Over the last 35+ years many hundreds of people from different parts of the world have given me positive testimonials for my coaching and counselling work with them. I am grateful to them for that, and very grateful too for what I have learned from them.
Here is a small selection of those testimonials.
I have known Thomas for many years both professionally and personally and I highly recommend his services. Through his variety of life experience Thomas has come to possess a great wealth of wisdom, insight and understanding, combined with his integrity and innate kindness he has the ability to guide you towards achievable solutions. C. Ferrari Life Coach
I cannot recommend Thomas highly enough. His depth of experience, knowledge and insight make positive outcomes almost inevitable. L. H. Associate Director at ... plc
Thomas has a unique style developed over many years of guiding individuals and teams towards a better life for themselves and their families. In the areas of Coaching, Counselling and Mentoring Thomas is able to draw from a skill set gained from over 35 years’ experience. It is clear from his workshops that I attend whenever possible that this huge arsenal of experience really does count in building relationships with everyone that he works with and supports. C. P. Systems Application Specialist at ...Limited
Thomas, Thanks for all you’re doing in helping people to lead a more fulfilling life. Angela R.
Dear Thomas, I salute the wonderful enlightening work you do. Glo S.
Thomas. You were amazing for me. My life’s on track again. Thank you for everything M. F.
This is very overdue indeed and is going to be insultingly brief but I wanted to thank you for all the help you've given me. You saw how bad I was when we had our first session and to get me to the point where I feel comfortable here in Colombia is a fitting reflection of the difference you've made. Things are hard sometimes but they're a hell of a lot easier than they were. Thank you. A.B. (20-year-old man who came to me suffering from severe social anxiety)
Thomas, thank you for your time on Monday... It was really lovely to see you again after so long - and the session has given me plenty to work on over coming weeks. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Sarah (business director who used to hide her chronic lack of self-esteem)
Thank you for Tuesday's meeting - I feel very fortunate to have met you and to be working with you. S.B. (Small business owner)
My business cards have just arrived and I am thrilled! I now feel I am a substantial person who has their name on a card! Thank you for all your wonderful help and support and for being willing to rescue me at short notice. It has been such a privilege to have you as a counsellor over these past years. Your words stay with me. G (80-year-old lady with chronically low self-esteem on starting her own business.)
Things are good for me now. I have a lot of "me" time, I go out once a month with friends to the theatre, cinema or just a drink, I've joined a Gym to keep fit (fitness was never a strong point of mine), and M. and I have also found time to spend a weekend in Stockholm in May and go out with friends whenever possible - so life change, all thanks to your prompting. Sincere thanks N.
We are extremely grateful for what you have given us over the last 19 years. A & J (a married couple both life coaches, authors and TV personalities)
With young people
I want to thank you sincerely for all the help you have given me over the last year.
You have not only given me help with my studies but also with my confidence and my problems. Thank you so much. I couldn’t have done it without you. Lots of love B. (12-year-old writing in his Christmas card who suffered from two years of bullying)
Dear Mr Hillas,
I am very happy with my school results and want to let you know the good news, and to say thanks for helping me feel much more confident about myself. S
Good morning Thomas-
Thank you again for your fantastic work. The others were right, “pure magic”. After your meeting S. appeared “lighter” and more joyful than I’ve seen her in months. Huge thanks N.
We were obviously very, very relieved and pleased with how Harry has grown since you began coaching him. We wanted to say a very big thank you for your patience and perseverance. C.
Just wanted to let you know that Sophie was absolutely delighted with her results. She said the help you gave her was invaluable and I am incredibly grateful to you C.B. (mother of 15-year-old girl with issues of self belief)
Just to say Nell is so much more confident about her school work and life in general, and so much happier, and more to the point she enjoys her sessions with you. It shows how well she can achieve with good and sympathetic coaching. Many thanks. J (mother of 16 year old girl with issues of anxiety and depression)
We wanted to thank you for your input into Alastair’s development – we will be forever grateful for the encouragement and confidence building work you did with him. C.
Wanted to thank you for all the interest you took in T., in helping her blossom more than anything else. I know she wasn't the 'easiest' (for want of a better word) of pupils you have had, so a double thanks. S.
Thomas' teaching is education in the proper sense. He drills into them the basics of a discipline and works upwards. His extraordinary skill lies in identifying his pupils' unique qualities and using these to guide their intellectual development." K. (a person I coached from primary school to completion of his PhD).
Very stimulating and productive men's group yesterday evening, hosted by Thomas.
Would encourage any guys out there who think they might be interested in joining us to get in touch. John.
Hi Thomas, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the discussions we had on Monday. It's helping me move forward. Les.
Witnessing moments like your sharing and all the discussions that have followed are the typical example of how coming to our group makes me feel honoured and enriched. George
Once again Thomas you amazed me with your wisdom at last night’s workshop H.
Hi Thomas Thanks for all your great work and wisdom. D.
To reiterate my thanks for the meeting, a very powerful experience. John
I richly value our men's group and the group process. E.
Many thanks, Thomas, for presenting the Enneagram to CBN (Cambridge Business Women) last evening. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the audience clearly did. L.
Thank you so much Thomas for an excellent workshop again. 12 people and yet you made each and every one of us feel welcomed and at home. M. and I were so glad to have come. Thank you again. Vera.
I really appreciated the Enneagram workshop on Monday, and am very much looking forward to the next one. There are very many things I would eventually like to discuss but I guess they can emerge slowly as we all get to know each other better...Thanks for hosting the group it is really awesome, Blake
I enjoyed the laughter - both yours and the laughter you generated in the group
I appreciated and admired the way you self-disclosed with such apparent ease and acceptance
I liked the way you picked up comments made by members of the audience and took them further - even and especially if they were challenging what you had said
Another thing Thomas which is important - I appreciate that you really know what you are talking about, in depth and don't offer superficial solutions! B. C.
I have been very lucky to have known you. I have so enjoyed this part of my enneagram journey and being able to share it. I gained so much from watching you work with each of us, from the way you could focus our attention on body language and energy. You brought out and made useful the wisdom of the whole group which I was so encouraged to be a part of.
You have a very special way with people Thomas and I am very glad you exist. Thank you for all the work you have done to be able to offer such spiritual hospitality, such a break from the internal critic.
You have inspired me in so many ways. I believe we become a part of everyone we meet and I am undoubtedly the richer for having met you.
With much love and many thanks, Kate S.
I took away a lot from my evening with you and the group - and really appreciated how you held the space for us all. A light touch with a lot of wisdom.
I'm looking forward now to the next one, All the best, Rob
This is possibly the longest gut reaction ever but thank you for the short session that you led at T..Plc.
I didn’t know what to expect when I turned up but what I discovered has fundamentally changed the way that I relate to the people that I meet; both at work and home. It was one of those ‘I get it!’ moments – you introduced this concept of observing your own behaviour and trying to relate it back to the three centres. I would say that I am definitely head and gut but I am trying to use my heart more. Being an observer, I am looking at others and trying to understand where they’re coming from – using my three centres as a kind of buffet and picking the most appropriate for any given situation. It works but it’s really subtle and hard to do; for example, my wife is a heart and gut person and I was always guilty of using intellectual argument – you can imagine the results! Now I use my heart (hard though that is – I understand what you meant about not trusting one center) and it works; I just cringe to think of how I used to try and persuade her – I appeal to her centres with my heart and gut and it works.
At work too I relate better to my colleagues (in and outside the team) by almost sitting on my own shoulder and watching. It’s quite subtle but quite profound, using one centre or another to lead (it’s still hard to trust my heart though).
So, I decided I had to write and thank you. It’s taken quite a while to put e-pen to e-paper but its nonetheless heartfelt.
Thank you. Paul
Thanks for last Monday Thomas, I have to confess that I got much more out of the Enneagram than I’d expected to – perhaps because, for one thing, you were doing number 9, which I had recognised before was my type. It articulated several very important aspects in ways that have proved very useful for my self-knowledge. And what a good group of people you have gathered. This takes real talent (well, not talent, exactly, but charisma, or kindness or something).
Hi, Thomas - I've been intending to send this since Tuesday! Just wanted to
say how much I enjoyed Monday's Enneagram workshop. It was fascinating to hear what everyone said about spirituality Chris C.
I just wanted to thank you for all your input over the years and, in particular, my introduction to the Enneagram. It has been and, continues to be, a very interesting and helpful way of understanding our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves. Julia
Thomas, I have very much appreciated your sessions. The Enneagram helps me in my work with individuals and has shown me how different people are in their ways of responding and socialising. Rosey F