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Eve Poole

MBA 1998

Third Church Estates Commissioner at Church of England and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun School LinkedIn

After working for the Church of England, Eve Poole realised she would need more than her Theology degree to become a business leader.

She ran the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust while studying for her MBA—winning the Association of MBAs Student of the Year award to boot. This path landed her a job at Deloitte so swiftly that she missed her own graduation day.

Now, she's come full circle—working in a much more senior role at the Church of England. On the MBA, Eve realised that gaining work experience was a vital part of becoming a good leader. Her subsequent work with leaders inspired leadersmithing: a movement that helps people master the craft of leadership.

She has helped professionals across countries and sectors learn the tricks of the trade and overcome self-confidence issues—all the while exercising her true passion of helping others unlock their potential. Eve's ethos?

Leadership is attainable for everyone.