"I had the deep privilege of working with Belen on a deep dive review. There were two things that starkly stood out for me. Firstly, the actual process was very important for me as it reinforced what I already knew about myself and this was a critical insight as I re-engaged with going back to work. It showed me what my core strengths were and still are and to be able to operate from a place of authenticity is enormously powerful. Secondly, everyone wants to know the truth but not always shown the truth. Belen's gentle way of taking you through the process was singularly critical in me understanding the depths of the analysis. She never told me what I should understand from the results but guided me in a general direction and I was discovering exactly where in that space I sat by myself. This was very enlightening and empowering. She is a brilliant master at this work and she makes you feel like you are on a journey and then further helps you interpret these results in a way that is practical and beneficial. What a privilege it has been for me to work with Belen. She is a miracle worker for us City types and her understanding of what jobs require intellectually and emotionally makes working with her very easy and powerful. Thank you Belen".
NED and Former Banker - London, UK
In reference to our Bespoke 1:1 Alignment Sessions
“Thank you: For your warmth, for involving me in the managerial coaching sessions, and, especially, for the strong guidance that I’ve since carried with me as important instruments. Two lessons you passed on have been pressed firmly in my pocket: One, that management and delivering feedback (and a million other life experiences) are a muscle; while the use and expression of some methodologies may seem strange, with time they will begin to feel fluent. Two, that silence is a strong tool – in difficult conversations, it can reset the register of the exchange, allow for critical comments to sink in, and encourage a response where one otherwise wouldn’t be forthcoming. So, many thanks... onwards and upwards Perez Fitzgerald!”
Operations Manager, Multinational NGO - New York, USA
In reference to our customised leadership development program
Selected Client Testimonials
“If you or your organisation are facing any challenges, I know they can help - and I don't recommend lightly. High impact results and a real ability to adopt to organisational culture.”
Sandra Schwarzer, Global Director HRD, Open Society Foundations - London, United Kingdom
In reference to our advisory work
"Thank you for the great workshop, everything from the presenters to the topic and materials were great and customised to my role and organisation. As a result of the workshop I will be more mindful of other people’s decision making preferences, seek input from those with different styles than my own, and check for potential decision making biases before falling into them. I will also try to create some short hand rules for myself for certain types of decisions that I have to make frequently to remove any possible traps.”
Heads of HR, various not for profits, West Africa, Asia & Eastern Europe
In reference to our customised "Overcoming Cognitive Biases" Workshop
"To me the mark of a good presentation is if you walk out of a session and it is memorable and teaches. What I always ask when building a presentation is, “what do I want the team thinking, feeling, saying and doing once they’ve heard the message?” And I had that frame in mind for your session. The sign that you hit the mark on Friday was what I heard folks remembering from your talk and playing back to me immediately. Several commented on the idea of emotional diversity; the true definition of resilience; as well as the simple tactics around gratitude and how we respond to others’ good news. That playback is the best indicator that your session worked. Thank you.".
Executive Director, CEB - London, UK
In reference to our "Flash Introduction to High Performance Mindsets"
"Having worked in wealth management and risen to a senior level of executive responsibility my work and experiences with PF have been extremely effective on several levels. Firstly, it has helped me understand my self better. My own preferences and strengths as well the many areas that can be improved upon, have been highlighted to me in a way that allowed me to effectively 'self discover' and therefore understand much more clearly.
Despite my 21 years wealth management industry experience I have never had formal 'management training' and PF have been able to both help me understand methods to improve and hence manage my own day to day team interactions more effectively as well as being much clearer and working with more empathy to the objectives and motivations of those who closely with me."
Partner and Head of Private Clients, Wealth Management Company- London, UK
In reference to our Bespoke Executive Coaching
" I just wanted to let you know that I got a beautiful heart-warming response from my former boss, whom I wrote the letter to after your session on "expressions of gratitude"… And it came just a few hours after I had written to him. It was a great experience. Will tell you all about it in person. Thanks for empowering me".
Senior Sales Executive, Multinational Pharmaceutical - Frankfurt, Germany
In reference to our "Tools to Power Through Change" Session
"I wanted to reiterate my thanks for a great session yesterday. I was really pleased with it. You got everyone thinking and preparing. What I loved was the blend of theory, relevant stories and humour.
As an added bonus, you’ve inspired me to do a coast-to-coast walk - and I hope I get the same feeling of achievement!
CEO, Touchstone Innovations - London, UK
“Great event. Very inspiring - I have already started expressing a bit more gratitude in my communications at work and I think there are actually quite a few nuggets that I hope will improve my personal life as well. As you may expect, I am really pleased to hear that regular exercise can have a strong effect on wellbeing. I have been planning to start a running club at work, but now I am even more convinced of its importance! I am keen to come to the next instalment.”
Operations Manager, Tech Start-up - London, United Kingdom
"I wanted to thank you for the brilliant speech you performed at the HBA event last week which really inspired me at every level, both professionally and personally. I particularly enjoyed your point about our wrong interpretations".
Marketing Manager - Global Life Sciences Sector at Big 4 - Paris, France
In reference to our "Tools to Power Through Change" Session
"Thank you so much for joining us today. It was wonderful to introduce the team to Perez Fitzgerald and give them a taster of what you do.
Although it was only an introduction to your insights, you left us all with something tangible that we can change in our day to day, and I look forward to seeing how that impacts us at Procurement Leaders".
Executive Aide CEO & COO, Procurement Leaders - London, UK -
In reference to our "Flash Introduction to Resilience" Session