Business Leaders: Liam O’Neil – The ‘PROVE IT’ Guy
Could you be missing out on a way to unlock great productivity from your team? Specialist Liam O’Neill explains how helping your people to tackle stress and anxiety in the workplace can be a way to reach new business heights…together.
Liam – the ‘Prove It Guy’ – is a professional trainer and coach who began his ProfileTree interview by explaining his unique ‘Prove It’ approach: “Everything I do, everything I demonstrate, I can prove that you can do it to.
“My goal is to teach people that limitation is a mirage, that they can do and be whatever they want. What’s really important is that when I demonstrate something they think is impossible, they see that I learned how to do this and ‘if I can learn it, so can you’”.
The ProfileTree interviewee, who also discussed the importance of mentors and mentoring (see the full interview), outlined how he goes about his work: “Sometimes I get hired by a company and my goal will be to create a team out of the people who are in there, as a lot of companies have people who work there but don’t have a team.
“My goal is to work out what’s going on in the team so that they can redevelop it so they work together to create more business.”
Liam explained how an understanding of mental health comes into this equation: “But you have to work with the individual as well. My specialism seems to be anxiety and depression and different mental health.
“People think of anxiety as someone who’s very low, but you can get anxiety if you are about to go into a meeting. So I would teach you how to deal with that, so you are going in more focussed and your best self so you can deliver whatever messages that you want to deliver when you’re in that meeting.”
The coaching expert also performs magic as corporate entertainment, something that can “intertwine” with his training work: “My goal isn’t to do ‘here’s a card, lose it…find it…wow’ as I want you to feel something, one of my mentors talks about everyone having a favourite song or movie as it is emotionally attached but a lot of them don’t have a favourite magic trick they’ve seen.
“You’re putting yourself in an opportunity to improvement someone’s day, someone’s life. I try to do that with everything so it all fits together.”
What do Liam’s clients say about his specialism and work? One person who benefited from his knowledge, a personal trainer and a nutritionist, said “business was doing well” when he” started with Liam”.
However: “With Liam’s help we redesigned how I was using social media and how I was managing my bookings and classes. This has helped me improve my intake by nearly 300%.”
Find out more about Liam’s work, and much more, in our full ProfileTree video interview.
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