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
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
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
We worked with Simon to roll out a large scale digital learning initiative. He designs and employes comprehensive processes that drive amazing results. He has a real grasp of what needs to be done to make something a success.
Jonny Towsnend Operations Director. Circus Street
Just wanted to say thank you for the training session! I have come away with some really good gems, both for myself and the team - some new insights, some timely reminders. Timing of it to where we are at as a team and the way you ran the session was perfect too, I feel like a resharpened knife! Thank you!!
Jonathan Horwood Business Development Manager at Insider Media
Sales Training Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
I still use Simon’s sales process mnemonics, his tips on upselling and resilience have helped me as my career has progressed.
Max Elvin European Agency Sales Manager. NetMediaEurope
I can highly recommend Simon. An exceptional trainer, he did an exemplary job training a diverse group in the latest thinking around sales processes and psychology. One of the most insightful people I’ve met in a long time.
Morgan Warrilow Head of Service Development at NHS Professionals
Simon’s training style is just stunning, the sessions are engaging and interactive. We had an intense week of training around the sales process, buyer signals and motives, negotiation tactics and much more. The modules are filled with in-depth information yet easy to understand and apply into action. I would highly recommend Simon and look forward to working with him again!
Alona Malinovska Group Head of Client Services. Webgains
Energetic, enthusiastic and authoritative. Simon helped to guide our whole team through three days of valuable sales training. Throughout the three days it was delivered with great energy, a true enthusiasm for sales and above all with authority. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and found it incredibly valuable to my development. Thank you Simon!
Paul Longley Business Development Executive at The Ophthalmologist
Personal Development & Coaching Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Simon is a fantastic trainer. His enthusiasm, subject knowledge and passion for training has inspired our delegates and create a supportive yet challenging environment for our course. Feedback from delegates has been sensational. They especially welcomed the personal mentoring that he provides individually to delegates between events and this really sets him apart from other trainers, across all four of the soft skills courses we ran this year. We will be working with Simon again in future.
David Wright Director General at United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) Ltd
Simon is a good listener and a great motivator, nothing is too much trouble.
Kate Stothard Asst Manager. Future PhotoStudio
He challenges me to take responsibility for my personal performance and always tailors training to individual circumstances. I apply his advice and always experience direct results, he is the most effective trainer and coach I have ever encountered.
Clair Atkins Account Director. Future Plus
I met Simon over a decade ago when he trained the sales team at Future US. I was a newb Account Executive in my first ad role in the video game industry. His way of teaching and lessons left a mark on me, so much, that I reached out to him about doing private sessions 4,800 miles away. In this ever-changing landscape, I realized that I was not equipped with the negotiation tools to navigate with the various facets of customers that we encounter today. Simon provided me with invaluable insights and clear direction to help me drive the business forward with a modern-day approach. I will be signing up for more private sessions (conducted over Zoom) and highly recommend Simon for anyone, anywhere, looking to improve or to step up their game.
Christina Grushkin VP, Brand Partnerships at StreamElements
Management Development Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Cannot recommend Simon enough. After just completing an intensive course remotely on Management and Leadership, I have come away with more in-depth knowledge on areas I had touched on in my CIMA studies as well as areas I was not familiar with. Although some areas were out of my comfort zone, there was no judgement and the feeling of being part of close group was something not encountered on a training course before. I love the way Simon is so honest and open with us. It allows you to be comfortable sharing your thoughts and opinions to help work through issues and develop further.
Sharon Addenbrooke Finance Manager, Network N
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've just completed the Wainwright Management Academy delivered by Simon Hares of Serial Trainer 7. Without doubt the most informative, engaging and enjoyable training I have received to date. Work based training can often be seen as getting in the way of the 'day job' but this was a privilege to be part of. It delivered so much in such a dynamic and enthusiastic manner it was impossible to be anything other than stimulated by it. The content was excellently tailored to our needs, and challenging which added to the experience. I believe both the course content and Simons approach has helped galvanised the team and given us the knowledge and tools to help take the business to another level. A competitive edge has definitely been gained. The only disappointment is after 9 months the training has come to an end. Would I recommend this training........ Absolutely!
Kevin Saunders Business Improvement Manager
I first met Simon in the Summer of 2019 during our face to face training course. This year we had a new focus on refreshing our skills and due to COVID the course was covered virtually and I had initial reservations. I can honestly say I did not need to worry. There was no death by powerpoint just a wealth of knowledge delivered in an interactive way that left me with tactics I could use implement immediately. Simon has a way of making everyone feel an important and equal part of the conversation. Simon is authentic, likeable and talks with passion that cannot fail to excite you, rare among the trainers I have seen over the years! Thank you!
Helen Johnson Business Development Manager, isGroup Signs