Elke Edwards is the founder of Ivy House London, a business focused on the development of emerging talent and future leaders. Prior to this, she spent 20 years running Blue Sky, one of the leading executive development businesses in Europe. She worked with over 40% of the FTSE 100 winning many awards for her work in performance and behavioural change. As well as running the business, she worked as an executive coach to senior leaders, across clients such as RBS, Centrica, Virgin, BMW, KPMG, Linklaters and the BBC. Having sold the business to Capita in 2013, Elke and her team now focus all their efforts on working with future leaders, ensuring that exceptional leadership, instead of being a rarity, becomes the norm. She believes passionately in the need to turn leadership development on its head to create positive change and is a regular guest speaker and writer on all things relating to emerging talent and future leadership.