Bringing leadership teams together to build next level organisations that empower new ways of working.

    BRAVE Training

    Highlighting Emerging Leaders + Bringing Great Teams Together.

    Tailored Leadership Development Programs:


    Target the future leaders in your business by providing them with a First Time Leader development program. Driven by the mission, vision, and values of your business, these programs are tailored, designed to support and empower your organizations rising stars. Combining personal development with commercial acumen and communication training, we help develop a good understanding of how to influence company culture, and put in place practical tools to build and inspire teams.


    Team Alignment Workshops:


    Align on purpose and mission to help bring core teams together, ensuring each team member understands where they are needed most, and the impact they can make in those spaces.


    Minimum one full day sessions for teams up to 12.


    Ideal for fast paced, high growth companies.


    Transformational Leadership

    Transform your team, your company, your culture.

    'Start with the end in mind' - Stephen Covey


    We offer deep consulting work with a handful of clients who are committed to transforming their leadership team and internal culture in order to reach their business goals.


    The work includes, but is not limited to;

    - Defining the necessary leadership approach

    - Organization design and delivery to fit business needs

    - Management training 101

    - Change and transformation programs to enable faster and better delivery

    - Attracting, recruiting and retaining talent campaigns

    First Time Manager Training

    Set your newly promoted managers up for success

    A tailored First Time Leader internal programme.


    Designed for that pivotal moment of transition a new manager faces, our management programs bring the training in-house. From practitioner to leader, we ensure newly appointed managers are clear on their company's expectations and the do's and dont’s of new management, and equip participants with practical tools they can implement instantly.


    Save time, stress and confusion and avoid your new managers falling into common management traps by training from the outset.


    This training is intended to help larger organizations who have the capability to deliver the program in-house.

    Public Speaking

    Hire Us For Your Next Event

    "Inspiring content with actionable strategies"


    Designed for any sized audience. Our talks captivate and inspire audiences by sharing the common challenges First Time Leaders often face, and how to overcome them. We break down the BRAVE leadership framework and leave the audience with strategies they can implement instantly.


    Has been well received by internal corporate Young Professional Networks and Women in Leadership communities.


    What motivates us.

    Gillian Davis

    Author | Coach | Trainer | Founder

    At First Time Leader, I believe that the success to any business is the talent they have in house.


    My team and I focus on helping our clients not only develop their talent to ensure they can not only  attract and recruit the best, but develop their future business leaders.


    A recent statistic publish by HBR.org read that the average age managers receive their first leadership training is at 42.


    Our mission is to bring that average down by at least 10 years.


    Join us. 


    Follow @gilliandavis07


  • Our Clients

    We have been fortunate to work with some really interesting people and brands.

    Each one of our clients comes to us with a unique problem or goal that we work on solving together. Our approach allows us to test things quickly and easily so we can iterate and innovate to find the right solution.


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    Wetransfer came to us to help their leadership team align and put a focus on culture. They had hired a new CEO and had ambitious growth plans. We stepped in as part of the team and work closely with them to work on their organisational design, team composition, product work flow, talent attraction and retention, and leadership.


    The European team at Pinterest is spread across multiple cities. For their end of year meet-up they were keen to get us in to do a talk on leading through ambiguity. We focused less on role titles and more on taking accountability and responsibility, instilling the belief that anyone can lead.


    We worked alongside ustwo London's leadership team through a time of change and transition to support them in organisational design and development. This combined facilitated workshops, coaching and planning.


    Through our friends at YCN we had the pleasure of giving a talk to the team at Lush on shaping company culture. We focused on looking at how strategy attracts talent which shapes culture and being intentional on reinforcing strong company values but adapting them to the future of work.

    Market Invoice

    MarketInvoice is a leading fin-tech start-up that has been growing significantly over the past few years. As many of their VP's were growing their teams quickly, the Founders wanted to provide some basic management training. We ran a 1-day workshop with them, which covered theory, workshop, discussion and action taking. This was coupled with our Dynamix tool that helps with self-awareness and team dynamics.

  • OverTime Leader Podcast

    We sit down with managers to get their tips, stories and learnings from their experience with leadership.


    What our Client's say...

    Ross: COO, Dice.fm

    The antithesis of traditional "management" training, Gillian's support has helped us become a more compassionate, more aligned, more productive organisation. From creating a culture of easy, constructive feedback through to streamlining the hiring process and the implementation of company wide strategies she delivers enormous business value and will inspire managers of all levels to become better leaders.

    Katie: Community Manager, Pinterest

    An inspiring and thought provoking session about authentic leadership in the workplace.

    Matt: Divisional Director, WillisTowersWatson

    Made for a refreshing change from watching 50-something men talk about how successful they've become but give very little relevant advise, which is what most of these talks usually are.

    Karin, 30: Account Manager, Media

    An aspect that stood out was the content and delivery of the workshop; each section was broken down into manageable straight forward sections, free of industry jargon and blue sky fluff and allowed time for discussion and dialogue. These were also complimented with the speakers own anecdotes which provided an authentic approach which left you feeling like you were not alone in some of the issues you will or have previously faced.

    Peter: Head of Product (Maps), Telecommunications

    The best corporate training I've ever had. This blew my company's internal training out of the water. Great to have practical and real time examples on how to engage and build my team.



    First Time Leader

    Foundational Tools to Inspire and Enable Your New Team




    First Time Leader will teach you how to be an effective and inspiring leader.


    If you’ve found yourself in a leadership position for the first time - CONGRATS! This is a huge turning point for your career. Get advice from today's industry leaders, Richard Branson to Bobbi Brown and many more, on what they wish they had known as a frst time leader.



    First Time Leader will give you the confidence to lead a team of any size by applying our BRAVE leadership framework paired with a series of downloadable tools exclusively available to all readers.


    Be prepared for any leadership challenge, read First Time Leader.


    If you haven’t already, make sure you purchase the book or request an executive summary. I am here to listen, so don’t hesistate to get in touch.


    Connecting with others is what I do best so join the community. Don't be scared - be BRAVE!