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Nadeem Shaikh

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by No Comments


Nadeem Shaikh, Managing Director, SMART Way ForwardNadeem Shaikh is the Managing Director of SMART Way Forward, a specialist sales management, CPD and training consultancy working within the sport, leisure, health and fitness industry.

Nadeem has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having been involved in sport for over 25 years. Nadeem is qualified sales and management trainer, a UK Athletics Level 3 Performance Endurance coach and a coach on the National Coach Development Programme with England Athletics.

Over the years, Nadeem has worked with a number of sport’s National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), Local Authorities and a number of corporate companies around the UK.

Prior to SMART Way Forward, Nadeem held senior management positions with companies such as Disney, Reed Elsevier, Leisure Media, Sports Management and The Nichem Group.

Nadeem has designed and implemented many successful development programmes, along with bid proposals, training seminars, customer service workshops, sales training workshops and successfully delivered many sales and management strategies within a variety of organisations.

Nadeem is passionate about sport, especially athletics, having represented his club, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers at County, Region and International level. He now coaches some of the best young endurance athletes in the UK, some of whom have already represented Team GB.

Nadeem is also the former Vice President for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and has sat on a number of sports committees, including those which organise, train and coordinate marshals at events such as the London Marathon, London Mini Marathon, Bupa 10k and the Adidas Women’s 5K road race.

Nadeem was also a very proud London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games Maker, who worked on the men’s, women’s and Paralympics marathon and road cycling events.


At the SMART Way Forward CPD Management and Leadership Experience 2014, Nadeem will be delivering the following seminar:

10.15am – 11.15am
Seminar 1: How to lead your leaders and manage your managers effectively  

This seminar looks at the importance of having a well balanced, focused team and how to get the best out of each individual. It also looks at the fundamentals such as trust, communication skills, taking ownership, responsibility and accountability. Goals are only achieved and targets exceeded when everyone in your team is singing off the same hymn sheet. The hints and tips from this seminar will ensure you have the rights skills and strategy to deliver on both accounts.




Annie Page

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by No Comments

Annie Page

Annie Page is a coach, trainer and author who works with passion, energy and flexibility ‘developing the potential within’. Annie’s qualifications include being an Accredited NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Trainer, an NLP Master Practitioner and Coaching Master, who also holds a Level 2 qualification with UK Athletics for Endurance Running.

Annie has worked with Athletes in a range of sports at both senior and junior level using cerebral sports coaching to focus on getting results and train their brain to peak performance.

Working with businesses in both the Public and Private sector, delivering a range of coaching and training programmes that uses the parallels between her sports coaching and business coaching to great advantage with her clients. Through the techniques that Annie uses she can enable sustainable change for individuals and teams in both sport and business by supporting Leaders, Coaches and Managers to make positive changes that will be long lasting and effective.

Annie is also a volunteer with The Princes Trust as both a Progression Mentor and Business Mentor and is author of the book ‘How to get off the sofa and start running’.


At the SMART Way Forward CPD Management and Leadership Experience 2014, Annie will be delivering the following seminar:

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Seminar 2: Managing change in your organisation  

Change affects all of us. No matter what is happening today, you can guarantee that tomorrow will be different.  However, change can be a very positive thing, especially if you focus on controlling the controllables and highlight the benefits for the change. More often than not, change is met with uncertainty, resistance, insecurity and frustration. However, if managed properly, change is the perfect podium to help you try a fresh approach, challenge or strategy. In this seminar, Annie will guide you through her successful model for how to manage change strategies effectively within a team, department or company.



Bryan Steel

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Bryan Steel

As a boy, Bryan Steel was uninterested in school, and not very athletic. Then he discovered a talent, cycling. This gave him an outlet and a passion.

He joined cycling clubs, and made it to the British cycling team, which at the time was not a team recognised for excellence. Bryan participated in a revolutionary change management programme that catapulted the team to the world stage. he competed in four Olympic Games, winning Bronze in the Team pursuit in 2000 and Silver in 2004.

From scrawny schoolboy to World Class athlete, Bryan now shares the secrets of success through his own development programme Winning Mindset. The formula for success is as applicable to the board room and business environment as it is to the playing field.

Bryan has worked with various organisations including Sport England, The Youth Sport Trust, Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and DARE UK to deliver, design and manage mentoring schemes.

He is a Board Member of England Netball, a director of charity Sporting Hearts, Patron of the Thomley Activity Centre, Oxfordshire, Anti-drug Ambassador for UK Sport for the 100% Me Campaign, a Sporting Hero for the East Midlands Advocates Project a Sport England Sporting Champion and a member of the British Olympic Association Planning for Success scheme.


At the SMART Way Forward CPD Management and Leadership Experience 2014, Bryan will be delivering the following seminar:

3.00pm – 4.00pm
Seminar 3: An Olympic mindset. Small changes make big differences

Having successfully competed at four Olympic Games as part of the Team GB British Cycling squad for team pursuit, Bryan Steel knows exactly how important preparation is and how small changes to your strategy can have a tremendous impact on your performance.  Having a winning mentally which is driven by focus, desire and determination to win is key. Bryan will explain the strategy which was adopted by British Cycling which helped the team move from a ranking of 17th to 1st in the World in just 8 years.  Team GB and British Cycling is now regarded as the Best in the World.



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