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


New division headed by experienced entrepreneurs Beena Sharma and Jordan Ferguson


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



Scottish business The Power Within Training and Development has confirmed its expansion into a new market after setting up a joint venture business to be based in Aberdeen.


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 a new division The Power Within Training UK Ltd.


The new venture will be headed up by experienced entrepreneurs Beena Sharma and Jordan Ferguson who have extensive expertise in the oil & gas and construction 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 outside of North America 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 venture – The Power Within Training UK Ltd – will offer business leaders, and emerging leaders, extensive training in Motivational Intelligence to help them guide their business 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 Beena Sharma has a wealth of experience in various industries including oil & gas, renewables, manufacturing, construction, cleantech and healthcare, with a clear focus on driving innovative approaches and supporting start-ups and business growth.


Award-winning entrepreneur Beena Sharma said: “Over just a few decades, countries around the world are working to replace fossil fuels with zero-carbon energy from clean sources. Having the technology and infrastructure planning and implementation in place is one thing – but having the people development tools in place to help your leaders, and emerging leaders, thrive during this time is the missing piece of the jigsaw. We can help businesses and individuals ensure they have the essential skills to succeed in this global transition .”


The new venture will also be headed by Director Jordan Ferguson who has over 14 years of experience in senior positions across the energy and oil & gas sectors within the UK, Europe and America.


With a vast background in technical engineering and operations, he brings a unique set of skills to The Power Within Training UK and has joined the company to focus on growing and advising the business forward alongside the senior management team.


Jordan Ferguson said: “This is a great opportunity to expand on the continued success and growth of the company by offering our unique and unrivalled programmes to a new market. The businesses we work with benefit hugely in terms of preparedness for the future, delivering dynamic change, equipping their management teams with vital leadership skills and most importantly, building their business success.”


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.


The new venture, The Power Within Training UK Ltd, will be based in Aberdeen and will also have a global reach.


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