SEE SOME OF THE FEEDBACK PETE HAS RECEIVED FROM
DIFFERENT CORPORATE CLIENTS
“Pete Cohen presented to our team of highly experienced professionals all of whom hung on his every word and felt energised and enthused at the end of the session. Having Pete present to us with a tremendous benefit for all of us and we will put into practice his ideas.”
Robert Harris, Partner – Forth Capital
NORTHERN POWER GRID
“I was organising 3 conference events, when a colleague who had been lucky enough to see Pete present before told me all about him. The conferences centred on the delivery of great customer service, with a heavy focus being on changing behaviour, winning hearts and minds, and encouraging people to embrace change. Pete therefore seemed to be the ideal choice, and we definitely weren’t disappointed. Pete ran a session for each conference and was an extremely engaging speaker. He really did create a light bulb moment for so many people in the audience, and made them take a look at themselves and examine their own behaviour and contributions. Our feedback forms produced loads of positive responses with the sessions being described as ‘inspirational’, ‘motivational’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘amazing’! We look forward to working with Pete again in the future as he definitely struck a chord with so many of our people. We hope to continue the great relationship we have formed with him in such a short time.”
Paul Barber – Customer Experience Training Manager – Northern Power Grid
“This was the second time I have booked Pete and the 3rd time BIC have booked his services overall highlighting that you can never get tired of what this guy has to say and how he delivers it! In my current role I will support a European audience and I asked Pete to share the Ducks speech at our annual Supply Chain & Customer Service Conference in Paris. Pete was rigourous in his research and preparation speaking to me via a few telephone calls, as well as my boss and the SC director 2 – 3 weeks prior to the meeting to better understand the needs and expectations of the 2 days and what specifically do we want from our 60 minute session with him. He opened our meeting with the usual vigour, energy and humour he is known for and ended it leaving the audience smiling, thinking about themselves, their thoughts, their behaviours to others, how they can communicate better and yearning for more!
What was ultimately satisfying for me was how Pete had the audience engaged from the first to the last word and his positive impact set the scene for a very energised and communicative 2 days. Many of my colleagues across Europe were still talking positively about Pete on Day 2 and I am still receiving remarks from a few of his effect on them even now…”
Steve Brown – Logistics Support Manager – BIC Europe
“It was for the first time in a while that IDUG EMEA conference booked a motivational speaker for the keynote. With Pete setting the conference atmosphere on such a great, positive and energetic level, I hope booking a motivational speaker might turn to a regular activity. Pete’s speech set The level of conference atmosphere to a highly energetic and positive level. Attendees were quoting his “Shut the duck up!” for the entire week. You could feel the need to change things for the better all around, and people actually willing to take steps and act upon it. It was a great start of the conference.”
Mirna Kos – IDUG EMEA 2013 Conference Chair
“Pete is an enthusiastic, provocative and inspiring speaker. His energy and thoughtful discussion create a variety of actions: smiles, when he brings appropriate humour to the conversation; and eyebrows up, when allows you think differently about something common. He’s a treat, and a great add to your agenda.”
Patrick O’Connell – Communications Director Ingersoll Rand
“When I invited to Pete to our team meeting to give a motivational speech, I knew he was going to be good, but I never imagined by how much he would exceed our expectations. Pete took us all on a personal journey…moving swiftly between intense moments of personal reflection and liberating re-evaluation, to moments of belly laughing humour and tears of delight. Pete seems to speak everyone’s language, highlighting and challenging core and fundamental self limiting beliefs in order to help us free our lighter side. The feel good factor was off the scale straight after the event, there is still a buzz and many broad smiles on people’s faces when they reflect back on the short but impactful time spent with Pete. On a personal note, it will go down as one of the highlights of my working career!”
Deborah Perry – Insights & Innovation Manager Boots
“I invited Pete to present at our Dove Spa managers conference in front of our entire team. Pete delivered a motivational, inspirational and entertaining talk over a couple of hours. The feedback was fantastic and the team were left on a high. Pete is easy to work with great fun to be with and knows how to inspire and challenge his audience to really look at themselves and think differently about life.”
France’s Hayter – Development Director International Dove Spa
“Pete was invited to speak at our conference at very short notice and following a briefing he seamlessly incorporated our messages into his interactive and invigorating presentation. The theme was delivered in a simple, clear and humorous style to attendees from an array of European countries and the USA encouraging the attendees to put things into perspective and remove psychological barriers in their work and home life. The fact that everyone was discussing and understood the concept after the event shows that Pete has a talent for communicating to an audience even when English is a second language.”
Mark Heath – Operations Director – Nigel Frank International
TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSING GROUP
“Pete has an energy like no other presenter we have come into contact with, is incredibly inspiring, and delivered incredibly valuable content. As an organisation we learned so much from his real life experience. I would recommend Pete Cohen to any organisation as his delivery is infectious and his content is thought provoking”
Stuart Ilslsy – Head of Customer Service – Town and Country Housing Group
“Our session with Pete had a clear objective; and that was to make sure the teen left the room feeling empowered and that anything was possible. Pete delivered. Our team are now completely comfortable reciting from the session and they are using what I learnt every single day. Pete’s mix of humour and insightful statements had our 45 delegates crying with laughter, nodding in agreement and hanging on to his every word. Excellent!”
Dean Smith – Marketing director – MDL Consultancy
“Many thanks for your participation in Novartis quality workshop in Vienna last week. This event was attended by more than 70 associates from all around the world and the feedback we received from our colleagues was very positive. Your presentation met exactly what we were looking for, and the high energy and enthusiasm of your intervention was just perfect to energise the team and contributed to an overall exceptional experience. You’re down to earth approach and advices were effective ways to gain better insights into our personal behaviours and the impact these have on our ability to live happier lives both professionally and personally. This surely contributed to the success of this year’s workshop.”
Jila Breeze – Global Head Novartis Consumer Health
“Pete was very enthusiastic about The EBP’s ‘Investors in Education’ event, which is held to celebrate the support local businesses give in providing work experience placements for young people.
His energy and enthusiasm were contagious and he was able to make his speech relevant, engaging and uplifting to all who attended. If they were wavering about providing work experience opportunities in the future – they won’t be now!”
Elaine Lilley – Chief Executive of The EBP
PMGC TECHNOLOGY GROUP
“Pete’s 45 minute session at our annual company kickoff day was magnificent. We are acutely focused on engagement within PMGC and many of our company days focus on that; working out how to get the best out of each other to benefit our customers is a huge priority. Pete was able to come in and immediately grasp what we were trying to achieve – focusing on personal development and is getting the best out of oneself was a different angle but struck a chord throughout the business. Pete spent a lot of time really diving into the detail around what we wanted to achieve pre-session and I am delighted with what he delivered and even more so, the reaction of the team.”
Jason Yeomans – PMGC Technology Group Ltd
“We invited Pete to stimulate us at one of our department ‘away days’. Pete and I spoke a few times in advance of the session so that he could understand not just our business, but our culture, strengths and weaknesses and current challenges. He used this to develop a relevant and engaging session for us. We found his enthusiasm and insight energising and he left us with a tangible base which we can use to further develop our performance as a team going forward. It was a fun and very enjoyable day.”
Alison Chmiel Deputy – Managing Director IKANO
“Pete’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious. He holds and grabs his audience’s attention from the minute he walks on stage to the minute he leaves it. His message is simple. Active listening. Seeking to understand before being understood. Not rocket science but way too often the soft skills leaders take for granted and need to be reminded of. He delivers them with a great deal of humour and make them stick. He definitely made a few of our leaders reflect on their own leadership styles and how they may be perceived. A step further and a great contribution to our leadership journey.”
Manueline Hickman – AIB Bank Internal Communications & Engagement UK Business Partner
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
“Having seen Pete at several conferences, as well as online I knew he would be perfect for our conference.
As the opening key note speaker at our annual Buxton Spa and Wellness Conference 2015, Pete provided our 150 delegates with motivation, laughter and inspiration which set them up for the day.
Encouraging each and every one of us to Shut the duck up inside our heads, and be whatever it is they want to be!
I would recommend Pete to absolutely everyone – truly captivating. Already, I have our dean asking for him to come back in February.”
Yvonne Huxley – Senior Lecturer – University of Derby
“I just wanted to drop you a massive thank you for your seminar last night. My colleagues and I really enjoyed it and took something away which we’re each endeavouring to put into practice.”
Christina Foxwell – Head of Partnership MoneyCorp
“We were fortunate to have Pete join us at our sales conference to support the theme of ‘Coaching for Growth’. His animated and enthusiastic style injected real energy into proceedings as he challenged participants to think about how they interacted with others and left them with practical actions that they might undertake. Feedback from conference participants was very positive and Pete ensured that he remained accessible in terms of further support for attendees over the following weeks. We are very grateful to Pete for his contribution in making the sales conference a truly successful event.”
Richard Haswell – HR Leader, EMEIA Sales, Service & Customer Care – Ingersoll Rand
“Pete Cohen is an exceptional individual who particulates leadership in many contexts starting with personal leadership through to organisational leadership. Delivering a mesmerising section on leadership at our 2014 Global conference Pete delivered for us and a whole lot more as he wowed the audience with his energetic, professional and fun style – simply put, Pete is a true leader in his field.”
David Doig – Group Chief Executive – OPITO
“Pete gave a great session as keynote speaker, helping the entire team think differently about how we relate to ourselves, each other and work. Great tips to help us be positive, achieve our personal goals and how to handle situations. A really good day.”
Chris Warburton – Director (UK) Head of Collections and Recoveries – Barclaycard
“Within our organisation we wanted to start the process of getting our professional safety and quality colleagues to think outside the “Safety & Quality Box ” and to provide a wider range of acumen skills. We approached Pete having heard and witnessed his dynamic style in getting people to shake off their natural shyness and in some case’s their lack of confidence in tackling wider business and people motivational challenges. His style and manner is one of garnering peoples confidence and belief that by adopting his open and “no such thing as a problem” style that takes people into areas that they never would have ventured before. An additional challenge that Pete had to confront was that our delegates are from all over the globe with diverse cultures and sometimes a natural reluctance to mirror Pete’s affable style. He clearly has experience in cultural diversification for he quickly got everyone laughing and more importantly listening to his every word. The day with Pete was a success and having read the feedback from the event, he clearly “hit the spot” and even had one of our more reserved China colleagues doing a star jump to emphasis a point he wanted to make – really remarkable.”
Alistair Greening – QOHSE Director – Bilfinger Tebodin
“Pete came highly recommended to me by another colleague.
He has worked with my senior team over an extended period of time and has really helped to galvanise my vision and mission of where the business is going.
He has motivated and inspired my team to become leaders in their own right which has enable the business to grow from strength to strength.
It has been brilliant to observe the changes in my team and to see them grow and take on the challenge of growing a business in a highly competitive market. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone that is looking to energise, motivate and inspire their organisation.”
Paul Viner – CEO Feng Sushi
LIFEHOUSE DESTINATION SPA
“Pete is one of those rare people that connects with everyone on a variety of levels. He has added huge value to what we are building on at Lifehouse be it from a commercial perspective but more importantly from a people point of you. Motivating, inspirational, fun and honest. If your business and people need an injection of reality or a new lease of life I strongly recommend you link in with Pete.”
Ian Bailey, Resort General Manager – Lifehouse Destination Spa
“Pete Cohen joined us for an international conference with participants from more than 40 countries. Aim of the conference was to implement our new company vision to all our partners.
Pete is an outstanding motivator and brilliant coach who made our conference a remarkable event.
Furthermore Pete Cohen assisted actively in transporting change management and critical issues thus transforming old structures into new ways of thinking and is committing to new corporate strategies. We received all positive and enthusiastic feedback from all conference delegates.
Pete’s enthusiasm has been a significant contribution to create a team spirit which surely will increase our performance and potential. We thank Pete for his excellent job and for his friendly and warm attitude that made our conference a great success.”
Michael Schummert – CEO Babor
“Pete was a fantastic addition to our company strategy launch day and brought so much energy to the room. Very engaging, and I could listen to his stories and views for hours!
He did a brilliant job delivering a very important message to over 350 employees and everyone I have spoken to you since took a lot away from it. Thank you Pete!”
Ryan Mills – Learning and Development Facilitator – Premier Foods
“Pete is engaging and enthusiastic. He has a personal style that captivates his audience offering unique perspectives that challenge everyday thinking. It was thought provoking and energising at the same time well done!”
Stuart Beasley, Business Sales Manager – Npower
“Pete Cohen delivers unique session which is stimulating but more importantly makes you think about what you do and what you can do differently to achieve a high level of performance. When other presentations are long forgotten I believe that Pete’s will stick in your mind and make a difference.”
John Hearson Head of Communications – Boehringer Ingelheim
THE BIG PARTNERSHIP
“He was really excellent and incredibly well received. He had so much energy and really engaged with the delegates – especially after all the technical presentations that had endured throughout the day! Please thank him on our behalf and pass on how delighted OPITO were with his performance.”
Kate Heriot – Head of Events – The Big Partnership
“Pete Cohen captivated our audience with an animated presentation on conquering and controlling your inner voice. In a room full of hard and business leaders Pete’s style and humour created instant buy in.”
John Ive – Director of Business Development & Technology – IABM
“Pete was a key part of our Olympic themed managers conference in 2012. He delivered an inspirational presentation in the main room and then a series of workshops in the afternoon. Pete was very well received by the conference attendees with many managers saying he was their favourite speaker! They found him motivating and entertaining – and he really helped them to believe in themselves more. A very useful, thought-provoking and enjoyable experience which related totally to our characteristics.”
Polly Joseph – Learning & Development Manager – Luxottica
“Meeting Pete the first time was amazing. His energy and sense of humour (both about himself and about life in general) was an instant hit with our crowd! He quickly blended in with the group, creating a more unified team, helping us to reach our goals. Thanks Pete for that and we look forward to working with you again soon!”
Todd Hewitt – Spa Director – Four Seasons Hotels
NEWLY WEDS FOODS
“Pete Cohen is an inspirational speaker. He not only adapted to the theme for our European sales meeting, but he also managed to engage a diverse audience from all over Europe, US, UK and Thailand. Whilst being entertaining, Pete also drove home some fundamental messages which have already had a positive impact on our business and employees. I would highly recommend Pete to any business that needs to drive change and motivate their employees.”
Colin Hitch – Senior European Commercial Director – Newly Weds Foods
FRAZER JOHN RECRUITMENT
“Pete really got the team to challenge their way of thinking. The team were certainly captivated and engaged by Pete’s communication style which was relaxed and humorous yet very informative. Pete was very professional in the research, preparation and delivery of the work and he had clearly understood what we were looking to get out of the day. The team are all very keen to work with Pete again and I am sure this will be the first of many conferences we will utilise his unique and truly motivating personal development training.”
John Dyson – Frazer John Recruitment
“Pete Cohen kick started our Annual Leadership Meeting with a lively, humorous, motivational presentation. He delivered great insight into how we can achieve happier lives both personally and professionally sparking new ideas and how we approach our daily lives and connect with people with new perspective. Pete has an incredible ability to really capture and connect with the audience with his infectious enthusiasm and energy. He certainly left a huge imprint on our team members who were completely captivated, energised and buzzing after the event; they could not wait to return to their salon and Academy units to share what they have gained with their respective team members. Thank you Pete, we definitely made the right choice! Let’s work together again soon!”
Susie Mutch – International Marketing Director – Vidal Sassoon
“Pete Cohen worked with me during 3 events, aimed at engaging with and motivating both existing and potential partners from across the UK. Pete has a unique skill to both inspire those in attendance to listen keenly and absorb the information presented, but also to get them engaged in a 2 way dialogue; something that was essential to the success of the events themselves. He clearly understood what I wanted to achieve from the sessions and effectively converted this into a presentation that met my goals exactly, genuinely kicking them off with a bang! He has an exceptionally strong communication style that immediately puts people at ease and allows them to listen and engage much more effectively, so they truly reap the rewards of the highly engaging ideas and content he presents. His wealth of experience, along with his keen ability to read an audience and adapt accordingly made him a pleasure to work with a massive Factor in the success of each of my events; I would be delighted to work with again and would strongly recommend to anyone considering this type of speaker.”
Chris Willman – UK B2B Marketing Manager – Kaspersky
“If you’re looking to challenge your delegates and, more importantly, want them to walk away with a determination to challenge themselves, then do yourself the biggest favour of your life and book Pete. His energy and natural ability to motivate, inspired more than 300 delegates to come along to our training roadshow – our best ever. They loved him and so did we. Many inner ducks have been silenced!”
Tracey Wright – Commercial Development Manager – IOSH
MARKS AND SPENCER
“Pete worked with my team for over two months and made a lasting impression on them all. As a result the team became more focused, motivated and dynamic. On a personal note his techniques and interventions had a huge impact on me and have resulted in better performance and increased determination to succeed.”
Sean Donoghue – Head of Retail and in Store Marketing – Marks and Spencer
“Thank you so much for your fantastic presentation at our Annual Conference, The energy and enthusiasm of your delivery was felt by everyone. I only wish we could have had you for 3+ hours in the end! The feedback we have received has been tremendous. I feel sure that the points you made has made a positive impact on all those present.”
Mike Moore – Managing Director – DE Photo
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL
“Pete delivered an outstanding program to all of our top performing employees. All left the meetings motivated and energised to take their games to the next level!”
Greg Scileppi – President of International Staffing – Robert Half International
JT DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONA
“I would totally recommend Pete as a Keynote speaker to any business large, corporate or small team.
Pete works hard with the employer to ascertain their needs and the needs of the audience. His enthusiasm is unlimited and his positivity is infectious.
An absolute must for any successful or growing company. Every company in the U.K. should have a Pete Cohen keynote presentation.”
Tracy Karim – Managing Director of JT Development Solutions