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
Thank you for such a great training session. You shared some great presentation skills tips and it was great to put theory into practice with the presentation karaoke, which is a great idea.
Lynette Saunders Senior Analyst. Econsultancy
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)
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 organised and ran one of the first sales management courses I ever attended and much of what I learnt by way of coaching and managing a sales team then, I still use today.
David Fieldhouse Digital Sales Manager. Archant
I had the privilege to attend an intense 3-day sales training with Simon which was just outstanding. The sessions he runs are very interactive, full of practice, role plays and case studies which help replicate the theory into the daily routine and truly applying the learnings. We covered all aspects of the sales process, buyers type, buyers and negotiation tactics and even presentation skills. Furthermore, his service is not limited to the actual training but also extended by offering advice and meetings upon request even afterwards, this is brilliant. Last but not least, everyone left with a smile because Simon's amazing sense of humour. The best training I have ever had!
Filippo Fabiano Account Manager at Webgains
After a long search finding the right training program for our Benelux sales team, we found a partner in Simon who really makes a difference to our business. Different levels throughout our organisation (from operational sales to sales management) have benefited from a rich and down-to-earth content presented in very enthusiastic and interactive training sessions. Combining a general program with individual coaching and focus on specific area’s resulted in a very intense and attractive program for all.
Kenny Van Riel Managing Director. Van Moer N.V.
We spent a lot of time considering the training requirements and methods of delivery for presentation and sales training for the team at ComputerWorld. Simon came highly recommended to me from a couple of mutual connection and I was also lucky enough to see Simon present at a business networking event, this was the final confirmation I needed that Simon was the right person to deliver the training for us. Simon has so far delivered presentation skills and sales training for the team at CW, the feedback across the team has been fantastic, not only did Simon teach the syllabus he brought energy to the training that was contagious not only to those on the course but to others in the business (How many people can turn presentation skills training into an energised conversation after work among colleagues!). Simon teaches from experience and the methods he still uses today, which was really important to us. I would highly recommend Simon for sales and professional development training, we are looking forward to undertaking further sales and professional development training with Simon in 2019.
Barry Coombs Director of Operations at ComputerWorld
Personal Development & Coaching Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Simon helped me develop my career, and has supported me the whole way. Simon saw my potential and pushed me in the right direction.
Polly Beauchamp Rights Manager. IP & Commissioning. Future
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 offered both professional and personal help at a time I needed it to progress.
Will Guyatt Communications Manager. Instagram
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
Management Development Testimonials for SerialTrainer7
Back in the office this morning after a full days training on Simon's Management and Leadership Masterclass. If you're looking for only one training session this year, you must consider Serial Trainer 7. An engaging day, which was frankly over far too quickly. Simon's a great communicator, with an effervescent mix of knowledge, humour, relevance, practical experiences and a little bit of sarcasm thrown in to keep you on your toes. I'll be using his services throughout the year. Plenty for me to think about after just one day of his time.
Simon Taylor Operations Manager at GB Lubricants
He helped me challenge myself to become the strong leader I needed to be. I was able to secure training from him that equipped my team and myself to handle the challenges and pressures being faced. Simon helped us develop as individuals to allow us to realise our full potential and deliver the business goals.
Ron Kelly Head of Media Sales. Higgs International Publishing Ltd & Sector Head Publishing for DHL Global Forwarding
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’s Management and Leadership masterclass was thoroughly engaging and his style was inspirational. The team left highly motivated and I would recommend this course to those who would like to develop their managerial skills. I look forward to seeing you on your next course.
Usman Younus Account Manager at Multisol Ltd