Client Testimonials

"We initiated a program of Communication Training that ran over an extended period. Vanesa persisted until the barriers came down and now the committee is learning and operating at a much higher level. Importantly there is now competition to get on the committee and be part of the training."

Ian Yates
Manufacturing Manager
Tip Top Ice Cream Company

"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’s style of training worked well on our employees. They caught on well with what Vanesa was saying and were able to retain the information and ideas she put forward as well as put them into good practice on the shop floor."

Phil Johnston
Factory Manager
Maskell Productions Ltd.

"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 tailored the content of the Building Leadership training to the expectations we had and was extremely competent in reflecting our expectations in the programme she prepared. As a trainer her style is very engaging and highly interactive."

Elizabeth Briggs
0rganisational Development Manager
Tip Top Ice Cream Company

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

"Vanesa’s Interview Skills training with employees, made redundant, at Top Hat was top rate. She is a creative, diligent and positive trainer and course designer and deals expertly with people."

Mitch Harris
Managing director

"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."

"Impressive preparation. Developed good rapport with the team…pleasantly challenged our thinking to ensure our desired end result was met…wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vanesa’s training to further clients."
Kirsty Giles
Plant Manager
Tip Top Ice Cream Ltd

"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

"Excellent Team Building event. A lot of fun and created a great atmosphere. Everyone spoke highly of the event."

Traci White
Event Coordinator
Plyco Doors

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

Vi Wolf

"The Team Building session was excellent, and also fun. The outcome was achieved really well, there have been many positive comments since."

Allison Quesnel
General Manager

"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.

“Vanesa has a style which does not require traditional classroom learning techniques. This has been a key attribute in breaking down the barriers of cynicism, which often threaten to derail and disrupt traditional communication and leadership training."

Ian Yates
Manufacturing Manager
Tip Top Ice Cream Company Limited.

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).

“From the first contact it was easy to get our goals across and to come up with a plan"

Douglas Ashby
Maskell Productions Ltd.