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Archwood Group Leadership Development Programme Case Study:

This ILM accredited programme, designed and delivered by Catherine Stothart on behalf of EEF, "resulted in a greater consistency and quality of management.

Managers now:

  • have an increased understanding of themselves and others
  • can adapt their management style to the situation and the individual
  • are more aware of their impact on others"

Angela Wagstaff, HR Director                 

The programme was built around Interaction Styles, a framework for emotionally intelligent behaviour..

To read the full case study, go to EEF case study

"Really inspired by yesterday's coaching and got some great ideas - thanks"

Les Peters, Head of Business, Stockport Audi

"Catherine is really effective as a coach - I have had great feedback from a number of leaders she is working with that confirms she manages to both support and challenge them in moving towards their goals"

Lynn Johnson, United Utilities


"I worked with Catherine on a coaching project that preceded an eighteen month management development programme for 36 second line managers.  Each manager undertook a 360 degree appraisal, designed by Catherine based on their corporate competencies, and completed a MBTI questionnaire.  It was very well received due to the high degree of relevance to the job and Catherine did the majority of the feedback sessions.  It was a pleasure to work with her particularly because she was very thorough in preparation and proved highly skilled at helping the managers to reflect and gain insights into their natural strengths and prioritise areas for development.  I found Catherine to be an inspiration to all on the programme due to her calm and knowledgeable  approach to one-to-one work".


Gill Hardy, EEF        

“Catherine worked with us as a facilitator of high performance teams.  Her systematic, enthusiastic and professional approach delivered great feedback from the managers and teams she worked with.  She brought her wide-ranging experience, constructive challenge and considerable knowledge to enhance our toolkit and skills”.
Joan Walsh, OD Facilitator, United Utilities   

“We finished the day highly motivated and with team dynamics significantly altered.  Over the following two months, we revisited the goals we had set weekly and carried every point through. We then did a follow up day with Catherine …..this day had an even bigger impact on the team dynamics and considerably improved the inter-team communication……..the team had gone from one of eight high performing individuals focused on their own careers, to eight high performing team members working for the benefit of the entire department”.
Cathy Forbes, Customer Service Manager, Pindar Set


"Our recruitment and selection course was delivered in a well-structured manner to a diverse range of colleagues. The content met all our needs and I found the practical advice on preparation and evaluation especially useful."

Paul Diggory, Chief Executive, North Wales 






“An excellent course, highlighting a number of subtle aspects of interview techniques that I was previously not aware of.  I look forward to using these new skills soon.  Very clear, very understandable, very entertaining!”  

Matt Addie, Astra Zeneca