We have worked with Ali on a number of occasions to help prepare our partner teams for strategically important pitch presentations. On each occasion Ali has provided real value, constructively challenging senior stakeholders in order to really get the best out of the team. Her extensive experience is clearly evident and both the lawyers and BD teams really valued her input.
Thank you so much for your contribution to the NPQEL programme. I can honestly say, it was fantastic. You took the brief so very, very well, and you put in a great deal of effort to design a session that would fit the participants’ needs and the programme’s requirements. Over-and-above that, though, it was your presence in the room and empathic leadership, which ensured that they all took so much from the session.
My role means an increasing profile in the media and I want to take advantage of those opportunities by giving confident and informative interviews. Ali’s coaching has really made a difference. It was completely tailored to my needs and great fun as well. I now feel much more confident doing interviews and would thoroughly recommend Ali.
Your session was extremely well received and significantly contributed to the learning of the module. Participants particularly enjoyed the interactive nature of the session and it helped them to see what they could do to develop their presentational skills. They valued your advice/interpretation and how responsive you were to their questions in a very practical way. The section on TED talks was very well led by you and an excellent chance to critique the work of others and a very good contrast to the earlier part of your session.
Ali provided advice on strategy and also gave us an insightful ‘events audit’ which essentially examined what we currently do and all the options for development. She was able to provide real experience of how to better manage conference programmes and the staging of events in a more modern and structured manner. We have found this work extremely useful and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Ali has run a series of media training sessions for our staff which have universally received positive feedback. She does a great job of understanding the specific needs of the EIS and tailoring each session to the individuals involved. The training is practical, giving people tangible advice on how to conduct a good media interview, but also enjoyable. Staff always end the session feeling more confident about dealing with journalists. Ali also has fantastic experience of the sports industry, which really gives the training extra credibility.