Leadership development
for teachers

Our 100% virtual Life Leader programme is perfect for those looking for their own personal journey; to deepen their self-knowledge, broaden their skill set and develop character in their students.

Life Leader equips your staff with the leadership, self-leadership and life skills they need to thrive, in a way that is scalable, affordable and has real impact. It gives them access to the very best personal and professional development, delivered by the most senior leadership and life coaches in the country.


7 game-changing skills

Based on the core principle of self-mastery, our Life Leader programme offers a powerful new style of personal and professional development.

Built around 7 transformational leadership and life skills, our programme will develop the behaviours that enable anyone to become the leader they want to be.

Life Leader

2 days + digital content and coaching

Simply put, Life Leader creates a different kind of leader. Purpose-led, values-driven leaders. Collaborative, adaptable, resilient leaders who know themselves and know how to get the best out of others.

Delivered over 8 weeks, Life Leader combines transformational, experiential learning, executive-level coaching and peer-to-peer development – giving your staff the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead themselves and others… now and in the future.

What’s included?

• 4 x 0.5-day virtual workshops
• 2 x group coaching sessions
• Personal pre- and post-work
• Digital content library
• Embedding content

“It was a real treat to spend time reflecting and figuring out what I can do to lead the best life. I am a qualified coach and I know this but having the opportunity to remind myself and re-focus was amazing and has changed things for me. I applied for a promotion at work and was successful – I wouldn’t have done that if I hadn’t been through this programme”

Lisa Carter, Deputy Head of Higher Education & Careers Adviser, Cit of London School

“Learning to see failure as a learning opportunity was great for me, the levels of challenge and support encouraged me to own my levels of assertiveness and think about how I pitch myself for future roles. This will absolutely make me a better teacher moving forward.”

George Drake, Teacher, Bryanston School

“It considers who you are as a person, where you want to go and ultimately it will give you the skills to develop your own personal and professional learning.”

Ian Winterbottom, Teacher, Cranleigh School

“Informative, enlightening – something ‘performative’ about it too that touches learning beneath content I could easily summarise. A sense of space and orientation towards bigger thinking – just fabulous.”

Phil Seal, King’s High Warick


Net Promoter Score score of 88

The Ivy House approach

Developing future leaders

First-class 1:1 coaching

Our coaches work at the most senior levels across organisations of every kind; they have a deep skill in helping people understand who they are and how to create personal and professional change.

Life-long learning

We know that life-long learning sits at the heart of school cultures which is why our programmes embed this attitude throughout, ensuring delegates get the personal support and development they need.

Award-winning content

We have worked in the leadership development field for 20 years and won countless awards for our work. But more importantly, our programmes have resulted in significant uplifts in engagement, retention and promotion rates.

Inspiring networks

After completing the programme, delegates join the Ivy House alumni – a community of bright, driven, emerging talent from education, business and charities. A tribe of people that offer the perfect combination of radical challenge and radical support.


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