Olwyn has made a tremendous difference to my leadership journey
Dan Ramsay, Multi-brand Marketing DirectorBT/EE
Olwyn has made a tremendous difference to my leadership journey. She had completely sussed what made me tick within about 20 mins of meeting me and we built a strong rapport immediately. As I presented her with some of the challenges that I am working on, she helped me re-frame many of them as well as consider a lot of angles I hadn’t thought about. With a quiet assurance, she was able to directly challenge where needed, as well as encourage and support. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for everything she has done for me.
Your support has been invaluable over the past few years encouraging me to take a much more considered approach when dealing with peers and other executives across Dell. The stakeholder exercises helped me prioritize and build my network. The work you did on gathering valuable feedback from my team helped me stay on track. You were always there as a sounding board, always offering balanced advice, some of which I did not really want to hear but made complete sense afterwards. Your experience in and outside of Dell has been invaluable. As a result of our time together I became a far more balanced leader, which has served me well, thank you!
I became a far more balanced leader
Michael Collins, President and General Manager, Global Consumer and Small BusinessDell Technologies
She is an expert when it comes to the principles of leadership
Steve Luczkiw, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & MarketingPanduit
Olwyn became my executive coach when I was promoted to SVP Corporate Sales & Marketing at Panduit. I was a newly appointed member of the Executive Leadership team reporting into the CEO. Olwyn was instrumental in supporting the development of my team and organization. She helped me to become a very effective leader. The end result was a highly performing team that made significant impact to the overall business results. The CEO was amazed in my transformation and that is down to Olwyn. She has a very clever insight into determining your development needs and assisting you to improve them. She is extremely professional and has great experience of working with many senior executives and she is an expert when it comes to the principles of leadership. The time I spent with Olwyn was incredibly valuable and at the same time very enjoyable. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Olwyn, I have been promoted to Executive Director last month. And I really want to thank you for the tremendous support you gave to me during our coaching sessions. From there, I think I initiated deep IDP work, focusing on my professional style, skills and my leadership abilities. The work is not finished yet as this is an ongoing process, but again, I do recognize the strong value you bring to me. Thank you.
I do recognize the strong value you bring to me
Jean-Guillaume Pons, Executive DirectorDell Technologies
You leave the team in a much stronger state than when you joined us...
Andy Lawrence, Head of Production ServicesMaersk
Having you participate in the Team has really been very valuable. Having an impartial referee who has the right level of “presence” and gravitas calling out where things are working well as well as challenging us has enabled us to take our weaknesses onboard rather than skipping over the issues and not addressing it. Thank you for your tenacity and sticking to the challenging task in hand – you leave the team in a much stronger state than when you joined us – Thank You !!
Olwyn is a super listener, and is a very experienced business leader. Combining her past leadership experiences alongside the leadership coaching models/tools she deploys really helps to ensure that her coaching advice is rock solid and very practical. She always provides very clear guidance and perspectives (when asked) when dealing with various leadership scenarios/challenge
...her coaching advice is rock solid and very practical.
James O’Connor, Managing DirectorMicrosoft
I grew so much under her guidance, more so in confidence in my own abilities than ever before
Lynne Leatherbarrow, Head Of Claims OperationsHSBC
I was fortunate enough to select Olwyn from a pool of coaches used by HSBC to coach senior and executive managers. She is very personable and professional, having a very clever insight into establishing your development needs and helping you to improve them. I can honestly say that Olwyn’s coaching helped to provide me with insight regarding my behavioural patterns and natural tendencies. I grew so much under her guidance, more so in confidence in my own abilities than ever before. This was key in helping me to become a competent and effective senior manager. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
What really worked well with Olwyn was the team building planning; the Feedback process model; the First 90 days planning for their new teams; Olwyn is a good sounding board for real-time team management planning; Building high performance teams; Personal coaching on management style and career development.
What really worked well with Olwyn was the team building planning
Scott Dodds, Chief Marketing OfficerMicrosoft UK
Olwyn has helped me enhance my leadership style
Stephane Huet, Senior Vice President and General Manager FranceDell Technologies
My time with Olwyn has helped me enhance my leadership style with my Direct reports – team meetings have become much more inclusive and engagement has increased significantly.
The coaching with Olwyn provides an external perspective in addition to those from my work colleagues. It provides a ‘safe’ environment to discuss current issues and evaluate courses of action to move forward. The coaching has given me more confidence to move forward with tough conversations and business decisions. It has helped me to plan communications with subordinates, peers and superiors to get the best from each of these interactions.
...given me more confidence to move forward with tough conversations and business decisions
Rob Morton, Vice President Europe & Middle EastNational Instruments