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The publication of Lead Like Mary in 2014 enabled me to create a programme exploring the principles and practices of authentic leadership.  


The programme was based around a two day residential workshop held at my home in rural Staffordshire, which allowed participants to escape their normal working environment and enjoy the opportunity to learn and reflect with like minded leaders in tranquil surroundings.


Since then I have run dozens of programmes, giving me the privilege of working with hundreds of different leaders.


Then 2020 arrived, and Covid 19 turned the world upside down.




Mary On-Line


This global pandemic has given all of us the opportunity to think differently, to create a ‘new normal’.  


In my case I have piloted an on-line Lead Like Mary programme with up to 100 participants.  Their positive feedback (see below) has convinced me that this format works well, and re-enforced experience I already had, running successful on-line Lead Like Mary programmes for the Osprey Leadership Academy.  


I now run all my Lead Like Mary programmes on-line.



The Pilot...

The pilot programme was spread over twelve weeks with participants needing to commit no more than 2 hours per week. It consisted of the following elements:


-Weekly material, exploring leadership, the principles and practices of authentic leaders, and Mary’s ten traits.


-The weekly material included a podcast, background to the content, relevant models and frameworks, self-reflection exercises and further reading.


-Videos to open and close the programme


-A weekly Facebook ‘live’ discussion group, hosted by me.


-The opportunity to use the discussion group to post material, seek assistance, discuss challenges and build alliances.


-One Zoom session during and one at the end of the programme.


-An open invitation to discuss the material and leadership challenges 1-1 with me by e-mail at any time.


-An alumni plan post the programme to ensure sustainability of the learning, with participants invited to join my Lead! Community.






I sought feedback on the pilot programme, using the Net Promoter Score (NPS).


For more background on this simple and effective satisfaction measure click here.


The results were as follows:


Promoters  84%

Passives      16%

Detractors   0%


NPS = 84


View a selection of feedback comments here




The Opportunity


That feedback has convinced me that the On Line Lead Like Mary programme provides a flexible and effective opportunity for both organisations and individuals to build their leadership capability.


I am therefore delighted to offer the following:



Bespoke Programmes geared to the precise needs of the client. I am currently running on-line Lead Like Mary programmes with the management teams of two large organisations. Contact me to discuss opportunities and options.


Public Programme.

The next programme will run over 12 weeks commencing in Spring 2021 and will be limited to just 10 participants on a first come first served basis.


Your time commitment will be 2 hours per week over the 12 weeks (plus any additional time you choose to spend on further reading, research or reflection)


The programme will consist of:


-Weekly material exploring authentic leadership and Mary’s traits.

-Weekly self-reflection exercises

-Weekly discussion group with me and fellow participants reviewing the week’s material

-The opportunity to work with like-minded participants, to learn from each other and build alliances

-Two group Zoom sessions

-The opportunity to discuss 1-1 with me any leadership challenge


The fee for the programme is £250 (plus VAT).


Contact me to reserve a place or for more information.