"Prior to setting up Varius in 2010, I had a very successful career in Management Consulting. I loved working on some the largest transformation programmes in the world, working for the biggest and best Top Tier Consulting Firms and learning from so many talented people.
"Despite that, winning and delivering work seemed so much harder than it needed to be. I got tired of wasting time on deals that I was never going to win, deals that kept coming down to price and deals that felt one-sided or were ultimately bad deals.
"I was determined to find a better way by learning from Elite Practitioners outside the normal business environment. 12 years and 10,000 hours of research later, I developed a programme that leverages the unique and ridiculously effective techniques from the world of Hostage and Kidnapping Negotiation, Advanced Behaviour Analysis, Elite Sport, Influence and Persuasion and combined it with over 25 years of top tier business consulting experience.
"The results are transformational and I can't wait to share them with you."
Dean Cooper - Founder & CEO
We apply ridiculously effective Hostage & Kidnapping Negotiation, Elite Level Behavioural Profiling and Influence and Persuasion Techniques to transform your everyday conversations.
We don’t just create awareness like most of the training programmes you’ve been on, we create demonstrable increases in capability.
We listen, educate and challenge with the purpose of getting you there faster, together.
Our current work includes:
World Class professional services firms where we help them win and deliver more impactful projects including Consulting, Audit, Tax, Deals and Law.
A global Video Conferencing Technology company transforming their client engagement strategy and building high value sales team capability.
Training and Coaching of Directors and Partners, readying them for promotion and the next stages of their careers.
The Exec Team of a major UK Bank developing their strategic leadership capability.
1-2-1 private Coaching of Business Leaders, Directors, Partners and Executives.
Coach and Mentor to Elite and Olympic Athletes transitioning from sport to business. www.nextstepready.co.uk