I always felt like a bit of an outsider in the leadership space, because I wasn’t really the “alpha” type.

That doesn’t need to be your story.

Ben Brearley - About Page

It’s daunting being in a leadership role when you’re not the loudest person in the room.

I started my leadership journey in 2006, when my boss appointed me in a team leader role out of the blue.

Then over the next 15 years, I moved into project and program management and consulting roles, before getting into middle-management.

During this time, I realised a few things:

The loudest, most forceful people are not necessarily the ones that have the best ideas or smartest opinions (it’s often the opposite).

People like working for someone who cares about them and treats them with respect.

The thoughtful leaders like you are the ones who can make our workplaces much better.

Ben Brearley

We need more thoughtful, people-focused leaders at the top of our organisations.

And I want to help you get there.

I started Thoughtful Leader in 2014, and I’ve been writing and podcasting to help thoughtful leaders like you ever since.

I’m far more motivated by supporting thoughtful leaders to do great things than I am delivering them myself, which is why I also started coaching and delivering leadership training a few years back.

I’m based in Perth, Western Australia, but have helped thoughtful leaders all over the world.

If you’d like to feel more confident and self-assured in leadership and have someone support you along the way, you’ve come to the right place.

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