What are Authentic Leadership Forums?

Our Authentic Leadership Forums are two-day events for business leaders. We challenge preconceptions about what good leadership is; we guide you in starting your journey to transforming your workplace culture; and we demonstrate that there is another way to do business – a way which is good for people and the planet.

Update, 14th March 2020: Due to the Coronavirus, we are suspending our 5 & 6 May 2020 Authentic Leadership Forum. We hope to still hold the 7 & 8 Oct 2020 Authentic Leadership Forum but will provide updates on this nearer the time.

What have previous Authentic Leadership Forum attendees got out of the event? Martin, who has attended one of our Forums, said he gained:

1. A greater understanding of his own skills and talents, and how others see them

2. More confidence in his own decision making ability, allowing him to be more confident in the face of challenges

3. Increased sensitivity towards others and the ability to be more vulnerable

4. An ability to truly listen to others

5. Tools that that he can use in his everyday working and personal lives, and ones he can teach others to use

6. Time to reflect on his direction and his priorities

Richard Thomas, Group People & Organisational Development Director, UK, said…

What was best about the forum was to work with like-minded people, to learn from others and to help others to learn, to reflect and to use the models. After the forum, I’m consciously making more time for reflection and trying to be kinder to myself and to others. This was the first time that I’ve experienced a workshop where I believe that the event has truly tried to honour the commitments made.’


What is the point of all this? Why does it matter to me and my organisation?

There has never been a more turbulent time to do business than now.

We are in the midst of a Climate Crisis – that fact can no longer be denied. How do we balance our desire to save the planet with the pressures of the marketplace, whilst also ensuring our customers and our staff are happy? It’s a tall order. But we believe it is possible.

Heart in Business is a B Corp and we believe in focusing on stakeholder rather than just shareholder value. Whether you are a B.Corp or not, if you have found yourself reading this, you are probably grappling with issues beyond just short-term profits. And this is where Authentic Leadership comes in.

Authentic Leaders are clear in their purpose; they understand who they authentically are and how to make an impact in their working and personal journeys. By being more in touch with their emotions, Authentic Leaders create the conditions for everyone to access all of their human potential – to show up fully at work each day, and to synchronise individual and collective purposes.

Heart in Business Authentic Leadership Forums – one and two-day events – are the first step in a deep enquiry into what being an Authentic Leader means for you. You will learn how to create a more fulfilling life for yourself, which will also empower you to be your best self for your organisation.

Authentic Leadership Forums are for you if:

  • You see there is more to business life than maximising short term profits
  • You get the importance of businesses and individuals having a meaningful purpose, and recognise this is the route to a more successful personal and professional life
  • You want to leave a positive legacy in your professional life for colleagues, clients, community, suppliers and shareholders
  • You want to safeguard the welfare of our planet for all future generations
  • You want to secure the future of your organisation and be profitable in every way including financially
  • You understand that if you want to achieve all of the above, you will need to access more of your emotions, moving towards more heart-based decision making

Our promise:

  • Quality time and space with a small group of like-minded leaders to reflect on what Authentic Leadership looks like for you and how you can deliver it
  • Time to reflect on where you put your time and energy, and how you can be more effective in all aspects of your life
  • New tools and practical tips to inspire a more authentic approach within your teams and organisation

Update, 14th March 2020: Due to the Coronavirus, we are suspending our 5 & 6 May 2020 Authentic Leadership Forum. We hope to still hold the 7 & 8 Oct 2020 Authentic Leadership Forum but will provide updates on this nearer the time.

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