About Us

we are leonedu

LeonEdu provide training and coaching for Principals, Teachers and School Staff. Our bespoke CPD training and coaching programmes include Training Workshops on a number of key themes:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Challenging Conversations
  • Bringing the Best Out of Those Around You
  • Developing Leadership Capability


All of these things will have a direct impact on your personal effectiveness and you will expect to see immediate results.

We also design and deliver Senior Leadership Development Programmes; Middle Leadership Training Programmes and a ‘Leader as Coach’ Programme (accredited by the Association of Coaching).

The theme of wellbeing runs through all of our work. We believe people create the most value when they are psychologically safe, healthy, happy, and when their work carries the right blend of support and challenge.

The LeonEdu Team are highly skilled and experienced facilitators who are committed to change, excellence, learning and growth.

We seek to:

  • Build on existing strengths
  • Inspire and transform thinking and behaviours
  • Connect people to the strategic vision and journey of the school
  • Challenge beliefs and capability to promote greater confidence and create lasting change

LeonEdu believe in developing self-sustainable models of learning and development with the focus of improvement along with an in-house expertise so that school staff develop their own expertise.

I would recommend LeonEdu for a school that wants to find creative ways to develop their staff holistically. I found the session engaging and well-tailored to our needs.
Neville Waston
Principal, Forge Integrated Primary School

Our Team

The evolution starts here

The LeonEdu Team bring a wealth of experience, having worked inside and outside of the education sector. They are highly skilled and experience facilitators who are committed to change, excellence, learning and growth. The LeonEdu team have been involved in designing and delivering training for teachers and principals through school-based workshops, public courses and coaching assignments with school leadership teams over many years. 

John Hill

John co-founded LeonEdu in 2016. John specialises in executive coaching, leadership training and building psychological capital. His interest and passion lies in helping others acquire thinking skills that will serve to help them perform better at their work and underpin an approach to life and work that is healthy, empowering and useful.​

Nichola Lynagh

Nichola has over 20 years experience within the education system. This included responsibility for developing training and coaching interventions (both accredited and non-accredited programmes) for a range of audiences within all levels of leadership in the schooling system. Nichola is driven by her passion for creating environments where groups of people do extraordinary things.

Janette Tweed

Janette has 30 years’ experience in education, working as a teacher in the post-primary sector and carrying out middle and senior leadership roles in the areas of SEN, Pastoral Care and Literacy. She has led capacity building initiatives in each of these areas and has a strong commitment to staff and pupil wellbeing in schools.