“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there…”

Will Rogers

My Next Chapter for Leaders and Founders provides a focussed space for social and creative leaders and founders in transition to think about what’s next for their leadership journey.

Leaders, founders, change makers, creatives, social entrepreneurs…

  • Are you at that moment when things need to change and beginning to think about what’s next?
  • Are you ready to ask yourself some seriously important questions about what, why and how you do what you do?

The need to use our resources to best effect and ensure impact is non-negotiable, whatever we do, and wherever we work. Like all human beings, leaders need support especially in times of transition.

The world we live in means we need social and cultural leaders who affect change more than ever; we need them to know who they are as human beings, to be aligned to their purpose and clear about the impact they are seeking.

For almost a decade, we have provided leadership 1-1 coaching and group facilitated sessions focused specifically on how leaders can re-align themselves to their unique sense of purpose and meaning.

This work is fundamentally rooted in the principle that when we are aligned as individuals, we are more able to fully achieve our potential impact as leaders.


My Next Chapter for Leaders and Founders equips you to step forward with a strong sense of direction towards the ‘next chapter’ in your personal leadership journey. The work provides space for leaders to take stock of where you are currently, what you have achieved as a leader to date and what needs to be recalibrated to achieve the impact you are seeking.

We provide 1-1 leadership coaching for the Fellows on both Clore Leadership Programme (Cultural Leadership) and Clore Social Leadership Programmes  (Leaders with a Social Purpose) in addition to providing My Next Chapter for Leaders one-day programmes for whole cohorts of Social Fellows for the past three years and the Culture Lab programme in Wales.

We have also delivered one-day open Leaders programmes in London, Bristol, Leeds and Peterborough programmes in addition to a Founders programme.

Working with the ‘highest point of contribution’ model (Greg McKeown) and underpinning well-being, resilience and impact theories the sessions will enable you to:

  • Gain clarity about what your unique contribution is
  • Identify your needs, strengths and preferred ways of working as a leader
  • Explore how and where you might have the most impact by reflecting on the right context for you
  • Review realistic options which are at your disposal
  • Develop a purpose statement for the next phase of your leadership journey

The coaching and facilitation framework My Next Chapter for Leaders and Founders draws on leadership thinking and theories from positive psychology, resilience, and emotional intelligence.

We use the processes of peer learning and reflection as a leadership tools for learning and work in a fun and engaging way. Expertly facilitated, the process allows you to ask some important questions in addition to engaging in some exercises challenging your thinking including:

  • What am I trying to achieve and why?
  • Where am I currently heading? What’s working and not working?
  • What are the right conditions or context for me to achieve the impact I am seeking?
  • What is important
  • What needs to change?
Carl Honoré, the Founder of The Slow Movement (carlhonore.com), attended the My Next Chapter for Founders
one-day programme in 2016. At the end of it he said:

“I came in the room unclear and left with a spring in my step.”

Participant Testimonials

‘Bev, what you do is amazing. You have now had a direct and positive influence on two major changes in my career which I may not have otherwise taken….Thank you so much, I’ll always be grateful.’


My Next Chapter for Leaders open programme participant

‘Through My Next Chapter, Bev supports and challenges, and has encouraged me to think about what could be next in a very constructive way. I still use the learning from the programme regularly, drawing on it when I need to refocus. This is a great programme for anyone wanting to reflect on where they are, and where the next stage of this could look like.’


Amanda Smethurst Consulting

‘Having set up an arts organisation some 30 years ago, it’s time for me to move on. My first thought was about the company and what it needed to survive and thrive…Then I realised that I needed to think deeply about what my own options are after leaving…It (My Next Chapter) helped me develop some really positive ideas. That’s been good for me and good for the company. I feel confident now in my ambition to leave well!’


Founder of Heads Together

‘Bev is an excellent coach and facilitator. She has a wonderfully warm and approachable manner and a valuable ability to listen and ask thought provoking questions. I was amazed at the impact one day could have on my career choices. It set me on the journey to setting up my own business. If you are looking for a coach, facilitator or course to help you find direction then look no further. You are a superstar, what you do is nothing short of magic.’

Director at CultureRunner