Leadership & Management Program

The Recruiting Gym’s Leadership and Management program offers recruitment leaders a chance to participate in a structured learning and development plan with a unique blend of online learning, and invaluable access to leadership trainers and coaches - all with major experience in the recruitment industry - to help with your day-to-day challenges.

Offered across a 12-month program, this is a great opportunity for recruitment leaders and billing managers to access industry-leading training that is flexible, on-demand and tailored to your needs.  

Theory alone cannot help a manager succeed.  

Everything we do is taught in the context of operational topics or market challenges that Leaders and Managers will have to navigate to succeed and our 'Workouts' will give you projects that are practical and relevant to your current situation.

What You Get For Your Money

  • 16 courses - including performance management, onboarding new starters, project management, mental health & wellbeing, business planning strategies, coaching & training others, mental health & wellbeing, and best practice processes

  • 4 x one hour 1-1 coaching sessions

  • 26 live leadership webinars

  • 1000+ videos, exercises and webinar recordings - great CPD for all

  • Access to coaches through private members group

  • 6 industry experienced coaches

Our Leadership Competency Framework

All training is structured around a robust Leadership and Management competency framework

  • Leadership Mindset & Approach

    You are the most important component of your team. We help you develop the right leadership mindset to help you manage your time, adapt your communication style to different types of people and many other key skills of a leader.

  • Developing Individuals

    Every team member has individual needs. We help you learn how to coach, motivate your team members and manage stress levels to achieve their full potential and their goals.

  • Building Successful Teams

    Create a high-performance culture. We help you create a team vision, your value proposition, hire the right staff, onboard them and ensure new consultants achieve success quickly

  • Sales Process & Best Practice

    Know your team are doing the right things when you are not there – we help you build the structure and best practice into your day to day sales operations to ensure your team do the right things whether you are in the office or working remotely.

  • Financial & Operational Planning

    Plan to succeed & recognise your successes – build a financial and operational plan that connects financial performance with pipeline targets and activity metrics and ratios. We help you gain buy-in from your team and get them to take ownership of their success

Program includes

Here are the courses that are included in your Leadership & Management Program.

Your Leadership Coaches

Lead Coach Angela Cripps

Angela, a recruitment advocate with 30+ years’ of experience that’s still passionate about our wonderful industry. Angela has been training for 35 years and coaching Executives for 20 of those. She worked for Blue Arrow (the largest independent recruitment company in the UK at the time) and was lucky enough to join their award-winning training team in 1997. Since 2003, she's had her own company – Connemara UK, and in 2020 took over the running of the Recruiting Gym. In 2021, she bought it.

Angela's aim is to make companies more successful and profitable through the development of their people and processes. Her passion is to travel, so she's worked with over 200 SMEs, throughout the world in 26 different countries so far.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Coach Clare Davis

I believe "Once you truly know about people, you will succeed at work and in life."

My passion is to help middle managers build relationships to build and support their teams when they have mental health concerns and communication blocks.

I have a strong background in middle management, delivering quality coaching, training and facilitation for over 20 years. I have a passion for developing staff, especially middle managers, so they communicate more successfully in order to drive better relationships and business growth.

Coach Rebecca Shannon

With over twenty years of experience within the corporate recruitment world, Rebecca incorporates her wonderful style of coaching, blended with tools and techniques to create fascinating and relevant courses for the Recruiting Gym.

With a unique style and intuitive blend of coaching, Rebecca can empower you to lead the life you love.

Weaving personal, career and leadership aspirations together, guiding you back to your professional soul.


  • How does the program break down over the 12 months

    For the first 12 weeks, we'll take you through the 5 key areas that a leader and manager need to be competent on. This is the Leadership & Management Essentials course (which can be bought separately).
    The following 9 months are then focussed on delving deeper into the topics through additional courses - dedicated webinars with guests, workouts and documents to support your learning.

  • Can I pay monthly?

    Yes, you can either choose a one-off payment or a monthly payment plan to spread the costs. You are still committed to the 12 months and the total cost of the course.

  • Will I get practical help to implement the learning?

    The quick answer is yes.

    Our online training is supported by humans, and therefore, there is a dedicated coach - Angela Cripps - who has over 30 years experience in the Recruitment Industry and has supported over 150 recruitment companies worldwide, with 5 other specialist coaches.

    Angela will take you through the program - which includes 4 hours of dedicated 1-1 coaching and help you relate it to your business and current situation.

  • Who is this program aimed at?

    Our previous delegates have included Directors and Owners of recruitment companies, Managers, Billing Managers and Team Leaders, New Managers as well as those thinking of becoming a Manager and leader of others.

    Because the learning is at your own pace and with workouts to put into practice with your team, you can relate it to your own personal situation.