Testimonials

What they’ve said about us

I attended Three Core Coaching Skills at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic while trying to navigate how to best lead and support my team through a challenging time, and who were all newly working remotely. This session is short at only 2 hours long, and the concepts were explained clearly and concisely. The real strength of this program though is that it offers truly tangible takeaways that can quickly be implemented almost immediately after leaving the training. Unlike many training sessions, the majority of the session was spent practicing the skills and concepts addressed. Anya and Vanessa create a safe and kind space to experiment and practice, and support the time and vulnerability needed to truly learn, so translating these concepts into my day to day life was less daunting. I thoroughly recommend it!

SarahHR Consultant at Yukon Government

Anya delivered her Recognizing Unconscious Bias workshop for our Diversity and Inclusion company committee with a tight turnaround of 3 weeks. She was very efficient in getting the team organized (sent a survey in advance) and ready for the workshop. The delivery was awesome, a lot of energy and connection with people. The content was on point for the group. It was received with praise and did a fantastic job raising the awareness of our biases. I highly recommend and trust Anya in her leadership.

Francine CharetteHR Director, Colas Canada

I am happy to provide a recommendation for Anya and Culture Crafters as I have been receiving nothing but positive reviews from our Managers and Foreman that have attended her training. This year we have had Goal Setting, Performance Management, Unconscious Bias, and Conflict Resolution training; all with Culture Crafters. I think one of the main differences I have noticed working with Anya, is the time she took ahead of the training sessions to learn our company and make sure she is speaking our language. And this is reflected in the training, as she uses the terminology/lingo that our workforce is familiar with. Additionally, Anya’s approach is very open, even online, she has been able to get our employees to engage. Particularly with our Unconscious Bias training, she stated the hard truths when it comes to bias but the focus was on acknowledging your bias, not telling employees that they are doing something wrong. The value of these training sessions is substantial in our continued fight to provide the safest work environment for our employees, as well as reduces our risks of complaints and in integral to the continued growth and development of our employees.I cannot wait until we are able to have her complete in-person training, hopefully soon, as I am already looking to bring her in for further Leadership and Development training!

Fionna TollovsenHuman Resources Manager

Culture Crafters provided customized training to our DEI committee and we couldn't have wished for a better company to partner with. From the beginning, Culture Crafters took the time to understand our company and culture, with genuine care to move us along our inclusivity journey. The session was powerful and challenged us to explore our own unconscious bias. We left the session with a 12-month map with specific actions and accountability for our DEI committee to continue this important work. Our facilitator, Anya Soto was extremely passionate, knowledgeable and engaging. KOHO would highly recommend!

Kayla Van SchyndelManager of People and Culture at KOHO

An amazing day with this talented group of colleagues exploring unconscious bias and having conversations that get to the heart of what it means to belong at work. A big shout out to our rock star facilitators Anya Romanova and Parul Bansal for their incredible work in this highly engaging experiential workshop. I am leaving the session enlightened, and more aware of my privilege / unconscious biases. #humanforward #lifelonglearning

Wesley ConnorVP Global Learning and Development at Randstad

Just a few things that we really liked about Anya and Culture Crafters:

1. On the ball straightforward approach, is easily adjusted not only to company requests but adjusted to the participants themselves.
2. Anya and her team work very well with a group and all are very interesting and group involvement is easily captured at all times.
3. Anya has a different approach and not sure if it is her accent or not but people tend to pay attention and listen to her every word, which comes easily to her.
4. Great facilitator and leaves you wanting to explore other topics with her.

I would not hesitate to have this team train and enhance our programs and hopefully, they will for several years to come. Money well spent!

Mike Sidor

Culture Crafters have designed and delivered a series of webinars for our clients who are all leaders within organizations of all shapes, sizes, and industries. The team at Culture Crafters are very flexible and easy to work with and can offer expertise in many different people areas! They designed custom material for our unique audiences and their interests. The content delivered was solid; it was research backed and delivered in a memorable way that resonated with our participants. They generated lots of engagement from participants and were able to address specific questions and help our clients with the issues impacting them– Culture Crafters truly co-creates the experience they design with participants which makes the sessions extremely valuable and impactful.

Terri IwaskowDirector of Client Engagement at WorkTango

I had the pleasure of participating in one of Anya’s Diversity & Inclusion workshop. It was very eye opening to learn about our biases individually and as a group and to learn how our biases were impacting our relationships. This workshop is great for intact teams or co-workers from different teams that work together because when you are aware of your biases it changes the relationships you have with each other. We make a lot of assumptions about each other which can prevent us from having effective, collaborative and caring relationships. Anya is a dynamic and engaging facilitator – she uses real stories, humour and emotions to help her participants engage and connect with the content. She is amazing at creating an experience for her audience where people feel comfortable being vulnerable.

Melanie AbrahamsS.I. Systems

I co-developed and co-facilitated with Anya the first ever coaching program at York University. The course was an extreme success. Anya is a seasoned facilitator and coach who captured the minds and hearts of her audience. I can not wait for my next project with Anya, and I highly recommend her.

Abe SalamAccenture

If you are looking for a skilled facilitator capable of keeping a group energized, on-track and feeling truly seen and heard, look no further than Anya Romanova. She creates an inclusive space where participants felt safe to share their perspectives and experiences while also keeping to the agenda and ensuring the group was meeting learning objectives. I would recommend her to facilitate any group that requires a leader capable of both being an empathic listener and a taskmaster who meets targets.

June MorrowOntario Public Services
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