Your Programme Director, Michael Newman, knows a thing or two about Leadership Mastery. By the age of 26 he had built a 140-metre suspension bridge in a Central American jungle, led a 3 month mountaineering expedition in Patagonia, and commanded a 150 person multi-national task force in Iraq. Subsequent years have seen him lead teams or client engagements in 28 other countries and as many different industries. He has also set up and run successful enterprises delivering diagnostics, profiling and experiential leadership programmes. One might imagine that Michael could claim to have mastered leadership…he would disagree. Learning more about leadership and refining his practice are unceasing passions for him.

And it’s this passion and experience that he and his team will share with you. They will bring the best of leadership theories and practical models to help you to become an agile leader, able to flex to any situation and take your leadership capability to the next level.

You will join a cohort of 6-7 other leaders for 8 one-day modules spread over 10 months. Between modules you will be expected to apply the lessons directly to your business. Your non-business life is also likely to benefit from your increased self-awareness and enhanced communication and relationship-building skills.

‘Early bird’ discount for those booking before 20th February 2022 (15% deposit is payable to  secure your booking).

Leadership Mastery 2022 now open!

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This 9-month course with help managers to develop their skills in:

Module Date Headlines                                                                                     Faculty
•Short pre-course questionnaire.
MASTERING  THE BASICS Tues 5th April 2022 •Taking the Value Building Behaviours to the next level; embedding them as habits to  shape a culture.

•Channelling intellectual and emotional energy in ourselves and others.

•Building psychologically safety as a foundation for honesty and constructive challenge

Michael Newman
BUILDING THE  FUTURE Weds 11th May 2022 •Holding strategic conversations.

•Understanding default thinking and flexibility when co-creating strategy.

•Balancing goals, capabilities and opportunities.

Michael Newman


Tues 7th June 2022 •Creating common clarity through briefing and back-briefing.

•Focusing effort and prioritising resources to allow directed opportunism.

•Leadership presence and the infectiousness of leadership energy.

Michael Newman



Weds 6th July 2022 •Sparring Partners; effective use of mentors, NEDs and coaches.

•Leading Women and Women as Leaders; what is different and what is the same.  Examining why this is even a topic in the 2020s.

Lily Newman  Elizabeth Soehren
Roy Newey
COLLABORATION  AND NETWORKS Tues 6th Sept 2022 •Progressing from neutrality or cooperation to deep collaboration or full partnership.

•Mapping, building, nurturing and pruning your networks.

•Understanding how trust is built or undermined.

Michael Newman



Weds 5th Oct 2022 •Examining how we create, amplify, or alleviate our own stress levels.

•Building resilience in oneself and others.

•Defensive mechanisms; making them conscious as well as beneficial.

•The imposter syndrome and how to deal with it in oneself and others.

Lily Newman  Ngozi Weller


Tues 1st Nov 2022 The topics will be chosen to suit the participants’ needs. Options may include:

•Building flourishing teams.

•Risk, and its effect on leadership.

•Are you fit enough to lead?

•Creating a coaching culture.

•Close encounters with ‘aliens’; leading contractors, and others, from outside  your company culture.

•Succession and growing the next generation of leaders.

•Ethics, whistleblowing and moral injury.

Michael Newman
BRINGING IT ALL  HOME AND WHERE  DO WE GO FROM  HERE? Tues 29th Nov 2022 •Reviewing and celebrating success.

•Reflecting on the learning process; what worked and what was a struggle.  Identifying how to continue personal, and collective, growth.

•The Dragons’ Den; gaining validation, support, and challenge for your  leadership intentions.

Michael Newman
FOLLOW UP w/c 23rd Jan 2023 •One to one review, feedback and next steps call. Lily Newman
  • CEOs and MDs of SMEs
  • Board level Directors
  • Graduates of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business programme
  • Graduates of Morgan James Consulting’s Strategic Leaders programme
  • And…. the highest of your high flyers

The beautiful Cranage Hall Estate, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8EW.

We’ve chosen the venue for its exquisite rooms and beautiful grounds – the perfect space to stimulate creativity and facilitate personal growth



Senior Leadership and Change Consultant

Michael has enjoyed a varied professional life; Army Officer, Mountain Expedition Leader, NGO Project Manager, Game Designer and Manufacturing Consultant. For the last 2 decades, he has been a leadership consultant, inspiring teams and individuals on 6 continents. He works in a network of consulting networks, each of which brings different approaches, tools and models. In this way, Michael has been able to help others to benefit from his passion for learning and draw inspiration from a diverse group of specialists and thought leaders.


Founder and Behavioural Strategist

Lily is a behavioural strategist and leadership consultant with 20+ years’ experience of building better businesses and stronger teams. Lily has worked with over 2000 business leaders, helping them to understand, communicate with and influence their staff, stakeholders and audiences more effectively. A behavioural and brand development specialist, she also works with companies to help them develop ‘value building behaviours’ within their workforces, ensuring that brand values get off the paper and into the culture of their businesses.


Women’s Wellness Associate

Ngozi Weller is a management training consultant and productivity and work-life balance coach. She teaches  ambitious women how to set winning goals and build a life that works for them and their families. Having worked for over 15 years in the world of Big Oil, Ngozi has  experienced first-hand how challenging the corporate world can  be. Having started her business following her own battle with  depression and anxiety, she has a keen understanding of exactly  how pervasive mental health and wellbeing disorders can be.


Senior Associate and Behavioural Specialist

Elizabeth is an organisational development specialist, trainer and coach with over 30 years of experience helping  organisations improve performance through the development of their people and processes. Elizabeth has  experience as a business owner who has worked with SMEs and large organisations.


You will never get a ‘cookie-cutter’ course from us. At Morgan James Consulting, we will always find out exactly what issues you are facing and make sure we create a tailored and bespoke programme just for you.
We are incredibly proud to work with a global network of experts in a wide range of fields. Every expert has been handpicked by us to ensure we are delivering high standard, compelling and effective programmes.
We recognise change can be difficult, so our team are always on hand to support you through the process and to challenge you as you stretch and grow. Our aim is for you grow in confidence, tear up any life-limiting scripts that are blocking your performance and truly live up to your full potential!


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I thoroughly enjoyed the Effective Managers Programme with Morgan James Consulting. It was engaging, thought provoking, and has helped me in my management of myself and others. I learnt a lot regarding delegation and dealing with difficult conversations with team members. Being relatively new to managing people, I found the training invaluable.
_Ed Robinson,Associate, Civic Engineers
My work with Lily was truly beneficial giving me time, space, and a brilliant coach, to help me reflect on what was important in my life and work. Lily pushed me to consider issues which were uncomfortable at times but which I needed to address – and to reflect on my skills and talents and how I was applying them. Overall, it has a great experience.
_Simon Nokes,Executive Director Policy & Strategy, GMCA
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JDA have been fortunate enough to be involved in one of Morgan James Growth Group for the last 12 months – it has been transformational. Whilst a change of mindset is required to open up to a group of people outside of your business, once there the sessions become hugely beneficial not only to me as a Director but to the company as a whole. Rarely are you held to account in such a supportive and positive way but with an excellent chair in Lily herself. The sessions combine the best practice of some key note speakers with the open and inclusive personal sessions that set the tone for JDA’s future growth.
_Rob Henderson,Director, JDA Architects
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I have worked with Lily for 5 years following the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Growth Programme, where Lily was one of the executive associates delivering the leadership elements of the course. Following the brilliant programme, a handful of business owners wanted to continue our development and hold ourselves accountable to the plans we’d put in place. Lily developed and delivers a Growth Springboard Group which has been the perfect vehicle in which we continue our development as business leaders, in an open, trusting and challenging environment – it provides the environment in which you can push yourselves with respected peers and an even better coach. Without this group, I have no doubt at all, urbanbubble would not succeeded in growing its revenue base X 10 and becoming a national provider in what we do.
_Michael Howard,Managing Director, Urban Bubble
The Social
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed yesterday’s session. This was a real ‘gestalt moment’ of a day for me yesterday. Peter’s landing of his session on corporate governance was absolutely spot on. The perfect balance of education and inspiration. Elizabeth’s session on Emotional Intelligence was equally fabulous and has already helped me today. The perceptual positioning exercise was timely and invaluable and has already given me success with a member of my team today! Thank you to you two wonderful ladies (Elizabeth and Lily) and your fantastic team. I’m thrilled to be learning from you as I move through this stage of my professional journey.
_Diana MacCarthy,Director, Social
I just want to thank you wholeheartedly for the support you’ve given me over the past 9 months. I really feel like I have a much rounder understanding of who I am as a leader and have learnt so many techniques for improving my ability to consider and involve others. You have played an instrumental part in supporting me through a particularly challenging time and have helped me to develop a level of resilience I never thought possible. I genuinely believe my sessions with you have played a huge part in getting me through one of the toughest experiences in my career. You have such an ability to re-focus and help me to step outside the situation and see things so much more clearly. Lily, you truly are a wonderful coach and human being!
_Senior Manager,Innovative Alliance
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Lily as part of the syllabus of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB course covering Leadership, People and Growth.  The tools, guidance and insight she provided changed my game and improved my skills in these areas no-end, it has also helped develop the skills of other people within our business. It has given us absolute clarity on what we needed to do to build our business around our people and given us the ability to grow the great culture we had even further. From the very start I just felt that Lily was genuine, her style is truly engaging and her techniques and style keep you engaged and smiling throughout.
_Philip Marsden,Director, Vetrix
The Social
I graduated from her Strategic Leaders Programme last year and have absolutely loved every second of it. It’s definitely provided me with exactly what I needed - the perfect balance between support and challenge. The thing that makes this course stand out from the rest is everything is geared towards the practical application of the leadership learning back into your business. As a result, we’ve re-branded, re-structured and have a new strategy that has underpinned our growth and success over the past 18 months. If you’re considering investing in this course I would say ‘do it!’ ... I know it’s an investment you won’t regret.
_John Quinton-Barber,CEO, Social
The program that Morgan James developed, specifically for our business, team and way of working, was exceptional. Our assigned facilitator Michael was brilliant - he helped us to quickly gel as a team, allowing us to challenge each other in a safe environment. The Step into Management program, delivered by Lily and Paul, was a perfect fit for their needs and was tailored for our business. The delivery of the program was, again, excellent, the growth and development of all the mangers has been a huge success. Working with Morgan James has enabled me to develop a team that can run the business, leaving me to move away from day to day operations and concentrate on the future. I can’t recommend working with Morgan James highly enough. They were a key part of our jigsaw, enabling us as a team to believe in our Vision and turn the business around.
_Rob Moulds,Managing Director, Wartsila Valves
Whether you are a natural or otherwise, there is so much more to effective leadership than what you assume will make a team successful. Once the Strategic Leaders facilitator team have stripped away your pre-conceptions and bad habits and you accept what you don’t know, you can start on a path towards real improvement of yourself and your team. It’s hard, it's challenging but it’s absolutely worth it.
_Terence Hastie,Director, LRL Ltd

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