Testimonials for John S Pearce
Extracts from letters, emails, event evaluations, references and testimonials from colleagues and clients in Education, Business and Community...
Philip Holmes, Director, BCEM Ltd
“I have so often seen the long lasting impact that John has when he works with groups and individuals alike. He brings an insight that is rooted in research and always puts the needs of young people high on his agenda. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him without reservation”
Secondary Head Teacher (who wishes to be anonymous)
“He is wise and he wants you to be wise too. It sounds dramatic but he changed my life by helping me regain the courage and self-belief which had been temporarily been taken from me”
Alan Wayment, Director, VISION
"I've been privileged to work with John on regular occasions; I have been impressed with his total engagement and commitment to his clients. John possesses that rare quality of truly respecting and valuing people. 'People Matter' to John Pearce and he ensures that their needs comes first."
Pippa Manson - Local Authority Head of Service after input to service day
"This is heartfelt thanks for a very well received and powerful presentation beautifully presented, finely judged. It touched the heart of many staff who begun using your materials today and have asked if we could work with you again. The effect of your work will be rippling out and developing well into the future."
Extracts from Work-Life Balance Conference evaluations
"John Pearce was stunning! - It was thought provoking and translates directly to work - Some honest messages were given and solutions offered - I loved the practical examples - I now need to read my booklet from John and get practical!"
Extracts from Development Day for Senior Leaders evaluations
“John is a great trainer who knows what he is talking about – Made sense of the nonsense – Massive Value-Added, thank you”
Simon Brister Building Society Director and Solicitor - After Dinner Speech
“That was simply excellent – I looked around they were all laughing and then crying too – it was so well put together – so well crafted. I could see what you were doing and it worked so well – powerful stuff!”
Kevin Ford Chief Executive FPM
"John is extraordinarily energetic and creative, with a capacity to pull together disparate ideas in a way that is readily accessible. He has been a pleasure to work with bringing warmth and profound sense of values and purpose into everything he has done with us"
Head teacher organiser after second annual conference presentation
"I can tell you John that your ideas have taken seed all over Lincolnshire and I know colleagues who have used your ideas and we talk about them and so you have had an immeasurable effect on our schools. We will definitely want you to come back again”.
Jill Boyle Head teacher and National College Facilitator
"Of all the facilitation days I have delivered for the National College, the ones I have facilitated with John shine out like beacons in my memory. They are the ones for which I have retained the notes and the learning and continue to think through. They are the ones from which I have learned and they are the ones from which the participants have continued to contact me, as a serving head to follow up issues which began as discussion on the day."
Adrian Raynor Independent Education Management Professional
"A pleasure to work with, sensitive, yet thoroughly astute and practical, an excellent partner - a good listener, light-hearted, but immensely serious about the work in hand."
Mark Grant Business & Leadership Coach.
"I heard John speak at a conference. He was witty, articulate knowledgeable and very inclusive. He was a big hit - thought provoking while remaining respectful of the experience of his audience. If you are thinking of working with John, he will stretch you and make you think about things more deeply than you may have before. Not only that, he's a thorough good man!"
Maggie Morland - Artist at Maggie Morland Arts
"John is the kind of manager who inspires anyone who is lucky enough to work with him. He has a special way of bringing clarity and common sense to any task or challenge, which, combined with his wicked sense of humour endear him to colleagues at any level in the organisation. He is demanding and authoritative but genuinely perceptive, supportive and caring."
Peter Smith Executive coach and leadership consultant
"John is enthusiastic and motivating. He brings passion and energy to any group and creates a very effective learning environment. His sense of humour, depth of knowledge and broad experience inspire trust and confidence."
Stuart Spendlow, Primary teacher
"I was at your session – you were incredibly inspiring – so much that it somewhat ‘changed my life’. I’ve had a big drive on interdependent learning and it’s working beautifully. I’ve got boys that hate writing absolutely loving it and I actually feel like my Geography sessions are inspirational. So I guess it’s a big thank you to you for being one of those realistic, down to earth and interesting guys that education seems to lack these days!"
Lisa Thornton, Secondary teacher after consultancy in a Special Measures School
"The point of this is thank you so very much for your advice given after the 'observations' and at staff meetings/INSET. It really is starting to pay off for me and I think I now understand totally where you are coming from. I'll be honest and own up to not always feeling entirely clued up about what was going on at earlier INSET sessions - I'd buy your book!"
Deputy Principal in a once “Special Measures” Academy (who wishes to be anonymous)
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the support through some torrid times! I have loved working for you and with you. I have worked for 2 LEAs, 5 Heads and numerous senior leaders and you are without doubt one of the best role models. I will continue to challenge and push, to plan do and review, to develop the skills you have taught me. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done”.
Martin Baxter, Project Leader Buckinghamshire Teaching School Partnership
"John is an outstanding trainer and leader of change, who is creative with a good understanding of his subject. He has a good sense of the needs of clients with the confidence to challenge and cause them to think and reflect on their views and practices in order to encourage innovation and development."
Scott Burnside, Academy Principal
"Whether John was working with middle leadership in schools or as a consultant to senior leadership on innovative teaching and learning projects - both areas have had a considerable impact in the schools I have worked within."
Rosie Litawski, Secondary Head teacher, Consultant Leader and School Improvement Partner.
"Good luck John - you are the best trainer I have met and I have met a lot!
Mike West, Secondary Link Inspector in Special Measures School
“Your role is vital - you are the trusted face and the professional glue. Don't underestimate the effect of how you model professional conduct and integrity. You do walk the talk and ask the tough questions of everyone, including yourself.”
Diane Stubbs Business Woman and winner of local “Dragon’s Den”
"I worked with John and he was fantastic, he really helped me realise my potential and believe in my new business venture. After working with him I feel clear about what I need to do next and how to do it. Really hope to work together again in the future."
Den Corral Co-coordinator Leading Edge Partnership
"John brought his customary incisive and imaginative approach to designing “Leadership4Learning”. It has proven to be even better than we envisaged. It has struck a chord with teachers and their schools because it links leadership training to teaching and learning."
Joyce Rothschild Children's Services Improvement Advisor
"It was a really excellent session. Your style of delivery was pacey and energising, you were informative and so generous with your materials and knowledge. It was a delight to work with you, and I can see why you are so successful at what you do. You really are an excellent trainer and facilitator and colleagues gained so much from your session"