Walking TALL Clients

“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 Walmart


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



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 program 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


“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.


“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 organizations 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


“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. The 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 – Director, PwC Legal


“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 – Area Manager, Whitbread


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 & Walking TALL to help both individuals and groups with their personal brand. ”  Lorraine Vaun – Davis – Programme Director Executive Education, 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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