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Kudos and Raves for Therese’s Work

Testimonials for Therese’s Positive Playtime Training

Therese Hoyle delivered high quality, structured sessions tailor-made to the needs of our school. 
She worked with teachers, support staff, midday supervisors and pupils to create a shared emphasis on positive playtime experiences for all children. 
The training has energised staff who are now more actively engaged in developing creative and harmonious playtimes and utilising equipment and skills. 
The children responded very positively and with the introduction of our playtime council to foster and lead inclusive, active games, are working hard at playing well.

Jill Watson

Head teacher, Lent Rise Primary School

The biggest impact of our training with Therese Hoyle has been the sense of pride and purpose, feeling of being valued and ownership our MSA’s have taken with what goes on at lunchtimes. 
They are now more motivated, engaged in playing games with the children, have set up zoned activity areas and Playtime PALS. 
As a result the children are being more tolerant, friendly and kind to one another which has led to a marked reduction in incidents of poor behaviour at lunchtimes and fewer first aid incidents.

Natalie Rankin

Deputy Head, Ark Blacklands Hastings

We found Therese’s day at school inspirational and motivating.
Her style of working meant that everyone felt included and was able to actively participate, and leave feeling better informed, more confident, and ready for action!
It was a great team-building day for all staff and helped everyone to work together with a greater understanding of our children’s’ daily needs.
We have initiated many of Therese’s Ideas already and children are reaping the benefits of more structured, cohesive play and lunch times.
I’m sure we’ll be in touch for further training! Regards

Pam Simpson

Headteacher, Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield C of E Primary School

Very knowledgeable ‒ full of good ideas. Inspirational and wonderfully positive.

Culloden Primary, London

Testimonials for Therese’s Coaching Circles

 

Therese you are truly inspirational. I was stunned by your skill and so was every single person who attended. I know that finally I can develop a school that has emotionally literate children and staff who will have the skills, vocabulary and opportunity to indeed Keep Happy.
It was the best PD we have ever done -with full buy in from all staff.
I cannot thank you enough.

Marie Barrett

Headteacher, St John Bosco School

Therese was contracted to implement in nine South Dunedin schools the “Flourishing Schools Programme” ( Formally known as the “Turn a Round Circle Time Programme.”) This required her to work with and guide over 120 teachers and support staff in nine schools. She used a range of professional development presentations to support each school to embrace and fully implement the programme.Some five years on, the work Therese did has had a huge impact on and influenced thousand of students in the wider Dunedin and Otago areas. Therese is an outstanding presenter and facilitator. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Whetu Cormick

School Principal, Bathgate Park School

This is the best PD I have ever done. The day exceeded all expectations; everything was so relevant and down to earth. I feel inspired and uplifted and can’t wait to put all the ideas into practice in my classroom.

Maggie Jeffries

Masterton

 Great style, thank you for catering for our specific needs and goals.

Margaret Stewart

Marton School

Super effective instructions, with great role modelling. It was fabulous! The Circle Time demonstration was positive and friendly, demonstrating clearly the stages and strategies utilised in circle time. I appreciated all the new games I learnt and also watching how empowered the children were.

Lori Wyczawsk

Clifton School

Fantastic facilitator, very enthusiastic and full of life. Great strategies that will work well in my classroom and will really help me as a beginning teacher.

Heather Warren

Marton

Therese’s Circle Time Project in Masterton schools and it’s successes were featured in New Zealand’s Education Gazette in June 2006 and as Frazer Mailman from Masterton Intermediate said:

Circle Time is spreading like a bush fire!

South Dunedin Cluster of Nine Schools – Turn a Round Circle Time Project – 2006 -2009.

We found Therese’s day at school inspirational and motivating.
Her style of working meant that everyone felt included and was able to actively participate, and leave feeling better informed, more confident, and ready for action!
It was a great team-building day for all staff and helped everyone to work together with a greater understanding of our children’s’ daily needs.
We have initiated many of Therese’s Ideas already and children are reaping the benefits of more structured, cohesive play and lunch times.
I’m sure we’ll be in touch for further training! Regards

Pam Simpson

Headteacher, Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield C of E Primary School

This was a great session and really re-ignited our staff’s enthusiasm for Circle Time. Therese was very proactive in adapting her training to meet the needs of our staff who deliver Circle Time to adolescents with ASD. Everyone engaged with her fun and open approach.

Grateley House School

Therese was so positive and knowledgeable, so easy to listen to, calm and exciting at the same time. Loved the games and brain gym.

Fiona Low

Deputy Principal, Marton School

Therese modelled a Circle Time to us. She made the children feel comfortable and confident, was relaxed, encouraging and a very skilful questioner, great session. I can’t wait to implement it. Thank you for all the good ideas and the encouragement to start.

Linda Penfold

Clifton School, Bulls

Awesome day, thank you so much. You met all our learning styles, were receptive to the audience, enjoyed our group and became part of it.

Julie Rowe

South Makirikiri School

Therese was extremely open. We were able to feel relaxed with her approach. She made the children feel valued and confident. Fabulous.

J. Whithouse

Testimonials for Therese’s Coaching

Therese it was a pleasure to be coached by you, through the Women Leading in Education initiative. Your support came at an important stage of my career, whilst I was deciding which way to take my career and writing my first book. Working with you has made me re-focus what I spend my time on and to value the skills and experience that I have.

Allowing myself to be vulnerable and discuss some of my deepest concerns and worries, was an important part of the process and I felt safe doing so. Almost a year on, I am continuing to use some of the strategies we used in our coaching sessions. It has been some of the most valuable professional development that I have done.

Hayley Dunn ACCA FISBL – January 2019

School Business Leadership Specialist for The Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL) & Author of ‘The School Business Manager’s Handbook’.

I was working 12 hours a day. I never saw my friends or family, my bills weren’t getting paid and my health was starting to suffer. 

Coaching with Therese confirmed something had to change. It was great to talk to someone objective once a week and she helped me identify what I needed to do for a happier and more fulfilled life. Coaching is a process of self-discovery. 
It’s like being given a map so you can work out where you are going.

Extract from Shape Magazine

“Can you change your Life in 4 weeks?” Anne Marie, PR Consultant

I’d recommend Therese Hoyle for anyone who wants to review their effectiveness as a leader and to refresh their skills.
I found Therese to be affirming, reassuring yet challenging. With her coaching I have become more accepting of myself and recognise that some of my perceived weaknesses are in fact strengths. 
This has been very powerful and I now have strategies in place to help me change some negative self-beliefs. 
With her support I have developed a deeper understanding of myself and my needs and in doing so I have strengthened both my leadership and life skills.

Helen Davies

Headteacher, Lickhill Primary School

 You are the first person to truly champion me personally – Thank you!

Doctor G.Taylor

Thank you for such a wonderful training day. Everyone seems on a permanent high since they attended; compared with the lethargy and negativity they presented with prior to attending. We’ll be calling you back in for another energy injection in the spring. Thank you, so much.

Alison Gordon

Social Services Manager, London UK Course run: Raising the energy and morale of staff

I’d recommend Therese for anyone who wants to review their effectiveness as a leader and to refresh their skills. I found Therese to be affirming, reassuring yet challenging. With her coaching I have become more accepting of myself and recognise that some of my perceived weaknesses are in fact strengths. 

This has been very powerful and I now have strategies in place to help me change some negative self-beliefs. With her support I have developed a deeper understanding of myself and my needs and in doing so I have strengthened both my leadership and life skills.

Jan Evans

Primary Headteacher, Worcestershire, UK

Thank you for another powerful coaching session. You and your 6 month leadership coaching programme have been and continue to be life changing for me. I can’t thank you enough Therese.

Heidi Blakeway

Director , The Fruitful Toolbox – Feb 2019

I’d recommend Therese Hoyle for anyone who wants to find their way forward in their work role. I realised I was unhappy and had not enjoyed my job for two years. This was not normal for me, I had a history of many years of successful, fulfilling, rewarding job roles. Therese first helped me see the bigger picture and understand the structures I was coping with, then understand myself and what I am good at and enjoy doing, finally working on my confidence to speak to people and make changes. I found it really easy to talk to Therese and the process gave me the opportunity to reflect. Therese encouraged me to set specific goals that were sometimes uncomfortable. It was an interesting journey and I am now doing my dream job, I’m now fulfilled and excited at work, the job involves a lot of creativity and networking which suits me really well.

Briony Williams

Project Lead Mental Health Strategy, University of Worcester

Thank you Therese, I have come so far in the last year, you’ve given me the courage to believe in myself and my dreams and to reach for the stars. I am now working in a company and doing a job I had dreamt of, I also have doubled my income! Coaching has been the best investment I have ever made in myself.

Danielle Liebervitz

I started coaching with Therese at a time when I had very little direction or motivation, despite having a great job, income, friends and lifestyle. Her supportive yet challenging questions and reflections allowed me to identify the things that drive me and that need to be present in my life in order for me to feel satisfied. With her direction and encouragement, I have been able to prioritise these things and achieve a personal and professional balance which allows me to live an authentic life, true to who I am but open to change and growth.

Perhaps the biggest achievement has been my recent marriage! Therese worked with me on identifying my standards in relationships and developing the confidence to believe I have the right to expect those standards. Just 12 months on from the start of our coaching relationship, I have married the man who meets all of those standards and provides me with the relationship I have always aspired to. It’s only through the journey with Therese that I have come to know myself enough to commit to a life partner. Therese’s personal mentoring and professional supervision have been pivotal in establishing the opportunities that I now have before me…the possibility of a life less ordinary and really extraordinary!

Morag McCleod

Resource Manager, Kelston Deaf School, New Zealand

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