Unilever

"Embarking on the Inspirational Leadership programme, I had a very clear objective in mind. With a team of 40 people working around the Globe, located from as far West as Buenos Aries to as far East as Shanghai, I wanted to create a blueprint for our leadership and impact within Unilever. We are a diverse group made up of 21 nationalities, located out of 9 offices around the world. For this, clear decisive and impactful leadership is essential.

Talking with Alex Selwood, from Expression for Growth, I felt that the Inspirational Leadership Programme would provide a common ground for all to approach a step up on our leadership development. With the six core facets of leadership - Collaborative, Clarity, Delivering, Stretching, Presence and Authenticity - I was attracted to the rounded nature of the programme.

The impact has been immeasurable with the performance of the team going from strength to strength. In addition, the attractiveness of the team has grown exponentially with people knocking on my door every week to join the us. The team members are now able to move on in their own career development to secure high profile roles within other teams in the business – something which was not evident at all previously.

We have a team of leaders who ‘get stuff done’ whilst having a massive appreciation of each other’s strengths and passions. A truly high performing team! We have several business results to evidence this step change – reaching 8.5 million Perfect Stores across the Globe, executing in excess of 450K ‘’Marketing to Shopper’’ in store activations, moving our results on our Employee satisfaction survey by over 5% over the last 2 years, and having a very close–knit and supportive community to boot!

Expression for Growth have been the ideal training partner on this journey, the team listen to feedback and flex content accordingly, they support with consistency of training personnel and above all, they want to be part of the journey with the team, we are in it together! I would thoroughly recommend Inspirational Leaderships as a programme – it works!"

Julie Watson, VP Shopper & Customer Marketing


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