What clients say about Podium and our team:


“We found working with Podium Training & Development was extremely beneficial.  They were supportive and responded to our particular needs adapting to our requirements and unique situation as an International Federation. The project involved using psychometric interventions in addition to one to one coaching. This resulted in a better understanding of natural communication styles and how to adapt approaches to an audience to get key messages across for members of the senior team. We will be working with Podium in the future and recommend them to other organisations."

Simon Toulson - Secretary General, International Canoe Federation


“The workshop on Employment Law Updates went very well and the Board members were really positive in their responses. The tutor Fiona was excellent and managed to pitch workshop to include everyone.  Thank you to Podium for organising.  We would recommend Podium Training & Development to other organisations.” 

Sue Hough - Chief Executive, Dorset Football Association


"The team of professional staff and key volunteers found the training organised by Podium Training & Development to be well-prepared and highly professional.  Kathryn Crago, from Podium, always provided excellent customer care both before and after the training days, as well as providing comprehensive outcomes and notes after the event."

Howard Dytham - Executive Manager, Derbyshire Cricket


“We were provided with a comprehensive programme of professional development training for our middle managers. The tutors had effective delivery styles and the role play elements were particularly useful. We would use Podium Training and Development in the future to support the vocational and professional development of our staff and would recommend them to other national governing bodies/organisations.”

Stephanie Pippen - Human Resources Manager, England Netball


“Podium Training & Development provided our County Cricket Board with an evening workshop designed to support ‘managing change’.  The evening went well, with board members actively engaged.  The workshop provided a good start to moving our Governance & Strategy work forward.  We thought that the facilitator, Clare, did a really good job of capturing the essence of what we want to achieve.  She was very upbeat and informed in our work.  Clare related the workshop content well to cricket, which gave her credence with the group members.  We were very happy with the outcomes and would recommend Podium to other organisations.” 

Tracey Francis - Community Sport Trust Manager, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Board


"Podium has created a programme which supports our volunteers to overcome the communication, funding and management challenges they encounter on a regular basis."

Gilly Salter - Director, Netball South West 


“The Effective Marketing workshop for County Cricket Boards wasvery useful, creating good debate and lots of engagement– particularly with good interaction between volunteers and professional staff.  The facilitator Clare was especially good, providing opportunities to ask questions and explore ideas further.  She was prepared to listen to all feedback and answer all questions however difficult.”

Howard Dytham – Executive Manager, Derbyshire Cricket Board


“The training delivered was excellent.  The tutor pitched the content at just the right level and the subject matter was spot on.  We would certainly work with Podium Training & Development again in the future.”

Stephen Neale - Wiltshire County Football Association, County Development Manager


“I wanted to write to say how much we enjoyed the course on ‘The Secrets of Leadership and How to Motivate People.  The training was very well received and everyone that I have spoken to has gathered something practical from the event.”

Edward Leverton - ECB Regional Development Manager (South & West)


"Jess brought a refreshing approach, which involved combining her extensive knowledge and experience with straight talking, yet with a fantastic positive style"

Sara Symington - Performance Director, Archery GB


“Elspeth was very effective and engaging - not easy with a small number of participants or considering the topic (fundraising & sponsorship) she was delivering.  She ensured that participants had loads of opportunity to have input, provide feedback and ensure the topics were suitable for them.”

 Howard Dytham - Executive Manager, Derbyshire Cricket