Clients & Testimonials
"Business goes where it is needed and stays where it is welcome." - Anon
This is a special part of my site, somewhat self indulgent, and something I am very appreciative of; however when people generously take the time to create a testimonial, I want to share them so that you can see for yourself what people have said about me and how useful they have found my training. Indulge this humble training consultant sharing some of these with you.
My Wonderful Clients I've Trained & Coached
General Advocacy for SerialTrainer7
Simon leads his training sessions with enthusiasm and heart. He opened my eyes to sales strategies that seem so simple but are so often missed. We completed three sessions via Skype. I keep some of the materials he sent me through our course taped at my desk, as they include great daily reminders on questioning, closing techniques, defining value and beyond!
Danielle Brosh Account Executive at FANDOM
Simon demonstrated a high level of expertise. His training was clear and immediately actionable and he was sensitive to all my teams’ needs. In addition, his style was open and inviting to questions and he willingly gave his time to responding to questions thoroughly. He provided a fun and engaging learning environment. Simon is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious. He is courteous and considerate and I would certainly recommend him for any future training.
Bill Austin Head of Direct Services, Trowbridge Town Council
I’ve had the pleasure of attending 5 of Simon’s courses this year; Resilience, Customer Service, Presenting Magically, Closing Skills and Time Management & Personal Effectiveness. Each 1 has been beneficial to me in both my job role and my personal life. Simon is a brilliant trainer, especially because he makes everyone feel included and shows that he values their opinions. The courses are always great fun and I really appreciate the skills he has taught me. I look forward to many more training classes with Simon in 2019!
Lauren Harrison Assistant Category Manager at NMBS (National Merchant Buying Society)
It is extremely rare to meet someone who has a natural ability to help people out professionally and personally, Simon does both effortlessly and with grace. I have had the pleasure of being involved with group sessions and 1-2-1’s with Simon and have left the training feeling refreshed, informed and better about the position I am in within my career. The sessions are fun and informative and have a energy about them that makes you want to learn and impress your peers. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone from a small company to a global organisation.
Lauren Lidford Account Manager. Factory Media
Sales Training Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Having recently completed my first set of training sessions with Simon across the last few months, I can say with hand on heart that it has not only enriched my sales techniques but given me unparalleled confidence in my new position at MediaClash. Simon has given the team a broad understanding of sales; from negotiation to presentation skills. Although admittedly quite a daunting prospect having to put these skills into practice, they have naturally been filtering through into my every day work. Simon has an approach to presentation like no other; there are no tedious powerpoint presentations, his seminars/workshops are interactive and compelling. So much so that I have definitely been exhausted by the end of each day! Thank you for your valuable help at the initial stages of my career in media sales for Bath Life magazine. I look forward to working with you again in near future.
Polly Jackson Account Manager at MediaClash
We here at Factory Media chose Simon over a number of other trainers as his approach was relevant, unique and specifically tailored to the business. Initial feedback from the team included “the best sales training I have ever had” and within days of the sales training being delivered we noticed an uplift in quality of sales calls and more importantly an improvement on sales.
Chris Brown Head of Sales. Factory Media
Before the sales training I had in my head that he would be the same as all other training. (Someone telling you how to sell, use of cameras and uncomfortable pressure which stops sales people from learning) Simon, from the start wanted to know about the sales team, what makes us tick, what we need to be able to succeed rather than what the company wants or thinks we need. His understanding of all processes in the sales funnel was amazing. This man is brilliant, and every business wanting to make more money should implement SerialTrainer7 to do so! Thank you Simon
David White Sales Manager. Intelligent Optimisations.
Simon has been training the sales team here at Briefing Media for a few years now and never fails to leave a team who are motivated and raring to go! In depth expertise, passion, knowledge and enthusiasm oozes from head to designer toe! The team are more confident, able to see things from a new perspective and now are equipped with a much wider set of sales tools. Looking forward to your next visit.
Stephanie Ryder Head of Commercial Sales and Development. Briefing Media
Personal Development & Coaching Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
It is not an exaggeration to say that if it weren’t for the training, support and guidance I received from Simon that I would not be in the position in work that I currently am.
Tony Marshall Operations Manager. Hewitson Walker
Simon is an inspiring and talented training specialist. Each course of his I've attended has been impeccably organised and presented, his knowledge has been exhaustive and his enthusiasm infectious. I would have no hesitation in recommending him professionally, and I've been grateful on several occasions for his personal advice and career guidance.
Charlie Lister Future Trainee Solicitor. Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Simon is a fantastic trainer. He sees everyone in his sessions as individuals, understanding them quickly and offers advice and tailors his teaching style depending on the people. I and my team have really benefited from his training as he provides you skills and strategies that help improve yourself in a personal and professional way. I would absolutely recommend Simon and his training to anyone.
Maxine Poole Head of Marketing and Communications. NHS Professionals
Simon is inspiring and motivating. He makes training fun and interesting whilst ensuring you take away skills which you can use both in and out of work. What also sets him apart is the support and follow up after the course to ensure you’re continual personal development. Highly recommend.
Management Development Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Highly Recommended!! Having just completed the Serial7 Management Academy, I wanted to say Simon is almost certainly the best trainer I have encountered. He was insightful, engaging and knowledgeable, but importantly, also very adaptable, tailoring his training to the needs of the pupils in front of him. He brought an energy to the training that made, with what could have been very dull subject matter, the time simply fly by. Never afraid of probing questions on the topic at hand and always willing to hear other’s points of view. It was very telling at the end of the sessions, that there was not one bad word for Simon! Altogether, Simon and Serial7 should be on any organisations contact list for training needs. Hope to have the pleasure of Simon’s coaching/mentoring/training again in the not too distant future.
Robin Snow Assistant Manager at John Wainwright & Co Ltd
I feel very fortunate to have gone through his management training as I felt that it helped me to re-evaluate my management skills and see where improvements need to be made.
Ying Li Accounting Manager. FutureUS
A dedicated individual who is focussed, driven and excels in the environment he works in. His attention to detail and commitment are just part of the make up that make him an exemplary operator.
David Bloomfield Commercial Director. Ink Publishing.
Simon came in for Sales training a few weeks back and all I can say is what an experience! The energy, insight knowledge and approach that Simon has really energised our team as well as allowing us to approach our working day with vigour and with many more tools at our disposal. Although it was a week long course, it felt like it was over in flash because of the way that Simon interacted with us. The content was great and also Simon's reactions to suggestions and behaviour is conducive to a very open learning atmosphere where everyone's opinion is valued. I really enjoyed myself, heavily recommend working with Simon and look forward to seeing him in the future.
Christian Earle Business Development. Webgains
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