"Over the past few years, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission contracted Kathy Hickman of Consulting Services for many training areas such as 'Respectful Workplace Culture', 'Coaching Essentials', 'Diversity at Work', and 'Powerful Presentations'. Kathy is a dynamic, energetic and engaging facilitator who draws on her vast professional experience with teams and organizations to develop engaging and relevant learning experiences in her training and facilitation. The feedback and training evaluations are always positive as Kathy gives great attention to the planning, delivery and follow up of her sessions to ensure our needed outcomes are completely satisfied. Additionally, Kathy brings a warm energy, professionalism and sincere interest in her participants' learning in her training work - she is a joy to work and learn with and brings effective results to employees and organizations."
Human Resources Officer
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Voluntary Director Reference
For several years, Kathy has brought her wealth of professional experiences and her active commitment to her Board membership role with the Alzheimer Society NL. Dedicated to improving the effectiveness of our Board's work, Kathy recently initiated and conducted a Board assessment (using Monkey Survey) so we can better focus our Board's efforts to serve our mandate of supporting those affected by differing forms of dementia. Additionally, Kathy helped to create the Terms of Reference for the Board's contracting a consultant to facilitate the development of our Strategic Plan. Serving on the Governance and Nomination Committee, Kathy participated in a needed, complete review of all Alzheimer Society NL bylaws and policies in order to update and improve our governance and operational documents. Finally, and importantly, Kathy actively supports the Alzheimer Society NL by attending our events such as the Coffee Break kick off and the Walk for Memories. Eager to contribute, Kathy is a pleasure to deal with and a valued member of the Alzheimer Society NL Board.
Past President, Alzheimer Society NL
"Kathy was always very accommodating when it came to working with our clients to ensure that the many training sessions she prepared and delivered were tailored to their specific needs."
Career Development & Experiential Learning -
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Professional Coaching Reference
"Always professional and positive spirited, Kathy really cared about my success and helped me feel encouraged and hopeful about my job search...Investing in this important coaching has really given me direction and focus - I strongly recommend contracting Kathy Hickman at Hickman Consulting Services."
Student - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Professional Coaching & Training Reference
"Kathy was integral to the outstanding success of TEDxStJohns 2013, 2014 and 2015. TEDx is a not-for-profit organization that sets out to inspire people, communities and the world. Kathy advised on Board organizational structure, HR issues and team management strategies. Kathy, for the third consecutive year, helped our team define our project success criteria, team charter and concept theme. Additionally, she developed and facilitated a very effective project debriefing and board evaluation which has invigorated the team for next year."
Executive Director & Past Director of Programming
"From my first communications with Kathy she was professional and totally devoted to fully satisfying the diverse needs of my group of international entrepreneurs. Her Time Management/Work Life Balance expertise and 'Managing Priorities' session was engaging and expert - just like her marketing says she would be. I will definitely be seeking Kathy's input on further sessions and recommend her strongly for soft skills training."
Entrepreneurial Facilitator / E-Counselling Coordinator
AXIS Career Services - Association for New Canadians
Board Governance Training Reference
"Our executive now has a focused understanding of effective Board practices as a result of Kathy's sharing her vast knowledge and professional experiences. A lively and engaging person, Kathy's interactive style of training/planning resulted in all participants fully enjoying and benefiting from working with her..."
Past President, Newfoundland & Labrador Massage Therapists' Association
Board Governance Training Reference
"Kathy expertly engaged our diverse Board Members and really gave us a focus for our future Board improvements. Equally important, she made sure we had a little fun while learning via varied activities to inform and to remind staff and members of their respective roles and responsibilities. We will continue to contact Kathy for Board training needs"
Manager of Community Development
Newfoundland Labrador Housing
"Throughout our months of working together, Kathy was professional,
responsive to all communications and a powerhouse of solutions for our issues. She was well received by our staff of 40 and has really helped us to move forward - additionally, she is very flexible, informed and a pleasure to work with. You will move smoothly forward by working with Kathy - on time, on budget and on target."
Co-Chair for the St. Anne's School Growth and Development Team
Conne River, NL
"In 2015 Kathy Hickman, Hickman Consulting Services and Susan Hollett, Hollett & Sons, Inc very effectively and efficiently designed and conducted an organizational review/evaluation for the MarComm (marketing and communications unit) I lead at Memorial University. Via a staff survey, media survey, key informant interviews, group interviews along with an internal document review, Kathy and Susan produced a comprehensive Final Report which concisely outlined key findings and many practical, appropriate recommendations to guide the improvement efforts of MarComm. "
Executive Director, MarComm, Memorial University, NL
"It has been a pleasure to work with Kathy on three training projects. I appreciate her sharp intellect, cooperative attitude, and special talent for always finding a way to deliver - despite the challenges."
Executive Manager, COMPASS
Council of Marine Professional Associates
Training Participant Reference
"Outlining the "Baby Boomers - and the X,Y,Z generations and differences in a very informative and humorous way. The session was very interactive and true to real life...I would highly recommend Kathy Hickman to "Be the One" to give a workshop for you!"