Selection of Testimonials
“I hired Phil to assist with the development of a customized, blended learning Presentation Skills course for my company and to provide a train-the-trainer session to the three staff who would be teaching this program to our staff.
Phil is very personable, professional and was a pleasure to work with. He makes an art out of presenting material, but is also skilled at breaking it down into it's essential components so that it can be sucessfully taught to highly technical professionals.
He took onboard our specific needs and helped us put together an excellent program that has been very highly rated by our staff. He was also very careful with our budget for this project, which was highly appreciated given our finite resources”
“Bayer has worked with Coachwise Consultants for over 7 years, predominantly with Phil Yates, who has provided not only training courses but has helped us identify our training needs, and provided customised solutions to meet those needs. He has gained the trust of our sales team and others within the business, which has created a very open and responsive mind-set within our team which has enhanced the willingness to learn new concepts.
Phil has worked very hard at fully understanding and helping us to develop the training brief, which has resulted in training courses which fully meet and often exceed our expectations in terms of new learning.
In addition to using Coachwise’s services within Bayer, we have recommended Phil to a number of our key customers, for training within their own organisations and have received very positive feedback, which has enhanced our relationship with these customers. Furthermore we have recommended and used Coachwise at an international level with Bayer Animal Health. Although most of our work with Coachwise has been with Phil Yates, where he has brought in affiliated consultants, these have been like minded and have delivered complementary skills.
Where clients are seeking bespoke training solutions which not only meet known training needs but uncover unmet needs I would definitely recommend a discussion with Coachwise Consultants.
“I feel like I have been to another planet and back again. It was definitely the best course I have ever been on and I thoroughly enjoyed myself despite being rather cynical before I went.”
“I would like to thank you for the excellent presentations skills workshops that you completed for us during May and June.. The feedback from the delegates and the managers present has been superb. Your personalised approach and constructive manner was of particular note. We are extremely pleased that all of the delegates made a demonstrable improvement in their presentations skills and look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
“Most providers offer standard, stock ‘off the peg’ solutions which they attempt to make fit the needs of the group. Phil’s approach is very different in that he invests time and effort meeting with the client/sponsor to ensure he fully understands the need and what is truly required. He then designs a specific course which satisfies the need exactly. As a result the outcome of the course is happy motivated people who leave with the skills to perform their job having been enhanced.”
“Phil. You and your team are tops. I am just getting ready to meet with my boss and I intend to give him a boat-load of positive feedback. This was an incredibly important intro for my professional career now developing here in Europe”
“Phil. You and your team are tops. I am just getting ready to meet with boss this week and intend to give him a boat-load of positive feedback. This was an incredibly important intro for my professional career now developing here in Europe”
“Thanks for the feedback, I spoke to everyone yesterday evening and they were all raving about you!! All said that it was the best training course they had ever participated in and that they will definitely keep practising what you taught them. So on behalf of Ali and myself, a massive thank you for doing such an excellent job.”
“I would like to thank you for your outstanding management and implementation of this initial training course. We now have a team of highly motivated and skilled representatives (albeit exhausted) who are prepared to sell.”
“Kat showed tremendous empathy with the group and tailored the sessions well to keep us all engaged. The group came out with lots of ideas and solutions to use for the future and I have committed to follow up during our 1 to 1 sessions and at team meetings to continue the enthusiasm and momentum. Than k you both for coming up with a training solution that was so relevant and inspirational.”
“The workshop was tailored to our specific needs and included PGS unique case studies created as part of the collaborative design process between PGS and Coachwise. Delegates attended from London, Oslo, Houston, Singapore and Perth Australia. The benefits of the workshop were seen immediately and one of the sales managers estimated that the workshop had paid for itself many times over within six months of running the programme.”
“We have worked productively with Phil Yates at Coachwise Consultants since 2010.
We want all our employees to reach their highest potential, to feel the benefit from any invested training. We want them to continue to develop, but we can only achieve this if we use the right resources and the right people. Phil Yates and Coachwise continue to provide us with an excellent service. You know that he will deliver what you have asked for and probably more. Phil ensures all training is customised with measurable outcomes, which has lead to Regional Managers seeking further development for their teams.
He has developed our Regional Managers and Field Trainers coaching skills, assisted in first line manager development, marketing induction, and regional interpersonal skill development.
We return to Phil due to his commitment to know who we are as a company, our values and needs. He is professional, innovative and inspirational in his training approach ensuring that he involves everyone in the room.
Phil’s approach is to listen and adapt to all he works with. His particular strength is to encourage participants to step out of their comfort zone, not to hide behind others and to interact. He pushes you to find solutions which are practicable and applicable to your role with positive outcomes.
Phil always ensures by regular contact that he is uncovering all of our training needs. To achieve this he questions, listens, sets pre work, and training action plans. He also follows up with feedback. So not only does he ask for feedback from you but he feedbacks to you on the training, individuals and further development recommendations.
The outcomes have resulted in 90% of our Managers asking to continually refer to Phil for training and would recommend him to others. The general summary was that all training Phil delivers is exceptional and that all have become more efficient following his training.
“Thank you for a very informative week. You and your team did a splendid job and seem to be a fine bunch of people! Additionally, thanks for putting the memory stick together, it’s a very nice reminder of the week’s events.”