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Dare to be a Revolutionary Leader - Charley Swords

5.0 out of 5 stars Best leadership book i have ever read. It is a gem. Full of practical insight.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2021 – Verified Purchase

I find myself going back to this book again and again. Full of practical templates and exercises that can be applied immediately to your workplace – it is a book that I strongly recommend to anybody who is looking to be a better leader – both personally and professionally. I have read many leadership books and this is different. There are so many practical templates you can apply to your day to day challenges – I can guarantee this book will be of immediate value to your role as a leader. Denis Ryan



“I find Charley’s ability to hone into the concern or topic is exceptional.  She can see elements that I was not aware of and resolving these empowered me to grow.  Her careful wording is encouraging and I very much appreciate Charley”CD-CEO

“Her clear logical thinking and her ability to simplify processes and methodologies enabled us manage our business more effectively.” EI-MD

Charley has a knack for identifying the critical path to success for any assignment.” JS-President



“I always feel heard, seen and acknowledged by Charley and my concerns are her concerns. She gives thoughtful advice and courageously helps me see what I am avoiding or not seeing.  Charley does this with kindness and is shrewd in her business advice and sensibilities. BA-Legal and Policy Advisor

I have beneficially experienced Charley’s innate intelligence, acute business acumen, management skills and personal empathy in her mentoring role.”  MO’G Solicitor

Very clear and clever delivery with super individual coaching feedback by Charley.” TK Solicitor


Course – Build Your Assertiveness

Some feedback from participants in the online training course delivered for the INMO on 6th April 2022:

“An excellent training programme which met my needs”

“Charley is an excellent trainer and I would like more time and for this to be an in-person programme”

“Some great takeaways to work on and I would highly recommend this”.


Healthcare Sector

“I always feel heard and happy when working with Charley resulting in feeling proud, content, excited and at peace with my decisions and the way forward”GV-CNM3

“I value Charley’s wisdom, clarity and insightful understanding of situations and her honest and straight guidance”. EG-CNM1

“During our sessions I feel listened to, accepted, welcome and I receive professional advice and help in becoming an aware, confident and calm professional”. AW-PHN

Charley has been an exceptional mentor to me helping me to find the better version of myself rather than trying to mould me to her perspective.” MV-CMS

Charley has a great knowledge of and ability to prepare me psychologically and she provided me with some very useful tools for truly clarifying what I want to achieveCC-CNM2

Charley displays an in-depth understanding of human psychology in her very effective approach.” MQ-CNM2

I now have a road map with key actions which I am confident will take me where I need to go.” ML-CNM1

Very informative experience, gained great self-awareness re my management role and have new tools to implement”.  JK-SSN

Financial Services

“I always have clarity after speaking with Charley.  The obstacles in my mind are removed, I have a greater sense of self-worth, I feel empowered and I can see the value I bring to my team”. DT-Director

 “I intuitively trust Charley who is inspirational and who facilitated my questioning of myself.  I was ‘rocked’ in a great way and I now see myself in a different world, space and arena”. YA-CIO

 “Charley makes me feel empowered while also making me realize there is more to be done”. MK-CAO

 “My thinking was challenged and I got some great take-aways.  I felt confident in Charley’s support and trusted her in discussing significant topics”. FB-CRO

 “Charley had a significant impact on me, I trusted her wisdom and understanding of my culture and perspective and I appreciated the eye-opening discussions and insights”. MA-Director

 “I feel very engaged with Charley as she asks very guided and thoughtful questions.  She listens deeply and when working with her, we revert to prior discussions for continuity and context.” PL-Senior Manager

 “I feel very comfortable with Charley’s experience and knowledge and always feel I am in safe hands.  I am challenged in a warm and friendly way which encourages me to be more fully open to the mentoring process”.  JR-Senior Manager

There was something special about this process and the only way I can explain it is to say it was Charley who made it special.” KZ-Director

Coaching / Consultancy

“I feel heard and respected by Charley, as she has great compassion and consideration for people.  She is the essence of ethical, she brings both her head and her heart to the discussion and Charley focuses on empowering me to change my thinking, resulting in sustained changed behaviours“.  MOR-Coach

“Charley provided expert guidance and strong challenge to help me clarify future direction and goals.” SOC-Coach

There was no big preamble in your roadmap, but, instead, five clear steps that helped me develop a good picture of who and where I am now and who and where I want to be in the years to come.” MOR-Coach

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