• Midlands POD

    The Network

    Midlands business coaching and peer based learning workshops

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Business Coaching in The Midlands

The Network from Uspire delivers leadership growth and self-development opportunities via a network of regional PODs. Each POD is chaired by a highly experienced business leader who is committed to mentoring and guiding their POD members toward success.

Chaired by Colin Wright, Chairman and NED for several successful businesses, the Midlands POD brings business coaching in Midlands to a collection of high potential commercial leaders and SME owners who benefit hugely from the 1-2-1 mentoring and peer based learning workshops..

A Confidential and Elite Midlands-based Peer Group

90-minute monthly commercial coaching and mentoring

The one-to-one coaching sessions at the Midlands POD focus on delivering tangible business results. The sessions are objective centric and the outputs are determined with Colin by each member.

Thought-provoking masterclasses

POD members get free entry to the Uspire Paradigm Shifter masterclasses, designed to provoke commercial leaders to think about the wider business landscape.

Peer based learning workshops

We are acutely aware of the value our members place on their time, which is why the focus of the learning workshops is peer originated and always delivers insightful problem solving. Colin chairs the meetings and welcomes guests speakers.

Online learning resources

The Network learning resources provide subject matter expertise across a number of commercial issues, perfectly suited to stimulate new thinking and support research.

Colin Wright – Midlands POD Chair

Passionate coach and mentor with a belief that knowledge and experience should be shared to enhance the lives and success of others.

Former Managing Director of large corporate organisations like Vodafone, Caudwell Group, Greencore and Hazelwood Foods.

Serial investor and entrepreneur with several successful exits.

Advisor to private equity and business angel networks.

Successfully rescued from administration and restored the Greenman grade II listed building in Ashbourne. A project that enabled the continuity of the building as the home of Royal Shrovetide football the oldest game of its type going back to medieval times.

I’m interested in speaking with Colin about how the Midlands POD may benefit me.

Join Directors and Business Owners Benefiting from the Midlands POD

Every member of the Midlands POD will get:

  • Dedicated mentoring time with Colin
  • A diverse, non-competing peer group
  • Provocation to think differently
  • Actionable outcomes
  • A demonstrable 5:1 ROI

This is our promise to you

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Accelerate your progression. Business coaching & peer-based learning

What our POD Members think

Director of IT at FE fundinfo, Richard Thorpe explains why his relationship with the Uspire Network has been so life changing.

This may be considered a rather sweeping generalisation, but if you were to describe a typical Tech pro, then Richard Thorpe would probably meet many of your criteria.

A leading expert in his field, Richard’s brain is usually so far ahead that he forgets to look up and take people with him. He is so fascinated by the problem that he is not naturally likely to communicate the solution. None of which really presents a challenge for Tech pro’s working among other Tech pros, but when the Tech pros are at the top of their field, they need to reach out into the wider business and engage non-Tech pros. But from where do they take their lead, who directs them and coaches them on that journey.

This is a common problem uncovered by The Network – department heads, functional leads, small business owners, anyone in a position of authority and trust who is expected to stand tall and firm and deliver strong leadership, but having no supporting crutch to help them and no-one to, well, just talk things through.

It can be awfully lonely at the top.

Head of Human Resources of the Financial Express, Emma Hanny, explains why her recommendation of joining her IT Director with the Uspire Network has been so valuable.

As HR lead, Emma is always looking for effective ways to develop her senior team. She needs engaging and high-level support that can meet the demands of training and nurturing highly capable individuals. Emma’s brief to Uspire was to launch one of her senior managers on a journey of self-discovery, help him find his voice in a high-energy business and lift his profile on the board.

We knew immediately that The Network was the ideal vehicle for Richard to use on his journey: Bespoke sessions in small groups of hand-picked professionals and leaders, directed by a highly engaging and experienced chair.

Emma is thrilled with the results and is experiencing a highly engaging senior manager who has raised the profile of himself and his team across the wider business.

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