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These testimonials will give you an insight into how powerful the Power of Words can be, from our clients who have experienced Management training, public speaking & presentations, one-to-one coaching and the Institute Of Directors professional training.

Please do get in touch to discuss how we can help you empower YOUR impact!

  • IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    “I signed up not necessarily expecting too much. As an initial introduction it surpassed my expectations. Jo has an easy but very effective manner of presenting and involving all of the target audience. As someone new to the NED world I wish that I had done this before taking up a new directorship- it is an eye opener.

    I am definitely looking forward to some of the more intensive IOD courses that I have signed up to in coming months.” 

    Tony Managing Director, Marks and Spencer, Gibraltar

  • IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    “Thanks…thoroughly enjoyed it and left with some takeaways…can’t ask for more!!”

     

    Franco, Gibraltar

  • 4 3 2 1 Manager Masterclasses

    screenshot-2016-10-20-17-24-50Extracts of feedback from

     4 3 2 1 Masterclasses:

    “The Masterclasses were

    • Really insightful..

    • Can’t wait to put into practice…

    • Very relevant to my role…

    • Best training I’ve ever had…

     

    • I thought I was very experienced already, but I’ve learned loads! Thank you!

     

    • Made me think about lots of different ways to get the best from my team, really enjoyed this morning. (Coaching Masterclass)

     

    • It was excellent. A great investment. (Several Masterclasses)

     

    • This was an excellent programme. There was a very high level of interactivity in the delivery of key messages, which I generally find to be great for retention of information. I will remember the content & topics 100 % better this way.

     

    • Very useful and relevant for me in my management career. (Being the Best Manager you can be masterclass)

     

    • The Power of Words approach encourages you to stretch yourself and gives you the confidence and skills to break new ground. Compelling and powerful stuff. (Several Masterclasses)

     

    • Not every thing is new, some things are and also a great refresher, reminder of things that I’d forgot and it got me to think more, I have some great ideas to work with the team with. (Team building Masterclass)

     

    • I am going to put this into practice tomorrow, and it is definitely going to help me to manage the situation I need to deal with tomorrow (Coaching Masterclass)

     

    • I would recommend the Masterclasses to others. (Several Masterclasses)

     

    • I would recommend the trainers to others.

     

    Feedback received about this programme from our clients in online gaming, Insurance, Banking, Fitness, Hospitality, Water Sports, Financial services, Retail and Travel.

  • IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    IoD Professional Training Non-Executive Directors Award

    “As a director and chairman of small and medium size companies and having recently retired from executive responsibilities I now turn to a new phase of my life. For some years I have had the pleasure of mentoring entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into small business units. I now have the time to share my knowledge and experience as a non executive director but was unsure of the role and legal responsibilities. 

    This one day course organised by the IOD at the University of Gibraltar not only gave me this practical understanding but also guided us to how best we could help create a more effective board and add value in the board room. I also found it stimulating to meet with like minded directors, a great networking opportunity.” 

    Paul Chairman, Gibraltar

  • Lourdes HR Director, Bassadone Motors Gibraltar

  • Gabrielle,

    This is just a quick note to make contact and thank you for running such a great workshop last month.

    I’ve been on quite a few courses but I can honestly say that yours was the first where I’m still practicing what I learnt more than a month later.

    I’m enjoying making a bigger impact with colleagues and friends!

    Thanks

    Tom

  • Testimonial from Jo

    Just wanted to let you know that I thought the Impact course was great! I learned a lot and working with the group was really powerful and felt I embedded quite a lot of the stuff we have done together.
    Seb also was delighted with the programme.. so there you go!! two happy customers!
    Gabrielle is a fabulous lady and we intend to keep in touch with her too!

    Joanna The Trail Blazers

  • I thought I would write to express our appreciation and gratitude for the recent coaching that you have given to a number of our consultants.

    Across the board the increase in their business performance is nothing short of dramatic. Both us and they attribute this solely to your input.

    We look forward to increasing our association with you and even more of our IFAs showing huge improvement.

    Doug Director, SFIA School Fees Consultants

  • Testimonial from Anne-Marie

    Dear Gabrielle,
    Many things have changed since the last time we met. I am more relaxed now. I was looking at the comments I made at the end of the course which I sent you and I have achieved the things I was committed to. A lot of things have happened this year and I have been able to deal with the changes with a sense of opportunity and humour, completely different to how I would have done before our training.

    Thank you.

    Anne-Marie S Saccone & Speed, Drinks & Tobacco Import Company

  • Testimonial from Ms Mitchell

    I have done some previous coaching which I credited with helping me to make the improvements necessary to establish my business on a sound footing and organise my personal life but I felt that I was coasting and needed to reassess my objectives. I was introduced to Gabby by a business colleague and immediately felt that she was able to excite me and make me want to look in depth at the reasons why I did what I did.
    
The four sessions that I had from Spring to Autumn this year have helped me to assess aspects of my personal life and business. I have been reminded to take pleasure from the developments in my personal life and to make sure that I don’t translate hard work into difficult work if it is work I have chosen for myself. Gabby also helped me to take back control of various aspects of my business so that I can decide on direction and how future success will be shaped.

    As always with coaching it’s almost impossible to say exactly what it does or how it works but I feel that both my business and personal life now feels full of promise and I am seeing evidence of that promise being manifest in better clients and a more fulfilling personal life. I am looking forward to working with Gabby in future.

    Ms L Mitchell BA Dip(PFS) Partner of the St James's Place Partnership

  • Testimonial from Ian

    Less than 1 hour after completing your Leadership course I had been promoted! All thanks to the Power of Words.

    Ian Ladbrokes

  • Testimonial from Lesley Gibtelecom

    Gabrielle has a fantastic ability to reach people and gain their trust. She has given us excellent results with the people she has worked with.

    Expert, Great Results, Personable

    Lesley HR Director Gibtelecom

  • Testimonial from Credit Suisse

    Power of Words has been fantastic in helping us change the culture of our Bank to meet the ever increasing demands of Gibraltar’s financial sector.

    At a time of significant business growth in 2005, Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Ltd launched a program to increase staff engagement and embed our core values into the psyche of all employees (“Living the Core Values”). We wanted to complement the successful development in our business figures by equipping our most valuable resource – our people – with enhanced qualities to ensure they could maintain the pace over the longer term. In 2007, we followed up on our core values training with a “Good to Great” day for all staff. Gabrielle Gaché was instrumental in making both of these programs an enduring success. At the same time our senior management team began a series of team and personal coaching with Gabrielle so she became a true partner to our business. Her emotional intelligence, perception and acuity mean we always get value for money and without exception, everyone looks forward to their time with her. Her emphasis is always on “professional enjoyment”.

    Our commitment to professional development has been matched every step of the way by Power of Words’ desire to fulfill that commitment.

    Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Ltd

  • Testimonial from Alice

    Gabrielle was recommended to me by a colleague at a point in my career when I felt at a cross roads: a number of choices available but very uncertain how I should best direct my time, energy and skills.

    I had 4 sessions with Gabrielle – each of 2 hours. I knew within the first few minutes that we would work together well and I would get something out of it that would benefit me professionally and personally. By the end, I was very clear about how I could combine my strengths and my interests in a more productive way.

    Gabrielle’s starting point is that we each have all the answers within ourselves. Her role is to support and facilitate the transformation which results when we take time to work though the issues, to reflect on some of the theory and to apply the practical advice which flows from honest discussion of individual experiences, challenges, and perceptions. I am very pleased indeed that I had the opportunity to have coaching from Gabrielle. She has provided insights and advice which have strengthened my performance professionally – and made me enjoy everything that I do more.

    Alice Department for Transport

  • Testimonial from Sarah

    Gabrielle is a breath of fresh air and energy! With Gabrielle’s inspiration I’ve achieved a level of career development that I would have only dreamed of a year ago and by bringing out the best of my skills and strengths I feel more confident, I’m clearer about my goals and I’m beginning to live a more balanced life.

    Sarah Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Testimonial from Glyn

    Gabrielle’s depth of perception is amazing.

    Glyn Shirlaws Coaching Corporation

  • Testimonial from Fraser

    Gabrielle was fantastic!! She has natural grace.

    Fraser Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

  • Testimonial from Geoff

    1. Inspirational

    2. Gabrielle’s exceptional ability to continually ask the right questions enables you to produce the answers for yourself. You already have the solution and her skill is getting it out of you.

    3. An excellent coach who is able to put all the theory into practice in an easy to understand way that makes you challenge yourself.

    Thanks

    Geoff Greensmith Head of Legal & General IFA Sales

  • Testimonial from Mel, PWC

    Firstly I would like to mention that I absolutely loved your course content and the way that you delivered it. In my view the balance of theory and practical was just perfect. All types of learners (theorists, pragmatists, reflectors, activist) had a chance to learn in their own way. I was engaged and very interested the whole way through because this is the type of topic that I enjoy coming from the background that I do. I have a passion for this arena. One of the many things that I have taken with me is when you put us in couples to practice attentive listening and empathy versus no-interest attitude and to actually feel what its truly like to be at the receiving end of someone who has no rapport with you and furthermore is not interested in what you are saying and this I have taken with me because I need to do some training in August to staff in relation to communication skills and this is something which I can use as a form of practical exercise.

    I have always believed like you that words have immense power and we have to take care of what information we feed into our minds because re-conditioning although very possible is still hard and it takes time for re-programming. The “can’t and I should’s are just one of the many examples of words which can actually dominate your life. Saying the I can’t is almost giving up all your power and becoming a victim of the situation rather than taking control and choosing to do so or not to do so. I just could go on writing and writing on this subject because I just love it.

    Gabrielle your course was brilliant.

    Mel

  • Testimonial from Claire, Barclays

    Gabrielle worked with Barclays Gibraltar on a specific Sales Training requirements between July and October 2001. Whilst the company were able to offer ‘off the shelf ‘ course, our choice was for a bespoke solution. Gabrielle carried out in depth analysis of our requirements, was exceptionally flexible in style and content as well as venue and dates! (Course run on a Saturday in Gibraltar etc..) Due to Gabrielle sensitivity to local culture, she was able to get delegates on board at the on-set of the training.

    Post course validation showed that sales did increase and company targets were being met. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Gabrielle in the future.

    Claire Boraster HR Manager, Barclays Bank PLC, Gibraltar

  • Gabrielle helped me cut through the ‘fluff’ and focus on what I need to do. She applied the right amount of pressure for me to choose to take action.

    Mark Consultant

  • Gabrielle Gaché has a different approach to her work then you will experience from many other business people. Her aim is always to add value to whatever work she does, whether that be one to one or with a group. She puts the other person(s) before herself and ensures that the learning/conversation concentrates on what they need from the time and experience.

    Along with an immense knowledge of her subject, Gabrielle has a tremendous energy, which she will use tirelessly to ensure that others gain the learning they need to make a difference.

    I have worked with Gabrielle many times over the past 12 months, sharing laughter and working together to solve problems and difficulties in new and innovative ways. This, I have learned, is a theme to the way in which Gabrielle works, bringing laughter and shining a new light onto issues for people, teams and companies.

    Jill Lawday Business Owner

  • I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Gabrielle Gaché since 1989. I have used her services as an executive coach and as a sales negotiation trainer. In both capacities I have found her to be a great asset and inspiration. Gabrielle teaches how to understand the processes that promote success. She enables individuals to utilise these building blocks, not only to create a firm foundation, but more importantly to use it as a platform from which to grow.

    I give her my highest recommendation, and hope to work with her again in the very near future.

    Nikki Futura, Management Consultants to the Recruitment Industry Southern Regional Manager

  • Testimonial from Paul Miles Natwest

    I thought hard about the value of attending the workshop as I felt that I’d probably seen and heard it all before but boy am I glad I attended. If I doubted you I apologise. I’m going to continue to add weight to the convictions I now have. It was excellent! …. I particularly liked the fact that it very much challenged my beliefs, which have been formed over many years, and have not been formed lightly.

    Paul Miles Manager

  • Testimonial from Gareth AON

    This was my first experience of coaching and initially I wasn’t convinced of what I or the business would get out of it. I’m pleased to say that I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

    The timing of my coaching could not have been better as my career was beginning to go through a very rapid change period with additional responsibilities, increased teams and multiple locations. My coaching sessions have encouraged me to focus on specific underlying issues that have been having an impact on the business. We have looked at different ways of facing challenges and indeed I now view challenges as opportunities for development of myself, others and the business.

    On a personal note I have become far more confident in my own ability and I’m now able to adapt to change far more quickly to gain both short term wins and develop longer term strategies with my current teams.

    Gareth Butler Director, Business Group Programmes

  • Testimonial from Louise Beaumont

    Working with Gabrielle has been both taxing and useful – taxing in that I have had to think and useful in that I have been spurred to action.

    Louise Beaumont Head of Propositions

  • My professional thanks go to  Gabrielle Gaché who instills confidence and energy in the humblest of students, proving NLP is the fast track way to recharge your awareness, detox your cynicism, and help you and your business reach their full potential. NLP Business Practice helped me install effective skills for life…and now I feel fortunate to practice NLP strategies daily, enabling me to uplift others and be a catalyst for success.

    Neal Kydd NLP Business Practitioner PoW graduate

  • Testimonial from Bassadone Group

    Lourdes Barea Bassadone Group

  • Testimonial from Credit Suisse

    Kevin Hook Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Ltd

  • Testimonial from Bet Victor

    Neil Kydd Bet Victor

  • Testimonial from Equifax

    The 2 days we spent with Gabrielle were easily the most rewarding use of time spent this year. Gabrielle created a unique learning environment, which meant each member of our team felt completely comfortable to express themselves without feeling self conscious. The true test of external training is are you able to embed it in your day to day work afterwards so that you see a difference and each of us that attended the course have been using the techniques in practice ever since, resulting in more compelling presentations. In addition, Gabrielle has a fantastic sense of humour which served her well with our group. I would thoroughly recommend Gabrielle to anyone who is interested in how to make impact in presentations.

    Neil Cunningham Director & General Manager, Equifax

  • Testimonial from Nominet Trust

    Gabrielle combines infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy and real warmth with a highly focused, determined and professional approach. She has an uncanny knack of getting straight to the heart of the issue and then offers a host of practical tools that can help. The Power of Words approach encourages you to stretch yourself and gives you the confidence and skills to break new ground. Compelling and powerful stuff – if only it were possible to bottle Gabrielle’s vim.

    Annika Small CEO, Nominet Trust

  • Testimonial from Equifax

    Gabrielle has a fantastic talent for asking the right questions at the appropriate time, which empower you to achieve great strides forward in your performance.  In addition to her considerable business coaching knowledge and skills, Gabrielle is great fun to work with.

    Geoff Greensmith Strategic Development Director, Equifax

  • Testimonial from Northumbrian Water

    I recently attended a full-day collective assessment centre organised by Pete Yeoman of Power of Words with four other candidates for a senior position in a company based in Gibraltar. The day was broken into two main parts – a series of collective and individual exercises in the morning followed by a simulated Boardroom exercise in the afternoon. The session was very interesting and allowed you to test yourself in a very different environment. I discovered some interesting facts about myself and found the whole process very informative. The session was very well organised and I am sure that it helped the assessors to come to a correct decision around the most suitable candidate for the vacant position as well as being a good self-learning opportunity for the individuals taking part. I certainly learnt a lot as a result of participating in the day and from the subsequent feedback.

    Kevin Morrell Northumbria Water

  • Testimonial from AquaGib

    Power of Words have been instrumental in our selection and assessment process for the Managing Director role for AquaGib through the creation and facilitation of a bespoke Assessment Centre.

    They are skilled at creating an environment that is conducive to a rigorous suite of diverse activities. These gave each candidate the opportunity to show their abilities, strengths and competencies in both charged and calm situations.

    The processes in the activities uncovered the decision making strategies for each individual and highlighted their influencing and leadership abilities. By exposing each candidate’s true nature we have been able to be even more objective in gaining a rounded view in going forward to making the final appointment.

    The assessment centre has also given us rare insight into how best to support our successful candidate when they are appointed.

    Thank you for all your support in making this procedure stimulating and of relative ease.

    James King Director AquaGib and Commercial Director, Northumbrian Water International

  • Testimonial from Gala Group

    If you are not ready to solve your challenges, feel great about yourself, and bring about some radical improvements in your life DO NOT contact this coach. Even the terminally negative are not safe with this excellent motivator.

    Amanda Hughes Development Manager, Gala Group Management

  • Testimonial from AON

    Gabrielle was born to be a coach! She has a wonderful energy and enthusiasm for bringing out the best in people and as a result the people who have the good fortune of being coached by Gabrielle have tended to achieve beyond even their own expectations. As the sponsor of coaching in our business I have extreme confidence that Gabrielle will support and stretch individuals whilst always being aware of the organisational context. She has coached a range of individuals from high performers to those who need a little more support – the one thing that is always consistent is the positive results achieved by the individual and the excellent feedback from both the coaches and their line manager.

    Karen Johansson Organisational Development Director, Aon Risk Services

  • Testimonial from Siemens

    In terms of the coaching I’ve received from Gabrielle Gaché, the greatest benefit I have found has been the freedom to discuss issues with someone who is both from a different background and has no agenda or vested interest. The effect is quite liberating as it provides the opportunity to escape the corporate conditioning that inevitably occurs in big businesses and think more creatively. The most tangible benefit however is that it encourages you to be brutally honest with yourself and if you can achieve that you can really develop and move forward both personally and professionally.

    Phil Dix Finance and Operations Director, Siemens Business Services

  • Testimonial from Credit Suisse

    Power of Words has been fantastic in helping us change the culture of our Bank to meet the ever increasing demands of Gibraltar’s financial sector.

    At a time of significant business growth in 2005, Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Ltd launched a program to increase staff engagement and embed our core values into the psyche of all employees (“Living the Core Values”). We wanted to complement the successful development in our business figures by equipping our most valuable resource – our people – with enhanced qualities to ensure they could maintain the pace over the longer term. In 2007, we followed up on our core values training with a “Good to Great” day for all staff. Gabrielle Gaché was instrumental in making both of these programs an enduring success. At the same time our senior management team began a series of team and personal coaching with Gabrielle so she became a true partner to our business. Her emotional intelligence, perception and acuity mean we always get value for money and without exception; everyone looks forward to their time with her. Her emphasis is always on “professional enjoyment”.

    Our commitment to professional development has been matched every step of the way by Power of Words’ desire to fulfill that commitment.

    Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Ltd

  • Testimonial from Barclays

    Gabrielle, What can I say, you were not there in person but I could feel your presence 5 times over as the companies presented. The overall winners were impulse, the boys nailed it but so did the others.The room was packed with over 100 guests and the comment around the room after the event was the incredible standard of the companies this year, I know that this is down to your business coaching and the support and perseverance of the teachers and business advisors. Many thanks for your help; you got a well deserved mention in my speech and on GBC TV interview.We look forward to the further coaching for the winners before they go to the Nationals on 3rd July. Many thanks, you have made a huge difference to these young entrepreneurs.

    Garcia Barclays Head of Business Development | Intermediaries

  • Nominet UK Testimonial

    A roller-coaster ride!  But so worth the trip!!

    Helen Tomes Nominet UK