Manchester’s leading performance coach, Martin Robert Hall, has won the Business Coach of the Year award, at the International Coaching Awards 2018
The global awards celebrate the achievements of qualified coaches who continually inspire and make a difference to the lives of so many.
Martin picked up the award due to his ongoing, inspirational work with businesses in Manchester, notably his recent Motivational Mondays campaign.
The initiative, which has recently been extended into 2019 due to its success with the city’s business community, has seen Martin offer his services to Greater Manchester businesses for free every Monday, to celebrate a decade in the industry and raise money for the Bloodwise charity.
Martin uses his sports psychology ethos to transform the outlook of top business managers, helping them with mental agility, resilience, focus, leadership skills and instilling a positive attitude in all he speaks to.
Martin has worked with several high profile businesses and organisations in Manchester including GE Capital, Zurich, Lookers, Today Team, Regatta, MMU and the Survivors charity, which recently scooped several accolades at the North West Charity Awards.
Business Leader, Chris Brindley MBE, commented: “Martin thoroughly deserves this recognition. He is all about developing others in business and sport, through outstanding keynote presentations and one-to-one or small group coaching sessions. To win such a prestigious award recognises not only his talent, but his commitment to serve others too.”
Rochdale footballer Joe Thompson, who supports Martin during his Motivational Mondays campaign and has taken part in some of the sessions, commented: “I am so very pleased to see that Martin has won such a prestigious award.
“Martin installed the tools and the mindset into me to remain positive through both battles with cancer, and to get back on the pitch after my recovery. I’m extremely grateful to have had that support over the years and I am delighted to help his cause spreading his positivity across Manchester, and also raising money for a charity that supported me throughout my cancer journey.”
Martin commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have picked up the Business Coach of the Year award. The International Coaching Awards are hugely significant in my industry, so it’s a wonderful accolade. I love working within this fantastic city of ours, and it has been a privilege to work with so many businesses, large and small, to help them with leadership skills and motivation techniques.
“Manchester is a very special place, its people are always open to collaboration and personal development, and its humbling to be part of such an inspiring business community.”