Developing Your People Is Our Passion And Expertise

Do you want to outpace your competition and accelerate your business growth?

With a rich history dating back to 2001, we have been helping our partners develop and retain their people by nurturing individual talent and building team spirit.

The way we transfer subject knowledge sets us apart.

Our training events are packed with memorable practical tools and techniques that can easily be used in the workplace. 

Participants will want to use and share these tools long after we have left.

Your Business Is Unique

Is your current training and development strategy stimulating sufficient business growth?

In a world of continuous change, businesses today require agility to stay ahead. Time is a valuable commodity.

We adjust our leaning material and delivery to your values, making the learning experience a cultural fit to your organisation.

By equipping your team with the necessary knowledge, agility and behavioural skills,
you are future proofing your business.

Like you, we know, it is the people that make the biggest difference.

We believe sport and business have many common threads

Success in both requires cultivating the correct mindset, ability to be agile in the moment and have the resilience to keep driving forward.

These crucial skills can be amplified through coaching and are essential in today’s business environment.

Our approach aids a mindset shift and behavioural adjustments to directly impact performance improvement.

We use an effective transformational framework:

Identify – solid foundations, pinpoint the critical areas requiring modification.

Challenge – the status quo, perceptions and limiting factors.

Transform – strengths, mindset and behaviours. 

Our values are at the heart of everything we do


We identify current strengths, expand knowledge, enhance efficiency and encourage growth through conversation.


We work innovatively, fuel productivity and support people to make a sustainable difference and thrive.


We embrace change, remove complexity and add fun.

Our team of experts

We have a diverse group of hand-picked trainers, coaches, facilitators and subject specialists, who bring a wealth of knowledge, creativity and energy to deliver a memorable learning experience.

Meet our lead team.

Paul Canning

Paul Canning

My enjoyment comes from helping others to make a sustainable difference to their own performance, or by recognising the potential in others, that they may have not previously noticed.

A natural task orientated problem solver who understands, it all starts with engaging the person in front of you. Led by curiosity, I am fascinated to understand others perception and reality. Over the years I have been fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with many people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, experience, and expertise. Together we have built agile, resilient teams that delivered growth within various private and public sectors.

Being involved in Sport is important for me, it both relaxes and frustrates me in equal measures, yet always energies. I am lucky enough to coach athletes and still be competing in track and field at national and international level.

The Master Athletics events are really the same as the Olympics, just run in slow motion!

Chuwie Teape

Being a finalist in both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, allowed me to appreciate the importance of personal preparation and team support. Understanding and sharing the commitment required to push beyond comfortable, is the reason I am still working with teams, creating unity is the first step to high performance.

My coaching approach is around positivity, looking for the good in everyone, while expanding their knowledge and using solution-based feedback to enable a growth mindset. I enjoy guiding and inspiring others to achieve outstanding results and reach their full potential. With my passion for athletics still very much alive, I often find myself doing research on how the top Jamaican athletes are running so quickly and coaching club-level athletes to become the next Olympians.

Who knows, I might even put my spikes back on, just to push myself beyond comfortable again!

Owen Hopkins

As a Facilitator and Business Coach, working across a range of sectors, I’m proud to have supported people and their organisations in achieving their potential and delivering their goals.

For me it’s never one size fits all. If it’s working one to one or facilitating events for small groups or large seminars, my aim is to create an environment where issues can be explored and mindsets challenged, enabling people to have greater personal impact and communicate more effectively.

During these ever-changing times, we are all living through, I’ve kept myself energised by discovering a love for playing tennis. The only issue is, I’m absolutely terrible at it. However, I am determined to get better. Things I enjoy doing with a greater degree of success are gardening and walking my Chocolate Labrador, Frida. Although, I imagine she would criticise the frequency of this activity.

our partners trust us

Caine Fearn​

Managing Director, Frontline Consultancy

“Communication, productivity and efficiency improved across the team.  If your business is looking to build a high performing team I couldn’t recommend these guys highly enough.”

Mark Mallinder

CEO, Ride Shotgun

“Paul delivered a series of engaging, thought-provoking workshops. Paul is extremely easy to work with and added value to the process throughout.” 

Paul Bromley

Managing Director, BCA Vehicle Services

“GMD have been an asset to us, and I can whole heartily commend them as a partner!”

Dr George Gavriel

PCN Clinical Director, The Swan Network.

GMD People supported though coaching and developing self-awareness, leadership, and communication skills, results followed rapidly, confidence grew, communication improved, and teams became more efficient.”

Teresa Dier

Managing Director, Barbour EHS & Cedrec

“I highly recommend GMD without reservation, content was informative, engaging, and highly relevant to our team’s needs. They are highly skilled at connecting and delivering material in a way that was easy to understand and apply. Creating a supportive learning environment that leaves the team feeling motivated, inspired, and equipped with new skills and knowledge.”

Mark Mills-Goodlet

Group MD, Winchester Motor Group

My business has benefitted from an increase in staff satisfaction and revenue growth, which is a direct result from changes made during the programme.

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