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Testimonials - Professional Speaking / Facilitation

Peter was invited to our highly valued Induction event and gave a first class after dinner talk on careers and personal development. All who attended this event fed back that Peter gave a polished and professional talk that was both insightful to our new recruits and thought provoking as they embark on their careers in Baxter Healthcare. Peter's dedication to producing a truly professional performance was first class.

Mike Shepley - Learning and Development Manager, Baxter Healthcare

Peter ran a one hour session for the whole Procurement function at SSC. The feedback across the team was overwhelmingly positive and acknowledged his creativity in approach. Whilst the team were aware of the concepts being discussed, some accepted that they either hadn't applied them in their current working environment or hadn't reflected on their personal impact.

Peter used an engaging style with the audience of 60, through a variety of media, including telling personal stories and using imaginative visual images. Many identified with the fears of being seen to perform in their role and Peter gave them a structure to be able to deal with it. Ultimately the key take away for most was that anything is achievable and we alone own the possibility of making it happen. Peter continues to make a huge difference to my personal development journey and it was fabulous that he was able to share his talent with my team.

Nicola Dunne - Chief Procurement Officer, RCUK SSC Ltd

Your passion and knowledge of your subject really shone through. All the attending members enjoyed the session and consistently scored you as an 8/10 which was good considering it was your first ACE session! The topic was very timely as we consider who might lead our businesses into the future and the required qualities to do so. I would be happy to recommend you as a speaker to other ACE Chairmen.

Jeff Monks - Chairman, Academy for Chief Executives (Group 20)

As aspiring leaders, there are a range of issues that we all need to be thinking about as we plan and embark on our future careers. Your excellent workshop addressed these and was very professional in its delivery, as well as enjoyable and inspiring to listen to. We would have no hesitation in recommending you as a trainer to our sister JCI chambers and any other professional development organisation.

Clare Franklin - Personal Development Director, Junior Chamber International, Reading

How do you silence a room full of 150 PR professionals who have just completed a three-courser and been on champagne and good wines all evening? And then keep them attentive for twenty minutes? Peter's answer is to entertain, amuse and inspire them with motivating tales of his own personal journey and lessons learned which left the audience wanting more. He speaks to each individual in the room, building confidence and eliminating self-doubt, while motivating them to change and improve their prospects from within.

Bernard Carey - Chairman, Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Thames and Chiltern

I participated in a masterclass run by Peter as part of a CPA Australia UK CPD programme. Peter has a very approachable coaching style and used a combination of his own extensive experience and coaching knowledge to engage the group and work with us through our own real life scenarios which were relevant learning experiences to all. I would thoroughly recommend.

Peter Ashworth - Head of Group FP&A at Intertek

Peter was quickly able to grasp the attention of our young entrepreneurs with his excellent presentation and engaging style. He delivered a really interesting session which stimulated relevant thinking in relation to the leadership unit of their course. The opportunity has also clearly given them a good foundation to help develop as up and coming leaders of the future.

Thornton Joubert - Tutor, National Enterprise Academy

A fantastic learning experience and a truly inspirational individual. Peter’s knowledge and experience proved invaluable to the NEA students and really assisted us with our learning experience and engaged us to what we should be doing on our micro-businesses and work placements.

Oliver Brown (On behalf of the National Enterprise Academy students)

Peter came and spoke to us at the begining of March 2011 with a training session entitled 'Career Success for Emerging Leaders'. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He was on time, prepared and very personable. His chosen topic was very relevant to the members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. His anecdotes and personal stories demonstrated his knowledge and passion on leadership development. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Diana E. Lowe - Deputy Training Director, Junior Chamber International

It was truly a privilege to welcome Peter as our guest speaker at The Business Club South Bucks. He is a talented speaker, able to command and inspire his audience. One of our members commented to me after hearing Peter speak, that he found himself in a business meeting referring to things Peter had said... and that's how well Peter speaks, coaches and gets through to some of us who think we know it all! It's not about the 'listening'... it's about the 'doing' and Peter can help make that happen. He is remarkably gracious and tenacious at the same time.

Nicola Marsh - Chief Executive, The Business Club, South Bucks

Peter has a captivating speaking style, able to deliver his message with clarity and impact. His talk; Managing Stakeholder Relationships was thought provoking and challenging and received great feedback from the audience - Highly Recommended

Debbie Reynolds - Franchise Director, The Business Club Franchising Ltd

We were introduced to Peter through Australian Business and asked him to develop a seminar on Managing Stakeholder Relationships for our members.

He delivered a well structured and engaging session to a packed audience, and the delegate feedback was very positive, including comments such as:
• Excellent speaker
• An eye opening discussion
• Some great "take aways" to start applying tomorrow
• Clear presentation and style, passionate speaker
• Dealt with the real issues facing us today
• More presentations like this please!

The presentation created a real buzz amongst the delegates, and a select group elected to participate in two more in depth sessions, to further develop their skills and apply them to the real life challenges they were experiencing. We also had very good feedback on these sessions.

I would highly recommend Peter as a presenter and facilitator, and intend to use his services again.

Paul Taylor - General Manager, CPA Australia

I attended Peter’s seminars on Managing Stakeholder Relationships in February 2011. His interactive approach, discussing each audience member’s own individual issues, proved particularly useful. He can sift through the surface of a problem, and quickly identify the real underlying issues, before equipping us with the necessary skills to improve the situation. He encourages and motivates the audience to challenge ourselves to take the next step which is particularly inspiring. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter as a professional coach

Benjamin Wong - Partner, Head of Risk at NewSmith Capital Partners

I participated in a series of small group stakeholder relationship sessions with Peter. His passion for his subject was apparent throughout the workshops. I enjoyed the case studies that Peter shared and was impressed by his willingness and ability to tailor the sessions to the needs of the participants. Peter has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is extremely fun, friendly and insightful to work with.

Sarah Beckwith - President, Junior Chamber International London

Peter Milligan ran a CPD session which was attended by more than 100 of our members. His professionalism was evident in his attention to detail prior to the event and in his presentation on the actual day. The evaluation forms confirmed that his engaging talk on career success was well received by the members. Most rated his skills as a speaker as being well above average and reported that the content was both relevant and practical.

Specific comments from delegates included:
• Relaxed, well-rounded speaker
• Very different opening!
• Engaging, good anecdotes, relevant examples
• Clear, relevant, interesting
• Great speaker and presentation
• Interactive and captivating
• Presenter was great; please have him run more sessions!

As an organiser of these events, I would happily invite Peter back as a speaker and also recommend him to others.

Julie Casey - Marketing & Events Organiser, ICAA UK Members' Group

After meeting with Peter when he first joined the Chamber of Commerce, I approached him to see if he would be available to speak at one of our Networking events. Peter’s delivery and content were superb. His talk was engaging, informative & enjoyable and we received excellent feedback from the attendees.

I would have no issue in recommending Peter as a guest speaker.

Dave Plunkett - Business Manager Membership Growth, Swindon Chamber of Commerce

I first met Peter at a CPA-Australia event and found his presentation thought-provoking. When I had the opportunity to invite a speaker to a Technical Session on Stakeholder Relationships, Peter’s name was first on the list.
Peter did not disappoint as my colleagues found the session:
- inspiring;
- frank and eye-opening discussion;
- excellent; sound presentational skills with measured sense of humour.
I will invite Peter to future events and recommend him to others.

Dr Ben Ukaegbu, Technical Officer, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in the UK (ICAN-UK), London

Peter gave a fabulous talk on leadership at Tanya Rennick's Seed Pearl business breakfast. He kept my attention for forty-five minutes and I loved the way he interacted with the group and was so natural. His message was clear and he delivered with clarity. The models he used were innovative and he covered areas of communication that are very relevant in the corporate world and other outside influences. Peter really connected with his audience as we related to what he was saying and had the opportunity for discussion during his excellent presentation. I highly recommend him and look forward to hearing him speak again soon.

Nicci Roscoe - Corporate Confidence and Impact Coach, Fabulous Lifestyles

Peter gave a hugely inspirational talk on The Leader's Evolutionary Journey for the members and visitors to the Seed Pearl Club. From the moment Peter was booked until his excellent follow up by providing all the attendees with his highly original slides, his approach has been entirely professional and he is a delight to work with. Peter created instant rapport with the entire room. He is natural and engaging. The talk was mentally and visually stimulating; faultless and fluid in its delivery. The Seed Pearls, who are a discerning and demanding audience, rate Peter as a top level speaker in terms of connection and highly useful take away content. I highly recommend him and very much look forward to the opportunity of working with Peter again. I work with a lot of speakers and Peter shines out amongst them. You cannot go wrong by booking Peter for your event.

Tanya Rennick - Founder, The Oyster Club

Peter led a joint member event for CIMA and ILM and delivered a very informative and thought provoking session in an incredibly personable and engaging manner. With tools and concepts that honed in on personal career development, relationship and team development and 'individual branding', all participants left with a 'take-away' of individual actions. An excellent presentation, demonstrating just a small sample of the work Peter does in organisations

Julie Rowlett - West Midlands Business Manager, Institute of Leadership & Management

Peter Milligan delivered his presentation, “The Danger Zone For Emerging Leaders – How To Avoid The Common Costly Mistakes”, to a combined audience from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Leadership and Management in the North West Midlands in June of this year.

His style is relaxed, thought provoking and incredibly entertaining – Peter had the audience awaiting his every point and slide with great anticipation. As with all good speakers, there were plenty of anecdotal stories to back up the theoretical points and plenty of interaction with the audience (which always keeps them focused and on their toes!!!).

But just as important, the content of the presentation was relevant, well thought out and useful to everyone in the room, so everyone took something positive away from this session. In fact, so good was the survey feedback from the attendees in terms of speaker quality, relevance of presentation and quality of content, that we have already contacted Peter to book him to speak to our branch again on another (related) topic during the early part of 2014

I look forward to hearing Peter speak for us again.

Paul Hooper-Keeley - Branch Chairman, North West Midlands, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Peter is an excellent speaker. I was impressed with his knowledge, insight and particularly his use of story-telling and gentle humour to illustrate his points. This made his presentation on 'Leadership and Organisational Politics' both practical, and importantly, memorable.

Jon Malcolm - Director, Xcarbon Limited

Many thanks to Peter Milligan for his great presentation on 'The Keys To Career Success' for CIMA North West Midlands in Stafford last night. A large and appreciative crowd hung on his every word making the 135 minute presentation fly by in what seemed like just half an hour. This is the second event that Peter has presented for our branch and he combines 'take-away tools', audience interaction and related anecdotes superbly - a really inspiring and excellent public speaker.

Paul Hooper-Keeley - Branch Chairman, North West Midlands, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Peter was invited to deliver a talk at the prestigious CIMA ‘Leadership and Strategy’ event held on the 6th November, 2013 in Milton Keynes. His talk titled ‘Leadership and Organisational Politics’ was professional and had just the right number of personal anecdotes to keep us totally engrossed. He spent time networking with the delegates afterwards, generously giving his time on a one to one basis. The reviews on the feedback forms were excellent.
Peter is a superb speaker and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Nasreen Bawa - Member, CIMA East Midlands and East Anglia Regional Forum

Peter provided a great and motivational talk to the Australian and New Zealand Lawyers Group last year which was enjoyed immensely. He spoke well and highlighted some very useful concepts for the Group to consider as well as being very approachable and insightful.

Catherine Robinson - Foreign Qualified Lawyer, Byrne and Partners LLP

Peter did a presentation on ‘Effective Leadership and Influencing Skills’
He was very professional and used examples from personal experiences which a lot of the delegates could relate to. Peter made the presentation very interactive, asking some thought provoking questions. He is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. I highly recommend Peter as an Executive Coach.

Umesh Shah – Chairman of the West London branch of CIMA

Last summer, Peter donated his time to JCI Birmingham, a young professionals organisation which I was leading in 2014, to hold a personal development session for our members on 'Career Success for Emerging Leaders'. It was an engaging and interactive session, I liked how Peter included stories from his own personal experiences, and I came away from the session with a real enthusiasm to think about what my 'next leap' may be. I would fully recommend Peter as a great professional trainer and I am very much looking forward to his session on 'Organisational Power and Politics' he is holding for JCI Birmingham this Thursday!

Kay Purser - Digital Marketing Executive, OCR

In June of this year Peter was a speaker at our annual sales conference. I must say it was fantastic and extremely informative. Peter really engages with the audience and brings a refreshing proactive approach which really makes you think. I left the conference that day with a renewed outlook, not only impacting my day to day life but also most importantly my working career. Peter's session was very inspirational and I would highly recommend him as a speaker.

Stuart Davies - Direct Marketing Operations Manager, Chartwell Healthcare Limited

Peter very kindly came to speak at our local CIPD Event this week, in conjunction with our counterparts at CIMA. In short, Peter is absolutely fascinating - he will admit many of the ideas he speaks about are common sense, yet it was clear from our packed out event that there were so many lightbulb moments coming from the attendees. I personally found him to be completely inspiring and I have taken away a number of points to apply in my own professional life - thank you Peter, I hope we get to work again with you soon

Corrine Ward - Chair, CIPD North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Branch