"Engaging, positive, empowering. The course was very participatory and thought provoking. It was good to be on a course with like minded folk and understand that we all have the same problems"
CSL January 2015 Delegate
"I loved that the tools were evidence based – we used them on real work situations during the 3 days and I’m still using them today."
CEFAS 2014 Delegate
"The toolbox I took away from the course is of great use. The added unexpected bonus was how inspiring it was to spend 3 days in a room full of engaged, smart, forward thinking people. An incredibly positive and enlightening situation to be in."
Organic Chemist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, January 2014
"Barefoot training provided me with many time management tools which have had a major impact on allowing me to be effective in my work. One of the best aspects for me was the development of a research proposal. By working with other academics from different departments I could see how my research overlapped and this led to a successful NERC proposal."
Professor (then Reader) of Marine Chemistry, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Jan 2013
"The course went beyond my expectations. I came out inspired: full of ideas about how to change the way I work to increase productivity and interact better with others…"
CSL January 2013 Delegate
"Peter and Martin of the Barefoot Thinking Company have been key developers and deliverers of leadership and strategic thinking training for the Leopold Program since 2009. They have consistently produced high quality and high impact training that is both stimulating and transformational for the Leopold Fellows. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any organization that intends to utilize their services in the future."
Pam Sturner, Executive Director, Leopold Leadership Program, Stanford University
"The Barefoot leadership training programme was a highly useful experience for me. It not only helped me to think more strategically about the role that I play as an academic, it also provided a suite of tools, many of which I am now using routinely within my working practice particularly in situations of conflict, for negotiations with peers and senior staff, and to understand my own practice in teams of research leadership. I found the course interesting, intellectually stimulating, and well-tailored to the needs of the mid-career academic"
Mid career scientist, Marine Institute, Plymouth University 2011