By discovering our leadership voice, everyone gets to play


When people don’t use their natural leadership voice, or recognise those of their team-mates, here’s what happens:

  • Relationships flounder
  • Meetings seem to go nowhere
  • People feel unhappy and stressed; get sick and leave
  • Leaders encounter resistance to change 
  • Work environment becomes toxic and is filled with drama and gossip
  • Productivity suffers


Eye-opening insights from the 5 Voices system.

Amazing way to grow the most important part of any organisation- the people

Fergus Llewellyn, Headmaster, St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Turi, Kenya

Practical training that has grown our capacity and ability to work together more effectively as team

John Ash, Chaplain, Dean Close Foundation


  • Greater self-awareness
  • Better alignment
  • Clear communication
  • Effective delegation
  • More efficient leadership
  • High performance

5 Voices is in everyday use inside our organization. The powerful vocabulary helps our people to communicate and lead more effectively and to fulfill our passion for enabling our people to be the best that they can be.

John Cottrell, CEO – Endava

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About Us

Laura Mears

Laura studied PPE at Oxford University, and has spent seventeen years as a teacher, coach, speaker and author.  She has vast experience in successfully leading teams and departments, and is qualified in delivering the 5 Voices system. 

Laura manages to get across a message in a compelling, memorable and easy to understand way. Her skill is her ability to take complexity and distil it to a core message.  When you couple this with her natural warmth and empathy, you get dynamite in the training room

Tim Benton, Coach, Author, Speaker – Blue Caterpillar

James Mears

James is a business studies teacher, personality coach and mentor.  He is a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner with expertise and experience in how to create high performing teams and develop healthy leaders.  He loves the deep-dive has a proven track record in helping individuals find their voice and begin to flourish.

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Laura and James’ training has helped our team understand themselves and each other better.

Rob French, Director of Sports Ministry for PSALMS

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