I am an organisational analyst and facilitator, specialising in purpose, leadership development and system-change. I draw on more than 25 years’ international experience in information technology and systems integration; sustainable business, social innovation and economic development; action research, facilitation and process consultation.
Over the course of my career the roles have varied from strategic consulting to business development and programme delivery; from analyst to VP and board member; and with organisations ranging from social ventures, to public institutions and global multinationals.
These diverse experiences give me a distinctive and empathic insight that clients find valuable. I know what leadership can be like on a day to day basis. I am able to work across boundaries – whether they are functional, organisational, or cultural; to seek out and translate diverse viewpoints; and to explore questions from commercial, societal and relational perspectives. And most importantly, to work with the counter intuitive, the complex and the messy that is the fabric of real organisational life.
I trained in leadership, organisational behaviour and group dynamics at the Tavistock, the Institute of Psychiatry and the Saïd Business School. I am a certified senior practitioner in Executive Coaching, accredited to use a range of psychometric instruments. I hold a certificate in Group Facilitation from ICA:UK and am working towards a certificate in Groupwork from the Gestalt Centre, London. I am training in Sociodrama and Action Methods with the Soziodrama Akademie in Berlin. I learned Improvisation from Keith Johnstone. I am also a published writer and researcher.
I am a Fellow of the RSA, a Principal Practitioner member of the Association for Business Psychology, a member of the UK Sociodrama and Creative Action Network, and an member of the Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society.