Our founder Richard Newman explains where it all began

Our founder Richard Newman explains where it all began

About Us

People often ask how we got started. It began back in September 1995 when I flew off to India to live in a Tibetan monastery, to teach English to monks.

The Story

The big challenge was that the monks didn’t speak any English when I arrived, so we couldn’t communicate with words. We had to rely purely on non-verbal communication. Over six months I taught them all how to speak English, using my body language and tone of voice. I was amazed and inspired by the experience.

When I got back to the UK, I continued to study these advanced communication skills and began searching for expert trainers in communication and story-telling to join the team. Soon we gained a fantastic opportunity to put these skills into practice with our first major client, a well-known Formula 1 racing team.

They wanted our help to deliver presentations and host meetings for their VIP sponsors and clients. They gave us a 20-page script of technical information to deliver on their behalf. We then hosted over 1000 meetings and presentations for them. Every time we delivered this same script, we aimed to improve the impact by applying new techniques. Over five years, we discovered, tested and honed a complete tool-kit of skills that would work with every audience, from every industry and cultural background.

Word of mouth about our work began to spread and we got a call from the BBC wanting us for a TV project.

International Clients

The work snowballed and soon our team of trainers were in charge of training the medical experts from 21 countries at an international conference in Prague. Other highlights have included coaching celebrities for TV interviews, training teams to win huge client contracts, and helping people to get job promotions, lead their company and build their personal confidence.

We now work with around 10,000 clients per year, around the world, from many different industries. We are based in the UK, but 70% of our work is international. Wherever you are located, we can deliver the results you want.

Our Clients

The map below shows a selection of the locations we have worked in. Our clients often tell us they tried to use local suppliers, but they simply couldn’t achieve the same level of results, which is why they fly us around the world to work with them.

We would love the opportunity to help you achieve the results that you want.

“We absolutely love training our clients and seeing the results they achieve in a short period of time. This is our passion, not just our profession, and we believe the results that we achieve reflect the dedication we feel towards each person and company that we work with.”

Richard Newman
COMPANY FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

 

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You can often find us in the media, talking about speeches, leadership communication, story-telling and political elections. Get in touch if you would like us to speak to you.