Geneviéve Leclair Orchestral Conductor
My experience working with Matz has been truly valuable and transformative both professionally and in my personal development. Matz creates a calm and safe environment for discussion, helping you assess your current challenges and aspirations constructively, while always looking ahead to a bright future for you. Every session with him has progressively allowed me to find the courage I needed to embrace opportunities fearlessly and discover my own voice. Thank you Matz for helping me find purpose and pride in my work and encouraging me to become the captain of my own life! It’s the best present I have given myself
Working with Matz is an investment in oneself. Through his clever but gentle questioning, he leads you to rediscover self esteem and confidence and be open to the opportunities, possibilities and potential that one is actually capable of. The very things that get lost or trampled on through the ‘busyness’ of life are restored to a better place. He acknowledges and guides you forward to be the leader of your own life.
Rebecca Haw Ballerina & Entrepreneur Founder, The World by Becca, CODA Services
The past few months working with Matz has brought me more clarity than I’ve ever had in my adult life. We tackled the list of things I was battling with most and conquered the many more that I couldn’t see myself. He gave me the confidence to reach for what I want and be unapologetic in my path to doing so, all in a non-judgemental, warm and kind environment.
Kriss Woodward Dip PFS Financial Adviser
Matz provides a calm space to discuss where you are and where you want to be, providing that vital time out to think about your own future both personally and professionally. Matz is an excellent listener and his calm and collected demeanor allows you to relax and really focus on you during the session, without distraction.
Izabela Gould MCIPPdip Head of HR Operations
Blanca Lasso HR Operations Manager
My Manager gave me the opportunity to work with Matz Skoog with the aim of improving some of my soft skills. Working with him has provided me with a new perspective of approaching problems, making thus a bigger impact by solving them better and working more efficiently with my colleagues.
The sessions with Matz have added the purpose I lacked to my personal and professional life and have also greatly helped me stay focus on what I want to achieve. He is guiding me through this process, challenging me to reflect more and grow as a person. I highly recommend going through this process with his professional help.
Joseph Sturdy Choreographer & Artistic Director
I approached Matz Skoog as I was looking for new strategic pathways in my leadership role. As a director and choreographer I felt I needed guidance in being able to focus on some of my goals that were not being met. Through his insightful and skilful coaching mixed with his wealth of experience Matz enabled me to focus with clarity and perspective and implement solutions to promote positive change.
Oxana Panchenko Principal Dancer
From having a few conversations with Matz I have started a new journey into discovering ways of improving my life personally and professionally. Learning to look at situations, my ways of thinking or engaging with the world from a different perspective is a revelation for me. Matz is like a wise owl full of compassion, wisdom and advice.
Daniel de Andrade Choreographer-Producer/ Artistic Associate @Northern Ballet/ Dance Fellowship @Clore Leadership Programme
Feeling very positive and revitalised after a series of coaching sessions with Matz Skoog. He is a remarkably inspiring coach whose style stimulated in me a broad period of clear thinking and positive change of perspective, for career and personal aspirations alike. What I found most beneficial and constructive was his uncanny ability to combine his pure coaching skills with his wealth of experience, which enabled him to also offer well-timed mentoring counsel of invaluable strategic perspective.
Nicola Yiannakis Wellness Professional and Entrepreneur
Michael Marso Riviera Choreographer
Karen Pilkington-Miksa Artistic Director, New English Ballet Theatre
I felt relieved to have been able to discuss the company's development with a very experienced person who was an impartial listener rather than one with judgmental critique.
Peter Wilson Pianist & Composer
Matz has a very welcoming presence that allows you to be heard and he gives you the space to find your own answers. His coaching is focused and helps you identify what you really want out of a situation so that you can move forward.
D. P. Health Coach
Thank you Matz for your thoughtful and supportive coaching conversations over the past few months. I have found your skilful listening and innovative approach to enabling me to see ways forward refreshing and challenging - in a helpful way! I find myself returning to key phrases and approaches discussed in our sessions frequently in the intervening weeks. Overall I feel I am able to recognise and manage my work life balance increasingly better by being kinder and more generous to myself as well as others! Thank you.
K. M. Phd
Working with Matz, albeit for a couple of sessions empowered me to deal with a complex leadership scenario. His coaching style was gentle but forensic enough to challenge me to immediately analyse the situation to find my own answers. I have already implemented solutions and I can see results! I liked his genuine and calm disposition and would work with him again. Thank you Matz.
M. N. Director
Working with Matz has been a surprisingly gratifying experience. As an individual who is often sceptical of seeking assistance, I was very pleasantly surprised by the progress we made. This is much down to Matz. His calm demeanour and ability to listen without interruption make him very easy to speak to.
S. N. Principal Dancer
Matz was very calm and listened well. He asked open questions and helped me explore the issues in real detail. The session really allowed me to address an issue with a level of objectivity that’s not easy to gain with colleagues and friends.
J. H. Orchestra Manager
Matz totally put me at ease and I had to smile when he asked me questions that in the past I have asked others. What amazed me were the insights that Matz was able to bring forward - things that I hadn’t picked up yet they were ‘hidden’ in the language that I used. I would recommend Matz if you know that something is holding you back, stopping you from being the best version of yourself that you can be.
J. B. CEO & Founding Director
When I first contacted Matz, I had only expected the sessions to affect me on a practical work level. I had not expected it unpack some of my dilemmas, to such a personal level. Matz has a very calm and patient presence. I am forever grateful for the tools he has given me to help me approach scenarios in a healthier and more productive way.
Dear Matz, three things: I feel taller, I feel stronger in my core, I feel more direct in my actions. Thank you
You helped me identify some fundamental areas to work on immediately: That being a black woman in my position is a strength and not a limiting belief. I should understand and unearth this as a power and not a fear. I have achieved a lot and I am not just a leader but also a woman of significance.
M. N. Manager
Andrew McNeill Saxophonist, Composer & Lecturer
Matz, over the couple of sessions I’ve had with him, has enabled me to be more focused in achieving my short term and long-term goals. His approach has real depth and is empowering. His sensitive and carefully targeted questions opened up a discussion about the issues that have been causing me to delay in achieving my current goals. As well as promoting a deep self-analysis, he offered many insightful suggestions and helped me plan how I should be moving forward. I highly recommend Matz to anyone who is interested in empowering themselves and their career. Thank you so much Matz and look forward to staying in contact.