Client Comments on Service
Peter Howard-Dobson B.Sc., C. Eng. MIEE
"John Webster introduced me to an extraordinary and enticing
world, though I probably only believed about half of what he told
me, and took the rest with a pinch of salt. It has all proved true,
as I've often learned the hard way, and his introductions, advice,
support and encouragement have all been hugely valuable."
David Wallis - Portfolio Chairman
Former Chairman/CEO Merchant Retail plc
"The service provided by John Webster and his team has proved
invaluable to me personally. Having always led a business I did
not even have a CV. He took me through that process and trained
me how to market myself as a prospective Chairman or professional
non-executive director to both PLC and VC backed businesses. Within
two years I now have a manageable portfolio of five such positions.
I have since successfully used the Chief Executive's Office to appoint
non executive directors myself. The service is totally professional,
but John never forgets that business should be enjoyable and fun."
£3 billion turnover PLC HR Director
John's process is quite unique. Thanks to his coaching,
I got a plc non-executive directorship in competition with 68 other
candidates up to Divisional plc Chairman status. Within a year of
getting that appointment, I have been put on the main board of my
plc - at the age of 35!
Next John introduced me to the Portfolio Chairman
of five companies who have become my personal business coach. He
and John together are taking me on an accelerated development programme
to achieve my aim of being a plc Chief Executive within five years.
I would recommend John's programme to any director - and have in
fact introduced three of our senior directors to John who have also
taken programmes with him. One of them, (David Galloway) obviously
found the process so good that he offered to buy the company of
CEO! (He has become Regional Chairman for the South-East!).
£30 million turnover PLC CEO. Age 44
John helped me get my first plc non-executive directorship
in three months. His tactical briefing on how to present myself
for the non-executive directorship was so perfect, it was as if
he had read the chairman's mind!
Within months, John then introduced me to a venture-capital
backed turnaround company where I went in as interim Managing Director
for a year. Then as that role came to an end, I was invited to become
UK Chief Executive of the plc on the company of which I was a non-executive
director. In the space of 24 months, John has completely transformed
my career. Any director wanting to maximise their career, really
needs to talk to CEO.
£400 million turnover PLC Divisional
Managing Director. Age 40.
I went on CEOs 1:1 intensive coaching programme which
was sponsored by my company; I really did not expect much from it.
In fact, the blistering pace and sheer enthusiasm of John Webster
has completely changed not only my career, but also my personal
life. In four bewildering days of new discovery and adventure (and
a lot of fun), I and my wife achieved the following:-
- We completely re-planned my career to enable me to develop the
skills of a plc CEO within three years.
- That involves a massive personal development programme that
will take a lot of time.
- I have saved an enormous amount of time that I can now give
to my family and yet at the same time still fulfil the career
development programme. My wife and I are really delighted that
I can build an even better career and yet have more time with
my young family.
- We created a financial plan that was quite amazing and gave
my wife and I an astonishing feeling of security and certainty
when we saw how to really understand and plan our personal finances
to give us financial independence at age 50.
- I have created a personal development programme that when I
see it, it makes complete sense. How could I ever at 40 years
of age have never seen for myself the simplicity of properly planning
my future business career (and how that links so closely into
my personal life). I have recommended three colleagues to go and
see John immediately and my boss (European President with £1
billion turnover) also met John and immediately signed up for
a programme himself at age 53!