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Here’s what clients  are saying:

“I had the pleasure of working with Louise during large audience jobs fair events, each of which was over 2 days. Louise was recommended to me as perfect to facilitate several workshops over both days covering ‘optimising social media’ to promote your business and yourself online. Not only was the feedback great from the workshops, but Louise herself was a pleasure to work with. Her friendly approachable and energetic personality was a magnet to others; Louise has continued to help and support me personally and is not only responsive but has really good advice. I would most definitely recommend Louise’s services.”

Sharon Smith –  Head of Quality & Planning at The Wise Group

Website http://www.thewisegroup.co.uk

 

“I worked with Louise on the development of a new website for my business. I was looking for someone who could not only generate more traffic to my website, through effective SEO and integration of social media, but who could also capture the essence of my business and the image I wanted to portray, in look and feel. The end product is fantastic and I am delighted that it ticks both of those boxes. Working with Louise was a pleasure as she is responsive, honest, enthusiastic and always puts you (as the customer) first.

I would have no hesitation is recommending Louise to help you develop your website or to help you understand the scary world of SEO and social media.”

Susan Grandfield – SG Development Solutions Ltd

Website  http://www.sgdevelopmentsolutions.com

 

“Louise at “Approach The Coach” has been an invaluable help and support to get my new website up and running and looking great!. www.MhairiMackenzieAssociates.co.uk.  Louise is extremely knowledgeable and very approachable (as the name suggests!). I am a complete technophobe and she coached me through the whole process of what had to be done in a non-judgemental step-by-step manner. Louise offers a high value, low cost solution and really is a complete professional from start to finish. Thanks Louise, great job, much appreciated!”

 Mhairi Mackenzie – Mhairi Mackenzie Associates

Website: http://mhairimackenzieassociates.co.uk

 

“Louise worked as Operations Manager for AC Scotland and was involved latterly with the AC UK Council. During her time supporting the AC UK in its activities, some 16 months in all. During this time, her enthusiasm, energy, knowledge as well as pleasing personality made a tangible contribution to our development. Louise is someone who is worth talking to and who will work to ensure she makes a difference.”

Gladeana McMahon, UK Chair, Association for Coaching
Website http://associationforcoaching.com

 

“Louise’s excitement and passion about thinking outside the box is contagious. Working with Louise is less about work, but more about creating and executing solid results to development a strategy that people will carry forward for years to come. With her determination, her never say “can’t” attitude coupled with her passion …if you can dream it, Louise will make it happen.””

James Hurrell – Managing Director, Core Personnel

Website – www.core-personnel.co.uk

 

“I cant say enough good things about Louise, she is one of the nicest, most professional and knowledgable people i have ever come across.

She has been invalueable to my business, and when someone recommended her to me as a Business Consultant at first i was hesitant as i wasn’t sure what she could offer me and my business, i stupidly thought i could read through books and go on a few courses – I cant believe i took so long to consider her as it has been without a doubt the best decision i have ever made.

My problem was that i had the ideas of a business but no business skills or knowledge to carry it through, and after my very first meeting with Louise i was so confident and enthusiastic about how my business would move forward.  I can’t begin to think of how much money i have saved through her advice on training courses and the direction i should head in with my business. After one particular course with her i followed her advice to the letter and that month my profits doubled.

She always emails me to check up on things after we meet or talk – as i can be lazy some weeks…….but she motivates me and i never want to let her down as she is so lovely!

If anyone is ever to consider a Business Consultant and Web designer then i would urge them to call Louise from Approach the Coach and i promise it will be the best investment you make in your business.”

Service Category: Business Consultant
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Nicola Russell – Business Owner – Cutie Pie Candles

Website http://cutiepiecandles.co.uk

 

” I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to make my website than Louise, right from the word go she was so pleasant and helpful, especially when it came to all the verbal and grammar, she was superb really professional!  I am absolutely over the moon with my site and have had compliments from everyone. My site is www.in2kitchens.co.uk if anyone wants a look at her great work!”

Alan MacGregor – In2Kitchens

Website http://in2kitchens.co.uk

 

“Louise has developed the website for this year’s Association for Coaching conference. She had to find solutions outside the normal template limitations, and has done a great job.”
Service Category: IT Consultant
Top Qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity

Gill Smith – Association For Coaching

Website  http://acukconference.com/2012

 

“I have recently had the pleasure of hiring Louise to upgrade our website and bring us upto date with the use of social media. Louise has provided an excellent service and I am delighted with the results. Louise is a very personable, dedicated, comitted and an individual of extremely high integrity. I was particulary impressed with the speed of which she delivers, often during her own time. Louise made the whole experience painless for someone like me who has a busy schedule and little understanding of websites and social media. I am sure I will hire Louise again in the future and would highly reccommend her services.”

Service Category: Website / Social Media
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time

Stan Ahmed – Lion and Gazelle Ltd

Website http://lionandgazelle.com

 

“I have been working with Louise since last summer and find her to be very passionate about delivering for her clients, always thorough and with an excellent eye for detail. She is extremely professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a client or service provider.”

Neil PiePHP Programming

Website http://neilpie.co.uk

 

“Louise is currently providing guidance and training on integrating our company towards benefits of connecting with our customers through Social media as well as general advice on developing our business through marketing. Personally I have found our ongoing journey as both educational and enjoyable due to her easy going personality and the enthusiasm with which she approaches any task big or small.”Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Stuart Cameron – Specsdirect2u

Website: http://specsdirect2u.co.uk

“This is the second time I have hired Louise. Working with Louise on designing our new website was fantastic & the result of our new website has far out weighed our expectations. The feedback has been fantastic! Working with Louise has been a pleasure; her communication & focus has been excellent & she is great at putting the technical aspects & phrases into plain simple language for a non techy person like myself. My learning throughout working with Louise has been immense! Louise had fantastic ideas that I would never have come up with. Louise doesn’t do problems she always finds a solution! A unique & amazing experience. Highly recommend.”

Alison Foy – Coaching Success For You

Website: http://coachingsuccessforyou.com

 

“I have worked with website developers in the past and Louise exceeds them all in every way. I’m delighted by the website that she has created for me. Not only does it reflect my business, but it captures the personality that I wanted the site to convey. She has demonstrated real integrity and commitment to the project and absolutely goes ‘the extra mile’. In addition, she is a real pleasure to work, she kept me informed and involved the whole way through the project and patiently took the time to explain areas that I didn’t understand. If you are looking for someone to develop or update your website talk to Louise – you won’t be disappointed!”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Laura Borland – LSB Partnerships Ltd
Website: http://lsbpartnerships.co.uk

 

“I have been buying great support from a magnificent business coach called Louise Wightman who I work with remotely by phone, Skype and e mail. She has been a real catalyst for change and has been instrumental in getting my web site sorted and dealing with all the techno things like social networking that are difficult for me. Marketing is effortless for her and she does it in a snip of the time it takes me. I am I believe better to focus on the work I am good at rather than be struggling with such admin things. You may also be interested to know that there may be funding support available up till March 2012 from Flexible Training Opportunities to create/develop businesses at this time. Louise happily supported me in my application and I have been able to get back 50% of my costs of using her business coaching services and having my web site designed and marketing materials etc, etc, so that has been really helpful. If you want any support with any of this I cannot recommend her highly enough to you. Contact louise@approachthecoach.co.uk.  Lets face it anyone who can get a new business launched in a space of less than 2 months has to be good.  I truly could not have done this without her highly professional and very supportive input.” November 3, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Jude Craig

http://www.vitalitywellbeing.com

 

I found working with Louise to be a really enjoyable experience. Although we only worked over the phone, she established great rapport, and was very conscientious in ensuring that she was providing the appropriate support. She set up a facebook shop and related social media very quickly, while paying attention to detail. She was always prepared to talk things through step by step, and make sure that I understood the IT related aspects. I would highly recommend Louise, especially to anyone who is starting out in their own business.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

 Sue Maggott

https://www.facebook.com/theangelcoach

 

We hired Louise to educate, support us & build our confidence in driving our new business through social media.  Being total novices in this arena was not a problem as we were immediately put at ease by Louise’s enthusiasm, knowledge & professionalism & we came away from our initial consultation buzzing with excitement.  Louise has built a complete new website for our business which is fresh, dynamic & makes us more accessible to our audience and she has educated & supported us in making social media a reality in our business not just a buzz word.  Working with Louise has been a true pleasure.  She is a highly committed & motivated individual who is relentless to ensure she achieves the best for her client, her patience is second to none.    Louise imparts her knowledge to ensure you become the expert.  We have learnt so much in such a short space of time in working with Louise that our confidence in using social media in our business is sky high.  We highly recommend working with Louise & we look forward to working with her on our next project.

Alison Foy & Zoe Hoppe, Directors – Coaching Success For You.

http://coachingsuccessforyou.com

 

When I first met Louise I was surprised, having dealt with many recruitment consultants in the past I had never met anyone so enthusiastic and genuinely interested in helping me find the best role for my career path. I have since recommended her to my friends and have no hesitation in recommending her to you. Louise goes above and beyond and exceeds expectations. It is always a pleasure to speak with her.

Lynette Cameron

 

Louise has acted as my very efficient, effective VPA & Social Media Coach for over 3 months.  Her work has been excellent.  A consummate coach, Louise is an accomplished communicator, affable & thoroughly professional – possessing a wide-ranging, in-depth knowledge of Social Media and business networking.  Works at lightening speed and always gets it right.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

Dave Craig, Spirit of the Spey, Newtonmore, Scotland

http://spiritofthespey.co.uk

 

As a social networking dinosaur stepping into a new business in a foreign land where those skills and knowledge are imperative, Louise has been my Knight in Shining Armour!  Recommended by another highly delighted client, Louise has taken my hand and gently, patiently and encouragingly, led me through the minefield of networks I never thought I would look at never mind interact in!  And then, when I think I am in head space overload, she quickly swaps to her amazing Coaching Hat and puts positive thinking back in the ring!  What more could anyone ask for?  Louise has given me the opportunity to spotlight my business in all the right places and happily introduced me to other personal contacts to help further my knowledge and skills.  I am almost ready for my business to explode on the tourism map with all thanks to this Insightful, Professional woman who works with genuine Integrity and Passion.  It is my joy and good fortune to have her as a Business partner and my hope to keep her as a wonderful friend.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.

Gail Buchanan, Herons Gate, Altura Portugal.

http://heronsgate.eu

 

Louise has been an absolutely superb resource to have in terms of online networking.  Her level of expertise has to be experienced to be fully realised and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wishing to expand their profile and who like myself, needs expert guidance to utilise the technology available these days.  Her enthusiasm and ideas are boundless, her input has been life-changing and to crown it all she is a wonderful person!

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, Expert.

John T. Sinclair, International Musician and Coach

http://johntsinclair.com

 

Louise is a warm outgoing professional who is bursting with drive and energy.  I had the pleasure of working with her when we co-interviewed together.  I was especially struck with her ability to put people at ease and ask the most pertinent and insightful questions.  I would rush back to work with her again!

Elaine Furnivall, Psychologist, Aviour

http://aviour.co.uk

 

Having only known Louise for a short period, we are thoroughly delighted with the changes she has already implemented and seeing our business steadily grow has astounded us!  We have the highest regard for this true professional who genuinely cares about her clients.

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

Douglas Macdonald, Director, Scotland’s Chauffeur

http://scotlandschauffeur.com

 

I have worked with Louise for a number of years, more recently on Recruitment Assessment Centres where she delivered a consistently excellent service.  Louise is committed, trustworthy and confidential.  She has many different strands of experience, all of them bound together by her desire to deliver the best possible service, she comes highly recommended and I am looking forward to working with her again soon.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Tom Waddell MCMI FIRP, G4S Group

http://www.g4sgroup.com

 

Working with Louise is truly a pleasure and I would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their overall effectiveness.  Louise takes time to listen to your needs and provides solid guidance and helpful, actionable insights.  Within one minute of speaking with Louise, you will be made to feel 100% at ease, which is very important with a coach.  She genuinely cares, and this shines through in her approach.  In the relatively short time we have worked together, I have already seen great results.  I fully expect to be working with Louise for the long term.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Tom Parling, CEO, Zeno

http://zeno.com

 

Louise has delivered everything I have asked from her.  She is efficient, honest and creative.  A true pleasure to work with.  I just wish more people could take a leaf out of her book.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Louise to any business in need of efficiency and integrity.

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity.

Bill Kerins, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach

http://kerinsianlifecoaching.com

 

This year a wonderful whirlpool of dynamic creativity, embodied by Louise Wightman, has come into my business to bring me into the 21st century with social media.  This lady is a powerhouse and her ideas and inspirations are now a driving force and integral part of my healing service and business.  I can thoroughly recommend her services to anyone.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Patricia Iris Kerins, Intuitive Sound Healer

http://patriciairis.com

 

I met Louise earlier this year (2010) but have known of her reputation for many years which is worth its weight in gold in the industry that Louise concentrates on.  Louise is very talented in her field and has been a huge help in getting me moving forward with my business.  Louise is very personable and has the ability to put a person at ease and shows great patience.  Her work is very well regarded throughout Scotland and I would be delighted to recommend her to anyone seeking Life or Business Coaching.

Top qualities:  Personable, Expert, High Integrity.

Lorna McLean, Reiki Teacher and Holistic Therapist

http://www.reiki-glasgow.com

 

Louise is the ultimate professional and has been invaluable to me as I consider where I am in my career.  Not only has she been able to point me in the right direction but she has instilled in me so much confidence and inspiration that the road ahead is positively enticing!  I would recommend Louise and her exceptional skills to anyone.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.

Diane Hall, Clerical and Content

http://www.clericalandcontent.co.uk

 

I hired Louise to help me with my business “Alba Staffing Solutions Ltd”.  Within two weeks Louise had turned the business around deploying new methods and steering the business towards a more appropriate client base.  Louise’s knowledge, expertise and professionalism have been great for Alba, we now have direction and a goal for the future.  Working with Louise has been wonderful, she is warm, kind and honest, qualities that are rare in people today.  I would highly recommend Louise and I can be contacted if anyone wishes any more information.

Top qualities:  Great results, Expert, High Integrity

James Allan

 

Louise is a joy to work with.  I highly recommend her.  She is incredibly hardworking and knowledgeable.  She has far exceeded my expectations on every level.  She is 100% committed and focused on assignments and won’t rest until they are completed.  She is always friendly, approachable and professional.  Louise is highly motivated and produces excellent results every time.  If you are having problems or difficulties she can come up with a winning solution.  Her enthusiasm and positive outlook helps you to stay focused and motivated on your own projects.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Rachel Lee, Outstanding Teachers

 

I have known Louise for a few years and have been very impressed with the level of professionalism she brings to any task put to her.  Originally I approached her to act as an Employment Agent on my behalf, but our paths have crossed in the few years since.  She has the ability to put you at ease and is one of the most approachable people you would meet, with a great sense of humour and personality.  Louise is one of the hardest working individuals I know and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Melissa Hilton, Recruitment Consultant, Reed

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Louise when I was seeking employment in 2005-2006, all my dealings with Louise have been polite, yet professional & I can honestly say this was the best experience I have had to date with a recruitment agency.  Louise has great people skills, which makes it easy to build a working relationship & during my time at totaljobs.com it was great to also have Louise as a client.

Tony Henry, Online Sales Executive, Total Jobs.com

 

I have known Louise for over 5 years, her enthusiasm and professionalism is infectious.  Recently she has been working closely with our business developing our social media strategy, which has already garnered results.  She is a breath of frresh air, indeed when she was in our premises her positive, upbeat presence was commented on by the whole team.  The results she has brought so far are exceptional – I would highly recommend her, an asset to any business.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Expert, Creative

Lorna Robb, Partner, Fraser C. Robb

http://frasercrobb.co.uk

 

I have known Louise since our time together at the REC with Louise working as Regional Director for Scotland.  It was very clear from the start that Louise was incredibly driven and supremely passionate about putting recruitment in Scotland on the map.  Almost single-handedly she kick-started activity in Scotland and through her charm and influence managed to get a large number of the membership involved and indeed helped increase the REC’s membership in Scotland.  It was through Louise and one of her key contacts at the Daily Record that the Scottish Recruitment Awards was successfully launched.  Louise is a true professional in whatever she does and if given the opportunity to do something amazing, will not disappoint.

Nick Bowles, Business Development Manager, REC

http://rec.uk.com

 

Louise was more than just a recruitment agency, she took the time to really understand the business at Monster.  She worked with the business and the hiring managers to help achieve some very aggressive headcount numbers in a short time.  Louise very quickly became a huge support to me and was the person with her ear to the ground on the Glasgow recruitment market!  Looking back, I would never of hit the headcount without all of her hard work!

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

Karin Mankour, Monster Worldwide

http://monster.co.uk

 

I have known Louise for a number of years now, initially Louise was representing me in the market but after I joined Meridian Business Support we continued a good steady business relationship.  Louise is a true professional and understands the market.  Louise has a great insight into the direction of the recruitment industry and I would recommend her to anyone I know in this field.

Kevin Monaghan, Recruitment Consultant, Meridian Business Support

 

I have met Louise previously and was delighted when I met her again when I started to look for another role.  Louise is extremely professional, multi-talented, warm and is always available at any time to advise.  She was always on hand to monitor and update me with my application and I can honestly say that I would recommend this skilled and refreshingly honest lady to any business or person.  I am pleased to say that I have been successful in finding my ideal role with Louise’s help and look forward in starting this very soon.

Lisa Herd, Consultant, Brook Street

 

Louise is a unique individual, who is diverse in her abilities and not afraid of change.  Her delivery is excellent and its fair to say that Louise is definitely “one of a kind” and it is a pleasure having her as both a personal and business contact.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Carol Miller, Manager, Outsourcing Contact Centre

 

Working with Louise, when I was the PR consultant for the Recruitment Employment Confederation, was a pleasure.  She made my job easier, because she has drive, ambition and dedication to the task at hand.  She gives 100% to everything she does and is extremely focused on achieving the right results.

Mary-Jo Devlin, Founder and MD, Emjay PR

http://emjaypr.co.uk

 

Louise represented me a couple of times in my career.  I have always found her to be completely dedicated to her work and to the people she works with.  Louise is always trying to better herself, to find ways to grow and expand her already cast areas of expertise.  A dedicated professional who is completely ethical in her approach to everything.  A very fair, honest, talented and intelligent person who I would recommend to anyone.

Dougie Gunning, B2B Sales Executive, BT

 

I have known Louise for a couple of years and have always found her to be honest, reliable and someone who takes pride in understanding her clients business needs.  Louise is someone who I would have no hesitation in recommending as a consultant in their business.  Louise has always shown she has a great personality and carries herself with an air of great professionalism at all times.

Frank Craig, Senior Manager, Ably Resources Ltd

 

Louise is a highly ethical and professional recruiter with strong values.  I rate her highly and would recommend her to anyone looking for a new position.  Well connected and well placed in the Scottish Market Place a good person to have in your network.

Neil Fawcett, Director, FH1 Ltd

 

I’ve had quite a unique pleasure to work with Louise as a candidate and as a client.  I cannot fault Louise’s committment and work ethic, she is one of the most hard working professionals I have come across in the recruitment industry.  I would recommend Louise and use her services before looking anywhere else.

Top qualities:  Great results, Personable, High Integrity

Alicia Maxwell

 

Louise is one of the most hardworking and professional individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with.  Louise always work to ensure that she maximises every opportunity and achieves an outcome of the highest possible standard.  There aren’t many people in recruitment who are genuinely honest and can offer impartial advice – However this is something that clearly comes naturally to Louise.  I have no hesitation what so-ever in recommending Louise.

Sean Brown, Founder, Ace Jobs Online

 

I have known Louise for over 10 years – as a colleague and now as a service provider.  She is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and professional recruitment experts in the west of Scotland.  In addition to her recruitment expertise she is also proactively involved in raising standards of recruitment practise in Scotland, through her work as Chairman of REC Scotland and her involvement in the Scottish Recruitment Awards.  I would recommend Louise as a Recruitment provider to anyone and I am happy to be contacted directly to discuss any questions you might have.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Michele Aaen, Business and Event Manager, Daily Record

 

Louise was a great help when I was looking for a new career, she really went the extra mile to help find the position that was right for me.  Not only a fantastic professional recruiter but friendly and helpful to.  I would recommend Louise to individuals looking for work and to companies looking to recruit as Louise will always do her best to find not only the people to fit a job but a job to fit the people.

Liam Bonthron, Sales Executive, Fruit Mobile Managed Services

 

I have known and dealt with Louise for two years now.  As a recruiter who has worked with many recruitment professionals in the Scottish market; I can honestly say that Louise is one of the most friendly, personable and professional recruiters in our industry sector.  I highly rate her approach to qualifying client and candidates needs, her professional values and her committment to doing her job to the highest standards.  I would not hesitate in recommending her to candidates or clients needing the assistance of a rec 2 rec professional to add real value to their recruitment resource.  Louise, thanks for all your help, advice and encouragement.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, Expert

Matt Johe, Senior Consultant, SceneOne

http://www.sceneone.uk.com

 

In a recruitment industry that talks of ethics and delivers little… Louise exemplifies professionalism and discretion with a listening ear to both clients and candidates alike.  A very covert recruitment choice where anonymity is assured.

Top qualities:  Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Gary Dixon, MD Spectrum Personnel

http://spectrum-personnel.com

 

I knew Louise when we were both at Blue Arrow.  Although we worked in different divisions, I used to borrow a desk in her Industrial branch whenever I was in Glasgow.  I always found her to be very approachable, open and honest, with a good grasp of people and issues.  These are qualities that I am sure will stand her in very good stead in her career as  a Life and Career Coach.

Richard Colwell, Operations Manager, Driving Division, Blue Arrow

 

I have known Louise for over 6 years, we met when we both worked for Blue Arrow in Edinburgh.  Having now worked for a few recruitment groups and Managers, Louise is one of the most approachable, caring and professional Managers who leads her team from the front.  Although Louise was not my manager, I was always impressed by Louise’s style and attitude, she was keen to share her knowledge of the industry, a natural coach who supported other divisions and consultants.  I would have no hesitation and have recommended Louise to former colleagues looking for a move and industry professionals requiring the support of a rec to rec company.

Shona Campbell, Team Leader, Blue Arrow

 

I have known Louise for over 7 years now and have always found her to be very reliable, likable and above all professional, her attention to detail leaves other with no dobut that she is very professional to say the least, she always has a can do attitude and have always found her to be approachable.  Louise’s attitude is excellent and her work ethos is second to nil above all she displays Honesty, Commitrtment and Integrity in everything she does.

Ian Howarth, Director, ABC Contract Services / Blue Arrow

 

Contact Approach The Coach

Based in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Mobile: +44 (0)7739 345 803
Email: louise@approachthecoach.co.uk

Company Registered Number in Scotland: SC 392256.

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