020 3823 6360           hello@iainsmithtraining.com           07515 985935

020 3823 6360           hello@iainsmithtraining.com           07515 985935

020 3823 6360           hello@iainsmithtraining.com           07515 985935

Take Your Business To The Next Level

Unlocking Potential . . . 

Take Your Business To The Next Level

Unlocking Potential . . . 


Are you a leader who wants to significantly enhance the productivity and wellbeing of your staff?

Get support that is inspirational, educational, interactive and engaging.

Iain provides management and leadership courses, either in-company or open to individuals. As a leadership coach, he works one to one with your leadership team.

He is known for his warm and humorous style, and ability to convey complex ideas in an easy to digest and simple to implement manner.

Iain works with a range of clients; from coaching executives at international corporations, training mid-sized businesses and councils, to mentoring local startups.

To date, Iain has trained thousands of people in person and countless more online. He enjoys a 92% rate of repeat business. Book him to train your organisation today.


Opportunities for training sessions are few so it is vital the training is top quality, enjoyable and has impact.

Your staff will actively enjoy whichever training event you book with Iain. His warm, relaxed and inclusive manner allows participants to learn in comfort and confidence.

Iain has worked in training and development since 2007 and before that, he was herding cats in secondary schools.


It is important that delegates leave with a range of useful ideas, resources and strategies that they can implement immediately and with ease

The courses focus on behavioural aspects of productivity, communication and wellbeing.

These personal skills impact so much of our day-to-day working life and determine our personal and professional success.


"Iain is a great speaker. He manages to make the topic interesting and entertaining, always engaging the audience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Iain"

- Nicky Fisher, 

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner & Past President of the AAT

 "I have been to Iain’s training events on at least three occasions and they were brilliant."

- Kula Ratnam, Finance Director


Time Management

Become better organised, more effective, more efficient and more productive.

Get on top of things and feel more confident and less stressed about what you have to do.

Iain's flagship training course is available for whole staff, management or C-suite.

Wellbeing At Work

This course will show you the benefits of resilience, how to deal with stressors, manage pressure and achieve long term well-being.

Deal effectively with the pressure of work and reduce the stress many staff experience.

Increase a calm control and regain balance at work and at home.

Being A Great Leader

This course explores the practicalities of excellent leadership. 

You can become a great leader with authenticity, vision and flair. But how?

We look at the characteristics of great leaders, consider theories of leadership and which models are most appropriate for you and the teams you manage.

Mastering Delegation

Everyone in the workplace needs to be able to delegate effectively.

Knowing what to do and what others should be doing is key to business success.

Delegating for the right reasons to the right people is a skilled process – learn how.

Confident Presentations

Are you making presentations to clients, business partners or suppliers? Or perhaps presenting to management and peers?

From planning your presentation to knocking it out of the park when you deliver, this hands-on, practical programme is ideal for those beginning to present more frequently in their career. 

Coaching For Leaders

Most organisation leaders know the value of coaching and want to bring elements of coaching into their own management style.

This course is for those leaders who want to learn how to ask the questions that will empower their staff. It will give you the fundamental coaching skills that can make all the difference.

Train The Trainer

This course is ideal for anyone for whom training staff is a part of their role.

We look at how to structure an engaging training presentation from a dynamic opening to a memorable ending, while ensuring continued interest and learning throughout.

We consider the different skills involved and knowledge required to ensure that your training sessions are both effective and fun.

Difficult People

You are guaranteed to meet a small percentage people who will be rude and sometimes aggressive. They might be colleagues or they might be clients.

This course explores ways of minimising the possibility of conflict, including persuasion techniques and useful scripts. We look at how to deal with confrontation when it occurs and, crucially, addresses the psychological after effects of an aggressive incident.

Effective Communication

Nearly every single mistake at work comes from miscommunication. This leads to confusion and frustration and it takes time to mop up the ensuing mess. 

Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively and avoid these mishaps. Follow an elegant four step process to instantly convey your message with clarity and authority.

Learn how to master your email inbox and feel on top again.

"I really liked the easy to understand way of talking about serious matters"

      - Gosia  Jensen, Company Accountant



You already know that leading an organisation is challenging and at times can feel overwhelming. Regular coaching provides organised support to meet these challenges and tackle obstacles.

The sessions provide valuable opportunity to think things through, learn new skills and uncover solutions. A coach is a confidential sounding board that can offer clear and structured encouragement.

Business leaders have plenty of challenges to face but as your coach I will challenge you too. 


Coaching sessions are a time to uncover solutions. Careful questioning and deep reflection create lightbulb moments.

Challenges that arise often include:

  • Working 'on' not 'in' the business
  • Delegating effectively
  • Managing difficult staff relationships
  • Dealing with delicate situations
  • Getting others on board
  • Letting go of perfectionism
  • Dealing with stress and work life balance


"Iain helps to break the biggest of situations down into more digestible chunks. A great listener that asks questions in such a manner that you find yourself divulging everything that you forgot you knew. Incredibly positive.

- Caroline Slater, Managing Director

"Iain has a vast resource of empathy, experience, and coaching skills that he applies with sensitivity and humour."

- Graham Stewart, Systems Designer

"A lightbulb moment every session"

- Pat Bridges, Director


Case Studies:


Case Study #1

Abi Cleeve, Ultrasun MD

Abi is a dynamic businesswoman and prolific entrepreneur. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ultrasun UK, one of the world’s best-known sun protection products. 

Abi hired Iain to help her to reach the next level. 

Abi has transformed Ultrasun into a high end market leader, stocked in Marks and Spencer, Superdrug, John Lewis and Harrods.

Abi Cleeve, MD and Founder Ultrasun UK

"Absolutely delighted with the service we received. My coaching sessions have been an absolute revelation. The coaching, which I have to admit I was pretty sceptical about at first, drew out of me the skills and talents that I knew I had, and unblocked the concerns that were stopping me from going forward.

I’ve been able to find clarity in my purpose and create simple and practical strategies to translate my vision into reality."

                                            - Abi Cleeve


Case Study #2

Ross Sturley, MD

Ross is the hugely talented MD of Chart Lane, a consultancy firm providing media, print and conference services to a wide range of public sector and private clients. 

Ross always has a large number of diverse projects on the go and finds regular coaching is vital to reflect and take stock, prioritise effectively and plan.

Ross Sturley, Managing Director, Chart Lane

"I’ve been seeing Iain regularly for about three years, he's helped me in a number of ways, but mainly with leadership and management issues, and how I balance the work life thing.

I always look forward to meeting him, and have come away with something useful and practical every time - never disappointed"

                                        - Ross Sturley

Coaching Programmes

Iain’s six month and whole year coaching programmes can be started at any time, depending on availability. Get in touch to discuss the different coaching programmes he offers.

Here are some of the topics that business leaders often tackle during coaching sessions with Iain:

  • Leadership Style
  • Delivering A Vision
  • Communication
  • Generating Enthusiasm
  • Managing Clients
  • Keeping Perspective
  • Effective Delegation
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Improving Efficiency
  • Avoiding Burnout

Contact Iain to tailor a coaching package for your business leadership team.

"What is your number one priority?"

About Iain

About Iain

As a trainer, Iain presents key ideas in an entertaining and accessible way so that attendees can easily put them into place and use them the very next day. His training courses consistently get fabulous feedback.

He coaches senior leaders, focusing on giving them the skills they need in order to lead their organisations effectively.

Iain encourages his clients to use the META model, a concept he has developed over the last decade, focusing on four main areas of successful leadership:

  • Mindset
  • Energy
  • Time Management
  • Assertiveness

Harnessing these four areas ensures that leaders have all the right ingredients needed to achieve their vision.

Iain holds diplomas in Corporate Coaching and Small Business Coaching from the Coaching Academy, Europe's largest coaching training company.

He is a qualified NLP Practitioner, has a BA (Hons) in English and a postgraduate from the University of Cambridge.

He is fluent in Yorkshire and can order a beer in Turkish and Swahili - this has been more useful than you might imagine.

Who Hires Iain?

Organisations hire Iain to work with their leaders and staff in three main ways:

  • Small scale training (4 to 14 pax) for leadership teams
  • Whole staff training days
  • One to one coaching for senior management

He also runs open courses that members of the public can book a place on. 

"I wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic facilitator training that you delivered on Monday. The team are still talking about it. The dynamic way in which you deliver leaves a lasting impression."

- Marie King, London Borough of Merton

"It's amazing how often things you said pop into my mind. Today it was 'Just because you experience failure doesn't make you one.' Valuable learning."

- Vanessa Naylor, London Borough of Sutton

What People Say . . .

"Excellent event, many many thanks. I really liked the filing cabinet idea - will in fact use this for my home for birthday cards etc! The most useful thing was the 4 Ds - I will try and implement!"

Lauren Cullen - Licensed Insolvency Practitioner at Cullen and Co

"I saw Iain deliver training at an AAT branch event and hired him to be my coach. I meet with him once a month and he's really moved me forward. I've since brought him in to deliver training to my company. Highly recommended."

Paul Hawksley - Managing Partner at TWP Accountancy

"I really liked your approach; friendly, relaxed but confident and informative."

Eva Walker - Finance Analyst at Siemens

"Iain has an ability to make delegates feel comfortable from the off which ensures a positive and open learning environment. He combines his extensive knowledge and authority with just the right dose of humour, somehow managing to make every delegate feel as though the content has been tailored to their exact needs."

Jim Alexander - Head Of WildGoose Learning

"Approachable and informal. Time taken to meet individual needs and concerns. I would recommend this course (Time Management) to help cope with workload. I will be telling my training dept to look into adding this."

Isa Wilson - Director at Expert Business Services

"Iain is a great speaker. For many years now he has presented to the Sussex Branch of the AAT for their last event of the year. He manages to make the topic interesting and entertaining, always engaging the audience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Iain to present to your branch if you are looking for a soft skills meeting."

Nicky Fisher - Licensed Insolvency Practitioner at Herron Fisher and Past President of the AAT

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