'A breath of fresh air' in leadership development by a UK renowned leadership specialist and a global golf coach, Jo Cameron and Julian Mellor
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PRESS RELEASE - July 10th 2017
A world’s ‘golfing’ first right in the heart of Warwickshire…
On Friday 30th June representatives from over 40 businesses came together to celebrate the launch of a brand new Leadership and Management Development Centre causing a stir in rural Warwickshire. It is the first and only centre of it's kind in the world that uses the golf course to run Leadership and Management Programmes.
The Ardencote at Claverdon played host to the Grand opening of the RedMane Leadership and Management Development Centre based permanently onsite. Ardencote is a privately run hotel and already has an array of things to offer including an outdoor pool, spa and 110 bedroom hotel and conference suite but they are now also the new home of the RedMane Centre which is the first centre in the world to have designed Leadership and Management Activities around golfing activities. The day marked the official start to the association of two innovative companies.
Their unique suite of Leadership and Management Development programmes have been designed with non-golfers and golfers in mind by former BBC Apprentice Jo Cameron and her partner, local golf professional and Positive Impact Golf Coach, Julian Mellor. They already boast Jaguar LandRover as their clients and are looking forward to inviting more people to see how the 18 hole course is the perfect environment for learning about leadership.
During the morning Jo and Julian demonstrated how they translate leadership topics such as ‘Creating Vision for your Team’, ‘Developing Resilience’ and ‘Stress Management’ into golfing activities to make the learning come alive.
Both Jo and Julian are passionate about taking the complexity out of their professions. Jo says “I used to teach on MBA programmes and even I was confused about what I was teaching so I wanted something that could simplify management techniques for everyone and make the learning a lot more enjoyable. There is also evidence to prove that when a person is engaged in a physical activity (in this case, golf) golf they remember what they learn much more than they would in a classroom environment.
Jo adds, “We spent almost three years developing our Leadership programmes based around Golfing Activities and we are thrilled to now have a permanent home at Ardencote. With its 18 hole golf course it lends itself perfectly to our client’s needs and being onsite means we can be highly responsive and dynamic with our programmes”
Julian adds “The golf course at Ardencote is a brilliant environment to learn to play golf and to learn about leadership. My clients are loving it the venue. Together with Ardencote we want to build a global footprint over many years to come”.
Attending the event last week was local HR Director Deborah who said “Loved the day. It was fantastic. You are really on to a winner”.
Rating the day 10 out of 10, Jenny Duggan who works at Coventry Council on their wellbeing agenda added “The highlight for me was the interactive elements of the day and the explanation of theories in an easy way. I met some really useful contacts too”
Finance Director Darren who drove down from Leeds for the morning said “We are always looking at different ways of supporting our leaders. We loved today and we will be back”
Chris Best head of Sales at Ardencote added “We are really excited to have RedMane based permanently on site. Events like today are really important to show what we can do for our clients. We are looking forward to a long term relationship and a partnership that will go from strength to strength”
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