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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
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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.