Extraordinary: Your life vision

We all need a vision – even if it changes a hundred times, even if you really struggle to figure it out.

In Elke Edward’s book ‘Extraordinary’, she explains that visions guide us when we have important decisions to make, they inspire and motivate us through difficult times and, without them, it becomes very difficult to know which direction we should be heading in.

Here, you can access a free Ivy House exercise to help you create your life vision.

Remember, this is an ongoing project – you should review your vision regularly and, as your understanding of yourself deepens, or as the life you want changes, you can keep adapting it to make sure that it really, truly sets your heart and soul alight.

Praise for

Highly inspiring

“Elke’s message is about values-driven, purposeful leadership that derives from self-knowledge and an ability to create relationships on trust. It’s a highly inspiring, hopeful vision of what leadership can be, but it’s more that that; it is a feet-on-the-ground perspective, rich with good sense and understanding, spoken with passion and authority by someone who knows her subject.”

Jonnie Noakes, Director of Teaching and Learning, Eton College

Honest and poignant

“Extraordinary is an honest, poignant and practical under-the-bonnet look at what makes us tick, how we can live our best life an who we want to be. It helps us have the most important conversation of all, the one we have with ourselves, and encourages each one of us to find our extraordinary, while showing us exactly how to get there. ”

Rachel Johnson, CEO, Pixel

Utterly life changing

“If you’re looking to transform your relationships, your career and your life, this book will provide the foundation to achieving all of that. I found it utter life-changing.”

Mitch Harris, Founder, Pocket Blockbuster

About the author

Elke Edwards is the Founder and Creative Director of the pioneering leadership development company, Ivy House.

Prior to this, Elke founded and ran the multi-award-winning executive development company Blue Sky, working with 40%
FTSE 100 leaders including Virgin, BBC, Barclays, Sky and NatWest. She is a speaker, writer and performance coach,
specialising in transformational leadership and life skills.

Elke’s thought-provoking keynotes bring cutting-edge industry knowledge to schools and organisations.

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“If asked to say in one word how this learning has made me feel, I’d say ‘unboxed’. Quite simply, it’s shown me that the barriers which box us in are self-imposed and whilst there might be some measure of comfort in their familiarity, there’s much more joy and impact without them.”

Maryanna Nwosisi, Associate, Slaughter & May

“Elke’s experience, expertise and, above all, her well-founded and wholehearted belief in this kind of human development make devoting time and effort to this rich source of learning, essential.”

Ben Vessey, Headmaster, Canford School

“It it simply brilliant. Humble, honest, accessible, it is packed with pragmatic tools that are truly life-changing. We all need this learning – and the sooner the better.”

Sean Spurgin, DIrector of Leadership and Learning, Blue Sky

“This learning is unique and life-changing. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for having found it – I have grown in confidence, and have real clarity around the skills that matter.”

Ayobami Kuteyi, Senior Manager, Google


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