To Whom It May Concern:
I participated in Kelley Wacher’s course of Passion and Purpose in early 2015. My intention of engaging Kelley was to address my feelings of being locked down and blocked at that point in my life. When Kelley provided the first briefing on the outline of the course, it seemed to be very logical in regards to dealing the past influences and consequential behaviour that I had developed through my life.
Although very confronting at times, the course content provided a long lasting positive change in my life. I also learnt techniques to sustain the changes in my trigger areas of unhelpful behaviour and thought patterns.
Upon reflection and throughout the course I was continually impressed with Kelley’s style and facilitation techniques. Some of the issues that came up from time to time were extremely personal and confronting for me, however, Kelley provided a safe and supportive environment throughout the entire course. Her demeanour and methods of facilitation throughout the course allowed me to explore my trigger issues without judgement or prejudice.
Since completing the course with Kelley I am of the opinion that the investment I have made in myself will continue to pay exponentially high dividends. This is reflected in my levels of personal happiness, growth and success of my business and general health.
I have certainly referred this course to others since my completion and would have no hesitation in doing so in the future.
Clive Maxted MPA JP (NSW)
Kelley has facilitated regular management and leadership training sessions for our company and has always delivered to an exceptional standard.
She makes an effort to really understand our people and the process they work with so the training is relevant and most valuable when applied back.
It has been (and is) a pleasure partnering with her as an honorary Motherfunner.
Naz Wilson - Funlab Pty Ltd
Kelley has been a multiple Mentor on the Travel Industry Mentor Programme. Every Mentee Kelley has worked with have come out of the programme with a clearer vision and goals to work towards. Kelley has been an exceptional Mentor and has all the skills to help anyone grow and learn. I would highly recommend Kelley as a coach, Mentor or trainer and cant wait for her to be mentoring again through TIME soon.
Penny Spencer - Spencer Group of Companies
Kelley has been such an important part of the fabric of leadership culture here at Funlab and has coached so many of our current and upcoming leaders. Your ability to know our people and adapt to our industry and particular needs has seen you embraced by all Motherfunners and we look forward to a long relationship with you as we grow.
Chelsea Mannix - Funlab Pty Ltd
Kelley came on board as a trainer for two months as part of a large transformation rollout. I am managing the delivery of the training to our learners. What struck me instantly was Kelley’s ability to build rapport with everyone around her – colleagues, learners and the like. She worked exceptionally hard to ensure she knew the training content inside out, and was relentless in terms of making sure she got the answers to any questions the learners in her class asked. The learner evaluations she received were nothing short of fantastic. We had many comments from learners asking if she could deliver all their training going forward. I personally observed her training a group of our learners. She knew her stuff, but more than that, she made system training (which can be very dry) fun and interesting, and brought humour to the sessions. I would love to work with Kelley again.
Claire Scott - Claire Scott Consulting
Kelley has an innate and genuine desire to see people succeed. I was fortunate to have had Kelley as my TIME program mentor.
I always looked forward to each meeting with “dynamo” Kelley. She asks great questions, creates vulnerability unmasking limiting beliefs and delves deep into challenges, values, purpose and goals. All of my goals and desired outcomes were achieved through the coaching and mentoring program I undertook with Kelley.
I would absolutely hands down recommend Kelley for training or coaching. She’s a genuine and passionate professional with a truckload of experience and talent to deliver impactful results. It’s really clear having worked with Kelley, that her success, is in your success and she gives everything to see you achieve this.
Belinda Montgomery - Director - the Sales Hive
I cannot recommend Kelley higher, her level of experience in coaching is second to none. During my time with Kelley I was enabled to see within myself and highlight my weaknesses and ultimately turn them to positives. The various sessions that I took with Kelley were relative to my needs and requirements. Her ability to delve down into my methods and highlight where I needed to improve turned my career around. I am a better leader, coach and mentor because of it. If you are looking for a coach, mentor or training facilitator then Kelley is for you.
Neil Balsom - Southern States Manager Hydraulink Australia Pty Ltd
Working with Kelley has proven to be beneficial for AHG. Kelley has invested much time and energy in researching and understanding our organization and its training requirements. To ensure the training delivered is relevant and engaging.
Kelley has run many training sessions for AHG NSW, spanning different skill sets and positions in the Finance and Insurance division and has had a profound and positive effect due to her unwavering enthusiasm and knowledge. Kelley is a true professional who has genuine interest in her clients, which is a testament to the continuing working relationship with AHG.
Michellene Kable - F & I Manager NSW & VIC – Automative Holdings Group
Kelley’s presentation skills are exceptional. She prepares thoroughly for each presentation and her presentation style engages the participants and creates a positive learning environment.
She has the ability to show genuine interest in and commitment to each participant. This is especially evident in the one to one follow-up back in the workplace. Kelley has had great success in helping leaders’ achieve major change of attitude and team leadership skill development.
Michael Thornber - Managing Director at Michael Thornber & Associates
There are always two critical areas in training, one being the actual content but the second and most important are the individuals delivering the messages. We are lucky to have such a dedicated and fun training partner.
Blaise Witnish - Chief Operations Officer - Strike
Kelley conducted Management Training and Development courses at the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour (IHG) where I was employed as the Director of Sales over a 4 year period. Kelley’s passion and commitment for developing and mentoring great leaders is evident throughout all of her interactions with the team. Kelley is able to identify both strengths and areas of development within the team individuals and works to grow strengths and overcome weaknesses. Kelley spends many hours researching the client prior to entering into a course and as such as a firm grasp on not only the needs of the team members but also of the business as a whole. The results were evident within several weeks of Kelley’s first course and as time went by the team grow stronger and developed further. Kelley’s commitment, passion and compassion makes her a winner in this field.
Bradley Boyd - Director of Sales – Intercontinental Hotels Group
Kelley delivered outstanding efforts during our Area Revenue & Yield Managers training workshop! Her industry experience and enthusiasm has been extremely beneficial.
Kelley’s facilitation skills ensure a positive learning environment and keep the participants engaged throughout the entire session. Her passion about things that may otherwise seem mundane is certainly infectious!
Kelley’s willingness to address individual participant concerns and ‘think on her feet’ are always greatly beneficial to training programs, again contributing toward an excellent workshop experience for all. Her creation and facilitation of our team building exercises have been of great value.
Shannon Knapp - Director of Revenue
Kelly Wacher is an amazing coach and has a special gift to share whenever she is with you. She is funny, delightful, generous and the most genuine person I have ever met. Kelly’s coaching style is intuitive, professional, supportive and most importantly results driven.
I could not recommend Kelly highly enough and I know that anyone who has been coached by her, would find the results life changing like me. Thank you Kelley for your incredible coaching.
Sandy Colombo - Author, Facilitator and Business Coach
Kelley has had a long-standing relationship with us spanning in excess of 7 years and has done a fabulous job of creating a network of leaders who make a positive difference across the business. The leadership program comprises of key segments including but not limited to creative problem-solving, collaborative business partnering and harnessing emotional intelligence for managers. The coaching and suite of tailored guides and reference documents has been extremely helpful to both current and future leaders and presents a myriad of case studies and role playing to articulate the subject matter.
Kelley has exceeded my expectations in her course delivery, and ensures that the course structure is relevant and aligned to the organisational culture. Kelley is personable and authentic in her dealings with mentors and mentees. I have had the honour of transitioning in the capacity of mentee, mentor and coach in my years of being associated with Kelley and cannot express enough the impact that its had on my life both professionally and personally.
Santhinee Nagan - CFO