A few words from those who have worked with The Branding Man.
“Steve worked with our prison officers to develop their personal brand and storytelling. The session was interactive, engaging and was met with positive feedback. The participants left the session with tangible tools to build their network and tell their brand story. We would thoroughly recommend Steve and his workshops to other organisations looking to help participants engage with new audiences.”
Working alongside Steve as a facilitator was a pleasure, he created an inclusive and focused group environment which helped to build team dynamics, enabling us to bounce ideas off one another.
I have worked with Steve for more than 5 years. Steve is a passionate advocate for young people and ensuring that there are quality opportunities for them to progress in. He really does understand the disconnect between employers and young people and that in today’s world young people learn, engage and work in very different ways. Steve has a in-depth understanding of inclusion and diversity agenda’s and challenges, he understands key government policy that influences and impacts business and young peoples experiences. All of this together results in a really youth friendly human being who can bring a fresh perspective to youth engagement and employment, ensuring everyone gets the return they need.
Steve is very knowledgeable about the apprenticeship sector and has kindly been part of panel discussions and events that I’ve hosted. He’s great to work with and has a real passion for what he does so he’d be a great asset to any company who employs him.
Working with Steve is always a pleasure, he is a creative thinker who quickly implements new innovative initiatives. I like the way Steve thinks, he is not afraid to look at the big picture and push the boundaries in ways which are different to what the industry expects.
I want to thank you on behalf of YFF for your brilliant facilitation of the panel throughout the day – everyone was so impressed with your style of engagement with the young people, as well as your brilliant and succinct feedback back to us at the end of the day. It was clear to see that you brought a wealth of experience in the space of youth employment/recruitment more broadly, as well as your ability to work effectively with young people. You seemed to build a trusting and positive rapport with the group very quickly, which helped to ensure the day ran incredibly smoothly. The group themselves were fantastic which of course helped, but I don’t think the day would have been at all as effective as it was without your input and expert coordination.
Working with Steve is a joy. His instincts are sound and based on the uniqueness of his skill set and experience which means that he is able to understand recruiter and student alike and connect them with each other in authentic and interesting ways that simply work.
To my mind, Steve is a true subject matter expert when it comes to guiding and supporting businesses on their emerging talent strategies. His energy and curiosity mean he never stops learning in a landscape that’s changing faster than ever, and then applying that knowledge to the work he does with partners, clients and young people. To illustrate the point, I recently ran a webinar with Steve focussing on Gen Z and about 10 minutes into our prep conversation, I realised I was learning more in that 10 minutes about the aspirations and challenges of our future talent that I had in a long time! Expertise like Steve’s is essential if employers and our emerging talent are going to get what they both need.