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“Patrick facilitated a one day training course on Communication Excellence for us at The Co-operative Group. The day focused on three main areas effective presentations, less conflict and better negotiations.

As graduates we receive a lot of training and it is often very theory based it was refreshing to take part in a training session that allowed us to put the theory into practice. As part of the effective presentations part of the day we were required to carry out short presentations to the rest of the group that we were then given direct feedback on. It was really useful to actually pick out where our strengths and weaknesses lay with regards to presenting.

Over all the day was very beneficial and helped us to develop vital skills for the work place.”
Claire Snowball – Projects Officer – Business Change and Transformation – The Co-Operative

“I am delighted to recommend Interactive Performance Management who provided us with a great Project Management Workshop.

Working with Interactive Performance Management enabled us to develop a unique bespoke training workshop relevant to our business. Patrick worked closely with us to create a workshop that would not only meet our specific training objectives but also link it into our own business processes.

The workshop was well structured with a good balance of theory and interactive coaching. Although there was a lot to cover in one day, the pace was good and everyone’s queries were answered.

The Situational coaching session was brilliant and exceeded expectations. The acting coaches were great, bringing the training alive and allowing everyone to get a chance to work through their own specific training needs in smaller groups. Unlike other generic PM courses this meant that everyone came away with their own set of tools and techniques specific to their individual needs.

A really enjoyable interactive workshop”
Emily Day – Food Developer – Organix Brands Ltd.

“Patricks training style is inclusive and informative. Our course was focussed on team building and influencing which are particular challenges for us; through workshops, role plays and interactive sessions we each came away with something that we felt could improve our working lives and our team relationships.
Our course was tailored to meet our needs, and throughout the arrangement and set up phase he was flexible, adaptable and patient.
I would recommend Patrick and will be using his services again, he was worth every penny”
Fiona Killen, Customer Marketing Manager, Vion Poultry part of the Vion Food Group

“Patrick has worked For Stiefel Laboratories as a coach and consultant since 2009. In this period he has helped guide and coach many of our team to either enhance their performance or recognise their potential. This has led to a greater self awareness and ownership at Regional Manager level.

“Patrick has real insight and integrity, both very important when developing teams. I would have no hesitation in recommending Patrick as a credible consultant.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Paula George, Associate Director of Sales at Stiefel, a GSK company

“Patrick brings enthusiasm, expertise and experience to his work. His experience and expertise in both business and theatre make for a balanced and winning combination while his well-moderated and infectious enthusiasm enlivens a training session. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and generous and a pleasure to work with.”

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Elizabeth Kuhnke, Owner of Kuhnke Communications

“Patrick has presented on a number of occasions to The Late Breakfast groups in Oxfordshire. As well as being informative, interesting and practical Patrick has a special style that involves the group at all levels. His energetic presentation style is infectious leaving the audience with a real buzz – a great way to start the day.

“The Late Breakfast feature for is energy so who better to lead the Milton Park group than Patrick Bird.” December 5, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Christine Rayner, Owner of Tangram Marketing

“Patrick MC’d for the PMI UK IPM day (annual conference) in 2009 and did a great job. I’ve also used Patrick for his coaching skills and found the experience very useful.”

Duncan Chappell, Director of Communications, Project Management Institute UK

“Patrick has delivered some amazing results within Siemens. For performance, communication and change management coaching he continues to be an important partner for us. His approach is unique and innovative and he delivers tangible results. He is a special and valuable resource to Siemens.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Richard Edwards, Head of People Development UK Siemens plc, Learning Manager Siemens plc North West Europe

“Patrick has been exceptional in allowing me to develop my business and achieve the results I was looking for. His operates in a very structured and professional way, always focusing on my needs and the steps that I need to take. I would recommend him to anyone looking for personal and business development.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Jeremy Wren, Owner IF Solutions

“Patrick contributed immensely to the BT Sales Excellence programme 2006-09 which was based on ‘Business Simulations’ requiring Patrick to ‘professionally act’ as a CEO of a fictitious company. The main learning objectives were based around ‘soft skills’, i.e. building trust/credibility, influencing, networking, negotiation, social styles, etc, but the challenge for our people was to sustain long term relationships at client Board Level. This Patrick helped us achieve in a professional manner and I would recommend Patrick’s services to BT management for the future.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Norman Forrest, Learning & Development Business Partner at BT

“I have no hesitation in giving my personal recommendation regarding Patrick. Highly dependable and very organised. The time he has spent with my team has been very rewarding and valuable. We will use him again and I have already passed his details onto my colleagues.”

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Gerry Thompson, Stiefel EMEA Marketing Director and Acting MD Italy