Who we are
True2 was founded by Lynne Kennedy in 2004 after a 15 year career in the fast moving consumer goods and retail sector in roles that included: leading a 3rd party 700 strong merchandising team for Mars Confectionery, managing a corporate change programme for Boots the Chemist and leading anti-counterfeit operations in China for large brands including Hewlett Packard and P&G.
Who we work for
Our roll-call of clients such as Philips, GE, L'Oreal, UBS, Subway, RBS, Royal Holloway University of London and the Society of Radiographers shouldn't imply we have no time for SME's. We transfer our big brand experience to reinforce their drive and creativity by building a resilient management structure.
What we do
From our untangling toolbox we can select leadership coaching, organisational design, change management, process re-engineering, sales training, storytelling, action learning and more. But techniques alone cannot accomplish lasting improvement. Clients tell us what they love is our commitment, the time we take getting to know them - visiting, observing, asking, listening, rummaging, chivvying.
Like a wide-eyed, sharp-nosed, sharp-eared weasel, we can often sniff out what's amiss from a chat on the way to a team meeting and come up a quick fix pending the complete untangling. Then we'll hang in there until every thread is in place. Nothing comes off the shelf. It's all bespoke and thoughtfully designed.
What clients also value (but don't always enjoy) is our disarming honesty. We'll knock hard when needed. If there's an elephant in the room or the king has no clothes, we'll jump up and down and point even if everyone else has learned just to look away.
How we deliver
Every session is participative and focused upon behaviour and success. We are proud to be PowerPoint-free. Instead we use use giant posters, props, cartoons and heaps of guided practice to involve people in the thinking and doing.
They consistently report enjoying our approach (a pleasure we share) and appreciate our willingness to flex it if circumstances change. We work really hard to ensure what we've imparted becomes implanted, leaving you with the know-how and confidence to thrive without us.
We are known for taking ourselves lightly and your business seriously. And... we travel everywhere with Haribo in our pockets as they appear to make the world go round. Our blend of experience and expertise is exceptional, but it's this True2 touch that makes us unique. And uniquely effective.
LIFE IS DEAF
Feedback is a gift...19 June 2018
but only when unwrapped!...
True2 developed a good manager into an exceptional people person with all round communication skills.
It is really hard to describe what Lynne does. Lynne would say she just asks questions - I would say she performs magic.
Director of Campus Services, Royal Holloway University
Why has it been successful? - Lynne is undoubtedly a skilled trainer who knows her profession, but there are many others who do as well - what makes her different is her ability to rapidly build relationships, her willingness to think outside of the box and the fact she is also a very insightful individual who challenges the status quo and will not let those that she is working with 'off the hook'. In my view the success of any training and leadership development is not the material, this is a given, it is the individual that delivers it, and this is the success story.
Jonathan Coles. HR Director, Philips
Lynne's ability to tailor learning to both the business objectives and the audience has ensured that our people leave with new frameworks, skills and a wider breadth of thinking; all of which can be applied immediately and have instant impact on our business.
Rob Turner, Managing Director, Kinetic Solutions
I thought the session was really engaging - loved that it wasn't death-by-PowerPoint, and really enjoyed the interactive aspects. Really interesting topics covered that made me think so differently about the way I converse with customers; including aspects that I wasn't expecting from the session, but that actually made me think much more.
Fuji Film Service and Support Team Member