A selection of our testimonials
“Your Impact was recommended to us in order that we further improve our skills when pitching for projects and developing our teams. They produced a Critique Day and further Presentation Skills training courses to elevate our company standards, increase our seamless flow of energy and highlight our strengths. They involved us completely through relevant, clear and honest training, giving a new insight into presenting skills especially. We received enormous and enthusiastic praise from our students, and we are working further to design bespoke courses and redesign the training schedule for 2004 with YOUR IMPACT; and so will continue to recommend Your Impact.”
“Your Impact Limited has worked with Microsoft for over four years and has always provided an excellent service, both from an advisory and delivery perspective. The first project that we worked together on was for Your Impact to run a pilot programme in the U.K. for senior engineers. We had previously piloted this with two other suppliers unsuccessfully. Our business objective was to increase the level of customer satisfaction from ’Satisfied’ to ‘Very satisfied’ through improved Communication, Problem solving and Time Management skills.
Your Impact worked on-site alongside our engineers to understand the business and the challenges experienced and to gain a full understanding of the level and topic areas that were required prior to developing and writing the course materials in partnership with the management team. The pilot was a huge success, so we trained over 250 engineers in the U.K prior to rolling the programme out to Europe and the Middle East. In total 1000 engineers were trained in 13 countries.
We opted to run the programmes in English as this is our business language. Although there were concerns of that the level of understanding may be impacted, the delivery style and content was so specific to our environment, incorporating our processes, forms and internal language that it had little or no impact. In fact in Hungary we had a 17% increase in ‘Very Satisfied’ customers compared to our target of 5%. Our current programmes have been developed by Your Impact in response to a on-going issue that we were experiencing, which was to provide training and personal development for engineers that were unable to attend standard training courses due to the role of being onsite permanently at client sites. Your Impact recommended a coaching programme that allowed development to take place at work, through observation and feedback sessions. We piloted this in the U.K successfully and are now piloting this across Europe in local languages. In summary, Your Impact has proved an innovative, professional and trusted partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
“Sir Robert McAlpine commissioned Your Impact to coach and educate a member of staff to take on a senior position within HR. The candidate found it the most useful training event he had ever been to, as skilled coaching helped him to focus and move forward at an excellent pace. Your Impact had the ability to focus him both personally and professionally, in a very short time frame. The individual and the company noted the results immediately, and we would recommend Your Impact without a shadow of a doubt”
“Your Impact! Delivered First Aid in the Workplace for over 40 of our staff, and has been a resounding success. We have had nothing but positive feedback, due not only to the expertise of your trainer, but to the care taken in making the sessions enjoyable and relevant to our lives outside of the workplace. We look forward to you providing further courses as we recruit more staff”
“Your Impact’s contribution to our training & development programme has been most impressive. They have demonstrated an in-depth understanding of our business environment, and identified the essential skills required in order to response to our Eduserv and UCISAs’ needs. Their skills in building confidence levels, and practical down to earth advice and coaching, have shown real tangible results within a very short period of time.
They have always performed their duties professionally, diligently and well above expectations, providing consistently high standards of training. Their approach is refreshingly fun as well as professional, and their commitment to the Mott MacDonald, Franklin+Andrews group as a client is unquestionable. They have made a real difference to our business and. I would have no hesitation in recommending Your Impact to other organisations”
“Your Impact brings an extra spark and energy to their work. This coupled with the depth and breadth of their knowledge makes them outstanding facilitators, coaches and trainers, keeping the attention and imagination of their participants alive and curious. We commissioned Your Impact to design a bespoke Presentation Skills course for Johnson & Johnson, to be delivered world wide, and so have no hesitation in recommending them to any industry. They are now 1 of only 10 trainers world-wide, licensed to deliver training to Johnson & Johnson and others through Lindsay McKenna Limited”
“We all know how important networking and presentation skills are, and Your Impact helped us market Scott Wilson with renewed confidence in both those areas. In my role, I tend to present a lot and also get involved with networking; YOUR IMPACT helped me to add a valuable slick edge to those skills. We are now rolling out many courses company-wide, so everyone can benefit from their high standards of training”
“Capital Project Consultancy has a reputation for professionalism and innovation gained within a very competitive marketplace and these are characteristics we look for in any company we associate ourselves with. In fairness we originally engaged Your Impact because of their relevant expertise and industry sector experience but from the start of our relationship we have been impressed with their application and willingness to go that ‘extra mile’. A principle and spirit very much akin to our own. The end result has been not only the delivery of effective training solutions that meet our commercial needs, but also the development of a mutually beneficial relationship that extends beyond the original brief and which will reap dividends for both organisations and, more importantly, our valued clients”
“Your Impact has made a real difference to our business in facilitating crucial communications skills to a range of staff. However high level our technical skills are, without the ability to pitch effectively to clients and win their confidence and interest, we are nothing. Few people relish having to give presentations but Your Impact injected an element of fun and energy into the proceedings and whilst many of the students found it tough-going all came away from the course with a renewed confidence and lots of useful and relevant tips.
Amongst the feedback comments we got from our staff about her training programme were: it was ‘practical and interactive’, ‘motivational’, ‘interactive and intuitive’, ‘good mix of group and individual tasks’, thought-provoking’ and ‘very good at relaxing those with nerves’.We have commissioned Your Impact to provide further courses in report writing and general communication skills. I would happily recommend Your Impact to anyone except our competition”.
“We have used Your Impact on a number of occasions to meet our professional training needs for Senior Manager and Directors. Your Impact’s approach is innovative, inspirational and very thought provoking, ensuring that throughout the course the student’s attention is never less than 1000%.
They have an excellent teaching and communicating skills and these, together with a cheerful and encouraging style, enable her to bring out the every best in people. I have no hesitation in recommending Audra and her excellent organisation, Your Impact Ltd.”
“As part of our standard bid process for large contracts, we employ Your Impact! To provide our people with the skills they need to demonstrate our Company’s professionalism and reputation in the marketplace. Your Impact! Has been training most of the disciplines within R Durtnell & Sons Limited for the last 2 years, ensuring all of our team present to a high standard.
We are delighted to have secured the Margate Turner Gallery £13million project and acknowledge the help and important part played by Your Impact! In preparing our team for the various presentations. We are most happy to recommend them.”
“We have enjoyed working with Your Impact for the past two years and proud to have them as a partner due to their high level of professional integrity, commitment to excellence, ongoing support and going the extra mile for the customer.
Each time we have engaged their team on customer assignments they have invested time to consult to ensure they understand the specific issues and intended outcomes the client wants to achieve. They then tailor/design the right content for delivery and pull together a quality set of trainers/coaches that will suit the client .They have never failed to deliver high tandards of feedback. Over the past two years we have engaged Your Impact on a number of our large accounts to deliver a wide range of bit sized learning sessions and 1-2 day workshops on eadership and management development areas. These have included; finance for non finance people, personal brand and promotion, communication, networking, leading change, leadership styles, presentation skills, team work, time management.
“My team consists of a consortium of up to eight different organisations tendering and bidding under the Governments Private Finance Initiative (PFI) for the construction and maintenance of a large scale school building programme in Somerset. This is an incredibly challenging, diverse and complex project involving production of detailed plans and tender documents which have to be submitted to strict deadlines. At various stages of the bid the team are required to make a number of presentations. The most crucial presentation is made to an audience of up to 60 school heads, educationalists, governors, councillors and community advisors, shortly after the bid is submitted. This is a daunting task. We enlisted the help of Simon and Paul from Your Impact! for four days over a period of six weeks in the run up to the presentation. They had the difficult task of taking a team of diverse individuals who all worked for different companies, raise our skills to a consistent level, and cope with the pressures the team were under regarding deadlines and workload.
I am full of admiration for the work they did with my team, not only making a significant improvement to the way we all present, but to our cohesiveness as a team and giving us life skills that we can take into many other areas of our work. Our presentation on the day was an outstanding success and we could simply not have achieved anywhere near that level of professionalism, clarity of message and audience engagement without the expertise of Pauls presentation techniques and without Simon’s outstanding one to one coaching. I would strongly recommend Your Impact! to all of our consortium partners and look forward to continuing our work with them in the future.”
“We first met Your Impact at MIPIM in Cannes in 2006 and soon realised their networking skills and grasp of business and people development. We engaged them to design and deliver our Talent Management programmes and have been working with them for almost 2 years now and the results have been fantastic.
Also we sponsored their city networking group The RLI MIX and have established some great contacts across a diverse client base. Their refreshingly straight forward, approach is totally in tune with the culture of our business. They are very focused on results, and tailored our courses and workshops to meet the needs of our demanding company. They truly know how to add value, which is invaluable in this tough economic climate and we continue to enjoy a strong relationship with them. Please do not hesitate in contacting me should you wish to discuss our particular work with Your Impact further.”