Authentic Purpose-Led Leadership

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A two-day leadership programme on 25th - 26th October, find out more

In organisations around the world, the pressure is on. Leaders need to navigate the volatility and complexity created by rapidly changing consumer expectations, social and technological shifts, and climate change.

Leadership styles addressing past certainties cannot deal with the current reality without wholeheartedly embracing purpose. Purpose provides a way through this challenging environment.  A key source of competitive advantage, purpose harnesses the energy of the organisation to serve all its stakeholders.

Authentic Purpose-Led Leadership explores the four core leadership capacities that leaders need to feel alive at work, inspire their teams and, through deeper relationships, create better performance. It is based on the best-selling book Powered by Purpose: Energise your People to do Great Work by Sarah Rozenthuler (FT Pearson, 2020.)

Who needs purpose?

Participating in this programme will expand your leadership skillset whether you are:

  • A business leader in the private, public or not-for-profit sector
  • An executive coach who catalyses change in organisations
  • A community leader with the vision to generate radical social change

What are the benefits?

Recent research demonstrates purpose-driven organisations outperform the market by 42%. They deliver better financial performance, more employee engagement and a greater competitive edge.

Activating Purpose-Led Leadership will equip you to deliver through:

  • Bringing together all aspects of purpose: organisational, team and personal, providing practical models and steps that you can immediately apply
  • Outlining an original, easy to follow model of four interrelated leadership capacities enabling you to bring purpose to life
  • Guiding you through steps so that you align your people around a shared purpose to obtain outstanding results
  • Drawing on over a decade of research on how purpose can be effectively put into action as outlined in Powered by Purpose by Sarah Rozenthuler (FT Pearson, 2020)


The heart of this programme is bringing to life the four core capacities of purpose-led leadership (as outlined in the book Powered by Purpose: Energise Your People to Do Great Work):

  • Cultivate leadership presence – Accurately tune into what you sense the ‘new now’ calls for
  • Make dialogue authentic - Deepen your listening and build trusting relationships
  • Engage your stakeholders – Reliably map your ecosystem and reach out to those you impact
  • Connect on purpose – Articulate and live a potent ‘why’ for you and your team

What will you learn?

Each session will be experiential, participative and fun! The sessions include a weave of short inputs, success stories and practical tools. We will do many embodied exercises to integrate the intelligence of the body with more traditional cognitive approaches. This will allow you to experience the energy of purpose rather than it just being a mental construct.

Prior to the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to review how you connect with purpose at a personal and organisational level, and then explore how to bring these into greater alignment.

What people say

"I would highly recommend this programme to anyone wanting to work on exploring and connecting with purpose and in doing so, learning what this can unlock in your leadership style and approach.  An excellent combination of thought provoking reads and videos, self reflection, group discussions and embodiment exercises.  Really energising, challenging and outcome focussed."

Lindsey Duffy, People Director, The Very Group

“I would recommend this programme for anyone who wants to explore and define their purpose and be able to move forward. It’s inspiring in a practical way and encourages reflection and provides ways of turning reflection into action. It’s delivered with passion in an inclusive, safe and motivating manner “

Mandy Carter, Pathfinder, Choice Support

"A beautiful and revealing experience and I recommend this programme to anyone who is keen to explore purpose in a more embodied way.”

Amel Murphy, Founder, Coach and Facilitator, Embodied Beings

Booking and Bursaries

Booking is essential as places are limited – you need to make payment on line to secure your place.

The fee includes the two-day in person programme and all materials plus a follow-on group session three months later to help you embed your learning (date to be confirmed.)

A limited number of bursaries are available for people who would find it difficult to attend due to financial pressures in these challenging times. Please contact us directly if you would like to apply for a bursary place.

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