Change consulting

I offer a flexible consulting package for enterprise leaders and teams facing tricky issues, and wanting to unlock new levels of connectivity, flexibility and productivity in themselves, and in their organisations.

This work always begins with a simple, explorative conversation. If your change issue is relatively contained and you are simply looking for a space to talk, reflect, enquire and maybe get some advice or feedback, a few conversations may be enough.

If your context is more complex and challenging, and you anticipate needing more 'hands-on' support, it may be sensible to agree a longer initial piece of work. This is likely to begin with a series of conversations and some information gathering, including some of your colleagues in the process.

A more structured exploration often follows, during which I may talk to the people involved, be present at key meetings where possible, and study core documents, as required by the work. I then present my findings to you and your team, and work with you to digest this and clarify your change agenda and next steps.

I often support clients in a variety of ways to lead the agreed, ongoing work in tune with your normal business goals and cycles. We clarify key measures of success, a set of review points and meet regularly in order to be responsive to what happens.

Whatever ends up happening after the exploration work, it usually provides a very helpful marker if I return at least a few times to support a conversation in which the team, organisation or network reviews its progress against its own change agenda.

1:1 coaching spaces

I offer confidential coaching sessions for all sorts of leaders - but especially those with a change agenda of some sort. Today’s world is full of possibility and opportunity. Yet, the degree of uncertainty and disorientation many of us are experiencing at a global level makes it hard for us to stay level-headed about work, and maybe home life too. A regular space to connect with a trusted witness, coach and guide can be incredibly valuable.

Each session is a space to reflect and explore how you're doing in relation to your work. From here, we can focus on particular change issues, and related leadership skills or capacities, and make space for insights into the now and the next steps. Or it can just be a space to pause, breathe and take a step back - and that's enough.

So if you’re a leader, or someone who has 'put their head above the parapet' in some way, this type of session is intended to help you find your way through with integrity, strength and kindness. I will support you to stay present in the truth of what is happening in the systems you're involved with, get clarity about your part of play, and discern your next right moves. If this appeals to you, do get in touch.

Sessions are 1:1 on Zoom (or occasionally in person), for 50 mins, usually agreed in batches of 3-6, at a frequency to suit your particular situation and challenges. Rates are attuned to context.

Please get in touch via email if you’d like more information.

Retreats, webinars and workshops

I facilitate retreat-style webinars and workshops both online and in person. These events are for people who seek a deeper immersion into particular topics relevant to leadership, change and 'showing-up' as a human in these challenging times.

These events range from half a day, to 3 days and focus on one topic per event, in depth. All topics offered support the development of more soulful forms of leading, showing-up and 'being human' - grounded, attuned, flexible ways of working that cultivate wellbeing and healthy working systems.

Current topics under discussion are: finding your ground as a leader; fierce and kindful leadership - opening to power, courage, connection and compassion; practicing agile, fluid and ever-changing leadership in these challenging times.

In-house training

I run in-house training courses for groups of enterprise and team leaders wanting to experiment with and experience more grounded, open-hearted, flexible forms of leadership.

These courses are a unique opportunity to learn about and practice more 'soulful', context-attuned forms of leadership, facilitation and communication in a well-contained, relatively risk-free creative space.

More traditional forms of leadership tend to be linear and cognitive, and work well in times of stability, when the context feels predictable and reasonably well under control.

The approaches covered by this type of course explore ways of 'being' and acting as a leader when the context is more multi-layered and unpredictable.

There is very little within mainstream leadership education that prepares us for this, so for many people this can feel like a first step. It is important work, and it may require a new type of dedication, yet happily there is no right or wrong - only practice.

Topics covered include:

  • experiments with presence; arriving fully, ways we lose our ground, trusting experience
  • conscious conversations; what does it take to listen, what does it take to be open/authentic?
  • moments of truth in organisatinal life: meetings, aloneness, teamwork...
  • cultivating a sensitivity to the 'fields' of connection - beyond and including personal dynamics, loyalty groups
  • leading change with fludity - what's required, how to practice: live case studies