About Us

Who We Are

Making a positive difference by empowering leaders to lead with intention

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Our Vision


We realise the positive impact that healthy and high-performing leaders, teams and businesses have on those they serve.

Our mission is to put all of our energy and focus into making a positive difference and empowering leaders to lead with intention – an invaluable return on investment that you’ll see for many years to come.

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Our Purpose


Enabling High Performing Leaders Teams and Organisations that are Focused, Adaptable, Impactful and Sustainable so they can be inspired to be the best they can be in life and in work.

We work with experienced coaches who share our vision and approach, and know the power that comes from enabling individuals and teams to reach their fullest potential.

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Our Philosophy


Our philosophy drives everything we do, connecting us to our purpose, all our leadership coaching and development programmes, and to the clients we want to work with.

The Escentia approach is based on 6 critical ingredients, which we believe enable individual, team and business success:

  • Clarity Being clear on who I am, what I stand for and how I maximise my impact and influence.
  • Courage Being brave to step outside of one’s comfort zone.
  • Congruence Walking our talk in every aspect of life.
  • Connection Understanding the power of others to expand our thinking and performance.
  • Coherence Being both emotionally and mentally flexible to ensure being both effective and well.
  • Compassion Caring about others and equally oneself (self-compassion)
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Bringing Business into Nature


Taking classroom learnings to the outdoors, is a key part of our approach to team development – enabling individuals to experience leadership in a different way, and through practical application. We believe this leads to a greater growth experience and, crucially, we have lots of fun along the way, with activities including:

  • Working with horses
  • Woodland hikes
  • Campfire chats, story-telling and songs
  • Outdoor team building games and activities

We regularly partner with Rosie Tomkins at N-Stinctive, an incredible leader who specialises in working with horses, and has a unique way of enabling the practical application of classroom theory in the paddock – click to learn more 

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How we work


We feel that it’s as important for you to choose the right leadership development coaching, as it is for us to choose the best client fit.

We only work with clients who are looking for real leadership or team growth and have a genuine desire for positive change.

So, before we commit to working with you, you will have an initial call with one of our team members.

They will carefully listen to your leadership coaching goals and aspirations. Then, if we feel we are a good fit, we will match you to a programme and coach on the team, that would best suit your needs.

We offer varying bespoke programmes that take teams on a journey, individual Executive coaching and an 8-month leadership development programme for senior talent. All programmes are designed to have a lasting impact.

We look forward to hearing from you and exploring if we will be a good match for you, your team and organisation – Contact Us Today

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Giving Back


Aside from making a positive difference through all our leadership development programmes, we also commit time and resources to support other initiatives that are close to our hearts. Founder, Paula Tully donates a portion of her time to do pro-bono work.

We also seek to make an impact in our world by partnering with One Tree Planted, to plant trees, protect and restore biodiversity. As a thank you to our clients, we have pledged to plant 500 trees every year.

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Leadership Development Team


Our coaching team have a wealth of industry and coaching experience, skills and a true commitment to coaching leaders to realise their full potential.

What clients are saying


“We engaged Paula and team to help us design an empowerment and leadership approach that would enable our unique operating model that was aligned with our company cultural behaviours. Recognizing that our leadership challenges are different from the rest of our company, they helped us design a program that allowed us to understand our organisational needs and objectives, as well as understand our individual leadership potential…Colleagues at all levels quickly embraced and owned this new approach and have effectively embedded into their day-to-day leadership activities. We already see the impact in both colleague engagement and financial performance.”

Vice President Europe – Viatris

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