Testimonials

Nicki and Nadja effectively engaged our team from the start of the event and most importantly, were skilled at facilitating the de-brief of activities to ensure that learning and reflection was an integral part of the event and that it was more than just a fun afternoon out. Given our team works in Organisational Development we probably had quite high expectations! I am very happy to say these were fully satisfied and we would recommend Transforming Teams to others.

Kathy Peacock
Organisational Development Manager
CBH Group

We love giving back to the community and the people around us, and specialise in designing programs that involve the broader community to provide our corporate clients with a more meaningful, uplifting and lasting experience.

We also believe that employees in not-for-profit organisations deserve as much training and development as anyone else, so we regularly donate our time and expertise to run the same professional programs we run for corporates.

Here is what some of our community partners and corporates involved in our more socially-minded programs have said about working with us.

Transforming Teams led an amazing day that delivered on so many levels. Our staff were blown away by the rewards they received in giving and the people who received were truly happy. We had a great time, were all safe and it made Atlas an even better place to work. It was good to get some recognition in the community as well.

David Flanagan, Managing Director
Atlas Iron Limited

Our Young UNIFEM Committee were fortunate enough to be the recipients of a generous donation by Nicki and Nadja from Transforming Teams of a whole day Leadership Training package. Not only did they give up their Sunday, free of charge (!), to run our training session but their interactive problem-solving challenges covered all the key areas we needed to strengthen within our committee; from communication through to understanding how to work more effectively with different learning style. All of the participants had an absolute blast and I’m already noticing the positive change that our day with Transforming Teams is having on the Committee- significant improvements have been made to our communication system and a number of new friendships have formed. Thanks to Nicki and Nadja- we hope to work with you again soon!

Holly Ransom, Chair
Young UNIFEM

Activ clients had a great time being involved in a team building day for Atlas Iron, which was organised by Transforming Teams. Three of our clients with disabilities were given the role of being Team Captains for three different teams as they competed in a range of games and activities at the park. A lot of laughter was had and the staff at Atlas Iron encouraged the guys and recognised their role as Team Captains. Everyone had a lot of fun and we would like the opportunity to do it again in the future.

Paula Ferris, Team Manager-People, Skills & Community
Activ Association

Transforming Teams offer a really individualised, caring and professional response to your needs as an organisation. I would really recommend their service as innovative, responsive and professional.

Pip Brennan, Manager
Community Midwifery WA

Nicki and Nadja were very inspirational and their energy was infectious. Really liked their positive outlook on life.

Julie Thomas, Administration Assistant
MS Society of WA

I think the importance of working as a team was truly highlighted and encouraged our team at the MS Society to continue working towards a world class organisation.

Lucy Harrison, Telemarketer
MS Society of WA

Transforming Teams conceptualised and facilitated a unique team building event for Atlas Iron which resulted in the production of the sensational book 'Wishes Come True', illustrated by Starlight Children and written in a collaborative exercise by the Atlas Iron Team.

Not only was the concept original and exciting, but the results were amazing. The Atlas Team walked away from the exercise with a product which will forever remind them of what they learned and achieved together, and some very special Starlight Children have had the chance to become published illustrators, with their book being distributed across Australia. Starlight exists to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families, and this event gave this group of little budding artists a unique opportunity which they otherwise would not have had. Transforming Teams and Atlas Iron directly helped Starlight to brighten their lives - we can't thank you enough!

Zoe Grose, State Partnerships Manager WA
Starlight Children's Foundation

Without a doubt the team building event for Atlas Iron, organised by Transforming Teams, was an incredible experience for both the clients of St Patrick's Community Support Centre, and the staff of Atlas Iron.

The Atlas Iron teams were taught songs by our Choir and in turn taught our Choir a song also. For our clients, the event affirmed their value as human beings, as well as performers in a Choir, and therefore had inestimable benefits in terms of the goals of the Choir program such as building self-esteem and gaining improvements in mental health.

The excitement of all participants was palpable, and certainly it was obvious that the Atlas Iron teams had both thoroughly enjoyed, and been enriched, by the experience.

Other than clearly meeting the objectives of team building for Atlas Iron, it was an invaluable community education opportunity for St Patrick's.

An inspired idea, thanks Nicki, Nadja and team at Transforming Teams.

Michael Piu, Chief Operations Officer
St Patrick's Community Support Centre Limited

We like what we do.

We really like what we do. We’re passionate. So it stands to reason that we enjoy working with our clients just as much as they enjoy working with us. Here is what some of them have to say about us.

Nicki and Nadja effectively engaged our team from the start of the event and most importantly, were skilled at facilitating the de-brief of activities to ensure that learning and reflection was an integral part of the event and that it was more than just a fun afternoon out. Given our team works in Organisational Development we probably had quite high expectations! I am very happy to say these were fully satisfied and we would recommend Transforming Teams to others.

Kathy Peacock
Organisational Development Manager
CBH Group

I found Transforming Teams to be incredibly efficient and equally as motivated. They maintained an air of flexibility, which I found reassuring. I understood that they were the best people for this task of motivating others to think creatively and positively!

Nazli Gwynn
Murdoch University

Thoroughly enjoyable and fantastically run, Transforming Teams are a necessity for every workplace regardless of size or mission.

Jim Power, Telemarketer
MS Society of WA

The best team building program we have been involved in! Transforming Teams got the whole group engaged and created a learning environment that everyone could benefit from. The program incorporated fun, thought provoking interactive exercises to help us understand ourselves and work more effectively with others.

Chris & Karen Walsh, State Franchisors
Open 2 View

Transforming Teams led an amazing day that delivered on so many levels. Our staff were blown away by the rewards they received in giving and the people who received were truly happy. We had a great time, were all safe and it made Atlas an even better place to work. It was good to get some recognition in the community as well.

David Flanagan, Managing Director
Atlas Iron Limited

I didn’t realize that gaining new knowledge and skills could be so much fun!

DariaOjrzanowska, Physiotherapist
MS Society

Nicki at Transforming Teams has been incredible to work with. Over the last three years she has invented and facilitated brilliant Team Development Days (TDD) on our behalf. Each year they seem to have been better than the previous year, which at the end of each day we wonder how she’ll top it the following year. Our team looks forward to the next TDD and those who are new to Atlas look forward with excitement to what challenge is in store for them after the rave reviews from veteran TDD participants. The camaraderie that these days foster is simply fantastic. Thank you.

David Flanagan, Managing Director
Atlas Iron Limited

"Transforming Teams was fantastic on our Team Building Day. They were flexible, informative and helpful and hosted the day perfectly. Not only was the day fun, but the exercises were totally geared to our individual needs. I would highly recommend Transforming Teams to any leader who wants to instil that ‘teamwork’ ethic in their office."

Susie Chapman, Customer Service Manager
Department of Transport, Albany

"A day with Transforming Teams paid off in more ways than one. The activities were deceptively straight forward, easy to understand but cleverly challenging. I learned a lot about myself and the dynamics of the team. The lessons have paid off tenfold in my life and my business. I would recommend Transforming Teams without hesitation, but beware, you might gain more than you expected!"

Simon Eder, Web Consultant / Trainer
Oolybooly Website Design and Training

Thank you Transforming Teams for a most enjoyable team development exercise. You showed us how to put our minds together, how to understand the different ways each of us think, behave etc with the same goal in mind, and how we can utilise this new information to work for us in our own businesses. An enjoyable morning Thank You!

Linda Harris, Franchisee
Open 2 View

The program was very well designed and fun! Just what we needed as a team! Overall, one of the best team building programs I have been involved in. The no non-sense friendly facilitator engages everyone in a non-threatening way and creates an environment that encourages the team to work together and get some benefit out of the workshop. But most of all, it remains a fun experience that everyone can benefit from in their day to day life.

Jean-Pierre Gorce, Franchisee
Open 2 View

The activities were well organised and spaced out and gave everyone equal opportunity to participate. The facilitators led with confidence which spread through the group.

Agatha Champion, Team Leader – Telemarketing
MS Society

Fun, thought provoking interactive exercises to help participants understand both themselves and their clients.

Robyn Boothe, Franchisee
Open 2 View

"The Transforming Teams helped us strengthen the management team with really good exercises."

Andreas Nordbrandt, Business Line Manager
Atlas Copco

What a fun and informative day we had with Transforming Teams. A couple of our objectives going in to the team building day was to get to know each other better and to have fun. These objectives were certainly met. We also learnt how different we all are and how each person likes to receive information. We pretty well laughed the whole day whilst learning.

ValmaMcCrory, Customer Service Manager
Department of Transport Midwest

This workshop left me wanting more so as to reinforce old and new concepts.

Robin Fahl, Manager
Amcal Carnarvon

I have had the opportunity to work with Nicki on three different occasions and each time the participants loved the fact that they were learning about group dynamics in a different way. The activities also made people realise that your weaknesses may be other people’s strengths and that it is OK to ask for help. I hope that they all remember the fantastic feeling they had when they achieved a goal and that they can carry this forward to the workplace.

Michele Bond, Care Coordination Program Coordinator
Western Australian General Practice Network

Thank you for a fun and educational morning. We were impressed by your professionalism and the quality of the activities provided. The activities were well organised, supportive and enjoyable for all members of our team.

Ann Mackey
FORTIX

Nicki McKenzie brings passion, enthusiasm and knowledge to her facilitation - above all else she brings experience. When Nicki works you get seamless presentation which is underpinned by detailed planning and research and comprehensive review and critical reflection on process and outcomes. This provides the feedback for continuous quality improvement in the work Nicki does. Nicki has been a great collaborator with the Curtin Graduate School of Business staff in delivering executive education programs for team building and leadership development. She keeps the energy of participants high, motivates co-facilitators and gets great results.

Janet Sutherland MLM, Director, Master of Business Leadership
Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology

Nicki has been involved in delivering programs to workplace teams and executive groups for several years. Using a team teaching approach Nicki has worked with me in experiential programs designed to develop leadership among groups coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. An integrated learning approach based on adult learning models provides a rich environment for all to contribute to the learning situation. Programs are challenging, fun and immensely rewarding for those involved. Her spontaneity and endless energy along with a pragmatic 'can do' approach assures a seamless delivery of programs. Working with Nicki is always a valuable experience and a delight.

Dr Margaret McCabe, Director Executive Education
Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology

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About Us

Transforming Teams is a Western Australian training company that was founded in early 2010 by trainer and experiential facilitator, Nicki McKenzie.Having seen the benefits of experiential training first-hand, Nicki was excited by the idea of delivering quality training that utilised both traditional classroom techniques as well as experiential activities to create a more effective learning environment.

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