School Visit Testimonials
Year 7 Day Feedback
INSET Day Feedback
Ian was incredibly passionate and interesting when talking about the importance of soft-skills such as resilience and determination, skills he’s used throughout his life. These are skills young people develop doing a DofE programme, and Ian inspired and motivated both the young people receiving their Award, and their guest! Thank you for your donating your time to speak at the Gold Award Presentation at St James’s Palace.
Year 7 Day Feedback
I just wanted to say what a wonderful year 7 team building day we had with Ian Rose and his amazing team. Every year 7 student went home buzzing from the experience, an exciting and engaging day was had by all! The whole day helped our new students bond as a year group through a range of exciting sporting activities. They worked on resilience, determination, communication and confidence, and definitely got to know each other well! Testament to Ian, Mike, Chris and Alistair’s skills is the fact that some of our students who couldn’t previously ride a bike have gone out and learnt to ride over the last few weeks, those who have not previously engaged in sports have gone and joined new clubs and they’ve made friends with students who they didn’t know before. I would definitely encourage any school to invite Ian and his team, I certainly can’t wait to have them back again.
A massive thank you to you and your team, amazing! The kids are still buzzing about it and so now are the parents, it really has had the effect we were looking for. Nothing but praise for you and your team a truly fantastic day and one which I look forward to booking again for next year!
INSET Day Feedback
I would highly recommend booking Ian for a session at your school.
It will transform your team.
Ian provided a really enthusiastic and engaging session which I feel was exactly what myself and the rest of the staff needed, especially given the anxiety and stresses that can surface when going ‘back to school’. I particularly liked the way that the session not only encouraged me to reflect on my work life but also my home life, and emphasised how important the bigger picture really is. I’ll definitely be having my students stacking cones and running through a skipping rope next week for some team bonding! Thank you for coming in and sharing your inspiring story and influencial ideas.
Very inspirational with a great mix of fun activities and deep thinking personal reflection.
Ian completed training on the 6 Sept 2018. As a motivational speaker he really fitted the bill. He had the whole audience involved in a variety of tasks, some were active and were great fun, everyone felt comfortable taking part. He was very knowledgeable and drew on his experience as an elite athlete to reinforce his messages. He was passionate about his message and this was evident in the natural way he interacted with the audience. His sense of humour and ability to have everyone laughing made the morning pass very quickly and enjoyably. He left everyone with some important information and ways to apply that in their everyday roles.
I found his workshop inspiring on both a professional and personal level. I feel I discovered things that i had covered up and by rediscovering them it will help in my work load. I liked the delivery as it was motivating and fun , not fake and insincere. On a personal level, thank you for the goal setting tips this will really help with my sporting goals 😊
I normally dread inset training days and try to morph into the background in case I get picked out to do something and to be honest normally find them irrelevant to my particular job and rather boring – I’m being honest here!! But have to say I thought Ian was brilliant, it was great interaction whereby he got everyone up and involved in pairs/teams I certainly didn’t feel like the odd one out or picked on and he certainly made me think and re-evaluate my life once I got home I made time for the girls rather than saying as always ‘I’ll do it later’ and then never getting round to it. He certainly kept me awake and enthusiastic and I actually enjoyed the morning rather than sitting there thinking when is this all going to end as I’ve got loads to do, the only upsetting bit was the final part when I couldn’t stop blubbing, but other than that I thought it was very well run.
I enjoyed your motivational activities. I have been using some of them in my classes. They have been well received! The humorous element of your talk was brilliant…I liked the acting…in particular the down-trodden characters you portrayed!I liked all the people-type activities! Great fun!
Primary School Feedback
Resilience is a key life skill and we wanted to provide the pupils attending Ryefield with the skills to ‘bounce back’. Ian’s workshops were fantastic: parents were energised; his stories and insight really resonated with them - providing ways in which they can set goals for themselves and their children. Pupils described his assembly as inspirational - it created a real buzz in the playground and staff room, whilst the workshop provided the children with the opportunity to explore the link between emotions, behaviour and being resilient. We look forward to working with Ian again in the future.
I heard Ian speak at my own child’s school and felt inspired by what he was saying, so I decided to get him in to my school. Ian worked with the children, parents, staff and governors at the start of the academic year, we left that day feeling upbeat and determined to succeed in own personal goals. He really supported staff in being focused on what was important and what needed to be done. Children were also able to use the techniques that were taught during the day to help them focus. Ian has a great sense of humour and all sessions had a great deal of laughter too.
Ian provided a really great fit for our Prize Day address. We had briefed him on our key messages around resilience and self belief and Ian delivered to this and went beyond expectations. Ian has a real gift for translating his personal journey into an empowering message for young people. Our boys were hooked from the start, as were our parents who thoroughly enjoyed Ian’s presentation.
Secondary School Feedback
We have used Ian for a number of years now to help kick off a leadership and teambuilding course. Ian is very happy to adapt his presentation to our needs and he is able to develop an immediate rapport with our students. Not only does Ian speak powerfully about resilience, perseverance and dedication, but he does so in a very personal and humorous way. His key tenets are as applicable to any walk of life as much as they are to someone in an elite sporting environment. Ian pitches his talk in a way that resonates with teenagers and through his interactions he engages them. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian to other schools.
Ian came into school to deliver an assembly and run some sessions with our learners. We wanted him to focus on the fact that success comes from a resilient and determined approach to life. This resilience and determination then breeds and creates success by its very nature. I wanted a guest speaker and professional to share their journey and highs and lows within it. He smashed that! Ian delivered a humorous yet humbling journey that entertained the pupils riddled with valuable life lessons. Being a local lad and using examples the pupils could relate to he kept them hooked for 45 minutes, impressive! He then led some sessions with pupils that they adored and enabled them to practice resilience and problems solving skills. Overall a great experience for the pupils and staff alike.
I wish to congratulate the schools’ choice of guest speaker, Ian Rose. What a truly inspirational speech that packaged so many aspects of life for all to relate to. Wise words delivered in an amusing and entertaining way. We left the presentation evening in awe! Well done!