"I've worked with John a few times and recently went through some appraisal training and development. 
John comprehensively covered what is needed for a constructive and productive review process and then used role play for practice.  The session included giving feedback (positive and negative), motivating people, setting SMART objectives aligned with a business plan. I was able to discuss things that I was concerned about and we looked at various strategies to address issues."  

Technical Policy Manager, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

"Excellent coaching session with John. An amazing amount of clarity was gained in the hour that we were together. This helped focus my mind and put several things into place. Very helpful that John has worked with accountants for so many years as he knows how we think!  Thanks John."  

Anna Goodwin Accountancy

"I asked John to do some work with me to improve my confidence with presentation skills. I am required to do a number of presentations, which often vary in content ranging from clinical skills/ mental health to commissioning mental health services. I found John very helpful in focusing and organising my thinking. Although I have been doing presentations for a while, it was great to get someone else's ideas and perspective and he came up with some great new ideas which I am keen to try out. I will ask John to help with other areas of personal development. " 

Joint Mental Health Clinical Lead at SWB CCG

"John and I have worked together for a number of years coaching senior level professionals on business development activity. John recently worked with me on developing and coaching a team in preparation for a multi million pound pitch. As always, his input was invaluable and provided real value in guiding a team to deliver an exemplary presentation. John combines a personal approach with extreme professionalism that makes him an excellent business coach to work with and one I would have no hesitation in recommending."  Head of Business Development and Marketing at Withers & Rogers LLP

"John has provided my practice with in house training on skills such as communication, time management, delegation, staff appraisals, man management and other areas. These have led to a more motivated, productive and happy staff which has in turn meant our clients experience a better standard of service." Thanks John. 

Owner, Wallace Crooke

John is warm and full of positive advice, he explains everything in a way that is clear and concise. An hour with John is worth it's weight in gold, his advice provides you with confidence in dealing with all sorts of situations in every aspect of business development. John, Thank you."  

Family Solicitor with Woolley & Co, Mediator with The Family Mediation Centre

"John is a personable, highly knowledgeable, challenging organisational development specialist and probably one of the best people I have ever had the fortune to train alongside. He is able to get along with pretty much anyone, and in a gentle but effective way, challenge individuals and organisations to push themselves out of their comfort zones. With over twenty years experience training people from trainee up to partners, there is not much that surprises John any more. However, John has a knack of being able to make any training event or workshop as fresh on the tenth time out as on the 1st time out."

Heather Townsend