Our People

Our multi-cultural team bring diverse backgrounds including: leadership development; organisational development and change; personal transformation and coaching; sustainability; and multi-stakeholder innovation.

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AJ Pape

USA

Work Experience

  • More than 25 years experience either working for or consulting to organisations
  • Previous clients include HSBC Bank, Amgen, Pfizer, Mars Foods, and PwC

“I grew up thinking that large groups never worked. I felt the best conversations and work occurred between two people. Things seemed to get worse as groups got larger. Friends and teachers at Princeton caused me to reconsider that view, unleashing a passion that took me to India, Cairo and the inner cities of New Jersey by the time I turned 21. My entire adult life has been the discovery of how larger groups not only can, but must, excel, if we’re to meet the challenges of our time.”

AJ began facilitating large groups as a student in the 1980’s. Spurred by a passion for social change, he studied in South Asia and the Middle East before entering the business world in 1988. He has been a Senior Coach & facilitator on programs for more than 1,000 leaders in global banks, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, and government/social sector clients.

His consulting clients have reduced costs of post-merger integrations, eliminated delays in multi-billion dollar plant construction, and accelerated reforestation in the Brazilian rainforest.

 

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Ali Warner

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Delivers systemic leadership programmes across all sectors.
    Works with a diverse range of clients including Microsoft, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Aviva, UK Cabinet Office and the National Health Service in England and Scotland.
  • Previously graphic facilitator for senior executive development programmes at Microsoft global headquarters.
  • Trained in brand management at Procter & Gamble and led communications for behaviour change at The Carbon Trust (a UK government not-for-profit company).

“I started my working life in large organisations and appreciated the intelligence, complexity and creativity I found around me. However, after a number of years I began to feel that the full strengths and potential of many of the members of these systems – including my own – were not being used. I reconsidered what I could offer others and myself through my work, and embarked on a lifetime’s journey to deepen my capacity in hosting trans-formative change that can benefit us individually, in our organisations, and in our world.”

Ali develops powerful communication at all levels within organisations using her expertise in Barry Oshry’s systemic leadership. She also works with graphic facilitation, a visual record of the group’s process, to enhance the quality of learning and reflection. Ali is an accredited trainer in the Organisation Workshop and has trained at the Power Lab, an immersive 6 day programme on power and leadership developed by Barry Oshry.

Ali is also the Director of a major mindfulness centre in London, a musician and vocalist, and is enthusiastic about developing people’s capacity for creative and authentic communication. Her consulting work is principally with leaders in large organisations in the UK and internationally.

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Alyse Ashton

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 30 years’ experience in developing experiential learning & change events and over 2000 hours experience coaching individuals and teams to create step changes for themselves and their businesses (from high potential to board level).
  • Wide range of sectors including Financial and professional services, Energy, Elite Sports, Technology, Food manufacturing.
  • Background in International Blue Chip organisations in European marketing, HR, Change management and Talent development (ICI, Plessey, ZFS, Intel, BP/Castrol).
    Worked in 20+ countries (fluent French/German).

“Humans have huge capacity for growth and change. I used to believe that with commitment to creating new mindsets, clarity of purpose and focusing on creating the positive “weather”, organisations would thrive. I knew that when things got ‘stuck’, having the courage to stay with it would allow creativity, courage and dialogue to emerge. My systemic practice has caused me to reconsider and expand my world view of how you create sustainable change. Our context creates patterns and blocks which mean that you can create significant positive shift only if you work at levels of individual, collective and the system to unlock unseen patterns.”

Alyse started her international blue chip career with ICI and progressed quickly holding management and leadership roles, HR, OD and Learning and Development. She developed a strong track record in leading change as well as mergers and acquisitions in diverse organisational cultures . She brings a straight talking, commercially astute and systemic approach to working with senior executives, boards, teams and talented individuals. She is a renowned, accredited coach and flexible, creative facilitator who has enabled leadership talent across the world to create step changes for over 25 years.

Alyse enables individuals and teams to get better results, feel more fulfilled and have fun in the process, getting rid of the blocks to being the best they can be.  She believes we all have remarkable capacity to grow, especially if we ‘get out of our own way’ and create the conditions to think well. Clients value her incisive, creative and flexible approach in partnering to meet their specific needs.

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Anna Betz

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Delivered Communities of Practice for NHS Yorkshire & Humber Improvement Academy
  • Co-founded the School of Commoning, HealthCommonsHub and Endobiogenic Society of the UK
  • Many years experience in Healthcare and Social Services, including setting up a dementia service within the NHS in 2009; coaching nurses and social workers; co-working and collaborating with Social Services to resolve complex challenges for patients and their networks and to address and resolve inter-organisational challenges.

“My life has been a fascinating journey thanks to re-evaluating and reconsidering my priorities, beliefs and ideas a number of times during significant life transitions.  As I move more and more towards wholeness, I keep rediscovering my life’s evolutionary purpose. From wanting to make the world a better place by being a peace activist, then a spiritual seeker and a social change maker, I now appreciate all the different creative ways in which the human soul expresses it’s yearning for unity.”

Anna is facilitator for communities of practice, section editor Enlivening Edge – News from Next-Stage Organisations, and co-director of the School of Commoning which delivers workshops, seminars and educational projects. She is an experienced mental health professional with managerial responsibilities in the NHS, and has successfully initiated and facilitated a number of collaborative and co-creative projects with doctors and other health professionals in primary and secondary care. Her deep understanding in how living systems function enables her to work with both patients and healthcare professionals in a way that deepens their experiences and widens their perspectives. A coach, facilitator and mindfulness teacher, Anna helps to unlock the potential present but dormant within individual and collective systems.

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Barrett Brown

USA

Work Experience

  • Designed and facilitated dozens of leader development programs for executives from multinationals such as Nike, Unilever, Nestlé, Mars, Banco Itaú, the Inter-American Development Bank and US EPA.
  • Co-architected and co-led visioning, strategic alignment, and change processes for mid-market companies in the USA and large-scale public-private partnerships in Europe.
  • Lectured and presented widely, including to CEOs and government ministers as well as to audiences of 800+.

“Early in my career I believed that to build better organisations and a better world, all we needed to do was get the right policies, technologies and strategies in place. After years in the trenches doing leader and organizational development and large-scale multi-stakeholder work, I’ve had to completely reconsider my worldview. I now take a much more comprehensive, integral approach. It is one that attends to the cultural and psychological dynamics as well as those from systems, policies, and technologies. And that has made all the difference.”

Barrett specialises in leader development and organizational & system transformation as it relates to global social and environmental change. Throughout his 20-year career he has supported leaders, organizations and multi-stakeholder systems to navigate complex challenges and unlock deep individual and collective capacities. Barrett is in his element when he architects and facilitates developmental programs that catalyse profound growth and peak performance for leaders and teams in front-running organizations.

He feels that we are at a critical turning point in the history of not only organizations, but civilization itself. Our ability to show up with strong presence and full capacity is essential if we are to successfully transition through our institutional and global challenges. We therefore have a deep responsibility – and precious opportunity – to cultivate the best of our body, mind, and spirit in order to create the workplace – and the world – we most want for our children and humanity.

 

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Beth MacDonald

Manila, Philippines

Work Experience

  • More than 25 years as a technical leader in fast-moving consumer goods, textiles and apparel.
  • More than 10 years as a coach and facilitator on global faculties.

“I grew up in Johnson & Johnson as a scientist and engineer leading increasingly larger and more diverse groups of people. Moving to Asia caused me to reconsider many things in my life, from what I held as true about the world to what my contribution to the world could be. I decided to shift to coaching and facilitation and undertook a series of studies that opened my eyes to new ways of seeing people and systems and how I can contribute to them.”

Professionally, Beth’s lifelong focus has been on unleashing the creative potential of people and organizations. She shifted from the realm of science and design into the world of facilitation and coaching in 2004. Although she has worked around the globe, the majority of her work has been focused in Asia.

She has supported Asian organisations in shifting from national to regional players or regional to global players; and has supported multinationals in extending their success into Asian markets.

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Cari Caldwell

USA

Work Experience

  • 15+ years consulting and facilitation experience in corporate, government and not for profits; included developing the Ulysses programme at PwC, and the Next Generation Development Programme at HSBC.
  • Worked in over 10 countries and her clients have included HSBC, KPMG, Ford Motor Company, Cadbury Schweppes, PwC, The Office of Fair Trading, several local UK authorities and NGOs.

“I used to believe that change was simply a matter of long, hard work with a healthy dose of inspiration and perspiration. But the consistent & overwhelming levels of unpredictable change in my clients has forced me to reconsider what is really possible when the authentic readiness of an individual or system meets new developments in social technologies and is lead by facilitators and coaches who are ‘clean and clear’ and know their stuff.”

Cari began her career in the mid-90s with PricewaterhouseCoopers in a renegade organisational change and diversity division which produced  powerful results on the fringe of HR consultancy.  Since then she has had a bias for small groups of people doing amazing things in larger systems. Cari sees herself as an individual and organisational midwife who smells potential and possibility (and the lack there of!) and is able to hold space for growth or catalyse it as the situation requires.

She offers hard challenge underpinned by unwavering support in her coaching and consulting. She currently runs two businesses and relishes Future Considerations as a learning and testing ground for what she brings to her clients.

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Celine McKeown

UK

Work Experience

  • 15 years+ experience working at board and operational levels
  • Since 2002, Celine has been consulting on positive change in the following areas:
    • Corporate Responsibility (Vodafone, Virgin Unite, BSkyB, Accenture, UBS, Mars)
    • Brand Strategy (Greenpeace International, BOND, ProForest, True Energy)
    • Corporate Partnerships (UNICEF, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Care)
  • 7+ years with Unilever in various brand roles, her final as the project manager for Unilever’s brand launch in 2001.

“I’ve always had a profound sense of needing to do meaningful work. Over the years, as life circumstances changed, I constantly considered what ‘meaningful work’ means for me. What previously gave me meaning, working on global, macro issues, now had to share the space with new, micro issues such as my family. My new life mix catalysed a profound change. I reconsidered success. Not just as an idea, or a financial measurement, but as a practice using ‘Right Livelihood’. I define this as ‘meaningful, self-sustaining work on behalf of people and planet’. I believe that if we all defined success in this way, then we stand a chance of creating a sustainable future for our children’s children.”

Celine supports purpose-driven people and organisations to realise to identify and express their unique role in the complex system of social and environmental change. Her purpose as a consultant and coach is to inspire more meaningful, responsible and creative workplaces and livelihoods.

Her past work with organisations focuses on connecting employees’ individual purpose with organizational purpose & sustainability strategy, enabling people to find more meaning in their daily actions in the workplace and feel a greater sense of personal responsibility at work.

She brings together different approaches, tools and methods from the fields of personal transformation, creative thinking, brand strategy, sustainability practice, authentic leadership, social enterprise, executive coaching and systems thinking, and has the unique ability to integrate Brand, OD/ HR and Corporate Responsibility functions.

Celine brings over 15 years board level experience with organisations such as Accenture, Boots, BSkyB, Breast Cancer Care, the Home Office, Greenpeace International, Jeans for Genes, Macmillan, Mars, RISE, UNICEF and Vodafone. She holds an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, UK and Certificate of Advanced Coaching Skills.

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Chris Clark

USA

Work Experience

  • 10 Years’ experience leading teams in: corporate, non-profit, and community organisations. Previous clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Christie’s, CorpTalk, Central District Association of Seattle.
  • Founded Anthem: bringing Teal organising to client systems: self-management, wholeness, and evolutionary purpose.
  • Cofounded the Reinventing Organizations Wiki, and online RO Discourse group, with Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations.
  • Co-energises the Vision Holder role, and writes for Enlivening Edge.

“The ability to see ourselves and our world from different perspectives is particularly necessary considering the precarious state of things in this frontier century. But like all necessary changes requiring growth, reconsideration is a courageous act. I am no stranger to the irresistible call of a Great Leap, and the trembling that comes from standing on its precipice. My work is to create spaces for ongoing reconsideration of the principles and purposes we embrace moving forward through the challenges of the 21st century.”


Chris began his career as an architect and mentor for communities, where he became a passionate advocate for the reconsideration of roles and values in light of modern challenges. He has been integrally involved in fostering healthy organisational communities for over ten years, serving as a consultant and mentor in the interweaving of plural values with common purpose, leadership with emergence, and the liberating structures of self-management with an organisation’s present capacities.

He has worked with civic institutions, non-profits, and leading technology corporations to create healthy environments where creativity, diversity, and clarity lead to step-changes in capacity. He is particularly passionate about helping organisations to reconsider their current challenges, animating crucial conversations and fostering clarity and action.

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Curtis Watkins

New York

Work Experience

  • 25 years as an executive coach working with middle managers, c-suite and board levels, clients include Citibank, American Express, Pfizer and NASA, BP, Barclays.
  • 10 years as an Outdoor Experiential Team and leadership development facilitator.
  • More than 15 years as owner and operator of several businesses.

“The pursuit of success has taken many forms in my life. In my early adult years success was changing the world, which was followed by becoming a star of stage and screen, followed by making a lot of money, which evolved into the realization that success, for me, was none of those things. Success, as I have reconsidered revolves around the well being of those around me. As a coach and consultant that is how I see my role. My success is based on the success of my clients, my friends, family and community.”

Curtis’ approach is based on results. In his more than twenty years of experience working with executives across a range of industries, he has worked with senior leaders to develop, increase productivity, and achieve greater satisfaction in their work and personal lives. Curtis is energised by seeing the light come on in people’s eyes – a new realization, the accomplishment of a goal, or the resolution of a difficult situation. The benefit this brings to the individual and the organization is palpable and extremely satisfying for him.

As a trained stage actor in his “past life”, Curtis brings a uniquely engaging, perspective to his work with leaders on their presence and impact.

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Dick Baker

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Organisational consultant with KPMG and independent and specialist consulting practices
  • 9 years engineering process design consulting with AXA Global Risks, including setting up and leading the UK consulting branch
  • Experience at board and senior management level
  • Past clients include Prudential, Zurich Insurance, Vodafone, Conwy, Lloyd’s Banking Group, Rolls-Royce, Severn Trent, Maersk, BMJ and NCH
  • Head of Governance and Risk for St James’s Place Plc (FTSE 100)
  • Trustee at the Resurgence Trust, Board of the UK Policy Governance Association

“Spending many years observing leadership and its impact on the world I have always been fascinated by what the conditions for leadership are. I came to realise that authentic leadership is a twin trail – not just the outer trail of having effect in the world but also the inner trail of self-awareness and development. And as I became aware my own leadership was not always authentic I was forced to reconsider how I showed up in the world. The twin trail is a guiding light in my work aligning leadership with meaning and purpose”.

With over 20 years consulting experience, Dick supports organisations designing and facilitating change and developing new ways of working to better reflect the complexity of the modern work environment to help them navigate sustainably into the future. He specialises in organisational design, corporate governance and Board practices.

He has worked with large (FTSE) companies along with SMB’s, and non-profits and has held senior roles in St. James’s Place Plc, KPMG Consulting and AXA Global Risks. As we enter a time of seismic change, in business and society, Dick is passionate about helping organisations engage in purposeful work in a meaningful way.

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George Por

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience working with clients such as Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, European Commission, European Foundation for Management Development, European Investment Bank, Hewlett-Packard, INSEAD, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Shell International, Siemens, and Unilever.
  • His academic teaching and Visiting Research Fellow posts included: London School of Economics, Universiteit van Amsterdam, INSEAD, California Institute for Integral Studies, UC Berkeley, and Université de Paris.
  • Serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Knowledge Management

“I always knew that none of us is as smart as all of us. I built my value propositions around that key idea and its practical implications for organisation design, innovation, culture change, communities of practice, and just about any client assignment that I worked on. After reconsidering the idea, I don’t think that collective intelligence (defined as our collective cognitive faculties) is enough to meet the interwoven, complex challenges towering over organisations and societies. The key is to awaken our collective wisdom.”

George is a strategic learning partner to visionary leaders in business, government and civil society. He is the Founder of Enlivening Edge, the online magazine and community of “next-stage” organisations and serving as an evolutionary-Teal mentor to several of them. He is the Director of Community Intelligence, and Co-founder of The Transformatives, an international transformation agency.

George’s life journey enabled him to combine European values with American “can do” spirit and ancient wisdom traditions. He brings them to bear on all assignments that he works on.

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Jackie Thoms

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Over 10 years business experience in internet and telecoms Marketing, latterly responsible for £1.6bn of revenue bringing new products and services to market.
  • Coaching and Consulting in the corporate world and the social sector since 2003.
  • Facilitator, designer, trainer and coach to leaders cross sector and globally.

“After 15 years in various corporate, coaching and consulting roles, I began to work with social visionaries and innovators to connect people across sectors to spark innovation and collaboration necessary for organisations to become fit for the 21st century. Through this, I have had to reconsider how vital it is for people and organisations to look within to identify latent potential to impact society and the planet positively and to align it with strategic and commercial objectives.”

Jackie is an experienced coach, programme designer and facilitator. With over 20 years experience, she has worked in academic institutions, internet start-ups and telecoms companies. She has designed and delivered management programmes and executive coaching for companies including Heinz, Net-a-Porter, Tesco, L’Oreal, RBS, Allianz, BT and Jamie Oliver.

As Co-founder of the Centre for Social Brilliance, Jackie brought cross-sector social visionaries together to create breakthrough models and frameworks for increased social impact combined with commercial growth. Her passion lies in people and organisations showing up and leading from their wholeness so that conscious awareness develops and organisations interact more seamlessly and positively with society and the planet.

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Jane Corbett

Work Experience

  • More than 30 years either working for or consulting to organisations, including:
    • University of Oxford; design, directing and facilitating leadership development with senior delegations from Chinese universities, civil service and EMBA programmes
    • Founder, Generative Leadership Centre, Oxford
    • Authentic Leadership in Action Institute (ALIA) European core team
    • Warwick Manufacturing Group
    • Earthwatch Europe: first Science Programme Director
    • HSBC Climate Partnership and Earthwatch Europe; Learning and Development Manager

“Over the first decade of my career, I reconsidered how transformational change shows up in the world. It comes from acquiring more knowledge and skills and from experiential learning, finding the leader within, a focus on purpose/strategy and being able to see the systems we work in through the eyes of varied stakeholders. I believe there is massive business and societal benefit from a commitment to lifelong learning and development and working in partnership on complex challenges at the systemic and the organisational level.”

Jane is an international facilitator, trainer and coach in the field of systemic change and innovation, leadership development and global challenges. She works with international leaders and organisations across sectors: including global companies, universities, governments, international organisations and civil society. Jane designs and facilitates leadership programs based on the U Process. She also works with systems thinking, making sense of complex science and economic change, scenarios and other future minded techniques, eco-literacy and working with creativity in the innovation process. She works with mindfulness and embodied leadership practices, including Heartmath. She has a passion for the power of immersive learning journeys to facilitate deep and transformative learning, leadership development and innovation.

While working in the HSBC Climate Partnership with Earthwatch Europe, she designed online learning programs working with leadership development and research teams at regional centres in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, India and China. In the University of Oxford she has designed, directed and lectured on leadership programmes for a number of senior delegations from China, Nigeria and Brazil and she has also worked with emerging leaders from China. As a core team member of the Authentic Leadership in Action Institute (ALIA) she has helped to establish ALIA in Europe, designed intensive leadership development programmes and facilitated tracks working with the U Process. With the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the UK, she has worked on Innovation modules with participants from Astra Zeneca, Syngenta and PZ Cussons and on a Master’s programme on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. With Martin Kalungu-Banda she has co-facilitated an organisation development programme for people from the government, business and civil society sectors in Zambia.

Based in the UK, she has had previous experience facilitating in English and French.

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Jane Speller

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 15+ years as independent Organisation Development Consultant, working with global and national clients at senior levels, most recently: Ernst and Young, Unilever, Grant Thornton, Nokia, Save the Children, BBC Worldwide, Poidem Bank (Russia).
  • Working on projects that involve: whole system interventions using large groups, team and individual coaching, & leadership development
  • Ran national training organisation supporting the development of the UK social housing sector

“A really important moment for me happened when I was Director of a national training and conferences organisation many years ago… When  I realised that instead of chasing the money, my business was at its most successful when we were doing work that we loved, in ways that felt stretching, challenging and personally rewarding. Get that right (and with a few good internal processes), and the money looks after itself… I still believe that our constant focus on increasing shareholder value, to the exclusion of other ‘softer’ things, is destroying industries, communities and the nature of our planet. My work is all about re-balancing, and remembering what is really important in life.”

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Jaroslav Dokoupil

Spain

Work Experience

  • 10+ years experience as a global leadership development facilitator, trainer, coach and learning designer with close to 5,000 hours of successful development programmes, sessions and workshops designed and delivered to participants from over 100 nationalities.
  • Worked in over 30 countries with clients such as HSBC, KPMG, Shell, Mars, TPAO, AIESEC, Impact Hub, Thames Water and CDKN.

 

“I used to think that change happens overnight and is easy to achieve once everyone knows what to do. Years of experience has made me reconsider this assumption and learn that one of the most difficult parts of change is to translate the initial inspiration into a consistent shift in behaviour. I also realised that for change to be successful, it requires enduring commitment to do the right thing, complimented by a willingness to repeatedly step into the unknown, individually and collectively.”

Jaroslav discovered leadership development during his 6 years in AIESEC, global leadership development non-profit with nearly 70 years of history and 86,000 members present in 113 countries. He then spent the last 7 years working with leaders in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, catalysing individual and collective change in the corporate, entrepreneurial and social change sectors. Throughout his career, he became aware of the global reality of our world and developed an accurate understanding of what it takes to develop leaders who can shape better futures.

Jaroslav has lived and worked in UK, US, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Czech Republic. He currently lives in London and Madrid.

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John Watters

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 15 years of consulting experience, including eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he established a successful practice working with public sector organisations that were in crisis to create breakthroughs in performance.
  • Seven years as a General Manager working in teaching hospitals, health authorities, community and primary care in the National Health Service in England.
  • Wide experience across commercial, central government, public sectors and not for profit sectors in UK and internationally.
  • His clients have included Shell, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Microsoft, Further Education Colleges, Local Authorities, UK Cabinet Office and the Church of England.

 

“I used to be more future-oriented: rigorous planning, talking of sustainable change, imagining that the changes, I and others, were involved in would endure. I now see that changes cannot be “built in”; we and the world are too complex. The quality of the future we want has to be present in the here and now. The key to creating the future is a shift in our being and how we act, now. As you start on the way, the way appears: one meeting, one conversation, one decision at a time. This has been a process of reconsidering, not a single moment of insight.”

John describes himself as a ‘systems alchemist’ who curates transformational learning experiences to release human potential. He specialises in working with complex challenges that involve multiple stakeholders; creating the conditions for fundamental shifts in performance and realising personal and organisational purpose.

His approach pays attention to the multiple factors at play in any situation: the interrelationship between the individual, team and the wider system; the interface between strategic priorities of the organisation, leadership behaviour and the organisation’s culture. His experience is that personal and organisational transformation comes from engaging head, heart, gut and spirit. Clients describe John’s style as challenging and warm-hearted, rigorous and inspiring. John pioneered the introduction of Barry Oshry’s human systems frameworks to organisations across Europe and accredits trainers in Power+Systens’ methodologies.

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Jon Freeman

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 20 years in Information Systems development and management culminating as European Information Systems Director for Hasbro.
  • 15 years as a consultant and interim manager in major companies including Calor Gas, British Airways, BAA, Vodafone, Centrica and O2.
  • Founded Spiral Futures and is a Director of Conscious Capitalism UK Chapter.
  • Accomplished author of three non-fiction books and contributor to Kosmos magazine and the Integral Leadership Review.

“I have always been fascinated by people; how they work, think and do. I grew up as a scientific rationalist and atheist however a deep intuition training course I attended in my early thirties had a profound effect on me. The strong and undeniable psychic experience that I had during the training was, according to that worldview, impossible. This demanded that I reconsider my whole reality frame in order to build a scientific model which explained how that experience could be real. That experience was also the start of an ongoing never-ending developmental exploration.”

Jon’s career started in information technology where his success as an analyst and applications architect led to his becoming European Systems Director for a market-leading multinational. Subsequently he became a consultant specialising in programme management, leading increasingly to expertise in change, governance, relationship management and the stakeholder journey.

In parallel, Jon is an explorer of the human frontiers, always seeking deeper understanding of individuals (starting with self), organisations, societies and change. Jon’s deep interest in how people think and frame reality led to a passion for values-based personal and collective development, with wide methodological expertise. This blends with inner development and strong intuitive sensing of drives and inhibitors.

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Julia Fell

Work Experience

  • Over 17 years industry experience in retail banking
  • Over 15 years in the field of leadership development, OD, and partnership development with an international educational charity
  • Design and delivery of experiential leadership development courses
  • Consulting in all sectors since 2005 including working with blue-chip professional firms, banks, major charities, local authorities, Government departments
  • Storytelling as a tool for successful business.

 

“Before I began working in leadership development I thought it was about introducing leaders to theories and telling them to implement them. Working with leaders from all backgrounds led me to reconsider my assumptions. I realised that leaders who follow models slavishly will not achieve the followership they seek. Leadership starts with “know thyself”. Great leaders know and show their passions, their deeply held values, and their individual style and I am passionate about taking people on this journey.”

Julia is a leadership development designer and facilitator. Most recently she led the development of a trading arm designing and delivering customised leadership projects for an international education not-for-profit, developing leaders from all backgrounds and sectors. Her experience spans various complex systems through her partnership development work and clients including the big four accountants, blue chip companies, local authorities, and the NHS.

She is an Executive coach, accredited to deliver the Organisational Workshop, and a professional storyteller and in her professional past, Julia held management roles in a retail bank for 15 years, including Departmental Head.

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Laura Lewin

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Programme Director for multi-million pound organisational culture change programmes.
  • Extensive experience in the financial and professional services sectors across the globe.
  • Her previous industry experience includes IBM and Unilever and strategy consulting in the UK and US.
  • Director of a leading London based psychology consultancy.

 

“Having spent 15 year practicing as a business psychologist – helping clients improve the well-being of people, relationships and their bottom-lines – I found myself questioning the broader systems in which business operates.  Learning more about how interconnected and interdependent our financial and eco-systems are, I reconsidered where I wanted to make a difference.  Since that inflection point, I have focused on connecting leaders with the unintended consequences of our culture – helping them develop the capabilities to engage others in the real work of our age.”

Laura has a great track record in creating ‘ah ha’ moments for people, whether in 1:1, team or large scale situations, for themselves and their organisations.

An experienced and skillful designer, she has developed and delivered numerous development programmes (some accredited by independent professional bodies) and facilitated a vast range of team development sessions.  She is accomplished at enabling people to explore challenging issues, communicate authentically and articulate their ambitions and strategies – for themselves and their organisations. Leadership development for sustainability is her current focus – helping people consider the implications of their business choices for people and planet.

Clients say she is inspiring, insightful and fun to work with.

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Mark Young

Brazil

Work Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as head of Organisational Development at Procter & Gamble South Africa
  • Consulting since 2001; major projects in consumer goods, financial services, oil & gas, utility, professional services, government, and international organization sectors
  • Delivery experience throughout Europe and the US, and in Brazil, Singapore, Chile, Mexico, India, Australia and South Africa

 

“I’ve always had a fascination with leadership and organisation. My first corporate job, was like a dream come true. I got to do some very interesting work in a rapidly-growing and transforming organisation. I also had parallel tracks to my life for instance involvement in community and educational organisations. Future Considerations – and the immediate demand for our work from a surprising range of blue-chip clients – has forced me to reconsider that these worlds need to be separate. I’ve come to firmly believe that there is massive business and societal benefit to bringing them all together.”

Mark is in his element when he sees people becoming more of what they can be, when relationships, teams and organizations become more alive, and when “stuck” problems in organizations and society become less stuck. He works as a coach, consultant, facilitator, learning designer and business leader across sectors and geographies to this end. He is known by his clients as a trusted thought partner who can help them to shift their agenda forward in an integral manner – combining head, heart and hands to achieve more powerful business results.

He helped to build Future Considerations from its early days, and served as its Managing Director since 2009 to 2013 and as a steward of the business since 2014.

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Martin Kalunga-Banda

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 10 years experience designing and facilitating interventions across sectors and geographies
  • 2 years working directly with the President of the Republic of Zambia in an advisory capacity
  • Core-faculty member – University of Cambridge (since 2003), the National University of Singapore Executive Programmes, Presencing Institute and the NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy
  • Author of an international bestseller – Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela and two other books: It’s How We End that Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President; and Driftology: How to Access Life’s Greatest Opportunities by Flying on the Wings of Others.

 

“In the early part of my career, I served as a lecturer in business ethics at the University of Zambia. One day my wife, Aggie, asked how I conducted my lectures. I responded, “There is only one way that university education is delivered. A lecturer prepares his or her materials which are delivered in one or two hour sessions.” Aggie, responded, “What do you think about conducting your sessions in a way that would invite students to participate in knowledge generation?” I responded, “I am responsible for providing this knowledge through lectures.” For months, Aggie ‘bothered’ me about trying out participatory learning techniques. After a year, I reconsidered. I asked Aggie to help me plan a participatory learning session and in the subsequent months the number of students attending my lectures grew from 50 to 120. The extra 70 were attracted by the invitation to co-create learning. Later, I realised that Aggie’s advice was a precursor to my work in organisation/ leadership development and innovation.”

Martin is an experienced consultant in organisation and leadership development; a designer and facilitator of innovation and change processes; corporate affairs practitioner; trainer and coach with an extensive track record of working across business, government and civil society and believes in the unlimited potential of each person to be creative and productive. He has had the fortune of serving his country’s (Zambia) third Head of State as Chief of Staff and Special Adviser, an experience that taught me how to support leaders in business, civil society and government as a coach and thinking partner.

For the last 10 years, Martin has led a number of innovation and change processes in various sectors that include healthcare, international development and the corporate world. He has collaborated with other practitioners to design learning journeys that have seen organisations improve their performance or resolve intractable challenges.

 

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Michael Meaney

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • More than 15 years experience as a consultant or facilitator to a wide variety of organisations
  • Senior level experience in leisure and drinks industry
  • Start up experience in a variety of sectors including technology and hospitality

 

“I have always had a strong interest in people and groups and understanding why we do the things we do. At the level of the individual I hear many common stories and visions among many different people. As a collective I find it fascinating that we appear largely unable to realise these visions and create futures we individually seem to want. I am constantly reconsidering the approaches and thinking related to this ‘individual-group’ connection.”

Michael has a variety of high-level experience in the drinks and leisure sectors and has set up several successful businesses.

This business background is supported by Psychology, Coaching and Psychotherapy education and training. Michael has worked in the areas of change management, process design and facilitation for more than fifteen years and for a wide range of clients.

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Nick Putnam

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 20 years’ experience in business leadership with Shell
  • 10 years working on profound change, organisation effectiveness and innovation in Shell
  • Independent since 2010 with experience in Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services and the Public Sector.
  • Delivery experience throughout Europe and the US, and in The Middle East, Far East, India and Africa.

“During the Noughties, I was privileged to work on some of the largest and most demanding projects in Shell. In 2009 I had the opportunity to reconsider my future and to take my skills beyond the oil and gas industry. This would provide me with the opportunity to learn from different organisations and to test my conviction that great business innovation comes from working with intact teams, combining hard business outcomes with work on the harder aspects; individual growth, team effectiveness and organisational development.”

Nick is an independent consultant with broad experience in commercial leadership and organisational development. He spent more than 30 enjoyable and fruitful years with Shell before deciding to leave early in 2010 to concentrate on new horizons.

Nick has experience leading a variety of thriving businesses from Crop Protection to Bulk Petrochemicals in places from Albania to Zambia. He spent much of his time with Shell in operating companies dealing directly with customers. As director of marketing and commercial operations for Chemicals in the United Kingdom he was particularly engaged in leading staff through the changes towards a European and later the Global enterprise. As a result, Nick was invited to join Shell’s Leadership and Performance Team, moving to the Group’s corporate centre.

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Oli Jacobs

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Over 12 years industry experience in senior positions across the financial services, international development, charity and public health sectors
  • Worked as an independent coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors across the globe since 2012
  • Delivery experience throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean

 

“I started my career as a stockbroker fascinated by the fast-paced world of finance and yes, the money. However, feeling rather limited by the possibilities for growth, connection and meaning I embarked on long and at times difficult journey of reconsidering who I am and what my real work is in the world. I now love supporting others on such journeys and witnessing the transformative effects of deep inquiry at the individual, team, organisational and community scales.”

Oli began his career as a stockbroker in a boutique investment house, trading and investing for high-net worth individuals and FTSE companies. Sensing deeper stirrings and possibilities he quit the world of finance in 2007 to study and practice cutting-edge approaches to individual, team, organisational and societal transformation.

Since he has gained an MBA (Distinction) in Corporate Social Responsibility, lead research into 21st Century leadership practice through Developmental Action Inquiry (in association with Bill Torbert, Harthill Consulting, BT, the University of Birkbeck and the Wiltshire Probation Trust) and held senior positions at top NGOs and charities with assignments including leading an organisation change programme for Save the Children International spanning 54 countries, the transformation of a children’s charity in Indonesia and delivering innovative Corporate Social Responsibility programmes for Everything Everywhere, Sony, BMW and the Cabinet Office.

Currently, he balances his time between leading mental well-being services across West London as part of the government’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and supporting senior and next generation leaders in actualizing the further reaches of transformation so they can better meet the challenges of today’s complex and fast-paced world.

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Pete Hamill

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • Over 15 years experience in leadership development, organisational development and change, including:
  • Over four years working as an independent consultant with clients such as the Boston Consulting Group, Barclays, BP, KPMG and the UK and Singapore Civil Services
  • Five years as a Senior Consultant at Roffey Park Institute
  • Over four years as a full-time consultant with Future Considerations, including developing a highly successful, leadership and impact action-learning programme for KPMG.

“I had a fascination with organisational strategies and how organisations could choose the ‘right’ strategy to move forward. Years ago, I worked with an organisation where the ExCo had developed such a strategy, but had made no progress towards implementing it. During our workshop it became clear that none of the ExCo felt the strategy created the kind of organisation they wanted to work for, but felt unable to challenge it due to the rigorous analysis from a prestigious consultancy & the money invested in it. This forced me to reconsider the role of strategy in directing organisations, and the more human elements – leadership, individual ambitions and what we care about – have become my priority ever since.”

Pete is a consultant, facilitator and coach with an international background in leadership and organisational development. He is an expert in the field of Embodied Leadership, on which he has written a book. He is interested in leadership and personal development, including the role that conflict plays in organisations and society. His current clients include Barclays, BP and the UK & Singapore Civil Services.

Pete is an Associate at Future Considerations and has previously worked at Roffey Park Institute for five years, and despite having left continues to work as a tutor on the Roffey Park MSc in People and Organisational Development, and their Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching.

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Pete Masters

Australia

Work Experience

  • Over 4 years experience in marketing, internal & external communications and project management in private and not-for-profit sectors
  • Engaged and motivated internal ownership and utilisation of online technologies for separate projects of between 15 and 100 users
  • Extensive international workshop design, facilitation & training experience

“I my late teenage years, I held a  firm belief that I had a natural skill for leading people and teams. After an intense period of self-reflection after leading an on-campus student association for 12 months, I began reconsidering “what is my role as a leader?”. My sense is that leadership begins by knowing whom it is you serve, enrolling those people into an idea of what is possible, demonstrating the value of achieving that and, perhaps most importantly, acting to empower those you serve to genuinely perform at their best.  Only then will we, together, truly achieve  our highest performance.”

Peter is an engaging facilitator, communications professional and project manager, and has particular strength working in the virtual world.

His experience includes FMCG, telecommunications and not-for-profit sectors. One key role was as a company director of AIESEC Australia Ltd, responsible for the personal and professional development of 650 global youth leaders across the country requiring a substantial level of engagement with individual volunteers and their associated teams to build and sustain their commitment to AIESEC’s purpose.

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Sonia Stojanovic

South Africa

Work Experience

  • 20 years working in senior OD roles across a number of multinational companies including Shell, H J Heinz, ANZ Banking Group and subsequently at McKinsey and Company.
  • Prior assignments include the Anglo American, BNP Paribas, Sasol, New Zealand Labour and Education departments, the Bahrain Department of Labour, as well as the Australian Department of Defence.

“I’ve come to recognise that the complexity, ambiguity and the sheer speed of change in today’s world is creating an ever increasing gap between that environmental reality and the mindsets and capabilities of leaders that would enable them to effectively cope and lead. Through such reconsideration, I know that the challenge is to move away from seeing leadership as a set of tools, skills or techniques to leadership as a ‘state of being’ whereby knowing oneself and working from that authenticity is the key to dealing with the larger system and organisational challenges.”

Sonia’s cross-sector experience spans continents. Over the past 20 years she has worked extensively in building the regional infrastructure of HR and cultural integration aspects of M&A in Heinz Asia, adding 5 new businesses and JVs over a period of 3 years. She also led the HR systems and people devolvement of Grindlays Banking Group from ANZ to Standard Chartered in Asia, India and the Middle East.

She now supports clients in the area of organisation behaviour, HR, developing personal mastery, coaching, leadership development, high performance teams, group facilitation processes, facilitator development and the transformation of organisational culture from the ‘inside out’ using a whole systems approach.

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Tim Stanyon

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 22+  years in consulting ranging from some of the biggest (e.g. PwC) to specialist niche consultancies as well as running his own consulting company.
  • Delivered several multi-million pound projects building extensive experience in:
    • Designing & delivering leadership development programmes
    • Coaching, much of it at senior levels
    • Working across sectors, industries and different organisational contexts large and small

“I started my career fascinated by technology and how that could revolutionise business. I then became fascinated to explore why so many projects failed! The crucial “missing” was often the people. So I started to reconsider what was needed for success and herein began my journey of self-development for the sake of enabling me to work with people’s passions and enable them to be all that they could be.”

Tim is a very experienced coach, consultant and facilitator, who enables individuals, teams and organisations to be the best that they can be in pursuit of their objectives and dreams. He combines his diverse and extended organisational and consulting experience with his passion to develop others and help them to bring fulfillment to their purpose. The majority of his work is in facilitation of senior teams and executive coaching.

He is passionate about Shakespeare and more generally, bringing poetry and story into organisational life.

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Virginia Morris

Hong Kong

Work Experience

  • Over 15 years industry experience in Corporate marketing positions across diverse industries including Senior global and Asia Pacific regional marketing positions with Starbucks Coffee International, The Economist Group, Eye Corp, Air New Zealand, Ansett Australia, Tourism Australia and Cunard Line.
  • Six years consulting to multinationals across Asia Pacific in sustainable leadership development.
  • Coaching C-level executives and high potential leaders to effectively lead across Asia.

“For 15 years I focused my effort on corporate marketing roles. In that time it became increasingly important to be able to make a difference beyond the corporate bottom line. It was this drive that attracted me to coaching & sustainable leadership development. This required a period of intense learning, a broadening of my skill set & courage to step into new industries to deliver the positive impact that I craved. Now, as a leadership strategist, executive coach, entrepreneur & yoga instructor, I have finally created a role that enables me to make a difference every day.”

Virginia has a passion for developing sustainable global leaders. She is an accomplished leadership strategist, entrepreneur, executive coach and facilitator working with individuals and teams across Asia Pacific. She is a results and customer-focused leader with 20 years direct Asia Pacific experience in strategic management across multiple industries. Virginia inspires leaders with her energy and curiosity to make a difference.

She brings a unique combination of coaching, facilitation, consulting and an extensive 15 year corporate marketing background spanning several industries including retail, food and beverage, airlines, publishing, government and tourism. Current clients include BlackRock, Cathay Pacific and Veolia.

 

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Vyla Rollins

United Kingdom

Work Experience

  • 22 year track record in strategic organisational development consulting in Europe, Far East, Africa & North America
  • Experience consulting within multiple industry areas including Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Retail, Professional Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Transport/Logistics

Vyla is an Organisational Psychologist who has worked as a strategic Organisational Effectiveness consultant for over 20 years.

An American by birth, her area of expertise is in working with organisations to systemically diagnose organisational performance and implement organisational/development interventions at individual, group, board and organisational levels. Vyla started her career as an HR generalist, but in terms of her more traditional Organisational Development work, has in-depth experience in the area of executive coaching, including designing and delivering group/individual based performance/change initiatives, team effectiveness initiatives, applied leadership development, and strategy facilitation at senior executive and board level.

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Zoe Fitzgerald

Spain

Work Experience

  • Over 15 years experience in leadership development, organisational development and change, including:
  • Over four years working as an independent consultant with clients such as the Boston Consulting Group, Barclays, BP, KPMG and the UK and Singapore Civil Services
  • Five years as a Senior Consultant at Roffey Park Institute
  • Over four years as a full-time consultant with Future Considerations, including developing a highly successful, leadership and impact action-learning programme for KPMG.

“For two years I worked across the Asia Pacific for a global, youth leadership not-for-profit and something that struck me was an obvious decrease in participation from my Asia-pacific colleagues when they went from their “home turf” to the international conference environment. After some experimentation, I realized the importance of the methodologies, processes, spaces and language used for the creation of an inclusive environment with the right conditions for the participation, creativity and learning of everyone. This provoked me to reconsider the way that I design, facilitate and host conversations on any scale so that each individual can contribute their best to co-create innovative ideas with the collective.”

Zoe is a creative host and facilitator with more than 10 years of experience in designing and hosting co-creation initiatives that promote innovation, learning, leadership development, employee engagement, change management and diversity with ABN AMRO and Santander.

She is passionate about creating the conditions in which individuals, organisations and communities can realize their potential and has experience in applying various participatory facilitation and planning methodologies, such as the Art of Hosting and social technologies such as World Café, Open Space, Dialogue Circles, Appreciative Inquiry, Design Thinking and team coaching, in culturally diverse environments and sectors.

Based in Spain, Zoe is an experienced facilitator in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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