Testimonials

People Speak For Themselves

There are reasons why so many customers trust Clear & Critical Thinking to help grow their business. One of the most important is our ability to provide top-tier talent that has both the strategic know-how and the tactical skills to get things done reliably and efficiently. Below, our clients outline more of the reasons for using our services.

“Knowing how to think properly is an obvious and essential skill if you want to stay one step ahead of the pack in business. The mystery is that so few people invest in their thinking skills. Most of us assume that we do – until we meet someone like Valerie Pierce, creator of the Clear and Critical Thinking programme. An afternoon with Pierce will leave you feeling that you have woken out of a coma.”

Tina-Marie O’Neill

Journalist, Sunday Business Post

Craig Skelton MD Abbott Laboratories



What Clients Say About Us

  • Customer Testimonails

    “Excellent! I wish all staff could have this training. Course rating 10/10.”

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    Director of Development
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    “Excellent skills for developing new ways of thinking and doing.”

    Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    Assistant Principal
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    “Identified reactions regularly heard to proposals and useful suggestions for dealing with those reactions. I will practise this learning from now on.”

    Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism
    Bernard O‘Kelly, Training Manager
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    “I am looking out to trying Quick Thinking on Your Feet not only in business but in my personal life and changing negative thinking into positive action.”

    AIB Bank Project Management
    Carolyn Sinnott, Project Manager
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    “I believe I have picked up some good techniques to help me become a more effective influencer/communicator.”

    Eircom Information Technology
    Paul Dervin, IT Manager
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    “The course was excellent in helping me generate new ideas, decipher new information and make decisions.”

    Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    Jennifer Casey, HEO
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    “The answer to many of my bug bears! Thought provoking course which will hopefully kick start me into changing the way I view things, confusing emotion with passion.”

    Schering AG Berlin Clare McInerney
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    “Innovate and Activate – an excellent programme – highly recommended. A programme for all organisations, its functions and its people – it delivers.”

    AIB Group Plc Training Manager
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    “Very high quality – would recommend to others.”

    Victoria and Albert Museum Chris Sims, Executive Asst.
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    “I wish I did this course years ago!”

    House and Garden Clare O’Kelly
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    “Excellent course – well worth taking day out. Practise will improve the process of ‘Thinking on Your Feet’. Like the concept – think of negative information as more information. Will try to use tree diagram – excellent tool to keep my focus to ensure delivery of the purpose.”

    Bank of Ireland Catherine Lawlor, Sales Manager
  • Customer Testimonails

    “Good ideas on how to influence people by turning negatives into positives for your arguments. I liked the listed for logic connection – this happens a lot and hopefully will help me to be more strategic when trying to get my views accepted.”

    Irish Sports Council Marc Howard
  • Customer Testimonails

    "Highly recommended - a programme for all organisations, its functions and its people - it Delivers!"

    AIB Group Plc Training Manager
  • Customer Testimonails

    "Brilliant! best course I've ever attended. This course has given me great techniques and insights - Course rating 10/10"

    Victoria & Albert Museum Head of Exhibitions
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    "Her insightful views on Critical Thinking introduced our members to new ways of overcoming many difficulties in implementing change programmes."

    Institute of Business Analysts and Consultants Chairman
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    "Valerie Pierce’s training style is unique, compulsive and effective. The Law Society of England and Wales first brought her in to deliver a programme designed to weld staff and committee members into closer, more creative working relationships. That was in 1998."

    The Law Society (UK) Gerald Newman, Deputy Director
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    “Course content is excellent. Real mind opener. Really beneficial tips and practices for work and personal life. Excellent to receive the book and presentation in handout form to support us when we leave; will be reinforced through practise. Nice fast snappy pace. Valerie called it well and adjusted the structure very well when needed. Thank you.”

    Bank of Ireland Ellen Hogan, Sales Manager
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    "In the design of any professional sales programme for top performers it is obviously essential to include the critical skills for effective relational selling. Thus a module on: Clear & Critical Thinking was deemed to be vital. The participants on the Certificate in Professional Selling Programme found this module to be of outstanding use, both to the learning outcomes from the rest of the Certificate, and to their own daily work and careers. It is without doubt a cornerstone of this programme, and Valerie Pierce's input and delivery is of the highest professional standard that any Course Manager could hope to encounter."

    DIT Manager, Certificate in Professional Selling,
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    "I was chosen from Bank of Ireland Finance's sales force to do this course and I am delighted that I took the opportunity. So far the different areas of the course have been very good - in particular, Clear & Critical Thinking with Valerie Pierce was excellent, very beneficial and relevant."

    Bank of Ireland Finance Sales Representative
  • Customer Testimonails

    "We are currently using Clear & Critical Thinking as an element of our Career Development Programme which is designed to assist and support staff in their transition to a new career path. It continually receives very favourable feedback and makes a tangible contribution to the development of our participants."

    Eircom Training & Development Specialist
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    "The lectures are enjoyable and interesting, particularly when the class gets involved in debating certain issues. I find particular parts of the course relevant to my own business, such as Clear & Critical Thinking."

    Hibernian Insurance Assistant Area Manager
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    "One of the most useful and practical courses I have ever attended. Getting on the same `wavelength' as others and using their logic to support my argument is beneficial in both business and personal life."

    Ulster Bank Group Learning & Development Specialist
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    "There is always a danger among IT people to concentrate on and be enthralled by the technology itself. This concentration on the means rather than the end can be dangerous. Clear & Critical Thinking promotes the use of a technique which helps remove the software developer from the technical maze and helps them pay heed to what the user really wants. In short, Valerie makes you think about what you need rather than what you desire.".

    First Active IT Manager
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    "Having attended the Clear & Critical Thinking course I used one of the techniques I learnt there in the work environment and also in a voluntary committee of which I am a member. The participants found it a creative and entertaining atmosphere from which ideas and solutions were generated with ease.I found it particularly useful where the group were varied in both age and experience. The Clear & Critical Thinking approach also resulted in making the group bond as a team and ensured the final decision was a group one."

    First Active Branch Manager