WISH Future Leaders Programme

Define your path, embrace your identity and uncover the authentic leader within

13 January, 27 January, 10 February, 24 February, 10 March & 24 March

About the programme


In partnership with Women in Social Housing (WISH), this programme will empower you to take control of your career and inspire you to authentically step into leadership, whatever stage of your career you are at.

The programme focuses on authenticity, raising self awareness around who you are as a leader, and addresses common challenges women face in owning their own careers. 

Throughout the programme, you will:

  • Be introduced to, and practice, a coaching approach to leadership

  • Identify career goals and gain an understanding into your intrinsic motivation

  • Develop knowledge of what it means to be an ‘authentic’ leader

  • Build awareness on your own leadership style

  • Explore personal values - what they are and how these influence (and impact) your leadership style 

  • Identify career highlights and unique strengths

  • Overcome fears and limiting beliefs which may be holding you back

  • Develop ways to challenge negative self-talk to enable you to move forward

  • Develop your personal ‘brand’ and plan ways to execute a plan of influencing others to help you reach your career goals

  • Build awareness around your personal needs in order to maintain resilience and boundaries at work

  • Leave feeling empowered, inspired and knowledgeable about what you want next in your career

‘Future Leaders’ is designed to be supportive yet empowering for women who want to take control of their own careers and personal development. It includes:

  • An introduction call with the programme coach

  • 18 hours of group coaching over 6 sessions

  • Opportunities for private reflection and journaling practice

  • Structured and guided activities 

  • Breakout discussions and reflection with peers

  • Opportunities to connect with peers in between sessions

  • Support from the programme coach throughout the programme

  • A range of resources for continued reading and learning​

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Who is this programme for?

This programme is specifically designed for women who work in the UK housing sector. 


Whether you’re a first time manager, looking for your next career move, or simply want to work out who you are as a leader, this programme will provide the time, headspace and guidance to own your career, embrace your identity and uncover the authentic leader within. 


“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are”

Brene Brown


You are likely to be curious about personal development and developing a growth mindset. You want to better understand yourself so that you become increasingly comfortable with who you are, loosening the reliance on any ‘masks’ you wear and role-model the practice of being true to yourself with those around you. 


You want to work with like-minded women on a similar journey who will support, and share with the same generosity that you intend to.


You want to build confidence and drive your career forward in a way that is aligned with your values, needs and purpose. 


You may already be a leader with the job title to match, you may be about to embark on your leadership journey stepping into your first leadership role, you may strive to call yourself a leader in the future. 


We believe anyone can be a leader regardless of your job title.  

Programme benefits

A deeper knowledge of who you are, what is important to you and what makes you unique

Tools to overcome limiting beliefs that are holding you back

A greater awareness of your leadership style and how to maximise the impact of your style

Your own personal branding ‘pitch’ and the confidence to execute it

An understanding of your skills and strengths and how to implement these with greater clarity

A knowledge of your needs in order to maintain resilience and boundaries

Increased confidence to regularly 'show up' as you

A ‘toolkit’ of practical tools and techniques to put into practice on a regular basis

A plan to move forward in the best way for you

A sense of community and  ongoing connection with like-minded women 

A new network of women to empower and support you

A stronger sense of self, defined purpose and core values

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Join the community

Building on the values held closely by the WISH network, this programme will facilitate connection between participants and assist in expanding participant's personal and professional networks.


‘Future Leaders’ consists of 6 x 3 hour group coaching sessions (all 9.30am-12.30am) on 13th January, 27th January, 10th February, 24th February, 10th March and 24th March.


The programme will take place via Zoom with the opportunity for participants to connect with each other between sessions. 


WISH Members: £1450

Non-members: £1650

Session overview

Session 1

Group formation, coaching skills and setting goals

Session 2

Understanding and embracing authentic leadership

Session 3

Honing and owning your unique strengths and skills

Session 4

Overcoming fears & barriers to confidently direct your career

Session 5

Building your personal brand and working your network

Session 6

Leadership resilience and action planning

Gemma has helped me rebuild my confidence. Our work together has meant that I have discovered what my core needs and values are. Gemma encouraged me to focus on what’s truly important to me, both personally and professionally. I have made life decisions based on our work, it has even led to me landing my dream role which I start on Monday.

Regional Manager

Gemma achieves a really important balance; being open and approachable, whilst asking the challenging questions which get you to the root cause of an issue, or the way you might be thinking or feeling. The external perspective, challenge and support Gemma brings has facilitated some great reflection. This has helped me to identify areas for improvement and supported me in implementing tangible steps to make progress.

National Manager

Work and personal life can place enormous pressures on you and balancing that can be very difficult. Gemma has helped me to realise that creating that balance is important both for my role and development at work and for my own well-being. She has focused my mind on the important matters and what I want to achieve, enabling me to sift through what doesn’t need to be a priority and therefore shouldn’t be weighing me down.

Brand Manager

Contact us with your questions or book now to secure your place