Thor is a coach who helps you recognize and build on your business or personal strengths.
University interview and anxiety case study: a 6th-year pupil was suffering a high level of anxiety around interviews, public speaking, and traveling. This was due to a previous traumatic life experience. The trouble was, she wants to be a teacher, and getting into teacher training college involves traveling around the country, going through competitive (4:1 applicants to places) interviews, including a presentation component. Her Mother sent this text,
“****** has just received an unconditional offer for *********** their course is rated best in Scotland… Thanks for all your help which we thought was very worthwhile.”
How was this result achieved? She was coached to earn and then maintain the full attention of the interviewers by telling simple, well structured, well rehearsed, and relevant ‘value stories’.
Interview success case study: an engineer with an Oil operator was made redundant during a round of headcount reductions. As well as the huge competition for the role from other well-qualified candidates, the pressure was intense as he had a family and bills to pay meanwhile. We discovered his value stories and rebuilt his cv to make it worthy of earning hiring manager attention. Then we worked his values stories and role-played their use at interview intensity. His newfound confidence after our EnerPres® face to face coaching sessions together meant he succeeded against tough competition. What made it all the more remarkable is that English is not his first language, and I’d often struggled to understand him fully on first meeting.
Career coaching case study: a partner with a large law firm was unhappy with his career performance. To progress further he will need to do an excellent job, but be also must be recognised to be doing an excellent job! The dynamic law firm environment – multiple stakeholders with many competing tasks – means family life and health can suffer. Ongoing weekly coaching allows him to reflect on the whole situation, gain clarity and then set meaningful weekly targets on career and personal matters. These targets are then nearly always met because he is held accountable for them by the coaching. Not only is this law firm partner getting his life and career under control, his increased energy and drive is rubbing off on his team, who are now also leading their own business development drive.
Presentation confidence case study: a senior lawyer was consistently unable to present for his business unit due to nerves. This was despite a strong career advancement and business case motivator. We took him through a three stage face to face EnerPres® Coaching process, to build his confidence and create a compelling presentation. He was then able to deliver at a high-level industry conference, scoring ‘best speaker’ feedback for his efforts. He is now seeking out more speaking opportunities.
$500,000 investment in start-up case study: a tech start-up at MIT Boston, with an outdoor sports safety technology, was pitching for investment after the Global Founders Skills Accelerator. Thor took the founder through a face to face EnerPres® Pitching clinic. The founder was then able to secure a $500,000 investment as a result of the pitch.
Pitch for new business case study: an organisation stood to win a £20,400,000 contract if successful in this multi contender competitive pitch. If they did not prevail, they would lose one-fifth of their organisational size including many job losses. This organisation had never won business through pitching before, despite having attempted it. We took their team through a rigorous EnerPres® pitch assistance programme over multiple weeks and pressure tested them just prior to the pitch. They not only won the business but were informed by the panel they’ had scored a ‘perfect pitch’ on points.
Wellbeing and lifestyle change – “As an unfit, forty-something smoker, I desperately needed to change my lifestyle. Thor has not only helped me become far fitter and far stronger, but has also allowed me to incorporate health and fitness as an enjoyable part of my lifestyle. His support and encouragement when I stopped smoking was a major factor in me successfully quitting. The variety and inventiveness of Thor’s training methods give testament to his in-depth knowledge of the subject. However, while fitness training with Thor, I have also gained through exposure to his coaching… I rarely finish a training session with Thor without having had an interesting and thought-provoking discussion during the session. Best of all, I NEVER finish a training session with Thor without having had a good laugh.”
Wellbeing and lifestyle change – “Thor is a thoroughly professional and motivated individual who demands excellence from himself and his clients. His unique and holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing, stands those who embrace it in good stead for personal and career success. Although sessions with Thor were never easy, I looked forward to them and always felt the benefit afterwards. I miss our “bouts” but have carried their principles and practices over to my life and career in the USA.”
Terrified to TEDx: a young man was so terrified of public speaking that he considered injuring himself to avoid his first ever after-dinner engagement. He found a mentor, and took himself on a journey to public speaking confidence which eventually led to him being invited to speak at a TEDx event. He now helps others to present and speak in public. Watch his TEDx below and please share or leave feedback…
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Shireen Yates | CEO and Co-founder at 6SensorLabs, San Fransisco said, “Thor was able to cut to the most important and critical components of our presentation…He coached us on re-thinking the way we connected to our audience and incorporating his feedback was invaluable to improving our core messaging…not to mention his infectious energy. We loved working with him!”
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