Having become involved with voluntary work from a young age, doing residential camps for underpriviledged kids and volunteering at Crisis at Christmas, I realised that my vocation was to help others, particularly vulnerable people who need a bit of a leg up.
So, despite having gained a Law degree with the intention of training to be a barrister, I changed my direction and worked for a number of charities instead, supporting clients with a range of issues including mental health, offending behaviour, learning difficulties and homelessness. Then 13 years ago I landed my dream job, running a small charity, Youth Concern.
I had the priviledged position of developing and leading a committed team, raising funding and growing a range of lifeline services for more than 500 vulnerable young people a year. It took me a long time to learn the basics of running a charity and even longer to get to a point where I felt confident in my leadership role.
As a charity leader, it often seemed difficult to access support. I now feel I am in a position to support other leaders to feel more confident in their own abilities; overcome challenges more easily; speed up the learning process and feel more fulfilled and less stressed in the process!
That’s why I created Heart-Centred Leaders and I am here to support YOU!
But many of us have only been shown how to focus on the brain and the thinking. At Heart-Centred Leaders we combine this with learning to listen to our hearts so we can grow in emotional intelligence, focus on our values and show compassion towards ourselves and others.
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.
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We help individuals, leaders and teams to become more confident, more fulfilled and more impactful by following heart-centred leadership principles.
Our 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.
We 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.
We 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.