Aspirational Leadership

“An aspirational leader is someone who intentionally focuses on positively influencing the capacity of their people to flourish in their professional and personal life and to strive to perform at their best”

David Penglase

NEW! Group coaching masterclass

Participants work on individual goals AND get development on management & leadership.
Small group coaching provides an opportunity to practice over time rather than a ‘one-off’ training course – make double the progress.
You will get guided advice, & feedback from an expert and from group peers.
You will learn actionable steps leading to improvement for the you and the organisation.

Contact me if you would like further information.

Group Coaching is a facilitative process that leverages the resources and knowledge of a group of individuals working on a common theme but having different individual performance goals.


1. An aspirational leader realises that relationships matter.
2. An aspirational leader values and models integrity.
3. An aspirational leader earns builds and maintains trust.

When I started out as a manager I found myself with great intentions, and a Masters degree in management, and I was still spending my evenings worrying about how to deal with people issues. I lost sleep over difficult team members, struggled to have those hard conversations, and ended up micromanaging people to death (including myself)! I generally gnawed the ears of my partner after work with accounts of all my ‘people’ issues. I gotta say he didn’t thank me! And I don’t blame him.

Managing the ‘business’ side of business can be easy, managing the ‘people’ side often stumps us.”

Does any of this sound like you?

Business guru Peter Drucker said: “So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”

Good management and leadership is about making it easy for people to work and thrive. If we work on ourselves to improve the way we interact with people, everyone benefits – even our partners and children! You can’t wait for that perfect team, that perfect workplace, that perfect manager – if you want things to change you need to take action and make work easier for yourself and others.

I’m all about making it easier, more enjoyable, and successful for you to do just that!

When we build better business relationships, lead from a position of generosity, and take a collaborative approach to working with others, our businesses and people flourish – hard on the problems, soft on the people!

With years of experience as a manager and senior leader in organisational development, learning, and leadership performance roles, I’ll condense years of learning and practice in how to be a great manager that people will want to follow, into simple, easy, actionable steps that will change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you!

I really mean that! A manager is in a powerful position – use that power to give yourself a better life, supercharge the joy and productivity in the people you manage and work with, and have the time and space to love the people you share your life with.

Aspirational Leaders with Vanessa North training, coaching, and events are relaxed, informative, and fun. They are perfect for individuals, small-medium business owners, new managers, and experienced  leaders, who want to grow their ability to be a better manager and leader by building better business relationships.

Contact me if you want to take the lead and build a brilliant business, life, and career.