Transformational emerging talent development

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Right now, throughout our organisations, there are brilliant, determined and talented people who have the potential to disrupt the status quo and become extraordinary leaders.

Here’s the question… how many of them will actually become extraordinary?

The fact is, if we continue to develop leaders in the way we always have, many of them will fail to fulfill their true potential.

At Ivy House we are on a mission to change this. We believe there is a better path – a path that enables our best emerging talent to become the leaders they are capable of becoming and the leaders we urgently need.

What we do

Extraordinary personal and professional development for emerging talent

At Ivy House we offer profound levels of development to future leaders exactly when they need it most. They receive the sort of world-class personal and professional development normally reserved for senior executives, giving them a chance to not only become extraordinary leaders but also lead extraordinary lives.

For Corporates

For forward-thinking companies – The Ivy House Programme

The Ivy House Programme is for organisations that want to get the very best out of their emerging talent – and to help them get the best out of themselves. Whether joining our flagship programme or an in-house programme, Ivy House delegates become the sort of bold, committed leaders that influence others and transform results. Releasing the true power of your emerging talent could be the best thing you ever do for the future of your business.

For Schools

A vision for education – The Ivy House Award

The Ivy House Award brings the essence of everything we know about what it takes to lead an extraordinary life to schools. It’s a unique programme that gives 16-18 year olds the opportunity to understand who they are at a deep level, explore the kind of life they want, and develop the skills to make it happen, starting now.

About us

Giving your
best the best

The Ivy House team have dedicated their careers to enabling others to become extraordinary leaders and create extraordinary lives. Led by Elke Edwards – founding partner of the multi-award-winning executive development company, Blue Sky Performance Improvement – we have seen what happens when talented people with a drive to succeed are given life-changing knowledge. Our big vision is to give this opportunity to the leaders of the future worldwide.

Our alumni and scholarships have come from companies as brilliant and diverse as Aviva, RS Components, L’Oréal, Google, RBS, Slaughter & May, London City Airport, Direct Line Group, Lloyd’s of London, KPMG, Fleetcor, Sainsbury’s, Centrica, Linklaters, M&S and Dentsu Aegis, as well as a number of leading schools.

“Ivy House brings the kind of life-changing learning that is normally only available to a handful of senior executives to talented, determined people at a time when it really can make all the difference.”

Chief Executive Officer


We think about
development in
an entirely
new way

…and we also give inspiring keynote talks

Our founder, Elke Edwards, brings the Ivy House mission to life with keynotes tailored to audiences as diverse as senior corporate leaders, teachers, pupils and parents in schools. Her frank and uplifting energy has been instrumental in inspiring corporates and schools to think differently about how they develop the next generations to first lead themselves and then lead others.


Ivy House has a net promoter score of 95%

Are you ready to
create change?

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Future leader challenges
need you to act now

You can’t wait for the perfect plan to develop your emerging leaders, or until the senior leaders are all engaged… you just have to start.


The Ivy House mentor experience

The Ivy House mentors play a fundamental role in the development of the next generation of leaders. Drawing upon their experience and expertise, they provide 1:1 guidance and support to our programme delegates.


The word from Aviva

Ivy House has had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Aviva to develop their emerging leaders both on The Ivy House Programme and through our in house offering.


Ivy House interviews… Eliza Filby, Generations Expert

Eliza is an historian, lecturer and corporate advisor on the evolution of generations and how people’s values and behaviours are changing and the implications for work, politics, consumption, society and economics.