Testimonials

Happy clients.

thumb_02_60_60 Fred Cilia

CFO, Finance PTV

Thank you for leading the session so well.  It was a very polished and professional job!

We received lots of good feedback on the day and also subsequently from the people that attended.

Objective achieved!

 

thumb_02_60_60 Stephen Smith

CEO,  Sirius People

I have been involved in two of Rebecca’s planning days, one for APSCO and one for my own business Sirius People.

I found the structure of her sessions and pre and post work to be highly effective.

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We took a fairly complicated concept, applied a methodical framework which engaged all team members in the planning stage. The post planning work also engaged all team members in the change and operations stage, enabling buy-in and making execution straight forward and measurable.

My team liked the way she made everything seem simple with no fuss. I would highly recommend Rebecca for your management strategy day.

thumb_02_60_60 Abigail Scott

MD APAC, Sova Assessment

“Since working with Rebecca my business and team have doubled in size. As my coach, she has been instrumental in helping me achieve and carefully manage this growth over a very short period of time, and in just keeping it simple!

With 15 years of experience in talent

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 assessment, my credibility as an expert in what I do was pretty solid and absolutely pivotal in the startup and quick growth of my business. Making the shift to an Executive running and expanding that business has been a massive learning experience and Rebecca has helped me to focus on and develop some key skills and tactics around leadership and negotiation.

Rebecca has helped me to identify and manage my fears and my derailers. She has facilitated the evolution of our strategy and vision for APAC – structuring my thoughts and ideas in a very simple way, as well as providing guidance and advice on any gaps. This makes our plans for expansion feel all the more manageable and possible to achieve.

Rebecca’s experience in business and HR is absolutely invaluable. As a relatively new and very fast growing assessment and technology business in Australia, Rebecca has been the perfect choice as my coach. I trust her, she is warm, supportive and insightful – knowing how to challenge and get the most out of me for the business.”

Nicola Harrison

Director, Talent,  RMIT

“BoldHR provided invaluable support during the transformation of the function.

In a short period of time, they enabled us to rapidly simplify a complex strategy, access critical funding and clearly plan a path to successfully transforming the operating model.”

thumb_01_60_60Leanne McCormack

Operations Manager, VideoMyJob

 

“Thank you so much for all the work you did with us over the last few months. Among other things, you made a highly valuable contribution to our strategy and to our team and everybody really enjoyed working with you. I really do hope we can work together again in the future”.

James Belcher

Business and Client Manager, Whizdom

“Excellent session – lots of fresh insight to the challenges and trends facing our industry and new ideas to improve client engagement”

Varsha Raghavan

Account Manager, Paxus

“We came out with a BOLD action plan that we can implement straight away”.

David Macciocca

Founder & CEO, VideoMyJob

“VideoMyJob engaged Rebecca Houghton (BoldHR) on a 90 day project 2 days a week in which Rebecca was engaged to assist and create efficiencies across marketing, sales and leadership initiatives.

 Rebecca was able to bring the voice of the customer into the room, along with her unique experience(s), skills and attributes so we could better communicate with our community who purchase our software (T/A, RPO’s & Agencies)

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 Engaging with Rebecca was impactful for our start-up. We found the following to be of high value;

 – seasoned business & people leadership

– Strategist skills

– Problem solving

– Optics to bear on our growth strategy

 Rebecca supported me and my leadership team with a series of coaching & facilitation sessions, establishing our ‘purpose’ or ‘our why’ and integrating values & strategic plans into our business. As a facilitator, she has a great questioning style which allows every voice to be heard and for complex decisions to be made.  As a coach, she is both challenging and developmental, and is not afraid to broach difficult subjects yet does so with grace and humour.

 She also worked across our Sales, Marketing & Customer Success teams to sharpen our go to market & customer journey approach and tightened up our value proposition, which resulted in new marketing & sales content as well as a smoother, more integrated customer experience.

At VideoMyJob I was continually reminded from my leadership team that Rebecca was adding value leveraging off her previous experience(s).

What I particularly liked about Rebecca is the range she can operate at – from highly strategic, to hands on, she is able to challenge and tease out the best approach in a really pragmatic and engaging way.  Again, the team have enjoyed immensely working with Rebecca, and we have individually & collectively benefitted from her time at VideoMyJob.

Anthony Whyte

General Manager, Talent International (SA)

“Rebecca recently facilitated a strategic planning day for the APSCo Board Directors. I found her to be well planned; engaging and her questioning and ability to tease out responses was excellent, which can be very difficult at the best of times and more so with a group not known to her. I personally would recommend Rebecca for any strategic/facilitation sessions.”

Michael Virgo

Talent Acquisition Relationship Manager, Australia Post

“Rebecca’s experience around change and transformation made her the ideal coach for me in my management role at NAB and now at Australia Post. I’m accountable for driving significant change and improvements in the divisions that I lead and her approaches and experience have helped me to refresh

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thumb_01_60_60Julie Mills

Managing Director, APSCo

“After meeting Rebecca Houghton over coffee to discuss something totally unrelated I made a decision to ask her to develop a strategic planning day with the APSCo Australia Directors – her comments over coffee were so observant of where we were at on our growth trajectory that I couldn’t resist.

With a room full of senior recruiters, some tough questions on the table

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and after an early morning start Rebecca kept everyone on task, produced walls of outcomes, narrowed down to a page of key discussion points. What’s more, the day was over before we knew it! Rebecca’s preparation, her research and her “no time to waste” attitude ensured motivation remained high with little time to sneak a look at mobiles and go make calls.

APSCo Directors are travelling all the time, busy in their own businesses but this day was such a strong motivator that we have scheduled early morning conference calls twice a week until the end of March to finish the items we couldn’t complete – remember these are volunteers – but Rebecca’s drive harnessed a force with this group of Directors. I would recommend Rebecca’s strategic thinking, straight talking and management leadership initiatives to any company looking for a fresh view of the world – we certainly came away having completed a complete circle of thinking.”

thumb_03_60_60 Kate Colley

Senior People Partner (Risk), People Partnering, NAB Ltd.

“I really enjoyed the session and found Rebecca to be fabulous. I loved hearing about the various case studies, I have referenced some of the examples and clips she shared with us over the past month!”

thumb_01_60_60Mohan Perera

Managing Director, undivide

undivide is a SaaS product that enables organisations with large, mobile and often non-permanent workforces to manage their compliance requirements from a single, mobile platform that ensures paperwork, communications and renewals are all proactively and securely managed.

I engaged Rebecca as our business advisor to help me develop our

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Go to Market and Product Strategy.  She’s been an invaluable resource.  Rebecca has a highly strategic mindset balanced with a pragmatic, operational perspective which means that we focus on the things that actually make a difference.  She understands what corporate clients value and how to approach them, she understands Saas Products, she’s an experienced operational leader with a keen eye for growth, waste, and risk, and she’s readily available to pitch in on everything from international market expansion to people issues.

I’m very excited about our next stage of growth and can certainly see the relationship between Rebecca and undivide continuing.

thumb_02_60_60 Gaby Symons

Owner, People Equity

“Rebecca put together and delivered an absolutely amazing presentation at the RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association) industry conference in Noosa this year. She absolutely hit the spot on so many topical points and her insights into the future of work were enlightening and relevant. Importantly, there were many takeaways. Rebecca has a way of engaging…she is ‘real.’ There were a lot of talented speakers and presenters at this conference. Rebecca was definitely one of the standouts.”

thumb_01_60_60Trini Nixon

Director, Hudson Talent Management

“Rebecca recently spoke at a Future of Work event for the IPAA, alongside Karen Lay Brew of 3Pillars Digital and the Commissioner of the Victorian Public Sector, Dr Paul Grimes. Our audience really connected with the topic, and in particular the way that Rebecca was able to bring a pragmatic lens to the bigger Talent Management challenges that many organisations are struggling with today. Her fresh approach to demystifying the big trends, providing practical tips about tackling them, and her focus on simplifying the perspective was really well received.”

thumb_03_60_60 Raoule Smith

Program Manager, PMP

“Rebecca is inspirational and a great coach and mentor that has helped me immensely in preparing for a return to the workforce after a long career break.  I found her to be excellent at explaining the job market, recruitment industry and for articulating it in such a way as to make complex concepts simple and actionable.  Rebecca is a terrific confidence builder and has helped me achieve a more modern mindset and increased awareness and understanding of how the job market has shifted over time. I highly recommend Rebecca as a mentor and a coach.”

thumb_01_60_60Shannon Psaila

Group Manager, Australia Post

“Rebecca switched over seamlessly to the Digital People Experience program and successfully led our flagship product; an enterprise digital priority.

She was able to quickly synthesise a complex strategy and very quickly break down ambiguous requirements into tangible actions.

Rebecca demonstrated an ability to build trust with the Agile team, effectively engaged them to execute on the priorities whilst simultaneously transitioning them to deliver in a traditional waterfall approach to meet changing project requirements.

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Rebecca has a drive for results, develops amazing and effective relationships quickly – from our top executives to the teams on the ground floor – cutting through politics and remaining focused on end user experience.  She also keeps an eye on the strategic narrative, optimal ways of working and team morale and provided valuable input on these during some challenging periods.”