"I have worked with Helen and Jeremy for over 10 years and they have become my go-to providers of a wide range of communications and management advice. They have played an integral part in preparing our executive team for fundraising presentations, Annual Investor Meetings and presentation skills generally.
Their detailed knowledge of the ins and outs of the private equity industry has made them an invaluable support for our executive team. I have subsequently introduced them to some of my other portfolio companies and the assistance they provide covers a wide range of disciplines. I rarely attempt any public speaking without taking Helen’s expert advice and input."
Former Chairman BVCA
"As COO of a large, global organisation communication is integral to my success as a leader. I worked with Helen to maximise my communication with investors, analysts, the exco/board and with my own global leadership team.
My experience of working with Helen was great, fun and above all successful, I have learned a lot!
The sessions themselves were challenging but also thought-provoking and fun. Communication Means’ methodology was immediately applicable to the live situations I was dealing with and the realistic rehearsals were invaluable preparation.
Above all, I achieved results. My presentations and interactions are sharper, more compelling and I project more gravitas in meetings. This has been noticed by peers and by the CEO. The most rewarding is the fact that my leadership team has noticed change and our digital meetings have become more focused, structured and effective."
COO, global healthcare company
"Helen and Jeremy have been a valuable coaching resource to me and the team since 2012. They have worked on a range of one-to-one coaching assignments and group workshops with analysts, portfolio managers and senior executives. Individual assignments have included helping execs influence their key stakeholders; create more impact within their global teams and externally, plus complex investment ideas to clients with clarity and confidence. Their approach delivers results and I would be happy to recommend them."
Co-head Human Resources, global asset manager
"I have worked with Jeremy and Communication Means on a variety of communication and media related coaching and training contexts over the past decade. Their service, quality and expertise have always been outstanding. Communication Means constantly delivered above expectations and did so in a positive, encouraging and inviting manner. In fact, not only did I hire them for my leadership communication, I also recommended them to friends in C-suite positions and will continue to do so. And, I am still applying many of the tools I learned in my pitch sessions, key notes and leadership development workshops today.
Among others, Jeremy and I worked 1-1 when I had to deliver a compelling and meaningful strategy and change story both to my board and my organization of 900 colleagues. Over the span of 9 months our work not only strengthened my presence, leadership communication and shaped my executive style, our work was also instrumental to create a simple strategic message that was easy to understand, repeat, relate to and live. Our work distilled my thoughts to get my 'core of meaning', not just lift my voice. If you are wishing to build new expertise, deepen your public speaking or simply excel in any setting that requires sharp, focused and clear delivery of your message, Communication Means will be your coach for a premium delivery."
Founder, International advisory group
"Jeremy has worked with me for four years as an executive coach to develop my communication, leadership and persuasive skills. I was taking on a number of new roles that required me to adopt a higher profile both internally and externally. His contribution is always valuable and constructive and his judgment excellent. He has demonstrated that old dogs can be taught new tricks."
Chairman, AIM-listed company
"I’m delighted to recommend the coaching services of Helen and Jeremy, who I’ve worked with for many years. They understand the world we operate in so can tease out messages that convince sceptical counterparties and sophisticated audiences. They have good methodology, but their sessions are light on theory and high on practical application. And they get the balance right between challenging their coachees and building their confidence.
I’ve introduced Helen to a number of leaders both within and outside of my organisation because I’m confident she will get results and will be fun to work with."
International CEO, US bank
"Jeremy and Helen are highly skilled media training and communications consultants, who are able to deliver tailored strategic communications and messaging sessions for a wide range of executives, across any subject matter.
They are equally able to improve the performance of a senior managing director or someone speaking to the press for the first time, putting them at ease and providing techniques to ensure the company's messages are succinctly delivered. I highly recommend them."