VIA Frontiers courses are top quality and exceptionally good value for money. I’ve attended many courses in my career and the NLP course pulls everything I’ve ever learnt together in one go. Sylvia is an inspiring and insightful presenter and the content is absolutely relevant to modern management needs. I manage large teams and I’m a more effective manager having attended the course. I now have a range of tools to use to check that my communication has ‘hit home’ and I know what to look for in my people to ensure my communications have been understood. The course is a great investment and has taken the struggle out of management.
– Michael Dephanger, Head of Finance - Business Bank Finance Transformation at Westpac , Sydney.
I attended Sylvia’s “Leadership & Corporate Coaching” program in Bangkok and was impressed with her ability to work with corporate clients of all levels. Having come from the Asian Region and worked in Australia Sylvia had a mix of East and West that augured well for my Regional I.T. team.
Jennie F. C. Chan, Director, Information Services, Asia, Philip Morris Asia Ltd
Sylvia’s style of training is light, fun and humorous while delivering very deep messages. She has the ability to put participants at ease simply because she is confident of her knowledge. She is an excellent facilitator who has very sharp listening skills and her intuition in fielding questions is second to none. She delivers content in bite-sized pieces so it is easily understood by her audience.
Marc Hooi, CEO, Malaysian Life Re-Insurance, Kuala Lumpur
NLP provides a model of well-developed techniques that deliver solid theoretical understanding for participants and most importantly, practical results that instantly improve ability and performance in any operating environment.
Kevan Latty, Management Consultant, Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force, Sydney
Sylvia was involved in a project that I was running back in 2008 which involved inducting 21 new joiners to our business. Sylvia spent a short amount of time with each person and through this process I found her to be very professional and the insights she was able to provide on those involved in our project were very useful. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any employee development related projects.
Holly Cormack, HR Manager, CLSA, Hong Kong
As part of several complex and costly maintenance overhauls of a hydrocarbon production facility we needed to prepare our team for executing complicated and high risk activities. A large maintenance project team was established with a longer-term objective to retain key skills and imbed lessons learned.
Sylvia Fernandes helped us significantly to ensure the team was well prepared and motivated for these tasks, which occurred over a two year period. Her professional approach and expertise to ensure the team was highly motivated and fully engaged has enabled us to deliver a fully successful outcome.
Her friendly and open style, which appears to come naturally has contributed to this success and also made it a memorable experience.
Gilbert Habets, Senior Project Manager, Brunei LNG, Brunei
I have been in the sales industry for 20 years. I have always wondered what was missing. And then it all fell in place during the program. Behavioral flexibility! I am now also able to build instant rapport with my clients on an unconscious level – a powerful tool indeed.
Zoran Maksic, Sales Director, Sydney
I am excited more than ever! Participating in this program has broadened my scope for making sales through refining my skills. I can market and sell with confidence in the knowledge that I am already reaping the rewards of the techniques that I gained on the program. I didn’t realise learning could be so much fun!
Katie Stuart, Real Estate Sales, Gold Coast
Perfect. Many thanks for the time we spent together. I really enjoyed our coaching sessions and had actually forgotten how much I have grown since we started. I owe it totally to you! Thank you for being my guide throughout this time. I have lots to celebrate in life.
Rebecca Osmond, Business Development Manager, Sydney
“I learnt many tools about how to improve effectiveness in my life at Sylvia’s program. Reframing was one - turning disempowering thought patterns into positive. Things around me started to grow rather than be stagnant. It was powerful to learn about my unconscious patterns which is where the real power lies.
What worked really well for me in Sylvia’s program was creating positive anchors like happiness. I fired off these anchors anytime I was not feeling good until they eventually became pillars of strength for me to continue what I had to do. So simple to create and oh gosh…so valuable to have in my back pocket!”
Katy Le Blanc, business owner and artist