Steve Jones is a well known business coach, public speaker, trainer and consultant. Steve is an expert at creating ideas and strategies that build businesses, drive revenue and improve business position & performance. He has a passion for making companies and their products the best in their product category.
Steve’s unique understanding of leadership and management, team building and motivation in business, coupled with his understanding, drive and enthusiasm, clearly set him aside as an expert.
Steve gained his knowledge and expertise firstly by being part of the management team of one of the UK’s most phenomenal business success stories.
Steve was part of a management team at Fitness First PLC, which went from a handful of health clubs to become the largest Health Club Chain in Europe and then the world, taking the AIM and FTSE by storm, all in a seven year period. Steve followed this by joining International Coaching Giants, Shirlaws International – again a company that had an amazing success story.
Steve is qualified to the highest level, being a Licentiate Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning – a qualification afforded to the few - a master ‘train the trainer’ in NLP, a master licensee for ‘Motivational Maps’, Thomas International DISC Profiler, an accredited trainer in ‘Performance Coaching’ with Newcastle College, and accredited in ‘Leading & Developing High Performance’ programmes. Steve also holds the ‘Diploma in Management Studies’ (DMS) graduating from ‘Henley Management College’ recently voted in the top ten management colleges in the world.
More recently and of note he has been assisting the Government's Employee Engagement Task Force in the areas of motivation and performance improvement.
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Training and Development
Henley Management College: DMS, Diploma In Management Studies 1998
Professional Qualifications/Memberships & Achievements: • Diploma in Management Studies – Henley Business. College • ILAM Diploma in Management • Licentiate Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning • Diploma in Performance Management (Business) Newcastle College • High Performance Coaching – MBNLP • Accredited: Leading and Developing High Performance – Ali Stewart Associates • NLP Master Practitioner & Train the Trainer’ – JS Associates • Motivational Maps - Master Trainer
Wesley Gransden, Kent Branch Chairman - Chartered Management Institute | Chartered Management Institute
“Having made contact with Steve via Twitter and seeing his background & previous connections with the CMI we invited him to do a presentation for us and members at our Kent Branch of the Chartered Management Institute. Steve delivered his presentation "Unlocking the Secrets of Motivation" at the Ramada in Maidstone with presence and expert delivery. It was very well recieved and we were rewarded with probably the highest feedback scores I think we have ever had. We look forward to further work with Steve in the near future. I highly recommend Steve for his presentations and training delivery. Kent Branch Chairman - Chartered Management Institute” August 6, 2011
Amechi Udo, , Euro Coach List Conference Coordinator | Euro Coach List Annual Conference
“Steve was a speaker and presenter at the 2010 Euro Coach List Conference. Steve spoke with passion and expertise on the panel debate 'You will fail as a coach if you do not have a niche' as well as presenting two packed sessions on the use of the motivational mapping tool. Steve made sure that he gave the best possible value to delegates as well as giving them the option to deepen and extend their professional relationship after the event. A straight talker, I believe Steve works with integrity and honesty to ensure clients get best value from,working with him - I certainly did.” November 5, 2010 ,
David Webb, Chair of Federation of Small Businesses - Southampton | Federation of Small Businesses - Annual Conference
“I recently attended a motivational session which Steve hosted for the FSB at Southampton University. There was an audience of nearly 40 and the session was extremely well received. Steve has a great knowledge of his subject with practical and cost saving methods for all types of business.” July 26, 2010
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Unlocking Motivation in Your Organisation
Motivation is a word often used but seldom understood and remains to this day one of the biggest challenges to business owners sometimes personally but often with their staff. The new word is ‘engagement’. Learn how motivational insights will engage you, your staff and the business in a dynamic and positive way. For the first time possibly ever you will be able to: • Describe Motivation • Measure Motivation • Monitor Motivation • Maximise motivation • This all leads to high engagement!
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