What a lady – what a buzz –but most of all what a friend...
I make no apologies when I say - I am a cynic when it comes to sales training, so I was sceptical when everyone said they loved Nicky. However after one short meeting and spending a day with her earlier this week I can safely say – so do I!!!
The message is simple really – just be yourself – share a bit of yourself and people will want to work with you.
But the thing I have fallen for is the fact that Nicky really does care about your business. Not only is she amazingly insightful about whatever is holding you back but she also genuinely wants to be by your side when you get it right and fly.
This week I feel I have gained a new friend and one that I hope I can do proud...
So go on – join the “I love Nicky” gang!!
Thursday 28th June 2012 life changing day but don’t ask me how.
Fiona Managing Director
I’ve attended many seminars including the Wakefield business conference where I first saw Nicky talk, this sparked something inside of me and she intrigued me as the way she talks about business is unlike anyone else I know. The mention of a day with her sounded great and I jumped at the chance.
So you never know quite what to expect you arrive nice hotel, friendly staff and expecting the usual kind of business help day. Oh No! not with Nicky there is luxury breakfast, you tube on a big screen people chatting the feeling that we all fit with one another in as I’ll say it again in a strange way. The day was full of stories, not just from Nicky but the whole group; the intuitive way Nicky read each and every one of us was goose bumping to say the least. After yet more gorgeous food and lots of unexpected extras – amazing insights, genius, laughs and genuine kindness the day came to an end.. Friends asked me afterwards “so how was the Nicky day what did you learn? What’s the secret to success and making it all happen? My answer ‘’I don’t know you had to be there to understand it and I cannot explain the feeling inside but it was amazing, I learnt so much that I can use in my life and business but it’s as if I cannot repeat it’’.
Strange I know but Nicky ain’t your normal Joe average speaker.
The hard cash bottom line is that tried the techniques, let me be honest I felt out of my comfort zone doing some of the crazy sounding things she advised – but did they work YES – undeniably YES.
Nicky’s day event is life changing! I thought I already knew a lot about selling and that my people skills were already good enough. But she took them to a new level. The spookiest thing is that somehow she knows more about you than you would have imagined. Her insightful feedback and golden nuggets is what makes this day with her so special. Your life will never be the same again – and I don’t say that lightly!
Arvind Devalia – coach, author, speaker
“I was intrigued to learn of Hiya its Nicky’s imminent arrival who was this odd northern girl and how could her track record be true? The moments that followed were interesting, funny, thought-provoking, enlightening and at times i have to be honest ...just plain crazy!. Nicky’s skill is mind blowing – how does she know what she knows? Her thoughts and ideas come from God knows where ...and that inspiration Changes everything for the better forever. End of the conversation - we have since done more business than we have done in a very long time. Book her now – there is no-one like her”
Tom Kennedy, Group Head of Global Development
The Department of Business and Professional Studies at Kirklees College was thrilled when Nicky Pattinson agreed to be their key note speaker for their Retailer in Kirklees event. The event took place at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield on the 5th of March. Nicky enthused and inspired everyone with her passion and vision for selling which was second to none! Retail students who attend the event where ‘blown away’ by Nicky’s great words of encouragement to the retail workforce of tomorrow. Retail employers where especially motivated with Nicky’s insight and words of wisdom which were..…… ‘Not the fact that nobody’s buying…THE PROBLEM IS NOBODY’S SELLING’
Peter McCann, Kirklees College Principle thanked Nicky for her ‘inspirational launch to our retail apprenticeship academy. Students, staff and employers alike were all energised and enthused by your (Nicky) speech and your 1:1 mentoring. We hope we can work with you in the future to develop and promote retail in Kirklees.
Nicky Pattinson is an asset to her industry and a valued ambassador for Kirklees College.
After seeing Nicky perform at 2 very different events, which can only be described as life changing, we booked her to ‘do something different’ for our people, covering all departments from warehouse to office. The resulting hour long “docu style” film had the whole company feeling every emotion from pride, reflection, intensity of ambition – and a finale we could never in a million years have pre-guessed that literally had us crying with laughter for days. Nicky is not ordinary, she is UNIQUE. Do not expect ‘the usual’. We asked the question is she ‘a little mad?’ – let me answer that question for you right now once and for all...she is a ‘one of a kind’ genius, the likes of which you do not meet too often.
Nicky has just wowed our 250 strong business audience at breakfast. I am not exaggerating when I describe it as priceless genius! I'm convinced that if Nicky had told all to 'strip' we would all have taken our clothes off! Such was the powerful captivation of her presence! Might not have been a pretty sight though! MAGIC , PURE MAGIC!!
Dr John Buttrick
I attended a Masterclass of Nicky’s 18 months ago and kept in touch. After deciding my business needed to expand into new directions, I knew the only person I needed to talk to was Nicky. After spending a morning with her I’m off at 100 miles an hour in the right direction for my business. She is quite simply amazing. I heart Nicky Pattinson and if you knew her, you would heart her too
I attended last week's event in Doncaster. I had to email you to say that the event was truly fantastic in every way.
You are a truly inspirational women who is clearly passionate about what she does, and like me, is totally devoted their child. I got so much out of this event you would not believe. Parts of your story really touched me and almost reduced me to tears. I found your sense of humour incredible. Laughing and crying at the same time is very therapeutic!. Just what I needed to help me with the stress of being a single parent and running my own business.
I've just read your "thank-you note" to those of us who were at the Doncaster event last week.I've already been in contact via Facebook and Twitter but just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring day....Amazing!
Great to meet you yesterday, Julie and I were really taken by you and your talent. You really do have a USP that I have not come across before
Tracey Baker, Head of Sport
“I just want to drop you a line to say OH MY GOD you were brilliant today! I have not had the pleasure of being at one of your hiyaitsnicky events before and the stories you told gave me either goosebumps or had me in fits of laughter. I like your 'what you see is what you get' attitude”
AT BVCA we are in the privileged position that we get to work with the best of the best. To be a global leader in your arena to align yourself with a particular capacity of people is your only option. Nicky Pattinson is very different to anyone we have ever met - a character who is not afraid to say it how it is to please anybody else... and she has a right to her opinions - her record and experience has been the stuff of HOLLYWOOD. 2 hours with her and we felt we had been shaken above any top of the pile level we had previously reached. . She is honest, a true friend on the first meeting, real, unimaginably inspiring AMAZING. A STAR. We're booking her for more NOW - in 12 months time we may well have lost her to the USA.
She really made me think about some things that I thought I already knew... and watching her with everyone we met in NYC that day was like theatre! Absolutely everyone was mesmerized - from the doorman at the hotel to the cafe counter kids. Really something to see.
I went back to NYC to meet with Nicky Pattinson yesterday. Got to her hotel and asked for her at the front desk. As soon as I mentioned her name, their faces turned to smiles. I knew what that meant. Then, at the cafe, she won over the staff in less than 5 mins. They kept talking about her. It was like theater, but not just entertaining... Memorable! Our meeting was like nothing I've ever done before. And I've done a lot!
Thank you so much for inviting me. You were wonderful and I am so proud of you. You go girl!!!! it's all waiting for you to arrive. You speak from the heart and with that comes the truth. It's so refreshing and powerful. You look as beautiful as I remember...
To call Nicky intuitive is an understatement! She gets it (whatever your 'it' may be) so fast and will then work on improving it with you with as if it were her own. She is honest, upfront and full of passion. Listen and learn. She knows what she's talking about and
your life will never be the same.'
Hiya Nicky it's Lou here - I've just heard your interview on Wilma (Smarter then the Average Bear) telesummit. What a bloody great breath of fresh air AND a timely kick up the arse for me you are. THANKS from the bottom of my heart and from the middle, top and both sides. You sure chucked the ball back over the fence.
From the day I first met you, to watching your video today, I still think you are absolutely amazing! The work that you do and the feelings that you create in people is phenomenal xxx
Everything about it including getting lost and the snow made it really special.. From the start it was like you’d known me for years and you really seemed to get what I am about... which many don’t (LOL)!! Your creative approach and imagination are infectious and I’m now seeing things from a whole new angle and can’t wait to see how these ideas evolve. I’m really excited and totally buzzing!!! You are a total STAR!!! Thank you Nicky...
Master Business Coach
Nicky has been like magic in this business the results have been instant and impressive. Nicky is one of the most committed and single minded people I have ever had the pleasure in working with. She is totally committed to delivering a successful project whatever it takes!!!
Sophie Brown, Financial Controller
Leeds Bradford International Airport
I’ve just received the book this morning. Haven’t read it yet can’t get passed the stage of looking at it and touching it (and that’s just the gold envelope!). Seriously though, I love, LOVE the branding. Right, I’d better try and concentrate and get on with some work. Well, maybe after I’ve had a sneaky read!
Pitman Training Swansea
Thank you for organising the day! I would say it has influenced me in a big way, I am more motivated and determined to improve the way I deliver appointments, follow up and just the way I am with new enquiries. Also to use David Amos' way of selling alongside with how Nicky sells. I think they both tie in so well together. I would recommend all Franchisees to attend, they would be silly not too! I look forward to next time!
Nicky Pattinson is a breath of fresh air and legitimises the human face of business
Andrea Ward, Marketing Manager
Palmer and Harvey
Dana and I thought the day was great and we can't wait for the next instalment. Nicky is truly inspiring and I have already made 2 sales using her technique. How's that for a testimonial?
Found the event inspirational. Nikki's energy for my personal business was very rewarding. The highlight for me was the tools that I took away that are instantly applicable & transferable into my centre. I'm going to get our centre supervisor on the next one
Nicky was fabulous - Friday 10th October 2008 was a strange day for business - with the stock market in turmoil and the media trying to make it sound even worse... but she managed to get our members back on their feet and thinking creatively and positively. An absolute star performer
Debbie Nice, Marketing Director
Office Friendly Dealer Association
Nicky was sensational! A dynamic, engaging and inspirational speaker who kept you on the edge of your seat! Engaging and dynamic and the audience
When we met I couldn't decide if she was a deluded crazy girl - or a sales and motivation genius. Let me categorically state, it's the latter
Tim Davey, Chairman
Dentistry and the way service is delivered to the patient is changing beyond recognition. We needed someone who could work with 543 at all levels to create a dialogue that would promote our own DENCAP dental plan and motivate our people to create an experience that put this company amongst the best in the UK. From day 1 of launch the change in both conversions and staff dynamism and commitment was off the scale. Can I just say that Nicky is both commercially talented and unique to work with. Is she worth her money? Without any shadow of a doubt
Chris Groombridge, Managing Director
543 Dental Centre Ltd.
We weren't trying to do much! We just wanted to rewrite the codes and practices of the beauty industry. An industry dominated by big corporate giants with £billions of pounds behind them. We had sold our first ever lipstick 6 months previously and couldn't quite understand why our retail sales performance wasn't yet ahead of L'Oreal's. We didn't have massive financial backing behind us, but that shouldn't stop us! All we needed was some magic.
In walks Nicky Pattinson and all of a sudden we start out performing brands with £billions in brand equity. In Selfridges Oxford St, we start out selling the big boys with glossy advertising campaigns to support them. Sales literally tripled overnight.
All eyes were on us now. The big boys wanted to know how WE were doing it. Yes the little company that had just started trading 6 months previously was causing a stir.
Nicky creates an impression on everyone who is fortunate enough to meet her. For me she created a lasting impression on my sales team, which benefits me now and will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Since Nicky spent time in my stores not only have sales increased substantially, but so have the number of letters and emails I receive from customers who have been delighted with the service they have received from my staff.
Nicky makes the impossible possible
Bearing in mind that we have so many folks in common, it's astonishing that I haven't met Nicky before. I wasn't disappointed: warm, funny, insightful, forthright and a natural storyteller. It was a pleasure to listen to her harp on for 2+ hours! It turns out that I already email my clients in the way Nicky suggests. This may lead you to believe that I picked up nothing. WRONG. I now know that a) I'm bang on, b) why I'm bang on and c) Nicky Pattinson just as fab as I suspected she would be.
Sophie Henzell, Lightbulb Brand Design Agency
Wow, wow...WOW ! Do not go to another 'How To Sell Your Widgets'
THE MOONDAWN REAL CHAI COMPANY
seminar....Nicky Pattinson is the ONLY person you'll need.
I entered her gig in Manchester, not sure whether it'd be yet another day of spiel that'll fail to 'blow my skirt up'; I left at the days end so stoned with the possibilities in my life, that I could barely drive. This girl's worth her weight in diamonds!
Spend time with Nicky....her raunchy wit, honesty and integrity will not only give you a completely renewed sense of self and purpose - you will leave having fallen head-over-heels in love with her...I have !
Nicky is a people genius. She throws out yesterday’s corporate thinking and shows you how to win the devotion of today’s more promiscuous buyer. Her insights are incredible – she’s looked at the world with a deep interest in people and discovered laws of nature that will completely change your view of business.
Just to say thank you so much for what was THE most uplifting and inspirational day!!!... and those words just don't do it justice. The three of us skipped into the office this morning and couldn't get the words out of our mouths fast enough trying to explain the day and what happened.
In Nov 2011 I presented my first business stand, at a Women In Business workshop, where Nicky was the guest speaker. It was truly uplifting to HEAR a Yorkshire woman who is eloquent and inspiring without losing her accent, manner or roots! I could relate to many of Nicky's life experiences and business ethics, and felt that her honest expression of her life view was what captured the room. Sometimes we are forced to take a path we didn't anticipate and it's good to know that those journeys can turn out well. It was affirming to learn that Nicky had come through so much and stayed true to her principles, roots and herself. As another woman who is 'making lemonade with life's lemons' I applaud you, Nicky!!!
Sarah Cards Ltd
Nicky Pattinson is quite simply a phenomenon. There are many people who can motivate and encourage but very few who possess the mixture of boundless enthusiasm, refined intuition and inspirational life experience to redefine the horizons of those they meet. Nicky combines perception, analysis and messaging with a unique personal delivery which leaves her audience no hiding place. And I mean every word!
Also: Chairman of Hull City Football Club
Between 2007 and 2010
Wow! Nicky you’re an amazing lady! I attended the breakfast meeting along with 250 others and through tears of laughter you charged the room with excitement and enthusiasm. Listening to you talk about your own experiences and how just being yourself, is the best thing ever and if you have a dream or goal to just go for it. In a world of political correctness and where being a normal human being is frowned on, you showed that in today’s world we all like to feel that we’re not just a number.
The Super Eds
You have an unbelievable way of helping others to see what they want with such simplicity. Your personality and actions made me feel like I’d known you all of my life. You connected to us all like no other speaker that I have seen before. It was captivating, hilarious, thought provoking, endearing and most of all inspiring! It’s so great to meet someone so successful but so down to earth. I left the meeting with a skip in my step and a new lease of life
I finally got to see you in action at your ‘From Hull to Hollywood’ event. It was well worth the wait. I got exactly what I was expecting: YOU. Your passion, energy, common sense (which is not so common!), and acute insight shone through. You’re definitely an inspiration and catalyst for change – and a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker. I loved your ability to connect with the audience, your ability to connect with people within business - I especially got this from the people I spoke with in the coffee break who had personally experienced your impact – and the brilliance in the simplicity of your paradigm changing approach.
Sarah L Marshall BSc (Hons
I came along today to the "women in business" event at Keepmoat, and was totally blown away.... I've been in business for over 22 years and I honestly thought I'd seen it all.... (I know... I know, I'm a guy at the women in business event, how did that happen??)
Stuart Thompson MD
I've seen Tony Robbins many times ..... but WOW !!! .... I thought your presentation today was truly PHENOMINAL!!!
P.S. I am very rarely as impressed as I was today, I've seen many supposed business 'consulatants' and most are using the same old rolled out bullsh*t... Either I'm softening in my old age or you're just SO MUCH BETTER than you probably believe you are.... I really hope this doesn't come over patronising but... FANTASTIC, and very well done!!
After having fairly low expectations of speakers these days – I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and seeing on Thursday.
From start to finish, amazing, and the 2 hours went like 20 minutes! The best speaker i have ever seen and yes, i’d see you again and again – just genius.
I have now heard Nicky twice at two very different events – one in a packed out theatre which was where I bought a ticket and another event was held at my venue for 50 HR Directors. This woman keeps you mesmerised from the minute she starts to the point where you don’t want her to finish. I have seen loads of speakers as part of my job but I have never wanted to stay awake to hear the next words coming out of someone’s mouth! Enthralling, captivating and just an all round fantastic person – if you get the chance to see her DO NOT turn it down!!!!!
I have never seen or heard anything so incredible as the way Nicky re-framed my business. It literally went from significant to stratospheric in 4 hours! No-one had been able to FIND me and my place in the way Nicky did that Thursday morning in Los Angeles.
Nicky is a TOTAL PHENEMENOM, she has a gift and knows exactly how to use it. What she does is pure magic, I walked in feeling lost not sure what direction to go in, after a morning with Nicky I gained total clarity over what I was doing and the direction to go down, not only that my passion was reignited and I had fire inside me again!! Nicky is truly inspirational and was worth every penny and more. Her talent is priceless! Everybody NEEDS a session with Nicky!! She is a legend!!
Wow....Nicky....what a brilliant personality. So many times in the business world, we meet "unreal" people, but this lady is authentic. No one can match her energy and I don't see how she couldn't be of benefit to any company.
A. Johnson - www.bondnewyork.com
Licensed Real Estate Agent
After five years of phone calls and emails, I was sure I knew how to do things the Nicky Way. I've got this, I thought. Then I finally sat with her in person. What a blow to find out I hadn't gotten it at all!!! Nicky took me on a ride and I'm still absorbing and processing what happened! Yes, there were words flying and pens twirling, but it was no ordinary "this is how you do it" meeting. This was energy work by a master who would never say that's what she's doing. But I recognize magic when I see it! She reached in and grabbed pieces of me that she sculpted into beautiful form. Had me shouting YES! YES! that's EXACTLY how I feel about who I am, what I do and why I'm doing it! Nicky's not for the feint hearted, but gather your strength and dive in. You'll just wish you'd done it sooner.
It was absolutely fantastic to hear/see you speak last night. I think its safe to say NYC welcomes you !!!!!
I am listening to your interview with Wilma - I am loving your interview - you have a great natural connection - I feel I know you already.
You paid a high price for your wonderful free attitude and honesty - thanks for your great insights.
Please come back to Ireland!
I'm smiling listening to you as I write.
I’ve been working with Nicky for over a year now and I can simply sum her up as A woman of Steel with a heart of gold. I’ve observed the impact which she’s had on both business folk and my students here at the University of Hull. A truly inspirational lady whom reaches the very core of one’s soul resulting in bringing one’s esteem, confidence and self belief to the forefront of one’s thinking and actions.
Hull Childrens University
I was standing still and you nudged me.
Paula Elliot, Managing Director
I was looking for something to focus on and you showed me to focus on the service I provide.
You moved me. I moved forward. I developed the human approach in everything I do.
I have had the BEST year.
What shes says makes absolute sense and well worth a listen if you want to differentiate yourself, but its the way she delivers it that makes the impact! She really is one of a kind!
The Insurance Partnership
HIYA II BOOK - OMG!!! Nicky, it is such a masterpiece!!! I want to hire you!! I want to be you!!! The testimonials, layout, and entire package just sing. This is what all marketing should be like
not marketing at all, but a recap of all we are doing well! Its just awesome!
Nicky it was a delight to attend your event.
Catherine Thompson - Founder and Director
Darling Nicky I have been doing the personal development bit for a long time and paid a lot more to get a lot less than those privileged hours spent in Leeds on your workshop. You are full Monty smart, savvy, honest, forthright, incisive and hilarious. You hold your space with conviction and integrity. Your naturally empathetic manner meant we did not just attend a development day we had a life experience many thanks a new devotee x
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for Friday! I have thought about "HIAYIT'SNICKY" all weekend and found meeting you so inspirational. I feel I have been given a different and clearer set of eyes to view the business and am really looking forward to applying your wisdom :) I will keep you updated about our increased sales because I know they are going to happen!
NICKY WAS UTTERLY AWESOME... people just kept stopping me at the DreamStart conference and saying "she is the best, she was brilliant, where the hell did you find her???" In all honesty she was a big part in making this event the massive success it was. Book her now - she'll be an international superstar and then we've no chance
Danny Matharu, Director
I have 2 people to thank for the massive success Propaganda have had in the past 10 years. One is my grandfather - the other is Nicky Pattinson
Julian Kynaston, Chairman
The feedback was beyond excellent - how does she have such insight? It's like a hotline into the minds of our sales people. Nicky is very much part of our group operation in 2009
Chris Lovell, CEO
Golley Slater Group
Most people don't live up to the hype. Nicky Pattinson actually does
David Shimwell, Franchise Director
Pitman Training Group
To say that Nicky Pattinson is motivational would be the understatement of the century. I have never seen anybody harness raw emotion and touch a group of people on so many levels the way she did during our training. I can honestly say she had a room full of strong willed, professional people rolling about the floor laughing one minute then in tears the next as they faced their personal demons. If there was a perfume named after her it would be called Genius
James Minahan, Make Up Artist
I have seen many speakers on the corporate circuit over the past few years but none to match the energy, flamboyance and sheer conviction of Nicky Pattinson. Her style will have you sat upright and begging for more within seconds. Within the nitty gritty, her message drives home a few killer home truths that we all need from time to time in order kick start sales success. Be wary, she might just grab your sales team by the throat and start to make it happen!
Nicky is one of the few people I have ever met who actually lives up to the hype