Steve Faulkner

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A Fresh Leadership Perspective

Welcome to getgoodatstuff, I’m Steve.

You might have already noticed there’s something missing from this website, especially if you’ve looked into self-improvement or coaching before:

“Where’s the guide to ‘unlocking your potential’? Don’t you want to help me ‘achieve my goals’?”

There’s no doubt that the right coaching and training does that, but this you probably already know. Have a look around. Rather than cliches and generic advice, you’ll find lessons drawn from real, personal, experience. My background as a performer has given me some fantastic insights into people, audiences and creative thinking. In fact, it’s what makes working with me different to anything you’ll have come across before. I want to give you something you can actually use, in a way that inspires you, personally.

“But I don’t need a coach…”

Podcasts and books are great, but nothing compares to looking another human in the eye. If you would hire a trainer to get in shape or learn a language, why not get one to improve your performance professionally or socially? Is it possible you’re making things unnecessarily hard for yourself? With the right coach, you can test your methods and ideas in a low-risk context, and clarify your next steps.

“OK, but why should I go with you?”

Well, this is the bit I hate. Because I’m clearly writing about myself. Good coaching completely depends on your feeling about the coach. So it would be ridiculous to claim that I can help everyone with anything. One thing I’ve noticed is that many coaches are unqualified, undertrained and haven’t really ‘lived it’, and many people have said that I seem to get it. But again that’s for you to decide.

As for the training, my background of performing and my own training, research and facilitation for the last five years has provided me with confidence and a high level of knowledge. Basically, I’m good at communicating to groups of people and I know my stuff. Check out the training page for more of that.

“Sounds good, but I still have some questions”

If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch and we can arrange a call, Skype or coffee.

In my experience, we are all capable of getting good at anything we want to, and it’s so much easier not to go it alone.

Steve Faulkner

What my clients say...

  • Steve is like no other leadership trainer I’ve ever worked with. His unique style combines essential leadership models with real life examples, personal anecdotes and fantastic magic tricks. His delivery is relaxed but purposeful and the content is spot on. We were given a toolbox full of highly useful models that we can apply to a wide variety of leadership situations.

    Ian Oldershaw

    Business Improvement Manager, Sheffield City Council

  • Steve’s coaching has supported in maintaining focus and positivity, developing clear plans to get the most out of my role. Steve has a very empathetic and open demeanor, giving me space to work through problems and situations, using questions and prompts to guide me into articulating a solution, rather than prescribing the solution himself. His help has been invaluable to me, and I would highly recommend him.

    Judith Makin

    Key Account Manager, Squadron Medical

  • Steve has a brilliant understanding of the psychology behind leadership and brings it life in such a real, accessible way through his incredible skills. Having worked with him when I undertook ILP training at Immediate Media, I have since used him at client events where he has always been a huge hit

    Alison Finnegan

    Insight and Ad Marketing Director - Immediate Media

  • Steve’s skill set is unique, interesting and very people focused, working with Sereniti to communicate business messages in a compelling and unique manner. He is flexible and listens to what the client wants, delivering great results in an enjoyable way, you will be delighted with what he delivers.

    Anne Lockwood

    Managing Director, Serenity Ltd

  • Brilliant! Steve’s presentation was the highlight of our recent event – funny and engaging, but most of all, highly relevant to a business audience. Highly recommended!

    Les Jones

    Creative Director, Practice Plan Ltd

  • Steve’s sessions proved to be a real highlight. His presentation skills are excellent and he brings theoretical models to life with relevant, engaging and surprisingly entertaining practical exercises.Even more impressive was the fact that the lessons learnt during sessions have had a real and meaningful impact on the way I operate at work. I’d jump at the chance to attend another of his sessions.

    Matt Swaine

    Editor, BBC Wildlife

  • Steve is like no other leadership trainer I’ve ever worked with.  His unique style combines essential leadership models with real life examples and personal anecdotes. His delivery is relaxed but purposeful and the content is spot on. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve’s leadership training to others.

    Ian Oldershaw

    Business Improvement Manager, Sheffield City Council

Get in touch now with any questions

It really is a little difficult to get this over on a site, so please have a browse, have a read (yes I know you’re busy but this really could, and very probably would, create huge positive change for your business or organisation), and ask any questions at all.

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