Gérard Jones is an award-winning entrepreneur and professional football coach, having established his first business into becoming listed among the Top 100 Best Business Start-ups in the UK in 2010, he has since been a Director of Arsenal Soccer Schools, one of the world's largest soccer school programs including being a Director of Coaching in the US and most recently a Head of Coaching in professional football.
Gérard has generated revenues of over $2.5m to winning back-to-back Championships, securing investment and sponsorships from multi-billion pound organisations and developing programs that have supported the progression of individuals and teams to operate at higher levels.
He holds a Master's degree in Performance Coaching as well as being a Qualified Teacher and Published Author in Communication Psychology, with his book titled: "Let's Talk Soccer" focusing on how communication can be used to enhance decision making.
Gérard is a Speaker at 'Champions Speakers', a world-leading multi-million pound speaking agency which proudly showcases A-List Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, TV Personalities, Musicians and Sports-Athletes among it's speakers. He is also a Speaker for 'School Speakers' ran by BBC Apprentice finalist Claire Young, one of the UK's leading agencies working with schools, college's and universities.
Since 2009, he has engaged and inspired audiences from the world's of business, football and education, having also represented Enterprise UK as an 'Ambassador' for Entrepreneurship.
Gérard Jones delivers market leading training events, seminars and workshops designed to inspire the audience and empower progress.
Gérard can support your event as a Guest Speaker, if you're looking for motiational talk, or presenter at your conference or simply to attend your awards ceremony, you will benefit from a range of topics (see some below), to suit your needs whether your event is for 30mins, 1hour, 3hours or more! Get in touch today to discuss a plan to suit your budget and expectations!
Fees vary depending on the event and budget:
Gérard creates an Enterprise experience that is remarkable and specific to your schools needs!
This can be either a full or half-day depending on the program, with student's benefiting from interactive activities and challenging tasks that involve developing:
Enterprise days start from £500
Jim Harris - Center Manager at St Stephen's Shopping Center
David Lee - Contracts / Operations Manager at Tony Brennan Flooring Ltd
“"I have known Gérard for several years and have always been impressed with his enthusiasm. His boundless energy in wanting others to succeed is a credit to his own positive outlook and his desire to enable others to overcome challenges"
"Gérard has been involved with Petroc through the European project ENTEUR (Enterprising Europe). Gérard is a brilliant motivational speaker, whose enthusiasm captivates and enthuses an audience and we hope that he will come back in the future to work with the staff as well as the students"
“Gérard posses's high acumen and delivery in practical sessions as well as classroom based lectures. Gérard is clearly highly thought of from his piers and has a strong ability to keep people engaged"
"He is an outstanding role model for young people, and has been a guest speaker at conferences, including running seminars and workshops throughout the U.K., Norway, U.S.A and Belgium. He focuses on entrepreneurial-ism, talent management, developing a start-up and how to set targets to achieve your vision"
Gérard has previously supported our Inspire London 2015 conference, where he presented on 'communication psychology' through use of Game-calls and will be supporting our upcoming event in 2018 - Youth Development 'Virtual Conference' alongside 48 expert speakers, with his presentation on Coach Development.
"Gérard's story is exciting and inspiring for young coaches who want a career in the game and he offers an insight into how. Gérard explains how setting targets also means that you never lose sight of your ambitions, and with hard work and experience, your dream might just become true"
Gérard School of Football listed among the Top 100 Best Business Start-ups in the UK, reaching the ultimate hit list
Gérard Jones was awarded the Future 100 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by Striding Out, sponsored by Natwest Bank
Gérard Jones was awarded the JCI UK Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award for his entrepreneurial and business success in football coaching and coach development
Gérard Jones was recognised by Enterprise UK, the then national charity for promoting enterprise,
as a inspiring example which involved supporting events up and down the UK
Gérard featured in a list conducted by the Institute of Public Policy Research North (IPPR North) of the Top 50 brightest and most talented people in the North of England 2011
Gérard featured in Real Business list of 5 inspiring young entrepreneurs in the UK 2014
BBC Look North feature interview with Gérard Jones in 2010, following the growth of GSF
Gérard listed among the Top 15 of Young Entrepreneurs in the UK to watch by Your-Hidden-Potential, leading UK web publication for start-ups
Gérard featured in Condé Nast Magazine 'Journal' featured among Top 7 Young Entrepreneurs from Yorkshire