Emerging Leader Development Programme – Spring 2019

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Date(s) - 14/03/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am


As businesses and organisations grow and evolve, its senior leaders will always have an eye on where the next generation of managers and leaders is coming from.

Often, though, this opportunity of developing great long-term talent from within gets wasted. It is quite common for an individual who is very good at their job to get promoted into middle leadership positions, only for them to struggle because they haven’t had time or opportunity to develop the key skills required to be a good leader, as well as a good performer.

The Level Up Emerging Leader Development Programme is a short series of workshops designed to introduce the core principles of effective leadership to your emerging leaders. Delivered in four sessions over four months, participants are encouraged both to put their learning into practice straight away and to feedback and review their progress through the course of the Programme.

In the programme, emerging leaders will learn about
• Effective Goal Setting
• Personal effectiveness and time management
• Leadership styles and Team development
• Managing People and Performance effectively

The investment in the Emerging Leaders Development Programme is £295 +VAT.

This Spring 2019 cohort will have sessions from 9.30am – 11.30am on the following Thursdays…

Thursday 14th March
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 23rd May
Thursday 27th June

To register, please book into the event on this site. Once we have reached the minimum number of six delegates, we will confirm your place.  There is no payment required on registration, an invoice will be sent to you once your place has been confirmed.



Bookings are closed for this event.


I was introduced to Level Up through a local business networking group about 18 months ago.  Transitioning from an HR career to Executive Search in 1997, I set up my own partnership over five years ago.  Although loving what I do, I couldn’t help feeling that we needed a bit of a refresh and have more focus on why our offering was different in a very crowded marketplace.

As an HR professional by background, I have met many business coaches; some better than others.  Although admittedly a little sceptical, I met Graeme Crosbie for coffee and soon felt that he ‘got me’ and understood why I was at a crossroads. We talked about how we might work together and what his kick start programme could offer. 

Having spent my whole career In the corporate world, I found I missed having a variety of people to brainstorm with.  Graeme has proved to be a strong business mentor.  The fact he also had a corporate background and had not worked with any other search firms proved to be a real asset.  He challenged my thinking and assumptions; we went back to basics and talked extensively about business and personal goals and how these could be achieved within realistic timelines.  

The kickstart programme was extremely useful.  For the first time in years, I found I actually dedicated quality time to thinking about what it was I wanted Theron to be.  We focused on what actually made us different; I stopped apologising for being a “small boutique” but learnt to embrace the good things about offering a bespoke, personal service to a few quality clients.  Of course I already knew the theory, but having to articulate USP’s and strategy to someone else makes it more ‘real’ and something you do as opposed to just having good intentions and never getting round to it because work takes over.  

Apart from growing revenue, we have had many successes including the redesign and relaunch of the website with genuine USP’s; extending our client base; recruiting a new Partner and maintaining focus and momentum.  

We are now on an Ontrack programme; meetings are less frequent, but they prove a useful medium for staying focused and doing the things I committed to do.  Some things continue to stay at the bottom of the pile, but I’m not sure that will ever change.  

Some of my network did not understand why I needed to see a business coach, especially with my background.  I have found it incredibly refreshing, not least because Graeme has helped me to look at things differently and has help me to add real value to my business.  I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommend him to other business professionals but only on the basis you want to take a cold hard look at yourself and realise that growth and change will only happen if you want it to.  Graeme can help, challenge and give an alternative perspective, but it’s down to you to do it.  

Fiona Makowski Managing Partner, Theron LLP March 18, 2018