Testimonials

A lively and entertaining presentation and Robert conveyed some great nuggets of information.
Jane Latham, Latham Commercial Legal Services 

Delegates thoroughly appreciated the wealth of practical, common-sense ideas. A selection of comments:

  •  “Excellent motivational speaker – not clichéd.”
  •  “I like the business focus of the speaker.”
  •  “Will be using these ideas for a few years to come! Love the 6:60 plan!”
  •  “Excellent!”

“Robert Craven wows, enthuses and educates audiences every time he takes the stage. We we delighted to have him do a keynote at the Professional Speaking Association in London as he shared great business insights, illustrated his points by juggling, knife wielding and telling captivating stories. I have seen Robert perform five times so far and always look forward to hearing him again.”
Michael Dodd, President, Professional Speaking Association – London Region

“My 2nd session with Robert had him focusing me on my next steps and priorities and where my next sale was coming from.
Within 5 hours of me finishing the call, I pulled of a £4k coaching deal. As he says, Insight+Action = Results.”
Fraser Hay, Grow Your Business® Club

“Robert delivered an excellent session for the Managing Director members of MD2MD, the rated him the best speaker ever…pretty outstanding! He provided useful and simple tips and tools… with engaging passion and personality.”
Bob Bradley, Managing Director, MD2MD

“Robert helped make our recent staff engagement conference ‘Making things happen the CoSocius Way’ a real success; we built the conference around his session which was focussed on ‘Customer is King’ and he helped run a very thought provoking workshop that produced real positive and tangible output.  Overall, our staff left the session really fired up for the challenges ahead as we establish this new Company and take it forward as a truly customer focused organisation.  The quality, style and approach of his session was first class and I would thoroughly recommend him to others”. 
Dominic Whelan, Managing Director, CoSocius Limited

“The UK’s Number One Business Speaker”
SpeakerMix.com

“Upon conclusion of our first Skype call, Robert set me 2 goals. The first was completed in 90 minutes, and the second; a £30,000 sale; took me 7 days. Note to self – Must try harder, but then again I have Robert to keep me focused and on track.”
Fraser J. Hay, Founder, Grow Your Business® Club

“The closest thing that today’s businesses have to a modern-day John Harvey Jones’
Cranfield School of Management

“Robert’s style is factual, free of fluff yet simple to implement. A unique blend of real-life examples and facts. He offers practical tools and techniques for designing a business that will acquire more of the right customers. Wrapped in a great presentation style.”
Steve Clarke

“He synthesises what most academics manage to make complex into easily digestible chunks of learning. Even better, he helps turn learning into action.”
Prof Malcolm Macdonald, Cranfield School of Management

“Inspirational stuff”
The Independent

“… fundamental in improving our understanding of what it really takes to run a business…“
Jerry Blackett, Sales and Performance Director, Barclays

“Robert Craven is not the ‘hard sell’, but what he does is tell you how it is. More importantly, it’s all common sense. His inspiration gave me the motivation I needed as my company was on its knees and I was days away from being bust. Now I own four businesses and work 2 days a week…”
Richard Vanbergen, Flex-Able Group


Client Pain

Cardinal Path has been awarded the title of the Most Influential Agency/Vendor, 2015, by the Digital Analytics Association.

They approached the Directors’ Centre to help with strategic planning, design and to sense-check the strategy, purpose and direction of a global training program; the program’s purpose is to mentor the top digital agencies across 30+ countries. The program, the Google Partners Coaching Program, would be rolled out via a cadre of specially selected coaches, one per country.

Alex Langshur, co-founder and senior partner:

“The overall design and framework of this training program, created and delivered by Cardinal Path on behalf of Google Partners, needed to be 100% right. We sought expertise to provide a second set of eyes to ensure that our instructional design:

  • spoke to the needs of small medium sized business
  • was action focussed, with emphasis on learning by doing
  • was designed with the needs of participants in mind
  • delivered clear business development results for the delegates.

The Directors’ Centre’s Robert Craven had the unique skills and competencies to provide this perspective.”

What We Did

The Directors’ Centre’s business consultants pressure tested ideas and approaches and contributed “valuable and valued input”.  Much of the strategy work focused on the initial module on how mentors were engaged and approached.

We also attended and participated in a four-day train the coach program at Google Dublin.

Along with helping to develop the programme, Robert Craven ran the London groups and was a mentor to participants.

Results

The Directors’ Centre’s original role was very open-ended at the start of this highly prestigious program. And they were able to respond accordingly. They ensured we could see the wood for the trees and that we would not lose our razor sharp focus.

Robert Craven morphed from subject matter expert, to become my own mentor, helping Cardinal Path to improve and sharpen the strategic planning and focus of the overall program.

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“The program  is receiving truly remarkable feedback from delegates and coach/trainers alike. More importantly, while it is still early days, delegate business performance has already shown significant, measurable and sustainable improvements. Can’t wait to see the longer-term business growth results in say 12 months.  Robert played a valuable, and valued role in this.”

Alex Langshur, Cardinal Path