"When I first worked with Pamela and Growzone many years ago, I had no idea how transformative and impactful it would be, both professionally and personally. I initially attended a workshop with colleagues to help identify areas in our working life we would like to change. By the end of the first day it was clear that every person there had addressed some deeper truths and by the end of the two day workshop I had completely reframed my thinking about my situation at the time and felt empowered and excited to apply the strategies Pamela had shared. In fact, I took that experience back to the Secondary school I was working in at the time and was determined to find a way to give our students the same insight.
Over the years, Pamela and Growzone supported me personally as I worked with teenagers in Glasgow. She gave her own time to speak to students and then worked with me as a coach to make sure I had the tools at my disposal to best empower them. She provided one to one coaching as my career progressed and I sought to bring her strategies to a larger cohort of students. She was successful in doing so and because of her training, guidance and expertise, coaching was pivotal to the success for many young people in our school and city. She is still the first person I call when I need professional or personal coaching and she is one of the reasons I was able to make the move to living and working in the United States, where I deliver coaching in an international school.
Pamela is more than an excellent coach. She has been my cheerleader, voice of reason, inspiration and role model for years. Her integrity and genuine passion for her calling is exceptional. After every coaching session, I always have a clearer vision of what I need to do; a renewed energy for the project and a feeling that I have been heard and understood. Pamela’s love for what she does and the difference she makes to people, has been the driving force for my own career aspirations and she has been transformational in every area of my life. Even though I live and work abroad, I continue to utilse Pamela as my coach. She is second to none and I feel incredibly fortunate that she is my mentor, coach and friend."
Teacher of Health and Well-Being/Librarian
British International School of Washington
"With an HMI inspection looming, our newly formed leadership team required action and fast!
I knew of Growzone’s reputation supporting other educational establishments and Pamela’s delivery and the outcomes we achieved surpassed all expectations. I now describe Pamela as our magic weaver! She fascinated us with her positivity and knowledge, making us want to be the best we could possibly be!
Pamela helped us to find clarity in our purpose using her 5A’s approach. Adopting this, helped to achieve alignment amongst our leadership team and in turn across all team members and pupils.
Collaborating with Growzone, allowed us work in partnership with people experts specialising in organisation effectiveness and change management. This enabled us to pull on resources and expertise with someone in the business world, someone out with education who had no preconceived ideas, someone who is also a parent of 2 primary aged children who understood our stakeholders needs.
The results were remarkable:
A shared set of aims and clear vision statement, using Growzone’s 5As approach
An aligned team of over 50 employees and group of over 600 pupils
A clear, concise and organised presentation for our inspection team
A plan for moving forward
Pamela was flexible and adaptable to our needs, always displaying a calm and positive approach whilst constantly igniting our enthusiasm. She introduced us to new tools and ways of working, empowering us to be able to go forward and inspire our young people!
Our inspection team commented on how well aligned our team were after hearing our presentation and how well placed they felt the school was to go forward and achieve our vision.
Through all of this, Pamela helped me to bring our team together, I could not have done this so successfully without her help. We honestly can’t wait to continue our journey forward with the support of Growzone who are fast becoming our favourite partner.
I would recommend Growzone and Pamela to any school who wants to ‘grow greatness and enable excellence’. Pamela brings positivity, creativity and innovation and has the magic to inspire teams to do awesome things!
Thank you Growzone and Pamela, you are truly awesome!"
St James’ Primary School, Renfrew
"We invited Pamela to support us at a time of growth and change in our family business, a private children’s nursery. Pamela quickly helped us address uncertainties, and got our extended leadership focused on our strategic framework - collaborating on the creation of our vision, values and aims, ensuring we were all working towards our shared goals.
We are delighted with the immediate impact of the work we did with Pamela / Growzone and how she supported us to grow together as a high performing leadership team - achieving our goals. We have successfully achieved our goal of 95% occupancy in both our nurseries, and achieved grade 5 / excellent as part of our HMIE / Education Scotland inspection. We would recommend Growzone to help you and you organisation achieve a collaborative growth culture with high team performance and leading business results."