For Ambitious Built Environment Leaders

How To Lead Unforgettable Projects Even If You're Lacking Time, Budget and Resources

Watch the video below to find exactly what the Courageous Leaders Challenge is about. 

Save years of frustration and overwhelm . . .   

I condense 23 years of built environment leadership experience into hours so you can gain 5 years of career growth in less than 12 months. 

Book a Strategy Call TODAY!
For Ambitious Built Environment Leaders

How To Lead Unforgettable Projects Even If You're Lacking Time and Resources

Watch the video below to find exactly what the Courageous Leaders Challenge is about. 

Save years of frustration and overwhelm . . .   

I condense 23 years of built environment leadership experience into hours so you can gain 5 years of career growth in less than 12 months. 

Book a Strategy Call TODAY!

‚ÄúI‚Äôm only a couple of sessions in¬†. . .¬†and I already feel heard!‚ÄĚ

Sarah Williams, Associate Principal, GRIMSHAW



One of my favourite sessions was talking about gut instinct, where at times I've not followed my gut instinct, but probably should have. Instead I’ve been persuaded by others more vocal.



Your content is brilliant and to the point. I love the fact that you share real stories. I’ve been through tough situations like this before but now I am handling it better! I now recognise it’s part of the process and I know what to look out for.


Taking care of difficult team members resonated as it is always a hard one to tackle but there was some really good advice. Preparing a proper framework early on in the process, seems to be a very beneficial approach.

This is for you if you have 10 - 15 mins a day and you're:

A senior architect, associate, principal or project leader who wants to make a positive impact without spreading yourself too thin or blindly following what has been done before.

A leader who has fallen into leadership roles and you want to discover and validate your own unique leadership style so that you can be more effective.

A leader who wants a healthier work-life balance and more energy to see opportunities and deal with challenging project environments.

Not yet in a leadership role but crave the reward and recognition that you can lead high-quality projects as your next career step. 

A seasoned leader who has previously completed leadership training but you now want to accelerate how you implement your learning so that you can finally enjoy your role again. 

Built environment leaders are routinely feeling . . . 


Challenges get bigger, not smaller and easier with time and experience.


Working hard to fight fires. Insufficient energy to perform at their best.


Lone voice for good. Not sufficiently respected, valued or supported. 


Not able to leave a legacy of high quality projects, despite fighting for it.


Become the leader people want to be around. 


Introducing the . . . 

Courageous Leaders Challenge

What Makes This Different


A programme designed specifically to transform built environment leaders from feeling overwhelmed and exhausted to feeling effective and impactful. I’ll demonstrate how powerful your contributions can be even if you’re an introvert, new to leadership or you’re an established, high-calibre leader who just wants to love your role again.

No more isolated training days cut off from your team. I've been there, you feel frustrated. I have designed a course structure that can be delivered in just 10-15 minutes per day and offers ultimate flexibility for leaders to fit it into their busy schedules, without walking away from their team.

It's like having a leadership boot camp in your pocket, that you can access anywhere, anytime. You can watch the videos for a month after the 6-week challenge has been completed and download the transcripts to prompt immediate application.

I have lived and breathed leadership inside the built environment industry for more than 23 years. Writing BUILD SUCCESS enabled me to gain clarity on effective and effortless leadership. This course breaks down the Courageous Leaders framework into a step-by-step guide that are brought to life with engaging success and failure stories. 

Skip the learning curve. You will walk away with pragmatic tools and next-level leadership skills that you can apply immediately, regardless of what stage your project is at. 

What you'll gain . . . 

Strategies, Tools & Tactics

Perspective and clarity on your role as a courageous leader by getting intentional, improving your self-awareness and gaining a proven framework that can be applied at any project stage

Time-saving methods to achieve easier visibility of the issues, greater team autonomy, assign appropriate accountability & bring people with you

Lighten your load by empowering your team, sustaining high-performance, establishing useful systems, and incentivising fast failure

Sharpen your decision-making by advocating for a project vision, defining meaningful success metrics, facilitating scenario planning & embracing constructive criticism

Be at ease taking calculated risks aligned to the vision and proactively establish mitigation strategies

Yes I Want to Book a Call!


I'm Tania Ihlenfeld


Love leadership and be rewarded for your efforts!

I stepped away from architectural practice and project leadership when I refused to repeat another gruelling year. I was determined to find the perspective I needed to make the role of a successful leader more effortless and enjoyable. The journey of creating a successful project should be just as rewarding as the outcome. After more than 23 years of living and breathing leadership from teams of 1 to 100, and countless burnout near misses, I discovered a framework for the most effective way to lead successful projects - that I want to share with you.

I'm an architect, entrepreneur, and author of BUILD SUCCESS. I have experience leading, observing, and innovating within multi-disciplinary teams, including with Grimshaw, London. I have led small-scale residential projects through to large-scale national infrastructure projects. Whilst I’m privileged to have worked with some of the most inspiring talents in the built environment industry, I've witnessed enough pain to want to influence change. 

I've done the hard work so you don't have to.


What's included: 

42 x Empowering Video Training Lessons delivered by architect, author and entrepreneur Tania Ihlenfeld. I've distilled 23 years of experience down into powerful lessons where you need just 10-15 mins a day. You can download all of the transcripts too!

Courageous Leaders APP so you can watch the training and gain support anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. A leadership bootcamp in your pocket where you can track your results, send messages, share wins and get access to bonuses.

42-page Workbook to help you capture your key takeaways and actions, prioritise progress and sustain momentum.

‚Äč6¬†x Confidence Boosting Bonuses¬†to help you achieve your results even faster and easier.

Independently certified CPD Certificate to record your effort and acknowledge your professional development.

1:1 and Group Coaching Calls with Tania to share expertise, be inspired and gain instant feedback on specific challenges you are facing.


Courageous Leader Quick Start

‚ÄčStarting with the end in mind, you'll learn about courage stacking, creating a value proposition and the benefits of boosting self-awareness.


Become a Pro Communicator

Advocating a compelling vision. You'll be able to communicate with conviction and bring others with you.


Foolproof Frameworks that Work

‚Äč‚ÄčEstablishing a flexible framework. You'll learn the tools to sharpen your decision-making and assign appropriate levels of accountability to lighten your load.


Building Effective Teams

‚ÄčCreating and sustaining high-performing teams. You will understand the power of constructive feedback loops and how to embrace diverse voices to deliver higher quality project outcomes.


Tracking Success in Realtime

‚Äč‚ÄčFailing fast and measuring real progress without adding risk, resources, time or budget.


Effortlessly Walking the Talk

‚ÄčEnabling your success by learning how to protect your energy, employ smart systems and empower your high-performing teams.¬†

Adding Incredible Value . . . 

6 x Bonuses to fast track your success

Worth More Than £5k

Bonus #1

Leader Cheat Sheet

To optimise the speed of your results.

Bonus #2

Vision Creation Prompts

To enable you to refine your project vision and advocacy.

Bonus #3




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Bonus #6



Step beyond the pages of my book . . . 

Dive deeper by exploring this signature course

Jolyon Brewis, Partner, GRIMSHAW

"Having worked with Tania for several years I can testify to her drive, perceptive and, above all her care for both the project and the people undertaking it."

Damian Fennell, Director, MAX Q

"She is highly self-motivated and has a passion and energy she invests in every enterprise she undertakes. Her conviction makes her a force to reckon with and she works with focus. delivering fast results of high quality."

Angela Dapper , Principal, ARCHITECTUS

I had the pleasure of working with Tania at Grimshaw, where she was such an inspiration. She managed to make the most complex project I have ever worked on, so simple, by thinking big - keeping focus on the end quality and aspirations - whilst thinking small and grappling with the detail. She raises the energy and enthusiasm of any team - and her presentations were always a highlight! 

Helen Goodwin , Head of Programmes,


Your words are always wise, grounded in experience and stemming from a deep understanding of people and relationships, which is what leadership is all about.

Become an Effortless Leader Others Aspire to Be


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