“Sensei have continued to partner with Hermes in the development of a senior leadership group, developing and delivering bespoke content that gave a good balance of theoretical models with practical business content. The Sensei team ensured that the skills, knowledge and capabilities transferred were embedded within Hermes and helped the Directors of the business to ensure that the programme delivered value, business context and provided the required stretch for our people.“
Head of Talent & Organisational Development Hermes
The approach Malcolm took on my breakthrough coaching journey has been very useful for me, as it touched on many relevant aspects of my leadership style. In addition to putting leadership in a broad theoretical context, the real life feedback that was included from people I daily work with made it very tangible. The colleague feedback was done both at the start and after a 6 months period, and made it possible to track the progress. Most importantly, I have learned that in a relatively short time scale, it is possible to improve and adopt new leadership skills, which was a breakthrough for me.
Carlo van den Bergh
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Malcolm over the past year and feel that I have benefited greatly, both professionally and personally. His approach to our sessions ensured that I thought deeply about the challenges I was facing at work and how best to approach them. He fostered a climate of confidentiality and trust which meant I was comfortable to share my thinking openly, thereby allowing me to gain the maximum benefit from our sessions.
Executive Director Corporate Services Sunderland City Council
I have worked with Malcolm as a trusted adviser over several years, he has helped me maximize efficiencies within my organization. His deep knowledge and expertise, as well as his personal style achieved the promised deliverables via highly engaging, and at times entertaining, facilitation techniques. Malcolm helped me and my leadership team to face up to the change we had to make with high energy, impactful facilitation injecting the appropriate sense of urgency and some good humour along the way.
Vice President R&D Household Care Unilever
“When we started to work together I had a new global R&D Leadership team that needed a clear vision, strategy and a battle plan to deliver a much improved innovation pipeline for the Waters Division. I knew the importance of the human element in delivering this increased performance was well understood by Sensei. They link improved results, through improved actions; improved ideas to improved relationships and this linkage resonated well with my team. When working with Sensei be prepared to be challenged and you better have a sense of humour! The challenge can come wrapped in humour but it is challenge nonetheless so you need to be prepared and be ready to change…”
VP R&D Waters Danone Research
Malcolm really made me stop and think about what I am doing, where I am going and more importantly helped me address my nagging self-doubts. I needed that push and challenge to help me take my career to the next step. Thank you!’
Operations Director Actavis Biologicals
We worked with Sensei to help us design and facilitate our SVP & VP Leadership Conference for three consecutive years in India. And every year, they bring fresh and exciting ideas to the table that help us achieve our ambitions. Our requirement demanded that we engage all our senior leaders through strategic brainstorm sessions and create a highly functional team who could accomplish tremendous amount of quality work in a very short span of time. Sensei presented us with various approaches that enabled us to put our best foot forward and come up with strategies for business growth. Their biggest strength I believe was to create opportunities for us to collaborate more effectively and help us achieve the targets that we set for ourselves.
Our collaboration with Sensei has helped us leverage business growth by changing leadership mind-sets. We have had a pleasure working with Malcolm and the quality of work delivered by him consistently exceeds expectations. We recommend sensei as trusted consultants and advisors.
SVP Leadership and Organisation Development in Unilever