It’s time for different
How many extraordinary leaders do you know? Why so few?
Because traditional leadership development misses the critical foundational skills that enable us to become extraordinary leaders; it’s delivered in a way that doesn’t work, and far too late.
Ivy House programmes couldn’t be more different:
We start with game-changing skills. Skills that connect us with who we are – the kind of leader we were born to be, the courage and ownership to make it happen and the human skills that make all the difference.
Our delivery creates change. It’s personal, deep, and immersive. We use multi-dimensional learning and the best coaches in the country. We create our programmes in a way that enables learning, ownership, and change. And we never stop learning and innovating, to bring you cutting-edge, future-focused solutions.
We start sooner. We bring learning previously reserved for your executive teams, to people throughout your organisation – at a time when it has the biggest impact.
This is leadership development at its best.
We work with
We support talent throughout organisations to create a critical backbone of skills and a golden thread of connectivity that sits at the heart of a successful organisation’s leadership culture.
Exec and senior leadership teams
Create a solution from a suite of options, including 1:1 exec coaching, team effectiveness, team coaching, and bespoke leadership development.
Established and emerging talent
We give your emerging and established talent the deep self-knowledge and critical skills to take their leadership capabilities to the next level.
The needs of today’s graduates, apprentices and school leavers are very specific. We know how to give this generation the human leadership skills to thrive.
Learning delivered by coaches with deep expertise in supporting specific underrepresented populations, including Women in Leadership and ethnic minorities.
Women in leadership
We’ve seen women in leadership programmes work brilliantly… and not. The truth is, when deployed in isolation, it can be just another gender tax – communicating to women that it is their responsibility to correct the company’s gender imbalance in leadership – which is simply not true.
We take a different approach.
You can work with us in two ways
1. Bespoke leadership solutions
Lots of people talk about partnerships but we really mean it. Bringing together our expertise with your organisational knowledge, together we will design a solution that is truly transformational – for your people and your organisation. One that is perfectly aligned with your needs, objectives and values. That uses your language, key messages and truly feels like yours – bringing the best development in the world to your leaders, in a way that works for you.
Our in-house programmes can be delivered virtually, blended or face-to-face and across time zones. We draw from a range of delivery and support mechanisms that together create solutions aligned to your needs and ways of working.
2. Leadership training courses
The Ivy House Academy has two award-winning programmes your talent can join:
Our flagship programme, The Master Programme is the ultimate solution for emerging talent. Run over a 6-month period, it brings the very best personal and professional development to your future leaders in a way that delivers deep-seated change.
The Fundamentals is a 100% virtual programme, bringing game-changing leadership development to every part of your organisation. Created in a way that means it is affordable at scale, flexible and incredibly effective, it provides access to the very best learning, delivered by the most senior leadership and life coaches in the country.
- Driven self-leaders who take ownership for themselves and their impact
- Better prepared leaders leading more effective teams
- Deeply skilled leaders who create and maintain high-performance cultures
- Improved resilience and wellbeing
- Increased talent engagement and retention
- Increased diversity in your leadership pipeline
- Improved succession planning and promotion rates
What the stats say…
promoted within 12 months
taken on a new role with increased responsibility
Critical leadership skills
All of our programmes are designed around the game-changing leadership skills that we know make a difference to the kind of leaders people become, and the lives they lead. And, they are built on the foundation of the three critical building blocks of behavioural change: self-knowledge, self-empowerment, and self-leadership.
It’s why our programmes get the extraordinary results they do.
Here’s a flavour of what they cover…
What we teach
This means knowing the kind of leader you are, having a clear vision, living in your element, being purpose-driven and values-led. Leading in an authentic and powerful way, so that you can bring your full value to the business – and enable others to do the same.
Your experience of life is down to you; this means taking complete ownership for how you show up, your actions, impact, results and the environments you create. It means holding yourself and others to account knowing how to address negative behaviours to create cultures of inclusivity, growth and belonging.
This is about developing a performance and leadership mindset; learning how to use your most powerful tool – your mind. This underpins resilience, wellbeing, confidence, personal impact and innovation, creating leaders who can operate with clarity under pressure, elevate from the detail, and lead in a way that fuels high-performance.
Courageous learners are motivated by learning, as opposed to being right. They are acutely self-aware, honest, open, truthful and proactively seek opportunities to grow and develop whilst creating cultures of feedback and growth for others – building connections with empathy and curiosity.
This is about learning how to build meaningful connections: relationships built on honesty, respect and understanding. Developing the courage and skills to have effective conversations, tackling topics considered challenging and to form deep connections and becoming empathetic, emotionally intelligent leaders.
Learning how to live and lead in a way that enables you and others to stay mentally, physically and spiritually well. It requires a deep understanding of our innate wellbeing, what underpins it, and how to take proactive action to nurture it in ourselves and others.
Human leadership is the practice of leading oneself and others in a way that empowers everyone to reach their full potential. Human leaders create environments where everyone feels they belong, individual beliefs and perspectives are encouraged and celebrated, and innovation thrives.
leadership conversations & coaching
Leaders can’t have all the answers. This is about cultivating your team’s coaching skills and mindset to create a powerful leadership and learning culture; leaders who understand that coaching is a mindset not a meeting, who can harness the power and true value of every member of the team.
EXtraordinary engagement & impact
This is a deep dive into personal presence, public speaking, storytelling and delivering impactful presentations. Learn how to influence, inspire and master the art of selling – not just products, but ideas and ourselves. Project your voice with confidence, power, authenticity and conviction.
Customer focused leadership
Exploring the coordinated and deliberate action that’s required to build a loyal tribe of followers and ambassadors; the importance of symbolic action for visibly demonstrating your commitment to the customer; and how to inspire ownership amongst your team.
This is about learning how to unleash innovation and creativity in yourself and others, replacing ‘business as usual’ with approaches that employ disruptive and breakthrough thinking to transform and fast-forward your business growth.
Agents of change
Agents of change are an asset – trailblazers and changemakers who can not only lead through, but ‘lean in’ to, change. Leaders who can navigate uncertainty, make challenging decisions, solve problems and collaborate with others to facilitate change – embedding change resilience into your organisation.
A high-performance workplace requires a high-performance culture. Learn the critical components of vision, autonomy, communication, feedback, accountability, learning cultures, collaboration, risk-taking and performance management – and how to use these to create driven, engaged, and high-performance teams.
A strategic mindset is a critical leadership skill, but one which should not be learnt in isolation. This is co-created learning which develops the core skills, mindset and behaviours that underpin strategic leadership and, critically, supports your people to take action aligned to your business objectives.
This module will enhance your leaders’ knowledge, awareness, and skills to support their identity and practice as a change leader for DE&I in your organisation, creating truly inclusive environments. We support your leaders to develop inclusive mindsets and behaviours, navigating their own inclusion journey aligned to your organisational goals.
If you’re here, it’s probably because you want to create change. Change in individual performance, to drive organisational performance.
The problem is most programmes won’t create the change you are looking for.
Because most programmes are built to simply develop a set of skills that ‘good’ leaders are deemed to need… which doesn’t fundamentally change behaviour. And that’s the bottom line, right? If you’re going to create real, deep-seated change, you need to know how to do exactly that.
The good news? That’s our expertise.
We are experts in leadership development and behavioural change. Our approach is truly unique and our results exceptional. Our programmes create transformational, long-term change in individuals, behaviour, performance and culture.
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Why we’re different
When we set up Ivy House, we had been delivering award-winning leadership development programmes for many years. In the 10 years previous we had won 42 awards for our work in leadership development and worked with 50% of the FST 100.
We’ve taken this deep experience and expertise to create programmes that work when others don’t:
A deep understanding of how different populations learn: Different generations and different people learn in different ways. This means delivery, context and content must be specific to the needs of each population. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of specific populations.
Speed to delivery: Our content is second to none – it is deep, hugely practical and supported by a wealth of embedding content. Combined, it creates a perfect guide to becoming an extraordinary leader. We have invested heavily in creating exceptional content, so you don’t have to.
Leading executive coaches working with your talent: Our programmes are delivered by some of the best leadership and performance coaches in the country. They have experience of working across sectors and have the facilitation and coaching skills needed to create genuine shifts in thinking and behaviour.
Aspirational programmes: Everyone joining an Ivy House open programme applies for a place; if you are running an in-house programme, we will suggest you do the same. To create change you need talent that seeks out this kind of learning and recognises the opportunity their organisation is giving them.
Deeply immersive and challenging programmes: This isn’t your standard leadership development training. Deeply immersive and challenging, delegates are pushed out of their comfort zone, encouraged to be vulnerable and coached live in the room. This is about turning theory into reality, and practising repeatedly, until it becomes second nature. This is radical, life-changing learning that will fast-track your people to success.
The Ivy House alumni – a powerful network for life: Extraordinary leaders see themselves as a ‘work in progress’ and are committed to their continued development – something we’re committed to supporting them with. That’s why all Ivy House alumni have lifetime access to our exclusive learning platform, ‘The Hub’, and are invited to join our alumni, a network of leaders across the world that provide ongoing support and development on their journey.
Find answers to some of your leadership development questions here. Want to know more? Our team love a chat, get in touch below.
Many businesses want to create change. Change in individual performance, to drive organisational performance. Most programmes are built to simply develop a set of skills that ‘good’ leaders are deemed to need… which doesn’t fundamentally change behaviour. If you’re going to create real, deep-seated change, you need to know how to do exactly that. The good news? That’s our expertise.
To achieve behavioural change, we actually believe there are 6 principals that all leadership development programmes should follow:
– The content must tell a story
– The programme has to be personal
– People have to want to change
– All teachers are not born equal
– The experience must be immersive and experiential
– The learning must be multi-dimensional and integrated
Leadership isn’t about tips and techniques. Our programmes are built around a set of transformational leadership skills that underpin effective individuals and teams, that accelerate performance – and provide the critical backbone that sits at the heart of a successful organisation’s leadership culture.
Human leadership is the practice of leading oneself and others in a way that empowers everyone to reach their full potential. Human leaders create environments where everyone feels they belong, individual beliefs and perspectives are encouraged and celebrated, and innovation thrives. Extraordinary leadership doesn’t happen by chance; we need to turn leadership development in its head.
Right now, there are talent throughout organisations who have the potential to be extraordinary leaders. The question is, how many of them will realise this potential? Talent development programmes from Ivy House create a different kind of leader. Purpose-driven, values-led leaders who are collaborative, adaptable and curious. Leaders who people actually want to follow and can lead our organisations into a better future.
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It could be the start of something extraordinary.