Liza Greaves, Director at PublicPR says:
" I have known Marcus for over 30 years. As an active member of our national group he was always prepared to provide help, guidance and support to colleagues across the country. As a coach and mentor he was instrumental in helping them arrive at solutions and conclusions on a wide variety of topics and issues. "
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Kam from Gloucestershire says:
" I worked for another public sector body for nine years in a similar role to Marcus. We often worked together and dealt with some pretty high-profile issues and high-pressure situations. On quite a few occasions I turned to him for guidance and over this period I also got to know him very well. He really does have a wealth of experience and knows how to understand and deal with complex issues, both work-related and personal. "
Will from Stafford says:
" Marcus helped me grow and develop in my professional career. He was a patient and enthusiastic coach and mentor who helped me analyse situations which led to fantastic outcomes. As a result of his help I achieved promotion in my career. "
Sue from Birmingham says:
" Marcus helped me to identify what was important in my life and gave me suggestions for a variety of tips, tools and techniques to enable me to reach an important decision about my future. He was very supportive, let me vent my frustrations at him and helped me to take control of my life. His support made a significant difference to how I feel about my decision and the tools he gave me will help me to make future ones. "
Jonathan from the USA says:
" I found my coaching session with Marcus made me look at my goals in a different way than I’d thought of them before. He asked me thought-provoking questions of the type I’d never been previously asked, resulting in insights I’ve found very useful thereafter. "
Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc.
Author, Keeping the Wolves at Bay & Manager's Guide to Crisis Management
"Marcus’s extensive experience and foresight gives him unrivalled ability in instilling motivation and positivity to all he meets. He has a comforting manner and approach, retaining rationale of thought and promoting positivity. He has shown himself to be a most enthusiastic coach and mentor ."
" Margaret is a unique person who cares and senses when someone is in trouble . I have worked with her for more than 15 years and I have seen the difference she has made to many people including myself.
After more than two decades of giving herself to her job in the NHS she has decided to give herself to her dream. I have no doubt she will succeed. She has a gift for counselling. She identifies the issues and guides the person to the solution.
She knows when to speak and when to listen. With the experience of a full personal and working life she has the base to help you with whatever your issue is.
Good luck Margaret !"
Michael Hurley says:
"I have known Margaret for several years both in her professional capacity as a Practice Manager and as a friend.
Her previous experience as a counsellor with St David’s Foundation was evident in the sensitive and caring manner she exhibited with patients at the surgery going beyond the call of duty to soothe the difficulties and ease the worry and concern of those with family illnesses, anxieties and stress. Her gentle and caring approach was deeply appreciated by all and helped so many in their sadness and sorrow.
I personally experienced Margaret’s great kindness and thoughtfulness during my late wife’s illness. Her support helped me to cope with the strain and sadness of caring for Rose.
This help and support was given with great generosity, care and genuine empathy.
I can think of no better person to help you in a time of need."
A former colleague says:
"I have known Margaret for more than 25 years. She has been a loyal and committed colleague.
Her communication skills are excellent. She is a good listener. She is non-judgemental.
She is calm and kind. She always received positive feedback from patients. I hold
Margaret in the highest regard and wish her well.”
"Margaret has proven to be one of the most caring, intuitive and perceptive individuals I have known for more than two dozen years.
She anticipates your thoughts before you have even voiced them. She is incisive, reflective, supportive and constructive. Her experience has given her exposure and understanding to a wide variety of individuals and minds, yet remaining ever mindful of your needs, goals and capabilities.
I have every faith in her new venture and remain confident she will excel in providing the most personal and professional outcome to all who are fortunate enough to encounter her."