Testimonials - What Clients Say

""Thanks so much for your help with the High Performance Team Development Programme – your impact is tremendous and your help truly appreciated."       "

Natalie Lombe - General Manager Human Resources, Synlait

"  The ACT based coaching workshop was brilliant.  I came away with a clear understanding of the ideas behind ACT and the ability to apply ACT within my coaching practice.  Thanks to the variety of exercises and ideas communicated on how to apply ACT I also feel confident that I will be able to help my clients identify the method and approach that is most likely to work for them.  The many opportunities to implement what we were learning during the workshop were great.  I will be highly recommending this course to others. "

Dr Paul Wood - Founder and director of Switch Coaching & Consulting

"Your 'ACT based coaching' training was truly inspirational. I left it with the strong desire to work with the principles and elements you shared with us. "

Dr Andrea Polzer-Debruyne -

"Developing collaboration between organisations cannot be left to chance - a game plan is needed and this is where Iain McCormick is extremely effective. "

Ron Hooton - Former CEO, ProCare Health Limited

"I really appreciate all for your work with Aon Asia. Thank you so much for all the creative input this year. Excellent results. "

Tom Armstrong - Former Regional HR Director, Aon Asia

"Thank you so very much for your invaluable involvement in Rabobank's Executive Development Program in Sydney. Your Work Life Navigation session was exceptional (rated 4.6 out of 5) and the feedback for the Succession Planning session which you facilitated was also fantastic (4.5 out of 5)."

Skye Ward - Business Programs Manager, Rabobank, Australia

"We got a huge amount out of the office retreat that you facilitated for us – thank you for your guidance and input – it was just brilliant. "

Garth Falconer - Founder and Director, Reset Urban Design


How clients rate the Executive Coaching Centre training

The following graph is client ratings from a 12 week executive development programme on people management.

The following graph is from a one-day strategy and change management session run for a non-governmental organisation.




Feedback from an Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) based coaching course


Participant ratings

We had 12 people respond to our feedback survey.  The results are presented below.


  • A hugely valuable course - definitely have taken on board a number of additional 'tools' to add to my coaching toolkit.
  • Good contribution from each of Iain and John.  Would have liked a bit more reiteration of key ACT techniques (to aid my learning), and particularly - when to use them, and when not to use them
  • Thank you Iain for a great course. Very nice to learn some skills to help people reduce stress and anxiety - which a typical couching framework may not to cover. Was especially valuable to have a couple of hours at the end to practise an actual coaching session.
  • Enjoyed the sessions, presenters and the great people at the course. I would like to have gone away with a better practical understanding of a coaching model and the techniques. For example; Cover each aspect of acceptance - defusion, active acceptance and observing self; and commitment; practice the individual techniques for each and then put then together gradually building on understanding of each technique until have the whole model - hope that makes sense.
  • Good pace, great use of humour and personal anecdotes by presenters.  Very clear explanations and appropriate practical exercises.  Good opportunity to network informally.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the way Iain and John embedded the ACT framework in the executive coaching practice. Most notably, I appreciated that you not only talked about ACT framework and principles but also demonstrated them in the way you facilitated.
  • The workshop was truly inspirational and I left it with the strong desire to find coachees with whom I can work using the principles and elements Iain and John shared with us.
  • Would have been good to have seen a demonstration of each ACT technique in action.





We got a huge amount out of the office retreat that you facilitated for us – thank you for your guidance and input – it was just brilliant.

Garth Falconer
Founder and Director, Reset Urban Design


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