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Ian Sanders - Xperient - communication skills training

Ian Sanders
Xperient Training Founder & Partner

“Xperient is a partnership based on an honest desire to change people’s lives for the better and there is nothing we enjoy more than helping this happen through lively, intelligent and interactive learning experiences.”

“I started out my professional life as a junior IT team leader for the Ministry of Defence and a City Marine Insurance Company. Then at the age of 25 I followed a personal passion to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for three years and enjoyed a successful second career as a professional actor.

“During my years as an actor, I started to work in the corporate world as a roleplayer and felt very comfortable bringing the skills I had learnt in business together with my creative flair.  Over the years that followed, I went from bringing straight-forward roleplay scenarios to life to playing complex roles in full business simulations. I felt an affinity with the world of professional development and particularly giving feedback to delegates and helping them to reach a greater level of self-awareness. I decided to concentrate my efforts on developing a full-time career within the world of people development and my third career took off.

“I have enjoyed challenging myself to design and deliver training and coaching to a wide diversity of working individuals.  I continue to learn and seek ways to develop my skills on a daily basis and get a lot of satisfaction from bringing ‘light bulb moments’ to many people.”

“Ian has developed programmes with us and led sales coaching interventions across the UK – ensuring that the business gets real value add. Would highly recommend his delivery, enthusiasm and personal and professional integrity.”

Des Bishop – Global Head of People Development, Hiscox Insurance

“Ian was excellent and was able to adapt his behaviour and feedback dependent upon the person. I would recommend Ian and his company to anyone who would like to work on improving their team’s performance.”

Caroline Godesen – Regional Manager, Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd

Ian’s coaching clients say:

“I wanted to personally thank you, I felt you couldn’t have done any better job for what I needed you for at the time and I still use your techniques every day.”

“I really appreciated the honest and constructive feedback Ian gave and he allayed a lot of my nerves early on by clearly setting out the structure and the benefits of the session.  Without being too personal he made comments which made me question the way I think and feel about things which I found to be a personal benefit.”

“I was quite worried that the session would be too far beyond my ability level but I felt it was tailored well to challenge me without leaving me completely clueless.  The prework and feedback on my drivers was also a really useful aspect of the session and I was really impressed with how well Ian was able to pick out things and focus on them. “