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Alan Smith
14 Bonaly Gardens
Lothian, EH130EX
United Kingdom
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“My initial concerns were around investment levels, given that we are a young business and cash flow can be tight, however the guarantee and the confidence I quickly had in Alan eased these concerns. I signed up for the Bronze package which offers fortnightly coaching. These sessions are of huge benefit to me and my business. Alan has successfully identified areas in my business for improvement and gave me real focus on the key actions required to rectify.

Not only does Alan help me identify room for improvement and ways to correct them in my business, he also ensures that I have a clear idea on where I want my business to be at set milestones and what actions are needed to get there. Through this process I have continued to grow my business and employed my first full time member of staff whilst ensuring I am more organised, resulting in a much better work/life balance.

In a very short time Alan has become an integral part of my business. I have complete confidence in Alan to help me continue to grow the business, help me create an environment to recruit a great team this is working towards a common goal whilst not losing sight of my personal goals out with running a business.” 
Craig Bishop – West Lothian Digital
“I really enjoyed working with Alan. He has a passion for improving the capabilities of those in his team. At the time he was focused on building core sales skills and emphasising the importance of understanding the customer’s situation. He’s got a great breadth of commercial experience, strong leadership and coaching skills and is genuinely good fun to work with.”
Graeme Smeaton – Royal & Awesome

“I find Alan a very enthusiastic and inspiring individual. Alan has a wide range of commercial awareness and knowledge gained from working with major blue-chip international businesses. Alan understands business and has the enthusiasm and drive to lead and inspire teams as well as individuals to do their best. Alan is ambitious and has the right balance of skills and experience to lead and coach individuals to greater success”.
Garry Hale – HK Wealth
“The training morning was very informative & fun. Alan is an excellent presenter and it shows he is very experienced in presenting to business people. I was reminded again and again of techniques I could use in multiple areas of my business.”
James Gough – Virtual Global
“Alan has a passion and enthusiasm for developing and growing the people and businesses he works with. He has great commercial acumen and integrity that has enabled him to manage a broad portfolio of customers and channels both directly and through various teams he has led. He is an extremely personable leader that always gets the best out of people he manages and coaches”.
Justin Burbage – Commercial Director, Bird’s Eye Iglo Ltd
“Motivational. I realise that the changes I need to make are small but that they need doing regularly”
Dan Roberts, Everclean
“I am a personal development trainer myself and it is a real pleasure to meet another professional in the Pd business, especially one who congruently talks and acts with such honesty, positivity and enthusiasm. At the seminar Alan was very engaging and inclusive, knowledgeable and comprehensive in his very interesting presentation. His explanations were made with clarity and conviction and everyone was made to feel that there were no ‘silly’ questions and that each query was met with professional courtesy and patience.

I shall tell others about Alan’s coaching style and will recommend him to friends, family and colleagues for any coaching needs.”
Fiona Waddell – The Learning Principals

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your friendly help and advice you have given me. For someone who has never done business marketing and sales before this was valuable information to me and my business. Alan set me a challenge to revisit a customer whom I had targeted in the past but had not been confident enough to follow up with. After a few helpful tips from Alan this set me at ease and I felt confident enough to take the challenge on…..which in turn got me the contract.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan’s services to anyone who is looking to improve their business”

Karen Miller – Edinburgh Community Food

“I have worked with Alan for several years and found him to be one of the most motivating and encouraging people I have come across in my career. Alan really cares about getting the most out of people he works with and takes time to understand both the person and the situation before acting. Alan has a really approachable manner and simply brings out the best in any situation. Alan is very thorough and methodical in his approach and is driven to succeed” 
Yvonne Webb – National Account Manager, Mondelez International

“You provided a structured approach to look at business operations and to prepare an action list of ways to improve performance.”
Lorraine Sinclair, Stewart Property Service

“I have been impressed by Alan’s drive for results, his coaching led approach and professional ways of working to truly make a difference to the people he works with. His commercial grounding is second to none, having operated across the full spectrum of channels and customers, led big teams and built short and medium plans and strategies for a number of different organisations. Alan is very personable and good to be around and his appreciation of styles and ways of encouraging the best from his team and peers make him a great coach.”
Anthony Cook – Capability Sales Director, Pepsico Europe

“Very, very practical. Exceeded my expectations.”
 Lorraine Gaffney, Managing Director – The Steam Machine


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