How to build a World Class Culture

Wednesday 28th September 2022

08:30am - 04:30pm

Location: Blackburn Wing,
Bowcliffe Hall

One Day Intensive

“The thing that I’ve learned at IBM is that culture is everything” ~ Lou Gerstner.



It’s what we say and do, and how we think, every day.

Arguably, it’s one of the greatest drivers of success in organisations.

What kind of culture do you have?

What kind of culture do you want?

And how can you build a culture that breeds sustainable success?

During this personal and highly-interactive Masterclass, Simon and Chris will share simple, yet powerful, methods that will enable you to engineer a culture of success in your organisation. You will discover how to assess the culture that you have and deliberately evolve it towards the culture you need and want. We will discover how to drive changes in people’s thinking, conversations and behaviour in close knit teams and across large organisations.


The Morning Session

“The Mindset” with Simon Hartley.

During this highly-interactive and practical session, Simon will share methods and approaches from his work as an elite sport psychology consultant and world-class performance coach. He will provide you with a framework and practical methods to drive cultural change within your teams. You will discover how to assess the culture you have and evolve the mindset, attitude and thinking of your people.


The Afternoon Session

“The Systems” with Lt. Col. Chris Gibson MBE

Drawing upon his experience in the military, business and professional sport, Chris will share the systems and processes that drive cultural change in organisations. He will share battle-tested methods that turn theory into practice, and enables large organisations to build a positive culture.


Who is it for?

This Masterclass is specifically designed for those who lead organisations, such as CEOs, Managing Directors, Chief People Officers, Head Coaches & Performance Directors. To ensure that we provide maximum value, this Masterclass is limited to just 12 people.


There are just 12 places available!

To join us, register now by emailing

£750 + VAT per person.



The Speakers

Simon Hartley

Simon Hartley is a globally respected sport psychology consultant and performance coach. For over 20 years, Simon has worked with gold medallists, world record holders, world champions, top five world-ranked professional athletes, Olympians and championship winning teams.

Since 2011, Simon has published seven books, including Stronger Together; How Great Teams Work and How to Herd Cats.

During the last 10 years, Simon has also applied the principles of sport psychology to business, education, healthcare and the charity sector. This has included projects with some of the world’s leading corporations and foremost executives. He is also an award winning international professional speaker, delivering keynotes throughout the world.

For more information on Simon, please visit

Lt. Col. Chris Gibson

Chris is a highly decorated Army officer, having served in many specialist military operations, including special forces teams.

After graduating from the NHS Staff College, he was appointed The Chief Instructor of the Army Medical Services Training Centre.

In 1994 Chris was challenged to lead a team of 1,200 personnel, including NHS volunteers, tasked with combating the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. At the outset, they were given less than a 1% chance of success. Against all expectations, they succeeded in their mission.

In recognition of this achievement, Chris was awarded an MBE, The Health Service Journal Special Recognition Award and named Ideas UK’s Innovator of the Year 2017-18.

Most recently, Chris has been appointed by the government as a special advisor to the London Ambulance Service, Ministry of Justice.

He is a highly respected strategist, innovator and keynote speaker.