Jessica Richards is a Leadership Development Specialist who has a practice in Harley Street (London) whose work reaches beyond healing into helping people gain creative insights into their purpose, direction and meaning in life.
She is particularly committed to helping people find their leadership potential and to helping leaders go further and deeper in their lives and work.
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Jessica Richards specialises in personal transformation and leadership mentoring. Using her unique ‘Changing the Groundhog Day’ approach,(different place, different people but the same situation again!) developed over more than 20 years and thousands of hours of one-to-one sessions, she helps people achieve significant change in both their personal and professional lives. Jessica received an award for inspiring The Academy For chief Executives at the ‘Inspire’ conference in Oct 2006. Jessica is the most booked speaker in the history of the Academy for Chief Executives.
Through her work with organisations such as Thomas International, Young Presidents Organisation, Academy for Chief Executives, Vistage International as well as top level individuals, Jessica has facilitated rapid change through self awareness which has enabled others to more consciously fulfil their personal and professional potential and therefore enjoy a more successful and meaningful life and business.
For example, a senior manager in a publishing company came to see Jessica after being ‘promoted’ sideways for the first time. Knowing there was no way up from here he sought a session with Jessica. He went on to become the President of that same organisation. An in house lawyer of a well known media company went on to set up his own specialist firm and is already leading the field with a very impressive client list and, at the same time, creating more balance and quality in his family life.
The CEO of a major building company found the means to continue to grow his business success whilst creating more time with his wife and young family and is happier, healthier and even more successful for it.
Some of those who have benefited from Jessica’s work include;
Dr. Maria Yapp CEO of Xancam Ltd, a leading firm of business psychologists. Dr Maria Yapp, has been voted one of 2007’s ‘HR Top 100 Most Influential’. This award is sponsored by Human Resources Magazine, the premier journal for senior HR decision makers in the UK.
Mark Addlestone CEO of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers which has, over the last three years come 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Sunday Times ‘Best Company to Work for’ category and in each of those years Mark has come first in the ‘Leadership’ category.
Chris Oglesby CEO Bruntwood, sponsor of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002.
Paul Lister, multimillionaire conservationist whose Scottish estate, Alladale, is host to Jessica’s annual spring retreat. Steve Feery CEO of C.O.I.N.S. International and founder of ‘LIVESPACE’ concept. Martin Reed Chairman and CEO of Thomas International., world leaders in business consulting.
Paul Ugo CEO Ugo Foods Ltd. winning 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to work for 2007.
As well as her work within organisations, or at her rooms in Harley Street, Jessica runs a number of seminars, either private or for organisations such as ACE VIstage CEO clubs YPO.She also hosts an annual spring retreat in Scotland, a training programme which was hosted by ACE last year for it’s chairmen and members and Wolf seminars on site at the Anglian Wolf Society where business and personnel issues are viewed from a completely different point of view.
Jessica has already helped hundreds of executives and community leaders meet their professional and personal goals, she looks forward to helping you experience the full depth of your own vision and fulfil your unique potential.
Jessica was received a special award for inspiring the Academy of Chief Executives at their Inspire conference Oct 2006.
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Thanks for your outstanding session on Friday. The group all loved your session (everyone gave it a 10 the first time that I've ever seen that). The energy in the room was fantastic.
It reminded of what a unique and valuable session that is.
You have a quick and powerful way of help individuals to overcome profound limiting beliefs which were set up sometime way in their past. It was a wonderful experience to be part of the process.
The group loved the session and you scored straight 10 from everyone: a remarkable and well-earned result.
Chairman, Coventry and Leicester
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To advise feedback from your recent meeting -
V34, 19th May
Excellent scores of 100% for content and 100% for delivery
Other than getting married, and the birth of my three children, this was one of the biggest days of my life and will impact on the rest of my days for better
Exceptionally powerful presentation, which had many in the group in tears. Calm, measured and beautifully controlled presentation without playing to the gallery
Speaker Bureau & Knowledge Centre Coordinator
Just a formal email to again thank you for a fantastic session you gave to V34 at our recent Retreat meeting. The members have been talking about the session so much. I cannot thank you enough for the way you handled and worked with the guys. Your experience, added to a truly professional attitude, made the session the unbelievable success it was.
Your feedback marks (out of ten) from the members, are as follows: I AM NOT SURE I CAN REMEMBER SUCH HIGH SCORES FOR A SPEAKER SESSION !
How valuable was this presentation to you?
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
How successful was the speaker at communicating her ideas to you?
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
You can't get better than a 10 out of 10 ! Although one person (you can probably guess from his in-depth session) actually marked you 20 out of 10 !
Vistage International (UK) Ltd
tel: 02476 395552
mobile: 07831 887835
It was great speaking to you and I am delighted that we are working together next year.
Jessica, I knew I had a story to tell you. You might remember B. who was in my group when we worked together last year and his self limiting belief which affected all areas of his life and especially his personal life. Well he finally did it and got married and he has just had his first child. The coaching that you did with him worked a treat. He told me that besides my Ethical Sales & Communication Programme, your workshop was the most valuable programme he had ever taken. It was really life changing.
I am excited and really looking forward to working again next year and I know my group are in for a treat.
Keep up the great work that you do, you are an inspiration.
Ashley Latter "The Selling Coach"
Ashley Latter Limited
Telephone 0161 280 5837
www.thesellingcoach.com & Dental Website http://www.ashleylatter.com
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Hi Jessica thank you very much it was a fantastic day. 9.5 actually. Cleared a lot of things for a lot of people. Speak soon. Alan Branagh. Academy Chairman
Once again it was great speaking to you today. You have been an inspiration to me this year. The workshop you delivered for my group was first class and the feedback has been incredible. I am trying now to get another group off the ground and I will definitely be booking your services again. Ash xxx. Ashley Latter. The Selling Coach. Ashley Latter Limited
Good evening Jessica,
I wanted to let you know the profound effect your session at V22 on Thursday has had on me.
I am naturally a very cynical person, so if anyone had told me that 20 minutes under hypnosis could change my life I would have suggested they head for the loony bin. I have found myself, calmer, slower, much more relaxed and able to appreciate the here and now rather than chasing the next thing on offer. You have helped plant some sort of mental self checking mechanism which is incredible. I had the best walk with my dog ever this morning as I wasnt thinking about how quickly we could finish.I find I am more attentive to my family rather than rushing through conversations. My wife in particular is delighted with her new husband.
Awesome stuff. I feel absolutely brilliant. You are a remarkable lady and thank you so much for imparting your skills into my life it has and will make a big difference. Kind regards. Barry Minal. Vistage Member.
It has been a real pleasure to work with you again over the last couple of days. All of us were extremely impressed with your session and your attitude. With my very best wishes. Edmund Johnstone. Vistage Chairman
You scored very highly with the group, averaging 9.0. I believe we will be looking at organising a return visit in the not too distant future. I also believe you helped the group develop to another level - thank you! Kind Regards. Gary Boyce. Academy Chairman
Very many thanks for coming to speak to my ACE Group 11 last Wednesday and as ever, you are the epitome of professionalism and caused all of us to really think about the issue and in particular, our legacy. I didn’t need reminding as to why you are the most booked Academy speaker of all time, but it was nonetheless hugely enjoyable to be in your company and listen to your wisdom. Best regards. Joe D Adams,Chairman for Group 11 & Leaders Forum 6
THE ACADEMY FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Sorry to be slow in saying a HUGE THANK YOU for your input last week... The feedback from all the members has been tremendous – and more than that, I know how, anxious /sceptical a number of them were and EVERYONE heartfelt acknowledged that they benefitted and ‘got lots from it’. Big hug. Karen Humble BSc(Hons) FCIM MCIPR MCIPD. Academy Chairman. Karen Gray Limited. COMMON SENSE COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS
Thank you for the session yesterday (with Ashley Latter) things have really changed in a very short space of time I feel a lot lighter and like a burden has been lifted. It was like I had been living a paradox before really working hard against this limiting belief. Now things feel so
much easier. so thank you. I have studied quite a bit of hypnosis and not come across anything like this system. N. (Client of Ashley Latter)
Thank you for a great session with V58 at their retreat. All of the members found this to be extremely challenging. There has definitely been a marked improvement in their level of support, challenge and empathy with each other since you left and they are a much closer and stronger group as a result of your input. As you know it took many years to bring this group to this point and I am extremely pleased with the result. Best regards. Yours sincerely.
Edmund Johnston. Vistage Group Chairman
Thank you for an excellent session with V26 yesterday. All of us felt that it was an extremely thought provoking and worthwhile session and we all took away many action points. In terms of ratings the overall score for communication was 92% and for value 93%. These are among the highest ratings ever recorded by this group. Everyone felt that you developed the session in a very caring and safe way leaving members feeling very comfortable about discussing their innermost fears and concerns. It has been a real pleasure to work with you again and hopefully we will have another opportunity to work together in the future. Thanks again. Best regards. Yours sincerely. Edmund Johnston. Vistage Group Chairman
THANK you for an inspirational day today. The feedback in the afternoon from your session was awesome.† At 51 years of age, I have experienced many things but what I participated in this morning was life changing. You really are an amazing human being and more so for your willingness to give so generously of both your time and knowledge. You gave the group so many things to think about. Thank you again for an amazing morning. Love. V. P x (Client Ashley Latter)
Thank you for an excellent session with V26 yesterday. All of us felt that it was an extremely thought provoking and worthwhile session and we all took away many action points. In terms of ratings the overall score for communication was 92% and for value 93%. These are among the highest ratings ever recorded by this group. Everyone felt that you developed the session in a very caring and safe way leaving members feeling very comfortable about discussing their innermost fears and concerns. It has been a real pleasure to work with you again and hopefully we will have another opportunity to work together in the future. Thanks again. Best regards. Yours sincerely, Edmund Johnston. Vistage Group Chairman.
Good morning Jessica, Good to meet you too and thank you for setting the 'height of the bar' on the first day. Put simply, Day 2 continued raising it. Your scores, by the way equal the groups previous best - so well done. I look forward to including you in V65's programme i and to meeting and working with you again. Yours as aye. Julian Cook. Vistage Group Chairman Key 209 & V65
I am writing to say what a super job you did for my clients last week. I have various feedback from some of the delegates and they were very impressed with what you did. In particular ***** who was very complimentary. I was shocked to be honest, I would have thought he would have been the last person who would participated. Love Ash xxx. Ashley Latter. The Selling Coach
Very many thanks for coming to speak to my ACE Group 11 last Wednesday and as ever, you are the epitome of professionalism and caused all of us to really think about the issue and in particular, our legacy.
I didn’t need reminding as to why you are the most booked Academy speaker of all time, but it was nonetheless hugely enjoyable to be in your company and listen to your wisdom.
Joe D Adams, Chairman for Group 11 & Leaders Forum 6
THE ACADEMY FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES
To advise the feedback from your recent session with V26 – 07/10/08.
Great scores of 93% from the members, 92% for the content and 94% for delivery, with an average of 93%.
Comments from the members included:
Would have liked session to extend to 2nd day. Great learning.
Jessica is an amazing person
Interesting. The relaxation techniques very useful.
Speaker Programme Coordinator
To advise the feedback from your recent session with V22 on 11/10/08.
Great scores of 87% from the members, 82% for the content and 90% for delivery, giving an average of 86.3%.
Comments from the members included:
· Very powerful stuff, opened my eyes to hypnosis
· Life changing
· Great session, I hope I can continue to see the benefit
· Good session, hopefully valued to all
Speaker Programme Coordinator
It will come as no surprise to you that these are just some of the words the Members of Vistage 103 came up with to describe your session and I concur whole heartedly, thank you for sharing not only your knowledge and expertise with us but also so much of your self and your irrepressible humor. Your’s is a very rare and special talent which we were privileged to be exposed to and again thank you.
For the record, you have set new standards in the group’s scoring with 9.7/10 for relevance and value and 9.6/10 for style and impact well done.
Richard M Bosworth
Vistage Chairman and 'What If?' Specialist
Just wanted to thank you again for the life changing couple of days last week at the Red Lion. I've noticed massive changes in how I think and feel, eat and sleep! It couldn't have happened at a better time for me as I'm facing some tough decisions business wise for the future, and I now feel clear headed, calm, and able to make it happen. Nobody has ever made such a dramatic change to the quality of my life in such a short space of time. I will use the CD and take what I've learnt from you into my everyday life. It was also a pleasure to get to know you and have a couple of beers, it was all good fun!
Managing Director Marshall Arts
Hopefully you got home safely from your fleeting visit to Wharfedale and TEC 18 and that you enjoyed your brief time with us because everyone in the group certainly did. Thank you for an outstanding session with the team and kicking off the year for us in such fine style. Your presentation scored 9.3/10 and 8.7/10 for the value of the session so, well done.
Thanks once again for a great session and I look forward to working with you again in the autumn.
Richard M Bosworth
VISTAGE (formerly known as TEC) Chairman and 'What If?' Specialist
Thank you so very much for your efforts with the Group on Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
The marks on the evaluation forms are largely incidental but nevertheless do reflect a session of great value to the individuals. The scores are approximately 90% and that is top slot for this group.
To see *** & ****** open up the way they did was quite something because they have had large amounts of stress in their businesses recently & they were bruised as a consequence.
After you had gone the remainder of the day was quite different from normal. They were emotionally drained but very calm and thoughtful. We tackled issues for two hours, had a break, had a much better dinner from both a location and choice perspective, and they were still doing issues for each other at 10.30 pm. We went through the outcome from the previos evening where they had to choose which member had been at 21,000 feet, was a tap dance teacher, or a motor cross champion and they were stunned by the rich mixture of interests which people had.
A Retreat is a time for the Group members to become more aware about themselves and to get a greater understanding about what makes their colleagues tick. With your help we achieved all that & more. Thank you.
Regards David D'Arcy
North East Chairman
Vistage International (UK) Ltd.
8 9 or 10 says it all so many thanks for again giving the group an excellent session with lots of fun interest and value. The key point was that everyone got lots of value from the morning. That is all a chairman can ask for. Thanks very much indeed and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Chairman Group 1. Academy for Chief Executives.
Dear Jessica. Thank you so much for your session yesterday. You will be delighted to know that the average marks were 9.5. - no-one gave below 9! A great tribute to your skill, ability and passion. Thank you so much. Warm regards. Brian Chernett. Chairman Academy group 2. Founder and Executive Chairman of The Academy for Chief Executives.
We got a lot out of your session. Even the most sceptical commented . . . "suprisingly very good!"I thought you were terrific and very much look forward to your next session with my Leaders Forum Group. Best Regards. Joe Adams
“Jessica – your sessions are always amazing and it is always great to see you!” - Harold Sharples. HS Associates“
This is just a quick line to express my sincere gratitude for your time last Thursday and for the effect it has had on me. You have changed the way I think about myself and the vision I have for myself, and have given me the clarity of thought which had previously eluded me. I now have a yardstick against which I can judge my actions and which will form the basis of my plans for the future. This is absolutely priceless.” - I. H. Financial controller. Accountancy firm. (private client)
“Your session was something very special. Some of my team have been on to me to give their thanks for ‘life-changing experiences’ (their words). I thought that it was phenomenal, you use your abilities with great skill, sensitivity and intelligence.” - Peter Hills Chairman ACE group 18 Leaders Forum group 5. Academy for Chief Executives
“Carry on being an inspiration to all, you do it so well.” - Lorraine C. (Private client)
“Our philosophy of "work life balance" has never been better demonstrated than your visit to our office. Your session had an unshackling effect on the whole team. The realisation we all have anchors to deep rooted past experiences which can limit our day to day potential has been transformational. As your work is hard to describe, I had to simply ask my staff to "trust me" when I recommended you. They did. As a result the work ethic here has changed from efficient to creative exciting and rewarding. We have had a £400,000.00 order closed by a sales administrator, before your visit this same person was intimidated by telephone calls from buyers! I think we got our money`s worth.” - Roy Jones MD Vega Corp.Ltd.
"Jessica - you are the angel who lifted me to my feet when my wings had trouble remembering how to fly. Thank you." - Tim Hancock Chief Executive of Roger Hancock Ltd.
“I feel I have to write to say that you have had, and continue to have a profound effect on my business life, and my personal growth. Through your excellent skills, ( which I have been privileged to see you apply to others to the same effect ), you have made me believe in myself and what I am here to accomplish, given me the confidence to stand tall and believe in my personal worth. I was so amazed at your effectiveness that when I asked you to coach my 12 year old son who had had a tough time due to his long term illness I had my heart in my mouth as to just what you could achieve. The resultant change in Andrew's attitude to life, the growth in his own self esteem was a joy to see and still brings tears to my eyes to see such a positive change in a child. Thank you Jessica you are truly exceptional, I hope you will have a long life as you have so much to bring to others as you travel through life.” - Alex Lancashire . A.J. Benson Ltd.
“To create a successful business and home life you need confidence, balance and the ability to see things from a different perspective. I have learnt a lot from Jessica and the process has always been very enjoyable. If you’re willing to learn and to challenge yourself then Jessica will help you to get to where you want to go” - S V Founding Partner INDUSTRY.
"I met Jessica in a dark period of my life when my business was a disaster and colleagues were deserting me. Jessica Richards is unique in the corporate world. Through her insight and talent I was able to move forward in a positive way and I have never looked back. Do not be sceptical and do not be afraid of opening up your core thoughts. It is only by facing your fears you will move on. Jessica can hold up the mirror so you can see your true self and make the necessary changes. The Jessica Richards experience is one that should be compulsory for all business leaders." - Steve Feery, Livespace Limited
"We all carry around deep inside us tensions, blocks and resistances that affect the way we work and live our lives. Using a unique form of one to one and group coaching, Jessica has a wonderful ability to enable people to restore an easy flow of thoughts, feelings and ideas." - Terry Ingham.MD Nowhere Ltd.
"I want to thank you for one of the most impactful and valuable speaker sessions we have had in nearly four years. In addition to that it was great that you could join us the evening before. We really enjoyed your company. Your session was one of those rare sessions where you actually discover something really new and profound. The technique of relaxation really worked for me very powerfully, to the point where I was still feeling the effects two days later! Also the fuller experience of looking at my own issue and accessing the cause we identified was very powerful. The solution is very simple and yet I couldn't see it before, and had no way of accessing it. We had a short discussion in the afternoon and similar thoughts were being expressed by the guys. I look forward to hearing of your new session and will be definitely wanting you to return to us to take us through it." - Tim Anderson. Chairman ACE 15. Academy for Chief Executives.
"Totally unprepared for what to expect I found the session a simple but startlingly effective and calming way of realigning my sense of purpose and long term life goals." EJB
"Wow, what a session! I know that both you and I went into this with a little trepidation(3rd meeting of a new group, one new member and one guest there......) but it worked just as well as the previous ones with my 'old hands', and got excellent marks (9s and 10s)
Everyone enjoyed your style and humour, the relaxation exercise and your overall presentation. But it was the practical session that really made us sit up and take notice. The two members who worked on their issues with you got a tremendous amount of value from the day, as did those of us who were privileged to witness the session.
I have spoken to both X and Y since and they have been rather taken aback at how powerful and valuable the experience has been for them (How could so much change have been achieved so quickly on issues that they have been avoiding/working around for years?) A great truly life changing day. Thank you."
Chairman ACE group 5 Leaders Forum group 2. Academy for Chief Executives
"I have never changed my mind so fast and so radically about anyone as when I first met Jessica Richards in 2001. She was the speaker at my first meeting of the Academy for Chief Executives and I was completely sceptical in regards to any benefits from her presentation involving hypnotherapy.
At that session and at each of the subsequent occasions when I have chaired groups to whom Jessica has presented, her performance in helping leaders of companies exorcise deep seated problems has bee nothing short of astonishing. Our North East Chief executives group was so impressed that they requested her as speaker at their retreat only one month after her first presentation to them.
The feedback forms from the participants at Jessicas' sessions invariably include a clutch of the scarce 'awesome' scores and she does it all with great skill, insight, compassion and humour.
In addition, by challenging me on a one- to- one basis, Jessica changed my view of myself and hence the priorities in my life.
Need I say more?"
The Academy for Chief Executives. North east.
Jessica is our most sought after speaker. She is a brilliant exponent of her art.
THE ACADEMY FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES
"Thanks for my last coaching session. It's now three weeks since I was with you and there have been none of my outbursts! In every situation I've felt completely in control of my emotions... Time is a great healer and I can already see my work relationships strengthen as my reactions become more constructive and focused."
Jason Kenworthy. MD SMD Textiles Ltd.
What can I say, you are amazing.
You left me feeling so good that I forgot your card, the cd, the sheet of tips etc. . . . by the time I realised I had left the items with you, I was too far away to return so thanks for sending them on.
As I said at the time, you achieved in 3 hours what the very talented Tony Robbins failed to do in three days, and it was in a relaxed, friendly and comfortable environment.
Thank you. I look forward so much to seeing you again in January. Have a fab Xmas & New Year.
You are very special & you have a new true believer in your abilities.
Very best wishes to you Jessica.
Really great session yesterday. Your ability to communicate the subject and to demonstrate how you coach people the way you do is quite outstanding.
The scores speak for themselves - the average was 9.2 (one 10 and the rest 9s).
Many thanks. Kind regards
What can I say Jess – another fantastic session, thank you!
I don’t think tat I need say any more – I hope that you appreciated the great feedback that the group gave on the day. Well done, you trouper!
See you next month
(Peter Pritchett, Academy Group Chairman)
Just wanted to say thanks again for my 1:1 I have to keep smiling when something happens, and I react totaly differently (or not at all...)
It was a real pleasure seeing you again, and an inspirational couple of days.
Looking forward to seeing you again,