Testimonials for Brefi Group projects
Read what our clients have said about projects, including consultancy, coaching, facilitation and training.
Brefi Group bring our skills of structure and clarity to a wide range of client projects that help directors and managers become more effective with less stress.
Here are a few testimonials from clients.
The scenario planning workshop you led was a valuable experience for us. We were exposed to a new way of approaching problems and thinking strategically, and having an experienced scenario planning facilitator helped us move forward very effectively in a short period of time. The workshop also exposed some skills that we collectively need to consider improving in our organization, which was a valuable result.
My mind was blown when I realised the difference between teaching and coaching. And then when I started to address the process of meetings with questions (rather than providing solutions), my communication and relationships improved.
We approached the exercise with an element of cynicism – after all we know our business better than others right? How wrong we were. Through careful and thorough pre-meetings and a detailed analysis thereafter, Richard brought together the strengths and exposed the weaknesses in the organisation. The resulting clear actions have improved the business no end.
We all felt it was a really inspiring couple of days. We have all come back much closer and committed as a team as a result. The difference in the atmosphere within the organisation is remarkable and I think this is due to managers being more approachable; there is far more 'walking and talking' than before and lots more interaction between the management team. All in all, Richard, a very productive and motivational two days. Thank you!
Thorough, competent, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator capable of articulating his knowledge in a well paced manner.
PS: You taught me a lot more than I probably gave you credit for at the time. Maybe I wasn't even fully aware of it at the time. Thanks.
Richard Winfield listened to our requirements and delivered a quality process, which he managed professionally from beginning to end. The fact that we have positive feedback from all our members and effective outcomes speaks for itself. A very well managed project.
The retreat organised by Oando PLC and facilitated by Richard was extremely professional. The team enjoyed the retreat and followed through actions has changed their behaviour. The facilitation style was very easy to follow and interesting. The outcome of the retreat was also used to develop the outline of the Quarterly Management retreat.
The day exceeded our expectations and a great deal emerged which will be very valuable going forward. You brought a refreshing and innovative approach to the day and the personality profiling which you did in advance and used to illustrate board behaviours was inspirational.
We enjoyed working with you, and I was personally very happy to see how responsive you were in adjusting the program when required. We went through a lot of material, and I am convinced that the participants will be able to recall and hopefully apply many of the techniques presented in the sessions.
Thanks for a stimulating two days, which has resulted in my senior management team reviewing the way they work, plan and implement. The biggest change has been in how they work together as a team! We are now already using 10 minute brainstorming sessions very productively. We are very pleased that a number of important business issues have been identified and already worked upon with the next steps clearly identified. In summary excellent.
Your style of facilitation is superb. The clearly defined structure of the workshop coupled with your intelligent and thought provoking questions enabled us to get really clear very quickly about what we really wanted for a business moving forward. The exercise has really inspired us and has made a huge contribution to getting the three directors of Altruist Medical focused, aligned and pulling in the same direction.
Showed good appreciation of known issues. Watching and filming the afternoon activity was a nice touch which demonstrated genuine empathy with the team and spirit of the event.
The coaching on a Credit Card® workshop has transformed the results for my clients. They discover for themselves what they need and are able to go away and make changes.
Invisible Coaching is invaluable; you come away not only with a breakthrough in your own thinking but with a toolbox that enables anyone - even if they have no background in coaching - to become an effective coach. And it's a really enjoyable day. Learning is best when you're having fun - and this course provides heaps of both!
My relationship with the Chief Executive has improved to such an extent that it is clear to the senior team.
I gained an understanding of what change was needed in terms of stepping up into a different role and the confidence to go out and do things differently.
Richard was my first experience of an executive coach. The session was informal but extremely helpful; I was impressed and am glad I did it. Richard's style was sharp, informal and empathic, and he was more than happy to take seriously, my more out there ideas and treat these as inspirational and worthy of taking centre stage. A great feeling; he helped me to really believe it was possible to raise my game and take my place with other authorities.
We spoke to Brefi Group about helping us prepare for 360 feedback
and development sessions with our Graduates. In one day I moved from feeling
apprehensive/nervous at the prospect to confident and keen! They really
helped us build on our own approach whilst ensuring it was appropriate
given the situation.
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