Testimonials

Our clients tell us they find our experiential programs excellent, brilliant, and inspiring.

They frequently comment on our expertise, passion, energy and imaginative flair in creating transformational learning environments that are different, stimulating, highly effective and fun.

Frequently our clients rate our programs as the best, or one of the best learning experiences they have had.  Here are samples of feedback received:

“Best program I’ve participated in at PwC”

”A very useful program - well “pitched”

” A day with plenty of insights”

”Totally brilliant day, really enjoyed it, as well as being very practical”

”Fantastic program. Keep it up”

”Theatre without the ‘theatrics’ - very practical”

”This course should be invaluable in lifting my profile, impact and presence. I think about it a lot. This course is absolutely vital in terms of the skills we learn. “
— Various PwC Partners

Veronica Allardice who is a long-time professional in the corporate mentoring, coaching and team building areas among others. She does a fantastic workshop on leadership and team building which I experienced first hand with a group of people from many countries. It was enriching, fun and fulfilling for all in attendance.
— Virginia Mampre

Virginia is President of Mampre Media International which syndicates, distributes and produces television programming for domestic and international markets reaches a mix of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WB, UPN and IND.

Theatre of leadership” is a compelling theme. And that was what got me in from the get -go. The reality that leadership is about harnessing the inherent drama involved in motivating and inspiring colleagues. But it is not about artifice or putting on an “act”. It’s about the voice and the body as an instrument of great power. An instrument that a lot of us in leadership positions use as blunt weapons. I always felt I was a pretty handy presenter. I had my schtick, I could fake my way through presentations. But I felt like I was running on raw talent, but inconsistently.

I like the challenge of motivating and inspiring. But it was based on guess work rather than scholarship.

Theatre of Leadership has the ability to show you the way through to a higher level of performance. Awareness of the body, of vocal range and delivery was at first unnerving, then liberating.

I was challenged by this experience. And ultimately it was one of the best forms of personal development I have ever done.
— Sean Cummins Executive Director CumminsRoss

I work as a consulting actuary within PwC and one of the key challenges of my role is to inspire others through effective communication. Helping Business Leaders Communicate with Impact has enabled me to better understand the building blocks of effective communication.

The course highlights the importance of posture, clarity of voice, articulation of key messages and the use of expressive language to deliver your key messages with maximum impact. It has made me realize that business leaders do not spend adequate time thinking about the benefits (or potential costs) associated with how they communicate.

Veronica uses a mixture of highly interactive workshops and one-on-one sessions to allow you to experiment with different delivery techniques and communication frameworks that test the limits of what we might consider to be the status quo for business communication.

I now feel confident in my ability to rapidly build trust and rapport through effective communication with my clients and staff. I’m enjoying the challenge of using more impactful statements in meetings. This is enabling me to be a more engaging, resonant and persuasive communicator.
— P. H. Senior Actuary, PwC

“I loved the challenge and the approach. I’d like to see all managers exposed to this – there would be very few, if any, who would not gain a lot. The emphasis on leading distinguishes this course. To lead requires self-mastery. The theatrical context is a great practical basis for this, for learning about presenting, influencing, inspiring, performing at a high level and creating effective environments for teams to perform at a high level.”
— High Potential Manager, Telstra
I came to learn, and left inspired. Thank you for making me a possibility artist.
— Technology Manager, Telstra

Charles and Veronica offer an innovative, interactive and practical approach to one of our key leadership challenges - how to be engaging and inspiring in your communication. My team have developed and extended their communication and leadership skills because of the exercises and techniques used by Charles and Veronica.
— Director People & Development Arthur Allen’s Robertson.
The Theatre of Leadership training program has been a valuable and rewarding experience; one that has helped me to discover my inner presenter! Veronica and Charles created a warm and supportive learning environment, allowing me to set goals and achieve them. Their depth of knowledge and passion for the subject was apparent. I feel inspired and excited to use the skills I have developed in this program in all aspects of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to others!
— Senior Manager, PwC Consulting

“The Theatre of Leadership training program has been a valuable and rewarding experience; one that has helped me to discover my inner presenter! Veronica and Charles created a warm and supportive learning environment, allowing me to set goals and achieve them. Their depth of knowledge and passion for the subject was apparent. I feel inspired and excited to use the skills I have developed in this program in all aspects of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to others!”

- Senior Manager, PwC Consulting


"A fun, enjoyable and highly informative day - I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to develop their communication skills, enhance their ability to handle high-pressure situations and ultimately differentiate themselves in today's business world" 

- Senior Consultant, PwC Australia


“The course was great. I completed it at a time where I really didn’t have much free time available, however the passion and enthusiasm was infectious and I found myself wanting to get as much out of this course as I could. I believe that it has really made a positive difference to my communication style and I have been able to use a lot of the techniques in both a business and personal environment. Thanks.”

- PwC Senior Actuary


“Unique, practical, individually tailored, action oriented learning, moves you right of your comfort zone, new tools and ways of thinking.  The course has challenged the mental models I’ve had about leadership and myself.  I’m coming away with a new confidence about my ability and goals I set for myself.  Charles and Veronica are a rare dynamic duo that dare you to become the inspirational leader people want to follow. A twelve out of ten.”

- Participant from Network & Technology Group High Potential Development Program


“I find it difficult to express how refreshing it is to attend a training course with such committed, experienced and focused presenters.  Their presentation techniques are remarkable in that they are using original and stimulating ideas instead of rehashing some out-dated text book course.”

- Participant from Network & Technology Group High Potential Development Program


“I have no doubt that this has been the most enjoyable, provocative and rewarding experience that I have had in my 11 years with Telstra.  It was wonderful. I have learnt so much. Thank you.”

- Participant from NTG High Potential Development Program


“I loved the challenge and the approach. I’d like to see all managers exposed to this – there would be very few, if any, who would not gain a lot.  The emphasis on leading distinguishes this course.  To lead requires self-mastery.  The theatrical context is a great practical basis for this, for learning about presenting, influencing, inspiring, performing at a high level and creating effective environments for teams to perform at a high level.”

- Participant from Network & Technology Group Telstra High Potential Development Program


"I have gained many skills and insights that I will absolutely use.  I have been inspired, and would love to continue to learn and grow as a communicator and a leader.  Charles and Veronica were both inspiring and really opened my eyes to possibilities."

- Senior Business Analyst, EPS PwC



"Uplifting, inspiring journey of self discovery.  Fresh and authentic.  Loved it."

- Business Analyst, EPS PwC


"Thank you Veronica & Charles for taking us through this wonderful journey of discovery.  For inspiring a love for theatre, poetry and drama.  For creating a relaxing and friendly atmosphere which encourages us to learn and experiment."

- Business Analyst, PwC


 

"Fantastic.  Exposed me in order to build me.  Challenging but never felt unsafe."

- Senior Business Analyst, EPS PwC