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Ishbel thank you for putting up with all of us and leading a very insightful, challenging, complex, and thought-provoking exercise.  The conversations that developed I found were very helpful,  challenging, passionate, and meaningful.

Executive Director – Cross Sector Heads Strategy Day

Ishbel has an amazing skill at engaging us in a personable inclusive way.  I'm really inspired.  I heard some things today that made so much sense to me and I just want to learn more!

Attendee RS MacDonald Training

Ishbel was knowledgeable, approachable and also very supportive throughout the session, ensuring that the training was relevant to our different roles.  It all exceeded my expectations. 

Attendee - Venture Trust Presentation Skills Training

This was unique, exciting,  thinking outside the box training, and was extremely enjoyable – it took me outside of my comfort zone, and it worked for me.

Team Member - Homeless Network Scotland

We really benefitted from it, both ambassadors & staff!!! We loved the informality of it and flexibility of the pace which really suits the nature of Youth Work practice. The activities were well suited to the wide range of ages and experiences in the room and everyone felt included and able to join in. It was pitched just right! The specifics that ambassadors have mentioned have improved since the training were stance, posture, breathing and everyone loved Barack Obama!

Youthlink Scotland Ambassador Training

It has been a fantastic experience to work with Ishbel. Her expertise and knowledge helped me to become more confident and stand my ground in adverse situations. Her sessions are not dry, boring powerpoints on self-help techniques, but engaging, and uplifting conversation where I can reflect on my experiences, learn about communication and body language and create an empowering and positive mindset. She was also very flexible, fitting me into her schedule a few days before my assessment centre. As a result of our session, have successfully secured an internship and drastically increased my confidence in social settings and became more aware of my communication habits.

Juniper Trust Associate

We really enjoyed the session you facilitated and the feedback from the team was just brilliant.  We needed that session and it was very beneficial!  Thank you.

Louise Hunter - CEO Who Cares? Scotland

Ishbel was an amazing keynote speaker for our event on ‘knowledge mobilisation’ in March 2019. She effortlessly wove together personal insights and stories to help us reflect on how we use and tell stories to help people share knowledge. Her manner, presentation style and wisdom had a profound effect on those who attended the event and she was undoubtedly the highlight of our entire 2 day programme. She worked closely with us to craft her presentation to our needs and was fantastic to work with. Our only concern now is how on earth we will be able to find another keynote speaker for next year who will even come close to Ishbel!

UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum Conference

Was a brilliant talk and learnt a great deal of skills that I can try to adopt to my working life.  Great toolkit to take away too!; Really practical session, lots of things to take away and put into everyday life - not just public talks; Best session of the day!; Clear, concise - a good reminder of how to be a successful public speaker.

Institute of Fundraising

I strongly recommend Ishbel - inspiring, insightful and fun!

Andrea Cardillo

Managing Partner, TPC Leadership

I did a TEDx Talk and Ishbel helped me to find my words for my presentation making sense of what I wanted the audience to understand. Ishbel took me through the process from beginning to end. Extremely grateful for all the support I received which allowed me to overcome some nerves and prepare.

Barbara Haig

Social Bite

Many thanks to you Ishbel for the support and guidance you've give to our young people.  There is such a marked difference in both their delivery and confidence it's hard to think about what you do as just 'public speaking training'.

TrainingManager - Robertson Trust

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