OUR EXPERTISE

FACILITATION

We are hired for our expertise with groups honed over thousands of workshop sessions all around the world. We are preferred by senior cohorts, demanding audiences, cynical types, smart cookies and tough crowds. We arrive well prepared yet ready for the uncertainty inherent in groups.

GROUP DYNAMICS

For a long time the unit of analysis in leadership development has been the individual. 360 degree feedback tools and executive coaching all done away from the action and in isolation has been the popular approach. We stand in a different place informed by the science of skill acquisition in domains of uncertainty and surprise. We work with a leadership team as a leadership team. We shift the unit of analysis from the individual to the group and help that team build its fitness for being with the hard conversation and knotty problems that confront all organisations right now.

STRATEGIC FACILITATION

The big personalities are in the one room and there is a day or two to get things agreed, aligned and moving forward. The senior cohorts in the chairs are seasoned, smart and weary of ineffectual facilitation. What’s called for is robust inclusive debate, humble curiosity and a wide canvas of considered provocative input. Our commercial roots, academic enquiry and decades of experience meld to provide an intelligent force guiding, yielding, and propelling a group toward an unhurried thoughtful outcome from which progress can be built.

“That was fantastic. The session was engaging, exciting, creative and funny. I honestly don’t know how you came up with the idea – It was really clever. I got more out of this session than any other session for the day.”

HR Director, Public Sector

“You knocked it out of the park… again. Great two days. I think this is the first time I have followed up with a “trainer”. I’m usually happy to see the back of them!”

Sales Leader, Tech

“Just a quick note to thank and congratulate you for another super session with our team… that was a fantastic job you did with everyone, and I am looking forward to continuing our association with you.”

Country Head, Market Leader Professional Services

“In a 20-year management career today’s workshop was the most profound I’ve ever experienced.”

Business Unit Leader, Global Pharmaceuticals

“Absolutely brilliant. Very transferable to any aspect of work or home life.”

HR Director, Professional Services

“You’re right. I was apprehensive going into this. You held proceedings tightly, we covered tricky and contentious ground, and had landmark candid conversations. There is a weight off the team’s shoulders, things are moving nimbly, and the work is getting done. Thank you.”

Group Head, Global Function, Heavy Industry

“I’m getting great feedback on a daily basis from the team all over the world. You hit the mark. Let’s talk about next year’s summer school soon.”

Global Commercial Leader, Tech/SaaS