Coaching Testimonials

Read below what Brenda’s coaching clients have said about her Executive Coaching services.

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“On a scale of 1 to 10, coaching with Brenda Bence has been an ’11!’ I am amazed at how coaching could impact my life. It’s been incredibly powerful – like nothing you learn from a textbook. As a result of coaching, I’ve doubled my level of influence within the organization, and – in the process – I even got promoted.”
APAC Head of Sales

Global Market and Economic Information Industry Leader

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“Brenda did a fabulous job as my coach. I appreciated the fact that she was always open and straightforward.

Engaging Brenda as an executive coach has been very, very meaningful for me, and all of my goals for coaching were met. I have already recommended Brenda as a coach to others, and I will continue to do so.”

Regional CEO

Life Insurance

“When I think of Brenda Bence, the words ‘insightful’, ‘impactful’ and ‘endearing’ come to mind. What sets Brenda apart as a coach is her ability to ‘flex’ her approach and style to suit individual needs. She has the ability to intellectually and instinctively know when to flex and stretch, and when to stay with proven approaches.”
Vice President International

Leading Global Medical Devices Corporation

“I am extremely grateful to Brenda for all of her coaching, help and guidance over the last year. I give full credit to Brenda for helping me dial up my natural leadership style. She encouraged me to be the leader I wanted to be and also to look internally on how to work on my own styles to inspire and motivate others to change. I regularly talk about my coaching year with Brenda and have highly recommended her to others.”
President

Global Market Development, Fortune 400 Media Corporation

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“Honestly, I was rather cynical about coaching at first, and I had limited expectations. But when I met Brenda, I felt that I could form a genuine and trusted coaching relationship. I’m very glad I did! My expectations were more than met, and it has turned out to be a great experience and journey.”
Managing Director

Europe-Headquartered Global Investment Bank

“As a result of coaching with Brenda, I’m healthier mentally and physically and more relaxed. And I’ve rediscovered that I can be an inspiring and visionary leader. I will absolutely recommend Brenda as an Executive Coach to others. Originally, I thought the cost of coaching was a lot of money. Now I realize it was worth every penny!”
Managing Director HR, Asia Pacific

Global 500 International Bank

“As a coach, Brenda was flexible and had so many tools and exercises that we could use to help me see what I needed to do. She used a tailored approach – I felt like she knew exactly what would work for me. Having Brenda as a coach represented huge value for money – it was life-changing, and you simply cannot put a price tag on that.”
Head of Investor Relations

Global Bank

“I am very grateful to have had Brenda Bence as my coach these past few months. The benefits I have gained through the coaching process with Brenda are too numerous to mention. After defining the key development points I needed to work on, we made continuous, positive progress. The changes in me – and the resulting business growth – have been career-changing! It was wonderful to have a trustworthy and competent coach like Brenda on my side.”
Regional Managing Partner

Global Big Four Accounting Firm

“Working with Brenda as a coach is one of the most sensible, rewarding, and productive things I have done for myself personally and professionally. The process was challenging as it required me to focus on myself. It involved both thoughtful reflection as well as specific and focused actions, a combination that worked wonders in moving forward with several ‘good intentions’ that I have had but had never really made the time to execute. I am so much clearer on who I am and where I want to go, and the changes in me are apparent to all around me, both at work and in my personal life. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Brenda.”
Chief Information Officer

Global 500 Bank

“Through coaching, I have learned coping vs. conquering techniques, and I now no longer try to conquer too many things at once. I have become more focused in my career and on what my organization needs me to be, which means that I now concentrate more on the work that has the greatest impact. I have more of a ‘just do it’ attitude and outlook on life which has resulted in me being more proactive on a daily basis. Through coaching, I have also learned how to be less judgmental of others and how to remove the ‘drama’ from work so that we can be more focused on planning and action.
Brenda has been such a tremendous coach over the past year that I would highly recommend her to anyone striving to get to the next level in their professional life.”
Deputy Head of Mission, U.S. Embassy

U.S. Department of State

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“If you’re looking for one of the smartest investments you can make in your career – this is it! I called Brenda after being offered a large promotion. She immediately helped me develop my own goals to measure effectiveness in my new role, considering also peripheral changes like relocation and relationship impacts.

Brenda’s listening skills are first rate. She would pick up on issues instinctively, prepare thoroughly for sessions, and teach me techniques to deal with specific situations I was facing. Brenda would employ a good mix of behavioral models, role playing tough discussions, “in their shoes” empathy exercises, and mapping out actions to take by our next session. Brenda keeps you focused on taking small actions that move you incrementally toward your goals throughout the coaching process.

I loved Brenda’s coaching style and her desire for feedback along the way to ensure it was working for me. Overall, coaching with Brenda was a very worthwhile investment with a great ROI of increased job responsibility, satisfaction, and remuneration.”

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Top 10 Global Marketing Communications Agency

“As a successful banker, I thought I didn’t need help with my career ‘game plan.’ What changed my mind was Brenda’s persistent questions about my ‘aspirations.’ Truth be told, I felt I was too busy to consider them. Over the following months, Brenda led me through an evaluation of my aspirations, career goals, and quality of life. I emerged with a clear picture, for the first time, of how to connect them all. Brenda’s sessions are not geared just towards ‘getting ahead’ but rather towards whether the path I was on was the right one. In the end, it was exactly what I wanted and needed, and I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Brenda.”
Regional Director

Leading Multinational Corporate/Investment Bank

“Executive Coaching by Brenda helped me achieve several long-term aspirations that were important to me, both personally and professionally. Brenda’s approach is direct and effective. It was really empowering to reach my goals, and I feel great about it!”
General Manager

Airline Industry

“I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Brenda.”

Chief Information Officer

Top 50 Global Bank

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“Over the past year of having Brenda as my coach, there have been many benefits. One in particular has been learning how to manage conflict better, a skill that is very important in my current work environment. Brenda also helped me by serving as a sounding board before I had difficult conversations at work and, as a result, I now feel overall more comfortable dealing with conflict.

Brenda remained neutral during our coaching sessions and asked me relevant questions that got me thinking while also offering helpful techniques for me to try. A significant outcome of the coaching process for me was making development areas a priority and devising a development plan as an outcome.

I feel I received great return on investment from coaching with Brenda and have no problem recommending her to others; in fact, I already have!”

Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific

Technology Industry

“Through my coaching program with Brenda, I’ve seen big changes in myself. My self-awareness and confidence have increased significantly, and I now have a new perspective of how to look at situations. I am more at ease in my interactions with others. I’ve become more approachable and have learned to trust my ‘gut.’ That’s reaped big benefits in my day-to-day decision making at work.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from coaching, but it turned out to be an invaluable mix of self-reflection, new challenges, and gaining fresh perspectives that have helped me to be a better leader today. Even more importantly, Brenda’s coaching has prepared me to be an even better leader in the future. Brenda is a great coach who I would recommend highly.”

Managing Director and Regional Head

Fortune 500 Wholesale Bank

“Having Brenda as an executive coach over the past 10 months was an amazing experience, one which I can – without hesitation – recommend to other individuals considering such an undertaking. From the very first session, when we set what I believed to be very stretching goals for myself (which, in all honesty, I thought were unachievable at the time!), Brenda led me on a journey of learning and discovery. The improvements in my confidence, self-belief, and general well-being are there for all to see, in both a business and personal context. The process was very challenging at times – as Brenda indicated it might be at the outset – but the effort was all worthwhile. Now, I look forward to continuing to reap the rewards and, hopefully, to working with Brenda again in the future.”
Regional Supply Chain Director

Global Fortune 500 Company

“Coaching with Brenda Bence far exceeded my expectations – in fact, I would go so far to say it has been the single best piece of learning and development I’ve ever participated in! It was a truly transformative experience. I’ve established positive, new habits that I will keep and build upon.

As a coach, Brenda was flexible and had so many tools and exercises that we could use to help me see what I needed to do. She used a tailored approach – I felt like she knew exactly what would work for me. And Brenda was there when I needed her, too, even in between sessions. I trusted Brenda completely. Having Brenda as a coach represented huge value for money – it was life-changing, and you simply cannot put a price tag on that! I would not hesitate to recommend Brenda as a coach to others; in fact, I already have.”

Head of Investor Relations

Fortune 500 Insurance Company

“Without hesitation, I would recommend Brenda as a coach to other executives. As I embarked on my journey with Brenda, I had little idea about what to expect from an executive coaching programme and have to say I was slightly nervous. However, from the first session, Brenda fully explained how the process would work, what would be expected of me and also what she would bring to the process from her background and experience, not only in the area of executive coaching but also in a wider business context.

One of the comments Brenda made at the outset was that the sessions and the programme we are working through are all about me. She promised that there is no hidden agenda from her side and that the development and achievement of my agreed goals is her sole objective. Of course, Brenda has been true to her word and having this focus has been so rewarding for me – it’s not often one gets the chance to fully focus on oneself! Another important point she made during session 1 was that the process might feel uncomfortable at times as we looked at obstacles to achieving my goals, and these comments allowed me to enter into things with my eyes wide open. In summary, I am about halfway through my planned programme with Brenda and am finding it thoroughly rewarding as I make good progress towards meeting my primary goals. Again, I would recommend Brenda as a coach to other colleagues and contacts.”

Senior Executive Operations

Multi-National Chemical Corporation

“I had always considered myself fairly successful but not a huge over-achiever, so the prospect of executive coaching appealed to me. I had been aware of it for some years, and when the opportunity arose to work with Brenda, I jumped at it. I have known Brenda for several years on a social basis, but we had no professional contact.

There was a lot of effort and soul-searching over the four months of the project, and not all of it pleasant, by any means. Brenda was skilled at leading me through the process of identifying stumbling blocks and devising actions to overcome them. I have become more focused, more demanding (of myself and others) with higher expectations, more confident, and have gained an enhanced awareness of the impacts of events on others. I have realized that I am more resilient and determined than I had thought, and also a bit more patient and calm than before. I learned how to look continually for creative solutions and for ways to make the workplace more productive without alienating colleagues. The sessions have reinforced the simple fact that we have to take full, not partial, responsibility for our actions and the consequences thereof.

I wasn’t sure what to expect at the outset of our project – perhaps an extreme management makeover? Brenda held up a mirror, helping me to discover and address personal shortcomings in order to achieve my goals. She reinforced and encouraged me to follow my strengths while working on improving what I perceived as my weaknesses. I felt that I received excellent value for money during the coaching process, and I recommend Brenda as an Executive Coach without hesitation for anyone who is serious about self-improvement and reaching stretching goals.”

CEO

Human Resources Consulting Firm

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