Léa has a Ph.D in philosophy specializing in ethics in sport, with a special focus on the use of performance enhancing substances. This led her to spend close to decade working with athletes on large scale behaviour change programmes with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Léa was then asked to expand her mandate into the field of conducts which breach sport integrity, in particular match-fixing. During this mandate, she had to upskill and studied criminology in order to understand the specifics of the criminal mind. This Continual Professional Development reinforced her passionate belief in the power of personal development and brought Léa’s attention to the Leadership Trust in October 2016.
Focusing on marketing and brand strategy, Janet has a strong track record in B2B and digital marketing in both the private and public sectors, starting out as a PR for set-top box manufacturer, Pace Micro Technology plc.
She has 20 years’ experience in senior level marketing positions and ran her own communications consultancy for 4 years before joining the Trust. Prior to that she has held lead positions in marketing and communications at Equality and Human Rights Commission, Grant Thornton, Serco and the Department for Work & Pensions.
Whilst at Grant Thornton, Janet established a new marketing team within the Government Infrastructure and Advisory Division to help build and launch the highly successful government-backed business growth service, GrowthAccelerator.
With a degree in English, French and Linguistics followed by a 25-year career in the publishing industry, it is no surprise that language and communication are abiding passions for Jon.
In his early career, he worked internationally, and was responsible for sales of the FMCG paperback imprint, Mills & Boon, in over 40 countries across the world. He later moved to managerial positions in the consumer magazine business before running Robert Maxwell’s children’s publishing arm as Managing Director.
He first encountered The Leadership Trust in 1988 when, as a freshly promoted director of marketing, he was sent on the Leadership in Management course. The course director was Richard Westbury.
Jon served as a visiting facilitator until 2002 when he left corporate life to pursue a full time career in coaching and development. He developed and launched the Trust’s coaching practice in 2004 and remains one of the coaching supervisors to this day.
Jon was made Head of Training & Development in 2011 and is responsible for the continuous development of open enrollment courses, the selection and of coaches and course directors and, with other senior contributors, the Trust’s ‘Broad View’; our ever evolving perspective on leadership, development and coaching matters.