The Ivy House
Elke Edwards, Founder and Creative Director of Ivy House, spent 20 years running one of the leading executive development businesses in Europe. Whilst delivering programmes to over 40% of the FTSE 100, and winning 43 awards for their work in leadership and performance change, she learnt three things that changed her life and the lives of the people she worked with:
Founder of Ivy House,
speaker, writer, performance coach
- There is a certain set of skills and knowledge that, once mastered, has a profound impact on the kind of leader you become, and the kind of life you create.
- These skills and knowledge can be learnt.
- The sooner you learn them, the more powerful the effect.
But one thing really bothered her.
Why was this learning given only to senior execs? Why weren’t we giving it to people earlier on, at a time when it really could make all the difference not only to the leaders they become, but to all aspects of their lives?
So, she decided to do something about it.
Welcome to Ivy House.
Meet the team
A Team on a Mission
Our team comprises a select group of top leadership coaches, mentors and speakers with a breadth of experience across different organisations and industries. We all bring different specialisms, but we are united in our belief that, given the right kind of development at the right time, people can create huge positive change in their lives, careers and the world.
Meet the coaches
Meet the advisors
Ways to work with us
Want to get
If our mission and values resonate with you (brilliant!), here are some key ways you can get involved:
Fair Chance Funding
We are looking for corporate partners to help us bring this game-changing learning to young people, from less-advantaged backgrounds – at a time when it is has never been more needed and can make a significant difference, now and in the future.
Whatever your budget, we’ll work with you to bring a programme that creates lasting change for young people and their teachers. Whether you are able to support 1 school or 30, this is about doing what you can to equip young people no matter what their background, a fair chance. Equipping them with the skills they need to take control of their lives, build confidence and positive futures.
The Future Leaders Project
Brought to you by a coalition of changemakers in business and education, The Future Leaders Project is focused on resourcing students to thrive in work and life – and empowering them to become the next generation of leaders.
Led by industry experts and free for schools and students to enter, it comprises a competition and resource portal, allowing young people to be informed, developed and inspired – building a bridge of connectivity between education and the world of work and equipping students with the knowledge and inspiration to step up and become the leaders of their lives.