Testimonials

“The Hotel School Sydney has had the pleasure of working with Sarah Derry and her team at People Reaching Potential for a number of years in assisting our students to ‘reach their potential’.  Sarah was recently guest speaker at our Annual Careers Advisors and Hospitality Teachers Lunch, where she delivered a very knowledgeable and engaging presentation on choosing Hospitality and Tourism as a Career choice. Her key message of finding your inner spark and growing from self-awareness resonated across the audience as did her confidence in the topics of life-long learning and education as a foundation. The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive and I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to any event organiser or company that is looking for an engaging speaker.”

The Hotel School Sydney Tony Patterson, General Manager

“Having known Sarah professionally for 5 years plus, I have no hesitation to state that the quality of the work that she delivers is of the highest standard. Her knowledge of the market, and of what the client demands in terms of delivery, is nothing short of excellence. Her tenacity, diligence and the way she operates is admirable, and I cannot speak highly enough of her as a person and of the work output that she is more than capable of delivering. I have been very fortunate to have crossed paths with her.”

Thomas International Kerryn Bracken, Director / Senior Psychologist

“Sarah’s background in 5 star hotels, partnered with her excellent delivery techniques were the perfect combination.  We have worked with PRP over the past year developing a customer service methodology and training program for our growing team servicing the high-end corporate sector in Reception and Concierge services.  The message and delivery really hit home with our “Gen-Y” team demographic, helping to develop a sense of pride and place in our organisation.”

First Contact Paul Schmeja, GM Service Operations

“When I met Sarah back in 2013 for my first coaching session I was immediately drawn into the program she offered. She made it very clear that the program was focused on outcomes which became clearer over the next few months. 
Over the course of the program Sarah helped me discover more about myself and my potential and how I need to apply myself to move closer to my career goals. I felt that rather than concentrating on gimmicky techniques, Sarah ensured that I was working through areas where I needed improvement while building on my strengths. I am very pleased with my achievements as a direct result of Sarah’s training. 
Sarah is very personable, takes the time to listen and continuously checks on progress. 
I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to anyone looking for professional coaching and look forward to working with her in the future.”

AAPT Kourosh Keshavarz, Change Program Manager

“Just a short note to show my appreciation and to say thank you for the great work you have done with our management and work teams around the country.  Your skills, insight and ability to understand our business and the issues our teams face, has been nothing short of outstanding.  The feedback I have received from my team has been very positive, likewise the benefits of your work have been immediate and better still, I’m confident that the changes in behaviours and attitudes will continue well into the future.  It has been and I am sure will continue to be, an absolute pleasure to work with someone like yourself who has the ability to not only get to the bottom of issues, but to also to guide and support the teams in finding solutions and committing to change. We are all very grateful for the work you have done, in fact you have been described to me by one of my staff as “life changing”.

Pinnacle People Wendy Mead, Managing Director

“Sarah Derry was guest speaker at a recent breakfast seminar we held for our consultants.  From the moment I met with Sarah and outlined what our requirements were she was fantastic at understanding our needs, our target audience and guiding us in the right direction. She suggested the topic “Personal PR – Developing Your Own Brand” and this was of great interest to our consultants and proved to be very popular.

In the short space of time she had to talk at the breakfast, Sarah delivered a focused and practical message in a very clear and logical way.  The content and pace was perfect for the allotted time and her energy kept everyone fully engaged.  Sarah’s tips and suggestions were spot on and all of the feedback from our consultants after the event was very positive, with many of them commenting that they had gotten a lot of useful information from it.  Overall, Sarah was extremely professional, engaging and knowledgeable.  The content was topical, interesting and practical.  It was a great event!”

Resources Group Professionals Emma Platon, Recruiting Manager

“Sarah was recently the guest speaker at a HOSTPLUS organised HR Forum. Sarah delivered a quality presentation about Social Media and how it can be best used in the workplace. The session was both interactive and fun and Sarah’s knowledge and prior research clearly demonstrated here professionalism. It was a pleasure working with Sarah, not only on the day but leading up to the event and I would have no hesitation inviting Sarah or a member of her team to present to the group in the future.”

HOSTPLUS Peter Aldini, Account Manager