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Chris Clapham, founder of New Energy Ventures, joined the
IconicShift Game Changers personal mentoring programme in January
Andrew Firth is co-founder of a financial services company,
called Wakehurst. The Wakehurst team joined the IconicShift
Leadership mentoring programme in 2012.
Herman Stewart creates mentoring programmes for young people and
he also trains mentors. He believes everyone can and should
mentor the young people they influence. He won a competition
(called Pitchfest) in 2011 which gave him a free place on the
IconicShift Game Changers personal mentoring programme starting in
Kemi Laniyan owns a successful lettings agency in London called
Desirable Homes. She met Mike via the Key Person of Influence
Progamme (Mike runs a workshop called Perfect Pitch within this
programme). Kemi then attended an Iconic Thinking workshop with
Mike before joining the IconicShift Game Changers personal
mentoring programme in January 2012 in order to build a new fashion
business, focused on bringing the vibrancy of African
originated fashion to London.
Mike mentored Daniel during the design and implementation of the
Key Person of Influence Programme and the establishment of Daniel's
new company Entrevo. The Entrevo team joined the IconicShift
Leadership mentoring programme in 2012.
Daniel says: "Mike Harris changed the game for us. Being around
Mike allows me to think bigger, clearer and more confidently. He
brings out leadership qualities in our whole team, we perform at
our highest and he gets us behaving strategically. This isn't
fluffy stuff, our business is booming, we're becoming iconic… just
as he said we would. Rarely a day goes by that I'm not grateful to
be associated with Mike Harris."
Mike worked with Andy in 2010 and 2011 after Andy had been
appointed MD of Garlik.
Andy says: "I had little real experience of leading a business
when I was appointed, but I had a good sense of how I wanted to do
it and what my leadership should be about. Now I feel I have
everything it takes and more. Mike was an inspiration and very
practical help to me and the team as we picked the business up and
turned into a major success story, widely acknowledged as the class
act in its field or as Mike would say we have become Iconic."
Mike mentored Adam during 2010 and 2011 during which Adam was
building his technology business and preparing for a successful
exit, which happened in 2012.
Adam says: "The knowledge that I have gained from Mike has not
only supported me in my ongoing development of a business plan, but
has also enabled me to increase the value of my existing business.
Understanding how others perceive the value of my company, and more
importantly the reason why, has allowed me to increase existing
product ranges and expand
into additional market sectors. Working with Mike has been an
incredible experience which has broadened my knowledge
Kevin Hollick is founder of Screenetics, a health screening and
well being company. Mike worked intensively with the Screenetics
team in 2009.
"Our business has grown dramatically and attracted some
fantastic people based on the fundamentals that Mike gave us. He
has tremendous business insight and knowledge that makes sense. He
communicates this in an easy and understandable way while
challenging you again and again until you see him put his finger up
and say 'That's it. You got it'."
Leigh, the founder of Sasudi, started in an IconicShift
mentoring group in 2012
"Attending IconicShift has broadened my thinking/imagination of
what's possible. I wouldn't have come up with Sasudi had I not been
on the programme. So from delivering live sales training programmes
and workshops my business morphed into an online platform software
as a service (SaaS) that serves small business owners that love
what they do but dread selling.
"This may sound dramatic but IconicShift has been life changing
for me. I also learned so much from being in your company and
seeing how you actively walk your talk...you are indeed an iconic
leader. Thank you so much :)"
Miti joined an IconicShift mentoring programme in 2013.
"I feel very fortunate to have been mentored by Mike Harris on
IconicShift. When I met Mike and pitched my idea to him 'he got it'
immediately and it was such a relief! I learnt so much from the
"It gave me the idea of teaching and training others in my
Innovative Communication methodology, which was a game changer for
both my business and me personally. For the past 18 months I have
been privileged to work with a range of significant global
companies, training their teams, front line staff and management in
making a real difference to their businesses by implementing the
principles of Innovative Communication.
"What I learnt will continue to shape and influence the way I
run and operate my business for the foreseeable future."
Marianne joined an IconicShift mentoring programme in 2012
"When I started Iconic Shift, I was working freelance under my
then business name The Jam Factory. I had this desire to bring two
of my passions, healing and design together. Mike and the Iconic
Shift Mentoring programme supported me in making this shift (!) and
I launched Hartley & Soul in 2013.
"IconicShift was deeply transformative in every sense. For my
business, it allowed me to step up and out in a way that is
completely aligned with my values. In a way that inspires and
fulfils me. On a personal level it gave me confidence to follow my
dreams and create something I didn't believe was possible."
Michelle worked with Mike to create Best Minds
"When I came to a crossroads and saw I needed to re-invent my
game, I remember Mike saying to me, "Your car is in the ditch right
now. Get out ask yourself what you can see from where you are.
There are always new opportunities". This lesson was from one of
the four Key Principles of Iconic Shift, Resilience, and has helped
enormously in not allowing myself to stay stuck in the ditch and
get back into the game."
Niki worked with Mike in an IconicShift mentoring group to
"In the business world, there is no shortage of
information on how to be a successful entrepreneur. There are
videos, webinars, podcasts and real live events all from so called
business experts. Experts, whose claim to fame is that they are
really good at promoting themselves and good at not showing you the
real fundamentals of business. But to learn from somebody who is
the real deal was ground-breaking for me. Mr. Harris is able to cut
through all the garbage and show an actual clear cut path on how to
become a successful entrepreneur who can make a positive difference
in the world."
Jo worked with Mike to create NaviStar Legal
IconicShift's unique perspective is not like any other business
or mentor programme that I have come across. The attitude, insights
and wisdom allowed me to step out of the 'legal mentality' and into
an entrepreneurial mindset. As a corporate lawyer, in the mindset
that I had been, Innovation would have been impossible or at least
stilted and limited.
Iconic shift stopped me from just doing busily and allowed me to
start being purposeful in my efforts. It gave me a bigger personal
mission and allowed me to understand secrets in business that would
have remained hidden to me and would have kept me playing a small
"Iconic Shift has opened up my vison and capability to beyond
the possible and has guided the development of the environment and
conditions that will make Maxwellia happen. It has been a tough
journey so far, full of challenge, excitement and at times despair.
I believe that IconicShift and Mike's mentorship has prepared and
equipped me for the journey with the intelligence, armour and
ammunition required for me to serve my purpose here and that is to
improve quality of life for millions of people through wider access
to medicines for Self-Care."