Success Story: Engage Web

Type of Project: Team Building/Away Days

We have delivered 3 successive annual Team Away Days for Engage Web, a cutting edge internet marketing agency.

The themes of these have changed year on year reflecting the way the business has evolved.

MD Leanne Wilkinson is keen for these to focus on business issues but also to ensure there is a fun element so team members can “Engage” away from the pressures of work assignments.

We have worked with Leanne to ensure the design of events meets those aspirations and to look at how these 2 elements (business and fun) can be combined to address:

  • Team Effectiveness
  • Strategic focus
  • Individual Working Styles and Strengths
  • Brand Values and the essence of Engage Web
  • Customer Engagement and how to work to deliver on the values

The Engage Vision is to “Become a worldwide provider of digital content”.

Attract with Positivity

Engage through Communication

Convert with respect

Engage more…



Away Days have been extremely positive with some real tangible take-aways:
  • Development of Team Vision, Mission and Values
  • Team Members have language to adapt each others styles (their profile appears on email signatures too)
  • Clarity on what motivates them and where strengths
  • Brand Values were agreed around the word “Engage”
  • How specifically the team can demonstrate these behaviourally with customers
  • Identifying Strategic Priorities and focus for year
Importantly the team have been able to explore more about themselves and others through a variety of team challenges (some very challenging indeed!). Watch the Video from Engage Web


NEW: Heriott Watt University

We are delighted to announce we are now working with Heriott-Watt University to deliver the Welcome to Leadership programmes for their managers. The university has a large international presence with an ambitious strategy and we are looking forward to working with their Professional and Organisational Development team. Heriott-Watt is the latest University to join our growing list of valued customers within Higher Education and we are grateful for this amazing opportunity.

New ILM Coaching & Mentoring Programme – May 2022

Due to the ongoing success of our ILM Coaching & Mentoring Programmes, we have now scheduled in a second cohort for 2022.

The programme is already receiving plaudits and as a result we are growing our community of ILM Coaches and Mentors progressing towards an internationally recognised qualification.

Watch out also for our special preview events ‘Take Your Coaching To The Next Level’ running throughout March, April and May.

Information on the programme can be found here.

ILM Coaching & Mentoring May 2022

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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.



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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.


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