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SML® Transformer Programme

When employee engagement thrives, so do your teams.

Transform engagement in your people and teams – unleashing productivity, innovation, and commitment with our Self-Managing Leadership® (SML®) Transformer Programme.

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Programme Overview

Drive performance though empowering your people.

The Self-Managing Leadership® (SML®) programme is a comprehensive and highly effective tool for personal and professional development. The programme utilises a powerful framework rooted in psychology and human behaviour to help individuals navigate life and work with increased clarity and confidence – providing participants with the insights, tools and strategies to perform better personally and professionally.

Our flagship programme for cultivating self-actualisation and empowering people’s ability to lead self and self-manage, in their personal & professional lives.

3 – 4 weeks

Time commitment

Location / Delivery
In-person / Online / Hybrid

Cultivate your people and leaders at all levels, help them align personal & professional goals, to drive employee engagement across your organisation.

Programme Details

A transformational programme to:

Identify and align people with their inner “why”

Align personal & professional values, vision, and goals

Identify negative and positive patterns/habits & behaviours

Create an attainable future vision for oneself

Recognise and put in place a plan to overcome barriers

Enhance emotional intelligence and self awareness

Emerge with concrete strategies for self-management

Implement a 90 Day Action Plan for transformation

A transformational journey

Participants are guided through a meticulously crafted process of analysis and self-discovery to get deep insight about themselves and then led thorough a process defining goals and setting strategies for implementing a personalised 90-day action plan.

Programme Curriculum

Where have I come from and how did I get here?

Identify what stage you are at in your life. You will see where you’ve come from and what you’ve learned. You will identify what (good and bad) patterns of thinking, responding and behaving you’ve acquired. You will discover what scale of change is needed. You will also learn about presence and the ‘total intelligence’ of the leader.

What does my story tell me about myself?

Assess the personal strengths and positive patterns that you can build on for the next chapter in your life. You will also identify the weaknesses and negative patterns that need to be dealt with. You will learn how to develop the art of becoming the ‘detached observer’ to get perspective and understand what’s really going on.

If I live my truth, what am I supposed to be doing with my life?

Learn about the power of your purpose and keeping the right intention. You will work on clarifying your “why” and developing your personal compass for the next chapter in your life. You will learn the key to influence your next chapter and trajectory.

What values and guiding principles support my “why”?

Identify the values that are connected to your purpose in order to guide and influence major choices, decisions and relationships. You will learn how to detect the values which give shape and definition to your character as an individual and person.

What does my vision ideally point to? How do I need to adjust the way I see?

Learn about the power of your purpose and keeping the right intention. You will work on clarifying your “why” and developing your personal compass for the next chapter in your life. You will learn the key to influence your next chapter and trajectory.

What are the barriers that I will probably face while moving towards my vision?

In this session you will explore the obstacles and challenges that need to be dealt with for you to be able to achieve your vision. You will identify the root cause of old patterns that are compromising your success.

What do I do and how do I do it?

In these sessions you will identify the choices and decisions that reinforce your goals and strategies for achieving your vision.

What are the immediate steps to move towards my vision?

You will be guided in developing an action plan for the implementation of the change you are looking for in your life and career. You will learn how to sustain your energy, commitment and enthusiasm for the direction you choose.

What habits and patterns do I need to change?

In this session you will discover ways to carry your action plan into reality and how to establish new habits and vital behaviours for success.

Programme Features

Globally Recognised Certification
We’re a global leader in leadership development and our certification is acclaimed worldwide by senior leaders of organisations and multinationals

Coaching Support
Integrated coaching support from Oxford Leadership SMSL® Certified coaches ensures effective programme impact and provides the support to ensure long term integration

94%+ NPS Rating
The SML® Programme is highly valued among  participants, with glowing testimonials and an average of above 94%+ Net Promoter Score rating. Many participants have found it to be life changing.

CPD Certified & Core Curriculum
The SML® Programme is CPD certified and is core curriculum in many of our client corporate universities – and highly rated among the senior leadership within these organisations

Individual & Organisational Benefits

Accelerate innovation through team engagement.

When employees form a meaningful connection with their work, they’re naturally more invested and motivated. This emotional engagement stimulates their creative thinking, prompting them to generate and contribute innovative ideas. Aligning employees personal purpose with shared team purpose infuses a sense of purpose & fulfilment – fostering employee engagement, driving productivity and boosting team performance.

Higher engagement
By developing a balanced interplay between personal and professional life, SML®  cultivates heightened levels of engagement.

Enhanced productivity
Engaged employees are motivated employees, driving greater output and better results.

Faster innovation
When employees feel connected to their work, they’re more likely to think creatively and contribute fresh ideas.

Improved employee satisfaction & retention
High engagement levels lead to happier employees who are more likely to stay with the organisation, reducing turnover and recruitment costs.

Better mental health & well being
Less stress & anxiety due to clearer sense of direction and better self-management skills – less overwhelm, less burn-out.

See how the SML® Programme has benefited these organisations

“We have trained more than 90K employees with SML. This programme helps them to identify their purpose and their professional & personal fulfilment in life. Thanks to this, team building was strengthened in our organisation, employees felt stronger, more open and resilient to change.”

Silke Heitmann
Head of HR, Metro

“Oxford Leadership’s Self-Managing Leadership programme was by far 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 both personally and professionally.”

John Mahtani
Former Vice President, Warner Bros

“Top leaders will benefit from making a leadership journey that touches their hearts and minds. This is an inspirational experience that allows personal leadership to be the starting point and anchor for better team and organisational leadership.”

Heiko Hutmacher
Board of Management – CHRO, Makro

“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

“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

“Oxford Leadership™ enabled us to build a new corporate culture and develop the whole company... a pragmatic way of getting business results by connecting people with spirit, wholeness and learning.”

Rodrigo Loures
Former CEO, Nutrimental

“I’ve been through many high-end executive coaching, training and personal leadership programmes. What shocked me about this one was how incredibly sharp and insightful the resulting action plan was in terms of my vision, values and actions. The short, engaging and impactful videos created the space to go inwards. I intend to bring all new hires through this process as part of their development plan.”

Walter Roth
CEO, Inward Sales

“Oxford Leadership has a deep wealth of knowledge and wisdom into the complex transformational challenges facing organisations and their leaders today.”

Mats Lederhausen
Former CEO, McDonalds

Align with strategy and internal initiatives.

Optional solution to align the programme & online platform with your organisational strategy, internal initiatives and brand – maximising employee engagement and outcomes.


Here are most common questions we are asked about the SML® Transformer Programme. If you have more specific questions speak a consultant here.

The programme is an immersive learning experience designed to help individuals identify their inner “why”, align their personal & professional values, goals, and vision. Providing participants with the insights, tools and strategies to perform better personally & professionally.

The programme cultivates personal and professional alignment, fostering higher engagement, improved productivity, and innovation within the workplace. It also contributes to improved employee satisfaction and retention, a stronger company culture, and better mental health and well-being.

Learn more about the impacts of employee engagement on organisational growth

The programme is designed for individuals at all levels within an organisation who want to take charge of their professional development, build stronger team relationships, and contribute more meaningfully in their personal & professional lives.

Yes, the SML® Programme is CPD certified, and it is recognised internationally. Upon completion, participant receive globally recognised certification.

Participants receive coaching support throughout and after the programme. Our experienced coaches guide participants through the transformation process and support them in realising their potential.

Note that level of coaching and support is based on what is established with the client in the programme design and set-up.

The programme is delivered through an interactive online journey on our digital platform, with coaches that facilitate and support the participants process.

Programme can also be delivered locations based in-person or hybrid (in-person + online)

This platform can be customised to align with your organisation’s strategy and internal initiatives.

The SML Programme boasts a high NPS rating of over 94% on average, due to the high level of satisfaction among participants.

Yes, the SML® Programme is an enterprise solution offering and can be delivered online to hundreds or even thousands of your employees at a time.

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