Coaching and training
“Dawn strikes the perfect balance between listening and encouragement. She brings a broad, holistic perspective to her experience of working with senior leaders. This is refreshing and has given me the room I need to reflect and to understand my next steps. Our discussions are a highlight in my calendar. Everyone should talk to her.”
“Dawn was the first person I thought of when I needed support in taking my next step. Dawn is generous with her time, insightful and motivating.”
“As an International Manager of a FTSE500 Company Dawn was recommended by a colleague. Focussed, driven, direct, challenging, engaging and with a sense of humour. Not like other coaches – human but never crosses the boundary from professional to personal.”
I’ve engaged Dawn on several assignments relating to senior leader development. Dawn acted as a trusted advisor and a valuable and effective coach to those she worked with. I would happily recommend her services as she continually maintains professional integrity whilst yielding measurable improvements”
“Dawn has provided coaching throughout my career in the NHS leading me successfully through very challenging times. Dawns experience and approach to coaching is second to none always taking me to the solution without me even realising. Great to work with always and highly recommended”
“I found the approach to coaching refreshing. Worked with my preferred learning style which gave our sessions a natural flow and maximum impact. I felt, as a result of the coaching, well equipped to work with executive colleagues……… Real insight and understanding”
“Dawn is an experienced coach and MBTI practitioner… engaging and a pleasure to work with. I recently approached her for career advice. Not only was she able to provide guidance and advice but she also challenged my thinking. This helped shift my paradigm and allowed me to create new possibilities for myself”
“Honest and considerate approach to coaching made me immediately feel relaxed and interested……… Exceptionally skilled and articulate…… Superb talent to lead me through a process aimed, or so it felt, specifically for me”
“I found your training exhilarating and refreshing. It was the best training I have attended for a long time. Your passion and energy shone through. It was a great training session – I certainly got a lot out of it”
“I can honestly say that your leadership programme was the best thing I have done in my whole career”
“You not only guide us on authentic leadership in your training, you also model authentic leadership. Inspiring.”
Head of Service, Safeguarding and Family Support – full CAMHS review and action plan
“You wouldn’t believe how far we’ve come since your review! You wouldn’t recognise us! Your action plan was the most relevant action plan I have ever implemented. As long as we stuck to it we achieved great things.”
Director of HR – Hospital Trust – Leadership Development Programme
“With Dawn’s expert leadership and guidance, the Programme has been a great success. It didin’t come without it’s challenges but Dawn took these in her stride and worked through them with us. The delegates were informed and inspired by Dawn and you could see their confidence growing. I feel that they will see this Programme as a seminal point in their career – many of the delegates publicly said that they felt like different people at the end of the Programme compared to the beginning”.
General Practitioner and member CCG Clinical Commissioning Group – building commissioning capacity and refreshing strategy
Client feedback: “Outstanding authority and expertise in supporting a complex multi-partner redesign project. Impressive facilitative style was instrumental in helping us to rapidly achieve consensus and a clear way forward. I heartily endorse”.
Client feedback: General Practitioner and CCG Governing body member – “An authoritative expert, who is able to work with complex, multi-professional groups to deliver consensus and a clear way forward, flavoured with good, safe, advice. A pleasure to work with”.
Government Department – Commissioned to review the full spectrum of mental health services and write an action plan
Client feedback: Deputy Chief Executive – “A comprehensive review of a service within the department of health. Her extensive knowledge and expertise of the area reviewed was extremely beneficial to our organisation. I was impressed with the way in which she quickly engaged stakeholders”.
Commissioning and performance management organisation, Northern Ireland – Following significant involvement in reviewing integrated health and social care provision, keynote speaker and facilitator
Client feedback: Director – “Dawn undertook some work recently for a third party on my recommendation and it was very well received. Subsequently she followed up by helping with and speaking at a significant regional CAMHs planning event which I organised in Northern Ireland. As always, Dawn’s input was tremendously engaging and inspirational. I can see why Dawn is now being engaged as a coach and mentor in fields and business areas beyond her conventional expertise. She has yet to find the limits of her potential. I hope we will be able to work together again as it is always fun, even in the most difficult and challenging of circumstances”.
Health and Social Care Trust – Comprehensive service review
Client Feedback: Chief Executive – “We were very pleased with the way Dawn has supported us through a sensitive review of the is important service. She showed integrity and deep insight across a mixed stakeholder group, with real tenacity to get to a viable improvement plan”.
Social Enterprise – Provide support, challenge and advice during the first 12 months of setting up a new social enterprise
Client Feedback: Managing Director – “Worked with us as a new business over 9 months to provide mentoring and consultation. Provided us with a safe and secure opportunity to explore difficulties as they emerged and to predict issues in the future.. Challenging and creative…… Our business is stronger and more sustainable as a result of the input”
National Organisations – contribute to national strategic programmes and development
Client feedback –
National Lead for CAMHS in NHS Confederation: “Dawn is an extremely energetic and focused individual in the roles and work that she undertakes. I worked with Dawn at a national level and found her to be a positive member of the group providing ideas, direction and influence in achieving our goals and importantly timescales. Dawn’s personal approach is key to her success in building positive relationships. I have a huge respect for her knowledge and ability to respond to customers needs”.
National Lead for Early Intervention: “If you need someone with drive, imagination, resourcefulness and the ability to get things done – look no further than Dawn. She was a great colleague to work alongside and I would unhesitatingly recommend her”.
National Lead for information and web based analysis: “Dawn is a confident negotiator at the highest level who commands respect for her knowledge and understanding of complex interactions between organisations”.