"I would highly endorse and recommend Pamela Kingsland as a coach and a trainer. I have worked with Pam for a number of years and have always found her work to be of an exceptionally high standard. She has carried out training work for Primary Care Trust Board and for a team of Directors; she has also been an exceptional Coach for Directors and for me, helping guide people through significant change in the NHS. Pam has a very approachable style and is very able to help individuals and teams assess their current strengths and weaknesses and identify Leavers for Change and help them both individually and as a team move forward."
NHS Chief Executive
"Pamela is an excellent Learning and Development provider. Her work is innovative, challenging and delivers results. I would be pleased to recommend her"
Head Of HR, UK Regulator
"Pamela's background meant I felt she was a credible professional, which was essential for me in building the trust needed between us at a very early stage of the coaching. Pamela is a sensitive and attentive listener, picking up nuances/tones and emotions even over a phone conversation - for example when I described my leadership style she noted that these were descriptions of how to help and assist people rather than how to lead. She provided the robust challenge to my emotions, ideas and attitudes that I needed to get through some difficult work situations. In addition she consistently suggested sensible pragmatic actions and behaviours to deal with specific relationship situations e.g. how do deal with defensive feelings during key meetings to get a more productive outcome."
FD, Top UK Accountancy firm
"Pam is simply a wonderful coach. I walked through her door as an expert of “doing” a job, but more than a little lost in managing other “doers”. When I finished the coaching program, I was fully confident in my ability as a manager, have built a successful and well functioning team, and earned the respect and admiration of many of my peers as a people manager. There were so many questions I wasn’t fully able to answer on my own, but together we proved to be a pretty formidable force. I would thoroughly recommend Pam to anyone who is taking on the added dimension of managing people – her coaching input has been totally instrumental in my success in this role. It doesn’t hurt either that she’s a fabulous person to converse with."
Associate Director, Large International Bank
"My feedback on your coaching is overwhelmingly positive:
Flexible – my situation was constantly evolving and you managed not only to keep up to speed with developments, but to give prescient advice in terms of where I needed to gain clarity and how to think through the next steps
Practical – I think the most helpful thing I took away from our sessions was the practical advice. The strategic advice was excellent, but the practical advice was truly inspired and delivered instant results. This is true both for the specific, one-off situations and also for more general things like dealing with a being a perfectionist!
Compassionate – I didn’t feel judged and I didn’t feel that was anything I couldn’t talk about or touch upon"
Senior Speechwriter for Government Quango