Our people leaders have been able to immediately translate their new understanding into their daily work and feel equipped to be able to confidently lead through the next period of change. The common language and understanding is invaluable. STAR and ANTs would appear to be a new most commonly used terms within the organisation.
– Ruma Karaitiana, Chief Executive, NZ Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
We have all been incredibly pleased with the program and your role. You are on my incredible person list!
– Bill Whitacre, President & CEO, J. R. Simplot Company
Your work has made a lasting and positive impact on the leaders and to the culture of the J.R. Simplot Company.
– Erin Nuxoll, Senior VP Human Resources, J.R. Simplot Company
I see the skills you have taught us being used each and every day.
– Annette Elg, Chief Financial Officer, J.R. Simplot Company
Wonderful session. I was one of those sitting around the corner at the back when you started but I moved to sit at a table and was totally engaged when you finished. The last session of a three day conference when everybody was taxed out, you were great. Loved it.
– Graeme Fairclough, Training Advisor, NZ Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Anne Riches has a very unique and powerful combination of these topics (leadership, emotional intelligence and change) that enables learners to understand and reflect on their individual reactions to change.
We have had leaders consistently report gaining deep insights and leaving with tools that they are immediately able to apply in the workplace and in their personal life. Anne has helped establish a common language for these critical skills throughout our organization. Her work has helped us be more prepared for the coming changes in our Company that are critical for us to get to the next level.
– Ryck Tanner, Director, Learning & Development, J.R. Simplot Company
Your contribution to our HR organization and the leaders in our Company has been critical in helping us achieve important milestones in our leadership development efforts here at Simplot. Your expertise, professionalism, and dedication to our mission exceeded expectations and your partnership has been invaluable.
– Amanda Broadnax, Learning & Development Manager J. R. Simplot Company
We are not just talking about turning over a new leaf – I have been uprooting my entire tree with this process!!! Thank you for your wonderful information and for making me realize that patterns can – and NEED – to be changed!
– Jana L. Owens, Sr. Director Shared Services J.R. Simplot Company
Anne … thank you! You knocked it out of the park!! It not only made but exceeded expectations. It was a lot of material to get into three hours but you did it … they got it … and now we have common language … plus we have a better means to communicate and deal with conscious issues.
– Peter Niboli, Director, California Retail, JR Simplot Company
Anne Riches is an inspiring change leadership educator. As well as being an expert on all aspects of change leadership, Anne is a talented facilitator and coach.
Anne helps organisations to implement successful change, through effectively engaging people with change. She has a wealth of experience in leadership roles, which bring weight to her workshops and coaching sessions.
I was personally mesmerized by your presentation, and the audience was extremely positive all through the conference. The real great response was when we actually dragged ourselves back into the office on Thursday, and my inbox is full of excited comments. Our office didn’t get much work done in the first hour while everyone debriefed on the conference and the word ANT has been flying around in every meeting I’ve had in the last day and ½!
– Senior Director, Finance Optimization Initiatives JR Simplot Company (USA)
Anne is a wonderful blend of warmth, sensitivity, and deep intelligence, who is passionately committed to learning, service and high quality outcomes. She is remembered with high recommendation by her clients, years after she has worked with them. Her current research and development of The Almond Effect® is of significant value to all of us who are willing to take responsibility for our actions and our outcomes.
– CEO, Progress Productions
The impact of The Almond Effect, ANTs and STARs is enormous. The teams now have a common language which can be used to support each other and support our customer interactions.
– General Manager, Customer Service Division, ICAA
– Phil Preston, President NSW PSA
Many more thanks for your excellent facilitation of the pivotal strategic road-mapping meeting for the leadership of the AMA. You were exactly the right person for the job – humour plus direction, firmness plus coaxing! They have gone away feeling that they achieved more than they expected to.
Your preparation and complete engagement supported the participants to achieve a high level of consensus on key strategic decisions. Furthermore the participants all enjoyed the experience!
– Secretary General Australian Medical Association
Please accept my strong congratulations and deep gratitude for the excellent facilitation process you managed for us last week. …I feel sure that the action plans that flow from the meeting will serve to empower stronger and more cohesive growth from an already blossoming property venture. Thank you for your excellent role in aligning the group towards shared vision and goals with clear expectation of each other’s roles and responsibilities.
– Managing Director Kings Cove Metung Pty Ltd
… The outcome was everything I had hoped for … due in great measure to your skills and talents in managing a strong, highly intellectual group of non-shrinking violets.
– Chief of Australian Defence Force
Once again, thank you for your assured, professional and effective facilitation of our workshop. You guided us to a successful conclusion by understanding the dynamics of the group, when to push us hard, and when to let us relax.
– Finance Director & Treasurer, Foster’s Group Limited
Your understanding of group dynamics, together with the skill and timing of your interventions kept us on course to a conclusion which was based on rational discussion.
– Chairman of the Board, The Ready Group
– Call Centre Supervisor, Qantas
…very enlightening and entertaining. Instead of theory/hypothesis made by researchers over a period of time, this information actually made sense about why people resist change
…her delivery was excellent! Certainly kept everyone’s attention. I like that it couched in the personal. Had an excellent overview of change management issues, but the emphasis on the personal side and the WIFM principle is heart warming. I feel a lot of literature focuses on the organisation as a mechanistic, non sentient being.
Her lecture was very much on the personal, whether in the management line or employee. This too is refreshing again, I think a lot of literature talks about ‘management’ in a unitarist way – operating as part of the machinery. This from my experience is most definitely not the case in any level of management
– Audience members University of Sydney
May I say what a fantastic presenter you are – I have seen you speak on Emotional Intelligence three times and I never tire of the topic or your presentations. On a personal front learning about Emotional Intelligence from your presentations has had a very strong impact on my relationships, both personally and working – but more so personally. Prior to attending your first presentation I was a bit hot headed and tended to react personally to feedback – some of my reactions were bordering on ridiculous. Now, having the knowledge from your presentation, I approach everything with a conscious effort to be in tune with my EQ and to respond in a collected and controlled manner. Thank you for your insight into this very interesting topic and for delivering it with such passion and enthusiasm. I look forward to attending another of your presentations in the future.
– Customer Service Manager, Simplot Australia