Overall an excellent workshop delivered by someone who has done it - real life examples are always the best!
Bob Easson, National Coach, National Team Manager & Mentor
“It is his inspiring, impressive and hugely enthusiastic leadership which makes Guy Richardson stand out. Fiercely loyal, proud, and very persuasive, he has demonstrated time and time again to calmly, logically and efficiently tackle what is required to prepare and deploy a unit on operations.”
A Senior Officer in the British Army.
"We have used Eiger Sport and Business Performance to assist us in the leadership development of our management team. With Guy’s unique background of the armed forces and international sport we were captivated from start to finish. His ability to get key messages across with the use of some quite outstanding examples was hugely impressive. Without hesitation I am recommending him to other businesses that I work closely with".
Stephen Barton - Shareholder and Founding Partner Brand Phoenix.
Great thought provoking discussions on effective leadership. Your ability to connect with the audience and interact with the input of the candidates was excellent.
Attendee at SRU leadership workshop
It was extremely engaging, thought provoking and provided all of us with a few ‘nuggets’ to think about and bring into our own roles with Paralympics Ireland and other sports bodies.
Liam Harbison, Chief Executive Officer/Secretary General, Paralympics Ireland
"In mid-August 2014, Guy delivered sessions on High Performing Teams and values for the entire UK staff of Drum Commodities Limited in Somerset. This was based on a preliminary visit 2 months prior.
Guy’s treatment of the subjects of leadership and team dynamics under the umbrella of a talk on High Performing Teams was a refreshing approach and highly effective. He brought to life with vivid examples from his own experience the juxtaposed simplicity and complexity of leadership and its interaction with team dynamics.
The session on values was a highly constructive examination of some of the methods that a fast growing business might use to harness the imagination and energy of a diverse and well-motivated staff. Guy’s delivery is highly engaging and much appreciated by his audience.
Thank you, Guy. You have given the impetus we needed to put in place the mechanisms and techniques that will help ensure that our staff can truly contribute successfully".
Andrew Barr-Sim, Managing Director. Drum Commodities Limited
Many thanks for an outstanding presentation on Thursday to open the conference. The content and style were absolutely spot on and set up the conference. Your workshops were also very well received.
Roger Walker, Chairman, Scotland Branch, Association for Project Management
Your talk was simply fantastic!
Patrick Haslett, Commercial Director, Paralympics Ireland
The IPA interview process was well thought through and provoked constructive debate and discussion.
The report that followed was honest, relevant, detailed and has given London Scottish a very clear road map for improving the professional rugby club going forward.
What was particularly useful was that Guy identified a number of things that would not cost a great deal of money but will have a big impact on the performance of the team on the pitch.
I strongly endorse the IPA and would recommend any professional team, from whatever sport, to partake in one.”
Kenny Baillie CEO London Scottish
EIGER Public Speaking
“You were inspiring Guy and truly reached the imagination of every person in the room. Gerard has seen many speakers over the years so his comment that yours was the best he had ever heard was quite something. The next day I was bombarded with people coming into my office to say how much they had taken from the event”.
Head of Training at CR SMITH Glaziers following a motivational presentation.
I was very impressed by your talk. Your pragmatic approach to relationships and your attention to detail around planning and execution was refreshing.
Gary Keegan, Director of Irish Institute of Sport
I was in attendance at your talk in Sport HQ (I'm the guy that asked about your 'role model'). I have been to a number of talks over the years of my involvement in sport and management/leadership and hands down yours was the best by far.
If you are ever in Ireland again I would love to listen to you again and learn from you.
Attendee at the Irish Institute of Sport event
"Following our Christmas break I was looking for someone to mobilise and energise my sales team. We employed Guy to deliver a short motivational workshop as well as allow people to ask questions. For me the key was ‘something different’ that had ‘a bit of edge’ to it. I have to say that Guy delivered this in spades from his army experiences to his experiences on the Lions tour last year…..fascinating. We will be using him again later this year".
CEO Innovation Drinks Ltd.
“Your talk on Thursday last week was astonishing. As a leader in education I gained a great deal of benefit from it and I know that the boys did so too. I appreciated the opportunity of developing some of the ideas further over dinner”
Assistant Headmaster Harrow School, London
“Bringing someone of Guy’s experience and expertise into our programme has had a huge impact not only onto our student athletes but for our management team as well. His professionalism to achieve outcomes in all circumstances is evident and his style of delivery and facilitation engages the participants and captivates at all times. I highly recommend his expertise to anyone looking to develop leadership, performance and organisational culture.”
David Ross, Director of Rugby University of St Andrews
“I would recommend Guy to any school as a speaker on performance, motivation and skills for success in life. He presented to the Lower Sixth at Harrow brilliantly, holding their attention effortlessly for more than an hour. In the days and weeks after his visit, the boys talked frequently and enthusiastically about his presentation, and it was clear that they had learned some valuable lessons for their last two years at school and for their lives beyond”
Director of Studies, Harrow School, London
“Really interesting and well-informed presentation”
“Inspirational speaker and effective presentation style”
“I really enjoyed his perspective on things, and could have listened all day”
“Thank you for your fantastic masterclass yesterday, I took a lot away from it”
Students from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
“Guy delivered the Key Note Speech at our annual School Speech Day. His delivery, style and ability to connect with the wide audience, in particular the school leavers, was very impressive. I cannot recommend Guy highly enough if you are looking for an inspirational speaker who has the ability to engage genuinely with all comers at a top-level school event.”
Headmaster Repton School
“It was a really good day - you did a great job. All the delegates really appreciated the session and are looking forward to your return - I think there is much else we could discuss”
Anthony Sturgess, Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
"As a newly promoted emergent leader, I found Guy Richardson’s IPA invaluable as part of my own Self Reflection Leading to Improvement. The research method teased out the needs of each member of my team to allow me to forge ahead with a strategic plan with the confidence and knowledge that we are addressing the key issues. That there were no major surprises was both reassuring and empowering. I am delighted with the IPA and would recommend his work to others.”
Richard Charman, Deputy Head Co-curricular, Merchiston Castle School
I can recommend this process to all organisations and one of my reasons for that would be the style, balance, passion yet impartiality of Mr Richardson and his unswerving commitment to the development of leadership, teamwork and mentoring skills in any organisation. The process has certainly improved and honed the leadership skills of one of my leaders.”
Andrew Hunter, Headmaster, Merchiston Castle School
"This is a reflection of all the people that are involved and two years of meticulous planning and preparation from our logistics manager Guy Richardson.”
Warren Gatland on accepting his Coach of The Year Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013
“The importance of the Operations Director role should not be underestimated. If not up to the job, the tour will almost certainly fail off the field and very likely on the field as well. As tour manager, I was very fortunate to have someone of Guy’s experience and calibre.”
Andy Irvine MBE, Tour Manager, The British and Irish Lions Tour 2013.
“Guy set the bar extremely high, and his attention to detail and contingency planning was an example to us all on how to really manage such a task. He has the most collaborative style of anyone I know, and we did things because we didn’t want to let Guy down.”
Eric Jelinek, General Manager, Qantas, Official Airline Partner, The British and Irish Lions Tour 2013.
I can say with supreme confidence that Guy is a highly respected sports administrator who is considered, particularly in professional rugby circles, to be world class and at the top of his field in regards to tour and team management, planning, operations and logistics. In my 10 years of working in elite sport, I’ve rarely met sports administrators in Guy’s class. Guy is a true professional who is incredibly impressive and personable.
Gavin Dovey, Team Manager, Australian Cricket Team
"Guy Richardson was Tournament Director for the World Club 7's at Thomond Park 2015. His appointment as Tournament Director proved pivotal in delivering a World Class event. Guy's ability to motivate, encourage and empower his team was exceptional and coupled with his exacting attention to detail ensured the operation of the tournament was second to none.
The positive feedback we got from the teams and their immediate request to return the following year rubber stamped Guy's directorship of the tournament."
Colm Moran – Venue Manager Thomond Park, Limerick
"As part of the 'Scotland House' at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Commonwealth Games Scotland required a secure, relaxed and welcoming space to support Team Scotland athletes, staff and their family and friends. Guy Richardson of Eiger Sport and Business Performance developed and delivered a high quality management and operational support structure based on a very specific brief. The project was very high profile and Guy and the team that he recruited and trained delivered against high expectations in a pressured environment and time frame. Guy worked well with a range of public and private sector partners in the wider Scotland House project and was able to contribute his experience in project management and delivery. His background working with similar client groups also meant he could bring his own innovative ideas to the project ultimately contributing to a successful Team Scotland and successful Commonwealth Games."
Jon Doig, CEO / Chef de Mission Commonwealth Games Scotland