About Us

First Ascent was founded in 1998 with the aim of ‘igniting ambition and inspiring confidence’ in leaders to unlock their potential and achieve great results.

Nearly twenty years later, we continue to partner with organisations to drive high performance in leaders, teams and organisations, and equip and inspire them to achieve results above the norm.

Underpinned by our values, our approach means:

  • Building long term, trusted partnerships with our clients to support them to get the most out of their people

  • Using brain science, credible research and robust tools to provide an evidence-based foundation for everything we do

  • Digging beneath the surface and stretching boundaries to unlock meaningful and honest conversation

  • Putting our clients and participants front and centre, tailoring or designing bespoke training solutions that meets their unique needs

  • Staying agile and adapting quickly when we need to

  • Delivering energetic, thought-provoking and fun programmes that engage and inspire people

  • Focusing on equipping people to practically apply their learning back in the workplace and make sustainable behavioural change

  • Achieving results and driving performance in a measurable and meaningful way

Find out more about our approach in action, in our client case studies.

Frameworks, Approaches and Tools

We use recognised approaches, frameworks and tools as a part of our tailored solutions for clients. We will happily integrate our work into any models or frameworks that already exist within your organisation.

We also often utilise psychometric profiling tools and deliver tailored programmes that offer the opportunity to achieve a professional certification.

ISO 9001 Certified LogoWe are pleased to share that our Quality Management System adheres to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. You can view our Quality Policy here.  


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