Fran Borg-Wheeler

Founding Director of Heart-Centred Leaders,
Leadership Coach & Team Facilitator,
Former Charity CEO


Reflect, Learn & Grow

My Story

Having had the opportunity in my late teens to volunteer at CRISIS at Christmas, I realised I wanted to work in the Charity Sector instead of taking the next steps into the Legal Profession, after my Law Degree. So, I followed my heart and worked in charities, supporting clients with diverse needs including mental health, offending behaviour and homelessness.

Then I landed my dream job, as Chief Executive of a small but perfectly formed Youth Charity.

I felt honoured to lead an organisation committed to improving clients' outcomes. So, I set about learning how to secure the necessary funding, develop the staff and volunteers; deliver a range of lifeline services and work with the Board on Governance and strategy. But with a lack of support or training, it took me several years to build my confidence as a Senior Leader.

There just wasn't the support I needed to develop my leadership skills and become more effective and impactful. Finally, overwhelm caught up with me and I had a serious health scare, forcing me to learn how to take better care of myself; and be more resourceful, boundaried, productive and impactful. These days, I love to support other purpose-driven, ambitious leaders and their teams, to feel more confident in their abilities; overcome challenges without striving and enhance their influence and impact, enabling them to feel more fulfilled and make an even bigger difference.

I created Heart-Centred Leaders, to support YOU on your leadership journey to become more impactful whilst thriving!

I gently guide leaders along the path to become more heart-centred and to inspire other leaders to do the same.

Work With Me


I will be starting my second, 12- week “Boost your Impact via Courageous Leadership” course in January 2023. Click below for more info and to hear from previous delegates!


Achieve your leadership goals with less striving. Feel more confident, fulfilled and impactful through my 1:1 leadership coaching. Why not arrange a free exploratory call today?


I'll create a bespoke f2f or virtual workshop or Team Building Day, based upon your current priorities e.g. communication, common vision, connection or managing change. You'll leave feeling energised and motivated with a clear action plan.


Access the tailored support you need to tackle the challenges your charity faces. I’ll draw upon my extensive experience of running a charity to design a bespoke package of support.

Professional Background

We all want to develop and grow.

But many of us have only been shown how to focus on the brain and thinking. At Heart-Centred Leaders we combine this with learning to listen to our hearts and intuition, so you can grow in emotional intelligence, focus on our values and show compassion towards ourselves and others, leading to improved results.

In today’s world its all too easy to fall into the trap of relying on traditional leadership skills such as logic, strategic planning, processes and systems. But in doing so, we’re missing out on a key piece of the jigsaw which makes an inspiring, dynamic, and transformative leader.

More than ever before, the world is now crying out for leaders who can also listen to their hearts and their intuition. Heart-centred leadership enables us to lead with a higher vision as our compass, putting values and authenticity at the heart of the leadership approach and developing healthier relationships with ourselves and our teams.

Are you ready?

Are you Ready to Adopt a More Heart-Centred Approach?

Are you interested in working with Fran?

Learn to listen to your intuition & prioritize your own needs.
In doing so you’ll be supporting my pro bono charity work!

Life Experience


I help individuals, leaders and teams to become more confident, more fulfilled and more impactful by following heart-centred leadership principles.

My vision is a world where deep care and compassion empower people to overcome suffering. A community in which we all have the resources to create personal happiness.

I believe that the world is crying out for heart-centred leaders….now, more than ever before in the course of history….changemakers who can listen and act from their hearts for the benefit of themselves and others. Because together we really can heal the appearances of division, fear and disaffection around the world to create a future for the next generation which is collaborative, peaceful, creative and joyful.

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Charity Sector, with 30 years of varied roles within mental health, homelessness, learning difficulties, probation and young people. Most recently our founder Fran Borg-Wheeler was privileged to have been CEO of Youth Concern for 13 years. She is a skilled coach and has been offering leadership coaching and consultancy for charity senior executives over the past two years.