“We recently had Sara in the office to do some team training, which was unlike anything any of us had experienced before. It was engaging, thought provoking and just great fun. I wish she had been in the yachting industry when I was on board yachts, it could have helped a great deal with some of the inevitable crew issues, and could have explained a few things! I would highly recommend her to anyone within a team environment – even to those already working well together (as ours do!), as there is still a great deal that can be taken from it.”
Director & Recruitment Manager / Wilson Halligan Yacht Recruitment
“Quite simply the best leadership training I have ever had”
“I graduated from LEAP 2014 and wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance when you delivered the course – inspirational. I now label my management career as BL, before-LEAP, and AL, after-LEAP. I thought I was managing before, but the excellent training opened my eyes. I am still learning and managing six software engineers at various levels and nationalities and I am loving the various aspects of managing including the situational management. The feed back I get is generally positive and I encourage the team in giving and receiving any feedback – “feedback is a gift” – that ear-worm will stay with me forever! I am now taking the next step to take the things I have learnt into another organisation – it’ll be the first time I will be emphasising my soft skills over my technical skills at interview – exciting! Again, a big thank you for all your help.”
Lead Software Engineer / Kingfisher IT Services
“Sara brought her wealth of training knowledge and expertise to our fledgling opening team at Soneva Jani, as well as her understanding of the Soneva Brand. From the initial leadership training for the Heads of Teams, through the spirited team build days and the focus of the brand awareness sessions, her enthusiasm and energy sparked every host. We are varied and random crowd, from experienced hoteliers to fresh behind the ears straight out of school teenagers from over 15 different countries and a span of over 30 years in age difference, Sara instilled a sense of family, of understanding and enthusiasm that will remain our firm foundation as we move forward to open the best hotel in the world. Her training sessions were filled with creative ways of communicating the message, learning without realizing your learning because you are having far too much fun. I hope that the effervescent bubble of joy that she sparked within the team will last us a long, long time.”
Pre opening & General Manager / Soneva Jani
“Sara is an extraordinary developer of talent.
She worked with us as an employee and subsequently as a contractor, developing our staff in all areas of the business. Sara is particularly adept at raising the performance of younger team members and she put in place a high performance employee development programme which remains one of the most successful we operate. During her time with us she set up a number of highly successful Learning & Development programmes, all of which have sustained.
Sara has a unique ability to engage personally and generate enthusiasm in teams across a wide range of cultural backgrounds. She is also effective at training staff at every level in the corporate hierarchy.
In the L&D space there is no-one I would recommend more highly than Sara.”
Chief Financial Officer & Deputy CEO / Soneva
“Sara’s genuine and friendly personality, along with her analytical approach towards understanding people’s characteristics make her a very inspiring and motivating coach. She helped me greatly with identifying both my strengths and weaknesses, how to work on improvement, and how to match my qualities with my career ambitions. Through sessions with Sara I have learned a lot and made great steps in moving my personal and professional development forward.”
Martijn van Berlo
Social and Environmental Sustainability Manager / Soneva Kiri
“Professional and Inspiring are the first two things you think of when describing Sara. Training and development in the Hospitality sector is always challenging especially when dealing with multi national groups. Sara’s grasp of what is needed and how to achieve great results proved correct time and time again. Whether this was dealing with Senior management or Junior teams, all left her sessions feeling inspired. I for one believe that if you can come away from a session wanting to achieve more and be inspired again and again then you have a great trainer….simply She is that. Great”
Director / Savills
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