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Amanda Vickers
Amanda's background is in banking where she worked both within business and support areas such as HR and training. She is now one of the Directors of a successful and well established Training Company - Speak First - that specialises in transforming business relationships. She is also the author of three books: Be Your Best Coach and Beyond, Teach Yourself NLP and Teach Yourself Coaching (published by Hodder Headline) and has expertise in communication, leadership, sales, customer relationship management and individual and team coaching at senior management level.

Expertise:


* Provides a balance of support and challenge to enable clients to move out of their comfort zones.
* Identifies strategies for moving people forward when they are stuck.
'Holds a mirror up' to provide new insights to behaviours that get in the way of success.
* Assists clients to discover and clarify what they want to achieve.
* Experienced in individual and team coaching at all levels.

Amanda Vickers has a passion for developing people and that is translated into the energy, compassion and pragmatic approach she takes to her work. She has helped many people increase their confidence and rapidly achieve satisfying results. When working as part of a team of coaches she works at a strategic level with organisations reflecting back patterns and themes that may affect organisational performance.

Amanda Vickers has a BSc Hons in Psychology, is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a certified NLP Coach. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and The Institute of Directors. She is trained in the use of Extended DISC, Language & Behaviour Profiling, and Saville & Holdsworths Occupational Personality Questionnaires. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and The Institute of Directors.

Amanda Vickers is a highly experienced facilitator and coach. She is a specialist in global communication skills consultancy. Amanda is a co-author of several popular books: 'Personal Impact: What It Takes To Make a Difference', 'Teach Yourself Presenting', 'Teach Yourself Coaching', 'Teach Yourself NLP' and 'Coach, Be Your Best and Beyond'.
At Speak First, we're committed in providing the best possible service and delivering learning solutions that meet the needs of all delegates and their organizations. Speak First prides in being flexible and works closely with you to find the best learning solution for your communication skills needs. Speak First knows that every client has different objectives, priorities, people and budgets and our range of offerings and ability to customize reflects that.

Amanda Vickers has many years experience in training, coaching and management development. In her work in financial services sector, she managed a team of 60 people. She has worked with a wide range of organisations and has expertise in communication, leadership, personal impact and individual and team coaching at senior management level. Amanda brings energy, compassion and fun to everything she does and has helped a vast amount of people increase their confidence and achieve satisfying results. Amanda focuses particularly on Presentation Skills, Personal Impact, Influencing, Coaching and bespoke training.