Executive Coaching Testimonials

I’ve worked and coached at some the world’s largest companies. Full copies of all the testimonials below are available upon request.

I would like to take the opportunity to say that I am completely blown away by your approach. Your ability to make such a significant impact in such a short space of time had left me feeling motivated and determined to achieve my goals after each session. This started firstly by helping me realise what my goals were! It is such a precious skill to help someone become more focused and reflective in such a motivating, intelligent, open manner. Thank you for your time, direction, and tailored approach.

Kathleen Mezik

After just one coaching session with Lesley my business outlook was revolutionised. While reconsidering our place in the market, Lesley’s coaching helped me clear my head, consider our position more clearly and helped set up a positive plan of action. Good businesses aren’t run from ivory towers and Lesley’s coaching helps you to take a step back and retain perspective.

Rob Taylor – RJT Media

In only four sessions, Lesley assisted me in making a plan of action which gave me clear steps to pursue my chosen career path. During our time Lesley also provided me with practical tools on how to approach new situations with confidence and self-belief. Before these sessions my lack of confidence limited my idea of what opportunities I could pursue, now my view on what I can pursue and achieve has broadened and I face new opportunities with a positive outlook.


Lesley has done a range of work for us over the past few years – she bench marked our sickness absence management procedures, provided specialist HR support to our organisation restructure and reviewed our HR policies and procedures.

We have been very pleased with the work she has done for us and found her approach friendly but professional. In particular she made suggestions for reorganising our HR function which enabled us to make higher than expected cost savings. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Janet Cooke – Chief Executive, London TravelWatch

Lesley made a significant contribution to or was responsible for a number of our projects over a 2 year period. Lesley was able to tackle any challenge we threw at her and her credibility with internal clients developed rapidly.

Cynthia McCague –  HR Director of CCHBC (Coca-Cola HBC)

Lesley assisted us with a review of our staff structure to help clarify future staffing levels, reporting lines and improve staff motivation. Lesley’s calm, thorough and professional approach enabled staff to feel engaged in the project and resulted in positive proposals for the future. We hope Lesley will work further with us on some of the issues arising from the review.

Jane Hack – Company Secretary of the British Parking Association

Lesley is a resourceful asset to any business. She quickly established relationships with the key influencers in the business and was able to identify the critical areas of focus to drive change through the company. For example, leadership had been identified as an area of development.

Lesley sourced and worked with a supplier to develop a programme and gained commitment from the Executive Committee to sponsor a pilot programme. The success of this led to a further two programmes being run and the whole of the leadership team taking part. The initiatives around leadership continue to grow throughout our division as a result.

Lesley’s competence, capability and flexibility brought great benefit to the department and the business. She provides focus for objectives, clarity of process and quality of delivery

Lynda Greenshields – HR Director, Culinary Brands Division of RHM

Perhaps most importantly she achieved buy-in from all levels of management – particularly impressive given that there was more than the normal level of resistance to change

Clive Adkin – HR Director, Thomas Cook

 Lesley listened to my hopes, fears and ambitions for my future career and was able to drill down and distil the seams that were worth exploring and building around. She gave real focus to my thoughts and ideas and set me concrete goals so that I was able to take my first steps towards building the next stage of my career. Within 2 sessions with Lesley I had already achieved my first goal.

I am now taking other steps towards redesigning my work life. I am grateful for Lesley’s honesty and clarity of focus, I had never considered career coaching but I would now recommend Lesley’s sessions to anyone who wants to re-enter, redesign or refresh their working life

Hannah Liptrot London

A huge thank you to Lesley for developing and delivering our coaching programme. The programme was highly appropriate for our business and her delivery style allowed us all to ‘open up’ and get the most from the training.

Overall the course was transformational for us, both on an individual and business level. I would highly recommend [Lesley Kaye] to organisation wishing to understand and practice the basics of coaching.

Quentin Crowe| Managing Director and Founder, The Marketers’ Forum Group

Lesley has worked with Coca-Cola Hellenic since 2000 as trusted supplier of consulting and learning and training services. She has worked on many projects with us and more recently has specialised in developing the skills and capabilities of our HR and learning and development communities.

Lesley is commercially aware, has a pragmatic and flexible approach and is entirely collaborative in nature, enabling her to easily build excellent, professional and constructive working relationships.

Bata Davidovic

Group Head of Executive Learning & Inspirational Leadership at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Lesley provided me with four work coaching sessions and they completely changed my life. She helped me to see myself and my career from a different perspective and re-route my thoughts into a positive and effective action plan. Lesley helped me to remove my mental barriers that were stopping me from reaching my goals and to get my confidence back. With her support I rediscovered what I wanted to achieve professionally.

I can’t thank Lesley enough for helping me to get me back in charge of my career. I have now enrolled on a counselling course, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and started applying for jobs. I feel really positive about my career and have my usual spark back. Thank you again!


After being made redundant and not feeling much hope of finding work, I visited Lesley for guidance and structure on my future.  I now have a job in printing and advertising, which I can say makes me want to work every day.


I felt in  a rut and needed a change in direction but did not know what I wanted to do . After coaching with Lesley, talking me through my skill sets passions and needs she helped me to focus, be creative and  set a path in the direction I wanted to go.

I am now a qualified counsellor and have achieved a  career which inspires and excites me. I am so pleased I was introduced to Lesley.


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