Over the last 25 years the team at the Great Performance Group has been helping organizations deliver breakthroughs in performance by making their leaders and employees more effective, more self-aware and faster at unlocking the potential of their teams.
Nick brings a love of self-development and over 25 years of training, leadership and management experience to his work with clients. Nick has worked with industries ranging from construction, retail, IT and mining to engineering, oil and gas and aviation. He has worked extensively in Europe and throughout North America and South Africa.
As a senior programme leader and consultant with JMW Associates, Nick worked in partnership with Organisational Development teams from FTSE 100 clients to custom design Executive Development programmes that focus on both individual development and breakthrough business delivery. In each instance, he has worked from the initial discussion stage, throughout the planning and design stage and co-delivered the end product. With Great Performance Group, Nick has worked with thousands of senior leaders in major construction companies, retail giants and multinational insurance companies across the UK, Holland and Canada.
These engagements have contained a strong element of team and individual profiling with teamwork, collaboration and enlightened leadership at its core. Prior to becoming a consultant, Nick spent 15 years as an owner and shareholder with one of the largest global adult education companies in the world, running their European operation with full P&L accountability for branches in The UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Denmark.
Having spent 5 years with JMW Associates, Nick took the opportunity of redundancy in 2009 to complete a degree in psychology and set up in partnership with his old friend and colleague Morgan Thomas to launch and build Great Performance Group.
Nick lives in Brighton, England; he is married and has 2 daughters. Other hobbies include running, walking, cycling, travelling, anything with his family and learning anything new about anything.
Morgan brings a unique combination of fun and commitment to any engagements he undertakes and for the last 15 years has worked with industries ranging from retail, mining, pharmaceutical and IT to aviation, insurance and transport. He has worked extensively in Europe and South Africa and has vast experience in delivering leadership development, collaboration and cultural change programmes in organisations.
Morgan has designed numerous Leadership and Personal Development Programmes, delivering them to up to 150 people at a time. Prior to becoming a consultant, Morgan started his career by qualifying as a Navy Diver, Special Forces. He completed his career in the military as a Senior Instructor and top of the class. He then joined Nashua (Ricoh), an Office Automation Company, where in a few short, fun years, he became the Corporate Sales Manager. Following a successful career in the corporate world, Morgan chose to become a partner, in a start-up, Wholesale Agency of Worldwide Consumable products, based in South Africa. After several dedicated years, he acquired several agencies, opened new offices, and built Duty-Free retail shops throughout Africa.
In 2005, Morgan moved to the Netherlands, settled in Amstelveen, started learning Dutch and set up a consultancy. He began Great Performance Group in 2009 with an old friend and colleague Nick Andrews. The partnership has thrived and GPG now have multi clients across Europe, Canada, Central America and the U.S.A.
Morgan lives in Amstelveen with his wife and their two daughters. As a one time South African Karate champion, Morgan tries to stay in shape while also enjoying the more relaxed environment of his local golf course.
Robert, of 12Mprove (Lean consulting), helps companies successfully through their transformations. He uses different techniques, tools and training to implement in the right sequence on the right time. For more than 10 years Robert gained his experience implementing the Lean principles in various roles as consultant, trainer and line manager.
He has been one of the first in the Netherlands to adopt the lean principles and transform from Manufacturing into Services in areas such as insurance, banking, government, energy and construction. By adding value to the product and eliminating waste, Robert found out that results go hand in hand with cultural aspects of the organisation. His experience has led him to become convinced that by serving the customer in the best way, measurable results will follow. This mindset shift to focus 100% on the customers needs has led to Robert's clients attaining huge cost reductions and rising customer satisfaction alongside less defects and faster delivery.
The recipe for change and supply chain optimization is to improve current working practices rather than to adopt theoretical models and processes. He favours using visual tools to demonstrate progress and make people proud of their performance. Robert has a proven track list of well known customers. He is more than happy to meet you and ‘walk the Gemba’.
Sam is helping teams to create better results by doing the C-ME colour profiling.
She provides insights about how different personalities think, communicate and
act. She aims to change peoples mindset and improve collaboration skills.
Her professional goal is to connect people, not only to each other but also to themselves. She believes that when you are able to learn from your own actions and thoughts, you can achieve more. Understanding each others behavior, will give us an collective power to change things - together. In the current (rapidly changing) individualistic society, connection is more important then ever.
Sam is originally from Eindhoven where she grew up in a family with two brothers.
At the age of nineteen she spread her wings and moved to Amsterdam to study Branding, Marketing & Communication Management. When graduated she felt an urge for independence and adventure so she decided to travel. Those solotrips developed her as a person and the way she looks at the world. Her biggest insight is: ‘Regardless of where you are from or what you do for a living; we all desire for the same appreciation and recognition.’