Dare2Lead – Inspiring Positive Leadership

“It’s our utter passion for delivering the most empowering experience possible – alongside making society better – that sets us apart.” – John Loughton, Founder & CEO, Dare2Lead

Dare2Lead is proud to be different from any other training provider.

Our organisation was founded in 2011 by social entrepreneur, youth leader and global campaigner John Loughton and formally launched at Windsor Castle in 2012. We began as a grassroots organisation, developing training and support programmes for some of the UK’s hardest to reach communities.

The passion we have for authentic leadership and social justice is inspired by John’s personal journey through struggle to success. Growing up in an impoverished, workless household in Scotland, and blighted by violence, drugs and mental health issues, he has gone on to run a global business, head various political campaigns and engage with many of the world’s most powerful figures.

Dare2Lead are today experts in delivering first class leadership training across the voluntary sector in Scotland. Our social enterprise model means that by working with us, you also invest in improving local communities. In our four years, we have worked with 56 clients across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

We offer bespoke leadership and staff training for organisations dedicated to delivering strong outcomes for social change. We combine personal development with proven management and leadership tools through our Personal Authentic Leadership (PAL) model.

“Dare2Lead really understood our challenges and opportunities and created a programme we feel is our own” Peter Westgarth, CEO – Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

“Dare2Lead’s contribution at our conference was both moving and inspiring. I look forward to working with them in future” Pat Armstrong, CEO – ACOSVO

All our training is participatory, inspiring and experiential – led by seasoned trainers with real life expertise. Previous training we have delivered include modules such as:

• Identifying your Working Style and Understanding Others
• Persuasion and Negotiation Models
• Personal Branding and Interpersonal Impact
• Building Productive Teams
• Communication Skills – (verbal, non-verbal, written)
• Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
• How to use Values and Ethics for Success
• Effective People Management
• Emotional Wellbeing and Leadership Resilience

Our training focuses on three levels – skills and knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, and culture and values.

Our ‘one size fails most’ ethos means we take the time to really develop a relationship with our clients. This totally bespoke approach ensures we understand your challenges and aspirations, creating a training programme that is truly yours.

In a Dare2Lead session, you can expect interactive and dynamic agendas. Our sense of creativity and our aim to truly embed the learning means we don’t do training at you; we very much do it with you.

Trainers focus on developing the skills and tools that participants can use long after they have left the training room. This ongoing learning mentality is reinforced by specially designed leadership handbooks and learning materials.

We know everyone has leadership potential within. Let us help you unlock your inner leader, whatever your age or aspiration.

Contact us at info@dare2lead.co.uk to start your leadership journey with us now.


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