What’s it like to work with Warwick?
On this page you can read about the results our clients have reported, a sense of my guiding beliefs, my approach to client projects, and how I’m different from other service providers.
1. Expected Results. You can expect the following results when you engage Warwick:
Deliver presentations with confidence. Overcome your nerves so that you deliver with a clear and coherent message to your senior managers in meetings or conference calls.
Express your main points concisely and directly. When you are faced with a busy senior manager you will be able to convey your main point or key message in the fewest possible words. This can be useful if you are stopped in the corridor and asked for your opinion or at a regular weekly briefly.
Senior management value your strengths more clearly. A rising tide lifts up everything on the water’ surface. Similarly, when you improve your presentation skills, all your other strengths will be seen in a better light. As you become better at expressing yourself clearly, your managers will see more clearly the assets that you bring to the organisation and this can improve your promotion prospects.
Make your presentations easier to remember. When presenting to senior managers you need to adjust your presentation style. You need to switch from delivering data-heavy technical presentations to message-based ones.
Become regarded as a valued business partner. The cold reality of business is that if senior executives struggle to communicate with you, they are unlikely to look upon you favourably when it comes time to expand your role or an opportunity emerges. At the senior level, the better the communicator the more likely they are to be asked to take on new roles and responsibilities.
2. Guiding Beliefs. These are the standards to which I hold myself accountable. I also find that I do my best work with clients who share some or all of these beliefs:
Having fun is not optional. Studies have shown that adults learn more and retain it longer when they are enjoying themselves. I like to bring fun and levity whenever I can as it stimulates creativity, improves performance and can sometimes make the impossible seem more possible!
Helping & building up others. My motto is “You get what you give”. My purpose in life is to help other people improve their lives. I help with actions as well as words. I make a difference. I am straightforward and honest without being brash and aggressive. Laughter shared is twice enjoyed. I build up people’s confidence. I help the wider community I live in. I do this with integrity.
Leading and learning. Leadership is based on being proactive in taking responsibility to make things better. I steer my course through life based on the principle of continuous learning. I take challenges to “Learn by Doing” and “Lead by Leading” in order to further improve and develop my leadership and management skills.
Staying healthy in mind and body. I stay physically healthy through exercise and yoga. I train for triathlons. I love to travel. I stay positive and keep my mind open to new ideas.
Creating material and spiritual wealth. I believe everyone in life has the power to create abundance. Whether material possessions, love in relationships, or peace of mind. Money is just a way of keeping score of the goodness we are giving the world. I create wealth and then invest it wisely. I am aware when an investment is too good to be true and keep my eyes open for people who would manipulate me for ill purpose.
3. My Approach. This is how I engage with my clients. If all or most of this approach makes sense to you, we will work well together:
Direct and honest advice. You will receive direct and honest advice conveyed respectfully, even when the message may be difficult for you to hear. I am an objective third party who won’t hesitate to let you know when I feel you are off-track.
Learn by doing, not by listening. Learning is a participatory game – no spectators. You will learn quickly and effectively when you try out the exercises, activities and assignments and do your best to adjust your style as you learn.
Precise and specific advice. When I give you suggestions or advice, I make it extremely precise and focused on a particular skill or behaviour. You won’t receive general or vague suggestions. Also, I have personally road-tested my advice so you won’t be getting theory from a dusty textbook. This alone will save you years of trial and error learning.
Effective across cultures. I have worked extensively with multi-cultural teams since 2003. This deep experience working internationally means I can help you adapt your message to whoever is in the audience.
Above all, I am flexible. I can work around your schedule and respond to your deadlines.
Practical solutions. I quickly assess and offer practical solutions after an initial conversation with you.
I use a range of formats to support you. When I meet you at our initial consultation meeting, I can introduce the details of each format:
Face-to-Face Coaching : a tailored one-to-one session (from 4 to 8 hours)
Ongoing Support: a one year talent development program to develop foundational executive skills
Workshops: a small group format using case studies designed for your company ( up to 12 people)
Remote support: email, telephone or SKYPE support to executives involved in a talent development program
- Material support: books, audio and video training for internal training use.
4. Uniqueness. I combine my passions, interests and skills into all my engagements. Which means all my talents are focused on making you more successful:
I am incredibly passionate and motivated by the field of public speaking. My research has taken me all around the world from America to Asia, Europe to the Middle East meeting the world’s best speakers and presenters. I am the author of a book on business presenting called The One Minute Presenter.
Learn from Hollywood – Bring in the best. I leverage on great ideas that already have been tested, for example, how to refine a message by learning from the movie and advertising industries. I combine performance skills from theatre, stand up comedy and improvisational acting to help you deliver more engaging presentations. By combining these different skill sets and approaches, you will learn new tips, techniques and skills that work.
I have over 17 years business experience and have worked with multinationals throughout my career. I understand the pressures and challenges of executives which means that I won’t drown you in theory – I only give advice that I have tried and tested to work.
As a professional speaker and business leader I am able to relate to you as executives and speak your language. I work around your schedule and I tailor everything around your own individual set of circumstances. This means that you will only receive relevant, laser-focused support.
I respect your time. Which means that the time and energy you invest will be richly rewarded with a high impact pay-off. This is important because your time is precious and you want to see a visible change in a short timeframe.
Now that you have a better idea about the results you can expect by working with us and our approach and philosophy of working with clients, next go to the Our Services page to learn about the specific services and programs we offer.
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