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CPD Coaching Conference 2012 testimonials

Below are some of the testimonials that speakers and delegates from the first SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference have been kind enough to send to us.

You can also view testimonials from clients we have worked with and from delegates who have attended SMART Way Forward CPD Business & Coaching Conferences and CPD Management & Leadership Experiences.

 

 

“The SMART Way Forward conference was one of the best events I have been to, with a relaxed atmosphere that gave the day the perfect environment to learn new idea and speak to people. I met so many people from different backgrounds and experiences, it was the perfect opportunity to network and find new contacts.”

Bryan Steel
Double Olympic medallist, British Cycling
www.bryansteel.co.uk

“If you are involved in trying to help people be the best they can be, be it in sport or business – then I would highly recommend SMART Way Forward Conferences. For sports, the networking and coaching workshops are invaluable. For business, you can learn the latest techniques used in sport to motivate your people to perform at their very best!”

Gavin Rebello
Director, Sports-Vision
www.sports-vision.co.uk

“The SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference was a really productive day, with a high-calibre speaker line up. The sessions were thought-provoking and were supportive of individual learners needs. I really enjoyed the day and would definitely encourage others to attend in future.”

Paul Moss
Coaching Development Manager, British Triathlon
www.britishtriathlon.org

“The SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference held at Bisham Abbey provided a great learning experience for developing coaches. The event itself was very well organised and delivered in a fantastic setting. Highly recommend for those seeking to learn more about the coaching process in relation to sport, leadership and business contexts.”

Scott Bradley
Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching, Buckinghamshire New University
www.bucks.ac.uk

“The conference was a bundle of energy containing a mixture of both front loaded didactic sessions and facilitative sessions, the latter of which allowed for extensive cross fertilisation of ideas and networking opportunities. Rather than sticking in the comfort zones and silos of our own sports, we were encouraged to think laterally across a multitude of sports. This is where the real learning took place.”

Dr Matt Long
Volunteer Endurance Coach, Birmingham University AC
www.birmingham.ac.uk

“The SMART Way Forward conference at Bisham Abbey was a great day, it covered all my objectives and many more. The workshops and speakers provided excellent information for our organisation and I have already been able to implement new procedures based on the knowledge I gained from the conference.

“I would not hesitate in recommending it to other Universities and I have already started to implement new procedures learnt from the conference. A great day, I thoroughly enjoyed it and have taken away many ideas, well done.”

Adrian Simm
Sports Ground Manager, University College London
Sports ground used by Watford Football Club
www.ucl.ac.uk and www.watfordfc.com

“What a great event the SMART Way Forward CPD Coaches Conference was! The speakers were interesting, informative and fun and the advantage of being able to also use the day to network with people from different Sports and Businesses was extremely useful. This was a very enjoyable day with new learning and is a must for people in all areas of Sport and Coaching.”

Annie Page
Director and NLP specialist, Essentii Limited
www.essentii.co.uk

“I attended the SMART Way Forward coaching conference at Bisham Abbey and was extremely impressed with the quality of the presentations and the networking opportunities. A very informative and constructive day.”

Kim Harris
Director, BCR Associates
www.bcrassociates-kimharris.co.uk

“Attending the SMART Way Forward Conference was a great opportunity for me to meet with businesses within the health and fitness industry. The array of speakers was impressive and has pushed me to challenge some of my own thinking and the future approach I take to driving my business forward. I look forward to being involved in this conference again”

Donna Obstfeld
(Chartered FCIPD) HR Specialist & Managing Director, DOHR Limited
www.dohr.co.uk

“I would like to thank everyone at SMART Way Forward for an excellent coaching conference. The variety of workshops to attend was fantastic with some brilliant speakers who really connected well with their audience, allowing people to network at the same time. All in all, a huge success and highly recommended!!”

Jonathon Baker
Community Development Officer, Saracens Rugby
www.saracens.com

“Being a veteran of many CPD events from my days at ISRM/CIMSPA I was most impressed with the recent event held at Bisham Abbey by Nadeem and his team from SMART Way Forward. As an ex athlete I found the presentations relating to Athlete Mentoring particularly interesting. In addition the networking opportunities were excellent, it was good to catch up with old colleagues and meet new ones. I would highly recommend attendance at these events for NGB’s, CSP’s and Sport Clubs, and am looking forward to the 2013 event already.”

Ian Wakefield
Chartered Marketer, Sport Nottinghamshire County Sports Partnership
www.sportnottinghamshire.co.uk

“The SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference at Bisham Abbey was very good. The venue was terrific, the speakers informative, engaging and knowledgeable and it provided some good networking opportunities. Nadeem and his team were enthusiastic and professional hosts – a really good day. We would be happy to be involved in future events.”

Lloyd Conaway
Director, Team BEDS&LUTON County Sports Partnership
www.teambedsandluton.co.uk

“May I congratulate SMART Way Forward on an excellent CPD coaching conference at Bisham Abbey. An excellent venue with very topical and helpful workshops, and ideal networking opportunities. The speakers certainly knew their topics and were most inspirational. Please pass on my thanks to all the speakers and the team at SMART Way Forward.”

Stuart Gealy
Youth, Community & Schools Manager, Nuneaton & Bedworth Leisure Trust
www.nbleisuretrust.org

“I cannot thank Nadeem and his team enough for the SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference. The event presented me with so many great networking opportunities. The speakers were inspiring and the workshops most informative. I really enjoyed the day and would recommend others attend future events.”

Maurice Hickman
Sales and Marketing Director, JB Corrie & Co Fencing Limited & ServeAve Tennis Fencing
www.jbcorrie.co.uk and www.serveacetennis.co.uk

“I just wanted to say that the SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference was great! Not only did I learn a few new things that will help me in my coaching but it was ideal for networking and the speakers delivering the workshops were excellent! Speaking to the other delegates, they all enjoyed the unique experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely encourage others to attend in future”

Jeremy Sothcott
UKA Level 2 Endurance Coach, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
www.sbharriers.co.uk

“Congratulations to Nadeem and the team at SMART Way Forward for delivering a first-rate coaching conference last week. The conference provided real insight into the challenges currently faced by coaches and NGBs, with plenty of practical ideas for performance improvement and personal development. It was, without doubt, a day well spent and I’m looking forward to applying what I have learned on my next interim position with an NGB.”

Marcus Kingwell
Director, Revos Consulting Limited
www.revos.co.uk

“The SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference was really good! Right from the initial interest in attending through to final close out / summary session on the day, they made me feel welcome and part of a bigger networking team, that all share a common interest in coaching clients, athletes etc. Time flew by, the speakers and topics covered were excellent, and there was ample time for networking with other like minded attendees- all sharing experiences and insights to help bring theory into reality.

“I even fulfilled one of my dreams, to hold an Olympic medal, even if it did belong to one of the inspirational guest speakers, Bryan Steel! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely encourage others to attend in future!”

Lorna Third
Health & Fitness Coach, 3rd-2-1st Fitness & HERBALIFE Distributor
www.herbalife.co.uk

“I thoroughly enjoyed the SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference at Bisham Abbey. Not only were the speakers exactly what I needed in terms of gaining new knowledge and unlocking new ideas as a coach but the opportunities for networking and building links with the fascinating array of people on the course with me. The well planned running of the day, along with the detailed follow up notes and material meant that I could actually relax and enjoy the day without worrying about having missed vital elements and as such I got much more from it.”

Jez Cox
Cycling Development Officer, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
www.leevalleypark.org.uk

“The SMART Way Forward CPD Coaching Conference was extremely good. It was an ideal environment for networking with both the speakers and delegates and great to meet so many people from so many different sports.  The speakers delivering the workshops were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely encourage others to attend in future.”

Jenny Harris
National Coach Mentor, Youth Development (Endurance), England Athletics
www.englandathletics.org

“Thank you for inviting me to your event. I thoroughly enjoyed The SMART way Forward CPD Coaching Conference. The speakers delivered excellent workshops along with example stories that kept us enthralled. It was ideal for networking and talking to the speakers in such a relaxed way and would definitely encourage others to attend in future.”

Pauline Thompson
Director, Event Savvy
www.event-savvy.co.uk

The will to win is important … but the need to prepare is vital