in their personal lives. I sat and listened with pride at how their confidence had grown over that few days. Our guests were very generous in sharing past and present experiences. Mick’s previous life in the Met Police gave a lot of insight that maybe we don’t always think about. It was a powerful reminder that everyone has a back story we usually know nothing about.
After the ‘grilling’, We had a sumptuous lunch together before departing for the week.
The feature photo above shows Ella, Suaad and Florence completing their @I-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing ready to use some of the tools and learning to empower their resilience in the workplace as well as support those around them where they feel safe to do so.
So what did Ella, Florence and Suaad think of they journey so far?
“I enjoyed all of the workshops and found them very informative- I didn’t necessarily have the most open mind (I generally don’t about lots of ‘work training’ things) in advance of attending but Jane’s attitude and openness made me want to attend. What I enjoyed the most (besides the food which was phenomenal) was being able to openly share my background, hopes and fears, experiences with others in such a safe and encouraging environment. So much about looking for work requires us to be constantly positive in attempts to oversell ourselves. What Jane does so well, and what I enjoyed the most, was being able to be a whole person- with room for improvement but a clear pathway to that improvement. It was such a boost to my self-esteem and made me feel that there were practical steps to moving forward that didn’t involve berating myself for not having achieved them yet.”
“I found the ‘five second rule’ very practical- I could definitely recognise that in myself and the way my brain talks me out of doing things I am worried about. I also found the discussions around confrontation and interpersonal workplace relationships (and outside) really helpful. Also the continual emphasis on maintaining good channels of communication is definitely something I am trying to keep permanently in mind until it becomes second nature.”
“Personal well-being and learning how to structure your work day to make sure your mood is optimal and you’re making the most of your day. If you take a proactive stance and not react to what life throws at you, you can be in control and change the quality of your day to day experiences.”
“Jane has been wonderful over the week. The way the programme was delivered over the week shows this is something Jane deeply cares about and enabling participants with the right information and boost of confidence/morale is just as important as securing a job. After facing unemployment you have to mentally prepare yourself before starting a job, you may feel out of the loop or in a low mood. By completing a holistic short course beforehand, it allows you to evaluate how you are doing on a scale and gives you insight to what to work on going forward.”
“The I-Act course is a great source to keep around and use as a reference, it provides a great summary of different types of mental health issues and illnesses. Once again, it is a tool you can use to see how you’re doing on scale and can be used to advocate for yourself and others. Courses such as this are needed to destigmatize the issue of mental health, a simple heartfelt conversation may change the trajectory of someone’s health and even their life.”
“I am very grateful and happy to be given this opportunity, it is a unique and lovely programme that would not be possible if curated by someone who didn’t understand how to genuinely help people (to help themselves!). It’s clear this is a labour of love and it really shows in the quality of the programme and the impact it has on me over just one week. Bravo, thank you!”
“Jane made us feel very comfortable and secure enough to share our personal stories as to what led us to Growing Talent. I also enjoyed the company of the other people on the journey with me. There was nothing that I didn’t enjoy. I looked forward to each day!”
“The whole concept of having a “Holistic Employment Programme” is such a great idea and perfect in my situation. It provides a level playing field for everyone. Thank you!”
If you are unemployed, live in London and interested in a different route to employment – check us out and or speak with your work coach at JobCentre Plus.
If you are an employer with permanent jobs in London which you are willing to train in, why not consider Growing Talent? Like Ella, Florence and Suaad you will have empowered, resilient, enthused, empathetic new talent before you formerly hire them with qualities you wouldn’t usually see in traditional recruitment – and it’s free. Get in touch to discuss.
19 July saw the start of the first Growing Talent hybrid for ten fantastically talented, currently unemployed people keen to work.
Selected by one of the ‘Big 4’ organisations for permanent roles in their growing virtual business support teams, they commenced step one – the orientation and holistic week – virtual of course!
So what did we cover over this week?
Monday – communication – a vital area to get right in all areas of our lives – no matter what our social status is nor our seniority in the workplace. But how much time do we put into making sure we get this right? Have you considered the following?
- Speaking – what is the aim of the conversation? what content will you cover? where and how are you going to hold this conversation? what are the possible outcomes of this conversation? have you considered your tone, clarity, volume and pace?
- Listening – do you automatically listen without judgement? do you ensure there will be no interruptions nor distractions? Do you listen with empathy or sympathy – do you know the difference?
- Reflect back – paraphrasing is essential to ensure you have understood what you have heard – get the evidence, don’t just assume.
- Body Language – did you know non verbal cues make up the biggest part of communication?
- What method is appropriate for the conversation you are going to have?
- What types of conflict might you encounter?
- What’s your conflict style? accommodating, avoidance, collaboration, competitive, compromise
- You statements – also known as the communication destroyer. Do you know why?
There is more to communication than most think!
Tuesday – invest in yourself. Critical – not selfish. Airline safety talks ‘state put the oxygen mask on you BEFORE helping others’ That makes sense, so why not scheduling in some self care windows throughout the day? This section covered:
- Stop avoiding fear
- Mantra and personal values
- Overcoming negative thoughts
- Control your brain – stop letting it control you
- Self care toolkit
- Dealing with imposter syndrome
- Nurture your soul
Wednesday – nurturing your body – a car only runs on the right fuel. So does your body. Fuel it mindfully!
- Food fads – the power of marketing vs facts
- Superfoods – really
- Understanding sugar – in all it’s forms
- Social media – good, bad and ugly
Thursday – Money talks! Sharing basic financial tips together. 3 little bottles – waste and recycling, why is it so important. Moving on. Encompassing…..
- Managing debt
- How to increase savings
- Ways to increase income
- Considering credit cards, debit cards and cash
- Money mantras
- How to apply for new roles uniquely
Friday – I-act – Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
How to look after yourself and those around you. This accredited course delivers a solid understanding of what mental health and wellbeing is, over 50 tools for self care and evaluation, robust evidence reporting – amongst a whole lot more.
So what did the fabulous 10 participants feel about the week? Below are some of the feedback – anonymous in line with GDPR:
“The content was exciting and engaging – which surprised me. I was expecting it to be a bit boring because it’s delivered by Zoom”
“The journey book which accompanied the week was clear and helped me understand the course. I can refer to it ongoing.”
“This week was so worthwhile – it’s taught me how to be more professional”
“I’ve been implementing things I learned in my personal life such as delaying my response in conversations until I understand what’s been said. It’s easy to misunderstand people if you jump in too soon.”
“The contents of the week were fantastic, very informative and engaging with loads of tools to assist me going forward”
The accompanying book was significantly relevant”
“I found everything insightful and enlightening. There were a lot of topics. I especially liked mental health and how to engage with someone who might be struggling. I feel I can now demonstrate a lot more empathy. I also really enjoyed finance considering how much I wasn’t taught much about the topic at school.”
“I’m glad to have the accompanying book as I can go back and refresh my knowledge anytime.
“This is probably the best training course I have every attended. T/he contents cover life inside and outside work”
“The book will be extremely useful going forward. On the course it enabled everyone to read at their own pace.”
What were the thoughts on the trainer?
“I loved how Jane had everyone engaged and included in all of the topic areas. She allowed us to digress within reason, which helped explore the topic further but she was also able to control anything that was not relevant to our learning.”
“Jane’s style was inclusive, warm and welcoming. Everything was clear.”
“Jane is very interactive and gives off a very positive vibe. I really felt like my opinion was relevant when she asked questions and she’s always very impartial so we didn’t feel like we were being judged. It was a pleasure doing my training with her”
“Jane’s compassionate and a very good listener”
“”Jane’s style was nice and precise, she knows what she is talking about and is a confident lady who taught us in a respectful professional manner.”
For me, the week was a mutually positive experienced. When we see each other as humans, we can learn so much together. Essential for work and life – don’t you agree?
Flicking through the papers this weekend, I came across this fabulous story within the cooking section.
In my view, it should be front page news – uplifting, encouraging children they are never too young to achieve and oozes the thought they do not need to be held back by any ‘labels’!
Omari wants to be the ‘next Gordon Ramsey without the meat or swearing’.
Home schooled because his teachers brandied Omari an ‘underachiever’ who could not do his SATS because he has Dyslexia, Omari’s interest in vegan cooking took off. He has a cook book due for release in January 2021, his own TV show ‘What’s Cooking Omari’ and his own brand of dips.
What an achiever! I hope the teachers who told Omari he was an ‘under achiever’ will realise their mistake and start seeing the individual talent within every child – which will not always be academic but just as valuable if not more so.
Check out What’s Cooking Omari – CBBC 9.30am on Sundays and BBC iPlayer.
Listening to the radio this morning, the above question jumped into my head. I have my solution at the end of this post. What would be your thoughts?
Time for us all to have an uncomfortable conversation maybe?
The radio feature was on free school meals and the excellent spotlight the footballer Marcus Rashford has shone on this.
Children going hungry is shamefully not a new problem for the UK. Following the end of WWII, free school meals were introduced to ensure no child went hungry. Bearing in mind this was a time when food additives, were a lot less intensive than they are now. Basic, nutritional food that ensured healthy growth for all children in the UK was the norm.
Over the following years, we seemed to lose this ‘collective’ thinking that we are all responsible for the health of the next generation.
I well remember the endeavours of chef Jamie Oliver from 2004 to address putting ‘nutrition’ back into school dinners cost effectively. This would ensure concentration in lessons resulting ultimately in social mobility. Education on an empty stomach is totally non-productive and a complete waste of money. Children can’t concentrate with their stomachs rumbling. As adults, we know when we’re hungry we can think of nothing else. Why would we think it’s different for children?
The radio feature this morning spoke about Jamie’s work and the fact two of his chefs are working in Schools in Greenwich to help feed children nutritionally during school holidays.
Marcus has re-foccused the spotlight back on the need to feed vulnerable children during school holidays as parents struggle through coronavirus.
Many parents will feed their children fast foods because they are cheap. Quantity is better than quality thinking. We know fresh food doesn’t have to be expensive. It does take effort to buy and prepare especially when trying to hold down a number of poorly paid jobs to provide a secure home.
A few of ideas spring to my mind:
- Tax cheap, fast food so it becomes a ‘treat’ and heavily discount fresh foods so they become the norm.
- I know from experience many families won’t apply for help even when they are entitled. Pride gets in the way. Radical thought here – provide free school meals for every child so not one child is ‘singled’ out as being ‘poor’. From 5-18. Schools become community hubs. Open through school holidays. This would create:
a. Employment throughout the UK
b. Community cohesion
c. Brain power amongst all our children to take advantage of education, realise their dreams, become the innovators of tomorrow, feeding our businesses making the UK a vibrant country of integrity for all.
Of course there would be a huge cost for this. But, what is the cost of not doing it?
As a business owner, I’d be in favour of increased taxes if they were going to this worthwhile cause. I wonder if very wealthy people, would be willing to make annual donations to this cause and write this off against their taxes? Some people earn telephone number salaries and are reluctant to pay HMRC. No one likes paying taxes. But if part of their taxes went to a specific cause like this, would their attitude change if they could see the good they are doing?
A minority of the UK are living in a bubble where they have so much money they will never be able to spend it. Maybe social taxation could be the answer.
Maybe it’s time to do something radical and something different.
What would be your thoughts?
The Orientation Week is a series of workshops to boost confidence of those applicants selected by employers for a place on Growing Talent, delivering a permanent, full-time job on completion. It’s carried out at a central London location prior to applicants going on site with their employers.
For the whole of 2019, we’ve carried out all speed dating events, orientation and holistic weeks are Etc Venues in Eastcheap. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea is provided along with fresh fruit, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, herbal teas and smoothies/orange juice with breakfast.
From the start of the Growing Talent journey, all participants – known as Growing Talent Associates – feel invested in and start increasing their self-esteem. Their #YesICan attitude increases massively.
During the Orientation Week we have visiting professionals to share communication, art therapy and workplace choices to increase knowledge.
Within 10 minutes of arriving for the start of the Orientation Week, Associates are tasked with their first challenge. To draw a set number of images about milestones in their life and then present them. Yes, public speaking in front of strangers! It works every time to showcase just how strong Associates are. They start believing in themselves, not the perception of their labels.
During this week, Jade from CCF (Customer Care First – an excellent training company Jade started) delivers her bespoke 2 hour workshop with the Associates sharing all the nuances of communication from body language, spatial awareness, tone, emphasis etc to the topics to avoid in effective communication.
Daniel going to Pertemps and Tequila going to Churchill Services discuss topics that are ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ to discuss with clients…..
Debbie and Juliet – both going to Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, doing the same task as Daniel and Tequila above but addressee colleagues/managers….
Jade and the guys above discussing the importance of tongue twisters for loosening facial muscles making it easier to speak for longer.
Tequila and Juliet experiencing how important communication is. Juliet is holding a picture of a pair of boots which she has to describe to Tequila who draws what she hears. Laughter aside, it proves the point we need to ask questions and probe to make sure we have the right information to complete our tasks at work. As Tequila said ‘I never asked if it was a pair!’
The Jade’s session ended with smiles all round in the knowledge the Associates have more knowhow in communication!
Lesley, Head of Health, Safety & Environment at PwC always delivers her excellent ‘Zest for Life’ workshop featuring the 3Rs – Refuel, Rejuvinate and Renewal. Knowledge, information and tips for Associates to look after themselves on the Growing Talent journey and beyond!
Lesley introduces herself and shares her journey of how she got her current role which was unplanned and totally unexpected but ended up being something she loves.
Explaining how humans were not designed for the predominantly desk based jobs we do now, she asked the Associates to think of their roles and come up with suggestions of a body to do their tasks adequately. As you can see the two heads/multiple arms in the drawing below look like something of a SciFi prototype! However, if shows we must be vigilant in taking care of ourselves so our bodies do not suffer.
A key thing is our body bank balance! Things such as coffee – too much is bad but if we follow each cup of coffee with a cup of water it balances out.
Lesley then shared tips on nutrition, saving money by making our own lunches, batch cooking and freezing as well as top tips on relaxation and finding what works for us.
She then set the task of each pair of Associates thinking of three questions for the opposing pair to answer based on her workshop.
Tequila & Daniel devising their questions…..
Debbie & Juliet devising their questions for Tequila and Daniel. I’m glad to report all gave the right answers #payingattention
Smiles all round as Lesley left after sharing key knowledge…..
Emma from Unravelling Minds attends to deliver her Art Therapy workshop and join the Associates for lunch after.
Emma shares her journey from high powered/pressurised career in fashion to complete mental health breakdown. Art was a particular feature in her recovery and she now shares her learning with others. Previously involved with Balloons and the Brain and now Unravelling Minds, Emma runs a unique cafe. A safe non-clinical environment for people to bake and talk together – CBT_Cafe (Cake Before Therapy – what’s not to like!). Check out the remaining dates and information on Emma’s journey below.
Whilst sharing her journey, Emma invites the Associates to select one of three challenges to see how art during their lunch breaks or at any quiet time calms the mind.
- Heart full of favourite things
- Graffiti newspaper
- Illustrate your Growing Talent mantra
- Start with a doodle and see where it takes you
The concentration and quiet in the room was amazing!
Daniel’s mantra with it’s hidden message uncovered
Debbie taking up the graffiti challenge!
Juliet focussing on her favourite things.
Tequila starting off with a doodle which soon filled the page!
Juliet also shared her steps of affirmation.
Time for a group shot before an interactive lunch together.
Various workshops with me continued throughout the week ending with the Social Enterprise Challenge. Up for grabs was £50 cash.
The running challenge throughout the week is to devise and deliver a social enterprise to benefit a local community and vulnerable group living there.
Judges l-r seated are Anna – JobCentre Plus, Judith – Churchill Services, Pedro – Head Judge from Pertemps and Shennell – Growing Talent Ambassador who completed Growing Talent on the 5th programme!
Associates standing l-r are Juliet, Tequila, Debbie & Daniel.
First to present was Debbie delivering her Brighter Futures. Based in Wandsworth it focussed on upskilling ex-offenders by teaching them skills to refurbish a venue given by Wandsworth Council. These skills would enable them to apply for roles with the Council in maintenance as well as FM companies. In return the ex-offenders would share their bad choices and consequences with excluded 10-13 year olds with the target of enabling them to make the right choices. Professionals from law, social services, medical etc would attend to help with any issues the participants experienced. A safe space to learn, grow and become more productive.
Next to present was Daniel with his Health Hotspot based in Orpington. Daniel described the location and need for information and choices for better health. Many people develop intolerances to certain food groups. Learning from others with the same intolerance on recipes, adapting ingredients etc would be hugely beneficial and break down barriers. Equally people making choices based on media/fashion such as ‘clean’ diet, ‘sugar free’ – often includes sugar under a different name!, ‘vegan’ – how to ensure you get enough protein and so on. Learning together builds community spirit.
Juliet’s presentation ‘Brotherhood Marching Together’ targeting the stigma within the Afro Caribbean community towards prostrate cancer using colour, music, joy and information was delivered with passion based on Juliet’s own family experience of the disease. ‘Afro Caribbean men don’t talk about such things’. Mindful of inclusivity Juliet wanted all men in the Brixton area where she lives to be included. So men can support men regardless of their cultural background. Using the 02 at Brixton for the end music extravaganza, the day would start at the Museum of Black History with cancer charity specialists in place to talk about the stigma. Affected men and their families can ask questions in a non-clinical environment. Moving to the square where a plethora of stalls for music, food, clothes would highlight all cultures in the area breaking down barriers. All money raised from entry fees etc would go to research. The event would build support structures for all concerned.
Finally, Tequila shared her vision of Take Action. A unique idea to upskill low income parents in turning their houses into homes and also making them more employable with these new skills such as painting and decorating, tiling, plumbing and so on. Tequila shared her view that children of low income families are often introverted and don’t have a voice. Take Action would enable the children to design their bedrooms to be their ‘space’ and give them confidence in using their voice. Supported by local colleges and organisations like B&Q the change delivered would be lifelong and really make a different.
The judges had a tough time whittling down these great ideas to just one winner. Who was it????
Juliet collecting her £50 prize from head judge Pedro….
Ahead of lunch with the Associates, the judges shared their journey to the current roles along with their top tips for shining at work.
After completing their evaluations after lunch, the Associates left to relax over the weekend ahead of starting on their employer sites.
Check back to see how they get on…..
To mark our 5th anniversary in February 2019 of our planned one-off pilot in 2014, we have streamlined the framework of Growing Talent.
It retains all the core elements including selection without cvs, provisional permanent job offer upfront on selection by an employer, orientation week before going on site, a total of four weeks training in the vacant role and a holistic week during which life skills including personal finance, fitness, nutrition on a budget and qualification as a mental health first aider. So what has changed? instead of 12 weeks, it’s now six weeks long. All parts have to be completed. There is no uncertainty when someone will be employed.
This will deliver transparency for employers, participants and those referring them. Provision has been put in place to enable an extension based on individual circumstances and only by agreement with all parties. Equally, those going into roles requiring minimum training, such as barista, will be employed after the orientation week and return for the mental health first aider qualification on the holistic week – again, by arrangement.
This year we move to a new training venue – etc venues – away from Southwark Cathedral. As a public venue the facilities at the Cathedral were not appropriate.
Those selected by employers – known as Growing Talent Associates – will enjoy a breakfast, choice of lunches, afternoon tea plus unlimited refreshments throughout the day. This investment should return commitment and focus thereby pushing numbers up of those going into work.
Diverse employers took part in 2018 including Ballymore, Connect Plus Services M25, Acuity Services, Portico, MitieTDM, Pertemps, Harris & Hoole, Scotscape, ME Hotel, Firmdale Hotels, Harrow Green & many more.
Some great life changing stories lie ahead no doubt………
The definition of ‘holistic’ aptly fits what we cover on Growing Talent’s Holistic Week……. Dealing with the mind as well as the body delivers lifelong learning and empowerment.
18-23 June inclusive saw our return to Southwark Cathedral for this element of the Growing Talent programme. We generally start with the two day Mental Health First Aider course which delivers a qualification. An intense two days of growth in how we see mental health. This time we were joined by Sirio an employer from Ballymore. The MHFA is so thick, the guys get a gym workout by default – who needs weights!
‘I think it was very informative and raises awareness on the importance of our mental health’
‘I felt confident in my knowledge of mental health before the course but I had no idea how to deal with it. I do now!’
After an intense couple of days, we relaxed a little with ‘fun learning’. In Everyday Finance we cover amongst other things bank accounts, standing orders, direct debit, credit and debit cards, debt management, the power of money, saving and basic investing options – generally how to make the most of our money.
‘This workshop made me more penny conscious!’ ‘It made me challenge the way I currently bank’.
Just as putting the right petrol in a car is key to it’s efficient running, so is eating/drinking the right things for us humans! Kate from HBN (Health Bites Nutrition) shared some myth busting knowledge as well as healthy swaps and eating nutritionally on a budget. The practical was making a healthy pot noodle which the guys reported on the following day as being great and something they would repeat. Shae even said she might reduce her visits to the chicken shop!!!
A curve ball on the Holistic Week is always the Art project. The guys have to agree on which art gallery they will visit – The Tate Modern or The National. Armed with their project sheet, they pick a piece which ‘speaks to them’. Either love it or hate it. They then have to ask a series of questions and bring their completed sheet in the following day. The purpose of this is to make everyone make use of these free institutions we’re lucky to have in London. By asking questions whilst looking at exhibitions, it makes appreciation easier and effectively reduces stress levels without even realising it! Although there was some hesitancy at the start, all the guys enjoyed this exercise…..
‘It wasn’t something I’d choose to do but it was a new experience. I enjoyed it. Art is a tool to de-stress’.
‘I haven’t visited an art gallery for years. I liked this visit and it made we realise my appetite for art is maturing and growing. I found the drawing exercises therapeutic and will use my drawing kit as an escape from my work life’.
Next time you think of grabbing a quick bite at your desk, why not grab a quick bite outside with a pad and pencil. Just drawing what you see is a great de-stresser, reboots your energy levels and makes you way more productive in the afternoon. Why not try it?
How often do you hear ‘you’ll feel better after a strong cup of tea’? or ‘cup of tea with plenty of sugar – it’s good for the shock’……
Whatever situation we are going through, a cup of tea is thought to ease the way.
So, a pretty sobering piece in The Metro this morning! ……… which published findings ‘office teabags have 17 times more germs than a loo seat’
When you consider that statement remember office teabags are usually stored in an open jar which everyone can help themselves to. How many times have you been in the toilets at work and seen people come out of a cubicle and leave the area without washing their hands…………. then they make a cup of team – ouch!
I can see how the findings could be right – what do you think?
Maybe think twice before accepting that cuppa! Better still, bring your own cup and T-Bags in!
The best part of running Growing Talent is to see the growth in Associates on the journey. So my favourite part is reading their evaluations at the end of the Orientation Week.
This is carried out prior to them going on site and is intended to boost self-esteem and give guidance on communication in the workplace etc.
So what did they learn?
‘I am positive in the eyes of others as well as myself’
‘That I still have the fight and strength within to achieve any goal I aim for’
‘I can be more confident than I thought I could be’
‘That I am capable of more’
‘I REALLY love recycling’
‘It’s ok to be afraid, it’s how you overcome that obstacle’
‘I can do it!’
‘I learnt I am pretty well spoken and ow to be a little more confident’
‘I’m stronger than I thought’
‘Determination has set in’
‘I can do things I never thought possible’
‘Yes I can do anything with a bit of motivation’
‘It made me a better person and how to deal with things better’
‘I can meet new people and enjoy time spent with they’.
Having written and deliver Growing Talent, I’m not complacent to believe I do everything right. I include a section on me as a trainer on the Associates end evaluation forms just to keep me on my toes and effective…… What did you think of Jane James, the trainer?
‘Great guide, really clear and helpful’
‘Hardworking, caring, 100% behind all of growing talent associates, very good at her role’
‘Jane is very helpful and insightful but also nice to talk to about anything that’s bothering us’
‘Very helpful and knowledgeable’
‘Brilliant, nurturing, encouraging – an amazing mentor’
‘Brilliant mentor and very inspiring’
‘Jane has been huge help and I feel very comfortable with telling her about any difficulties. She has been very supportive’.
‘Lovely, strong, supporting lady. Would love to be kept in contact with her for many years’.
‘A bundle of information, knowledge & strength’
‘Such an inspiration – amazing!’
It’s good to know from those we work with how we are doing. Why not try giving those you work with an evaluation on you?