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      leela grace

      a natural approach to change

    • 27 years

      facilitating change in corporate, private, charity, social enterprise and educational organisations and enterprises

      national & regional awards

      for an initially-experimental journey from recession, restructure and redundancies to turnaround, growth and transformation of results across the board for an SME; introducing energy and engagement as a key indicator of performance; and initiatives and strategic changes that rocketed net promoter scores, profit, innovation, talent attraction and retention and brand value; and a full trophy cabinet of awards

      £7m cost saving

      a thoughtful review of a construction build programme illuminated abundant opportunity to save money

      confidant

      to business owners and leaders seeking highly confidential counsel since 2005

      game-changing rich picture process

      identified three main root issues affecting the highest revenue, business critical services; a game-changer for the business; along with a programme of quick wins for immediate change and improvement  

      order to cash

      a participative process of business improvement across the entire organisation to improve order to cash performance for a leading telecommunications provider

      learning outside of the classroom

      engaged 4 cohorts of leaders of a leading FTSE energy provider, in community projects as part of their year-long leadership development programme; creating value for communities, young people and business KPI's

      leading through a sea change

      introduced visual dialogue, metaphors for change and visual leadership to a FTSE 100 Board and Leadership team of 63; equipping them with tools to aid the turnaround of a transformation programme that had led to disengagement from staff.

      place-based regeneration

      engaged with leading business improvement district to develop a community investment strategy as part of a high profile, high-value land, property and public realm regeneration programme in central london

      conscious business

      working with founders, entrepreneurs and leaders since 2008 in an active inquiry into business for positive change; including experiments in new ways of working, leadership development and innovation.

    • Emma Jackman - Founder of Conscious Chocolate

      "I had some business coaching with Leela some 18 months ago - it illuminated and released the potential of the thoughts, dreams and dynamics of my business. We created a visual structure which allowed me to see my business more deeply, and from new perspectives - and I immediately saw clearly where it needed to go.

       

      Leela facilitated clarity for the future and in our session, mapped out a visual roadmap with the goals and intentions from what she had heard from me; this vision has been coming to fruition ever since and has become my reality.

       

      Her way of working is very magical and unique. I can honestly say that that this is the absolute best money I have ever spent in terms of life and business coaching and encourage anyone at a crossroads, looking for direction, needing to make conscious decisions and being clear about next steps to embark on, you won't be disappointed, you will be blown away."

      Dawn Gosling - Director

      "Leela is like no-one else I have ever met; she's quite simply brilliant. She is a unique blend of creativity, intuition and smarts.

       

      Her crystal clear process took me on an amazing journey starting from a spark of an idea - and ending in a fully formed business plan. Like a spiral, Leela's questions led me deep into the core of the idea. One of the keys of the process is the visual map that Leela creates for each session. These maps helped me to link things together in new ways, and see new possibilities - ultimately coming up with a better concept."

      Martin Deakin - Leadership Storyteller & Communications

      "Leela is utterly unique; I know no-one else like her. Each time we meet or work together, the experience leaves me inspired. She is so giving of her knowledge, her energy and unparalleled authenticity - that I find myself, as a storyteller, short for words. Leela is a firebrand, a soul-counsellor and superlatives aside, a great person to work with."

      Bill Dudman - HR Recruitment Specialist

      "I recommend Leela to any business or organisation.. her approach is creative, left-field and technically excellent. She is a refreshing change from the 'formula' approach in her field."

      Andy Robinson - Senior Communications Professional

      "I worked with Leela on a very complex e-commerce solution for a new business start-up; I joined her as one of the team assigned to create a new online brand and a complete editorial website with full e-commerce capability - that enabled micro-enteprises specialising in artisan wines in Australia, to have access to a european customer base. Leela consulted on and designed the business processes and configured its online fulfilment. A pleasure to work with throughout and brought clear and unique expertise to a project that launched on-time and to budget."

      Lucy - Leadership Team - Global Membership Network

      As a constant in the changing organisation, I felt overburdened with responsibility and workload and worried about the outlook of my organisation and my own wellbeing. Over 6 sessions Leela helped me strengthen my own resilience and that of my team. I have learnt to reflect on and have been empowered to address work challenges across people, place and policies. My awareness and application of my own strengths has increased substantially; 6 months on and I have now instigated a team resilience programme, tackled performance-related issues across my team, supported others struggling with change management, and most importantly have a confidence in myself to continue navigating us through the growth of my organisation.

       

      Leela provided me with the tools and the space to become a resilient leader and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to strengthen their people management and adaptive capacities, or simply wanting to think through everyday challenges such as work-life balance.’

       

    • specialist approach

      My years of experience in change management have given me a useful toolkit that combines communications, research, design, problem-solving, visioning, training and learning design, accompanied by coaching, facilitation, project, portfolio and programme management and partnership brokering to bring into form ideas, ventures and visions.

       

      After 10 years in traditional change management roles, it became a theme for me to be known as the 'creative leftfield one'; it took a while for me to accept being different; and it seemed wise to follow my true north.

       

      With this, my work has become a sought after complement to leaders of organisations, teams, change programmes and projects, engagement, culture change and organisational development programmes and in innovation.

    • valuable insights

      My own process of change in the last 5 years has given me new insights and tools that enable me to assist clients with:

      • developing in emergent leadership
      • preventing and recovering from burnout
      • dealing with addiction 
      • neurodiversity 
      • nature - for health, learning and inspiration 
      • de-institutionalisation - opening up to new ways of being in leadership 
      • vaccine injury in 2003 - currently very topical; and essential within the resilience, culture, diversity, ethics and performance conversation 
      • trauma recovery - and how essential this is within the context of change 
      • grief and loss as part of change and transition 
      • ritual and ceremony 
      • endings and beginnings 
      • the quantum realm 
      • how our physical spaces play a role in change and transition 
      • art as a process of making change 
      • cultivating consciousness 

    • finding our way

      There are many ways in which we can work together; according to your needs and pressures; our strengths, skills and availability; and our alchemy.

       

      I work online and in-situ where possible.

       

      Over recent years, people working with me have appreciated the opportunity to choose how much to pay in exchange for our work together; the scale is from £150 to £444 per hour - reflecting the range of people that work with me; from people in their personal lives to people in CEO and Board roles in large organisations.

       

      Sessions are paid in advance; yearly, monthly, fortnightly and ad-hoc.

       

      Shared value on revenue-generating work is important for generative, balanced partnership working.

       

      My social media activity is deliberately low for the benefit of my energy and connection to real people through voice and presence.

       

      My email is now hosted by Protonmail; this is different to my domain name; breaking the norm; however it assures better privacy.

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