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Testimonials

I’m confident I can help you overcome any challenges your school or organisation is facing to bring about innovation in education and to make real and lasting improvement, but don’t take my word for it!

Here’s what some of the people I’ve worked with in recent years have to say about me and how I’ve helped them...

“Loraine is such a positive force as a trainer, her knowledge of her field is impressive, and her passion for personal and professional development is infectious. I have attended many of Loraine's talks, and each time she has left me feeling inspired and full of practical take-away ideas.”

Josh Rounds, Director of Studies, St Giles International London

“I have been on several training days with Loraine and have found them consistently inspiring, invaluable and immediately applicable to my work. Loraine is an excellent communicator and manages to take complex topics such as Change Management or Conflict Resolution and make them accessible in just a few hours.”

Shirley Norton, Director of Courses HPG,The London School of English, UK

“We have worked closely with Loraine in recent years and are delighted with her work. Loraine worked with the British Council Thailand in 2012 - 2013 to set up and evaluate the Thailand English Teaching Programme. Her work was highly professional and thorough.  Her interim and final reports were succinct and to the point and above all useful. It has been a pleasure to work with Loraine and I highly recommend her!”

Brian Stott, Head of Engilsh Programmes, British Council, Thailand

“I met Loraine in 2007, when she was Centre Manager at Bell, London. She and I had recently been appointed to similar positions. Loraine served as a role model for me -  I learnt a great deal from her and adopted some of the clear, user-friendly systems she had introduced. My impression of Loraine was that she was an excellent and knowledgeable manager with extremely good people skills. Loraine is, to me, a clear-minded thinker, an invaluable asset to anyone seeking to structure a school environment, and a person who is expert both in practical and theoretical know-how with regard to Academic/non-Academic Management." 

Sandra Attard-Montalto, former Centre Director, Bell International, Malta

“Loraine knows how to ask the right questions; questions that help you make more effective decisions. Her training sessions are always informative, practical and inspiring. They certainly made a positive change in the running of the schools.”

Gill Davidson, former Academic Director Kaplan International Colleges, now Academic Director EC English

“I remember the wonderful training Loraine provided on Managing Content and Quality in Education. I learnt a great deal from the course, most of which I am now applying in my lessons as well as in my personal life. Loraine, you are a great educator. Thank you so much.”

Rose McBean, (LI), Lecturer, NHTV University, Breda, the

"Loraine’s flexibility and quick understanding of the contextual challenges we faced were reflected in the responsiveness of her intervention and efficiency of her output. Attending Loraine's sessions was a great learning experience to me and to all my colleagues. I am happy to recommend her as a consultant in her field of experience, and I am quite confident that her services would be of great value."

Farah Aboualfa, former Academic Manager, King Saud University, Riyadh

"I attended two of Loraine’s Continuous Professional Development workshops. They enabled me to see my job from a different perspective. She is a highly motivated trainer and consultant. She knows how to fire up a group and facilitate learning, leading us to think more creatively and originally. She motivated us to take risks while making a ‘shift’ in learning and also reminded us of the motto ‘Learn from your mistakes’.”

Aysun Günes, Instructor, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

“I have engaged Loraine as a trainer for ESL Director of Studies on behalf of AISLi in Italy and as a professional trainer within our own organisation in Thiene. I have worked with her on a management programme and enjoyed her workshops and presentations at IATEFL and English UK. Feedback has always been extremely positive and she provides professional training with useful suggestions and solutions. She knows how to prepare for, coach and facilitate sessions for both experienced and less experienced audiences. I particularly like her workshop style which allows for valuable input from the participants themselves.”

Julie Wallis, Associazione Italiana Scuola di Lingue (AISLi) Italy & Managing Direcor, London School, Thiene, Italy

"I found Loraine’s Continuous Professional Development and Coaching workshops excellent. The sessions were interesting and informative, and they broadened my horizons in terms of developing myself as a teacher. She gave each person in the group every opportunity to give their views and speak openly about their experiences. Her approach was very refreshing and I took away lots of tips and information. I look forward to more of Loraine’s training sessions. Thank you, Loraine."

Figan Tezdiker, Instructor, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

“I have worked with Loraine on several occasions and have always found her dedication and passion for training and development inspiring. She has worked with Wimbledon School of English staff on aspects of customer care and reflective practice. These sessions have been very well received and useful for all involved.”

Fiona Dunlop, Academic Director, Wimbledon School of English, London, UK

"I have had the privilege of working with Loraine in a number of different contexts and she always proves her expertise and professionalism by being fully prepared and successfully responding to the needs of the participants. She is approachable and friendly: even after the sessions she was accessible for us all and provided feedback when needed. I am more than happy to recommend Loraine as a trainer and consultant."

Aysel Kılıç, Assistant Professor, Anadolu Univeristy, Eskisehir, Turkey