Feedback and Testimonials

The Business of People: Leadership for the Changing World

 

 

 

 

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.

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The Business of People: Leadership for changing the world

Parent Education

“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 

Raising Resilient Children

 
Parent Education

Group Skills Retreat 2018

In what ways was I stimulated to increase or improve my own ability to nurture, to structure, and to recognize and counter overindulgence?
  

“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.”

Group Skills Retreat 2020

Group Skills retreat

Negotiation Training

Madeleine

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.

Arohanui

Liz

December 2020

Professional Supervision

Coaching

 
 
“I found Madeleine’s coaching style incredibly helpful; it was highly practical, never intrusive and helped to clarify issues which previously felt murky. Best of all, she helped me to trust myself. “
 
– Corporate Coaching Client 2019
 
Coaching

Leadership Coaching

 

“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!”

Vilo Ole

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.

Nga mihi,
Prabha Raman
Employee Relations Advisor

Difficult Conversations Workshop December 2020

Services

 
Leadership Coaching

Facilitation and Conflict Resolution

 
 
 
“Madeleine has undertaken a variety of work for Stratos including supporting people after a critical incident, conflict resolution, and designing and conducting workshops to help participants cope with stress and build their resilience. She is very skilled at meeting the the needs of both individuals and groups, while at the same time helping them to adapt to change.”
 

Warwick Harvey
Managing Director, Stratos Limited

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Facilitation and conflict resolution

Professional Supervision

“Strange times indeed. Just wanted to thank you for your support over the last year. Your knowledge and experience has been amazing. I had never really liked supervision prior to undertaking it with you and always thought it was a bit pointless. However, you have definitely changed my mind in relation to the importance and usefulness of it. So thanks….” Supervisee leaving for health reasons. March 2020.
 
“I would like to thank you for opening my eyes to new stages of opportunity and strength. I will forever be grateful for your guidance and kindness. You have been an exemplary and visionary external supervisor. You are truly a great inspiration for me.” Feedback from a supervisee who has moved cities. October 2018.
 

“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

Professional Supervision

Professional Supervision

Training

 
“We have contracted Madeleine Taylor to facilitate workshops for our member organisations and staff for over 8 years now. Madeleine has always been very professional to work with and accommodating in tailoring the training to meet our requirements. Madeleine has excellent communication skills and understanding of how people learn. She works collaboratively with the training participants in devising the learning process and negotiating the outcomes. She has the ability to adapt her facilitation style on the spot to meet the needs of the workshop participants. Madeleine is very effective at managing training participants behaviour that could potentially have a negative impact on others learning.

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

Training

Facilitation

training

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.

Kind regards

Susi Cooper-Faye
Team Leader, Student Journey Centre

November 2020

Facilitation

Janine Wallace, a participant at the ‘Raising Resilient Children Retreat’ talking with Madeleine about her work.

Raising Resilient Children 2021