Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday 25th April Meeting: 2 World Class Speakers: John Morgan & Elliot Kay About JP Morgan Jr John P Morgan helps people to better connect, inspire and grow so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. His speaking and training comes from his wide range of studies, diverse life experiences and successes in multiple businesses.
After receiving a BS in Physics, John found quick success in property investing. In his mid-twenties, he cashed out of property and left home in the USA to travel the world. During his travels over the the following years, John partnered in founding a web media company servicing global non-profits and took on a number of philanthropic projects. Today John resides in London, UK mentoring and training people around the world to lead enjoyable, extraordinary lives and to help make the world a better place. He also regularly acts as a consultant to multiple charitable organizations focused on human rights, humanitarian aid and generosity. John’s mentoring and training has been described as “real”, “intuitive”, “tough love”, “simply awesome” and comes in many forms such as methodical and results focused training, experiential tasks & exercises (often covert and challenging) and the sharing of philosophical insights for personal evolution. Beyond being a mentor and trainer, John P Morgan is a real-world practitioner. He walks the talk, lives what he preaches and has a genuine and powerful passion for helping people. About Elliot Kay, The Coach with the Hat The Coach with the Hat is a new force in performance coaching, allowing as many people as possible to empower themselves toward better lives and greater achievement. The Coach with the Hat was created by Elliot Kay, who developed the Empowering Coaching System (ECS), is himself a Peak Performance Coach, noted speaker, and author of ‘It’s Your Right to be Wrong’.
In an earlier career, against all odds and the advice of all those around him, Elliot had achieved his dream of becoming a professional dancer – recognized on the world stage and accumulating over 1000 hours in front of audiences, life was good… While performing a routine move, Elliot sustained a career ending injury and was forced to pursue a different path with his life. Using the same drive and determination, Elliot pushed himself through various occupations in an effort to find an alternative career with the same level of satisfaction: Already successful in the world of corporate training and development, it was not until a chance encounter with a friend that his eyes were opened to the world of coaching, and the positive impact that it could have on people’s lives. Elliot quickly realized that this was a path he would choose to follow. In the time since that day, Elliot has worked with a multitude of professionals and athletes alike to help them unlock their potential and overcome any obstacle on their road to success. He has worked with a professional cyclist, mentally preparing and guiding him through on of Europe’s most arduous tests of endurance, as well as leading goal setting sessions with Gold Medal Winning Olympic Rowers. As well as helping individual athletes achieve their goals, Elliot also works with business people – individually or part of a team: One recent client saw an increase in customer retention of 40% after working with him. In the past 12 months, Elliot has garnered significant attention as a result of 2 things: Placing 3rd in the ‘Britain’s Next Top Coach’ competition gave The Coach with the Hat brand national recognition. Additionally, Elliot has also published the first book under The Coach with the Hat banner: ‘It’s Your Right to be Wrong’ is a powerful, concise, snapshot of Elliot’s no holds barred philosophy and life lessons. It is Elliot’s innate ability to inspire you, and turn any challenge into an invigorating lesson and a dynamic action that has made him one of the UK’s most sought after coaches. His disarming demeanor and infectious enthusiasm allow his clients to engage with him fully and achieve their goals, and in 2011, he will take the Coach with the Hat brand all the way onto the world stage.