Services for Directors and Boards

More than 30 years' record of training and development for
senior managers, directors and corporate secretaries.


Regardless of your field, size, or international location we can provide

you with a customised solution to your training and development needs.

Training and Development for Directors and Boards

Board Performance Evaluation/Director Appraisal

Good governance requires that performance of the board should be evaluated at least once a year


A well conducted evaluation helps the board, committees and individual directors perform to their maximum capabilities.


The evaluation process is a mechanism to improve board effectiveness, maximise strengths and tackle weaknesses, leading to an immediate improvement of performance throughout the organisation.

Establish Company Purpose, Values and Strategy

Corporate Governance rules require boards to develop and promote the purpose of the company, and ensure that its values, strategy and culture align with that purpose.


This requires a process to define and communicate these aspects of culture such that they become fundamental to strategy development and decision-making.


Call on Brefi Group's decades of experience in this field.

Facilitation for away days and strategy meetings

Brefi Group has a proud record in facilitation.


We are often called in to facilitate strategy meetings, away days and corporate retreats.


We  love facilitating vision, mission and values exercises, especially for new teams and mergers.


Our simple, but powerful scenario planning process enables an in-depth exploration of the future.

Governance training for directors and secretaries

All our training is interactive, with differing levels of content according to the subject matter. 

Our custom courses include:

  • Corporate governance, including local governance codes
  • Director roles & responsibilities, skills and behaviours
  • Strategy
  • Communication

Leadership skills at board level

How to develop leadership skills at board level - more effective, more flexible, more profitable.


A course to help leaders maximise their potential in order to
increase profitability for organisations in current turbulent times.


Although many aspects of leadership are generic, this course is specifically aimed at C-Suite leaders, with examples and application directly relevant to leadership of organisations..

Executive Coaching

One to one coaching is the way for both individuals and organisations to significantly impact the bottom line,


For senior executives and directors mentoring is a powerful tool for exploring how to apply best practice to real problems, improve communication and build confidence.


Top level roles can often be lonely, and a confidential sounding board can be an essential asset.

Career Coaching

Executive coaching helps senior leaders and professionals develop outstanding leadership skills and establish a reputation as an authority. A career coach helps you to:

  • discover and understand who you really are
  • identify and clarify what you most want
  • create and develop strategies for how you will achieve your goals

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training

Effective presentations are increasingly important with seniority. They require a clearly identified purpose, a strategy for achieving that purpose, and preparation and practice.


Business presentations, media appearances, interviews, talks, lectures and writing require communication skills. Different occasions require different strategies.

Coach Training

Learn to coach as a manager, or as a specialist executive coach.


Brefi Group designs, develops and licenses coach training programmes for managers who wish to improve their leadership style and for individuals who wish to qualify as professional coaches


We provide in-house workshops and public courses for training companies, internationally.



Wealth Dynamics profiling

"Each of us has a game that is most suited to our natural habits and talents." Roger Hamilton – creator of Wealth Dynamics


How have the richest people in the world got so wealthy, when they have followed such opposing paths to success?


Discover which of the eight profiles is your key to success - and how to build a better team.



"We approached the exercise with an element of cynicism - after all, we know the business better than others right? How wrong we were. Through careful and thorough pre-meetings and detailed analysis thereafter, Richard brought together the strengths and exposed the weaknesses in the organisation. The resulting clear actions have improved business no end."
Nigel Payne, Chairman, Hangar8


"Thanks for the two days if your valuable assistance and expertise. The structure was most successful and in your quiet and diplomatic way you kept us on track. It was a most worthwhile exercise and we really progressed our strategic thinking."

Kevin Foo, Chairman, Victoria Oil and Gas


“Thank you for facilitating our meeting last week.

It's amazing how much clarity and harmony can be achieved by an hour or so of quality interaction and reflection. Great feedback from the team and raised levels of enthusiasm for new monthly meetings. Neil has already organised the next one in the Midlands.

Thanks again for your expert intervention.”

John Skivington, Director, LHC


“Richard was a very capable facilitator who understood the brief that we set. He facilitated from a position of knowledge and experience, but did not impose this on the group; he kept the meeting flowing and managed the time well.”

Ann Bentley, Director and member of global board, Rider Levett Bucknall


“Having an external facilitator enabled people to say the things that concern them that possibly they would not raise normally. Everyone felt listened to and that what they had to say mattered. By agreeing processes/the way forward and having individuals take ownership and others supporting that person in their ownership has really helped move the organisation on. 

“It has brought things to the surface, made difficult conversations easier to have and really cleared the air, if not necessarily on the day with all the follow up work that happened after. “Our direction, operationally and strategically is a lot clearer now that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet!

Paula Fowler, Managing Partner, Fisher Jones Greenwood


“This project was well organised with the right mixture of internal and external input. All member feedback has been positive and for the first time we have individual and organisational development plans, which are already being implemented.

“Richard Winfield listened to our requirements and delivered a quality process, which he managed professionally from beginning to end.

“The fact that we have positive feedback from all our members and effective outcomes speaks for itself. A very well managed project.”

Chris Almgill, Chairman, Worcester Community Housing


“Thanks for a stimulating two days, which has resulted in my senior management team reviewing the way they work, plan and implement. The biggest change has been in how they work together as a team! We are now already using 10 minute brainstorming sessions very productively. We are very pleased that a number of important business issues have been identified and already worked upon with the next steps clearly identified. In summary, excellent.”

Roger Randall, Managing Director, Biomet UK.


“Thorough, competent, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator capable of articulating his knowledge in a well paced manner.”

Richard Pearce, Birmingham City Council


"The retreat organised by Oando PLC and facilitated by Richard was extremely professional. The team enjoyed the retreat and followed through actions has changed their behavior. The facilitation style was very easy to follow and interesting. The outcome of the retreat was also used to develop the outline of the Quarterly Management retreat."

'Demola Ogunbajo, Manager, Avaizon Consulting, Nigeria


"Thank you very much for delivering the training for NF Gold team.
"We enjoyed working with you, and I was personally very happy to see how responsive you were in adjusting the program when required. We went through a lot of material, and I am convinced that the participants will be able to recall and hopefully apply many of the techniques presented in the sessions."

Dejan Popovic, Director, New Frontier Group, Austria


"The day exceeded our expectations and a great deal emerged which will be very valuable going forward. You brought a refreshing and innovative approach to the day and the personality profiling which you did in advance and used to illustrate board behaviours was inspirational."

Peter Maskell, BHSF, UK


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