The CEO Business Leadership Course

The Horizon Sport Business Leadership Course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity with our course leaders and coaches fully accredited with the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors


Full day worskshops


Video group coaching


Cohort accountability forum


1:1 leadership coaching

Each module in the BLC curriculum includes very practical, action-oriented leadership theory, and participants apply new mindsets and techniques to current business issues:

  1. Understand and shape your unique personal brand as a senior, high-impact leader.
  2. Create and sell a vision to align and inspire, even in the face of uncertainty and cynicism.
  3. Discover how to stay present whatever happens, to speak with credibility and impact.
  4. Clear the clutter for effective business planning. De-prioritise. Say no. Reduce frustration.
  5. Learn how to lead diverse Boards to solve problems and make important decisions.
  6. Build motivation and performance in teams - study influence, feedback and conflict. 
  7. Create a powerful senior network: new challenge, perspective, open doors, and wisdom.

Reviews by BLC participants

Duncan Truswell - Strategic Lead Talent and Performance, Sport England
Gave me the opportunity and stimulus to reflect on some of my priority development areas coupled with tools and techniques to help me improve which will stay with me long beyond the conclusion of the course.

Tara Dillon - CEO, CIMSPA 
Excellent course – insightful, testing and challenging. Made me re-think my role, our vision and strategy.

Matt Archibald - CEO, GB Taekwondo 
A full-on experience that requires a level of commitment on behalf of participants in order to make the most of your peers' and the faculty's wide experience.

Mark Lawrie - Deputy CEO, Street Games
Positively challenging, immersive, thought-provoking, behaviour changing input from great sector leaders. Intense, at times uncomfortable but hugely rewarding and energising. Transformed my approach to leadership.

Jon Giles - Operations Director, Jubiliee Hall Trust
A valuable insightful way of challenging your current views of yourself and the resulting power that can be created by truly understanding the potential you have not yet unlocked.

Phil Hornsey - Director of Membership & Rowing Community, British Rowing 
It’s rare for a course to provide so much genuinely useful knowledge and development, and to do it in such a fresh, mentally-challenging way

Jonathan Hughes - CEO, London Youth Games 
“Forced my mind down new paths. A great opportunity to explore practical problems with useful theoretical context, in the company of other leaders facing similar issues”  

Nikki Baker - Head of HR, Fusion Lifestyle 
“A high impact and engaging course that takes you out of your comfort zone with the right balance of support and challenge. The learning, frameworks and toolkits can be immediately applied” 

Sara Sutcliffe – CEO, Table Tennis England
“Great at getting me to face the issues head on, helping validate my own thought processes and supporting my decision making.”


Course Manager: Denise Williams

Request a call with Denise or email her at if you have any questions about the course, or to express interest in joining the next cohort. 

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