Talks and Workshop Presentations

Talks and Workshop Presentations
February 18, 2015

‘As a GP practice, we are very concerned with providing the best service that we can for our patients, within the constraints of the NHS. Our staff wish to be seen as professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Catherine Bruce spent an excellent afternoon with the reception and administration staff at our surgery. She gave a workshop presentation on Presence, Impact and Stress Management. The styling and colour advice was not only great fun, but extremely useful as were the stress management techniques. The staff came away uplifted, enthused, full of ideas and more self-aware. Thank you, Catherine, you made a difference! ‘  29/1/15

Desiree Warren, Partnership Manager Tilehurst Surgery    (

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the colour presentation you gave to the young women last month, Catherine.  I found it very interesting, giving information about the relevance to colours in every day life, how we associate to them and how this relates to us as individuals.  Your demonstration on Karina with the colour swatches, evidenced how certain colours can actually brighten or dull someone’s facial features and is a clear visual way of determining what we suit and how we can look our best.  I found it exciting to learn that there is a particular set of colours (season) that suits our individual skin tone/colouring, which not only helps us to make the best of how we look, but also guides us with our future choices, making shopping so much easier.

As you are aware, your presentation left me with personal interest and I hope to book a consultation with you for myself.  I could tell the young women enjoyed your presentation by the questions they are asked and the interest they took.  They seemed to be ‘buzzing’ about it on the way home too.  I have noticed already that  Karina  has begun to wear and choose the colours from her season a lot more. ‘

Paula: Youth Leader  commenting on the Colour  Workshop Presentation I gave to a group of Young Women ages 12-18
‘Thank you for the evening you did for the Young Women. I certainly found it fascinating! I’ve been thinking of my wardrobe differently ever since and am really hoping I can have a full 1:1 session with you in the not too distant future 🙂
Your presentation was thorough and professional and really engaging. I learnt lots even though I was simply observing. Thank you for your time and effort. It was very much appreciated and has really made me start to consider what I wear and how it makes me feel.’  Alex, youth leader