we offer

How do we do it ?

Our services are bespoke, focused and intentionally work for maximum impact. They can include a mixture of 1-1 coaching, leadership team coaching, away days, strategy sessions or in depth week long programmes.

Simon is a sought after motivational speaker and many assignments start with him speaking and motivating teams towards a higher level of personal responsibility for their personal leadership development

Across all of our services, our focus on the inner life of a leader and leading yourself first make us different in our approach. This is not about you climbing a professional capacity ladder and getting more and more responsibility, it’s about you climbing the character ladder and consistently working on who you are.

Everything else flows from there. Click on the sections below to expand the specific services.

Culture Development

Is your culture aligned with your vision and strategy ?

If not then how do you go about changing the culture of your organisation ?

At Forge Leadership we believe that your culture is led from the top and is often defined by the greatest thing you celebrate and the worst thing you allow to happen.

Identifying these can often be the start to culture transformation.

We will work with you to identify your current culture through a Culture Review, identify where you want to get to in terms of your Cultural Vision and then work with you and your whole organisation collaboratively to identify the values, behaviours, symbols, events and rhythms that will embed that culture in day to day life.

Strategy Development

Do you know your why?

Not the how and the what, but the why?

Can you articulate it well and succinctly? We often find that strategies fail because vision is poorly articulated.

We will take you through a process of “end visioning” that sharpens your vision, helps you to see it in all its glory and depth and then works through a disciplined approach to creating the organisational steps to strategy development.

Strategy Execution

Do you have a great strategy, but it’s just not being implemented well?

Are your people, processes and systems totally aligned for effective execution of your strategy?

Are your people grasping the strategy? Are behaviours aligned with the strategy? Are you seeing evidence of fruit from the strategy? Is the strategy fully effective?

We use a set of powerful tools to identify blockages in systems, processes and people to effective Strategy Execution. Working collaboratively with your team we will identify blockages and remedies, identify critical lead measures so that you can motivate to achieve and ensure that strategy is delivering all it promised to when you presented it to your board.

Bespoke Working with Senior Teams

Is your team firing on all cylinders or are relational, trust and effective team work issues a constant challenge ?

Whether you need your team to be fully effective in developing a new strategy, implementing an existing one, tackling cost reduction or driving for growth, Forge Leadership has years of experience of getting the best out of diverse and complex teams.

Work with us and see greater levels of motivation and contribution as levels of trust, commitment and buy in soar. Using tried and tested tools we apply them as well as our emotional intelligence to design a bespoke approach that will work for you. What are you waiting for. Get in touch !

Leadership Coaching

We are all different and no season of life is the same.

That’s why we tailor our coaching to each specific person and situation.

This can be transitional coaching, core value coaching, new venture coaching as well as life purpose coaching to people who are working in all spheres of business.

Coaching can be a series of weekly sessions, an intensive 2 day facilitation or simply a few targeted conversations.

We offer an initial free consultation to listen to your situation and discus what might work best for you.

We are confident that together we can help you find clear and positive ways forward. 

Reach out and contact us for an initial conversation.

Leadership Training

Forge Leadership can design and deliver bespoke or existign workshops on the following topics :

– Understanding the Why?
– Developing a winning culture
– Creating environments of trust
– Building great Reputation Management
– Going fully Digital
– Succession Planning
– Setting the right Rhythm and Pace
– Speaking and Communications skills

Can’t find what you’re looking for, we can probably still help or point you in the right direction.


Simon is in demand to speak on the future of leadership and tackling injustice. Here are some of the events that he regularly speaks at and leads.

– Staff Days
– Leadership days
– Conferences
– Events
– Church weekends

Please get in touch with your requirements.

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. This research is being undertaken collaboratively on behalf of a number of lead agencies, networks, events and colleges who are passionate about seeing an emerging generation of leaders who are.

Would you like to be involved in that research ?

Were you born between 1984 and 2000?

Are you a Christian and actively involved in a Christian community?

Are you a leader or in a position of influence?

…then we would love to hear from you!

To do this we are conducting 60 interviews with Christian millennials in Churches, the Public Sector, the Private Sector and the Third Sector. We would love for you to have your say!

We will also be conducting an online survey with 500 millennials and interviewing 25 leadership practitioners in a few months time so watch this space.

The beneficiaries of this research will be widespread. These results can be utilised by many Church networks and Denominations, Christian NGO’s and Agencies, Theological Colleges, Christian Events, Leadership Mentors and Coaches and Strategic Thinkers. It will be beneficial to millennials themselves too. Anyone interacting millennial leaders and seeking renewal of the Church will the able to learn and benefit from this research.

If you would like to be part of our survey, be interviewed or find out more about this research then please get in touch:

Rachel Harris (Research Assistant)

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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.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 17 : Nic Harding

Nic Harding is the Director of Together for the Harvest ( – a region wide missional unity movement and Kairos Connexion ( national network of Churches and leaders journeying together in mission and discipleship.
Nic talks about raising up young leaders, the need to disciple them, to give them space and to be authentic and what it means to be a leader who others can follow closely.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 16 : Steve Adams

Steve Adams has spent his career helping people, companies, charities and churches become persuasive – because persuasion is the bread and butter of progress. When you communicate, how clear are you on what prompts response in their brain? In 2017 Steve published a book called CentreBrain which identifies how communication prompts, and harnesses the normally subconscious Limbic brain.
Steve works with a range of people, organisations and charities helping them apply the prompts and principles to their communications, brand and story. In this episode, Steve explains how the CentreBrain works and how you can be more effective as a leader in communication by understanding this.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 15 : Rev Dr Hugh Osgood

This weeks guest is the Rev Dr Hugh Osgood. Hugh is a senior UK church leader, accomplished Bible teacher and preacher, and is known for his thoroughness combined with prophetic and practical insights. Hugh is passionate about equipping fellow leaders and for encouraging churches to engage with their communities. Hugh holds a number of national and international positions, being the Free Churches Moderator and a President of Churches Together in England, as well as being the Co-Chair of the UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders’ Conference and serving as the founding President of Churches in Communities International.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 14 : Dr Krish Kandiah

In this episode we interview Dr Krish Kandiah. Krish is the Founding Director of Home for Good, a young charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together with his wife, Miriam he co-authored a catalytic book “Home for Good” which blends the story of God and addresses challenges of our times. Krish is in demand as a speaker both nationally and internationally. He regularly speaks at larger conferences, corporate events and is a regular broadcaster on radio and television.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 13 : Tim Morfin

This weeks guest is Tim Morfin. Tim is the Founder and CEO of Transforming Lives for Good ( ) an innovative Christian charity that is partnering with local Churches to come alongside children at risk of being excluded from education. Tim talks about the growth of the charity over 25 years, how it was founded, how he has changed as leader and the other leaders that have had an impact on him. Full of inspiring stories, this is a must listen for budding social entrepreneurs.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 12 : Joy Marsden

This weeks guest is Joy Marsden. Joy’s mission is to ‘Inspire the Worlds Professionals’ to live a happy and successful life. She is known for her incredible, purpose-filled, healthy perspective to work and everyday pressures. In this podcast she talks about the need to bring humanity back into the workplace, and the need to get uncomfortable if we want to change.

Forge Leadership Podcast Episode 11 : Bev Kauffeldt

Our guest on the Forge Leadership Podcast this week is Bev Kauffeldt. Following on from the interview with her husband Kendell last week, Bev describes the horror of living through the Ebola crisis, of facing death head on, and how a greater understanding of who she was and great freedom in her leadership followed.

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