Academy of Executive Coaching

Join the Academy of Executive Coaching and Really Connect for a  30-minute fast-paced and tactic-rich online training event on Wednesday 19th February at 10:00 GMT.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • How to set up a credible, authoritative, thought-leader presence on LinkedIn in order to build trust, communicate value and resonate authentically with new clients;
  • How to use channels and rich media capabilities to help you showcase your results, expertise and passion;
  • How to communicate trust and credibility even before a client engages with you;
  • How to encourage clients to engage with you without you resorting to hard-core selling (which none of us enjoy doing).

What to do next

Register for the training by entering your details to the right. If the time is inconvenient for you, register anyway and we’ll send a recording to you after the session, which you can watch at a time that’s convenient to you. We do highly recommend you join live so that you can ask questions, but we understand that your schedule might not allow live attendance – that’s why we make a recording available.

After registering, you’ll receive instructions on how to join the training on the day. You will access the training session from the comfort of your home or office.  All you’ll need is a computer and reliable Internet access.

Why invest 30 minutes of your time with us?

Very simply because what we teach works.  

There are three main reasons why this will be a valuable investment of your time:

Reason 1: Really Connect is the World’s 1st training company to be certified by LinkedIn themselves – no other LinkedIn training company can claim the same.  While we operate independently of LinkedIn (we are not employed by them), we collaborate in a win-win partnership with LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn gets more happy users of their platform as a result of our training;
  • We’re updated regularly by LinkedIn regarding the future of their platform so that we can keep our clients informed and ahead of the game.
Really Connect's Customers

Really Connect’s Customers

Reason 2: Our approach has been carefully documented in a 240-page book, How to REALLY use LinkedIn, which reached international best-seller status in a number of categories soon after release.  The book is required reading for all new LinkedIn employees across Europe and a copy is given to every new employee as part of their initiation training.  This is because the proactive strategies that we teach work. (We’ll send you a digital copy of the book as soon as you’ve registered).

Reason 3: We have worked directly with more than 450 corporate organisations across Europe, teaching them how best to use LinkedIn to achieve their recruiting objectives. This wide exposure to widely differing markets and verticals has shown to us and our clients that these strategies and mindset can be applied in any organisation in any vertical.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you on the training event. Secure your place by entering your details to the right.

Bert Verdonck & Mike Clark

P.S. If you can’t make the time to join us live (which we highly recommend so you can ask questions), register anyway – we’ll send you a recording shortly after the live event.

Client Feedback and LinkedIn Profile Examples

We’re immensely grateful to all of our attendees who take the time to tell us how they’ve benefited from our training, and who share specific results they’ve achieved.

As well as hearing what they have to say about our training, you might want to look at their LinkedIn profiles, to get an idea of how we help our clients spruce up their online presence.

“£60,000 added to our pipeline”

Terry Carney of Sales Remedy explains how his company found £60,000 of new pipeline by applying the skills he learnt on our social selling course.

Take a look at Terry’s fantastic LinkedIn profile, which we helped him create. Wouldn’t you hire Terry?

“£15,000 contract from a single Magic Mail”

Patricia Stretton of People face2face Ltd. explains how the strategies and techniques she learned led to a £15,000 contract out of the blue.

“Increased list by 50% and pipeline by a couple of tens of thousand pounds”

An Coppens of Gamification Nation explains how the strategies and techniques she learned increased her subscriber list and led to exciting new business.

“Great knowledge of how to promote yourself and your business”

Excellent course. Really opened my eyes to the potential of LinkedIn. Mike Clark and Bert Verdonck are very friendly trainers, always available to help/advise – great knowledge of how to promote yourself and your business as well as in-depth understanding of LinkedIn. — Rich Baker, International Sales and Marketing Manager at PCS Instruments


“5 stars *****”

Attended the workshop day with Mike Clark and Bert Verdonck, excellent stuff backed by experience and credentials, highly recommended for anyone like myself looking to harness the power of LinkedIn. 5 stars ***** — Matt Clark, Senior Business Executive and Major Accounts at Technimove Ltd


“What these guys don’t know about LinkedIn probably isn’t worth wasting time on…”

I attended the session with Mike and Bert – I set up my profile (badly) a few years ago and now realise what I should have been doing all this time. If you are like me and have not really used LinkedIn to its full potential and would like hundreds of hints, tips and key strategies to make it work for you – get on board. What these guys don’t know about LinkedIn probably isn’t worth wasting time on… — Alex Pidgley, Co-Owner at Officially Branded Gear


“Mike Clark and Bert Verdonck know their stuff “

There’s no doubt about it that Mike Clark and Bert Verdonck know their stuff when it comes to LinkedIn and promoting yourself and your business. I have no hesitation in recommending, that if/when, you get the opportunity to experience their training in action, that you grab the chance to leverage the simple free strategies they teach. I say simple, because they’re simple to implement – but are also sensible too :) — Fiona Scott, Partner at



Video Feedback: Dr Phyllis SantaMaria – Microfinance Without Borders

Video Feedback: Jonathan Mills – The Sales Consultancy

Stuart Ducker“What you chaps have done has changed my way of thinking and the whole way in which I approach new business relationships, existing business relationship and also expert support on some of the activities where I need help. It literally is the best course I have done.” – Stuart Ducker, Strategic Solutions Director, TwentyCi

Video Feedback: Alistair Lobo – Business Mentor’s Academy

Video Feedback: Stuart Pickles – Aim High Leadership

Video Feedback: Richard Baker – PCS Instruments

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