Testimonials

Stacey Sherridan, Retail

Gemma is an exceptional coach. She is very professional, committed and focused. She made me feel very relaxed and at ease. While she pushed me to do more sooner than I would have done on my own, her style was gentle but powerful. I never felt that I was pushed too hard. I always felt very supported and championed in the attainment of my goals. She has fantastic listening skills that get to the heart of the issue and helps you move forward quickly. Highly recommended and a pleasure to work with!
2016-09-08T13:50:54+00:00
Gemma is an exceptional coach. She is very professional, committed and focused. She made me feel very relaxed and at ease. While she pushed me to do more sooner than I would have done on my own, her style was gentle but powerful. I never felt that I was pushed too hard. I always felt very supported and championed in the attainment of my goals. She has fantastic listening skills that get to the heart of the issue and helps you move forward quickly. Highly recommended and a pleasure to work with!

Emma McDaid, Bakery

I would like to express my complete gratitude and appreciation for everything Gemma has done and taught me for the development of my upcoming business. Her expertise, patience and ‘can do’ approach has given me the confidence and belief to really push myself and drive my business forward. Not only has she opened my eyes and provided sound advice and guidance but she has also set realistic expectations, meaning I can prepare and overcome the inevitable obstacles and challenges of running my own business at my own pace. Her patience, knowledge and ability to coach constructively is second to none and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to set up or progress their own business. Thank you Gemma.
2016-03-31T09:55:24+00:00
I would like to express my complete gratitude and appreciation for everything Gemma has done and taught me for the development of my upcoming business. Her expertise, patience and ‘can do’ approach has given me the confidence and belief to really push myself and drive my business forward. Not only has she opened my eyes and provided sound advice and guidance but she has also set realistic expectations, meaning I can prepare and overcome the inevitable obstacles and challenges of running my own business at my own pace. Her patience, knowledge and ability to coach constructively is second to none and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to set up or progress their own business. Thank you Gemma.

Carol Davis, Counsellor

When I met Gemma I had recently qualified as a Counsellor and was seeing clients two evenings a week and on a Saturday morning whilst still in my admin assistant role. I wanted to go full time with my counselling business but I was worried about not having the security of paid employment. Gemma helped me to stand back and look at what I needed to achieve to be able to pay my bills and my business costs. We put a plan in place to build my business to enable me to rely solely on it and how to continue to grow it. Within five weeks of working with Gemma I handed in my notice and by the time I left my job I had bookings for six weeks, which meant I would earn double of what I was earning previously. This means that I am now living my dream and I can wholeheartedly say that without Gemma I would still be employed, merely chasing my dream.
2016-09-08T13:51:27+00:00
When I met Gemma I had recently qualified as a Counsellor and was seeing clients two evenings a week and on a Saturday morning whilst still in my admin assistant role. I wanted to go full time with my counselling business but I was worried about not having the security of paid employment. Gemma helped me to stand back and look at what I needed to achieve to be able to pay my bills and my business costs. We put a plan in place to build my business to enable me to rely solely on it and how to continue to grow it. Within five weeks of working with Gemma I handed in my notice and by the time I left my job I had bookings for six weeks, which meant I would earn double of what I was earning previously. This means that I am now living my dream and I can wholeheartedly say that without Gemma I would still be employed, merely chasing my dream.

Alun Cooper, Mortgage Advisor

I would like to offer a testimonial for Gemma Rolstone, Business Coach. I met Gemma after moving to Cheadle Hulme. I’ve been in the area about three months. I gave up my job in Lincolnshire moved here without a job, without knowledge of the local area, and without knowing anybody.

Being the kind of person I am, I wanted to start developing links and start doing business in a manner that I’ve always been accustomed to. My thoughts were about doing various things and moreover I had recently started a new contract for my everyday work, arranging mortgages.

I decided to work with Gemma because I had so many different ideas going on at the same time and was making no headway with any of them. Gemma took the time to listen to everything that I wanted to do, she asked me to prioritise and then she asked me to set some goals.

Gemma not only brought focus to my mind but she also encouraged me to do better in a role that I’ve been doing for many years, my profitably business is up by 25% over the last couple of months and I’m more focused than ever on what I need to do. I hope to be able to continue working with Gemma because there are many things that I want to be able to do going forward. I do recommend the services of Gemma to anybody in business, she is a great coach for anybody that wants to be coached.
2016-12-06T17:53:45+00:00
I would like to offer a testimonial for Gemma Rolstone, Business Coach. I met Gemma after moving to Cheadle Hulme. I’ve been in the area about three months. I gave up my job in Lincolnshire moved here without a job, without knowledge of the local area, and without knowing anybody. Being the kind of person I am, I wanted to start developing links and start doing business in a manner that I’ve always been accustomed to. My thoughts were about doing various things and moreover I had recently started a new contract for my everyday work, arranging mortgages. I decided to work with Gemma because I had so many different ideas going on at the same time and was making no headway with any of them. Gemma took the time to listen to everything that I wanted to do, she asked me to prioritise and then she asked me to set some goals. Gemma not only brought focus to my mind but she also encouraged me to do better in a role that I’ve been doing for many years, my profitably business is up by 25% over the last couple of months and I’m more focused than ever on what I need to do. I hope to be able to continue working with Gemma because there are many things that I want to be able to do going forward. I do recommend the services of Gemma to anybody in business, she is a great coach for anybody that wants to be coached.

Matthew Brooks, Personal Trainer

Gemma’s coaching sessions have been of fantastic use to me in regards to helping me begin my own business. For a long time now, I have been aspiring to launch my own company within the fitness industry, but have always inevitably postponed my goals for more immediate issues, giving them the proverbial backseat when it comes to my prioritisation.

However, since working with Gemma, I have taken my idea and turned it into a reality; I now have a company logo, website, business cards, email and (most importantly) my own gym at home from which I am able to train clients.

Gemma’s sesions helped me to set realistic goals over an achievable time frame, so that every time we met up (once per fortnight), I was able to have fulfilled these targets, and thus progressed further towards my overall goals of launching my own business.

Gemma has fantastic people skills, which helped me maintain my professional relationship with her, and if I ever had any questions I only needed to ask and she would respond almost immediately. She helped finetune my goals from being a tsunami of ideas to being a steady flow of progression which continued throughout our time together. Her advice and coaching in regards to starting up my business, in addition to her networking contacts and experience, were all tools which were of the utmost value to me as a client.

With a few finishing touches, MBFitness will be ready to launch in 2017, and I am incredibly excited to see what the new year holds. Working with Gemma has been a pleasure, and as a result of the aforementioned reasons, I would definitely recommend Gemma Rolstone, and her company Delphinium Business Coaching to anyone aspiring to start their own business; anyone who already has their own business and is struggling to find success or focus, and/or anyone who has experience in business but wishes to have a new, fresh lease of life injected into their business projects.
2017-01-02T16:28:23+00:00
Gemma’s coaching sessions have been of fantastic use to me in regards to helping me begin my own business. For a long time now, I have been aspiring to launch my own company within the fitness industry, but have always inevitably postponed my goals for more immediate issues, giving them the proverbial backseat when it comes to my prioritisation. However, since working with Gemma, I have taken my idea and turned it into a reality; I now have a company logo, website, business cards, email and (most importantly) my own gym at home from which I am able to train clients. Gemma’s sesions helped me to set realistic goals over an achievable time frame, so that every time we met up (once per fortnight), I was able to have fulfilled these targets, and thus progressed further towards my overall goals of launching my own business. Gemma has fantastic people skills, which helped me maintain my professional relationship with her, and if I ever had any questions I only needed to ask and she would respond almost immediately. She helped finetune my goals from being a tsunami of ideas to being a steady flow of progression which continued throughout our time together. Her advice and coaching in regards to starting up my business, in addition to her networking contacts and experience, were all tools which were of the utmost value to me as a client. With a few finishing touches, MBFitness will be ready to launch in 2017, and I am incredibly excited to see what the new year holds. Working with Gemma has been a pleasure, and as a result of the aforementioned reasons, I would definitely recommend Gemma Rolstone, and her company Delphinium Business Coaching to anyone aspiring to start their own business; anyone who already has their own...

Craig Rooney, MV Finance

I recently did my DISC Assessment with Gemma as was keen to see what kind of person it perceived me as & also wanted to see if I needed to improve any of my communication skills.

I must admit I’ve always been a bit sceptical about assessments of personality questions but after I answered all the questions & the results came back I was very surprised!

Gemma booked in a time at my office to run through the results & I must say that it was ‘spot on’ in defining the personality I was. With her guidance I can now work on the areas that could do with improving!

I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Gemma with complete confidence to all my friends, family & work colleagues as she truly gives a fantastic service. I would also highly recommend that all members of this BNI should book an appointment with her & especially if you are in charge of staff as you will find it extremely useful.

Thanks once again Gemma for all your help.
2017-06-05T15:02:01+00:00
I recently did my DISC Assessment with Gemma as was keen to see what kind of person it perceived me as & also wanted to see if I needed to improve any of my communication skills. I must admit I’ve always been a bit sceptical about assessments of personality questions but after I answered all the questions & the results came back I was very surprised! Gemma booked in a time at my office to run through the results & I must say that it was ‘spot on’ in defining the personality I was. With her guidance I can now work on the areas that could do with improving! I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Gemma with complete confidence to all my friends, family & work colleagues as she truly gives a fantastic service. I would also highly recommend that all members of this BNI should book an appointment with her & especially if you are in charge of staff as you will find it extremely useful. Thanks once again Gemma for all your help.

Linda Orrett Naturopath and Clinical Hypnotherapist

I feel that the session with Gemma really pushed me in my thinking about my business and how I can move it forward. Gemma challenged me and helped me to think about things I hadn’t already thought of and keep me focused. She helped me to formulate an action plan at the end of each session so I know exactly what I had to do next.I feel that the sessions have helped me move forward and improve my confidence.
2017-06-05T15:54:19+00:00
I feel that the session with Gemma really pushed me in my thinking about my business and how I can move it forward. Gemma challenged me and helped me to think about things I hadn’t already thought of and keep me focused. She helped me to formulate an action plan at the end of each session so I know exactly what I had to do next.I feel that the sessions have helped me move forward and improve my confidence.

Christopher Kelly, Groundcover Plus

Just a note to say thank you for your ongoing help, support and professionalism from you and your business.

When we first met I was in a situation where I felt lost with a vision and had previously got “too big too quick” I had lost faith and vision as to where my Business was going, and my main concern was if I had no vision then how can I expect my employees to have a vision installed into them.

One year down the line and I have achieved a long-term vision, short term visions and clarity in the sense of direction for me, my Business and for my employees.

So I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for all your help and support and probably most important your patience with me. Thank You.

I’m sure you are aware and as I have recommended you to some of my clients Businesses already I would not hesitate or question your professionalism or have any doubt you and your business are a referable to the highest of quality.

I look forward to the next coaching session and continuing working with you in the future.

Many Thanks again.
2017-11-01T13:34:17+00:00
Just a note to say thank you for your ongoing help, support and professionalism from you and your business. When we first met I was in a situation where I felt lost with a vision and had previously got “too big too quick” I had lost faith and vision as to where my Business was going, and my main concern was if I had no vision then how can I expect my employees to have a vision installed into them. One year down the line and I have achieved a long-term vision, short term visions and clarity in the sense of direction for me, my Business and for my employees. So I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for all your help and support and probably most important your patience with me. Thank You. I’m sure you are aware and as I have recommended you to some of my clients Businesses already I would not hesitate or question your professionalism or have any doubt you and your business are a referable to the highest of quality. I look forward to the next coaching session and continuing working with you in the future. Many Thanks again.

Dale Swift, Afford Bond

I engaged Gemma for her service of DISC personality profiling. Gemma was efficient and professional throughout.

After returning the completed questionnaire back to Gemma I received a full copy of the report to review and a convenient time was arranged to go through the report together where Gemma gave some great and informative feedback.

Whilst the profiling highlighted areas in which I was already aware of and was expecting to see, it also brought to light some areas for me to concentrate on to develop and improve.

Being that impressed with Gemma it has made me consider using her other services in order to help improve on the areas highlighted by the report.

The DISC assessment would be a great tool to use for anyone in senior roles or overseeing other members of staff.

I would not hesitate to recommend Gemma to clients and contacts.
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2017-11-13T09:57:18+00:00
I engaged Gemma for her service of DISC personality profiling. Gemma was efficient and professional throughout. After returning the completed questionnaire back to Gemma I received a full copy of the report to review and a convenient time was arranged to go through the report together where Gemma gave some great and informative feedback. Whilst the profiling highlighted areas in which I was already aware of and was expecting to see, it also brought to light some areas for me to concentrate on to develop and improve. Being that impressed with Gemma it has made me consider using her other services in order to help improve on the areas highlighted by the report. The DISC assessment would be a great tool to use for anyone in senior roles or overseeing other members of staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Gemma to clients and contacts.

CARA Technology

I asked Gemma to supply a disc profile for me as I was looking to improve my performance in building referral partnerships. I was so impressed by the way that Gemma spent so much time going through my report with me that I decided to have them done for the whole team in order to help them understand each other better and in turn collaborate better as a team.

The exercise went so well that I asked Gemma to facilitate a team day to expand upon this which she did.

What Gemma delivers can be described as intangible but the results certainly are not, my whole team are not only working together better than they have before but they are all very interested in driving the business forward and are proactively making suggestions as to how they can help.

To describe the change as a transformation does not overstate the impact it is having within our workplace.

It has been so successful that we have decided that the team want to work with Gemma on a regular basis and will be asking her to run similar sessions every 6 months.
2017-10-25T15:16:49+00:00
I asked Gemma to supply a disc profile for me as I was looking to improve my performance in building referral partnerships. I was so impressed by the way that Gemma spent so much time going through my report with me that I decided to have them done for the whole team in order to help them understand each other better and in turn collaborate better as a team. The exercise went so well that I asked Gemma to facilitate a team day to expand upon this which she did. What Gemma delivers can be described as intangible but the results certainly are not, my whole team are not only working together better than they have before but they are all very interested in driving the business forward and are proactively making suggestions as to how they can help. To describe the change as a transformation does not overstate the impact it is having within our workplace. It has been so successful that we have decided that the team want to work with Gemma on a regular basis and will be asking her to run similar sessions every 6 months.

Peacock and Smith

We were planning a CPD day and the original presenter let us down not too long before the event. I contacted Gemma and she stepped in for us and delivered a professional and very helpful seminar on ‘networking’. It met all the necessary requirements, was pitched to the audience really well and was well received by all. I would highly recommend Gemma for any business or personal coaching/ training, what we got was very valuable and will stay with us for many for years to come.
2017-10-25T16:01:53+00:00
We were planning a CPD day and the original presenter let us down not too long before the event. I contacted Gemma and she stepped in for us and delivered a professional and very helpful seminar on ‘networking’. It met all the necessary requirements, was pitched to the audience really well and was well received by all. I would highly recommend Gemma for any business or personal coaching/ training, what we got was very valuable and will stay with us for many for years to come.

The IT Godmother

I had lost my way in my business, due to my partner getting poorly and resigning.

With Gemma’s help I was able to rekindle the love for my work and achieve many of the weekly goals we agreed would help.  Initially it took time for me to embrace the work commitments, but Gemma would not let me off and would encourage me to achieve the next goal. The weekly/fortnightly calls made me accountable and I found that I achieved much more than I thought possible.

I gained 50% more clients. I make better use of my time, for example, when I have a meeting in Manchester, I organise to see other businesses or clients on the same day.

I have a solid reminder system in place to keep up with contacting clients, both current and potential.

I am now in a much better place with my business, enjoying the work, probably working more than planned, but earning more money.
2017-10-25T15:51:52+00:00
I had lost my way in my business, due to my partner getting poorly and resigning. With Gemma’s help I was able to rekindle the love for my work and achieve many of the weekly goals we agreed would help.  Initially it took time for me to embrace the work commitments, but Gemma would not let me off and would encourage me to achieve the next goal. The weekly/fortnightly calls made me accountable and I found that I achieved much more than I thought possible. I gained 50% more clients. I make better use of my time, for example, when I have a meeting in Manchester, I organise to see other businesses or clients on the same day. I have a solid reminder system in place to keep up with contacting clients, both current and potential. I am now in a much better place with my business, enjoying the work, probably working more than planned, but earning more money.