Welcome to the counter-consultancy for leadership development. We foster leadership which returns business to being part of the solution to society’s problems.

What we do

We don’t cram the messiness of organisational life into preconceived models. We overcome obstacles to creating value by grappling with the complexity of human beings working together.

Our projects typically involve:

  • removing obstacles to creativity
  • building a shared sense of purpose
  • developing the potential of individuals

Our approach is founded on identifying the reality of your situation. We don’t collude with fantastical stretch goals nor idealistic notions that there is a neat solution to every problem. We recognise that organisational life is beset by contradictions and believe that leadership involves working creatively with them.

We clarify what is attainable: not to be the best at all costs, but to be the best you can be in the circumstances. While we give rationality its place, we foster under-used skills of intuition, improvisation and emotional intelligence.

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Our one-to-one work for leaders
Our approach for organisations
What our clients say about us

Who we are

Our professional experience comprises journalism, strategy and coaching. We have a lifetime’s expertise of enquiring into complex situations to reveal fresh perspectives. We know what it’s like to manage challenging assignments under intense public scrutiny and to very tight deadlines.

Martin Vogel

14-03-05 MV thumbnailMartin is interested in the public impact of leadership.

Appreciated for the calmness he brings to difficult situations, he cuts through complexity to get to the heart of things.

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Mark Wakefield

14-03-05 MW thumbnailClients value Mark’s energy, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm.

He draws on deep experience of people and organisations to help others overcome the obstacles to change.

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