About Us

We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!

Gavin Meikle Public speaking and presentation skills training

Who Are We?

Inter-activ was formed in 1998 by Gavin Meikle BSc.  Prior to setting up his training company, Gavin had a long and successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry as sales representative, sales trainer and sales manager.

In parallel with his career, Gavin was an active member, trainer and leader within JCI, the international self-development organisation where he developed his training skills, teaching workshops extensively both in the UK and abroad.

During his corporate career, Gavin became aware that good communication was at the heart of business success and poor communication was the cause of most of its problems.  His curiosity aroused, Gavin began to study the psychology and the skills behind effective communication and, as a result, formed inter-activ presenting & influencing to share his knowledge with a wider audience.

Gavin is an inspiring public speaker and continuously develops himself and others through his active membership of two Toastmasters Clubs; Solent Speakers in Fareham and Spinnaker Speakers in Portsmouth

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform the way people communicate in order to build a happier, more effective and more sustainable world.   Communication, or rather a lack of it, is the root cause of most conflicts, be they commercial or personal.  By helping people understand how small changes in their communication can deliver big improvements in their results we are doing our bit to make people happier, more confident and more successful.

Our core training specialities include

  • Public speaking and presentation skills training
  • Face to face communication 
  • Influential communication skills
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Time management and personal effectiveness training

What Makes Us Different?

Interpersonal skills training is much more than just teaching people what to do. It's also about helping them develop the mindset that allows them to utilise these new skills.  Limiting beliefs and unresourceful mindsets can act as a barrier, stopping your people putting their new skills into action. unlike other training providers, we address these underlying barriers as part of all our training programmes.

We use tried and tested accelerated learning, and brain-friendly teaching techniques to ensure that all students learn, retain and apply the knowledge, skills, and techniques we teach long after the course is over.

Our Core Values

  • Making a Difference
  • Honesty
  • Challenge
  • Variety
  • Fun
  • Health
  • Respect

Our Learning And Development Partners

Over the years, we have built up strategic alliances with a select group of trusted trainers.  We help them with their projects from time to time and they do the same for us.

Stuart Wineberg - Bluestone Training (Presentation skills & coaching)

Claire Butcher - Clarify Training (Microsoft Office)

Tim Whitaker - Ipso Facto Training (project management)