Client references:

John French is no doubt a Guru of Communication! He has received excellent ratings for the work he has done with my clients and there has been visible shifts in the way delegates communicate at the beginning of a programme to when they exit a programme. Recently, I had the privilege of being a student in his class and he really helped me unpack my communication goals and identify my gaps. The tools and techniques were very practical and immediately implementable. In just six hours John was able to lift my awareness of how I communicate and very gently guide me to more impactful ways to get my message across. Enhancing my communications skills using his guidance and tools will no doubt elevate my game when I am in the spotlight in the future. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise John!

Kumeshnee West
Director
Executive Education
Graduate School of Business
University of Cape Town

You make our organisation BETTER! Thank you.

Hywel George
Director of Investments
Old Mutual Investment Group (Pty) Ltd

The impact Communication Guru (Pty) Ltd has had on our Sales delivery to clients has been significant. Within our National Sales team, John was instrumental in identifying and strengthening individual communication talents. Public speaking is extremely intimidating to most and John was able to instill confidence and share powerful knowledge that the Sales team could use in their day-to-day interactions with clients. From a personal perspective, I had an element of self-doubt when it came to presenting to larger groups. With just a couple of sessions, Penny helped me to focus on my messaging and provided many essential tools applicable to my work environment. I am a more self-assured and truer version of myself as a result. Outside of Investec Asset Management, John has facilitated courses for our clients (Independent Financial Advisors) enabling them with key practical advice in approaching different personality types within their own organisations and their clients. So whether you are in need of a little fine-tuning, or a complete master class in communication, I would highly recommend making Communication Guru a part of your business development.

Simone Arnold
Co-Head of Sales
Investec Asset Management

Our team used John French to conduct a negotiation skills and communication skills workshop. Every single one of us really enjoyed it and found it immensely valuable and provided good tools for us to use in our daily discussions with clients and other internal stakeholders.

Kirshni Totaram
Global Head of Institutional Business
Coronation Fund Managers

Communication Guru (Pty) Ltd is one of those key companies that I have come to depend on while running CyberLogic. Aside from providing ongoing customer service and communications training to the CyberLogic team, the team also coaches each of our staff members individually, helping them to address any personal development areas they may have. We have taken our game to a new level, thanks to John and the trainers at Communication Guru. I’d recommend their services to anyone who is serious about customer service and staff development.

Edge Bisset
Group MD of Cyberlogic & Space Age Technologies

John is an invaluable contributing member to the strategy of our business. Old Mutual Investment Group has set its focus on the improvement and development of its Sales and Distribution division in order to create some competitive advantage in this space, and John has been immensely instrumental in this.
John has been an invaluable pillar of strength and strategic partner to the business and all delegates that have had the privilege to work with him. As such we have engaged John in important initiatives like the assessment and development programmes for core teams in the Sales and Distribution division of OMIG, and continue to do so. We believe that John and his team will add immense value to any business he consults to. We wish them well and hope to have john as a business partner for many more years.

Sannette Koopman
Learning and Development Practice Owner
Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG)

This serves as a reference on the exceptional quality of the training, the interesting and applicable content we discussed during our sessions and the profound insight on not just public speaking but also targeted specifically pitched messaging John was able unlock in me. As we worked through the programme I realised that I was increasingly becoming more comfortable and confident in my client engagements. This I believe is the result of the power I started to realised that I have now that I understand much better not just what I want to achieve in the engagement but also how I want to and can achieve my goal but as importantly also who I am dealing with and how best I should engage should I want to maximise the chances of me achieving my goals for the engagement. I am a big fan and strongly recommend Communication Guru to anyone who wants to raise the bar on pretty much any engagement/presentation subject.

Nicolaas Alberts
Sales Director Investec Asset Management

John French is no doubt a Guru of Communication! He has received excellent ratings for the work he has done with my clients and there has been visible shifts in the way delegates communicate at the beginning of a programme to when they exit a programme. Recently, I had the privilege of being a student in his class and he really helped me unpack my communication goals and identify my gaps. The tools and techniques were very practical and immediately implementable. In just six hours John was able to lift my awareness of how I communicate and very gently guide me to more impactful ways to get my message across. Enhancing my communications skills using his guidance and tools will no doubt elevate my game when I am in the spotlight in the future. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise John!

Kumeshnee West
Director
Executive Education
Graduate School of Business
University of Cape Town

You make our organisation BETTER! Thank you.

Hywel George
Director of Investments
Old Mutual Investment Group (Pty) Ltd

The impact Communication Guru (Pty) Ltd has had on our Sales delivery to clients has been significant. Within our National Sales team, John was instrumental in identifying and strengthening individual communication talents. Public speaking is extremely intimidating to most and John was able to instill confidence and share powerful knowledge that the Sales team could use in their day-to-day interactions with clients. From a personal perspective, I had an element of self-doubt when it came to presenting to larger groups. With just a couple of sessions, Penny helped me to focus on my messaging and provided many essential tools applicable to my work environment. I am a more self-assured and truer version of myself as a result. Outside of Investec Asset Management, John has facilitated courses for our clients (Independent Financial Advisors) enabling them with key practical advice in approaching different personality types within their own organisations and their clients. So whether you are in need of a little fine-tuning, or a complete master class in communication, I would highly recommend making Communication Guru a part of your business development.

Simone Arnold
Co-Head of Sales
Investec Asset Management

Our team used John French to conduct a negotiation skills and communication skills workshop. Every single one of us really enjoyed it and found it immensely valuable and provided good tools for us to use in our daily discussions with clients and other internal stakeholders.

Kirshni Totaram
Global Head of Institutional Business
Coronation Fund Managers

Communication Guru (Pty) Ltd is one of those key companies that I have come to depend on while running CyberLogic. Aside from providing ongoing customer service and communications training to the CyberLogic team, the team also coaches each of our staff members individually, helping them to address any personal development areas they may have. We have taken our game to a new level, thanks to John and the trainers at Communication Guru. I’d recommend their services to anyone who is serious about customer service and staff development.

Edge Bisset
Group MD of Cyberlogic & Space Age Technologies

John is an invaluable contributing member to the strategy of our business. Old Mutual Investment Group has set its focus on the improvement and development of its Sales and Distribution division in order to create some competitive advantage in this space, and John has been immensely instrumental in this.
John has been an invaluable pillar of strength and strategic partner to the business and all delegates that have had the privilege to work with him. As such we have engaged John in important initiatives like the assessment and development programmes for core teams in the Sales and Distribution division of OMIG, and continue to do so. We believe that John and his team will add immense value to any business he consults to. We wish them well and hope to have john as a business partner for many more years.

Sannette Koopman
Learning and Development Practice Owner
Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG)

This serves as a reference on the exceptional quality of the training, the interesting and applicable content we discussed during our sessions and the profound insight on not just public speaking but also targeted specifically pitched messaging John was able unlock in me. As we worked through the programme I realised that I was increasingly becoming more comfortable and confident in my client engagements. This I believe is the result of the power I started to realised that I have now that I understand much better not just what I want to achieve in the engagement but also how I want to and can achieve my goal but as importantly also who I am dealing with and how best I should engage should I want to maximise the chances of me achieving my goals for the engagement. I am a big fan and strongly recommend Communication Guru to anyone who wants to raise the bar on pretty much any engagement/presentation subject.

Nicolaas Alberts
Sales Director Investec Asset Management

Communication Guru (Pty) Ltd is requested to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements with many of our clients due to the sensitive nature of the work we do with them, as well as the high profile of many of our clients. For this reason, we do not attach a client list on our website.

Communication Guru creates
communication empowerment at:

  • AIIM
  • ARCC – Airport Retail Concessions Cape (Pty)Ltd
  • B2Gold Namibia
  • Coronation Fund Managers
  • Cyberlogic
  • Diocesan College
  • Distell
  • Foord Asset Managers
  • Futuregrowth
  • Investec Asset Management
  • Liberty Life
  • McDonalds
  • Nexion
  • Old Mutual
  • OMIG
  • OMSFIN
  • Prudential Investment Managers
  • Sanlam
  • Tokara Wine Estate
  • UCT Graduate School of Business
  • University of Stellenbosch Business School