A high impact 12-month behaviour change programme, Cultivate delivers lifelong transformation, turning ambitious managers into leaders.

Personal development outcomes are driven by the unique requirements of each individual participant, as well as the organisation, informed by a 360 degree leadership review. Organisations who make the investment in their high-potential employees benefit from developing leaders who are able to positively influence others and deliver high performance in an increasingly complex and challenging environment.

A transformative leadership programme designed to empower you as a manager, Cultivate aims to elevate your skills and guide you through the transition into an influential leader.

Developing self awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience

The knowledge, skills & confidence to provide strategic direction & deliver sustainable change

Optimising individual and team performance within the organisation

Cultivate offers a transformative learning experience through a combination of online, in-person, individual and group experiences.

You can expect an immersive learning experience that goes beyond traditional methods. We provide a safe space for development and growth, with ongoing facilitation of learning and a strong support system at every step. Cultivate offers a clear roadmap for personal and professional development, empowering you to reach your full potential.

Programme Structure

1. Foundational Development Planning

  • 360 degree review and feedback
  • One to One coaching session
  • Triangular coaching session with organisation sponsor


  • 3 day residential

3. Continuous Personal Development

  • One to One coaching session
  • Triangular coaching session with organisation sponsor


  • 4 x half-day online workshops

5. Continuous Personal Development

  • One to One coaching session
  • Triangular coaching session with organisation sponsor


  •  – 2 day residential

7. Personal Reflection and Action Planning

  • One to One coaching session

8. Post Programme

  • Lifelong membership of Alumni network
  • Continued access to resources on Lifelong learning platform

Cultivate is for managers who:

  • Are stepping or aspiring to step into leadership roles
  • Are seeking to build cohesive and high-performing teams
  • Aim to make a positive impact on their organisations
  • Want to explore their personal leadership potential
  • Want to enhance their leadership impact and effectiveness
  • Want to be decisive and confident in their approach
  • Want to identify and align personal and professional objectives
  • Want to cultivate leadership capability, self-belief and the ability to win hearts & minds!
Dr. Vicki Howe

Vicki has balanced careers as a marine biologist, lecturer, consultant, leadership coach and trainer. Her experience working within academia and the private and charitable sectors has led her to work within a diverse range of cultures. This, combined with extensive overseas work in both developing countries such as Malawi and Uganda as well as across Europe has strengthened her conviction that we are all capable of effective leadership and that, with skilful support and facilitated opportunities for personal growth, we are able to contribute much more to our organisations and to our life beyond our work.

Vicki believes that leadership is a balance: both a science and an art. Her inner energy, creative approach and infectious passion for coaching and training inspires and motivates people to bring out the best of themselves whilst growing their self-awareness, self-control and self-confidence.

David Coates

David has over 25 years leadership experience, working at board and executive level from multi-national corporations to small companies of less than 100 staff. 

He has proven expertise in strategic transformation programmes, mergers and acquisitions and functional experience in operations, technology/IT and other business support areas. He specialises in ‘Leadership in the real world of commerce’.

David has worked as an Associate on The Leadership Trust’s open and customised leadership programmes since 1994. As a Course Director, David’s main sector focus reflects his experience in leading change programmes in financial services, technology, charities and professional services. He has an MA in Coaching and Mentoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I book on behalf of someone else?

    Yes, you can book on behalf of members of your organisation. This programme has historically been used for organisations wishing to send multiple members of their teams through the programme each year.

  • Is this online or in person?

    This is a hybrid programme with both online and residential modules. The first module and last will both be in person, in the United Kingdom.

    Accomodation and all meals will be included.

  • Is this programme experiential?

    We do use experiential methods within this programme. It is very much based on hands on learning. Learners will be given tasks to complete throughout the duration of the programme, which has been proven to aid in the learning and retention abilities.

  • How long does the programme last?

    12 months. You will take part in a mixture of modules and coaching sessions throughout this time.

  • What type of coaching is included?

    You will receive the support of a leadership development coach, working 1:1. You will also learn leadership coaching skills to bring the best out of others you lead.

    You will learn group coaching skills to develop teams, called Action Learning Sets.

If your question isn’t answered in this section, feel free to contact us via email or phone where a member of our team will be happy to assist you. Call us 01989 767667 or email us on info@leadershiptrust.co

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