An introduction to The Orchard Partnership

7th June 2018By Trevor SmithVideos

The Orchard Partnership’s founder, Trevor Smith talks about his motivation for setting up his executive coaching practice in Hong Kong. Trevor outlines his business experience and qualifications and briefly introduces the executive coaching, training and facilitation services on offer.

First Impressions REALLY DO Count

8th May 2018By Trevor SmithCommunication

First impressions REALLY do count. To prove the point, just cast your mind back to the last time you met someone for the first time. It probably took you just a few seconds to decide whether you trust the other person …….most likely based on pure ‘gut feeling’. And other people do exactly the same … Read More

The secret weapon of winter Olympians

21st February 2018By Trevor SmithCoaching

Here’s a question for you. Would you enter the Winter Olympics without the support of a coach? Almost all of the world’s leading sports people employ coaches to help lift their game. But when it comes to business, our first thought can often be “Why do I need a Coach – what’s wrong?” The answer … Read More

Think again before you press ‘Send’

26th July 2017By Trevor SmithCommunication

Whatever did we do before email? It was only 20 years ago that email services were first made available to the public and even then they were only used by a minority of people. It was not until 2004 that Google launched its Gmail service which helped popularise the use of email as a day-to-day … Read More

What can we learn from movie trailers?

14th June 2017By Trevor SmithCommunication, Sales

Movies are big business generating worldwide box office revenue in excess of US$38 billon. However, for every blockbuster success there are a dozen that will struggle to break even or lose money. One of the things that can drive success at the box office is a high quality trailer that grips and excites an audience … Read More

How to make a big impact in your new job

16th May 2017By Trevor SmithCareer Change

Congratulations! You’ve landed your dream new job, but now what? Before you dive into your new role there are some simple but effective techniques to help your maximise your chances of success and avoid the potential banana skins. Before You Start In your mind at least, the day you start your new role should be … Read More

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

11th April 2017By Trevor SmithSuccess

Day-to-day business can sometimes be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows! Hopefully you will have more ‘ups’ than ‘downs’, but when you have to dig deep, what strategies can you use to see you through? Adventurer Rob Lilwall is currently on a solo-mission trekking across the Taklamakan desert in China’s wild west. It’s a … Read More