Endorsements for her latest book “The Management Shift”, testimonials from her consulting and coaching clients, and feedback on some of her talks are provided below.
Managers at SAP provided feedback on Vlatka’s masterclasses on The Management Shift
Endorsements for the books
As an operative CEO at Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry, I will have great benefit of your book describing the challenges I meet as a leader, but more important, challenges facing our customers.
As you say: “In business management, there is a problem. There is also an historic opportunity. And now, there is a major breakthrough.” Indeed it is, and your book gives me the motivation to believe in this, and to be part of driving the change.” Thank you.
The 6 Box Leadership diagnostics identified principles we needed to honour to become more successful. My experience tells me that general surveys can be used year after year to give an overall view, but if you want to know more, dig deeper into the challenge to be a modern leader, 6 Box Leadership gives you the answers.”
I wanted to thank you for your advice, support and coaching over the recent months. Reflecting on the sessions, I was surprised by the breadth and depths of topics we covered. It has certainly helped me to become more self-aware and to value allocating time to reflect. I feel more comfortable in dealing with difficult topics and contributing to the senior management team. It has given me improved confidence and I am able to speak more freely and deal more readily with difficult subjects. I have gained many useful skills and a handy personal toolkit of exercises I can readily employ for an array of issues. Importantly, I have had the confidence to achieve a better work-life balance and a more reflective and balanced view of my personal and professional goals.
Thank you again for your support and I do hope we will keep in touch.”
Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for your advice and coaching exercises. They have helped me on a daily basis deal with the whirlwind that is my life whether it is a recalcitrant toddler or a demanding MD. Whenever I feel myself boiling up I use those tools to return me to a gentle simmer. I cannot tell you how much these exercises have helped me return to work after baby number 2 in good humour, lay down the basis for the career that I want to have rather than the one I feel stuck with and the ability to deal with people objectively and calmly.”
Vlatka has a calm yet enthusiastic approach to her coaching. I found she was very perceptive and able to identify the kind of person I am, what drives me forward and how I learn best. She was very good at helping me to see the benefits of a better life-work balance and gave me the tools to make the necessary changes. She invited me to try out a number of exercises, both practical and mental, which I found to be really useful and effective.
I came away from my sessions with Vlatka feeling energised and focused and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in a similar situation to my own.”
Feedback on Keynote Talks
It was a great lecture, highly interesting – of course – but also very entertaining. I certainly appreciated that it wasn’t a traditional lecture in presentation but full off expertise and wisdom, as one would expect. I’m sure the companies will enjoy having you tickling their brains.
Again, many thanks for the great evening.”
Your presentation was very well executed and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
I think that today’s workshop was really really excellent and would like to thank you for running it and for inviting me.
I got so much out of the day and was totally engaged by everything that was discussed.”
First of all, let me express my sincere gratitude to you for two wonderful sessions that we had recently. Both courses were extremely useful in that they resulted in my better understanding of profound processes which underlie an individual’s relationships with his inner world and outer environment.
I really hope that you will continue to run your module in the same manner combining the highest professional standards with the unique personal style.”
Feedback on talk in Parliament
Feedback on training sessions
“The training was magical, both from an overall delivery point of view and the amazing venue; surrounded by great big trees. As previous CFO and Director for Human Resources I have been waiting for the Six box leadership diagnostic and Vlatka’s deep thinking. I have never seen anything so well thought through and impactful from a business perspective. It combined the dimensions of Strategy & Operations and Culture and Leadership to create a really powerful tool to assess organizational success and longevity. From a training perspective Vlatka has thought of all the possible materials one could need to deliver the package to a client. Truly phenomenal and life changing. Thank you Vlatka for the amazing two days. Can’t wait for number three and more learning.”
“It’s not often I find myself in a two-day workshop where time passes in a flash, yet with Vlatka July 2017, that is where I found myself. In the ‘Zone’, being challenged to up my own game and find stronger and more creative ways to help others up their game. We explored dilemmas and paradoxes, each time we ended with simple solutions to complex challenges. Finding different and non-threatening ways to help organisations become aware of their blind-spots and what to do about them. Having a truly dynamic strategy that will identify how and what the Organisation can do next, to make the changes they want. Over the years, I have come across many organisations that say they want to change, but as soon as they start opening the jar, the lid goes back on tight once more. With the 6 Box framework, when the jar is opened, safe insights would seem to emerge. What a powerful way to develop any organisation and we look forward to being able to train at the next level. Those that seek to bring in a new way of working would do well to have a look and see what they may have to learn also.”
The Management Shift® ®programme provides a methodology to engage in the fascinating but often complex world of leading ourselves and others. Our mindset and attitude is key, and Vlatka’s work has delivered clear guidance on what ‘being’ at our best looks and feels like, enabling us to make these small changes from day one – the Individual Shift.
How an organisation conducts itself is critical to its success. We explored how The 6 Box Model Diagnostic, an accessible, yet comprehensive profile and toolset to help align and develop the organisation. This is the start of the Organisational Shift, to bring about improved business performance whilst making a positive difference in the workplace and wider system.
Vlatka’s years of experience is evident in the knowledge she shares combined with the supporting resources, and her passion to ‘make the world a better place’ for ourselves and future generations is inspiring. Thank you for this special day.”