Read what people are saying about Tony Brooks…

Wow – Tony’s keynote talk really hit the mark!

Wow – Tony’s keynote talk really hit the mark!

Providing a fresh perspective on how survival instinct and the human brain works, with easy-to-implement tools and hacks for successful personal mastery.

Thank you, Tony. I enjoyed your talk and received very positive feedback from the audience.

I would most definitely recommend you to any business or organisation looking for an insightful speaker to entertain, educate and inspire.

Diana Grant, Regional President, Professional Speaking Association

Katie Deacon

The best 90 minutes I’ve spent at work for some time

“I recently had the opportunity to experience Tony’s talk on survival psychology with a group of fellow HR professionals.

I don’t say this lightly when I say it was the best 90 minutes I’ve spent at work for some time.

Tony’s session was informative, thought provoking and challenging in equal measure.

With a group of seasoned HR experts, Tony shared new information, challenged perceptions, and encouraged the group to explore new ideas.

Thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring stuff. Thanks Tony.”

Darren Jones, Instinct HR

Katie Deacon

Leaves you wanting more

“It is without doubt that Tony will leave you wanting ‘more’. An inspirational speaker I was truly captivated by his presentation on Survival Psychology. He is eloquent and learned providing great insight into being ‘your own best coach’ and ‘the damage done by ego’. He is honest, intuitive, personable and exceptionally credible.”

Annie Leaver

Katie Deacon

Highly engaging session

“Tony kindly agreed to deliver a virtual session for CIPD Lincolnshire Branch members on “Survival Psychology – how to recognise it, manage it and not let it hijack you!”. I sensed we were onto something quite special when the Eventbrite bookings ‘sold out’ not once, but twice resulting in us having to increase the number of registrations available. The session itself did not disappoint. It was informative and insightful, delivered in a conversational style that was perfectly pitched for the audience. Tony’s deep knowledge and expertise comes over with no feel of being ‘lectured to’. This led to a highly engaging session where all members of the audience were able to take away practical tips, as well as new knowledge and CPD. To top it off, Tony is a genuinely nice guy, with a vast knowledge of music and an enviable back catalogue of gigs!”

Adam Davey, Petaurum HR

Katie Deacon

The expertise he brought into the room was priceless

“Tony is a very rare and thought-provoking speaker! In just 45 min he managed to make us re-think and re-evaluate our personality traits and some people in the room actually had a great shift!
I love Tony’s way of presenting and the expertise he brought into the room was priceless! I highly recommend Tony and his content! Book him asap, you won’t regret it!”

Olga Geidane, Regional President, Professional Speaking Association

Katie Deacon

Everyone came away with new insights and easy-to-implement suggestions

“Tony impressed me from the first time I met him. He knows his stuff. He is a great listener. He is humorous. He is a great presenter.

Recently, as Chairman of the Inner Circle, I invited Tony to run a workshop for our members on the subject of Survival Psychology. During his workshop presentation, he shared important research on four areas, i.e. Impostor Syndrome, Fixed & Defensive Mindset, Destructive Thinking as well The damage Done by Ego. All members in attendance all came away with new insights and easy-to-implement suggestions such as how to recognise and remember positive achievements and much more.

If you ever need a top class Leadership Psychologist, Coach, Trainer or Speaker, I can warmly recommend Tony.”

Bo Bronserud, ngage Consulting

Katie Deacon

Gave advice that the audience hugely valued

“I highly recommend Tony. He is so kind, authentic, fun and incredibly good at what he does.

I have worked with him personally to grow confidence and my mindset as a leader, and more recently co-presented with him for East Midlands Chamber on the delicate balance of improving people and parting ways. When we prepared for the presentation Tony was organised, supportive and enthusiastic and during the presentation itself he was a natural at speaking, giving expert leadership and mindset advice which the audience hugely valued.

After that session I was lucky enough to be invited as a guest on his Mindset Podcast series, once again highlighting how generous Tony is in terms of giving back and supporting others because that is exactly what he has done for me.

If you looking for someone who genuinely cares and is guaranteed to elevate you personally and/or your business and employees then I highly recommend Tony, who specialises in all of the following areas:

Survival Psychology
Leadership Coaching
Leadership Workshops
Keynote Speaking
Presentation Skills Training
Leadership Mindset Podcasts”

Beth Bearder, Halborns Law Firm

Katie Deacon

Offers realistic ways to overcome challenges

“Be your own best coach” is one standout take-away from Tony’s How to recognise survival thinking Psychology talk. Want to look at leadership challenges differently, listen to Tony. He’s a thought provoking psychologist and truth seeker. Client success, personal experience and research inform his talks. He takes your day to day mental challenges and offers realistic ways to overcome them. Tony delivers practice leadership guidance that even busy leaders can implement.”

Fiona Kearns, Kearns Consultancy Global

Katie Deacon

An expert in his field and an exceptionally engaging

Tony recently held an Ask the Expert session at one of our Rushcliffe Business Partnership networking events based on “How a Growth Mindset Will Bring Out The Best In You” which I had the pleasure of attending and thoroughly enjoyed.

Tony really is an expert in his field and an exceptionally engaging, informative and inspirational speaker. I gained a huge amount from his session and took away many helpful and practical hints and tips that I’ve started to put into practice. I really couldn’t recommend Tony highly enough.

Katie Deacon
Vitalise HR Solutions & Rushcliffe Business Partnership

Sarah Long

All responses “extremely valuable” or “very valuable”

Tony delivered a fantastic presentation on Building Self Motivation & Resilience at one of our recent networking events and was extremely well received. Not only was the content both interesting and relevant but there were a number of takeaways and questions to contemplate after the presentation. Tony was very engaging and captivating, delivering his presentation clearly and concisely. On the feedback survey, his presentation was rated highly, with all responses saying it was either “Extremely Valuable” or “Very Valuable”. I would definitely ask Tony to present again and recommend him for both presenting and training.

Sarah Long
Membership Account Manager (Events), East Midlands Chamber

James O'Leary

Warm endearing personality with a wealth of business knowledge

Tony delivered a session on motivation and resilience, full of practical take-home tips, which went down an absolute treat. He delivered with enthusiasm, he showed empathy with our audience and related his advice back to a business footing we could all relate to. If you’re looking for a speaker with a warm endearing personality, who has a wealth of business knowledge and can deliver with clarity and high quality then Tony is your man.

James O’Leary
Co-Founder Nudge Networking

Gemma Morgan-Jones

Unfailingly professional

I have worked with Tony on a number of occasions and he has always been a delight to collaborate with. He is unfailingly professional, always delivering insightful, engaging content with warmth and authenticity. He has the rare ability to quickly build rapport with people from many different disciplines and backgrounds.

Gemma Morgan-Jones
SME Engagement Manager at The University of Nottingham

David Arthur

Feedback from delegates has been extremely positive

Tony delivered a very engaging and insightful Growth Mindset session for our junior manager population. The session was professionally delivered via Zoom, with Tony keeping engagement levels high throughout with a mixture of group discussions and breakout sessions. The feedback from delegates has been extremely positive, particularly with regards the content and its relevance to the roles the delegates undertake, and the practical ‘hints and tips’ offered throughout the session. I would not hesitate in using Tony again.

David Arthur
HSBC, Relationship Director Corporate Banking HSBC


I left his presentation energised and excited

I had the privilege of hearing Tony talk about Imposter Syndrome as part of Charlie Whyman’s Curious Marketing Club. As a business owner, we all “suffer” from Imposter Syndrome from time to time, but what impressed me about Tony’s talk is that we came away from his presentation with practical tips on how to deal with it. I left his presentation energised and excited and I have passed on his moments of wisdom to fellow entrepreneurs. Tony is an incredible speaker and I highly recommend his services to anyone who is need of a Leadership Psychologist to talk their Chambers, workplace, event or conference.

MayKing Tsang
FOMO Creator


Feedback was excellent and one of the best sessions we’ve had

Tony delivered a very well received and excellent talk to my community – The Curious Marketing Club around managing and beating those imposter moments and negative thoughts we all have when running our own business and trying to put ourselves out there. The feedback was excellent and this was one of the best sessions we’ve had. Tony has a wonderful ability to get everyone involved and really tap into those key challenges we all face but don’t always admit to.

Charlie Whyman
B2B Marketing Strategist

Ginnina Birney

Highest rated workshop out of 8

Tony recently delivered a Leadership workshop at our departmental Summer Event. The workshop was well received and was the highest rated of the 8 sessions on the day (scoring 4.53 out of 5). He spent time to understand our needs and his preparation was thorough, he also arrived early to sit in on the earlier session. His session was well pitched, informative and enjoyable.

Some comments from colleagues who left feedback:

  • I could have listened to that chap talk about any topic & I feel it would have been interesting
  • This was amazing!!! Tony was absolutely brilliant. He was the best part of the whole event for me and I really enjoyed it
  • Given that it was only for an hour, it was a really good session (good pace, materials, information, and right amount of practical elements)
  • Speaker was very good, left me feeling I wanted to hear more

Ginnina Birney
Senior Manager Continual Improvement, Nottingham University

Mark Collins

Brilliant public speaker

Tony is a brilliant public speaker, who channels all his experience, intelligence and passion for his craft so adeptly into his presentations. We recently worked with Tony at our regional launch events and were so impressed with Tony’s ability to identify with his audience, strike the right tone, and adapt his approach accordingly.

Mark Collins
National Sales Manager, Oticon Ltd


100% found this session useful

Tony provided a thoroughly engaging session at our team day, looking at positive mindset and positive culture with a focus on the specific challenges for our organisation. There was a lively debate and Tony took time to address all the questions and issues raised. The ratings after the event indicated that 100% found this session useful!

Davina Lawton

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

Very unique, interesting and informative session

Tony delivered a keynote to our business that provided a very unique, interesting and informative session which was very popular with delegates, giving new insights and views on ways to grow your business and get the most form your employees and yourself. Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and we wouldn’t think twice about using Tony’s services again.

Tom Castle
Events Manager, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

Laura Handley

Talk was so well received, Tony was asked to deliver a one day workshop

We booked Tony to speak at our annual conference on the power of positive mindset. This was so well received that Tony was asked to deliver a one day workshop on Influencing Skills for our Business Development team in London.

Laura Handley
HR Manager, Elite Insurance

Steve Upcraft

Inspires owner managers to drive their businesses forward

Tony has presented at a number of our Nottingham University Ingenuity events and has proven to be an enthusiastic and effective communicator who can inspire owner managers to drive their businesses forward. His positive approach towards personal development is infectious and we have received very positive feedback from attendees when Tony speaks. As a business coach who cares, Tony has few equals.

Steve Upcraft
Nottingham University

Louise Mullany

Completely captivates his audience

I recently went to see Tony Brooks speak on the importance of optimism in business at a Nottingham University event. The session gave some fascinating insights, based on proven research, along with very practical advice for SME Business Leaders. He is a very engaging, passionate speaker who completely captivates his audience. It is clearly evident that Tony brooks is an expert in the area of Positive Intelligence and how this can be applied to business leadership.

Dr Louise Mullany
Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, Nottingham University

Tim Godson

Tony’s style is engaging and inspiring

Tony spoke at our annual Directors’ Briefing in 2016. His talk on the psychology of resilience success and fulfilment was well received by the audience of around 200 East midlands based SME Directors. Tony’s style is engaging and inspiring and he gave delegates plenty to think about when they get back to their desks.

Tim Godson
Director, Duncan & Toplis

Paul Wilson

Gave me more practical help and guidance than anything else I’ve picked up over the years

I attended a public speaking training session led by Tony and even though I’ve been delivering training sessions and talks for years, that one session gave me more practical help and guidance than anything else I’ve picked up over the years.

Paul Wilson
PR Wilson Media

Kelly Taylor

Enthusiastic,  knowledgeable and engaging

Tony presented at the Gainsborough Business Breakfast Club earlier this year. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging. He provided some food for thought and very useful tips on keeping your workforce motivated. if you are looking for such training, I would recommend Tony.

Kelly Taylor
Chattertons Solicitors

Mike Stokes

His infectious enthusiasm rubbed off on all the delegates

Tony came to speak to The Business Club early in 2014 on “Making Your Goals & Resolutions Stick Beyond February”. He gave us many practical tips, interspersed with his humorous anecdotes – and his infectious enthusiasm rubbed off on all the delegates. Another professional and enjoyable talk.

Mike Stokes
Positive Networking

Simon Ward

Tony delivers with strength of insight, passion and belief

My business produces live events to business and corporate clients. I have heard Tony present three times now and each time he delivers with strength of insight, passion and belief in his content and, perhaps most significantly, with his own views and learnings across a number of fields, including, but not limited to, psychology, culture, mentoring and leadership.

Simon Ward

Brian McAleer

A better sense of direction

I found Tony’s speech extremely interesting and most of all, eye opening. It has made me look at my business, the way I do business and myself in general in a whole new way.

I even woke up this morning, the day after the speech, with a new vigour and spring in my step knowing that I had a better sense of direction.

I am now looking at my 90 day plan and I intend to follow it through because I am confident it will bring me greater success and happiness in my business. I would recommend anyone who has a business to attend Tony’s speech as it will give you some great ideas to help you break bad habits and to give you a whole new mind-set to use each day, leading you to that all important promise of success and happiness.

Brian McAleer
Eclectic Security

Liz Seaton

Tips and insights into positive thinking

I attended Tony’s presentation Success and Happiness in July 2013. I find Tony one of the most positive, upbeat and interesting speakers I have heard in a long time. He is always smiling and that coupled with his tips and insights into positive thinking and how that can make a big impact on both your business and profit levels was very thought provoking. I can highly recommend Tony from what I have seen and heard so far and I look forward to attending more of these in the future.

Liz Seaton
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