am an experienced Springboard trainer (20 years’ of running programmes) who has provided Springboard in all kinds of organisations. I still love Springboard and recently had the experience of running programmes at Oxford Brookes University where the role-model speakers on the programmes are now nearly all ex-participants who have gone on to achieve their personal and career goals and come back to inspire their colleagues.

In my experience, there is still nothing to rival Springboard to encourage and enable women to identify what they want to change, set goals and achieve them. The support of the structure and content of the course and the encouragement and understanding of their colleagues makes people flourish.

As well as running Springboard, I am a 1:1 coach at both executive and manager level and a trained mediator. I have developed and deliver coaching and mentoring training programmes accredited by the ILM.

Valerie was excellent. Always had the right words to give at the right time. Inspirational!

Very encouraging and inspiring. Gave lots of tips and advice – different perspective on issues which seemed too big to challenge on my own.

Very good and thorough. She made the course very interesting and useful.

Kept to the schedule. Engaged all members of the group. Talked on a personal level.

Used personal examples as illustrations. Made us think about uncomfortable situations and how to deal with them.

She is very professional, always able to relate and answer questions, has other feedback from other courses/examples to support.

Unfailingly helpful, kind, generous and honest. I feel I could get so much more from Valerie with more time.

Valerie engaged the whole team throughout each course. She was open enough to share her own experiences which spurred others to do the same.

Valerie Fawcett

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