The Power Within appoints Director of Business Development for UK

Elizabeth Walford

Director of Business Development (UK).

It is with great excitement the Directors of The Power Within Training and Development Limited announce the latest senior appointment within the team to the role of Director of Business Development (UK). Elizabeth Walford joins the Power Within leadership team with this new remit located in the companies London office.

 

During a significant career in the corporate and business world, Elizabeth realised there was an obvious need for great leaders. It was clear that whilst many companies out there are selling the “tools” to mimic leadership there was no one teaching people how to become a leader at that identity level. Elizabeth says “I’ve had a fascination of understanding how to get the best from people in terms of connection and influence and through that fascination I have researched, interviewed and worked with industry leaders of behaviour and influence and it became clear to have strength, influence and power comes from tapping into the true leader within yourself – holding a spanner doesn’t instantly make you a plumber or an engineer, even if you know how to use it.”

 

Elizabeth joins the already strong team at The Power Within at an exciting time of growth, advancement and change. The Power Within has seen great success as a business during the last twelve months thanks to the team’s ability to unlock the power of motivational intelligence to pivot, adapt and thrive – even in the face of adversity.

 

Elizabeth continues “This is what made this new opportunity with Power Within so exciting as they are creating impactful leaders through Motivational Intelligence that taps into the biology of any human to lead even through turbulent times. Poor leadership causes financial loss, mental health issues and bad cultures, yet not many companies know how to manage these situations appropriately.”

 

James Fleming, Managing Director says “Myself, Enas and the entire team here at The Power Within are pleased to welcome Elizabeth to the team. Following a stringent and highly competitive recruitment process, Elizabeth was clearly the right candidate for us and we all look forward to working with her to support the UK’s businesses and organisations moving forward”.

 

For Elizabeth being able to be part of the movement of creating positive and impactful leadership has been something she has always been interested in but she never found something that she believed in that could make that happen until being introduced to The Power Within and their chosen technology Motivational Intelligence.

 

“We are creating the movement to intelligent leadership and the evolution of corporate and business culture” a passionate Elizabeth adds.

 

The Power Within Training and Development is at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and training for individuals from all walks of life across the UK. Founded by husband and wife duo James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within offers a range of training and development programmes focused on the principles of motivational intelligence, partnering with a range of funders including Skills Development Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board to offer fully-funded training solutions.

 

As global partners of 2logical, The Power Within are proud to be bringing the World’s first SQA Approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence. The diploma is built upon the best practices, strategic insights and lesson learned over three decades of building leadership universities for Fortune 500 companies. The principles and strategies taught have been successfully implemented in more than 90 countries and on six continents.

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Scottish Firm goes worldwide during Global Pandemic

Scottish Firm goes worldwide during Global Pandemic

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Growing up as that ‘wee boy fae Wishee’ James Fleming, originally of Wishaw – Scotland has never let the views or opinions of others hold him back in life. Following a successful corporate career in the Middle East where he met wife and business partner Enas Fleming, the couple returned to Scotland in 2017 with a vision that saw them launch The Power Within Training and Development Ltd – a company with a simple goal, to unleash the human potential (The Power Within) within those whom they work with to become the most successful, productive and authentic leaders and manager of the future.

 

In the lead up to the Global Pandemic in March 2020 the Power Within’s business model was concreted around the face to face training and development events, conferences, and coaching sessions – however, like other businesses when the lockdown was announced they were left with a choice; to pivot and adapt or to sit back and do nothing.

 

In line with the ethos of the business (To inspire and motivate the leaders of tomorrow today) and indeed the training solutions they’re proud to offer both James and Enas were of the opinion that the only option was to adapt, pivot, and embrace the unknown.

 

Fast forward to April 2021 and the risks the company has taken have paid off for the entrepreneurial couple, who recently celebrated winning ‘Most Innovative Leadership Training Development Consultancy 2020’ as part of the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2020.

 

Throughout the Global Pandemic James and Enas adapted the businesses offering to complete online training and coaching experience utilising their own digital learning platform alongside virtual mediums such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. This adaptation of their services has allowed the firm to not only continue to serve the needs of those they work with here in the UK but also expanded their client basis beyond the UK – they now work with a wide range of clients Worldwide in particular in Europe and the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

 

Whilst the COVID-19 situation has caused huge disruption for a number of businesses The Power Within team has found an opportunity in the face of uncertainty, allowing the training consultancy to receive international recognition at a rate unprecedented before the pandemic.

“I am incredibly proud of the work which the team has delivered in the last 12 months” explains James Managing Director of The Power Within Training, “in the face of great uncertainty felt worldwide, our team have used the mindset techniques and skills which we teach on a daily basis and implemented these to great success.”

 

Prior to the pandemic, The Power Within Training employed two full-time staff members and now employs seven individuals on a full-time basis – as well as working with a range of associates and consultants to deliver expert services and training on behalf of the company. This increase in people has also been supported by a revenue increase of over 400% from the previous financial year of 2019/2020. In March of this year, the business also appointed its first UK Director of Business Development based in their new regional office in London – Elizabeth Walford, who joins the team following a 10-year corporate career in business. Much like the founders of the business Elizabeth has a particular fascination for understanding how to release people to become their very best through the power of good leadership and motivational intelligence.

 

Elizabeth says “I’ve had a fascination of understanding how to get the best from people in terms of connection and influence and through that fascination I have researched, interviewed and worked with industry leaders of behaviour and influence and it became clear to have strength, influence and power comes from tapping into the true leader within yourself – holding a spanner doesn’t instantly make you a plumber or an engineer, even if you know how to use it.”

 

“We each have choices to make every day in the face of the unknown, in the face of uncertainty or fear. Essentially, we return to the most fundamental and oldest part of our brain and the ‘fight or flight mode engages. We have the choice to either bury our heads in the sand and run away or rise to the challenge – create opportunity – find a solution and make it work. I think it’s clear that our team has certainly risen to the challenge.”

says James,

 

“The success and challenges we’ve seen to the business and overcame in the past twelve months are a testament to our entrepreneurial spirit”.

 

The spirit of growth, adaptation and new challenges isn’t something the business is leaving in the past of the pandemic; however, as the only recognised consultant outside of North America with the ability to deliver registered training in Motivational Intelligence James and the team are delighted to be delivering the worlds first SQA approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence.

The executive diploma is for leaders and managers who desire the ability to possess a higher level of insight into human nature and motivation drivers, to understand what slows the adoption of change and exactly what they need to do as managers and leaders to unshackle the full human potential in their teams.

The executive diploma is delivered in partnership with 2logical – an organisation of which The Power Within Training are global partners and teaches participants learnings evolved and used from a range of sources including the largest Fortune 500 companies across the Globe as well as Nobel Prize-winning research.

 

Executive Vice President of 2logical David Naylor shares “As we have expanded our global reach, we have looked to find partners who have a deep understanding of their strategic markets and a strong reputation for delivering client results. We were impressed by the team at The Power Within and felt that they would represent 2logical well in the UK market”.

 

It is clear in the UK market that those businesses and organisations who have adapted in the face of the adversity of trading in the last twelve months are seeing the difference in their output; and this includes The Power Within Training. Located just 10 miles outside of Glasgow City Centre, founded by an entrepreneur who at a young age could have quite easily veered off into the wrong crowd and in an industry which at the outset of the pandemic looked set to close The Power Within Training & Development have certainly practised what they ‘preach’ and embraced change to achieve more, do more and become more.

 

To find out more about the World’s first Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence or indeed learn more about the Power Within team visit www.thepowerwithintraining.com or call 0330 133 2975.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photograph 1 –  James Fleming, Managing Director and Co-Founder

Photograph 2 – James and Enas Fleming, Co-Founders

Photograph 3 – Elizabeth Walford, UK Business Development Director

Photograph 4 – David Naylor, Executive Vice President of 2logical

 

 

THE POWER WITHIN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LTD

The Power Within Training and Development is at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and training for individuals from all walks of life across the UK. Founded by husband and wife duo James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within offers a range of training and development programmes focused on the principles of motivational intelligence, partnering with a range of funders including Skills Development Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board to offer fully-funded training solutions.

 

ABOUT THE SQA APPROVED EXECUTIVE DIPLOMA IN LEADING WITH MOTIVATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

The world’s first SQA Approved Executive Diploma in leading with Motivational Intelligence is built upon the best practices, strategic insights and lesson learned over three decades of building leadership universities for Fortune 500 companies. The principles and strategies taught have been successfully implemented in more than 90 countries and on six continents.

The diploma focuses on imparting fundamental skills, tactical best practices and powerful insights on the human side of the business whilst providing valuable knowledge to leaders of all levels. Particular focus is given to addressing the challenges which the business world is facing leading teams and developing their organisations in turbulent times.

 

The diploma is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and is assessed against the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework – ensuring the diploma has one of the highest levels of accreditation in the World.

 

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Funding for Northern Ireland’s Construction Businesses to Succeed

Northern Ireland’s only Business Growth Academy for the Construction Industry is offering fully funded places for businesses. The business academy has been designed specifically for construction businesses to learn the skills they need to scale and grow their business to help regenerate the Northern Irish economy as we return to normality following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Following the global pandemic it is vital that our businesses are ready to succeed, we need to focus on building and supporting entrepreneurs to thrive moving forward. Our Business Growth Academy has been created to be one of the most impactful, dynamic and effective courses to drive business success.” James Fleming, co-founder of The Power Within explains.

As well as World leading training, the academy offers a fully personalised twelve-month business development plan to keep owners focused on high-value activities, ensuring that you stay on track with goals; as well as receiving multiple business development and marketing opportunities within the programme for hands-on-learning. The academy also helps entrepreneurs learn time-saving strategies so you can work on and in your business, gain valuable leadership and self-development skills as well as developing unshakeable confidence in your skills becoming the kind of business owner that chooses your customers.

A recent graduate of the business academy says “While I have been a director of our construction business for over ten years, it was only when we branched out into other areas that we realised we didn’t have the necessary tools required to grow and expand.” Iain McGill continues, “The Business Growth Academy is all about putting systems in place to not only allow a business to function on it’s own, but to grow accordingly. Combined with that is a huge focus on mindset, self-leadership, goal setting and financial education. Another major factor was by being on the course I was introduced to a network of likeminded business owners.” When asked if he would recommend the academy Iain said “The Business Growth Academy has been a game changer and I would highly recommend it.”

The funding is provided by the Construction Industry Training Board’s Training Fund, to help drive success within the construction industry. The funding is available to a wide range of businesses within the sector including roofers, builders, property developers, floor layers, kitchen and bathroom fitters, joiners, scaffolders as well as a variety of other skills. Northern Irish businesses are encouraged to apply for the Business Growth Academy before the funding deadline closes.

To register your interest or find out more visit www.thepowerwithintraining.com/bga-ni or call The Power Within Training & Development team on 0330 133 2975.

 

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THE POWER WITHIN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LTD

The Power Within Training and Development are at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and training for individuals from all walks of life across the UK. Founded by husband and wife duo James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within offers a range of training and development programmes focused on the principles of motivational intelligence, partnering with a range of funders including Skills Development Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board to offer fully funded training solutions.

The Power Within Training and Development Ltd are bringing the UK’s first approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority in June 2021.

The Power Within Training and Development’s Business Growth Academy for the Construction Industry is the only course of its kind in the UK.

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‘My mentor changed me from an unruly student to a future entrepreneur’

A charity wants mentors to sign up and support its Young Scottish Talent programme. We talk to a pupil who has gone from being disengaged in class, to being tipped as a business leader of the future.

Until a high-flying businessman stepped in to volunteer as her mentor, Jasmine Docherty was a surly student who was giving the proverbial two fingers to her school, its teachers and everything the establishment represented.

Now entrepreneur James Fleming, who saw something of his younger self in teen Jasmine, has tipped her not only as a business leader of the future, but as someone whose acumen could take her to the senior ranks of his own company’s dynamic management team.

Two years ago, Jasmine was a second-year pupil at St John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton. Lacking motivation and a sense of belonging within the school community, she was of the view that her teachers just didn’t get her.

Despite being disengaged and seemingly uninterested, it was clear to her teachers that Jasmine was bright. Although she was frequently the ringleader when trouble broke out during a lesson, many of her fellow students would leave class without any of the knowledge the teacher had tried to impart. Unlike them, Jasmine had soaked it all up.

Now she’s going places – and it’s not just down the corridor to be asked to explain to the deputy head why she’d again disrupted class and been rude and cheeky to her teachers.

Jasmine’s fortunes changed in 2019 when she was identified as a teenager with the potential to benefit from a match with a mentor through MCR Pathways – a Glasgow-based charity whose mentors bridge talent with opportunity and empower disadvantaged young people to unlock their potential.

Explaining why the mentoring programme was so keen to involve Jasmine, pathways coordinator, Charmaine Falconer said: “Jasmine had the ability to make it seem like she wasn’t engaging in class, but then answer all the questions at the end. She is naturally clever and can get by without trying. So, imagine what she can achieve when she does try.

“I told Jasmine we would find someone that was similar to her, who would ‘get’ her and show her there was a better way of doing things. We got to know and trust each other.”

Hoping that an introduction might persuade her to follow an alternative path, Jasmine agreed to participate.

In the process of finding a match, mentors and young people are asked a similar set of questions about their interests, their challenges, what they get from their school or work life, and what they want to take from their education or career.

“Jas was in a bit of a bad place, and was not thinking of the future. She was coming to school because her mum was telling her to,” continued Charmaine.

“What I liked about James was he was focused enough, but not to the point of berating her. He treats everyone the same way.

“He has the same tone for everyone, and I think that is really important for the kids. At this stage in high school, it is hard for a young person because they are in between being a child and a young adult. We are asking them to take responsibility, choose their career path options and where they want to go in life, but some teachers still talk to them like they’re a child.”

When introduced to mentor James at induction, Jasmine admits her mentor was not how she’d imagined.

“Charmaine told me he always wore power suits,” she said.

“I thought he’d look like a teacher. But he is just the same as you and me.”

The conversations shared by Jasmine and James – who is managing director of Lanarkshire-based leadership and development company, The Power Within Training – vary from jovial sparring over the fortunes of their rival football teams, to her flair for numbers, his ambitions for his business and family, and their dream holidays.

James has been open with her about the brushes he had with the law in his youth, which led to appearances before the Children’s Panel, on which he now sits as a member, deciding what’s best for children and young people who need his help.

“He told me all about that and how it wasn’t until fourth year that he put in the effort and got good grades,” said Jasmine, who is herself now a 16-year-old fourth year pupil.

“Hearing that gave me motivation, because I was not too far gone and was able to pull it back and change my path.”

Jasmine’s teachers – some of whom did not know that she was part of the MCR Pathways programme – soon noticed a change in her.

On one occasion, when the head teacher saw James arriving at school for his weekly, one-hour meeting with Jasmine, she went out of her way to thank him for the work he was doing with his young mentee – which had resulted in a significant shift in her attitude.

“I thought that was really nice for James,” said Charmaine.

“We are constantly telling our mentors how they are helping, but they do not see that part. Sometimes the mentor and young person will speak about school for only 15 or 20 minutes, so they [the mentor] do not get the broader picture about how they are progressing.

“I really loved that James heard that from the head teacher. She wanted him to know that what he was doing was working. He was advising Jasmine, allowing her to make the decisions, not telling her what to do.”

Before she arrives at an important decision, such as her subject choices, Jasmine always makes a point of mulling it over with James.

She now has her sights set on a Modern Apprenticeship, which combines workplace training with in-school learning, in accountancy and business.

With ambitions to start her own company, Jasmine said: “James always says I would be better not having a boss to tell me what to do. Having someone to talk to, a second opinion, really helps. It’s like having a pal to turn to.”

Although it’s the choice of the mentor and mentee whether they continue their contact when the young person moves on to further education, training or employment, Charmaine is convinced the fruitful partnership James and Jasmine have forged will live on long after she leaves school.

“It’s amazing they have got this connection,” she said.

“They were one of my very first matches and I’ve got a wee soft spot for them. It’s bitter sweet. Because Jasmine is not dropping in to see me, I know that means that she is doing well. And that is just what we want.”

James also believes he will remain in touch with Jasmine, who bears no resemblance to the young person he was introduced to two years ago.

“When I first met her, I could hardly get a word out of her,” said James, who has launched and led successful business around the globe.

“Her head was down all the time. Having a conversation with her was really tough. She had no confidence. I think she was just so disillusioned with school and regimental learning and didn’t enjoy it at all. She is a free-thinker and very ambitious. She felt that she was so different and couldn’t understand why she was getting into trouble. Everyone was against her.

“After about six months, the head was up and she was looking forward to our meetings. We helped each other to set goals. She realised I was interested in her, and I gave a damn. It mattered to me that she had a vision in life and she wanted something to focus on. She realised this is not my job, something I had to do – I was doing it because I really wanted to help.”

Through their conversations, Jasmine began to realise that she could turn her fortunes around by believing in herself and recognising she was capable of more.

“It was amazing – like watching your kid taking their first steps,” said James, 48, who insists all businesses and organisations should be giving back by devoting time to young people in the community who are struggling.

“You feel so proud and you look at them with admiration when the penny has dropped, and they get it. I absolutely love to see people believing in themselves.

“I can almost guarantee that young Jasmine is probably going to go on in life and do amazing things and potentially come and work for my company. She will go on and run her own business, or work in business development or business finance. She has all the qualities of an entrepreneur – a big vision and self-belief. She is a clever wee cookie who will go on to become a very successful businesswoman.”

 

THE POWER WITHIN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LTD 

The Power Within Training and Development are at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and training for individuals from all walks of life across Scotland and the UK. Founded by husband and wife duo James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within offers a range of training and development programmes focused on the principles of motivational intelligence, partnering with a range of funders including Skills Development Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board to offer fully-funded training solutions. 

 

The Power Within Training and Development Ltd are bringing Scotland’s first approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority in March 2021. 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHY 

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It’s time for a new vision for Scotland

It’s time for a new vision for the future of Scotland

 

“Within each of us is the power to transform lives, achieve success and be the best version of ourselves,” says James Fleming, Co-Founder of The Power Within – a training and development company based in Glasgow, Scotland. 

 

James, 48, began life in Wishaw growing up with his parents, before emigrating to the Middle East where he built up a reputation and career scaling and developing businesses through his commitment to training and developing the individuals on his teams. James’s passion for inspiring and releasing entrepreneurs in the workforce saw him spend twenty years abroad, during which time he began to feed his desire and interest in personal development – beginning his studies and accreditation whilst there. Since his return to Scotland in 2017 – he and his wife Enas, have continued to invest in their own personal development, launched The Power Within and are transforming lives across not just Scotland but also the UK and across the globe. 

 

Reflecting on his early days James recalls “Growing up, I could easily have ended up in the wrong crowd in later life – I remember appearing in front of a Children’s Panel meeting aged 11 and being terrified at what my future would become. I realised at this young age I had to take control of my life and decide the future I was creating for.” 

 

Both personally and professionally James is of the opinion that we should always be looking for opportunities to give back in life; in his personal life James uses his vast professional experiences to volunteer with a wide range of charities and good causesJames is Chairperson of the Glasgow region for Young Enterprise Scotland whose mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise; such is his dedication to investing in young people he also mentors with MCR Pathways an hour per week listening and supporting a care-experienced young person to ensure that they receive the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person in Scotland.  

 

Following his own early life experience with a Children’s Panel Hearing James gives back to the organisation as both a Panel Member and also as Learning and Development Coordinator. This particular area of work is complex, emotionally challenging and takes a greater investment of time – however for James the work is hugely rewarding. Utilising his vast experience in motivational speaking, his understanding of motivational intelligence and his accreditation in Neuro-linguistic programming James also volunteers as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s anti-bullying campaign each year. 

 

Within the firm, The Power Within, offer a minimum of five pro-bono coaching relationships per year. Allowing those who would otherwise not have access to professional coaching support be encouraged, trained and supporting to create a life that is successful on their own terms. 

 

“In Scotland we’re taught to look down on ourselves, to think that any idea of success is beyond our reach. However, this is utter nonsense, we each have the ability within us – and more importantly the power within ourselves – to achieve success greater than we could imagine possible” shares James, “as a firm we are passionate about partnering with funding providers and organisations all across Scotland and the UK to ensure that everyone can access our training solutions regardless of income.” 

 

James shares his vision “Just imagine a Scotland where young people believe in themselves, know how to achieve their goals and have the motivation, and knowledge, they need to change lives – their own as well as others. That is the future we need as a country, and it is my hope and passion that we as a company can play a part in seeing this come to fruition.” 

 

The Power Within as a firm is focused on releasing individuals to become the most successful versions of themselves by unlocking an understanding of motivational intelligence also known as MQ, the third level of intelligence. Based on similar principles of the more known IQ and latterly EQ – motivational intelligence (MQ) is the study of what causes people to react to life’s situations and experiences in a particular way.   

 

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THE POWER WITHIN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LTD 

The Power Within Training and Development are at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and training for individuals from all walks of life across Scotland and the UK. Founded by husband and wife duo James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within offers a range of training and development programmes focused on the principles of motivational intelligence, partnering with a range of funders including Skills Development Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board to offer fully-funded training solutions. 

 

The Power Within Training and Development Ltd are bringing Scotland’s first approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority in March 2021. 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHY 

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Scottish Enterprise Awards 2020

Most Innovative Leadership Training Development  Consultancy 2020

 

The Power Within Training & Development is the Motivational Intelligence company that is dedicated to helping businesses become more accountable, resilient, and capable of handling all challenges that they may encounter throughout their careers, no matter their complexity. Led by husband-and-wife team, James and Enas Fleming, The Power Within’s team of motivational experts are on a mission to inspire people around the world to think bigger, be better, and do more.

 

The Power Within Training & Development is a unique motivational intelligence company that strives to inspire the world’s leaders of tomorrow. The firm supports modern businesses of all shapes and sizes, giving them the tools and knowledge to think bigger, be better, and do more.

 

With their ground-breaking Motivational Intelligence formula, James, Enas, and their team of specialists and professionals are able to guide clients to greater self-confidence and self-belief, enabling them to achieve their true potential and thereupon live lives of fulfilment, happiness, and success. Motivational Intelligence (or MQ) is the third level of intelligence after intellectual and emotional intelligence and has the greatest impact on job performance and satisfaction. By channelling one’s own MQ, individuals are given the power to pursue personal and professional success.

 

The Power Within’s unique formula has enabled the firm to grow its reputation for effective motivational services, and now has a clientele which spans Scotland, the UK, and reaches as far as Saudi Arabia and Dubai, thanks to the increased prevalence of digital learning over the last year. However, whilst MQ is the firm’s defining facet, without its people, The Power Within would not have seen its nationwide recognition spread at the rate it has done. The team is driven by four central philosophies: Be Courageous and ask the hard questions that instil courage in others; Never Stop Learning and always strive to be the best at what they do; Uncover Your Potential, and build strong relationships that are the foundation for personal evolution; and Be Yourself, acting always with integrity and transparency.

 

The firm has therefore cultivated a supportive working environment that learns from its mistakes and grows together. Confident and consistent, energetic and inspirational, empathetic and, most importantly, fun, the team works together to help its clients bridge the gaps in their own self-belief systems to motivate them from where they are now to where they want to be. Each member of the team brings their own experience and insights to their projects, and Founder James is the only consultant outside of North America to deliver registered training in MQ to clients around the world.

 

The Power Within is currently completing its bespoke Leading with Motivational Intelligence (MQ) Executive Diploma with a specific focus on leading through turbulent times, which will be a fully recognised and certified Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) leadership course. The qualification comes at a time when businesses are facing great adversity in the face of the ongoing pandemic, giving them the resources to shape self-motivated leaders at any level in any organisation.

 

Situated only ten miles south of Glasgow city centre, The Power Within thrives on Scotland’s entrepreneurial spirit, recognising that leadership and MQ training would not just resonate with businesses but individuals too. The firm therefore voluntarily works with a number of organisations within its community such as Young Enterprise Scotland as the Glasgow

 

Chairperson and Business Adviser, and Children Panel for Scotland as a Learning & Development Coordinator, Panel Member, and Chairperson.

 

Now, with the upsurge in online digital learning that has been brought about by the pandemic, The Power Within is able to look beyond Scotland and the UK, sharing its expertise globally at no extra cost. The firm has adapted its products and services so that it can continue supporting its clients through virtual mediums and as a result, has come up with an effective combination of Zoom training, online activities, and a ‘tribal minds’ mentality. New and existing clients alike have reported that the new digital learning experience has been a revolution on personal and professional levels.

 

The digital learning platform and their new qualification is giving The Power Within’s clients the strength, resilience, and agility to continue thriving, even during unprecedented times such as these. Whatever the future may hold, James, Enas, and the team at the Power Within remain devoted to inspiring and motivating the leaders of tomorrow, helping them to define success on their terms and to achieve more than they ever thought they could.