Why do we do it?
Because we strongly believe that great learning events can have a significant effect on individual, team and organisational results.
Because we think everyone has potential, only sometimes you just have to work harder to find it.
Because we’re passionate about learning and love what we do.
Because our clients tell us we really make a difference.
Here’s what a few of our clients and delegates have said…
Richard Barratt, Software Development Manager, Delcam:
It has been a pleasure to work with Kirsten on developing our management and graduate training programmes at Delcam. Kirsten is both personable and professional in her approach, and in particular her willingness and flexibility in adapting, developing and refining training programmes that precisely meets our needs has been paramount to the success of our relationship and hence I have no hesitation in recommending Kirsten.
Linda Pascall, Deputy Chief Nurse, SWBH Foundation Trust:
Kirsten is an exceptional consultant who inspires and motivates. Her programmes are innovative and creative with definite results that improve leadership and thus delivery of care. I can wholeheartedly recommend Kirsten as she really makes a difference.
David Kennell, Head of Organisational Capability, Nestle
Kirsten is a great facilitator, trainer and coach. She received fantastic feedback from all the events and programmes she ran here at Nestle.
Rebecca Freemantle, ArtCAM Marketing Manager, Delcam:
I attended one of Kickstart’s Management training courses earlier on this year and found it extremely helpful! Not only does it cover key management theories but also how and when to apply them. I would highly recommend this to any manager, whether in a man-management or leadership role. Thanks again Kirsten.
Suzanne McCarthur, Lead for Community Palliative Care at Marie Curie Cancer Care:
Kirsten’s course was amazing! Kirsten is extremely professional but very friendly in her approach, and makes all the participants feel comfortable and at ease. She is very inclusive and is extremely flexible and accommodating, meeting individual learners’ needs. I would highly recommend Kickstart Development for staff training and development.
Therapy Lead, Therapy Services, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT)
The Therapies Team at HEFT has used Kirsten to provide leadership training for several years. Kirsten’s approach is flexible and individualised, she works closely with us to tailor courses to meet the needs of our teams and takes the trouble to find out about our services to make sure her courses deliver most impact. We have jointly developed the content of on line learning materials as well as face to face courses. Feedback from delegates has been consistently positive. Staff come away from courses with actions they can put into practice. Team leads can also see the impact of what has been delivered in team working and leadership behaviour.
Lucy Wood, Therapy Clinical Team Language, Speech & Language Therapy Service
The team is really good and in particular after our away day with you, the project management work has really resonated and produced some brilliant and well thought through, organised plans that are now visibly progressing which is so satisfying to see. Thanks to you once again.
Dr Syed Ghias, Specialist Registrar – Cardiology
I was struggling at my specialist trainee interview especially with my ability to provide a succinct response to questions pertaining to my personal attributes. On the recommendation from my consultant I then had coaching sessions with Kirsten. The most wonderful thing about her coaching is that Kirsten has this ability to recognize the exact amount of coaching that one requires. She also provided me with a great insight into the attributes that the panel is looking for and how to present those characteristics in a comprehensive manner. By the end of my last session I regained all my confidence that I had lost earlier. Thanks in large part to Kirsten I have now managed to get a national training number in one of the most competitive specialities in medicine
Roger Beadle, Consultant Cardiologist, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust:
I would welcome the opportunity to recommend Kirsten. I spent time working with Kirsten on preparing for my NHS Consultant interview. A lot was riding on this interview and there was little room for error. Kirsten was able to develop my skills to a high standard and tailor it very specifically to my particular interview. The feedback from my successful interview was excellent, I have since recommended Kirsten personally to colleagues who have also gone on to be successful at very competitive NHS interviews.
Kaye Coleman, Community Nutrition Support Dietician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust:
I recently attended a course run by Kirsten on facilitating groups. Kirsten made the training very practical and full of advice and tips which easily translate into practice. The two day course was very well planned and covered a lot of useful material. Kirsten is very personable and welcomes your input as a delegate. Techniques learned have been well received when I have used them in my training sessions. Thank you Kirsten.