"Since 2014 I have been supporting social entrepreneurs develop new ways of working as well as applying innovative methods in the workplace. The following testimonials come from some of the great people I have worked with during this time”
“Brendan is a unique character. He absolutely gets it about how to create trust-based workplaces that will give your people meaningful and fulfilling lives at work. As somebody who has delivered and put these ideas into practice himself, he is perfectly placed to support your social enterprise.”
Henry Stewart, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Happy Ltd
“Brendan was recommended to me through a trusted associate when I was navigating a complex work situation in the early stages of my leadership career. I was already aware of him by reputation in the sector so was pleased to have a reason to reach out to him. His depth and scope of knowledge, level headedness and approachability make him an excellent coach and I immediately felt I had a trustworthy and well-informed ally to support my ambitions and professional progress in social leadership. I consider Brendan a highly trusted colleague who I would gladly recommend to anyone who wanted steady-handed, high credibility support with their professional ambitions.”
Ellie Johnson Shaw, Director of Fundraising and Operations, Khulisa
“Brendan is an absolute enthusiast and positive force for creating happy workplaces based on trust and empowerment. His energy and drive in putting these ideas into practice himself, mean that he understands the challenges and opportunities. He will have many real examples and practical tools that can support your social enterprise to achieve the same.”
Cathay Busani, Managing Director, Happy Ltd
“Brendan is a fount of knowledge when it comes to setting up and running a social enterprise. His brilliant support, pioneering thinking and openness to share his knowledge and experience was invaluable to me and colleagues when we started Youth First. His ability to offer uber reasonable, sensible and practical insight, counsel and advice remain priceless and we wouldn’t have succeeded this far without it. Not just a consultant but an ally in doing good work.”
Mervyn Kaye, CEO Youth First Lewisham
"I worked with Brendan as Strategy Director for Knowsley Youth Mutual. Brendan coached and mentored me as I led the strategic review and relaunch of the organisation to Vibe. I am so grateful for the sessions I had with Brendan. He helped me with empathy and respect to consider my priorities and the most effective way to approach my challenges. He was generous in sharing his own experiences, and gave me encouragement to follow my instincts on any areas where I had concerns. I really enjoyed our conversations, and always finished feeling enthused and motivated to get going."
Andrea Cooper, Strategy Development Manager, Vibe (Knowsley Youth Mutual)
"As chief executive of a social enterprise floating out from local authority control, Brendan’s experience in successfully leading a business through this journey was invaluable. As a mentor, Brendan was generous both with his time and in sharing the insights from his journey."
Ben Spinks, Chief Executive, Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Partnership
"It is such a pleasure to work with innovators and disruptors!"