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Lycia Harper

United Kingdom

“Ultimately… there are no parts at all. What we call a part is merely a pattern in the inseparable web of relationships.” – Fritjof Capra, physicist and founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy

Lycia is a complex systems practitioner. She helps people understand their organisations, projects and communities as complex systems, and how they can catalyse and support positive, sustainable change. In simple terms, she helps people transform how they work and the impact they’re able to have.

This includes:

  • Helping teams ‘see’ and evolve their culture for purpose, performance and innovation
  • Programmes on leadership, partnership, working in complexity
  • Leadership and team coaching
  • Culture and partnership across different organisations and sectors

Specialties & Passions

  • Complexity science and its practical, everyday application to social systems
  • Systemic constellations

Work Experience

  • 17 years in corporate responsibility and systems change
  • 16 years in marketing, brand and operations management for a range of corporate and not-for-profits
  • Clients include: Arup, AXA Philippines, Barclays, Bristol City Council, Canada Blood Services, GreenSCIES, HSBC, Microsoft, Nephila, Roche, Shell, UKBIC


  • Systemic coaching and constellations
  • Leadership Circle certified practitioner
  • MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Physics

Recent Posts by Lycia Harper

The Miracle Question by Lycia Harper

The miracle question

Shifting our sense of what’s possible with a miracle question It began as a straightforward review call as we prepared […]

The Iceberg Model by Lycia Harper

Involved in transformation? People love the iceberg model!

I had the experience again. I offered a simple iceberg model and my client seized on it, waved it around […]

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