Acorn Coaching and Development

Improving business performance

Why choose us?

At Acorn we take time to understand your key issues, so that we can create truly bespoke programmes that align with your business strategy. The fact that we maintain long-term relationships with our clients is testimony to our ability to add real business value.

We asked some of our clients why they keep on coming back to us. Here's what they said:

"I have worked with Acorn on a number of projects over a number of years and find their knowledge of the business invaluable. They have the ability to identify and focus upon tangible business improvements, getting quickly to the nub of the problem and then offering insightful solutions that enable the team and business to meet key targets and goals. As a consequence of this, we have recently commissioned Acorn to run a number of Leadership development programmes, along with individual 1-1 coaching, and I am seeing the benefits start to flow through."

Paul Dempster, Managing Director, Carillion Telent

Acorn approached the task with great awareness of the business needs and staff sensibilities, delivering tangible, measurable business and staff performance improvements across the business. The success of the Acorn solution in the Middle East has led to a further rollout of their development programme to Hill’s Asia and Africa regions.”

David Brodie-Stedman, Senior Vice President, Asia and MEA Managing Director, Hill International Inc.

"We have worked with Acorn Coaching and Development Ltd for five years. I experienced Acorn’s coaching approach as a team member under the previous MD and chose to continue to commission Acorn’s services when I took over the MD role.

I have found their interventions to be useful both personally and professionally, particularly fast-tracking the collaborative maturity of the team and consolidating my position when I became MD.

The work that Acorn has delivered has been profoundly influential in developing the team we have now. Ideas and discussions prompted by the coaching are still current in the team’s language and continue to support our performance as a cohesive leadership body."

Frank Huidobro, Managing Director, TPS Consult (Carillion plc)

"What differentiates Acorn in my view from others working in this area is the ability to demonstrate real improvement on the behavioural aspects: almost absolute focus on people understanding the importance of the ‘how’ and improving this, and the what then follows.

I believe that had we not had Acorn’s support we would not have achieved all that we did. Their ability of creating the correct atmosphere to have bold conversations & develop unity of purpose & approach was invaluable given the strong characters & the range of stakeholders we engaged with. I would unhesitatingly recommend any one to work with Acorn.”

David Wintle, H.R. Director Europe, Middle East & Asia, GlaxoSmithKline

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