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" Limited approached Carolyn and Andy Pickin of Motiv8 to draw up a programme of bespoke and in house development courses for their staff.
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Motiv8 have provided 25 training days covering middle and executive management development as well as intermediate and advanced project management courses to over 60 members of staff.
The feedback from Myscience staff has been overwhelmingly positive and Myscience hope to continue the relationship going forward. The training has been both cost effective as well as invaluable for the organisation following a period of significant change and growth.

Maureen Legge, Head of HR, Limited

"The whole process of working with Carolyn has been first class from start to finish and in the best traditions of referral marketing we have been kept in the loop at all times. The first BforB member training session in March was a resounding sold-out success where 25 members participated & paid to be taught by Carolyn. The feedback has been outstanding and that included my own BforB colleagues who attended to see if this training would be of interest to their own regions.

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I have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn for all your training needs and look forward to working with her and Motiv8 helping our members get the most out of referral marketing."

Stuart Walton

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Presentation skills course that Motiv8  delivered, I gained a great deal of confidence and feel I can deliver a presentation with ease, I would highly recommend this course, thanks Carolyn and Andy.Appointments Personnel Logo

Kerry Bonfiglio-Bains

“One of the best courses I’ve ever taken. Very productive and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.”

Emma Guilbert

“Carolyn delivered a workshop for the Business for Breakfast network, of which I'm a member. She involved all delegates from start to finish. I took away some excellent tips from the session and benefited from the proactive learning environment she cultivated. I would happily recommend Carolyn as a competent and lively development professional.

Sue Allport

“Great time. Great venue. Top class.”

Anthony Ellis

"A great course. Better than a similar one I had in KPMG. A great reminder that we need to try and moderate our behaviour to communicate effectively with different types of people. Thanks.” 

Tim Hulse

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“To put it simply I arrived thinking I would never be able to give a credible presentation and I left knowing that with practice I could. Its obvious that Carolyn and Andy base their training on a wealth of Knowledge and experience and this is evident throughout the training. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”

Michelle Walton

“I felt I got a great deal out of the presentations workshop. I have gone away with lots of hints and tips on how to improve my structure, technique and delivery. The ability to give open and honest feedback to each person is a credit to Andy and Carolyn for making the environment a friendly, relaxing and encouraging day. Andy and Carolyn are fantastic trainers which work really well together. Their enthusiasm and passion is highly infectious.”

Lyndon Hughes

"Carolyn recently delivered some specific training to a group of fellow networkers in Business for Breakfast which was a huge success. All members left feeling they had learnt something new about referral marketing and we were all inspired by Carolyn to work harder within our groups and on our presentations. Carolyn helps to inspire confidence within you, and brings out the best in people through her training."

Dawn McGovern

“Relationships are always a tricky issue especially in business, and understanding what makes other people happy or sad is a minefield for us all. Taking time to understand how you can get more out of your business relationships is never wasted, and booking onto Carolyn's course - Creating Profitable Relationships is a must. Carolyn's delivery and knowledge of the subject is excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with the added real bonus of knowing myself better and more importantly knowing my colleagues better. If you are struggling to connect with your colleagues, customers or suppliers then do yourself a massive favour and seek out Carolyn and book yourself onto one of her courses - you will not regret the investment you make in knowing yourself and others better."

Stuart Walton

“I think Creating Profitable Relationships delivered by Carolyn Pickin was an incredible course giving me real insight into why people act as they do - not least myself. In my opinion attending this course would help anyone in improving their relationships both business and personal. For me specifically it has given me great ways to improve my business relationships."

Philip Oakley

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“I attended Carolyn's Creating Profitable Business Relationships to learn more about some of the ingredients of Know, Like and Trust so as to help others and myself to be more successful in business. She has a great delivery style using lots of examples, insights and interactions. Despite many years of personal experience and professional development this was new material for me and will be very useful. Carolyn has also offered to do some more work with the founders of the Staffordshire Marketing Academy which is a great contribution to what we are trying to do to support Staffordshire businesses. Thank you from an ESFP!!"

John Capper

“I have recently attended the Creating Profitable Relationships event developed and delivered by Carolyn at Motiv8 Development Ltd. Carolyn's expertise and creativity in tailoring her events to suit the needs of those attending means that she achieves great results. I have benefited greatly from working with Carolyn and can highly recommend Motive8 Development."

Jane Capewell

“Having attended these seminars at the Britannia Stadium over the last 3 years, I must say I was expecting to learn a little. However, I was really impressd with the creativity, precision and delivery of your seminar yesterday; I got a lot more out of it than I feel I usually do. I often get a couple of points from these sessions to think about or consider, but I found yours to be much more insightful and appealing to a wider audience (everyone in the room could relate to it) compared to some I have attended, which may only really be targeted towards decision makers or owners of SME companies. I was able to identify my attitudes towards change, which is quite an apt subject with the currnt expansion of our charity. So on a personal level as well as professional level it helped to identify some less positve traits from me to work on moving forward and dealing with those around me.” 

Sian Alcock

“I was privilidged to attend Andy's presentation at The Business Summit recently about how to influence people. I was well impressed with his delivery - very engaging and interactive, thought provoking and thoroughly explained. I came away with a better understanding of how we all communicate with people, how others may see us and why and how to steer people effectively by using some of Andy's tips. I will certainly be interested in courses from Andy in the future and would highly recommend him."

Julie Lovell

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“Carolyn and Andrew ran a brilliant course yesterday, very informative, the interaction between everyone made it all much easier to appreciate and understand. I would recomend their services to anyone wishing to improve their communication skills.” 

Jane Jackson

 “Well done to Carolyn and Andy. You provided plenty of food for thought even for a cynical old former news reporter like me.” 

Nigel Howle

 “Carolyn delivered for our firm a team building session. We all learnt about the type of person we are and how those personalities fit into the dynamics of the group. It has enabled me as an employer to start planning the structure of the team moving the business forward. Come back soon we all enjoyed the afternoon and we learnt so much.” 

John Gibbons

“Andrew is an excellent trainer in the fields of People Management, Performance Management, Sales, soft and interpersonal skills. I attended a course "Successful Leadership of your Team" given by him recently. I was completely satisfied with his way of giving training as well as the course structure. So I definitely recommend him for his above mentioned expertise.” 

Archit Sharma

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“Brilliant afternoon - really enjoyed the workshop.” 

Lisa Gilliver

“I attended a training course on influencing skills which Carolyn facilitated. The course was informative & fun. I learnt a number of different skills & techniques which will be of great benefit to me in my career. Carolyn was very knowledgeable on the subject matter & put the group at ease with a friendly attitude. I would recommend her as a brilliant facilitator & look forward to our paths crossing again in the future!” 

Jacqueline Jones

"Andrew is a highly professional and personable trainer, who uses his skills and knowledge of the subject area to enhance the learning process for his delegates. He goes the extra mile to ensure understanding throughout the course. I would definitely recommend him to others.”

Sarah Daly

“Carolyn was a guest speaker at a Professional Marketing Forum event in Birmingham and gave us one of our most interesting, energetic and insightful seminars of the programme. Coming highly recommended as a speaker, Carolyn delivered a session on Personality Profiling and how an understanding of the theory behind this can make you a more effective communicator. We had excellent feedback from our delegates and we will definitely be inviting Carolyn back in the future.”

Hilary Campton

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"Andy has an engaging personality and is very calming. His attention to detail when he works with clients is second to none and his caring approach ensures that everything is sensitively and professionally done to the highest standard. Motiv8 is not a typical training business, it goes one step further. The programmes and content they develop and deliver are at the cutting edge of people and organisational development and at the core of their business is the desire to see sustained positive change. I wholeheartedly recommend Andy and Motiv8.”

Amanda Brooke

“Carolyn is a highly committed and intelligent consultant. She works exceptionally hard to understand the needs of the business and always looks to deliver the project outcomes.”

Richard Nugent

“Andrew provides imaginative and highly interactive training. He really involves delegates and effectively turns a training session into a springboard from which learning can be deployed immediately in the workplace. His passion for business and application of theoretical models is formidable. I personally found his recent Coaching Skills 2 day course very enjoyable and valuable.” 

David Collier

“It is always a pleasure to see Carolyn. Her interaction is infectious and having attended two personal profiling presentations I feel she knows me better than I know myself! Carolyn delivers - thorough presentations - in a very lively, humorous style which leaves delegates feeling positive and more confident in the workplace.” 

Yvonne Allen

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“I attended a session Andy ran on Change. I enjoyed the session and learnt many new skills that have been useful in my role and have assisted me in helping colleagues deal with restructuring and redundancy.”  

Victoria Taylor

“Andy delivered two courses I attended over three days. He was engaging throughout, interactive and regularly involved those on the courses in discussions and entertained and educated throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy to others.” 

Michael Gamlin

“I have had the pleasure of attending a couple of Carolyn’s training courses and have found her to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. She has a knack of quickly putting everyone at ease and ensuring group participation without making anyone feel uncomfortable. She encourages you to get involved in whatever the topic is. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I would not hesitate in recommending Carolyn to assist with training and development.”

Janine Webb

“Carolyn has vast experience in creating and delivering personal and professional development programmes. Her commercial focus ensures that businesses enjoy maximum benefits from day one and her demonstrable style ensures that each delegate takes away practical tools that can be applied immediately. Her career has included a life long commitment to extending her knowledge of learning and development and this shows in her passion and enthusiasm for delivering results.” 

Caroline Law

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“Carolyn is expert at designing and developing programmes to ensure that the person and the business gets the maximum benefit. She is caring, and professional and understands the importance of engaging people in training so that the maximum benefit is achieved and sustained. She has high levels of motivation, energy and passion for her work.” 

Amanda Brooke

“Andrew is truly unique in his ability to empathise, establish rapport and reach a very broad range of clients from diverse backgrounds. He is a great person to provide a valuable, excellent, training and development experience to bring people to the front in the community or anywhere."

Mahalingam Thiruvarankan

"Carolyn's positive attitude, skills and experience in the field of learning and development are clearly evident and put her at the forefront of her specialist field. Carolyn delivers bespoke solutions for every challenge, with great professionalism. I would highly recommend Carolyn to any potential client.”

Julie Ampadu

“Carolyn demonstrated an advanced level of intuition for customer requirements and worked closely in partnership to ensure those needs were thoroughly met and often exceeded. She is an experienced professional with an accessible style and 'can-do' attitude. I would highly recommend Carolyn as someone who delivers exactly what is required and hope to work with her again in the future.”

Reb Veale

“I attended a session ran by Carolyn on Influencing Skills. The session was informative and engaging. Carolyn was great at making people feel relaxed and comfortable. I look forward to attending another session run by Carolyn soon.”

Victoria Taylor

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