Mayvin - A specialist Leadership and Organisational Development company
Mayvin /‘meIvIn/ def: [also Maven - Yiddish/Hebrew]: ‘trusted expert in a particular field’
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“As a result of Mayvin coaching, the change in the personal style and impact of the coachee has been quite remarkable. He has modified his personal style significantly though clear personal development goals and as a result is able to facilitate change effectively and professionally. His reputation in the company has improved to the point where senior managers have recognised that he is now able to take on enhanced responsibility. I am delighted that so few sessions have led to such a dramatic improvement and feel that Mayvin have provided excellent value for money.”
Dr. Andrea Pellagram, Technical Services Manager (Hills Group)
“Having worked closely with Martin on several leadership courses, I can say he is one of the best training facilitators I have been on any course with. His natural passion and ability to listen and help people reach their full potential is outstanding. The feedback he gave me was as if he had known me all his life and was really helpful.”
Ray Berry, Rig Manager (Oil & Gas company)
“We had been searching for a number of years for a top quality leadership and management trainer at a reasonable cost. Martin has been able to deliver an MBA level programme at a fraction of the cost offered by other providers. More importantly Martin quickly gained the confidence of the management team and he was able to focus the training to cover pertinent issues arising within the business. Martin offers flexibility with the programme’s pace and agenda and his facilitator style has the unerring knack of picking up very quickly on issues that the management team find difficult to discuss on their own.”
Alasdair Smith, Joint Managing Director (Wightman and Parrish)
“Martin has worked on the development of OD capability with our HR and Leadership Talent Populations. His development technique is both engaging and learner centric effectively balancing theory and real life examples. Learner feedback has been excellent with easy application of key learning back in the workplace.”
Warren Asbury, Learning Manager, Academies and Professional Development (International Financial Services company)
“I have found Martin to be a highly effective agent of change. He combines a strong intellect with an intuitive feeling for organisations - both on the strategic side and on the people side. He is also a very good person, and I have no hesitation recommending him to an organisation looking for help in developing their capabilities.”
Richard Jolly, Adjunct Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour (London Business School)
“James has supported the Council’s high performance team initiative since 2004, using a full range of one-to-one and team-based work. This support has undoubtedly been a key factor in the transformation of a previously inexperienced senior management team into a highly effective group and improved the awareness and effectiveness of the individuals within it. Over this timeframe, the organisation has moved from a poor performing authority to one that is recognised as well managed, with a senior management team that clearly works well together and has developed a track record of meeting the challenges the public sector has been facing. James has a finely tuned sense of the way teams and individuals operate and is able to express his OD insights in ways that busy, practically minded and sometimes cynical managers can ‘work with’”
Richard Hodson, Assistant Chief Executive (UK Local Authority)
“I attended four one-to-one coaching sessions with Martin as part of a Leadership Development Programme. I was specifically keen to explore issues of perfectionism and found Martin’s wide experience and flexible approach most helpful and beneficial in this area. He has a relaxed but professional style and demonstrates a great deal of empathy and understanding of his client’s issues”
Jeff Thwaites, Assistant Manager, Reinsurance (International Financial Services company)
“James and Martin model good OD principles right through their training practice forging strong partnerships with both the training commissioners and the OD Practitioners on the programme. They supported the practitioners in moving from novice to practitioner, leading significant change initiatives in a complex environment, and helped us to develop as an OD community. In a very real sense they joined our team, shared our aspirations and challenges and helped us to think beyond them.”
Joanna Valentine, Senior OD & Leadership Manager (Strategic Health Authority)
“Martin’s deep understanding of how people tick make him an ideal choice as a Consultant or Coach. Whether he is facilitating teams toward enhanced communication, improved cohesiveness and greater productivity, or coaching an individual looking to make a change in their life or raise their game, Martin is superb at gauging just how to interact to get the best results. I recommend him highly.”
Clare Myatt, Founder (Coaching International)
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