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Jolanta’s testimonials

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“Jolanta has delivered many training events for our organisation over the last number of years. She has trained almost two thousand employees. Her sessions were very impactful and the feedback we have received from our staff was fantastic, which is why we continue to invite her back every year. She is very positive, knowledgeable and her enthusiasm is infectious. She evaluates her sessions for return on investment and provides us with thorough feedback on the changes that occurred in our team following the sessions. This makes an enormous difference to our business. I would be delighted to recommend her to any other organisations to experience the benefits for themselves.”

Aine English, Ervia

 

“Jolanta delivered a highly impactful series of Positive Psychology and Happiness at Work sessions as part of our Learning at Work Day this year. Feedback was outstanding with one delegate reporting it was the most impactful thing she’d ever been involved in. Jo had a superb grasp of the topic, delivered it in a really vibrant and energetic manner and captivated the audience with her way of putting across a complex subject.”

Perry Timms, Talent Director, The Big Lottery Fund

 

“Jolanta Burke was asked to deliver seminars and executive coaching to our management team in Ireland and the UK, and we found her very professional and highly motivated. She made our learning very easy by breaking her vast Positive Psychology knowledge into manageable components. This way abstract concepts like optimism, goal setting and positive leadership became easy actions to follow. She’s made great impact on our team and we would highly recommend her to others.”

Denise Coulter, L&D Executive, Sodexho

 

“Jolanta Burke brings enthusiasm and passion to her training programmes. She is a natural motivator and while the business was undergoing a major downturn, Jolanta created programmes designed to change attitudes and motivate people. Her programmes were creative, insightful and always fun.”

Annette Mahon, Strategy & Business Consultant, William Fry

 

“The first thing that strikes you about Jolanta is her passion, energy and deep understanding of her subjects. This passion translates into an amazing learning experience. Jolanta’s style is collaborative and experiential, she leaves a lasting impression and a practical set of tools that can be used again and again. She is generous with her time, experience and expertise and I would highly recommend Jolanta’s workshops for both professional and personal development.”

Joe Sweeney, Associate Director, Shire

 

“Uplifting, inspiring and insightful are some of the words I would use to describe Jolanta’s keynote address at the Institute of Guidance Counsellors 2015 Annual Conference. Her expertise, combined with the confidence and conviction with which she delivered her address, were testimony to the benefits of positive psychology. Thanks for the very valuable insights, Jolanta!”

Nicky O’Brien, Training Consultant, Interpersonal Coaching

 

“Jolanta is an energetic and committed facilitator with an in depth evidence based knowledge of the field of Positive Psychology. Jolanta tailored the Positive Psychology workshop to the needs of the audience of HE careers professionals. A facilitator who practices what she teaches a great role model in this field.”

Orlaith Tunney, Careers Consultant, Trinity College Dublin

 

“Be it in a group environment, or in a personal one2one coaching session – Jolanta constantly delivered passionate and inspiring presentations, always combined with challenging and thought provoking original content. Whether delivered to part time staff or senior management, there was a measurable response and return on investment – with some excellent department, store and individual improvements”

Bryan Carroll, Operations Director, Champion Sports

 

“I attended one of Jolanta’s Positive Psychology Masterclasses and was absolutely blown away! Passionate about her subject and very enthusiastic to share it with us as a group, Jolanta backed up everything she said with scientific research and facts. I walked away from the course with lots of information and inspiration on h0ow to implement more positive psychology into my daily life, but personally and professionally, and have been reaping the benefits already”

Loes van Mierlo, Team Leader, Google

 

“I have worked with Jolanta for the last few years. She has been to London many times and has proved immensely helpful both on a one to one basis and in a group. I think it is safe to say that she has a unique and very effective style – huge energy and enthusiasm, very perceptive in her reading of people and excellent professionalism. A big plus from me!!”

Peter Rollings, CEO, Marsh & Parsons

 

MARIE’s testimonials

 

“Marie came in to facilitate a company training session with the aim of generating our internal company values. The session was very productive and executed in a way that drew several ideas out of every member of staff. When needed, Marie prodded and probed to ensure everyone had complete clarity on the information being generated. Following the ideas discussed from the training session, Toro has created a framework of values. I would highly recommend Marie’s work and will be using her services in the future.”

Dan Pope, Director, Toro Recruitment

 

“Having had my coaching sessions with Marie, I have a much clearer focus on where i want to go. Her affable relaxed approach helped me to open up and feel comfortable discussing my plans (and oftentimes neurosis). Loved that I was able to access the mind of a qualified psychologist. Thanks to our sessions I feel more in control, decisive and am actually able to visualise my 5 year plan and take the steps forward”

Personal Coaching Client

 

“Marie has helped me focus on the priorities in my life and gain perspective. She has helped me find the skills within myself to deal successfully with problems and anxiety as they arise. I am now more aware of ‘enjoying the moment’ and worry less about things that are unimportant to me.
Having coaching was one of the most rewarding things I have done and I would highly recommend Marie to anyone who would like to get more out of their life personally and professionally.”

Personal Coaching Client

 

“I enrolled in coaching with Marie when I entered a time of uncertainty and instability in my career. In our time together, Marie helped me to find clarity, direction and enthusiasm. During our regular meetings, Marie focused the conversation to establish the root issues and then guided me to finding my own resolutions. Her friendly and positive attitude, her sound advice and her extensive knowledge meant that each session was valuable, educational and empowering. I truly appreciate Marie’s work with me and I would heartily recommend her to anyone in need of motivation and support.”

Personal Coaching Client