'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an approach devoid of egotism'
Stephanie Hilborne OBE
The Wildlife Trusts
'Lead Like Mary will inspire a whole new generation of leaders'
The Scout Association
'Lead Like Mary is full of wisdom and easy to grasp'
Endorsements for Barry's first leadership book 'Lead Like Mary', published 2014:
Back at work today after an inspirational 2 days with Barry Dore on his Lead Like Mary course. I feel really energised and inspired. What an amazing opportunity the course offered for quiet reflection and discussion - thank you Barry and Jakkie. 10 out of 10 on the Net Promoter Score for great course content, idyllic surroundings and superb hospitality.
Just returned for the most brilliant two days with Barry & the Lead Like Mary Course. I can't recommend it highly enough. Not only was it set in beautiful scenery (which really enabled switching off, engaging in the discussion and proper reflection), but the course content was stimulating, helpful and useful.
I have learnt so much in two short days. I have actionable and practical methods and ideas. I have had the precious opportunity to zoom out and really concentrate on the big picture and in my development - which will only benefit my team, my organisation and my personal life. The experience was transformational and left me feeling energised, excited and feeling confident!
Plus - the food was gorgeous, what more could you ask for?
Thank you Barry & thank you to the wonderful people I met! Book yourself into the next course, you will not regret it!
The two days spent with Barry being able to take time and explore the concepts of leadership were some of the most valuable time I have spent at work.
Barry was brilliant at being able to support an incredibly reflective and in insightful learning experience that left me inspired and re committed to being the best leader that I could be for my team and the people I work with.
I really appreciated the uncomplicated approach to the material in a wonderful setting and left feeling that I could make a difference whether from the way I approached my own workload (always eat the big ugly frog first!) and also in the way I hope to make others feel about what they do and who they can be.
I genuinely loved the two days so thank you again for a great experience
I would like to say thank you for a fantastic couple of days last week. Over the last couple of years I have been on several different leadership programmes and bought several books (some I have even read). But of all the books Lead Like Mary is the one that has resonated with me most the simple traits she encompasses are fantastic and help me with my day to day thinking and decision making. The course was great, the pace was just right and the reflection time a real treat. I think coming to you and working with different people really put the icing on the cake and helped me get value from the days.