Meet our team

We are master trainers.

We’ve all qualified at The Master Trainer Institute in Geneva. And, whilst we all care passionately about the quality of the work we deliver, we’re all very different.

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Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Since I was a boy, I’ve always been captivated by live TV and radio. What fascinated me the most was the fact that, being live, anything could happen – and often did! How did the presenters stay so cool and know what to say?

Inspired, I can remember presenting mock live TV shows in my bedroom and making radio broadcasts onto a cassette recorder. I interviewed imaginary celebrities and interacted with invisible members of the public who called in.

Fast-forward to my twenties and thirties and in my spare time I was live on air presenting real radio shows in real radio studios. Phone-in’s were my favourite because I was able to interact live with the public – and of course being live – there was always that element of danger. I thrived on it.

Now I teach leaders how to have personal impact in their most visible moments.

And that’s what inspires me now. To teach a leader to skillfully inspire and engage her people. To help a team leader learn how to get the most out of their team. To teach a business presenter how to masterfully inspire and persuade his audience. That’s what fills me with energy.

To chill out, I walk, especially around this incredible city of ours – London. I never take the same street twice, there is always something new to explore and discover. It’s the perfect way to unwind after an energetic day or two of training.

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Jamie Summers

Jamie Summers

I have been designing and delivering training for almost 10 years now and it’s something that takes a lot of energy.

So who is the Jamie that you don’t see in the classroom?

I have always found it a challenge to keep my mental energy at a constant level especially when I am delivering a lot of workshops back to back.

Because our philosophy is to get it right first time round we put a lot of effort into the planning, design and execution of our work.

Over the years I have tried various sports to focus my mind, running worked for a while but my knees didn’t like it. I also tried the gym and various other fads that didn’t stick.

In 2013 a friend said to me “Jamie – you could never hack Hot Yoga, it would kill you”. Like a red rag to a bull, I signed up and have been practising regularly for nearly three years.

Especially if it has been a tough day I will drag myself off to a hot yoga studio and refocus my mind. One of the most inspirational teachers I have met on my Yoga journey is beautiful lady called Naomi Clark she got me into Yoga Nidra mediation – talk about being chilled!!

So next time you attend one of my workshops, if you think I am on the ball then I only have my yoga to thank.

We have two spaniels that also like to keep us busy. Margo and Mr Biscuits play a big part in the success of The Skills Farm. Without them who would answer the phones?

If you have any questions about what we do and how we do it then, please, just give one of us a shout.

The slick Training Needs Analysis that The Skills Farm ran uncovered some valuable opportunities for us and some immediate areas for development. We are now embarking on a well designed training plan that will help my team support our clients and meet our objectives. I have been very impressed with Skills Farm and their insights. I would thoroughly recommend them for any organisation wising to improve their client engagement.

Alex HawesCEOAmsys Ltd