If you're thinking of working with me, here's some background info.
What I'm not: young, rich, famous, good looking, a celebrity, someone with millions of fans on social media.
What I am...
I've been a freelance writer and trainer for 37 years. So you could say I offer a bit of experience.
On the corporate side, I enjoyed careers in creative media and marketing and in the software industry. I have senior management experience, having been Communications Manager for Synon and the UK Head of Sales & Marketing for Valtech.
Since starting my own business in 1997. I've been hired by: the FBI, Google, Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, The British Olympics Team, The Ministry of Defence, Hewlett-Packard, The Philadelphia 76ers, CapGemini, BBC, Kier Construction, NBC, The Crown Estate, Iceland, Medtronic, Unilever, The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, The Prince’s Charities, Sky, McKinsey & Company, Eurostar Software Testing Conference, Ogilvy & Mather, Rabobank, Tesla, London Business School, ABC Television, Channel 4, Cambridge Technology Partners, Synon, Valtech and many other companies.
I've lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, the California Institute of Technology and Monash University.
Just in case you're interested in the magic/mentalism side of things, I'm a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle (the highest rank you can get), I've published over 200 mentalism articles and I've lectured to other magicians and mindreaders at most of the big conventions.
Here are two short videos of testimonials. Real people, genuine comments. No threats or bribes were involved in the obtaining of these testimonials. (Just for the record, a lot of big companies refuse to provide quotes and testimonials as a matter of policy.)
"I regard Ian as a first-rate trainer and consultant. He has amazing material, he always delivers and he’s great to work with.”— A. Sanghi, Lead Economist, World Bank Group
“Ian is the best speaker and trainer I’ve ever seen, and he hosted our day perfectly. We learned a lot, he was entertaining and I know we'll be more successful this year thanks to what he shared with us.” — D. Holmes, Financial Director, Healthcare Learning
"I’m a sales guy. If I don't sell, I don't eat. I've studied all the big names, been to the conferences, received personal training from some of the best in the busuness. I signed up for training with Ian via Skype and he just blew my mind. He shared techniques and perspectives unlike anything else I've ever learned. It's all practical. I use what Ian taught me almost every day. He opens your eyes to hidden elements of human communication that fully deserve the term 'magic'." — M. Martin, USA.
“Ian has a very engaging and energising style and he was thought-provoking and entertaining throughout. Most importantly, everyone said it was a great use of their time. Ian gave us plenty of ways to work smarter and be more effective both professionally and personally.”— A. Mellor, Marks & Spencer
“I make it my business to learn from experts in their field. I spent four days with Ian and we covered a range of skills that I know will help me both personally and professionally — particularly inter-personal skills and ways to establish instant rapport with people. I’m going to book some more days with Ian as soon as I can get back to London. I think he’s terrific.”— Sam Q., Entrepreneur, Saudi Arabia
“I’ve run my own business as an Independent Financial Advisor for 20 years. By studying or working with people like Dale Carnegie, Anthony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy, I’ve been able to grow my business dramatically. I now include Ian Rowland on that list. Having attended one of his fantastic courses, and invested in some personal tuition and coaching sessions with Ian, I can say in all honesty that he has helped me take my business to another level. Ian’s unique skills and knowledge when it comes to positive persuasion and understanding what makes people tick will prove invaluable in both your personal and business life. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He’s funny, engaging and a leader in his field.”— Mike LeGassick, Leading Independent Financial Advisor, UK
“I studied CRFB with Ian via Skype and without doubt it’s my best investment this year! Ian is an excellent teacher and working with him is very enjoyable. In addition, Ian is incredibly generous with his knowledge in many adjacent fields. Ian’s CRFB training helps me tremendously. Among other benefits, I know how to develop strong rapport in any meeting, more quickly than I ever thought possible." — Patrick Ehrich, Senior Teacher and Educational Trainer, Germany
"Ian's work inspired me to finally make the jump from my 9 to 5 job to being a full-time professional performer. I’ve been able to budget and save money and, most importantly, I AM MUCH HAPPIER! When people ask me how I have been able to make a living doing what I love I always point to Ian Rowland and his book on working for yourself. He's a great teacher." — Chad Collyer, USA
"If you get the chance to study with Ian Rowland, take it. You'll learn a huge amount about communication, dealing with people, cold reading, persuasion and a lot more as well. He has helped me tremendously with every aspect of my business." — Liam O'Neill, Ireland