What people say
Back in 2004, I was honoured to receive the top accolade from the Marketing Society, the Marketer of the Year, for my work at Cafedirect. A few years on, testimonials from happy customers are the best awards!
From SME's to solopreneurs, they've all been a pleasure to serve and work with.
I love the diversity of the sectors in which they operate, and what unites them: a desire to be true to themselves when they communicate and do business, to connect with their clients in all authenticity.
I took part in Sylvie's course 'Grow your authentic brand'. Sylvie has developed a very clear, intuitive approach to brand development. The course was an excellent introduction to the approach and gave me lots of useful reflection points and exercises to do, which demystified the process of brand development. It gave me hope that it needn't be a painful exercise but can be both fun and provoke profound reflection! Sylvie's style of coaching is very warm and encouraging and I really enjoyed the interaction with other course participants.
I highly recommend the course to anyone establishing a new business or who wants to invest in their brand, I can really see how the groundwork it provides is essential before investing further in outward facing branding and communications materials.
Rebecca Morahan, Consultant in gender and sustainable trade
Sometimes in life you are lucky enough to meet someone wonderful who comes along just at the moment you need them the most. You don’t always realise it at the time but they make such an impact in your life that your view on things change forever.
Sylvie Barr is one of those amazing people!
Sylvie has patiently encouraged me to tap back into my creative side and despite all my mental blocks, has helped me to see a path forward. Rebranding my business, designing my new website and marketing had become a bit of a gremlin for me and I have in the past avoided it at all costs.
But with Sylvie’s help we have created something I am truly proud of…
I am so grateful :) !
Victoria Cooper, Founder, Moksha Therapies
”I enjoyed taking part in Sylvie’s 4 week ‘Grow Your Authentic Brand’ course. It was a great introduction to brand development, with some really helpful exercises and discussions to really get underneath who you are and how that impacts your brand as you create and develop it further.
It gave me much food for thought at a point where I wanted to start to develop my branding and ensure it was authentically rooted in who I am and what I’m wanting my business to achieve.
I love Sylvie’s warm style. She's got a really bubbly personality and her enthusiasm and her intuition as she worked with the group to help each of us to move our brand forward was fantastic.
The group interaction was also particularly helpful in discussing and develop insights further.
It was a real pleasure to work with Sylvie and I highly recommend her and this course to you."
Gill Kearney, Intuitive Life & Business Coach
There are numerous business books and consultants available to help a small business owner develop a branding or marketing strategy.
But Sylvie’s service was rather special and far more meaningful to me. Working in a friendly and relaxed manner, Sylvie asked pertinent probing questions to understand why I started my business and what I hope to achieve.
As we spoke about my beliefs and values, she explained how these are the essence of my business. She gave me the confidence to be open and honest.
And she helped me articulate those thoughts in concise and straightforward messages that I am happy to share with business partners and clients.
John Coles, Managing Director, Kew Bridge Travel
Having access to Sylvie's branding expertise is like having a 'marketing arm' of the business for the self-employed and small business owners, like myself, who lack in-house expertise. Sylvie’s support and challenge in helping me to define the Vision, Mission and Values that drive my own business is invaluable in targeting future brand marketing campaigns.
I'm very happy to recommend Sylvie.
Sandra Keys, Founder, Caretta Associates
I asked Sylvie to help us with a marketing strategy earlier this year.
She devised a strategy anchored in a robust analysis of the market we operate in, a staff survey and research with our clients across the world.
Now handed over to us for in house implementation, this strategy will help Chapel & York make the most of emerging opportunities, fend off competitors’ threats and deliver further growth for the business.
We have very much enjoyed meeting and working with Sylvie.
Nancy Bikson, Managing Director, Chapel & York
The branding framework collaboratively developed with Sylvie is a very useful exercise to explore what drives, motivates and underpins why I’m doing what I’m doing. And then articulates this, using appropriate words that resonate with what I’ve set out to achieve and the people I work with.
Sylvie has a personable, friendly approach that easily tunes into who I am as a person, to elicit my values, purpose and vision, to form the framework.
I look forward to using it to guide my next branded materials.
Denise Quinlan, Founder, Insightful Images
Sylvie carried out some research work for us in late 2017.
She immediately understood our market and not only met the brief on the research, but also came up with other opportunities we had not thought of.
Jacqui Smith, Co-founder, HomeSmiths