“Maclennan Norman have an ability to help people to find some positive in what has been going on, and focus on tasks that can be accomplished so that there can be some sense of achievement.
They ask questions in a way that makes you think around a problem and tackle it from another angle which is really productive. I ALWAYS feel better after speaking with my coach, more able to tackle what has seemed previously an insurmountable problem, and just generally in a better frame of mind. They have a unique talent, and I am enormously grateful to have had them as a coach over the past few months.”
Managing Director, Shetland Reel
I was introduced to Maclennan Norman through a friend in the corporate world and I will always be grateful for that introduction. I am a Senior Manager at a large organisation and although pretty successful at work, my confidence had taken a real dip and I had no idea where I was heading in my career. I felt stuck. My coach helped me focus my career plan with specific goals and update my CV. It really helped to know that I had someone to talk to, who listened carefully and understood my frustrations without being judgemental. In addition, I felt as though other important areas of my life were not being properly taken care of. The coaching process helped me relook at my priorities and make the necessary adjustments. I am much happier within myself, my confidence has increased and I am more determined than ever to reach my goals (both inside and outside of work). Through Maclennan Norman’s support and coaching I am discovering what I actually want out of life and what is important to me.
Senior Manager, Public Body
I found MacLennan Norman a highly skilled, professional organisation. Their tailored and personalised approach was invaluable in helping me on my job search.
I particularly valued the comprehensive support in CV development, mock interviews and networking advice.
I would highly recommend MacLennan Norman as a powerful tool to help reshape your career direction.
Aitzaz Malik, Visitor Experience Coordinator National Museum of Flight
We asked Maclennan Norman to facilitate our strategy day in October 2016. Our coach responded flexibly to the development on the day, and did a great job subtly steering the discussion and challenging some of our thinking, ensuring the emerging strategy was logical and consistent. They also made sure the meeting finished with an agreement on the next steps we would take to take the issues forward.
Maclennan Norman have been generous in sharing their time and expertise with us, both in preparation for the day and in debriefing. We would certainly recommend their services to other organisations.
Anna Chworow Former Chair, Take One Action
It was during a cross roads in my career that I met Maclennan Norman and their enthusiasm and energy were inspiring. At what was a particularly confusing time, my coach offered clarity and structure to my thinking and challenged me to consider more broadly my skills and options. In their very supportive manner, my coach helped me to develop my personal brand and structure my goals in a positive way that I’d never considered before, helping me to focus on the things that mattered to me and how I could make progress towards them in a logical manner. As a result, my personal confidence grew and I ultimately found the right job for me.
Kirsty Livingstone, Former Corporate Banking Regional Director
By working with Maclennan Norman, I feel like I have been on a journey that has led to a change in how I think about both myself and my role. In particular the focus on how to act and think like a leader and the processes and thinking required to be comfortable in that leadership role.
Senior Manager, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
I found this coaching experience fantastic! The sessions have been very focused and the support given invaluable. My coach is so easy to open up to and the benefits of working with an external coach are amazing.
Marketing Manager, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Alan Moir, Marketing Manager, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
I found Maclennan Norman very engaging and genuinely interested in helping me not only improve as a person, but also as an employer. Given the geographical distance between us, we balanced initial face-to-face meeting with Skype calls. This worked really well. My coach very professional in their approach and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
Managing Director, Toncam Flooring and Interiors
“My coach has been wonderful since the very first email. She is an amazing listener and her ability to read between the lines and analyse situations is very inspirational. Her personality is also so refreshing to be around and you always leave her company on a positive, happy note.”
Managing Director, Underground Maintenance Systems
Maclennan Norman provided a very informative, not to mention entertaining, session on mediation for our lawyers. The training really got into the nitty gritty of mediation, and highlighted the significant benefits of this alternative approach to dispute resolution. The session was conducted in a relaxed format which encouraged open-minded discussion about the suitability and advantages of the process.
Caroline Clark, Professional Support Lawyer, Burness Paull
“I worked with Maclennan Norman over a six month period as I felt I needed some external perspective on a new role and change in direction for me. The coaching experience was really helpful , as my coach asks GREAT questions and leads you reflect on areas that may not have been obvious on first review. Maclennan Norman’s coaching was also helpful in that it made me make commitments to myself not only in my business but also personally…knowing I was updating on these in a few weeks meant I was committed. I’d really recommend Maclennan Norman to you and your company as I found the experience invaluable.” Retirement Journey Owner, Scottish Widows
I worked with Maclennan Norman over the course of a number of weeks as I felt I needed some professional space to consider a new direction for my organisation. The coaching experience was very valuable in providing a much needed sounding board and critical friend. In particular, working with my coach provided me with the chance to take a step back from the day to day and look more strategically at opportunities and threats to my organisation. Maclennan Norman’s coaching was useful to provide the space I needed to explore and plan a new approach. I’d certainly recommend it to others as a valuable tool for senior professionals.