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What some of our valued clients say

General manager, Learning & Development | Insurance Advisernet

Director | Encore Speakers

Manager | KPMG

“Ricky always goes above and beyond expectations by delivering well-thought out, highly interactive workshops. She is very generous with her time and energy in the preparation, delivery and follow up of her workshops.”

testimonialSofia Nordengren, Learning and Development Manager Asia, DLA Piper Hong Kong

“I’ve known Ricky for over 15 years and have engaged her to provide my firm (Salt Financial Group) as a group facilitator, presentation skills training and personality assessments. Our people have gained enormous benefits in enhancing their non-technical skills. Ricky is also a good sounding board for us all.  She says what she does and does what she says, with gusto!”

Peter Landers, Managing Director, Salt Financial

“Ricky provided great insight into our own personalities and those of the people around us.

She helped us understand how we individually like to communicate and how those around us do too.

enabling us to now  communicate more effectively within our team and also with our clients.”

Ben Callery, Director, Ben Callery Architects

“I first came across Ricky in 2017 when she was a Keynote speaker at a National Mortgage Broking event in Hobart.

Ricky’s passion to connect with the audience was extremely energising and engaging. The session was completely interactive and following this I have worked with her on various occasions. Recently Ricky has contributed to our business in the form of leadership coaching. Ricky is one of them rare individuals that is does key notes, panel mediation and consulting; however, she is always available to take my call for a chat or a consult regarding a particular project that is in flight.

Ricky’s expertise in communication and engagement & performance is like no other and I feel extremely grateful to have her to call on when it matters most!”

Darren Cilia, Manager Wealth Connect, BT Financial

“The timing of your interview series was so aligned to a conversation that I only had yesterday. I have always self sabotaged and deliberately plateaued. I listened to the wrong messages. I have now made my decision to shine and shine my way. By this I mean refocusing on my career and gaining a true leadership position. I watched your interview with Melissa Hamilton and both your words resonated with me so perfectly. I look forward to learning more and eliminating imposter syndrome. I am excited about shining again but more importantly I am looking forward to feeling like the true me again.”

A.S., Manager, Utilities industry

“Thank you Ricky for being emcee for our three day virtual conference on the future of strategy implementation in Feb 2021. You were able to turn what could have been a typical zoom meeting into an informative, elegant and eventful event. You have a  natural talent in capturing the key learnings of the day and sharing them with the participants, while maintaining engagement with  your  very natural facilitation style. You made the difference between good and great.”

Robin Speculand , Co-founder, Strategy Implementation Institute, Singapore

“In life, one is lucky to meet and work with someone with great relevant experience. One is also lucky to meet and work with someone with great talent and skill. One is again lucky to meet and work with someone with huge charisma, great empathy, and profound inter-personal understanding. It is usual to find these talents in three different people. Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd hit the jackpot – we found all of these special and valuable attributes in just one person – Ricky Nowak.”

Dr. Jack Jacoby, Founding Executive Director, Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd

“Personal, genuine, insightful and sincere were just some of the words that came to me after spending an our with Ricky. The pace of the session was good, I don’t feel rushed and was given ample time to process and practice. I walked out of that session with renewed confidence and a set of new tools.”

Catherine Loh, Head of Digital Personalisation, Global at JLL, Singapore

“Your presentation was terrific and very well received by everyone ….. they loved the POWER work !”

Marni Dittman, General Manager, Insurance AdviserNet

“Coaching with Ricky has given me practical strategies to improve communication with my team, and thought provoking leadership questions to grow my leadership personally & professionally. The convenient, accessible sessions via zoom have been fun, on point and very efficient.”

General Manager Operations, Masonic Care Tasmania

“Ricky’s beautifully balanced leadership, in her virtual sessions, brings out the best in us all. In today’s dynamically changing world, where, for many, workplace, home and family connect us as ‘whole people’, Ricky brings deep understanding and an amazing array of skills and insights, to motivate and move us forward. I absolutely recommend Ricky.”

Dr. Gloria Wright, Sydney

“Ricky is as warm and engaging as she is challenging and thought-provoking. She has an uncanny ability of cutting straight to the chase. Her simple but effective strategies are adaptable to any situation and management style, leading to better outcomes. I have no hesitation in recommending Ricky as an executive coach and mentor.”

Dr. Louise Edwards, Ridley Agribusiness

“Ricky – it was the best panel discussion I have participated in – loved the quick fire approach!”

Anjanette Murfet, Chief People & Communications Officer, Accolade Wines

“Thanks Ricky for expertly facilitating a fast-paced, fun and interactive session at the HRD Summit 2020!”

Vernon Griffith, Artificial Intelligence in HR, QBE Insurance

“Ricky’s style is refreshing and thought provoking. She commands the room and gets the audience participating.”

Operations Manager, Aubrey Brown Lawyers

“Our 600+ delegates were highly engaged, entertained and motivated by Ricky’s natural energy and focus.”

Board Member, Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter

“Ricky did an amazing job at our 2-day event. She brought people together, created energy, and stimulated thinking. She made the event a huge success.”

Director, Australian Association of Exit Planners

“Ricky took command of the panel discussion and it resonated extremely well with our audience.”

Conference Convenor, HR Summit Australia

“Loved your facilitation style Ricky! Different to what I have experienced before… more dynamic and fast paced… great!”

Raelene Barry, Deputy General Manager, Gold Coast Convention Centre

“Your workshop was excellent, with high ratings of 9/10 from members who took away techniques to enable them to use these concepts in dealing with issues immediately.”

Professor Bob Nordlinger, Chair, The Executive Connection

“Your session was great! You were so well prepared and everyone appreciated your efforts!”

Jean-Marc Imbert, Partner & National Head, Risk Consulting, RSM Australia Pty Ltd

“Ricky challenged our thinking on HR tech both in the workplace and in our own lives outside of work, Thank you Ricky.”

Lisa Thompson, HR Director APAC, AMOBEE