Meet the team

We are a multi-disciplined team with one shared interest: developing individuals and teams so they can strengthen their Confidence Muscle™ and dare to lead in their own lives. Our guiding principles always keep us focused and connected: intelligent, inspiring and inventive. This drives our enthusiasm to explore new ways of working with our amazing clients.


Lara Milward

Lara is an award winning fitness and leadership coach, athlete, mentor, author, and mother. She is Co-Founder of The Leadership High and BlitzFitness.

She has learnt that the physical and psychological are intrinsically linked and “I move therefore I think’. She is passionate about energising and enabling others.

A political science graduate who started her career at the House of Commons on a backbench committee for women’s healthcare she has been a #womanswarrior ever since. Lara moved from Octagon to start Redmandarin after cutting her teeth in consultancy at The Henley Centre.

Lara is currently the Official Fitness Partner of the Virgin Strive Challenge and the Sunday Times Fitness Expert.

She is crazy about CrossFit, singing and skiing.


Sarah MacDonald

Sarah is a business leader and spent 25 years leading change for some of the world’s number one brands. With a degree in sport management and psychology, she was instrumental in the growth and development of the Nike women’s retail business in the UK and Europe and went on to work as a senior leader for GlaxoSmithKline and the world’s leading Investment bank, Goldman Sachs.

Sarah is an expert in building experiences and believes they help us create emotional episodes which shape our attitudes, behaviours and performance.

Sarah is an entrepreneur, mum of four, Co-Founder of The Leadership High, MacExperience (MacX) and Inclusion-X.

Confidence is like a muscle. It is strengthened by use.”


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The Leadership High Limited
+44 (0) 203 773 4482