Helping chief executives build highly effective leadership teams

Fed up with the flat spaces and flat conversations of corporate life, we created The Fresh Air Leadership Company to breathe fresh air into the way leadership teams think and act. To help leaders figure out who they are and what it is to lead well together in their worlds.

Specifically we help chief executives of scaling, merging, or re-setting organisations build highly effective leadership teams. Typically we will help them explore and align behind purpose, values, and aspirations, and the behaviours and ways of working needed to nail operational challenges and give legs to strategic ambitions.

Ultimately we enable better collective decision making and better organisational outcomes.

Our approach is a little unconventional. Inquiry-based, no-bullshit thinking and development programmes in amazing Scottish spaces, indoors and outdoors. And experienced coach-facilitator-consultants with backgrounds as murder detectives, improvisation performers, hospital consultants, Everest summiteers, special forces, search and rescue helicopter pilots, film makers and more.

This powerful combination of people, process, and place unforgettably shifts minds, lifts hearts and stirs souls. We promise that our work together will be caring, challenging, and creatively unforgettable.

Are you a chief executive looking for help in building a highly effective leadership team? Call +44 7776 153 428 or email me at

We can help

Dave Stewart
Founder & Chief Executive
The Fresh Air Leadership Company

What we do

Fresh Air Business Walks

Exclusive, bespoke TEAM WALKS and open, free BUSINESS WALKS

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Leadership Challenge & Support

Sounding Board. Coaching. Mentoring. Facilitation. Red Teaming. Holding to Account.

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Leadership Journeys

Hotel-hopping leadership journeys through amazing landscapes

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Team Walkshops

Inspirational team conversations, outdoors and close to home

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Team Decelerators

Single-site residential programmes in amazing places

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Team Missions

Unforgettable experiences that accelerate trust and collaboration

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We can help if you are…

Fed up with forgettable training and away-days that don’t deliver

Worried about stale thinking and loss of momentum

Short on time, and big on ambition

Driving for growth and need leaders to step up

Building new teams that need trust and connection

Hungry for experiences that move bodies, hearts, and minds

Case Studies

A discovery and development trek for senior healthcare leaders though the Scottish Highlands.

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A bank Exco's rapid induction programme as a mountain rescue team in the Scottish Highlands.

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Kick starting digital transformation for an international publishing company.

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Energising an Energy company's leadership team around a fresh ambition and roadmap.

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A board's strategy-defining journey into the future. Dragons and all!

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Engaging the wider team. Tapping into insights and needs.

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A New Forest journey to gold standard for a reshaped FTSE-100 Exco.

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“Fresh Air Leadership tailored an inspirational programme that totally delivered. It was about real life, changed human behaviour - self-belief for our senior leaders to believe in themselves and in the power of personal development.”

HR Director, Health Sector