Meet the authors
Paul Avins MISMM is known as one of the most sought after sales growth experts, trainers and trusted advisors in the business world today. His 14-year track record of helping his clients and their teams achieve accelerated and sustainable growth in their companies has won him numerous awards and accolades.
Ambrose and Jo Blowfield
Members of the New Zealand Marketing Association, affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Jo and Ambrose Blowfield started THE Marketing Company in 2004.
Rob Brown is founder and CEO of the Networking Coaching Academy and the most recommended networking expert in the world, according to LinkedIn.
Steve Bustin is a business communication expert, working with business leaders and their teams to ensure they engage – with their customers, staff and the wider world.
Chantal Cooke is an award winning journalist and broadcaster with over 20 years’ experience working for the BBC and independent radio stations in the UK and abroad.
Tom is an engineer at heart who loves taking things apart, working out how they work and then re-assembling them into improved versions. His career started at the BBC where he was fascinated by the magic of television. These days he is fascinated by the magic of the mind.
Jane Gunn FCIArb, FRSA, FPSA is a highly sought-after consultant, facilitator and speaker. She specialises in collaboration, cross-cultural communication and transforming business relationships, and has helped open the eyes, hearts and minds of numerous companies to transform and secure the future of their organisation and the commitment and collaboration of their people.
Robin Hills is Director of Ei4Change – Emotional Intelligence 4 Change – a company specialising in training, coaching and personal development focused around emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience.
Andrew Jenkins is a dynamic and skilled facilitator, coach, mentor, presenter and teacher of new thinking.
Gene is an evidence-based work psychologist passionate about helping organisations prosper and individuals achieve their full potential.
After coming from a background in engineering and manufacturing, Tim Johnson took a fledgling start-up to become a multimillion-pound turnover, market-leading business.
Palma Michel is a qualified lawyer, mindful leadership advisor, executive coach, meditation teacher and sought-after public speaker. She is the co-founder of Profuse29. Her clients include CEOs, creatives, philanthropists, high-potentials, global multinationals, SMEs and start-ups.
Dr Sue Mitchell is Director of Aeona, an Approved Development Provider with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) for Leadership and Coaching programmes. Sue works with organisations, leaders, managers, business owners and private clients to inspire them to achieve results, make a difference and change their world for the better.
Shaz Nawaz BA MA ACA is a financial consultant with particular expertise in pricing strategy. He runs four businesses of his own.
Jim O’Connor has worked in marketing and sales for about 40 years, developing a profound interest in the art of creating successful brand stories.
Sue’s passionate relationship with books began when she was taught to read by her mum at three years old. So publishing as a career became the obvious choice for her in the early 1990s, after brief dabbles with the theatre and academia.
Mel Sherwood is a pitch and presentation specialist on a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals to take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present clearly, confidently and credibly.
Simon Thompson came to financial forecasting as a speciality after a long and varied career that encompassed alternating bouts of entrepreneurship and accountancy. As a result he has an unusual breadth of commercial experience encompassing businesses of all sizes in many sectors.