The Influential Leader

An influential leader is able to continuously improve self performance and the performance of others. To be able to influence requires a great deal of confidence in you. However confidence is something you cannot touch, hold, or buy, so how can you instil confidence in yourself and influence others?

  • Learn to embrace fear with confidence,
  • Improve self performance and
  • Influence performance of others.


The Influential Leader workshop gives you proven tools that drive success in any aspect of your work where you need to build your confidence, sharpen your skills and be able to influence!

We share leadership models that positively influence attitudes and behaviours that drive success, and work with you so that you leave with a clear action development plan in the areas you really need support in.

So whether you want to:

  • Get Greater Recognition;
  • Influence Others Effectively;
  • Develop Specific Skills; or
  • Be More successful


Join us on “The Influential Leader” Workshop to confidently step out of your comfort zone start getting the results you want and deserve


  • Case studies
  • Tools and practical sessions on proven methodologies
  • A personal development plan

Event Details:              

When:                                                       Friday 17th October,

Registration and welcome refreshments:    9.00am to 9.30am

Event:                                                       9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:                                                     The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Tickets:                                                    £240 per person  (includes all day refreshments)


For more information contact us at

or book directly  on Eventbrite by clicking here The Influential Leader

Be a Woman of Influence

Is there a Glass ceiling?

Why are only a small percentage of  women successful?

Are you recognised for your talent or are you held back?

Be a Woman of Influence is a workshop on the real secrets to being successful and having it all

 Whether you run your own business or are employed in a professional environment, you have a responsibility to pave the way for future upcoming senior women directors in the work place.

You do so by being successful and we show you how


Learn leadership insights into how women and men can work together change the behavioural norms that hinder both sexes and leave with a clear actionable development plan to:

  • Boost your career;
  • Get promoted;
  • Make your mark;
  • Get increased recognition for your skills and
  • Manage work/life balance challenges while still having it allThis workshop is open to men and women!


  • The business case from the House of Lords
  • Current Leadership challenges of gender stereotyping in the 21st century
  • Secrets to being successful
  • Tools and practical sessions on proven methodologies
  • A personal development plan to Be a Woman of Influence

Event Details:

When:                                      Monday 10th November,

Registration and welcome:         9.00am to 9.30am

Event:                                       9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:                                      The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Tickets:                                     £240 per person  (includes all day refreshments)

Book now on eventbrite  by clicking here Be a Woman of Influence

Or email us at for a discount code

Comments from previous delegates:

“Life changing outlook for the better”                 “Inspirational and challenging”             “I feel energized and recharged”

“Workshop has given me a renewed confidence to….”           “materials blew my mind away, my confidence now knows no limits”

“I am glad I made the effort to attend, I didn’t know what to expect and I am now a new person”




Why did he die?

It is good business practice to have regular independent reviews of processes and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose and implemented efficiently. Some see this as an unnecessary time consuming overhead, others see the benefits of a review to positively highlight areas to improve and gaps to address. Sometimes it is the smallest of change that can have the biggest positive impact and / or minimise exposure to a risk having a huge adverse impact.

The best way to identify areas that need improving is to nurture an open communication environment where ideas and thoughts can be exchanged and captured. Very often the same idea will be submitted by different people highlighting a real need to address a process detail and minimise a miscommunication risk.


My thoughts and prayers are with the parents of 16 year old boy, who suffered multiple organ failure during a “low risk” operation.


My local newspaper is reporting on the court case hearing of how a surgeon is blaming nurses for the death of the 16 year old. The surgeon allegedly used a sharp instrument known as a trochar instead of a blunt one during minor keyhole surgery and pierced a vein which led to a fatal gas embolism, massive blood loss and cardiac arrest.


The surgeon is being challenged why he failed to notice it was a sharp instrument.


The surgeon instead is blaming the nurses for giving him the wrong instrument. He maintains he had asked for the blunt instrument in the pre-op briefing but was given the wrong instrument during the actual operation.


The nurses state they showed the surgeon three boxed sets of instruments and received instruction it didn’t matter which box is used. The surgeon denied this, claiming only two boxed sets were shown and he did confirm which box is to be used as he was coming out of the hospital coffee shop.


Poor process? Misunderstanding? Miscommunication? Who is telling the truth?


As this is battled out in court to understand what really happened and who is to blame, the sad truth is that a 16 year old died from what was potentially a low risk 40 minute operative procedure. A life is lost no matter what the outcome of the hearing is.


Was there a process in place that these decisions on instruments are to be made and recorded in team briefings? Would a review have highlighted a communication risk and make recommendations to have distinctive colour coded labels differentiating between blunt and sharp instruments and the selected box be signed and dated? Why was a crucial decision made while coming out of a coffee shop?


Could this death have been avoided?


I can’t comment on this case, however there is a lesson for us to learn, which is to carry out regular independent reviews as part of your business operations to identify gaps and areas to improve. In particular look at areas of the business with a critical eye, reviewing all your risk management and mitigation procedures. By doing so, you reduce the risk of errors occurring and your business will operate more efficiently.


An independent reviewer will have a fresh unbiased perspective and spot things that are often not noticed because of routine habits which have formed and endorsed by repetitive behaviours of people delivering.


Errors don’t always result in the loss of life, but why risk not taking all reasonable actions to avoid events, which could potentially have a huge adverse impact on your business and will cost you financially.


If you would like a free guidance note on how to carry out risk reviews, send a request to


This particular court hearing is being reported in the Birmingham Mail by the Investigations Editor, Jeanette Oldham.

Growth Strategy Workout

For business owners who want to:

  • Improve business performance
  • Overcome specific problems
  • Re-assess goals
  • Be more influential in the market sector

You will be challenged to re-position yourself to be more effective in a more profitable market. You will work through current problems, identify what is hindering your business success and put in place improved solutions.

From this program be better equipped to:

  • Undertake a strategic business analysis
  • Understand the impact of environment and competitive forces
  • Evaluate strategic choices
  • Implement improvement plans
  • Develop Critical Success Factors
  • Implement a Growth Strategy

You will be introduced to new ideas, tools and resources all designed to assess your current business performance, to enable you to evaluate and redesign processes and structures to implement a new growth strategy tailored for your business.

Contact us now for more information.