How we work

Boardroom Focus

We focus on strengthening the leadership behaviours and attitudes that can improve performance.

How we work

Being a leader, taking on leader roles, responding to leaders, supporting and nurturing them is an ongoing activity.

A company needs to be flexible and responsive to the changing demands of its stakeholders and customers. When staff are confident that they are supported and encouraged to thrive they will grasp opportunities and progress them.
The attitudes, behaviours and culture which supports leadership and its different styles should exist throughout the organisation.

At Boardroom Focus we believe there is potential in everyone.

Tell us about the areas of strength and success along with the challenges you and your organisation are facing, and we will work with you to and develop stronger skills and competences in leadership.


Leadership Development

The skills and experience needed to meet the demands of the current business environment are changing. The mix of generations, expectations and career choices has created a more dynamic, fluid and responsive workforce.

How we respond, our leadership style and approach to management, can make a real difference to our teams and their commitment.

Leading and managing people has to embrace and encourage diversity and inclusion beyond just gender and ability. Recognising, valuing and balancing different needs, roles and responsibilities requires a range of styles and approaches.

At Boardroom Focus, we create innovative leadership development workshops that support leaders at all levels of the business manage the challenges of today’s business environment.

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Case Study - Multinational Bank

A multinational global bank asked for two sessions (six months apart) to energise and enthuse women to become more assertive and proactive in their career choices. Ruth delivered these in Hong Kong and through video link to New York, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as part of a wider programme which also included mentoring and CV-writing.


As a result, there has been a significant increase in women gaining promotion, challenging salary reviews and, importantly, improved retention.

Case Study - Raising Roofs

Boardroom Focus created a bespoke 6-day leadership development programme for aspiring young leaders working in the housing sector. Sessions were facilitated by both business and housing experts offering a broad range of expertise and knowledge for participants to draw on.


Promotions, new roles and increased understanding of the current and future challenges in the sector have raised the profile of participants and boosted their career ambitions.


Purposeful Conversations

Purposeful Conversations are bespoke facilitated meetings for up to 12 participants. These can be in-house events or an opportunity for you to bring together clients and members of your team to define the behaviours and parameters of a project.

Collaboration is rarely an easy option yet it offers different ways of working and learning that benefits everyone involved in both the development and the delivery. Purposeful Conversations provide a safe structured and confidential space to debate difficult or challenging topics and achieve defined, agreed outcomes.

Examples of a Purposeful Conversations event include

– A project trouble-shooting session
– Reviewing lessons learned
– Developing an action plan to move from diversity as a ‘tick box exercise’
– Discussing ethical behaviour at work and how to make sure it happens

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Space to talk

We have clients who welcome a one-to-one opportunity to talk through their current issues or challenges. This is not coaching.

A conversation over a good cup of coffee (Other beverages are available) …can make all the difference. Acting as a confidential trusted advisor, we meet when it suits you, at your request, for the time you need – as often or infrequently as works best for you. It’s your call.

I met Ruth at a “fierce women” event a few years ago—for which the title says it all. Despite the fire in her belly she has a very approachable style that immediately puts you at ease. Over the years she has encouraged me to think differently about particular challenges I have faced, in a none-judgemental genuinely curious way, full of positivity. Time spent with Ruth in a space to talk format is something I would recommend any senior woman to have. You will not regret it!

Laura J Robertson, R.P.A, Lean, Cognitive, Vice President Intelligent Automation & Process Engineering at Paysafe Group

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Case Study - Space to talk

Setting up a new venture is exciting, energising and quite stressful.

The excitement and the adrenalin of realising your entrepreneurial dreams gives you great energy and zest.

Sarah asked me for some Space to Talk – to have a sense check with a non-involved but interested person.

Over a couple of coffees, we discussed her opportunities and the challenges she foresaw – as well as some that she hadn’t recognised. Thinking out loud about what was going to happen and what the worse -case scenario could be, Sarah began to recognise that she need to create boundaries and her own guidelines for best practice.

Wanting, as far as possible, to manage work life balance, become successful and to exceed client expectations would mean making sure that she created time for herself to think, to take stock and to manage her energy and emotions.

Whilst she had felt that some boundaries were useful , Sarah and I talked about how to manage them so that they were not ‘cast in stone’ yet were to be part of her ways of working that she could negotiate with herself, not to set up self-guilt, but to value herself and her time outside work as much, if not more than when she had been employed.


This impacted directly on how she decided to lead her new venture.