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Here’s what people say about FP Training and our design and delivery of bespoke Leadership development programmes.

When asked why new clients decided to use FP Training for the first time and why they come back time and again it’s because we listen, we understand their goals and objectives and design development programmes to meet their needs.

FP Training delivered the ILM Level 3 Cert in Leadership & Management for DFRS. We had the opportunity to meet with Fiona on several occasions to explain the organisational aims of the programme and as such able to build a suitable programme together.
FP Training were very responsive, lots of discussions, lots of two-way feedback meaning the programme could continually adapt to changing needs.
Delegate feedback included; thought provoking, positive, informative, hard and engaging.
FP Training took a collaborative approach working closing with Organisational Development to ensure delivery matched the needs of the Service.

- Lindsey Payne, Training Manager, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service

I met Fiona at a Marketing Derby event, late in 2018. Whilst chatting about a new business I had taken over and the vision I had, Fiona asked if she could help by providing support from FP Training. When I met with Fiona to discuss my needs I instantly knew that she was bought into my vision and had the experience I needed to support the growth of my senior leadership team.
Fiona sat with me to discuss the vision I had for the business alongside the needs and development the senior leadership team needed, she then set about providing a bespoke development session for the team. Fiona just got it and understood exactly what I needed and what the outcome of the investment in people needed to be.
A challenging and highly motivational day was delivered with the team feeling ready to tackle the new expectations I had set as the business leader, since then the team have gone from strength to strength and are delivering the ambition and growth needed.
I would highly recommend Fiona and FP Training and would definitely return and use the services again in the future.

- Matt Hutchings, Managing Director, Derby Conference Centre

SPS has been working with Fiona Porter and FPT as a training provider for over 15 years.
Fiona understands our core needs and has become a key partner in delivering tailored training solutions across our organisation.
In the last 12 months we have embarked on specific role based training for our line management team and Fiona has played a fundamental part in shaping and delivering this to over 100 employees. Her ability to deliver customer service, knowledge based and expert solutions has made a huge difference to so many of our employees and feedback from training is always positive. I would fully recommend Fiona and FP Training to any employer.
Our employees are core to our success and the investment in training is helping to create talent and develop leaders of the future.

- Stacey Walker, Academy Manager, Swiss Post Solutions

I gained a lot from the course in that I got to meet other colleagues and make great contacts. It was also great we got to work together as teams and see how we would solve problems we all deal with on a regular basics.
It has given me a chance to work on my PDP and work on any areas like trusting staff, delegating, stepping back before I jump straight into decision making. I can now talk to my Manager on my own progression.
I feel now I can look more closely at my staff and their weaknesses and strengths and look into more one on one’s with them and what they need from me as their manager. This can start from the appraisals in June and we can put in scheduled dates for one on one’s.
Again thanks so much for all the hard work and effort you put into the three days it was well worth it.

- Ann Brehony, Supervisor Swiss Post Solutions

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity of undertaking training on an ILM Level 3 course that was taught by Fiona. This course lasted for 2 years and I found it extremely beneficial and worthwhile, mainly because Fiona has an excellent ability of understanding how training fits in your own job role. Fiona is extremely supportive and enables learning in a relaxed style yet she manages to provide a wealth of knowledge in each session. She provides a fantastic learning experience and I would highly recommend Fiona to anybody considering coaching services.

- Debbie Hulmes, Project Manager at Swiss Post Solutions

I had a training course with Fiona Porter in Dubai in 2016 entitled (Essentials of Leadership), she made our training course, such an interesting and practical one. Fiona demonstrated great presentation skills and deep knowledge on this subject, I can’t thank her enough. I recommend her with confidence for any training or consultation on the Leadership or related fields.

- Abdullah Almintashry, Pharma & Biotech. Director at Industrial Clusters

We used Fiona to help us develop our Management team. Our team were initially unreceptive to the idea of management training so Fiona had her work cut out with a negative audience. At the end of the first session Fiona already had buy in from the delegates and our own feedback was very positive.
I would not hesitate to recommend Fiona and her service the results have been excellent and on-going.

- Lee Piercy, Advisor at Paul Geddes Wealth Management a Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

Since we partnered together over a year ago I have found Fiona to be extremely supportive, highly flexible as we have had to change many interventions at short notice. Fiona you have been an utter professional and embraced our complex organisation and delivered everything we have asked of you at a very high standard.

I would most certainly recommend Fiona to any organisations. Your approach to relationship building comes across as very genuine and you were always truly interested in understanding my business needs and offering solutions which added value to our employees.

- Lisa Martin, Training and Development Manager East Midlands Trains

Fiona’s coaching provided an excellent basis from which I have taken some fundamental steps in my personal development. I have radically changed some of my perceptions and outlook, a process that I may not necessarily have undertaken at the rate Fiona delivered. I do not give recommendations lightly, however I fully endorse Fiona to those considering coaching services.

- Alex Breene, Alex Breene

Fiona, is an excellent trainer, I have attended several days of courses with her and each time, I take on board the information and come away feeling like I have learnt something new, I have attended other courses in the past and have felt both underwhelmed with the course content or overwhelmed where the trainer has crammed too much into one day. Fiona has an excellent balance, of interaction, learning, and role-play that truly inspires you to learn.

- Paul Collins, Data Processor at All Sorts UK Ltd

I hired Fiona whilst working at Kaplan. Fiona delivered a series of ILM Management workshops at levels 3 and 5. The feedback from the students was always extremely positive and they all commented on how effective the learning had been. I was always really impressed with Fiona’s delivery style, how she used a wide range of methods that led to all the students passing the course. I happily recommend Fiona for high level management courses.

- Sonia Douras, Key Account Manager at Kays Medical Ltd

Fiona has worked with us in the design of materials, approaches and content for some of our programmes in Qatar. She is incredibly knowledgeable, easy to work with and above all is creative. She builds relationships based on trust and mutual support and is extremely professional in her approach to all that she does.

- John McGuire FInst LM, General Manager at Broadlands LLC

I worked with Fiona for over a year on a management development training programme to up- skill 20 area managers in a variety of sales, customer service and team management skills. She delivered an innovative, challenging and relevant programme which has inspired a number of the managers to greater ambition and performance. Several are now regional directors.

- Rob McDougall, Skill Force

I have been impressed with the tailored service, dedication and pro-activeness that Fiona Porter provides and the feedback from our site managers has been excellent. It warms me to know that we have a training provider who understands our needs and has the flexibility and dedication to tailor a solution to meet these needs. We look on FP Training as a key partner in assisting our ambitious growth plans and helping to maintain the concept that our people are central to the success of our business.

- Richard Scott MSc. , HR & L&D Manager

Having completed the Prince’s Trust enterprise programme, Fiona was allocated as my mentor, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. I am a freelance artist, without any background in business and Fiona helped me to create strategies to turn it into a business. As well as providing expertise, she helped me think creatively around problems and empowered me to make it into something that I can make work as a business in the long term.

- Helen Saunders, Retoucher at INK


If you’d like a free consultation about how we can help you with your leadership development needs, please contact us on: 01332 527144.

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