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Feedback from individuals, couples, executives and leaders from disparate sectors.

James White - Chief Commercial Officer, Evening Standard

Dan has opened my eyes to a new way of working and thinking that will lead to a healthier, happier work life balance. I'm convinced this will deliver impressive results for both my professional and personal goals.

Tia L – Social Media and Marketing Manager

Dan's coaching sessions were very beneficial during a transitional phase at work. Through our work together, I gained a better understanding of my strengths and how to apply them effectively within the team. Dan's guidance provided me with practical insights into optimising my work approach and finding my place within the team dynamics. Beyond the professional realm, his support extended to my personal life, offering me valuable reflections for my overall well-being. Thank you, Dan, for your support!

Anna - Entrepreneur | businesswoman 

Dan was recommended by my tutor at Tileyard Education as I had just completed my Master’s in Music Business and needed someone to help me get my business plan from academic project to real life business. Working with Dan was great because he focussed on me as the heart of my business. Sometimes I only needed to say one thing about why I had perhaps not made much progress that week and he'd focus in on how to untangle what was causing my anxieties or stress. He is very encouraging and very personable, and I really enjoyed our working relationship, I hope to work with him again should I need further coaching.

Wendy - Senior NHS employee move to lecturer.

Dan helped me to think through and consider where my desires and skills are in relation to a change of career. I have been in the NHS for over 20 years and have been contemplating a move into academia. But with a young family and a husband with a stressful job this has not been a straight-forward decision. Dan is a highly skilled communicator with excellent listening skills. He was able to help me unpack my concerns and thinking. This was instrumental in moving me from feeling stuck, and unable to decide, to being able to move forward with clarity. Thank you Dan.

Louise Sanders - Leadership Development Specialist

I am recently retired and wanted to explore my options for the future regarding setting up as a coach. Dan was recommended to me by a mutual friend as an expert in the field. We met online and he was very friendly and approachable. As a result of his wisdom and gentle questioning I left our meeting with plenty of ideas. The 'blank page’ I thought I had at the start of our conversation was no longer blank but full of options to explore further. I can’t thank Dan enough!

Jeff Pabst - VP Publishing

I recently had the pleasure of going through the 6 Types of Working Genius workshop with Dan and found it very insightful and rewarding. The workshop helped me find my strengths and areas for improvement which I was able to almost immediately put to use in my job and managing my team. Highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to get critical external review of their work style and personality.

Emma & Ed Wilson

Having used other models on leadership and strengths, we found Working Geniuses enlightening, straight forward and equipping. The numerous applications and insights were helpful, giving much food for thought as a couple, as leaders, and as entrepreneurs. Dan as a coach and facilitator is experienced in enabling you to have your revelatory moments as well as gently and effectively guiding you through the process. To anyone who is wanting to identify new ways of leading, understand themselves better, or see more fruitfulness, this would benefit. Highly recommended.

Beki Rogers - Principal / Director LCSD

I highly recommend Daniel Haigh for his outstanding training on Working Genius with our staff team. Dan proved to be an exceptional communicator at our offsite, making complex concepts easily understandable. His approachability and openness fostered a comfortable environment for team members to engage in meaningful discussions. Through his insightful guidance, Dan helped us recognise the direct relevance of Working Genius to our team dynamics, shedding light on areas of strength and those that we found more challenging . He skilfully helped us to identify existing frustrations and pinpointed elements that were missing in our collaborative efforts. The training was not only informative but also transformative, leaving a lasting positive impact on our team's understanding and cohesion.

A & A - Married couple

The Working Genius framework provided us with fresh perspectives on our individual strengths and challenges, not only in the workplace but also within the dynamics of our home life. Dan's facilitation during the sessions was exceptional, demonstrating both sensitivity and expertise. He skilfully created the delicate balance required when exploring the personal and professional aspects of our lives. We were guided through the session with open discussions, space for contemplation and pauses for thought. Dan ensured that both our differences and similarities were given equal consideration, and this worked really well for us as a couple. What stood out for us was the alternative lens that Working Genius provided. It wasn't just about understanding ourselves or each other; it created thoughtful consideration into how we function within our relationship. The Working Genius session not only enhanced our self-awareness but has also strengthened the foundation of our 16-year relationship. It left us with a newly acquired sense of acceptance and curiosity about each other and our ‘geniuses’. We highly recommend Dan and Working Genius to anyone seeking insights and positive transformation, both personally and professionally.

Ciaran Robinson - Head of Operations

Dan's coaching sessions were a game-changer for me as I transitioned into a management role. His targeted and personalised approach helped me identify challenges and create effective strategies to overcome them. Thanks to Dan, I was able to navigate my new responsibilities with confidence and avoid many potential pitfalls. I can't overstate the value of his individualised, issue-focused coaching.

S & J - Married couple

We had a brilliant session with Dan where he gave a us a walk through of an incredibly efficient budgeting technique that is easy to understand. His demeanour and professionalism is a unique blend that really put us at ease when discussing sensitive topics as a couple! 

David - Finance Manager at a Global Law Firm

Anon - Married couple

We found the WG surprisingly insightful both as individuals and how that impacts our relationships, particularly within marriage.  There were some significant lightbulb moments that, even after many years together, gave us greater understanding of why we respond or behave in certain ways. I personally found it fascinating and helpful and found Dan to be perceptive, kind, and sensitive as we explored this deeper during the session.

David- Finance Manager, Global Law Firm

I moved to UK in 2022 and with a lot of change going on in my family and career, I reached out to Dan because I wanted support and advice in becoming an effective leader. Initially I expected to be talking about challenges in the workplace, but we ended up spending a lot of time talking about home life. Dan helped me navigate the stress and relationship pressures associated with such a major change in our lives. This has helped me to be more patient, calm and hopeful through a tricky phase.

I started a new job early in 2023, and so was able to begin working with Dan on elements of my professional life. When I mentioned that I found the responsibility of leading a new team a little daunting, Dan used the 6 Types of Working Genius model to help me understand my own strengths and weaknesses, and as a tool to help me become an effective and empathetic leader in my new team. I have become more self-aware, and I look forward to continuing to work with Dan to develop my knowledge and look for opportunities to help my team have fulfilling and successful careers.

Teresa - MBA professional

I recently explored the Working Genius programme with Dan to help me focus my “return to work” efforts. The process was not only positive and thought-provoking but also particularly useful in reminding me the value I bring to groups when I am doing what truly energises me. I have a journey ahead of me but I’m already looking forward to applying the Working Genius methodology to whatever environment I consider! Thank you, Dan! 

Charlie Arme - Co-Founder & Director, Tileyard Music

We received immense value from Dan with the 6 Types of Working Genius workshop series. It helped us to spot gaps within our team and prepare for the future of our business. 

Emily Waterfield - FareShare Charity 

I asked Dan for a Working Genius assessment, hoping it might enhance my career. Initially sceptical (I have not found other types that useful) but as this centres around types of work, I thought I would give it a go. Following the assessment Dan presented the model in full, and we reviewed my reported results. I found it really helpful as it picks up types of work that motivate or drain me. This double-edged approach has given a wider picture of the positive and negative elements of my role, and we were able to identify areas where I could work more to my Geniuses.

Jamie Searl​s - Head of A&R + Commercial Partnerships

Working Genius session you led last year still sticks with me. It made me think differently about myself, how people see me within business, but also my potential and areas for growth.

Anon - Senior Health Professional

Being in a position of change at work I thought Working Genius might provide some clarity for the future. I found the assessment easy to do and was interested to read the findings. During the report debrief Dan was incredibly insightful at helping me apply and pinpoint areas where I work well or merely function, and which work frustrates me. An additional surprise was how this manifests in my marriage and personal life. I feel as if I have a better view of who I am and why, what makes me tick, and where I can thrive in my day-to-day life.

New partnership exploration meeting

1. Dan was extremely helpful when  looking to potentially collaborate and join together in partnership. With a friendly and patient attitude, he was able to answer all of our questions and concerns about starting up and continuing on our journey, what to expect and what not to. I don’t think we could have asked for better support from a more experienced person regarding business. Thank you Dan for your time and expertise, we all left feeling a lot more confident and aware of what’s ahead. Tom Ashmore

2. Three of us wanted to explore a potential business partnership and so booked three hours with Dan. He found out about us, discovered what we each would contribute, and we considered practicalities of set up and operation. We identified the potential threats and opportunities discussing how that would challenge or benefit us individually, all of which turned the prospect from an idea into a clear and tangible concept. The investment in time and process with Dan was invaluable as it brought us clarity. Subsequently the partnership is unlikely to happen, which we ascertained both from the meeting and reflection afterwards, but if we hadn't met together we may have ploughed ahead hastily. The session helped us to see the reality of the partnership and what it would mean to all of us. Ed Rich

Steve Cole - Head of Teaching and Learning

The Working Genius training had a big impact on our team. The process helped us to better understand each other, identifying our strengths and areas to develop. It also benefitted our current team performance and gave us new insight when looking to recruit new members of staff. 

BB - Marketing Manager 

The sessions with Dan helped to acknowledge and focus on my professional strengths. The benefit is to know my personality type, and that of my colleagues, to allow for better working as a team. This crosses over into the personal life too. Thank you Dan for your guidance. 

Rob Walker - MD, State Street Global Advisors

Dan was highly recommended to me by someone I trust. Dan made me feel comfortable in identifying the issues that I wanted to work on and pursue. Dan's strength was using his experience (professional and personal) and insights to provide tools to help me navigate several difficult career challenges. I would highly recommend Dan and will stay in touch to continue to tap into his experience and insights. 

Katie Hopkins - Community Associate

The sessions I had with Dan provided me with the toolkit I needed joining a new company and starting a new role, learning how I fit within the team and the skillset I bring. I felt more than comfortable, and left with new a outlook on both work and personal life. Thanks so much, Dan!

Matthew Wilson FRSA, MD @ Goodlabs

At the root of it there are two reasons why I choose Dan as my coach. 1] I know I can trust him. He has great integrity flowing from deeply held personal values. That means he’ll be totally honest with me. 2] He brings exceptional interpersonal skills with a lot of patience. That means he isn’t in a rush, and he won’t rush me either. Bottom line - whenever I spend time with Dan I always come away seeing things in a fresh light.

Nicky & Sila Lee, Founders of The Marriage Course

Dan & Susan have been an integral part of The Pre-Marriage Course (which hosts 140+ couples each term) at HTB London since 2015 as part of the core team. They have run a 6th session at the end of each course for those who have a child or children from a previous relationship. They have often shared their own story from the front and have seen many couples in their home or on Zoom. We believe their input has been invaluable, helping couples to tackle the many challenges that blended families face and to strengthen relationships in this new family unit.

Ria Dhamija, Marketing Manager

I want to extend heartfelt gratitude for the support and guidance I have received from you. In this limited time span, you’ve made a lasting impression on me for which I am deeply grateful. I am going to take all the lessons to the next stage of my career.

F & E - married couple

We were not amid a crisis but, rather, at a crossroads. I was stepping away from my current work role with my husband's business gaining momentum. It felt like a good time to welcome an outside voice into our thinking and conversations surrounding direction. We spent a couple of hours with Dan working through the Working Genius model which gave us a starting point and framework to consider our strengths and our weaknesses, both as professionals, parents, and a couple, identifying the things that both energise and drain us day to day. We really appreciated the time and space we shared with Dan being free to talk not only to him but also one another, with Dan as facilitator and soundboard to the organic conversations that sparked. We felt safe, comfortable, respected, and genuinely cared for. He held and steered us a little when needed, allowing things to take their own course and go with the flow. Overall, a very positive experience and one I would be happy to repeat as a couple and make time for away from the daily distractions that so easily arise at home. It was so good to hear one another's thoughts. There is something hugely valuable about having a third person present to listen, support, guide, and make suggestions.

Entrepreneur / Business owner

After Dan conducted some Working Genius sessions with the staff we wanted to offer 1-2-1 support to a couple of them and, having agreed 3 sessions each, this proved extremely beneficial for all concerned.

Name withheld, Sound Engineer

I really appreciated Dan’s ability to take in everything I was saying, help me make sense of it, digest it and reflect in ways I hadn’t thought to previously. He made me feel comfortable enough to try to discover what inside me I wanted to pursue, and what outside of me I wanted to avoid, but helped me find peace in some aspects of my professional existence. He applied a variety of thought processes to our discussions and wasn’t short of angles if I felt one wasn’t right for me.

Sam Jones

Dan has been incredible, making me feel valued and important. He took great care to understand my specific motivations and needs, adjusting as we progressed, and drew upon vast experience and professional techniques to meet these. Working together has helped me better understand myself, how to communicate this effectively to others, and take forward steps in my career.

Ms. A, Operations Manager

Dan has been instrumental in helping us to communicate well as a management team and identify any potential threats to our business. Dan ensures everyone is heard and not talked over. He always manages to grasp the points we are trying to make, helpfully translating them into constructive exercises with take-away actions. We look forward to our sessions which have played such a significant part in 'surviving' COVID and growing stronger.

Charlie Allen, Immersive Telepresence Lead

Dan coached me during an extremely difficult time, helping me to see how personal change and growth was possible. I cannot thank him enough. 

Josh Jeffries, Senior Development Coach, Acre

When I started working with Dan two years ago, what struck me most was how much he cares and his commitment to understanding me, my story, and the way I see the world. This and his intuition, drawn from a wealth of experience, enabled such growth. Dan helped me to know me better, and crucially to have grace for myself. I have a greater sense of authenticity and connectedness now, making healthier life choices. Our work, latterly online, built a solid foundation from which I've faced unseen challenges, such as the unexpected death of my mother during a house move, just weeks before discovering we were expecting our first child, all during a global pandemic! Thanks for who you are and all you do, Dan, I've really valued our time working together.

Ms. E Halley - Creative Director

My sessions with Dan have been so helpful in getting to understand my thought processes and overcome the personal difficulties that previously hindered my achievements.

Gaz Matthews, Senior Pastor

Dan and I met when he was appointed as audit consultant to the organisation I lead. This was a daunting prospect yet I quickly realised Dan is someone committed to seeing people grow in their gifts, talents and confidence. There followed monthly coaching sessions that allowed me to delve deeper into areas of leadership requiring attention. All sessions were online and while I was initially unsure about how well that would work, they were really easy and effective. Dan is clear, warm, insightful and excellent at putting you at ease, keeping you on track and encouraging you on your journey. I feel better equipped with greater focus than ever.

P & M - Law & Educational Professionals

We have been meeting with Dan regularly over the last six months for relationship counselling/coaching and have found it invaluable in helping us connect and understand one another better. Dan is a great listener but is also adept at cutting in just when we need it with an incisive observation that often helps unlock a tricky discussion or situation. He uses examples from his own life experience, but only when they truly help shed light on our experiences. We would unreservedly recommend Dan.

James Beattie ​- Program Administrator, LST

Having sessions with Dan over the past year has made such a difference in my life. I had never received coaching before and I was quite anxious about it. From the start Dan made me feel very calm and welcome, and changed my preconceptions of how I thought coaching would be. I was able to talk and work through issues that had challenged me through life, taking away helpful and practical advice from every session. Dan is so versatile and draws from a wealth of personal experience and I would thus recommend him to anyone.

Harry Leckstein - MD, Tileyard Education

Coaching with Dan was a hugely rewarding experience from a business and personal perspective. Beneath his calm and measured manner, lie decades of life and professional experience and his heart-of-the-matter approach pulls no punches and really enables one to focus on the subject in hand, that had previously only been skirted around. Highly recommended.

Leila B - Asset Manager

Dan genuinely cares about his clients. In a short amount of time he's given me the tools to help rebuild my foundations. I feel I’ve made more progress over the last year, in all areas of my life, than ever before.

E&S - couple

Thanks again for all your support during a very difficult time. 

Dov Waterman - Composer | Sound Designer | Educator

In just a few sessions Dan saw me through great leaps in gaining clarity and simplicity in my way forward.

His counsel helped me gain insight and deeper understanding of the what and how of my initiatives.

Daniel K - Se​condary School Teacher

I was at a junction in my life needing some advice, support and an empathetic ear when a friend at church recommended Dan. I knew I needed to prepare for the next life stage so chose professional support in order to do that well. Dan met all my expectations. He was able to advise, encourage and challenge me based both on his expertise and personal experience. I found a new confidence in my decision making and felt well equipped with new strategies as difficulties arose. The theory of Transactional Analysis was particularly helpful and his win-win-win mantra has applied in a number of situations. Dan is calm, reliable, trustworthy, 100% non-judgmental and easy to talk to. I have found coaching a massive help and would fully recommend his services.

Ed Rich - Director, Electrical Contracting

I've been meeting monthly with Dan for over a year. Dan has a holistic approach and in the time we've been working together have explored issues that affect who I am and the choices I make, which has led to a wider reflection recognising and addressing things I've never looked at before. This has had an immensely beneficial effect on who I am as a man, husband, father and small business owner. Dan has a naturally encouraging, gentle and empathetic approach to coaching, sometimes sharing from his own life experiences with candid and disarming honesty. He also employs a scientific approach, utilising such techniques as cognitive behaviour therapy. I've no qualms recommending Dan to anyone who wants to work towards being the best version of themselves they can be.

Adam Helal - Managing Director, 2020 Audio & The Audiobook Producers

Dan has a unique talent. A combination of intuition, clarity of vision, calm reasoning, and an innate ability to turn over the stones that need to be turned over! In a short space of time, just 8 sessions over the last few months so far, his holistic approach has helped me deal successfully with many challenging situations in both my businesses and personal life. He has become a valued friend and life coach.

Mrs Alex Hall - Regional Manager, Message Trust

I find time with Dan incredibly helpful from both a personal and professional perspective. He has always given me the space I need to work through the thoughts in my head, talk around a situation. At the same time he's ready with a spot on question or reflection that helps me move forward with create practical and effective pathways.

Nick Keynes - Partner, Tileyard Studios

Dan was recommended to me when I was interested in help on a business and personal level. He really impressed with the impact of his guidance over 4 initial sessions. Our 12 months working together has brought an enhanced perspective to my professional environment. Dan is both knowledgeable and intuitive - a rare combination. The benefits to my work / life balance are significant.  Coaching has seen tangible results, for which I’ve been pleasantly surprised!  I can't praise Dan’s services highly enough.

Chris & Tommy - Cafe Owners @ Embassy East, Hoxton

Dan has helped us on a professional and personal level. His guidance, impartiality and sincerity helped cut through unnecessary distractions as we embarked on a challenging career / growth trajectory. Over a period of six months he helped us reach our targets and lay out a clear future plan. His ability to approach any given situation with patience and rationality has been an invaluable source of learning. We now feel better equipped to deal with any challenging situation that might arise, both for our businesses and personally.

Rev Paul Cowley MBE - Founder & CEO, Caring for Ex-Offenders

I would definitely recommend Dan in the area of coaching and mentoring. Dan has an amazing ability to listen and make you feel safe and comfortable. His great wisdom and experience to speak into people’s lives has helped me greatly over the years. Highly recommended ...

Polly Johnson - Team Leader, Eden London

Dan's coaching sessions were invaluable to me. He helped me see how to develop and support the team I was leading. His pastoral nature meant I always felt I could be open and honest and his support enabled me to grow on both a personal and professional level. I always left our sessions encouraged and with a clear idea of how to move forward.

Jamie Boswell - Cameraman

Over the years I’ve known Dan he’s been profoundly insightful regarding my future. Our conversations and these moments have been some of the most important I can remember in making big life decisions. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Jan Kilpatrick

There is an honesty and integrity about Dan. He is kind and honest. If you are seeking direction for your future or just need some wise input into your life or business then contact this bloke!

Prince Laryea - Artist / CEO

Dan’s counsel has repeatedly proved timely and insightful. I always leave feeling encouraged and having learned something new. An independent voice to help me see the wood from the trees is an invaluable asset to any CEO, senior or middle manager, and this is what Dan provided. I highly recommend him!

Benjamin Wetherall - Founder/Owner/Photographer

Daniel coached and mentored me through a really difficult period. His skills, knowledge, expertise and understanding of the situation, as well as being able to speak from personal experience, really helped me look at things from a different perspective and move forward. I highly recommend his services!

Client withheld name

Coaching has honestly transformed me. I feel much more confident, positive and expectant about life. It’s really strengthened me and I don’t visit those negative places anywhere near as much as I used to.

Paul Rose - Charity Director

Dan's coaching has been an invaluable resource over the 4 years we've worked together. When we began I was new in my role, starting a project in an unknown environment, facing a steep learning curve. Regular sessions with Dan helped me to process learning, find my way through the difficult decisions I had to make, and helped me resolve complicated project, relational, and personal challenges. I've grown hugely under his guidance. Two things have been of particular value: his ability to choose just the right moment and means to guide me into a more reflective mode often revealed an insight or feeling that had been hidden; and especially his generous encouragement when I've doubted myself.

James Aidoo - Multi-Award Winning Youth Practitioner & Educational Performance Coach

Dan's contribution to my career has been truly invaluable and I have learned so much from working with him. He is deeply conscientious and possesses an adept ability to inspire and invites others to dream big. I also appreciate that these strengths are accompanied by a well measured realism. Dan is a leader who listens and exemplifies resilience effortlessly. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Jon Burns BEM & CNN Hero - President GEM / Founder Lionsraw 

Dan has been a friend and trusted advisor for years. Glad he is spending a few days with me and my team in Barcelona. I always value his insights.

Becky Reid - YMCA Youth & Children’s Manager

I had the privilege of working with Dan from a role as a new manager through to managing a department of 30 staff. Without his support I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take the risks and make the decisions I did in my career. In what was often a very lonely journey he provided affirmation and support. He had a way of asking questions and reflecting back that helped me to step back and see things with more clarity and grow in self belief to take the steps I needed to take.

Couple - Name withheld

The conversation brought up some difficult issues for us. We had a long discussion and we ended up feeling much better about these issues than we had done before we came to you. So it was testing but, in the end, very positive and helpful for us. Thank you very much.

David Herbert - leader at Roxeth Community Church

I want to highly recommend Daniel as a coach. I've been meeting with him for 18+ months to talk and work through areas of life and work where I'd like to grow and change. It's been incredibly useful for me professionally and personally. He brings together a suite of skills, experience and insight that have enabled me to develop healthily. After more than a decade of Christian ministry, I'm convinced every church leader needs input and investment to sustain them, and enable them to flourish.

John McDonnell MP - Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Excerpt from closing comments in a letter of recommendation dated May 2009: 

"Throughout the time I have known Daniel in his work within my constituency (2002-2009) he has displayed a caring compassionate approach to dealing with people no matter how challenging their problems. He is quick to grasp even the most complex of issues and to assess how best a project can be moved forward. He is a skilful motivator and mobiliser of both people and resources."

Sarah R Pierce - Founder Sohi World | Non-Exec Director

While at RBS I worked with Dan on our sponsorship of the Urban Hero awards, then as a trustee of Eden London. Dan is great at building a culture of encouragement and welcome. His encouragement and praise for the Eden team leaders cultivated a good team work dynamic. He allowed space for creative ideas to be explored and tried out; was generous with his time and his pastoral nature built up those around him. He can organise and run events both large (Urban Heroes event at the Emirates Stadium) and small (team training evenings). 

Hope Portsmouth / Kings Church

In Spring 2018 we asked Dan to conduct an Organisational Review of Hope Portsmouth / King's Church. Dan's experiences and insights have been invaluable throughout. His fresh perspective and personable approach was particularly helpful in a time of transition for the church & charity, working with trustees, church leaders, and key staff members, highlighting strengths from which to build upon, and areas for ongoing development. We move forward in 2019 with strengthened governance and church leadership.

Stewart Bewley - Director, Amplify

Daniel is a very warm, approachable and caring man, whose integrity shines out in everything he does. It is obvious his life experience enables him to give his all and read people well. Daniel is a deep thinker and is always seeking to encourage and build his team.

Tom Rutter - Kick London, Development Manager

I met Dan in 2002 during planning to launch a Christian football charity - he was a founding Trustee. Starting new things can be daunting, however Dan's strategic skills helped guide me (and a team of others) to birth a dream into reality. Dan would challenge me beyond my comfort zone creating an environment for me to aspire to be the best that I could be. I am incredibly grateful for Dan's mentoring, coaching and friendship over the years that we worked together. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan’s integrity, expertise and wealth of experience.

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