We believe that Together We Grow Exponentially and that’s because we think that by working together and taking great action
is how we can push forward and achieve our goals. And while we could face challenges and struggles alone, we firmly believe
that having a strong community and accountability system around you is KEY when it comes to taking action and get things
Curious to get to know the people behind GTeX? Let us tell you more about them!
Caroline King BA(Hons) PGCE ISM
Caroline has spent most of her working life either in business or self-employment. Any
time she has been in employment, she has risen quickly, like when she became Head
of Music of a secondary school not long after qualifying. Being self-employed, Caroline
has experience of being a professional musician and teacher for over 3 decades. In
business she ran 6 Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools for 13 years culminating in a
turnover of around £500,000 per annum. All of this has given her a solid experience in
business, marketing and sales strategies, which has culminated in a Directorship in
GTeX in 2019.
With Caroline’s background in the performing arts and in particular the art of using your
voice, she has had unique training, performance experience and results with clients in
their respective fields with using their voices. This now includes Speakers, Business
Owners, Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants and Experts through her company
Sovereign Speakers and specifically with her “ACE Your Speaking Game Programme”.
Her vision for those who want to use speaking to educate, motivate or entertain is that
they are more interesting to listen to and also they are easy to listen to. This means her
clients get to deliver their message and have it land the first time in such a way that the
audience want to know more as soon as possible!
Geoff has had a varied and colourful career starting off in International Banking and then moving into the Staffing sector.
During an 18-year banking career Geoff worked in the Financial Markets as a Foreign Exchange Trader, Options & Futures Trader before becoming a Money Markets Broker.
Founder member of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) with Standard Chartered Bank
Recognised by the Euromoney publication as the top currency trader in 1990 (French Franc)
Head of French Franc foreign exchange and money market broking at Prebone Yamane
In the mid-nineties, prompted by the onset of the Euro, Geoff moved into the commercial staffing sector. Highlights include:
Set up of 2 recruitment businesses from concept to trading
Sale of specialist niche recruitment business to major corporate
Turn round and change management implementation of a £30 million turnover regional recruiter
Geoff continues to build on his commercial experience by working as a board level advisor with several mid-sized recruitment companies to assist them with their growth or exit strategies.
Geoff brings vast corporate sales experience to the GTeX team, alongside corporate governance, statutory regulation and corporate fundraising knowledge.
CJ is a Digital Marketing Consultant whose passion is helping small and local business owners to surf the waves of change with an effective online strategy. He’s immersed himself in online marketing since 2012 and is fascinated with how he can help leverage tools such as Social Media and Online Funnels to increase sales and conversions.
CJ’s unique style of marketing benefits from being a NLP Practitioner and life coach and he’s coached over 500 kids and mentored people from various industries to achieve their goals.
CJ’s mission is to help entrepreneurs for whom tech is not their strong point, to slay the tech dragons and help their business grow.
Ian Philip James
Ian Philip James says you can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to be.
Ian has led teams in multiple industries, built services for the public sector, been an award winning DJ, run a theatre company, owned his own business, always out-earned his peers and always achieved what he has set out to do.
Beyond his own achievements, Ian has been also frequently been the catalyst in getting others to do the same. He has helped and overseen people change careers, start their own businesses, start property portfolios, launch art exhibitions, sort out unworkable schedules, deal with impossible bosses and turn around countless seemingly impossible conundrums.
Clarity, Action and Accountability.
Ian’s manta is:
Make it simple. Make it happen. Make it Awesome.
Ian has dedicated some 15 years to the study of personal growth and development to build an incredible toolbox to help people overcome their own challenges, achieve breakthroughs and succeed with long-term results.
Ian’s laser like questioning cuts like a hot knife through butter to get clarity in a situation before bringing relentless accountability to getting things DONE.
Second best won’t do. Excuses don’t cut it and distractions are eliminated. This has been the formula for his exclusive in person accountability group “Full Personal Potential Club” since 2011.
Among Ian’s inspirations and mentors are Johan Taft, Simone Vincenzi & Ben Shorter (The incredible G-Tex duo), Napoleon Hill, Wayne Dyer, Nigel Risner, Ekhart Tolle, T.Harv Eker, Gerry Robert, Roger Hamilton, Paul McKenna, and many others.
James King-Nickol BA(Hons) PCertLam
James is an actor, speaker and speaker coach. Having recently graduated from the Manchester School Of Theatre, one of the UK’s foremost drama schools, James has a keen eye on how to keep an audience enthralled and is bringing that knowledge to business. Having been in front of audiences for 20 years, James is no stranger to getting results on stage. Working with Caroline King and Sovereign Speakers, James is bringing his expertise to speakers, coaching them on how to captivate an audience which leads to a better speaking experience for all involved and ultimately better results.
For GTeX James works as a technical assistant at events, you can often find him hoarding the complimentary nibbles for himself. He has a strong analytical ability and can combine it with his creativity to come up with an innovative solution. He has also found a knack for finding ways of explaining ideas to people who are struggling to understand certain jargon or business concepts that require a shift in their thinking.
Michelle Raymond, HR and Business Growth Specialist and Tedx Speaker
Michelle Raymond is an accomplished HR professional and multiple award winner with over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Her consultancy, The People’s Partner Ltd provides outsourced HR support, bespoke training and coaching to enhance the performance of staff in management for small and medium businesses. She is a problem solver for businesses who need to motivate and engage their staff and enable growth following a restructure, internal changes and wishing to boost their profits.
Motivated to get the very best out of others, Michelle is also an experienced and dynamic business growth specialist who blends powerful NLP coaching with her warm engaging style to empower and support individuals who are ready for change. Her aim is to empower and guide new professionals who have been in business for more than 3 years to gain laser focus, take control of their business choices and become consistent in their delivery. She will help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you should be.
Her motto is ‘make life happen’ and ‘if no one’s travelled that journey before you, why don’t you?’
A Business Consultant and Speaker, she helps fill the gaps in business that are getting you stuck in closing the deal and serving your clients. She has attracted million pound investments and closed 12k deals from stage.
She focuses on motivating, inspiring, creating clarity and empowering people to be the best version of themselves, not just in business but also in life. Her aim is to create ripple effects in society whether it is with one person or a large room. This has resulted in multiple projects across the globe.
Safoora has facilitated and presented to over 9,000 young people in 2015 alone, delivering programmes across the UK in diverse communities in the public and private sector. She has also worked on projects which have been international such as running and coordinating a program in Indonesia where she spoke in front of 4000 young women.
Safoora has also shared the stage with many international names such as Eric Ho, Jairek Robbins, Tim Han, Binder Dosanjh, Juliane Ponan, Alex Reid and Master Wong.
Shweta is a marketing automation strategist and chatbot expert. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs make the most of their time by leveraging systems and technology to automate their business so they can spend less time doing more and building better. She is a Certified Manychat Messenger Marketing Expertand creator of the #SmartHustler Community.
Siawash Zahmat is a high-performance business coach and the co-founder of the Muslim Coaching Academy.
He’s a former professional poker player and earned a renowned reputation and success within the scene. Having gone through a life-changing experience, he was inspired to re-evaluate his journey and stepped away in order to pursue a more fulfilling career.
This is when Siawash immersed himself even more into self-development and chose to be a force in changing people’s lives, which subsequently led him to become a coach.
Now happily married and father to a little girl, he’s one of the leading coaches in the Muslim scene. His enthusiasm and drive to change the coaching space for the better has been a driving force in always delivering excellence.
Noticing the lack of leadership in the Muslim Coaching scene as well as a community network, self development and not enough businesses with integrity, he teamed up with his business partner Asiya Othman and decided to start the first Muslim Coaching Academy and subsequently an exclusive Muslim Mastermind where like minded entrepreneurs, coaches get together to create shifts leading them to more success and aid them in scaling their businesses.
Weng have been a Virtual Assistant of GTeX for more than 4 years now and counting (smiling face). She provide administrative support to GTeX team while working remotely.
Her work includes answering emails, scheduling meetings, manage contact list, prepare spreadsheets and keep online records, organize Simone’s calendars, perform market research, edit and publish podcast interviews and social media task.
She always do her best to deliver high-quality work under minimum supervision. Grateful working at home and spending more time with my daughter.