Client Testimonials

“A highly interactive workshop was provided that was tailored to suit the needs of our students and students appreciated the handy tips provided that they could use practically in setting themselves up for success.”

Fran Fleeton, Principal
Al Sadiq College

“The Brisbane Water Secondary College Careers Team found the day highly valuable for our students who got a lot out of it and as professional development for ourselves as well. At the end of the day, students provided feedback sharing that they thought the activities were fun, interesting, they understood the content, learnt something new and understand themselves better. All the students felt comfortable with the speakers, thought they were friendly and were interested by them.”

Yvette Beemster, Career Advisor
Brisbane Water Secondary College

“Kathryn is extremely approachable and provides a very professional service. She listens to your needs and caters her presentations to her target audience to ensure they get the most out of it. Highly recommended!”

Lorraine Sue, Secondary Teacher & Career Adviser
De La Salle College Ashfield

“Kathryn led the Year 12 students, at Girraween High School, through an excellent presentation on how to approach their future. This provided the students with the opportunity to reflect on their current thinking and how to adjust their thinking for their future. Kathryn involved the students in some fun activities which were interactive and stimulating. She drew their attention to the various employment related skills that they may have gained over the years and helped them enhance their understanding on how to apply for scholarships, cadetships and jobs in an innovative and interesting way. The students’ feedback was great they enjoyed her insightful, engaging and empowering session. They gained self-awareness, had a better understanding of themselves and on what employers look for. I would highly recommend Kathryn’s Turning Point Consulting Programs and I am looking forward to regularly invite Kathryn to the school to present to various cohorts.”

Eman Youhanna, Career Adviser
Girraween High School

“The Strengths-based Leadership course that we all undertook has developed our team into a more cohesive, cooperative staff. Thanks to the skills, patience and perseverance of Kathryn Taylor, we now have a better understanding of the dynamics in our team. We all benefited from completing the program that was specifically developed for our needs. We are still talking about just how much we gained from the experience both personally and professionally. It had a big impact and changed the way we interact in a very positive manner.”

Lyn Pearce, Principal
Glenorie Public School

“Kathryn delivered insightful and empowering sessions for years 11 and 12 at Killara High School. Her expertise and knowledge is delivered in an innovative and interesting way and allows for deep understanding and critical thinking. Year 11 students were able to enhance their resume and interview skills to adequately prepare them for Mock Interviews. Year 12 students learnt about Industry Trends and the in-depth requirements for Scholarship Application Writing. I look forward to using Turning Point Consulting within our school’s careers programs.”

Sophie Allen, Career Adviser
Killara High School

“Our school engaged with Kathryn in her motivational and inspiring resilience and bullying prevention workshops. Immediately we noticed a positive shift in our students’ resilience and understanding of their emotional intelligence. After Kathryn’s staff workshops our staff were motivated to implement positive strategies in their classrooms and across our school environment to support our students resilience and understanding on how their actions can affect others and themselves. We engaged Kathryn to deliver workshops for our parents which has supported our community to have a common language and understanding on how to support our students’ emotional intelligence. I can’t recommend Turning Point Consulting high enough to make a positive, immediate and inspiring impact for your school community.”

Katrina Berwick, Principal
Kingswood Park Public School

“Our school engaged Turning Point consulting to engage our staff, students and community in resilience skills using the book How full is your bucket? Our students had the opportunity to work with Kathryn in engaging leadership activities to lead their peers in building skills to understand each other. The interactive workshops inspired our students to reflect on how they fill others buckets, who fills their buckets and how they can fill their own bucket developing a shared understanding and language across our school on resilience.
Our Parents and Community engaged with Kathryn from Turning Point consulting to strengthen their understanding of our schools resilience approach with How full is your bucket. Our parents and Community members reflected on the strength on working in partnership with school and home to build their childrens resilience skills. Our whole school community is able to talk the same language when reflecting on life experiences and we often here parents asking their children “whose bucket did you fill today?” Or “how did you fill someone’s bucket today?”

Katrina Berwick, Principal
Kingswood Park Public School

“Our Parents and Community engaged with Kathryn from Turning Point consulting to strengthen their understanding of our schools resilience approach including How Full is your Bucket. Our parents and Community members reflected on the strength of working in partnership with school and home to build their children’s resilience skills. Our whole school community is able to talk the same language when reflecting on life experiences and we often here parents asking their children “whose bucket did you fill today?” Or “how did you fill someone’s bucket today?”

Katrina Berwick, Principal
Kingswood Park Public School

“Kathryn was an excellent presenter at our recent Careers Adviser Network meeting. The workshop covered some basics of resume writing and interview techniques, but her insight and long term practical knowledge was insightful and practical that all participants were keen to apply the information. Further information on current trends and employment expectations gave increased knowledge and understanding for all Careers Advisers. I would strongly recommend the Turning Point Consulting programs for an interactive and practical workshop for Careers Advisers.”

Rhonda Willingham, Careers Adviser & TVET Co-ordinator
Lake Illawarra High School

“Kathryn has been teaching our groups of young pre-apprentices about how to effectively communicate and resolve conflict since September 2015. The students have gained a lot of skills and self-awareness, even challenging themselves to grow and try new things in these sessions. Kathryn has also helped to boost the confidence of these young men and women ahead of job interviews for their apprenticeships. This confidence boost has been highly effective, with the vast majority of the students finding a position.”

Darin Grace, Training Manager
Master Builders Association of NSW

“Kathryn Taylor held a series of workshops at the request of Meriden to help address an outbreak within our Year 12 group of anxiety and negative thinking within the cohort. Kathryn led the girls through a series of activities including a short PowerPoint presentation as well as individual and group work which allowed the students to reflect on their current thinking, the general quality of their self- talk and how to better frame their thinking regarding the future. During the process of the workshops, and with Kathryn’s assistance, the staff were able to identify particular individuals which required more specialised follow up. The students as a whole left with specific strategies with which they could work when facing anxiety and self- defeating thinking. It was a very helpful workshop for the students”

Fiona D’Souza, Career Adviser & Teacher
Meriden School

“Kathryn is skilled at working across year levels, delivering best practice programs that provide current and relevant information. Students rate her highly in their feedback, which gives me confidence that they’re receiving a great experience.”

Kerry Turner, Career Adviser
Moriah College

“As a parent, working with Kathryn helped me identify my son’s strengths and skills as a person and a student. Kathryn’s work helped us make better informed choices regarding (my son’s) schooling and enabled (my son) to have more confidence in his decision-making process both emotionally and cognitively.”

Parent of Year 6 Student, Lissette

“Kathryn Taylor offers an engaging and relevant subject selection seminar where students are able to link their interests and abilities with subjects offered to them in year 11 and 12 through an intense workshop session including discussion and activities which assist individual students have a clearer decision when it comes to subject choice. Kathryn is knowledgeable and has great expertise in this area and I would highly recommend her program to any school during their subject selection process.”

Michelle Ibrahim, Career Adviser
Parramatta High School

“The several seminars I have attended with Turning Point Consulting have provided excellent information and resources for me to take back and use in my job as a Careers Adviser. Meeting actual employers and finding out exactly what they want in their future employees, provides real work contact that is often difficult to get. I am also using Turning Point Consulting to work with my students on their subject selections this year as their program provides a very thorough approach to subject selection preparation.”

Michelle Ibrahim, Career Adviser
Parramatta High School

“Year 10 students benefitted from Kathryn’s workshops in our “Imagine the future'” program. The workshops were not only stimulating and engaging, they also gave students excellent grounding in resume writing and interview techniques. Effective communication skills, tips on job applications and discussion on building a career portfolio were excellent.”

Meg Hall, Careers Counsellor
Ravenswood School for Girls

“Kathryn delivered a great presentation to our Year 12 students about writing a professional resume that will stand out to future employers. The students learned valuable skills for their future careers on how to present themselves both on paper and in the interview. I highly recommend Kathryn as a presenter who communicates easily with young adults, both informing them and encouraging them to be the best they can possibly be in their future careers.”

Andrea Pinnock, Careers Adviser
SCEGGS Darlinghurst

“Kathryn’s work on strengths with our current Year 10s has been fantastic. After undertaking the process prior to using Kathryn for the workshop. I discovered first-hand how effective Strength Quest is in assisting with Goal setting and action planning on our personal strengths. The Year 10 students were involved in a range of interactive activities and were able to start to work on their strengths, find others with similar and complementary strengths. They were able to use this information to help them work out their best study methods, as well as choose a particular strength to develop an action plans to improve upon it. The following workshops were tailored to the College requirements to assist the Year 10s in subject selection. The girls used the information to help decide upon their subjects and study pathways for their future careers. Not only did this help those who were unsure of what they were good at it was successful at raising self-esteem and wellbeing in the girls. Highly recommend these workshops.”

Katrina O’Kelly, Careers Advisor
St Clare’s College, Waverley

“Kathryn has successfully assisted our Careers Adviser and our College in providing our students, in particular our Year 12 students both relevant and comprehensive information with respect to future career pathways. Kathryn’s presentations to the students and the parents have been valuable and beneficial in providing the necessary guidance, material and expertise needed. We are grateful to Turning Point Consulting for the positive impact it has had in the support given.”

Antoinette McGahan, Principal
St Clare’s College, Waverley

“I have heard it said that behind every expressed frustration is an unexpressed hope. What our training in strengths has provided for our staff and students is a common language by which we can engage in those critical conversations, both respectfully and constructively. Whether it be our leaders openly discussing how we effectively work together in our staff teams, building staff PD plans or addressing how to respond to a challenging student in the classroom. As we have come to know our strengths we are affirmed in the contribution we make and learn to appreciate the contribution of others.”

Martin Telfer, Deputy Principal
St Philip’s College, Cessnock

“Great opportunity to reflect on professional practice. Incredibly practical.
Expertly delivered in bite size and manageable chunks.”

Katie Kelly, Head of Science
St Philip’s College, Cessnock

“Turning Point Consulting motivates teachers towards positive interactions to benefit themselves and their students. Kathryn has provided opportunities for teachers and students to be supported through optimism in change and resilience through improved emotional intelligence. Kathryn operates effectively with and upon a body of knowledge of sufficient depth in professional practice and has demonstrated to be an effective problem solver, capable of applying logical, critical, and creative thinking to a range of problems.”

Dr Frederick Osman, Director of Vocational Education & RTO Manager (Careers Education)
Trinity Grammar School

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