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.
The applications vary, but the outcome is the same - phenomenal leadership performance. Find out how you can work with Leaders.
The Team Leaders
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.
Major General Patrick Marriott has a distinguished career in the British Army, including as Colonel of The Queen's Royal Lancers, Chief of Staff, HQ 1 (UK) Armoured Division, Commander of the 7th Armoured Brigade and Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) at Permanent Joint Headquarters. He has commanded in peacetime and battle scenarios, including in Bosnia and Iraq. He was appointed Commandant at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2009 from where he retired in 2012. At Sandhurst - arguably the world’s leading leadership academy - he was also Director General for Leadership for the Army and was responsible for creating 'Developing Leaders', the Army's current leadership doctrine. Patrick makes an immediately positive impact, exuding the “Serve to Lead” ethos that underpins the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
For more than 30 years Chuck has focused his career on people development. He has implemented proprietary Personal Formation, Human Capital, Talent Management and incentive based programs across a broad scope of Fortune Companies, regional organizations, and educational institutions. He was one of the founding authorities of The Balfour Motivational Research Institute (BMRI). The institute spent over three years identifying and codifying the key human factor contributors to motivation and success. This was accomplished in multinational and large organizations as well as hundreds of medium and small companies. After BMRI, he worked both in-house and as a consultant with companies who needed help with their executive’s development, strategic planning, interactional leadership and management issues, mergers and acquisitions as well as organizational growth and development. From 2008-2015 Chuck mixed his practice with new research as the Module Leader (Lead Professor) in Personal Formation at Westminster in the UK. His landmark study (released in 2012) capped four years of research about human data management. With that data he illustrated how the vast majority of the capacities companies look for most in successful employees, along with their Emotional Intelligence, can be improved at double-digit percentile rates with his methodology. He continues his research as a working partner and board member with the Motivational Research Institute founded by other psychometricians and staff at the University of Missouri. All of Dr. Coker’s programs are tested and validated, both academically and in the corporate environments.
Ali Hawkins BWCI
We engaged Leaders to help us explore the cultural factors within our business. We were delighted with their approach, analysis and insights all of which have helped us to advance as a business