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WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

Get the Edge is a pioneering training, coaching and staff development specialist, with a mission to give each of our clients the competitive edge they need  to succeed in business. With over 30 years of experience in the field, we are a trusted, results driven company, offering tailored training solutions that set us apart from the rest. We love seeing people realise their potential and started the company from the passion we all have to see people do the best they can in life. We deliver our training with an infectious energy and try to have a little fun along the way too.

Our outstanding levels of customer satisfaction and long-term contracts with industry leaders are great testament to our methods and a demonstration of why we know we can help any business, in any field, to flourish.

We believe that life is not a random collection of unrelated events and circumstances over which we have little or no control – it is constantly being shaped and moulded by what goes on in our minds. As with the laws of mathematics and physics the law of the mind should be considered an exact science, and by providing a working knowledge of this law we can help individuals, teams and businesses think positively and start to believe in terms of what is truly possible.

We will help you discover why positive thinking is eminently practical and as you apply the principles embedded throughout our training you will begin to push back your inner boundaries, opening up your world and all that’s available to you.

Helping people to achieve their true potential

 

Management Development

Sales & Business Development

People & Team Development

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lisa@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07973 527572


Lisa is a multi award winning therapist, soul purpose coach and author of Get A Life! the guidebook. She has an entrepreneurial and pro-active approach to work and life, with a strong drive to succeed. Lisa has a great love for people and many years of experience in understanding people and how they grow and develop, both as individuals and in teams.

With a sound understanding of business through her own experiences, Lisa can help guide companies to achieve incredible results. She can identify and develop opportunities and leads and inspires others through her energetic and positive outlook.

Lisa’s ability to work at a strategic level, whilst also being “hands on the frontline” gives her a strong edge.

Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge business & executive coaching programme
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Preferred training provider to Stoke Rochford Hotel, Totemic, WIRE, Welland Enterprise, Lectured at University of Lincoln, Aston University Birmingham

Experience

Retail Leader (Area Manager) Barclays
Training and Development Project Manager Behavioural Change Programme  Boots Retail
Training and Development Project Manager in store Logistics Sears Group
Training Champion Sears Group
Training Centre Manager ETAM Management Development

Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
SFEDI Mentor
Coaching for performance
NVQ Assessor Retail
Clarity 4D Personality Profiling
Reflexology Diploma

Honors and Awards

Finalist women inspiring women awards 2012
Finalist Women inspiring women awards 2013

Author – Get a Life the Guide Book

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jon@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07504 347091

Jon is recognised as a specialist in the professional development of individuals, teams and organisations.  Using unique behavioural change methods and a personal approach, Jon works with you and your teams to help truly understand what makes you and others tick, who you are at heart and what you really want in life, at work and from your relationships with others.

From a commercial business standpoint, Jon’s sessions bring people together behind the common vision, align people with the business goals and actively engage them in the workplace creating massive shifts in results and culture. More importantly creating an open climate where everyone at every level can communicate openly what they are thinking and feeling, without fear, without having to hide behind a mask pretending to be someone else.

Jon has been a Sales Director for a large automotive group and has witnessed first-hand many of the challenges business face today, his experience allows him to develop and tailor solution that deliver. He makes a massive impact on any business and its operational success.


Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge consultancy and strategy programmes
  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge Leadership retreat and personal development programmes
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Preferred national training provider for Mercedes Benz Direct and Suzuki GB
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Developed and delivered training, business workshops, consultancy, strategy development and coaching for Land Rover UK, Jaguar UK, Mazda UK, Volvo UK, Suzuki Europe, Kia UK, and many of the large dealer groups.
  • Sales Process Expert. Advocate of “Real and Authentic Selling”.

Experience

  • 34 years Automotive sharp end retail experience at Director level.
  • writing and delivering workshop.
  • coaching and development programmes in the field of sales.
  • management, personal development and leadership.
  • Qualified Hypnotherapist
  • Trainer of NLP
  • Clarity 4D Personality Profiling Facillitator
  • Leadership Facilitator

 

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steve@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07917 702382

Steve is passionate about developing people to achieve their full potential in life. His inspirational approach and enthusiasm to life and work is infectious. His ability to engage and enthuse even the most cynical of employees allows change to take place quickly and more agreeably.

He was responsible for the design and delivery of a national business to business development programme and a sales solution for a UK dealer network.

Steve played a pivotal part in the project team responsible for launching the jaguar x-type in Brazil and the Citroen Picasso in the UK. His sales knowledge and training helped achieve the sales goals and the business strategy in record time for a new model launch.

Steve provides the most up-to-date and relevant expertise, techniques and knowledge to automotive manufacturers, branded dealer networks and their respective training functions.

His specialisms include providing retail and corporate sales training, service and front of house training, operational business management and management / leadership training and development solutions that ensure that your business thrives in today’s highly challenging and competitive marketplace.

Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

Development and delivery of the Get the Edge business & executive coaching programme

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge Leadership retreat and development programmes
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • New vehicle model launches
  • Used vehicle sales event support
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Sales Process Expert. Advocate of “Real and Authentic Selling”.

Experience

Head of training Citroen UK at manufacturer level
Training and development manager – Carcraft UK
Concept development manager GE
Training and development manager Lloyds and Scottish

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adrian@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07963 510017

“One of the very best sales and marketing men in the business”. Having worked in the sales and automotive industry at Director level for over 30 years, including an extended tenure with Mercedes Benz, Adrian has a wealth of experience within sales, marketing and client relationship management. An articulate and well presented consultant with a proven track record of developing successful teams that achieve business and personal objectives, Adrian thrives in working in a fast paced and results driven environment.

Adrian is able to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds, has a great sense of humour and a very positive mindset on life. He has developed several high level strategies that have delivered operational excellence and produced outstanding results. Outside of work Adrian shows the same level of passion and commitment towards family life and is always looking for new challenges to test his mental resolve. Having only recently taken up cycling Adrian completed the grueling 600 km ride from Geneva to Paris taking in some of the toughest climbs from The Tour de France, on his route across the Alps, once again demonstrating his positive “Can Do” attitude and a steely determination to succeed.

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stephen@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07749 111171

Stephen has worked at a senior level within the Automotive sector in many areas for the past 28 years.

Stephens has the ability to engage his audiences at the highest possible level, his inspirational approach allows delegates to be motivated to achieve great results in their lives.

Stephen most recently worked for Mercedes-Benz Retail Group for 10 years specialising in F&I, Management Development and Sales Process training.

As well as being is a licenced practitioner for Thomas International, Stephen brings his inspirational approach to his personal life as well, where he is an award winning Musical Director and conducts the Northampton Concert Band and the Northampton Male Voice Choir

  • Specialties: F&I Operations
  • Business Manager Recruitment
  • Sales Manager / General Sales Manager Recruitment
  • Sales Operations
  • Training and Development
  • FCA
  • Sales Process Expert
  • Advocate of “Real and Authentic Selling”.
  • First Class Presentation and Highly Engaging & Innovative Training Professional
  • MKDSC “Winner” 2011 Manager of the Year

“”Stephen is the benchmark, a Gold Standard communicator”
Jerry Page, F&I Director, Mercedes-Benz Retail Group.

“A gentleman to work with Stephen has an outstanding understanding of the sales and finance process.He makes a massive impact on the business and it’s operational success”

Drew Spink – General Manager at Auto Umhlanga BMW Used Cars a Division of Combined Motor Holdings
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andy@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07590113704

Andy uses his personal experiences gained in working within some of the UK’s most successful companies to challenge people to identify and eliminate their self-imposed limits, then inspire and encourage them to deliver outstanding performance. He believes there is nothing more enjoyable than building relationships whilst helping people develop their confidence levels & winning attitudes.

Specialties: Developing Leadership and Management skills in individuals.

Creating belief mechanisms that deliver outstanding results for individuals and teams.

Focusing on the “Little difference” that makes the “Big difference”.

Teaching the skills of developing Persistence, Vision, Confidence, Focused Determination, and how to deliver outstanding and lasting results through experience gained in my Business Career and in Extreme Endurance events.

Andy says “It has been my privilege to work with clients such as ASDA, ARLA Foods, The British Dental Association, Reg Vardy Plc, JCT600 & Peugeot Motor Company, amongst many others.”

Experience

  • Get the Edge Associate
  • Inspirational Motivational Speaker
  • Performance Development Coach
  • Mentor Facilitator Trainer
  • Head of Group Corporate Sales – JCT600
  • Regional Manager, Northern England – Budget Rent-a Car EMEA
  • Regional Manager, Reg Vardy Plc. Head Office, Sunderland
  • Group Corporate Sales Manager, John Martin Group, Edinburgh
  • District Manager NE Scotland Peugeot Motor Company
  • Fleet Sales Manager, John Martin Group, Edinburgh
  • Fleet Sales Manager Peugeot, Glenvarigil, Aberdeen
  • Finance Business Manager, VW Audi John Clarke Group Aberdeen

 

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andy@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07504 347091

Andy is an ex soldier who suffered the loss of three limbs as a result of stepping onto a Taliban I.E.D. device.

Since leaving the army Andy has taken his inspirational story and shares it with business and schools up and down the country.

Andy is available to speak with your teams about the importance of teamwork, leadership, belief and how to remain positive even in the face of adversity.

In his sessions he talks openly and honestly about his story, from serving soldier to wounded veteran, and how he has overcome the greatest challenge in his life.

“I hope that my story of overcoming adversity and the daily challenges I have faced and continue to do so will give you the inspiration you need to give you that extra 10% when you’re facing your challenges and hurdles in your daily life..

Keep Smiling

Andy.”

Experience

  • Get the Edge Associate
  • Inspirational Motivational Speaker
  • Author of the book Standing Tall
  • Ex Soldier
  • Fund Raiser

 

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john@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07504 347091

From his experience of working as a Craniosacral Therapist, John has developed Mindfulness workshops and courses for individuals and organisations, running highly successful programmes which promote staff wellbeing. It is from this that he has developed the belief that we all have the capability of improving our wellbeing and optimising our health: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

John is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) and founder of holistic healthcare specialist, Natural Health.

John regularly undertakes further post-graduate training in order to continually develop his knowledge and skills as a practitioner.

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jon@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07504 347091

James Ellington walked into Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, aged 14, on a cold October night in 1999. There, he shook hands with new coach John Powell, whose squad had an international reputation for developing young sprinting talent both in the UK and abroad. It was a partnership and beginning of a chapter in James’ existence that would change his life forever!

James Ellington is one of the strongest believers in sport and its by-products. His occasional employment by Met-Track, a youth diversion scheme founded and run by coach John Powell, has seen him working with some challenging young Londoners, passing on his experience and mentoring them toward positive futures. It’s a philosophy the Ellington brand holds dear – in keeping with his coach’s motto, he truly believes in “Achieving Excellence by Endeavour”!

James, now a regular at the prestigious European Diamond League meetings and annual Great Britain Grand Prix showcase, continues to be a significant source of motivation for others. He has played no small part in advising and guiding the likes of European Junior Champion David Bolarinwa and others, as they aspire to follow in his famous footsteps.

With both eloquence and wit, Jamie tells his inspiring story detailing how he overcame adversity, and through hard graft, determination, dedication and an unstoppable will to win, achieved his life time ambition of representing his country at the very highest level, breaking records and collecting many medals along the way.

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charlotte@gettheedgeuk.co.uk
Mobile: 07548 438651

Charlotte has worked in the PR industry for over ten years, working in film, entertainment and consumer publicity roles.

Previous experience includes working with studios such as Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate and Universal. She has also worked with brands such as Heineken, Superdrug and Global Radio.

Charlotte is inspired by leaders who invest in their staff, and believes that personal development is key to business success. She is therefore extremely proud to work as part of the Get The Edge team.

Charlotte’s role involves media relations, marketing and organising events such as our charity partnerships and Inspire Days.

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