General Manager, The Royal Scots Club:
"As a private members club in Edinburgh, we engaged with Guy to assist in the development of our leaders across the business with the clear outcome of improving the bottom line through enhancing the client experience.
This has been leadership training unlike anything I have been involved in before. Guy has continually challenged my team over a number of months. This ‘journey’ has taken the form of educational workshops with attendees leading the following session in which they discuss, between themselves, what they have put into practice as a result of the previous workshop.
Therefore my team have had to be proactive in developing their leadership skills, in some cases making mistakes and sharing these with their colleagues. This style of training has been much more impactful than the odd session here and there. Now, five months on from the start of the programme, there has been significant improvement in each of their abilities to lead and manage their own staff, as well as other members of the team. They also realise they are on a continuous journey and the learning never stops."
Head of Training at CR SMITH Glaziers following a motivational presentation:
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”.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:
"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."
Kenny Baillie, CEO, London Scottish:
"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.”
Stephen Barton - Shareholder and Founding Partner Brand Phoenix:
"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".
Andrew Barr-Sim, Managing Director. Drum Commodities Limited:
"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".
CEO, Innovation Drinks Ltd.:
"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".
Eric Jelinek, General Manager, Qantas, Official Airline Partner, 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.”