I have been really lucky throughout my career to work for some amazing organisations and with even more amazing people. It never ceases to astound me the creativity and capability that exists within our workplaces.
There is so much changing in our working world from technology to social inclusion and environmental responsibility. We need to re-set our expectations of leadership and re-discover the essence of our purpose and inspiring collective agency in others. The curious leader in touch with their humanity at the core of their daily practice, will build connection and therefore create thriving, profitable and sustainable working cultures now and in the future.
To reach a position of Executive leadership was an ambition of mine because I always felt I had something important to contribute to the world. I'm sure you feel this way too! As I grew in my leadership career and had the privilege to lead large teams and contribute at the highest level, I realised that being intentional and in service of purpose and people was sometimes drowned out in my day to day experience. I certainly held the confidence of many leaders who felt the same.
I made it my mission to centre my own leadership practice in clarity, compassion and ensuring I had the space to grow and lead from a place of calm assurance. This takes work, commitment and confidence in a working world where good leadership is often heralded as striving, busy, long hours and a laser focus on numbers and financial performance. I am a super pragmatic person - I understand what is required of leaders in organisational settings and the challenge to be your whole self when you have demands and complexity at every turn. Every tool and method I share and every coaching conversation we have is rooted in practical reality and creating simplicity from complexity.
How do you build your leadership philosophy and practice so you can inject next level impact for yourself and your career, your teams, your organisation and the world? That is my mission to partner with you to create and further develop the leadership career of your dreams! I want to share what I have learnt through my own practice and through coaching countless leaders over the years to play bigger and from an authentic place.
Leadership doesn't have to be hard, busy, overwhelming or 'the corporate way'. It can be joyful, calm, human and energising. We can lead self-starting, imaginative and highly productive teams. In fact just imagine what career growth you can achieve and the impact you can build from this space of assured confidence and connection?
I partner with leaders like you to grow effortlessly to the next level and build brilliant, inclusive, high performing teams, because the world needs us playing bigger with freedom and humanity!
"Paula has really helped me to build confidence and to restructure the way I approach certain scenarios. My tendency, when reflecting on my own abilities especially, can be to focus on the negatives which undermines my self-confidence. Paula taught me some valuable techniques that I've put into practice and they’ve really made a difference. Working with Paula is always so enjoyable – she is a great listener, hugely empathetic and provides a really positive, refreshing outlook. "
Head of Marketing, UK
"Paula is a transformational leader whose calm, non-judgemental and sensible approach to solving problems is inspiring. Her positive energy sets the standard of compassion and excellence in the workplace. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Paula and am impressed with her extensive knowledge of workforce strategy, executive development and employee relations".
Global Director of Operations, NA
21st Century Leadership is a step change from the past.
Organisations NEED leaders who KNOW THEMSELVES DEEPLY and are able to BUILD HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS with EMPATHY and AUTHENTICITY.
The Pure Power Leadership Programme (TM) is tailored exclusively to each participant. Working 1 x 1 in just 3 months we partner to unlock your EXTRAORDINARY POTENTIAL to inspire yourself and your teams in and ever changing and dynamic world.
We get to the essence of YOU as a leader and build deep clarity of VISION for the IMPACT you want to have and the difference you wish to lead
We build up a practical picture appreciating where you are now and the achievable delta between this and your vision
We support you each step of the way to bring YOUR leadership philosophy and vision to life in your every day leadership practice
"Paula is an excellent coach and mentor. She asks the right questions and provides the time and space to reflect and talk. Supportive and encouraging whilst helping to focus in on areas for development and increased performance, she also does the important follow up to ensure conversations aren't lost or forgotten"
Global Resourcing Director, UK
Are you a high achieving, ambitious leader? Are you interested in creating impact in the world and leading with more heart? Leadership Space is a NEW FREE community which enables you to stop off, pause, reflect and grow. Connecting with likeminded leaders who share your desire to play bigger and bring your authentic, wholehearted self to your career, organisation and the world. Exclusive content, short live coaching and a supportive place where you can either re-imagine your leadership approach inspired by others, or simply re-charge.
I am delighted to share with you my book 'Vantage Points - how to create a culture where employees thrive'. Having spent my career working alongside leaders in multiple different organisational settings, I have collected together my observations about what works for leaders in this very practical book. The book is for any leader - from someone taking on their first leadership role, to established leaders with large sized teams and divisions. This is a chance to reflect and refresh, to simplify the job of any leader and to challenge yourself to lead with intention and humanity.
Listen again to this stimulating discussion about 21st century leadership hosted by Mark Withers and featuring Ben Renshaw and Paula Leach.
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