A one day seminar with follow-up one-to-one coaching session

This seminar, run by Hilary Danelian and Ruth Morris as an open course through The Whitehall & Industry Group, can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation and delivered as an in-house event.

This innovative seminar focuses specifically on helping women leaders grow and develop. It is designed and delivered by women, for women. The intention is to equip women leaders with tools and resources to help them lead in increasingly challenging times. The day works as a stand-alone event and is also one of a series of four linked seminars around which a women’s leadership programme can be built.

This seminar focuses on helping women become more influential and on building confidence and resilience to support them in their careers and lives. To communicate with influence it is vital to engage both hearts and minds. This seminar provides a practical tool to help you understand others and so be better able to influence them. If people feel understood, they are more open to influence. The tool helps us understand and appreciate difference, without compromising who we are.

The use of energy, and conserving energy, is another theme of this seminar. That is the root of resilience. As women we may have many things draining our energy and affecting our resilience. During this seminar we explore how to retain resilience, to feel energised and optimistic, as we manage all the elements of our lives and work.

Seminar Outcomes

This seminar explores how you can become more influential. It also creates space for you to reflect on yourself and your energy. We will explore how to focus on what is important, letting go of things that no longer work for you and allocating more time to areas that give you energy rather than drain it. The aim is to build confidence and resilience to help you survive and thrive – at work and beyond.


We bring a depth of understanding of leadership development combined with a passion for helping women release their potential and a practical common sense approach.

Hilary Danelian  Hilary is a respected coach, facilitator and HR professional with 25 years experience. A Certified Coach, she holds a diploma accredited by the International Coach Federation, the leading professional body for coaches. She is a Licensed Career Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Cognitive Behavioural Confidence Coach and an accredited Myers Briggs practitioner. Challenging, creative, and pragmatic, she is renowned for delivering results. She coaches leaders from many organisations including: Rolls-Royce; HM Treasury; Interflora; RBS; Homes & Communities Agency; Inst. of Cancer Research; and DWP.

Ruth Morris  Ruth is a respected coach, facilitator and trainer with 25 years experience. She is known for challenging leaders to perform better, transforming their effectiveness. Ruth has worked with Hilary to design and deliver leadership programmes for 14 years. She has an MA in Management Development and is a certified life coach. Clients include: Hewlett Packard; Independent TV Companies; Royal Bank of Scotland; Jaguar Land Rover; ABN Amro; HMRC; and Ministry of Defence.

What others have said about this seminar

“Very positive and approachable presenters” Andrea Buckle, Licensing Manager, Ordnance Survey

“A great experience and learning opportunity” Hannelie Gilmour, Head of Portfolio Delivery, Standard Life plc

“An excellent day, Truly thought-provoking”
Christine Salmon Percival, Deputy Head of Lords Legislation Office , House of Lords

“A good day, well spent. Lots of tools and techniques to put into practice”
Jo Mayes, Head of Support Services, Standard Life plc

“Really great! Ruth and Hilary offer an opportunity to take yourself out of your normal day and approach issues with fresh eyes” Elizabeth Anastasi, Economic Advisor, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

“A really valuable day away to think about how my own resilience can be developed to make me a more insightful and inspiring leader” Anon (private sector delegate)

Please contact us at [email protected] or use this form if you would like to know more about women’s leadership training, one-to-one coaching for women leaders or if you wish to discuss creating an in-house programme for your organisation.