Leadership & Development




Marianne Meehan, Alterity

Managers and owners need to move from working in the business to working on the business. How can this be achieved when managers feel that they don’t have the skills and support to do this? Sound familiar?

Myths about Strategy

  • Only senior executives can do strategy
  • Strategy is painful and arduos
  • Strategy is scary
  • Strategy is a one off event
  • SWOT is a strategy
  • A strategic plan:
    • is only shared with senior management
    • will automatically produce results
    • is not required in an organisation if things are getting done and the organisation is making progress

This session will give you an insight into a time efficient, participative (and anonymous) process that can be delivered to any level throughout an organisation. The outcome for the organisation is a strategy produced in a few hours by engaging participants to have an equal say, controlling for dominant voices and political influence which in turn gains participant commitment therefore increasing the probability of implementation.

Marianne is co-founder and Director of Alterity, providing a fast and effective way to improve strategy implementation and performance. Marianne has extensive experience and international exposure across multiple sectors and is a successful business transformation leader with a first class MBA specialising in Strategy.  Marianne has developed business models and strategic options, providing vision, clarity and support throughout to stakeholders across different disciplines. Marianne’s project management and change implementation expertise has benefited many organisations particularly in the logistics and business operations areas returning high profits and margins, ensuring staff retention and building brands throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally.



How great leaders build trust and get extraordinary results

Martha Simpson, Coach

Conversational Intelligence® is the key to success in life and business. It’s not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success.

Martha will talk to us about how Conversational Intelligence® can help you be a better leader, highlighting some of those conversations.

Martha Simpson Coaching was formed in 2007 by Martha Simpson, an experienced and highly qualified professional Executive Coach, based in Scotland, but working with clients throughout the UK, and globally via Skype.  Martha backs up 20 years at senior level with specific qualifications in Coaching.  She has researched the impact of coaching on women in senior roles to Masters Degree level, has a Diploma in Corporate and Executive Coaching (Distinction), a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Distinction) and an NLP Practitioner Certificate.  She is an authorized provider of DISC personality profiling and an accredited Emotional Intelligence (EQi2.0) assessor.  She is also a qualified Workplace and Employment Mediator, and has recently undertaken Non Violent Communication (NVC) training.  She is qualified to Enhanced C-IQ Coach (Conversational Intelligence) and will shortly become one of the first people in the world to be fully accredited in C-IQ.