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Welcome to Leaders Lab

Is your business achieving the results you want?

We work with CEOs and directors of medium-sized businesses, helping them to build and lead brilliant organisations. Our clients are business leaders who, while they run successful, expert businesses, sometimes struggle to find the time and expertise to really engage their staff and gain the full commitment and accountability of everyone who works in the business.

How often do you hear these phrases around your organisation?

  • We’re not performing to our potential
  • All we seem to do is fire-fight
  • There’s no strategy or direction
  • The team isn’t working together

We specialise in leadership, team and organisation development, as well as delivering one-to-one executive coaching. Our clients and their staff develop the skills they need to do their job well, gain clarity about their accountabilities and develop powerful action plans to achieve their goals. Leaders Lab enables businesses to achieve the results they want.

If you’re frustrated that your organisation is not achieving the results it should, we can help you. Contact the Leaders Lab team to discover more or call us on 01865 551086.

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Change management can be a very difficult and lonely task. With Kate’s help, it was clear we were not alone, and her advice and experience were both productive and reassuring.

Sarah Ketchin
Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd

All of my fellow team members at Samujana would like to thank Amanda for working with me to become a better manager and leader. I am now better able to facilitate change, grow relationships and make strategic decisions.

Kurt Berman

You both did a tremendous job from my perspective and a number of those attending said it was the most productive strategy day we’ve ever had. It was great to have people leaving the day who were on the same wavelength!

Justin Marking

elle has given me the tools to shift the way I work so that I feel more calm and confident with my processes, which in turn has given me confidence to deliver as a leader on a larger scale.

Julia Cameron
Discover Children’s Story Centre

The elle coaching programme has definitely brought out that extra confidence we each needed to make the various changes in our career paths.

Coby Walsh
Stour Space

Kate’s personable nature, as well as her care and attention to everyone’s wellbeing have been of great benefit in developing people’s success. Her coaching and team development tactics were entirely bespoke to our organisation and have ultimately made DSA a better place.

Emma Lawrence
DSA Design

Through Leaders Lab’s workshops and training we have developed a set of agreements around who is accountable, how work is delegated and a set of behaviours and values which form the basis of the company’s culture.

Andrew Sainsbury
Taste Connection

The executive coaching sessions I had with Amanda gave me a really useful sounding board. I’m now setting time aside for management, having much better conversations with my staff and am much more aware of what they need from me.

Robin Chatwin
Savills UK

My time management has improved significantly and the way I run meetings has completely changed. I now achieve much more though I’m probably able to leave the office earlier.

Robin Chatwin
Savills UK

I am now better meeting client needs by engaging in increased dialogue and I have a team that is clearer on their roles, resulting in more open communication and less stress all round.

Chris Coomber
Saunderson House

Thanks to the change programme, I separated my emotions from the business and began to manage more effectively. We built role profiles for staff to work within, instead of building roles to fit the people we had.

Stuart Moore
Plus One Personnel

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Leaders Lab on the elle leadership coaching programme, with lots of lessons learned – I can’t recommend the team enough to others.

Asma Hussein
Theatre Royal Stratford East

Our Director Team has worked with Kate at Leaders Lab to help us clarify and align our future vision for the business. With her facilitation, we have worked to develop a core of middle management, and to then develop the roles and responsibilities for all members of the team.

Andrew Sainsbury
Taste Connection

The work done by Leaders Lab with the senior Partners has resulted in a set of clearly defined behaviours derived from our company values. These make it possible rigorously to manage and measure our progress in developing our company culture. Their guidance and skilled facilitation have been invaluable, as have their experience in organisational change and the external perspectives they are able to bring.

Hilary Ross
DWF, London Office

Following Amanda’s coaching work with one of my team members, his confidence has increased and there has been significant improvement in both his efficiency and his time management.

Hugo Thistlethwayte
Prime Purchase

I’m very happy with the elle coaching programme. It was a complete hit with the associates and their employers.

Claire Gevaux
Foundation for FutureLondon

Amanda’s contribution to the policy forum was invaluable. The significant work she did in facilitating high quality ideas from disparate groups across London contributed to a winning manifesto.

Boris Johnson
former Mayor of London

Leaders Lab has been instrumental in transforming our tired and ineffective appraisal process and unused job descriptions into a clear structure/framework of accountabilities driven by the company strategy and values. The result is highly effective 1:1s that hold our people accountable to deliver results.

Val King
The Rooflight Company

I now manage the team more effectively, making sure that we have regular one to one and team meetings. This has resulted in the creation of more of a ‘hub’, in spite of the fact that some of the individuals are spread out geographically.

Hugo Thistlethwayte
Prime Purchase

I now make a habit of asking people for deadlines if they haven’t specified one, or advise them on when I can complete a task. This manages their expectations and allows me to properly prioritise my workload.

Chi-Zeng Nim
Stratford Circus Arts Centre

With the training and insight I received on the Management Development Programme, I was able to progress and earn a promotion. My new role will be a jump up the career ladder, offering many travel opportunities and an increase in responsibility.

Charlotte Wheatcroft
Saunderson House

As I am now setting deadlines, delegating accountability and giving praise where it is due, team members are now stepping up.

Tom Gerrard
Saunderson House

The executive coaching was significant in improving both my individual performance and my management of the team. During our sessions I was able to focus on developing and implementing a strategy for the business.

Hugo Thistlethwayte
Prime Purchase

Really pleased with the output from our work with Kate and Amanda of Leaders Lab. Our wider team are learning some valuable lessons and everyday, as it turns out, is a school day.

Alistair Peel
Director, Strabens Hall

I am now better able to make strategic decisions that have aligned our values, focused our priorities, given confidence to our stakeholders and grown our business into a more efficient and more creative team who have more fun together!

Kurt Berman

Being part of elle has reminded me that I count. I count in terms of what I can offer my field and what I can offer others around me.

Natalia Barua
East London Dance



Leaders Lab Leadership Development develops your leaders through coaching and training linked directly to achieving the most desired results for your business.



Learn how you and your team can work together to raise your game, through the Leaders Lab Team Development programme.



Create and manage your organisation’s culture and strategy in a way that is compelling and inspiring to everyone involved, through the integrated Leaders Lab Organisation Development approach.

Let us help develop you, your organisation and your teams

Learn more about us here and how our expertise can help you and your team achieve these results.
Call us on 01865 881056 for an informal chat about how we can help.

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