Department of Treasury and Finance - Leanne Hext
AltoPEOPLE and I have worked in partnership for nearly 10 years and over this time their team has consistently worked hard to understand just what is needed and then craft thoughtful, tailored approaches to enable our organisation to learn and implement effective, contemporary practices. They are a responsive, intelligent, practical and a valued partner.”
Harris Real Estate – Greg Moulton
Karen has an exceptional ability to deliver the true fundamentals of leadership, backed by a wealth of knowledge and great humour. Her passion to deliver excellence in every session is second to none. Karen has catered to our teams’ need and has the ability to adapt her training when required to ensure she receives the very best outcome for her clients’ learning and development.
I am pleased to see our staff who have been involved in this program are developing as individuals and her content has really started to gain traction throughout the business. I highly recommend Karen as a highly polished and professional leadership coach and facilitator.
Ahrens – Stefan Ahrens, Managing Director
I approached AltoPEOPLE to facilitate a planning session to assist in strengthening our core business, while broadening Ahrens national services. AltoPEOPLE led the Design and Construct, Steel Solutions and Group Service Solutions leadership groups with a clear and practical methodology. What we appreciated most was their ability to cut through the operational noise and simplify the identification of new market opportunities, what we could be doing and potential pathways to get there.
A key factor in the success of the two-day program was AltoPEOPLE’s ability to create an environment where everybody understood their role in shaping the future of Ahrens, in a relaxed yet focused environment. The post-program follow through has been an important element to keeping the plan alive.
I commend AltoPEOPLE on their ability to address both strategy and culture and to deliver on a brief.
Rundle Mall Management – Amanda Grocock
AltoPEOPLE have been a committed partner of Rundle Mall Management since 2012. They have delivered relevant and practical leadership and team development programs by getting to know our business and our people. Importantly, AltoPEOPLE have upskilled me and my team with their approachable, tailored and flexible leadership strategies. I recommend AltoPEOPLE to anyone looking at greater engagement and accountability within their business particularly through times of change.
Westpac – Peter Wandmaker
I would like to thank you very much for your determined and passionate facilitation in taking our 1600 staff here in South Australia through a wonderful and dynamic change. I know that through your fun but focused approach, all our customers here in South Australia will receive a better level of customer service.
Yalumba Family Vignerons – Nick Waterman
During the last three years our distribution businesses, Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia have been going through significant change. This has been from a process, technology and behavioural perspective. AltoPEOPLE has tailored programs to assist this important transition in each of these three change platforms. As a result our teams have been better able to adapt and as a result compete in a very competitive market.
St Andrew’s Hospital – Rebecca Wyness
The workshops have been well received from all of our people who have attended. Could you please pass on my thanks to your terrific team who have contributed to the success of this program here at St Andrew’s. We are looking forward to locking in some dates for more groups to commence.
Pringle Couch – Julie Davis
AltoPEOPLE understood our brief perfectly and confidently led the team to a different and more productive perspective; I would be happy to recommend anyone looking to create greater engagement and improved team dynamics to the Alto team.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources – Madeline Yee
Karen is a highly experienced facilitator whose dynamic and engaging style ensures outcomes are always met for individuals and organisations. All of the workshops Karen has run for us have received excellent feedback from our staff. Karen’s dedication to her clients is second to none and her passion for learning and developing people is clearly evident in her approach.
Former Head Coach Adelaide Thunderbirds – Jane Woodlands-Thompson
Karen Slape worked closely with our team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds for over 12 months, and her work was instrumental in setting the cultural framework for our 2013 Championship success. Karen challenges our group to stretch beyond what we know as best practice and steers us in the direction we needed to go to reach sustained peak performance on and off the court. Karen’s knowledge and delivery in the areas of leadership behaviours, teamwork and high performance culture is first class and she continues to demonstrate acute attention to detail to help us address our gaps. Her delivery and follow-up are exemplary and I cannot recommend her highly enough to any team or organisation that is passionate and serious about achieving best practice leadership and culture.
Duncan Basheer Hannon – Steve Nolis
Duncan Basheer Hannon has been proud to partner with Karen Slape when considering the training and development needs of our team - both solicitors and administration staff. Karen has been able to tailor programmes which generate maximum benefit to the individuals and the firm. Her strengths across all HR disciplines provide an integrated thinking and problem solving approach. Through her incredibly high professional standards and personable approach, Karen has demonstrated an ability to build rapport across all levels which in turn, has established a high level of confidence and respect within our team. Her sessions are inclusive and thought provoking. DBH has certainly benefited greatly from Karen's approach.
Negociants NZ – Clive Weston
For over thirty years, Negociants New Zealand has positioned itself as the country’s pre-eminent Fine Wine merchant and distributor to the Licenced Trade. The Company is known for its extensive selection of local and international wines and abides by the credo “The World’s Best Vineyards All Under One Roof”.
Negociants New Zealand is also known for its team of wine-wise sales staff, however, in 2012 we decided to reinvent and refresh our sales experience and AltoPEOPLE was recommended to us as “Best in class” to help us respond to our sales strategy and modern sales approach.
Alto’s tailored programme aligned to our immediate needs perfectly, so we asked them to return in 2014 to help us align our people more closely with the Company’s strategic plan. The use of case studies specific to our business, along with professional actors provided valuable dynamics to the programme and retained everyone’s attention throughout.
The AltoPEOPLE experience more than met our expectations. Among the many positive outcomes were improved sales results, increased teamwork and more effective vertical and horizontal communication through the business.
Well done and thankyou AltoPeople.
Brown & Associates – Andrew Brown, Principal
Karen has assisted Brown and Associates with designing and implementing human resource management systems over the past 10 years. Her expertise spans from “nuts and bolts” human resource issues to high level organisational development. She asks the right questions, listens carefully and is generous in sharing her considerable insights. She has been a tremendous resource in recruitment and performance management and we are very fortunate to have selected and retained a high performing and engaged team through working with Karen.
Karen’s ability to collaborate, understand our industry and offer expert advice and insights to people and culture is valuable to our business. Karen is a professional with very high standards and common sense, she tailors her expertise to the needs of my business and my people and a great resource for all of us at Brown and Associates.
Cash Converters New Zealand – Jason Cross
We have a big and bold strategy with tight timeframes in a new market. We needed to get serious about leadership and decided to go back to Karen Slape who understands that competitive advantage lays with people. Karen has been a consistent and reliable partner in the past and we decided we needed to get the AltoPEOPLE team on board to develop the strength of our leaders and promote a culture of accountability in this new venture.
Netball SA – Ben Scales
Netball SA engaged Karen to develop a strategic workforce plan that included an organisational review and the development of a performance management system, with the objective of having the right people in the right roles to deliver the organisation’s bold strategic objectives.
Karen brought enthusiasm and passion to the project and was seen not as a consultant but as part of the team. She was results focussed and tailored her approach to the needs of the business, creating role clarity and definition aligned with our vision and organisational goals. The performance management system was designed to complement this and create a learning environment.
Karen’s people skills are outstanding and she delivered great outcomes across the business, including have positive effect on the business’ culture.
Kirribilly Viticulture – Paula Edwards
Kirribilly Viticulture Group recently undertook Leadership Development Training for our senior management, vineyard managers and senior administration to specifically address a number of issues and challenges faced by the group.
Karen’s ability to not only focus the program around my brief but to provide plenty of opportunity for the group to use ‘real’ scenarios was a highlight. Her approach is extremely professional and focused, all the time remaining very aware of the needs of the group, adapting the ‘content material’ on request.
I would highly recommend Karen to facilitate any Human Resource related training. Her knowledge across all areas provided a well paced, informative and interactive program that was embraced by all in our group.
Pringles Crouch – Julie Davis
AltoPEOPLE understood our brief perfectly and confidently led the team to a different and more productive perspective; I would be happy to recommend anyone looking to create greater engagement and improved team dynamics to Karen Slape and the Alto team.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources – Nicola Allan
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for the recommendation of Karen Slape of Alto People for our planning day. She was brilliant and I’d definitely recommend her to be used again.
She also gave us some great ‘tools’ to use when being leaders and managers.
Many thanks, Nicola.
Westpac – Kylie Derksen
I wanted to let you know personally that I've had a promotion to Regional Manager in Brisbane City/North! I really believe that my confidence in making the application can partly be attributed to your coaching and approach. I've enjoyed the programs content, but it’s your personality and attitude that really inspired me. Thank you and look forward to catching up with you again.
Evaluation and Ecological Science, Science Monitoring and Knowledge Branch – Dr Craig Meakin
I undertook the Accelerate LEAD program which is a course for people to explore the potential for leadership roles within our company. I was a little daunted going into the course. I had never taken such a course before and I hadn’t worked in the corporate world for very long so I was unsure what to expect. It was quite a large group with around 20 people but Karen was an expert at bringing out the best in people in a group setting. Despite the group size she was able to share effectively with everyone at a group and individual level.
The course was fantastic! There was never a dull moment and the course brought all the ideas and knowledge that were on the fringes of my understanding to life. Karen’s teaching was able to solidify my understanding of a lot of different aspects of interpersonal relationships at work. The course increased my understanding of my own personality as well as understanding the people around me in my team. The course provided many useful tools for clear communication and made me more comfortable to keep progressing towards a leadership role.
Undertaking this course was a great decision. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, and I came out of it more confident, open minded and knowledgeable as to how I can get the most satisfaction out of my career.
Store Manager (Retail – WA) – Andrew
Self development has been a passion of mine for the last 6 years, it's a lifelong pursuit and such a vital piece of my growth and its benefits flow naturally into my family life also.
Having worked for both Wesfarmers and Woolworths as a Manager of teams and experienced their Human resource related training, on-boarding, and talent development, Karen from AltoPEOPLE has taken me to the next level not only in being a more effective manager but also promoting a greater awareness of what part EQ plays for managers of people. I have used some new strategies from Karen to help two of my sales people achieve greater success and become more self aware.
The course content was perfect and Karen facilitated with passion and a sense of fun.
Yalumba Family Vignerons – Matthew Taylor
Actionable Conversations with our team only represent 1% of our working time per month. When I think about our time focussed on all the other business activities over the last 2 months, it is the 2 Actionable Conversations that our team has participated in, the !% , that stands out with absolute clarity for me.
Matrics – Jacqui Illman
It has been so refreshing to have a new perspective on things this season. You have been an amazing addition to our Matrics family. Thank you for taking the time to understand us. You were the final piece to our premiership puzzle and we will be forever grateful!