What Clients Say About Working With Simon
"Since working with Simon in the last few months we have seen an appreciable shift in the degree to which our people are engaged in delivering the outcomes we need to deliver.
More than a strong technical background Simon and the CPM team bring a knowledge of how to change behaviours and accountability through the management of the right information delivered to the right people when they need to act on it.
The result is a significant improvement of the climate and transparency in our business that could not have been achieved by internal realignments. The secret of the success is that we allowed CPM to get on with the job - and they did."
Michael Graham , Managing Director - Landor Associates Sydney
"I have been extremely pleased with the results I am achieving with the support of this firm and I can highly recommend them especially in the area of change management in the public sector. I am working with Simon on all the strategic planning and change management work and have found him to be of invaluable assistance with both tactical tools for the planning process as well as organisational behaviour management skills in managing and finessing the change management process."
Richard Ings, CEO Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
“We have had regular planning meetings often facilitated by external consultants for at least the last 20 years. My partners are of the unanimous view that the retreat facilitated by you and the subsequent follow-up has been significantly better that any of our previous activities in this regard. By better I mean:
- more challenging;
- more to the point;
- more measurable outcomes.
Your wide experience in the legal profession, your ability to relate to and engage our partners, and the programs you put in place have allowed us to better harness our strengths and judging by the figures since your engagement, they are producing the desired financial outcome. We are truly turbo-charged!”
Jon Denovan, Managing Partner - Gadens Lawyers Sydney
"Just a quick note to say thank you, to you, Ian and Sarah for your great work with the boards’ discussion and deliberations on Saturday. What was achieved was far beyond my expectations and we have arrived at a place where all seem comfortable to proceed with confidence. Well Done!"
David Currie, Secretary - Wentworth Area Community Housin
"A quick thank you, to each of you, for your fantastic efforts prior to Saturday and in particular the facilitation provided by you all on Saturday. I was extremely pleased with the result."
Bob Mulcahy, Chairman - Cumberland Housing Co-op
“You took us a long way and you were a very important part of our journey and of course success. Thank you for your support."
Danny Gilbert , Managing Partner - Gilbert and Tobin
“On behalf of everyone from the IDF of St George who attended the Planning Weekend please accept my sincere thanks for your outstanding work. I have been to many similar sessions over the years but have never seen more effective orchestration nor a more satisfactory outcome.”
Michael Price, CEO IDF - St George
“That we’ve been able to involve key players from both public and private sectors and from a wide range of industries in identifying some very achievable, high impact initiatives, is due in significant part to the approach you developed with us, your ability to grasp the diversity of issues and your skill in facilitating workshops.”
Warwick Glenn , Director - Industry State and Regional Development, NSW
"I would like to thank you on behalf of WSHC. We have a real challenge ahead, made a lot clearer through your efforts."
Peter Stewart, Chairman - Western Suburbs Housing Co-op
“The Board of Unicom Credit Union has asked me to convey our sincere appreciation for the effective manner in which you and your organisation guided us during our recent strategic planning program. This program has resulted in both the board and management being focussed more than ever on the key tasks and activities so essential to compete and remain viable in today’s competitive financial environment. Clear, measurable objectives, goals and tasks have been set as we face the challenges placed upon us.
On a personal note could I express my personal thanks for the counsel and guidance that you provided to me throughout the whole process. Your expertise and positive manner certainly contributed to t he desirable outcome that we were seeking.”
Richard Evans, Chairman - Unicom Credit Union
“I am writing to express my thanks for your recent factiliation of our Strategic Planning Workshop.
I know when we initially beiefed you on the objectives of the workshop, both David and I were concerned that we were trying to get through too much in a single day. The pre-workshop survey clearly helped in getting the attendees thinking about the day and ensured that we were all on the same page in driving an outcome. The engagement of all attendees and clarity of outcome would not have been possible without your enthusiastic facilitation during the day.
Once again, thank you for your professional efforts and we look forward to working with you again in future.”
Ian Tucker , Managing Director - Crown Project Services Pty Ltd