client testimonials:

Area Sales Manager, Westpac NZ Ltd:

I've been in leadership for 14 years and was looking for ways to further develop my communication skills. It was great to have a specialist coach with an outside perspective to assist me identify and offer strategies and techniques that would lift my confidence and the quality of my communication. In only 4 sessions Bernie made a real difference and I have taken my skills to a new level! Bernie is brilliant!!!

Manager, Inland Revenue:

Thanks for a great two days Bernie. I had several “aha” moments and learnt as much about myself as I did about my colleagues. Thanks for the positive leadership and guidance and the great course. I look forward to employing some of the new techniques as I strive to become a more “trusted advisor’.

Project Manager, Department of Labour:

Inland Revenue Bernie was engaged by us, the Department of Labour, to facilitate our Workforce Senior Manager’s Forum held on 17 -18 September in Wellington. Around 120 senior managers based onshore and offshore responsible for immigration services across the globe came together to attend the Forum. The sentiment behind the Forum, and therefore Bernie’s brief, was for it to be relaxed for senior managers to ask questions and to engage, energise and continue the ‘Making it Happen’ theme forward. As the organiser of the Forum, Bernie simply did a fantastic job. It was a pleasure working with him from the early ‘pulling it together stage’ to the final ‘proof in the pudding’ delivery which he executed very well. I know our senior managers enjoyed the experience and I know we had a very successful Forum.

On behalf of the Workforce team, thanks Bernie. Ka kite

Project Manager - Inland Revenue:

Thanks so much for these Bernie. I really enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it, and to be honest, I don’t normally have much patience for full day training sessions so that’s a real testament to your teaching style! I think I’m a strange combination of all four of the personality types at times… it was a real achievement to keep me fully engaged for that duration anyway! I was really impressed with the way in which you built an environment where we all felt comfortable enough to do the role playing and to share such personal insights about ourselves with no fuss or drama - it all felt very low key and “safe”. The emotional drivers work really got me thinking over the weekend and helped me learn some things about myself - about why it’s so important for me to have that calm, peace and serenity in my life. And the questions work really hit a chord with me - I’ve done work on questioning in the past, but it didn’t resonate with me the way your session did. Very enlightening! Thanks again for your wisdom and insights, and I hope to work with you again in the future.

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Accident Compensation Corporation
Audit New Zealand
Booker Spalding
Creative HQ
Department of Labour
Government Communications Security Bureau
Haemophilia Foundation
House of Travel/Orbit
Inland Revenue
Leadership Development Centre
Land Information New Zealand
Ministry for the Environment
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Transport
National Library of New Zealand
New Zealand Geospatial Office
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
New Zealand Post

Quotable Value
Sport & Recreation New Zealand
St John
St Lawrence
State Services Commission
Statistics New Zealand
Telecom New Zealand

Tertiary Education Commission
Victoria University
Westpac Banking Corporation