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Neela Bettridge

Executive leadership coach, board advisor, author, diversity and inclusion champion.

Neela Bettridge is a leadership consultant working with individual executives and teams to create lasting success – both professional and personal. Becoming a global player in business is not about being an automaton. It is about nurturing a holistic set of qualities that ensures success is inevitable. Her approach is personal, forthright, empowering and has a proven track record of achieving business objectives and resilience. Neela has 15 years’ experience of coaching both senior business leaders and teams in organisations ranging from start-ups to government departments to FTSE-100 companies. Her empathetic yet realistic approach remains consistent whatever the size of company, client or sector in which they operate. Neela campaigns actively against the dangers of short-termism. She is also the co-founder of business responsibility consultancy Article13. She was CEO of an environmental charity for eight years. Deeply engaged with diversity in the workplace, she is a gifted networker and speaker. She has also written a book on the leadership imperatives of sustainable businesses.
Do Aspiring Women Need Special

Do Aspiring Women Need Special Treatment?

We haven't got it quite right yet. I still hear many women talking about the need to find balance between high-powered jobs and the other aspects of their lives. Women still need a hand because in some industries, it's like going back to the Ark.
26/03/2014 10:54 GMT
Women in Leadership: Is Perfectionism Holding You

Women in Leadership: Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

A lot of women are perfectionists, and in some situations, it's a real plus. Perfectionists aim high and strive to give of their best. More often than not, they get whatever they are doing right. But at what cost?
28/11/2013 12:04 GMT
Less Noise, More Poise: How Women Are Changing the Way We

Less Noise, More Poise: How Women Are Changing the Way We Lead

It takes inner strength to lead without the limelight. But a lot of women have been doing this for years. This is the danger of light-touch leadership: it is often invisible and can go unrecognised, especially to those outside of your immediate circle.
01/11/2013 12:40 GMT
Do Women Leaders Truly Support Each

Do Women Leaders Truly Support Each Other?

Should women be doing more to support each other? Why should they? These are questions that have been batted back and forth for years. And while the focus has, rightly, shifted away from blaming women for a lack of progress to senior positions, there is still a sense that some women could be doing more to build each other up individually.
20/08/2013 12:53 BST
Are Women in Leadership Afraid to

Are Women in Leadership Afraid to Laugh?

One businesswoman I know has made 'hearing laughter' a KPI among her teams. This isn't just whimsy: happiness as a value metric has been championed by everyone from Robert Kennedy to economist Lord Layard to happiness at work guru Alexander Kjerulf.
31/07/2013 13:41 BST
Are Women Missing a

Are Women Missing a Trick?

In a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are now the norm, are women missing a trick? Instead of playing catch-up in existing corporate structures, why not create newer, more sustainable ones?
15/03/2013 12:03 GMT