When we decided to explore leadership training at Amnesty International I immediately thought of Rod Matthews. He is an amazing individual, so much more than a trainer. He partnered with the HR team to design a course that would meet our needs, the content was spot on and the delivery was inspirational and genuinely built on our values and goals. Rod is always energetic, enthusiastic and positive. The feedback from the management team was absolutely glowing, they couldn’t wait to implement the techniques they had learnt. I would recommend Rod in a heart beat. He is without a doubt the best learning and development consultant that I have worked with.
Collette Houghton Swann
National HR Manager, Amnesty International Aus
Thank you for the excellent way in which your company assisted us in reviewing the performance management system. I would particularly like to thank you for the quality of design and conduct of the seven workshops. Feedback has been excellent and the professionalism and humour of the facilitators was particularly well received.
National HR Manager, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd
Rod consulted with our AECOM team on a particularly sensitive issue. He did so with a compassion, care and a genuine interest to help. He took the time to understand our needs and supported the process of designing an behaviour change work piece that aligns with the heart, mind and budget of our P & P team. An absolute pleasure to work with.
Senior People and Performance Advisor
I’ve had a fair bit of training over the years. None, and I mean none, have stuck in the mind quite as the training I did with Rod Matthews (for the right reasons, I might add!!)
Principal Consultant, Logica
As an MC, Rod Matthews is well prepared, engaging and professional. He has just the right mix of humour, insight and humility.
Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker
We received excellent feedback from the managers who attended the program. It has provided managers with practical things to do that will ensure we recruit the sort of people we need to do the job.
When I first took the role on as part of the Senior Leadership team there was a lot to do and it would have been easy to have been overwhelmed with the size and scope of the job that lay ahead. One of the best decisions I made was to work closely with Rod Matthews as a coach and facilitator. Working together over the first 6 months, we started to see some impressive results in my team, with my key relationships and with the key performance indicators of the organisation. Rod played such an important role in my survival in this job and I am deeply grateful to him.
Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Greenpeace
An outstanding speaker, management advisor and trainer who I would highly recommend to any organisation seeking to create changes in the way their people relate to each other and to their customers. He is extremely knowledgeable about his field and yet continuously advances his learning. He is a listener and interpreter extraordinaire, able to translate a customer’s business requirements into a training program or workshop that hits the mark and has the required impact. He is highly engaging, always follows up with his participants, and always remains available to provide sage advice. The work he did with UNE’s contact centre and administrative teams covered the gamut of customer service and leadership training and has left a lasting impact. Finally, Rod delivers all his programs with sensitivity as well as humour. This unique combination amongst all his talents, in my opinion make him a stand out human performance consultant.
Director, The University of New England
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Our people are putting all they learned into practise and reaping great rewards. Seeing behavioural change indicates the training worked and our money was well spent.
Roberta L Fairbairn
T&D Manager, Oceania, DFS Galleria
Rod Matthews is simply terrific. His creativity, humour and ability to interact with the speakers and the audience guarantees he will be the anchor at our next conference.