Lead with Verve

Lead with V.E.R.V.E

Leading with Verve means leading with Vitality, Empathy, Resilience, Vision and Endurance.

About the Programme

Great leaders are clear thinkers, kind communicators and realistic optimists who can guide themselves and their teams through difficult times.  They can inspire others, defuse conflict and have tough conversations.  They know what they stand for and have a clear plan for their professional lives.  They are focussed, not easily distracted and can empower others to work towards goals, take action and manage expectations.  They are resilient.

Verve is having the positive energy to manage set-backs and adversity, the mental clarity to guide your decisions and the emotional insight to learn and grow from difficulties.

It is the capacity to adapt, to heal and to thrive in a changing world.  That capacity expands and contracts throughout life.  Sometime when an event sets us back, we can be rocked, our foundations challenged, our beliefs undone.  Having in place strong pillars of physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual resilience through daily practices helps us manage adversity and emerge stronger, smarter and more swiftly. 

Lead with V.E.R.V.E is a leadership programme for leaders who want to develop their energy to motivate, their clear leadership purpose, learn how to stay the course, build their empathy and ability to connect to others and communicate their leadership vision to their team. On this course the leader will:

Who takes this course?

Individuals who are interested in self-development and leadership growth

People who lead businesses, team, departments or other leadership roles

Those who want to know how to manage their emotions better

People who need to take a step back from work and find their place of strength

Leaders who are working long hours, feeling overwhelmed at times, managing in difficult times with challenging people and situations.

Individuals who want to have the skills and practices in place to help them manage those challenges.

Leaders who want to clarify what leadership means to them, consciously embed their leadership style and culture and be known for their ability to lead with head, empathy and resilience.

What's included

Five modules covering each element of resilience – physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual along with core resilience elements of purpose and passion.  Watch the videos and complete the exercises in the workbook.

Assessments in Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Leadership Styles, Career Drivers.  Using this knowledge, build a blueprint for your own leadership brand, aspirations and ambitions. Develop your leadership presence.

Discuss the outcomes of these assessments, video learnings in 5 one-to-one Executive Coaching sessions where you will set goals, become accountable and have a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental coach at your side throughout your unique journey.

About Barbara Nugent

As a former business leader myself, I understand the challenges of leading with resilience.  With over 25 years as a finance executive, leading teams and working in a wide range of organisations, I learned that leadership can be a lonely place, that having a clear idea of the kind of leader I wanted to be wasn’t so easy to articulate and that being extremely busy can lead to lack of focus and overwhelm.

The idea of resilience is far more wide ranging that most people realise.  Managing focus, dealing with potential conflict, nurturing your executive presence, developing greater emotional intelligence all lead to greater ability to manage yourself and others.  Tuning in to what’s happening with you, how you show up in the world and how you connect with others are all measures of resilience which allow you to lead at a higher level, while still remaining grounded and calm.  Resilient leaders have the ability to “bounce” skilfully and deliberately rather than muddle through.

Hear from other successful clients

"Talking through the ECR results helped me understand how I react to certain situations and gave me the opportunity to better manage myself and make small but powerful changes in areas where I thought “I had no solution”. Having a strong awareness definitely helps dealing with negative emotions and so improve on my interpersonal skills. As a result, I am more satisfied in how I deal with both professional and personal situations that once created stress and discomfort. I felt I was really listened to without any judgement and would highly recommend Barbara.”
Fran Rastrollo-Ortiz, MBA, PMP®
Senior Sales Operations Leader - Cloud Systems Field North and EMEA OD at Oracle
To say the Leadership Coaching has changed the way I work for the better, would be a gross understatement. Where before, I felt it was my obligation to resolve all project problems and complete all management duties, I now share these with the team, empowering them to become more responsible, and to advance more quickly, while creating more head space for myself. Working with Barbara has been a fantastic learning exercise for my professional career, and I cannot recommend her work enough. I sleep better because of my coaching course with Barbara. Thank You Barbara
Conor Cooney
Asset and Facilities Management Consultant, Arup

Get Started

This course will take you on a journey, from self-care to self-discovery, building powerful practices into your life, learning how and why we react the way we do, and how we can choose skilful responses to the events in our lives.  You will uncover your values, beliefs and purpose and set yourself a future facing blueprint for your own leadership brand.