Dr Leah Tomkins is the B2E Leading with Care Principal. She is an expert consultant, researcher and published author on leadership and its relationship with organisational and individual success. She has over twenty five years’ experience of leading organisational change initiatives, including for Accenture, PwC, KPMG, the Cabinet Office, and most recently, for the Metropolitan Police Service. She balances an in-depth understanding of the research evidence-base with a pragmatism born of extensive hands-on experience.
She has a proven track record of empowering clients to realise their goals, and to learn to work with the emotional dynamics that can both facilitate and impede progress. She is known for her original and ground-breaking work on the relationship between leadership and care, including the effects of leaders failing to demonstrate that they care for those who work for and rely on them. Her most recent book on this is Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership, published by Edward Elgar in 2020.