I meet Dr Neslyn Watson-Druee in 2002 through my involvement in the Black and Minority Ethnic Forum in the NHS Trust where I was employed as a Registered Nurse. We have cross paths on many occasions both professionally and personally. Neslyn helped me to define my skills and experience through the various personality tests. Her intuitive insight to my personality has helped me to open my doors to my skills and experience. Neslyn allowed me to take the next step on the new journey I have embarked upon through changing my career. I did the One Command programme with her and I have free myself to my mantra of “I AM HAPPY!!! I AM FREE!!!” I can depend on her for sound advice and she shares my joy of success while praying and sending positive vibrations to me. I can say that it is much needed and appreciated. My love and prayers will be with her always for the deep, visionary and compassionate essence that she delivers to me. May God continue to bless and keep her healthy as she delivers HIS LOVE.
I have known and worked with Neslyn in various capacities for 15 years. Neslyn is a very special person. She has an amazing ability to understand people coupled with an ability to help them achieve their potential while taking them on a journey which may not be easy – but she stays with you. Neslyn has integrity that many are envious of and operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
February 15th 2015 was one of the most significant experiences in my life. I spent the day with Dr. Neslyn Watson-Druée. It was a one on one coaching session with her to help me with identifying my strong areas as well as to facilitate in identifying what am I supposed to further achieve in my life. The very rigorous process of meditation was helpful in going down into some of the deeper issues and bring it to surface. One of the issues that I had been carrying with myself for the last 7 years was surfaced and very professionally handled and guided through the healing process. Connecting the discussion with the future plans Neslyn encouraged me to put down my ideas in a pictorial form to put down my broader vision /bigger picture. Through this process I was led to put down some key strategic interventions and identify some of the major hindering factors. During the discussion she also kept sharing the resources on Leadership. I will never forget the day and it will play a pivotal role in my personal life and leadership journey. Special gratitude to Dr. Neslyn for her time, humility, integrity & love which has given me a sense of direction for my life. It was a powerful experience. This will also enable me to positively influence people around me.
When The Almighty created His special people, He told His angels: Come, bow down to these special people who I will make them go through some special trials and tribulations. When His Angels asked Him how could He as the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful allow for such strenuous times to befall on His special people? He said: “I will carry them through that.” So His angels asked, what if they needed more. He responded I will create mothers. They ,the Almighty said, will be the support to my special people. Not satisfied with that answer, His Angels said: “O the Most Majestic: what if mothers have been overtaken by a new life in Your Kingdom, what will happens to your special people? Will they be abandoned on a boat with no sail? Will their boat capsize with no succour? Will they drown in the sea of hopelessness with no support? What of Your Compassion, O You whose Name is a remedy for all maladies? What of your mercy, O You whose Mercy extends to every creation be they believers or yet to believe in You? The Almighty smiled: Then, I will send Neslyn into their lives. At that the Angels, bowing down to His creations said: “Truly they are worthy of this. You must love these special people.
Neslyn’s deep knowledge, experience and huge heart has transformed my leadership and career journey. With her challenge and support my development fast forwarded and my courage to be honest with myself and others has escalated. That’s not to say it’s easy or comfortable, but that’s key to the process. I can honestly say I have never met anyone like Neslyn, her unique and holistic style is a revelation to me.
I have known Dr Neslyn for the past 3 years, and during this time she has coached and guided me through key aspects of my personal and professional development and helped me on the road to becoming the type of leader that I have always aspired to be. She is a true inspiration and I cannot imagine a life where she is not there to support me.
Success is more than just a job for Neslyn. It is her everything. She’s completely reignited my ambition and I don’t know what I would do without her. Thank you Neslyn. It is an honour to have you as my coach.
I found I was able to be quite honest with Neslyn, and immediately acknowledged that I was feeling resistant to coaching. It was clear she was not phased by this and I felt deeply accepted where I am. I have been looking for this level of acceptance for a long time, as it is one of my biggest challenges! Neslyn through her compassion, integrity and vision is able to see both the current challenges and the much bigger picture for my life, even when I am lost in an emotional or spiritual fog. It is very important to me to bring together spiritual depth and practical wisdom in the world and this is exactly where Neslyn shines. Neslyn addressed my mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing in a very effective and exciting way and I look forward to see how the journey unfolds. I have much more clarity now about the bigger picture and it is a matter of filling in the details and the steps on the path. Neslyn helped me to be clear that there is enormous potential and own my own power again.
Everybody needs some like Neslyn in their life. She is serene, strong, courageous and successful – everything that I have seen put to good use through her actions. Always thoughtful and generous of spirit, Neslyn has achieved extraordinary things in her life yet she remains humble and grounded. I adore her, admire her and respect her – I’ve learnt so much from her and I’m blessed to have her in my life.
As Maya Angelou once said, ‘Nothing can dim the light that shines from within’. Neslyn, you are the light and your light shines from deep within.For many years you have been a pioneer in the development of several training programmes, and some were focused on the minority groups, the first to be delivered. You always gave more that the training required, you gave your- self. There are several very senior managers and leaders who have been able to fulfil their potential. Neslyn, the light still shines.
Neslyn is an inspiration for her ability to detect and develop the potential of everyone who is lucky enough to work with her as a colleague or to know her as a friend. As a mentor she is forthright but tactful, honest but kind. There are many health professionals now in leadership positions who owe her a debt of gratitude for the way in which she has brought out the very best in them. She is the most loyal of friends, generous to a fault, excellent company – and a great cook too.
I have had the absolute pleasure to work with Neslyn in 2017. She is an exceptional executive coach and our work together has been enlightening, inspirational and has had a profoundly positive impact for me. Neslyn has many, many skills but her signature strength is to truly understand what makes people tick and to develop self-awareness to enable them to achieve their greatest ambitions.
I have been lucky enough to meet this wonderful human being some 3 years ago. Since then she has been my rock. Never I I experience such powerful words of encouragement. Giving of herself with sincerity and integrity. The demands of my industry left me needing that special interest. I call her the think tank. Full of answers and solutions. Wisdom beyond expectations. Dr. Neslyn Watson-Druee is all you will need to show you how to move forward achieve and deliver at any level. The Phoenix newspaper owes a great deal to this teacher and the excellence in service she has given to the development of the business.
Dr Neslyn, is a phenomenal coach, she operates with both insight and foresight and is able to get to the crocks of the issues very quick. She both challenges and encourages me to make the right the decisions regarding my career and future without telling me what to do. What I find unique about Dr Neslyn is she utilises a holistic approach to coaching tapping into both the spiritual, natural, emotional and rational aspects of my experiences to prod me in the best way for me and my situation. Dr Neslyn is a truly generous and gracious humble coach and always has a fresh different approach at looking at things from a strategic as well as immediate perspective. I deem it privilege and an honour to name her as my executive coach.
There are a few people I can look back at over the years who I can honestly say have always been there for me. Neslyn is top of that list. Neslyn brings a whole new meaning to the word integrity, and it is this particular personal quality that I value in her so much. She is especially skilful at getting people to think and look closely at their inner self, not easy to do but she does this in such a way that it makes you want to take more ownership of self. She is arguably one of the most trusted individuals I know and truly stands up for what she believes in. It goes without saying she a true professional in all she does and a clear strategic thinker whose wise words one would be foolish to ignore. I came across this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt… The FUTURE belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their DREAMS… It reminds me of Neslyn.
Neslyn is a very special person who has, over many years, inspired me to become the person that I want to be. To be ambitious from the heart, to live my true purpose and be a role model. I will always be grateful for the leadership coaching that Neslyn has shown me and the friendship we have developed.
Neslyn is a consummate professional and has been of great service to me at critical career moments. I have sought her counsel and her wisdom to build, reenergize and discover new paths and purpose in the work that I do. Her considerable experience evokes thoughtful storytelling ideas, coupled with non-judgmental questioning. This method gently guides and allows self- discovery of personal truths. Neslyn is not afraid to combine very traditional and more experiential forms of coaching; delving into aspects of personal power, spirituality, energy and more routine cognitive learning approaches. Neslyn has leveraged her personal network of contacts (which is considerable) to stretch my thinking, make ideas tangible and further personal and commercial success. She demonstrates selflessness and an understanding that I have seen in her work with me and which is gladly reciprocated in the people that she has introduced me to. Each of them is pleased to help because of the association to Neslyn and because they wish to repay a past kindness to her. Her political awareness, formed through the rich career experience is finally to be commended. She is adept in thinking through the levels of relationship in a situation and offering objective counsel. I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.
Neslyn has been a very special lady in my life. I have known her for many years as a Tutor, Mentor and a soul sister. She has enabled my personal and professional development. A great influencer across various arenas in business but particularly in the public sector. She is a great listener and adviser. Who has listened to me without judgement and enabled me to overcome many challenges. She has the special ability to ignite the spark within.
I feel blessed to have met Neslyn who is a true inspiration helping me to make sense of my confused career trajectory. In her own unique way she has helped to simplify my thoughts and given me the confidence to take the steps that I need to move forward. I will always remember her advise to “focus on the legacy you wish to leave behind.
I didn’t know what to expect when I first met Dr. Neslyn. But I was bowled over by her bold, energetic, bright and driven approach. Her enthusiasm was infectious and just encouraged me to be an even better version of myself from our first encounter. Dr. Neslyn has challenged me to think differently about my leadership, encouraged me to set my aspirations higher and not to accept the status quo; for which I am extremely thankful. She is is excellent executive coach who is a pleasure to work with – I leave each coaching session imbued with confidence and strengthened resolve.