------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The difference between talent and genius is patience." - MDS Let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue. Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear of his ear; For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste of the wine is remembered When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more." - Kalil Gibran My Personal Intention is to work with my clients to develop their maximum potential as No Limits human Beings. Speaking in Public... No1 fear or No1 THRILL??? Vote here to have your say! Where do you think public speaking comes in the general populations list of Greatest Fears? Where does public speaking come in the list of your Greatest Fears? You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain Hi thank you for taking time to read my profile, I am a social entrepreneur, freelance trainer and speaker. My 17th Birthday was also my first day in the Royal Air Force. At 28 I moved into the corporate world with Cable & Wireless, enjoyed the 'dot com' era as an independent Telecom management consultant and eventually on to my own education and personal development business. Where I have found my passion and my purpose. I work with individuals and organisations to develop business effectiveness with a focus on soft skills and modern leadership, in a way that is specific to the client i.e. an alternative to an off the shelf one size fits all methodology
WHO AM I? A professional speaker, presentation skills coach and speech writer. Most people have come across me either through hearing me speak at business or other professional events or know me through my passion for developing Community and 3rd sector organisations. WHAT DO I DO? I am a speaker, presenter and facilitator with a special focus on developing Emotional Literacy at executive and senior levels within organisations. HOW CAN I HELP? You are your message and if you or your company are not achieving the results you want, effectively and elegantly, it is often down to communication and presentation. Those I work with develop their communication, speaking and presentation skills to the highest level. I have a breadth of experience in military, corporate, SME and 3rd Sector organisations, including coaching senior officers and executives from leading organisations like; Scottish & Southern Electricity, Birmingham City Council, The Metropolitan Police and Barclay's Bank. REFERRALS A great deal of my business begins through word of mouth referral, If you would like to recommend me, please do and a useful script could be; "Don is passionate about enhancing his clients' professional development and communication skills. If your organisation could benefit from effective, high quality, coaching or training programmes in these areas then drop him an e-mail, personal message, or call the office" Our expectations of the future absolutely determine our decisions in the present... create great expectations for yourself and lets get there together... it's more fun. Development Programmes Success Mindstyle - Personal Development, Goal Setting and Motivation Connecting the Dots - Skills Integration Skillz 2 Engage Young People - Youth engagement and Youth Worker development Easy As NLP - Practical application of Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP] Always remember " to find a ready-made formula of the mind in the writings of others would mean to demand 'science before science ..." - Lev Vygotsky
What am I like: You can read my testimonials at http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=guestbook&id=65019
"A good speech clearly reveals what is on your mind A great speech truthfully reveals what is in your heart "- MDS
Testimonials: 'MASSIVE energy!!! Awesome timing! Charisma in action. No one escapes his presence, guaranteed... the messages comes across. What a vibrant joy to listen to this man'. -Lisa Bakker Almere, Netherlands 'Don's presence on stage is not only captivating but holds an air of mystique. This is an amazing quality to have as a speaker and one of the reasons I will be paying to see him again!' - Peter Sage, entrepreneur and founder of the Sage Group of Companies. 'Don, You moved 200 people in ways they hadn't dreamed of for a Sunday afternoon seminar. What a buzz!' - Stuart Ingleby - Manchester 'Don Just to say a grateful 'Thank You' for really sharing your knowledge and love over the past 2 days - you are an amazing guy with very special gifts!' - Jayne - Nottingham 'Brilliant News! Our team was inspired! Â What the team felt speaks loudlyÂ .the overall view at the end was the day was Outstanding / Amazing / It rocked' - Nigel Davidson - Sutton in Ashfield 'Hi Don A fantastically large thank you. I have been struggling with these ideas and concepts for some time thinking there must be a fit, a way to make them work and a requirement. The people I have spoken to only know part of the answer, you are the first person to put it all together so I can see it can work. I'm very excited...' - Alan Wilson - Life Coach
Speaking dates: Thursdat 14 July 20011 - Dudley- Cancer Awareness Week - New Testament Welfare Association Programme Facilitator Friday 9th March 2007 - London - International Women's Week - London City University Doing Business with the Opposite Sex Tuesday 3rd October 2006 - London - Sex & Gender - Opportunity Now Conference Mind the Gap: Gender Styles & Stereotypes in the Workplace Wednesday 13th September 2006 - Birmingham - Success Mindstyle - Ishango African Caribbean Science Club Tuesday12th September 2006 - Basingstoke - Motivational Speaking and Presenting - The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Monday 11th September 2006 - Mount Hotel Wolverhampton - Motivational Speaking and Presenting - Bilston Rotary Club Wednesday 6th September 2006 - Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, Fife - Scottish Police College Mars & Venus @ Work Saturday 19th August 2006 - Nottingham - Supporting Gifted & Talented Young People, an Accelerated Learning Workshop at the 'ONIT' PARENTING THE BLACK CHILD CONFERENCE Monday 10th July 2006 - Wolverhampton Enterprise Conference @ Patshull Park - Keynote entitled "Sustainable Networking"