LEAD – Innovative training develops inspirational leaders who increase business performance


A leading UK retailer had reorganised its management accountabilities and structures. Recognising that training had, until now, been reactive, the company asked Elizabeth to help create a coordinated approach to leadership development and training as a whole, focused on business need. This would optimise individual performance and therefore improve business performance.

Working closely with the HR director, the head of training and the in-house training team, Elizabeth helped re-engineer the entire training programme to focus every training activity on a specific business objective. In particular, powerful new leadership training was needed to give senior leaders the skills to inspire, direct and enable others. Elizabeth also coached and mentored the company’s senior leadership team to meet ongoing business challenges and objectives. To ensure that the impact of the training was sustained, she developed and empowered the company’s training team to deliver and evolve the programme in the longer term.

As a result, 80% of those attending this prestigious leadership development programme achieve promotion. Return on investment into the business is measured as part of the programme. The company has uniquely high retention rates for its industry and employee satisfaction remains high. During the period after the programme was introduced, like-for-like sales are double its competitors. The training programme subsequently won a National Training Award.

“I had very high expectations of this leadership course as everyone said it was AMAZING. They were right. Everyone should do this course. It’s something I won’t forget.”
Leadership course attendee, major UK retailer

“Elizabeth has been instrumental in developing our leaders. She has also empowered the training team to have confidence in its product and what it stands for.”
Head of People Development, major UK retailer

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