"I invited Shona to run a session with a team of International Consulting Managers during a conference in London. She customized a session for me based entirely on my requirements and needs, and delivered it to the audience with more pizzazz and energy than I could ever have asked for. She has a great ability to engage people through making them laugh, making them recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and putting focus on simple things that we can each control in order to change for the better. The feedback on the session was overwhelmingly positive and not only did everyone learn something new, but they also had lots of fun doing it. I would highly recommend Shona to every team and organization that wants to maximise their performance."
Director of Consulting
"At Tata Global Beverages, we’re striving to drive a high performance culture. Shona has facilitated Inspiring Peak Performance workshops targeting people managers across our EMEA region to really ‘sharpen the saw’ in terms of their key management skills. The feedback we received from delegates was fantastic – Shona is a high energy and hugely engaging facilitator with the ability to get great interaction from groups of managers at all levels, different functions and cultures. Based on the feedback we received, we’re now moving to a second phase of workshops encouraging our people to take charge of their personal development and accelerate their success!"
EMEA HR Director, Tata Global Beverages
"Shona’s ‘Inspiring Peak Performance’ programme was one of the most enjoyable and thought provoking courses I have been on during my 25yrs in Financial Services. Shona has a real desire to add value and makes things seem so simple "why wouldn’t you want to do it that way". I took some great ideas and implemented them in my business with immediate results from improved sales performance to higher levels of staff engagement. We also had a follow up session which further embedded my learns, hence I would certainly recommend Shona's ‘Performance Consulting’ to any leader or business."
"I was introduced to Shona via a colleague in the UK. We initially piloted the workshop with one of my teams, focusing on developing a strong performance culture based on belief and behaviours. Following the initial series of workshops and internal follow up sessions, my team started the journey of improved performance. The team have continued to develop and deliver and importantly sustain this since that initial workshop almost 12 months ago. Shona’s drive, energy and relentless focus and passion for what she believes continues to support my business as we roll out the programme across the wider team."
Executive Director, Premium Banking
"There is no doubt that Shona Rowan is one of the most positive and upbeat individuals that you will meet. Shona delivered a fantastic session on Personal Branding and Competing in a Competitive Environment at one of our internal networking events. The entire audience were engaged from the outset and the energy in the room was palpable from start to finish. Our members really enjoyed the session and all took something away. I highly recommend Shona as a professional and inspirational speaker."
Global Learning, Human Resources
"We recently used Shona at a national Area Manager event and the subsequent feedback was probably the best I have seen. Her delivery was positive, engaging and energised the entire audience. Such was the success of this event, I am aware of at least 3 Regional Directors who have used her at their own Regional Conferences and I would certainly want to at my next one. As well as her stage activities, Shona also circulates monthly communications, which again have had hugely positive feedback."
Regional Director, Private Banking & Advice
"When Shona spoke at our national conference, I was completely unprepared for my reaction. Having listened to countless ‘motivational speakers’ over the years; this was the first time I’d experienced the entire audience hanging on someone’s every word. I knew straight away that I wanted Shona to speak for our Glasgow based networking forum called Connections. Again in Glasgow she blew everyone away and delivered another outstanding presentation! Thanks Shona! Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and everyone came away feeling the same way I did. I’m confident that Shona can make a difference to any company, group or individual in search of better results!"
Area Manager, Scotland
"Without a doubt Fantastic!! The best course I have been on in 20 years in the industry!"
"Shona’s passion and infectious energy has made all of the events she has delivered for us a complete success and we have had great feedback from our Graduate delegates. Shona puts 100% into the planning and prep for each session and has always been willing to tailor her material to suit our requirements. She is a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to invite her to deliver training in the future to Graduates and other staff at RBS."
Manager, Graduate & Emerging Talent
"I first met Shona about 3 years ago and was immediately struck by her energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude and determined approach. With her training and coaching you come away filled with confidence, positive energy and self-belief. She has a very real authentic approach which works well with audiences small or large. The combination of a highly trained psychologist together with her passion to help people, provides for a complete package."
Regional Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking
"Thank you so much to Shona for delivering a "Psychology of Successful Women" webinar for us. It broke our records for registration and attendance, with over 160 women logging into view the live session! Shona is an outstanding speaker with in depth knowledge of her subject, supported by real life experience and I would highly recommend her and her work."
Leading Edge (IGD Academy)
"Shona was the key note speaker at our coaching conference in November. Her talk on ‘The Psychology of Success’ was the highlight of the day. Shona has synthesised techniques from NLP and personal development into a very practical yet incredibly powerful session that electrifies the audience. Shona has an amazing personal energy that literally fills the room; I witnessed the fantastically positive impact that this had on those present. At the same time everyone left the session with some clear steps that they were committed to take towards achieving their goals."
"I have worked with Shona recently on the International Women’s Day events that Citi hosted in London. We put together 2 fantastic sessions; one an invitation only senior management breakfast on "Managing Through Adversity" and a second lunchtime ‘open to all session’ on "Managing Your Career in an Ever Changing Corporate Environment". Both were very well attended and we had super feedback on both! Shona’s delivery style is very enthusiastic, polished and professional. She delivers an excellent service to her clients and we are looking forward to working with her further in 2013."
"Shona has delivered two fantastic sessions for us within our "Step Out Stand Out" programme! She exudes such positive energy and gives such practical advice that at each session everyone came away with something that they could either put into practice straight away or an idea of how they could do something differently. These sessions are aimed at a very mixed audience and Shona managed to enthuse and make the sessions real to everyone who attended both in person and over the video links which sent the session to between 15 and 20 countries across the EMEA."
"My team at NatWest have worked with Shona over the last 2 years, and each one of her sessions has been inspiring and extremely motivational, not just for the moment, but really for the long term. Shona spoke at 2 of our regional conferences and then tailor made training sessions directed at personal branding and first impressions, all of which have made a huge difference to the overall confidence, impact and professionalism of my team."
"I really loved the 2 days Psychology of Client Relations Course. Inspiring and brilliant! Great to get to know the team more too. Shona is fantastic, upbeat, engaging – a brilliant trainer, presenter and coach!"
"The energy and passion Shona brings to the room is infectious! I have never seen an audience so engaged and inspired. Truly awesome!"
Area Sales Manager, NatWest Private Banking
"Shona’s knowledge and genuine enthusiasm on her subject matter is both captivating and infectious to the audience. Her unique approach as a Psychologist has made her an invaluable asset to NatWest."
Area Sales Manager
"Thank you so much for your ‘live and kicking’ event at Shell Centre earlier this week – you were nothing short of amazing! Your energy, desire to share your success and sheer ability to enthuse life and action into the audience members was really inspiring."
Joint Venture Co-ordinator
"Shona’s presentation proved to be a huge success among the Shell Women’s Network attendees. Her practical tips, her engaging presentation, as well as the interactive exercises were very well received. In fact, one and a half hours was just too short! The audience left motivated and in high spirits, ready to get out there and practice speaking in public!"
Shell Women’s Network
"Thank you for the entertaining and informative Peak Performance workshop you gave at Curtin Business School this week. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and found it not only useful but also very practical. The fact that the workshop was booked out several days before the event, and that was after the venue was changed to a bigger one because of increased interest, was evidence of the relevance of the topic to many young people today. It also showed that your reputation as an amazing corporate coach had preceded you. Your enthusiasm and energy captured the audience and your own story inspired many of the audience to revive their own entrepreneurial ambitions."
Liz Prendergast Jones
Manager, cbsplus – Professional Leadership Program
"Shona and her workshops are so inspiring that it’s infectious. Many of the lessons learned can be applied to both your work life, but also your home life. Attending her workshops has taken me to a whole new level of self-awareness."
Business Improvement Consultant
"Shona’s history with BT as a performance coach led to the BT Women’s Network booking Shona for a high-profile event with 40 executive women. This event received outstanding feedback, encouraging and motivating every attendee and raising the profile of the Women’s Network considerably. I was so impressed with the feedback and Shona’s evident insight and experience I’ve booked her for an even larger follow up event – and have already sold out!"
"What makes Shona’s Peak Performance Coaching so powerful is a combination of her outstanding knowledge of human behaviour, her infectious positive energy, and the fact that she has actually been a peak performer – at the top of her game internationally! Shona is truly an amazing coach – she has a real gift for empowering people to unlock exceptional performance. Shona is the type of person you can’t help but be inspired by."
Senior Educational Psychologist
"I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for yesterday morning’s session at the DLG graduate event. Your session was great, very energizing, useful and inspiring, and a great way to break the ice with some of my future colleagues! Looking forward to future workshops."
© Shona Rowan 2018