Testimonials


“Sally Foley-Lewis coordinated an excellent Resilience, Confidence & Self-Esteem Seminar in June 2014 for a large group of public speakers. I recommend Sally as a leader who is supportive, informative and highly professional.”

  • June 27, 2014
  • Charmaine Burke, Training Director, Art of Communicating

 

“Sally spent time coaching me in leadership and management skills. She gave practical, expert advice which I could apply straightaway. Tough insights delivered by a supportive coach. Thanks Sally.”

  • June 16, 2014
  • Catrin Hobart, Manager Online Engagement at TAFE NSW

 

Public Speaking and Leadership Workshop, April 2014

Dynamic one day workshop for a network marketing group.

 

“Sally is a professional MC, trainer and speaker who connects with the audience’s needs as well as the organisations needs. Sally is a creative leader who engages with the topic/purpose of an event and offers valuable suggestions to enhance the experience for all involved. Sally’s ability to understand the needs of the audience and organisation has lifted the quality of training and seminars within District 70 Toastmasters. I have been blessed to have been coached by Sally and my training sessions and training plans have improved dramatically in a short time. I highly recommend Sally as an MC, trainer, speaker and coach.”

  • January 21, 2014
  • Kaylene Ledgar, Candidate for International Director 2014-2016

 

“Sally sees the big picture and is able to pick and lead a team of trainers to achieve very positive outcomes for all. An over-achiever, Sally delivers excellent results and is very easy to work with. Her ethos is definitely grounded in service delivery and dedication to excellence.”

  • 25 November, 2013
  • David Fisher DTM WI, Lt Gov Education & Training at Toastmasters Internationals District 70

 

“I had the pleasure of working with Sally at a weekend seminar, where she Emceed. I enjoyed her ability to engage humorously with the audience, transition smoothly between speakers and support them pre and post seminar, as well as on the day. Sally’s style is fun, engaging and energetic and she certainly knows how to warm up a crowd before a speaker hits the stage. Thank you Sally for making my day a great day.”

  • November, 2013
  • Donna Pace, Personal Brand and Image Coach at My Personal Brand

 

“Sally was the MC and presented at a skills forum where I was also presenting. Sally engagement with the participants was a delight to watch and equally to experience. The content of her session was high quality and demanded attention. Her humour and warmth made her presentation very memorable.”

  • 2013
  • Frances Cahill, Communication Specialist: Ask Aunt Em

 

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CCSA 2013

 

“Sally was a vital, positive and engaging Chairperson and expert speaker at the EA/PA Skills Forum which I produced for Tonkin corporation. Sally was a popular speaker and a vital element of the forum. Her energy and enthusiasm for her subject is infectious, her delivery I would describe as electric as she buzzes across the stage. One delegate described her in the feedback as as simply “Brilliant.” I highly recommend Sally as a coach and speaker.”

  • November, 2012
  • Clare Mansbridge

 

“Sally presented an informative, practical and relevant training session to The Speakers Practice – Practice Forum. Sally quickly engaged with the group and kept their interest for the whole session. It was a highly interactice session and the group felt comfortable to enter into discussions with Sally. Certainly, all the groups needs were addressed and the attendees felt comfortable with discussing the issues raised. The session was practical and handled with experience to an adult audience. I can highly recommend Sally as an experienced Trainer and Coach. Sally is highly professional and is very approachable and friendly. Thanks Sally for your brilliant training session.”

  • Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
  • September, 2012
  • Adrienne McLean, The Speakers Practice

 

“Thanks Sally for a very professional, friendly and entertaining presentation. The interactivity throughout the session meant that many had the opportunity to participate. The information was very valuable and it was interesting to hear the questions and experiences from the audience. Well done Sally!”  

  • May, 2012
  • District 70 Toastmasters International Annual Conference: Educational: ‘Tackling Difficult Conversations’Rick Haynes

 

Lively presenter, logical flow and great use of visual aids

[I liked] how Sally led us through the 10 tips in such an engaging manner. Great “take aways”!

Very relevant – I had someone say to me “Let’s face it, I am more powerful than you and you don’t like it” – now I know how to handle it better. 

  • May, 2012
  • District 70 Toastmasters International Annual Conference: Educational: ‘Tackling Difficult Conversations’ feedback form responses

 

“I strongly recommend Sally Foley-Lewis as a Management Trainer and Coach for you and the supervisors and managers of your organisation. She combines top credentials, a keen sense of urgency, sharp facilitation skills and a very personable and engaging communication style to deliver recommendations and programs that improve staff performance. I continue to rely on Sally for her management wisdom – because it works!”

  • June 1, 2011
  • Robin Dickinson, hired Sally as a Business Consultant in 2010, and hired Sally more than once

 

“Sally coached me during a time when I was establishing my business. I could not speak more highly of the fantastic coaching, mentoring and all round great advice that she provided during this process.

Sally is wonderful: very firm and focused when needed, yet always encouraging and supportive. She is exceptionally well qualified with regard to her coaching practice, both professionally and personally, and I learnt a great deal from Sally in both contexts. Her ethical approach to business relationships is, to me, one of Sally’s defining qualities. Her personal warmth and wonderful attitude have instilled in me real confidence in making sound career decisions, based on integrity and self-reflection. Sally is a gifted coach and mentor and most definitely “walks the talk.” “

  • Top qualities:  Warmth of personality; integrity and ethical approach; intelligence and attitude
  • May 10, 2011
  • Allison Heller, Urban Affect

 

“I wanted to send a personal thank you for the insight and guidance you provided to me that contributed to me getting an interview.  I felt very confident going into the interview and I felt very comfortable and feel confident I made a positive impression on the interviewers.

Again, I wanted to thank you and either way going through the application process, KSC questions, interview process is great practice.”

  • January 6, 2011
  • Lisa M. Lusk, Career Coaching, Sydney Australia

 

“I attended a Train the Trainer Course in Abu Dhabi, UAE 2009 of which Sally was the tutor.

From Day one Sally struck a rapport with all class members. Aside from obvious exceptional management skills of being organized, punctual, flexible etc… I found Sally to be culturally sensitive, an active listener with a wicked sense of humor. She creates an environment that is conducive to learning not only with her props but her personality.

An experienced and professional presenter Sally is instinctive and knowledgeable.

If Sally is presenting or running a course I would highly recommend you attend.”

  • Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time
  • December 15, 2010
  • Nicky Aiono, first hired Sally in 2009

 

Dear Sally

Well done – you’re a star!!
You don’t need us.  We need you!!
If the Titanic had a powerful icebreaker like yours – it would not have sunk.

  • December 14, 2010
  • Sophia, Toastmasters

 

“Sally is a joy to work with. I have had the pleasure of working with Sally both as a coach and in a training capacity. As a trainer Sally is full of energy, engaging and incredibly creative. She brings the best out in people and keeps the enthusiasm in the room, even in the face of a tough audience. Her ideas for our away day were brilliant, on budget and enjoyed by everyone who participated.”

  • October 28, 2010
  • Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative
  • Sarah Green, Regional Marketing Manager, hired Sally as a Business Consultant in 2009, and hired Sally more than once, Abu Dhabi UAE

 

“Sally Foley-Lewis was my coach over a seven month period during 2009 – 2010.

I found her to be completely professional as she motivated, encouraged and supported me.  Sally developed an accurate understanding of my situation through her structured approach and skilful listening.  She carefully and sensitively pushed me to think through how I could get past any barriers that were holding me back so that I determined what the best path was for me, and therefore had full ownership of making it happen.  She was also there as a sounding board when I needed to brainstorm ideas for some of my strategies and helped me to realise that there were more perspectives to consider for some of the issues.

Most of our coaching was done over Skype.  This was never an obstacle between us as Sally ensured that she provided constant feedback.  I knew she was always listening and fully attentive to our sessions.  There was never a time I wished we were sitting face-to-face, as I sincerely felt we were in the same room together at all times, both completely immersed in my coaching sessions.

I feel that my coaching sessions have provided clarity for my personal and professional life.  Sally handled the emotions that arose with care but didn’t allow them to hinder our progress, gently guiding me through them so I achieved even more from the experience.  I have accomplished some really important goals for myself and have found an inner peace on a personal front that will hold me in good stead for any future hurdles that I may come across.

I thank Sally sincerely for her coaching and highly recommend her to anyone who would like to be inspired to achieve more in their life.”

Yours sincerely,

  • Joanna
  • 15th March, 2010

 

“Sally is a gifted coach and a generous mentor, both with her time and her wisdom. Her guidance has helped me grow and excel beyond what I thought possible, and its been a privilege working with her!”

  • May 17, 2010
  • Michele Johnson , HR Consultant (Contract Role) , Taylor Woodrow International (a division of Vinci Construction UK) Dubai, UAE

 

“Sally has been my mentor since I’ve started practicing coaching. I consider myself very lucky to have her as my mentor as she’s one of the best. She’s very intuitive, extremely good listener and her advices are always spot on. She makes me think and question myself to make sure that I always give my best and I don’t leave any stone unturned. Through her knowledge and experience I’ve improved considerably in my coaching and I would recommend her to anyone who’s looking for a mentor or a coach.”

  • Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity
  • May 16, 2010
  • Isabella Strambio, Coach, Dubai UAE

 

“Sally is direct, focused and energised. Her ability to listen and identify quickly the issue/s is powerful and intentional. Sally is perfect at playing ‘devil’s advocate’ and moves quickly to help you identify any blockages and develop solutions and methods to move things forward. I respect Sally’s work immensely.”

  • Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert
  • April 12, 2010
  • Nicholas Volpe, Abu Dhabi UAE – Finance Industry

 

“Sally was a great help for me by showing me new insights, how can I get to my goal. So I appreciate your professional assessment, humanity, and your advice very much. Thanks Sally.”

  • Top qualities: On Time , High Integrity , Creative
  • March 21, 2010
  • Christian Hirschmann, MBA, Germany

 

“Sally is an exceptional trainer who has developed and delivered a broad range of management programmes. She is able to keep participants engaged and to build rapport and trust with a group of vastly different delegates. Sally has a high level of attention to detail and always gives 110% to her job. It was a pleasure to work with her.”

  • February 25, 2010
  • Sally Douglas, Senior Management Associate, Spearhead Gulf LLC, Abu Dhabi UAE

 

“Sally is a powerful coach and amazing human being, her intuitive nature and go-getter attitude is mind blowing. I can recommend Sally if you are looking for a no-nonsense, let’s do it coach!”

  • January 25, 2010
  • Ilze Els, Director, Results Coaching Systems, Dubai UAE

 

“Sally is an extremely effective communicator. She delivers with great energy and passion. Sally commits herself to every task she undertakes and ensures her clients a successful outcome. Her professionalism coupled with her positive nature makes her someone you would want on your team.”

  • November 27, 2009
  • Lyndal Hansen, Owner, Amarna Mentorcom, Qld, Australia

 

“I had an awesome session with Sally the other day.
Sally, you made it awesome. It was so late at night/early morning and yet you were very focused and brilliant. Thank you for all the insights you shared, I learned a lot. As a Coach, I know you are fantastic, loved the way you made the session flow and the way you inspire to think outside the box, placement and clarifying was excellent and I loved how you kept repeating my own words back to me – great learning point for me there!”

  • July 2009
  • Michelle B, Dubai

 

“I certainly enjoyed today’s session! Sally is so much fun to have a course with! Can’t wait for tomorrow.”

  • 18th February, 2009
  • Maha Hamdi, Al Hosn University, UAE

 

“I am preparing to deliver the IPCS [Communications Skills] Public Course and just wanted to let you know that I think this is a very good course – well written and easy to follow.  More importantly, I think the delegates will get a lot out of the course – and have fun too, with all the activities.  You have obviously put a lot of thought and work into developing this course.  Thank you.”

  • June 2008
  • Sue D, Senior Management Associate, Qatar

 

“I have nothing but words of appreciation for Ms Sally Foley-lewis.  She has been a great instructor and definitely made an impact on attendees.  The training, at large, was well organized and co-ordinated.  I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, which has been a tremendous boost to my self esteem.  Now I feel confident and sure of myself in my job.  I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!  I hope to contact you for training in specialised areas in the near future.”

  • 5th August, 2007
  • Shaji George, Kuwait Energy

 

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