'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an approach devoid of egotism'


Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive

The Wildlife Trusts




'Lead Like Mary will inspire a whole new generation of leaders'


Matt Hyde

Chief Executive

The Scout Association




'Lead Like Mary is full of wisdom and easy to grasp'


Andrew Higginson


Morrisons Plc 


Endorsements for Barry's first leadership book 'Lead Like Mary', published 2014:

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I am passionate about leadership, and the contribution leaders at every level can make to unlocking the potential of others and building great teams and organisations. Great leadership is needed outside work as well, in families, voluntary roles, communities, politics and society


I do not believe my role is to tell people how to lead. What right have I to do that?  All I can do is to guide; to signpost, listen, help, support, inspire, enable, mentor and coach


I do believe that highly effective leadership lies deep within us. Truly great leaders are authentic, they lead because of who they are, not the position they hold. They combine personal humility with professional will.


I build my leadership teaching around the following purpose:


'To inspire and enable leaders to transform the world around them by unlocking the potential that delivers amazing results'


I base my leadership thinking and teaching around a number of timeless principles. Click here to share them


Over the past fifteen years I have taught and shared these principle with thousands of people in dozens of organisations. You can view my full client list here .

'Guide definition:

One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising. One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct'