Dear Dr. Turnbull,
I am very appreciative for all the Virtual Keynote talks you have conducted with our firm in 2020 centering around Allyship. You are an incredible partner to work with, accommodating, thoughtful, probing, and most important purposefully impactful. You have moved me and thousands of our associates. Management has received tremendous feedback and are being asked to provide more events to keep our positive momentum. While I was initially disappointed not to be able to host you in person as we planned, in many ways some of our events together were even more interactive than we could have done in person with the same amount of time.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Human Facets.
Dear Dr. Turnbull, I cannot thank you enough for the virtual keynote you presented on April 20, 2020 to our group. I have been flooded with positive feedback and requests to be connected to you and your content. With almost 400 people on the webinar you created a connection with the audience through your live polls and examples that I don’t think anyone anticipated…
Thanks for making my audience feel so important and validated. We really appreciate you!
- “Opened my mind to my internal bias”
- “Challenged my own views and diversity and inclusion”
- “Helped me see how I exclude people unconsciously”
- “Great workshop! We should do this with all employees”
- “This program far exceeded my expectations”
Dr. Turnbull is an engaging and powerful speaker. Her deep knowledge of diversity and inclusion was impressive.
I highly recommend Dr. Turnbull.
After attending as a participant, I felt compelled to attend other sessions to hear the dialogue from the various audiences. The attendees in each session were (diverse) cross functional employees with varied tenure, multi level in nature. “Building Cultural Sensitivity” provided a great place for people to share thoughts and experiences in a unique way and with people that they might not have ever had the opportunity to do so with.
It truly was about awareness and sharing in a very non-threatening way that seemed to allow for greater openness and hopefully understanding. By the final few sessions I observed there were more and more Thank you’s to each other for the sharing. Ultimately, how it evolved and ended up was more than expected. THANKS to Human Facets® for the experience.
The Leading Diversity 1-day training programme that she delivered over a two year period to in excess of 1500 officers and staff of the bank was the most ambitious and successful training intervention ever introduced in Europe.
Helen’s skills as a facilitator are second to none. She is intuitive, fluid, articulate and natural, spotting and heading off potential “hot spots” and providing an environment where people feel safe to express their views and know they will be heard. Her antenna are always up, yet she appears at complete ease with her audience and never radiates anything but calm and control.
But Helen has much more to offer than just stand up training and facilitation. Her OD skills are fabulous and her holistic approach to culture change is practical and realistic yet inspirational. Whatever she does, she takes people with her and makes the journey seem immensely worthwhile.
As a business partner, Helen is an exceedingly reliable and diligent colleague, working seamlessly to ensure that goals are delivered and targets are met. You feel reassured when working with Helen that everything is possible and will be done to the highest standard. I recommend her to you most highly.”
Dr. Turnbull is clearly knowledgeable, organized and engaging. Her presentation provided opportunities for all learning styles to connect and combined important lessons, illuminating her depth of experience in a very down-to-earth, conversational style that captured the audience’s attention. Afterwards, students and staff stayed in the lecture hall waiting to ask questions in an attempt to glean additional insights from her. After the presentation, many asked if it was possible to get a copy of her speech or Powerpoint presentation. One student remarked that there was so much good information, he couldn’t capture it in one sitting.
My first experience working with Dr. Turnbull was when she served as a presenter for the 2007 Diversity Summit. Her demeanor, insights, and presentation style were impressive then and it was an honor to have the opportunity to hear her speak again this year in the Last Lecture Series.”