Testimonials

Although these testimonials are anonymous, all of the individuals and businesses featured would be happy to talk to any prospective clients. Indeed many of them already have done.

My series of sessions with Yolande was quite simply integral to the foundation of my business 3 years ago. She not only assesses your strengths and passions astutely and constructively, but quickly finds concrete ways to capitalise on them. She gives real rigour and discipline to the process without ever being school teacherly. She works with you and really gets to know you, rather than dictating terms or pushing you in preconceived directions. Her experience of different sectors and businesses is broad and her network of contacts enviable. Her pricing is extremely fair, given her depth of insight. I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending her to anyone considering their next career move.

Founder – Online Sports Apparel business


Yolande and I worked together during my career transition and I found her method unique in terms of the guidance she provided to me. Her challenging approach got the best from me. Yolande has huge experience on dealing with high level executives and she does it with a lot of style.

CEO – Market Research organisation


I worked with Yolande as I was looking at various career options and found her advice helpful and to the point, assisting me in looking at the various alternatives. Always positive and upbeat, Yolande provides a useful sounding board as well as giving some practical pointers about ways to tackle a change in role.

CEO – Professional Services firm


Yolande was excellent in her ability to spot the root of any challenge quickly, and then offer sound, wise counsel in a considered and intelligent manner to enable business change/transition. This work was key in helping us as a 15 year old business re-structure and re-position. We were able to be clear on the areas to focus on, we felt confident and clear of what needed to be done and Yolande was always on hand should we need an insightful, objective viewpoint. It is like having a flexible Non Exec whose view you can trust because it’s fair, impartial and considered. We would heartily recommend Leroy And Associates for the value they can bring your business at critical moments such as business transition.

CEO – Creative Agency


Having worked with Yolande on a few occasions to support the recruitment of Executive team members I have always found her professionalism and drive evident in everything that she does, from attention to detail to high quality feedback. In the five years I have known Yolande she has demonstrated exceptional commitment to building a partnership relationship which has enabled huge trust between the two businesses. The great joy of working with Yolande is that nothing seems like too much trouble, she doesn’t hesitate to raise any issues which are getting in the way and I genuinely feel she is striving to ensure our business is successful. At a personal level I find Yolande very inspirational and a very motivated and driven individual who is great fun to work with.

HR Director, Service sector business


I recommend Yolande’s skills as the finest in her field. In my case, she provided the key to unlocking my next professional steps. After a candid self-examination, we focused on removing the ‘noise’ of negative experiences, which had prevented clear thinking. We then moved quickly to define objectives and identify specific targets, working to a very tight time-line. Overall, Yolande stimulates the self-preparation critical to achieving excellence in the competitive environment, challenging her client to refine their approach to meet specific career challenges. In my case, Yolande teased out the particular issues and helped me to develop and implement a detailed plan of attack - which led directly to victory. If you are looking to fulfil your full career potential, or are just seeking help with an immediate issue, choosing to work with Yolande will be a vital factor in your own success.

Director, Financial Services organisation

Yolande has been a great listener throughout my coaching sessions. With her inspiration and assistance I have discarded one idea for a possible post retirement vocation and have focussed on the most important one. This happens to be in the area of coaching. Yolande is a true inspiration with minimum fuss and intrusion.

Senior Director – Shipping Insurance organisation


There are points in a career when you ask yourself 'what's next?'. Working with Yolande, helped me to answer that question. Together we identified my core skills, how to package them and where they might be best focussed. Rather than offering all the answers, Yolande skilfully guides and helps you to find the solutions yourself. A very valuable and enjoyable process.

Creative Director, Advertising/Digital agency


Being coached by Yolande is a truly positive and rewarding experience. Her contagious enthusiasm together with her natural warmth, humour and charisma provide a welcome sanctuary where I can share stressful career and personal situations, analyse each objectively, reach conclusions and effective coping strategies. Genuinely empowering, Yolande works with my strengths whilst building up my weaknesses; I intend to invest in her wise guidance throughout my career. She is an inspiration and now a good friend.

Sales Director – Online Research


I have recently been working with Yolande on career assessment, motivation and future planning. What Yolande brings to the table, apart from great experience across very many business categories and in multi markets, is the ability to quickly assess situations through objective insights and to help set and lay down a programme to help the individual move forward to achieve new, specific goals. She does this not only in a unique way but also to a tailor-made direction for the individual, which specifically helps and encourages in trying to meet the objective in hand. Yolande is extremely professional and dedicated to helping to achieve the right end result.

Global Director – Marketing Services


Yolande is a tough empathetic coach, credible at all management levels right up to the main board, built on wise experience across many sectors. She is at her best in supporting people who are experiencing significant change in their roles be that upwards, sideways or outward. Her honesty, integrity and challenge draw out the best from her clients, as they make decisions about their future leadership roles.

Non-Executive Director – Financial Services


On leaving the Civil Service after a career spanning more than 20 years, it soon became apparent that, if I wanted to secure job interviews, I had to raise my game. I wanted to broaden my career horizons, and search for roles both in the public and private sector. I used Yolande's extensive experience of the cut and thrust of executive recruitment to improve my applications. She helped me identify highlights based on skills and problem resolution from my career history, teasing out elements that I could combine and put forward to suit different job roles. We also worked on my interview technique. The first two applications I made after my coaching resulted in interviews.

Service Delivery Manager and Project Manager – Public Sector


I have known Yolande both as an executive recruiter and performance transition coach for a number of years. As my personal coach Yolande’s no nonsense and pragmatic approach has been both extremely helpful to gain perspective on a difficult situation and also to remain positive during my search for a new career opportunity. An excellent listener and relentlessly upbeat, Yolande is a constant source of new ideas and approaches to help her clients solve both professional and personal problems and I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending her services to both corporate recruiters and individuals alike.

Business Development Director and Operations Director - Shipping industry


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