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*** Testimonial Jaine Burton ***

Lin, wow!! What can I say…. quite the most amazing lady I think I have ever met! I feel truly blessed to work with her!

I came to Lin with no self-confidence, no self-belief and very anxious after spending most of my life being told, ‘You’ll never do that!’ But with Lin’s patience and empathy and her absolute belief in me, when I didn’t even believe in myself, my self confidence grew.

Today she took me to my Theory Test which I passed first time! I am now looking forward to my driving test believing I CAN do this, and a whole new life ahead…… None of this would have been possible without such an amazing lady. I will be forever in her debt, She never judges, just supports endlessly.

Its also proof that you’re never too young to learn…. AT THE AGE OF 53!!

Jaine Burton

By |March 9th, 2020|

*** Testimonial – David Aston ***

After 60 years experience of driving, I know I’d never have passed this appraisal and got my licence back without Lin’s help!

I had to give my licence up 7 years ago after having both legs and 3 fingers on my right hand amputated due to ill health. After getting used to the new me, I had to learn to drive again with a steering ball and a brake/ accelerator lever with an indicator switch.

I took an appraisal a year or so back, without any professional help and, sad to say, I failed abysmally! But this time aound I found someone to help me. Lin was very experienced in working with people like me and she spoke to the Examiner on my behalf prior to the test. She suggested I had a metal plate fitted infront of the pedals, for safety, as she even noticed that my prosthetic twitched. I learnt something new each time we went out driving.

After my successful appraisal, I’ve just received my full licence back. My wife and I are fully mobile again now, planning some driving to family and friends all over the country that we haven’t seen in a while.

Thanks Lin, I now fully understand that I needed to improve and you’ve made me a much safer driver.

By |March 5th, 2020|

*** Congratulations Rhiannon Drillsma ***

Wow, you’ve only gone and done it!! A smashing driving test pass in Tunbridge Wells today, after finally overcoming the anxiety you’ve held about driving for a number of years.

Enjoy your BMW Dog-mobile shopping at the weekend. Let me know how you get on eh?

By |March 3rd, 2020|

*** Woohoo, getting there Jaine ***

Congratulations Jaine; a brilliant theory and hazard perception test pass in Tunbridge Wells today. One step closer to being able to explore the area around home and to go off camping with your dogs!! 🙂

By |March 3rd, 2020|

*** Testimonial – Lisa Groves ***

Both my children, George and Millie, have had the pleasure of learning to drive with Lin from 1nfluence.

George has a paralysis to his left arm and needed to drive in an adapted automatic car. Lin was amazing, she was calm and patient and always made sure he was comfortable with everything they were working on. He began driving around August/September and passed by early December the same year.

So when my daughter Millie was due to learn, I had no hesitation in contacting Lin again and yesterday Millie passed her driving test after just a few lessons: she only started her lessons late November, just after her 17th birthday.

Millie looked forward to and enjoyed her lessons and said Lin was great. She felt relaxed and confident with everything. Lin complimented her on her driving just after one lesson. She also remembered George, her brother, who passed with her 3 years ago. I believe this says a lot about a person.

Thank you Lin for all your great efforts with my two children.

Please ensure you use Lin at 1nluence….. an amazing lady!

Lisa Groves

By |March 2nd, 2020|

*** Congratulations Millie Groves ***

Well, she’s got that driving licence she’s been working towards having passed her driving test at Redhill Aerodrome this afternoon!! Millie had her first drive on her 17th birthday (just before Christmas) and passed her theory test just a week or so after. We booked her test straight away as it was clear that, just like her brother George, Millie wasn’t going to need many lessons at all. We had to wait a bit longer than we wanted, but it gave Millie the opportunity to get a little more experience. Today’s examiner told her that it ‘was a really good drive’…….. so now its done!! Im dead proud!

Enjoy your car shopping this weekend, Millie. I’m looking forward to seeing a picture of your new car. See you soon xx

By |February 26th, 2020|

*** Congratulations Maegan Dalley ***

A lovely superb first time driving test pass for Maegan Dalley at Sevenoaks today!

Maegan had a few lessons in a manual car a few months back but was always confused by the workings of the gearbox. In November, she started lessons in my automatic and in November, as soon as she passed the theory test, we booked todays practical test.

Generally when an Examiner calls an instructor over to the car at the end of the test its to give bad news……. but not this time! ‘One of the best drives I’ve had in a long while’ he said. A great testament to your hard work and the extra driving you’ve been doing with mum; a massive well done Maegan!

 

By |January 29th, 2020|

*** Congratulations Charlotte Stevens ***

Yay!!! Brilliant news today; Charlotte passed her Theory and Hazard Perception Test in Crawley!! BIG congratulations Charlotte…… one test down, one to go!! Let’s do this!! 🙂

By |December 5th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Michelle ***

Well done Michelle Cheung; a fab, first attempt pass at the Theory and Hazard Perception Test in Crawley.  Onwards….. Lets get this done.

By |June 25th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Simon Brown ***

A fantastic Theory and Hazard Perception Test pass for Simon yesterday. Well done Simon! Now we need to look further ahead and plan how to achieve that next goal

By |February 10th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Rob Springett **

Well it has taken a while, and not all of Rob’s doing, but he passed his driving test in Sevenoaks yesterday!! To say we were overjoyed is an understatement. I have a feeling you would have celebrated hard last night. Its so lovely to think of you driving around in that lovely red mini!! well done, Sir xx

By |February 9th, 2018|

*** Testimonial – Chris Walker ***

After returning from serving in Afghanistan with severe leg injuries, Chris decided to train to drive in order to give himself better job opportunities and to be independently mobile in the future. His strong motivation to move life on meant training was minimal. He achieved a no fault test recently and had this to say….

‘Where do I start…… 1nfluence was perfect for me in many factors; Lin was an absolute hero and fantastic to be sat next to. She gave me courage and confidence every step of the way. She explained everything perfectly. On test day she made me feel comfortable and calm and I passed with flying colours, all thanks to Lin. So I would highly recommend this company any day.

Thank you very much for all of your help. I wish you all the very best in the future. Take care, Chris xxxx ‘

By |May 24th, 2017|

*** 10th January 2017 ***

My first driver today is going to work on finding positive ways to deal with her left-right confusion when out on a driving test and how to judge safe travel speeds when driving a variety of roads and traffic situations……. The second driver is going to continue using the strategies she developed last week to deal with the possibility of an overload of verbal directions on a driving test (I have to admit a little bit of annoyance that this is required, as it doesn’t relate to real-life driving) and work on some spacial awareness difficulties we discussed last week…… Finally, a driver that continues to develop ways to improve her ability to plan ahead, so that she doesn’t become overwhelmed in traffic and we’ll take a look at her understanding of signalling ‘to inform others’ again, which is something she has been working on as a mindmap as homework since her last lesson.

Lin Webb - 1nfluence Driver Training Ltd

 

By |January 10th, 2017|

Review – Chrissie Elcock

‘I have tried to drive with numerous instructors since I was 17. Time and money were an obstacle but the biggest obstacle was my own psycological obstruction that I had created many years earlier. When I was 5 I was in involved in a massive car collision and spent three weeks in hospital recovering.

All of the driving instructors I have had would get frustrated, seeing great progress, getting closer to test only for me to break down in tears if a car came too close and I would go into panic.

Not wanting to be beaten by fear and now with two small children and many exciting beaches and countryside tantalising close and needing to be explored, I decided to make the hunt for an instructor again.

I found a few websites, made a few calls and eventually found 1nfluence and (thankfully) Lin Webb. Lin spoke on her website about helping anxious drivers, teaching and coaching them until they became confident on the road.

I have never seen myself as a ‘driver’ but felt intrigued to give it a go.

In the first lesson Lin drove us to quiet roads and let me in my own time drive the great distance of probably 30 yards and maybe 10 ish miles per hour..! It was THRILLING!

Each week I gradually stopped dreading my lessons. I wanted to learn to be a driver not to rush through the lessons and hopefully pass the test. My children would be my regular passengers so ‘fluking’ the test was never an option.

Seemingly without me realising I started to look forward to my lessons. We would take my children out with us over the holidays so they got used to being in the car with me and I got used to driving them.

I passed my theory test and then I started to feel like driving could in fact be for me…

Lin had helped me prepare for the test with every single lesson. Lin truly taught me how to drive on ‘real’ roads not just ‘test’ ones. I felt ready and prepared (even for the biggest roundabouts..!), all because of Lin’s expert guidance.

I passed my test first time. I burst out crying as soon as the driving examiner told me. I couldn’t believe it! It felt like the end of a very long story line. I didn’t have control in the beginning when I was involved in the car crash but with Lin’s support and help I had taken control over it’s ending.

I am so grateful to have found Lin and 1nfluence and the great adventures she has made possible for myself and family.

If you are nervous or in two minds about driving, I understand, (truly I do!), congratulations you’re here reading this! It’s the first step and I really recommend your next step to get in contact with 1nfluence. It’s a great investment to get you driving safely and confidently on the road and onward to many adventures, freedoms, opportunities and happy times ahead!’

By |April 12th, 2016|

*** Congratulations Jack Wood ***

A HUGE Congratulations to Jack Wood who passed his driving test this morning in Sevenoaks after lessons with 1nfluence’s Sally! The hard work definitely paid off. Think of all those Monday morning lie ins you can now have!!

Jack Wood - Passed 6th April 2016 - Sevenoaks

By |April 5th, 2016|

*** Congratulations James Cowlam ***

Congratulations to James Cowlam who took his test in Reigate this afternoon and passed in his own car.
James has maintained the family tradition of FIRST TIME PASSES TOO!!

James Cowlam - Passed 5th April 2016 - Reigate

By |April 5th, 2016|

*** Congratulations Emma Pickford ***

Congratulations to Emma Pickford who passed her driving test in Reigate on Friday 1st April in her own little car, “Freddie the Fiat”. Thank you to her parents for all the experience and practice they enabled Emma to have.

Emma Pickford - Passed 1st April 2016 - Reigate

By |April 5th, 2016|