What people have said:

The following quotes are from managing directors and Chief Executives of UK and US companies. These clients include manufacturing and service companies ranging from 6 to 600 employees, with sales turnovers ranging from £200k to £30m per annum. All of these clients have more than tripled their profits within the two to three years of working with Noble Manhattan.

“Developing and implementing a powerful, 2 year plan for my business” , Ben Marsh, i-Meta, Financial Software

 “Radically repositioning our core service for our clients to give us high & ongoing revenues”David Dean, D & R, BusinessDevelopment Services

 “Developing much higher value products for our retailers and end-users”Paul Stephenson, NAIM, Audio products

“Recruiting and building a talented management team that thinks strategically”Robert McIlwraith, AmSafe Bridport, Securement products for aircraft

 “Mapping and streamlining our key business processes to double our productivity”Johann Edward, EIMS, International telemarketing for IT companies

 “Confronting the brutal facts about the poor performance of one of my directors”John Belk, Dasic International, Cleaning Chemicals

“Empowering my management team to achieve outstanding results”Lee Cooper, Hudson-Cooper, Financial Recruitment

 “Managing my group of companies superbly through effective key performance indicators”Ted Greenwood, AmSafe Logistics & Support, Spare Parts for aircraft

 “Selling our products & services strategically to major clients”Garry Moore, Burnett Group, Insurance for Computers

 “Substantially improving our UK manufacturing & transforming our sales operation in Europe”Keith Reilly, Alfatronix, Voltage Converters

 “As Chief Executive, significantly changing my role and how I spend my time”, Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones, Solicitors


I would like to translate for you part of the text below. I got this e-mail from one of participants of Introduction to Coaching meeting on Tuesday.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to meet Gerard. He’s a wonderful man who shows the value of coaching by whole his person. His performance was thrilling and breathtaking!!! In my opinion Gerard is the best ambassador representing the coaching business. I am very happy I could meet a wonderful person like Gerard”.

Maciej is going to start the course as soon as possible.

Kind regards,


Hello Gerard,

It was an ‘explosive’ event today and I had a great time attending your seminar.

I have attended similar programs with other coaching institutes in London, which did give me some direction towards coaching. Your program, how ever was mind-blowing and I would like to be associated with you for further accreditations for Executive & Business coach. Was just wondering where does he get his enormous energy from?!



“I have worked with Gerard O’Donovan for 3 years and in that time I have begun a new business, a Solicitors practice. My business is nearing 2 years old and has grown throughout difficult financial times. I completed the start up and have achieved the growth with the invaluable assistance I have received from Gerard. I find our telephone conversations stimulating, helpful and often very difficult as he does take me out of my personal comfort zones.

He supports me by email whenever I need it.

He is a formidable source of accountability.

He is the MD I need and could never afford I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him.”



Just wanted to thank Noble Manhattan and all the nice people that i met at the Residential at Eynsham.It was a fantastic learning experience, didn’t realize how time passed by and wished it was a bit longer. I will inculcate the learning in my course and all spheres of life and would be great to keep in touch with all you lovely people.Would just like to say DREAM DARE SHARE, nothing is impossible, that’s been my learning.



I have known Gerard for over 13 years and have witnessed a man with incredible drive and motivation lead others both individually and in groups to higher self-belief, ability and ‘esprit de corps’. He is an inspiration both on stage and in person

Barry Vidler
National Sales Director of Cornhill Life Insurance Co Ltd


I have never before seen a large room of people as if charged with electricity. It was one of the most impressive, encouraging and motivating talks I have ever had the pleasure of hearing, and I have heard from many of the best

Charles Boote
Former MD of Armitage Shanks Europe and Deputy Chairman of Stafford Training and Enterprise Council. Also currently Member of Economic Advisory Panel of Rural Development Commission.


I was at a crossroads in my life where I knew there must be a better way forward than where I was currently heading. It was at this time when I met Gerry, and I’ve since maintained that our meeting was ‘fate’. His motivational and training talks and material, a reflection of his truly positive attitude and direction in life, not only helped me realise a better way forward but that I could take charge of my own life and destiny.

Claire Morey
(business owner)


I have just got back up out of bed (its 1.30am) because I had an overwhelming urge to write you this message (I guess I fear my old gremlins might have returned by the morning and I wanted to make sure I have captured the moment). I just want to take the time to tell you and the other speakers from the weekend what a wonderful learning and growing experience it was. However the real reason for my contacting you is to tell you just how wonderful I have felt today! Usually when I have finished a weekend course with the intensity of this one I need a few days to get over it, but today I have been so excited and positive about the possibilities of new opportunity that physically I feel lighter and have virtually been skipping everywhere! Chatting nineteen to the dozen about coaching, beliefs & values. my daughter and I have had the best conversation that we have had in months even if I have coached her to realise that she doesn’t really want the whole family to move to America but that her dream is hers to be adventured alone. When I was asked about my vision of success during the weekend I told my coach that it was me with my family standing in a group with our arms around each other very relaxed and casual and I had a big grin on my face but mostly I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Well today I have succeeded in the Grin and the shoulders. tomorrow I keep going.

Gaynor Hayward


Just wanted to say what a wonderful experience was had over the last 4 days. What you have done is quite remarkable in building NM to the family it is today. It’s a breath of fresh air to find something you can be a part of and become encouraged to excel at being you and inspired to fulfil your true life purpose. Well done to you! I dare say that we will have a great many further meetings and look forward to every one of them.

Gerry Donaldson


I have seen Gerard O’Donovan speak on a number of occasions over the last five years and I never fail to be entertained or learn something new. The skills he teaches are essential and I would recommend his services to everyone.

Jason Evans
Managing Director Exeter Health and Leisure Centre


I first attended a seminar held by Gerard O’Donovan in February 1988.It was one of the most exciting and informative meetings I have ever been to. The tools that I learnt all those years ago have been essential in the development of my career.

Mark Allen
Senior Sales Consultant K.S. Investment Services Ltd


Gerard O’ Donovan is a natural motivator but more than that, he “walks the talk” .so that you can take away practical ideas that work the next day

Paul Clegg
Former General Manager Wella GB Ltd. & Managing Director Redken Laboratories


Having worked with Gerard O’ Donovan I can honestly say that he gets directly to the core of the issue and teaches the necessary skills with a high level of expertise. I believe his methods are effective and the results can be highly rewarding

Peter Powderham
General Manager UK. for Nu Skin International.


Training with the Noble Manhattan group will change your thinking forever. From the first time I attended one of Gerard O’Donovan’s training seminars (and I have been to several), I realised that he is not merely a teacher, he is a self development specialist, dedicated totally to improving people. He lectures with the burning passion of a man who lives and breathes his subject.He believes in the phenomenal potential within us all and he believes (as do I) in his own unique ability to discover and develop this potential and set people on the road to personal excellence. Gerry has taught me that we are only ever limited by our own thinking and therefore all things are possible for us. Gerard O’Donovan is undoubtedly one of the greatest trainers and motivators in this field today.

Peter Cichone


Gerry has to be one of the most exciting and enthusiastic speakers I have ever seen. Anybody interested in personal development should attend one of his courses

Robert Allen
Director Mortgage Shop Exeter Ltd


The EC Group has been involved in training self employed entrepreneurs for over four years. Today the organisation trades in 14 countries and has over 6,000 members. During this period, I have come into contact with many of the world’s finest trainers, motivational speakers and personal developers. EC Group members have been exposed to Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, George Zalucki, John Kalench to name a few. Without a doubt the most impressive speaker has been Gerard O’ Donovan. He has that rare ability to have an audience in the palm of his hand within a few seconds of appearing on-stage. His style is unique. He is direct but never offensive. He imparts those personal lessons with a frankness that is always tinged with humour. His knowledge of his subject is profound and he leaves a lasting impression.

Tony Kaye
Co-Founder and Chairman of the E C Group.


I am thrilled to have participated in the business growth webinar with Gerard O’Donovan. Being in the midst of my own strategic planning exercise the timing of this seminar could have not been better. Gerard has helped us get laser focused and go to basics. Once this foundation is crystal clear the rest will come on it. But, here comes the catch. There is a science to growth and success. And this one can be learnt (or get clarity on) during these “tea talks” growth experiences. From the big picture to the important individual steps to get our outcomes, increase sales, offer great experiences to our clients and customers by having our unique value proposition, offering great value and taking care of our clients. And another thing: Gerard, one of my greatest mentors, over delivered today. Again. P.S. Maybe another great lesson to learn: prepare very well and over deliver. Thank you Gerard. Until next time.

Catalina D. Flore, E.M.B.A., MSc


An inspirational, highly engaging and a dynamic speaker! Gerard O’ Donovan from Noble Manhattan facilitated a session for our internal pool of coaches at Hertfordshire County Council on 16th November 2019  on ‘Building your Coaching Practice’. It was a pleasure hearing Gerard talk so passionately about coaching. His engaging interactive style had us literally connected throughout the session and set the tone for a successful staff development day, we greatly enjoyed it. An excellent facilitator and very focused, I highly recommend Gerard O’ Donovan as a coach/speaker/trainer/specialist.

Thank you – kind regards,

Aglaia Economou
HR Learning Development & Change Manager