How well equipped are your leaders to inspire others in your business today so they can build trust, collaboration and creativity in the way they do business in the future?

Beyond the Barriers are here to listen, understand and create the appropriate approach to supporting and providing confidence for your leaders in the coming months.

Step 1: Consultation

Through one to one interviews and/or focus groups our experienced team will spend time with your organization to understand:

  • What is going on for your organization right now?
  • Is your direction and intent changing? What are the implications of that for your leaders?
  • How are your leaders feeling, what excites them, what scares them?
  • What support do your leaders need right now?
  • What skills and knowledge do they want in order to lead appropriately in the future?

These findings will influence the leadership modules we design for you.

Step 2: 1:1 coaching session

Leaders who once felt comfortable and confident, may now be feeling more apprehensive and a confidential coaching session with each delegate is an opportunity for them to:

  • Express what they are feeling and thinking
  • Identify goals for the recovery phase and their aspirations for the future
  • Consider how they set new goals and expectations with their teams
  • Focus on moving beyond getting by and look to the opportunities that lie before them

Step 3: Delivery of leadership modules

The modules will be based on the outcome of the consultancy and built through collaboration with your organization so we co-create leadership modules that are fit for purpose right now. These modules will provide opportunities to:

  • Share thoughts and opinions amongst the leadership groups
  • Inspire through videos and stimulation from current ‘thought’ leaders about the future of leadership.
  • Support and challenge through experiential activities and receive feedback

Leaders will be encouraged to be courageous in the actions they take at the end of each module.

Choose between 4–6 modules, the content will be designed with the current circumstances in mind. Topics may include:

1. Leading myself and others during change and uncertainty

Change is a theme most leaders are familiar with, we will encourage them to look at how this change relates to loss and uncertainty, (giving up the past) how that might manifest in their team and how they deal with that.

2. Getting the best from virtual teams

We will explore the answers to leaders’ questions such as:

  • How to energize a virtual or hybrid team on an ongoing basis
  • How can leaders be creative in the way they unify and engage their team
  • How have roles and responsibilities changed and how to manage performance remotely
3. Communicating and Influencing with confidence and authenticity

Communicating and influencing is standard practice as a leader, we will explore:

  • What’s changed in the way we communicate now?
  • How do leaders influence their teams, clients and stakeholders when they are no longer face to face and may no longer be able to build relationships around a meeting room or over a drink?
4. Coaching others towards high performance (mentally, emotionally and physically)

Coaching now more than ever will be a tool that leaders will come to rely on as they are not going to be with their people and be able to observe them in action to the same extent, therefore they will need to:

  • Be more comfortable living in the ‘not knowing’ space
  • Rely on their coaching skills to influence their teams to think and behave in a way that leads to high performance

This will call on leaders to challenge their own beliefs and the beliefs of their teams so they are prepared to work in different ways to create great outcomes for their clients.

Step 4: Team coaching and final 1:1 coaching session

1:1 Coaching: To provide continuity following the masterclasses, each delegate will have the opportunity for a final 1:1 coaching session to help them commit to specific actions that are aligned with what their business needs right now.

Team Coaching: Leaders will be offered team coaching sessions with their intact team or project team as a way of helping them redefine their direction, goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities to ensure they can move at pace and keep agile in these uncertain times.

Step 5: Measurement and evaluation of the leadership programme


  • We will agree the measurement and evaluation of the programme with you in advance so that we are able to understand the impact of the programme
  • Feedback will be taken at the end of each intervention which will be collated and reviewed
  • Two months after the workshops, leaders will complete an online questionnaire to identify what they have implemented and the impact of those actions
  • Employee and customer engagement scores can also be used as part of the measurement process
  • Regular review dates will be agreed with the client prior to the start of the programme so we can monitor progress and results.