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Eliza did very well. She provided a no nonsense presentation of how leaders overcome challenges and build trust amongst the team. In short, a fascinating and thought-provoking insight. We ask our clients to rate our speakers on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent. Eliza scored 4.8 which is one of the highest scores we've ever had.
Eliza took time to discuss what we wanted in advance of the conference. Delegate feedback has included; humbling, insightful & different.
Clerical Medical Financial Services Ltd
Feedback from attendees was universally positive. People found the insights you shared not only very interesting but also genuinely helpful. I am certain that as a result of your talks we will develop into a better led organisation.
Eliza was exactly what we required and was superb on the night. The audience reaction was amazing - they absolutely loved her and engaged with her. The post event feedback has been extraordinary.
Probably one of the best speakers that we’ve had over the past few years. The Q&A session was fantastic – it felt like she had the audience in the palm of her hand, everyone loved it and she left people wanting more. It will be very hard to find another speaker quite like her.
Amazing! Comments have included that she was the best speaker they have heard. It struck a chord with people, particularly the human side to her talk. All reactions have neen extremely positive. Eliza was inspirational whilst remaining objective and realistic - as I'm sure you know she is quite a character!!
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Eliza provided a very insightful talk into the skills and techniques of a leader at the top of their game. Leadership is one of ACCA’s key objectives and Eliza certainly didn’t disappoint. The audience was very engaged in what Eliza had to say and feedback was very positive with one comment saying “the best speaker at an ACCA event ever”. Many people still wanted to know more specifics and details about life at MI5 and about Eliza herself but for obvious reasons this wasn’t possible.
We wanted a speaker that had gravitas, who would be intellectually stimulating and interesting to our audience. We asked her to talk for 10/15 minutes and then open up to Q&A. The Baroness met all of these objectives. The audience was enthralled. There were lots of questions from the audience on disparate topics. We could have been there all night! She came across as very forthright but was also witty, warm and very fair.
Artemis Investment Management
Eliza was absolutely super. Her speech was both high-calibre and immensely interesting. She left the audience with plenty to think about in terms of managing yourself and your workplace relationships.
A quick note to offer my personal thanks for your joining us at the Aon seminar yesterday and for delivering such a broad, insightful as well as entertaining message and Q+A session. Overall we have had excellent feedback on the day and your contribution was a major factor. Thanks again
Eliza was an excellent speaker and provided much more personal information than expected. Eliza commanded the Q&A brilliantly and made an extra effort following Q&A to visit each table and speak to attendees; everyone thought this was a lovely touch and something we hadn't asked for, so thank you. I personally found Eliza very easy to work with, she is extremely approachable and personable and I would recommend her as a speaker. We have only received positive feedback with one client saying Eliza was the best speaker he had heard.
Eliza met our objectives very well - she was able to tailor the session to our audience, and was very insightful. She was much appreciated as a speaker.
Eliza was an outstanding speaker. She engaged with our guests before and after the dinner. Her talk was interesting and thought-provoking, directly relevant to our business, with wonderful anecdotes from her time in MI5. Eliza exuded authority and experience, alongside integrity and compassion.
Project One Consulting Ltd
Thank you Eliza for your fabulous keynote address at our dinner the other day. You really made the night a great success and the feedback has been fantastic. We really appreciate it.
City Women Network
She met our objectives perfectly. It was a break from all things financial planning which was exactly what we wanted.
Institute of Financial Planning Ltd
Thank you for participating in the FMS, for making it special and for adding your brilliance, your expertise and your energy. You made an excellent speaker, we had some great feedback and the delegates greatly benefited from your presence. Your humour was on point and you ended our summit on an extremely enlightening note! On all our feedback forms you were often our number one speaker!
Thank you for your hugely insightful and interesting speech at our Forum on Tuesday 30th September. I have received a lot of feedback and I am delighted to say it was all positive. You clearly got everyone's attention and hit a note of authenticity that was heard and welcomed. Your contribution helped make the Forum the success we hoped it would be.
Just wanted to say Eliza was brilliant yesterday, she was funny and so down to earth... everyone throughly enjoyed her presence.
‘The quality of speakers and the content balance is the most important part of our planning for this annual conference. Eliza’s story was a highlight. Feedback from the delegates has been outstanding and Eliza rated as one of our standout presenters. The topic fitted exceptionally well with our theme ‘Possibilities’, and to hear from an expert such as Eliza was absolutely fascinating. Her experience and insight on how she was able to lead her organisation, particularly the field she was involved in, gave our people some very important tips in leading people.
AIMS Insurance - International Customer Management Institute
Eliza was great talking about leadership and she touched on all the topics we agreed during the briefing. She clearly inspired the audience and provided her perspective of leadership and decision-making under pressure and with limited information available. We also enjoyed the humorous side of her speech which many did not expect when talking about such serious subject as MI5. All in all it was a great fit for our audience and Eliza definitely helped to achieve our event objectives – thank you. The audience was captivated by Eliza’s speech, you could hear a pin drop whilst she was speaking. The audience liked interactivity with Eliza as she spoke for 30 mins and dedicated about another 30 mins to Q&A. In our internal feedback Eliza scored a fantastic 4.88 out of 5. This is a brilliant result with our audience who have seen some of the best speakers in the industry after nearly 20 years of running this event (we have a repeat attendance of 75%). Some have put Eliza as one of the top elements of the event they enjoyed most.
Procter & Gamble
Incredible, the best speaker we have had in years. She was so inspiring and thought provoking.
Procurement Leaders Network
Fascinating to listen to, and her dry humour and forthright presentation was very well received. She certainly met our expectations, and more. Questions came thick and fast at the end of her presentation and she was more than happy to answer them.
British Franchise Association
Amazing opening speech, entertaining, interesting and encouraging, couldn’t have asked for a better start to the day. As a female it was great to see a successful female leader talk about her experience so candidly. Interesting content and on message, delivered without fuss or flowers. A real pleasure.
Civil Society Media
Spectacular, phenomenal and you could hear a pin drop while she spoke. A lot of people have told us that it was their highlight of the day. Eliza blends a unique combination of gravitas and humour. She is powerful without disempowering those around her, a quality which very few possess and which is all the more precious when contrasted with the dark news we keep hearing about at the moment.
The audience thought the session was great and we have had excellent feedback.
Exceptionally inspiring. Shared her impressive experience as former Head of MI5 with humour, solemnity, and professionalism.
Boston Consulting Group