Bill Dudman - Forward-thinking OD Consultancy
"I would recommend Leela to any business or organisation.. her approach is creative, left-field and technically excellent; all wrapped up in great stakeholder management. She is a refreshing change from the 'formula' approach in her field."
Aly King-Smith - Leadership Development & Consultancy
How to describe working with Leela Grace; Imagine the most creative, boundary-less brain, inside a whole-hearted human with a deep curiosity and care; add a large dose of systemic and organisational nouse and relaxed confidence with senior leaders.. Leela is brave in saying that she sees the world differently, and what an incredible perspective you will gain if you listen up."
Dawn Gosling - Director
"Leela is like no-one else I've 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 colourful journey starting from a spark of an idea and ending for a fully formed concept and 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 of each session. These maps helped me to link things together more differently, see new possibilities and ultimately come up with a better concept."
Martin Deakin - Corporate Storyteller & Advisor to Leadership & Board Teams
"Leela is utterly unique; I know no-one else quite 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."
Jack Hubbard - CEO Propellernet
“..When Leela was recommended we jumped right into her “wellbeing workshop” where she helped us to understand the full range of possibilities, looking not only at health and wellbeing of each of us, but our energy and engagement in the business too. We are now well into the recommended programme and are seeing fantastic results, including increased productivity and national and local awards for Healthiest Workplace and Best Employer…”
Lucy - Global Programme Manager & Leadership Team
"I came to Leela after my organisation saw a series of unexpected changes in resources, size and leadership. As a constant in the changing organisation, I felt overburdened with responsibility and workload and worries about the outlook of my organisation and my own wellbeing.
Over six sessions, Leela has helped me to strengthen my own resilience and that of my team. Through talking to Leela I have to reflect on, and been empowered to address the challenges at work in relation to people, place and policies.
Leela provided me with the tools and the space to become a resilient leader and I would recommend anyone wanting to strengthen their people management and adaptive capacities, or simply wanting to thinking through everyday challenge such as work-life balance."
Shiva Prakash - Ayurvedic Teacher & Centre Leader
"I never had such an experience before. I think many peoples in India need such coaching to take out their hidden dreams and show to them. And also showing them the possibilities and way forward.”
Carrie Graham - OD Professional in NHS & Laughter Therapy Professional
":Leela brings clarity and vision to the projects she works on; she is an accomplished communicator who seeks to understand a client or collague's needs and work to help them accomplish their goals. She is a joyful, thoughtful individual and I look forward to working with her again."
Hege SaebØrnsen - UnLtd Engagement Manager
"We co-created a participatory strategic process to help create a visual strategy map for our stakeholders and enable a cross-functional team to participate in directly developing our future work with young social entrepreneurs. Having a well-considered process and visual tools on the day, followed by the visual illustrations as outputs post-workshop was extremely effective.
I highly recommend Leela, who is professional, responsive, creative and innovate - and whom I hope to work with in upcoming projects."
Langley Academy - Acting Head
"We are delighted with the Leadership Development Programme in partnership The Langley Academy to demonstrate the skills of leadership, team work, communication and problem solving with 20 sixth form students. Over a hectic and very busy 2 days, students were taken through a series of tasks designed to develop their leadership skills and capabilities. Along with their mentors they were tasked to produce a presentation to over 120 of their peers and an invited expert panel on the theme of sustainability. Presentations had to be concise, relevant, interesting and informative; that they were, was hugely impressive and testament to the hard work of both the mentors, their ability to teach management skills and the enthusiasm and willingness of the students.
The value of such events is underlined by student comments. All felt their confidence boosted, their ability to deal with stressful situations whilst keeping a level head, the value of team work and the need to look at issues positively. One student commented that the experience had opened her eyes to all kinds of possibilities and that she realised she had the ability to achieve her ambitions."
Steve Gray - CEO Earthwatch
" We greatly enjoyed working with Leela to create a visual representation of what we do; Leela really helped us think carefully about the how we wanted to share the artefact and who it was for – and this ensured the end result is great and represents us very well."
Jane Burston - Environmental Leader
"Leela is an excellent change manager who is comfortable working both at the strategic level and delving into the detail. She has a great talent for bringing people on board and ensuring everyone really feels listened to.”