Our Reviews

Finance and Operations Director, National Merchants Buying Society

"It is the best day’s “training” that I have ever had in thirty years of being at work. He motivated me, the team, gave us all the confidence to grow and believe in ourselves." 

Steve Hanson
CEO, Callidus

"Undoubtedly one of the best courses I have ever been on! I cannot recommend Richard highly enough and I will definitely be working with him again in the future." 

VP Customer Success, ON24

"As the VP Customer Success at ON24 I was going to keynote at a large user conference and decided to attend Richards presentation Masterclass as a way to brush up. I'd spoken on stage before and was a Telecoms Lecturer for years but wanted to re-evaluate my skills. Richards training was superb, and the class of mixed-ability level students all benefited hugely. In fact, I thought it was so beneficial I immediately sent a member of the team on his course and recommended it internally. Regardless of your seniority or ability level Richard will improve your confidence and your mastery of speaking & presenting." 

KEvin Woodham
Management Development Lead, Roche

“Even for ‘seasoned’ presenters Richard provides an environment which is both challenging and safe. I’d definitely do it again.”

Trainer, Bank of America

“It’s the best course I have been on. It’s great to see an expert in his field at work.”

Shamila Gill
Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy

“Richard has helped me on my journey to overcome my fear of presenting with his excellent techniques, storytelling and practice.”

Director, Space Zero

“Enjoyed it very much. Superb team building as much as presentation techniques.”

Head of Learning and Development, Squire Patton Boggs

"A fantastic experience”

Head of Retail, Easyjet

"A great day, super energy and one of the most powerful ones I have been on related to resilience.”

Heather Stewart
Head of Talent and Professional Development, Skipton Building Society

"We had the pleasure of hearing Richard speak at our annual Leadership Conference yesterday, and I couldn’t recommend highly enough! Whilst listening to pretty challenging subject matters, Richard brought humour and fun and really connected with us all in the audience. If you are wanting to find a motivational speaker who can challenge mindsets and encourage people to reframe their thought processes, Richard would be a great place to start. Thank you for an inspiring session!"

Mike Rowe
Head of Partner Attraction, Specsavers

"Richard came to meet with and share his insights with the Specsavers leadership team. His personal journey is an amazing vehicle to communicate his iCan principles. It makes you reflect on your own beliefs and events that have shaped you and how as an individual and a leader you impact others. Richard talks about inspirational leaders that have shaped his life and at the end you realise that you to can be that inspirational leader. Thank you Richard very thought provoking."

Alex Balston
Senior Business Analyst, Sales Operations, Oracle Corporation UK

"Richard is an excellent speaker who keeps you engaged from the word go, even with a shocking start in life, there is no pity involved when he talks and although his story is at the extreme end he is able to relate to his audience and show how he used his low points as a catalyst to spur him forwards and not to wallow, the areas he touches upon how his experiences can help us in both our work and personal lives, he gives you the tools and it’s up to you how or if you use them. I would highly recommend Richard to any Company wanting to boost morale and look at problems as “Opportunities”."

Nicky Challenor
Head Of Communications, International Airlines Group

"Richard was recommended to us at IAG GBS to provide virtual presentation training for our senior executives when we launched our refreshed purpose, vision, and strategy for the business. He took the time to listen and understand our needs, adapted his training to fit, and included examples from his incredible life experience during the course, so we also benefitted from his skills as a public speaker.

Richard was professional, and enthusiastic, and kept up our energy levels throughout the one-day training. He was unafraid to provide constructive criticism to help us all improve our skills. 
The result was that all the executives improved their presenting skills over the course of the day, delivered brilliantly at the launch event and we are all still practicing what we learned! 

Richard is incredibly inspiring, motivating, and authentic and I can thoroughly recommend him for both public speaking and training."

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