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Testimonials

Alex-Michelle Parr, Managing Director, Wolfestone Translation

"We were struggling to get over £2 million revenue as a company. What ION leadership gave me was the confidence to look at acquisitions, look at bringing in more staff, look at different services, and overall, in the first year of ION leadership we got to £2.1 million which was a massive achievement and now, 18 months later, the company is turning over £4 million. I wouldn't have been able to do it without ION leadership. I wouldn't have had the confidence".

Ashley Miles, Regional Manager, Miles Hire

"One of the best things I have done in my life. As in regards to bringing me out of my shell and actually giving me a sense of identity. I was a worker, then I became a Manager, and now I'm a Regional Manager. And who knows where I will end up in the future".

Aled Jones, Product Manager, Hospital Innovations

"A lot of what we have learnt I can take back to the business. Another person from the same business was on this course with me and it would be great for us both to sit down, reflect on what we have learnt and take that back into the business".

Sally Smith, Owner, Swansea Garage Storage

"I have learnt about both addressing needs and motivating people. About different leadership styles and when and how to use them. I have started to develop my coaching skills, and I have improved my communication skills. I have tweaked the culture of the business. I use aspects from the ION course on a daily basis".

Michelle Wright, Recruitment Services Director, Med-Co Europe

"I feel more confident in myself, both in my ability to put into practice some of the things I have learned on the course but also in my ability to talk to new people. I also feel more confident speaking to people I know already, because the ION leadership course taught us how important it is to change how we lead depending on the leadership style needed by others. This has benefited me both inside and outside of work, as I am now much more conscious of my own behaviour".

Phil Morgan, CEO, Morgan Financial Solutions

"As a busy business owner I was sceptical about taking two days a month out of a busy schedule. However I found this programme to be interesting and enlightening and, helped me make some very important decisions to increase profitability and reduce the time I spent working at the same time. There were three main advantages for me:I met other business leaders and learned from them and many became new clients of mine as well ( as a bi-product) I learned that 'bad' employees and clients force 'good' clients and employees from my business. I let go of six staff who didn't share the company vision and were a drain on my time and were a cancer in my business. I also learned to concentrate on £1000 tasks and leave £10 tasks to others. This was the most significant thing for me and it has allowed me to let go of menial tasks and only work on what makes money. I employed more administrative staff to conduct simple tasks for my sales staff and myself to free up the time of key staff and reduce pressure on me. This increased my profitability over the next year by 30%. without this programme I may never have made the decisions I did or it may have taken so much longer to get to the result. Since leaving the course my business has shown a 110% lift in profitability. The changes I made have had a massive impact on this.I would recommend it strongly. However busy you think you are, this is time well spent."

Phil Deacon - Business Development Manager, Apple Blossom Cleaning

I have changed quite a lot, I am not the leader I thought I was. Now I interact with staff much better and the work environment is a lot smoother flowing. To be removed from the work environment helps you focus on what you have to do. It made me look at parts of myself that I never felt the need to look at or didn't want to, perhaps... and I came out with a completely different idea of what it was going to come and who I thought I was in a leadership role. I would totally recommend the course for anyone who has anything to do with staff.

Alison Harries, CEO, Carers Trust

I attended the programme that preceded ION leadership and it enabled me to progress in my career and secure a CEO role within Carers Trust Crossroad Care Sir Gar. Here I am again 6 months later, on the ION programme, learning the skills I need to implement change and move the business forward. I recommend this programme to other leaders in Wales, not only for their own satisfaction but also for the benefit it will bring to their businesses. It changed me from within and was key to my development.”

Shaun Welsh, Commercial Director, Trojan Construction Management

Though we had a great foundation and knowledge in construction, we knew little about business or running a company. The course enabled me to take a step back and view my business from the outside. Since starting the course, our company has seen a growth in turnover and profit, we have employed more staff and put into place better procedures which is making all of our lives a lot easier.

Ben Ruddle, Director, Home Instead Senior Care

The programme uncovered and exposed my weaknesses and then it gave me the tools to rebuild and ultimately improve the structure, culture, enjoyment and turnover of the business. The course content was excellent and surpassed my expectations. Our turnover increased by 30%, the business team blossomed, structure & strategy were created, implemented and resourced.

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