Contact

Melanie Luteijn FCIPD

​Tel: 01684 275516

Mobile: 07724 091032

info@gofurthergoals.co.uk

Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire & beyond

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" Her style is very engaging and inclusive, and our teams are very receptive to her approach - even when taken out of their comfort zones."

Peter Swanson, Managing Director - Intertronics

"Melanie has helped us with a number of training needs based around people performance, including helping us revise our training strategies. She has run a number of courses in both hard and soft skills, including business writing, assertiveness and presentations. Her style is very engaging and inclusive, and our teams are very receptive to her approach - even when taken out of their comfort zones. We derive great value from her sessions. "

Training

"I would recommend Melanie to any business as she has become invaluable to ours."

Lucy Arundell, HR Manager - CETA Ltd

"Melanie at Go Further Goals has provided us with a consistent and professional outsourced L&D function, with tailored courses to meet all our training needs. One of the benefits of using Melanie is her responsive approach and understanding of course development. From taking the time to understand the business requirement, right through to the delivery and evaluation of the training. All levels of employees have benefited greatly and we continue to use Melanie for our new starter, management development and workplace protection courses amongst many other training interventions which Melanie has created specifically, from scratch for CETA. I would recommend Melanie to any business as she has become invaluable to ours. "

Training

"engaging, full of energy and knowledgeable"

Hannah Macleay, Group HR Manager - The Fat Duck Group

"Melanie has worked with The Fat Duck Group for many years now and is always our first point of call to deliver our training needs throughout the Company. Melanie’s attention to detail and understanding of the business means I am confident each course will enhance and accelerate the delegate’s knowledge. Melanie is engaging, full of energy and extremely knowledgeable. I can’t recommend Melanie highly enough. "

Training

"professional, thorough and supportive"

Val Clarke, Group Human Resources Director - The Fat Duck Group

"Melanie is a professional, thorough and supportive trainer. Her enthusiasm, coupled with a deep understanding of the businesses she works with, result in successful courses that are delivered with relevant examples. They are both impactful and extremely enjoyable. Having worked with Melanie for over 10 years I continue to find her approach highly valuable, showing measurable results time and again. I could not recommend her highly enough to anyone contemplating investing in their business and their staff. "

Training

"My application is better today because of the help I received from Melanie."

Prospective Pupil Barrister - Common Law

2019

"My application is better today because of the help I received from Melanie. The first step in obtaining pupillage, is to have a well drafted application: Melanie made that possible. Melanie, you have been an invaluable help to me, in preparing my application. Your feedback was always valuable and your quality was telling. I will be back for more coaching, this time for the interviews!

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"We will definitely be using her services again and would highly recommend her"

Jon Holloway, Founder/Owner, Garden Trading

"Melanie has been very professional and valuable with all of the training and HR needs that we have engaged her in. We will definitely be using her services again and would highly recommend her."

 

Training & HR 

"Go Further Goals should be any candidates’ first port of call to give themselves the best chance…"

Pupil Barrister - Family Law 2019

"I can’t thank Melanie enough for her help in preparing me for what was eventually a successful first attempt at securing pupillage. For such a demanding process, the advice and practice provided through mock interviews was invaluable in helping to finesse my technique and preparation. Go Further Goals should be any candidates’ first port of call to give themselves the best chance of falling on the right side of a decision which inevitably relies on fine margins. Thank you Melanie!"

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"I know sessions with Melanie made the difference for me this year and would recommend her sessions to any prospective pupil whether it is their first year of applying or fifth."

Pupil Barrister - Common Law 2019

"This was my fourth year of applying for pupillage and, after a couple of poor interview results, I was losing hope - Melanie was able to give me back the confidence I needed to walk into my subsequent interviews and obtain my pupillage. She gives excellent, informed advice, and went above and beyond to fit me into her schedule and prepare questions for individual interviews so that I took the most out of each session. Her support was invaluable and her positive attitude made the sessions not only useful, but enjoyable. I know sessions with Melanie made the difference for me this year and would recommend her sessions to any prospective pupil whether it is their first year of applying or fifth."

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"the training is absolutely relevant"

Sandie Schofield, Director - CETA Insurance Ltd

"Melanie has worked with us for over a decade, creating bespoke training and HR solutions to meet our ever changing business needs. All our new staff benefit from her training and our Supervisors have furthered their development from specific Management Development training courses. Melanie is always prepared to learn about our business, which ensures that the training is absolutely relevant and she possesses great empathy and enthusiasm, so our staff get the most from the training. Melanie is a true professional and we have benefitted consistently from the excellent service that she provides. I have no hesitation in recommending Melanie to any business with Training or Human Resource needs."

Training & HR

"Melanie’s experience was immediately apparent and she provided really practical advice that immediately improved my performance"

Pupil Barrister - Common Law 2019

"I am very happy to say that after three years of applying for Pupillage, I was finally successful this year. I genuinely feel that Melanie’s support and advice in the mock interview sessions gave me the confidence I needed, not only to sell myself more effectively but also to identify and resolve the issues that had obviously let me down in the past. In previous mock interviews, I have felt quite uncomfortable and slightly embarrassed; this was far from the case in my sessions with Melanie. I felt like I could be completely honest, which enabled me to really make the most of the time we worked together. 

 

Melanie’s experience was immediately apparent and she provided really practical advice that immediately improved my performance. She directed me to numerous articles and online research that were also extremely useful in my preparation for interview. It was a pleasure to tell Melanie the good news and her response showed how heavily she invests in her clients. I only wish I had been recommended to Melanie 3 years’ ago!"

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"Her support and insight has been exceptional"

Prospective Pupil Barrister - Family Law 2019

"If you come across Melanie at Go Further Goals then you have discovered hidden treasure. Her support and insight has been exceptional. At first glance of Go Further Goals website, I questioned the ethics of paying to get a head start. But this is not a service aimed for the privileged, and it is surprisingly affordable for those of you who, like me, are determined to make it. Don’t expect a series of ‘cut and paste’ answers to make your life easier in the short-term. Far better is Melanie’s extraordinary ability to draw out your strengths, and her insight into the varied cultures and requirements of different chambers."

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"constructive feedback as well as techniques for dealing with the pressure of pupillage interviews"

Junior tenant in a commercial chambers

"Melanie’s coaching was invaluable during my pupillage interview preparation. She conducted a number of mock first and second-round interviews and provided constructive feedback as well as techniques for dealing with the pressure of pupillage interviews. I would highly recommend Melanie’s training to prospective pupils so that they can attend chambers’ interviews with confidence and poise that comes from comprehensive and professional HR preparation."

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"prepare for me personally"

Hannah - Graduate

"Melanie helped me prepare for a job interview. She was very encouraging and offered useful ideas and tips for answering the questions, particularly those I was less certain about. I was very impressed by how much background research she had done before our session to prepare for me personally. We also worked on how to present yourself with confidence by focusing on body language and voice projection. It was extremely useful and I felt much more confident after the session. Pleased to say the interview was successful! Melanie was very professional and I would highly recommend her services."

Career Development

"Melanie's interactive approach made the training enjoyable and effective"

Kate Allen, Managing Director - Allen Associates (Oxford) Ltd

"Melanie created and delivered two excellent Customer Service Workshops for the whole team at Allen Associates. Her knowledge and understanding of our business, gained from thorough preparation, was clearly demonstrated by the relevant course material and bespoke scenarios. Melanie’s interactive approach made the training enjoyable and effective. Furthermore, I am delighted that the benefits of the training are ongoing as we have now implemented many ideas generated during the workshop. I would absolutely recommend Melanie to anyone looking to develop their employees!"

Training

"I do know that with Melanie's support, emptionally and personally, I will have given it my best shot"

Prospective Pupil Barrister - Family Law 2019

"The apprehension of entering the quagmire of pupillage applications this year has been palpable especially as it is my last shot, following a gap in the application process due to a bereavement....I have no idea whether I will succeed, however, I do know that with Melanie’s support, emotionally and practically, I will have given it my best shot."

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"an invaluable help to me preparing for interviews"

Pupil Barrister - Common Law 2019

"Melanie has been an invaluable help to me preparing for interviews. Her flexible approach to providing this support meant I could tailor my sessions to exactly those areas where I felt least confident, her insights and feedback have been enormously helpful in preparing for the real thing, and she has a genuine interest in hearing how you progress. I have already recommended her to others, and I plan to again to anyone who will listen!"

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"The help I gained from Melanie was invaluable"

Tessa - Career Changer

"The help I gained from Melanie was invaluable. She is such a calm and friendly person, which in turn made me feel confident and relaxed in her presence. Her knowledge was crucial in helping update my CV, and critiquing my Cover Letter. I was proud to hand them in with my application once finished, and I have taken away a better understanding of how to structure both. I felt very confident walking in to my interview, and this was largely due to the mock interview Melanie ran through with me the day before.
I would highly recommend Go Further Goals, it was a great learning curve for me and I have gained so much! I have no hesitation in recommending Melanie to any business with Training or Human Resource needs."

Career Development

"invaluable to my post-interview success"

Junior Criminal Barrister

"Thanks to Melanie's structured interview preparation session and feedback, I was confident, concise and well prepared for my scholarship interview. This was invaluable to my post-interview success"

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"able to apply common sense and understand the challenges that a small business faces"

Walter Zanre, Managing Director - Filippo Berio UK Ltd

"As a small company with no internal HR resource we have used Melanie to assist us and advise us on how to meet our obligations in this area. We have always found her to be thoroughly professional and knowledgeable, but more importantly also able to apply common sense and understand the challenges that a small business faces. We have no hesitation in recommending Melanie to anyone that needs HR support."

HR Support

"highly stimulating course"

Bryan Morton, CEO - EUSA Pharma Inc

"Go Further Goals took three of my high potential managers and put them through their paces. All feared failure and worried about a waste of time but all came back to the office with confidence, new skills and techniques and a desire to do more. All three were delighted to have had this highly stimulating course and all three remain on fast track development. I and they would have no hesitation in recommending Go Further Goals!"

Training

"instrumental to my success"

Junior tenant in a commercial chambers

"Melanie’s Skype sessions were instrumental to my success in pupillage interviews."

Pupillage Interview Techniques

"I secured a post at my first interview"

Harriet - Graduate, Career Starter

I found the focus and support that Melanie gave me with the application and interview process very helpful, in fact I secured a post at my first interview!"

Career Development

"Truly professional"

Steve - Career Changer

"Looking for a new direction career wise, and trying to understand what new challenges I needed to meet, Melanie provided me with support and helped me develop a clearer understanding of my objectives. She was able offer guidance and assistance with my profile and C.V. being very constructive and concise in her manner. I am pleased to have already been able to recommend Melanie's services to a number friends and colleagues of mine and will have no hesitation in doing so further in the future. Truly professional, I need to say no more!" 

Career Development

"every goal has been met"

Alistair - Graduate

"From the beginning you helped to set out clear goals which would help my job hunt, looking back at these goals.... I can say that every goal has been met. The most beneficial part for me was to improve my interview skills, something which I felt hopeless about before we started but now feel much more confident about... "

Career Development