Client Testimonials

“The team branding session is a thought provoking and stimulating session that really delves into the area of how we see ourselves and more importantly challenges how we want to be seen. It’s a great session and one that I’d recommend for any team that wishes to evolve their own team brand.” Sean Lawe Group Supply Chain Director, Specsavers

“May I say what a fantastic day the Walking TALL Workshop was! Thank you ever so much. We have received fantastic feedback from our participants and I would happily recommend this course to others.” Melanie Durbridge, People Partner UK, National Australia Bank – London

“Lesley recently visited British Airways at quite short notice to deliver the Walking TALL methodology to a group of engineering apprentices. Despite the tight timescales, the Walking TALL team ensured that the session was designed, planned and executed with precision and style. Lesley herself is engaging, personable and knowledgable. The apprentices told me that they felt ,”inspired,” by what they had learnt and we have seen an increased level of self-awareness.” I would highly recommend Lesley and her team. Kath Curry, Learning & Development Manager, British Airways Engineering

“We recently worked with Walking Tall to provide a Personal Branding program for the senior women in our National Australia Bank NY office.
As senior professionals,  it is easy to get caught up in our hectic schedules and not take the time to think about how we are representing ourselves to others. Lesley’s engaging manner, real life examples and helpful tools specifically enabled me to better understand my own personal perspective and appreciate what I can do to strengthen my personal brand. Lesley is professional, personable and outgoing… it was truly a pleasure to work with her. In addition, behind the scenes, her team arranged the logistics seamlessly!” Meredith Rackoff – Head of People, New York Branch, National Australia Bank

“Sincere thanks for a great session on introducing ‘personal branding’ at our recent team-building event. You have given us a lot to take away; from looking at personal development through another lens as well as how we can differentiate ourselves positively in the first seven seconds” Gary McGaghey – VP Finance, Enterprise & Technology Solutions, Unilever

“We see personal branding as a key area of development for our senior teams to support personal development aspirations and to meet business goals. The programme has supported our leaders in bringing their stories to life and focusing on resilience for growth. Walking TALL worked in partnership with us to understand what is best for the business and where the biggest impact can be made.” Jackie Elliott, Head of L&D (HR), T-Systems Limited

“I have been a satisfied client of Walking TALL for more than a decade now.  They work hard to understand business needs, ensuring their approach is commercially relevant and customer biased.  Asda has benefited from the Walking TALL philosophy and I have witnessed results in both senior group presentations as well as individual coaching sessions.  Walking TALL is always professional and thoughtful and I thoroughly recommend them.” Hayley Tatum, Executive People Director, Asda

“It has been a crazy few months since the “brand me” course, but life changing. Your course helped me focus on myself and what I need to do to get what I want. I am now an operations manager and I put that success down to the Personal Branding workshop at the waterfront. I have had to work hard but I still remember that simple message every time I walk into a new situation” you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Thank you”
Steven Shaw – Operations Manager, WSH

“Lesley brought together the strands of our senior manager development from the last few years in a very engaging way.  The use of feedback gathered from others in advance combined with discussions on personal branding during the day proved most insightful.  This, combined with the Clarity 4D profile tool, gave our senior team a great deal of food for thought on their personal branding.  We are very pleased with the impact of the day, and have already seen a number of colleagues putting into practice what they have discovered by going shopping using their new found knowledge!”
Andrew McManus, Head of Human Resources and OD, Angel Trains Limited

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for coming in on Friday and delivering a fantastic workshop for us! Everyone who attended the session has gone on to say how valuable and engaging they found it.”
Jessica Osborne, Learning & Development Coordinator, WSH

“On behalf of the Talent Development team at CA Technologies thank you Lesley! Leading with Your Personal Brand was our first global Management and Leadership Academy speaker series event held outside of North America. It was our highest attended event ever with 710 employees accessing the event live from across the globe! The content, your delivery and the relevance to our employees was clear throughout the session and based on the number of questions and “chatter” from employees post event you really connected with them. We are delighted with the impact of the event and we look forward to working with you again in the near future”.
Angela McKenna, Senior Director Talent Development EMEA, CA Technologies.

“I send people to you for coaching, quite simply because I believe in you and your products.”
Patrick Clarke, Director of Connections, EDF Energy

“In a tough economic climate, retaining focus on people development is critical. The way our people behave and project themselves, in line with the corporate brand, becomes incredibly important. The work that Walking TALL does for organisations on the subject of personal branding and development is, in my view, an essential element in retaining customer loyalty and the best staff.”
Judith Nelson, UK & ROI Personnel Director, Tesco Stores Limited

One of the highlights last year was having Lesley come and talk to the department, which was discussed for many weeks following the event, I genuinely have never arranged a development session with such positive results.
Niall Garner, Head of Executive Resourcing and Employer Brand at The Co-operative Group

“An uplifting Workshop, which increases your self awareness and makes you aware of the image you project.”
Katie Bethune, HR Manager, Balfour Beatty Capital

“Having attended Walking TALL’s course on Personal Brand Image it is something that all company secretaries should attend. The role of the company secretary has changed significantly over the last few years becoming a key member of a company’s executive, acting as the interface between the board, and the business and the custodian of governance. Key to this is to ensure that the company secretary is equipped with the personal attributes to have a real impact with their key stakeholders. Walking TALL provide the tools for this”
Matthew Timmons BA (Hons) ACIS – Chartered Secretary
Senior Manager – Company Secretarial Services team of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP

“I attended your keynote speaker session at the Venuemasters Conference last week and I really thought it very inspirational. I have partaken in personal branding workshops before and so was unsure what I would take from your sessions, but your content was fresh and thought provoking and I really took a lot away from it. Thank you very much”
Helen Tweed, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Warwick Conferences, Warwick University

“The workshop went well and we’ve had great feedback from all of the delegates who have commented how much they enjoyed it, how it has helped them both personally and professionally and that they have a number of practical actions to take away.”
Debbie Jenssen, Head of Organisation Development, British Sugar Plc

“Sincere thanks from me personally on your session with the team last week. The pitch and fit for our business could not have been better timed and delivered. We will work hard ongoing to ensure that Walking TALL is part of our day every day! I have recommended you to my colleagues across the Barclays group and hope they will pick up with you direct in the near future.”
Mark Collings, Director – International Trade, Barclays Business Banking

“Dear Lesley, I would like to say that I am still using your book and ideas from your course when training my management team. I think it is a very useful tool and can not thank you enough for the insight given to me on that day. Many thanks.”
Alexandra Brunner, Operations Manager, Jurys Clifton Ford Hotel and Health Club

“The Personal Branding Workshop was a fun event that I feel will be key to my ongoing development.”
Craig Beattie, Head of Platform Architecture – Royal Bank of Scotland

On behalf of the entire team here at Genesis, I would like to thank Lesley most sincerely for the workshop she carried out at our offices. We found Lesley entirely approachable and responsive to the needs of our organisation.
Lesley had tailor-made her presentation to meet the requirements of our industry which was most gratifying.
Her delivery was excellent and the feedback from the sales team was fantastic.
We would most certainly like to have Lesley back for a follow-up in the very near future.
Lewis Bloch, Managing Director, Genesis Advisory Services

“It’s amazing how much you can learn about yourself in a day – I’ve taken some real lessons from the event.”
Simon Mott, Director, Baker Tilly Corporate Finance LLP

“Lesley Everett is a true professional and expert in her field. Able to work with people at all levels from fresh graduate to board levels, her work with London Business Schools most senior degree students, the Sloan Fellowship, was extremely well received and highly valued.I have no hesitation in recommending Lesley to help both individuals and groups with their personal brand. ”
Lorraine Vaun-Davis – London Business School

“Lesley Everett has been instrumental in changing the way we think about appearance and personal impact in Greene King and this is starting to yield real and tangible benefits”
Neil Gillis, (Former) Managing Director, Greene King Pubs

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