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22 November 2018

This month, Leading Edge is excited to be supporting a new client, The Go-Ahead Group, with the delivery of bite-size sessions during its focussed learning and development weeks, driven by the Group’s desire to ignite the spark for development in its teams. We’ve designed and will deliver three interactive 90-minute sessions at these day-long events, which take place in both Newcastle and London office locations.

We’re delighted to be working with Go-Ahead: their approach to learning and development is organisation-wide, with the purpose of the weeks being to enable every team member to experience motivational L&D sessions that showcase and inspire fresh focus.

The themes we’ll be bringing to life through interactive sessions are: creating the environment for success; innovate or get left behind; and creating world-class teams.


About The Go-Ahead Group

Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s leading providers of passenger transport. Its bus and train operating companies include the Oxford Bus Company and Go North East, which provides services in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland – the areas it first served as a small bus operator.

The Group has a vision of a world where every journey is taken care of and invests in long-term training and people development to support its stated beliefs of being trusting and can-do people, building relationships and being one step ahead.

Go-Ahead’s L&D weeks are designed to excite team members across the organisation about their development, giving them a taster of development areas and providing some provocation to ‘think, act, learn’ something different as an outcome of the session.

Team Coach Insights

Mike McClellan Leading Edge Team Coach

Leading Edge Team Coach Mike McLellan is supporting Go-Ahead with the delivery of these bite-size sessions. He’s collaborating with fellow Team Coach John ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, who will bring learnings from high-performance sport into the mix, adding a different perspective to the world of business. Mike gives some thoughts ahead of the first session:

“I always love the opportunity to work with – and learn from – other Leading Edge Team Coaches. Having Fletch in the room and collaborating with him to deliver motivational and interactive learning experiences for Go-Ahead team members really excites me.

It’s fantastic that these learning and development weeks are open to everyone across the organisation. The mix of level and experience in the room will present us as Team Coaches with the important challenge to pitch the inspiring activities at the right level for the right people.

Working with a diverse group during these sessions will bring real richness to the delegates’ experience.”