What Do Our Clients Say?
Baxter Associates is very well established as a sought-after provider of leadership development to Local Government, schools, early years’ settings and the private sector. Our training and coaching for business and private clients has transformed behaviour, wellbeing, leadership impact and effectiveness. We are proud of our strong reputation as a company that can be relied upon to rigorously deliver contracts, produce exceptional results time after time, and work in a climate of trust, professionalism and mutual respect.
Working with Baxter Associates is like working with a trusted and talented friend. Baxter's trainers are invariably superb practitioners and take time to truly understand the desired outcomes for each and every event.
A particular successful programme from our partnership with Baxter's was a series of budget reduction challenge workshops which supported our senior managers to take a positive and creative approach to service delivery in the context of substantially fewer resources. I would recommend Baxter's to anyone facing similar organisational challenges.
Corporate HR Development Manager, North Somerset Council
The success of the Region’s Leadership Programme is in no small part due to the excellent input from Baxter Associates. Jennifer Hampson led on the development of our most senior leaders to become Coaches, Mentors and Action Learning Set Leaders. We were impressed by Jennifer’s approach to her delivery, design and evaluation, backed up by excellent expertise. It exceeded our expectations.
Responsiveness and thorough preparation have been particular strengths and influenced us in asking Jennifer to work with us on new aspects of the region’s work. I would recommend Baxter Associates without hesitation.
Claire Jackson, Regional Lead, South West Children’s Services Leadership and Succession Planning Programme
I was part of an action learning set, facilitated by Baxter Associates, as part of the Children’s Improvement Board Leadership Development Programme. This brought together senior managers from different local authorities in a period of significant change.
Jennifer Hampson created an environment of trust and professionalism, which meant that within a short time, the set was discussing and challenging issues that members were facing in their work, and were supported to find ways of addressing these. It was extremely positive.
Victoria Guillaume, Commissioner - Strategies, Swindon Borough Council
Investing in Executive Coaching for our managers was an astute decision. The one-to-one programmes have delivered tangible, on-the-job improvements as well as having a tremendous impact on individuals’ confidence. The coaching has fully supported our efforts to embed ‘managing the TBT way’ and has helped bring a satisfying level of consistency to our growing management team.
Baxter Associates is our preferred coaching provider. With a genuine interest in contributing to the success of our business and an impeccable track record, I would recommend this company without hesitation.
Pete Saunders, Managing Director, TBT
The Professional Development Programme for Early Years' Leaders has been excellent. The content in all three sessions has been extremely helpful. Everything we have covered has been applicable to my role and I have been able to take back and use.
It is the best management training I have done by far. I feel very equipped to move forward and develop my role. Thank you.
Jacquie Davies, Early Years' Leader, Buttercups Kindergarten
Thank you for all you put into the Professional Development Training. It was a wonderful experience to be part of and I think is one of those life-changing experiences that will continue to have an impact on me for a very long time.
Your calm, clear and confident delivery of the theoretical content of the course, always illustrated with clear examples and personal stories, was particularly helpful for me.
Jane Smith, Lead Teacher, Bristol City Council
The expertise of the facilitator is crucial to the effectiveness and quality of this coaching skills workshop. This is amongst the most accessible and relevant CPD I have engaged in. It has had an immediate impact on me as a leader/manager which I know will be long lasting.
Strategy Lead Early Years, Bournemouth Borough Council
I came reluctantly to the Professional Development Programme for Primary School Leaders expecting to be made to participate in lots of imaginary scenarios irrelevant to me. However, it was embedded in research with practical models and how to tackle challenging leadership activities. I wish it had been around when I first entered leadership.
Jennifer is so supportive, motivational and makes you see it is possible to have challenging conversations and make changes.
Michelle Mordue, Deputy Headteacher, Ilchester Community Primary School
Baxter Associates are very well informed, knowledgeable trainers, who use an extensive range of personal experiences supplemented by practical and very helpful advice. They have the ability to help both novices and more experienced coaches develop their skills.
As a result of the training, I now have a much better understanding of the potential benefits of using coaching and skilled questioning techniques to support and assist people to find solutions to issues that they may face. Thank you again for your coaching course delivery, insight and support.