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What is LEAD?
Lead is our new online coaching programme designed to challenge leaders and teachers to become the best they can be
This unique and transformative programme, taking place online via video chat, will make a positive impact on any challenges you may be facing in your professional life. 
  • 1-2-1 school leadership coaching to help you break free from your comfort zone
  • Be coached by experienced and trusted expert, Gwenno Williams M.Sc.Econ 

Suitable for all senior leaders and aspiring heads; available from EYFS through to Sixth Form, this confidential programme is a direct route to identifying areas for improvement, evaluating current practice and developing strategies to make outstanding progress in both the short and long term. 

Explore the LEAD brochure
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Who is Gwenno Williams?
Gwenno has developed a method of public speaking coaching by Skype and has several international clients, including in Los Angeles ​
Gwenno.pngExperienced and trusted expert, Gwenno Williams M.Sc.Econ has an impressive portfolio having worked with numerous heads and senior business leaders to improve their management and delivery skills.

Gwenno is a published author, an Associate ILM Coach at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd and presents courses on confidence, public speaking and networking for companies and educational establishments throughout the UK.  
Contact us
Want to find out how LEAD can help?
  1. You can contact us at any time by using one of the following methods:
    1. Email us at lead@hoddereducation.co.uk
    2. Request a call back on 01295 222777
  2. After making contact with us, we will send you the starting points questionnaire and send you any further information about LEAD you require.
  3. We will be able to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for the programme.
  4. Once agreed, we will agree the dates and Gwenno will begin the preparation for your modules. 
How will the programme work?

To start the programme, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and discuss with Gwenno your needs 

To start the programme, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and discuss with Gwenno your needs, allowing her to identify areas for development and create a robust training programme, formed of 6 modules. Working on a 1-2-1 basis, these modules will be used to coach and accelerate you to where you want to be as a leader. Your coaching can be in English or Welsh. 
Feedback from recent coaching:
From a Headteacher

“The training I received has been life-changing! It definitely helped me become more confident and I now have a much better work/life balance; Gwenno was extremely motivating and quickly helped improve my presentation skills, plus small things like posture and non-verbal communication. I received plenty of positive and constructive feedback from Gwenno, and the sessions were planned for evenings to fit in with my workload.” 

Feedback from recent coaching:
From a Headteacher

“The year before my coaching, I had applied for a headteacher role at a large school, closer to home - saving me 10 hours a week traveling - and in a better pay bracket, but wasn’t offered the job. A year later, I applied for the same role and entered the interview stage with more confidence and assurance and, thanks to my coaching with Gwenno, was offered the job.” 

What modules are available?
You can either pick which modules you would like coaching on or let Gwenno assess the best ones for you. Your LEAD programme will be specific to your needs but could consist of: 
Recruitment: conducting good interviews and writing accurate job descriptions


Leadership: equal opportunities and diversity

Courageous conversations
  • Dealing with under performance, grievances, difficult conversations or disciplinary proceedings; learning how to give and receive valuable feedback and develop your active listening skills to fairly judge and successfully resolve disputes.

Essential assertiveness skills

  • Focus on interpersonal skills which enhance the ability to communicate successfully with colleagues and stakeholders alike. Hear techniques for developing and improving confidence through assertiveness skills in the work environment.

Talent spotting and staff retention

  • Nurturing the talent within your team and creating a progressive development plan to coach your staff to achieve their potential.

Speaking with total ease and confidence

  • Communicating at parents’ evenings; speaking at external events, in front of peers and the whole school.