Ed Halliwell – Client Testimonials

Below are a few testimonials from clients I have worked with over recent years...

“Ed is a wonderful speaker and teacher. He strikes a balance of substance, thought-provoking observations and practical ideas – all weaved together with his unique mix of personal stories, warmth, humility and honesty. Ed was a great pleasure to work with - highly recommended.” Mark Williamson, Director, Action For Happiness

“Ed delivered a great session on mindfulness, which he pitched at the right level for those who had practised mindfulness before and for complete beginners. It was great that we were able to experience the practical application in the session too. Ed was really easy to work with, very accommodating, interactive with the group and clearly passionate about his work. It was a really enjoyable and very informative session that everyone enjoyed attending” Claudia Donaldson, Legal Services, Sainsburys

"Ed has led a bespoke mindfulness course at Ardingly College for interested teachers and support staff for each of the last four years. We see the process as a way of nurturing our staff who are interested in exploring, understanding and practising mindfulness. The sessions have been very well received by staff, and it is fantastic to have Ed working with both sides of the college together, in an atmosphere of respectful inquiry and reflection. We look forward to more courses with Ed in the years ahead." Jamie Large, Deputy Head Academic, Ardingly College

“Ed is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, and his talk proved extremely popular amongst staff, who turned out in numbers to listen to him. He shared his wealth of knowledge and personal experiences of mindfulness in a way that highlighted the practical relevance of research to everyday workplace experience. Ed combines a relaxed and easygoing approach with thoughtful professionalism. I would highly recommend him.” Carmen Martinez, UNICEF UK

“I just wanted to send a little note to say a big, big thank you for being so brilliant this weekend. Everyone seemed to really enjoy and be inspired by your stories and tips, which is exactly what we were hoping for. And especially thank you for kicking off the festival’s talks – not the easiest job, but you packed out the yurt. Hopefully now we’ll have a new group of people going off and looking in to mindfulness and feeling a bit better on a day-to-day basis.” Clemmie Nettlefold, UK PR Manager, Innocent Drinks (following talk given at Innocent Unplugged Festival)

“Ed has worked with the full-time MBA students at Imperial College Business School for three consecutive years. We have been deeply impressed by the way in which he brings alive the practice of mindfulness for a professional, and often sceptical, audience. Ed is a confident and competent facilitator who we will no doubt bring back into our classrooms.” Dr Charles Donovan, Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial Business School

"From the outset I was confident that Ed was the right trainer for TBWA. Ed's deep understanding of Mindfulness together with his appreciation of the impact the Agency's dynamic, creative and unpredictable working environment can have on our people, combined with his calming and patient personal style was an ideal match for the Agency. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ed." Helen Doughty, HR Director,TBWA/London

"I just wanted to say a personal thank you to you for your Mindfulness session at our Health and Wellbeing Week. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect but have come away feeling enlightened and very much interested in finding out more about the art of mindfulness and how I can focus on being in the moment with purpose, curiosity and compassion. Feedback from your session was all excellent.” Jennie Colville, Group Corporate Responsibility Manager, RSA Insurance Group

“The Mindfulness course has been a wonderful gift to us as a teaching staff. It has given us the tools to make us more resilient and cope with the challenges that we face in a more productive way. We were already a very strong, supportive team, but the training has reinforced this. The good quality handouts, audios and emails really helped to keep us on track, and Ed was able to respond to each person in a way that was not only relevant and enlightening for the individual, but for all the other participants too. Excellent, in every respect.” Gill Pedersen, head teacher, Handcross Primary School

“The participants found your session extremely engaging. You gave a really good insight into mindfulness and the fact that some of the doubters recognised the benefits showed how much of an impact you made. Excellent in all categories, and it was a pleasure working with you.” Perry Funnell, Organisational Development Consultant, University College London.

"Ed Halliwell brought a wonderful calm and focus to the Latitude audience on the Saturday morning of the festival. A wonderful experience for those involved and something they could take home from the festival too!" Tania Harrison, Arts Curator, Latitude Festival

"It (the eight-week mindfulness course) was a journey into the unknown for us - and one very worthwhile in completing. During an unparalleled time of change, uncertainty and risk, it has provided, at the very least, a weekly grounding, but for many, including myself, I believe it has made us more personally enlightened and planted seeds of habitual thinking and practice that will continue to influence us as we move forward with our lives. This is powerful stuff – expertly delivered – thank you!" Lloyd Murphy, Headteacher, Wray Common School, Reigate

“The recent mindfulness sessions were incredibly well received by our UK. and Irish employees. Given the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, I have no doubt that the insights shared by Ed will have a positive and lasting impact on all who attended. Thank you for delivering such a practical and thought provoking talk. The feedback has been exceptional and many have asked for a recording of the talk.” Chris Collins, HR and Customer Experience Director, Intrum

"Your feedback was just wonderful, as I knew it would be." Kirsty Buck, Head of Programming, Learning, Guardian News and Media

"As a new project, we really appreciated Ed’s experience and advice in the planning stages. As well as speaking at our event he engaged with the project and supported us. The audience very much enjoyed his session and I enjoyed Ed’s candid talk and the great atmosphere in the room. As opening keynote it set the tone for the event, it was thoughtful and warm and had a personal approach in its delivery. Ed and Victoria were always helpful and professional." Alex Joicey, Event Director, Pep Farley Ltd (The Mindful Living Show)

“The session was fantastic and we've had brilliant feedback. Lots of people left their phones on their desks this lunchtime too, which was a great start to practicing what they had learnt!” Esme de Courcy, People Manager, Future Foundation

“The whole experience was very positive. Ed was a really great presenter and his presentation was perfect for beginners of working with mindfulness as well as those who had previously done so before. All the feedback we have had has been very positive and the participants enjoyed all elements of the presentation.” Amy Greenham, Lawyers on Demand

“Ed Halliwell is a fantastic workshop leader who really understands how to get the attention of the crowd and be both educational as well as entertaining. The atmosphere he created in his workshop was fantastic and people really felt held to try new skills while at the event. People commented on the accessibility of what was presented and their willingness to come back again on following days (the workshop was held over three days at the same time each day). Thank you for a really inspiring workshop – we would love to work together again.” Jana Stefanovska, Founder/Director, NOW Live Events

“I was a little nervous about how the morning would go as one always wonders how it will be received. I have been inundated with e mails from staff who are really grateful for the opportunity for an inset which goes further than the normal and focuses on them. A huge thank you therefore for such a great morning.” Emma Trelawny-Vernon, Registrar and HR Manager, St Ronan’s School, Kent

Ed Halliwell gave an excellent introduction to mindfulness to staff at Dulwich Prep London. A combination of academic research and guided practice provided compelling arguments for its place in the school community. Over 40 staff who attended (out of around 140) have since expressed their interest in attending a Mindfulness in schools foundations course – which speaks for itself.” Ed Matten, Head of Classics, Dulwich Prep London

“We recognised that if we were going to attract our target audience to the event, we had to secure a national speaker with some gravitas. It is with great fortune that we managed to secure the services of Ed. Ed was our keynote speaker and lived up to his billing - his presentation was informative, enjoyable, thought-provoking and delivered in a professional and engaging manner. Our post-event evaluation confirmed that the presentation was a huge success.” Ian Burnitt, Local Interest Group For Mindfulness, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire NHS

“Mindfulness is an age-old practice that has proven – over millennia and across cultures – to be an effective tool for managing the stresses of everyday life and for cultivating a greater sense of presence and wellbeing. As a gifted and valued member of our teaching faculty, Ed Halliwell’s mindfulness courses are an essential component of our core curriculum.” Morgwn Rimel, Director, The School of Life

“Ed was a very engaging speaker, and we very much enjoyed having him address our conference on Self-Care. Ed’s style of speaking kept our attention, and we also enjoyed the short meditation he did with us. The feedback was very positive - many participants felt they would like to have had even more time.” Eoin Stephens PCI College, Dublin

“Ed, your session at the Althorp Literary Festival was just brilliant – thank you so much for it.” Earl Spencer

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