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Driving performance through brain science

Global support to leaders, teams and organisations

Supporting teams to innovate, improve and win

Delivering fast, eye-catching results for clients

Welcome...

Thank you for visiting First Ascent!

We provide contemporary leadership, coaching and team development programmes, uniquely designed for each client's challenges and incorporating the latest neuroscience research to maximise performance.

Our approach reflects our values: agile, engaging, provocative and accountable ... or to put it another way ... we listen, question and challenge you .... then we engage your people to deliver seriously impressive ROI for your organisation.

Our service is personal, flexible and responsive ... our unique team all have senior leadership experience ... we understand the challenges that leaders face.

We work with new start-ups and global multinationals. In Europe, India and America. All of our clients are ambitious to improve their performance and to be leaders in their field ... and they describe us as a dynamic and engaging partner.

Your support from First Ascent is available 24 x 365, as we believe in operational reality. We mentor our alumni for life – for free.

If you are looking for a highly committed, effective and trusted partner to help ignite ambition and inspire confidence in your people .... then please contact us for an engaging conversation as a first step towards accelerating your performance!

Latest News...

Friday 19th February 2016
First Ascent were delighted to welcome delegates to the latest Foundation event at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire this week

The Foundation presents three workshops every year, each themed on a relevant, contemporary aspect of leadership. It has been designed to provide a dynamic forum for people committed to excellence in leadership.

The topic was The Neuroscience of Leadership and the aim was to demonstrate how an understanding of the latest developments within neuroscience can really benefit leadership capability in organisations. read more...

Friday 11th September 2015
The conclusion of this weeks Emergenetics Certification workshop, which took place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge, saw First Ascent's director, David Sales, take another step towards his Emergenetics Master Trainer status. read more...

Tuesday 5th May 2015
An incredible spell of good weather landed in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just in time for Module 2 of the Sika LEAD programme.
The glorious sunshine led to delegates choosing to do nearly all of their learning in the outdoors with sessions stretching from the River Tees through to the picturesque valley of Baldersdale. read more...

Twitter...

17th November 2016 12:11pm
"A big thank you to our fantastic speakers Charlie @uk_sport & Jon @BadmintonEnglnd - some great #leadership lesson https://t.co/S3reLTNtoU"

28th October 2016 12:10pm
"@bonniekwok88 @SusanGCraig @SouthCambs great to hear! Hope you've got lots of ideas & you're excited to get stuck into in the next sessions."