I felt listened to and heard, and felt like I could be honest with Thomas and have a good conversation about the role and challenges. He listened, and gave practical tools and advice to try solve or work around them. It was good to have the time to dissect things deeper, especially the things I've struggled with for a while to try find a way forward. The sales and project planning training is awesome because getting buy in and knowing where our goalpost has been has been a challenge. Thomas sessions give me a fresh perspective on the challenges and I gain tools to do better, and reassurance that I am on the right track and part of the bigger team.
This was a useful session to put the "State, Story, Strategy" practices that I see happening in real life into a process and to understand how it relates to the ELA role as well as some tips on how to maximise it.
It's been great having some guidance particularly through the reporting doc as this hugely helps our mahi. The sales and partner approach techniques were great to learn about too.
Thomas's sessions are always very useful. Feels like wind in the sails after meeting with him. He reassures when you're on the right path, and advises when we are straying or taking too big of a bite. Great understanding of how to procure initiatives that fit our audience partners.
Thomas is engaging and punchy in his presentation. Very frank and pragmatic which I appreciated.
Northland - Whangarei and Kerikeri