Ken Blanchard tells us that “Feedback is the breakfast of Champions” and across her businesses Martha encourages feedback and has made a commitment to take every piece of feedback as a golden nugget of information of the best kind to continually improve client experience.
Here are some comments clients have made about being coached including some testimonials from our Plan for Success Events:
It’s not always easy to create the space you need for strategic thinking, goal setting and action planning…and also reflection. Distractions usually prevail, but attending Martha’s Plan for Success Event gave me the time out, space and environment to achieve all three of those things and more. Getting away from my normal surroundings, mixing and communicating with a small group of like-minded businesswomen, sharing ideas, gaining tools to use in my business and having fun were just a few additional highlights I gained from the event. If you’re looking to gain any of this and achieve more, I can highly recommend this event. Debbie Rennie, nRg Marketing
All in all, great event, great location, great group of people and great start to a successful 2014. I really enjoyed the event, as it was a great opportunity to take time out for myself. Working with a small group of great people, who all were supportive and inspiring in their approach helped too. Martha facilitated everything with a quietly confident dexterity, adopting the flexibility to give each of us individual attention. Two days well-spent and thoroughly recommended! Liz Taylor, Consultant
Great to take some time out to plan. Martha provided the tools to keep me on track to really understand my goals. Relaxed friendly atmosphere, ideal for making new friends too. Fiona Henderson, Managing Director
I have just returned from my first Plan for Success event run by Martha Simpson Coaching. I would recommend this event to anyone who wants to step away from their hectic lives for a few days to have focussed thinking time in a peaceful environment. Martha’s gentle style guides you through a planning process that provides clarity and destination! Lucie Ross, The Talent Practice
“Thank you for a fantastic team coaching event looking at our purpose, mission and vision for Foyer Graphics. It was brilliant to have clarity and the team are excited about the future.” Laura McAra, Manager, Foyer Graphics
“I feel privileged to have had the opportunity of working with Martha. It is a pleasure and is rewarding both from a business and a personal perspective. Her detailed and targeted challenges have enabled me to focus on specific priority areas that deliver the greatest yield for my business and career. I heartily recommend her as a skilled coach who displays high levels of professional integrity and credibility. ” Derek Provan, Director of Airside Operations, Heathrow Airport
My coaching sessions with Martha have been invaluable. At a point of massive transition in my life this process has allowed me to realise the tools I need to make the big next step. I learned things that I know will be useful throughout my entire life. I think everyone should have their own Martha!” A. Wallace
“Working with Martha has enabled me to move forward with my business goals much faster than I could every have imagined. My confidence has grown undoubtedly, my usual pattern of not taking time to smell the roses is changing and the heightened awareness I now have about myself, how to manage the lows and ways to maintain focus, drive and confidence is invaluable to my personal and professional development.” Debbie Rennie, Marketing Consultant, nRg Marketing Solutions
“I have been working with Martha for the past 10 months and have found our coaching sessions invaluable. As a direct result I have made decisions that have positively impacted the business for example introducing initiatives, changing the way I approach certain situations or dealing with individuals. Each session has always given me a clear focus and time to think through any issues I have, with Martha facilitating this process with complete professionalism, humour and integrity.” Karen Molloy, Director, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd.
“Working with Martha has helped me bring to the forefront the priorities that impact my business significantly. Management team sessions and meeting with Martha on an individual basis, has enabled us to extract the answers that so very often lie dormant within one self. Her coaching style installs clarity and structure; we can now grow our business with confidence.” Jim Davidson, Managing Director, ACI Limited
“I strongly believe in the value of coaching as a method of ensuring ongoing business improvement and have found this the case in terms of my own experiences with Martha, and also as a result of her working with our senior management team.” Judith Thorpe, Director, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd.
“We all have fears and we can all do something about it. The residential Coaching Retreat gave me the chance to slow down. It gave me room to make my own choices.” Coaching Retreat Guest
“The whole experience of the Coaching Retreat provided a genuine escape and rejuvenation from the hectic insanity of everyday life and its consequent pressures. In today’s lifestyle, we are constantly battling against the stresses of many challenges and sometimes strive for perfection across all facets of our family/work life style. The Retreat allowed for the unique opportunity to re-evaluate our life patterns, ensuring a new focus for optimal success without the negative consequences.
In addition, the whole concept of the Coaching Retreat has provided a significant opportunity for employers in the local area to offer an innovative corporate benefit to ensure greater staff retention, and ultimate long term employee well-being.” L Webster, Director
“Coaching has shown me why I am the way I am and how I can become the person I could be. Working with Martha has allowed me to finally take action against my confidence issues! Leisha Geddes, Robert Gordon University Award Winner
“For me the team facilitation day was a valuable opportunity to spend a day with staff who don’t often have a chance to participate in this way, and to work with them in a completely different way to what is usual for us.” FR, Regional Director
“The blue sky thinking session was really exciting. It was great to see so many members of our team fired up and enthusiastic about taking the company forward.” DM, HR Manager
“I enjoyed the 2 days and learned a lot. I think it was time and money well spent and it has allowed me to focus and reflect on my practice and look at the areas which I need to change. Thanks Martha – thought you did a superb job.” BS, Manager
“An excellent day that lived up to if not surpassed my high expectations.” Karen Molloy, Director, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd
“I have found the coaching incredibly useful, much more than I expected! To set aside time to focus and explore my work with the help of a professional is a really empowering process – I would most definitely recommend working with Martha!” E. Wallace, Chief Executive
“I was sceptical about what coaching could do for me… Working with Martha has given me a new perspective and more control over my work life balance. I am happier and more effective in all aspects of my life and career thanks to the strategies I have learned as a result of coaching. I am now a definite convert, and a huge fan of Martha!” Lili Hunter, Lili Hunter Consulting Ltd
“Since receiving coaching from Martha I have become more focussed on what I need to do. She has provided the space for me to sort out my thoughts and to outline clearly the steps I need to take towards achieving my main goal. She challenged my commitment to achieving my goals and helped me to look at obstacles that might stop me from getting there. Her coaching made me realise that everything is possible and made me really determined to achieve my main goal – I now have a plan! The real effect of coaching for me is that it has changed the way I think. It has made me challenge my perceptions about myself. It’s amazing. I’ve got so much more out of it than I ever imagined.” Private client exploring career change
“There are a vast quantity of books that can be read on time management, procrastination, work life balance etc, but it’s not until they are opened up in a coaching environment that they become real…. Working with Martha has enabled me to set a clear goal and develop sensible targets to achieve the main goal. The road is not straight, there are peaks and troughs, but having a coach makes the troughs easier to manage and the peaks so much more enjoyable.“ Adam Bolton, IT Manager