We develop leaders with purpose and give them clarity to lead in a changing world.

Stay ahead with the expertise of brilliant business minds and influential Financial Times journalists.

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How we help our clients

Global organisations today face complex issues that can’t be solved by generic solutions. We work globally with clients to deliver tailored solutions to help them adapt and thrive in change.

Custom Programs

Customisation is our core expertise. Our approach is adaptable, but one thing is always the same: we start with your real business needs. If you have a complex structure with multiple learning needs, this might be right for you.

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Enterprise Programmes

Don’t settle for traditional programmes. Outpace the speed of change with enterprise-wide, custom learning solutions. Drive transformation, at scale.

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Strategic L&D Consulting

It’s time to make better-informed L&D decisions. Our bespoke consulting services are designed to help you evolve your L&D operations and integrate learning into your business strategy.

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This is Headspring

Everything you need to know about us - in 55 seconds

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Our Vision

Financial Times & IE: Clarity and Credibility

Headspring is the strategic L&D partner for businesses in transformation.

As the joint-venture of Financial Times and IE Business School, we blend journalistic acuity with academic innovation. We have the Financial Times’ seasoned journalists who decipher tomorrow’s trends today, coupled with IE’s world-class faculty who transform these insights into pragmatic leadership skills.

This potent mix means we’re not just responding to the business landscape, but architecting its future.

That’s Headspring: educating with purpose and impact, preparing leaders to pioneer.

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Design Jams: bringing your program to life

A Design Jam is where the design of your programme becomes real.

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Learning Innovation & Impact

Turning Learning Design into Business Impact

Every single leadership development program we create is unique.  Yet, each one of them is created based on fundamental principles which underpin our learning designs.

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Custom Program Design

We believe executive education is a craft, not a commodity. With each new client, we develop an entirely fresh approach. Together, we ensure your learning journeys meet strategic goals and create value.

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Journalistic Approach

Our work starts with understanding, empathizing with, and challenging your assumptions, vision and objectives. For each client, we build a team of learning, impact and customer experience experts - supported by top professors and FT journalists.

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Measurable Business Impact

To achieve real value-creation, our collaboration continues during and after the program as we work with you to ensure that learning outcomes are preserved in your business.

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Partnerships with real impact

Our work begins with a blank canvas and, through real collaboration, we gain an in-depth understanding of your business’s learning needs and strategic goals. Our programmes are customised, innovative and outcome-led.


From virtual reality to online modules, we create scalable solutions that improve team collaboration, allowing your leaders to make better decisions.

Global Reach

We have a worldwide presence and can work on a truly global scale. We work with business school professors, journalists, consultants and business leaders from all corners of the globe.


An inquisitive mindset – combined with real business acumen and reinforced by solid academic methodology – underpins everything we do.

Value Creation

Using a variety of carefully selected impact metrics, we go beyond value creation – we empower your people and create the path for your business to thrive.