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We prepare Leaders to Perform in Critical Moments & Thrive in Uncertainty

Create the effect you wish to cause. Learn from those who have led and seen the huge impact great Leadership has throughout an organisation and beyond.

Deepsky Leadership Performance Journey

At the heart of your journey is a cycle of learning, knowledge and action. Our process is deliberate, disciplined and reflective, creating lasting change from the inside out. We don’t do off-the-shelf attendance courses, everything we do is focused on your outcomes and relevant to you.

Understand your Ground Truth

We begin our collaborative journey by establishing our starting point. Understanding where you are and where you want to be is a key step to finding the right path for you. We treat everyone as the individual they are and use your context to ensure relevance. Like all great structures, we spend time setting the strong foundations for growth and then we build.

Identify your Mission Success Criteria

We will make sure you know what you are aiming for and how you will know when you get it. This will ensure constant progress feedback and measurable results, allowing you to celebrate your success.

The Positive Ripple Effect

Great Leadership creates a positive ripple of improvement and wellbeing throughout the organisation and beyond. It fosters a culture of growth and innovation and drives the collective success of the team.

It begins with you, develop the Mindset for Leadership success

Build a foundation of Leadership values, behaviours and high performance tools that are authentic to you.

Context is Key

Context is crucial to Leadership development because effective Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all approach; what works well in one situation may not be as effective in another. Learn how to leverage your abilities in a way that aligns with the needs and demands of the environment. By recognising the importance of context, Leaders can enhance their understanding, adaptability, and decision-making capabilities to drive positive change and achieve amazing organisational goals. By utilising context and real-work challenges throughout your development journey, we ensure that you get actionable results and usable progression throughout our time together.


Mindset is critical to Leadership and Leadership development because it shapes how Leaders perceive and approach challenges, make decisions, and interact with others. Your mindset is shaping your beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours, influencing your ability to overcome challenges, inspire others, foster growth, and drive success. Mindset is not fixed and can be developed for positive intent, influencing self-awareness, learning, resilience, adaptability, emotional intelligence, vision, innovation, and overall leadership impact. By developing the right mindset, Leaders will continually evolve, inspire others, and drive positive change within their organisations.

Measurable Results

Measuring the results of Leadership development is essential for the individual and the organisation. Providing immediate feedback is fundamental to accelerating gains. Using your performance in critical moments to demonstrate success alongside other data capture points, we are also able to highlight effectiveness and allow the organisation to track ROI. The ability to notice and celebrate desired outcomes and positive behavioural changes will cultivate further cultural development through osmosis amongst the workforce and inspire further growth.

High Performance

High performance Leadership is about focussing on achieving exceptional results and maximising the potential of individuals and teams, creating an environment where individuals are inspired, empowered, and supported to achieve exceptional results. High Performers are intentional and deliberate in their actions, fostering a culture of excellence and open-mindedness to continuous improvement. With our guidance, together we can develop your high performing behaviours, learn how to access flow-state as an individual and in a group; forming and Leading high performing teams achieving greater sustainable success in your organisation.

Your co-created Journey

All of our journeys are bespoke and designed to meet your specific needs. Our proven process is designed to unlock the most effective way to transform your organisation. Simultaneously train to perform in specific Critical Moments and learn how to handle pressure and Thrive during uncertainty. Explore examples of our journeys below.

  • An unparalleled leadership development journey, specifically designed for CEOs and potential CEOs who aspire to reach the highest levels of leadership excellence and make a significant impact. This transformative experience empowers CEOs to become exceptional leaders akin to superheroes in the business world. Equipping you with extraordinary skills and strategies to overcome challenges and achieve remarkable success. This customisable journey along our proven pathway is tailored to your context and success.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Setting and communicating a Compelling Vision
    • Leveraging Networks
    • Creating a High Performance Culture
    • Recognising and Retaining Talent
    • Emotionally Controlled Decision Making
    • Leading Change
  • Our elite executive journey is designed to provide comprehensive and advanced training to high-level executives, enhancing their leadership skills, strategic thinking abilities, and decision-making capabilities. We will unlock your potential as the complete corporate athlete.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Moving from player to Coach
    • Enterprise Leadership
    • Leading Teams
    • Developing High Performance
    • Seeing Opportunity in Chaos
    • Boardroom Performance
  • The prospect of having to contend with Matrix Leadership is becoming increasingly common in today’s corporate landscape. Matrix Leadership demands a unique set of skills. Navigating complex organisational structures, where employees report to multiple managers or work in cross-functional teams, can create ambiguity in roles, responsibilities, priorities and decision-making authority. Not everyone may be comfortable with these skills and the uncertainty involved. However, with training, support and a willingness to learn, Leaders can develop the necessary approach to thrive in a matrix environment.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Strong communication skills
    • Collaborative an open mindset
    • Influencing and negotiating skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility
    • Strategic thinking
    • Problem solving and decision-making
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Continuous learning and development
  • Ensuring a smooth transition by preparing leaders for the evolving demands of each specific leadership level. Focusing on the required behaviours and skills for each leadership stage greatly enhances the individual leader’s overall effectiveness. Aligning all leaders’ actions with the company’s mission, vision and strategy, promotes improved decision-making, collaboration and overall success.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Leadership Levels
    • Coaching Skills for Leaders
    • Developing Resilience
    • Critical Decision Making
    • Enterprise Awareness
    • Bringing the Right Mindset
  • Positive leadership fosters a supportive work environment, inspiring and empowering individuals, and promoting the wellbeing and growth of the team and its members. It emphasises authenticity, empathy, collaboration and a growth mindset. Benefits include increased employee engagement, productivity and satisfaction. Positive Leaders build trust, create a sense of purpose, and nurture a culture of innovation and resilience; they recognise and appreciate their team members’ contributions, leading to higher morale and motivation. Positive Leaders create a Positive Ripple Effect, enabling individuals and organisations to thrive and make a meaningful impact.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Establishing the Foundations for Growth
    • Your Compelling Vision
    • Authenticity and Trust
    • Empathy and Compassion
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Recognition and Appreciation
    • Resilience and Wellbeing
    • Positive Psychology Basics
  • Empowered Resilience is not only the ability to bounce back, but to bounce back higher and stronger and better. Utilising strengths to overcome weaknesses and removing unwanted patterns, replacing them with chosen, effective behaviours. Our tried and tested processes come from the worlds of neuroscience, high performance sport, positive psychology, Stoicism, elite military units, emergency response teams and some of the most successful coaching and personal development training there is. Only bouncing back is a wasted opportunity for growth. Learn how to thrive during uncertainty as an individual and a team.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Resistance, Resilience and Antifragility
    • Overcoming Evolution
    • Clearer Perspectives
    • Handling Pressure
    • Turning Threat into Challenge
    • Utilising High Performance Habits
  • Ensure your new stars are shining bright the moment they join. Merely onboarding is something done for passengers, not for a valued member of the crew. Our Active Onboarding process is about integration; taking deliberate action, anticipating and proactively planning to ensure a valid contribution from day one. Ensuring your new hires feel valued and welcomed, giving them the clarity and support they need to perform with confidence. Allowing them to show why you hired them.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Providing Clarity
    • Countdown to Integration
    • Mapping the Journey
    • Instilling the Confidence to Perform
    • Joint Commitments
    • Integration Guides
    • Supporting the Supporters
  • Before embarking on an important journey it is vital to know your start point to ensure you take the optimum path. Our assessment and benchmarking allows targeted development, individualised coaching and objective feedback. We take the time to establish the Ground Truth, creating the conditions for accurate self-evaluation alongside recognised strength and value assessments. With additional contextual application we are able to tailor recommended improvement action plans. Our benchmarking further benefits from our extensive data access from our sister Executive Search company.

    Exemplar Focus Areas

    • Effective Task Mapping
    • Reducing Bias
    • Increasing Diversity
    • Predictive Validity
    • Development and Succession Planning
    • Consistency and Standardisation
    • Sustainabilty

Our Leadership Community

Deepsky Leaders Community is an exclusive, invitation-only network for leaders of global organisations looking to strengthen their leadership skills and deliver outstanding performance.

Delivered through interactive events to a global community, our quarterly sessions are designed to share provocative content from industry-leading minds, to expand your perspective, and gain expert advice.

Upcoming session

Andy Salmon

June 2024

Andy Salmon
Coaching for High Performance: Insights from the Royal Marines’ Coaching Transformation

Join us for an interactive online session with Andy Salmon, Chairman of Deepsky as we go on a journey to discover the transformative power of coaching.

Andy will be sharing firsthand insights from his time in the Royal Marines and more specifically how he transformed performance by introducing highly effective coaching during his tenure as Commandant of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines during 2006/07.

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