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Driving performance through brain science

Global support to leaders, teams and organisations

Supporting teams to innovate, improve and win

Delivering fast, eye-catching results for clients


Thank you for visiting First Ascent!

We provide contemporary leadership, coaching and team development programmes, uniquely designed for each client's challenges and incorporating the latest neuroscience research to maximise performance.

Our approach reflects our values: agile, engaging, provocative and accountable ... or to put it another way ... we listen, question and challenge you .... then we engage your people to deliver seriously impressive ROI for your organisation.

Our service is personal, flexible and responsive ... our unique team all have senior leadership experience ... we understand the challenges that leaders face.

We work with new start-ups and global multinationals. In Europe, India and America. All of our clients are ambitious to improve their performance and to be leaders in their field ... and they describe us as a dynamic and engaging partner.

Your support from First Ascent is available 24 x 365, as we believe in operational reality. We mentor our alumni for life – for free.

If you are looking for a highly committed, effective and trusted partner to help ignite ambition and inspire confidence in your people .... then please contact us for an engaging conversation as a first step towards accelerating your performance!

Latest News...

Friday 11th September 2015
The conclusion of this weeks Emergenetics Certification workshop, which took place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge, saw First Ascent's director, David Sales, take another step towards his Emergenetics Master Trainer status. read more...

Tuesday 5th May 2015
An incredible spell of good weather landed in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just in time for Module 2 of the Sika LEAD programme.
The glorious sunshine led to delegates choosing to do nearly all of their learning in the outdoors with sessions stretching from the River Tees through to the picturesque valley of Baldersdale. read more...

Friday 17th April 2015
An article in the 11th April 2015 edition of New Scientist, updates us on the money now being invested in brain research. The US, Europe, China, Israel, Japan and Canada are all investing significantly. read more...


21st July 2015 09:07am
"Soft skills worth 88 billion to UK economy"

14th July 2015 15:07pm
"RT @SimonGriffith11: @RodBenson @FirstAscentGrp @SikaLimited @SikaSarnafilUK Enthusiast of food or @FirstAscentGrp? Guilty on both counts.."