What they say – Keynote Speaking, Facilitation and Training

Keynote Speaking skills

Keynote speaking –  NHS Women in leadership Conference – 40 minute delivery to 100 delegates.

I am writing to thank you for your support and input to the ‘Women in Leadership Conference’ held 10th September 2014.Your contribution to the day’s programme through your presentation on ‘Returning and Retaining Talent’ and delivery of the Workshop on ‘Exploring and managing solutions for retaining the talents of women in the NHS‘ has been invaluable to the success of achieving the ambitions of the conference event in giving direction to ‘Unlocking a Culture for Change’.

Judith Glashen, East Midlands Leadership Academy

Keynote Speaking – NHS leadership programme: Emotional intelligence  & Compassionate leadership   1.5 hour facilitated session to 170 delegates

“Elaine facilitated an excellent session on personal effectiveness and leadership, enabling our new internal leadership programme to get off to a great start. The session was engaging, interactive, thought provoking and evaluated very positively by the 170 participants.”

Elaine Curtain, Organisational Development Lead, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Keynote Speaking – Coaching supervision in large organisations regional coaching conference

“Elaine delivered an interesting and though-provoking keynote at the CWP Conference earlier this year. She challenged people to think about coaching supervision and how it related to them as individuals and in their wider workplace environment. The feedback from delegates was very positive and they acknowledged Elaine’s extensive coaching knowledge and experience.”

Monika Czwerenko, Marketing & Business Development Executive, AQR Ltd

Team Development

Just wanted to say a big” thank you” on behalf of the Public Health team for facilitating the event on Tuesday. Sandra and I have already had some really positive feedback about your approach and style, and I wanted to pass that on to you and Julie. We’re looking forward to getting the summary report so that we can plan the next stage, we need to maintain momentum now we’ve made such a good start!

Mandy Chambers, senior public health manager, Derbyshire County Council, Public Health Team

I would like to formally thank you for your involvement with our team meeting this morning. Feedback I have had from the team so far is that they really valued the opportunity and found it a really good experience. We especially appreciated your facilitation and ensuring that we all kept to time. Thanks again and I’m sure that we will be working together in the not too distant future.

Lyndsay Short, Deputy director, East Midlands Leadership Academy

Facilitation & training delivery skills

“Elaine was fantastic; we had a lot of great feedback. “
Claire Screaton, Learning & Development Manager Boots International, Nottingham

Board Development

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for facilitating the first EMAHSN Board development session on Tuesday the 11th March. the day was expertly run and a very useful session for all present, so thank you for your help and contribution to this.

Martin Hindle, Independent Chair, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Female mentoring Framework

Thanks to emintell for providing high quality support for the Women in Nottingham Mentoring programme. emintell has worked closely with us in designing the mentoring programme which is an innovative and inspirational project matching senior and influential women across all sectors with aspiring leaders across Nottingham. emintell has delivered an excellent training course and is providing on-going support in the implementation and evalation of the programme. Elaine has been instrumental is helping WIN get the mentoring project off the ground and we very much value her knowledge, support and enthusiasm which has enabled us to move forward with this exciting and important project.

Gill Cooke, Executive Officer to the Chief Executive, Nottingham City Council on behalf of Women in Nottingham network

Mentoring Essentials course

“I attended emintell’s course ‘Mentoring Essentials Course” in September 2013.The day long course was well planned, informative and interesting. Our tutor, Elaine Akester, knew her stuff and she facilitated the course in a relaxed, participatory way but at a smart pace. The course content was an excellent mix of theory, practice and discussion and we came away with a clear framework of how to mentor as well as the confidence and tools to get on with it”

Jane Todd OBE DL, former CEO Nottingham City Council

Improving personal resilience for optimum performance workshop

The course is well grounded in research and best practice and provides excellent insight into the topic of personal resilience. The style of the whole event was relaxed but focussed and made for an enjoyable and productive interaction with the other attendees

Dr. Andrew Woodward, Director, Hilltop Partners, High Growth East Midlands

I’d recommend this programme for its practical and insightful approach to the subject. Understanding what builds a resilient character has helped me to focus on my current strengths and to build on them. Small group work with open, frank and confidential discussion makes this a real opportunity to learn and grow.

Louise Third, Director, Integra Communications Ltd

The workshop was really well presented and delivered. Elaine skilfully evidenced throughout the session that resilience can be improved. I would recommend this course, wholeheartedly to anyone interested in understanding and improving their overall resilience.

Mel Davitt, senior nurse practitioner, NHS

Public Sector – Edinburgh Napier University

Elaine worked with our team, for two years, running facilitation workshops for new students in their induction week. She was very professional in her approach to the project, confident with the students often in very large groups and had excellent feedback. I highly recommend Elaine.

Patricia Igoe  MCIPD, Professional Development Facilitator Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland  

NHS PCT  –  Senior Management 

What can I say. I was stuck, truly at a crossroads. The intensive coaching afforded me a unique opportunity to step back from the fray, assess  my options, my core values and beliefs, decide on a course of action and  implement a course of action.  Through this Elaine was the streadfast catalyst for my changes, always supportive, always challenging, always championing me to the fullest. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Senior Manager Greenwich PCT, NHS