Testimonials

"Russell & Sarah aka The Decent People, are simply incredible people to work with. Exceptionally decent, but also very entertaining, engaging and the ultimate professionals. I can't speak highly enough of their contribution to a recent event we managed and would be delighted to provide a recommendation at any time."  Kathryn Lee, Lumino Events

 

“A huge thank you to Russell and Sarah for taking our team on an improvisation journey, unleashing our creativity and helping us work together with the power of ‘yes, and’!  A few of us were hesitant about the project to start with, but by the end we were comfortable with ourselves and each other to come up with some positive and innovative ideas. Definitely a must-do for any organisation or team looking to further leadership and team work amongst colleagues.”  Professor Peter Gahan, Director, Centre for Workplace Leadership, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne

 

“Many, many thanks once more to you, for your wonderful performance last week, and for all the hard work and planning that preceded it.  We have received so much overwhelmingly positive feedback and joy expressed about it.”  Dr Peter Seal, Vice President, Australian Society of Anaesthetists

 

“In the expert hands of Sarah Kinsella our diverse group comprised of CEO's, first year university students and senior university management were quickly engaged in improvisation activities.  Even the cynics amongst the group were laughing and eager for more. There is much that can be learned about leadership from improvisation - our group learned about the power of stepping into the unknown, embracing uncertainty and being open to possibilities. Sarah's workshop formed part of our orientation activities and was a fantastic primer for fruitful working relationships”  Dr Rowan Brookes, Course coordinator - Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)

 

“Russell has been coaching our science, engineering and technology research students for the 3 Minute Thesis Competition for three years now, and someone from our group has taken out the University prize every year! The students appreciate his humour and energy and his ability to make public speaking seem like fun. His help in improving their communication skills and confidence has definitely been a factor in our team’s success.”  Dr Sylvia Anne Mackie, Lecturer in Research Communication, Office of the PVC Student Advancement, Swinburne University of Technology

 

“Hi Sarah – I just wanted to say thank you to the both of you for helping to enliven our Brand Captain Workshop so much. Everyone loved it and the energy you helped to unleash has spread like wildfire back to the teams here at MYOB.Cate Newman Marketing Manager – Brand, MYOB Australia Pty Ltd

 

"Thanks again for your amazing contribution to the Future Focus Group Induction Weekend.  Your Collaboration Skills Workshop has an average score of 9.2 (equal highest for the Weekend).  Ratings ranged between 10 and 8.  Nice work!”   Matt Gaffney, General Manager, Future Focus Group, Committee for Melbourne

 

“LOVED the improv. session and how many lessons could be learnt from it around working with a partner & failure in particular. I learned to put myself on the line more, be less afraid to look like a fool/fail, always try to make my co-facilitators look & feel great.” – participant   “I loved the Improvisation stuff- hilarious, great tools, interactive and great bonding with others” .- participant  “We loved the session with Russell and Sarah! It was high energy, interactive and we failed constantly! It really helped the group warm up and start to act without analysing too much.”  Liv Powell, National Manager, L&D, Reach Foundation

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