Nick Smallman is the kind of guy that gets things done: he’s not afraid to try something counter-intuitive; he’s not afraid to take risks; and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.
After a hugely successful career in sales in the 1990s, Nick founded Working Voices in 1998. Since then he’s steered it to global success relying on his entrepreneurial finesse to drive the business forwards, even when that meant doing what many thought was the unthinkable – branching out into the US after the Lehman Brothers collapse.
Nick feels that relationships should be at the heart of everything that Working Voices does. Nick’s drive and enthusiasm are infectious, which constantly engenders his whole team to go the extra mile. He firmly believes that a happy team delivers better results.
So where does he get his drive and ambition from?
Well, here are a few things you might not know about Nick.
As well as being a highly effective salesman in the City, Nick is a classically trained actor who also spent some time cutting his teeth on the London stand-up comedy circuit.
Nick is fanatical about film and is currently involved as an Executive Producer in the independent film world. A regular visitor to the world’s film festivals, Nick’s guiding philosophy at Working Voices is a desire to educate by stimulating the audience.
Nick believes training is only effective when it is fun, energetic, inclusive and entertaining. His ground-breaking methodology has been proven many times over with countless CEOs and politicians benefiting from Nick’s unique style.
And it is that deep-seated desire that has led to the formation of his formidable team.
Nick handpicks all his trainers and support staff, not only for their experience and abilities, but also searches for that key ingredient – likeability.
In Nick’s words…
“The driving force behind Working Voices is to ensure our clients receive the best training to acquire the skills they need and that those skills stay with them for life. That’s why we offer face-to-face, tutor-led, classroom based learning because it is the most suitable and effective way to deliver interpersonal skills training.”
“Today, younger audiences have an increasingly visual (media dominated) bias towards learning. So, I spend a lot of my time devising and developing innovative digital, visual-rich ways to get Working Voices’ training message across.”
“Of course, all of this is only possible when you have a first rate team behind you and we certainly have that at Working Voices.”
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