Strategy & People Consultancy Testimonials

As we say in French, “An iron fist in a silky glove”. Karen has a very dynamic and positive way of leading the group, making sure we deliver output within the time frame.

Director, UK Charity

Our Children’s Charity, Fair Ways Foundation, needed to update and re-constitute its Strategy.  Helen Sachdev, Space2Be’s Business Consult, steered us through the process, culmination in a  well facilitated, Strategy Workshop.  The process used was both thorough and business appropriate and Helen was both challenging and helpful in assisting the Trustees construct a Strategy with clear outcomes and actions.  At all stages of the process Helen and her colleagues were available to us, for discussion and guidance.  A thoroughly practical and professional approach. Thank you..

Chair

Children’s Charity

Over the last few months we have worked with the senior team at Space2BE, they have provided excellent support to our board as we have looked at our cultural evolution in the context of a demanding high performance business.

Space2BE have been highly responsive, knowledgable and skilled at influencing our senior stakeholders in challenging, highly productive sessions, which have been important in the continued progress of our collective development.

On top of this, they’ve been enjoyable to work with and we look forward to continuing the relationship as they provide ongoing support on key projects.

Board Director

UK & Ireland, Mulitnational Retailer

They facilitated several board meetings engaging us all in the design of a fit for purpose talent management strategy with user friendly tools for company wide roll out. The facilitator was excellent, the sessions were stretching and engaging. We were pleased with the output.

HR Director (Board Level)

Major UK retailer

Fantastic course, the change management content was broken down into easily understandable and practical guidance. I am confident it will have a big impact on my teams way of working.

Director

Multinational Retailer FTSE 50

A thought provoking and extremely useful day delivered by a knowledgeable and professional coach. It really helped our team understand and start to overcome some of the barriers to becoming a truly high performing team.

Finance Director

Multinational Business

I left the team day feeling really positive and motivated and found it a really open and relaxed environment to share our ideas.

Tax Director, Retailer

A really engaging and constructive day that should certainly help us in our quest to becoming a high performing team.

Director

Multinational Retailer

Karen is a marvellous facilitator, presenter and able to change the pace and content of her workshops to suit the feeling and energy at the time. One of the best management away-day’s I have been on.

Manager

National Charity

I thought the session had a lot of good positive energy and gave me useful tools to use in the future to aid in my position. I also left the session feeling energised and upbeat.

Team Leader

Aerospace Supplier

It’s always healthy for a team which works closely together to occasionally create some space to identify and agree how they work best together. This was a great opportunity for our team when working with Space 2BE.

Manager

National Charity

Within just 30 days, their methods will have you living and working more efficiently, allowing you extra time to do more of the things that make you a happy and better person.

Director(Board level)

International Consultancy Practice

If you want a short sharp session which really gets to the nub of the issue and produces meaningful output then Karen is a go to facilitator.

Strategy Director, UK Charity

They partnered with us to create a leading edge talent management strategy aligned to our broader people strategy. They also helped us prepare key communication and engagement workshops to help embed the key principles. I really enjoyed working with them and the output was exactly what we needed.

Head of Talent
FTSE 100

They provided us the talent management lead thinking and consultancy for 3 years helping us design fit for purpose talent solutions to wide audiences. Their knowledge, insights and working style make them a pleasure to work with.

Talent Director

National Consultancy Practice for future Education Sector (Senior Management) West Midlands

The Directors are finally working on a common agenda and meeting shared targets resulting in enhanced personal bonuses and a request from group to find out how we managed to turn this around. Mindsets have shifted certainly and even behaviourally, some of the Directors are co-coaching each other. You also personally gave me the confidence to make more of a stand with them. You were certainly significant in our lives.

Senior Director

Serco Plc (Board Level) Hampshire

I have developed my self-awareness considerably, it was something I hadn’t previously considered as really important. I am more aligned to the HPT collective objectives and how I interact with the HPT post the coaching sessions. My coaching skills have also been developed significantly with some good working examples deployed, also the awareness of coaching requirements within my management team and the importance of giving them good honest feedback. Finally, using team participation and involvement to find the best solutions – stop and listen

Senior Manager

Aerospace Industry

Alison is fantastic at putting theory into practice. I left with an enhanced range of tools to implement across various change management projects.

Director

Multinational Retailer

Great day full of engaging content and lots of food for thought!

Director

Global Function, Multinational

Fantastic course, the change management content was broken down into easily understandable and practical guidance. I am confident it will have a big impact on my team’s way of working.

Director

Multinational Retailer

Karen’s style is always positive, always encouraging and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable. Laura put an amusing and relatable twist on everything she discussed, making things easier to understand

Manager

Aerospace Supplier

We achieved a real clarity of purpose around the practical problem that we were addressing during this team build … the day was further enhanced by the positive energy and enthusiasm of our facilitator. It couldn’t be improved. One of the best team training days I have ever been to.

UK Group Tax Director (Board Level)

Diageo Plc, London

As a result of this workshop there there appears a genuine desire to start changing…Thanks to Debbie & Will.

Senior Manager

SMBC

We have hired them 3 times during the last 2 years and been highly impressed with the quality of their work… they delivered two great programmes ‘sales’ and ‘image and impact’ and more recently have helped us with our employer branding and recruitment strategy. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Assistance Director

Midsize Financial Services Business

We hired Space2BE to help us write a talent strategy with the underpinning processes to embed internally. During the project, the scope increased to a “People & Talent Strategy” which was very well delivered. They were engaging, knowledgeable and supportive. We have now successfully embedded this across our business and would have no hesitation in recommending Space2BE for their excellent services.

General Manager

National Childcare Provider

Excellently facilitated by Karen Griffin! Really good energy and looking forward to the next one.

Director, UK Charity

We all know that the performance of a business is directly linked to the performance of its people… Through spending time working together on the issues associated with HPT, we were able to build mutual understanding, develop trust and to get our leadership team focused on the ‘bigger picture’. It takes time, but local ‘silo’-based local attitudes are disappearing and trust continues to build, allowing people to expand their local performance, that feeds into the greater success of the whole Group.

CEO

Aerospace Industry

Excellent day, team feel closer, more united and aligned

Director

Multinational Retailer

Low expectations and high apprehensions (due to the challenges we faced) were reversed over the course of the two days. Delighted to be part of the team and looking forward to dealing with the challenges ahead.

HR Director

Multinational Retailer FTSE 50

Karen was both challenging and thought-provoking, whilst at the same time making us realise that creating a high-performing team was something we could achieve. Her open and creative style helped us feel at ease very quickly, enabling us to really start to explore how we could operate more effectively as a management team. A truly excellent workshop.

CEO

National Charity

We have worked closely with your team over the past twelve months on a number of related issues around team strategies, building team capacity and change management. Our team has certainly benefitted from your input and is now working in a smarter more focused way delivering bottom line value to our organization.

Assistant Director

Local Authority (Management Level 1 & 2) Midlands

Thanks for really getting the most out of the group. The structure of the day was excellent and the energy and fun that you brought to the session really helped us create a plan which now represents the backbone of what we do and how we operate as a team

Operations Director

Multinational FMCG Business

Engaging and informative. Very well delivered.

Director

Multinational Retailer

It’s always healthy for a team which works closely together to occasionally create some space to identify and agree how they work best together. This was a great opportunity for our team when working with Space 2BE.

Manager

National Charity

Their Employee Engagement Tool “ENGAGE” has provided an excellent methodology for diagnosing a large team’s engagement issues.

OD Manager

Local Council

They worked with us over a period of 3 months to help us through a redundancy consultation providing excellent support, positive energy, sensitivity and humour alongside a wide range of professional skills which were an enormous help to myself personally and our organisation.

Senior Manager

National Care Charity

Executive & Leadership Effectiveness Testimonials

Karen has been working with the Dogs for Good management team over the past year, supporting the development of coaching skills through training and one-to-one sessions. Karen is an excellent communicator with the capacity to take people on a skills development journey in a thought-provoking way but non-threatening way. We are clear about the management culture we want to create at Dogs for Good, but arriving at our destination takes significant training and support. Karen and her associates have the trust of the whole team and as a result, we are making great progress towards our goal. I would highly recommend Karen and her team of associates – they will add-value to your organisation and deliver great outcomes.

CEO

National Charity

The coaching with Space2BE has allowed me to approach any concerns I have with my own and my team’s performances with a new vision. They have helped me use techniques to enforce my view without distancing myself from my audience.

Executive

Multinational Retailer

In a rather brief amount of time the coach managed to establish my trust towards her in such a skilful way that for the first time in my professional life I opened up. As it turned out this was just what I needed to have a different perspective on the issues I was facing. …. I think that she has a pretty good “read” on people …I am very grateful for her help in pointing me in the right direction.

Partner (Board Level)

International Consultancy Practice

My Executive Coaching experience opened my eyes and broadened my mind without being painful!

Head of …

International Advertising Business

She is an outstanding coach and has offered both challenge and support which has allowed me to benefit greatly from this activity. She is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable in linking theory to practice… and goes that extra mile in delivering an excellent product. I would unreservedly recommend her as a professional coach..

Principal of College of Further and Higher Education

Further to my promotion, I’d like to say a big thank you for helping me along the way during this journey. I looked back a lot at our coaching sessions and they genuinely affected how I think, conducted myself and enhanced my general self-awareness. I’m now looking forward to the new role and the very different skills that I’ll need to put into practice. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge

Director

Multinational

Executive coaching and mentorship with Space2BE has renewed my belief in my own experience and expertise. I AM an expert in my field.

Senior Director

Global Services, London

The coach worked with Speedo to help us deliver our Leadership Development program. He helped to speed up the development process and achieve real change. All participants found him engaging, challenging and accessible.

Brand President (Board Level)

International Retailer

We are really pleased with the work that you’ve done – the Board have signed off the programme and can now roll out this programme as part of ‘business as usual

HR Director, Multinational

Coaching has dramatically changed the way I view my own work and development and the importance I place on personal growth.

Managing Director

Multinational Retailer

I feel that the time I have spent with Space2BE has transformed my approach to challenges within my organisation. Over the past three years I have developed a more pragmatic, patient and focused attitude which I feel has had a positive impact on both my output and relationship management.

Executive

Multinational Retailer

Karen and her team have been providing a number of our leaders and managers with executive coaching since 2013. The measured outcomes have been excellent and without exception each coachee has found the experience to be positive, enlightening and aligned to our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen and Space2BE for their professional executive coaching and leadership development services.

Senior Director Corporate Functions

Multinational Retailer

The coaching with Space2BE has allowed me to adopt new approaches to improving my own performance and that of my team. They have advised, supported, taught and encouraged me to use new techniques to influence others without distancing myself from the audience.

Senior Director

Global Retailer

Following our coaching sessions I have given my best presentation ever and I have had fabulous feedback

Managing Director

Multinational Corporate Bank

I found coaching during my first 100 days in my new, more senior, position invaluable – during that particular period you feel under enormous pressure and having someone to speak to on a confidential basis, who can keep you ‘grounded’ is extremely helpful.

Company Secretary

FTSE 100 business

I’ve really enjoyed working with (Space2BE coach), challenging yourself is not an easy task but she made me feel at ease and we worked at a pace and to a programme which she constantly evolved to reflect my needs. As a director and leader of a large team, it is has been so important for me to take the time to assess my leadership style. Working with this coach has not only given me a very structured ‘sense check’ and industry benchmarking of my own style, direction and framework to make the next step, but also a number very valuable additions to my leadership and influencing ‘tool kit’….There is no doubt the time I have spent with her has added great value to me as a leader and has given me a clear vision of how I can progress in achieving my professional aspirations. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Space2BE to anyone looking to become their ‘best leader’.

Senior Director

Luxury Retailer

After the coaching for performance training workshop I am more conscious of how my behaviours can impact on my relationships with others. I hope to be able to use this knowledge in a positive way to benefit both the team and myself.

Senior Manager

Local Authority

December’s supervision session, on the theme of “restoration” was superb – exactly what I needed at a time when I’d barely the time or energy to consider what those needs might be. Karen had arranged a rich variety of activities and exercises, giving us the opportunity to engage our minds and our bodies, to be deeply reflective, to be playful, to move and to be still. The activities were beautifully paced so that we never felt under pressure of time.

Senior Executive Coach (UK)

The pre-course preparation allowed Graham to get straight to the point when we met. He used a range of exercises to face into the challenges we were experiencing, but also took the time to highlight the strengths we already had within our team. By the end of the day we had confidence in our ability to improve our team dynamic with clear actions to take away.

Operations Director

Multinational Retailer

The coaching has improved my self-awareness and my ability to recognise patterns of behaviour that I need to avoid.

Executive

Multinational Retailer

Opened my eyes and broadened my mind without being painful!

Executive

Multinational Retailer

It was both a pleasurable & successful experience working with yourselves. In simple terms you “get it”. Understand quickly the situation & provide meaningful & straight forward solutions to the practical challenges you face – & delivered in a human way with high integrity. Thank you!

Head of COO Office / Business Optimisation (Board Level)

Global Bank Qatar

I worked with (the Space2BE coach) on my “Personal Impact” and “Communication Skills” and it was some of the best coaching I have had. He helped me look at presenting from a new perspective, balancing the “feeling” and the “meaning” within the communication. I have found the coaching highly effective at a personal and professional level.

Director

Aerospace Business

I am fifty six years old and I am finally confident following my coaching with you. Thank you

Managing Director

International Publishing

The coaching provided by Space2BE was challenging and transformational and has changed my view of what coaching should be. I would sincerely recommend the team to anyone looking to improve themselves or their organisation

Director

Multinational Retailer

My coaching experience with Space2Be has been wholly positive, I now feel more confident in both myself, my role and how I am perceived within my role. Going into new situations I feel I can draw upon many learnings from the Space2Be coaching experience.

Senior Director

Multinational Retailer

Thanks for your support. (The board member’s) presentation was excellent and a brilliant delivery was achieved with the BBC. A job well done

Communications Agency, London.

I would like to thank you for the amazing experience I’ve had. I can personally say there’s been an immediate impact and I also foresee a long-term impact in the way we present ourselves and our products to the outside world and to the other LOBs

Vice President, Global Programming (Board Level)

International Film Maker

Karen’s superbly led restorative supervision session provided an opportunity to slow both my body and mind down to take stock of a challenging period, reflect on key themes for myself and my clients through various creative means and left me feeling connected, calm and at peace. Indeed, it was restorative, helping me to be the best coach I can be for my clients

Executive Coach (UK)

Capability Building Testimonials

The (influencing with impact) workshop was great. It helped me with how I approach others, looking at the impact of how this would be received and adjusting my style to the audience.

Site Director

Aerospace Supplier

A very useful programme and a very engaging facilitator!

Director

Corporate Banking

The Mastering Time programme has been extremely well received and surpassed delegates expectations. The results showed that most achieved between a 5% and 15% improvement in productivity, and these results have inspired us to roll-out the programme to our other divisions

Training Manager

International Pub Retailer

Practical workshop delivered by two competent, happy, and positive presenters

Snr Manager

National Charities

My coaching programme was a real success and I fulfilled all my goals. For someone who coaching does not feel comfortable or come naturally to, I cannot recommend highly enough. My coach was honest and helped me to become more confident and far more resilient than I have ever been.

Senior Manager

Local Authority.

This was the best training programme I’ve ever been on – I can certainly say my influencing skills are now significantly improved

Senior Manager

FMCG, FTSE 20

The day was full of information, lots of group activities and so much information to take away.

Manager

National Charities

Simon was excellent at training us in negotiation, the content was brilliant and easy to apply and he was very entertaining

Senior Manager

FTSE 100

Space2BE worked with us over a period of 3 months to help us through a redundancy consultation providing excellent support, positive energy, sensitivity & humour alongside a wide range of professional skills which were an enormous help to myself personally and our organisation

Senior Manager

International Charity

The course instructor was very engaging and had great knowledge of our business considering they were an external provider. This meant attendees were interested in the content and it was relatable…

Manager

Multinational Retailer

The day was hard work but so valuable in terms of gaining the confidence to have a go at those difficult conversations. Elizabeth and Sam were fantastic – friendly yet professional and instantly put me at ease.

Manager

Local Authority

The coaching has helped me gain a greater understanding of myself and the impact this has on others, at all levels of the business. This means I can now better adapt my behaviour to ensure that my ideas are acknowledged, understood and delivered

Executive

Multinational Retailer

You have and continue to be a valued member of our wider consulting team. Always providing honest and challenging opinions along with a high level of integrity and a willingness to show flexibility yet always providing a first class service.

Senior Manager (Board Level)

Banking Group