Testimonials

"Damian has given us a fresh perspective and new confidence in leading and stronger and more focused team".

Kevin Bruce - Director

Absolute Construct

 Damian provided relevant facts and practical advice that is totally relatable and was applicable to both my business and personal life.  The workshops especially challenged me to look at how I was motivating my team and incorporate what I learned to improve how I deal with both staff and clients”. 

Mark Niccolls - Director – QDC Works Ltd

QDC Works Limited

“Giving staff practical tools in dealing with customers from different ethnic backgrounds should be essential in all tourism businesses. We face different cultures every day and the tools in which to treat those cultures with respect change. Damian’s training session has given our staff those simple tools and techniques needed but importantly ones they can actively implement into everyday operations.  With the understanding as to why and the plans in place to implement it has made our team far more aware and engaging. The workshop was practical and they got a lot out of the active scenarios.”  

Tash Lawrence  

Auckland Sales Manager - AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand – SkyJump & SkyWalk

A J Hackett

“Damian has worked with Mercy Ascot and Mercy Radiology over a 3 year period. He has an excellent ability to connect with a broad and diverse audience. Damian’s approach to customer service training is engaging, dynamic and effective. We are starting to produce excellent results through this focus on customer service and he has helped us to deliver this.”

Lloyd McCann

Director of Medical Services, Mercy Ascot

Mercy Ascot

“Through a tender process to design and deliver a Leadership Programme for emerging leaders in the sport sector, MindSpring stood out. They took the time to understand our needs and delivered a truly excellent programme.  MindSpring provided a unique blend of sector knowledge and experiences, coupled with theoretical leadership models brought to life with practical, relevant examples.

Damian’s professional but relaxed facilitation style captivates the audience, creating memorable transferable learning. The way he empowers participants to solve their own problems by drawing on the experiences in the room, through debate and effective questioning, is exceptional.

 I would recommend MindSpring to anybody”.

 Jon Derry

Sport Capability Advisor, Sport Canterbury

Sport Canterbury

"ECL (Express Couriers Ltd) identified the need to implement an Emerging Leaders programme. We wanted to grow our talent and work on our succession planning. Damian developed the content for us and ran the programme for us internally.

The results were outstanding. We got the personal growth from employees selected and many went on to bigger and better roles as a result. Damian really connected with our team.  His facilitation skills are excellent and engagement with individuals and groups exceeded expectation. I`d highly recommend Damian to any prospective organisation".

 Mark Gibson,  previous CEO Express Couriers Ltd

Express Couriers Limited

”One thing I learnt was how to use the Assessment Matrix while interviewing new personnel.

When I put the matrix into practice I found we had a much more thorough & fair assessment of the candidates to choose from”.

Peter Bjerga – Supervisor, Absolute Construct

Absolute Construct