Jonathan Wolf-Phillips

UK-based leadership specialist


After working in a number of marketing roles, and building on a long-standing interest in leadership, I set up New Leadership Ltd in 1999, enabling me to offer individual clients a range of specialist 1-to-1 training and facilitation services. Based in the UK, I work in private, public and civil society settings, usually at a senior level, in the UK and elsewhere. All of my work is informed by the latest relevant research findings in brain science and mind science, and is clinically supervised. I work with carefully selected clients, on an invitation-only basis, following an in-depth application process.

In my work, I define the function of leadership as ‘clarifying direction, aligning resources, and organising implementation’. In my experience, clients find that their ability to lead themselves effectively often enhances their ability to lead for others effectively.

Self leadership

Personal development

My facilitated conversations enable clients to be introduced to the latest relevant research findings in brain science and mind science, in the context of their own particular situation and interests.

Personal planning

My planning facilitation is based on an integrated set of methods. Clients find this facilitation enables them to explore and clarify what is most important to them over the long-term and medium-term, so that they can organise their time and their attention day-to-day with this in mind.

Personal organisation

My personal organisation training is based on a ‘hybrid’ approach, which integrates digital and analogue elements. Clients find this training enables them to enhance the way they organise their time, their attention and their workspace, often leading to decreased distraction and stress, and increased concentration and resilience.

Leadership for others

Organisational planning

My planning facilitation for organisations is based on an integrated set of methods, covering the long-term (biography, impulse, core task, core values, vision, development intentions, operational structures), the medium-term (operational programmes with key performance indicators and development projects with development milestones), and the short-term (operational tasks and development tasks with timescales). Clients find the approach particularly suitable for settings where there is a need for both high levels of individual autonomy and the ability to work effectively with others.

Meeting design and facilitation

My meetings training is based on an integrated set of agenda design tools and facilitation methods. Clients find the training useful when they need to enhance the effectiveness of their face-to-face or online meetings – either meetings that they are a participant in, or meetings that they are running.


My decisions training is based on an approach to decision-making that clients find useful when they need to make decisions on their own (perhaps after consulting with others), or when they need to facilitate others to make a decision (particularly if the decision involves or needs to preserve a variety of different viewpoints and different levels of support). The approach can also be used to facilitate online decision-making – either synchronously (people take part in the decision-making process online at the same time), or asynchronously (people take part in the decision-making process online at different times).

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