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Stand out as a leader and change the world

Do you want to make a real impact in your life and in the lives of others?

We know what it’s like.

To yearn for that sense of accomplishment, to have that raw desire to give back in some way, to want to shake things up a bit. Be pushed. Think differently. Get out of your comfort zone.

You’ve probably been working in your industry for a few years now, and you’re keen to take things to the next level.

You’re searching for new opportunities for growth and feel that need to do something different. But you know that the usual training courses just can’t get you to that place.

You want to feel excited about your industry, your company, and about what you do.

You also know how important, how valuable, often how crucial your hard-earned skills can be; but not sure how to apply them to make a difference. A real difference. One where you feel you have fundamentally changed someone’s life as a result of the work you did.

We may be just what you’ve been looking for.

We know you want to feel proud of what you’ve worked so hard to achieve, which is why we want you to get involved.

If you are looking for a challenge that will push you out of your comfort zone and not only get you thinking and working in a completely new way, but also provide you with that unique opportunity to make your mark on the world – then you may be an ideal candidate for TIE.

We believe the commercial world has what it takes to change the world.

Our skills are some of the most powerful on the planet, and we’ll give you a small glimpse into just what is possible if you’re provided the right tools.

TIE’s projects change the world. And we develop leaders that are helping to shape the future of their industries.

It doesn’t get better than this.

We have a few different opportunities for you to get stuck into. Check our programmes above to see which is right for you!

Our sector can be a driving force for change. Get stuck in now to accelerate your career and impact the world. Lets take things to the next level. Get in touch now!


“TIE has been the most impactful positive experience of my life both personally and professionally. Since TIE I have partnered with my former manager and am now Studio Manager – Creative, a new role that was created based on my skill sets that I brought to my team. We have since expanded our entire team, reinforced team members personal strengths, and have broken into projects earlier. I have continued to volunteer for the GCF and have recently joined their board of directors as secretary where I get the opportunity to collaborate with some really brilliant people. My voice is strong, I am confident, but also more empathetic than ever. The connections and experiences I had during TIE continue to impact my life.”

Multi-disciplinary Designer

“I could not have hoped for a better opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to a brilliant social cause, and all in just one month. This is volunteering with real impact – the TIE process both challenged and supported me to use my skills to achieve more than I thought was possible in such a short period of time. You would be hard-pressed to find a more rewarding and productive way to spend a month.”

Group Customer Insight & Strategy Director

“TIE forced me to believe in my own abilities and to use my own energy and drive to push things over the line. But in addition to this, I also felt like I was all of a sudden in the driver’s seat of the organisation. Everyone was looking to me for solutions and as the source of inspiration. For the first time in my life I was the leader and I am really proud of myself for stepping up to the plate and (I think) executing well on this.”

Octopus Group

Questions that are frequently asked by individuals

TIE is for people who want to move ahead professionally. Who want to learn new insights and ways of working in a real-time business environment.

This is not classroom learning. This is real life. It doesn’t get much more raw than this.

This is also for people who want to make a difference with their skills. Who are looking to change the world in some way, and recognize the power of what they know, their industry and sector.

In short, if you work the private sector in communications, or finance, or law, or publishing…and the list goes on, and are up for pushing yourself, being a future leader of your industry, and making a difference with your skills, then TIE is definitely right for you.

The key is either getting your company to sponsor you and weave it in as part of your professional development. If your company isn’t already on board with TIE, then definitely get in touch and we can talk about how to present TIE to the decision makers. If your company is already on board, then all you need to do is put your name forward. Or, get involved with our TIE Accelerator programme, which is a virtual leadership development opportunity that will help you stand out as a leader and change the world, without the support of your company. Check out our programmes for more information.

TIE has three corporate programmes to offer future leaders and one individual programme to get stuck into, that doesn’t require a corporate sponsor. Our Immersive TIE in-country experience and our Virtual Individual TIE Advisor and Virtual Team TIE experiences are our corporate programmes. Immersive TIE is a hands-on tailored programme that runs in total from about six to twelve months, depending on when you go abroad. You are only out of the office during the intensive 30-day placement based in another country whilst you are working on your social project. You can fit the rest of the programme around your day-job. Our TIE Advisor experience runs for three months, and you will work directly with the Director of a social initiative in a developing country for a couple of hours a week. Our Team TIE experience runs for 6 weeks, and you and 5 others will work together to crack a specific objective, dedicating a couple of hours a day, also working the programme around your day-job. We also have our TIE Accelerator programme, which is a virtual leadership development opportunity that will help you stand out as a leader and change the world, without the support of your company, that you can also fit in around your day-job.

We have projects in South America, Africa, and Asia, and we’ll match you to a project that best fits your personal, professional and company objectives, ensuring a unique, tailored, mind blowing, and life altering experience every step of the way.

All programmes include bespoke International Development TIE Training and live briefing sessions to prepare you for your placement; a custom brief which will help steer the work over the course of the programme; and a hands on, tailored approach that will ensure you are supported every step of the way. Our corporate programmes offer 360 evaluations as well as coaching sessions to give you the time and space needed to think clearly and objectively about how you can harness the TIE experience to become an empowering milestone that propels you forward in their career journey. TIE Leadership Coaching can be added to your TIE Accelerator programme if desired, just get in touch and we can provide further information. In the case of the TIE Immersive programme, you can also expect accommodation, logistical support, and pre-departure preparation to ensure success.

The programs are raw, will push you to the limit, and inject you with a powerful energy. TIE placements are a catalyst to something extraordinary.

You will need to prepare for the TIE programme by being very clear on exactly what you want to achieve, what you hope to get out of the experience, what you hope to deliver, and what you hope to bring back to your industry and company. You will feel pushed at times. Feel out of your comfort zone at others. You will laugh. You may very well cry. But at the end of the experience you will feel stronger, more confident, and be injected with a horsepower and energy that will project you in a direction you never thought possible before embarking on the experience.

And don’t worry; we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the maximum value from this experience.

TIE is not for individuals looking to simply volunteer or take some time out from their day job. TIE is not a holiday. And not built for the masses.

TIE is a tailored leadership development opportunity that will push you in a unique way, provide you with an opportunity to use your skills to make a difference, and give you the skills necessary to be a better leader.

It’s really easy to get started. If you are looking for a corporate experience, you just need to contact us here.If you are looking to get involved with our TIE Accelerator programme, you can find more information here.

The sooner you go on TIE, the sooner you can develop the skills you need to stand out from the crowd and make your mark.

Our projects work on a first come first served basis. Even though we are forever developing new and exciting experiences for our professionals, if there is a particular project that fits best with your desires, strategies or objectives, ensure you sign up and confirm things with us now.

If you have any further questions feel free to get in touch here.
Let’s take this to the next level – today. Get in touch!