and our ethos

Leadership is tough. In an increasingly complex global environment the pressures can be overwhelming. What kind of leaders are needed in this environment ?

Forge believes that the future will need leaders of character and integrity with insight and vision and above all credibility. Read on to find out more about our approach…..


When was the last time you stopped. Really stopped ? We believe that the greatest leadership insight comes from reflection, taking the time in a busy world to hear other voices and to listen to them. To be truly present and truly alive in relationships and to feel the heartbeat of those around you.


Do you really know who you are ? Have you invested in your own self-understanding ? Leaders are increasingly finding that the way to do is to be. To find your authentic voice you need to look inside yourself find restoration and be vulnerable.
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Inner strength

Suffering brings perserverance, perseverance character and character hope. Leaders of the future need an inner strength that will take the knocks and still get back up. Who live for a greater goal than themselves and who know the value that pain can be to the growth of individuals and organisations.
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Credibility for a leader means everything. It takes a lifetime to build and can be lost in a moment. It’s top of the list of what followers want to see in those they follow. It starts with understanding and articulating your values and beliefs. Then it requires a day by day living out by consistently doing what you say you will do. It also means being open to feedback, making yourself vulnerable, apologising and forgiving.
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We all want to be influential. Forge Leadership believes that your influence grows as you are clearer about your identity, act with integrity, find your inner strength and as a result are able to build relationships of influence in all areas of life.
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Why did we do the Millennial Leadership Research ?

We are currently undertaking a significant piece of qualitative and quantitative research into the Leadership Development needs of millennials who are already in Christian service

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Episode 24 : Andy Hawthorne OBE

Andy Hawthorne OBE is Founder and Chief Executive of The Message and an in-demand international evangelist and communicator. He was awarded the OBE in 2011 in recognition of his services to young people.

Episode 23 : Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick Regan OBE is the founder Kintsugi Hope – a new charity that exists to create safe and supportive spaces for those experiencing mental and emotional health challenges. Prior to that Patrick was CEO of urban youth work charity XLP.

Episode 22 : James Lawrence

As the director of the CPAS development team and Arrow Leadership Programme, James Lawrence lives and breathes what he teaches. More than just the raison d’etre for Arrow and Growing Leaders, James really does exist to help church leaders to be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus.

In this interview with Simon Barrington James talk about that calling.

Episode 21 : Debbie Duncan

Debbie Duncan is a senior nurse lecturer and advanced nurse practitioner. She is also a church leader, a minister’s wife and writer. Simon Barrington talks to Debbie about issues of resilience in the life of a leader and about being brave.

Episode 20 : Baroness Caroline Cox

Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, allowing her to obtain first-hand evidence of the human rights violations and humanitarian needs. In this episode she talks to Simon Barrington about what motivates her and how she has become a voice for the voiceless in Parliament

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 19 : Mark Heasman

Mark Heasman loves the outdoors, loves working with young people and children and loves seeing transformation in their lives. Over a 20 year career as a Chief Executive he has led Rock UK – a Christian outdoor pursuits provider, Ormiston Families and now is set to lead the global organisation Christian Camping International.

Simon Barrington catches up with Mark during the last week of his current role with Ormiston Families and reflects on what has shaped him as a leader.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 18 : Jody Wainwright

Jody Wainwright is a Director of the British Fine Jewellery company Boodles, a family run company where he particularly enjoys finding and acquiring diamonds from around the world.

Simon Barrington asks Jody how he applies his Christian faith and values to his work and how relationship is one of the fundamental keys to success in business.