Leadership Development

With a long history of working with leaders of some of the world’s largest organisations, Apricot offers comprehensive leadership development through our Cambium program, executive coaching, and mentoring programs to help leaders reach their full potential. For more detail on our coaching methodology, see the further reading below.

The notion of separate business and personal lives has been replaced with an understanding that today’s world requires a co-mingling of each aspect of life. We develop our clients as whole people integrating the many facets that make up the broader picture of who a person is and who they want to be.

Key to building a foundation upon which both leadership and followership are built are five core values:

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Vulnerability

These are the values upon which Apricot Consulting is anchored and they are embedded into the training we deliver.

Our leadership Development programs follow a three level approach:

  • Leading self
    All good leadership starts within. This is the anchor from which the whole-person is grounded, and the introspective journey is vital to healthy growth. By gaining a better understanding of yourself: strengths, weaknesses, styles, motivations and core leadership values, we are able to develop greater personal awareness for the multitude of environments in which we must operate.
  • Leading others
    Leadership is ultimately about relationships. Operating from a place of trust, and mutual respect, leaders are able to strengthen skills in team building, effective communication and conflict management. This allows leaders to better connect with colleagues at all levels of the organisation hierarchy.
  • Leading beyond
    Developing collaborative teams, while establishing shared vision and mission is key to helping leaders reach the next level of performance. Impacting organisational culture, change management and innovation will enable a leader to direct and grow an organisation to achieve its maximum potential.
'Graduates' of a recent leadership program we delivered proudly show off their caricature portraits.  Written on the matte around each portrait are words that each person and their peers used to describe them serving as a reminder of who they are and how others see them as they move forward in their leadership journey
‘Graduates’ of a recent leadership program we delivered proudly show off their caricature portraits. Written on the matte around each portrait are words that each person and their peers used to describe them serving as a reminder of who they are and how others see them as they move forward in their leadership journey.

Working in collaboration with you and your team we build a highly flexible leadership program that we tailor to your organisation as we discover your unique talents. We optimise development for you and your team by ensuring our programs are contextual, involve real world engagement, embrace the experiences of others and are measurable.

If you’re interested in working with us on your leadership journey, please contact us.

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