Testimonials

I have known Don Turner for a number of years and I was pleased to finally get the opportunity to formally work with him. I attended a two day training course designed for senior management. From start I finish I found the course to be extremely informative and thought provoking. It was refreshing and rewarding to sit around a table and share ideas and problems with colleagues from other chambers from around the country – I would go as far as to say it was cathartic!

Don’s approach to business planning and strategic business development was spot on. I have taken away a number of ideas and applied these into my daily working life. There are numerous trainers out there, but Don has really taken the time to understand the nuances of the Bar, clerking and chambers life generally. As a result, he is able to tailor his training to all levels: barristers, clerks, senior management and administrative staff. There is something for everyone and I can’t recommend him enough.

Joe WilsonChambers DirectorSt Philips Chambers

This is the second such time I have attended one of Don’s courses. They are always well structured, informative and thought provoking. Don’s vast knowledge and experience supports the learner to appreciate new ways of thinking which can be built upon and developed for the good of all those involved.

Jackie MaskewChambers DirectorSt Ives Chambers

The Professional Mentoring and Coaching Course by Don Turner was; educational, inspirational and thoroughly enjoyable. He brings his own management and life experience to bear, together with studies from many and varied relevant sources. There are opportunities to; discuss and do practicals, meet new faces, share common experiences, verify what you know and learn new skills.

Daniele ThrippTeam Leader One Essex Court

Received fantastic training from Don Turner at Practice Management Excellence today, at 9 Bedford Row.

The module was based around maximising business relationships, and I truly learnt a lot about myself as a person, and how that can transmit to my clients.

For those of you that have not yet undertaken this training, it is open to everyone in every sector, and I cannot recommend it enough!

If you want an understanding of relationships, who you truly are, what makes you tick and why it does, and importantly, what you don’t see or miss as a person, how can you improve?

Stuart Taylor1 Crown Office Row

Some courses contain a lot of fluff, but I was pleasantly surprised when I attended the ‘Professional Networking Skills’ and ‘Managing People for Success’ modules. Don is a fantastic trainer with an engaging and personable manner and excellent subject knowledge that he relates to his experiences. These sessions contained outstanding content which was made very relevant to clerking. Everything I learnt was 100% pure actionable advice, very clearly delivered.

Philip AustinBarristers' Clerk

Thank you for your time yesterday. The training was very insightful and I hope to be at more in the future. Before yesterday, I had never heard of Emotional Intelligence, Transactional Analysis or SDI. I have been doing some further online reading and hope to be able to use some of these techniques to straighten and manage current and new relationships.

Most importantly, you kept the whole session engaging and fun!

Best regards and hopefully see you soon,

Ryan Tunkel4 Stone Buildings

Don and PME training provided one to one coaching for one of our most experienced clerks. I felt the clerk in question would get more out of this more targeted approach to knowledge development than they would from the more traditional group training style sessions. The sessions proved to be excellent. The clerk really enjoyed them and the improvements in an already excellent clerk have been significant.

Vince Plant Chambers DirectorDevereux Chambers

I have worked with PME training for the past 7 years. They have been outstanding in supporting my professional goals through one to one coaching, and supplying credible training for my staff through their various courses.
Every module attended demonstrates not only relevance to the life of a Clerk but an insightful understanding of the pressures faced in our profession. We find that the tools, knowledge and thought provoking training can be put straight to work for the benefit of the Clerks and Chambers.

Chris SunderlandSenior Team ClerkCrown Office Chambers

I have attended every module myself and so can personally attest to the quality of the course. We are already seeing benefits in the way individuals are using aspects of the training in their day-to-day work.

Robin JacksonChambers Director3VB

I attended the ‘Maximising Business Relationships’ and ‘Excellence in Running Practice Review Meetings’ sessions. I was thoroughly impressed with the intellectual level of the content and felt that I took away practical solutions that I could implement going forward.

I would highly recommend the training and in particular, the ‘Maximising Business Relationships’ training which has given me a whole new way of looking at things.

Don is an excellent trainer and with Bill Conner on board, Don has an excellent grounding in the peculiarities of clerking.

Katie CromwellTeam Leader’s Assistant Essex Court Chambers

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