Confidential ‘talking partners’ to high-level executives who need a trusted external perspective, free from politics and self-interest.
Executives who received mentoring were promoted 5 times more often than executives who didn’t.
Source: Sun Microsystems
Oxford Leadership has a panel of experienced mentors, made up of partners and former CEOs or leaders of large institutions.
Our mentors provide executive support to CEOs and senior executives – they have extensive experience supporting C-suite leaders in multiple industries, and business situations. . A mentor helps the individual navigate complex challenges in their business and private life.
- 75% of executives point to mentoring playing a key role in their careers. Source: ASTD
- 95% of mentoring participants said the experience motivated them to do their very best. Source: The War for Talent
- 96% of executives say mentoring is an important development tool. Source: Account Temps
- 44% of CEOs list mentoring programmes as one of the three most effective strategies to enhance women’s advancement to senior management. Source: Dr. Belle Ragins for Catalyst
- 71% of Fortune 500 companies have a mentoring programme. Source: Lydell Bridgeford
- 60% of surveyed companies, representing a wide variety of industries, have formal mentoring programmes and, of those, 74%have mentoring programs dedicated to women. Source: Catalyst
- 47% of organisations recently surveyed have mentoring programmes. Source: The Institute for Corporate Productivity
Download the programme overview for more information about the core methodologies and key benefits.
With our mentors executives will benefit from:
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President of Mexico, 2000-2006, Mexico Government
“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
“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
“The Oxford Leadership Journey with Jeroen and his team was an exciting and lasting experience for me. In his coaching sessions, due to his experience and observation skills, I learned a lot about my personality and gained a better understanding of my behaviour. This enabled me to make a big step forward in developing my competencies for both my personal and professional life.”Bernhard Heyder
Vice President Procurement and Logistics, BASF
“Our professional association with Kristina Zumpolle for team and individual coaching assignments is proving to be an integral part of performance enhancement on an individual and team level within our organisation. It has also become part of our on-boarding program for associates assigned to new functions.”Cathy Wilson
VP Human Resources, Footlocker
“Angela is the ultimate professional. She always received high ratings from those she coached for her insight into the person and the assessments related to their style and impact. Angela is an excellent partner on program design because she brings her expertise in leadership and coaching with a willingness to modify to meet the client or organization's needs.”Eileen Flynn
Former HR Director, Johnson & Johnson
“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
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‘Leading With Purpose’ at the heart of Virgin Media’s spike in employee engagement.
Since implementation of 'Leading With Purpose' Virgin Media has recorded incredible scores in levels of motivation and engagement. In 2020, Virgin Media boasts a 31% eNPS score, up 17% from 2019. Companywide engagement score sits at 87%, an 8% increase from 2019.
How the SML® programme inspired Telefonica’s own corporate university.
To meet the company’s objectives, we customised core Oxford Leadership programmes—Self-Managing Leadership, Leading High-Performing Teams, and Strategic Focusing—for Telefónica’s Corporate University to deliver these Programmes on a global scale.
Mergers & acquisitions: deploying Culture Transformation and Change Management processes.
We helped NXP and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. unite and align the two organisations around a common purpose, values and vision in order to create a sustainable, high performance culture.
Changing the firm’s DNA to enable Collaborative Leadership
Oxford Leadership collaborated with METRO to develop a culture changing two-step initiative called “Leadership for Growth” using the Oxford Leadership methodologies of Self-Managing Leadership, Capabilities for Change, and Strategic Focusing.
SML’s digital platform is providing the ‘quiet’ foundations for Telia’s purpose-driven transition.
Since the Oxford Leadership partnership people feel more proud to work for Telia. Those that do the SML Programme are thankful to Telia for investing in them as a person – they feel looked after in their personal and private lives as well as in the way they perform professionally.
Transforming an organisation through a proven leadership model.
The Ignite the Spirit initiative through the SML journey was only the first part of the organisational transformation. 23,000 employees experienced this leadership journey, and the company is moving towards full implementation of its new mission to ‘add colour to people’s lives.’
Aligning people to embody Everis’s company values.
everis identified key insights from its experience with Oxford Leadership: Critical mass adds value, accelerates change, provides synergies, and helps to create a common language across the company – Relevance and importance of top management involvement.
Roxtec’s passion for leadership: aligning culture & strategy for growth.
Between the 2011-2012 fiscal year, when the OL leadership programme began, and the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Roxtec experienced a hugely impressive 33% growth, with 2013-14 demonstrating the greatest annual growth margin in the firm’s history.
Oxford Leadership‘s ‘International Big-L leadership’ programme.
Oxford Leadership created a customised “International BIG-L Leadership” programme for senior and high-potential partners from across the firm’s international network.
Oxford Leadership‘s Leading High-Performance Teams & Individuals programme.
The White & Case collaboration with Oxford Leadership led to improved team performance, leading to “wins” with clients, learnt methods for relationship building among partners in different groups and across offices and more.
Developing people-oriented leaders who embrace a fast-changing environment.
By embedding the change, SEB now has a different mind set. The decision to invest in their leaders proved worthwhile, as so many participants are grateful, regularly reporting that: “It is one of the best programmes they have attended”.
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