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Testimonial for Melanie Windle

In my role as Early Years Workforce Planning Workforce Planning and Development Officer I worked with Melanie for 3 years between 2007 and 2010. During this time Melanie designed and delivered a wide range of bespoke and 'off the shelf' training courses to a wide range of public sector participants.

Melanie was consistently thorough and professional in every project she undertook, taking time to listen carefully to the requirements of her clients, offering advise and direction as to the most appropriate learning outcomes for the target audience. On many occasions Melanie met with myself and service managers to gain a clear understanding of environment in which participants and tailored her courses accordingly.

Feedback from participants on Melanie's programmes was consistently excellent with many gaining confidence from her calming and effective delivery style. With limited funds I have always found Melanie very competitive and willing to negotiate whilst maintaining high standards of method and materials. I would not hesitate to commission Melanie in any future activity that maybe required and wish her all the best for the future.

Kind Regards

Sarah Botham

Business Analyst
Manchester City Council
Chief Executives Department
Transformation Team
Level 2, Heron House
M2 5EA

Mobile: 07939 251452
Email: sarah.botham@manchester.gov.uk
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Testimonial for Melanie Windle

In my capacity as Service Improvement Officer: Organisational Development for Manchester City Council, I can commend Melanie Windle's professional knowledge and skills in the area of training development and delivery.

I have known Melanie in a professional capacity for since 2001.  The following information focuses specifically in a number of key areas, which demonstrate her high quality training capability.  She has consistently delivered excellent training for managers and staff in Manchester City Council's Libraries & Theatres Department.

Planning and development of tailored training programmes

Melanie has used her extensive experience in the public and private sector to plan and develop tailored programmes in response to specific needs.  Her knowledge of organisational development and management issues has enabled her to provide tailored training solutions to address specific problems within the organisation.  From the initial briefing meeting, she has quickly grasped the key issues and provided practical training solutions.  She has a common sense approach to problem solving, which has ensured her training programmes have exactly the right balance of theory and practice.

Underpinning knowledge

Melanie’s underpinning knowledge in a wide range of people management issues and of NLP has enabled her to be a flexible and adaptable trainer.  She responds instinctively to the needs of course participants extremely well and very quickly adapts the training to included additional material to illustrate a specific point.   She is a flexible and adapted trainer.

Training style

Melanie's training style encourages high participation from course attendees. Her excellent interpersonal skills and good sense of humour provides lively and interactive training sessions.  She is able to engage the quietest member of staff to contribute and is equally comfortable in dealing with challenging participants to ensure their engagement too.

Training delivery

I have commissioned Melanie to develop and deliver a range of training activities on topics, which includes: communication skills, assertiveness, time management, handling difficult customer situations and managing meetings.  I am aware of the other areas of her training expertise and will be exploring the opportunity for her to deliver some of these for our staff and managers in the future.

To conclude, I have no hesitation in commending Melanie Windle as an excellent professional training provider.  Her services have been invaluable in implementing our change management programme following the re-structuring of our organisation.


Dorothy Connor

Service Improvement Officer: Organisational Development

Manchester City Council.  Libraries & Theatres Department

Central Library

St. Peter's Square


M2 5PD


Tel: 0161 234 1923

Email: d.connor@manchester.gov.uk



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