Feedback about our facilitation and coaching work:

"We fitted in a lot but didn't feel rushed. Good mix of theory and practice. I have finished the course feeling more self-aware, understanding what good and bad leadership is and with the tools and confidence to put it into practice."
Delegate on recent Leadership course

"Sue provided such a comprehensive and helpful synthesis of the thinking around Narrative Coaching. The generous resources provided during the workshop, and the folder of goodies we were given, have left me feeling excited about weaving this work into my practice."
Delegate at Sue's Narrative Workshop for Coaches

“Great facilitator, brings lots of energy to the room and skilfully teases out discussion”
Delegate, Essex County Council

"I've learnt more about myself during this than I have probably in the last decade"
Delegate on Leadership Course

"If you are looking to fast track your career in an ever changing corporate world then you should work with a coach who has been really successful in the corporate world. As an ex-MD at Fortune 100 / FTSE 100 firms, James has already walked the talk. I've benefitted tremendously from James's experience, wisdom, clarity ... landing a new job, crafting the first 100 days and shaping conversations around my next role ... all of these can sometimes be confusing, complex and challenging...if not handled correctly."
SS, Coaching Client of James

“This has been the best workplace training I’ve had.”
Delegate, Essex County Council

“Sue’s energy, expertise and insight throughout the course was inspiring and the course has helped me to feel confident and positive about what is to come.”
Delegate, Essex County Council

"I came away intellectually stimulated, physically refreshed and with greater resources to draw on in my work and life."
Delegate at Sue's Narrative Workshop for Coaches 

Feedback about our hosting at Sipala venue:

"We had a brilliant evening, great food, good team building and lots of fun. Sue and her family are incredible hosts and Sipala is an amazing place. We can’t recommend it or the people highly enough, and it was such a different thing to do at this time of year!"
Roger, Essendon Accounts - Pizza Making Workshop

"Thank you to you and James for for being so accommodating and welcoming and for your incredible space. The  yurt is the perfect place for our yoga sessions."
Carly, Yoga Instructor                                                                                                                                                    

"Thank you for such a fab day, we really enjoyed it, thank you for such a delicious lunch, so tasty and good.Please can we have another similar day."
Delegate at Linocut Xmas Workshop

"As a facilitator leading a few tough sessions, I really enjoyed the ability to break out into the lovely gardens, to shift focus in the yurt space, and generally to move around. When you’re running multi-day sessions on tough thinking, it’s really helpful to shift the space (and thinking) of the session…Sipala offered a range of lovely environments that hit the spot!"
Perry Maddox, Chief Operating Officer, Restless Development                                                                                                                              


Fabulous generosity and hospitality. Gorgeous place. Thank you."
Phil & Harri Mardlin - The Art of Work & Lifebox Theatre Company  &   


"Lots of energy in the room. Great learning from everyone.
Sipala + Food + James & Sue - Amazing!"
Delegate at Virginia Brown Neuroscience Day                                                                                                       


If you are looking for a fresh approach and you need surroundings for your meeting or away day to match, then you couldn't do better than go to Sipala. There's a yurt, a bamboo garden room, a music room and a study instead of soulless break out rooms, as well as a garden to sit out in if the weather allows.

It's both out of London and not far from London, and its proprietors who have worked in finance, the NHS and public sector, offer everything from meeting and greeting to complete facilitation services. They are popular with small businesses and team groups as well as large public organisations such as the NHS. There's something inspiring about their informal and positive approach which bodes well for the outcome of even the most difficult meeting. Voluntary sector organisations are encouraged to discuss special rates. It was the perfect setting for us."
Kirsteen Tait, Emeritus Trustee, Most Mira

"Wonderful hosts, gorgeous venue and fabulous food!!"
Sharon Collier - Collier Consultancy

"When we come to Sipala with our delegates, we know that they will be able to think at a different level and there is something about the venue that helps them do that. Great welcome, great diversity of spaces for our group work, and great home cooked and considerately sourced food.  Thanks, we will come again."
Catherine Doherty – Fields of Learning