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simon9080“Business goes where it is needed and stays where it is welcome.” Anon

This is a special part of my site, somewhat self indulgent, and something I am very appreciative of; however when people generously take the time to create a testimonial, I want to share them so that you can see for yourself what people have said about me and how useful they have found my training.  Indulge this humble training consultant sharing some of these with you. Please feel free to get in touch with me at serialtrainer7@gmail.com

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General Advocacy

Simon’s approach to training is involving and motivational, providing a comprehensive understanding of all topics covered as well as any applicable knowledge and toolsets. I really appreciated his understanding and open approach which encouraged participants to get involved and to contribute while taking away with them techniques for future individual self-improvement.” DC-VR Delegate

A fantastic experience, friendly, relaxed and incredibly in depth..I’ll never look at a biscuit in the same light again!”DC-VR Delegate

Simon is a natural people person delivering up to date and in depth training courses within a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Simon makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable to speak about their experiences to the group. The day felt very conversational rather than a class room type training which is how I prefer to learn. The training notes which accompany the day are detailed and interesting and great to refer back to. Highly recommended!” DC-VR Delegate

We did Serial Trainer 7’s management training with Simon Hares and it was brilliantly delivered and very enlightening. He has given us the skills to proceed with creating a well-managed company and the confidence to deal with whatever may come our way.” DC-VR Delegate

“Simon demonstrated a high level of expertise. His training was clear and immediately actionable and he was sensitive to all my teams’ needs. In addition, his style was open and inviting to questions and he willingly gave his time to responding to questions thoroughly. He provided a fun and engaging learning environment. Simon is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious. He is courteous and considerate and I would certainly recommend him for any future training.”Bill Austin, Head of Direct Services, Trowbridge Town Council

If you are looking for an exceptional trainer to improve the team in your company, then look no further! I can highly recommend Simon Hares the trainer & developer of People at SerialTrainer7. From our last negotiating skills workshop – one of our team said ‘it was great training, the best I’ve ever attended’ honestly in 25 years of marketing Simon Hares really ‘gets people and the needs of a business to develop their people’. Give him a call and make a real change in your business for short medium and long term growth!” Julia Budniak Marketing Director Yachting Pages Media Group

“Simply a brilliant and inspirational trainer – I can honestly say after 25 years in marketing and working with start ups to big corporate brands there are only a handful of trainers I could recommend and Simon Hares gets it and is in my top 5! Thank you. I wish you were with us full time!!”  Jules Budniak Head of Marketing Yachting Pages Media Group

Brilliant! Flexible training style, fun practical learning, thoroughly enjoyed it.” Commercial Director

Engaging, humourous, entertaining, quality content and delivery.” Rel Manager. “

Excellent, advice and theory. Illustrated the fundamentals of communication better than a presentation ever could.” Sales Director.

Trainer very inspring, easy to understand, interactive and fun.” Event Director

Simon is one of kindest, considerate and courteous people I have met, blessed with an abundance of emotional intelligence.” Phil Churchill. Management, Marketing Consultant, Coach & Trainer. Churchill Associates

“He is a real stand out presenter and exceptional facilitator, who can quickly identify the needs of his audience and deliver sessions that are engaging, motivating and inspiring.” Richard Mason Partnership Director. Motorexpo

We worked with Simon to roll out a large scale digital learning initiative. He designs and employes comprehensive processes that drive amazing results. He has a real grasp of what needs to be done to make something a success.” Jonny Towsnend. Operations Director. Circus Street

Simon has ninja-like training skills. He was among the most professional and dedicated people I worked with. He is one of the good guys.” Simon Tapscott. Founder/MD. Do Good Things

Simon brings clarity, inventiveness and precision born out of expert knowledge. He maintains a light touch but has relentless focus on the particular tasks at hand. Those he trains and supports are more effective for it.” Derwent Campbell. Senior Partner. Mogers Solicitors LLP.

Sales Training Advocacy

Working with Simon is one of the best decisions I’ve made. He has brought so much to the sales team and made us a stronger organisation. He is on hand whenever you need him and he really does offer post training assistance to delegates, something most trainers fail to deliver. Personally I find him a great sounding board and would strongly recommend working with him. Without doubt a great man and someone I know I will always stay in touch with.” Andrew Boxer. Sales Director. Factory Media

“Without a doubt, Simon is the best trainer i have worked with. He has the tools and analyzing capabilities which helped me perform better and see immediate results. He is fully dedicated to helping and has a very simple but effective guiding method which I appreciate. I would recommend him to any company that is interested to get more out of their sales team!” Niv Silberman Account Manager Yachting Pages Media Group

“Simon’s training technique and his personality are an inspiration to me. He gets his message across very efficiently and tailors his approach to each individual. He realises the importance of how everyone is different and his advice and training is always relevant and specific. I enjoy my training sessions with Simon very much and always come away with a positive feeling and excitment of putting his advice into action. Simon has a way of making you feel respected and valued and I am grateful for all the knowledge he has passed onto me. I truly believe his intentions are to make me better at my work but also as a person. I am very happy to recommend his training to anyone wanting no nonsense training and advice in sales”  Laura Presley Account Manager Yachting Pages Media Group

“”I’ve had the opportunity to work with Simon, I’ve found him very motivating, everything what he says is relevant, very effective, he listened to me and gave me lots of ideas that have proved to work, as a difference from other trainers he definitely got me thinking and making positive changes in my relations with my clients. As a sales person I’ve found his training extremely helpful.Thank you Simon and I hope to continue working with you in the future.” Eli Araujo-Goral Account Manager Yachting Pages Media Group

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Simon over the past couple of months and unlike other training I’ve received, with Simon I feel like he genuinely cares and isn’t just going through the motions, he has a fantastic ability to boost your confidence and his advice is practical and forward thinking. I hope to continue to be able to work with Simon as I feel I could continue to learn and grow under his tutelage. ” Carrie Stocker  Senior Account Manager Yachting Pages Media Group

It is extremely rare to meet someone who has a natural ability to help people out professionally and personally, Simon does both effortlessly and with grace. I have had the pleasure of being involved with group sessions and 1-2-1’s with Simon and have left the training feeling refreshed, informed and better about the position I am in within my career. The sessions are fun and informative and have a energy about them that makes you want to learn and impress your peers. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone from a small company to a global organisation. Simon, I would like to personally thank you for all of your help and advice while you have trained me, your expertise and extensive knowledge have made me a better person in and outside of work!” Lauren Lidford. Account Manager. Factory Media

You hit the nail on the head with what was on offer and the presentation karaoke was genius, I have forwarded glowing reviews to all concerned.” Jim Clark. Senior Analyst. Econsultancy. (Attended Presenting Magically).

“I just wanted to say thank you for such a great training session. You shared some great presentation skills tips and t was great to put theory into practice with the presentation karaoke, which is a great idea.” Lynette Saunders. Senior Analyst. Econsultancy. (Attended Presenting Magically)

I have recently been part of a 2 day training course with Simon. 
Before the sales training I had in my head that he would be the same as all other training. (Someone telling you how to sell, use of cameras and uncomfortable pressure which stops sales people from learning) Simon, from the start wanted to know about the sales team, what makes us tick, what we need to be able to succeed rather than what the company wants or thinks we need. His understanding of all processes in the sales funnel was amazing. This man is brilliant, and every business wanting to make more money should implement SerialTrainer7 to do so! Thank you Simon ” David White. Sales Manager. Intelligent Optimisations.

We here at Factory Media chose Simon over a number of other trainers as his approach was relevant, unique and specifically tailored to the business. Initial feedback from the team included “the best sales training I have ever had” and within days of the sales training being delivered we noticed an uplift in quality of sales calls and more importantly an improvement on sales.” Chris Brown. Head of Sales. Factory Media

We asked Simon to come and deliver one of his sales workshop to the high growth tech startups in the Accelerator Academy… Upon delivery it was clear Simon had nailed it…we would have no hesitation inviting Simon back to share his expertise.” Ian Merricks. Managing Partner. White Horse Capital, Investor: Accelerator Academy.

Simon has helped me with almost every aspect of my sales role and shown me a real science yet personal route to closing.” Tom Radburn Advertising Brand Manager. Factory Media

Simon’s program was one of the most professional and valuable to date. The training is not only valuable, it is proven to work and has helped me close more sales.” Tad Perez Advertising Manager Future US

Simon has done an amazing job job training and mentoring multiple teams and individuals for FutureUS. Feedback from the masses was extremely positive and many said they were able to apply the new skills immediately. I highly recommend you reach out to Simon if you are searching for corporate training for your organisation.” Rachelle Loranger Considine. President. FutureUS.

Simon has a remarkable way of tying real world examples to what we encounter every day in our working lives. Due to Simon’s training, I have seen significant improvement amongst the sales team members in negotiation skills, closing and opening sales techniques, and presentation performance. Simon has taught the team that preparation is key. Sales people must interpret where they are in the buying sequence and also identify what motivates their clients to purchase” Stacy Gaines. Director of Sales. Future US

I still use Simon’s sales process mnemonics, his tips on upselling and resilience have helped me as my career has progressed.” Max Elvin. European Agency Sales Manager. NetMediaEurope.

“His training has had a direct influence on the success I’ve seen as a sales manager.” Austin Park. Regional Sales Manager. FutureUS.

Simon’s services are not just a luxury there are a necessity, if you want to better yourself and improves your skills as a sales professional, I wholeheartedly recommend Simon without hesitation.” Jen Doerger. Sr Sales Manager. FutureUS

“It is not an exaggeration to say that if it weren’t for the training, support and guidance I received from Simon that I would not be in the position in work that I currently am.” Tony Marshall. Operations Manager. Hewitson Walker

Simon organised and ran one of the first sales management courses I ever attended and much of what I learnt by way of coaching and managing a sales team then, I still use today.”  David Fieldhouse. Digital Sales Manager. Archant

I started at Future as part of the graduate scheme with no idea what to expect and very little sales training. I’m now approaching two years with the company and not a day goes by without using some element of the training I received from Simon.” Chris Furness. Sales Executive. Future

Each course I have attended has been impeccably organised and presented, his knowledge has been exhaustive and his enthusiasm infectious.” Charlie Lister. Senior Sales Executive. Future

“Simon Hares has made a significant difference in how our sales team view their roles as individuals and as members of a team. Please do not hesitate to call for additional information. I’d be more than happy to share my personal growth experience as well!” Stacy Gaines. Director of Sales. Future US.

Personal Development & Coaching Advocacy

“Simon is naturally very perceptive and a great listener.” Richard Mason Partnership Director. Motorexpo

He challenges me to take responsibility for my personal performance and always tailors training to individual circumstances. I apply his advice and always experience direct results, he is the most effective trainer and coach I have ever encountered.” Clair Atkins Account Director Future Plus

“Simon is ridiculously good. There, I said it. Be it training, coaching, strategic or professional advice-his enthusiasm to solve any problem and the world a better place is completely contagious. Work with him once and you’ll be enthusing as much as I am.” Sean Atkins. Digital Director. Future Plus

“He is a truly lovely person and a very skilled trainer and business coach.” Richard Foster. European Managing Director. Krux Digital

“Simon is a good listener and a great motivator, nothing is too much trouble.” Kate Stothard. Asst Manager. Future PhotoStudio

“Simon helped me develop my career, and has supported me the whole way. Simon saw my potential and pushed me in the right direction.” Polly Beauchamp. Rights Manager. IP & Commissioning. Future

“Simon offered both professional and personal help at a time I needed it to progress.” Will Guyatt. Communications Manager. Instagram

Simon was invaluable to myself, when I began to co-host a series of in-house training seminars. He really took the time to make me feel as if I could communicate quite complicated ideas effectively in a short space of time, even though I’d never hosted a large scale formal training session before.” Joss Hutton Digital & Print Project Manager.

Management Development Advocacy

Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you very much for the 2 day training session on Thursday and Friday. Genuinely thought it was fantastic and will make me a better Manager going forward. Your manner and style is truly an inspiration” Andy Baker MediaClash

I really enjoyed the recent  management course. You have helped me gain some of my confidence back and made me believe I have the ability to fulfil my role here and face the obstacles that challenge me. I feel more like myself again. You have a rare and special talent and I look forward to any future meetings.” Supervisor. Local Council

Simon is an excellent coach who is articulate, warm and very knowledgable…I enjoy listening to him and feel comfortable with him.” Rebecca Mellers. Supervisor. Trowbridge Council.

Extremely good at reading people and their situations.” Ben Mason. Supervisor. Active Trowbridge

Couldn’t have been presented better. Simon is extremely inspiring. Best training I have EVER had.” Tom Holden Asst Store Manager. Hargroves Cycles

It was, hands down, the best training day I have had so far in my career.” Sam Blacklock. Briefing Media

“If you want to be a better Manager/Leader or want to improve your overall business skills in general, don’t waste another moment. Simon is the best trainer that I have worked with.” Michael Grinde. Senior Manager. Sales Operations and Monetization. FutureUS

I feel very fortunate to have gone through his management training as I felt that it helped me to re-evaluate my management skills and see where improvements need to be made.” Ying Li. Accounting Manager. FutureUS

“He is the kind of person you miss when he’s not there, and the man you want when the demands of the job seem insurmountable, simply because he can lead a team while making you think you’re doing the leading yourself.” Shaun Weston Managing Editor Digital. FoodBev Media Ltd.

“He helped me challenge myself to become the strong leader I needed to be. I was able to secure training from him that equipped my team and myself to handle the challenges and pressures being faced. Simon helped us develop as individuals to allow us to realise our full potential and deliver the business goals.” Ron Kelly. Head of Media Sales. Higgs International Publishing Ltd & Sector Head Publishing for DHL Global Forwarding

A dedicated individual who is focussed, driven and excels in the environment he works in. His attention to detail and commitment are just part of the make up that make him an exemplary operator.” David Bloomfield. Commercial DIrector. Ink Publishing.

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