“I was lucky enough to be referred onto Dannie's Women in Leadership course here at McCann Worldgroup and I found the entire experience uplifting, energising, inspiring and insightful. Dannie is a down to earth teacher with an obvious passion for people. She brings an excellent balance of empathy and direction to every session and constantly left me with provoking questions as well as thoughtful answers. Having completed Dannie's course I feel far more equip to handle challenging scenarios, as well as feeling more confident in my own decision making and mapping my own path. I highly recommend Dannie's leadership courses and would welcome the chance to attend any further programs.”
Claire Richardson-Critcher, Business Development Director, McCann World Group
“Dannie-Lu was one of the first people who trained me in my advertising life. Then I went on to manage all Learning and Development and worked alongside her to scope out training for Publicis employees. The focus was to unlock creative thinking and practices and as always I was truly inspired. Dannie-Lu is not only passionate about being creative but it was very evident that she had done her scientific research to back up its importance in business development, as well as, personal growth. The training sessions were a huge success and extremely engaging. Dannie-Lu was always ready to collaborate, adapt and create sessions that integrated into our business goals, which is the example of a true partner.”
Joyce Dodd, Director of L&D Global Business, Publicis Group
“I instantly engaged with her style of bringing the best out of people without making them feel intimidated. The skills I learnt in those sessions are ones I have never forgotten. A few years on as I progress in my career, I am privileged to work with Dannie again. She has an incredible style of listening to what you want to achieve and providing you with the right tools and confidence to do this independently. From the start her work with me has been really impactful and again am provided with skills that will help me in all aspects of my life and developing my career and aspirations to where I want them to be.”
Darshna Kamani, Head of Strategic Comms, Barracuda Networks
“Some time ago I started looking at potential external trainers for a training programme I was putting together for Ballou PR. I came across Dannie, and after a number of conversations asked her to deliver two courses for our international PR teams. The response was fantastic. Feedback from those who participated was superb. Dannie has an energy and empathy that is very rare. We're asking her to submit ideas for a new round of courses, and if you're looking to energise your teams, at the very least you owe it to those teams to speak with Dannie. I'm very happy to recommend her.”
David Josephs, Non-Executive Director, Executive Coach and Skills Trainer
“Dannie-Lu's informative and inspiring Women in Leadership programme allowed me to identify and pinpoint certain areas that I needed to overcome to be a leader. It also enabled me to look at areas which I thrived in and review how I could harness these elements further. Dannie gave me the skills to really unpack and repack my leadership toolkit - with a keen eye placed on success. Importantly, the course allowed me to work and forge meaningful relationships with other peers on the course who were trying to overcome similar barriers. As a result, I feel far better equipped to now put these skills into place for 2022. I only wish women were taught some of these skills in school so we could put them in place earlier in our careers.”
Sylvie Pender, MCIPR Chart.PR and Senior Account Director (PR) at McCann Bristol
“Dannie’s wealth of knowledge and expertise really helped me work through some difficult situations and my responses to them, particularly at board level. She has supported me in preparing for speaking at large conferences, ensuring that my message is clearly articulated and effectively delivered, pinpointing the exact areas that I need to focus on for varying target audiences. Dannie exudes positive energy and enthusiasm and she always avails herself to go above and beyond. I have learnt a lot from her.”
Shahana Khan, Director of Finance & Performance NHS & HFMA President
“I attended some trainings with Dannie and I found them extremely powerful. Dannie has a way of presenting complex ideas in an accessible way and does so with passion and a very human approach. The content was grounded in the reality of day to day and there was a great awareness of how these might be applied in real life situations and a space was given to discuss the challenges in implementing them along with guidance on how to personalise them for your individual process and role. I highly recommend Dannie for any organisation looking to support and develop their employees.”
Hamilton Sargent, Senior Staffing Manager, Momentum Worldwide
“Dannie has been my communications coach for the last 6 months and the way I present myself and my business have improved dramatically! Her sharp eye and expertise have helped me to advance both in my written communications and more importantly in my business image. Thanks to that, I already have several new leads. Dannie has a unique mix of traits that bring success to her clients: she puts a lot of faith in your abilities, helps you make them shine, and gives you confidence in yourself but at the same time she pushes you to take ownership in making it happen. If you are looking to advance your business communications - Dannie is THE expert to go to!”
Julia Skupchenko, CEO of Business Greenhouse
“We thoroughly enjoy working with Dannie, she has a lovely personality and it pulls through in her sessions. We’ve never had a bad word about Dannie’s work, and all participants always enjoy her sessions thoroughly. Personal Impact and Assertiveness is always a popular session, and we will continue to run it over the years."
"Dannie was fantastic! Really insightful and understanding. The tailored nature of the session was refreshing and helpful. Very fulfilling."
"One of the best training sessions I’ve done. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Dannie was great at giving practical examples and small pointers that can be used every day, This training really made me think about how we act in different situations. It was very self-reflective which I think is a positive. Dannie had a great level of interaction but also made sure the training was relevant to each of us.""
Training Team and Participants, McCann Worldwide
“I learned an enormous amount on the Women in Leadership programme. Dannie is a superb coach, teacher and facilitator. With a mix of discussion, practical tasks and Dannie’s inspiring course content, the programme allowed me to examine my own values and boundaries and it equipped me with skills and tools that I have already started to implement in my role. The icing on the cake was that our group formed a really good bond so we have a network for the future.”
Jen Wade – People Director, Reward