We lead out of who we are.
My focus is on helping leaders and organisations change and grow. Supporting them in navigating complex change, and ‘wicked’ problems. I help leaders focus on what really matters to them – within themselves, in their teams, and across the wider business.
Every project begins by developing a good understanding of what each client wants and needs through diagnostic and inquiry work, and fact-finding. This may challenge your thinking about what’s needed – that’s part of my role – but it means we’re able to build a programme or work together that is exactly what your leaders require. One that will bring deep learning, new insight and clear ways forward.
At every stage of a programme, I build in simple, innovative approaches to ensure that change will actually happen. As well as face-t0-face, I have been designing blended programme for a while now and know what good virtual design looks and feels like too.
So phased programmes might include: input sessions and theory bursts, webinars and self managed learning, action learning groups, coaching, collaborative projects, experiential activities and experiments. These approaches draw deeply on participants’ existing knowledge, but are also supported by robust models and frameworks.
And although I’m always practical, I strongly believe that leadership development works best with a sense of playfulness and creativity and so that’s reflected in how I work too.
My work is informed by:
- deep and far-reaching work inside organisations for many years
- faculty and set advising on a MSc in People and OD for 8 years
- running programmes on Advanced Facilitation and Consulting Skills
- professional and personal development in Systemic Constellations, Shadow Work, somatic practices and more
I also run an open enrolment leadership programme. Love in Organisations brings together my many years of designing and running powerful leadership programmes with my more recent work on love in leadership and in organisations. It’s bold, but explores some essential leadership questions for our times.
I’m also rethinking what I mean when I talk about leadership and you can see where my thinking is starting to take me in this blog exploring ‘eldership’.
Below are some examples of leadership development projects and for more please click here.