Don’t just take our word for it, industry leaders from across New Zealand have kindly given us the client endorsements below.
Thanks for a wonderful couple of days last week with the Escalator programme leadership training in Wellington. I learnt so much. I found your teaching style fantastic – succinct, but full of examples, visual reinforcement, and also the videos etc… Then we had to do some practical work ourselves! As I have learnt through Escalator, I am a multi modal learner, so it was perfect reinforcement for me.
I only wish I’d learnt this many years ago but never too late. I appreciate all your practical experience as well as the theory that sits behind these well prepared sessions.
- Ruth, Escalator Programme, Agri-Womens' Development Trust
"Just wanted to feedback to you how helpful I found last week’s Leadership 101 workshop. It would be fair to say that my team here have already seen a change in how we approach things. Have been really intentional about working on my goals and took you at your word to make changes straight away. I can already see improvement in communication around the laboratory and engagement of staff. It is interesting watching their tentative steps to push themselves into areas where they felt they couldn’t go and also the surprise on their faces when I ask them what kind of solution would work best for them! Early days but lots of positives for me and my team. Have also had feedback from others in the building saying that they would like to get on this workshop so will follow up with my line manager here."
- Grant, Manager, Canterbury District Health Board
"Rob, thank you for starting me on a leadership/personal development journey this year through your sessions with the MEM class. Your sessions challenged me emotionally and forced me to look at my behaviour - something I have found extremely difficult (the hardest class of the year) but equally rewarding when we did the second ‘keep-start-stop’ on Wednesday to see some starts turn to keeps.
I found you engaging and connected easily with you, your ideas and messages, something that at times I have struggled with throughout the year with other lecturers.
Now, at a cross roads, of where my next adventure will take me I am thankful for the insight you have given me into the personal skills required by leaders people want. And perhaps without meaning to you have made me question my path and broadened my eyes into different fields. Helping others learn about leadership and grow to be the best versions of themselves is extremely appealing to me, now only to find where that fits within the strict, traditional world of civil engineering.
Thanks for taking time to support our class, I hope to see you at our presentation day in November."
- Emily, Masters of Engineering Management, University of Canterbury, 2016