Testimonials 2017-03-30T14:12:15+00:00

Here’s what people are saying about us. They say it better than we can! If you would like more information, do get in touch.

Testimonials from our clients:

Julie delivered a lecture covering how to avoid common mistakes when managing learning & development to my students studying for the PGDip HRM. The students remarked on how much they’d enjoyed listening to her real life examples and her stimulating, easy going style. They were able to use her ideas to ensure their own practice improved. I hope to be able to invite her again in the near future.
Anglia Ruskin UniversityDr Kevin Roe, Anglia Ruskin University
I have had the good fortune to be present on a number of occasions when Julie Cooper has spoken. Having attended both a weekend Synchronicity Conference where Julie spoke about “5 Steps to Being Heard” and also a subsequent online webinar with Julie shared useful information as to “How to Succeed in Your Career” I have personally benefitted from her expertise in my business life and would hence recommend Julie as a speaker for any networking event. In addition, her book Face to Face In the Workplace is an invaluable reference in many situations. I have attended a number of networking meetings where Julie has shared her insight about key workplace HR and management issues and her input at the Visit Banbury Positivity Summit in February was absolutely first class, helping the Visit Banbury team explain the importance of happiness and employee resilience in the workplace.
Tim Tarby-Donald, Head of Business, BYHP Supporting Young People in Housing Need
Julie is a first class presenter. A combination of knowledge, humour and engagement has resulted in highly positive feedback. We would understandably recommend her to any organisations wanting dynamic effective and enjoyable training. We ran a programme for volunteer mentors to give one to one encouragement, motivation and guidance to teenage pupils. Almost all volunteers were new to the concepts of coaching and mentoring and undertook training for these roles. Julie’s skills, experience, energy and personality were invaluable in helping volunteers prepare for mentoring.  Her sessions were lively and engaging but underpinned by a professionalism that we greatly valued.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates we continued to work with Julie for many years. We would unreservedly recommend Julie for similar training and development.
Phil Day, CEBLO Manager
Julie presented well and was very engaging. Really enjoyed it and have taken a lot from the day. Julie is an excellent trainer with a great personality!
Training participant, Northants Chamber
Julie is such an inspirational trainer; she can truly help people bring out the best in themselves both personally and professionally. It is a delight to attend her workshops.
Ana Achiriloaie, Oxford Business College
Julie you were AMAZING today. A very BIG THANK YOU for entertaining, and educating us all with your wise words and comedy. That podcast is going to hot!
Knowing Your Business Show, Radio Horton
Your skill as a trainer shone clearly, both in the content of your talk, your delivery and your  skilful on-screen illustrations. You quite blew our socks off!
Roc Renals, Probus
Excellent guest speaker…It was very good…Great topic, well pitched,comfortably presented, very valuable. thought provoking… I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot of valuable things to help for future use… clear, confident communication
Participants, Alcoa Womens Network
An excellent service in what has proved to be a challenging year with many ongoing changes Julie has adapted programs on an overnight basis in a seamless way so both of employee and its clients have been given the full value of expertise I look forward to working with her in the future.
Catherine Audus, Employment Advisor, Remploy
Julie is one of those people you just love spending time with. She is pure class, her clients always come first. I have met many people who Julie has worked with and heard nothing but high praise. Professional in the way she deals with clients with the ability to build relationships with her clients that stand the test of time.
Gary Johannes, Inspired to Change
Working with Julie at Spring Development was fast, easy and effective. Communication was top notch and the project delivered ahead of schedule in a clear and concise fashion. It was refreshing to work with an organisation, and an individual with such flexibility in terms of approach, and we would definitely commission them again in future.
Roy Elmer, CAF Project Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council
Julie Cooper presented a workshop on “How to succeed at work – what it takes to get your career on the right track” on the 14th November 2013 at the Oxford Business College. The event was a great success, with very positive feedback from both staff and students. Looking forward to having Julie back next year.
Priscilla Christopher Clark, Vice Principal, Oxford Business College
Thanks for a great day, it was spot on.
Antony Macklin, Workforce Development Projects Coordinator
Fun, lively and professional!
Sarah Lees, Training Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council
Thanks for your awesome training last Friday we thought it was excellent. You have a huge talent!
James, Sales Manager, Marriott Hotels
Julie is an excellent communicator, coach and trainer, brilliant at getting her point across both face to face and in writing, to a wide range of audiences. She keeps her interactions lively and fun, challenging people to perform at their best while supporting and encouraging those who take longer to understand. She is a quick thinker, as well as hardworking and adaptable, and sees the possibilities in every situation – the word “can’t” is not in her vocabulary. If you’ve got a training and development job that needs doing – just ask Julie.
Ann Reynolds, Owner, Career Guidance and Development
Julie has worked with Appraisal360 for a number of years, she consistently works to a very high standard. She is one of those rare people who can work in many different types and sizes of organisation, quickly get her head round their culture and their specific needs over and above the training brief. Julie has a style which engages people from many different career backgrounds and personalities, she does this with knowledge, charm and wit. She ensures her clients / learners have an interesting, thought provoking and lively time and best of all she really gets results.
Lynda Holt, Director, Appraisal 360 Practitioners
As a young start-up company, we didn’t have much experience of giving interviews. Having already made the mistake of employing staff who weren’t suitable for the role, we learned that a great CV isn’t always accurate, and enthusiasm in an interview does not always translate to enthusiasm in the work place. Julie came to our rescue with advice, guidance and tools for holding interviews. She even supplied us with interview questions tailored specifically to the role, and helped us assess the feedback. Julie saved us hours of wasted time and effort, and helped us find the right person to grow our business. I don’t know how we would have done it without her!
Tiago Pita, CEO, Mochii Ltd