robedwards

unleashing leadership potential

 

Rob has over 20 years experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in the field of leadership and management development. Clients range from a broad spectrum of industries including engineering, financial services, government, retailing and distribution.

Rob has significant global experience. During 2019/20 he delivered leadership programmes in the UK, USA, Middle East and Europe. He addresses conferences of up to 300 delegates on a wide range of subjects including leadership, building high performing teams, stress management and resilience. He designed and delivered an ILM accredited Leadership Academy for the UK’s biggest online retailer. His leadership programmes have won a National Training Award, Best Training Programme at the Call Northwest Awards, and have been a finalist in the HR Business Excellence Awards.

He is a qualified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Team Management System Development Indicator (TMSDI) and Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI). He is a Channel Partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is licensed to deliver all their products including SLII – the world’s most taught leadership programme.

Prior to running his own leadership training and executive coaching business, Rob was Group Head of Management Development at Shop Direct Group (The Very Group). Here he led a team of management development consultants in the establishment of a comprehensive leadership development offer across the Group. He also took a leading role in the design and delivery of a new performance management process (circa 9000 employees).

Prior to this Rob held a number of management development roles with J Sainsbury plc, spending his last 2 years there as a management development consultant at Head Office in London.

In his early career Rob worked as a manager in stores for Sainsbury’s. This experience as an operational manger has been an invaluable foundation to him as a consultant.

 

Sample client comments:

  • “Attrition has dropped by 3% over the last 6 months. I attribute the People Manager Programme run by Rob as having played a significant part in that.” Grant Freeman, Director, Energy, SNC-Lavalin

  • “Rob is a brilliant business coach, facilitator and developer of training programs. I have dealt with Rob on a few occasions now and have always been blown away by his listening/communication skills and how he is able to absorb information and use this to his advantage in every situation. What is great about Rob is his ability to pick up office dynamics and culture, in such a quick amount of time. He then applies his knowledge, in order to make the training and facilitation experience relevant and interesting for the audience. His collaborative contribution in working with his clients makes him an asset to any organisation.” Katrina Gannon, HR Manager, Atkins, Australasia

  • “Whilst Rob was popular due to his personality his real asset was being very commercially minded in the way he delivered leadership training to make a marked difference on business results.” Steve Porter, Head of Operations, Serco Global Services

  • “Rob is versatile, adaptable and has strong business acumen. Rob has great experience in coaching, training and HR and has very strong interpersonal skills. Rob is also an excellent communicator with a very strong ability to motivate teams by being an inspirational leader.” Kevin Plant, Retail Director, Scotmid
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