Testimonials for Management Development Training
"I can’t recommend Nikie highly enough. She delivered a leadership development course for our less experiences supervisors and the feedback was fantastic. She spent time with me to understand the company, our processes and the culture and then fully tailored the content to be relevant and engaging, using language and examples our colleagues experience day to day. The feedback from the delegates was fantastic, with everyone talking about what they had taken away from it. There was noticeable improvement in the confidence on the supervisors in their day to day roles and how they engaged in conversations with their teams." Mykala Macfarlane - HR Manager
“Thank you to Nikie Forster from Curious Lighthouse Learning who created a fun filled engaging team building workshops for Management and our Engineering team. Nikie was a pleasure to work with, she was full of energy, insights, and ideas. The sessions were a great success with very positive feedback from attendees. I look forward to working with Nikie in the future”.Joan Kennedy - Global Senior Director, HR
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Nikie on the Lightbulb management development programme. Each session was hugely informative and great fun. In 4 short weeks I now have the tools to go forward and be a better Manager and guide the rest of my team to success. Nikie’s approach to training is so refreshing and like nothing I’ve done before. There was never a dull moment, and I was fully engaged the entire time. My whole working style has changed for the better already and I feel a new sense of passion for my role. To anyone looking to build on your management skills then look no further! Thank you Nikie!" Lisa Atkins-Gough - Operations Manager
“I adore Nikie and her teaching style, I thought the course would be informative and teach me the basics, but it was so much more than this. Her teaching style was so refreshing as I was engaged the whole time making me think so much deeper into each subject. Having completed my course, we asked Nikie to come back and train eight more people. I know everyone took away as much as I did from the course, Nikie is able to work with an individual or larger groups but still make everyone in the room feel comfortable and listened too, giving everyone the opportunity to ask questions and give their opinions. It’s so nice to be able to be part of the conversation rather than just being talked at. She makes learning enjoyable and stimulating which is rare, I would highly recommend her and the work she does.” Beth Ash - Production Manager
“I recently had the pleasure of being on an 8-week supervisor training programme with Nikie. It was incredibly informative, inspiring and most of all, fun! I gained a lot of confidence and useful skills after every session which I was able to put into practice as soon as I got onto the shop floor. Nikie is wonderfully creative, experienced. and patient and I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better trainer. I really can’t thank you enough, I am so happy to have had the chance to be on this programme. Thank you Nikie!”Katie Mackrell - Morning Shift Co-Ordinator
"It has been an absolute privilege to have worked with you. Your sessions have been inspiring and I will take your learnings with me wherever I go. Over my career a few people have stood out for their positivity, professionalism, competence & you are one of these stand out individuals who has inspired me to move forward/grow." Brad Abery - FSSC Director
“Having completed my supervisor training programme with Nikie, I found her sessions to be both fun and informative. She seems to have this way of making you think and see things from different angles, and this has really helped me gain loads more confidence in myself, it is helping me deal with both home and work situations with a better outlook. I can’t thank Nikie enough for the confidence she has given me.” Gemma Woodford – Shipping Supervisor
“Learning with Nikie was an absolute joy. I loved every session with her, as they were always very unique, informative and fun. Nikie’s organisational skills and ability to tailor each session was fantastic. Each session felt bespoke for the target audience which made learning easier. She makes it very captivating in an environment which is not always easy to do. The support she offers throughout, and even after the course has finished is amazing. I feel as though she is always by my side if I need her! I couldn’t think of anyone better to recommend! Thank you Nikie!” Oliver Whitford - Production Supervisor
“Attended an 8-week supervisor course with Nikie Foster whom I would very highly recommend. The skill set she has helped arm me with to take on any work environment scenario has proven invaluable over the last few months since completing the course and will no doubt continue to do so for years and years to come. All workshop sessions were made tangible to actual scenarios or situations that you will find yourself within a working capacity, making all knowledge gained extremely practical and easily applicable for one's use upon a day-to-day basis. All of this is made achievable by Nikie’s wondrous self as a very welcoming, well-spoken, and easily approachable individual. Thank you for all your help and guidance!”Zachary Turner-Mincher - Production Coordinator
“Nikie from the Curious Lighthouse company was inspirational throughout the Supervisor programme I attended. The course was always fun and very enjoyable. Nikie is such a wonderful and professional person.” Carl Davies - Warehouse Supervisor
"Nikie has changed my life at work! She has worked with us in building trust and open communication within the management team. It has completely changed our communication style and has had a great impact on our moral."Hana ~ Senior Manager
"Nikie's is someone I would highly recommend, especially for leadership and management development programmes. She is highly proficient, very focused and seeks to achieve the best outcome for both company and staff. I have previously worked with Nikie and have found her to be a most professional, knowledgeable and experienced trainer. She also makes learning interesting and fun." Jackie Rogers ~ Business PA
"Nobody has ever been able to hold my attention in training sessions / presentations like Nikie." Joanne ~ Senior Team Leader
Testimonials for Online Course Creation
“Nikie’s help, support and organisational skills made it so easy for me to get my first course up and running. I loved her tutorials and feedback and I have gone on to launch a further 3 courses with her help. Nikie’s clear instruction makes it easy to create and launch a course. Thanks Nikie, I couldn’t have done it without you!” Barbara Cox - Award Winning Nutritionist - Global Wellness Council Representative
“Nikie has been such an amazing help to me to get my courses online. Not only does she explain in straightforward and understandable ways, she is also great in offering suggestions geared to the course.I definitely couldn’t have done this without her support.”Gill Donnell MBE. Founder and Manging Director of Successful Women Ltd.
"As someone, prior to launching her first course, who had totally no knowledge of how to create an eLearning course, Nikie has been invaluable. She has been responsive and clear every time I have reached out to ask another (sometimes very similar) question. This has given me confidence to know that someone with patience, understanding and ability to explain things in a non-techy language is readily available". Anna Harrington SCPHN (OH) RN. Director & Clinical Lead. Wellbeing and Health in Business
“Nikie is a very knowledgeable person when it comes to L&D. She instinctively knows how to support your learning projects. Her approach is fresh, she is very experienced, is visible on YouTube and has some wonderful eLearning training online. Nikie has supported my own business as Course Creator for Aspire4business.com/academy and I am looking forward to working with her again in 2020. Thank you Nikie.” Beverley Poole - eLearning entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Mentor.
Testimonials for Trainer's Development Workshops
“I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend The Introduction to Creative Learning & LEGO® Serious Play®’ workshop. Nikie and Ben made us all feel welcome straightaway and their passion for creative learning was inspiring. It was also a rare chance to meet likeminded Learning and Development professionals, sharing our experiences and networking. The workshop completely opened my eyes to Lego serious play and now I am working the learnings into my future training programmes as there are so many benefits including channelling our curious inner child, having fun with Lego! I will be back for more workshops with Nikie and Ben”Anne East - Easterly Winds Consulting Ltd
“I first came across Nikie through her quirky and different posts which I’m always compelled to look at further and find myself drawn to. We talked and I described the kind of creative experiments we’re keen to encourage in my team and asked her to share all her secrets! She created a great day packed full of ideas, taught my team how dopamine makes the difference in learning and we left with a shopping list and inspired and reassured that what we were already doing was value add coupled with some ideas to make them even better. From before the day to after she demonstrated how creativity engages and lands learning.”Natalie Rogers - Head of Talent, Learning & Development at Greencore
"I loved working with Nikie and her passion for learning, development and empowering others to succeed shines through in every project she undertakes. Nikie's training style is engaging, fun and full of energy, helping to embed learning and give individuals and teams the confidence to implement new skills back in the workplace.
Nikie understands first hand how much internal trainers, coaches and facilitators impact the workforce. Her vast experience and passion for this area makes her an excellent choice for any company who understands the importance of investing in their leadership and development teams to meet their company goals."Joanne Mayhead ~ Website Coach
"Nikie was absolutely brilliant - very inclusive and highly supportive of all participants across a range of abilities. Thank you Nikie for sharing this very useful learning with us!” Martine Bolton - Trainer, Consultant, Author and Speaker
“Hands up if you think you are creative?' That is a question that usually leads to me putting my hands firmly on the ground! But, after a session with Nikie Forster of Curious Lighthouse, I was thinking completely differently... Enlightening and motivating, I am now kidding myself I can be a NASA Astronaut, have a new desk buddy called 'Daisy Duck' and am the proud owner of this beautiful lighthouse... Thank you Nikie for such an informative session.”Laura MacarthyMICB - Certified Bookkeeper & Director at Now Bookkeeping Ltd
"Nike is passionate about people development and played a significant role in building my skills and confidence, enabling me to take the next step with my career. Nikie makes learning about yourself and setting personal goals challenging, but also fun and relevant for the training industry. For anyone looking to establish or develop a career in training, I recommend working with Nikie to get you where you want to be." Teresa Matthews ~ Training and Development Manager
“Attended a fantastic session this morning on creative training ideas with the inspiring Nikie Forster of Curious Lighthouse. Sessions like these rekindle my love of teaching and remind me why I do it! Nikie can make any topic fun, thought-provoking and effective, at any level of a corporation. Invest in your people and get her involved!"Sara Ellul - Business Lecturer
"Nikie's approach to learning is built on experience and a real desire to help people to learn. Nikie recognises that the way to do this is to engage people in their personal development ... and she is very good at doing this."Andy Granston ~ Director at the Turning Circle
"I can’t thank Nikie enough for all of her support and help in moulding me into the professional trainer I am today and would highly recommend having a chat with Nikie and enrolling on some of the courses." Suk Gill ~ Director of The Sales Coach Ltd.
"Nikie and I worked together at Berry Bros & Rudd, where she was the Learning & Development Manager reporting into me as Chief Operating Officer. At the time BB&R was experiencing a step change in momentum and needed to ensure the support and training functions kept up and indeed pre-empted future requirements. One of Nikie’s key initiatives at that time was to implement an In-House Training team that not only supported the training needs of the business, but also provided development opportunities for those involved in the team.
Ultimately this In-House Training programme was designed to deliver a more highly-skilled & efficient workforce, increase productivity, reduce business costs, provide a greater opportunity to embed the BB&R standards and values across the business and to be ‘great’ at L&D rather than just ‘good/ok’.
As her Manager I found Nikie to be very motivated, self-driven and determined. She was able to influence at all levels including Board members and set very high standards for herself and the business. She is imaginative, creative and has very approachable, likeable, coaching style. She listens to all views and considers these carefully before responding. As part of the In-House Training Team Nikie took our professionalism and standards with regards to L&D to a new level and above all embedded a culture of L&D, and its importance, into the business.
I would recommend Nikie for any organisation that is seeking to align L&D with business objectives and that favours a bespoke, personal programme that can be geared to the culture and needs of the business." Robin McMillan ~ Chief Executive