Della Scala Leadership Training For Female Leaders


I am passionate about developing ethically-minded, values-driven female leaders. This leadership programme draws from the latest business psychology research, together with my own experience of coaching hundreds of female leaders in business over the past fifteen years. What makes it hugely different from any other programme out there is the Scarlet Thinking® framework of leadership enhancing behaviours, and the setting of medieval and Renaissance Italy, deliberately designed to make it an all sensory learning experience.


This leadership training is perfect for Female Leaders who:


  • Want to raise their visibility within the organisation
  • Are looking to step up to a board position
  • Are taking on a more public facing role
  • Want to encourage up and coming women leaders within their company


This leadership experience uses the Scarlet Thinking framework, based on the very best in modern approaches to leadership. It is an approach to leadership that is social, inclusive, ethical and community based, which are values and behaviours where female leaders often naturally excel.  These are behaviours that are particularly suited to navigating today’s demands which include:


  • A growing workforce of millennials and centennials who demand accountability and ethical leadership
  • The pressure of our ever-changing digital landscape where brand reputations can be seriously maimed with one click of a mouse
  • A need to be visible as well as credible


This four day leadership training event is held in Verona, Italy, against the backdrop of the della Scala, or Scaliger, family. The della Scalas ruled Verona during the late 13th and 14th centuries and have a history every bit as infamous as the Borgias. They are known for conquering and then losing the areas of Vicenza, Treviso and Padua, for creating a feud with Venice, denying the Pope, and harbouring the exiled Dante Alighieri. The family history also has more than one instance of a brother murdering brother. Tales of poisonings, back-stabbing and corruption have been handed down through the generations.


Beatrice della Scala


Yet, one character shines through the darkness. Beatrice, a della Scala by birth, was married off at the age of 19 to Bernabò Visconti, to create an alliance between Milan and Verona. Beatrice was noted for her ability to calm the raging, despotic Bernabò  and often acted as a political intermediary between other heads of states and her husband. Eventually, Beatrice ruled her own province of Reggio. She used her own money to help the poor and redevelop areas devastated by the feuding family.


Beatrice’s legacy is not only that her luminous character shines through the darkness of this family dynasty, but her name was also given to the Santa Maria alla Scala church in Milan, and so the world-famous La Scala opera house, which was built on the site.


We use the machinations of this family, and the example of Beatrice’s contrasting leadership, as a backdrop for our own investigations into your own style of leadership, and how Scarlet Thinking can enhance that.





You can read more about the Itinerary for this leadership programme here.


The Della Scala training can be taken as a one to one or small group experience. Contact me to discuss.


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