"Changing Attitudes for Business Success"

Martin Haigh from Lattitude7 is an experienced, passionate and highly engaging trainer, enabling people and businesses to flourish.

Telephone: 01484 712800. Mobile: 07801 030004.
Email: martin@lattitude7.co.uk

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New Years Honour for Lattitude7 Founder

Martin Haigh, founder of Brighouse-based training and development company, Lattitude7, has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list. Dr Haigh receives the award for his services to the community, charity work and changing the lives of young people in West Yorkshire. Martin said he was thrilled and honoured to receive the MBE and is looking forward to going to Buckingham Palace to collect his award later this year. He would also like to thank the many people who have sponsored his activities over the years and provided moral support during his journey.

Personal development takes centre stage

Martin on stageRecently I practised what I regularly preach by stepping into my client’s shoes to speak at the Mirfield Rotary Charter dinner.

I gave the key-note address on my charitable work to 140 people, just days after running my ‘Stage Fright’ programme to a select group of delegates.

I usually teach others how to present with ease and confidence but this time I was in the spotlight and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The Rotary event was held earlier this month at Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms, Elland, to celebrate the Mirfield group’s 76th-anniversary charter dinner and to raise awareness of the work carried out for local and overseas charities.

Mirfield Rotary President Sue Charlesworth commented:

“We initially asked Martin if he might know of a keynote speaker to provide the after-dinner speech on Corporate Social Responsibility.  It was during this phone call and afterwards when Martin sent me his own speaker profile that I realised actually Martin himself was the perfect person to speak, having raised so much awareness, and funds, for Working Wonders apprentice charity, amongst others.”

Just a week prior, I had once again held my open one-day programme, Stage Fright at Holdsworth House, which saw eight of the region’s business leaders attend in order to learn and develop valuable public speaking skills.

Two representatives from Brighouse-based firm Severn Unival attended and I am delighted to have received the following feedback from Joe Appleyard, Engineer at the company:

“The Stage Fright programme aided my understanding of the importance of projecting myself when presenting.  This was initially out of my comfort zone, but throughout the day became more comfortable and in turn helped to increase my confidence.”

Joe continued:

“It was nice to work with a small group of positive people who felt the same and were working towards similar goals. It was encouraging to hear positive comments about how well I had done. This is something in my opinion which is great to hear and often gets missed. This course, for me, was a huge confidence booster.”

To view more feedback from the day, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkXRvuS-BNM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSIRsb64WdE.

Are you fit for business?

Geoff Cumber and Martin Haigh, co-authors of new book, Start Line, Running for a better life. Pictured at Spring Hall, Halifax

Geoff Cumber and Martin Haigh, co-authors of new book, Start Line, Running for a better life. Pictured at Spring Hall, Halifax

Geoff Cumber and I have written a book on running fitness to inspire people to take up the sport.  We’re both members of Halifax Harriers running club and following a love for the sport over recent years, together we have published ‘Start Line’.

We are looking to further inspire those touched by iconic races such as the Great North Run and London Marathon and hope the book will offer a further incentive to get people moving.

We initially recognised the need for people to be more active when coming across research from The University of Cambridge which shows that a lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity.

Furthermore, many people are spending a lot of time on their mobile devices, bending forward to look at their smartphones and tablets.  This action, known as ‘Text Neck’, can put additional strain on a whole range of muscles, causing stiffness.  Start Line includes a number of exercises to help alleviate these symptoms.

Both Geoff and I have been running for pleasure, health and in competition for a number of years and we bring our vast experience to bear in this easy-to-navigate text.  The book, published by Fisher King Publishing, uncovers the physiological advantages of running and demonstrates how a feeling of well-being equips us to handle challenges in life. There are also references and signposts to helpful websites and articles.

Start Line goes beyond running and covers the broader topics of flexibility, strength training, high intensity training (HIT), swimming and cycling. There are expert-ratified chapters on pain management, running for women and access for the disabled as well as numerous valuable ‘Authors’ tips and anecdotes’.  The book is written in a modular style so readers can dip in and out of chapters as they wish.

The book’s foreword is written by Olympic, European and commonwealth medallist and multi–world record holder Steve Cram CBE.  I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Cram, who is now the BBC chief athletics commentator, on a number of occasions and sent him six sample chapters to review which Steve kindly endorsed.

Personally I believe that there is mounting evidence to show that regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and can help reduce the risk of developing a range of negative health issues.

Those who exercise are less likely to get ill and they will generally live longer. Finding the motivation to get active can be quite challenging for some. However, physical activity does not have to be vigorous and people, from young children and teenagers through to pregnant women and the elderly, can incorporate some form of exercise into their daily routine.

Start Line is available to purchase from Amazon and £1 of each book sold throughout November will go to two charities we’re proud to support, Working Wonders apprentice charity and Overgate Hospice.

Christmas Greetings from Lattitude7

Motivation is the key to success – come and find out more

On Thursday 16th October, during Kirklees Business Week, Martin Haigh will be running a free seminar on Motivation.  You are welcome to attend and can book by following the link below.

http://www.kirkleesbusinessweek.co.uk/events/post/no-lycra-in-sight

The toughest human endurance race

The SCOPE charity is now £2,000 better off thanks to your generous donations to our triathlon charity.  I completed the UK IRONMAN Triathlon, at the end of July, in aid of the disability charity.

The Ironman is recognised as the toughest human endurance race and I found it really hard but, at the same time, a great experience.  I crossed the finish line in Bolton (after a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile Marathon) in 16 hours, 26 minutes, 17 seconds, well inside the cut off time of 17 hours.  Doing an Ironman is just like running a business as I had to Plan, Prepare, Deliver and Sustain.  Thank you for your kind donations, this will make a massive difference to people with mobility needs and if you would like some personal or business support from an Ironman then please get in touch.

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What does Lattitude7 have in common with the Tour de France?

Download a leaflet explaining our similarities with the Tour de France

 

Tour de France booklet for download

Please click on the above link to download a printable booklet.  You can then print this and fold along the blue lines to create your own handy Tour de France information booklet.

 

Lattitude7 picks up Innovator of the Year Award for 2014

 

Martin receiving his award from Clare Frisby

Martin receiving his award from Clare Frisby

 

Martin Haigh collected the Innovator of the Year Award at the glittering ceremony hosted by Brighouse Echo Business Awards on 1st May.

Three awards in as many months

Martin Haigh and Lattitude7 scooped three awards in as many months.

Martin with his awards

It has been a great quarter for Martin Haigh and Lattitude7, picking up three awards in three months. In March, Lattitude7 won the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award, during April Martin won the Halifax Harriers Chairman’s Cup for services to Halifax Harriers and for chairing their Race committee for 13 years. In May, The Innovator of the Year Award was collected at The Brighouse Echo Business Awards ceremony.

Cycle for Work project recognised at recent Community Spirit Awards

Martin Haigh with Carol Wood

Martin Haigh with Carol Wood, Deputy Head at partner school Salterhebble J&I.

Cycle for Work won Best New Charity Award and our partner school, Salterhebble J&I, won Best School at Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards.

 

Current Training Programmes

Support through sport

Further to my successful London Marathon run in aid of Whizz-Kidz, in April I cycled 937 miles, with a group of 7, from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and raised £106,000 and funded 25 youth apprenticeships.
http://www.cycleforwork.co.uk/the-cyclists/martin-haigh/

Continuing the charity theme, Martin completed the UK Ironman Triathlon, in July, and raised £2,000 for SCOPE wheelchair charity.

Please see our Just Giving page

 

Business Coaching

Via a world-leading academic establishment we are providing 1-2-1 coaching for a number of high growth SME’s in the North West.

Team Building

We have completed a number of Team Building sessions for a variety of organisations and have seen real improvements in team harmony.

Collaboration and Strategy

We have supported a number of organisations with collaboration and optimisation of their strategy.

Stage Fright Open Presentations Programme

The Stage Fright programmes will be running throughout the year. To find out more about this or any other programme, please complete the form below.

Personal, team and business development

Throughout 2014 we are supporting local organisations with personal development, team building and business strategy/product development initiatives.

Mentoring Skills Calderdale MBC

Starting in March 2012 we have been delivering Mentor Training for the Calderdale Business Growth Programme.  We are now due to start our 10th cohort, working with local business people.

 

Contact Martin now for further information

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