Who are your smartest influencers?

If your people stand out from the crowd, you will succeed and make your customers happy. If they don’t, you won’t. We can make them stand out.



How do we make them stand out? Practice. Practice. Practice. No slides or toolkit overkill. Instead, we combine the What with the How: the two-days accelerate problem-solving for a group and build capability of individuals.

Our two-day immersive learning lab strings together previous sales and leadership trainings that your people typically have completed before we make them Smart Influencers. We do this by amplifying the influencing skills of each participant and help them co-create authentic stories for your key accounts, build a movement of savvy change agents or natural leaders for agile organisations.

Our globally tested format specifically helps solve business problems in complex B2B sales situations, innovation, organisational change and New Ways of Working; in essence – when your people need to lead without formal authority, and when fast alignment and high trust levels make the difference.

“We have used the Smart Influencer for an international group of change leaders who are driving a transformational initiative. We particularly selected this approach around Edge, Connection and Intervention as this is a powerful way to make an impact. As a change leader you need to be both elegant and tough to move the organisation – the smart influencer laboratory prepares them for that.”

Alexander Frank –Senior Director Organizational Development & Transformation Catalyst, Sanofi Biologics

THE SMART INFLUENCER PROGRAMME HELPS YOU TO:

The better story wins. But why should anyone listen to you?

Our unique 1:1 coaching method in front of a group allows you craft a believable story aligning your company’s purpose, priorities and targets with your personal ambition, hopes and fears. You will improve your story through rapid iterations based on peer feedback in a safe space plus we record a demonstrable before-and-after for you on video.

You will never again say “I wish I had said this” after you meet someone important – because you’ll be ready and rehearsed for these pivotal occasions the second you go back to your ‘day job’.

“The Smart Influencer Programme was a great and unique experience. Marcus and Stewart are great professional with a clear vision of how the business works and how you can become a great storyteller and influencer.”

Martiniano Martínez de Castro Sr Account Delivery Executive, Microsoft

H2H – it’s all Human-to-Human, really. So, how do you build deeper relationships, faster?

We bring in exercises that you have never done before and you will experience the power of true human connection in a business context. Because the fellow humans in the room are your colleagues or peers, you will create a culture of trust and goodwill in the-here-and-now, which you will want to transfer into your offices.

You will never miss an opportunity to make somebody unconsciously feel warm and grateful about you – because you will have uncovered the secret of “The Handshake” and other game changing influencing secrets.

“This workshop really surprised me. Marcus gave us some exciting insights and tools. His very empathic nature and the dynamic as well as the different approach compared to many other seminars made the workshop very valuable for me and all the other participants.”

 Timo Steinhauser AccountManager, ProSiebenSat1 Media

You need to earn the right to sell or intervene. And what’s your best choice to get there?

We show you winning pull tactics you rarely see in a meeting room. Based on your most pressing real-life cases (clients, bosses, stakeholders, partners) we adapt to your needs in the here-and-now switching between 1:1 coaching, subject matter training and group facilitation.

You will never feel that this programme was keeping you away from your day job; because you will intensively rehearse upcoming meetings, phone calls and conversations in a strategic, structured and iterative way.

“The approach Stewart took with our Senior Management Team at Hyder Consulting was spot on. He was highly professional, engaging and entertaining – and most importantly, everyone came away with a tip or technique that they would use in their next presentation – be it to a client, their team or to the Board.”

Chantelle Ludski, Global Chief Risk Officer at ARCADIS NV

THE SMART INFLUENCER PROGRAMME HELPS YOU TO:

BUILD YOUR EDGE

The better story wins. But why should anyone listen to you?

Our unique 1:1 coaching method in front of a group allows you craft a believable story aligning your company’s purpose, priorities and targets with your personal ambition, hopes and fears. You will improve your story through rapid iterations based on peer feedback in a safe space plus we record a demonstrable before-and-after for you on video.

You will never again say “I wish I had said this” after you meet someone important – because you’ll be ready and rehearsed for these pivotal occasions the second you go back to your ‘day job’.

“The Smart Influencer Programme was a great and unique experience. Marcus and Stewart are great professional with a clear vision of how the business works and how you can become a great storyteller and influencer.”

Martiniano Martínez de Castro Sr Account Delivery Executive, Microsoft

CONNECT DEEPLY

H2H – it’s all Human-to-Human, really. So, how do you build deeper relationships, faster?

We bring in exercises that you have never done before and you will experience the power of true human connection in a business context. Because the fellow humans in the room are your colleagues or peers, you will create a culture of trust and goodwill in the-here-and-now, which you will want to transfer into your offices.

You will never miss an opportunity to make somebody unconsciously feel warm and grateful about you – because you will have uncovered the secret of “The Handshake” and other game changing influencing secrets.

“This workshop really surprised me. Marcus gave us some exciting insights and tools. His very empathic nature and the dynamic as well as the different approach compared to many other seminars made the workshop very valuable for me and all the other participants.”

 Timo Steinhauser AccountManager, ProSiebenSat1 Media

INTERVENE SMARTLY

You need to earn the right to sell or intervene. And what’s your best choice to get there?

We show you winning pull tactics you rarely see in a meeting room. Based on your most pressing real-life cases (clients, bosses, stakeholders, partners) we adapt to your needs in the here-and-now switching between 1:1 coaching, subject matter training and group facilitation.

You will never feel that this programme was keeping you away from your day job; because you will intensively rehearse upcoming meetings, phone calls and conversations in a strategic, structured and iterative way.

“The approach Stewart took with our Senior Management Team at Hyder Consulting was spot on. He was highly professional, engaging and entertaining – and most importantly, everyone came away with a tip or technique that they would use in their next presentation – be it to a client, their team or to the Board.”

Chantelle Ludski, Global Chief Risk Officer at ARCADIS NV

TRIBE OF SMART INFLUENCERS

Marcus Druen

"You need to have courage and compassion"

Stewart Bewley

"The better story wins"

Tracey Grey

"Intention determines outcome"

Marina Ibrahim

"You need cultural and contextual intelligence"

                                                                           

What’s our edge? Why do we have more impact than others?

We innovatively combine four pieces from very different corners of the (business) world that we have harvested over decades and re-purposed into the Smart Influencer programme:

(1) you will notice the laser-sharp focus on your business problems, something that you appreciate in well-facilitated strategy workshops

(2) you will practice being radically present that you might know from mindfulness and embodiment practice

(3) you will ride the rawness which stand-up actors relish on an ‘improv stage’

(4) you will practice the candid and compassionate peer coaching that is prevalent in successful start-up accelerators.

This experimental learning lab is the brainchild of Marcus Druen and Stewart Bewley: we are a rare creative symbiosis and have been called the Gravity and the Magic in the room. We inspire participants to go beyond their self-limiting beliefs by holding a safe space with an irresistible and infectious energy of possibility and joy.

Our global client roster speaks for itself. Most notably, our formula has had a small yet noticeable impact in helping Microsoft becoming ‘cool again’. We have reportedly changed lives. We work with celebrity CEOs and rookie graduates alike. We can scale and deliver globally – and in Spanish and German.

Talk to us and assess whether we are any good in influencing you. How might the Smart Influencer support your objectives?

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