Philippa and her company, Open Limits, were recommended to me because of their innovative approach to team development through the use of simulation exercises. I'm so glad I listened to the recommendation because not only are Philippa and Nigel very easy to work with, and very capable, but their Apollo 13 simulation exercise has been very well received by the 60+ people in the department. The simulation gets people talking about processes and information sharing and cross team communication skills, but Philippa brings it all to life to provide, as one of my team put it, "the best course ever".
"I would whole heartedly recommend Open Limits to any organisation going through change, or wishing to embrace change more readily. I have worked with them on a number of occasions, most notably as part of a leadership team, where they provided training and mentoring. I found their manner refreshingly open, and their approach flexible. Open Limits helped me build a new management team, understood what I wanted to achieve with the team, and facilitated an amazing get together which flexed with the personalities involved and stimulated excellent debate. The energy within the team changed immediately and for the good, and for once all of the actions which came out of the meeting actually got done. They helped make sure these actions were real and specific, not "Motherhood and Apple Pie!!!" Open Limits just get it..."
Director & Senior Consultant
"I could have ticked every box to describe Philippa and her training company Open Limits!
I have worked very closely with Philippa in creating a comprehensive Leadership Development programme for 2 management levels across four modules. This was a global programme across 24 countries and Philippa quickly and clearly understood our culture, style, needs and tone of how to roll out this programme. I find Philippa to be inspirational, easy to work with, a true expert in her field and best all, she just gets it!
I believe we will continue to have a long working relationship with Open Limits - especially when we can now demonstrate tangible results as measurable outcomes."
We are an established provider to the BCS and have co-designed and delivered Management & Leadership Development programmes and Team Coaching programmes for BCS clients: IT departments of large organisations across all sectors, private, public and charitable.www.bcs.org
We are proud to be a part of this global community of organisations including Open Limits who use these simulations for powerful organisation and team development. GamingWorks' simulations focus on IT Service Management, IT/Business Alignment, Logistics, Cyber Security, Business Processes, Project and Programme Management and Organisational Change.www.gamingworks.nl
CLS provides tailor-made training solutions, specialising in business skills, management and leadership development, and executive coaching for Clients including Vodafone, ACE and SunGard.www.cls.partners