“It is a delight to have the opportunity to write a genuine unsolicited testimonial for Simone de Hoogh. Simone turned up in my life just as my business and I needed her; her help and advice have been transformative.
Simone has a a range of skills which together with her experience in business create a powerful combination. She has an incisive intelligence which cuts trough the confusion that can surround poor business habits. Her direct approach is as refreshing as it can sometimes be painful. In my case seh was able to cut away the old wood to reveal the essential creative heart of the business and the opportunity for new growth that had become overshadowed. Her sensitivity meant that she was able to read personalities quickly and identify where boundaries needed to be drawn and distinctions made. Although not a business psychologist her holistic view and wide reading enables her to function comfortably with personal issues, business related matters and opportunities for creativity overlap or hamper each other.
Throughout the period we worked together Simone maintained a very clear strategic overview that she never let be clouded. Having said that, she remained flexible enough to revise and amend strategy as circumstances changed. She had an excellent technique of identifying the critical tasks that needed to be done, setting goals and prioritising the sequence of delivery.
In conclusion, Simone has a great generosity of spirit. She has a deep understanding of life’s patterns and structures from the pragmatic to the intuitive. Her clarity of vision and directness, tempered by her caring and professional attitude enable her to deal with the essential and important dimension of business. I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.”
Frank Lyons HUMANE ARCHITECTURE
Despite mountains of washing, I have enjoyed feeling so content after Power Wood camp. I think we all formed such a deep connection and supported each other as a team this year – it was like “intensity bathing” (rather than forest bathing) – the good feeling resulting from being with kindred. (Mum of a 9- and 6-year old)