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Deborah Rowland

Deborah Rowland

Deborah Rowland, founder of the consultancy Lead Free, is a globally sought after adviser and coach to top leaders navigating large scale change.

Deborah brings a unique combination of experience, insight and research to the leadership of change. She has personally led change in major global organizations including Shell, Gucci Group, BBC Worldwide and PepsiCo holding both Group HR and VP of Organizational & Management Development roles. She also founded and grew a consulting firm that pioneered research in the field, and is currently the Change Coach to the executive board of the German company RWE.

She is the co-author of Sustaining Change: Leadership That Works, and she is a member of the Archbishop’s Review Group into leadership development in the Church of England. Her book, Still Moving (coming in 2017), is based on groundbreaking research into the realities of leading change.

Rowland brings thought leadership, systemic insight, field experience, deep empathy and an inner stillness to leaders so that they can face the challenges of leading major change more wisely and more effortlessly – leading to not only successful change outcomes but also more human workplaces and engaged societies.

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