8 Leaders | 2 Focused Retreats | 9 Months of Learning & Insight
On this 9-month executive programme with seven other diverse leaders you build:
For leaders and influencers, in any organisation, in any sector, in any field of work, of any size, who care about their impact on their world. They might include:
Leaders in transition
The calm assurance of aligning who you are with how you lead, through:
For five days in June, and again in October, you have space to learn with the group in the awe-inspiring scenery of the French Alps.
You have time to reflect, refocus, re-energise. You sleep peacefully in a comfortable Alpine chalet, surrounded by mountains and waterfalls.
You have the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom. You eat delicious, nutritious vegetarian food. You meditate. You hike. You learn more about yourself.
Your time in the Alps helps to ground your 9-month learning journey.
Experience shows that the majestic mountain environment opens your mind to different ways of seeing and listening. New possibilities naturally arise.
The contrasting colours of early summer and autumn echo the ever-changing nature of things, and are a pleasure in themselves.
With expert teachers in monthly group sessions, you explore the foundations of skilful leadership. You learn the elements of Mindful Command®. You get to know your peers. You learn from each other.
In monthly one-to-one sessions with your personal coach, and progressively in your day-to-day work, you apply your insights and learning to your personal and professional context.
From the very first session you experience the impact.
Mindful Command® is a holistic foundation for authentic leadership.
It has four integrated elements.
At their core is space.
Space to think.
Space to speak and act on purpose.
Space for growth.
In a previous life Sally-Anne was a Commander in the Royal Navy, where she first learned about leadership. Later she led a large cross-cultural team in an international business in Ukraine, and learnt a lot more. For more than 15 years, she’s been coaching leaders in all kinds of organisations across many different countries and cultures.
Sally-Anne runs Evolving Leadership alongside other highly skilled and experienced teachers and coaches who bring their deep wisdom to the programme.
Chris is a serial entrepreneur, coach, consultant and catalyst who works with organisations of all sizes across the USA, Mexico and Europe. She launched her current company in 2019 with the mission of “catalysing growth on purpose”.
Chris helps you align your internal and external self in support of continual, purposeful, personal and leadership growth.
Drawing on both Buddhist practice and people's real-life everyday challenges, Charlie has devoted most of his working life to understanding what clarity is and how it works.
He teaches you a simple, powerful practice for finding and testing the clarity you seek, in any context.
A former MD of an award-winning consultancy, Max brings this and his experience as a martial arts instructor into his current work with leaders. He teaches you how to find your stable inner ground and cultivate a healthier and more compassionate approach to human relationships and conflict.
Ben has been teaching and practising Taichi and Qigong for over 25 years with several well-known masters in the west and in China. He teaches you how to be both physically dynamic and relaxed, so that you are fully present and able to connect with yourself and others, in any circumstance.
Stephen’s career spans teaching, social research, government policy and, now, leadership development. He performs jazz and improvised theatre and brings their powerful mix of structure, improvisation and mischief to his work with leaders. He teaches you ways of awakening and integrating your in-the-moment physical and emotional experience.
Viktor is our ritual designer. Founder of Ritual at Work, his rituals create a rhythm that supports the flow of your experience and helps you integrate your learning more deeply. He shows you how to give your inner world an external form, and how to work with that sensitively to influence and change your own landscape.
Our 9-month executive leadership programme speaks to inspirational leadership in a way that most other leadership programmes don’t. Rather than acquiring techniques that can be difficult to apply in your everyday work, you learn and embed new ways of being and doing. You have space to gain new insights. And throughout the programme we teach you simple, practical tools for integrating all this immediately into your work and life.
The full programme cost is 17,500 Euros (+ tax on some elements). This includes all accommodation, food and local transport for the residential retreats. Discretionary discounts are available for SMEs, starts-ups, charities, non-profit organisations and self-funding individuals. In exceptional cases these may be up to 65%. Please inquire to find out more about how we can align our pricing to your context.
A total of 8 working days. The 2 residential retreats (in June and October) are each 4 days / 4 nights.
This is a personalised learning experience, and we also want you to feel as if you’re sharing your evolving journey with a small group of leaders seeking their own answers to their deeper questions. We limit the group to 8 participants to create just the right balance between individual and group learning.
They are international, from diverse backgrounds. Alumni have come from France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, Romania and Israel.
We set no formal qualifications. The main requirement is a curiosity to discover who you are as a leader and a willingness to open your mind and actively engage in what, for some, may be a new way of thinking and seeing.
You make contact through our contact form. We arrange an initial conversation to establish your needs and whether the programme is the right fit for you. If we agree that it is, Sally-Anne invites you to join the next programme. Your place is secured on payment of a 10% deposit.
It is externally certified by the UK’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Yes. On this programme you make friends for life. The WhatsApp group remains active for peer support. And a growing group of alumni come back every year for a long weekend retreat to refresh and reconnect.
You can also engage with any of our teachers for ongoing coaching or mentoring.
Not at all. This is often the case. In our group meditation work we go back to first meditation principles for everyone.
At the end of 2019 I felt strongly that for me to grow as a leader I had to go inwards to develop a feeling of trust and calm that would guide me in my life and work. Evolving Leadership is a magnificent experience, which proved to have everything I was looking for. The whole blended learning approach gave me brilliant leadership insights that I know will keep evolving within me for years to come.
Before the Evolving Leadership programme I was on the edge of burning out, full of self-doubt and overwhelmed by everything in my life. I've learned how to stay calm, in control and not be derailed by external events. Now I feel like a different person: at ease and excited, doing so much more and it doesn’t feel hard. This has come from working on myself - such a big thing for me to realise.
The Evolving Leadership Programme is game-changing: mentally, emotionally and physically. I’ve got a different map to navigate how I think and make decisions. Being in the mountains gave me the space to see how nature responds to adversity, and to create metaphors for my own life. These new connections gave me a significant positive shift - motivating and inspiring in equal measure.
Throughout my career I've been on many high-end leadership development programmes. Evolving Leadership goes beyond all of them and really works. As well as improving my self-awareness and inner balance, it has helped me get clear on my purpose in life and connect this directly with my day-to-day aims - personal and professional. This has massively increased my impact as a leader.
For 10 years I’ve been looking for ways to deal with my demons. This programme has given me the space to leap forward in a way I couldn’t have imagined at the start. It’s been life-changing. I’m now able to reflect with less judgement, way less anger, and more kindness. As a leader I’m listening better, I’m more patient. It’s a work in progress, but I now have the curiosity and compassion to continue.
The different cultural perspectives of the multinational group are stimulating and thought-provoking. It’s just the right size to feel both personal and diverse. I’ve also gained invaluable insights: clarity about my purpose and real understanding of how to rush less and pause more.
I would equate the Evolving Leadership programme to the feeling of clarity you get when you hit the ‘re-centre’ button on your Google maps. Sally-Anne creates the safe space you never give yourself to truly evaluate the path you’re on. You learn to zoom in and out, unlock what’s there within you and become clear about where you’re going.
When I heard about this programme, at the time I was struggling to define my next steps as a leader. Sally-Anne and her great team created a safe space where I could slow down, look back, listen to myself and get a clearer idea of where I am now and where I really want to be. This life changing programme was a timeless investment in myself, where I got powerful but simple tools for my day to day life.
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