I work with:
– creative, communications and digital agencies who need to make an impact on key accounts and in competitive pitches
Startups and scaleups
– growing businesses that need to crystalise or redefine their offer/startups and scaleups seeking investment
“Henry’s input into an important proposal was invaluable. He immediately got to grips with the fundamentals of The School of Life’s unique approach and elegantly honed our ideas so they made the desired impact on the client. Having an independent voice in the room is so important – I look forward to working with Henry again soon.”
Ewen Haldane, Business Director. The School of Life
We worked with Henry on a recent pitch where the stakes were high and we knew we had to stand out. Henry provided an extremely valuable external perspective and the counsel and advice he gave was a critical factor in our success. We learnt a huge amount through working with him and have changed the way we approach pitches and proposals as a result.
Louise Waller, Director, Client Services. Bite Global
Henry worked with us to bring clarity to how we communicate who we are and what we stand for. He got under the skin of the business, asked all the right questions, challenged us to focus on what really makes us different, and we’ve emerged with something we love. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.
Nyree Ambarchian, Director. Stand Agency
Henry acted as a critical friend as we evolved our brand. He immediately got to grips with our unique position in the market and provided valuable advice that has influenced how we think and talk about our business.
Sam Mercer, Co–founder, Hopscotch Consulting
Henry has helped us with a stack of winning bids. He is a serious individual with the gravitas to call out a bad idea when it is needed, but also has great emotional intelligence and lightness of touch, which means he plugs in to pitch teams incredibly well even when the pressure is rising.
Ben Caspersz, Founder & Managing Director. Claremont Communications
“My pitch was pretty damn fine, if I say so myself. However it’s pretty damn finer after the once-over from Henry. Without trashing it, he suggested a number of quite small changes which massively changed the impact and the flow. Seemed obvious, except I hadn’t thought of them. Incredibly effective and productive, I will be back for more.”
Dominic Young, Former Director of Strategy & Product Development at News International
Henry has supported us with advice and coaching on our messaging and pitching over a number of years. We have had some very difficult concepts to crystallise and his straight-forward no-nonsense approach has been of great value in helping us do this. Most recently, Henry has helped us to sharpen significantly a critical pitch for senior clients: his approach really helped us to focus on the key issues using appropriate language.
Paul Tasker, CEO. HAT Data Exchange
We found Henry’s honest feedback on our Brand Partnership presentation and pitch to be extremely helpful. The productive one-on-one session we had enabled us to identify our strengths and weaknesses and take our pitch to the next level. We have gained confidence and improved Stööki’s ability to secure new projects with big brands and clients in the near future.
Luke Hippolyte, Founder. Stööki
“I was part of an award-winning team at Guardian online and hustled my self-published book to become a Penguin best-seller. So I thought I had pitching worked out… But Henry’s insights have really helped me turn the volume down on some things, turn it up on others, and re-think how I develop and present new ideas. I’d recommend the Pitch Doctor to anyone who wants to connect better with people they’re trying to influence.”
James Wallman, Futurist, Key Note Speaker. Author Stuffocation
Full client list and more testimonials on request, subject to confidentiality.