Community & Health Sector

Client testimonials

"Vanesa is an extraordinarily talented communicator. She is spontaneous and enormously creative. She has the rare capacity of being able to intuit the mood of a group of people, and warm them to a state of receptivity and learning without ever appearing to dominate or control. Her skills are subtle but the results are palpable".

Gill Sanson
Family Planning Association

"Vanesa is also used as mediator / facilitator between staff members and managers where communication has broken down. She does this effectively and with great care, ensuring that all parties are heard and kept safe whilst resolving issues effectively."

Lorna Murray
General Manager
Challenge Trust.

"Vanesa’s preparation for a workshop is immense, her material innovative, and she always delivers to her time frame."

"Vanesa is incredibly generous with her knowledge, and often teaches in parallel so the participants are totally aware of what she is doing and why. This process was particularly relevant for the workshops she developed on the fundamentals of facilitation, writing a training programme and presentation skills for our coordinators. It is an extremely powerful way to teach and learn."

"Vanesa’s bright and effervescent personality coupled with her great sense of fun, made her one of our most popular presenters and a very efficient imparter of information"

Joe Wenham
Team Leader
Community Alcohol and Drug Team (CADS) Training Team

"Vanesa always strives to make every moment count so that participants continue to learn."

Vi Wolf

"She can relax and empower the most resistant participant with her empathy and irrepressible humour. Her manner is easy but her method incisive and intelligent."

Gill Sanson
Family Planning Auckland.

Very impressed with the time and care taken to canvas issues before the training excellent facilitation skills."

Lesley Max
Executive Director
Great Potentials (formally known as Pacific Foundation).