Paul has an amazing (sic) ability to make people around him feel immediately comfortable and relaxed> I have never been on a course that’s kept me engaged for more than an hour, but Paul’s delivery enables me to hold concentration, pay attention and learn in every session. If only I’d had teachers like him at school.
Paul’s a wonderfully engaging teacher. I’m getting so much out of this course and doing it with colleagues means we’re aligning our thinking which is the key to success of leading our business as a team.
JDA have seen a huge difference in the organisation since forming our partnership with Morgan James. At every level, they have delivered measurable improvements in our culture and our approach, resulting in the whole team pulling in the same direction and being fully engaged with the business strategy.
We now default to Morgan James for a wide range of programmes from the Growth Springboard and Strategic Leaders through to specific streams of work on Culture and Communication which have been delivered to the entire team.
What we have found most valuable is the relatable personalities of the whole Morgan James team and how they manage to embed themselves into JDA. Too often management consultants talk in riddles and acronyms but not here – their friendly and knowledgeable staff can communicate beautifully at all levels to demonstrate the benefits of their work to both the individual and the collective.
We feel that they have added a massive amount in developing our brand and our approach to business as we evolve in to a truly Values led practice.
Thanks for all you do guys – you are truly fantastic.
I met Lily at the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses course in 2015 and her ability to infuse energy and passion into delivering her subject area was infectious. Her expertise is also in the most important areas I knew we had to focus on as a business – leadership and organisational culture. I continued my learning journey with her through her Growth Springboard Program, joining 5 other likeminded MDs to ensure that we didn’t fall back into bad habits or lose the momentum created by GS10KSB. We continue to meet with Lily for facilitated Springboard days 6 times a year in order to provide each other with support and unpick the challenges that come from hyper-growth.
Lily subsequently became a Non-Exec Director in my business 3 years ago with an objective to ensure our new ‘Board’ / SLT functioned effectively and became an autonomous decision making authority for the business that didn’t always rely on me, the MD, to call the shots. We have not only achieved this through Lily’s ability to help us to get good at ‘challenge’ as well as ‘support’ but also by providing executive coaching for me and my team. Lily and her team continue to provide structure, dedicated learning and innovation through annual away days, bespoke learning and management programmes and other extensive support to our business.
In the time we’ve worked with Lily our business has grown 45% yoy, from £1m t/o to run rate of £10m this year (2020), employing 220 staff. We have plans to continue this growth level for another 3 to 4 years, then it MUST slow!! Throughout it all, Lily has been essential to us as a growing, maturing and confident leadership team, working together effectively, whilst coaching us individually to deliver and be our best.
Lily delivered a masterclass in how to get our mission, vision and values off the paper and into the behaviours of our franchisees and their staff at our annual conference this year. We can’t recommend Lily highly enough. Her presentation was inspiring, engaging, fun and informative with some extremely thought provoking and practical tips to help them all to build their businesses. She was absolutely brilliant!
Growth Springboard is a fantastic continuation on from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses course – hugely beneficial in building stronger relationships post course and providing a structured, positive, motivational environment. One of the key benefits has been having the time to review and implement the myriad of good ideas from the course on an ongoing basis in a realistic timeframe.
Thank you again for yet another dynamic, enjoyable and memorable learning experience. In some respects, learning only conveys a small amount of what emanates from a day in your presence. Anyone who thinks they are embarking on a training course are up for a real awakening, literally! The sincerity with which you deliver your sessions, allows for shedding of the old and embedding of the new with equal measure. I’m truly unsure if you honestly know the depths to which you inspire others and hope there is a place where you too, get the ‘Lily Experience’. Thank you again, for your spirit and choosing to share it.
After receiving some challenging 360-degree feedback from colleagues and peers I wanted to become a better leader – a lofty and ambiguous target. My subsequent development work with Morgan James took me through the most challenging, relevant, and tailored training I have ever received with great results. If you are not willing to really challenge yourself, don’t bother. If you truly want to change, you will not only learn a lot about your untapped potential, but you’ll have fun doing it too.
I would never have dreamed that spending such a short amount of time with one other human being could absolutely change my life for the better – forever! Lily was able to bring me out of my fears, structure my information in a way I could present it clearly – fearlessly – with the brilliance and shine once thought only reserved for the well-oiled professional. Lily brought me up to speed, polished me and reinforced techniques that made me realize I really was going to be okay with my nemesis – public speaking. Her total belief in me gave me the courage to be who I was all along. Thank you, Lily!
A team of four wounded servicemen, representing ‘Frontline’, had been chosen to present to a room full of businessmen in ‘An Evening of Inspiration’ at Lancashire County Cricket Club. Each of us has a story to tell post-wounding from climbing Everest, representing team GB at the Winter Olympics or reaching the North Pole. These were all amazing tales outright, but Lily helped us to craft these stories into entertaining, thought provoking and well delivered presentations that had the audience gasping, laughing and crying (at all the right moments, I might add) throughout the evening. If you want to deliver captivating speeches and presentations, book Lily – she’ll bring the best out of you.”