about 

YOU

You're a Business Leader, Business Owner or Ambitious Professional

You work hard.

Your proud. Very proud.

You support your clients and customers through your goods and services.

You want to do even more to be successful - for you and for those you serve. 

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 Professional Services

Your success is made by helping others succeed 

 Professional Services

Supporting Your Client's Success

You’re an expert in your field, ‘enjoying’ the challenge of leading people and working with teams. You aim to deliver to a high professional standard - and demand the same high standards from your trainer or coach - and rightly so.

You can be reassured that I will only work with you if I am sure I can deliver the skills and added value you seek.  If I can't, I will say so - and will hopefully introduce you to someone who can!

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HR 

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Coming from the professional world, like you,

I understand your challenges

For  business and organisations

 

Are you looking for intensive or extensive support, whether 1-2-1 for senior people or group training and coaching programmes?

 

Is it urgent or more planned? 

 

Perhaps you need some objective input - a Facilitator or sounding board for challenging away-days or board discussions.

Looking for new opportunities to meet CIPD requirements - it's not only about technical skills, is it?

 

Or is it the varying challenges of dysfunctional or high performing teams?

For individuals 

You're a leader or want to be. An ambitious professional looking to fast-track your career advancement.

 

Maybe you want to focus on a particular challenge. Often  that means communication, conflict or confidence. 

Maybe it's leadership or relationship building - with colleagues or clients. Perhaps you are looking to become ready to step up to Partner or Director. Is there an interview or presentation looming?

 

You're ready to invest in yourself, to make progress - fast.

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SME BUSINESS

For 20 years, most of my Employment Law work has been with SME businesses of different sizes and from different sectors.

 

I understand that there are different pressures compared to running a big corporate or managing someone else's team. 

I find that your biggest challenges are usually related to people. Not the technical side of your business, whether you manufacture products or deliver a service. It's dealing with employee performance and 'attitude', poor management and poor leadership (which might even be your own).

people skills - not technical expertise

How to inspire your team - and your team leaders. How to be more comfortable and successful when networking and selling - and presenting your business in a sales pitch or even just in conversation.

How much are you leaving on the table?

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about 

SCOTT

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About You

Coming from the professional world, like you, I understand your challenges.

You’re an expert in your field, ‘enjoying’ the challenge of leading people and working with teams. You aim to deliver to a high professional standard - and demand the same high standards from your trainer or coach - and rightly so.

Maybe you are a business or organisation - looking for intensive or extensive support, whether 1-2-1 for senior people or group training and coaching programmes, whether urgent or more planned. Perhaps you need some objective input - a Facilitator more than Trainer or Coach.

Perhaps you are an individual - a professional - looking to invest in yourself. You have an interview or presentation looming or want to fast-track your career advancement.

You can be reassured that I will only work with you if I am sure I can deliver the skills and added value you seek.  If I can't, I will say so - and will hopefully introduce you to someone who can!

"a better awareness"

“One of the main issues I took away from the negotiation skills workshop was gaining a better awareness of when/how other people were negotiating with me.

 

Knowing the different kinds of negotiation tactics helps me to spot them”


Iain Brown, Solicitor

For Leaders and Professionals

You may be unsure what you are looking for - or maybe you are already clear what you want to develop within your Leadership, Management, Business Development or 'people' skills.

Typical reasons for seeking 1-2-1 sessions (Mentoring, Executive Coaching) include:

  • a confidential sounding board for YOUR issue 

  • to enhance your Leadership/Management​​

  • returning to work or your confidence has taken a 'knock'

  • to 'up-skill' your interpersonal skills, that seem to come so naturally to some

  • developing better working relationships

  • improving essential business skills to give you a sharper edge

  • to advance your career or fast-track your promotion prospects

For Teams

Some of the typical reasons for arranging workshops and group programmes:

  • CPD requirements

 

  • a specific issue topic

  • addressing conflict and performance issues

  • a one-off workshop or something more substantial that will actually work

  • a programme of skills workshops to boost mindset and skillset for young professionals and newer managers

Facilitation and Mediation 

Facilitation and Mediation 

Facilitation is different to training. It's more about helping groups make difficult decisions. Sometimes, external independent support can really help. It helps to defuse conflict and take the heat out of the situation.

A good facilitator is skilled at helping you talk to and listen to each other so that everyone has the opportunity to contribute - not just the most senior or the most vocal!

Common situations include:

  • for a particularly challenging meeting​ or discussion

  • to make your away day work, letting you focus on discussing - not running the discussion

  • bullying and harassment or some other reason your team is dysfunctional - and you need some crisis intervention

 

Mediation is a very effective way to help people to resolve disputes and enhance relationships - rather than resorting to formal grievance and disciplinary proceedings.

There's a skill to effective questioning and listening - really giving disgruntled employees the chance to be properly heard. Importantly, they need to feel that they have been heard.

Whilst it can take up a bit of time - it can save a lot more!

There's more information on my Employment Law site about Mediation here.

"sensible and sensitive approach"

"Scott has been a great support through a very difficult business situation. Close friends and family shared my stress and their advice was understandably more angry than Scott’s practical, measured approach.

He really does bring a sensible and sensitive approach to analysing difficult, challenging situations. He helped me make the right decision for me, without telling me what to do or in any way judging me for the situation I had (partly) put myself in.

I had been completely stuck and just didn’t know how to move forward. By understanding my situation, offering welcome ideas and giving me a nudge in the right direction, then keeping in touch to make sure I kept the momentum going, Scott definitely helped me through a very trying time.”


CL, Business Owner

"To praise Scott and his material"

“My company hosted an annual conference and training event for our franchisee partners.

 

The entire group responded positively and found tangible and lasting benefit. Several delegates proactively contacted me after the event to praise both Scott and his material and spoke highly of how relevant they found the experience.

Scott was particularly easy to deal with when arranging the event and responded to last minute requests very positively. I can highly recommend Scott and we will certainly be using his services in the future.”
Carolyn Dunion, Managing Director
Contempo Lettings

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Thanks to Scott's help I won the PSA Scotland Speaker Factor 2020 competition - on video - and represented them in the national Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland final.

 

Scott's gentle yet probing nature was ideal for me to get the best out of my talk. He helped hone it into shape in a sympathetic way, allowing me to use my own words and deliver the greatest impact.

We also worked on delivery which enabled me to overcome nerves.

 

I would happily recommend Scott to anyone wanting to get the best from their words to deliver an engaging, informative and impactful presentation.

It would have taken me 2-3 years to learn how to do what Scott helped me to achieve.

Scott Johnston

2019 President of PSA Scotland

(part of the PSA UK & Ireland)

www.thePSA.co.uk

Global Speakers Federation

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