Our Story

The Leadership Hub was founded in 2007 by leadership author and consultant Phil Dourado. Our mission was, and still is, to help organizations improve their leadership through online communities of practise. We worked with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) for the past eight years. During that time we've won multiple awards from around the world and worked with inspiring leaders from all levels. Our team has grown quite a bit over that time, but our philosophy has not.

Our Mission

We believe that leadership can be improved in just a few minutes a day through a mixture of the ARIA model and the creative use of technology. Drawing on the thinking of leadership experts Rock and Schwartz, whose findings are that a few minutes a day, or several times a week, is a powerful approach to developing yourself as a leader, and the people around you.

Meet the team

Phil Dourado

Phil Dourado

Founder

Leadership author, consultant and community builder. He is the author of two books on leadership, published by John Wiley & Sons, and is founder and curator of The Leadership Hub™, an online community of practice. He was for five years Chief Learning Officer of The Inspired Leaders Network, where his job was to research and identify what makes inspiring leaders and how best to develop leadership capital in large organizations.


Brom Sulaiman

Brom Sulaiman

Design & Development Dude

Brom has worked in IT for over fifteen years, in roles ranging from IT troubleshooting and support to testing video games for Sega (“not as much fun as it sounds,” he insists), from corporate website design to building a corporate intranet. Brom has a BSc in Media Technology and Digital Media Production and lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and kids. Brom also likes to lift up and put down heavy things for some peculiar reason.


Danny Dourado

Danny Dourado

Content Captain

Danny produces content on the Leadership Hub, developing micro-lessons, email learning and blog posts since 2012. Danny has received a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, and now resides in Oxfordshire, England. He eats his greens like his mum told him to but he still hasn’t developed any superpowers from it. He has trouble being serious.


Clement Fernandes

Clement Fernandes

Marketing Maestro

Clement is our Digital Social Media & Marketing Manager.  Prior to joining The Hub, Clement worked on various film production roles as an Editor and Producer within the film and media industry in Malaysia and in the UK.  Clement holds a second upper B.A. in Film Video and Interactive Arts from Middlesex University London. Clement is obsessed with cars that go really fast up and down mountains and on dirt tracks for no particular reason, moving images and occasionally, he dresses as a Jedi…


Zara Cannon

Zara Cannon

Self-Proclaimed Queen of Everything

Zara protects the team members’ sensitive, creative minds by project managing and handling the administrative side of things. Zara facilitates a women’s leadership group, has over 20 years commercial experience and makes fabulous chocolate cake.


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