Testimonials

Testimonials 2017-09-04T09:41:55+00:00

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Anna Milad

I've been a participant on many training courses, and many of them, especially technical training courses can be really boring. Courses with Dana are anything but boring. She's vibrant, energetic and manages to bring even the most dull content to life. In April Dana taught the Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) Revision course held internally for employees of Deloitte. I was dreading the course and thought the time could be better spent on self-study. However, Dana managed to make the course one of the most engaging and interactive revision courses I have ever attended. Her energy was contagious and she was invested in our success. The session really helped me prepare for the exam which I ultimately successfully passed.

Senior Manager at Deloitte
5.0
2017-04-18T14:50:29+00:00
Senior Manager at Deloitte
I've been a participant on many training courses, and many of them, especially technical training courses can be really boring. Courses with Dana are anything but boring. She's vibrant, energetic and manages to bring even the most dull content to life. In April Dana taught the Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) Revision course held internally for employees of Deloitte. I was dreading the course and thought the time could be better spent on self-study. However, Dana managed to make the course one of the most engaging and interactive revision courses I have ever attended. Her energy was contagious and she was invested in our success. The session really helped me prepare for the exam which I ultimately successfully passed.

Sukhvinder Ubhi

Wow... what an experience. I had an amazing 2 days on the Emergn VFQ training which was led by Dana. Dana's ability and energy coupled with her knowledge was second to none. Probably the best trainer in the world!

Service Development Manager at Highways England

5.0
2017-04-18T14:54:17+00:00

Service Development Manager at Highways England

Wow... what an experience. I had an amazing 2 days on the Emergn VFQ training which was led by Dana. Dana's ability and energy coupled with her knowledge was second to none. Probably the best trainer in the world!

Naim Mohammed

With subject matter like software testing, it is very easy to get lost in the mundane but I was in awe at the way Dana breathed life into this otherwise humdrum topic. Dana is a go-getter. She believes that anyone is capable of perfection and makes it her goal to ensure that that person is given the support and training they need.
Dana's technical skill and ability to relate technical content in a manner suitable for the learner is truly a skill worth recognising. She uses storytelling in the classroom, relating her software testing experiences of developers who have fallen foul of her well-honed and meticulous eye for detail. She is definitely one of those people who will tell you what you need to know, demonstrate how you can use it and test you to make sure you have understood it all.

Head of Functional Testing at Worldpay

5.0
2017-04-18T14:56:55+00:00

Head of Functional Testing at Worldpay

With subject matter like software testing, it is very easy to get lost in the mundane but I was in awe at the way Dana breathed life into this otherwise humdrum topic. Dana is a go-getter. She believes that anyone is capable of perfection and makes it her goal to ensure that that person is given the support and training they need. Dana's technical skill and ability to relate technical content in a manner suitable for the learner is truly a skill worth recognising. She uses storytelling in the classroom, relating her software testing experiences of developers who have fallen foul of her well-honed and meticulous eye for detail. She is definitely one of those people who will tell you what you need to know, demonstrate how you can use it and test you to make sure you have understood it all.

Jacob Grantham

I cannot recommend Dana highly enough. Dana's enthusiasm and obvious expertise in the topic meant that the initial two days flew by. We managed to fit in a large amount of content, and the follow up sessions were instrumental in ensuring that this content was consolidated and expanded upon. Dana constantly challenged us to engage with the course and also to put into practice what we were studying, to prepare us for when the course ended. Professionally, the eight weeks were an extremely valuable in-depth introduction to agile, and personally Dana was a joy to be taught by. I only wish that we had not had to end after eight weeks!

Civil Service FastStream at Government Digital Service

5.0
2017-04-18T14:57:36+00:00

Civil Service FastStream at Government Digital Service

I cannot recommend Dana highly enough. Dana's enthusiasm and obvious expertise in the topic meant that the initial two days flew by. We managed to fit in a large amount of content, and the follow up sessions were instrumental in ensuring that this content was consolidated and expanded upon. Dana constantly challenged us to engage with the course and also to put into practice what we were studying, to prepare us for when the course ended. Professionally, the eight weeks were an extremely valuable in-depth introduction to agile, and personally Dana was a joy to be taught by. I only wish that we had not had to end after eight weeks!

Simon Fraser

Dana has tutored for one of my university level classes for the last 9 years. She is an amazing tutor and invests so much in helping students "get" the topic. She is enthusiastic and her students respond well to this enthusiasm. I have told her over the years that she should return to the classroom (real or virtual) because it's obvious that she is passionate about it. To students who may take a class with her: You may not realize how lucky you are at the start of the term but by the end of the term you definitely will.

Lecturer in Information Systems at The University of the West Indies

5.0
2017-04-18T14:58:10+00:00

Lecturer in Information Systems at The University of the West Indies

Dana has tutored for one of my university level classes for the last 9 years. She is an amazing tutor and invests so much in helping students "get" the topic. She is enthusiastic and her students respond well to this enthusiasm. I have told her over the years that she should return to the classroom (real or virtual) because it's obvious that she is passionate about it. To students who may take a class with her: You may not realize how lucky you are at the start of the term but by the end of the term you definitely will.
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Jude O’Neill

I recently worked with Dana to deliver a Facilitator Development Programme for people in my group. She is the most fun person to work with, committed, high energy and just amazing. She makes everyone feel good, shares relevant stories to engage learners and helps our learners own personalities to shine through - very important when they are about to go out and facilitate. Dana is an asset to our external consultant pool and we have already booked her to helped with a number of other initiatives because she is responsive, knows us and brings creativity to her work.

Leadership & Impact Coach at Deloitte

5.0
2017-04-18T14:59:36+00:00

Leadership & Impact Coach at Deloitte

I recently worked with Dana to deliver a Facilitator Development Programme for people in my group. She is the most fun person to work with, committed, high energy and just amazing. She makes everyone feel good, shares relevant stories to engage learners and helps our learners own personalities to shine through - very important when they are about to go out and facilitate. Dana is an asset to our external consultant pool and we have already booked her to helped with a number of other initiatives because she is responsive, knows us and brings creativity to her work.

Fatima Choaibi

If you need Presentation Skills training, I warmly recommend Dana. I just finished a session with her over 2 days and loved her positive energy, sheer smile and charisma. She was truly the sun of our team meeting.

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Basware

5.0
2017-04-18T15:00:03+00:00

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Basware

If you need Presentation Skills training, I warmly recommend Dana. I just finished a session with her over 2 days and loved her positive energy, sheer smile and charisma. She was truly the sun of our team meeting.

Nic Fourie

Dana has just trained up all the new and aspiring managers in our London branch. Dana has a great ability to demand attention of the class. She is extremely well prepared and both the training sessions were really well executed. I would definitely recommend her services. Overall a great trainer with plenty of experience and a wonderful person to work with.

HR Manager at Cheapflights

5.0
2017-04-18T15:00:38+00:00

HR Manager at Cheapflights

Dana has just trained up all the new and aspiring managers in our London branch. Dana has a great ability to demand attention of the class. She is extremely well prepared and both the training sessions were really well executed. I would definitely recommend her services. Overall a great trainer with plenty of experience and a wonderful person to work with.

Amy Wilcox

Dana's training course was great! We all said how refreshing and inspiring her training style was. Her real life examples were brilliant (and lighthearted!) which really helped us connect to the theory and apply it to real life scenarios. Hope to do another course with you again soon Dana!

Senior Events Executive at IBC - International Broadcasting Convention

5.0
2017-04-18T15:01:55+00:00

Senior Events Executive at IBC - International Broadcasting Convention

Dana's training course was great! We all said how refreshing and inspiring her training style was. Her real life examples were brilliant (and lighthearted!) which really helped us connect to the theory and apply it to real life scenarios. Hope to do another course with you again soon Dana!

Corinna Zennig

Dana, your session yesterday was the best of the three intro days I had at my new company! It's not much one can do to turn an intro into HR and stuff fun, but you really managed to bring the people a little closer.

Senior Consultant for Risk Analytics at Deloitte

5.0
2017-04-18T15:02:54+00:00

Senior Consultant for Risk Analytics at Deloitte

Dana, your session yesterday was the best of the three intro days I had at my new company! It's not much one can do to turn an intro into HR and stuff fun, but you really managed to bring the people a little closer.

Anna Milad

In June, Dana was my trainer on the Facilitator Development Program, a train-the-trainer style course. Dana modelled the tenets of good course delivery throughout the course, was encouraging to the group and helped coach us toward becoming better facilitators, keeping us motivated through our skills practices. Dana creates magic in the classroom and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services. Book her & see for yourself!

Senior Manager at Deloitte

5.0
2017-04-18T15:03:50+00:00

Senior Manager at Deloitte

In June, Dana was my trainer on the Facilitator Development Program, a train-the-trainer style course. Dana modelled the tenets of good course delivery throughout the course, was encouraging to the group and helped coach us toward becoming better facilitators, keeping us motivated through our skills practices. Dana creates magic in the classroom and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services. Book her & see for yourself!
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Laura Harle

I had 3 coaching sessions with Dana - Assertiveness, Effective Phone Calls and Effective Meetings which I found extremely useful as my job requires me to communicate with clients on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and feel like I learnt a lot particularly as Dana provides you with notes to take away afterwards. I thought the 1-to-1 style Dana provides is a fantastic idea as it gives you a chance to really get to know each other. She is extremely friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Dana as a coach.

IT Consultant, Livingston Risk Management
5.0
2017-04-18T15:05:02+00:00
IT Consultant, Livingston Risk Management
I had 3 coaching sessions with Dana - Assertiveness, Effective Phone Calls and Effective Meetings which I found extremely useful as my job requires me to communicate with clients on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and feel like I learnt a lot particularly as Dana provides you with notes to take away afterwards. I thought the 1-to-1 style Dana provides is a fantastic idea as it gives you a chance to really get to know each other. She is extremely friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Dana as a coach.

Suryn Chia

Dana worked with me as my coach to help me prepare for my graduate for interviews. She is the most fun and amazing person to work with. She is enthusiastic, motivational, detail-oriented and delivers what she promises. I felt that she was invested in my success. Over the course of 3, 1hr sessions we covered over 100 questions and she helped me refine myanswers and answering technique. She also spent extra time helping me draft model answers to cover areas where I needed additional help before the interview. I would highly recommend her as a trainer and coach to everyone, especially as I was successful in the interview process!

Assurance Associate at PwC UK

5.0
2017-04-18T15:05:34+00:00

Assurance Associate at PwC UK

Dana worked with me as my coach to help me prepare for my graduate for interviews. She is the most fun and amazing person to work with. She is enthusiastic, motivational, detail-oriented and delivers what she promises. I felt that she was invested in my success. Over the course of 3, 1hr sessions we covered over 100 questions and she helped me refine myanswers and answering technique. She also spent extra time helping me draft model answers to cover areas where I needed additional help before the interview. I would highly recommend her as a trainer and coach to everyone, especially as I was successful in the interview process!

Zhiwei Dong

Dana is the best coach I have ever had. I have experience with more than 10 coaches, there is no doubt for me that Dana is the best. I wished I had met Dana earlier and I still want to work with her in the future. I enjoyed every session with Dana and particularly loved Dana's approach. She tailored the coaching sessions for my difficult requests very well. I recommend her excellent services.

Application Support Analyst at FDM Group

5.0
2017-04-18T15:06:01+00:00

Application Support Analyst at FDM Group

Dana is the best coach I have ever had. I have experience with more than 10 coaches, there is no doubt for me that Dana is the best. I wished I had met Dana earlier and I still want to work with her in the future. I enjoyed every session with Dana and particularly loved Dana's approach. She tailored the coaching sessions for my difficult requests very well. I recommend her excellent services.

Lujia Chen

Dana was my coach to help me prepare for graduate work. In our sessions, we boosted commercial awareness, practiced competency based interview questions and interview techniques. She was always there for me, encouraged me and supported me. We've become friends after we went through the mill together. I feel so lucky to have Dana as my coach.

China International Consumer Electronics Exhibition Center

5.0
2017-04-18T15:06:36+00:00

China International Consumer Electronics Exhibition Center

Dana was my coach to help me prepare for graduate work. In our sessions, we boosted commercial awareness, practiced competency based interview questions and interview techniques. She was always there for me, encouraged me and supported me. We've become friends after we went through the mill together. I feel so lucky to have Dana as my coach.
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