"I have worked with Coverdale several times in my career and each time they have made a significant impact on the organisation and particularly its people. Most recently I used them to help transform the culture of one of our private equity owned businesses and prepare them for growth and ultimately, a sale. I am clear that the work with Coverdale helped us create value."
David Williams, Chair, Operating Partners, Duke Street
"Yet again, Coverdale proved to be the number one provider of quality project management programmes. They developed and delivered a customised programme that was very well received by the participants."
Helen Hardy, HR Director, Costa
"This is a team that really understands business, people and business people: not many actually understand all three. Our programme has rapidly cemented a new team of board members, quickly unlocking potential for the business and then developing it further."
Thomas G Martin, Joint MD, Arco Ltd
"The Coverdale experience is not task or role specific, it is a learning that contributes to the total business capability of the employee, and capable employees are ultimately what our long term business success is founded upon."
David Morton, Strategic Director, Menzies Distribution
"The work that Coverdale is doing with Outward Bound Trust is having a significant impact on our working culture. We are aiming to create an organisation that good people want to join and where they want to stay. The many layered aspects of our work with Coverdale is absolutely integral to this, as is the Coverdale ability to understand us and help us from within. Staff from every level within The Trust have given extremely positive feedback."
Nick Barrett, Chief Executive, The Outward Bound Trust
"Our experience of Coverdale's work has exceeded expectation; in complex circumstances their advice has added definable value which has benefited the business immediately and helped to deliver a new approach to business collaboration within the rural sector. Mike De Luca is exceptionally professional and delivers what he promises, when he's promised it. In short, he understands how business ticks, is a pleasure to work with and good company too."
William Fry, Managing Director, Rural Solutions Consulting
"It has been some thirty years since as a young graduate in Courtaulds I went on my first Coverdale training programme. Its impact on me has been long lasting. The impact of Coverdale training on my managers with whom I worked, on those managers for whom I funded Coverdale training, and on the performance of those teams of people has been quite remarkable. When I left industry after some twenty years to become an academic and to work with the MBA programme at Lancaster University I brought Coverdale with me to train the students - their impact has been immense - some things never change - the impact of Coverdale is one of those things."
Peter Lenney, Director of the M.Sc. in Advanced Marketing Management and Lecturer and Senior Fellow of the Foundation for Management Education, Lancaster University Management School
"My 1:1 coaching sessions clarified and focused my thinking. But more than that, I gained fresh perspectives and new ideas from a coach of broad managerial experience and good sense. He didn't just rearrange my understanding, he added to it."
Brian Nisbet, Director of Career Development and Employment Centre, University of Sussex.
"When I first came across the Coverdale experience, the impact it had on me was life changing - I never forgot it and have applied the principles and practices unceasingly."
John Bamsey, COO Middle East & Africa, IHG
"In an ever changing and competitive market place, we have no doubt that there is a correlation between business issues, team solutions and a structured approach. Coverdale has taught us and given us the ability to successfully manage this process."
Ian Cockhill, People Development Director, Inventive Leisure
"There is nothing better than operating as an in-house coach. The ongoing support from my Coverdale coach has served to increase my confidence and ensure that I maximise personal development opportunities through continuously challenging myself. I have found this journey to be exhilarating, extremely challenging and highly rewarding. Long may it continue."
Steve Walden, Learning and Development Programme Consultant, AMEC Group
"I would never have achieved all th results that I have over the past 18 months without 1:1 executive coaching support from Coverdale. The sessions have provided me with a creative framework against which to explore different options and avenues, validate my thinking and review experience."
Sheila Hoile, Director of Skills Strategy, CITB-Construction Skills
"Feedback from the participants that experience our Learning Events continues to be extremely positive. Typical comments from participants include 'the best event I've ever experienced', 'in 20 years of marketing I've never been so challenged and engaged in learning'
Jennie Morris, Vice President Human Resources, Stamford Supply, Diageo
"The development of our senior management team has been the strategic base on which we have built the company's growth. Coverdale provided the tools which people have used to reach personal and corporate goals."
David Lewis, Chief Executive, Kent Messenger Group
"They are helping us to harness people's energy and commitment and to work in an effective and collaborative way on the key issues that really deliver value and will ultimately make the difference."
Peter Lobban, Chief Executive, CIB-Construction Skills
"We have worked with a number of organisations in the past, but without doubt, Coverdale has helped us develop real skill in a coaching style of leadership which other providers couldn't match."
Antony Spencer, Managing Director, Shire Hotels
"Coverdale is much more than a training course. You learn on the job how to use the method and the tools - and it sticks! Today, years after having done the training with larger parts of my organisation, we still apply the approach. It has become part of the DNA of our organisation and the way we approach daily and larger tasks."
Daniel Stamm, Head of Global Sales, Biopharm Process Solutions, Merck Millipore