Clients’ views

I had reached a point in my career where I had stalled. Over a period of 18 months [Fiona] coached me to a point where I had the confidence to change companies and secure a position with double my previous salary.”
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(Sarah Robinson, UK Head of Internal Communications, Royal Dutch Shell)

[Fiona] is most powerful is when working as a personal coach. Her energy, dedication and sheer passion is evident when she is helping individuals to engage to their own capacity for achieving great things.”
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(Angie Marquardt, Downstream PSCM Global Operations Director, BP)

Fiona is a delight to work with – energizing, committed, thoughtful, perceptive, and business minded. I would hire her again without hesitation.”
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(Reyad Fezzani, CEO Global Petrochemicals, BP and CEO Wind and Solar)

Daniel actively supported me in my role by facilitating meetings with UK ministers, parliamentarians, officials and journalists and provided background briefing materials not just for our CEO, but also for Qatari ministers and other dignitaries visiting the UK.”
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(Yousef Fakhroo, formerly Global Communications Manager, Qatar Petroleum International, now Chief Marketing and Corporate Communications Officer, Qatar Financial Centre Authority)

[Daniel] is passionate about developing others and made sure that the Leadership Team had the skills and confidence to build effective long-term relationships with the people and organisations most important to the company.”
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(Rashid Al-Marri, formerly Director & General Manager, South Hook Gas, now Administration Director, Nakilat)

As long as I’ve known her, Fiona’s been passionate about people and their potential. Even in a big corporate environment where options can feel limited, she’ll find a way to break things down, connect me to people and networks and resources that can help, and encourage me to think differently and make things happen. She’s great at that.”
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(Luci Reynolds, Senior Manager, BP)

Daniel successfully manages to balance the necessary reactive press engagements whilst demonstrating foresight in generating positive media coverage through proactive stories. Daniel accomplishes this by partnering across the organisation and developing strong relationships quickly.”
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(Chris Bradley, Country Chairman and General Manager, Chevron)

I’ve recently invested several months in a business opportunity and wanted to use some of that time to invest in my skills – in particular to review and develop how I personally communicate with, inspire and motivate others. I immediately thought of Fiona, and certainly made the right decision.”
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(Richard Cave-Bigley, Director, Epanecho, formerly Business Developer, BP Alternative Energy)

[Fiona] put forward achievable solutions that enabled me to decide on the best course of action. Since making these positive changes I have been given more responsibility at work which has resulted in a promotion, plus increased respect from colleagues and managers.”
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(Tom Feron-Clark, Senior Architect, PRP Architects)

Fiona worked as my Communications Director for three years in BP and coached my leadership team in building the right communications with important audiences inside and outside of the organisation.”
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(John Leggate, formerly CIO, BP, now Managing Partner, Quintal Partners)

[Fiona’s] coaching skills and bravery mean she can hold a mirror up to those who are open to change and can also deliver the technical know-how to develop others to have more impact, influence and reach their potential.”
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(Kevin Chapman, formerly, Director, TowersPerrin, now Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)

Fiona asks simple questions that open up big conversations. She is a very, very good listener and her attention to you makes you pay attention to yourself. As the conversation develops, you may well wonder why you haven’t asked yourself the same questions years ago. The process is refreshing, insightful, human and optimistic. It’s also fun – a spa for the mind.”
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(Michael Croton, Owner, Albion Communication, formerly Group Internal Communications Director, BP)