Introducing Xquadrant Core: A hybrid coaching programme for ambitious executives to help you continually grow your impact, push your thinking and hone your leadership capabilities, in a supportive peer environment.

To reach your next destination, find the vehicle that will take you there.

Everyone who is serious about multiplying their impact rapidly discovers that the #1 thing holding them back from their next level is themselves. The very things that made us successful in the path are the very things that will hold us back from our next level of impact.

So the path to increased success will be found in our personal and professional transformation.

We often try to build our skill set alone. However, it's hard to develop new leadership skills when we're in the whirlwind of operations with little time to step back and think.  So progress is slow and sporadic.

One secret to accelerated success is our environment: the people we surround ourselves with, the ideas we engage with, and the vehicles we put in place to push ourselves forward.

But many leaders haven't built this kind of environment around them that will help them continually challenge their own thinking and raise their game. 

Xquadrant Core has been designed to be that environment! It brings together all the elements: deep 1:1 coaching, a trusted community of peers, accountability mechanisms.

--Richard Medcalf, Founder

Introducing Xquadrant Core

Xquadrant Core is designed to help you continually grow your impact, push your thinking and hone your leadership capabilities, in a supportive peer environment.

Xquadrant Core is a hybrid coaching programme, with a lightweight structure to continually grow the influence and impact of top performing leaders.

You'll receive dedicated 1:1 coaching, as well as experiencing the power of being coached within a small group context. There are no more than 4 people in any one cohort, creating a supportive and attentive atmosphere, with the benefit of peer support and encouragement.  

There's a quarterly theme to help direct attention and grow in different ways, though you can be coached on whatever you want or need during any of the sessions.

How it works

  • Each month, you'll join a group session with up to four high-performing leaders. You'll receive personalised 1:1 coaching and attention during these sessions, as well as benefitting from the experiences and wisdom of the rest of the group. (Sessions will be on Zoom and will last 90 minutes, or 30 minutes if only one person attends for any reason).
  • Each quarter, we'll schedule a 1:1 deep dive coaching session (up to 90 minutes, via Zoom) to strategise together and work on your biggest leadership challenges and opportunities. You'll sharpen up your thinking, refine the insights from the group call, and make sure you harness the full value of what you experienced.
  • We'll stay connected through our private curated online group and 1:1 peer calls, as desired. You'll have access to the Xquadrant Hub portal, allowing you to capture session notes, log actions, record metrics and track your progress. This creates an immersive experience that supports real change far more than conversations alone can provide.
  • There'll be surprises.  Sometimes because we'll plan them, and sometimes because the community itself will decide what the most impactful activities will be.

Quarterly Themes

Taking an athletics analogy, we build 'core (leadership) muscle' by focusing on the following areas:

Q1: Strength

You'll pinpoint and address areas of weakness, and eliminate habits that are diminishing your influence.

Q2: Speed

You'll shift habitual knee-jerk reflexes, deal with areas of procrastination, or address inefficiencies in your working approach.

Q3: Style

You'll work on technique & mastery of your most valuable skills - moving from 'good to great' through deliberate practice.

Q4: Scope

You'll expand your sense of possibility, vision, visibility and ambition, ready to start the cycle of levelling-up once again.

Richard Medcalf

Richard Medcalf describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender".

Richard is the founder of Xquadrant and a trusted advisor to exceptional CEOs and entrepreneurs, and their leadership teams.

Richard has advised business owners and C-level execs for over 25 years. After a Masters Degree at Oxford University, where he came top in his year, Richard joined a premier strategy consultancy where he rose to become the youngest-ever Partner. He then spent 11 years at tech giant Cisco, firstly elevating Cisco’s relevance in the C-suite of its Fortune 100 customers before being selected for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to catalyse strategic partnerships & new business models.

Richard founded Xquadrant in 2017, with the mission of helping elite leaders reinvent their 'success formula' and multiply their impact on their purpose, their people and their profit.

His personal 1:1 clients include CEOs of billion dollar companies, a Chairman nominated by EY as Entrepreneur of the Year, an Olympic medallist, and the founders of tech 'unicorns'. Richard also runs the high-end CEO community, Rivendell. His book, Making Time For Strategy, was published in February 2023.

Richard is bi-national English/French, lives near Paris, and is happily married and the proud father of two. He's also a licensed lay minister in the Anglican Church, and has an insatiable love for spicy food and the electric guitar.

Client Appreciation

Runa Macleod

Very empowering!

This programme helped me focus on my highest value activities, manage my calendar, and repurpose meetings and projects. By becoming more mindful of what's working and what's not, I'm now planning my time better and managing my workload in a more considered way. As a result, I'm more motivated, more productive, and more focused on my strategic direction and purpose.

David Wilson Senior Manager

Now I am a leader who leads my team

It's given me a better understanding of how to be more successful. I was a person that needed to be involved in everything from start to finish, but now I actually lead my team. As a happy consequence, my work/life balance has shifted for the better.

Iman Prakosa Director of Finance & Business Support

I really enjoyed the step-by-step process to discover my own leadership behaviors

I really enjoyed the step-by-step process to discover my own leadership behaviors & identify what was holding me back from my next level. As a result, I've moved out of my comfort zone, I inspire my team more and challenge them more directly. Highly recommended!

Gaut R. Group Financial Accountant

A life-changing experience!

The programme was a game-changer for me. As I progressed through the course, my expectations of myself evolved significantly for the better. The impact of the programme has been immense, leading to my personal growth as a manager, enhancing my delegation skills and team assessment abilities. Richard's tools were brilliant.

Eric Irani FP&A Director

I've become a strategic contributor

It's been amazing! It has not only helped me become more organized and efficient in my tasks but also enabled me to communicate more effectively with senior colleagues. I've transformed from a task-oriented individual to a strategic contributor and trusted advisor. Additionally, the programme has equipped me with a more positive mindset to turn negative thoughts into opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the programme begin?

The next cohort begins in January 2022.

Does my physical location matter?

This is a global group as it brings diversity of perspective and unlocks new networks and opportunities.

The programme is delivered virtually and calls are suitable for European time zones, and we run different cohorts that are also suitable for American and Asian timezones. 

Application process

Membership is for a six months or a year at a time, and by invitation or application only.

Xquadrant Core is for you if...

  • You’re an entrepreneur, executive or ambitious high-performer.
  • You thrive on challenges and you're hungry to multiply your impact and your legacy.
  • You’re seeking extraordinary, fascinating peers to inspire you and stretch your mind.
  • Despite all that, you don’t take yourself too seriously!

Xquadrant Core is NOT for you if...

  • You’re not committed to investing in your professional & personal development.
  • You’re only interested in financial rewards and recognition.
  • You’re not committed to creating at least a 10X return on your investment of time, money and attention.

This isn't for everybody.  You need to be serious about your own personal and professional growth, and eager to multiply your impact. However, if you’re ready to be challenged and stretched, and be part of something special, then let’s talk.