I have worked with Apricot Consulting around their executive coaching services for more than five years, both in Australia and America. From executive challenges to employee team building, the Apricot consulting services have always been dependable, engaging and progressive. I’m happy to endorse them and look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Apricot created a number of leadership development programs that have built strong engagement with my emerging leaders, as well as coached and assisted my Senior Executive team work more constructively together.
Apricot has also assisted our organisation in building a stronger commitment and increased staff involvement to Community projects and Corporate Social Responsibility. These initiatives strengthened our brand in front of our employees, as well as our external stakeholder audience.
My experience with Apricot Consulting has been phenomenal. They are not only good but also fun to work with. Apricot provided great thought leadership and were excellent in forming strong relationship with different stakeholders to ensure the design, implementation and sustainability of the Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience Program & Disability Employment Opportunity was sensational. The success of both these programs is deservedly attributed to the planning, creativity and on going support provided by Apricot.
Transurban is a firm believer that the right program to develop its leaders and create high performance teams involves much more than just training to enhance our technical skills. It involves a commitment to the development of our emotional intelligence, which requires a deep understanding of yourself and building trust with your team members. It involves a commitment to living and inspiring the Company’s vision and values. It involves a commitment to being authentic, by understanding your strengths and weaknesses. Derek and the team at Apricot have been instrumental in providing Transurban’s Finance team with the right tools to achieve the best outcomes from its leadership development program.
Growth as a leader starts from within. I have realized through my leadership journey that if I am not the best I can be for me and don’t completely understand myself, I can never be the best for others. The Apricot team has helped me explore what it is inside that makes me who I am today and helped me reach far beyond my comfort zone to unlock talent and confidence I never dreamed existed. Their ability to look at the whole individual in the context of a team environment ensures that change is on target and good for all. I look forward to continuing this journey as I work collaboratively with Apricot and our team to explore our leadership potential and grow our ability to serve our organization at all new levels.