"Working with Mike has allowed me to: raise my own level of confidence; become more decisive and identify my own needs; develop my own solutions and implement them."
"I enjoyed our sessions and look back on them as something that I am really glad that I decided to explore and that I was so fortunate with my choice of coach."
"I have found our work to explore my metaphoric sweet shop really helpful on a number of levels. At first it helped me regain my creativity and now that creativity has itself fed back into using metaphor to enhancing our customers' dining experience. "
"I just wanted to say thank you for the work we did last year. The sessions helped me a great deal and I still use what I got out of them.
Result: Winner of the Best Sommelier in EUROPE competition!
Once again a big Thank You!"
"I think the last time we met was when I was going through some challenges with my investors as to their intentions for the business and the manner in which they were supporting (or not) my vision for our success.
If I have never told you how valuable our work together was then I will now. Our sessions helped me to keep things in perspective, recognise and appreciate my own value and basically ‘grow up’ into a confident and capable CEO. Thank you for working with me to achieve that. I still use the techniques you taught me today to great effect.
Anyway, if you were not aware, the business was acquired by our biggest competitor and the world's largest organisation in this field back in July 2011.
Naturally, I found it very hard to adjust from being in charge of my ‘baby’ to being in charge of virtually nothing!! However, I’m over that and trying very hard to change the world within the bigger business and having some limited success that I expect to grow into more fundamental changes in time. Again, I believe that your support helped me to adjust and maintain my value and position it within the new company. You told me that the work we would do should stand me in good stead in the long term and I can confirm that it has so again, thanks. "
CEO; Financial Organisation
"Just a short note to say thank you very much for all your help and skills during our sessions a few months back. My life has changed so much its difficult to put in words. I now know there is "no such thing as stress". I've taken over another company of building contractors, We have also gone ISO9002 and as a result we have been offered our first million pound contract. I am also going on holiday in August this year for two weeks to Florida with the wife and kids, can't wait and I think it is fair to say I owe at least 50% of all this news to you. Thank you very much. P.S. I'm now working on the exercise bit, I've been out on my bike a couple of times and enjoy it, must try and make a bit more time for this. "
Managing Director, Industrial Decoration and Building Contractors
"Here is some feedback based around what I feel that I have gained from the coaching sessions: The coaching sessions I have received have enabled me to make an impact on people. They have increased my confidence and self-belief enabling me to make a positive impact on people in everything that I do. On reflection the sessions have enabled me to understand the impact I make and how that impact can be improved. It is a process that I now do as part of my day-to-day work life with out even having to think about it. The sessions most importantly have enabled me to be the real me in the workplace. "
Product Manager; Pharmaceutical Corporation
"Overall progress has been made due to a decline in stress, knowing that help is at hand and secondly a feeling that through the Needs and Values analysis together with a start on the Autobiography, almost subconsciously the seeds to develop a life plan or at least find out what I want to do have been sown. Bringing this to fruition must be the next objective "
C.E.O., International trading organisation
"I now have a clearer perspective on the fit between my career and my values"
"I feel much more confident in board meetings "
Sales & Marketing Director
"My wife tells me she has her husband back and my friends say they have a friend again "
"I'm so much more productive and I don't have writer's block anymore! "
"I'm feeling much better and more confident! Several reasons - some very positive feedback, banishing my undermining 'chatterbox' for a long vacation and mustering more positive internal resources, and putting back the exercise habit that was slipping. Thank you for helping me to see this more clearly and start to sort it into solutions. "
"Now I look at things differently and know that what I want is within my reach "
Senior Sales Professional
"Outcome: I have more confidence delegating responsibility to Regional Mangers and have noticed improved responses to the additional "trust" shown: I now feel that I can influence colleagues and senior management. I have become more vociferous in senior management meetings. Working with my coach has allowed me to: Raise my own level of confidence; Become more decisive; and identify my own needs, develop my own solutions and implement them. "
"In addition to all this I must say that our sessions so far has been extremely valuable. I have used many of the theories and I would say nearly daily some of your useful advice or talks are in the top of my mind. Certainly, it´s part of the manager I am today. I am very thankful for that!" Then a follow-up comment was received 4 months later: "As a feed-back on our sessions I thought you might enjoy knowing that the success we set-up in the beginning of the year already has been achieved! I'm very proud of myself and satisfied. Thanks a lot for your help in making it possible for me to achieve these results so early! "
Sales Director Pharmaceuticals, Denmark
"Naturally, I found it very hard to adjust from being in charge of my ‘baby’ to being in charge of virtually nothing!! However, I’m over that and trying very hard to change the world within the bigger business and having some limited success that I expect to grow into more fundamental changes in time. Again, I believe that your support helped me to adjust and maintain my value and position it within the new company. You told me that the work we would do should stand me in good stead in the long term and I can confirm that it has so again, thanks. "
CEO; Financial Organisation