Leadership is dead, long live leadership!
Like in the old saying: "The king is dead, long live the king!" we infer that leadership as it is commonly meant (elitist, belonging to those who decide while the others follow) makes no longer sense; however leadership skills are very much alive and needed ...
Leadership is a journey, not a state
Leadership is not a technique that can be acquired and set aside, nor is it a defined fixed state of which someone is invested. Leadership is a skill (actually a set of skills) and as such it requires constant practice; it is an exciting and never-ending journey towards mastery ...
Genuine Curiosity as Birthplace of influence
The most influential person around the table is not the one with all the answers, it is the one who asks the most critical questions.
"Leading with a Smile" is a journey to our highest levels of personal and collective consciousness.
Read more about our philosophy and its foundation on our academia page.
"Practice Makes Perfect"
is not just a cliché
While we constantly strive to design flexible training options that can be thought-provoking, stimulating and of immediate practical application, we are also aware that embedding the learning in our everyday takes dedication, persistence and ample opportunities to apply the theory to real life situations.
Learning goes faster and it is more fun when we practice.
Let's take the exciting learning journey together!
Top 3 Fears of International Business Leaders
Find out about the 3 top of mind fears -shared by every leader - that affect our ability to influence and to drive consistent results.
The Number 3 Top of the Mind Fear is
Being found out to be Incompetent
Even the best leaders tend to focus more on preparing answers for fear of not showing enough competence, rather than on building the courage and confidence to ask influential questions; yet it is the latter behaviour that build more credibility and influence
Fear of being vulnerable
We are too often considering emotions as weakness, and the sharing of feelings derived from our emotions as proof that we are not rational. Modern neuroscience has helped us understand the fallacy of these assumptions. Awareness and sharing of emotions and feelings can makes us strong and impactful, as well as being a highest form of rationality.
We can learn to channel emotions and thus inspire others, ensure accountability and create positive change.
We can help!
The Executive Coaching program with Laura helped me overcome the anxieties and self-doubts that used to hold me back in the past [...]
- Tatyana Tsaneva, Regional Head, Corporate Clients,
Societe Generale (Bulgaria)
Helped me better overcome a conflict situation in my team and be at my best as a leader
- Csaba Burjan
MD Unilever Food Systems
Being coached by Laura was a positive and empowering experience. It has made it easier for me to make
better choices and given me more energy in my everyday life.
- Anne Mette Langholm,