"All businesses, large or small, have critical moments in their business development. All too often, even effective management teams get bogged down in the daily detail and lose sight of the strategic objectives. Over a period of two years our company engaged in regular meetings facilitated by Steve Connell. These sessions were invaluable both to the development of the team as a whole and to the realignment of our business. Steve was adept at keeping the group focused, valuing all contributions and ensuring that stronger personalities did not dominate proceedings. I would strongly recommend his skills to any company with critical decisions to make as to their future"
Kieran Hedigan, Chief Executive (Rossbank)
"Steve provided a two day conference for my team of 24 managers, coming at a time when they had undergone significant structural change. Concentrating on Emotional Intelligence, Motivation and Leadership, I can honestly say this was an outstanding course, professionally led, with a good balance of fun and serious content. The feedback from all of my managers has been excellent and Steve has provided us with a springboard for our future achievement. I would have no hesitation in using Steve again or recommending him to others in the future."
Jonathan Field, Managing Director (John Lewis Brent Cross)
"Many thanks for your support at the Retail Group Conference. I received a significant amount of feedback from our managers and without exception your session was viewed extremely positively and certainly provoked thoughts for change amongst many."
Bill Laird, Chief Operating Officer (Mid Counties Co-operative)
"Thanks for an excellent presentation and for compering this year's Sales Conference. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was not only one of our most successful conferences but your professionalism greatly contributed to its success."
Peter N Mallinson, Chief Executive (Multiyork)
"It was great to be able to use your IMPACT session as a confidence builder to go in from day one with my client's senior management team and answer their different lines of questioning. They thought I was a natural! Thank you once again"
Lois Howlett, Relationship Manager (Capita)
"Working with Steve has given me a different, external, prospective on my own development. As a result my Personal Development Plan has vastly improved. I now have a clear understanding of the big levers for me around my role and profile. This clarity has given me confidence to make choices and decisions on a personal as well as a professional basis."
David Brown, Regional Manager (B&Q)
"One of the things that I wrote into my Personal Life Plan was to get back in to my volunteering work, hopefully to take a board position with a charity at some point in the future. Writing it into my plan helped me to focus on this ambition and with my new found resolve I am now mentoring the Head of Operations for a fair trade chocolate company. I just thought that you would like to know that your Personal Brand Essence course had made a real impact."
Barbara Leslie, MI Manager (ING)
"Thank you for two days of top quality one-to-one coaching. You helped me define my leadership style, focus on the really important issues that I need to address and plan to delegate effectively. The coaching was inspiring and made me feel really enthusiastic"
Natalie Dyke, Events Manager (Sudeley Castle)
"Your ability to speak in our language is amazing. It's as though you have worked for the Partnership for years."
Helen Facer, Operations Manager (John Lewis Peterborough)
"Extremely informative. The principles of selling course now allows me to think of my accounts in a completely different way."
Dave Richardson, Account Director (BT)
"Really good fun and informative. I think everyone will now feel more confident about presenting, overcoming nerves and how to structure a good presentation."
Alice Cosgrove, Media Planner and Buyer (Walker Media)