“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
“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
“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.
“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 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
"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.
"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
"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
"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
"Nobody has ever been able to hold my attention in training sessions / presentations like Nikie." Joanne ~ Senior Team Leader
"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
"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
"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 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