I never let you know that ‘Be in the room’ is the best life/work message I have ever taken away from a speaker, whether preparing for a pitch or playing with my boys. Thanks!"
I attended a leadership workshop you delivered in Durham for County Durham and Darlington Foundation NHS Trust this year. I was inspired to follow through with some of the concepts you introduced on the day, like: be in the room, feed forward and its a zoo around here. I ordered your books the very next day.
I have encouraged many friends and colleagues to read all three as they have helped me enormously, in fact i immediately implemented the feed forward principle within my team, and also the celebrating success at the beginning of meetings, both were immeasurably successful. Thank-you.
The real reason for my writing, and I'm definitely not a stalker, was to thank you, as a result of reading the IMPACT CODE, I have been inspired to change my career, by defining my purpose, and chasing my passion not my pension!
I have worked as a Learning and Development Manager in the NHS for a number of years, and recently had become very dis-enchanted with the job and the NHS, after reading The IMPACT Code, I realised that the problem was me, not the job!
I set off chasing my passion. I have been offered a job in an industry I am passionate about, I have been able to make my hobby my career. I will be joining a local company as a Creative Development Manager, developing, designing and project managing new products for sale. Travelling the world to source products for the UK market and taking them onto shopping TV for sale.
I am so happy, my family life has improved also, as although I am busier, the time I am home is fun and qualitative.
Thank you so much for the inspiration."
I’m shattered and you are to partly to blame!
I’ve started to read The Impact Code and have putting ‘in the room’ into action. I’ve had two all day meetings this week, one being my monthly management performance meeting, the second being the first of our 2010 planning sessions. I have focussed on being in the room at both and wow what a difference. I’ve made much more of an effective and valid contribution than ever before, understood areas that I have usually switched off from and had comments like ‘wow you’re engaged today’. I see what you mean by how hard work it is, but what a difference it has made, I’ve had a blast!
I’ll continue to keep this going and build on things and am looking forward to delving deeper into the Impact Code"
Data and CI Delivery Manager
"Nigel did the keynote speech at our forcewide conference; "Inspired to Lead". He was electric and touched the audience in a way which we have not seen done before. He was funny, challenging and insightful. The feedback was superb and I have received so many positive comments about the inspirational I.M.P.A.C.T. that he has had on the individuals who attended. He lit the blue touch paper of our senior leaders and retired...leaving us with a highly motivated team to point in the right direction.
I have no hesitation in scoring Nigel 10/10 and would strongly recommend him as a keynote for any organisation who wants to release the potential of their human capital."
Brian Langston QPM
Assistant Chief Constable
"The future of Britain's self esteem is safe in Nigel's hands. He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people's lives!"
Co-Author New York Time #1 Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
"It gave me great pleasure last night to announce that you won 'Speaker of the Year'…Deservedly won, congratulations."
TEC International (UK) Ltd
"I am a Store Manager for Sainsburys and I wanted to take the opportunity to say "Thank you" for your session at the NEC. I found you so inspirational that you have left a mark on me. It was great to see and hear your presentation. I look forward to exploring your website.
This email may be brief but it is sent with sincere thanks!"
"I have heard Nigel speak and because of what he said I was inspired to truly believe in myself and that I could achieve anything. So I set out to become the UK & Ireland Champion Speaker for 2 years in succession. I then went onto compete in the World International Speech Championship. I am now ranked 3rd in the world of public speaking. Thank you Nigel"
"OUTSTANDING! In the evaluations, you scored 94.4% for value to the member and 96.7% for your skill in communicating ideas. This is the second highest score of any speaker presenting to V427 in the last eight years. Well done! You had clearly spent some time studying the Members’ Profile that I had sent you and also retained the detail from members’ comments made during the course of the session. This enabled you to interact with the members in a very positive and meaningful way. Finally, for me you showed great skill in being both entertaining and humorous, whilst delivering substantive learning."
Keith H Millard
"I have had the privilege of seeing you on a number of occassions and it never ceases to amaze me re the power that you have over people - everyone of the 'give us your thoughts' forms i have had were bowled over with your enthusiasm, motivation, humour and persona - so again, my thanks. i have also reminded all those that attended about the 21 day commitment and an e mail will be winging its way to them on 21st feb to see how they got on. Always good to see you and to work with you, and its great to see the passion and the emjoyment in what you do - something that a number of people need to take on board!"
Group Colleague Development Manager
"I want to thank you for an excellent presentation and the feedback from various members of the team has been very positive. You handled the 10 different nationalities with aplomb and the result was an enlivened team who had fun and I'm sure will all start to think in a more expansive way."
Ing Real Estate
"I can honestly tell you that in eight years of being in TEC, we’ve never had a speaker rated 5.0 on a scale from 1 to 5 by every single person. Some tried to give you higher than 5, one person said 10, but Richard wouldn’t allow it."
Elyse Krieger Hurtado
Executive Vice President
Ampco Products Inc.
"How delighted I was with the response to your session! They were the highest marks we have achieved with a speaker in five years and that is a great tribute to the way in which you approached and adapted your session."
Brian Chernett MD
The Academy of Chief Executives
"The feedback that I have had has been awesome, your combination of humour passion and energy was an inspiration for the whole team and was the perfect climax to our managers conference."
Nigel Rothband MD
Body Shop Retail
"Nigel is an inspirational speaker and writer…what you need to find out is what he has to offer- then take advantage of it."
MD of RAC
"Nigel is the best speaker I know, I love listening to him, he is entertaining, thought provoking and always leaves you with a life changing thought. Every time I have here him speak he has new and fantastic content, I would like to recommend Nigel, you will love him.
Founder Of Ecademy
"Just a line to say how much I value your emails…As I read your emails each week the basics come flooding back and it is always good to have the re-enforcement. It does help to get you back on track."
Motivational Speaker / Adventurer / Author
"Your lively and professional style made the event a great success and you are the 1st speaker we have had to score a perfect 10 from all who have attended."
Dr. Jill Thurgood
Health Promotion Officer
Glaxo Smith Kline