China – Liverpool Partnership Leadership Development

No Guru are proud to present a brand new programme to create partnerships between our city of Liverpool and China, by offering leadership training to Chinese businesses and organisations.

We are a leading provider of Leadership and Management training based in Liverpool, England and have over 20 years of working to develop people in large corporations, government agencies, small or medium sized businesses and start up businesses.

All our programmes are designed to meet the needs of the organisation or sector and we work with you to make sure that Leadership and Management Skills can be applied to deliver business results.

We can provide everything from 1 day courses to longer programmes and some of these can easily be linked to existing qualification frameworks to provide certification of learning.

No Guru have “lifetime approval” from the Institute of Leadership & Management (part of the City and Guild Group London).

We are also providers and partners to Leeds Beckett University and Carnegie Great Outdoors and we can offer programmes based on “experiential learning” and using the outdoors and nature to develop leadership skills.

The Leadership Programme for Chinese Business Leaders

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

This is a 5-day programme that develops leaders to equip them for the challenges faced by organisations and businesses.

  • Leadership Theory for Today
  • Leading & Motivating Your People
  • Self Leadership
  • Problem Solving, Creative Thinking & Innovation
  • Decision Making for Leaders


This is a 5 day event in the heart of Liverpool, a programme that will inspire you and give you confidence to lead in today’s business environment.

The programme is a mixture of theory, discussions, experiential activities and diagnostics to give you new insights into the role of the leader and how to become the most effective of leaders.

You will have time to experience many of the sights and sounds that make Liverpool one of the best cities in the UK to visit.  We will also host specific events to meet your fellow delegates and our cities business leaders in informal surroundings.

Delegates will all receive a copy of our Thomas International Personal Profile to highlight their Leadership Skills in the business and organisational context.




ILM Coaching & Mentoring September 2021

We are looking forward to starting our new cohort joining The Coaching Programme, leading to qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring from ILM at Level 5 and Level 7.

The programme begins on Friday 17th September 2021 with our ‘Coaching Foundations’ session.  All learning is done remotely, making our programme accessible wherever you are.


New ILM Coaching Course begins

Delighted to announce we have a capacity ILM L7 Coaching & Mentoring Programme up and running. There is a real appetite for coaching at the moment and a great need for coaches to support people through the pandemic and all that brings.

With this in mind we will announce our next programme scheduled for April, and we will offer qualifications at Level 5 and 7.

Watch this space..


Direct Claim status for No Guru ILM Coaching Courses

We are delighted to announce that following a recent virtual visit by ILM we have been awarded Direct Claim Status for our Level 3, 5 and 7 Coaching Programmes.

This means that we can claim certificates for our learners without requiring further verification (more…)


John's Blog

Why be a coach or mentor?

I am a little biased but I love both coaching and mentoring. I used to enjoy being the ‘trainer’ which satisfied the performer in me but as I get older there is something that I find deeply satisfying in being a coach or mentor.

More than that, I find it a privilege to work with people.  People that trust you enough to share their greatest challenges, dearest hopes, deepest fears and core beliefs about life. I can think of few professions in business that afford you such intimacy. I feel lucky and grateful each and every session I get to spend with my clients. (more…)

Speaking Truth to Power

For those afraid of speaking …

(But) TED is a tough, pressured, hugely stressful gig, even for experienced public speakers, and I’m not that. Standing in the wings waiting to go on, I told the stage manager that my heart was racing uncontrollably and in an act of great kindness, she grasped both my hands and made me take breath after breath. And what you don’t see in the video – deftly edited out – is the awful, heart-stopping moment when I forgot a line, followed by another act of collective kindness, a spontaneous empathic cheer as I composed myself and found my cue. “That’s when the audience came onside,” an attendee told me. “You were human. That’s when you won them over.”  Guardian April 2019


This from Carole Cadwalladr, a journalist at the Guardian who has in this last year investigated the role of tech corporations and their platforms in influencing the workings of our democracy.  What makes her TED talk so compelling is because here she is facing those very same technology giants on their turf.  And speaking truth to power.


Coaching: Deep Impact

This week I had the chance to attend a seminar at the Leeds Coaching Network featuring renowned coach, writer and speaker Julie Starr.  You may be familiar with some of Julie’s work including; ‘The Coaching Manual’, ‘The Mentoring Manual’ and ‘Brilliant Coaching’ and the session was everything you expected it to be. (more…)