Leadership Development

for Professional Services Firms

Empower your leadership to navigate large-scale transformation with adaptability, become trusted advisors by forging deep client connections, enhance team collaboration through effective communication, and foster personal growth and self-awareness for sustained success.

Develop a team of trusted advisors to nurture client relationships

Any firm that provides professional services thrives on client relationships, and being a trusted advisor requires an evolving skillset. Develop the mindset and behaviors to build deep connections with colleagues and clients, enhancing their businesses and your own. Partnering with clients not only leads to better project outcomes but also creates a more engaged and motivated team, driving your firm’s success from within. We focus on enabling leaders to navigate change effectively and experience fundamental positive shifts in both personal and client relationships.

Developing leaders who can bring out the very best in individual employees, creates more opportunities for successful outcomes across the business. The Exetor Group has worked with businesses like yours for over 20 years, partnering with leaders and top teams worldwide across diverse industries.

Lead through large scale transformational change 

When leading large-scale changes to teams and work processes to meet evolving client and market demands, flexibility and adaptability are crucial. In a dynamic business environment with diverse teams, enhancing your leadership style to fit various situations and team needs is vital. This approach helps you navigate change effectively and fosters a sense of purpose, ownership, and accountability throughout the organization.

Become the trusted advisor your clients need

Clients value both personal connection and a deep understanding of their business. When clients face organizational changes or business pressures, you're impacted too. Building trust-based relationships allows you to go beyond traditional offerings, providing strategic insights and innovative solutions. Developing the skills to build and maintain strong client relationships positions your firm as a trusted advisor and partner. The result? Better client satisfaction, repeat business, and a stronger market position.

Enhance collaboration and communication

Miscommunication and siloed thinking often lead to inefficiencies and missed opportunities in professional services firms. Developing skills to navigate difficult conversations, listen actively, and communicate clearly can enhance collaboration within teams. Through our coaching, your leaders will learn to address individual needs, improve team dynamics, and build a supportive environment that encourages retention and growth. This boosts overall team morale, productivity, and client impact.

Increase self-awareness and personal growth

Investing in personal growth and creating deep self-awareness is essential for leaders to bridge the gap between current capabilities and realize your full potential. By understanding your strengths and growth areas, you’re able to make informed decisions, build stronger relationships, and drive growth in the business and on a personal level. Leaders often find themselves overwhelmed or unsure about how to progress in their roles - some describe this feeling as “stuck”. Our approach involves in-depth feedback, reflective practices, and actionable insights.
Successful leaders in professional services understand that transformational change is not an event but a series of small, strategic improvements over time.
James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”

Industries we work in

Exetor is recognized around the world for leadership development of senior executives in a wide range of industries including:
Marketing communications
Engineering, production & services
Professional services
Sports & Lifestyle
Health Care
Financial services
Private equity
Large Industrial

How we work

Exetor’s team of practitioners has expertise ranging across industries. Our reach is global, but our approach is personal - even when working with multinational organizations, or rather, especially then.
Exetor has transformed the mindset of our leadership team in not just how we engage with clients but also with each other. As a result of the Exetor partnership, we are focused on solving the real problems clients have that might not be obvious at first glance.
The 15 years I have worked with Exetor have transformed my ability to bring teams together; it’s allowed my company to thrive. By helping me expand my personal and professional horizons, the Exetor team has helped me become the CEO, and the person that I want to be.

Recognising gaps and creating space for meaningful change

case study

New ways of building trusted advisor relationships

In the competitive world of global media and advertising services, maintaining an edge requires more than just expertise; it demands genuine client connections and innovative value delivery. A leading firm in this sector faced mounting pressure from both low-cost competitors and top-tier consultancies expanding into their space. Their traditional expertise-driven approach, rooted in subject matter expertise, needed to evolve into deeper, more impactful relationships with clients.

The Exetor way

Tailored leadership development & coaching solutions
Transformation starts from within. We specialize in leadership development and coaching, crafting environments where transformative change thrives. Our consultants bring an understanding of people, group dynamics, real-world business and senior leadership experience, which helps them connect with you and your team in many ways to provoke thinking and provide feedback that allows you to move forward and create a lasting impact on a personal and business level.

Understanding your needs

We listen deeply to understand you, your context, goals, objectives, challenges, and future plans. Through discussion we capture your vision for yourself, your team or the organization.

Recommendations & Solutions

Based on your needs, we propose a combination of coaching and leadership development initiatives:
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Facilitated Small Group Coaching
  • Interactive Team Workshops
  • Leadership Programmes: Comprehensive programmes offering leaders the opportunity to learn, practice, receive feedback, and apply learnings to real situations.


We begin leadership development and executive coaching aligned to your goals. This phase emphasizes real-world application over theoretical discussions, encouraging immediate action to embed desired behaviors and practices within the organization. We curate the most relevant tools for leaders, teams and individuals in their specific context – initiating the right conversations and unlocking hard conversations - while maintaining momentum in the desired direction.

Closing the gap

To ensure a lasting impact, we forge close relationships, working alongside leadership teams, providing support by holding you and your team accountable to your goals.
Leaders who navigate large-scale transformational change prioritize transparency, communication, and empathy, fostering a culture of resilience and adaptability.
Michelle Brody,  author of  “Own Your Armor”

The advantages of partnering with Exetor

Global Presence, Personal Connection

With a team spanning 40 consultants across the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, we offer a global reach with a personalized touch.

Seasoned Expertise and Business Insight 

Benefit from over 20 years of experience in creating a lasting impact through Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and working with top teams.

Rigorous Quality Assurance 

Every Exetor practitioner undergoes a stringent selection and onboarding process. We emphasize continuous learning and development to maintain high standards of service.

Accredited Coaching Excellence 

With an array of advanced degrees, formal qualifications in coaching and real-world business experience in senior leadership positions, our consultants possess the expertise to build business and people-leadership skills and who understand what it's like to lead.

Trust and Impact 

Our unique strength lies in being able to build deep engagements quickly, and with intention, to build trust with individuals, teams, and groups within their specific business context, creating the foundation to enable them to have the impact they want to have for themselves, their teams and their businesses.

Lead through change successfully with a team of trusted advisors

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