What Others Say

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“Shahilla has been involved in developing and delivering Integrated Working training in London Borough of Richmond, and Royal Borough of Kingston, and latterly for Achieving for Children (AfC), for 9 years. This work has included delivering multi-agency training for the Common Assessment Framework, Information Sharing and also the IT system that supports the process, Holistix eCAF. Shahilla’s knowledge of local services and processes, and how they work together to support vulnerable children and families is invaluable.  Crucially, she also has a very secure understanding of guidance and the legislative framework underpinning the processes, and is able to communicate this very effectively, and in an engaging manner when delivering the training. Shahilla has delivered a number of separate training events that I have managed, to an audience of staff from local authority, health, schools, nurseries and other staff working with children and young people.   She has been extremely reliable when committing to deliver training, and also very flexible in adding extra dates, sometimes at short notice, when requested. I have no hesitation in recommending Shahilla as an experienced, engaging and reliable trainer.” C. Reynolds, Professional Development Lead, Workforce Development Team, Achieving for Children

“Thank you for a brilliant training session. You managed to turn a serious and potentially ‘functional’ training session into something that was fascinating and enjoyable. Your personable style helped me to make sense of the subject matter.” Lee Herdman, Deputy Headteacher, Stanley Primary School

“A Brilliant day, wish all training was delivered in this way.” J.Davies, Kings Oak Primary School

“Shahilla managed to make a ‘DRY’ session really enjoyable through her enthusiasm. A. Long Educational Psychologist

“Great training yet again, thanks.” J.Davies FSW

“The workshop was  very interesting with useful activities and discussions, a very approachable trainer, clear explanations were provided. I learned so many new things that I can start using. Very good training with an enthusiastic and interesting facilitator. I recommend this training.” S. Welsch SPA Team

“The trainer’s knowledge and skills were excellent in delivery; she really engaged with the audience and covered so much useful ground which really helped with the learning process.” T.H School teacher

“I thoroughly recommend Shahilla as a coach. Initially somewhat cynical with regard to coaching I was soon convinced by her ability to support individuals to achieve their full potential. She helped me to set goals and to design helpful tasks that would assist me in making those goals a reality. Shahilla worked with me to identify specific goals, something I had found difficult to do alone, and encouraged me to understand what I wanted to achieve. She assisted me in developing reflective tools and helped me to consider my performance and find new and innovative ways of improving. I focussed on areas including public speaking, delivering and teaching effective sessions to different age groups, and time management. Overall I have a more positive and can-do attitude and I am more strategic in my approach to achieving my career goals.” Beth Michael, University Lecturer

“A confident and knowledgeable trainer who delivered the content thoroughly. I feel so much more confident about applying my new found knowledge to my role.” H.Stewart, Deputy Manager, Nursery

“A professionally presented workshop, thank you.” Sheila E.

“The course leader was excellent! Very knowledgeable, fascinating to listen to and engaging. A potentially depressing day of training was communicated positively and powerfully.” G.T  Voluntary Sector

“The trainer’s knowledge and experience was very helpful. The trainer was also very approachable.” A.M Teacher

“The group was of mixed knowledge and experience, yet everyone was made to feel comfortable and able to contribute.” S.P Nursey Manager

“The tutor was friendly and the course was enjoyable and interesting”. M.D Police

“Flexible course has helped me to understand how to assess the needs of the child/ young person and the importance of working as a team with other professionals to address the child’s needs.” F.E  Education Services

“Thank you for supporting  ‘Newbie’ in this area  so well.” Emma Jackson Teacher/SENCO

“I loved the course and the trainer I thought we had a great group of people and would recommend this to all in my work place.” SENCO Richmond

“We as a group were given the opportunity to explore the subject and how we would assess situations. A very approachable trainer who made us feel we could ask anything.  Thank you for a great training session, excellent delivery.” S.E. Health Worker

“Organised, thorough and very approachable. I feel so much more confident now.” C.D. Nursery Manager

“Good use of material for the times allocated. Good group management and use of the room. The individual style of the trainer was engaging.” No, the trainer was fab! Head Teacher

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“Shahilla Barok, has worked with me on several occasions.  I have found her to be an excellent Coach and NLP Practitioner and her demeanour is second to none.  She has the ability to make anyone who is with her very comfortable.  I have no qualms in recommending her at all.  Everyone and anyone would do well to have a coach like her.”  Z. Eltohame, PA Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

“Great mix of activities, discussion and PowerPoints; a thorough and approachable trainer. I felt comfortable asking any questions I had.” H.K. Family Support Worker

“An extremely relevant and proactive team building session, shedding new light to the different functions of team members and how we can all work together more effectively.” Thank you AF.

“Very good trainer, information was presented clearly.” Thank you. C.H Children’s Services

“The trainer was very focussed on our individual circumstances, Thank you.” E. Jackson Latchemere School

“This training was time well spent.” N. Patel DCT

“The Facilitator was confidant and knowledgeable. Extremely approachable, knew the subject well so answered questions fully. I feel so much more confident now.” Maria Clinton SPA Team

“As a police officer it is essential to understand how other agencies operate in order for there to be true integrated working. I found the the CAF guidelines very useful in terms of why teachers/ social workers may refer to the police.  Thus is useful in compiling reports in the police when sharing information with multi-agency partners.” Sophie M Thank you.

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“The Training was very clear, the trainer was very friendly and approachable, giving clear examples and answering questions as they came up.” M.A  Kingston

“The action learning sets proved really useful in helping me to think outside of the box and try new ways of approaching challenges. The experience has also changed the way I communicate with staff; I now use the questioning method to empower them to find their own answers to challenges relating to their area of work.”  VM Service Manager, Royal Borough Of Kingston

“The Trainer was clear and concise, helped when I needed guidance. Using examples and explaining why really helped me to understand the process.” Laura Deane, Family Support Worker

“Very clear comprehensive, well-pitched and useful. Thank you.” N.L. Designated Child Protection teacher

“Excellently delivered, really knew her stuff. I felt I could ask anything. Answers were always backed up with explanations and reference to legislation. Thank You.” S.L. Health Worker

“A very well presented session which will inform management and practice.” M.Z. LADO Kingston

“Excellent session, friendly and approachable trainer. All the resources were really useful.” E. Dooley, Centre Manager

“A thorough and valuable workshop.” S.Ellis, Children’s Services

“Many thanks for such an interactive and informative workshop.” Mark Educational Psychologist

“A very helpful and patient trainer. Thank you.” P. Ayres Health Visitor

“Thank you so much, I feel more confident and more able to cope.” K.H. Coaching client.

“I very much enjoyed the session as Shahilla was very helpful and the session ran smoothly.” C. Brackstone, Youth Worker

“No question was thought of as silly or irrelevant and all were answered thoroughly with examples.” M.D Children’s Centre Manager

“The trainer was very clear, logical and friendly, thank you.” E. Booth Latchmere School

“The Facilitator’s Skills and knowledge were excellent, she engaged, I now understand the process and actions I need to take going forward.” C.C  Business Professional

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