Glasgow business The Power Within Training & Development forms a new joint venture company to deliver transitional leadership skills for oil & gas and energy businesses



The Power Within Training will deliver vital leadership and mindset tools to help businesses thrive through the ongoing global energy transition



The Glasgow-based company – run by couple James and Enas Fleming – has experienced significant growth in the past 18 months, despite the pandemic, and is now expanding the services it offers through the hiring of a new North East Scotland business development director.

The new venture will be headed up by experienced entrepreneur Ayo Shote who has extensive expertise in the oil & gas and industries, with a particular focus on behavioural change and business growth.


The company will deliver vital leadership, mindset and motivational tools to help businesses within the oil & gas sector, in particular, meet the leadership demands of navigating the global energy transition – a shift over the coming decades from an energy mix based on fossil fuels to one that produces zero carbon emissions, based on renewable energy sources.


The original Power Within Training & Development business was founded by married couple James and Enas in 2017 after they returned home from years of working abroad in corporate oil and gas careers.


The company helps people and businesses excel by improving their motivation, self-belief, decision making and leadership skills through a ground-breaking approach called Motivational Intelligence.


The business is the only recognised consultant with the ability to deliver registered training in Motivational Intelligence and, most recently, James, Enas and their team introduced the world’s first SQA-approved Executive Diploma in Leading with Motivational Intelligence.


The new appointment of Ayo- will offer business leaders, and emerging leaders, extensive training in Motivational Intelligence to help them guide their businesses through the transition and fast-paced level of change within the energy sector.


Many of the company’s existing courses will be offered as well as new, bespoke courses specific to the demands of the energy transition.


Managing Director of the Power Within Training & Development, James Fleming said: “This is a hugely exciting development for our business and one that will allow even more business leaders to access our transformational programmes and further their business success.


“We are experiencing what is arguably the fastest and most challenging energy transition in history – to achieve this, businesses and their leaders will have to be equipped with the leadership, behavioural and motivational tools to drive their businesses forward during this time of great change. That is something that this new venture is perfectly placed to help them achieve.”


New company Director Ayo Shote has a wealth of experience in various industries including oil & gas, renewables, and manufacturing, with a clear focus on driving innovative approaches and supporting start-ups and business growth.


Ayo said: “This is a great opportunity for me to use my skills and experience alongside the transformative teachings of the Motivational Intelligence framework to help equip businesses and their leaders for future success.”

“So often, people are placed in leadership roles without the vital training and mindset skills they need to excel, to bring out the best in their team, and to deliver results. That’s what we provide and I am really excited to be part of such a forward-thinking business and to have the chance to bring this world-first training approach, and its many benefits, to even more businesses across the North East of Scotland and beyond.”


The Power Within Training & Development operates from the company’s base in Glasgow and delivers its training across Scotland and the UK, as well as the US and the Middle East Region.


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