The Inspiring Leaders Network

Courageous change from within. For good.

The Inspiring Leaders Network is a unique provider of pioneering leadership and development opportunities driven by a passion for diverse and inclusive leadership that extends beyond the walls of the NHS.

We support health and social care organisations to ensure they have leaders of the future with the right skill-set to fulfil senior management and board member roles, through training, learning and development, talent spotting and consultancy advice.

Just released: Our report and findings from the largest national survey of healthcare staff on flexible working.

The biggest issue facing the NHS is workforce; staff recruitment, retention, training and support. We not only need to attract more people to work in health we also need a new and more radical approach to people management, with flexible and agile working a core element of this.

Working with Yorkshire and The Humber Leadership Academy, we surveyed more than 800 healthcare professionals across the UK, and the findings make for both interesting and challenging reading. Download the report here

Our Vision

‘That all UK health and care environments have diverse and inclusive leaders that are equipped to handle the inevitable pressures and dilemmas of contemporary health and care settings, yet are able to do so with strength of conviction, compassion and honesty’.

Our Mission

To engage, design, develop, collaborate and market disruptive and innovative programmes of work to encourage and support leaders to value diversity and inclusion, grow their leadership skills, behaviors and networks; to enhance their ability, nurture their talent and enable the effective application of leadership skills and abilities across the health and care landscape.



The Shadow Board Programme is a leadership development programme offering both experiential and modular learning which will equip participants with the right level of knowledge and understanding of working at board level.

Moving Forward in Leadership (Transition Programme)

The Moving Forward in Leadership Programme, is aimed at clinical leaders who are making the transition from clinical practice to managerial roles.

Reverse Mentoring

Reverse mentoring is an opportunity for organisations to hear the voices at all levels and to really start to access a rich diversity of thinking to make positive changes.