Testimonials

The following are testimonials from some of the leaders and organisations we’ve helped.

Daryl Powell and Castleford Tigers Coaching Team testimonials

“Thanks for another insightful report Simon. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the coaching team on the depth and breadth of it and how accurate they think it is.”  

Daryl Powell Head Coach, Castleford Tigers RLFC

James Fry testimonials

“Simon Rhodes has a unique and incisive mind. He has an extraordinary ability to see and understand problems and challenges in business, to define them and to communicate strategies in answer to them.

He has helped us to understand and resolve challenges in our business that we weren’t even fully aware of – and his strategies and support have allowed us to grow and become much stronger.

Simon was hugely successful in building his law firm business, and he has brought us the same knowledge, enthusiasm, innate understanding and approach that has worked so well for him –  it is a genuine privilege to work with him, and I urge any business person looking to build for the future and achieve ambitious goals, to spend some time with him – he is genuinely brilliant and will offer more value than you would believe possible”.

James Fry, Managing Director Blue Frontier

Sam Hunter Head Teacher testimonials

“As a Headteacher I am passionate about understanding what excellence in leadership is and how to develop and nurture teams as successfully and as positively as I can. I asked Simon to come and run training for my school’s leadership team to engage them in thinking about their roles as leaders and they were all desperate for me to ask him to come back and speak again. 

He challenged their thinking and made them reflect on their assumptions.  It did not matter that he hadn’t experience himself of leading in an educational setting – the key principles of great leadership were applied and his own experiences made relevant. 

Following the success of this session I asked Simon to present as part of leadership conference to colleagues across a range of settings and the response was as glowing.  He is that rare mix of knowledge and passion combined with strong communication skills. 

As I valued his professional judgement so much I asked Simon to be part of my professional appraisal process as I wanted to make the most of his astute observation and common sense approach to making things even better.”

Sam Hunter, Head Teacher, formerly of Hiltingbury Junior School

Mike Ford testimonials

“My connection with Simon goes back to my time playing rugby league at Castleford Tigers. Years later Simon got in touch and ever since he’s been providing his support and Super-tribes analysis for my teams. 

Simon spent some time with me whilst I was Head Coach of Germany. He spoke to the group on match day, offered his feedback; and afterwards he produced a very insightful report.

I was very happy to endorse Simon’s books about building Super-tribes. Every leader will get something from them. I was also pleased to be asked to contribute to ‘Get Win Ready’ which is another insightful book.”

Mike Ford, International Rugby Player and Coach

Lee Peck

“Simon and I have successfully collaborated across a range of projects, over many years, from holding large scale business events to media briefings and producing White Papers. Simon is pretty unique. He manages to harness his natural leadership skills, his experience as a highly-regarded lawyer, his ability to work with everyone and an instinct for capturing the public mood. This combination makes him a great collaborator; and an inclusive and inspirational speaker. 

For many years I ran a keynote event for a media group and Simon chaired the panel of experts. Approachable and friendly, Simon always helped to generate a positive energy and made insightful – and often amusing – observations to enhance every discussion. 

From a personal perspective Simon has offered me invaluable mentoring across a range of issues. Running a business is a challenge – especially is these extremely tricky times – so having Simon as a sounding board not only brightens up the day but his analysis of a troubling issue gently points you in the direction of the right decision. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Lee Peck, Managing Director Lee Peck Media

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