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What People Think


"In sport you train to be the fastest you can become but often the mental aspect gets put aside. I am a firm believer in mental training and regularly use visualisation especially prior to races. Terry helped me to enhance the use of visualisation by encouraging me to use all my senses rather than just one or two. The biggest part Terry played in my mental training was the way in which I approached a race and the opposition I faced."  


Laura Wheeler - Britsh Rowing Gold Medallist 2012 and Member of the Great Britain Rowing Squad 2012 - 2014




"I met Terry through a chance encounter or some would say it was destiny. I believe the latter. Our paths crossed just before I was about to row in my first major championships and he gave me the confidence and strength to believe in myself and show me I could go and compete against international standard rowers. He even made the journey to watch me race which on the day to know he was in the crowd gave me that extra confidence and strength of mind which relaxed me. Terry has a way of asking questions which made me think about myself and my motives for doing things. There is no leading or telling - he just allowed me to express myself freely."


John McAvoy - Endurance World Record Holder, Bronze Medallist at the Euro Indoor Rowing Championships 2012, Ironman UK Top Ten 2015, London Duathlon 2nd 2015. (see www.therealmcavoy.com)



"Terry and I were travelling together on business when, speaking about venturing to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, I shared with him my extreme fear of heights. I didn’t truly appreciate this until later but from that moment Terry began to subtlety encourage and motivate me to overcome that fear without pressure. Once at the top of the tower I chose to walk on the glass floor some 116 stories above the ground! Previously this simply was not going to happen, it would have been impossible and so I thank you Terry for the positive and practical approach to overcoming this fear and I am now not afraid of heights at all."


Juan Lyall - Exteme Fear of Heights



"I used Terry for Nutrition advice and started to hit PB's (personal bests) within weeks of making the dietary changes. After 2 months I ran the Birmingham half marathon after very little training and ran 12 minutes faster than the previous year and broke my half marathon record by 5 minutes which had stood for 4 years!"


Ade Shaw - Endurance Athlete. 3 x Ironman.



"Terrys talk was interesting and I found some of his comments really helpful and motivational. It helped me to understand several aspects of my training and goals"


Dale - HMP, Nottingham




"Terry has helped me a lot these last few months. I came to him struggling to finish certain sessions and he has helped me with both visualisation and motivation. I am now a stronger athlete and feel more mentally prepared for intense sessions. We have worked on turning negative experiences into positive ones and to focus on getting more out of myself. I thoroughly recommend Terrys coaching."


Louise Hart - High Performance Rowing Athlete    




"Coaching has helped me to think 'outside the box’ more. Before coaching I would normally react instantly to an issue and often jump to conclusions. Now I think more about things and try to resolve the issue first"


Sarah Waite - Internal Sales Manager, Central Telecom



"Terry helped me see how the positive and negative can affect the mind on performance and training"


Roman - HMP, Nottingham



“It is easy to become fixed in a way of working, particularly if that way has proved relatively successful over a period of time. Your coaching has reminded me that there are always choices and that the default approach isn’t necessarily always the best one. As an example, I am comfortable doing presentations and was recognized in my company competition last year for delivering messages well.  However, following your recent sessions, in which no direct advice was given, I was moved to reconsider my delivery methodology and style and I believe my standard of delivery has improved dramatically as a result."


Mark Carrington – Sales Director, Calyx




“Terry's coaching has become great for me professionally and personally through constant support, providing insight, powerful questioning and has really helped me challenge my own way of working and managing. I now try and bring a little bit of Terry to everything I do. His dedication to coaching and in everything he does is clearly visible - he is a good listener, non-judgmental and resourceful.  It has been a pleasure working with him over this period"  


Jessica Woodall - Operations Manager, Vodafone UK



“I have found a number of areas that coaching has helped me, which include improving my processes for managing sales opportunities as well as believing and trusting the process through to closure. This has also had a positive knock on effect with increased productivity – focusing my efforts in the right areas which also helps to deliver increased confidence even when things aren’t going my way."


Simon Riches -  Global Account Director, Interoute




"No matter how good you are or what experience you have, it is so easy to fall into a downward spiral and stop believing and doubting your own ability. This is a situation I found myself in. This often leads to uncharacteristic behaviour and desperation which can only lead to failure. Working with a quality coach allowed me to re-focus my mind, my goals and ultimately my approach. As they say a problem shared is a problem halved. Quite often you know the answers yourself but working with Terry allowed me to bring everything into perspective, re-align my priorities and get everything back on track through a series of on-going coaching sessions. The sessions with Terry helped me to remain focused, learn and develop myself further. One year later I find myself having blitzed my target after 5 months of the financial year. Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself."  


Martin Frankton - Senior Sales Consultant, 4Net



“This may sound dramatic, but it sincerely has made me take a good look at myself and those around me whom my actions and thoughts impact on a daily basis - both at work and in my private time with family and friends.  I can now control my emotions (well a lot more than I used to!) when faced with daily predicaments in the office and at home. I do this in a way that I never thought possible, I can mentally take a huge step out of situations so I don’t react to the issue. Instead I begin by trying to understand how others may perceive the same issue in relation to their background, their experience and their own individual aims, desires or goals. This has completely changed the way I work, live and behave. Please don’t stop coaching in the manner you do - it is refreshing, challenging and fascinating."


Ben Gibson - Sales Consultant, Virgin Media


"It is a mistake to look to far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time"
Winston Churchill