WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Executive Coaching and Consulting
in the Safety, Health & Well-being sectors
Companies We Work With
“The coaching sessions with Steve were key in helping me to deeply reflect on our challenges, not only in safety, but also on the need for profound change management across the Group.
Our discussions gave me a lot of energy to pursue this journey and to insist and reinforce every time we might loose direction or conviction. Personally I learned a lot from the way Steve approaches people to encourage and inspire them to accept, in this case, the safety challenges and need for change.
The coaching sessions with Steve were just great as well as inspiring, encouraging and energising, and in this way helped me as a human being and leader to pursue with conviction our change management journey.”
“Steve has a natural ability to build relationships and influence at all levels, which is a rare quality. The construction sector witnessed first-hand the impact of his leadership, enthusiasm, knowledge and vison, helping to raise health into the same conversation as safety – something we’d lacked for decades.
One of the many benefits Steve brought to the construction sector was the way he helped leaders understand and engage with the ‘health’ problem. He developed a simple clear model, which was quickly adopted right across the sector. It gave leaders a real platform to build on and start their journey of prioritising health like safety.
Steve has a unique leadership style, which many sectors and companies could learn and benefit from. He knows how to get the best out of people by creating an environment in which they can thrive and be the best version of themselves.”
“I started working with Steve as a newly appointed Director in an organisation that I had worked in for over 12 years. Steve helped me to identify, prioritise and focus on key areas to enable me to make an immediate and positive impact as a new Director. Steve is very good at making you feel comfortable, asking relevant questions at the right time and providing insight into different types of behaviour, which gave me the opportunity to positively reflect on many situations. This has allowed me to move to the next level of thinking – as a Director rather than a Manager.
Business and personal objectives were set at the first session and referred to on a regular basis to show progress in my role and self-development. After one particular review my reaction was – ‘Wow! I did all of that!’ Without Steve’s coaching and mentoring I believe I would have found this transition a lot harder than it was and it would have taken longer for me to feel as confident as I do and achieve all that I have in my new role. Thank you Steve.”
“It has been an honour and pleasure to collaborate with Steve Perkins both personally and professionally. Steve’s authenticity and insights about business and life are second to none.
I would highly recommend any organization looking to grow and improve to engage with Steve. I would also recommend any individual looking for that edge that will make a difference in their own leadership and ultimately, their success at work and in life, to engage with Steve.”
“I’ve known Steve Perkins and admired his leadership and influence in the sector for a number of years. Steve has partnered with us in coaching senior managers and leaders across the world from our multinational clients. With a focus on transforming organisational culture, Steve has helped leaders embrace and lead critical change programmes effectively. He quickly connects both professionally and relationally with a wide range of people and his broad experience across industry and the third sector provides a wealth of insight and experience which clients can draw from.
Our clients value Steve’s coaching and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others. I am confident Steve will add value to any individual or business he works with and draw out the best in your people.”
“Steve brought enthusiasm and innovative thinking to his role as Chief Exec of BOHS. He raised the profile of the organisation itself not only with its professional membership but with external stakeholders . He championed the need to work in partnership with others to deliver on the important health facet of “health and safety”.
It is often said that people shout about safety and whisper health – Steve demonstrated unstinting commitment to changing that paradigm and made a real difference.”
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