Client Testimonials


Kynesis’s work with our top team unlocked tremendous potential.  We were already a pretty good team but over the past year we have delivered far more for the business than we would have expected.

Edinburgh University

As part of a major restructuring of the University, it became clear that the HR function needed to be realigned.  Kynesis’s experience was central to a highly successful change process which gained the support of all key players.

UK Trade & Investment

‘Kynesis were a great help in designing and running the last UKTI Senior Management Conference.  The innovative and practical approach they used got everyone involved in discussing the big issues UKTI has to address over the next few years.  We covered a lot of ground in a short time – and with a great deal of energy.” – Stephen Brown, Chief Executive, UK Trade and Investment

First ScotRail

“Caroline was my own coach when I was HR Director at ScotRail and she also provided an executive coaching service to a number of Directors.  I personally found Caroline to be an excellent coach, with a pragmatic and practical perspective, the ability to challenge constructively and to provide exceptional levels of support.  Overall the feedback from all those she worked with was very strong.  I would recommend Caroline as an executive coach, especially to organisations who want to develop their senior team to deliver high levels of both personable and team performance, which I believe Caroline achieved by working with us as an executive team.” – Fiona Irvine, formerly First ScotRail HR Director

Energy Action Scotland

Kynesis helped me to think about how we run our charity.  What’s working and what isn’t.  As a charity we have to compete the same way as any other business.  Our people need to have a cutting edge in leading debates, being one step ahead, being creative and dynamic about getting our message across.  Bringing Kynesis in gave me some breathing space to think more objectively about what we do well and what we could do even better.  Six months down the line we have a new, clearer and more accountable structure, three new staff and an exciting and refreshed agenda.

Glasgow City Council

“A key strength of Kynesis is their ability to engage constructively with the client in order to tailor a development event or programme which not only focuses on the ‘real time’ key issues to be dealt with but which, more importantly, also encourages practical actions for dealing with the same.  This was exemplified by our recent planning enforcement team workshop which broached some difficult individual and collective staff/work related issues in a way which has provided an important input to the plan of action for taking the team to the next stage of development.

Because of the success of this first workshop, we are now planning a second event with Kynesis which will focus on the actual processes underpinning the planning enforcement function.  Again the aim of producing a practical plan of action or series of outcomes which benefit not just the team but the wider planning service.” – Bill Potts, City Plan Project Manager

Glasgow Housing Association

“GHA has recently carried out a series of Attendance Management workshops to up skill Managers in proactively managing attendance at work.  Kynesis supported these workshops over a period of 5 weeks. I found Paul and Rob to be professional in their approach, encouraged participation from staff and ensured staff left the workshops with an understanding and positive attitude in relation to managing attendance.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Kynesis for any organisational training or staff development or using them in future.” – Lesley Wilkinson, HR Business Partner


“The practical sessions were excellent & helped highlight personal reactions & assumptions in situations.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to reflect – many new insights gained.”

“Coaching module was excellent & extremely relevant, but still challenging.  Definitely applicable & could be used immediately after session.”

“I see the relevance & application of what we learned & developed & feel more self aware.”

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