Shaping the future together © 
Shaping the Future Together© 

Our Legacy 

At Leadership-For-Life we share a common purpose and that is to help organisations, people and communities to build capacity and in doing so release and realise their potential, collectively, and individually to shape the future.  
While both organisations and its people are on a journey to success, there can sometimes be a disconnect, especially during times of change and with globalisation, and the realization we are all living and working in a world facing increased levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity we believe the focus for development has changed. Communities also have an important role to play in shaping the future and as part of our commitment to social inclusion, we aim to ensure our programmes are accessible to all. 

Meet The Team 


Anne, now sole Director, taking the organisation forward following the sudden passing of her beloved husband Michael in September 2021. Driven by her passion for people development, supporting people and organisations to release and realise their potential. Anne holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management, specialising in consultancy, and is licensed through the TalentQ to administer and interpret psychometric assessments.  
In addition to a Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education, Anne holds Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status in the UK. Anne also holds a number of vocational-related, competence based management and learning and development qualifications, including internal and external quality assurance. 
With professional experience of more than 30 years’ in corporate and tertiary education, learning and development, adult education in the UK and internationally Anne has developed a particular interest in leadership, employee engagement and skills development in the workforce. 
Anne has designed, developed and facilitated industry led qualifications and learning solutions across the MENA region. She has supported the development of culturally diverse learning and development teams to encourage the philosophy of the learning organisation.  
Anne maintains focus on learner centric growth and the practical application of knowledge and skills as the foundation for organisational success and sustainability. She feels this gives the competitive edge for organisations responsiveness to external and internal forces for change. 
Anne has previously received recognition for her services to vocational education and employment; honoured as finalist 'Women of Achievement Awards’ in 1996. 
Anne has supported workforce development for a number of prominent UK and MENA based organisations, such as Carillion Construction UK, North Yorkshire County Council UK, National Economic Development Board, Libya, Federal Authority for Human Resources, UAE and the Dubai Financial Services Authority, UAE and more recently University of Plymouth supporting the Senior Leader MBA Programme and Chartered Manager Degree Programme. 

Michael Castle (09-07-1960 - 12-09-2021) 

Michael, the late CEO and founder of Leadership-For-Life, firmly believed leadership to be a vocation and a life skill to be nurtured and developed within us all. 
Michael held a Master’s Degree in Education, specialising in Learning and Development, was a qualified business and management coach and licensed through the British Psychological Society to administer and interpret psychometric assessments. In addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, Michael held a number of vocational-related, competence based learning and development qualifications, including strategic and operational management. 
Michael’s professional experience spanned more than 40 years’ in corporate education, learning and development, and adult education, and during his time in the MENA region has been published in the Gulf News on leadership practices. 
His reputation secured invitations to deliver a number of keynotes on leadership, employee engagement, mindfulness, and happiness and positivity in the workplace. Michael always maintained focus on learner centric development and the practical application of knowledge and skills as the foundation for organisational success and sustainability. 
As veteran of the Royal Air Force Michael received a commendation for services to training through H.M. Queen Elizabeth II birthday honours list in 1993, and in 2016 was awarded Chartered Manager Status through the Chartered Management Institute in the UK.  
His memory will continue to be a true advocate of Leadership-for-Life through the contribution made as founder of LfL Ltd. 


Billy is a Learning and Development Specialist, who has a passion for developing people and organisations through a ‘hands-on experiential approach’ and engaging with learners and organisations within their own workspace wherever possible. With over 12 years’ experience of designing, delivering and managing work-based training within the military and oil & gas sectors Billy is equally at ease developing and delivering both technical and soft skills training. 
Billy has facilitated training in a diverse range of cultures and countries, from UK Armed Forces to Maritime Police & Customs Officers in the Caribbean, Engineers in Libya and Nationalization Training Programmes in the Middle East. 
From the beginning of his working life as an Engineering Apprentice in the Royal Navy, ‘Quality’ has been one of Billy’s main work ethics believing firmly that quality does not just happen; it needs to be developed and planned. As such, Billy has worked with organisations to develop robust Quality Systems to ensure the delivery of exceptional outcomes. 
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