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
I rarely come across trainers who stand out like Simon and It’s a genuine pleasure as it has helped me perform better and see immediate results here at NHS Professionals. Simon has delivered some memorable training by making it fully interactive and engaging throughout. Simons ability to train from experiences and use methods/techniques applied today, really makes his training textbook! An exceptional trainer!! Highly recommended and a pleasure to be around.
Graeme Nash Talent Brand Acquisition Manager at NHS Professionals
You hit the nail on the head with what was on offer and the presentation karaoke was genius, I have forwarded glowing reviews to all concerned.
Jim Clark Senior Analyst. Econsultancy
Simon has been delivering various training over the past few years for MediaClash in that time we have had a number of different companies also providing training. I can honestly none have managed to live up to Simon’s experience and style. Simon provides genuine insight into the business along with relatable and often challenging training that pushes both myself and my team. Highly recommended and a pleasure to work with.
Joss Phillips Advertising manager at Media Clash
Arguably, one of the best trainers I have had the pleasure of meeting. Confident, open and with the ability to put everybody at ease whilst delivering the training in a precise and professional manner which will get you thinking and looking at your own styles of management. I very much look forward to future encounters and strongly recommended Simon to any and all businesses – you and your teams will benefit!
Jody Austin Bennett
Sales Training Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Simon’s program was one of the most professional and valuable to date. The training is not only valuable, it is proven to work and has helped me close more sales.
Tad Perez Advertising Manager. Future US
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
Simon truly is a fantastic trainer. Having been in the sales industry for a long time I thought I knew a lot however Simon proved otherwise. He showed me different processes and ways of thinking. The training was delivered in both a fun but more importantly a professional manor. I would highly recommend Simon to any company who want to better their sales team in order to achieve better results.
Craig Wallberg Senior Sales Executive - Exeter Living Magazine & Crumbs Devon
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
Personal Development & Coaching Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
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)
Simon offered both professional and personal help at a time I needed it to progress.
Will Guyatt Communications Manager. Instagram
Simon was invaluable to myself, when I began to co-host a series of in-house training seminars. He really took the time to make me feel as if I could communicate quite complicated ideas effectively in a short space of time, even though I’d never hosted a large scale formal training session before.
Joss Hutton Digital & Print Project Manager
Simon is a good listener and a great motivator, nothing is too much trouble.
Kate Stothard Asst Manager. Future PhotoStudio
Management Development Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
I have recently completed the seven-part "Wainwright Management Academy" training with Simon, and feel compelled to say what a fantastic trainer Simon is! Having been on very many training courses over very many years, I found Simon's approach to be informative, entertaining, tailored and compelling. And he's a thoroughly nice bloke too!
Steve Urch Senior Estimator at Aggregate Industries UK
I have had the pleasure of working with Simon for the past 6 months, during which he has provided a comprehensive management development programme to our business and coaching. Simon is a truly inspirational trainer and coach. He has an ability to engage with a wide range of staff due to his knowledge, engaging and interactive training methods and infectious personality. I would highly recommend his services to any business looking at investing in management development.
Lisa Saunders HR Director. John Wainwright & Co. Ltd.
Simon provided my management coaching during my time at Network N, and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. He injects what could easily be a dry subject with energy and enthusiasm that encourages you not to just take on board his lessons, but to investigate management technique beyond his sessions. By teaching via discussion and creative tasks, he generates a positive and comfortable environment within which you can tackle your management challenges and shortcomings. Most important of all, his support extends beyond the sessions themselves; while I've never needed to call on Simon for help, I always know I can.
Matthew Purslow News and Entertainment Writer at IGN Entertainment
Simon was recommended to us just under 12 months ago when we asked him to run a Selling Skills Workshop for our Sales team. Simon is enthusiastic, engaging and a complete expert in his field and the training was some of the most successful we have delivered. Since then I have come to view Simon as an extension to our HR function providing training ranging from Customer Services and Resilience through to Communications Skills and our next exciting project of creating a management academy for our first line managers. Without Simon I simply wouldn’t have been able to deliver this calibre of training to our teams within my budget. I trust in his delivery entirely and always find we are on the same page when we discuss the outputs required from training. He has fantastic insight through his work with so many organisations worldwide and uses a great blend of the fundamentals of any given subject with the latest thinking and application in today’s forever changing workplace. Simon is a pleasure to work with and I’m thrilled to call him part of the Green Gourmet team.
Caroline Barnes Head of HR at Green Gourmet Ltd