Nicola – Coaching & Mentoring

Business Coaching and Mentoring Thank you Debs so much for the opportunity to have you as a business mentor. I have certainly learned a lot and know the work we have completed is going to help me move my business idea into being a reality. I am also very grateful for the guidance I received during my coaching sessions at a very challenging time in my career, the tools and strategies gave me the confidence to make empowered and impactful decisions which have resulted in a better career opportunity and an overall happier me. Nicola


A great group of five participants from Enatel attended the PRESENT seminar which enabled each participant to present their presentation and receive feedback from Debs and their peers. This is what they had to say: Excellent seminar, learned a great deal, thank you! Great help with practical tips Able to reduce gap fillers Great to practice presenting with constructive feedback Found out how best to give better eye contact Interesting and helpful Gained confidence in presenting to an audience Learned how to better interact with the audience to increase engagement Gained useful insights in my presenting ability Learned how to be more animated It was absolutely great receiving feedback from everyone The ‘live’ coaching was great The value of pace and pauses when presenting and the benefits of slowing down my speech and feeling confident to do this Learning how to project my voice – I’m soft spoken Great concise

Koller & Hassall Accountants

Participants in the Developing Your Business Purpose Seminar Really enjoyed burrowing down on the WHY we do what we do The key thing I learned was how the Vision, Purpose, Mission and Core Values are created Understand why we do what we do Great to develop clarity of our business purpose Have a better understanding for the reason of our existence as a business Great presentation and seminar which made what can be a painful process enjoyable Excellent seminar - helpful in developing our business purpose

Mark and Jayne Fall – Swift Mobile Locksmith

Overall assessment of the programme - insightful. Key Takeaways were CEO meetings, future plans, advertising plans, the way that we communicate with clients to name but a few! The most useful strategy – the creation of a pool of resources we have created e.g. advertising plan. The creative drawings were very useful to help us understand the full picture. Debs is a very good communicator; the programme was good timing. The programme made a difference to use personally i.e. helped us work better together The programme enabled us to give direction to our business Something in the programme for every business Mark and Jayne Fall Swift Mobile Locksmith

Margot Korhonen – Spruce Design & Marketing

Felt the business coaching & mentoring programme was excellent, very worthwhile. Key takeaways were time management, mindset, organisation skills, strategic thinking, productivity, planning Most interesting and useful strategies were time management because I truly didn’t think I could do any more with the time I had available to me What I like most was that Debs is so friendly, understanding, flexible and approachable. The programme made a difference to my personal and professional role in every way! 😊 Money, time, energy, positivity, productivity, outlook, passion and love! I would recommend the programme to everybody! I loved it! Working with Debs is wonderful! She’s engaging and open-hearted. She took the time to really understand my business and my restrictions (as a single mum). I now feel so confident and happy with not only work but my whole life! I highly recommend Debs to anyone in business or at a crossroads in

Zoe Barry – The Very Green Gardener

Debs has greatly improved my business in all areas- from managing staff, to interacting with clients; streamlining processes and deciding which aspects of the business require attention and which should be dropped entirely! I found her very supportive and easygoing when it came to what worked for me and my business. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.

Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution – Ironbridge

Debs is a great facilitator, everyone was engaged and learned a lot Debs is a great personable speaker with lots of experience, stories to illustrate points The seminar helped me to better understand communications and the role they play in conflicts Informative and engaging and fun! Informative, fun, engaging and great learning opportunity! My biggest takeaway was the ‘toolkit’ of strategies and practices for resolving conflict Very interesting and reinforced and validated current strategies as well as learning new strategies I learned about communication and how to deal with conflict; loved discussing it as a group; felt great to learn some new things I would recommend the seminar to anyone – it taught me that conflict is life and attending the seminar will give anyone the opportunity to learn new skills to deal with conflict I learned the benefits of giving apologies and whilst hard necessary in many cases to

Business Coaching & Mentoring – Melissa Gardiner

The business coaching and mentoring I received was really helpful in learning to look at my business in an effective way, that is, stepping back and seeing the business and my direction forward from a larger perspective. The biggest thing I got from the sessions was chargeable and non-chargeable hours; determining best service; obtaining ‘real’ figures; projection and planning; budgeting; setting goals and time management as well as the creative exercises which helped me ‘see’ how my business might or could look in the future. The creative exercises also helped me to determine direction and ability to create goals and plan figures, so visually I could see how the plan may or may not work. If someone is feeling a bit lost in their business or not sure what they’re up to, I’d definitely recommend Debs at Success Factor, as it was so helpful in gaining clarity and a larger

MainPower New Zealand Ltd – Speech Coaching Group – May 2018

Debs was supportive and encouraging and kept everything real. I appreciated her honesty and constructive feedback Debs is very passionate and comes across very well. Really enjoyed the programme I improved my self-awareness of use of fillers when speaking I can now focus on keeping communication simple and not get carried away with all the details I learned how to do delivery presentations more effectively I will use the tools I have learnt to improve communication at meetings and delivery presentations Mind mapping tool enabled me to better structure my speeches as well as reducing the need to use lots of notes It has given me more confidence to be able to talk in front of people I learnt people often don’t see your nerves; and having the confidence to talk in front of people I learnt how to be able to say the right things with passion confidence and

Developing Your Business Purpose Seminar – Grant Catchpole

Debs is a great communicator and makes you think about where your business is and where you want it to be then how to get there. Very professional and I thoroughly recommend going to one of her seminars