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Mon 03Feb
Thu 06Feb

Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V

Facilitator: Michael Boyle & Jane Jones

The story of Shakespeare’s most purpose-led and inspiring leader, Henry V, provides a metaphor for leaders of all kinds to evaluate themselves and review their projects, both large and small. Henry must step into a new role, gather a diverse team together, agree on the enterprise and then overcome significant difficulties on the journey towards a significant victory against the odds. We highlight themes of purpose, vision, motivation, and inspiration in a highly interactive and experiential programme.

Event time: Mon 3rd Feb 2020 at 10:30am - Thu 6th Feb 2020 at 2:00pm

At a glance

  • Exploration of current personal leadership style and ways to develop and balance this
  • Insights into the nature of inspiration, motivation and the building of trust
  • The use of Mythodramatic practices and breakthrough coaching sessions to engage in and embody transformational learning.

What will participants gain

  • Increased awareness of various leadership styles and how they can most eff­ectively be utilised to unite members of a team or organisation behind its purpose and goals
  • A felt sense of participants’ own sense of purpose and how they can best inspire others

Whatever the nature of your leadership task, a community-based project or an organisational goal, if you are unsure what inspires you, it will be almost impossible to inspire anyone else to follow you. This programme focuses on what it means to be an inspirational leader and how to become one through a deeper understanding of your own sense of purpose, effective communication of your vision, and motivation of others. Through Shakespeare’s story of Henry V, participants will explore the leadership challenges most relevant to them, gain insight into their current leadership style and rehearse new ways of being. Using a unique mixture of storytelling, leadership development theory, archetypal characteristics, coaching and techniques from theatre, the programme creates impactful, insightful and practical experiential learning that supports leaders of all types to inspire others.

Find out more about this programme: here

Price Options

£695 Residential Single
£635 Residential Shared
£575 Non Residential


16 available

Practical Information

Course materials will be provided. Please bring a notebook, a pen, and comfortable clothing, including outdoor layers.

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches, and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle is a Founding Partner and Senior Programme Director with Olivier Mythodrama. He is
a psychotherapist, facilitator, leadership coach and student of mythology. He is the Founder of the charity, Abandofbrothers and is a certified training leader in the ManKind Project. He leads Mythodrama programmes internationally for a wide range of organisations, combining a broad experience in business with an extensive knowledge of human dillemmas and a deep understanding of systemic thinking. His work is on the cusp of personal development and professional effectiveness in leadership.

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Jane Jones

Jane Jones is a Programme Director with Olivier Mythodrama. She is a practicing psychotherapist, facilitator, personal and professional coach, and storyteller. She has a background of leadership in the public sector, having been a medical doctor for over 25 years, including both clinical practice and public health policy at national level. She has also been very active in community theatre and has a lifelong passion for Shakespeare. She leads and coaches on Mythodrama programmes and has a particular interest in women in leadership and in the personal and professional development of men and women in mid-life and elderhood.

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“The programme is very inspirational, I have never left a leadership training programme so inspired!”

“A different, innovative and engaging method to look at leadership styles i.e. Henry V”

“The best, most engaging one-day leadership programme I have ever experienced in over 30 years of leadership training”