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Unleashing purpose-driven performance since 2005.

We are global leadership consultants and coaches that unlock purpose-driven performance in individuals, teams and organisations.

Leaders need to simultaneously perform and transform.

This means leaders need to focus on transforming the organisation while accelerating its performance at the same time.

We were founded in 2005 to help leaders do this and to help organisations steer a course through the turbulent waters they faced. We were among the first to help organisations, their leaders and their people harness the power of purpose to drive performance and transformation. We’ve been doing it ever since.

In that time, we’ve helped almost a million executives in some of the world’s largest organisations to transform while accelerating their performance.

We were there for them when the banks blew up in 2008. We’ve been there for them as a new technology has disrupted an entire way of doing business. We’re still there for them now, as they face the greatest challenges of this century.

Many of our corporate relationships are almost as old as our company itself. There’s a reason our clients keep partnering with us. Our proven and purpose-driven approach delivers results.

Incorporated by Founder
Brian Bacon based on ground-breaking methodologies allying the best of business school thinking with years of experience in strategy execution for global corporations

You will benefit from our proven approach that is already enabling our existing clients to grow 10x bigger, 10x faster with massively positive social impact.

You have a choice of three ways to engage – online via our secure digital platforms or in person face to face or an effective blend of both to suit your needs.

You can choose from leadership training and development as well as coaching programmes delivered in 17 different languages, across multiple time zones.

“We are battle-hardened leadership practitioners – that sets us apart from boutique consultants and business school professors.​”

Brian Bacon
Oxford Leadership, Founder & Chairman

Transforming organisations & individuals from the inside out.

From self-knowledge and self-leadership, you will discover how to lead others, change your organisational culture, and ultimately have a positive impact on the world. If you’re ready to play a bigger game, we’re ready to help you and your organisation.

You can’t lead others unless you can lead yourself.

That’s why our approach begins with the self. Our methodologies are based on proven, evidence-based scientific research on how tribes form and function; how collaborative leadership is replacing control & command; how the brain makes habits and patterns, how it feels, and how it makes connections and choices.

Our purpose is to develop high-performing, purpose-driven leaders with the character, competence and judgement needed to steer complex global enterprises to success during the 4th Industrial Revolution.

“The Breakthrough process helped us align as a management team and engage our top 90 leaders with fierce resolve to outperform the market.”

Ruediger Stroh
Executive Vice President, NXP

“If we are able to lead ourselves in this authentic way, we will truly be able to mobilize those we lead, unlock the potential of the organisation and turn it into growth for our business. Together we will build a community that can be characterized as cohesive, inclusive, respectful, trustworthy and inspired.”

Tex Gunning
Managing Director, AkzoNobel

“Fredrik does an excellent job aligning different business organizations to achieve a common goal. He is very transparent, accountable and a team player.”

Dean Kuhn
Sr. Sales Strategy & Planning Manager, Cisco

“J’Lein facilitates Learning Journeys that everyone from the Western World should embark upon at least once in their life. They deliver a deep emotional experience that cannot be described in words, but only in feeling and first hand experience.”

Damon Way
Co-Founder, DC Shoes

“Ulli has worked with our board as a team and on an individual basis. His great strength is to translate clear, analytical thinking into pragmatic solutions. Ulli has a very sympathetic and optimistic way of communicating. Within his coaching, he always keeps a passionate focus on the individual’s strengths, to free people´s maximum personal potential and develop them into great leaders.”

Dr. Klaus Kinkel
Ex- Foreign Minister/Vice-Chancellor of Germany, CEO, Deutsche Telekom

“Oxford Leadership™ helped our Group Management Team significantly sharpen our strategic focus, create alignment, strengthen teamwork and improve overall performance of the Electrolux Group.”

Keith McLoughlin
President and CEO, Electrolux

“Ann-Sofie is a highly competent trainer. Her great skills as trainer, coach and leader were very much present throughout the course and she showed great enthusiasm which encouraged others to follow.”

Nima Rafiei
Ericsson Research, Ericsson

“What I’ve learned from Oxford Leadership™ is bigger than words. My perception of myself, of my life, of the world, and of my place in this world is today totally different from what it was 4 months ago. My individualistic approach to leadership has moved to a more humanistic one. The effect on my work has been significant and sustained.”

Sirivan Chaleunxay
General Electric

“Fredrik possesses a unique ability to understand, communicate and establish trust with people across all levels and functions to effectively drive successful initiatives for both companies. Fredrik is an excellent leader and partner.”

Guntars Otto
Mobility and Network Line Manager, IBM

“Axel is a very self-motivated person who excels in bringing the best out of his coaches. Punctual, reliable and always willing to help. He takes action whenever he sees an issue arising and consistently looks for improvements. I very much like working with him.”

Niels Cotur
Head of Date Analysis, Makro

“Oxford Leadership has played a key role in the company’s business turnaround since 2002, initially in Europe through the EuroMission management alignment, and also internationally as a key advisor to myself and the Plan to Win Project. I am personally grateful to you for your insightful perspectives on people and your development of the European Management Team.”

Charlie Bell
CEO, McDonalds

“Leadership for Growth is an inspirational experience that allows personal leadership to be the starting point and anchor for better team and organizational leadership. Our top leaders have benefited from making this leadership journey, that touches their hearts and minds.”

Heiko Hutmacher
Board of Management - CHRO, Metro

“The Presidential lnnova Award is conferred on Oxford Leadership™ in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Mexican Government during the term of my Presidency. This award is an indication of my esteem for Oxford Leadership and its Founder and Chairman, Brian Bacon, whom I consider to be one the best leadership consultants and mentors in the world.”

Vicente Fox Quesada
President of Mexico, 2000-2006, Mexico Government

“OLDP and Strategic Focusing enabled us to build a new corporate culture based on trust & collaboration, focused on the development of the whole company in an eco-based way, instead of the traditional command-control and competitive ego-based way.”

Rodrigo Loures
Former CEO, Nutrimental

“The Self-Managing Leadership programme was the most powerful and moving course I have ever attended in my entire professional career. Brian’s vision and foresight has helped me deal with many difficult situations personally & professionally.”

John Mahtani
Former Vice President, Warner Bros

“I have been through many leadership programmes before, but none has had the same impact as OLDP on my approach to life and work. It has definitely changed me as a leader.”

Santiago Gowland
Former Vice President - Brand & Social Responsibility, Unilever

“Oxford Leadership is a long-term partner of Telefónica’s Corporate University. More than 2,000 Telefónica senior leaders have completed the Oxford Leadership courses, which consistently achieve the highest level of evaluation amongst our directors.”

Rory Simpson
Chief Learning Officer, Telefonica

“Opportunity to give time, effort in to renewing myself, my behaviours and my future with a wide variety of tools and techniques to open my mind.”

James Day
Head of O2 Money Marketing, Telefonica

“We formed through a conversation about the role of BIG business in society”

Brian Bacon,
Oxford Leadership, Founder & Chairman

Our Values

We work with a Spirit of Service:

We are driven by what we can give, not by what we can get; by making a positive difference
to others we receive all we need for ourselves.

We are


When you choose to engage us, we will have done our homework. We will start with the facts. Search for evidence. Be structured and planned. Go deep. And we will follow through for you.

We are


You can always expect our team to be fierce in our resolve. Be passionate and powerful. Be intensely upbeat. Be humble and helpful.

We are


You will find that we are kind. Open-hearted. Collaborative. You will see that we work with love. That we share. And that we are surprisingly cooperative.

We are


You will discover that we like to challenge our assumptions. That we look beyond the obvious. That we are prepared to zoom out to see the whole picture. And that we succeed in turning conflict into a conversation.

200+ digital-savvy leadership development consultants, mentors and coaches operating globally across 28 countries.

We are only as good as our people. For almost twenty years we have consistently transformed the leaders & organisations who rely on us thanks to our genuinely global network of inspired, purpose-driven colleagues. Our team of partners and consultants are drawn from all fields of industry in a huge number of countries.

Our strategic partners

Oxford Leadership Group is part of a global eco-system of inter-connected capability partners who share a common purpose and values related to transforming leaders and organisations for good. ​

How can we help you?

Discover how Oxford Leadership and our partners can help your people, their teams and your whole organisation to unlock the power of purpose.

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