Meet the Team
All of our team have been at the top of the corporate ladder and run their own businesses, so you can be sure that we know the right solutions for your business. Our goal is to create Stressless-Growth.Read more
What others say
Rikki is Possibly the most intuitive, pragmatic and experientially driven executive coach I have ever met.
Manager - transformational change
I was lucky enough to be a participant in a leadership development course that Rikki ran a few years ago – he is inspiring and challenging – and really made me think about my management style, strengths and areas for improvement.
Financial growth expert
Rikki is an outstanding motivational leader who has successfully helped me to revisit the working strategies of HR & Diversity Management Ltd. He has an enormous experience as a leader.
Sales Director at Quick Move Properties Ltd
I am delighted to recommend Paul as a sales trainer. He is passionate about sales and will take personal responsibility for those he trains and will certainly improve results.
Financial Management Accountant
Elaine has been the key to my finding better health. This has meant I have felt generally fitter and better able to concentrate on client issues.
Video and Webinar Marketer
If you know anything about what Rikki has created, accomplished and the sheer adversity he has endured only to overcome you’ll do your best to hire him, if you can that is
Managing Director UK at Deceuninck
Paul joined Everest and became our most successful DM and then was promoted to Regional Manager where he helped us grow from £120m to £160m turnover from 2005 to 2009. Paul’s done it, many times over, so let Paul help us to sell and grow our business
Managing Director at Clear Horizon Consulting
Paul is a very strong direct sales leader and trainer with exceptional commitment, drive and focus. He consistently delivered outstanding results for me in difficult circumstances.
Lead vocalist & songwriter writer
Elaine is a powerful force and an innovative and creative lady. She ploughs forth where others fear to tread and has an amazing sense of humour and unquenchable ambition. She is brilliant.
Be More Effective Ltd
I am challenged by Rikki’s sharp mind and down to earth approach, motivated by his limitless and infectious energy as well as benefitted greatly from his generous and sagely advice drawn from an enormous experience as a leader of teams large and small.
I worked with Elaine on a complex and business critical project. She was incredibly impressive combining practical hands on advice to our mutual client with sound decision making methodologies.
Bus' Dev' Manager at Teka UK PJH Group
Paul is very knowledgeable and experienced professional with a wealth of hands on experience. a pleasure to deal with, and I learnt a lot from Paul
Managing Partner at White Horse Capital
Rikki created a new local radio station concept. As his launch MD, I worked with Rikki on the live broadcast project.
CEO Clear Vision Group
Elaine has helped hugely in profiling our client’s, team members and future team members. This service should be used for all appointments.
Phil was very good at teaching his subjects. He also has fantastic knowledge about Speed reading and memory techniques. No wonder he is the Chief Arbiter at the World Memory Championships.
Chairman of DPDS Consulting Goup
We have worked together as fellow directors on a Chamber of Commerce Board and I have provided consultancy services to Rikki’s businesses. We also worked together in developing a public/private sector partnership working in a Strategic Economic Partnership.
Our internal stakeholders enjoyed Bob’s energetic style and managed to take away valuable learning tools for future productivity in the workplace.
Senior Manager - at Philips Healthcare
Working with Rikki on any project or initiative is always exciting, his positive enthusiasm is infectious. He knows what he wants and drives his team to achieve success. Rikki is honest and will always tell you exactly how he views a situation.
MD at Kestrel Sales & Marketing Ltd
I worked with Rikki at Burmah Petroleum Fuels for 5 years. Rikki has excellent coaching and training skills
Founder Commission Crowd
Paul is without a doubt one of the best sales trainers and coaches in the business. Paul is also one of the most ethical and passionate individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and we can’t stress how glad we are to have met him.
Associate at Thrings
Rikki remains calm and collected, even in the face of extreme adversity. It is a testament to his strength of character. His enthusiasm is infectious, he is a joy to work with.
CEO at NearDesk
Bob is incredibly cantered and clear on where he can and cannot add value which makes him very easy to deal with. He’s also a true giver and inspiration to be around.
RIkki has twice spoken at LeaderFest, the conference for leaders I run and each time I found him totally engaging. He speaks with passion, humility and clarity about the real challenges of leadership.
P S D at Bellrock-FM
Bob and his training have made a significant difference to the way I manage my priorities and work. Taking his advice has had made me much more effective.
Director at Christen PR & Events
Elaine is a dynamic business woman who quickly sizes up commercial benefits and applies her creative thinking. Her energy, commitment and enthusiasm are boundless and working with her on projects was a delight.
Director at Vox PR and Marketing
Rikki combines considerable personal energy, enthusiasm and experience in strategic leadership to take teams with him and support them in achieving their goals.
Director, Lightside Ltd
Profiling our directors enabled us to manage our business more effectively. The results presented by Elaine enabled us to do just what we set out to achieve
Bob was hired to deliver a large scale change project requiring an engaging communications approach. Bob combines vast knowledge and experience with humour, but always focused on adding value.
Regional MD Cegos Asia Pacific
Bob is a dedicated Learning and Performance Professional. I value above all his ability to support, challenge as appropriate, and drive excellence in all those he touches.
Partner Clarke Holt Commercial Solicitors
Rikki has a big heart – physically (he has climbed on Everest and I often meet him out running) morally (he does not stint in helping good causes) and business wise (he relishes a commercial challenge) I enjoyed reading his book on training.
Head of EHS & Security at Siemens
I worked with Rikki as a member of the Swindon Local Strategic Partnership whilst I was responsible for policing in Swindon. He was an energetic member of the Partnership with a focus on promoting social enterprise to support Swindon
Director at y3s Group
At the tender age of 23, I attended many of Paul’s training sessions whilst I was a yound BDM at First National. His infectious enthusiasm for personal development and sales training played a huge part in establishing my career.
BlueStorm Dev' Birmingham Metro' College
Phil does a great presentation on mind mapping and memory skills. I have aways been a fan of Tony Buzan and a user of mind mapping but Phil puts it in across better and more memorably.
Partner Haines Watts
Rikki. Thank you so much for speaking at our event this morning. Everyone I have spoken to really enjoyed listening to you. Anne from Bespoke Training said she could have listened to you all day!
Sales Training at DHT - Sales Training Academy
I first met Paul when he was working for F.N.B. training the whole of the Everest sales force on how to sell finance. Wow! What a dynamic individual he was and realised I needed him in my business asap.
Commercial Director at Y3S Group Ltd
I have known Paul ‘Mr Motivator’ Atherton for 15 years and I can honestly say that he is the most enthusiastic, results driven trainer I have ever met.
Founder & Director of Sober Services
Paul has an amazing way of mixing laughter and learning together to create change in people. I’m delighted to be working with him and I know we have a great journey ahead of us.
Cost consultant, Auditel.
Rikki’s leadership qualities are without question among the highest I have come across. His skill in dealing with disparate bodies and making them feel part of the process is well known.
Regional Sales Manager at Staybrite Solar
I have always found Paul to be very knowledgeable about sales, as well as highly driven and inspiring.
Owner, Retail Inspirations
Phil is brilliant, his teaching style is great fun and you’ll leave knowing how to control your powers of recall. What is there to think about – book him now, before you forget!
Sales Director at Innov Solutions Ltd
No-one but Paul has ever taken such an interest in personal and business challenges like this before. When he says he’s 100% unrehearsed, unpackaged and totally spontaneous he means it, you can add altruistic to his list too.
Head, UK Network Development Man Truck&Bus
A person who has ‘walked the talk’ it may be an over used phrase but it certainly fits the bill in Rikki’s case, a brilliant motivator, straight talking and ready for the challenge.
Manager at Talysis Ltd
Rikki’s highly successful motivation and management coaching skills are due his ability to set clear, deliverable goals and visions, visualise success and empower people around him in achieving.
Service Firm Strategist
There is nobody more focused, determined and commercially adept at achieving the right results and taking people with her when embarking on a journey of significant change management than Elaine
Partner Haines Watts
Rikki is an inspirational character whose determination rubs off on those around him. Never afraid to voice an opinion and always willing to provide an objective yet thought provoking take on any given situation
HR & Diversity Management
Rikki draws out the very best in people – to the mutual benefit of the individual and the organisation. I both respect and admire Rikki.
Director at Concept2Reality (Bath) Limited
If you’re looking for a colourful, committed and hard-working mentor then Rikki is your man – grey and middle of the road aren’t his skill sets!
Founder Inner Flame, Youth Charity
Elaine was the first Chair of Trustees for our new charity. She combines a businesslike approach and strategic mind with a relaxed, friendly approach to building relationships.
Financial Controller at Total Glass Ltd
Rikki is very clear and very focused on his business goals and conscious of the need to build and develop a thinking organisation around him. His track record speaks for itself.
Managing Partner, oxford logical consulting
Rikki was my professional mentor. Rikki is an attentive and unpretentious person, particularly given his immense personal and professional accomplishments.
Owner, Learning Technologies Ltd
Rikki has a wealth of experience from serial entrepreneur to Chief Exec. What really makes him different from other business advisors is his no-nonsense down to earth style.
Director at OATS Ltd
Rikki is a Fantastic guy, who has been through it all, He just makes everything sound so simple and structured, with key achievable steps, Highly recommend
Stretch Development Ltd
Phil is a speaker of massive integrity… being a world champion, you are going to listen to him aren’t you? Great value, great content and loads to take away and apply.
L&D /HR, stress and personal coach
I worked with Paul while sales Training manager at Everest Where I found him an inspiring and motivational speaker who was committed to training and showed an excellent grasp of the impact of good training on sales performance.
Talent Scout & Founder at Pony Express
When it comes to Sales training you want to turn to someone who knows the subject INSIDE/OUT! Paul is just this person. Very focused, result driven and highly recommended.
Director at BRAVEDOG
Rikki is a proven leader and innovator, his compelling insight and contribution has proven to be invaluable. Thanks Rikki.
Student Loans Company
If you are looking to hire one of the most passionate and most competent sales trainers in the business then you should hire Paul. His boundless energy, belief and passion are second to none.
Dir, Strategic Sales at CEB
Bob is a first rate consultant with access to a range of initiatives which really make a difference. The most impressive involves large roll outs to communities of 1000+.
Skype SAP Consultant
I worked with Bob on a project rescue mission with very tight deadlines. He was the change & communications manager. The project could never have met the deadline without him.
Practice Lead - Incubate at Capgemini
Rikki has a tremendous zest, energy and motivation to succeed allied to an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of business and leadership, in terms of developing advanced thinking cultures alongside effective working practice and process.
Director at Swindon Publications Ltd
Rikki represents business experience in Swindon. He’s been there and done it and can offer a wealth of understanding to anybody needing advice and direction.
Director, Amber Analysis
Elaine beautifully hosts networking evenings for professionals which allows participants to engage with other like-minded professionals from a wide array of business areas.
How we can help
SME & Executive Mentoring
Our Coaching & Mentoring is completely tailor made to suit your circumstances and pulls on our vast experience in both corporate leadership and company ownership. We will help you achieve Stressless-Growth.Read more
Non Executive Appointments
Whether you want your business to perform better, need your thinking to be challenged or just want Knowledgable support, you will not go wrong by appointing one of our experienced team to help.Read more
7 Keys to Managing & being Managed
The 7 Keys is the best performance management tool you will find. Managing performance is about more than shouting when budgets are missed. The 7 keys will measure all of your staff on a regular basis and ensure all are focused on your goals. And they will enjoy the process.Read more
The need for transformation can be caused by many factors and can be a daunting prospect but our EXPERIENCED team is sure to be able to help.Read more