About my school workshops…
“Absolutely loved Matthew’s workshop…really engaged the children and allowed them to really think and investigate.” Debbie, Teacher.
“I learn and enjoy a lot of things in this workshop like the wind thing and allowing everyone participate in the workshop. It was educative and really good. Thank you for your good work.” Participant.
“I have enjoyed making Wind Turbines because we was able to experiment with different themes and think of ways we can develop them themes. Thank you.” Participant.
“I enjoyed making the Wind Turbine because I enjoyed getting more than one chance and knowing that every time I had a chance I could be a winner. Thank you.” Participant.
“I really enjoyed creating mini turbines as it allowed our creativity to be in contrast with our scientific knowledge. Everyone was ambitious about creating a successful mini wind turbine. I also liked the fact that you were aware of what was happening to our climate.” Participant.
About my adult’s workshops…
“I liked that you illustrated the subject matter of each part of the workshop with a practical task. I found that very refreshing and a good way to make clear what it is all about.”
“I liked the nice and friendly atmosphere and your delicious home made cookies!”"He has a way of illustrating a point so that you will understand, the workshop was useful and fun . Matthew is truly committed to helping others to grow - a rare find in a self-obssessed society.”
“Did enjoy the space and opportunity to think out of the box!”
“I attended 2 workshops recently with Matthew Venn during which I found him insightful and supportive, allowing for growth and change as a natural process rather than an imposed one.”
“Fun, loved doing something different and creative. It felt like we were working together as a team.”
About my coaching…
Maxine Mallett - Head of Eveline Primary School
Matthew is a good ‘listening ear’. He enabled me to identify areas of my job that were causing me stress and frustration. Using coaching techniques I was able to determine strategies that would enhance my performance. I now feel less stress and I’m a better leader. I’m more aware of my leadership style and my strengths and weakness.
Jane Boardman - Head of Cherry Hinton Junior School
I am the headteacher of a small, urban Junior School. I was given an initial coaching session with Matthew as a gift from a colleague. Prior to working with him, I was extremely sceptical about coaching. After only one or two sessions, however, it became clear how powerful the time to think, talk and plan changes can be. For example, we spent some time exploring my values and this reminded me of why I teach in the first place! Like many of us working in education, I prioritised work above everything else and resented it. I now have a new set of skills and resources to draw on which help me to balance work and life more effectively.
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Ross Sargent - Director of Cambridge Kung Fu Ltd
I have known Matthew for six years. In that time he has been my friend, my student and my teacher. I do not believe that I have ever met someone with the skill set that Matthew has at his disposal, he is unique in my experience. He is somehow able to combine an innate analytical and highly scientific mind with an extremely sensitive, responsive and positive way of being. He is highly intelligent and is able to problem solve in an extremely effective way both on his own and as part of a team. Above all I would say that Matthew is a caring and thoughtful person who is passionate about personal growth both in terms of himself and in his ability to coach others.