Love your book Madeleine THANK YOU!
I feel I can pick it up, open up to any page and learn or be reminded of strategies for improved relationships and ultimately a better world xxxxx
Resource teacher for Learning and Development
– Sally B.
“The Too Much workshops have been so useful. With ease I was able to improve my own parenting with the new insights into nurturing and resilience. I have steadily made successful steps towards greater harmony in our house. I share this knowledge with work colleagues and friends.” 2017
“Madeleine’s workshops are very interactive and informative. She is very collaborative and flexible by allowing “real life” examples to play out which meant you could easily apply the information to your own context…I enjoyed learning some new language to help my children when they are dealing with their own anxiety. I feel I’m better equipped to help them thanks to Madeleine’s workshop.” June 2018
“It works!!! Sharing this text from my young adult son when his request for cash was declined – ‘Okay thanks anyway dad I’m responsible for my achievements AND my mistakes thanks for not bailing me out I’ll find a way through xx love ya’ – proud dad moment, cheers.” – Sept 2018
“The residential workshop functioned to stimulate me to consider my awareness of these components on micro and macro levels. The clear structure and boundaries you set. The boundedness of the home-like environment. The freedom to choose within boundaries, effectively. The information and tools you shared with us from HMITM – and the opportunities to present and teach and share, both within this framework and from our own experience.”
Thank you so much for agreeing to supervise me (pro bono) all those years ago.
In this season of my life you have not only planted seeds of hope, self-belief, courage and clarity of purpose but you have also watered them with resources, opportunities, warmth, generosity and space to grow.
Thank you for believing in me as a Social Worker to be able to grow to the point where I am now in the privileged position of supporting others in their journeys.
“Thank you again for the insightful and informative workshop you facilitated on Wednesday, 16 December in Wellington. You have given me the strategy, tools and tips on how to manage investigations, disciplinaries and mediations in a different approach/manner i.e. 3 Key skills of asking questions and being assertive without hurting one’s feelings. Thank you!”
Difficult Conversations Workshop December 2020
Tena Koe Madeleine,
Thank you for the wonderful session yesterday. Your facilitation was so empowering.
I loved the techniques that you shared. I found them very valuable and am definitely going to use them.
Employee Relations Advisor
Difficult Conversations Workshop December 2020
Managing Director, Stratos Limited
“I have worked with Madeleine for nearly a year now and she continues to provide me with an outside perspective enabling me to be considerably more effective in my role as Chief Executive. In particular her honest and constructive feedback with respect to how I deliver messages to staff and external stakeholders helps me to communicate in a way that respects others points of view, while at the same time not compromising my own messages. Also particularly helpful is the assistance Madeleine gives with respect to making decisions. Her supervision has enabled me to understand the complexity of decision making in the context of my own organisation and to clarify the process. The outcome for me has been a better understanding of the reasons for particular decisions and therefore greater confidence in my decision making. I have also benefited greatly from recommended resources and suggested contacts provided by Madeleine”. Sept 2013
The majority of feedback of the training that Madeleine has delivered to our members has been excellent. They are particularly grateful for the practical tools they can take away and use immediately in their work place.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Madeleine as a trainer/facilitator.”
Manager Member Services
Local NGO organisation
Thank you Madeleine for the recent workshop you facilitated for the Open Polytechnic Customer Services team. It was really interactive, thought provoking, engaging and fun. We all enjoyed it.
Team Leader, Student Journey Centre, November 2020
“Hi Madeleine, I can’t thank you enough for a great learning day yesterday. I felt completely safe and able to try things out and reflect on what I saw/heard and build some confidence to take that out into my ‘real’ world”
Participant at Facilitation Skills Workshop, July 2021
Janine Wallace, a participant at the ‘Raising Resilient Children Retreat’ talking with Madeleine about her work.
‘The course provided a respectful, safe place to be authentic and vulnerable and that gave me the impetus to be curious and open to new, or challenging ideas, resulting in an opportunity for change. I appreciated every person who was a participant in the retreat, as they contributed effective insights and opinions. It was valuable input, indeed. At the end of the retreat it was suggested that we implement a daily action, to keep us effectively connected with what we had learned. Every morning I start the day with a reflexion on being authentic, instead of falling back into dysfunctional behaviour, when a stressful situation occurs. It has been a valuable tool. I appreciate, so much, being a participant in this retreat’. Carolyn Maroulis
Raising Resilient Children 2021
Madeleine has an excellent teaching style and a sound grasp of everyday negotiating. This is an essential 101 for professionals;
clear, concise, well structured
Fantastic and fun course! Madeleine was really encouraging and knew when to step in and assist, and when to let us figure it out ourselves. Some really useful learnings to apply to work and life!
Great presenter which really helps to explain concepts.
I found the course very insightful & the tools will certainly provide me with a path forward on all negotiations – both personal & professional.
Participants at Negotiation Skills Workshop 2021