Jane Butler,
Personal Coach and Business Facilitator
Out of the Rut

I first met Debbie Pepler of Peptalk through a BNI meeting – Debbie is a fabulous networker, and I met with Debbie to see how we may compliment our services, and where we may possibly overlap. This was nearly 3 years ago!  I enrolled in a Business Growth & Development Course in May 2011 and part of it included a series of coaching sessions with a business mentor who turned out to be Debbie Pepler – I was stoked and have continued to work with Debbie on a monthly basis ever since.

Debbie cuts to the chase; she is excellent at keeping me tracking and organised and I find having Debbie to be accountable to ensures that I do as I say I will do! 

Debbie is great at preparing agendas for our discussion so we keep to the point and to time; she also summarises our sessions so I can easily check on my commitments and my progress. Debbie is very familiar with social media and networking so she challenges me to expand my strong networking skills into the social media environment which I have to admit I have resisted until recently as I succumb to engaging with Linked In, albeit at an introductory level!

Debbie’s experience in both the UK and New Zealand has stepped me into engaging with coaching clients overseas, which I may well not have done without her assistance and encouragement. Having someone who is bridging both cultures and doing the same herself has made it very ‘do-able’ for me. I appreciate Debbie’s cross-cultural expertise and her experience in a number of different business sectors across a range of industries – this makes for  a broad understanding of business issues and dilemmas, as well as solutions to those situations. I am very happy to recommend Debbie for keeping you on track and on purpose with a delightful humour and  tenacity that will challenge even the most resilient!

Course Delivery December 2013

Becoming a better leader and managing your team effectively

In December 2013, participants offered the following comments after attending one of Debbie’s Leadership and Management courses ‘Becoming a better leader and managing your team effectively’:

  • Great presenter who inspires confidence and the ability to grow/develop management wise.
  • Very valuable.
  • Thank you Debbie – immediately engaged in a very positive workshop.
  • We need to move forward … perhaps you can help?

When the same participants were asked ‘What did you like most about this workshop?’, they responded:

  • You can express yourself
  • Interactivity / flexibility
  • The attitude and approach of the presenter. Gave the impression of a relaxed couple of hours, thought more intensive than appeared!
  • Very clear direction with the right level of interaction. The fact that we did it and you helped us at the right level.
  • Practical based.

Course delivery November 2013

Marketing for small to medium sized business – to support development of marketing activities in your business!

Overall feedback for the course included:

  • Debbie knows her stuff and delivers a thought provoking and informative training session. Thank you.
  • Really glad I attended.  I left with a feeling that what I am currently doing is on the right track and some fresh ideas of how to improve.

When the same participants were asked ‘What did you like most about this workshop?’, they responded:

  • Good interaction of ideas and discussions between participants which added to the content.
  • Interaction with others to see how they deal with issues.
  • Listening & learning from both Trainer & Course Students experiences & ideas.