Testimonials

Authentic Leadership Forum

Simon Chinnery

I personally found the forum extremely helpful as a compass for living and working – especially the focus on gifts, talent and aspiration and bringing my full self to work – it helped me look at any real or imagined obstructions to my perfect path forward
Simon Chinnery, Head of DC Client Solutions, Legal and General

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.’
Richard Thomas, Group People & Organisational Development Director, UK

Paul Hargreaves

The format of the forum was both relaxed and inspiring as it allowed space to learn from others in addition to providing time to absorb the powerful learnings. The Management Team at Cotswold Fayre have been working with Andrew Thornton (owner of Thornton’s Budgens and Heart in Business (a B Corp)) on authentic leadership. It is fantastic stuff and is resulting in real positive change amongst my team.’
Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre Ltd.

Dave Turbull

Time away from business to reflect and think without the pressures of getting stuff done by a particular time meant I felt inspired and at my creative best, something that I have been missing in recent times.’
Dave Turnbull, Founder, Quantic, UK

‘I loved stepping away from my busy mind to focus on one specific thing.’
Jane Milton, Food Industry Expert, London

The workshop has made me consider what I need to do to move forward positively at work and in my personal life; and I discovered the power of silence, ensuring I take the time to reflect and to have space for new ideas and wellness.
Hayley, Head of Marketing, WAC Arts, London

Matt Raynor

A fabulous two days to look hard at yourself and your organisation in ways which are both challenging and rewarding. The expert team skilfully illustrated new ways for me to approach both my organisation and my whole attitude to work.’
Matthew Raynor, CEO, Raynor Foods, UK

I’m more mindful of connecting emotionally when at work and working beyond the processes and policies of my role.
HR Manager, UK

Stepping into your Authentic Leadership Programme

Paul Hargreaves

As an experienced leader, I can thoroughly recommend SIAL for those wanting to develop their leadership teams. Gone are the days when it was acceptable for complete separation between their personal and work life. These days it is only authentic, real leaders that will be followed by people who want to see real change happening in the world and this course will help you and your team become those that will be followed.’
Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre Ltd.

Rose Bennett

The SIAL course is an eye-opener to who you really are, where you have come from and where you want to be. I now understand why I am here and what my purpose is. I don’t have to be the loudest person in the room to “show up” and from this programme I am able to use tools and different approaches to be the authentic leader I am. I took steps outside my comfort zone throughout the programme and am now reaping the rewards from the experience I have gained. Thankful and grateful for the space that was made for me to truly find myself.
Rose Bennett, UK Finance Manager,

The Stepping into your Authentic Leadership Programme is an opportunity I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their leadership, learn more about themselves and have a deeper understanding of others.
The course allows you space to see situations from a different perspective and have a deeper understanding of attitudes and behaviors, of both yourself and others.
A welcomed breath of fresh air and a unique profound experience.’
Ashton Marriott, Marketing Manager, Cotswold Fayre Ltd

Shanthy Lal

‘Since taking part in Stepping into Authentic Leadership, I am more vulnerable at work, am much better at seeing things for another person’s perspective and I have a much better understanding of the qualities others see in me, increasing my self confidence.’
Shanthy Lal, UK Finance Director

Matt Raynor

‘I find my self genuinely being more authentic – I feel more confidence in my own decisions and more certain of my own agenda, which helps me stand my ground when I am challenged; and in those challenges, I am responding with much greater sensitivity’.
Matthew Raynor, CEO, Raynor Foods, UK

Coaching

Paul Hargreaves

Heart in Business have been transformational in developing my Management Team. My coach’s years of experience and depth have been invaluable in helping positive change amongst us all. Her work develops aspects of leadership that other courses do not reach and I would thoroughly recommend that you book yourself and your team onto her next course and engage in some coaching!
Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre Ltd.

My coach opened my eyes to different ways of dealing with situations and helped me reflect on my life in a way I never had before. She also conducted an amazing session with me and my partner as we were about to go through some real changes in our relationship and I can speak for both of us when I say it really helped us and our relationship is going from strength to strength. Personally, I have never felt better, I am closing in on one year clean and sober and I am a completely different person, healthier and happier in every way. My coach has been a massive part of my recovery and I would recommend her coaching to anyone looking to improve their life or is feeling lost.
Luke Harper, Raynor Foods

Matt Raynor

‘Having worked with Eudora for several years I cannot recommend her approach and practices more highly. Challenging and incisive, I find myself compassionately questioned and held to account in all our sessions, in a safe environment which is focused on my needs and growth. I have discovered myself and who I am; as a leader, a father, a husband and a son.
The overriding spirit of Eudora’s work is compassion, always placing my best interests at the heart even when I find myself unable to discern the direction of travel.
If you sense that there is something in your life that needs addressing, I can honestly say there is no better guide and companion on your journey towards personal growth than Eudora
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Matthew Raynor, CEO, Raynor Foods

Eudora has guided groups I’ve attended – she is kind, sensitive, skilled and talented. She is extremely committed to and contagiously enthusiastic about the work she provides for others in the hope that we all, in our own way, make the world a better place for ourselves, each other and for our descendants.
Group Workshop Participant

Speaking

‘Andrew’s personal journey from international consultancy advising the retail sector to putting his own money behind his beliefs through owning and running two Budgens supermarket franchises is inspiring. With a relaxed style he speaks authentically about how he has learned to manage and succeed with Heart in Business.’
Oonagh Harpur, LoveIntegrityBusiness.com

Adam Leyland

Andrew is an inspiring speaker. He has a natural authority grounded in his experience from running a wide range of businesses and he combines this with passion and a rare sense of vision.’
Adam Leyland, Editor, The Grocer

Giles Hutchins

Andrew is one of those rare speakers who combines warmth and wit with practical and pioneering insight. He is at the vanguard of a paradigmatic transformation in business and beyond and his profound work helps catalyse a shift afoot from fearful separateness towards courageous love.
Giles Hutchins, Author of ‘The Illusion of Separation

Judy Piatkus

All too often speakers live in their heads and so their talks lack grounding in pragmatic realities. This is definitely not the case with Andrew Thornton. Andrew brings a wealth of hard earned, real world, commercially viable human experience to his speaking. But like Oscar Wilde laying in the gutter, he encourages us to look up at the stars with his uplifting stories of positive transformation in the workplace overflowing into his employees’ personal lives. Inspirational stuff!
Judy Piatkus, Psychotherapist, Founder Piatkus Publishing Company, Conscious Café