Excellent leadership is fundamental to any business success. Effective leaders mobilise an organisation around shared values and vision, helping others to move forward to achieve success. We have therefore worked with leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to develop a deep understanding and experience of leadership development. Twelve Winds is committed to leadership development that enables, enhances and benefits leaders, their organisations and their communities.

At Twelve Winds we emphatically believe that all of us have the potential to develop as leaders. In achieving this we begin by exploring who we are, what our drivers are, and how we are experienced by others. We challenge and support the leaders we work with to identify their developmental needs and aspirations; and to find real situations in which they can practice and progress their leadership capability.

From looking at the individual, we work on developing leadership in groups, asking how does the group affect me and how do I affect the group? Then we consider our wider networks, dynamics of power, and the roles we play as strategic and organisational leaders.

Twelve Winds promotes a values-driven approach to strategy and organisational development. There is clear evidence that leadership that is built on a foundation of values engages, motivates and compels others to go further and achieve more. Therefore, we therefore firmly situate the individual, their values, and beliefs at the heart of their leadership practice.

Our leadership development interventions engage participants in critically reflective, experiential learning cycles. We work with leaders to explore their own personal experience of leadership and leading. And we build learning communities of practice where participants can explore, develop and support each other in developing awareness and skill in leadership practice. Learning communities where there is trust can challenge and support that work, over time to enable significant results for our participants.

Alumni of our programmes are resolutely grounded in their values and understand how they can achieve their organisational objectives through engaging and emotionally resonant leadership. They are more self-aware and can flex and harness their leadership capability to positively benefit and engage others.

Our Services:

  • Values based leadership
  • Self-reflective leadership
  • Leadership team effectiveness
  • Board effectiveness
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic decisionmaking

Case Studies

2018-12-31T13:13:35+01:00

Customer journey mapping for a national charity

Twelve Winds helped Migrants Resource Centre develop customer personas and customer journey maps to inform strategic planning, service design, and customer experience improvements. Client Migrants Resource Centre is an independent, national charity that has worked for over 30 years to help migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers overcome the barriers that prevent them from [...]

2018-12-31T14:11:52+01:00

Strategic planning process for a national charity

Twelve Winds helped Migrants Resource Centre develop an ambitious new strategic vision and plan, reflecting the charity's leadership role in the sector. Client Migrants Resource Centre is an independent, national charity that has worked for over 30 years to help migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers overcome the barriers that prevent them from fully [...]

2018-12-31T18:31:00+01:00

Strategic plan, balanced scorecard, and leadership strategy skills

Twelve Winds helped British Gymnastics develop a new five-year strategic plan, implement an organisation-wide balanced scorecard, and build the strategy skills of the leadership team. Client British Gymnastics is the UK Governing Body for the sport of gymnastics. The organisation exists to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in gymnastics. British [...]

2018-12-31T18:31:35+01:00

Leadership coaching for an international NGO

The Save the Children Pro Bono coaching programme has been running for six years now, following its launch in 2009 after a successful pilot. Toby Lindsay, Executive Director of Twelve Winds Consulting, has been involved in the initiative in a pro bono capacity since 2010. Client Save the Children, is an international non-governmental [...]

2019-10-05T15:35:07+01:00

HIV/AIDS training, counselling, & testing

Twelve Winds delivered comprehensive HIV/AIDS training, and Voluntary Counselling and Testing for employees of BPB Gypsum. Client BPB Gypsum (now part of the Saint-Gobain group) is a leader in the manufacturing of lightweight building materials including decorative mouldings, fixed and suspended ceilings, drywall systems and finishing plasters. BPB runs 90 factories worldwide, employing [...]