The coaching sessions are wonderfully structured and quite effective. The sessions have helped me identify my strengths, and guided me on how to apply these strengths to improve my leadership skills. Secondly, the sessions have helped me get clarity on my vision and how to communicate this vision effectively to my team, and more broadly within and outside my organization.
Justin will make a huge difference in my future career and potential for success !!!
My coaching sessions with Justin were insightful, encouraging, empowering, and motivating. Justin is an excellent listener and counselor and was very helpful in clarifying my strengths, which in turn answered questions about my interests and potential. In a very patient and kind way, he gave me permission to step out of my comfort zone and take specific steps that almost immediately expanded my network and professional opportunities. Thanks, Justin!
I had never worked with a coach before, so this was a new experience for me. What I loved about working with Justin is that he is a valuable resource, knowledgeable and results oriented. He not only is a great listener and processor, he gave me helpful perspectives and practical advice as well. I was in the midst of a career transition and Justin was very helpful to me in ascertaining my next career move and in helping to clarify priorities. I’d highly recommend Justin. It was a great experience for me — and fun also!
Over the last 2-3 months, I have participated in coaching sessions with Justin. The coaching sessions were all very impactful and amazing from start to end. Each coaching session has given me the boost to acknowledge my talent, skills, and strength that should be consistently put to use. I admire how transparent and encouraging the coaching sessions were with Justin. Thanks for the constant motivation that pushed me to heights I never thought possible. I would have procrastinated or never taken the steps to pursue other opportunities within Save the Children, so thanks for all the guidance. I look to continue exploring opportunities and constantly think of ways to self-develop. I am evolving into an amazing leader because of support from individuals like you. Thank you for inspiring me to be excellent in everything I do. Look to hear great things about, Travis soon!
Justin Birtwell has been an invaluable partner to Serious Fun. After conducting an organizational assessment of our HR practices he gave us loads of tangible and feasible recommendations for improvements across 9 areas of HR practice. His guidance, leadership, and expertise will enable us to create a climate in which all our employees can be at their best. Because of Justin, we will do more for the mission.
One-on-one coaching session with Justin benefited me more than I had thought. Justin helped me on how to go about asking for a promotion and the end result is that I got it! Thanks, Justin.
It was a privilege to be engaged in the workshops being conducted by Justin, in addition having an opportunity for one on ones. For some strange reason, I connected with him as a friend instantaneously and thought that I could trust him and speak with him about myself.
He is incredibly patient, listens intently, never judges, provides actionable insight and, most importantly, he genuinely cares. I feel lucky to have met him and would recommend him to anyone seeking support to think positively about themselves, to grow and to make concrete decisions.
I just ended a conversation with my graduate student about the your “Start with Talent” workshop which she attended last week. I don’t know exactly what happened at this workshop but I can testify that I can see tangible and positive impact in her confidence and motivation. Have you considered expanding the offering of this workshop more broadly to our biomedical students? Programs like this are very much needed as students consider different career tracks in our biomedical programs.
As a part of a strategic initiative, Justin created our first High Potential program for emerging leaders that yielded tangible results in increased engagement, mobility, and retention of participants. Evaluation of the program clearly demonstrated that his Strengths coaching of the participants was the most valued part of the program.
Justin is an extraordinary partner to work with. He listened to our needs and designed a process that had true impact. He is truly an excellent facilitator and coach.
Justin helped me make the transition into thinking more deeply about maximizing my performance at my current role and also invest my focus on my greater career goals by challenging me to develop new ways of leading people. But maybe, the true benefits to Justin’s coaching was that he provided frank and neutral advice while allowing me to talk about how to grow personally and professionally and build on my ideas while maintaining sensitivity and diligence toward everyday tasks.
I’ve never been to a professional development workshop in which people didn’t want to leave when it was over. The Strengths-based methods make me question our system of focusing on students deficits.