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Victoria’s 10 big years in three small words

We call ourselves ‘Team Green’ at Leading Edge, and if you’re part of our community on LinkedIn or Twitter, you’ll have seen green hearts accompanying many of our posts. Our brand looks so very green that we really can’t go by any other name! But it isn’t just a name. It represents a close team

Performance Wellbeing – an athlete’s story

“Performance Wellbeing is about creating the conditions for peak performance.” These words about Performance Wellbeing are from Michaela Weller, Director at Leading Edge, and they resonate so strongly with me. We were chatting ahead of a Leading Edge webinar on the topic last week as I prepared to share my own story throughout my nine years

A pre-season like no other… or should that be plural?

It’s been ‘pre-season’ time with my hockey squad recently, and I’ve noticed so many similarities with what we’ve been doing as a team at Leading Edge – it’s like I’ve been involved in two pre-seasons! From the uncertainty around whether we’ll get a match, to navigating new rules for a new world, to strengthening our

Joining the coaching team at Newport Dragons

My weekends are taking on a new look as I settle into a role as Mental Skills & Leadership Coach with Newport Dragons. Anyone who knows me knows my huge passion for rugby, and so I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Dragons in this way. The club is forward-thinking with real ambition to build

Confidence and optimism to walk the London Marathon

On Sunday, I walked a marathon.  The Virtual London Marathon to be specific.  Arguably the most iconic of marathon’s, which normally takes place (unsurpisingly!) in London in April, this year’s event morphed into a virtual event, which could be run anywhere in the globe, with a 24 hour window for completion. I didn’t have a

Exploring cultural reset with the Advanced Manufacturing Forum

It was a real privilege to speak on a webinar for business leaders from across the North West earlier this month on the topic of resetting culture after Covid. I’d done something similar for the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) in July, and this opportunity to support the Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) was lined

Redefining purpose as an anchor in uncertainty

How’s your team shaping up on the return to work? Maybe you’ve got team members who were the first to rush back into the workplace, and others who are still choosing to work from home? Have you had to make tough choices around reducing head count? Or are you still heavily restricted in your business

Supporting teams through this shifted landscape

It’s a constant challenge for organisations to stay ahead in a fast-moving world. They need their teams to have strong collaboration, to be constantly improving productivity and to be engaged in a way that goes further than salary. This post-COVID world we’re in is putting a big spotlight on challenges that were already there, aspects

Great to be back in the (class) room

It was such a privilege earlier this month to get to know Executive Head Teacher Ciran Stapleton and his senior leadership team at St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Slough. Leading Edge have a fantastic relationship with Ciran, initially through Patrick supporting England Rugby’s U20s development with an initiative at Thomas Becket Catholic School in

Goodbye office working.. hello collaboration spaces and cultural glue

We’re no longer talking about returning to ‘business as usual’.  The conversation has moved on at pace.  When Boris Johnson said that employers will be given “more discretion” to consider how their staff can continue working safely (July 17) there wasn’t a seismic shift in mindset.  In fact by 20 July, Royal Bank of Scotland

Fear: the omnipresent monster outside the door

Hands up if you’ve had more than enough of this live and interactive series of global Big Brother which we’re all playing a role in?  Day 104 of Uk version 4.3 of Lockdown and I sense a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the remainder of this never ending ‘boxset’. What’s changed?  Where has our enthusiasm

Moving development from pitch to screen with Newport Dragons

Translating something that usually happens face to face into something that needs to happen virtually is a current challenge across all areas of our lives at the moment. It’s certainly been big for us at Leading Edge – and it’s something we’re experienced in having hosted and facilitated virtual global meetings for a multinational client

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