Executive coaching sessions with Jess have had a profound impact on my life, both personally and in the workplace. She has helped me to improve my self-understanding and build on my strengths, which contributed to increased confidence and improved resilience – exactly what I wanted to achieve.I have recommended Jess’ coaching to friends and colleagues already, and will continue to do so. It is such a worthwhile investment!
Jessica Symes is an able, personable and thoughtful coach, specialising particularly in developing presence and confidence in public speaking. She combines an intuitive inter-personal understanding with significant skills in acting techniques and has received excellent feedback from the clients I have shared with her. I am very pleased to recommend her as a coach.
Jessica worked with me as a Professional Coach. It was clear even early on that Jessica was a knowledgeable and experienced coach that utilised a range of techniques and exercises to develop confidence and personal branding. Jessica is an intelligent, articulate and adaptive consultant that takes the time to understand the client and then develops and delivers a tailored program to achieve the clients’ outcomes.
I feel like a very lucky girl to have sat in a room (aka a very lovely space called the White Loft) for 1.5 hours today with Jess – it really could not have been a more of a valuable use of my time. Within one short session, Jess helped me identify the “self-limiting stories” that lay in the way of what I now see as an ultimate and achievable future, and helped me determine the steps to move towards it. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Jess, who is one of the most engaging and inspirational people I have had the pleasure of working with. She has an exceptional talent and genuine passion for motivating and guiding others to realise their potential. I walked in a little lost today and left totally excited and energized with a renewed confidence – a little bit of magic has already started to happen!!… thank you Jess, I can’t wait for the next session.
Jess and I worked together on the delivery of a global management development programme for BT. She and I were on the team that delivered it to the BT Global Services team in Sydney, Australia and then she went on to roll the programme out across the AsiaPacific region. She was very thorough and diligent in her preparation and she facilitated the programme in a wonderfully conversational yet challenging way. It brought out the best in the programme Participants and gave them a memorable learning experience. I found Jess’ enthusiasm both energising and inspirational and it was clear that the Participants did too. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for Leadership and Management Development initiatives.
Jessica’s dynamic and engaging presentation style make her a fantastic coach and facilitator. Her work with RANZCR highlighted Jessica’s precise understanding of leadership skills and management responsibilities. Her honest and forthright communication style are refreshing and useful for creating group learning and dialogue. I have no hesitation in recommending Jessica as a coach and a facilitator.
My team engaged Jessica Symes and the Symes Group team to facilitate the 2018 graduate six day soft skills development program for 130 new to corporate graduates. Jessica and her team were extremely professional, well prepared, energetic and 100% focused on delivering an engaging experience. I was particularly impressed with how the team were able to quickly adjust to last minute agenda changes with ease. Jessica, I look forward to continuing to work with you and your team at Symes Group for the upcoming mid year training session.
Jessica is an inspirational and visionary leader. She is the kind of person who is always lifting others up, encouraging them and showing positive support. She is creative in ideas and projects and I would recommend her for anyone wanting to work with someone who possesses creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and positivity.
I’ve worked with Jessica for almost three years now. She is engaging, insightful, energetic and fun. She provides sage advice on recruitment and team working, and is a real asset to our organisation. Highly recommended.
I was lucky enough to attend the Symes Group’s Presenting with Impact workshop in 2015; Jessica has an incredible skill, through her unique blend of expertise, to draw out the hidden potential in each and every one of our diverse team, giving us the freedom and courage to dig deep and face our fears. The program had such a profound impact, that we introduced the workshop as part of our High Potentials development offering for GM-trajectory, and the feedback from our senior leaders was phenomenal.