Human Spaces are organisations designed and fit for human potential and talent to be realised. Human Spaces provide the environment for the fulfilment of both the individual, and the organisation’s purpose. They are created by leaders.
They are energised by a meaningful purpose and aligned to clear outcomes. They are sustained, developed and grown by people who dialogue, collaborate and co-create a dream together. They already exist and they achieve extraordinary results.
We commit to long term relationships with our clients.
“The Performance Collective contributes a lot to our performance. They listen well, getting right to the heart of our situation, and they adapt how they respond to reflect our evolving needs. They work really well with our executives, challenging and bringing out the best of us as individual leaders and as a team.” Director of Global Manufacturing
The Performance Collective is a diverse team of High Performance experts and coaches. Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors; what they have in common is the skill, passion and creativity to really make a difference. We care about your success, and our success is measured by the achievement of your ambitions. We like to bring energy and fun into our work and aim to delight you every time we work together.
Wolfson entered into a collaborative partnership with The Performance Collective a few years ago and our first engagement was a Leadership Development Programme. Using a blend of individual and group-based interventions, this leadership programme had real-life challenges thrown into the mix and did what it said on the tin – developed strong leadership skills. Fiona herself brings strong facilitation skills coupled with astute challenge and a real passion for learning and development. All this has translated into robust, comprehensive programmes for Wolfson and a strong working relationship with The Performance Collective.
We now know each other better as a team and are much more effective together. At the beginning I found the strategy stuff really difficult, but I am now much more confident that we can continue to use the tools and techniques that we learnt in the future.
Delegate on High Performance Leadership Programme, Eden Scott
“Fiona is the best facilitator I have worked with in 20 years.”.........“Outstanding! The pace was right. Fiona has great empathy and is a good role model for the tools and techniques. She is warm and engaging and showed great discretion in knowing when to digress and when to keep us focussed.”......“I got real and specific value; building confidence to work on weaker relationships my influencing capability. I’ll be working on both!”
Delegates on “Building Effective Relationships” at Aquamarine Power
“I had the pleasure of attending an extended development course prepared, organised and largely delivered by Fiona. I was particularly impressed at how well Fiona managed to meld the course content to relevant personal experience. I was engaged and energised throughout the programme. I am still using the learning gained in my day to day activity. She succeeded in making the learning meaningful for a disparate group of staff with differing levels of experience and understanding. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Fiona again....her insight and ability to challenge constructively is rare and valuable.”
Delegate on a High Performance Leadership Programme
In the past two years The Performance Collective has worked with a number of teams across Heriot-Watt University inspiring, supporting and above all challenging participants' thinking to create high performance teams. When working with groups, I know Fiona will get to the heart of issues, whether it be about leadership, strategy or relationships. Working with Fiona is always a learning experience, she is very practical and always leaves people wanting more.
Julie Dickson, Head of Organisational Development, Heriot-Watt University
“Fiona and her team go out of their way to understand the key deliverables for the business and ensure their interventions are consistently aligned. Flexible, adaptable and always available!”
Christine Penman HR Learning and Development Partner William Grant & Sons Ltd
Fiona is direct, has real clarity of purpose and is totally results focused. If you require support in cutting through the clutter and achieving results I would highly recommend her.
Craig Paterson, Footballaid
“The Exec team members have been ‘blown away’ by the level of togetherness, solidarity, engagement to our business agenda and understanding demonstrated by the alumni from the High Performance Programme . Their achievements are testament to the connection that you had with them as their coach and I am very thankful for your effort, skill and genuine interest in their development.”
Kieran A. Dunne, Operations Director, Bulmers
Personal coaching by Fiona was a really positive experience - enabling me to understand my own behaviour and that of others, resulting in an ability to make the best of every situation. Highly recommended!
Director, International Engineering Company
The programme has led to a number of specific impacts for HIE: the creation of a pool of current and future leaders; enhanced strategic thinking and awareness among middle to senior managers; the introduction of a robust and common approach to problem solving; the development of a common language that can be used throughout the organisation and enhanced project activity.
Karen Moncrieff, Head of HR, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
We embarked upon what appeared to us to be an insurmountable task. Fiona helped us believe in ourselves and our abilities, we were “… smart people in a room …” – “…you can do this…” she said. Using her inclusive, result-focused methods, we achieved our goal, we couldn’t have done it on our own. We found Fiona to be down to earth, intuitive and she has a valuable sense of humour; more importantly however, she followed through on what she had promised, she helped us deliver the goods. What could have been an ordeal turned into a productive, enjoyable experience.
Mike Smith, Finance Director, Relationships Scotland
Fiona’s outstanding skills in communication and organisational analysis combined with her sensitivity to organisational culture and her personal warmth and humour consistently inspire confidence. Her work with us over the past 3 years has been an essential underpinning for effective change management particularly in developing a performance culture. Whilst maintaining her essential objectivity – and indeed no hesitation in probing and challenging - we feel that Fiona is an honorary member of our senior team and has made a vital contribution to our transformational activity and current successes.