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Anne Beaugé is one of 8 women out of the 90 or so skippers from various backgrounds, who lined up in La Rochelle on Sunday 22nd September at 2:15 pm, for the start of the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. This race, brings together the smallest ocean racing boats (only 6.50m long), links […]
Last week I had the chance to meet Dr Martin Seligman, founding father of Positive Psychology, the discipline that changed my life! Monday, February 4, 2019, on the train to Paris to spend the day at the Festival of Positive Energies. A galvanizing day that made me quickly forget the 3 hours of train, the […]
« I did not fail. I just found 10,000 solutions that do not work. » – Thomas Edison – During a recent spring cleanup with my family, we ran into my sister’s primary report cards in a closet. If they were actually quite good, I was strongly challenged by the comments of his teachers – […]
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Anita Pisani – Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Workforce and Service Redesign
Springboard has become a regular feature of our training and development programme in the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with over 500 women having taken part. Time and time again we see participants on the programme take the knowledge and skills developed through the programme to transform their lives and move forward in their careers. Many of these women come to the programme feeling ‘stuck’ in their career or lacking confidence in their ability to progress. During the months on the programme, their self-esteem increases and their confidence grows. This development programme provides the environment for women to take back control of their lives and start moving forward in line with their values, creating greater happiness and satisfaction.
Denise Keating, Chief Executive Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion
I can honestly say that the Springboard Programme changed my life. At the start of my work journey I did not really know what I wanted to do. However, Springboard made me think about how success in both work and life depends on having clear goals and objectives, and being aware of how you interact with other people. It all seems common sense to me now but all those years ago I really did need the focus Springboard that gave me. I have that now and am thoroughly enjoying my working life. I’ve been very successful with some amazing jobs, including very senior ones. I would recommend this Programme to anyone starting out in work who wants to know just how to go about achieving all your ambitions.
Julie Spence, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire on Springboard – Work & Personal Development Training Course For Women
Springboard is tried and tested in the police context, has an impact on women in the police and delivers results. It is a key component in achieving the Gender Agenda. I have no hesitation in recommending it throughout the police service.
Debbie Greenwood, University of Leeds, UK
No guarantees were made at the start of the Springboard programme that careers would automatically be affected by undertaking the programme, indeed some women attend the programme for more personal reasons, never-the-less there has been a good deal of achievement that is work-related.
Not only have the individuals benefitted from gaining extra increments, upgrades and qualifications, but the departments and University have benefitted as can be seen by the wide range of additional responsibilities that the women have assumed since attending the programme. 46% have received extra payments, 20% have been upgraded, 39% are undertaking or have taken further qualifications, 61% have assumed additional responsibilities and 82% have had remarks made about other positive outcomes.
Rainy Faisey, FCIPD, MBA, MSc, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Springboard Consultancy programmes are highly relevant to the NHS today, as it goes through a major period of change. The programmes are cost effective as they are designed for high volume attendance, yet the end result is that individuals feel they have attended a programme designed just for them – incredible!
The Springboard and Spring Forward programmes meet the organisation’s and individual’s needs on several levels by developing the individual, (who then becomes more effective at work) and encouraging individuals to resolve domestic issues that may be impacting on their work performance.
Many of the lessons I learnt from these programmes I have put into play, benefiting me, my employer and my family – both now and in the future. I can thoroughly recommend them for any NHS Trust.
Les Johnson, Technical Resources Manager, Engineering, University of Warwick
Achieved its objectives and exceeded my expectations. A thoroughly worthwhile exercise. Everybody should do this.
Lesley Edwards, Walsall MBC
I have found the experience very motivating and it has given me the confidence to be able to do other things and go for qualifications to improve my skills.
Gill Charlesworth, Walsall MBC
Fresh Steps has helped me out of a rut. I felt very negative and undervalued as a long term employee. Fresh Steps has made me see I still have a lot to offer.
Tracey Finn, Police Constable Management support, Lancashire Constabulary
A refreshing change to concentrate on yourself. A chance to be ‘selfish’ in the nicest possible way. To take stock of your life, to feel refreshed and ready to go. A practical guide to ‘me and my future’.
Was a very enjoyable, life learning experience, which has made me realise I’ve a lot more to offer and I’m not over the hill and ready for the scrap heap!
Eileen Sharpe, Senior Nursery Officer, University of Birmingham
A fantastic course, well presented, life changing and enjoyable.
Stephanie Blake, Registration Assessor, Operations
I feel I’m now more confident in group situations and this programme has introduced an insight into different areas within the commission.
Uchenna Anocuru, BC, Intelligence, London
The programme was very beneficial to my needs. It has provided me with the drive I need to get out, seek opportunities to do better and get to where I want to be.
Kate McCarrell, Admin, Operations NCSC
Has opened my mind to become pro-active with my career. Hearing speakers and having a mentor makes me feel supported enough to progress.
Carolyn Spencer, Head of Business Change
I really enjoyed the experience, although it was challenging at times. I felt energised and more confident after each session.
Kim Wilkin, Assistant Director of IND Resourcing Solutions Team
It was a good forum for confidence building and realising that you are not alone.
Cristina Strood, Analyst, Reform and Change Team
I found the course stimulating and helpful; it provided me with both practical tools and some conceptual models to help my development. The access to coaching was a really helpful element of the course as was the modular structure. I warmly recommend it to others.
Danielle Hudson, Her Majesty’s Prison Service
My coaching session with Jenny Daisley was, by far, the most valuable one-to-one session I have had in the workplace over the last 5 years.
Yvonne Thomas, EDRM Deployment Manager
A thought provoking and challenging experience, which made me realise once you reach the Senior Civil Service you need to prepared to step up to the mark and lead the way.
Sally Wright Detective Inspector
Inspiring,confidence-building, interesting; the trainer kept the momentum going throughout and dealt with everything with infectious enthusiasm.
Louise Dougan, MITIE, Facilities Management
This was an excellent course which came at a challenging time, but helped me to create a focus for the future which will help me to thrive within the business.
Kevin Morton, Suffolk Police
Navigator has provided me with valuable time to step back and evaluate my career and how to ‘kick start’ it. It has given me a more positive attitude, with specific ideas on how to move forward.
Centre for men’s development
Navigator is a breakthrough for men’s work in business.
The Navigator programme was extremely inspirational and helped me develop a better quality of life both at work and at home. Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council