I am very grateful for these words from some of the people whom I have engaged with in my life and work.
"Verene has a real gift of understanding very quickly where things are at, and of ways to make the next part of the journey deeper and more meaningful."
John Purves, Minister in The Church of Scotland, Glasgow.
"Your session on leadership was very interesting and thought-provoking. My co-organiser and I felt confident from the start that you would be the ideal person for what we wanted and you certainly proved that. The response has been overwhelmingly positive from all who were there and people left with a fresh perspective and new enthusiasm."
Catherine Deveney – Novelist, Journalist and Project Worker at the National Union for Journalists, Scotland.
"What surfaced were not only my blind spots, but also the skills I could lean into to support the ecovillage I was working with. Importantly, she helped me find and then define my role as 'revealer'(...) The congruence between what she offered and what my clients needed was astounding. Her modeling, feedback and listening allowed me to offer my clients a similar quality of support: from confusion, distress and disorientation through to acceptance of what was yet unknown and trust in what would be revealed..."
Kate Raffin, Artist, Trainer and Mediator, Australia.
"The course on collaboration was challenging and has certainly helped me review how I personally communicate and deal with conflict in a variety of work and non-work settings. Verene is the genuine article; she clearly "knows her stuff" and relishes working with people from widely varying backgrounds and life perspectives."
Ian Davidson, Advice Worker.
"Verene is an inspiring role-model and teacher in her work with communication and (self) empathy. She has an incredible ability to read a situation with a sharpness that pierces through to the most pertinent needs of the people she works with. She then has a knack for turning this into meaningful and practical solutions."
Roland Playle, Facilitator and Environmental Activist.
"I found the workshop very moving, powerful and liberating. It has given me peace as regards to some of my conflicted relationships, and this was very valuable. As a trainer myself, I have the utmost respect for how Verene held our space and facilitated our learning. It was wonderful to watch and to be a part of."
Mary Murphy, Co-councelling Psychologist and Mother.
"Vérène's sensitivity made her available to speak on a one to one basis to participants and I found this emotionally containing for me. The focus was on deepening our practice and I think this was achieved successfully. I liked the tasks we were set and the process of coming to our own understanding about the inner work of self-compassion."
Satya Dunning, Performance Artist
"Verene is helping me build personal resilience, develop compassion in the face of adversity for myself and others and share my vision effectively. She is the missing link between personal and community development. Working with her has immeasurably lightened the burden of my quest."
Isla Brown, Social Entrepreneur, Ayrshire.
"No words do justice to the strength of Verene's wisdom, vision and passion for social justice and community power. She is a constant source of inspiration to myself and many people and networks creating positive social change in the wider world. She facilitates with passion. This will light the fire in your heart."
Dan Glass - Popular Educator, Performer + Activist and general rascal.