Testimonials

Our clients are why we exist.  Here’s what they think of us – in their own words.  Contact us to find out how we can help you transform your business and brand strategy, turn your purpose into your personal brand or run bespoke workshops on all aspects of brand strategy, rebranding or brand identity.

“I cannot recommend Brand by Me and Collette enough. You think you know your business, I thought I knew mine, but it wasn’t until I did this that I knew with gusto who I was, why what I was doing was important, most importantly why my values were the key to my continued success. Thank you for not only helping me remember my core values but for making me proud of my business again .” 

Sammi Sparke, Sammi Sparke Photography

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Feedback from Bright Horizons Consulting

“I was looking for someone who is purpose-led to help me define my brand from a purpose-led perspective.  Brand by Me fit that requirement. Upon meeting Collette we clicked and took off together on my brand strategy journey. Each session was helpful in deepening my perspective and shaping my brand.   Collette was an excellent facilitator and collaborator with a genuine approach.

 

I have immediately fed [the strategy] into my social media profiles, the initial design of a holding website and the collateral I am developing.  I have also written up the strategy and used it as a briefing document with people I am commissioning for marketing and business mentoring.  Brand by Me kept the focus on who I am – including challenging me to live my brand in every detail.  Homework between sessions helped me to reconsider work we had done and build on it in preparation for the next session.  I came away confident that the brand we have developed is truly a reflection of me and how I am within my business.

 

Thank you so much Collette.  It was a complete pleasure to work with you.  I cherished the huge value you added to me and my business through sharing your knowledge and expertise in developing my brand.”

Vikki Coombes, Director, Bright Horizons

 

Feedback from  Ambitious about Autism

“A review of the organisation’s position on brand and how we might strengthen it was absolutely the obvious place to start for me and the charity. I knew I needed someone I could call on with the expertise, practical hands on experience and understanding of what it means to move at pace. I called in the cavalry otherwise known as ‘Brand by Me’.

In quick order Collette worked with me to shape the brief, a fast timetable and a process to engage the whole organisation. The job was completed to time and, with the engagement of staff at all levels and across all disciplines, along with Trustees and beneficiaries, we produced a fabulous end product that passed every sense check in the organisation and played back a winning vision, mission, purpose and personality for immediate implementation. Result!

 

The key ingredients for success were Collette’s expertise, her direct approach to wringing value out of discussions and highly pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”

John Trampleasure, Director of Fundraising, External Affairs & Strategy, Ambitious about Autism

 

 

Feedback from attendees of July’s “Brand 101 – Essentials of brand strategy” workshop:

“Definitely interested in any further workshops, and will recommend to my colleagues. Collette is extremely enthusiastic about brand strategy, overall a great morning thank you!”

“Very informative, fun and practical. Collette is a passionate speaker offering tips and insights based on her many years experience”

“Your knowledge and passion for your subject really shone through. It came across that you really enjoyed delivering the course, which helped us to have a good time too. Thank you :)”

Feedback from personal brand clients:

I recently made the jump from full time work to being a creative freelancer. I struggled to articulate and realise myself as the product I needed to sell.  Within minutes Collette had identified key services I could offer and helped me express what I did in a fun and engaging way. Collette is approachable and committed to finding the best in your business. It not only gave me a brand, but gave me the language in which to explain and promote my new business venture! Thank you!

Holly, Creative Arts Facilitator

 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you as your client and highly recommend you to anyone in need of some guidance on defining their brand.”

Claire, Interim Finance Director

After leading a global rebrand:

“When I looked at the challenge ahead, I knew there was only one person fit for the job of leading our global rebrand. I’d had the pleasure of previously working with Collette and saw her transform [that brand] into a modern and sector leading children’s charity.  We only have the amazing World Animal Protection brand we have today because of Collette’s brilliance and tenacity and her phenomenal strategic brand expertise

Pippa, International Director of Communications, World Animal Protection

After providing agency pitch consultancy:

“Your insight was great!!! It was so helpful to have an insider view.  It gave everyone in the pitch so much confidence.  Thank you. ”

Neil, Chief Executive, St Luke’s