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*** Congratulations Nicki Chapman ***

A wonderful day for Nicki Chapman: a fabulous faultless test pass in her own car with some super words from the examiner!! I was so very proud to support you during your test, you have been an absolute delight to work with. Would you like to be 1nfluence’s next success story? Ring 07780 708 706 or email info@1nfluence.co.uk

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By |November 9th, 2018|

So good when a plan comes together…….

Jackie was fabulous today…… She’s a full licence holder who hasn’t driven for best part of 30 years due to anxiety. We’ve been working on finding strategies to build her confidence in life, as well as driving,  but one of her worries has always been how to deal with the panic that sets in when something goes wrong!! Today we looked at making safe decisions to correct our drive……. when things go a bit crazy!!! And then practised getting it wrong at roundabouts, but finding a route back to John Lewis in Tunbridge Wells!!! What a star!!

By |October 14th, 2018|

*** Testimonial – Kirsty Laws ***

“I would highly recommend Lin Webb at 1nfluence to anybody wishing to learn to drive.
She is very calm and patient and is happy to go over things as many times as you need. If you are feeling anxious and stressed then she makes you feel at ease and helps you through each step in the learning process.

I had lessons and 3 tests in a manual car almost 20 years ago and found everything a struggle to the point I hated driving. Hill starts, junctions, traffic lights all became a nightmare! I never managed to pass my test and thought driving was not for me.

Then a work colleague told me about Lin at 1nfluence. WOW what a difference!! On the second lesson I was actually enjoying driving a car and even drove through Edenbridge High Street. After only 23 lessons I passed my driving test first time and I am looking forward to the freedom and independence it will bring.”

By |October 1st, 2018|

*** Congratulations Kirsty Laws ***

A fantastic, well deserved and very emotional test pass on a lovely sunny morning for Kirsty Laws, who completed a ‘smashing drive’ for her examiner. Its been a real pleasure to teach this lady, who had an awful experience that put her off driving for many years. It was amazing how her self-belief changed once she realised it was going to be very different this time though!! Well done Kirsty; its great to have witnessed you becoming a wonderful driver 🙂

If you want to get booked into Lin’s diary, plan ahead!! Ring or text 07780 708 706

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By |September 28th, 2018|

*** You did it, Kathryn Bowden!! ***

A really lovely day for Kathryn, as she celebrates her brilliant driving test pass. I’m so delighted for her as she has worked really hard, both on her lessons and by doing lots of private practice with Mum and Dad, to achieve today’s success and it has been my pleasure to have helped her! She got some smashing compliments from the examiner too on the quality of her awareness!

Enjoy continued safe driving to and from work Kathryn, and good luck with that Open University course! Looking forward to catching up in a few weeks, once you are settled in your new home…… Its all happening eh?

By |September 3rd, 2018|

*** Congratulations Gio ***

What a fabulous morning!! English isn’t Giovanna Summer’s first language, so she had an extra hurdle or two to jump in order to pass her theory and practical driving tests. she has worked so hard to get this done. Thankyou to Steve, her hubby, who sat beside her as she drove him and little Nicolas around at the weekend. Continue your good, safe driving Gio. It has been a delight to help you xx

By |August 30th, 2018|

*** Testimonial – Tom Charlton ***

I passed my test age 17 and didn’t drive for over 10 years. The more time I left it, the less I wanted to get back into a car! Lin was calm, patient and encouraging and quickly got me driving through traffic, on motorways and managing manoeuvres. I can’t thank her enough for her support and would recommend her services to anyone wanting to get back on the road.

By |August 24th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Lily Stone ***

A super test pass, in her own car,  for Lily yesterday. Lily loves driving her Smart car and decided that was the car to use on test in West Wickham. Her decision was well founded as she was only given one driving fault!! Well done Lily….. stay safe xx

 

By |July 14th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Connor Franklin ***

A wonderful smile from Connor, following his test pass at Sevenoaks in his own car! I’m immensely proud of him!! Connor passed both his theory and practical tests despite his learning difficulties and because he wanted this badly, worked hard and kept focussing on his goals. The private practice and experience of using his car to drive the family around in the last few months has paid dividends. Congratulations Connor ( and thankyou Pauline)….. my goodness you deserve this success. Have fun xx

By |July 13th, 2018|

*** Massive, massive MASSIVE congratulations to Bliss ***

After applying herself to learning all that was necessary, Bliss Jackson passed her theory test today after 3 YEARS of trying!! Im sooooooo proud of her; she’s kept going when so many would have given up. The look on her face as she came out of the test centre and RAN at me was a picture I’ll remember for ever, I reckon. A huge well done, Bliss. You’re a star!

By |July 12th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Kirsty ***

A smashing Theory Test pass for Kirsty Laws today; 48 for the questions and 64 for the Hazard Perception element can be bad eh?? Onwards Lady!!

By |July 9th, 2018|

*** Congratulations to Donna Edwards ***

Well done Donna: a fabulous first time pass at the Theory and Hazard Perception Test today. Nearly there……

By |June 29th, 2018|

*** “Who’d have guessed it, Francesca Lovegrove? ***

Francesca started lessons about 5 months ago…… in pieces!! Just sitting in the drivers’ seat was a massive deal!! We started with her just steering along a quiet. straight road, with me controlling everything else…….. and eventually, she smiled!!!

Today, despite lots of tears at the start of her test, she used the coping strategies that have become part of her driving…… and managed a first time test pass in Sevenoaks!

…… and I got a bottle of fizz!!

Thankyou xx

By |March 8th, 2018|

*** About me, how I work and my prices!! ***

Lin Webb

By |March 8th, 2018|

A fix to inspire you to solve difficulties and boost your confidence?

Who is the most confident person you know? Imagine you are them…….. How would they tackle the problem that’s holding you back right now?

By |March 3rd, 2018|

*** Testimonial – Kiera Rowlinson ***

Some lovely words from Kiera:

Hi Lin,
I Just wanted to thank you so much for helping me with my driving. I was so happy and shocked that I passed my driving test first time. Learning to drive was the hardest thing I have done, and after my last instructor I was on the verge of giving up but having lessons with you changed my perspective on driving and was one of the best things I have done. Driving these past few days has felt great, and long dog walks are planned! I couldn’t have done any of this without you, I will highly recommend you to anyone learning to drive! Thank you so much for all you help!

 

By |January 3rd, 2018|

*** Congratulations Kiera Rowlinson ***

After having 3 tests cancelled/moved by the DVSA, Kiera finally got to Sevenoaks Driving Test Centre today and met her examiner!!! Success!! A first time test pass which is going to make a huge difference to her life! Kiera already has her own car, but getting to and from work and driving out of town for decent walks across the Ashdown Forest are planned!! You’ve worked really hard for this Kiera – really well done xx

By |December 18th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Dominique Lynn ***

After the disappointment of a couple of driving test fails a few years ago, where she admits to simply not being ready, Dom decided to give driving another go……. and did half a dozen lessons to get up to standard. She passed her test in Sevenoaks today with just 3 driving faults, meaning she can now drive her kids around in her little BMW. Well done for putting up with me Dominique – you’ve done it!! How amazing is that?? 🙂

By |December 14th, 2017|

*** Connor is a Superstar!***

Preparing for the Theory and Hazard Perception test was always going to be tricky for Connor Franklin, but boy did he work hard to achieve a brilliant pass this week. Connor felt that mornings were the best time to structure study, in order to keep focus and put an hour aside EVERY morning for this revision. He found that mindmaps and flashcards helped his understanding and we tried to find real life examples of the subject he struggled where possible. There was a big problem with the phrasing of the questions at the start, as Connor initially would take the wording very literally – I feel the DVSA could do a better job with this!!

Connor has been doing a lot of private practice with mum and his driving skills are improving each week, so it wont be too long before a practical test is passed giving him more job opportunities in the future as well as independence.

By |December 9th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Francesca Lovegrove ***

Yayyyyy!!! Despite a tendency to freeze in exam situations, Francesca Lovegrove got fab marks on both Theory and Hazard Perception elements…….. AND ONLY WENT AND PASSED FIRST TIME!!

 

By |November 24th, 2017|