What our customers say about us
I cannot recommend them highly enough
“I have worked with The Talent Pool for over four years and from day one was impressed by Sally and Lisa’s ability to listen to what our teams needed and create and deliver tailored programmes to meet our needs. They create a safe environment for learning which they do so through their natural ability to engage, build rapport and listen to what is not being said. Their training programmes consistently receive the highest praise and feedback from our colleagues; I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Sarah Knaggs — Supply Academy Manager, ASDA
The training from its inception to delivery has been exemplary
“The Talent Pool partnered with De La Rue to support the delivery of a High Performing Teams training programme to its Research and development function. The training from its inception through development and into delivery has been exemplary, numerous attendees to the course commented on the trainers ability to deliver an engaging, thought provoking session that importantly left them with a toolkit of skills they have adopted in the workplace. As the Head of HR responsible for this I was delighted to work with an organisation who took the time to understand our business needs, tailored a programme so effectively and have helped us develop a true platform for growth in the future.”
Natasha Bishop, Head of HR, Strategy and Business Development and Central Services, DeLaRue
The Talent Pool fully understand our business which has had a significantly positive impact on the performance of the Emerging Leaders group
“This year Virgin Holidays launched a new Emerging Leaders programme to focus on developing our future talent. Following a tender process we made the decision to work in partnership with The Talent Pool to deliver a year long programme to focus on key the development areas of our Emerging leaders group. Our relationship with The Talent Pool has gone from strength to strength and The Talent Pool team have grown to fully understand our business which has had a significantly positive impact on our Emerging Leaders group and their performance within the business.”
Nebel Crowhurst, Learning & Development Manager, Virgin Holidays
Our staff are clamouring to get onto one of their programmes
“I have worked with The Talent Pool for 5 years and in that time I have seen a lot of really great work. Sally and Lisa’s strengths lie in their ability to get to the core of the issues and to create the right developmental interventions. The materials and training/workshops are delivered to the highest quality , so much so that our staff are clamouring to get onto one of their programmes! Sally and Lisa are also some of the most personable trainers I have met with a natural ability to create strong relationships early on . They are able to achieve a great balance of support and challenge which is delivered in a very “human” style.”
Susanna Frost, European HR Director, OSI Food Solutions
I cannot recommend them highly enough
“Having worked with both Lisa and Sally I can not recommend them highly enough. They have consistently worked with whatever organisation I am working in to deliver events and interventions that really have the desired impact and create some significant changes in behaviour as a result.”
Arlene Stone, Head of HR, Bath Spa University
they invest time in understanding our business, strategy and people and focus on making us more successful
Foot Anstey has benefited for having The Talent Pool as business partners for many years.
The reason we use them is simple: they invest time in understanding our business, strategy and people and focus on making us more successful. They are flexible, well prepared and talented in all they do whether its coaching, training or conference presentations. Their offering is bespoke — you “know” you’re their only client.
John Westwell, Managing Partner, Foot Anstey LLP
I’ve benefited immensely from working with The Talent Pool
“I’ve benefited immensely from working with The Talent Pool on a number of occasions. In the time that I’ve known Sally and Lisa, I’ve been promoted twice, and moved up into a significantly higher management and leadership role at a premier UK institution in my field.
The inclusive and supportive approach taken by Lisa and Sally in 1-2-1 sessions and in group-based learning activities has challenged, nurtured and coached me to re-evaluate how I operate as a leader and as a manager. They’ve been instrumental in helping me recognise my own potential and to have the confidence to take the steps to realise this. It’s been transformative – I don’t recognise myself from 3 years ago.
I’m also now in a position to draw upon The Talent Pool in the development of my own staff, something I have done with positive impact.
The Talent Pool’s various programmes are tailored to the needs of the individual or group and are based on a wide range of credible and robust theories and thinkers. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”
Sam Grogan, Director of Higher Education, LIPA — The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The Talent Pool as a whole are a great organisation to partner with and they can and do deliver on what they promise.
“Sally and Lisa have provided an excellent standard of 1-2-1 coaching, which is an integral part of our Talent Management Programmes. They have challenged our people to stretch themselves and to use and apply their learning. Both Sally and Lisa bring a fresh perspective and are extremely versatile in their approach. The feedback from our candidates is that the sessions have helped them to deliver their own outcomes effectively, which is also really beneficial for our business. The Talent Pool as a whole are a great organisation to partner with and they can and do deliver on what they promise.”
Richard Bell, Learning and Development Business Partner, Riverside
The impact of our relationship with The Talent Pool has reflected directly on the bottom line
“The Talent Pool programmes are tailored to our needs as a business and are delivered in a professional and positive learning environment. We have worked with The Talent Pool to improve the capabilities of our senior leadership teams to facilitate greater understanding within our organisation and improved communication. The impact of our relationship with The Talent Pool has reflected directly on the bottom line and has enabled Axminster Tool Centre Ltd achieve continuing success even in difficult trading conditions.”
Katina Styles, Axminster Power Tools Strategy Director
as a stand-alone HR Manager in a SME manufacturing company, the support and advice is invaluable
“I have worked with Lisa and Sally on a number of occasions, including strategy and Myers Briggs workshops, their intervention has had a positive impact on the way we work together at Limbs & Things. They are both knowledgeable and credible trainers with broad and varied experiences to draw on.
As a stand-alone HR Manager in a SME manufacturing company, the support and advice that Lisa and Sally provide, is invaluable.”
Sue Nelson, Human Resources Manager, Limbs and Things