a little history…

ella Forums, the trading arm of ella foundation, were set up in 2013 by Brian Chernett, the Founder of The Academy for Chief Executives, which for 18 years has helped thousands of CEOs achieve measurable results for their organisations via a holistic leadership development programme. The tried and tested methods that worked for leaders in the commercial sector have been adapted to inspire leaders in charities and social enterprises.

we are growing

In response to growing demand across the UK, ella Forums launch a new Group on a regular basis. This includes new Groups in Bristol and Birmingham as well as adding to the number of Groups in London.

In June 2014, ella Forums announced an exciting new partnership agreement with GrowthAccelerator – the service backed by the government and private enterprise that is designed to grow SME business via business coaching. This is the first GrowthAccelerator partnership dedicated solely to the Third Sector.

our values





To understand

To open horizons

To say what we believe

To do all this with love

our behaviours




Fun loving

To include all ethical leaders

To be and to encourage openness

To encourage forward action

To enjoy and celebrate the journey