Client Testimonials

Catalyst PLD client testimonials

Catalyst PLD Ltd. Testimonials – What Clients Say:


“I rate Jonathan Hill very highly as a personal coach.  Jonathan is astute, intuitive and was able very quickly to identify the challenges that I was seeking to address.  I consider Jonathan to be highly impressive in this regard given the relative complexity of the multiple issues that I presented to him.

Jonathan is thoughtful and measured and provides practical guidance which can be used immediately.  He also provides a level of assurance by bringing to life suggestions that have challenged my thinking on points I have previously considered.   In addition, I have already seen positive changes materialise in my behaviour and work methods by taking on board the ideas and analysis that Jonathan has presented to me.  I have no hesitation recommending Jonathan as a coach.”

– Brian R, Global Head of Compliance

“Jonathan has delivered the 10 minute coaching module to a number of our junior and senior Directors from across the business.  All the sessions went very well and delegates said they found it interesting and enjoyable.  Jonathan has a calm and engaging style that brings people into the room and interested in the subject and how it can help them.

It was a very productive and worthwhile initiative.  Thank you.”

– Catherine B, HR Director, Tesco PLC

“Jonathan had a lead role in designing and delivering a major project during 2011. The overall objective was to deliver a first rate leadership and management development programme for 300 business managers across one of the UK’s largest property consultancies. Jonathan was instrumental in designing the core components of the multi-modal learning path and facilitating an experience for participants that was memorable, engaging and achieved tangible results for their business. The client feedback has been very positive indeed with particular reference to the appreciation of ‘what was promised, has been delivered.”

– Heather B, Commercial Director

“Jonathan has been brilliant in helping me think more clearly about my priorities- both business and personal – especially the longer range ones. He has already improved my immediate effectiveness, but I suspect that the true benefit will come next year as a result of clearer thinking about the Society’s longer term progress…He draws out all the key issues very subtly and is very skilled at listening and not letting me forget the key actions.  I find talking to him both very valuable and therapeutic!”

– Hugh B, Chief Executive

“With the skills I picked up from Catalyst and the Coaching For Great Work programme, I can now hold effective coaching sessions in a fraction of the time I needed previously and I also get firm commitments to take action.”

– Neil Herries, Technical Services Academy Manager, NHBC

“This course is one that I know will affect the way that I work.”

– Kaih W, Project Manager

“Jonathan was excellent in delivering the ‘Coaching for Great Work’ course with great knowledge.”

– Richard S, Project Manager

“Jonathan listens intently. He asks me the right question at the right time to help me clarify my feelings and thinking. His coaching opened me up to seeing what I wanted to achieve and how I could achieve that outcome in my own way.  His style is challenging, creative and fun. He is very supportive and he”ll ensure you are accountable for your actions, not just in the session but with emails and calls to help keep you on track. Jonathan helped me to identify small practical things I could to do to make a big impact.”

– Tanya P, Client Director

“I have to say that the sessions, even including the telephone sessions, proved to be of considerable assistance to me.  Our discussions have helped to clarify my thoughts and it is now up to me to fully implement the actions.  Other beneficial items were related to business development and work prioritisation.  Once again, many thanks Jonathan.”

– Richard C, Partner

“Jonathan brings a balance between theory and practical exercise through his delivery.  He is excellent in enhancing team conversations and gauging the pace of the training.  Whilst managing the programme, Jonathan allowed the team to have open and candid discussion on business issues.  Transfer of training into the organisation was a key deliverable of the programme and Jonathan ensured that action items were addressed and completed from module to module.  The outcome of the programme has primarily brought consistency in management across the team. The programme has given managers the skills and confidence to address situations that arise, along with the expertise to manage their own teams through self direction.”

– Eavan O'N, HR Director

“There are very few places you cannot go with Jonathan as your coach!  He encourages you to stretch into your potential, holding you in unfamiliar places with a mixture of sensitivity and strength. You really feel that he wants the best for you – and will help you to get it.”

– Elle H, Personal Coach

“The sessions I have had with Jonathan have already helped me to identify areas in both my work and personal life that I can improve. His method of setting me targets and deadlines has enabled me to achieve progressive goals and I have already seen improvements in my life.”


– Stuart C, Senior Sales Manager

“Jonathan, I wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for the time you spent recently working with me on my EQ-i feedback. Your listening skills and questioning techniques were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. The action plan that you helped me formulate was excellent and was achieved within the timescales that we set. Your support throughout the process was very helpful and I felt that I could call you at any time to discuss further.”

– Debbie P, Head of HR Recruitment Practice

This one day workshop resulted in a more close knit, and very supportive group. On the back of this, I took the opportunity of working with Jonathan on a personal basis to take me to the next level professionally. We worked over a period of 3 months and as much as I like to get distracted, Jonathan assisted in my focus, clarity and me keeping perspective. His questions generate lateral thinking and fresh ideas are born out of the box. I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Jonathan and have invited him to work on a coaching programme for other blood demonstrators in the USA.”

– Kate A, UK and International Microscopy Association

“Very informative, thought provoking, un-threatening and grey cell shaking. The outcomes of which will help me with my new business.”

– Neil A, Nutritional Microscopist

“Inspiring without being dictatorial, Jonathan got me back on track and inspired me to re think my goals and take positive actions, the call to action has been very helpful. The results will speak for themselves.”

– Jonathan H, Nutritional Microscopist

And what else?…

“An opportunity to reflect on how work & actions to take to be more effective.”

“Helped me to start focus on the changes ahead and accept them.”

“Excellent fun session – thanks.”

“It was really useful to have time out to think about what you want from life and what is stopping you.”

“I enjoyed the fact that it was so reflective and sometimes the answers are within.”

“Excellently presented as always, excellent content and very enjoyable.”

“Best one yet for me. Really useful tips on how I can initiate ideas and build on them.”

“Fantastic! One of the best workshops I have been to.”

”I loved it, very interesting and thought provoking.”