Thank you a billion for the brilliant Retreat … Permit me once again to sincerely thank you all for the opportunity we had together for the retreat and all the excellent expertise shared with us during the few days. It was great. We had a post mortem of the retreat today for about 45 minutes and trust me, it was all praises of the best retreat of the many colleagues have attended in the past. Words of complete different from the past, very relevant and directly relevant to our day to day life not just at work but also outside work. – Divisional Director, United Nations.
Jefferson has worked with me, key team members and annual group sessions for the last two years – it has helped:
– clarify what I personally want out of the business and the work I do, it’s purpose, culture and how to get the best from the team
– help to make it happen by enabling people to be highly engaged; this has freed me up to do more of what I enjoy and what I’m good at.
In the two years since working with Jeff, things have significantly changed for the better in terms of financials and culture. – Founder, owner and CEO, International Retail Tea Company
We understand that leadership development is not an overnight fix but a journey and one which requires the organisation, participants and Extraordinary Leadership to work in partnership to deliver the right environment and input for learning. Extraordinary Leadership share this philosophy and have been a “true” partner investing in the development of our current and future leaders. The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive with people often citing these programmes as the best they have ever attended. – EVP HR, Telecommunications
Very effective in helping me to tap into and develop my inner resources and self confidence and noticeably increase my personal effectiveness in the business environment. – Journeyer, Extraordinary Leadership Journey
Learnt more about myself in those 6 days than I have ever done before or since – Journeyer, Extraordinary Leadership Journey
Anything is possible – your life is a result of your choices” – Journeyer, Extraordinary Leadership Journey
Extraordinary Leadership has been an enormous help to our business … has helped transform our senior management team within one of our largest divisions from a group of under-performing individuals into the highest performing leadership team within our organisation. Without this help we could not be where we are today as a business –VP, International Recruitment
I’m pretty grounded and can be sceptical of life coaching ‘jargon’, but Jefferson is also very down to earth. During the course of our sessions, he gently helped me to dig out a lot of ungrounded – and frankly, once examined in the cold light of day, quite ridiculous – self-limiting beliefs about my capabilities. Our work together was enlightening and liberating, both professionally and personally, and has really helped me to appreciate my strengths and get the most out of life. One thing that could have been better – I wish our paths had crossed earlier!- LW, Entrepreneur and business owner
Working with Jefferson was transformational. I realised I’d been holding myself back, and not accepting parts of me I did not like, or judged to be ‘wrong’. The programme taught me to be much more self-compassionate, to recognise ‘what is’, not just ‘what’s not’, and to deepen my courage to make meaningful change. Years on, I still reflect on this time of change as profound.- SW, Speaker, facilitator, coach, mentor
Working with Jefferson has been immensely valuable to identify some of the reasons we can all act or respond in potentially detrimental ways. Through awareness of others and control of my own actions I have been able to connect more with others and build better relationships.- BC, Project Leader, Supramolecular Chemistry
Working with Jefferson helped me realise afresh what I already knew and was unhappy with, but could not always accept and action. Through the trust he generated, his good questioning, listening and judicious use of metaphors, Jefferson enabled me to develop a deeper emotional engagement with these issues, and with my self and other people. He raised insights for me both professionally and personally that enabled me to take positive action and move forward. Professionally, Jefferson has helped my team work its way out of grid lock and dysfunction. – CT, Chief Operating Officer, Pharmaceuticals
I’m an inquisitive person by nature and I found that working with Jefferson was a great fit for me, he was reassuring and able to answer and explain things clearly. On a personal level, it’s made a difference to my work/life balance, I’m more focussed and less stressed as I’m able to have a better work life balance, with the confidence my team is still delivering. Professionally, we worked together on some senior management and leadership coaching, concentrating on team building and emotional intelligence and forging relationships with colleagues. The strategies and alternative techniques I have learnt with Jefferson have empowered me in my career and I’ve been able to pass this down through all management levels. This has helped to create a stronger, more commutative and efficient team. I am more confident in my role and able to offer support and I’m not afraid to take action when needed. It has allowed me to see other perspectives and converse with others on an adult to adult basis. People feel comfortable talking to me, I am more approachable and understand people better. – LW, Head of Operations, Leisure Industry
Jefferson’s perceptive insights have helped us to see fears simply as areas where greater clarity of thought is needed in order to identify problems. The act of identifying a problem is often half of the solution, enabling its removal, and preventing it from being a barrier to our growth.- BE, Owner/Founder, Structural Engineering
Changing your role at work after many years can be a daunting thing. Your job title can so easily become part of your self-identity, affecting how you think about yourself and shaping how you interact with colleagues on a daily basis.
Through his questioning approach, Jefferson encouraged me to view my new role as an opportunity to re-think how I want to be seen by others, to redefine what is important to me and think about what it is that I want to achieve both professionally and personally. The simple act of taking time to self-reflect, expertly guided with a focus on my values, approach to managing others and my ways of working helped me to realise that I could embrace the change and use it as a great opportunity to become the version of me that I want to be. – AG, Managing Director, Biopharmaceuticals
I have been fortunate to come across Jefferson upon a new chapter in my career … Through the coaching and discussion sessions with Jefferson he has helped me recognise, or re-enforce, what I know to be true of myself. It has also helped me understand that what I stand for is good and should be enhanced. His style of coaching coupled with my willingness to be open has meant that there is honesty in identifying strengths and opportunities to strengthen. Over time it is helping me build better open relationships and develop into a more leadership role. Perhaps more importantly than anything else Jefferson has become not only a colleague but a friend whom I can trust and that is priceless. – Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering