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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 21st November 2014
First Ascent hosted the third Foundation event of 2014 on the topic of the Role of Charisma in Leadership. All delegates were welcomed on the evening of the 19th November with a networking dinner in the memorable Cambridge venue, Madingley Hall. read more...

Tuesday 28th October 2014
Steve Bentley, director at First Ascent Group, will be one of the featured speakers during the Emergenetics 24 Hours global webinar and will be discussing the topic of Developing Sustainable High Performance in Individuals and Teams. read more...

Friday 17th October 2014
We are delighted to have embarked on the schedule of 60 workshops we are providing to Velocity Growth Hub, on behalf of our partner St Johns Innovation Centre. These workshops support ambitious business entrepreneurs in the South East Midlands. read more...


21st November 2014 13:11pm
"Another great First Ascent Foundation event yesterday at Madingley Hall on the Role of Charisma in Leadership! Unanimous positive feedback!"

3rd November 2014 14:11pm
"Some good examples of companies turning neuroscience insights into action."