Testimonials

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 3 years. They have been outstanding in supporting my professional goals and supplying credible training for my staff.
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

A comprehensive series of seminars; conveyed in a relaxed and engaging way. This informal delivery certainly engendered increased interaction from all those that attended. Thought provoking and helpful in encouraging the attendees to think about different ways of dealing with people in a work environment. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Don.

Richard VileCrime Team LeaderDoughty Street Chambers

I have been working with Don who delivers training and development for my staff. In January 2013 we undertook a ‘staff away day’ together. My aim was to bring the team together and to embed the business plan and objectives into normal working life. Don built the sessions around intellectual principles of ‘communication’ and ‘working as a team’, but also made it lots of fun. The feedback from staff was overwhelmingly positive.
Don and I then worked on a bespoke programme of development for my senior managers, and then cascaded that down to the other two groups of staff on my team.

After each session, I have sought feedback from the team. My team’s praise of Don is consistently high. As an example, one of my team said:

“We all really liked Don, and the way he draws on personal experiences to supplement his training (so much so that he received random applause from all of us on a few occasions!). He led us in a way which forced us to think for ourselves and how we all value each other in the team. Don also seems genuinely interested in how a chambers works, so we also felt like we were training him at the same time! Yes, I would like to have more training with Don”

We are now working with Don to develop a bespoke excellence programme for 2014. He seems to care about our business, and he readily adapts his approach to accommodate our needs and the nuances of our business and environment. He also understands that businesses (and CEOs) often have many other pressures and priorities thrown at them, and he is brilliant at quietly understanding and supporting me in the role that I perform, and suggesting solutions and ideas, rather than being rigid and inflexible. As a person responsible for a multi-million pound professional services organisation, I can’t praise him enough for the support he has given me in developing my team

Amanda IllingChief ExecutiveHardwicke

I found the PME training very well organised and particularly thought-provoking. The good thing about it was that Don carried out the session in such a way that you could really relate to what he was saying through case studies and drawing on personal experience.

Hayley EustaceMarketing & Business Development Manager Wilberforce Chambers

A highly engaging and informative seminar which I would recommend to any Chambers looking to professionally train their staff. With Bill’s years of experience and Don’s ‘outside of the box’ approach to training, PME provide an excellent programme for any forward thinking organisation who want to stay one step ahead.

MatthewSenior ClerkStone Buildings

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