Clients & Testimonials

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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.

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My Wonderful Clients I've Trained & Coached

General Advocacy for SerialTrainer7

I have to say that Simon is the most engaging, stimulating and thought-provoking trainer I have ever worked with! He is an exceptional trainer with extensive knowledge across a broad range of areas. I have now attended a number of courses run by Simon and all (without fail!) have provided me with sound advice, new processes and tips to take away to apply in my day-to-day working life. Simon’s style of delivering training is superb, and his ability to draw delegates out of their comfort zones and get them to actively participate is second to none. His courses are stimulating and so much fun whilst delivering real solutions to help delegates meet their objectives. And best of all …. Not a single PowerPoint slide in sight!

Suzanne Millward Business Development Manager at National Merchant Buying Society

Simon’s ‘Sales School’ training sessions instilled the confidence I needed to improve my company’s sales techniques and now I’m seeing the rewards. As a sales training coach he’s second-to-none, providing constructive advice along with his vast experience in a wide variety of sales training methods. I’d thoroughly recommend him if you’re serious about improving your business’ sales strategies.

Lawrence Tilley Director, Design for Digital

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)

Simply a brilliant and inspirational trainer – I can honestly say after 25 years in marketing and working with start ups to big corporate brands there are only a handful of trainers I could recommend and Simon Hares gets it and is in my top 5! Thank you. I wish you were with us full time!!

Jules Budniak Head of Marketing Yachting Pages Media Group

Sales Training Testimonials for SerialTrainer7

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

A truly inspiring trainer. Clearly knows the sales industry extremely well and has training presented in a direct and precise way making it easy to learn regardless of your current skill level. All information is relevant and even tailored to your industry. If your looking for a sales trainer I would definitely recommend Simon.

Louis Grey Advertising Executive at MediaClash

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

Had the absolute pleasure of being on ones of Simon's training courses here at ComputerWorld. Spread across 3 days covering various topics, he kept us all laughing and engaged throughout! There wasn't a single PowerPoint slide in sight which was fantastic! Never thought I'd see the day in which I actually looked forward to a training course. All the topics we covered were extremely valuable and I almost immediately started to apply them to my day to day work. Highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking to improve their sales skills.

Alysha Moore Account Manager at Computerworld Group

Personal Development & Coaching Testimonials for SerialTrainer7

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.

Robin Sheppard

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

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

Passionate about training staff, Simon enthusiastically delivers training to ensure it not only meets the needs the staff but exceeds the companies expectations in quality. Training does not stop in the classroom for Simon, he provides support and advice to those who train with him and he is honest, perceptive and compassionate. A real pleasure to have been trained by him and to see someone love their job as much as he clearly does.  

Joanne Cleeve Account/ contract manager. NHS Professionals

Management Development Testimonials for SerialTrainer7

He is the kind of person you miss when he’s not there, and the man you want when the demands of the job seem insurmountable, simply because he can lead a team while making you think you’re doing the leading yourself

Shaun Weston Managing Editor Digital. FoodBev Media Ltd.

Simon has carried out various training for my management team over recent years and he has been fantastic. Every time Simon conducts his training, my staff leave enthused, excited and eager to implement and put into practice everything they have learned. This is not only down to the high quality training aides but is also down to the instructor, Simon, himself. Simon's natural flair and passion is simply infectious. He has such a vast knowledge on all management subjects and the way he delivers it, really resonates with all of my staff. Simon's greatest skill though is understanding people and how we are all different. He is very quick to read and understand people, how they work and their strengths and weaknesses and automatically tailors his approach to ensure they gain the most from his sessions. A really exception trainer.

George Robert Knott Operations Manager at Acado

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

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