Over the last two and a half years, Mike's involvement has had a significant impact on our approach to project management. The staff he trained are now delivering 90% of projects to time and budget (previously below 50%). Senior staff have taken their sponsor role more seriously and are having regular meetings with project staff on progress.
I have employed Mike both as a speaker and a trainer on a number of occassions since 2001. No matter what demands I place on him he has always delivered par excellence. He has that rare ability to be able to put across complex concepts in a way that is accessible and engages staff at all levels. Always personable, never ruffled - it is a very great pleasure to recommend Mike.
The first session gave me the push that I needed! It made me think about the things I really wanted, and the fact that they are not going to happen until I do something about it! That lunchtime I enrolled on a part-time course - something I had been meaning to do for ages.
One's choice of facilitator can make or break a day like this, and we are really pleased with our choice!
We felt that you really created a very good atmosphere for the day, and one where people felt relaxed and happy to contribute.
Thank you for arranging such an excellent awayday for us this week. We very much appreciated the hard work and energy which you put into making the day such a success - we have had only positive feedback so far, and I think it really helped to focus our minds and set us on a very good path for the future.
I thought the 2 sessions I attended today were both excellent. I got more out them than a full day session on the same topics and I especially liked the very brief but very useful handouts. I thought Mike was very good and I like how he delivered different topics in different styles.
Difficult subject matter to cover in three hours. Gave an overview that covers the subject well and incisively. Excellent knowledge base.
Mike's work is based on thorough research which produces creative, thought provoking sessions. As a presenter Mike is both challenging and charming, delegates always learn. As a professional he has high integrity being clear about what he can deliver and is prepared to do more to get it right. Mike can be relied upon.
Great communication is at the heart of all business; Mike's approach makes this accessible to everyone.
Excellent seminar, motivational speaker. Wealth of ideas, some old, some new to me, to take away and act on.
I've loved this seminar. Pacy, easily understood, and perfect for the way I like to learn.
Mike received the best feedback scores of anyone we have ever used and our teams still talk about the first time he presented at one of our conferences. We will use Mike again and I thoroughly recommend him.
Mike is a true professional who understands and has a firm knowledge of a wide range of subject matter which is key to the successful deployment of a salesforce. Mike has been very helpful in supporting me and my management team in delivering meaningful and motivational training modules.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement in the pilot learning seminars in Scotland. The sessions on project management, managing stress and ways to succeed went really well and I have had lots of positive feedback from those who attended.
Mike was an excellent presenter. Really good seminar and took away loads of ideas.
A very useful seminar, full of ideas, fantastic delivery, refreshing approach Betlan Ashmead - RGS Ltd
I would like to thank you for giving us a powerful and thought-provoking start to day two of our conference.
A three hour session starting at 8am is a challenge, but you kept your audience of 70 fully engaged throughout.
With his extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of business experiences, Mike has successfully supported and coached managers and staff at different levels within our organisation.
The objective was to build one team with a common vision and to develop a sense of belonging. The event was very successful in achieving this.
If you've never had formal training in project management - you'll learn a huge amount about processes and the secrets to succeeding in your projects.
Without a doubt, the most interesting and useful seminar I have ever been on. Thank you for giving me back time in my life.
One of the best seminars I've attended in the last 17 years.
Enjoyable practical and useful.
The audience found that Mike's introduction to such a complex subject was both witty and interactive and enabled the audience to leave with some very helpful tips and an insight into what can be achieved with further training
Probably the best spent 4 hours in a long time.
Mike Clayton is very animated and explains the concepts in an easy, concise understandable way.
Mike is an exceptional speaker and business consultant. What strikes me about Mike are several things: real clarity of thought and insight, a depth of knowledge that extends way beyond the business world, perceptiveness and understanding of other people, and finally an amusing and often bemused style of speaking. He is a first rate speaker and an excellent business advisor.
The whole event was a far greater success than I could have hoped for and this, in no small part was down to you.
I thought Mike, the presenter, was excellent. He had my attention, made it very interesting and I learnt a lot. He gave a lot to take away to put into practice.
Excellent presentation - Mike managed to explain some very complex theories in a clear and concise manner that will prove valuable for business and life.
Concise, clear, energising, inspiring.
All of those that attended your session last week have come away feeling energised and enlightened and ready to put their learnings into practice.
Catherine Bourne, Director, Leornian Consulting
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