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Peter Mayhead, MBA, FCCA

CEO at Pebble Beach Systems Group PLC

“Dirk has worked with the myself and the Senior Management Team over the past year and has played a key role in our turnaround. His guidance, coaching, facilitation, and structured approach have been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend Dirk to any CEO looking for professional and insightful support.”

Donna Speed MBA

Chief Executive Officer at We The Curious

“Over the past eighteen months I have had the privilege of working with Dirk, he has worked with me personally in my development as a business leader and with my organisation. Through his reflective questioning, thoughtful provocation and considered advice, he has helped me to navigate the challenges of running a charity with a multi-million pound turnover, and through his support I am now more confident in my ability to develop effective strategies to deal with any complex business situation.

As a business we have been through a re-brand and re-structure in the past few years which included reimagining our vision, mission and values. Dirk working with myself and the organisation as we began to implement this new vision, has provided a calming objective view point that helped us navigate the complex challenges we faced.

Dirk’s input has been and continues to be invaluable, based on my experience I cannot recommend him highly enough as both a coach and business consultant.”

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe

CEO and Owner of UK’s largest Packaging Provider

“Bursting with ideas yet commercially savvy is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Dirk. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dirk for 5 years, during which time we’ve focused on short term/long term business planning, cultural change and enhancing individual and Team performance, Above all, I’ve been impressed with Dirk’s ability to translate the theory into real life situations within our business in a way that works for us. Dirk is an asset to any business looking to change its culture, develop clearer strategic thinking or improve performance and achievement in line with business objectives and comes with my highest recommendation.”

Mark Grinnell

Managing Editor, BBC Devon

BBC Radio Devon’s audience has now had three consecutive quarters of growth. Meetings are useful and efficient. We have increased our community engagement. We only do things which improve our audience connection. Dirk worked with us to find new processes and strategies, which maximise our potential and enable us to deliver clear and measurable improvement with our team. The result is a self-sufficient, focussed and proactive team where things get done. Dirk brings a fresh ‘outside’ perspective and good counsel.

Ben Parsons

Southern Cross Austereo

Dirk is an exceptional Executive coach who ensures his time with our staff is career enhancing for the individual. He has worked across all parts and levels of our business. His coaching style has created more emotionally intelligent and skilled staff who then accelerate reaching their business goals. I highly recommend him.

John Sommer

Director, World Transport Agency Group

Our family organisation is trying to plan for the future and how the fourth generation might transition into the role of future owner operators of the company. It is no easy task especially with it being a family business. Dirk has been a great help in taking the emotion out of the situation and to help us keep focused. He has been steering us through this period of change management, enabling us to establish key clear objectives for ourselves and the organisation. Dirk has brought clarity to the situation, especially as the organisation begins to evolve over the next few years. His impartial advice continues to be a great support to us.

Michael Ebeid

CEO, SBS Australia

Dirk is without doubt an outstanding executive and I would welcome an opportunity to work with him again in the future. A strong strategic thinker and willing and able to contribute broadly across an organisation. Also operates well at the Board level. Highly respected by his staff (and very missed) as he communicates clearly and decisively. Always willing to help his colleagues and is very dedicated and loyal to his employer. Dirk is a very well rounded and professional executive. He is also a darn good bloke with strong values, morals and trusted.

Rochelle Sommer

Chairman WTA China

“Our family organisation is trying to plan for the future and how the fourth generation might transition into the role of future owner-operators of the company. It is no easy task especially with it being a family business. Dirk has been a great help in taking the emotion out of the situation and to help us keep focused. He has been steering us through this period of change management, enabling us to establish key clear objectives for ourselves and the organisation.”

Sue Wills

Director - Hoot Marketing - Brand Storytellers

“I’ve known Dirk for many years having spent five years as colleagues at GWR Group. More recently he has become a business consultant to our business and we couldn’t be more delighted with his input. Dirk has an excellent understanding of people and communication styles and this blended with a natural curiosity and insightful ideas has helped give us clarity, confidence and a structure to deliver against our growth targets. Dirks leadership coaching expertise has had a very positive impact on our business and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to structure and grow their business or lead a team in doing so.”

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