In their own words, feedback from clients I have coached or mentored.
As a mentee, my work experience was very enlightening, I believe that your knowledge can really educate and inspire many people who need mentoring and… As a mentee, my work experience was very enlightening, I believe that your knowledge can really educate and inspire many people who need mentoring and coaching.
In my opinion, your delivery was very good which made me think about a lot of things, your delivery also was very comforting, I liked how you talked about personal experiences you have had in your lifetime, this makes people open up and feel comfortable talking. As well as this, your listening was also great, this shows that you really have an interest in what the person is saying.
Your charisma is great too you have a unique way of showing people how to improve.
I’m very glad we spent that time together yesterday I learnt a lot from you in the short time we had which is great. I hope to see you in the future.
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Working as an Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President, who was a Singaporean, I desperately needed to improve my English-speaking ability in a short period.… Working as an Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President, who was a Singaporean, I desperately needed to improve my English-speaking ability in a short period. I felt pressured and depressed with work and personal life. I did not know what to do. I live in China, and there are no English – speaking people around me.
I was introduced to David by my work colleague, and I got in touch with him. He began to coach me via We Chat on video. Speaking with him in English, my language began to improve. His methods of mentoring and coaching inspired me. David was very encouraging and made things so easy. This boosted my confidence. I felt I was beginning to make progress fast and felt good about myself. I felt a sense of achievement in work and the self-confidence.
I passed my English course BEC with high marks which thrilled me. My confidence increased and began to balance work and personal life effectively. I took on hobbies like a watercolour painting. I started painting beautiful pictures, learning to cook a new dish every month.
What I liked most about David is that he is a very positive person. He dedicated his hours both mentoring and coaching me regardless of the seven-hour time difference between China and the UK.
David is a gentleman who is willing to listen to your ideas and share his experience with you. I would happily recommend him to my friends in my organization. I have learnt a lot since I got to know him. I feel I am progressing well both in personal and work life. David, thank you that you came to visit me in China. I appreciated that.
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“Very powerful today… thanks for your time with me”
“David has been an excellent mentor to me. He has influenced me greatly with his positive attitude towards life. He has helped me in building… “David has been an excellent mentor to me. He has influenced me greatly with his positive attitude towards life. He has helped me in building my confidence. Despite the critiques, I feel I can progress further in achieving my career as a Hedge Fund Manager.
David helped me with the SWOT analysis, and I began to focus on my strengths, utilising them effectively and working on developing on my weakness by seeking support from others.
Last but not least, I agree with him that there are three most essential things in life: Health, Wealth and Relationship. We should learn how to keep them balanced to have a happy and content life.
I have also learnt so much from the mentoring sessions. I just want to express my sincere gratitude to David. I appreciated him visiting me in China. God bless you.”
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“David, I felt that the first coaching session was very helpful and we haven’t even started properly yet! Very informative and very inspiring. It made… “David, I felt that the first coaching session was very helpful and we haven’t even started properly yet! Very informative and very inspiring. It made me feel like I can achieve some of the things that I had only dreamed of before. Thank you!
Our second session was excellent and it showed me ways of building up new beneficial habits for completing my apprenticeship at Birmingham City Council.
Finally, we finished our six coaching sessions. I can summarise that on the scale of 1 – 10 when I started, I was between 2 & 3. Now I feel I have reached 8.
I feel you are a very positive and inspiring person and I would certainly recommend you to my friends an awesome coach”.
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“David, I really appreciated the discovery coaching session this evening. Helping me to see clearly the reality I am in now, and also, to help me to work out… “David, I really appreciated the discovery coaching session this evening. Helping me to see clearly the reality I am in now, and also, to help me to work out all the actions that I must do in order for me to get results and earn money.
You listened to the story about myself and about my family: Who I am? And Who are They? Where I come from? What I have been doing in the past? Where did I live, and also, what happened to me and to part of my family in Italy too? And finally, you have listened and understood how, and why, we got in that situation where we are all now.
I felt that you understood the Who, When, Where, What, and Why I am in this situation, and what has brought me here where I am now.
Also, it was very clear the way you have pointed out all the questions related to my situation I am in, and what: I can do? What I shall do? What I am going to do? When I will start to do it? For along I am going to do it per day? You asked me very thought-provoking questions and it gave a ‘food for thought”
Overall, I felt the discovery session was very beneficial to me. I feel that it gave me tools and knowledge to advance my career and so I can also achieve my dreams. Thank you so much!”
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“Before I knew David and started my coaching sessions with him, I lacked self-confidence; could easily be affected by people or things happened around; my… “Before I knew David and started my coaching sessions with him, I lacked self-confidence; could easily be affected by people or things happened around; my mood was like the UK weather, any little thing would change my mood. Also, at work, I always focussed on myself. I felt that my manager and boss always wanted us to do more or even do things that were unnecessarily needed. I felt managers and bosses were sometimes not very clever.
I worked hard, wanted to earn more money, compare and compete with friends. No matter how much I was trying hard to better myself but did not feel satisfied or content.
When I began coaching sessions with David, my attitude and focus towards my life and my world is transformed. I focus more on what I can learn through doing my daily tasks and how it can help me to develop. I understand and appreciate my managers and boss and their efforts they put into their work.
With David’s positive attitude I began to feel motivated. He is a very positive person, confident, self- motivated, energetic, kind, generous, sensitive, caring.
I would definitely recommend David as a very good coach and mentor. Because of David’s coaching, I became a happy person. I also want others to experience this and live a better life”.
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“The challenges that I faced were lack of confidence, difficulty in communicating with my clients and sourcing human resources. I was struggling to hold the… “The challenges that I faced were lack of confidence, difficulty in communicating with my clients and sourcing human resources. I was struggling to hold the Chinese cultural event, which was very important for my post-graduation qualification at Birmingham City University (BCU).
After my coaching and mentoring sessions with David, I felt encouraged, and with clarity, I knew what I needed to do, which helped me in organising the Chinese Cultural Event. The event was a success, and I qualified with a Master degree in The Event Management, scoring 68%.
I have known you for three years, during these years. I felt you are a warm-hearted person who devotes in helping others. You manage time efficiently, and that has influenced me a lot.
Of course, I would happily recommend you as an excellent coach and mentor. The reasons: because since I met you, you have encouraged me a lot and taught me how to balance work and home life. You helped me in developing a positive attitude. I think this is what most people want to achieve”. You also came to visit me in China. Thank you so much”.
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