Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.
Celebrating 25 years in business! CPD Member - The CPD Certification Service ilm Recognised Provider

About the Corporate Coach Group

Management Training Consultants

Celebrating 25 years in business!

Foreword by Chris Farmer, founder of the Corporate Coach Group:

I have always been fascinated by the answer to a single question:
“How can I get the best performance from myself and others?”

Even at a young age, it seemed obvious to me that it would be better to be positive rather than negative, which means:

  • Goal focused, rather than drifting
  • Productive, rather than busy
  • Rational, rather than erratic
  • Organised, rather than chaotic
  • Confident, rather than timid
  • Optimistic, rather than pessimistic
  • Inspirational, rather than cynical

So, at the tender age of 18, I started my study on how one may become more goal-focused, productive, rational, organised, confident, optimistic, and inspirational.

I read a lot, experimented a lot, observed others, and tested ideas to see which worked and which did not.

I have been studying these topics for forty years!

When I was 37, I started my company, The Corporate Coach Group. I wrote unique training programmes based on the ideas and methods I had assembled. I framed my programmes into a system that was, and is still, designed to answer the same fundamental question:

“How can YOU get the best performance from YOURSELF and OTHERS?”

The Corporate Coach Group is based on three fundamental principles:

  1. Clarity
  2. Rationality
  3. Positivity

These three fundamental principles form the bedrock of the programme, and each principle contains many subset principles, which we all should investigate, understand, and apply in practice.

  1. Clarity: in regard to our goals, thinking, and communication
  2. Rationality: in regard to planning, decision-making, prioritisation, and in handling conflict
  3. Positivity: in regard to our feelings (emotions) and in our personal relationships

How we teach:
Our presentations are designed to be clear, easy to understand, well-structured, delivered with enthusiasm, and with a high degree of delegate interaction and involvement.
We clearly explain and demonstrate each principle, using specific examples, which the delegates learn, practice, and apply with one another.
All points are supported by a full-colour workbook which the delegates take away and use for future reference.

Over the last 27 years, we have refined our methods of training to a point of excellence. We believe you will find our courses very interesting, practical, and exciting.

Meet the team:



Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Before setting up the Corporate Coach Group in 1997, Chris worked in commercial sales, before that Chris worked for social services, supporting people with learning disabilities. Prior to that, Chris was a Police officer for ten years, so he is keenly aware of the ethos of public service. Chris also worked in the merchant navy as a marine engineer, so he understands the demands of working in a heavy engineering context.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

Chris is an experienced motivational speaker, who delivers talks at AGMs and corporate dinners.

In his spare time Chris enjoys weight training in his gym, swimming, classical guitar and reading. Chris is also a proud father and husband.



Lindsey is our Office Manager, who keeps us all organised. She is responsible for sales, marketing and event management. Lindsey regards her role as helping people with information about our training programmes and services.

In her spare time Lindsey enjoys reading, baking cakes, running and going for walks with her dog Champ, who is frequent visitor to the office.



Gezz is one of our main leadership and management trainers. Gezz is an enthusiastic and passionate individual, with a proven track record of innovative, situational leadership. He has had a successful career as a military medic with decades of experience. Gezz is excellent at leading and motivating and leading hard-working teams through the process of change.

Gezz is able to bring a wealth of personal anecdotes to his training sessions, which provides his course delegates with practical examples of using the techniques he is delivering.



Alison is another of our key personal development trainers. Alison worked for many years in the corporate world and is passionate about empowering people to improve their lives.

Alison’s warm and caring attitude is always appreciated by our delegates, who often comment about how motivated they feel after attending her highly informative and helpful courses.



Marco has worked in the educational development industry for the last 20 years.

Marco was a serving police officer for 10 years in London, before moving to the Corporate Training world.

He previously spent the last five years working with young adults and he achieved multiple awards for the improvements he has made in areas of education, behavioural management, conflict resolution, efficiency and positive emotional achievement.

Over the years, Marco's enthusiasm, dedication and effectiveness have helped many delegates to go on and succeed in their targets, some of whom have gone on to win their own prestigious awards.


Matt is our IT wizard who quickly and magically solves any technical problems. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and he ensures that our website is up to date and secure. He designs our quizzes and codes our apps, including our popular WhatsNext? Prioritisation app.

In his spare time Matt enjoys cooking, cycling, weight training and skiing.


Deb is our Training Administrator who prepares the training material, sends out joining instructions to delegates, and orders any ILM certificates required. She also takes care of our social media and promotes our blogs and courses.

Deb is a passionate gardener, genealogist and keen photographer, whose images have appeared in many publications and on websites.



For many years, Stewart has been a leading specialist in the field of sales training, personal development and motivational sales training. Using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques, Stewart’s understanding of personal, business and organisational issues, together with his unique and inspirational style mean that his workshops are extremely informative, fun and powerful.


John is an experienced former senior police officer (CID) and businessman. John identified the need for managers to be trained on how to gather and present evidence. The evidence might be for use in employment law, personal injury or other important cases. He integrated basic interview/people influencing techniques, into a range of practical courses aimed at providing "real-life" skills, which can be used in daily situations.


Steve understands the challenges faced in the competitive sales environment. He has a proven track record of achieving optimistic sales targets and delivering results. Many companies spend huge sums on marketing which gets the customer to the door, then falling at the last hurdle because of poor sales technique. He believes that improving sales technique, through proper training, multiplies the effectiveness of marketing.


Robert is an experienced presenter and facilitator of management development programmes. He has been involved in management training since 1994, following a successful career in retail and commercial banking. Robert specialises in finance training and has run courses throughout the UK, Western Europe and the Middle East.