Not only did we learn a lot about teamwork and leadership, we had fun doing it. The feedback from the managers there was highly complimentary as many people regarded it as the best conference they had ever attended. We have also seen a significant increase in business performance.
Rod Matthews is the best trainer in Australia.
I’ve had a fair bit of training over the years. None, and I mean none, have stuck in the mind quite as the training I did with Rod Matthews (for the right reasons, I might add!!)
I personally have had the pleasure of working with Rod on a number of occasions over a period of 2 years. What I have found is that Rod is able to understand the business needs and issues at hand in a quick and insightful manner. This has built my confidence in being able to throw a number of different challenges at Rod to help us solve. Rod’s approach and style ensures maximum engagement and learning opportunity for participants. He has a very good reputation across all levels of this organisation.
As an MC, Rod Matthews is well prepared, engaging and professional. He has just the right mix of humour, insight and humility.
Rod Matthews is the best trainer and course presenter in Australia!
Real life examples, encouraging people to develop their own individual style (not just cloning an imposed style) and techniques that give people real confidence makes this one of our most widely attended and often demanded programs.
Rod’s passion, energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism that he put into his presentations were very infectious and engaging. His presentation for his workshops were simply first class, as they had helped me to realise where I can improve as both a person, and a professional. My whole mindset has been recalibrated to be a lot more positive going forward. I would highly recommend Rod Matthews to assist anyone who engages in any networking activities.
Thank you for the excellent way in which your company assisted us in reviewing the performance management system. I would particularly like to thank you for the quality of design and conduct of the seven workshops. Feedback has been excellent and the professionalism and humour of the facilitators was particularly well received.
Rod consulted with our AECOM team on a particularly sensitive issue. He did so with a compassion, care and a genuine interest to help. He took the time to understand our needs and supported the process of designing an behaviour change work piece that aligns with the heart, mind and budget of our P & P team. An absolute pleasure to work with.
When we decided to explore leadership training at Amnesty International I immediately thought of Rod Matthews. He is an amazing individual, so much more than a trainer. He partnered with the HR team to design a course that would meet our needs, the content was spot on and the delivery was inspirational and genuinely built on our values and goals. Rod is always energetic, enthusiastic and positive. The feedback from the management team was absolutely glowing, they couldn’t wait to implement the techniques they had learnt. I would recommend Rod in a heart beat. He is without a doubt the best learning and development consultant that I have worked with.
I needed to express how amazing this course has been so far, so much so that I couldn’t wait to come to work to continue on this course. There has been so many great tools and tips that were given by Rod Matthews who is the great facilitator that I now aspire to be….
I have worked with Rod Mathews for over 5 years and it is without hesitation that I would recommend his services. As a Facilitator, he is engaging, easy to listen to, and informative. As an MC, Rod is lively, enjoyable, reinforces key messages and provides new knowledge. Rod consistently delivers a confident polished presentation.
When I first took the role on as part of the Senior Leadership team there was a lot to do and it would have been easy to have been overwhelmed with the size and scope of the job that lay ahead. One of the best decisions I made was to work closely with Rod Matthews as a coach and facilitator. Working together over the first 6 months, we started to see some impressive results in my team, with my key relationships and with the key performance indicators of the organisation. Rod played such an important role in my survival in this job and I am deeply grateful to him.
He is a corporate trainer who focuses on learning by doing, rather than just clicking through a didactic presentation. His presentation style is VERY engaging, utilises flip charts rather than PowerPoint (something we could learn from) and offers a no-risk guarantee … If you are less than delighted with the results, you need not pay a cent! I have been trained by and worked with many trainers both locally and internationally and believe Rod to be one of the best.
Business Breakfasts are often one of the hardest gigs an MC can get – an early start with a cold, disengaged audience. But not for Rod! Rod’s entertaining and engaging technique as an MC and presenter warms the room instantly and sets the foundation for a stellar event. When it comes to running a successful event, Rod Matthews is the glue you need to hold it all together.
I am an IVF laboratory manager at IVF Australia and when our company organised the leadership training sessions for the managers, I was thinking “not another one!”. From the first session with Rod I could see the difference between his style of training and other trainers. Rod has an excellent understanding of the business needs which makes his training unique and very useful. His training sessions are vibrant and very interesting; you will stay focused not wanting to miss any bit of it. The best thing I found with Rods training that he asks you to apply it on your own setting then discuss it in the next training session. This makes the training handy to use when it’s needed. Also, he is open to suggestions and always happy to help with advice when you have a situation that you’d need an advice with. I am really very impressed with his training style and I highly recommend him.
An outstanding speaker, management advisor and trainer who I would highly recommend to any organisation seeking to create changes in the way their people relate to each other and to their customers. He is extremely knowledgeable about his field and yet continuously advances his learning. He is a listener and interpreter extraordinaire, able to translate a customer’s business requirements into a training program or workshop that hits the mark and has the required impact. He is highly engaging, always follows up with his participants, and always remains available to provide sage advice. The work he did with UNE’s contact centre and administrative teams covered the gamut of customer service and leadership training and has left a lasting impact. Finally, Rod delivers all his programs with sensitivity as well as humour. This unique combination amongst all his talents, in my opinion make him a stand out human performance consultant.