Meet TEAM LEL

Leading Edge Leadership’s team of 9 highly experienced trainers (TEAM LEL) provide a truly engaging virtual or physical learning experience.

Find out more about them here.

Alastair McTavish

Alastair is an Internationally Certified Trainer who has delivered Leadership, Management and Soft Skills trainings for 1000’s of delegates up to CEO / CFO level in 12 different countries.

During the last 10 years he has designed and delivered training for dozens of FTSE 100 and Global Fortune 500 companies including: Tesco, IKEA, Bosch, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, HP, Cisco, Gap, Fidelity, Bombardier, EY, Nestle, Evonik, Danone, General Mills, Bayer, Merck, Roche and Honeywell.

Alastair previously worked as a Business Development Director of Asia and had his own training firm in China. He lived in China for 10 years and is able to deliver training in English and Mandarin.

Alastair specialises in the following areas:

Alastair McTavish

Angela Rodgers

A commercially astute, results driven L&D/OD professional who really knows how to turn the soft stuff into the hard stuff. Angela is a truly inspirational and powerful communicator.

With over 25 years’ experience Angela has headed up training and development functions primarily in the retail & hospitality sector as Head of Learning & Development at Whitbread Beer Company and Arnold Clark.

Operating at Board, Senior Management and Operational levels she has a real talent for engaging with people. When clients want someone who is genuinely passionate, inspiring and will delight in helping them get where they want to be, Angela is the person to call on.

Angela specialises in the following areas:

Angela Rodgers

Ernesto Moreno

Ernesto has over 18 years of multinational consulting experience working for some of the biggest consulting firms with clients across different sectors including private, public and non-profit.

His expertise is in Organisational Development, Change Management and Culture Change and he has a proven record of helping organisations transform themselves.

As an entrepreneur, he has established two successful retail businesses and is heavily involved in people development projects. He is passionate about personal development and is frequently seen facilitating leadership seminars or as a guest speaker at different conferences and events around the world.

Ernesto is a natural storyteller. He challenges people to think differently about themselves and move them into action. His personal story is inspiring and his ideas thought provoking.

Ernesto specialises in the following areas:

Ernesto Moreno

JJ Lynch

JJ is the Managing Director of Leading Edge Leadership. He is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator, coach and motivational speaker. He has worked in the field of leadership and management for many years specialising in motivational leadership, people development and organisational change.

JJ is always in big demand as a facilitator and as a motivational speaker across the world. He regularly facilitates workshops and away days and frequently acts as MC (Master of Ceremonies) at large-scale events. His anecdotal style, use of multimedia, and ability to relate the content of his work to real life insights and practical everyday examples makes for a truly engaging learning experience.

JJ specialises in the following areas:

JJ Lynch

Laura McMillan

Laura has worked for over 15 years as a Learning and Development professional and is a highly skilled trainer, facilitator and performance coach. Prior to working as a consultant, Laura held various management positions.

Laura works across all sectors working with corporate clients as well as those in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.

Laura genuinely enjoys helping organisations and individuals achieve their potential. Delegates describe Laura’s style as being relaxed and fun whilst being firmly focussed on learning outcomes. Delegates leave Laura’s workshops feeling motivated to apply their learning and make a positive, lasting impact on performance.

Laura specialises in the following areas:

Laura McMillan

Nicola Wise

Nicola is a leadership and management trainer, facilitator and coach having worked in this field for the past thirty-five years. She has a vast array of experience gathered from setting up and running a successful training and development business in 1992. She is the Director of two companies.

Nicola has worked with a range of large organisations in the UK and Europe including The Baltic States, as well as North America and the Middle East. Sectors worked in include Telecoms, Pharma; Beverages; Retail; Oil & Gas; Banking; Manufacturing; IT and On-line Publishing and NHS England. She also works with several Universities and Not For Profit organisations.

Nicola enthuses people with a practical, relaxed and down to earth approach that allows her to easily connect.

She is a certified NLP Master Practitioner, certified International Business Coach and ILM Master Trainer.

Nicola specialises in the following areas:

Nicola Wise

Richard Abrahams

Richard is a prominent entrepreneur, leadership and management trainer, executive coach, facilitator, author and motivational speaker. For thirty years Richard has been involved in various aspects of training and development including outdoor education, experiential learning, classroom training and executive coaching. He has worked with all ages from apprentices through to the boardroom.

Richard has extensive experience as the Operational Training Manager for one of the UK’s largest ‘Out of Hours’ Healthcare providers. Richard focuses on inspiring delegates to ‘Take Action’ back in the workplace where the real learning takes place. He is the author of the book Fire Free Work Day.

Richard specialises in the following areas:

Richard Abrahams

Russell Caird

Russell is an accomplished trainer and facilitator and has a wealth of experience in the Financial Services industry having spent over 25 years in retail and corporate banking.

Working at a senior level, Russell was responsible for managing large teams to deliver demanding sales targets. Since moving into consultancy, he has been able to use this “hands-on” experience to help individuals and teams achieve their true potential.

Russell has a relaxed and informal approach but retains a clear focus on delivering measurable outcomes. He has worked with a range of blue chip clients to design and deliver various training programmes. Recent programmes include sales skills, culture
change, customer service and team development.

Russell specialises in the following areas:

Russell Caird

Zahoor Bargir

A qualified accountant by profession, Zahoor has worked as a consultant and manager in numerous sectors before specialising as a trainer.

He has developed a knack for communicating complex techniques into their core component parts and is passionate about helping others see the simplicity in the numbers and what they mean.

Whatever your professional background and whether you are comfortable with numbers or not, Zahoor’s workshops explore the process of finance which makes it easier for people to grasp the various financial concepts.

Zahoor specialises in the following areas:

Zahoor Bargir