The accolade is just the beginning of a year long journey of self discovery and improvement. Helping you build better communicators and stronger leaders
At the formulation phase of the Top 30 Scheme, we recognised the need to support our young talent with a programme to help them transition from good operators to good managers and leaders. We set about creating a programme that was high impact, delivered in a way that made the sessions vibrant, challenging and generated real outcomes. 3 years in and we can say our LEAP Programme has delivered what we set out to achieve. The feedback is consistently brilliant from the individuals attending, and from organisations seeing the change for themselves.
See how the Top 30 Under 30 is so much more than just an award.
Feedback, especially in the last 2 years, has seen us receive many requests for the LEAP Programme to be made available for purchase beyond the Top 30 scheme. That’s why we are excited to announce that in addition to Top 30 we will also be running the LEAP programme independently throughout 2021. The programme will be available for delivery in house on a limited basis with our principle partners and sponsors receiving priority booking at a preferential rate.
This programme, consisting of 10 sessions, has been designed specifically to give your talent the skills, awareness and confidence to be effective leaders within your business. The sessions are experiential and practical, with clear outcomes being delivered to ensure you receive a more skilled individual back in your organisation.
Being a part of the Top 30 is a 12 month process, giving you an employee that is recognised and valued, and then invested in and upskilled on a programme that would ordinarily cost £2,500 to attend.
If you have someone you wish to highlight, recognise and invest in, please nominate or if you want to find out more, please submit your interest.
previous winners feedback
The LEAP Programme has been included for all winners of a TOP 30 Under 30 Award. The Programme usually costs £2,500 per person. Having this available as part of the TOP 30 Award is tremendous value for the individual winner and the businesses they represent.
All of John’s work is geared toward empowering people to find ways to develop themselves. He is an Accredited Master Coach, critically acclaimed author and the host of The John Borland Podcast. He’s also the co-founder and director of Spacious Coaching, a thriving coaching and training company based in the north of England.
Since becoming a professional coach in 2008 John has worked with a vast range of people from children to Chief Executives.
He also trains coaches and has designed and delivered coaching courses from introductory level through to accredited diploma. He started his working life as a professional footballer, studied at university and then spent the best part of a decade leading teams within the third sector, living and working amongst some of the most deprived communities in Britain.
He currently lives with his wife and three children in North Lincolnshire.
A specialist in communication and leadership, Dominic Colenso has been delivering training and one-to-one coaching in the private and public sectors for the last 10 years. He is the author of “IMPACT: How to be more confident, increase your influence and know what to say under pressure”.
Beginning his career as a professional actor, he worked extensively on stage and screen before training as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Performing in many of the UK’s leading theatres including The National Theatre and The Royal Court, Dominic has appeared on film in everything from BBC period dramas to big budget action movies. He is best known for playing the role of Virgil Tracy in the Hollywood adaptation of Thunderbirds with Bill Paxton and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Dominic’s experience and fascination in how the body, breath and voice can influence performance led him to set up his communication skills training consultancy In Flow and to launch his career as a keynote speaker. Dominic and the In Flow team work with individuals and businesses around the world to help them speak and perform under pressure.
Nicola is a master coach, and leadership and communication specialist. She has spent decades helping leaders develop themselves to be their best through helping them become equipped with excellence in communication skills, heightened self-awareness and the ability to lead highly engaged teams.
With a Masters in Coaching (MSc) and being a certified trainer of NLP, she has worked internationally as coach and leadership developer, within well-known brands and institutions.
She brings a positive energy to the room, she loves what she does and it shows.
“Before I attended, I thought it would be like all the other leadership courses I have been on, but it is definitely not! What this program does is it takes away all the jargon and technical theory and I can translate the learning into real scenarios in my personal and work life. John and Steve make it so simple and I love that about it.”
“The programme is so thought provoking, it has me looking at leadership, coaching, mentoring in a completely different way. Also, I'm surprised at how much I have learnt about myself whilst being on this program and in particular the parts of me that hold me back as a leader and how to address my own bad habits.”
“It’s worth your time to take part in these sessions – you will learn much more about yourself as an individual, and how you are with others in and out of work. Each session has made me have a ‘lightbulb’ moment about myself and how I can apply different approaches personally and professionally.”
“I found it much more beneficial than expected. It made me think about areas of my work life that I hadn’t considered before. It's been really thought provoking. It challenges core skills that we often don’t give enough attention, benefiting us in the business world.”
“I have found out more about myself since starting the programme than I had in the 5 years previous. The sessions give you the tools to reflect on who you actually are, it makes you think about what you actually think and feel rather than what you ”should” think and feel. They give you the power to be yourself through everything you do and when you are true to your values in sharing ideas and decision making you are so much more likely to succeed and help other people come along with you.”
“What surprised me most, was the different backgrounds of all the other winners For anyone who wins in the future, you have to attend. The biggest impact the programme has had on me is how I now understand how my core values motivate me, it's been really inspiring attending.”
“Being in the TOP 30 alongside like minded people who have been, are in, or will be in the same position as you is an invaluable experience. The TOP 30 is not what you expect, or will have ever done before, this is different – good different.”
“It has opened my eyes to so much: the need to slow down, the need to listen more and the need to obliterate the word ‘err’ from my vocabulary are just a few of them. This has helped me substantially with clients and also presenting seminars and has taught me skills which I will use for the rest of my life!“
“That every single session is so relevant. I have learnt so much from all of the sessions. Pushing out of my comfort zone is something I’ve always been encouraged to do and the programme has shown me that there are many skills you can learn to help you along the way."
“You won’t regret it and you’ll learn a lot about yourself,you’ll be put out of your comfort zone sometimes but it’s really worth it once you come away and reflect on the experiences. It’s made me think a lot about someingrained habits I didn’t even realise I had and helped me to make improvementsthat I can keep building on in the future."
“My confidence has grown massively whilst been on the programme, I would advise to get stuck in and make the most of every session. I was very nervous about the programme, not only have I made friends but pushed myself out of my comfort zone and realised the can do attitude. "
“The LEAP programme allowed me to have a clearer idea of the direction of my career and the approaches to take to stand the best chance of achieving my goals. The programme has changed the way I communicate with people in a professional environment. I have noticed a massive change in the way I deliver a message in a variety of situations and it has helped a lot."
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, it may seem daunting walking into a room of people that you don’t know but as the programme goes on you get to know people, and you realise everyone is in the same boat. Having a network of people in Hull is really valuable."