About us

and our people

Our dream is a generation of global leaders, confident in their identity, clear about their values and beliefs helping to build inspiring values-based and relational organisations that transform society.

We therefore chose to invest in leaders to help them know and arciculate who they are, so that they can lead with credibility and with competence, secure in their identity and inspiried to greater levels of influence.

We’ve brought together a great team of people, with years of experience in real life leadership, evidence based research and authentic coaching.

Let us take a moment to introduce ourselves.

Hi, my name is Simon. I’m passionate about raising up a generation of leaders who are clear about their identity, have a strong sense of belief and a core inner strength that leads them to have extraordinary influence. Before starting Forge, I led Samaritan’s Purse UK as Chief Executive from September 2003 to May 2017 after a successful business career in the telecommunications industry, where I was a Senior Manager at a large Telecommunications Company.

I enjoy travelling, having lived in Taiwan in my early twenties and then having the privilege to lead international relief and development projects in many African countries and across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia. My strengths are in ideation, developing others, strategic thinking, connecting disparate pieces of the jigsaw and activation. My focus at Forge is on helping others reach their full potential.

My name is Rachel and I graduated in 2017 with a First Class degree in International Development. I have been interested in issues of development and social justice from a young age. One of my passions is to see an end to human trafficking. Before University, I went to Canada for a 5 month leadership course which centred on discipleship and mission. I loved this experience and it grew in me a great passion for seeing young leaders being raised up and supported to fulfil their God given potential. This is why I am so excited to be working at Forge Leadership as a research assistant exploring the leadership development needs of Christian millennials.

My name is Ceri. Having first trained as a Life Purpose Coach, I have been coaching in a variety of contexts for almost 10 years. There is nothing more exciting than helping leaders unlock their potential, and see possibilities that had previously alluded them. Married to Simon for over 25 years, I have served in local church leadership, working alongside people of all backgrounds. We have four children moving into adulthood.

I offer a variety of coaching for leaders including transitional coaching, core value coaching, new venture coaching as well as life purpose coaching to people who are working in all spheres of business. In a Christian context I also offer core-gifting coaching and coach and train people to hear from God and help others do the same.

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Millennial Leadership Research

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