Ian has supported leadership development in the educational world to great effect. He has worked alongside young leaders, improving their understanding of leadership over management, helping challenge and support them to grow as people and professionals. A very valuable resource in our fast changing world.
Karen White, Principal, Delce Academy
Ian is a retained consultant for Compact & Bale and has been working with us since 2014 on a variety of projects, training, staff development and coaching programmes. Ian has a depth of knowledge gained from his days working for large corporate companies and transfers this expertise into how we can best serve our clients and improve our service offering. Ian also contributes to our senior management meetings where he gives an outsiders view of the strategies that will benefit our business.
Nick Jewitt, Managing Director, Compact and Bale Ltd
At Hidden Hearing we continue to work with Ian of Mind Strengths for a range of outsourced services including group training and individual coaching, that operate in parallel to our internal employee services. We value the external insights and fresh perspectives that Ian brings to our business and continue to benefit from his involvement in our employee assistance programme. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian Barratt’s work to other HR professionals or in considering his involvement with future Hidden Hearing initiatives.
David Rist, Head of Development and Training, Hidden Hearing Limited
I have used Ian Barratt’s services for a number of years and he has also coached and worked with a family member. Ian is excellent at gaining the trust of employees and maintaining that difficult balance of client and individual confidentiality and working with the employer to find solutions.
Fintan O’Toole, Director, The HR Dept Ltd
I have worked with Ian for over a year now and have found the quality of training to be first class. Ian has worked with over 80 employees at Ferdinand Bilstein and has accommodated to each and every ones training needs across the board, taking in to consideration different backgrounds and learning styles. We like Ian’s encouragement of open healthy debates, confidence building and his laid back but confidential approach. The feedback we receive from our colleagues is always outstanding, so much so, that we have a waiting list to attend his next course! Mind Strengths are easy to work with, nothing is ever too much to ask for and we often have follow up meetings to review return on investment.
Ferdinand Bilstein has benefited tremendously from introducing coaching workshops that Ian runs and as a result we now have an improved coaching culture within our management team. The thing I like best about Mind Strengths is that every course can be altered and written specifically to suit our needs. We are currently using Ian’s expertise to write a course for us based on our key strategic aim for the year. In addition, Mind Strengths rates are very reasonable and great value for money which makes them attractive to smaller companies too!
Kate Askew, HR Advisor, Ferdinand Bilstein (UK) Ltd
Ian worked with PVHR on a project with Skills for Care (www.skillsforcare.org.uk) where he delivered a series of different Stress Management and Stress Resilience workshops for staff and managers. Ian has a very comfortable and adaptable style of presenting and this was reflected in the excellent feedback received. In addition, Ian wrote and delivered a suite of bite size workshops, based on workplace wellbeing, for a 1 Day event for another of our clients, Civil Service Learning, as part of a Wellbeing Programme. Ian is very dependable and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Alyson Pellowe, Managing Consultant, PVHR Ltd