Testimonials

"Many thanks for such a great session. You certainly energised me and covered so much useful ground. Excellent stuff."
(Paul Beesley, Training and Resource Management, Nationwide Building Society
"Wow - I am so impressed - fantastic session - really interesting felt like I learnt lots."
(Lisa Brice, Director, choose2b)
- following a workshop on 'Accelerated Learning'

"...feedback is always excellent regarding Kathey's creative style of training and the enthusiasm she has for learning is contagious."
(Marina Clark, Learning and Development Manager, GlaxoSmithKline - a customer for Report Writing, Time Management and Self Development programmes since 1998)

"...Kathey's communication skills are at the forefront of her success, however, her dedication to doing an excellent job is also a great asset."
(Helen Bullock, Mansfield District Council following an assignment to work with their councillors on Personal Development Planning)

 

Current Testimonials

Knights of Old have worked with Kathey Bailey on the design and delivery of bespoke training for over two years, during this time Kathey has trained at all levels of our management team and has achieved consistently strong feedback from those who have taken part. Her unique training style has achieved positive results in our organisation and formed part of our training programme which helped us to win the Training Award at the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards. I would recommend Kathey to other organisations in need of creative and effective training.

Author: Nick Bithell - Knights of Old

DateAdded: 13/02/2014


I really enjoyed working with Kathey on the Writing Effective Incident Reports course. She encouraged me to be creative and take charge of the design of the course but at the same time sharing her considerable experience in answering my questions and offering alternatives. Her main strength is being friendly and supportive while maintaining an extremely focused and professional approach to the task in hand. She always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner and it was very reassuring to have her in the room when I ran the pilot course. I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to work with Kathey again in the future.

Author: Craig Lorenzi - Visa Europe

DateAdded: 05/02/2014


Kathey is a totally dedicated and professional trainer and coach. I employed her services when working in Philips, LVMH and Shell and she trained groups of staff in Time Management, tailoring her approach according to the needs of her audience. She also coached senior managers on a one to one basis, devising individually adapted programmes. Feedback on Kathey's work from those trained or coached by her was always very positive. More importantly, her training had noticeable and long lasting results! Kathey continuously develops her approach and adapts her time management techniques to the latest technologies available. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her to any client.

Author: Michelle Nevers - CMER Consulting Ltd

DateAdded: 20/01/2011


"As part of a Leadership Development programme which I had been facilitating, I had the priviledge to observe Kathey deliver a thought provoking 'Business Writing' module. As with all training, success should be measured in the subsequent application of what has been learned. Through the ongoing aforementioned programme, I have been able to witness first hand some excellent examples of what delegates have taken on board and implemented as a result of Kathey's session. I also know from talking to the managers on this programme how much they valued Kathey's knowledge and experience."

Author: Rob Hendy - Business and People Consultant

DateAdded: 17/01/2011


"Kathey has made learning a positive experience in Sue Ryder with her friendly and approachable manner. She takes away the fear factor and creates an environment where learning is fun and memorable. Subsequent courses run by her have had a good uptake as staff have recommended the events. Staff report that they have learned new skills and put them to good use."

Author: Sue Hope - Sue Ryder

DateAdded: 15/11/2010


Kathey's help in planning and preparing for the induction of newly elected councillors was invaluable. After the initial scoping sessions Kathey took the project away and delivered exactly what we needed. The Open Evening for Councillors that Kathey organised was a great success and the feedback from Councillors and officers has been very positive.

Author: Deborah Merry - Solihull Metropolitan Council

DateAdded: 18/06/2010


Katheys professional writing skills training courses for managers in the Housing and Constituencies Directorate were very well received. The feedback from all of the courses was of a very high standard with delegates finding the course both relevant and pragmatic. Delegates found Katheys approach and personal feedback on their own writing styles excellent and the tips she gave them have been extremely helpful in assisting with their own personal ongoing development in this area.

Author: Andrea Burns - Birmingham City Council

DateAdded: 29/05/2010


"I have attended a course on speed reading in the past and also done some reading around the topic, however the tools and tips used in your session have made such a difference and improved my focus and speed, particularly the one regarding covering the previous line. Thank you for assisting me to devour my pile of reading more effectively." (Heather Girling, Managing Director, Lifecraft)

Author: Heather Girling - Lifecraft

DateAdded: 04/10/2009


"Kathey's Time Management courses received very positive feedback from the delegates who attended and I know that the principles involved have been taken on-board by people and helped them work more effectively."

Author: Chris Harvey - Cherwell District Councl

DateAdded: 04/09/2009


'Thank you for an inspirational session - you certainly inspired and motivated me' (following a workshop on Accelerated Learning)

Author: Peter Beesley - Nationwide Building Society

DateAdded: 15/10/2008


'Feedback is always excellent about Kathey's creative style of training and the enthusiasm she has for learning is contagious.' (GSK have been a customer since 1998)

Author: Marina Clark - GlaxoSmithKline

DateAdded: 13/10/2008


'KBT have run a variety of highly successful training courses for us since 1993. The courses are always well organised, fun and informative. I am particularly impressed with the Accelerated Learning course. It has helped managers and other staff to work more effectively by improving reading speeds and providing tips on memory both in the workplace and whilst attending academic courses.'

Author: Val Cullen - Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

DateAdded: 13/10/2008


'Kathey was extremely focussed on ensuring that the work she was undertaking was done to a very high standard and she achieved this. Her communication skills are at the forefront of her success, however, her dedication to doing an excellent job is also a great asset.' (following an assignment to work with their councillors to design a Personal Development Plan, interview the councillors and produce an outline learning needs analysis)

Author: Helen Bullock - Mansfield District Council

DateAdded: 13/10/2008


Hi I can recommend Kathey as a trainer having met and indeed exceeded the requirements of the CLP accreditation process. The evidence provided for validation was well laid out and thorough. Her presentation on Speed Reading skills was informative and met the learner objectives that she set.

Author: Peter Mayes - TrainerBase

DateAdded: 13/10/2008


'Wow I am so impressed, fantastic session, really interesting, felt like I learnt lots' (following a session on 'Accelerated Learning')

Author: Lisa Brice - choose2b

DateAdded: 13/10/2008


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