Over the past five years with Taravandana the coaching has proved invaluable in supporting my development. The sessions are thought provoking and challenging in a reflective and supportive environment. Taravandana is highly skilled with an extensive knowledge base that is applied in the use of varied tools and techniques. The coaching is well timed to support difficult times with work and has built my confidence both for work and personal pursuits.
I’m now clearer on my skills and development areas and am confident in describing where I add value to an organisation. Using a wealthy of experience Taravandana is superb in sign posting and making the coaching not a one of experience but a journey with things to do, apply and consider outside of the formal coaching sessions. Overall a life enhancing experience focusing on my individual needs.
Associate Director, Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Taravandana is a first class OD specialist whose skilful interventions have proven critical in improving the performance of our organisation and individual colleagues working within it.
The work she has personally led on developing effective teams, facilitation, introducing a coaching culture and talent management amongst other initiatives, have all led to sustained improvements in organisational performance and in developing greater employee skill and resilience. They were also fundamental in the hospital becoming the first large acute trust in England to achieve and be successfully twice reaccredited as an Investors in People Gold Organisation.
Director and HR and OD Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Taravandana has supported the development of our senior management team over the past few years. She is an able facilitator of senior managers and I have found her particularly skilled at delivering agreed outcomes. Through a range of group, individual work and the application and analysis of assessment tools Taravandana is able to assist teams to focus on areas for development and suggest a methodology for reaching them. Taravandana is always effective in establishing relationships with those involved in development programmes, and her experience and coaching skills have given her a subtle intuition to identify individuals or areas that need particular input. She is a confident and experienced health service professional who is comfortable dealing with front line clinical staff and executives alike. I would be very comfortable in commending her to your organisation
Associate Director for Children’s Services, Manchester PCT.
Taravandana’s facilitation was excellent and the workshop was a good mix of both teaching and practical exercises. The participants especially enjoyed the opportunity to interact with others and practice using the tools. Participants had been asked to complete some pre-workshop preparation which enhanced the learning on the day. After the workshop, the coaches were provided with comprehensive learning materials to enable them to use the tools in their coaching practice.
The workshop evaluated extremely positively with all participants stating that the learning would make a difference to their coaching practice.
This workshop is highly recommended.
AHP Workforce Lead NHS NW
Taravandana really does live out her values and assists our organisation to do the same. She always starts a project or programme of work with the end in mind and seeks to maximise results through the targeting of effort, resources and energy. Her fresh approach and creativity is coupled with a desire to see real sustainable improvements in services, in our case for patients and their families through investment in organisational development, leadership and management development and talent management.
Assistant Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development,
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Taravandana has been a lifeline through a very challenging time of service restructuring – necessary but unpopular though they have been. Her support and wisdom, plus the encouragement to help me see I was on the right track when others around etc.., has been of vital importance to me, as well as providing safe space to let out some of the tension.
I have found the Myers Briggs assessment useful/insightful, in addition to some work I had done on a previous leadership programme, it has helped me to change some of my communication patterns to beneficial effect.
More recently I have employed Taravandana twice as an external facilitator. The first time to help a managed clinical network think through the steps of becoming an operationally effective network. The second to facilitate a development day for senior staff affected by major structural changes to their posts/services. On both occasions she has delivered a very high quality product which has moved staff on measurably, as evidenced by the positive feedback from some of the more discerning (critical) people in our organisation.
I could not recommend a better person if what you seek is organisational change space – or personally a challenge to your thinking to help you grow into your responsibilities.
Professional Lead for Psychological Services, Lancashire Care NHS