A Comprehensive Guide to Vertical Development
Developmental psychology theory and its applications to organisational leadership in a clear and accessible way.
At Courage and Spark, we are committed to providing holding spaces where people can grow and develop; re-connect with themselves and what’s important to them; deeply connect with others; and find the conversations they have been yearning to have.
Courage? The nature of ‘inner-work’, deeper self- exploration, is of itself a courageous act. Many people avoid it if they can, and only do it as a last resort. However, for those looking for growth and development, Courage and Spark provides that space.
Spark? When people really re-connect to themselves, almost like coming back to themselves; when they get unstuck; and get in touch with their purpose and vision, there is a release of energy. You can often see the moment when the spark occurs. Re-ignition.
Since 2010 our signature leadership development programme, Courage and Spark, has been delivered to managers and leaders in a wide range of organisations across three continents. We have also been delivering executive coaching and team facilitation since the 1980’s, and have trained several thousand internal and external coaches and facilitators.
To consistently deliver transformational, life-enhancing experiences that awaken and reconnect people to what’s most important.
Build the personal and leadership capacities we all need today and for the future.
We deliver this work through intensive, deep-dive workshops, and through 1-1 developmental coaching, and team facilitation. Our signature vertical leadership development programme, Courage and Spark has been run in a range of major organisations around the world, and is also offered as an Open Programme.
In addition, we write and publish innovative content in the field of personal and organisational transformation. The Knowledge Centre on this website contains a sample of this material.
Is grounded in the Gestalt tradition, and the cornerstones of this work are deeper self-awareness, and fuller, stronger contact with self, others and our environment.
We are open to building alliances and partnerships with other organisations which define their overall purpose as transformational work whether that be in the personal and organisation development spheres, in the rapidly growing ecological movements, or in the wider psycho-spiritual space.
Please feel free to make contact and explore ideas and potential connections.