Leadership Development

Becoming a leader takes a combination of hard work, talent and drive – and can be a source of great fulfilment. But leadership often brings complex and stressful challenges, which can take their toll. They can disconnect you from the natural energy, creativity and inspiration that pave the way into leadership in the first place. If this feels like you, we can help you reconnect with these vital qualities – so you can lead with a greater sense of ease, lightness and enjoyment.

Our approach is founded on three cornerstones: mental resilience, authentic leadership and strong relationships. Our ‘Wisdom at Work’ Leadership Mastery Programme incorporates all three elements. We also offer separate programmes on each. Programmes are suitable for both established leaders and those new to leadership or preparing to move into it. They are tailored to the needs of you or your organisation, with a mix of 1-1 coaching and/or group workshops.

Mental resilience

It’s easy as a leader to get caught up in fire-fighting and plate-spinning, leaving no energy for anything else. We can help you develop a steady mind in the face of stressful demands – for better focus, clearer thinking, and natural productivity. This well tried and test mindfulness-based approach to mental resilience follows a simple ABC model:

​Awareness – of your mental and physical experience

Being with experience – creating space to deal with challenging problems and emotions

Choosing wise responses – by responding wisely instead of reacting automatically

Authentic leadership​

Leadership can be demanding – with multiple layers of complexity and the constant pressure to perform. We can help make things easier: supporting you to identify your unique skillset, and true sources of inspiration and enjoyment at work – and then to confidently lead others from this reliable foundation:

1: Unblocking – learn to hang loose to prescribed leadership models, and let go of self-doubt

2: Diving deeper – find your unique leadership style; identify core values and strengths

3: Making it work – apply your distinct leadership capacities to your role

Strong relationships

Effective leadership relies on healthy relationships. Yet these can easily become strained when we’re under pressure. We can help you nurture strong relationships, and develop a ‘co-active’ leadership and communication model that makes it easier to lead others and support their development.

“The training was highly effective in helping participants deal more effectively with the everyday challenges of work. The feedback about the trainer’s mastery of the subject, training style, and sensitivity was excellent. I’d highly recommend Risings Minds as a professional partner.” Jules Potter, Head of Organisational Development, Slough Borough Council

“The training was a life-changing experience for me. Tim is an extraordinary person and trainer.” Maria Drumeva, Marketing Manager, Servier Bulgaria