Leadership Development

Multi-week leadership courses

Transformational leadership training

Leading towards an environment of psychological safety

3 Months

Interactive, cohort-based program, that provides leaders/emerging leaders with knowledge and skills to enhance leadership competencies within their organizations.

The customizable course(s) will follow the principle of ‘spaced out learning’ and be delivered over a period of 3 months, with approximately 2 hrs of online, asynchronous learning (on own time at own pace) per week, combined with in-person (or virtual if required/requested), half-day facilitated workshops at key intervals to bring the learning to life (approximately every 3-4 weeks).

The hybrid approach to learning will maximize the opportunities to develop long lasting leadership behaviours, as well as minimizing time away from regular roles and duties, limiting the impact on operational workloads and responsibilities. 

The course presents learnings in a multitude of different ways to meet the needs of individual learning styles and includes a variety of exercises to further help grasp what is being taught and how it applies to us all as leaders.

It takes a coaching lens and style, to help participants ask the questions ‘What, So What? Now What?’, and includes weekly group forum discussions to help share insights and maximize learnings.

The course can also include an Emotional Intelligence assessment and associated one-on-one debrief, highlighting the principle that you can only lead others as far as you can lead yourself.

  • Week 1: Course kick-off session (intro’s, overview etc.).
  • Weeks 1-3:
    • Complete Online Learning Modules (1-3) with weekly cohort forum discussions. 
    • 1st Cohort/group discussion (half-day in-person or virtual).
  • Weeks 4-6:
    • Complete Online Learning Modules (4-6) with weekly cohort forum discussions. 
    • 2nd Cohort/group discussions (half-day in-person or virtual).
  • Weeks 7-9:
    • Complete Online Learning Modules (7-9) with weekly cohort forum discussions. 
    • 3rd Cohort/group discussions (half-day in-person or virtual).
  • Weeks 10-14:
    • Complete Online Learning Modules (10-13) with weekly cohort forum discussions. 
    • Week 14: Final cohort/group discussions (half-day in-person or virtual).

Module 1 – Leadership Defined…?

Explore the thoughts and views of others, gaining different perspectives on leadership. Explore and discuss the concept of accountability and create a personal leadership philosophy.

Module 2 – 10 Diseases of Leadership

Introduce the ’10 Diseases of Leadership’ a term and list coined by the famous British Military historian Brig Richard Holmes.

Module 3 – The Magnifying glass of being a leader

This lesson will introduce the concept of 360 leadership and discuss the magnifying effect of being a leader and the traces we leave behind.

Module 4 – Accountable Leadership

This lesson introduces the concept of accountability as a leader, what it is and what it looks like in a day-to-day working environment. It explores the positive impact it has on a working environment and organizational culture, before discussing strategies to becoming more accountable as a leader.

Module 5 – Emotional Intelligence

Different components of EI, how it affects our decision making and impacts us as leaders, and ways to improve our self-awareness and self-management.

Module 6 – Social Intelligence

Social intelligence “…develops from experience with people and learning from success and failures in social settings. It is more commonly referred to as “tact,” “common sense,” or “street smarts.” This often, under discussed aspect, is difficult to learn and develop, but critical for effective leadership as it helps create the environment of trust. Explore tangible aspects taking a deep dive into how we can improve our own SI.

Module 6 – Mindsets

Introduce the concepts of mindsets and the impact it can have on our personal development and leadership ability.


Module 7 – Biases

Become a more inclusive leader and learn about conscious and unconscious biases, explore our own biases, and develop ways to mitigate them.

Module 8 – Breaking free from overwhelmed

This module explores what it means to be productive vice busy, looks at the 80/20 rule, and explores Steven Covey’s time management tool, all with the aim of breaking ourselves free from that overwhelmed feeling. Remember, we need to out our own oxygen mask on first…

Module 9 – Building Effective Teams

Explore different strategies and approaches to help build effective teams.

Module 10 – Motivational Models

We’re all motivated in different ways and by different things. Some intrinsic, some extrinsic, many a combination of both. This module will dive into a number of motivational models and theories and help us as leaders understand how to use them in our leadership.

Module 11 – Leading through conflict

Understand strategies around communication, learn about how to have effective conversations, and explore the idea of constructive conflict.

Module 12 – Leading Change

Overview of change, how it affects us all differently, and explore some of the leading change models that exist that can help us as leaders.

Module 13 – The Art of Delegation

Explore what delegation is, what it looks like, and how we can become more successful at it.

Module 14 – Decision Making

Explore different techniques and strategies to effective decision making.

All Courses Include

Original Videos

Original video footage from Phil, where he shares his own experiences and thoughts taken from a unique leadership career which all started by being trained at the world famous, Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst.

Thought Provoking Quotes

Packed with ideas from leaders past and present, these short, yet thought provoking quotes help you think a little deeper about what it all means to you.

Short Exercises

Phil uses a number of exercises to further help you grasp what is being taught and how it applies to you as a leader.

Original Blogs

Using numerous original blogs written by Phil and published on the Impact Leadership site, Phil ties his thoughts into the lessons being explored to ensure other points of view can be appreciated, while creating tangible examples to help you gain clearer perspectives.

Learning That Lasts

Each module uses a coaching learning style, with reflective questions and exercises, to help participants ask the questions ‘What, So What? Now What?’. Taking this journey will give new insights, perspectives, tools and skill sets to help any leader on their lifelong journey of growth and development.

Reflection Questions

Throughout the course you will find thought provoking reflection questions to help you take the time and lean into what is being presented. Leadership training is not a one-day workshop once a year, and these questions will help ensure you create your leadership habits.

Emotional Intelligence

EQI 2.0 Assessments

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Based on the Bar-On-EQ-i model by Reuven Bar-On, copyright 1997.

We Can Only Lead Others As Far As We Can Lead Ourselves

Emotional intelligence is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development, and the Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0 – the assessment we offer at Impact Leadership), is the leading measure of it. It’s been administered to over one million people in 66 countries and translated into 45 languages. Used primarily for coaching and development, the tool helps to determine and address an individual’s personal development needs through the measurement of emotional intelligence

We’ve instinctively known for a long time that it’s not all about cognitive intelligence (IQ), and other factors are at least as important when it comes to success in life (ever heard the phrase mindset over skillset?). In fact, one could even make the argument that to take advantage of our IQ, we first need good EQ, because regardless of how smart we may be, if we turn people off with abrasive behaviour, are unaware of how we are presenting ourselves and show up for others, or cave in under minimal stress, no one will stick around long enough to notice our IQ (The EQ Edge, S.J. Stein, PhD and H.E. Book, M.D., 2011).

EQ is not permanently fixed. The skills defined and measured by each of the EQi’s scales in this model can be improved no matter how old you are. The stronger you can develop your skills, the greater chance for success – the more likely you are to be a successful partner, parent, friend, leader, an adult child to your own parents, an employee. Whatever it is, it always requires EQ.

EQI 2.0 Leadership Assessment

Phil will provide you with a detailed assessment of your areas of strength and potential areas for development that will help frame the coaching engagement. Your comprehensive report will describe how your EQ competencies work together and provide suggested strategies for bringing them into balance for greater effectiveness. All of this will be done via powerful, one-on-one coaching sessions to help you in your continued growth and development.

EQI 360 Leadership Assessment

The EQi 360 assessment is a very powerful and humbling tool designed for maximum growth. It combines your own perceptions of your EQ with the perceptions of others who know you well. You will receive a comprehensive report as you would in an EQi 2.0, yet this time it will also include how others view your EQ, highlighting your strengths and blind spots that can be leveraged for further growth.

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