Sought after speaking topics include:
Business engagement and results - The essentials of understanding body language
- Strategic planning and execution - The new reality of sales skills
- Developing vision and goal setting - Presentation and influence skills
- Web presence, social media and new technologies - Executive coaching and tools
- Presence, Impact and Influence - Leading a Room - Succession planning and team development
- Hiring for success and planning - Leadership development
- Dealing with new millennial generations - Handling stress and worry
- Branding, networking and influence - Communications and human relations
Over the years, Neil has been asked to speak with business teams, associations,
executives, public entities, academic institutions, and technology-innovation groups.
1 He works with teams, to ensure they have
the right people in the right roles.
2 He works with companies to ensure they
have a clear and committed corporate
vision and strategy.
3 He works with owners, managers and teams
to better communicate with and service their
markets and customers.
4 He drives web presence and the new speed
5 He puts everything into action with dates,
commitments, resources and accountability.
He turns employees into business thinkers
and is directed to ask tough questions.
Neil has an uncanny ability to read people
and see through what seem like insurmountable
situations. Neil Thornton has become one of
the most highly sought after consultants in the
Neil has a unique talent for understanding
the psychology behind employee behavior,
engagement and corporate culture and vision.
He has a unique and direct approach that hits
straight to the heart in and honest
and direct point.
Since starting The Thornton Group, Neil has
made a commitment to share the ideas, insights
and trends that he has learned in over two
decades of hands-on consulting, business
development, entrepreneurship and consulting
In his work Neil can be found in the field, on job
sites, shop floors, meeting areas and board rooms.
From boots to shoes and coveralls to suits, he
communicates and connects from
years of experience where
it counts most....in the trenches
of the real world of business.
“We engaged Neil Thornton to help our leadership team align
their actions with outstanding results, and to engage their team
to produce outstanding results.
Neil partners with us to help us learn, grow and keep pushing
the bar. He doesn’t do the work for us, he transfers the knowledge
so that we do the work and we get results. Neil connects just as
easily with the president of the organization as he does with
front line leaders and part time staff.”
VP Human Resources,
Scotiabank Convention Centre
“Neil Thornton knows how to bring the best in people. He taught
me how to challenge myself in life and business. But mostly he
taught me how to hold myself accountable to my goals.
I recommend listening to Neil if you have the desire to better yourself!”
“Neil is a results-focused consultant that energizes,
enthuses and motivates teams towards higher levels of
achievement. His style and approach engages people
and inspires better performance.”
GM - Marriott International
“If your company is ready for change and I mean really
ready, Neil will drive that change. Our organization grew
over 100% in the year after Neil assisted us in re-aligning
our team and assisted Link Wireless become one of
Canada’s most successful Rogers Wireless Dealers.”
President, Rogers-Link Wireless
“Neil is the most out of the box thinker that I have ever
met. If you’re in for a high tempo ride to success, strap on
your seat belt and give Neil a call!!!”
Benefit Partners Inc.
“It is probably the hardest job to tell companies the realities,
but Neil is honest and realistic and in today’s economic
climate, that is what business owners need.”
Senior Account Executive,
Hub International Ontario Ltd.
Neil is a terrific leadership coach and I enjoyed his
personable and professional approach!
Sales Division at Niagara Parks Commission
“‘Wow, I don’t know how so much energy can be stored in
one body! Only hire Neil if you want results, because he
won’t rest until he gets results that can be measured.”
VP, Mountainview Homes
“Neil has the innate ability to bring out the motivations in
people and to help them improve their outlook. I’ve seen
Neil help people become proficient and confident people
when only weeks before, they could barely say hello to a
crowd. My life is better for knowing Neil.”
CDM Program Administrator,
Niagara on the Lake Hydro
Neil has an incredible ability to help people cut through
the BS in their lives and really focus on what they want.
His ability to hold up a mirror to people and make them
really look at themselves is something you have to see.
If you want positive, focused, business results, he’s your guy.”
“I have used Neil to co-host our staff customer service
orientation day for two years. He was able to capture
their attention and made learning about customer service
effortless and fun. Staff left the session motivated and
ready to serve both their colleagues and our visitors.”
VP Human resources,
Royal Botanical Gardens