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Keith A.'s Profile
High Performance Coach
Keith started work in the computer industry and has worked for NCR and Case Communications. He was involved in project management and running training programmes.
This period coincided with an involvement in Track and Field Athletics In 1990 Keith was appointed National Event Coach for Junior sprints for the British Athletic Federation.
Feeling the need for a change, Keith left Case in 1991. In 1992 he joined The Learning Partnership (who became the Covey Leadership Centre UK) as a computer trainer, however a year later he switched to the personal development and experiential learning side of the business. Early 1994 saw him running both bespoke courses and Stephen Covey's 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' material.
Keith has acted as personal coach to the following athletes:
* Helen Frost (4x400m relay World Championships, Seville 1999),
* Katharine Merry (400m World Championships Finalist 1999),
* Allison Curbishley (400m Silver Medallist Commonwealth Games 1998),
* Darren Campbell (100m Gold Medallist, European Championships 1998).
As a National Coach he has worked with the following athletes:
* Iwan Thomas (400m Gold Medallist Euopean Championships),
* Jamie Baulch (400m World Indoor Champion 1999),
* Denise Lewis (Heptathlon, Gold Medallist
* European Championships, Silver Medallist World Championships 1999),
* Doug Walker (200m European Champion 1998).
As a result of both his management training and athletics coaching experience, Keith has uncovered a particular talent one of our high-energy, motivational speakers. Using sport as his starting point his lively, humorous, highly participative style frequently gets an entire audience out of their seats and physically involved themselves, while keeping a focus on the serious business messages. He is has the skill to tailor his presentations closely to the key themes of the event organisers, using his sporting experience to illuminate those themes in a memorable way.
A growing client list includes leading organisations such as Microsoft UK, British Airways, WHSmith, Unipart, Mercedes-Benz UK, The Dorchester, Toyota Europe, British Midland Airways, Safeway Stores, General Motors Middle East, British Aerospace, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Clifford Chance, NAS Kenya, Prudential and Woolwich Building Society:
"You were an absolute star at the conference. Thank you so much for helping us to inspire so many people. I have been inundated with positive feedback on your sessions and I know that the messages that you gave to everybody will help us to deliver what we have set out to achieve".
"Your presentation was extremely interesting, lively, thought-provoking and relevant to our business. You certainly achieved your target of adding value to our day and our business, thoroughly complimenting our theme of 'Aiming Higher"
Bradford & Bingley Building Society
"Thank you for facilitating our teamwork and coaching sessions, which have been a great success. They were received with very positive feedback from all our staff who also attended. It was a fresh and interesting way of communicating themes that are crucial to our business".
"What a great performance! Your input into our business sessions contributed to a varied and lively programme".
Association of Independent Tour Operators
"Your presentation was exceedingly well received (indeed it was the highlight of the day!) and undoubtedly fired up the teams for the group work".