TestimonialsWhat people say
What people are saying
Kelly Smith - Facilitator Food & Grocery Council Emerging Leaders
Carmel recently ran an inspiring Networking event for the FGC emerging leaders where she shared her top tips for networking. She highlighted the importance of networking through her shared experiences and gave attendees some tools to use to improve their networking skills. Thanks Carmel your knowledge and personal experience was fantastic for our Emerging Leaders!
Linda Noble - Chief Executive Governance NZ
Thank you again for your networking session at the Women on Boards Conference yesterday. Your presentation was the perfect way to end the day - uplifting and inspiring!
Jenny Devine - Leadership Coach & Facilitator (recent coaching facilitator with Global Women)
Carmel's 'Networking Queen' title is well deserved. With a network of thousands, Carmel has had a significant influence on the success of my own business, supporting and encouraging me to broaden my networks wherever possible.
Carmel is a master at connection; a talented conversationalist who effortlessly initiates conversation with even the most challenging groups and leaves people feeling uplifted and engaged. Carmel's success at networking is largely due to her being a person of the highest integrity.
Sue Lewis-O'Halloran - NZ & AUS Director of Dress for Success
Carmel has a real gift for connecting with people. She connects people with others where she sees mutual benefit and interest. What makes Carmel a particularly skilled networker is her genuine interest in people. She networks for the right reasons - not merely to help herself, but rather to assist others.
Bronwyn Burrowes - Braver You
These courses helped me identify my personal brand and how this translates to my business. Thought provoking and practical ,it was also helpful to brainstorm ideas and find collaboration. She left me with tips that she herself embodies. A great example of what she teaches. Learning how to articulate what you do and why you do it helps you pinpoint your point of difference. Carmel is on board every step of the way, thoughtfully processing your needs as you go.
Allison Fisher - Career & Life Coach
Carmel is a skilled networker and able to authentically train others on how to network effectively as she has been there, done that! I enjoy her relaxed, professional manner while providing useful techniques and tips which I was able to take away.
Allan Bean - ASB Bank
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for the two networking training sessions you have run for us over the last two weeks. I know I personally got a lot from them, and I know from talking to the others that attended, everyone else did too. They were run in a very enjoyable format, and the concepts you introduced were related back to ASB and how we do business. A very successful formula.
Shelley Trutsch - Waipuna Hotel
Carmel came to our hotel to have a one-on-one training session with me. I dread having to get up, perform in front of others, feeling judged and stressing about what they are thinking rather than being myself so this format worked for me.
Carmel's 'Building Brand YOU in Business' course was amazing. I learnt more in this session than any of the other things I have attended because I was relaxed. I actually enjoy networking now.
Rachel Wakefield - Goodman Fielder
Really enjoyed the group activities. Made the workshop engaging and content more memorable. Presented by someone external to the company gave an outsider's perspective.
Lisa Asher - Tegel Foods
I think the most useful things I took away were to put more consideration into topics of discussion as this will impact people's overall perception of who they think I am. So very useful - thank you!
Tony Oldham - Davis Doherty
Recently I undertook a number of training workshops with Carmel and it focused on how to be more effective at networking, how to build a core group of support people around me and my business, and how I can grow my personal brand.
These workshops have really opened my eyes to the importance of connecting with people in a positive way that has developed me as a person and also greatly assisted my business. The focus has been on reaching out to others with connections having reciprocal benefits – look for ways to help others grow their business too and then they will remember you!
Carmel is a polished professional. She knows her subject matter intimately and is an excellent teacher. Her courses are practical, informative, well prepared, and she promotes a relaxed open environment which encourages discussion and debate.