Leadership Development Training & Consulting
Leadership Development by Entrepreneur and Business Luminary Bianca Miller-Cole
Leadership development is typically defined as the process of enabling individuals to expand their natural capacity to assume and perform in leadership roles. Those leadership roles may be formal as in the case of facilitating a corporate strategy, or they may be informal as is often the case when individuals rise to assume tacit leadership of a sports team.
Personality traits are known to play a significant role in determining whether a person is “leadership material”. But it is Bianca Miller-Cole’s assertion that personality traits alone are not the whole story. Bianca believes that virtually anyone who is provided with effective mentoring can assume the mantle of leadership regardless of their sex, race, age, ethnicity or personal history.
Antonia Listrat, Clifford Chance
It's rare that I feel so inspired after attending a personal development talk- most of the time it feels like I've heard it all before. That was not the case with Bianca, who is truly exceptional at what she does. I had the opportunity to listen to her speak at one of the events organised by Clifford Chance. The talk felt so fresh, authentic, and full of valuable information all the way through. If you are looking to improve your personal brand (which you definitely should), I cannot recommend Bianca enough!
Vanessa Abrahams – John , Adidas
Bianca Miller-Cole brings personal branding to life through storytelling, humor and tactical tips that can be immediately harnessed. I so enjoyed meeting her at a HR conference and her presentation blew me away!
John Juchau, BNP Paribas
It was an absolute pleasure working with Bianca, who hosted our speaker event for our annual Career Days at BNP Paribas. Bianca delivered an inspirational speech on how to craft & enhance your personal brand which was extremely well received by our colleagues. Thank you Bianca!
Mehdi Saadian, GIA
Bianca delivered a fantastic talk at the GIA Career Fair event last week. Her talk was a true masterpiece of motivation and empowerment. From the moment she took the stage, her genuine passion and enthusiasm were palpable, capturing the attention and hearts of everyone present. Her ability to connect with the audience on a personal level was truly remarkable. The stories she shared were relatable, enlightening, and filled with wisdom. We're delighted to have her as the keynote speaker of the event.
Tarej Fadhel, Intuit
We booked Bianca to be our opening keynote speaker for our recent Festival of Learning event. We were looking for an energising and motivational start to the day, and Bianca was the absolute perfect fit. She brought really high energy to kick the day off with a bang, she got everyone at the session involved and the feedback has been superb. Everyone felt it was the perfect way to kick our event off, they found her keynote on “Building your brand” really motivating and she set the tone for the rest of the day perfectly. Fantastic keynote speaker and the perfect choice to get everyone energised and inspired.
Wendy Ramshaw, Squire Patton Boggs LLP
I invited Bianca to present on personal branding at our Black Employee Retreat. Bianca delivered a great presentation, was full of energy and prompted many of us to revisit our approach as we evolve into the new world of networking and how we tell our story. Bianca is an incredibly impressive person with a fantastic breadth of experience yet remains very personable and relatable to any audience. Highly recommend.
Toni Thorne, JP Morgan
Bianca has a wonderful, infectious energy. Her journey continues to be inspiring and her presentation skills are second to none. Bianca's expertise on personal branding and personal development is highly commendable and I know we definitely took away valuable insights into how we can lead better lives- professionally and personally. Bianca is a women of and for this time.
EY Race and Ethnicity Network Leadership Team | Championing D&I in Recruitment | Student Recruitment Events Advisor at EY
I have worked with Bianca for a second time now, and I know this will not be the last. In our most recent interaction, Bianca delivered a couple of workshops for undergraduates. Her professionalism, energy and creativity that she brings to the table is exactly what I admire about her. She listens to the client ask and then feeds into that with relevant and valuable inputs - what more do you want! Her delivery of the skills workshops are always energetic, refreshing and leave you self-reflecting on how to better yourself as an individual. Thank you, Bianca!
Taravat Taher-Zadeh (Brass)
Natwest Accelerator Programme
Business Growth & Transformation Portfolio ProfessionalDearest Bianca, I’m breathless with excitement (still!), a sheer joy hearing your wonderful marathon of a presentation at the NatWest International Women’s Day event. Many congratulations, wishing you even greater heights of success & look forward to hearing you again. Keep well & keep inspiring, my NBF! :-
Senior Business Consultant at CGI | Chair of Women's Network CGI UKI reached out to Bianca to speak at the CGI Women's Network International Women's Day event and asked her to deliver an inspirational key note speech. From start to finish my interaction with Bianca did not disappoint. Bianca provided fast responses and all the information required in a timely manner. On the day, Bianca delivered a key note speech on her journey as an entrepreneur and shared her experiences and lessons learned. This speech was well received in CGI with lots of great feedback from the attendees. I particularly liked her "Top 3 Tips for Taking Ownership of Your Career Success" which I will certainly be applying for my own career! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Bianca and look forward to future engagements
Conor Donnellan MAPM
Senior Project Management Consultant at CGIIt was a great pleasure to hear about Bianca’s inspiring journey as a young woman in the business world as part of CGI’s international women’s day celebrations. I particularly enjoyed learning about building a personal brand, which has given me great insights on how I can improve my own personal brand and to mentor and coach others. On the theme of international women’s day, Bianca’s journey is one of facing challenge and overcoming obstacles. Bianca’s talk has definitely made me want to be more vigilant in recognising areas needing change and how personally I can make certain changes and challenge equalities to ensure the IT industry becomes more equal for women and everyone in general. Thank you again Bianca for your inspiring talk
Stacey Van Bergen
Senior Consultant at CGI | Co-Chair of the Women's NetworkAs part of International Women's Day, Bianca joined us (CGI) and delivered an inspiration talk on her career history, as well as giving tips on how to take ownership of your own career success, how to embrace challenges and be an intrapreneur in light of this years theme "Choose to Challenge". Bianca delivered in such an engaging and motivational way, I know I speak for all when I say I took away some really key messages that I can easily apply to my job, and personal life. Thank you Bianca, I look forward to working with you in future
Executive Assistant to PresidentI participated in the International Women's Day event lead by NatWest on the topic "Inspiring Confidence - Championing change". Bianca was one of the amazing speakers whom I had the opportunity to listen to. I couldn't stop smiling and loved your enthusiasm and the way you articulate your journey. Thank you for sharing your journey and experiences with u
CEO, Natwest Accelerator Programme ,Incredible energy with a motivating and positive speech. Great to hear Bianca’s story- so engaging. Good to see a woman In business achieving great things. I can’t wait to read the book
Inclusion & Diversity Senior Manager - Commercial Banking - Lloyds Banking GroupYou were INSPRATIONAL at the CMS IWD Career Ready event today Bianca Miller - Cole - if those girls don’t now know they can take on the world and succeed then they were not listening. I certainly felt fired up
Legal Secondee at Lloyds Banking GroupBianca was a key note speaker for the CMS Masterclass 2021 for International Women’s Day and helped deliver the session. She spoke with over 60 students and we led a breakout room together to interact with a smaller group of students. She is very inspirational, motivated and it is brilliant to see her passion for helping the younger generation grow and develop
Business Development Manager Biorationals EMEA chez Sumitomo Chemical Agro EuropeI attended a talk on Intrapreneurship from Bianca recently. It was refreshing and inspiring. Bianca is great at making you look at things from a different angle, thinking about yourself as your own brand, and overall making you believe that there is not such a long way from a dream to become a reality. Thanks again Bianc
Global Strategic Accounts at PreqinBianca was a host during a Black History Month panel discussion to my company. She was extremely engaging and professional throughout the session, and gave really informative and inspiring advice on how to navigate the workplace and build one's personal brand. She has received great feedback from a number of my colleagues, and I would certainly recommend her to others. Thank you Bianca
Assistant Associate DeloitteI attended a Zoom conference led by Bianca on building your personal brand - I loved it! I was able to utilise the tips and tricks that she provided for my LinkedIn page and overall internet presence. Her warm personality and inclusive nature made attending the conference an overall wonderful experience
Tax Analyst at DeloitteVery systematic, simple, yet effective presentation on personal branding. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found Bianca very helpful and insightful
Analyst at Deloitte (Banking Analytics & Quantitative Modelling)Bianca gave an enthusiastic interactive online webinar to myself and other graduates joining Deloitte. She enlightened us on how important it is to begin to build our personal brand, develop our social media accounts, and just how valuable any life experiences we have are! Bianca gave excellent feedback to us on giving “elevator pitches”, their importance, and how to present yourself in a concise and attractive manner
Solutions Engineer Apprentice, UKI Financial Services Team at SalesforceBianca is an excellent speaker. During my personal branding session with her, I gained invaluable knowledge which I now utilise in my everyday life. She has such a bubbly yet professional character which I admire. She is self motivated and always encourages those around her. I really enjoyed my session, thanks Bianca
Director at Google, UK & IrelandBianca came and gave a talk to my team, and was an inspiration! I loved how Bianca shared her own personal story, then gave practical ideas and steps to help others realise their career dreams. Bianca combined inspiration and entrepreneurialism with practical advice, and was a delight to listen to
Growth @ GoogleBianca is great at communicating her journey giving people an insight into the experiences that have shaped the person she is today. Learning about her experiences and the lessons she picked up along the way was amazing and definitely impactful for myself and everyone else that was listening in
Associate Account Strategist at GoogleI attended Bianca's workshops as an undergrad as part of an insight week for Women in Tech a couple of years back and have been fortunate enough to attend one again recently! You're workshops on personal branding really stuck with me, so much so I spoke about them in interviews and to colleagues and friends
Mohammad M Lone
Digital Strategist at Google | One Young World AmbassadorBianca is an incredibly inspirational individual. Having been fortunate enough to witness her public speaking, she has given me and my colleagues so much to think about when it comes to owning my career success
Senior Content Manager at Retail WeekBianca gave an online talk to our 2000-strong audience of retailers. It was brilliant, thought provoking and full of actionable insight. She was very personable while also being a total professional, both in front of the audience and behind the scenes. The feedback for her session was brilliant. I hope to be able to work with her again
Corporate Engagement Officer at Melton Borough CouncilBianca was very professional but also had a great human nature. She was a brilliant addition to my event & those that attended noted how inspiring her presentation was. She kept to the brief and added snippets of humour during the keynote whilst talking about her own lived experiences. I would certainly book her again and would recommend her work to anyon
Award-Winning Strategic Sourcing Expert -CentricaWhat an inspiring speaker you are, and you really kept your cool in spite of the slide issues... Qdos to you. Everyone in Centrica found your teachings very useful, so thank you for joining our International Women's Day event and celebrating diversity with us. I'm Centrica's Fertility Ambassador so if you ever need ideas or support in that space, please think of me 🙏 I'd be more than happy happy to collaborate. Best wishe
--Bianca delivered an excellent interactive talk on personal branding and networking. She had presented great points as to how to make a great first impression. The session was extremely engaging and I would say it’s perfect for any field. Even in this current climate I now know what steps to take to add value for myself and others
--Inspirational and very practical, Bianca’s talk on Personal Branding and Networking was delivered in a professional and well thought out manner. She really taught me the techniques on how best to convey to someone that you are a person of value, in a quick and concise manner with her detailed elevator pitch. Furthermore she explained the dynamics of networking in a very easy and digestible way. Great speaker, and a clear expert in her field. Highly recommend her
Software Engineer TravellersBianca is an excellent speaker who is very knowledgeable in her field. She is truly an example and inspiration to all women
AWS re/Start Graduate at Generation UK & IrelandA highly enjoyable and interactive session to identify my unique personal qualities and skills to increase my success with networking for a job, even with the limitations currently in place. Bianca was inspirational to keep aiming towards personal career goals, breaking them down into a list of achievable objectives
HR Shared Service Coordinator Nottingham Trent UniversityBianca was the keynote speaker for our International Women’s Day conference at Nottingham Trent University. It was inspirational to hear about her journey before, during and after The Apprentice. She was an extremely engaging and powerful speaker for the event and a great role model for students, she really showed us what hard work and a positive attitude can do
HUANG XIAO QIN (LUNA)
Social Media Intern at MRZ Business Services LTDBianca is such an inspirational and successful female role model for me. I was inspired by her "dreams to reality" speech and would follow the "7 steps to making your dreams a reality" to pursue my dreams! (Thank you very much and very honored to meet you, Bianca!!
Transformation Specialist at CentricaBianca is an engaging and professional speaker, who is great to work with
Robin VanMeter, MBA
Sr. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Partner, CentricaBianca Miller is a great speaker and has an incredible story to tell. She encourages individuals to be all they can be and how to successfully focus on self branding
Diversity & Inclusion, CentricaThank you Bianca Miller - Cole for your amazing keynote at Centrica today! A fresh take on intrapreneurship and personal brand. Today was my light bulb moment and I’m sure many others experienced the same! It has been a pleasure and I look forward to working with you again
Steve Keith- EY
Simone White- Blackrock EEPA
Jasmin Jalloh- Accenture UK
Taj Singh- Bucks New University Student
Bianca Mcdonald – Founder of Kids Zone Adventures
Lauren Pak – Accenture Technology Analyst
Emma Bortnik- Knowledge Transfer Network
Jo Bromilow- Publicasity
James Wilson -Attendee of the Business Travel Conference
Self Made Mentee
A Holistic Approach to Leadership Development
Leadership development is often associated with copious hours of classroom training, but experts confirm that this type of rote learning rarely results in the type of behavioural changes required to transform a wallflower into a leader. Bianca, by contrast, takes a more well-rounded, holistic approach to leadership development that starts by nurturing the individual’s innate leadership characteristics and includes providing personal support for the necessary behavioural changes.
It is often during her leadership development seminars that Bianca’s true passion for personal development comes shining through. The particulars of her own story, combined with her fire, humour and insight provide a beacon the aspiring leader can both follow and emulate as they navigate the challenges presented by the real world.
The Lady Knows of What She Speaks
If you have ever been to a typical leadership development seminar you know how underwhelming they can be. In many cases, people shuffle out of the hall wondering why they spent their hard-earned money just to hear an uninspiring speaker repeat a bunch of overused clichés.
No one who has ever taken advantage of Bianca Miller-Cole’s leadership development training comes away feeling like that. Bianca’s riveting personal tale, her inspiring rise to the top of the UK business world, the abundant practical knowledge that she delivers with clarity and purpose, and her uplifting vision of the future leave participants clamouring for more and determined to use what she’s taught them to cultivate the leader they harbour but have never indulged. The lady truly knows of what she speaks and wise are the ones who take notes.
Find Your Own Voice with Leadership Development by Bianca Miller-Cole
In many ways, the political divisions, economic upheaval and cultural clashes rocking much of the world today are the result of ineffective leadership. From the classroom to the boardroom the world seems bereft of those who know how to convey their message without stomping on the hopes and aspirations of others. True leadership is inclusive, not combative, reassuring not threatening, didactic not dictatorial. The true leader conveys strength born of struggle, wisdom born of experience and patience born of understanding.
If those are some of the qualities you would like to convey as a leader you owe it to yourself to contact Bianca Miller-Cole and discuss upcoming leadership development opportunities with her booking agent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership development training with Bianca Miller-Cole produces an array of benefits both short and long-term for participants and the companies they work for. Those benefits include:
- Increased productivity: A more effective leader is one with greater focus who is better able to articulate goals to the staff and get them all pulling in the same direction. The result is fewer missteps, an elimination of redundancies and greater overall productivity.
- Better staff retention: These days it is harder than ever to retain talented staff members. One of the main reasons important people jump ship is because they sense a lack of leadership which will have a negative effect on their growth potential. Leadership development training can help companies retain key staff.
- Nurturing future leaders: One thing you will learn during leadership development training is that the best way to lead is by example. When you do so you not only create a sense of common cause among staff members, you also quietly inspire the next wave of leaders.
Participants learn many priceless lessons during leadership development training with Bianca Miller-Cole, including:
- Understanding how a leader’s decisions can affect a company long-term.
- The importance of being concise and articulate.
- Why listening may be the most important leadership quality.
- How to encourage collaboration and cooperation among staff members.
- The importance of accountability.
- The importance of trusting staff members.
- The difference between being assertive and being aggressive.
Leadership training is typically more targeted than leadership development. Leadership training will often focus on a single area of concern such as special projects, international assignments, getting the most from professional conferences and so forth. By contrast, leadership development typically takes a more holistic view of a person’s position and will cover a wide range of topics and skills that help the person succeed on an everyday basis.
Bianca Miller-Cole did not rise to prominence due to nepotism or through dumb luck. Early on she developed a vision for herself and has pursued that vision with purpose ever since. While she was already a rising star in the UK business community with her Be Group consultancy the public first became aware of her extraordinary drive, intelligence and business skills during her stint on the BBC programme The Apprentice. The longest of long shots at the outset she battled for 12 weeks and wound up in the programme’s finale in front of 10 million viewers.
In the wake of her startling TV debut, Bianca launched her own line of hosiery aimed at women whose diverse skin tones had been historically ignored by hosiery makers. The success of the Bianca Miller London Hosiery line is another example of her leadership qualities in action. Those qualities include her drive, her ability to articulate her vision to investors in a clear and concise manner and her determination to lead by example.