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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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Don't just take our word for it. This is what our community around the world have said about our programs...

A set of experiences, encounters and people that have had an incredibly profound effect on my life. I will look back on this as one of those moments where things changed forever. Remember: the way of the river!

Adam Holmes, Partner of Brother Film Co, 2017 Scholar / UK

I feel hugely excited and privileged to be part of the Marketing Academy. The combination of mentoring, coaching and training provides a unique opportunity, which is totally un-matched by any other program out there. IÕm excited about shaping and supporting the Marketing Academy so future scholars have the same opportunities as us.

Claire Best, 2010 Alumni / UK

What has really stood out for me, is the journey towards authentic leadership: The Marketing Academy encourages the scholars to develop their own personal leadership styles, and have confidence in their ability to inspire others to do the same. There is no cookie-cutter mould, and indeed the Marketing Academy embraces the variety & diversity of its scholars, each with wholly different approaches to business and leadership. What binds us all however, is a desire to lead and inspire, rather than direct and manage. Being connected with some of the UKÕs top business men & women, being coached by top professionals, being brought together with some of the most exciting & interesting peers possible, how could we not be inspired to up our game and push our potential to the next level?

Sophia Wetherell, Industry Manager – Technology, Google, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy has harnessed and channelled my ambition, to be more productive and work smarter. The way that the course is set up has given me the tools that I need to make change and then the ongoing support and network to ensure it is followed through. The quality of people that I have come in to contact through the course has been fantastic and an inspiration as to what can be achieve.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

I am now so much better equipped for my current job, let alone what comes next.

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The Marketing Academy has been an amazing experience. To learn from people that have been there and developed in the industry is honestly priceless. In no other network or environment have I been in such a position that has enabled me to grow and learn on both a personal and professional level. It is like nothing I’ve done before and if you’re looking to develop yourself and your career I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

James Eder, Founder & Director at The Beans Group, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship Program rocked my world and pulled back the curtain on just how big of a difference true leadership can make–far beyond the confines of the marketing profession to everything that we do.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

When I applied for The Marketing Academy, I didn’t really know too much about it, so whilst I really wanted to get onto the program I wasn’t desperate.

Aus Leaders Programme Delegate 2015 / Australia

An honour to be part of TMA. Amazing cohort of superstars and a brilliant line up of industry leading speakers. A very well structured program that helps take you to the next level. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The value is not simply the calibre of people who give up their time to talk, mentor and host. ItÕs the huge amount of themselves that they put into it when they do that makes it invaluable. ItÕs inspiring and humbling to be a part of such a varied group of people as those in my cohort. People I know are going to shape the future of our industry. They are not teaching us to manage. They are enabling us to lead.

Andy Hewitt, Founder Partner of Something Inc, 2014 Scholar / UK

I truly believe The Marketing Academy to be the most inspiring, creative and effective professional development program in the industry – if not the world. It is phenomenal that, with the support of our partners, it can be offered to scholars for free – when the coaching, network, learning opportunities and development skills you get match that of an MBA. I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of the inaugural year and it would be no exaggeration to say that I draw on my learnings from that year every day. There are few experiences so genuinely guaranteed to change your life, and I thank everyone involved for making that happen for me. Support it, apply for it, or nominate someone else, but find a way to get involved. I promise that you will reap the rewards.

Lucie Bartlett, 2010 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy has inspired me to transform the way I think about the C-suite. ItÕs gone from a pipedream to an attainable goal!

Emily Byrne, General Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, L’oreal, 2014 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is a unique program, offering its 30-strong cohort the opportunity to learn from the UKÕs top marketing and business talent. From CEO lunches to mentoring to coaching, the network and opportunity offered by Sherilyn and team is unparalleled and is supporting the development of new modern leaders. ItÕs been a privilege to be part of such a wonderful program and personally, IÕve met some lifelong friends and hope to pay forward the learnings and experience.

Natasha Pergl, SAP, 2014 Scholar / UK

The five days we were together as a group was so much more then I could ever have imagined, in my head I knew I would learn something, but I never thought that it would change my outlook so dramatically. I described it to someone over the weekend as a sliding door moment from which point things changed both personally and at work.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

Gaining a place on The Marketing Academy Scholarship program has been the single most incredible thing I have ever achieved in my career. Not only has it transformed the way I think about marketing, it has also made me a better leader both at work and at home. Gaining access and spending time with the most incredible array of coaches, mentors, speakers and like minded individuals has been truly inspirational and life changing. I have also made a network of lifelong friends that I have no doubt will play a significant role in my career and personal life for many years to come.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The Marketing Academy is a truly life changing opportunity. The diversity of minds and quality of people is incredible and creates a one of a kind environment for learning, professionally and personally. The honesty and humility you meet through participants, coaches and mentors propel your development. I would love to re-name the academy, because it is really all about personal development- becoming the best possible leader you can be. Amazing. Be ready to go on a journey!

Silke Wexoe, Senior Strategy Lead, Bow & Arrow, 2017 Scholar / UK

A tribe of kinfolk bonded by a desire to change the world through marketing, the power of shared vulnerability, and the collective belief that by taking charge of our own histories & narratives we empower those we influence to do the same. (Quote by Derek Daniels – who says it better than I ever could!)

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is without doubt the ultimate accelerator for marketers. The access to knowledge, experience, networks and best practice is second to none. In the coming years IÕm convinced IÕll look back and see the year with the Academy as a pivotal point in my career.

Jack Lowman, Deputy Director of Marketing, The Princes Trust, 2014 Scholar / UK

As dramatic as it sounds, it is a life changing program. Be accepting to change as a human being, a leader, a marketer and a change maker – because that will happen. Without a doubt, this is the best education or self-improvement experience I’ve done, and the one I’ve had the most tangible results and improvements from. Now just don’t let the cultish language of the Alumni scare you- it just really is that good and we all believe in it that much.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

The Marketing Academy is the most life changing program IÕve ever been on Ð imagine feeling like for the first time ever you know what your purpose is. Imagine understanding for the first time too how to go about getting that career you really want. Imagine feeling more inspired and empowered than ever before by incredible industry leaders from across the marketing industry. Finally, imagine having the opportunity to grow a brand new network of talented future leaders and friends. The Marketing Academy has been an indescribable experience so far Ð the journey I have been on has been almost magical and I canÕt thank the Academy, mentors, coaches and speakers enough for helping to shape the new professional I have become.

Sharrie Anderson, Senior Employee Engagement Manager, Burberry, 2016 Scholar / UK

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