Here below are just a small selection of the countless testimonials we have had from students and coaches who have been through our coach training programmes and also from organisations that we have had the pleasure to work with and conduct coaching interventions in.

“Just wanted to thank Noble Manhattan and all the nice people that i met at the Residential at Eynsham.It was a fantastic learning experience, didn’t realize how time passed by and wished it was a bit longer. I will inculcate the learning in my course and all spheres of life and would be great to keep in touch with all you lovely people. Would just like to say DREAM DARE SHARE, nothing is impossible, that’s been my learning.”


“I was at a crossroads in my life where I knew there must be a better way forward than where I was currently heading. It was at this time when I met Gerry, and I’ve since maintained that our meeting was ‘fate’. His motivational and training talks and material, a reflection of his truly positive attitude and direction in life, not only helped me realise a better way forward but that I could take charge of my own life and destiny.”

Claire Morey, Business Owner
“I have seen Gerard O’Donovan speak on a number of occasions over the last five years and I never fail to be entertained or learn something new. The skills he teaches are essential and I would recommend his services to everyone.”
Jason Evans, Managing Director Exeter Health and Leisure Centre
“Having worked with Gerard O’ Donovan I can honestly say that he gets directly to the core of the issue and teaches the necessary skills with a high level of expertise. I believe his methods are effective and the results can be highly rewarding”
Peter Powderham, General Manager UK. for Nu Skin International
“Gerry has to be one of the most exciting and enthusiastic speakers I have ever seen. Anybody interested in personal development should attend one of his courses”
Robert Allen, Director Mortgage Shop Exeter Ltd
“I have known Gerard for over 13 years and have witnessed a man with incredible drive and motivation lead others both individually and in groups to higher self-belief, ability and ‘esprit de corps’. He is an inspiration both on stage and in person”
Barry Vidler, National Sales Director of Cornhill Life Insurance Co Ltd
“I have just got back up out of bed (its 1.30am) because I had an overwhelming urge to write you this message (I guess I fear my old gremlins might have returned by the morning and I wanted to make sure I have captured the moment). I just want to take the time to tell you and the other speakers from the weekend what a wonderful learning and growing experience it was. However the real reason for my contacting you is to tell you just how wonderful I have felt today! Usually when I have finished a weekend course with the intensity of this one I need a few days to get over it, but today I have been so excited and positive about the possibilities of new opportunity that physically I feel lighter and have virtually been skipping everywhere! Chatting nineteen to the dozen about coaching, beliefs & values… my daughter and I have had the best conversation that we have had in months… even if I have coached her to realise that she doesn’t really want the whole family to move to America but that her dream is hers to be adventured alone… When I was asked about my vision of success during the weekend I told my coach that it was me with my family standing in a group with our arms around each other very relaxed and casual and I had a big grin on my face but mostly I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Well today I have succeeded in the Grin and the shoulders… tomorrow I keep going…”
Gaynor Hayward, Student
“I first attended a seminar held by Gerard O’Donovan in February 1988.It was one of the most exciting and informative meetings I have ever been to. The tools that I learnt all those years ago have been essential in the development of my career.”
Mark Allen, Managing Director Exeter Health and Leisure Centre
“Training with the Noble Manhattan group will change your thinking forever. From the first time I attended one of Gerard O’Donovan’s training seminars (and I have been to several), I realised that he is not merely a teacher, he is a self development specialist, dedicated totally to improving people. He lectures with the burning passion of a man who lives and breathes his subject.He believes in the phenomenal potential within us all and he believes (as do I) in his own unique ability to discover and develop this potential and set people on the road to personal excellence. Gerry has taught me that we are only ever limited by our own thinking and therefore all things are possible for us. Gerard O’Donovan is undoubtedly one of the greatest trainers and motivators in this field today.”
Peter Cichone
“I have never before seen a large room of people as if charged with electricity. It was one of the most impressive, encouraging and motivating talks I have ever had the pleasure of hearing, and I have heard from many of the best.”
Charles Boote, Former MD of Armitage Shanks Europe and Deputy Chairman of Stafford Training and Enterprise Council. Also currently Member of Economic Advisory Panel of Rural Development Commission.
“Just wanted to say what a wonderful experience was had over the last 4 days. What you have done is quite remarkable in building NM to the family it is today. It’s a breath of fresh air to find something you can be a part of and become encouraged to excel at being you and inspired to fulfil your true life purpose. Well done to you! I dare say that we will have a great many further meetings and look forward to every one of them.”
Gerry Donaldson
“Gerard O’ Donovan is a natural motivator but more than that, he “walks the talk” …so that you can take away practical ideas that work the next day”
Paul Clegg, Former General Manager Wella GB Ltd. & Managing Director Redken Laboratories
“The EC Group has been involved in training self employed entrepreneurs for over four years. Today the organisation trades in 14 countries and has over 6,000 members. During this period, I have come into contact with many of the world’s finest trainers, motivational speakers and personal developers. EC Group members have been exposed to Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, George Zalucki, John Kalench to name a few. Without a doubt the most impressive speaker has been Gerard O’ Donovan. He has that rare ability to have an audience in the palm of his hand within a few seconds of appearing on-stage. His style is unique. He is direct but never offensive. He imparts those personal lessons with a frankness that is always tinged with humour. His knowledge of his subject is profound and he leaves a lasting impression.”
Tony Kaye, Co-Founder and Chairman of the E C Group.