I've been fortunate enough to achieve some record-breaking results, predominantly in the Advertising & Media Industry which spanned 25 years, enabling me to be recognised with multiple 'Distinguished Achievement' and special CEO ‘Outstanding Business Contribution’ awards in both S&P 100 and FTSE 100 organisations by coaching people to achieve exponential personal & professional growth and accomplish things they previously thought were impossible.
This sounds wonderful doesn't it and isn't this how so many people tell their stories, i.e. it's all about their successes and they conveniently leave out all the struggles and failures and yet, it's during these exact situations that we learn most about ourselves and about life.
I've had plenty of these too, like the time I called out a half-wit FTSE CEO and it back-fired on me badly and hurt my career, or when I jumped too far out of my comfort zone and allowed my self-belief to overpower common sense. And then there were times when I didn't possess enough desire or confidence in myself that it held me back from doing what I was truly capable of, which meant missing out on some great opportunities.
For as long as I can remember, I had this feeling of unrest and deep self-doubt but over the time I studied self-management psychology and neuroscience, I learned to see and harness this as a driver to be better and it's become a strength rather than a weakness that limits me. It's just one of many insights that's proven to be game-changer for me.
It's these kinds of experiences and honesty with myself that enables me to understand what people have to go through to succeed in the world of large corporates and importantly, how I can help them avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that many fall prey to in their careers, especially in terms of navigating political landscapes, overcoming 'red tape' and dealing with bureaucratic or complex decision making processes.
At heart, I’m an 'Introverted Maverick' who likes to break the rules, disrupt the status quo and rise high above conformity and convention. The word most often used to describe me is 'inspiring' not because I think I'm anything special but because I've helped many people in business how to 'go deep' and find ways to inspire themselves that they never knew they possessed.
Originally from humble beginnings and a fairly tough background, I invested in my education and developed the skills to work in, consult, coach and lead a wide range of businesses and people: from helping cutting edge high tech startups to create industry firsts, turning around mid-size traditional businesses that went on to be sold to market leaders and as a senior advertising executive with S&P 100 and FTSE 100 global communication companies, where I led teams to become the highest performing sales channels in the business, including leading multi-million-pound impact transformation programmes.
These kind of results were satisfying for sure but the biggest thrill for me has always been in helping individuals and teams lift their spirits, competence, confidence, self-belief, key account selling skills and their performance, to realise more of their potential and achieve things they previously thought weren't possible. My files are full of such stories and it's these sincere 'thank you messages' that gives me the most satisfaction.
This has been made possible because, throughout my career, I've invested extensively in the study of sales & management psychology and more recently, the insights around personal professional influence coming from neuroscience research.
What I help people with now is what I've used - mind hacks and micro-strategies that include proven frameworks, practical workable principles, innovative tools and interventions for the real world today, backed with the latest scientific research, things that anyone can put into practice to make a positive difference in their careers, teams, businesses and in fact, in other aspects of their lives too.
From my experience over the last 25+ years, I know without question that success doesn't have to be as hard as some people make it, where tension and excessive pressure with its associated stress are the norm and rarely is true success about the money, status or power. Those people who achieve the highest respect and admiration from the clients they manage or people they lead or work alongside are the ones who show that success can be achieved in a more mindful, calm, considered, respectful and wise way.
What you really want to know though is 'can I really help you achieve what you want personally and professionally with less effort, hassle, pressure, stress and make an exponential stride forward than traditional methods' i.e. no BS or false promises?
Whatever level people reach in life, I believe that everyone can be and do more and I'd love to help you if you're the right fit for mu programs... so why not get in touch, use the link below for a no-obligation exploratory conversation with me in the first instance, and if I can't help you, I'll be sure to try and point you in the right direction.
Here, you will get a feel for why I love to develop sales managers and entrepreneurs, i.e. by developing you, the people you lead will develop and the combined power of your influence has the potential to produce awesome collective impacts. You'll see my style, which doesn't suit everyone I know but the truth is, it's helped many individuals and teams to smash it in business and in life.
Even if you're not sure how to break with conventional thinking and conventional behaviours that get conventional (average) sales results you can learn how to be different with my coaching and mentoring, good different. It take no extra effort but can enable you to achieve the results you should be achieving and here's the thing, you are capable of more, better, stand out results with the right help.
You may be one of those who attended my keynote speech 'The Neuroscience of Mind Hacks' and my Strong Minds book signing at the ExCel London but even if not, this should give you a feel for the reception of people who came up to the stage afterwards. Many people also enrolled in my Personal Leadership Mastery online course within 24 hours of this event.
NB. Be sure to set the 'CC' Button on the video to hear what this attendee had to say about the whole exhibition and my keynote.