Client Comments

I was an organ scholar at Oxford and played clarinet and saxophone in symphony orchestras and jazz bands.

But here I’m going to blow my own trumpet for a change.

There are another 30 or so recommendations like these on my LinkedIn profile:

“It is hard to write a ‘brief’ description of Michael because there is so much to say. Michael has consistently produced extraordinary results for my company. He is always one of the highest rated facilitators that we engage with. He is good at reading his audience so his message is always timely and relevant. His personal standards are high and that carries over into his work. I seek opportunities to work with him and I recommend him HIGHLY.”
~ Tracy Brown

Program Manager, Cisco Systems

“Michael Brown reminds me of an orchestral conductor: he talks about a few things, makes some suggestions, waves his arms, and then a magical result happens. I have seen him transform people in one session; not many can do that.”
~ James Robertson

Principal, Atlantic Systems Guild

Halstock has had the good fortune to work with Michael Brown on training. Michael is a former business man who is able to provide a useful insight into the wider working of the Halstock teams. He is professional and diligent in executing his training and there is palpable ‘lift’ in performance after his visit. He is flexible and pragmatic and understands rapidly what we want to achieve. I thoroughly recommend Michael Brown.”
~ Richard Miller

Managing Director, Halstock Cabinet Makers Ltd

“Michael is an amazing facilitator! I would use and recommend his skills in a heartbeat! He connects with his groups, pushes the envelope and expects results from both himself and his clients. You cannot go wrong.”
~ Brian Balistreri

Chief of Staff, Cisco Supply Chain

You have unlocked something really powerful for us.  I am so grateful”
~ Paul Hunt

Managing Director, John Lewis

“To produce these results in just two days is literally amazing.”
~ James Archer

Business Analyst, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

“Michael is a truly unique, inspiring and deeply experienced management trainer and consultant. He specialises in passing on his own highly effective approach to achieving significant behavioural change in areas including negotiation, inter-personal communication and influencing others. Over 18 years in this game, I can confidently say I have never met anyone of this level of ability, infectious enthusiasm, courage and problem-solving excellence.”
~ Spencer Holmes

Chief Operating Officer, Totem Learning

“Michael was full of energy and held the audience’s attention well. I would attend any further presentation he gave.  Fabulous.”
~ Project Manager

Goldman Sachs

“We’re supposed to choose Michael’s top 3 attributes, adaptability was not listed. Michael is hands-down the most creative, effective, and adapting trainer that I have worked with. He opened my eyes to easily-remembered details of negotiation and team building. I highly recommended Michael to anyone looking for a fresh, energetic, and reliable trainer.”
~ Bassel Mardini

Senior Business Analyst, Cisco Systems

“I have worked with Michael on various different projects and programs over the past 7 years and have always been highly impressed by the work he has done for me. He is an excellent learning & development consultant, facilitator, trainer & coach, who consistently achieves outstanding results. Time and time again, when he is brought in to lead a development program, participants will ask for more time with Michael, and so historically the amount of work he has done for me has grown significantly based on our customer’s demands. Michael continuously demonstrates a high level of integrity, sometimes risking talking himself out of a business opportunity, if he deems the business need to be different than that for which he was brought in. His approach is results oriented, innovative, collaborative and highly professional. I can highly recommend Michael!”

~ Angela Sarabia

Learning and Development Manager, KCI Medical