AC Skills Development Day: An Introduction to Coaching for Courage and Compassion in Leadership
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AC Skills Development Day: An Introduction to Coaching for Courage and Compassion in Leadership

Join Hilary McLellan and Dr Ashleigh McLellan at our event in London, exploring compassion in leadership. Compassionate, people-centred leaders are ahead of the game and at the forefront of developing the new generation of competitive advantage. Far from being ‘soft and fluffy' or a weakness, compassion guides leaders to be courageous, strong and emotionally-intelligent. Members £160 (ex VAT), Non Members £225 (ex VAT). Early Bird Discount £30 until 27.01.2020. VAT will be added at the checkout.

When: Thursday 27th February 2020
9:00am for 9:30am Start - 4:30pm Finish
Where: CIWEM Venue
106 - 109 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8QS
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Hilary McLellan & Dr Ashleigh McLellan


Regularly the biggest challenge we face in behavioural change is our own self-critic, what it says, how it says it and the values and beliefs it forms in our deeply set unconscious behavioural habits. The first step to release our ability to bring about the change we want.  This happens when we develop a compassionate mind.


Developing your Compassionate Mind 


It's a transition that requires work, commitment and a deep personal desire and/or reason to develop your best self. Hilary and Ashleigh appreciate this from their own life experiences and continued commitment to developing their own emotional intelligence and compassionate mind. 


It also takes time, in a safe environment, to notice and understand what makes us uncomfortable, anxious, scared, shameful. Self-compassion is the starting point.


In this Skills Development Day you will learn:

  •  Understand the basic principles of compassion and how to cultivate compassion through coaching practice to enhance behavioural change and well-being.
  •  Take part in experiential learning with support and guidance, to develop your own compassionate self.  

Speaker Bios:

Hilary McLellan, founder of Indigo Talent Development, is a Cambridgeshire-based Organisational Behaviourist.


She specializes in organisational psychology and behavioural change and creates bespoke coaching and personal development programmes for CEOs, exec boards, high-performing teams and senior managers across the UK. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Hilary is an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Executive & Leadership Coach.

Her areas of expertise are emotional intelligence, resilience, compassionate leadership and psychological safety.



Dr Ashleigh McLellan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, founder of Ubuntu Psychology; York-based Psychology Services.

Ashleigh specialises in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) using this approach to facilitate individuals reaching their potential, as well as to help those suffering with severe and enduring mental health problems.  She has been applying CFT at an organisational level within the NHS to address team culture and the health and well-being of staff.  Ashleigh is one of the trainers for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and is involved in research with the University of Hull looking at the impact of applying CFT at an organisational level.


Price and Special Offers:

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.


AC member: £160 + VAT. Early Bird Price £130 + VAT

Non AC member: £225+ VAT. Early Bird Price £195 + VAT


Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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