We create the conditions that enable our clients to advance, often beyond what they ever thought possible.
We are the authority on the human factors that contribute to success.
We are human data experts. We have world-leading proficiency in behavioural and motivational tools. We can quickly identify the critical strengths that propel our clients to excellence. We also see the blind spots that other people miss and find ways to overcome them.
We have proven leadership experience across a wide range of organisations, working within the finance, manufacturing, charity, government and military sectors. While the settings differ, the critical human factors that constitute leadership success are the same.
We are highly agile, drawing on our wide variety of skills, experience and tools to deliver a tailored and high-impact transformation programme. We quickly establish a rapport with our clients, enabling us to challenge and support them as they stretch beyond their goals.
Phil is Leaders’ founder. He has an enthusiastic and inspiring style, drawing on his experience in business, academia and social sectors to help any leadership team to achieve phenomenal performance. Phil has sophisticated expertise in psychometrics and in the application of human data for individual, team and organisational success. He has trained with, and been mentored by, global leaders in this field, notably Dr Chuck Coker in the US.
Phil began his career in the UK offshore finance industry in 1994, working for a wealth management company in Guernsey, Collins Stewart (CI) Limited, now Canaccord Genuity Wealth International. Phil was head of the company's Guernsey division, with a staff of 120 and assets under management of £4.5billion before resigning from executive responsibilities in 2008.
Phil has served on the boards of three charities, including BMS World Mission, a UK charity with over 80 employees and a global reach. Phil also ran the Guernsey hub of a national theology college, received accreditation as a pastor in the Baptist Union of Great Britain and served as a non-executive director for Canaccord Genuity Wealth International.
Phil is a member of the NED Forum and the Institute of Directors.
Peter Woodward worked for 27 years in the “high technology” industry, first with Texas Instruments and then Intel Corporation. After spending nine years in a wide range of manufacturing and production planning roles he moved into human resources.
Peter’s roles at Intel included European Human Resource Director, and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Training Director. He played a key role in developing and delivering a range of advanced and sophisticated training programmes to more than 3500 Intel managers worldwide, with particular focus on the Pentium design, production teams and marketing teams.
On leaving Intel, Peter moved into an independent consulting role and has undertaken a wide variety of briefs/projects including being a member of a “transfer of western management practices” consulting team for joint Chinese French (EDF) development of a Nuclear Energy Centre in Beijing; and was appointed as lead HR consultant during a major change initiative with the Abbey National International Bank.
Peter’s expertise also includes using psychometric tools to advance leadership; 360 survey activities; employment and discrimination tribunals and systems for effective objective-setting. He also advises start-up technology companies with board-level experience.
Dr Kaaren Welsby is a charismatic communicator and academic achiever with 20 years of front-facing military, education and training experience.
She is energetic and creative, with the ability to motivate and inspire others. Kaaren possesses a first class BA (Honours) degree in English Literature, an MA (Honours) degree in the written word and the visual imagination and a PhD in English Literature and Art History. She also has a PGCE in secondary English teaching.
Kaaren is a Major in the British Army Reserves; she has undertaken two operational tours and is a trained media officer. She has worked extensively in the field of army recruitment, education and programme delivery, before becoming an education adviser for the Army Officer Selection Board, part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst group.
She now specialises in the educational and psychological assessment of potential army officer candidates. Kaaren has a breadth of experience in working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including intensive one-to-one support for young people in education and care. She is an experienced coach, assisting others to fulfil both their personal and professional potential.
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