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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...

Sherilyn has shown amazing vision, passion and skill in rapidly building a new ‘brand’ (The Marketing Academy) – and one that every marketer in the country wants to be associated with.

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Phil Rumbol, Founder, 101 / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is the best of it’s kind in the the UK, if not the world. A bold statement, I know, but here is why. The program has been carefully crafted and is made up of several elements including a life changing leadership course, days spent with industry leading organisations, 1:1 coaching as well as mentoring sessions with the most inspirational CMOs and CEOs in business. As if this wasn’t enough, I have built a peer network that is filled with some of the most incredible people I could have hoped to meet!

Rachel Compton, Head of Commercial Marketing, ITV, 2014 Scholar / UK

10, 15 or 20 years from now, the scholarship at Marketing Academy will be seen as the defining point of my career. The lessons weÕre learning from the best minds in business may not immediately effect our actions today but it will empower us to be better leaders of tomorrow.

Steven Woodgate, Surface Marketing, Microsoft, 2014 Scholar / UK

Being in the Marketing Academy Scholarship program is the one of the best things have happened in my life. The Marketing Academy is not just about your career development, but your life: it is a once-in-life opportunity to help you refine yourself, find your goals, discover what matters the most to you, and develop leadership in your own style.

Joly Zou, Founder, Solocal, 2014 Scholar / UK

I feel truly overwhelmed to have been chosen to be part of such an exceptional scholarship. I cannot say thank you enough to Sherilyn and The Marketing Academy team, the mentors and, of course, my fellow scholars for making this entire experience phenomenal. I’ve been truly inspired by you all and I know that I’m already a better leader and, hopefully (!), a better person because of it.

Charlotte Greenaway, 2011 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is rocket fuel for your career and personal development. Just being around 30 fantastic, sharp people for 12 months, is beneficial in itself. Adding world class leadership training to the equation, a business coach and the chance to assist a small charity, and you have an enormously powerful program. Quite simply you’ll never be the same again after being an MA Scholar.

Jonny Miles-Prouten, UK / Ireland Digital Manager at Coca-Cola, 2011 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy was more than I imagined it could be and more than I can explain to those around me. The quality of speakers and the structure of boot camp ensured that every session opened your eyes to something new and yet the common theme of leadership was presence throughout. The way I look to approach situations has changed and I can now see how to get more from every opportunity and individual. I have walked away from boot camp knowing more about myself, my peers and my industry. The other twenty nine who were on the boot camp I now call friends, understanding what motivates them and how to work better with them.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

The cliche “a life changing opportunity” is overused and often with little authenticity in business. Not when it comes to The Marketing Academy which exceeds the statement by some mileage. Be a part of it or you’ll never see just how amazing you can be.

Michelle Keaney, Chief Imaginer at Inventing Futures, 2010 Scholar / UK

Being a part of the Marketing Academy has been an absolute privilege. The yearlong course has really helped to understand where I would like to aim toward in my career and also made me realize what is important in both my personal and professional life. From CEOs of Blue Chip companies to mentors and personal development coaches; the people I have had the pleasure of meeting along the way have been absolutely outstanding. It has been a whirlwind of a year and really challenging at times but it is rare you get to make as many real friends in such a short space of time. If you have the opportunity to do the same, grab it with both hands.

Jack Foley, Senior Brand Manager, KFC, 2015 Scholar / UK

The program has been everything I dreamed of and more. It has been genuinely transformational; it has changed the trajectory of my leadership and believe I will look back on it as a critical step in my journey. It has allowed me to distill down what I need to do over the new few years to grow my impact as a leader.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

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 far exceeded my expectations. I have met some really inspirational and interesting senior Marketing leaders who have been both generous and honest in sharing their advice and experiences- I have already developed an enviable list of contacts and that will only expand by the end of the academy!

If I was to give one piece of advice to any talented, ambitious Marketeer it would be to do everything you can to try and secure a place on the Marketing Academy- it’s an experience that will benefit you for years to come.

I have been involved in lots of training and development in the past but nothing comes close to the Marketing Academy. The unique combination of coaching, leadership training, mentoring, faculty days and working with a charity delivers a fantastic combination of experiences and learning. In summary it’s just great!

Sarah Ellis, Managing Director of Gravity Road, 2011 Scholar / UK

Incredibly insightful program with the perfect balance of industry thought leadership, professional coaching, and personal leadership development. Authentic by design, I’ve found the course had helped me lead through my day-to-day and set the foundation for how I frame up and achieve my future leadership goals. This is an invaluable leadership program for any marketer keen to accelerate their leadership potential.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

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

My selection in The Marketing Academy is truly a privilege. It has afforded my the opportunity to improve my self, the way I lead my team, access to the most brilliant minds in the business, and to develop a peer group who I know will remain my friends for life. The combination of training, mentoring, coaching and inspiration will be experiences that shape my career for years to come.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The Scholarship has transformed my way of thinking and helped my development to become a better leader. It has made me realize what my values are, which now recognized is benefiting both myself and those around me. I have met some really inspirational people and have received invaluable advice and mentoring which will help me on my journey through the rest of my career.

Charlotte McDonnell, TUI, 2014 Scholar / UK

A once-in-a-career opportunity to forge powerful personal connections with a diverse cohort of fellow marketing leaders across the entire industry.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

Before The Marketing Academy I thought I was great at my job and an asset to my company – I now have a broader approach to my role, team and career, a better understanding of my strengths, how to ignite the best in other people and a clearer sense of how my career can help me achieve the life I want to live.

Liz Le Breton, Head of Brand & Social, John Lewis, 2013 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy, without wanting to be a cliche, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s not just about networking and mentoring, it’s about building relationships with people who will help you become a strong leader and a technically excellent marketer.

Ross Farquhar, Managing Partner at Grey London, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy, quite simply, redefines you. It changes the way you see yourself, it changes the way you want other people to see you, and it changes the person you want to be in the future. And you learn all this with the support of the most incredible network: the scholars who go through it with you, the mentors who never fail to inspire you and the business coach who helps you make sense of it all. Anyone who has an ambition to be a leader in the marketing world should apply.

Sarah Tate, Global Sales Skills Developmen Lead at Google, 2011 Scholar / UK

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