Jan West - Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

We have now completed all the scheduled Turning Point programmes for Te Runanga representatives and staff. I am very pleased to advise that the response from those fortunate enough to participate has been overwhelming in praise of every aspect - the content, the delivery, structure, and in particular the facilitation of the programme.

There were so many personality "types", ages, backgrounds and expertise within the groups it was certainly a challenge to you as facilitator. You managed to recognise those factors and meet everyone's needs in a sensitive and supportive way.

Turning Point was the first personal development programme to be made available to Ngai Tahu, following the settlement of the 150 year tribal claim against the Crown, so it was particularly important to us both organisationally and tribally. I can only say that the observable differences in people's attitudes and actions is exciting and rewarding. People are happier in the workplace, they treat one another with more respect, there is stronger camaraderie, and more lateral thinking.

Other Testimonials

  • Lesley Laing - Otago Regional Council

    If you need strong and effective facilitation skills and a personality that brings people on-side, I highly recommend Anna

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  • Barry Hanson - Department of Conservation

    Managers are much more inclined to self-lead and deal with their own problems, particularly in a strategic way, not just a task-level approach.

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  • Judith Stevich - Contact Energy

    My Team Leaders are doing a lot of things that they've been holding back from.

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  • Quenton Johnston - OceanaGold

    Turning Point – the foundation to a better business at OceanaGold Macraes Processing

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  • Bernie Hawke - Dunedin Public Libraries

    Thank you for all your support and invaluable assistance provided through the Turning Point Programme...

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  • Libby Angelo-Laloli - Dunedin City Council

    I hadn't really put too much thought into the content of the Turning Point course beforehand, as my biggest concern was actually just attending.

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  • Phil Ker - Otago Polytechnic

    Their feedback was enthusiastically positive, so we resolved to put all of our senior and middle managers through the programme.

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  • Barbara Laurenson - IRD

    Turning Point sets in train long term behaviour and attitudinal changes.

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  • Dr Muhammad Alabbassi, Bahrain

    Most of all though, for the first time I was not a "passive" watcher, but rather personally involved in the experience.

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  • Chris Meyer - Mainfreight

    The value of the course will continue to flow into our workdays and our home lives for a long time to come, particularly as the information gains a more conscious awareness through reflection and understanding.

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  • Fabienne Lecomte

    From the very outset of the course, I felt it offered something for me.

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  • Sue Chappell - Telecom NZ

    Professionally we now have a much closer team and have already spent time working on what our Team Values are - very different to what we had in the past.

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  • Jan Charles - Telecom NZ

    Lately I have quoted Turning Point to a few people and it took me back and I had to bring my book out and have a read of some chapters.

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  • Dion O'Donnell - Plunket

    The course has resulted in immediate changes in staff attitudes, beliefs and helped improve motivation and give staff a sense of control of their own lives...

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  • Phil Keene - Land Information NZ

    A great many of the staff have commented to me on the real benefits they received from participation in your programme.

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  • Jan West - Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

    I am very pleased to advise that the response from those fortunate enough to participate has been overwhelming in praise of every aspect...

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  • Baden Ewart - Pegasus Health

    Richard is a skilled facilitator whose insights, observations and challenges, contributed to our personal and team learning and growth.

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  • Alan MacDonald - BNZ

    I found the content of Turning Point to be very thought provoking and it was good to have the chance to spend three days engaged in some "healthy introspection".

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  • B W Ferguson - LWR Industries

    The course left me with a huge feeling of elation - that I had the power to address the changes which I wished to accomplish in my life.

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