Paul McGee - The SUMO Guy
"I have had the pleasure of using Catriona’s services for several years. My SUMO brand is precious to me and I am fortunate enough to be able to have entrusted Catriona to share the SUMO message with audiences throughout the UK. She is a brilliant ambassador of my brand, and two words sum her up: passionate and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other organisations that are seeking to develop their people."
Executive Director Local Authority
"Catriona is an exceptionally talented OD professional who is able to facilitate and support complex and demanding change programmes in an inclusive and engaging manner. Having worked with Catriona to deliver a cultural change programme across a large, diverse and multi-disciplinary environment to positive effect, I have first-hand knowledge of the inventive and imaginative ways in which she is able to engage with staff groups at a variety of levels, encouraging them to reflect on their experiences and skills to develop positive plans and approaches for the future. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Catriona again to support fundamental change and development from an OD perspective and would recommend her to organisations looking to implement new and modern approaches to OD"
"Catriona's coaching has benefited me immensely. As someone who has played at a decent level, people might be surprised to learn of some of the fears and insecurities I have experienced. These sessions challenged my thinking, altering my thought processes which has improved my confidence, motivation and all-round performance. It has been a great experience working with Catriona, extremely rewarding. An experience i would highly recommend."
"On behalf of Woodbridge Trust I would like to extend our thanks to Catriona for yet another amazing day ! Once again you made us think and challenge our thinking on both a personal and professional basis, you taught us about true compassion, being our own best friend and how to gain a greater perspective on the world around us.
You never fail to deliver Catriona in that very unique way using your humour and powerful delivery to captivate your audience your legacy being that staff still quote you days, weeks and months on and still brings a smile to their faces.
I know we will work together in the future, staff already asking when you are coming back ! so in the simplest of words I want to say Thank You"
Chief Operating Officer
"We have recently completed an extensive training programme with Heroes and Stardust which was designed around our specific needs and requirements. The course included topics such as coaching, communication skills, behaviours and visioning. The programme has proved extremely successful with a shift in behaviour and performance already proving evident. Whilst the approach was high challenge the learning environment was both supportive and fun which has undoubtedly improved the outcomes."
"A truly sensational individual, Catriona is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met, professionally and personally. I had a pleasure to work with Catriona on a number of my projects and to have her as my coach. She is an excellent influencer with a sixth sense for recognising group dynamics and applying just the right approach to the situation. However, Catriona is also a very authentic leader, which always played a key role in bringing together the hearts and minds of people with whom she worked.”
"Working with Catriona was an absolute pleasure. I have worked with her on 2 separate occasions and on both her energy, enthusiasm and skills were some of the best I have seen. One occasion she helped to develop and deliver a large team event (for over 100 people) which received the best feedback we had ever had. The other she developed and undertook a team diagnostic and then the outputs from this were used to deliver a small team away day (about 20 people). Working with her always great fun, energizing but what matters more is on both occasions it made a difference about how we operated as a team when we went back to the day job."
"Catriona is a lively, engaging trainer who draws on experience in show biz as well as the scientific side of leadership development. She analyses individuals and teams with pithy challenge and hones in on key themes, which leads to a bespoke training package. The sessions build over a number of weeks and involve group sessions, theoretical learning and creative exercises, which unearth hidden talents in the team."
Deputy Finance Director NHS
Senior Director County Council
SUMO Client Private Sector
“Catriona was word perfect to the brief and captured the essence of the session we wanted. I would book her again without delay”
SUMO Client Third Sector
“I thought Catriona was amazing and really brought the content to life – we are all quoting her in the office now!”.
SUMO Client Public Sector
“We loved Catriona the best – can she speak at our conference every year?”