Testimonials

“James has a proven track record in leading managing and growing teams and businesses in ways that really chimed with our needs. He very quickly understood our business, our position in the market and the values created around the brand. This was key for us to create a training and development programme which didn’t disrupt our culture internally and helped build and develop our capability and service offering externally. James’ style is collaborative and engaging and he has been very well received at all levels of our business. We’ve engaged James on an ongoing basis to support us as we continue to grow.”

 

Steve Leebrook, Group Sales Director – SystemsAccountants

“Our research and sales groups recently participated in James’ sales training program. It was really fantastic, comprehensive and personally beneficial for my goals in sales around building long-term client relationships – I can’t wait to start applying what I learned! James speaks with authority on his topics and runs a tight ship as he presents. He kept our rowdy group in order and we all had nothing but great things to say about his recommendations. Could not have enjoyed it more!”

 

Kathryn Taylor, Executive Search Consultant – 6 Group

“I spent two days with James, looking at my business in detail and discussing new ways to improve it even further. I found his ideas and techniques very helpful and look forward to implementing these over the forthcoming year. Would highly recommend!”

 

Kevin Brady, Director – AdView

“James is engaging and insightful, delivering with great passion and enthusiasm, whilst sharing his broad experience in an entertaining, commercial and practical way. His recent series of workshops for our consultants were pitched at the right level for an audience with varying degrees of experience, helping all who attended to apply new techniques and learnings immediately in their working life. We will definitely be using James again.”

 

Nikki Blackhurst, Partner – Mackenzie Jones

“We have used James several times over the last couple of years. James is a natural communicator and great speaker. He is engaging, and although he can adopt a light hearted approach, his message and advice is thought provoking, providing a real world action plan to make a difference immediately.”

 

Jayne Lambis, Associate Director – IPS Group

“James has provided fantastic guidance in helping to rejuvenate and streamline our company’s pitching and sales processes, resulting in us winning more profitable business more often. A highly personable, commercially astute and passionate professional. I cannot recommend James highly enough.”

 

Max MacGillivray, MD – Redfox Executive Recruitment

“I did have a great time during your presentation. I found it informative, fruitful and inspiring. There were many topics covered and you really did an outstanding job of sharing your experience. It will help me to develop confidence, skill and mindset.”

 

Veon Tsang, MD – Hotels HR Search

“James is a personable & innovative trainer. I enjoyed working with him & refer to his notes regularly when preparing for my own training sessions.”

 

Stella Redgrave-Nevison, Learning and Development Manager – HCL plc

“James has committed a great deal of time and thought to understanding the operation and needs of my company and unstintingly applies his wide experience and commercial acumen to assist us in improving the skills of the individuals within the company and the service we are able to deliver to our clients. James is now a trusted confidant of the business and will remain so. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”

 

Mark Husband, Managing Director – Cogence Search

“We recently used James as part of a training programme for Consultants. We found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and his enthusiasm and passion for his work was evident at all times. The course was well structured and relevant and the individual feedback and advice given was very useful. We will definitely work with James again.”

 

Dawn Richard, Operations Director – Jepson Holt

“James makes his training exciting and fun, displaying great passion and empathy. He is a great ideas man and is intuitive and committed to delivering 1st class support and results. He is very comfortable in the what if world, and together with his intuitive and empathy skills and great ideas make him an ideal mentor/coach. I highly recommend his work to any organisation.”

 

James Newman, Managing Director, Michael Page International

“James provided us with in-house training for all our staff on resourcing. He is an excellent trainer, great motivator and we have learned lots! Highly recommended!”

 

Sarah Mayo-Evans, MD – Peach Recruitment