STAR® Manager is created by Notion; global experts in management behavioural change and coaching.

Established in 2000, Notion is a top consultancy made up of world-class experts with a track record for delivering significant ROI for all their client assignments with an exciting and well-known client base.


Our team is made up of some of the world’s most respected Executive Coaches, Tutors and Consultants.

Over the last two decades, it’s been an honour to have worked with learners from organisations over 40 countries and in every sector.

Here are just a small range of some of the organisations that some of our learners have come from;

When you select STAR® Manager for yourself, or as a management and leadership development programme for your organisation, you’ll get direct access to some of our world-class Coaches and Tutors.

We work with you in a number of different ways, including:

We’re passionate partners; we work closely with you to help you to meet your goals by providing programmes that have been carefully designed to deliver measurable and sustainable results for you and your organisation.

We deliver our programmes in a range of exciting formats that suit your exact needs, including bespoke off-the-shelf solutions, blended face-to-face programmes, digital and virtual programmes and our Level 3 to 7 Coaching & Management Qualifications.

STAR® Has Won Multiple Awards...

“This is a learning evaluation strategy that thoroughly measures impact beyond learner satisfaction. The results show that the STAR® development program can be a worthwhile investment of training budget, with strong ROI figures to back that up.”

Judges comments, Learning Impact Awards 2024

“The government-funded study took place in two cohorts…results were analysed by independent academics and statisticians and show the broad potential that embedding this new model has for all managers and leaders…Judges were impressed with the results it achieved.”

Judges comments, Personnel Today Awards 2021

It’s delivering measurable results across many sectors: academic, retail and banking; generating significant benefits including dramatic improvements in productivity and team engagement with increased innovation, problem-solving and retention.”

Judges comments, Learning Excellence Awards 2021

Learning Tech Awards 2021 Winner

“This is one of those projects that feels almost too good to be true! It was very refreshing to see a project that put people objectives on par with commercial objectives.”

Judges comments, Learning Technologies Awards 2021


Our programmes include a range of Ofqual Coaching & Management qualifications from Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 7, including award-winning fully digital and virtual blended solutions that require no written submissions and are extremely affordable.

We have been an approved centre of the ILM since 2010 and achieve a 100% pass rate for our prestigious ILM Level 7 coaching programme. We pass every inspection with flying colours and we’re regularly told that our programme materials are the best the inspectors have ever seen.

In addition, we deliver Executive Coaching, a wide range of bespoke Leadership and Management Development Programmes.

We’ve incorporated STAR® into three apprenticeships in England, we’re a registered supplier with FSQS for the Financial Services sector, and we’re a corporate member of the Association for Coaching.

In 2021 our STAR® programmes were assessed by ELCAS, and are now available for UK military personnel to utilise their ELCs against.


Jillian MacLean MBE
Founder and Managing Director
Drake & Morgan


From our funky Head Office in Leamington Spa, fondly known as 12HT, Notion’s growing team covers a wide range of functions with one thing in common – your success! Our people are dedicated to providing a world-class service to support our programmes and ensure that every one of our learners reaches for the STAR®s.

In addition to our expert Coaches, Tutors and Consultants, our team also comprises of the Strategy Team, Programme Designers, Marketing Team, Client Development and also the awesome Mission Control Team who support every learner on the STAR® Manager programme as well as all our workshop-based programmes and also provide an invaluable resource for all our clients.

Take a tour through the STAR® Manager programme

We’re always looking for talent! If you think you’d be an asset to STAR® Manager but can’t see an obvious role for yourself on our vacancies page… then take the initiative and get in touch anyway and tell us why we should create a new role just for you!

If you’ve got an upbeat personality, love doing great work and like the idea of working in an environment that is passionate about developing you to be even more outstanding (if that’s possible of course) then please review the roles currently available and see if any of them look like fun or like something that would get you jumping out of bed in the morning!


We’d love to team up with strategic partners to help achieve our vision of transforming 1 million STAR® managers by 2025.

We partner with organisations all over the world, combining our unique experiences to create mutually beneficial and collaborative relationships. If you’d like to explore teaming up with us on this journey please do say hello and we’ll schedule an informal call.


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