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You spoke with no notes and perfectly naturally. Your enthusiasm came across perfectly and with modest understatement! I have spoken to a few people who attended the event, each of whom, came away with the thought that it was quite a humbling experience.
I wanted to thank you very much for taking the time to come and speak to us about your experience. It was very inspiring and thought provoking. I don’t think I’m going to take on the ocean but I am certainly going to assess my activities and decide what I would really like to do next for my pleasure. As you now know, jogging ISN’T going to be one of them but I think I’m going to do the power boat course I keep threatening to take!
And I’m going to pat myself on the back more often. I’m already quite positive but there’s always more to learn!
The idea of preparation and and setting goals has given me structure to my school work. Around the time of my exams we had our GOLD FEVER sessions and spoke about how preparation can overcome anxiety. I then started to see revision more like my sport, in that you have to train in order to get results. I was able to really get into my work and overcome my feelings of anxiety as I knew I'd put in the hours, which had previously been my weakness.
I wish I could have used some of the tools that GOLD FEVER have with my schoolwork too. The goal settings, with milestones and golden goal with the vision the number 1 priority could have been hugely successful when starting out at A-level in particular, as the system is very much in line and is favoured towards it. Much the same as GCSE’s in fact. If I had GOLD FEVER come and work with me at the start of GCSE’s I would have seen that I was starting the pathway to not only my school career but also my life.
GOLD FEVER not only makes you think about what you are doing and why, but how you feel, why you feel that way and even challenges you to think the reasons for that. I now personally use it in almost everything I do, it’s been such a change for me, and I like to think for the better.
Ian, in the first 5 minutes set out the change that we were searching for, that no matter what we had done, no matter what people thought of us, it was not what we said that mattered it was what we would do. The positive attitude that came from Ian, soon translated into everything that we did, and to this day I still do.
Irene Bartley, Deputy Head, Congleton School
Thank you for a brilliant day yesterday! You were excellent company and your manner of talking to the students was just right. The message was perfect for our students. I have had a chat with some whilst on lunchtime duty today and those I spoke to were very positive about what they had gained from the workshops.
Thank you so much for your work yesterday. I have had lots of positive comments from students and staff this morning. It is clear that you made an impact and I really do believe that will make a lasting impression plus form the basis for tutor time work and assemblies in the future.'
Les Corr, Sandy Upper School
I wanted to write and express my sincere thanks for your time and input yesterday. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity and I think really got something from the workshop. (if some of the goals set are to go by!) One good measure is that the pupils talked about the session afterwards to respective tutors and friends.
Stephen Shaw; Consortium Manager Quilley School of Engineering
'All feedback from chats with students individually was very positive. For example one student is now working through his Be the Best booklet with his tutor - he is really taken by it.'
Tanya Drew, Stratton Upper School.
GOLD FEVER was such a fantastic day, myself my coaches and the students all found it incredibly useful and learnt a great deal about how to progress on to be the best in our chosen field, in our case Rowing. Martin and Ian challenged the BMS students and really dug deep to find both our strengths and weaknesses. Simply the day was awesome, and it is something I am keen to spread the word about with other schools and clubs.
Alistair Brown Director of Rowing Bedford Modern School
I just wanted to send you a thank you for running the event in Heywood earlier in the month. Both Martin and yourself did an excellent job and with one or two exceptions (!) kept the kids engaged with the programme. The feedback from the school has been very positive and I'm sure that some of the messages and skills you presented will be retained by the children moving forward.
Ian Brown; UK Operations Manager Siemens PETNET Solutions
I attended the GOLD FEVER session on Monday at Bedford Modern School. At first I was really unsure what to expect. But upon leaving I had been blown away and really been given something to think about.
It has been by far the most inspirational talk I've ever had. Not only because you were an olympic rower that won gold, but your mental attributes personally inspired me.
Not only will this help me in rowing. But I will use this throughout my studies and any other activities/hobbies that I will ever take part in.
Henri, student and athlete Bedford Modern School
I just wanted to give you some feedback regarding the event yesterday. Well where do I start? It was fantastic!
To deliver such a powerful message and I'm sure in many cases a life changing experience in just one and a half hours is a credit to Ian and Martin. The fact the pupils were so engaged and attentive says it all really. I really enjoyed the s ession from a personal point of view and can certainly take away some things from it myself.
Michaela Lawton-Wallace; Business Excellence Champion Siemens plc
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the workshops at Quilley School today. This is a first class initiative and seeing it first hand along with the enthusiasm of both the teachers and pupils made for a very rewarding day.
Colin Quilley; Sales & Marketing Director Roke Manor Research Ltd
The Olympic ideal embodied in the events of the day and in the truly inspirational words of Martin Cross motivated our students to produce some of the best work I have ever seen. It was a great day for The Hemel Hempstead School.
Sandra Samwell; Headteacher, The Hemel Hempstead School
The GOLD FEVER experience was wonderful for children and adults alike.
Tracy; Head Teacher
The session was truly inspirational. Schools who want to raise their children’s self esteem should contact Martin and Ian.
Kate; Head Teacher
A really significant moment in the schools journey celebrating and inspiring success.
Pupil Progress Manager
Hi Ian - I saw it on the news too - it was a great article! The children definitely came across well and had taken the message in! I will definitely share with my fellow heads! We are providing the children with 2 weeks to enter the competition. I will drop you a line when we have all their entries ready. I'm glad to hear that you and Martin wish to keep in touch with us - I think that's a marvellous idea and will keep the spirit of 'Self Belief' well and truly high.
Mrs Gould; Head Teacher St Neots Priory Junior School
All went exceptionally well. Martin was excellent and went down well. Very different. Very versatile. I liked him enormously.
Ian Bullerwell, Director Bullerwell & Co Ltd, Insurance Brokers
The day was great and the team gained a great insight into the types of training that GOLD FEVER can deliver in order for them to be able to discuss / introduce your services to their clients during meetings.
Dee Beckett, Education Strategic Director Aramark - food service provider to organisations in business and industry, education, healthcare, offshore and defence
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