“Brian designed and ran workshops for our senior managers in Asia and India with the objective of developing their skills to lead people.  Brian’s collaborative approach to design meant the sessions were regionally and culturally tailored, and also relevant to our current leadership context and challenges.  His energising and engaging style ensured the workshops were a great success and participants came away with many practical ideas to try out.  He also ran just in time coaching for small groups of high potential managers between the sessions.”

Director: large global media organization - September 2013
“Brian ran change workshops for us designed to help senior managers to collaborate more effectively as we grow globally. The workshops were extremely well received and allowed us to make a lot of progress on this issue.”

Jackie Staunton, HR Director, British Medical Journal - September 2013

“Brian Willman is the most outstanding educator of all of our programmes with business schools. This was the highest overall score that we have had with our talent programmes.”

Programme Director – Management and Talent Development, Major Global Bank


“I wanted to send you a personal thank you for the outstanding work that you and your team displayed. I received so many positive and excited comments from participants that I felt it important to pass on such compliments to the people behind the programme, who put so much hard work into it.”

CEO – Major Global Insurance Group


“Brian is a wonderful facilitator. His passion, energy and knowledge engage our participants every time. Thanks to Brian’s great style, they reflect upon their own leadership journey and feel that they get the take-home value that other programmes usually lack. I was always impressed by Brian’s openness to revisit content and his customer-centric approach.”

Head of Group Learning and Development, Global Financial Company


Teach FirstTeach First

Teach First is an education charity working in partnership with schools and other organisations to break the link between low family income and poor educational attainment. It recruits high-calibre individuals and matches them with primary and secondary schools in challenging circumstances, where they teach for a minimum of two years.

“My team and I at Teach First would like to extend our gratitude for your professionalism and energy throughout the delivery of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme modules, including Managing Teams and Leading Organisations. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you over the past year and have consistently found you to be friendly and adaptable.”

Amanda Timberg, Director of Leadership Development, Teach First

Teach First participant comments included:

“Brian was inspirational and informative.”

“Brian is a brilliant speaker.”

“I especially liked the links to our current contexts in schools, which made it very interesting.”


The GuardianGuardian News & Media

“Thank you so much for helping us this year. The work you have done with the Editorial team has been superb and has really made a difference.”

Vivienne Taylor, Organisational Development Unit, Guardian News & Media



IPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Inc., is a consumer magazine and digital publisher in the UK.

“Brian Willman has worked with me for nearly a decade, bringing his inimitable skills to the challenging task of leadership development at the country’s two biggest magazine media companies. In all that time, Brian has never had a single bad review – and this from people who earn their living dishing out bad reviews.”

Tim Brooks, Director, IPC Media


Red BullRed Bull GmbH

“Brian Willman helped the European management team of Red Bull to become more successful and cohesive. He also worked to develop the capability of our management teams in Dublin and Moscow.”

Franz Bruckner, Head of Northern Europe, Red Bull


“A great thanks again for your fantastic presentation yesterday. I have received acclaim and satisfaction for the topic and for your lively and interactive style from our guys.”

Assistant Vice President – Expert Networks and Training, Global Food Company