How has leadership impacted your life? 

For these individuals, leadership has played a significant role - not only in their career but in life as a whole. Their journeys are inspiring in their own way and may help to encourage you to stay on track with your own personal development, despite the potholes and setbacks along the way.

Damian Bridgeman

Damian shares his inspirational story through his leadership and management career, touching on the importance of sharing knowledge. 

Damian's Story

Naomi Coleman

Naomi touches on her experience working in a male-dominated environment and explains the importance of a safe and equal environment. 

Naomi's experience

Sarwat T Ebbett

Sarwat gives her take on leadership, and how her career journey has taught her the importance of understanding one another.

Sarwat's story

Lex Harvey-Bryn

Lex shares her inspiration that kick-started her career, and how it has driven her to appreciate the art of leadership.

Lex's leadership story

Geoff Ribbens

Retired Coach, Geoff recounts his experiences researching leadership in the 1970s, and shares some of his findings.

Geoff's findings

Frazer Lowrie

Frazer explains how his dream of becoming a Construction Project Manager evolved throughout the years, and led him to his current career path in leadership and safety.

Frazer's journey

Mary Agbesanwa

Mary Kemi delves into her career to explore what sparked her interest in leadership and how she came to be a great young leader and board trustee.

Be inspired by Mary

Alice Stephenson

From a young single mother at 18, with limited career options to the Founder and CEO of a legal services provider, Alice had a tough and scary path to leadership.

See Alice's experience

Dr Leanne Armitage MBBS

Join junior Doctor and trustee, Leanne, as she shares her story on how witnessesing a tragic event as a child inspired her to become a doctor

Dr Leanne's story

Kirsten Levermore

From lab coat to leader: Kirsten tells us how she came to be a scientific storyteller at  BP,  alongside her successful writing and editing business.

Kirsten's story

Rosie Mead

Rosie explains how her love for music, and interest in Dementia, inspired her to launch her not-for-profit organisation, Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC

See Rosie's Journey

Andrew Stotter-Brooks

Etihad Aviation Group's Vice President of L&D , Andrew shares some great tips on leadership that he has learnt throughout his amazing career.

Andrew's advice

Adrienne Gibson

Entrepreneur, Adrienne shares her first ever experiences of good leadership - and how she used her old boss's example to shape her own leadership style over the years.

Adrienne's journey

Melissa Doman, M.A

Organisational Psychologist, Melissa shares how she helps companies, leaders, and individuals to constructively and realistically talk about mental health at work.

Melissa's perspective

Jim Rees

Author, Motivational Speaker and Executive Coach, Jim tells us the importance of Emotional Intelligence and how it plays a big role within leadership.

Jim's leadership journey

Amelia Boothman

Amelia gives her take on leadership, telling us the best ways to lead, giving examples of how becoming a great leader has positively impacted her life and personal journey.

Amelia's perspective

Alison Edgar MBE

Alison explains how her career has transformed over the years. From hospitality, to sales, to public speaking - this experience led to launching her own training business and bestselling book.

Alison's Journey

Alan Lambert

From barman to barrister, and eventually HR, Alan shares his success story and how he's picked up leadership development along the way.

Alan's journey

Erik Meijer

'Leadership happens at every level' explains Erik, as he tells us how working with his family business gave him insight into what it takes to be a great leader, and how developing himself has benefitted his career.

Go to Erik's Story

Ali Oliver

With a background in sport, Alison shows us how listening skills and asking for feedback are essential components of great leadership.


Alison's story

Giles Woodhouse FInstLM

After transitioning from the military to civilian office, Giles explains how he used coaching to adjust his leadership style, so he could adapt to a more diverse workplace culture. 

Read Giles' story

Rob Phayre

Rob shares his unique experience that all began in the British Army as a helicopter pilot, and ended in Africa, working for a global energy company. 

Read about Rob

Andy Curtis

Town Clerk and Chief Executive for Newquay Town Council, Andy shares his leadership experiences from the beginning of his career.

Go to Andy's story

Michael White

Michael shares how one of his first managers inspired him with great leadership, which encouraged him to develop himself and adopt great leadership habits.

Mike's perspective

Dr. Chris Baker

Dr Christopher shares his leadership journey and reveals where his passion for great leadership and coaching began.

Chris's journey

Do you have a story?

If you have an inspirtational leadership story you'd like to share  please contact [email protected]