Transition management to leadership

It takes more than ambition or a job title to unlock true leadership potential.

New responsibilities, the wider impact of decisions, and a weight of expectation can be overwhelming. While personal goals, enthusiasm and a track record may be responsible for progression, these conditions aren’t enough to sustain credibility and performance.

New leaders need to shift their perspective, evolve their skills, adapt their behaviours, and develop into a new version of themselves. This takes guidance that’s simply unavailable internally.

Turmeric brings people trusted, impartial support and challenge, as well as practical techniques to navigate this dramatic transition.

From establishing credibility to accelerating progress towards results, we’ll help you ensure your leaders are better-equipped to understand and secure the needs of the organisation whilst satisfying their personal aims.


A bespoke approach built around


Business Context

How does a senior leader fit into the wider organisational context? What impact do their decisions have?

We’ll help your leaders thrive in an increasingly senior role, understand the surrounding business processes, and take personal accountability for their continuous improvement of your business.


Management Science

What helps organisations grow profitably? How can senior leaders make decisions in service of the organisation while inspiring and enthusing the people around them?

We’ll give your leaders the advantage of our applied experience of relevant management theory and thinking processes for effective leadership to grow your business profitably now and in the future.


Behavioural Psychology

How can changes in understanding lead to desirable changes in behaviour? How can interpersonal relationships become an instrument for business performance?

We’ll help your leaders understand and contribute towards desirable team behaviours and their own personal development.

Client case study

Accelerating leadership capacity

When a Product Manager was given the opportunity to lead a team through an New Product Development initiative, Turmeric helped him to step up to a senior role. This transition took place in the absence of specific expectations by the business and a formal structure.

For three hours every fortnight over a period of six months, Turmeric helped this manager understand and leverage the business context in which he was working. This involved the transition from a product-led approach to centring around propositions, requiring a cross-functional way of working for a large and diverse team of people – from product and marketing through to sales and supply chain.

With a clearly defined context, Turmeric worked closely with the manager to develop his capacity as a leader, through:

  • Analysing the current reality and forming a team
  • Introducing behavioural techniques that would complement his more rational leadership style and help him gain credibility and influence
  • Learning to express, test, and refine his strategy – and engage his team and sponsors to deliver success
  • Addressing key stumbling blocks, from political dynamics to conflicts between critical stakeholders across the value chain

As a result of this process, this manager was able to pursue and progress more than once in seniority, and lead significant financial growth for the business in line with his personal ambition.

“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t worked with Samreen. A lot of why I am where I am now is because of having that reflective time every few weeks with Samreen.” Product Manager, sports apparel business

“Samreen is very intuitive and perceptive. She experienced me in the context of the organisational environment. In this way, she has been able to see my development as a leader in the context of the business.”

Global Insights Director, sports, outdoor and fashion brands group

We work with your people:



Our coaching supports and challenges peoples’ emotional landscapes and business context – a thinking partnership that offers new perspective while remaining closely relevant to your business context and organisational goals.


in teams

Our interventions help you bring members of your teams together for frank, open discussions in a uniquely safe, honest, and impartial environment – the ideal forum to address obstacles to progress.


at a functional level

Our expertise becomes your expertise, with guided development on management theory and practices for organisational learning, better performance and profitable growth.


on an organisational scale

Our experience makes us invaluable advisors to your organisation, helping you to articulate, plan, do and reflect on what brings the most valuable outcomes to your organisation as a whole.

Let’s talk about the challenges of effective leadership.