I wanted to email you and say thank you very much for the time and energy you put into yesterday. It was a wonderful event and the feedback is fantastic. People left the room feeling important and valued which is the best possible outcome. You supported us as a team with clarifying our purposes and helped us to get the best from this activity. I very much enjoyed working with you again and my sincere and grateful thanks for sharing your skill and providing such support.
We have used Solo for several years now to help us to develop individual senior managers management teams and board members. They have provided us with excellent and very practical services using a variety of tried and tested techniques which have equipped our people and enabled our business to flourish adapt and respond to the changing environment in which we operate. Fiona’s sessions are fun practical and relevant to the business. I can’t recommend Solo highly enough.
I have worked with Fiona in my capacity of Chairman of an NHS organisation for a period of four and a half years. Fiona was commissioned to design and lead the implementation of an organisational structure for the merger of two organisations. Her extensive experience in and knowledge of the public sector was a key benefit to the organisation as the significant change was managed through successfully. She worked closely with me and impressed me with her clarity of thought and her ability to challenge assumptions in a constructive and positive manner at all levels in the organisation. She has a sound grasp of political issues and focuses on solutions that are first for the environment in which services must be delivered. Her inter personal and communication skills are second to none and she is comfortable with large groups often disparate in their agenda and on a one to one basis. She has excellent presentation skills and is an experience mentor and coach. This breadth of expertise is unusual in my experience. My experience of Fiona confirmed that she is able to work to deadlines and always gives succinct and appropriate feedback of process to any audience including Board level. I have no hesitation in recommending her and she is a pleasure to work with.
Solo has worked with me in several NHS organisations getting quickly to the crux of the issues which we have to resolve and then helped me to see quickly what needed to be done. Moving quickly through diagnosing and into solutions those organisations have become more successful through better relationships and improved our business practices. Solo brings a real understanding of organisations and people together with a strong business focus on what really matters.
Solo assisted us with a major organisational change involving a redesign of posts to meet a new set of organisational needs a downsizing of the organisation and the introduction of a new job evaluation and pay system. Throughout the time they worked with us they offered a fantastic blend of expert HR advice detailed management of internal competition and redundancy processes and overall support for the change process that ensured we kept on track to deliver our broader organisational aims through this process. They thoroughly understood the organisation and the brief and delivered to a highly ambitious timeline and within a tight budget. They also offered me personal support and challenge in the right mix through what can be a very difficult and lonely process. They impressed Board and staff alike with their professionalism fairness and transparency. They come with my very high recommendation.