Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
-John F. Kennedy

Are you a director or a senior manager about to take the next step up and keen to develop your strategic leadership skills? Do you want to increase your self-awareness and improve your ability to engage your team and build a high growth business?

Our practical and engaging Strategic Leaders Program will do exactly that, whilst giving you the skills to take your businesses to the next level. We have a proven track record of building leaders who are more confident, more focused and able to use a toolbox of practical and theoretical tools to enable their staff to deliver better results for their businesses.

With superb feedback from the graduates of the past 7 cohorts we are now recruiting directors and senior managers for Cohort 8 which starts in August 2022. Book now to receive your £700 early bird discount (offer ends 31st July), or download the synopsis to find out more. We are also offering group rates for companies looking to book two or more delegates.

On 14th January 2021 we lost our wonderful friend and colleague, Peter Collins. He was an inspirational leader, a generous mentor, a multiple award winning entrepreneur and a master at building, financing and selling businesses.

To honour him, we have set up The Peter Collins Leadership Bursary to offer a fully funded place on our Strategic Leaders Programme. Find out more here.

Each delegate will undergo a detailed diagnostic and one-to-one session which will enable us to shape each programme to ensure that it fits the development needs of the participants

The building blocks of the programme will include:

The Effective Leader: Creating Your Road Map of Success

Where is the Risk? Understanding and mitigating risk in your business

Building your Brand: Paying attention to the 4 facets of brand management

Your Leadership Behaviours: Becoming the kind of leader you’d really like to be

Director/Owner Relationships: How to build better relationships and overcome differences of opinion with business owners

The Perils and Pitfalls of Employment Law: The basic legalities that will protect your business and save you from the threat of tribunals!

Corporate Governance and Control: Legal responsibilities of a director

Emotional Intelligence: Flexing your leadership style for better communication

Sales and Marketing Strategy: How to make sure that you are delivering all of the right notes to make your prospects and clients want to buy from your business

Building and Performance Managing Your Team: Recruiting and retaining the right people

Understanding Finance: Cashflow, forecasting, management accounts and accessing finance for growth

Dealing with Dysfunctional People: Effective lessons in people leadership

Finding the Time: Getting organised and ensuring that time doesn’t manage you

Critical Lessons in Project Management: Problem solving and process management for success!

Strategic Planning: Where do you really want to go and how will you get there?


This practical and engaging programme will inspire and engage delegates who want to: increase self-awareness; develop their leadership competency; improve their ability to engage with and lead their teams effectively whilst increasing an understanding of the nuts and bolts of how to build a high performing business.

Who is it for?

Business leaders, owners, new directors, senior managers and executives who have responsibility for: decision making; strategic planning; performance managing their people and setting a direction for the business.

“Completing the Strategic Leaders course over the past 12 months has been a defining phase of my career and leadership journey. It has challenged me in many ways; introducing new thinking, concepts and ideas into the way I lead people, stakeholders and business performance. 

I would highly recommend this course and Morgan James to colleagues, connections and friends.”

Amy Davies, Director of Sales, Optionis and Parasol Group


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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