For the past 20 years, Lyle English has fulfilled the role of a credible and highly experienced Associate Trainer and Coach for a number of local and international training providers. His main area of work is in Leadership Skills Development working across a range of sectors with first-time Team Leaders through to Middle Managers [managers of managers]. Lyle has been privileged to work both locally and globally.

What makes Lyle different in this role is that he has ‘been there, done that and got the t-shirt’ and so is able to teach from the heart and not just the head.

Secondly, Lyle has a passion for working with SME managers as a Leadership Coach and Mentor, helping them to bring leadership to life within their companies. He partners with them in a series of thought-provoking and creative conversations to help them overcome their daily leadership challenges and achieve their leadership goals.

They’re then able to inspire their people by communicating a compelling vision of the future in such a way that every staff member will want to be fully engaged. They will see how what they do has a direct impact on the success of the company and be motivated by what’s in it for them, personally.

Managers will know how to get the best out of their people and build a personal credibility that will promote trust, open communication and a spirit of team.

In short, Lyle helps good SME managers become great leaders.

Finally, Lyle is passionate [some would say pedantic] about customer service. So as a ‘fun side-line’ he also carries out mystery shopping in shops, restaurants, hotels and B&Bs. Some establishments have discovered the simple magic. Others….?

A family man and doting grandfather with two adorable grandchildren Lyle enjoys jazz and loves hill walking in a group of four. He likes nothing more though than to spend a Saturday in the kitchen preparing to host the ultimate dinner party.


Leadership Skills Development for SME Owners/Managers and their Teams