Client Experience

Business Coaching

Having someone to listen to my ideas and actions and bring appropriate focus on why they have been successful or why they need to be more successful. I know that I will receive honest feedback where business decisions may seem a bit challenging or radical, whilst maintain balance checks and controls.Although I function well alone, I function best in teams and having had Sandra there to be a sounding board support and friend has been invaluable on a business and personal level. She has given shape and structure to ideas and helped me to trust my instincts.

-- M S Wood, Director,
Waywood Enterprises Ltd

Sandra is a great management coach who really gets to know and understand the person she is coaching. Full of energy and passion, Sandra has an infectious personality – a great asset to the Exponential Team.

-- J. Moore, Director,
Exponential Training

Sandra has a natural ability to build instant report and make one feel very relaxed in her company. Her approach is very professional yet easy going and her insights prove most valuable.

-- Martin Parkes

Having attended an Open Mind Coaching training course on Confidence Building, I felt able to start dealing with the main area that was holding my business back – my fear of failure and of inferiority operating in a man’s world.Since the course, I have pitched for, and won, my biggest contract to date, which has convinced me to become a limited company and to put myself forward for other work, that in the past I would have shied away from – Thank you Sandra for providing the insight and belief I need.

-- Kate Upcraft,
ISIS Support Services Ltd

Sandy attended a course I run ‘Achieving Success through Effective Communication’. Following the course I asked Sandy for feedback over and above the evaluation form as I have a high regard for her professionalism and ability in management development. Her feedback was incredibly valuable and has enabled me to improve and develop the course for the future.I met Sandy some months ago when she took over the Chairmanship of the Women In Management group. I was immediately struck by her professionalism and hold her in high regard. We are currently exploring ways in which we can work together.

-- Maggie Robinson,
M Powered Coaching

Sandra is a professional trainer and coach who I would not hesitate to use again. She is both motivating and inspiring, and all delegates have enjoyed her presentations.

-- H. Mistry,
Skill For Enterprise

Sandra is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional coach. She is an approachable individual who is focussed on providing the best support and guidance to her clients ensuring the highest level of value.

-- J Dillon

Sandra is a great coach who combines state of the art techniques with an extraordinary life and business experience. Her level of professionalism is profound and offers that solid background I consider every entrepreneur is looking for. Sandra brought a relevant contribution to my business development in a very special process I went through recently: the re-branding of my company.With Sandra’s great support, I found what was the foundation of my personal values and identified the way these values could be expressed in the business world, in order to naturally bring fulfilment and stimulate resourcefulness on a daily basis.The way Sandra creates excellent rapport and dances in the moment with the client is not only a prerequisite of her coaching achieving great results, but also represents an enjoyable experience in itself.I am sure that everybody who had the chance of working with her and hearing her laugh can endorse my final statement.

-- A Picleanu,
Tandem Consulting, Romania

I have enjoyed the last 14 years as a Marketing & PR Consultant, but was considering a career change as I’d always preferred training people to do it themselves. With Sandra’s support and guidance, I have explored all my options, been brave enough to let go of the things I don’t enjoy and now have the best of both worlds – having just landed a contract as a Development Coach working with unemployed, vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. This will be in addition to the launch of my new freelance PR training and web copywriting business ‘Diva PR’ in Spring 2010. I recommend Sandra highly – she is not only a good friend, but a fantastic coach and with her help, ANYTHING is possible!

-- K. Irvine,
Diva PR

Sandra is one of those special people that actually listen to what you are saying and take the time to respond in a way that will inspire you to make a change. Always very personable and warm and kind, fun to be around and generous with her time for you. A positive and dynamic lady that has encouraged me to reach for my potential in life

-- Samantha Houghton,
Iridescence

Personal Coaching

I have received both life and business coaching from Open Mind Coaching UK. Sandra was my coach; she approached our coaching relationship with absolute professionalism and in the strictest of confidence. She helped me to identify the areas where I wanted to improve the business but didn’t have the confidence, I needed to this. Sandra listens first and then tailors her approach to you, giving you tasks, ideas and advice that fits with the way you work, behave and your business is structured. She does not simply follow a template that she applies to all.Sandra is in my opinion the perfect choice as a business coach and mentor, as she gives people the confidence to use their own skills and move forward which allows the individual to focus on their strengths and address their weaknesses with confidence.

-- S, O’Regan,
Bra Sense Ltd

Training

[We’ve received] some very good feedback from participants and some of those who attended ‘Personal Communication’ have already requested to attend ‘Influencing through one to one’ next time.

Sandra is a great coach who combines state of the art techniques with an extraordinary life and business experience. Her level of professionalism is profound and offers that solid background I consider every entrepreneur is looking for. Sandra brought a relevant contribution to my business development in a very special process I went through recently: the re-branding of my company.With Sandra’s great support, I found what was the foundation of my personal values and identified the way these values could be expressed in the business world, in order to naturally bring fulfilment and stimulate resourcefulness on a daily basis. The way Sandra creates excellent rapport and dances in the moment with the client is not only a prerequisite of her coaching achieving great results, but also represents an enjoyable experience in itself. I am sure that everybody who had the chance of working with her and hearing her laugh can endorse my final statement.

-- A Picleanu,
Tandem Consulting, Romania

I personally attended the Personal Communication session yesterday. I found Sandra to be very engaging and knowledgeable in her delivery, as a new member of staff I found this session very useful and I confident that I will be able to put what I have learnt into practise in the workplace. Please pass my thanks on to Sandra for a most enjoyable training session.

-- N. B.,
Staff Learning and Development, University of Lincoln

Sandra is a very competent enthusiastic trainer who has the ability to quickly put learners at their ease, whilst keeping their interest at a high level. Her training sessions are always interactive; she care about her learners and yet maintains an active awareness and sensitivity to the learning style and abilities of learners. Sandra is good with individuals and groups and experienced with working with people from a diverse of cultural back grounds. I would recommend her both as a trainer and for her skill in developing workshops and training programmes.

-- Sonia Thompson,
Transformations Ltd


Extras from feedback on an Influencing People Through 1:1 Communication Workshop:

  • The whole workshop touched important points for me from objectives, strategies to action plans.  JB, Lincoln
  • The session changed the way I look at a persons communication styles and changed my style to accommodate to achieve overall objectives. WF, Lincoln

“Sandra is a great coach who combines state of the art techniques with an extraordinary life and business experience. Her level of professionalism is profound and offers that solid background I consider every entrepreneur is looking for. Sandra brought a relevant contribution to my business development in a very special process I went through recently: the re-branding of my company.With Sandra’s great support, I found what was the foundation of my personal values and identified the way these values could be expressed in the business world, in order to naturally bring fulfilment and stimulate resourcefulness on a daily basis.

The way Sandra creates excellent rapport and dances in the moment with the client is not only a prerequisite of her coaching achieving great results, but also represents an enjoyable experience in itself.

Speaking Engagements

Sandra is a dynamic organiser who ably motivates people as demonstrated by her sterling work.

-- D. Matthews,
Babcock Dyncorp

I have to say it is very impressive watching someone communicating with ease to a group of 40+ people who they’ve never met! Although I wasn’t going to stay beyond the ‘set-up stage’ – I’m glad I got the chance to listen. Must be a nice skill to have – presenting to people but also making it sound relaxed and informal. The team are delighted with the ‘is it for you?’ events and I would like to thank you for your significant contribution Sandra.

-- M. Holmes,
EMB

Presentation Skills Training

Christine lived in Birmingham with dreams of finding a job in London and eventually writing screen plays for films. The job she was doing was unrewarding and very unhappy. This is her story of how our service helped her. “I had been applying for jobs within London for over a year and had no joy. The education market has been difficult. When I did get interviews I normally would go to my sister for advice. However, on this occasion, she was on holiday and my interview required me to do a presentation on a topic I knew nothing about. I had 2 days to put this together. I considered cancelling the interview; I was in such a panic. Instead, I decided to cancel everything else, so that I could concentrate on my interview. This included a coaching session I had with Sandra. In her email reply Sandra offered to give me some help and advice. After some thought I took up her offer.She then asked me to go through the presentation and didn’t stop me. At the end, she gave me feedback, which included advice and tips. I implemented these into the presentation right away. She then asked me to do the presentation once again with the changes I had made.After the session with Sandra I felt confident and knowledgeable. Sandra helped me to structure my presentation and to focus on the relevant points.To cut the story short – I got the job. The interviewing panel said that my presentation was the selling point. Thank You!”

-- Christine Charles,
Birmingham