The Leaders Institute

Shaping the Future with Leaders Worldwide

The Leaders Institute exists to bring together existing and future leaders to transform business and society.

We do this by providing the opportunity to develop the insightful thinking and capabilities of leaders through our work including:

Confidential peer to peer group meetings of CEOs

One to one executive mentoring

Monthly Insights
Online Interviews with inspiring leaders
World class global speakers
Connect with an online community of Fellows
High performing board/top team programme
Programme for women leaders
National Project to develop leaders under 40

Talk to us today and be part of a global network of leaders who have access to the latest ideas, innovative research, peer to peer mentoring, board dynamics, forward-thinking peers and a voice for influencing transformation. Let’s start a conversation.


From the Founder and CEO

There is an urgent need for leaders across business and society today to deal with the uncertainty and complexity of our globally connected world. As the world becomes more connected, it also becomes more complex resulting in tension between what is required to solve today’s problems and the old forces of culture, tradition, geography, structures, thinking and large organisations set up in the past. How the world works today is very different.

What does this mean for leadership? The truth is no two people lead the same, so we must stop trying to put leadership in a box and label it. Neither is leadership just about personal development or skills but must include what exists between people.

Many from across the world in every industry and educational institution have independently come to the same realisation: the current prevailing methods of educating leaders are not as effective as they could be. Along with our Research Lab our approach goes beyond business schools to include how leaders think, deal with crises, and make decisions using real issues and real time. We also understand the diversity of leaders and so treat every leader as unique. Together we build partnerships and communities of leaders who learn from each other.

Hilarie Owen, Chief Executive Officer
Hilarie Owen - The Leaders Institute

Our Values



We believe the key to success is to always be learning and adapting.


We question assumptions that hold us back or keep us stuck.


a network of peers and thought leaders.


We want you to succeed and provide the means and support to enable that.

We listen and support
We inspire and share knowledge
We talk straight and true
We build capacity and performance
We innovate strategy and new thinking

Leaders Posts

What else do we know about ED&I?

What else do we know about ED&I?

For decades boards and top teams have tried to address the whole issue of diversity and making their organisations inclusive. It’s time for honest conversations and real understanding of what is going on and how to address what is a societal issue across the world....

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The Power of Assumptions

The Power of Assumptions

In the next few days political and business leaders will be making decisions that will affect everyone at COP 26 including people in those countries whose leaders are not attending. These decisions will shape both the present and the future. What can be done to ensure...

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High Performance Boards

High Performance Boards

Leading High Performing Boards to Add Value. After two years of research into what makes a high performing board and top team, I started working with boards here in the UK, across Europe, the USA and later, S Africa and it became clear that few boards actually add...

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